Cannibals and politicians – what could be scarier? Fede Alvarez, director of Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake, has two new horror projects lined-up, and both are bound to garner attention. One is a reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The other is being described as “The Shining set in the White House.” And really, what more do you need?
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Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
After 2017’s disappointing prequel Leatherface, it looked like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchise may have closed its tool shed for the last time. But it looks like the ol’ saw has been gassed up and the door has just been kicked open once again, because a new report says we’re getting another Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel, this time in the vein of what David Gordon Green and Danny McBride did with last year’s Halloween movie. Here’s what we know about the project so far. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how the employees celebrate Halloween at Pixar and get jealous that your company isn’t nearly as cool. Plus, a video essay explores what’s so great about Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and comedy duo The Merkins give a familiar Backstreet Boys tune a movie slasher music video makeover. Read More »
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
In dire need of something to stream, right now? Right this very minute? Then you’re in luck! As usual, I’ve scoured the best streaming services and brought back the best streaming options available for your viewing pleasure. Here you’ll find a saga from Paul Thomas Anderson; a dramadey about writer’s block; an underrated film from M. Night Shyamalan; a John Carpenter classic; a horror movie unlike any other; a star-studded alien invasion comedy; and more!
These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.
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Bust out the candy corn – it’s almost Halloween. Nothing goes better with everyone’s favorite spooky holiday than a plethora of horror movies, and if you’re having trouble deciding just what to watch, filmmaker Edgar Wright has you covered. The Shaun of the Dead director recently unveiled his personal list of 100 favorite horror movies. It’s a great collection, perfect not just for Halloween, but for whenever the mood to watch a good horror movie strikes you. Get more info on Edgar Wright’s favorite horror movies below!
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Recently, I highlighted what I believed to be the worst horror remakes ever made in honor of this week’s release of Flatliners. But enough negativity! Let’s look at some good horror remakes, which do indeed exist! Every once in awhile, a filmmaker will come along, take an original film, and find a creative, exciting way to remake it. Sometimes these remakes even surpass the original films. It’s rare, but it happens, and when it does, that’s worth celebrating. Let’s look at the best horror remakes of all time.
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Space Vampires + Nudity – Coherent Plot = How Did This Get Made?!?!
Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure or cautionary tale that led to its creation. This is that story for the 1985 summer shlock buster Lifeforce.
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There’s a very fine line between making a poster that’s artistic and beautiful, but also recognizable as something from a movie. If you go too far one way, it might be obscure. The other way? A lazy, photoshop mashup. It’s a true talent to be able to ride that line, and the latest piece by Grey Matter Art shows that talent.
The company has been releasing posters for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the latest one is by Grzegorz Domaradzki, aka Gabz. He goes the untraditional route of doing something kind of traditional – a huge title logo – but gives it his own spin with amazing detail within that space. The poster goes on sale Thursday in three different editions. Read more about it below. Read More »
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Movie heaven comes to Austin, Texas during the third week of September. Not only is that when Fantastic Fest is happening (much more on that in the coming days) but the fine folks at Mondo are simultaneously hosting their first convention, MondoCon. But no, this isn’t going to be just a place to buy posters. As discussed a few months back, MondoCon will be a gathering for everything a movie fan or collector could desire.
Mondo has just released the full programming line-up, as well as a few small glimpses at the goodies. Among the highlights? A mini-gallery exhibition of work based on The Iron Giant, including that film’s score available on vinyl. The lost score to 2001: A Space Odyssey will be on sale along with a panel discussion. A never-made 1983 U.S. Godzilla film will be revealed through storyboards and concept images. Plus a screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with live score, the world premiere of a documentary on the 2000AD comic brand and much more.
And that’s just part of it. Will there be posters? You bet. Lots of surprise posters along with the first Alex Ross Mondo poster. Will there be guests? Tons, including newly annoucned names like Bryan Lee O’Malley, JC Richard and William Stout.
The event takes place September 20-21 in Austin and tickets are still on sale. Below, read the full programming press release. Read More »
The horror started in 1974 with Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A few sequels later, that franchise faded, and in 2003 Platinum Dunes picked it up. They made two films, but the screams faded once more. In 2013 the franchise was resurrected one more time with Texas Chainsaw 3D. The film was a financial and critical disappointment, but producer Carl Mazzocone has the rights to make up to six films and he’s going to try another. A writer has just been hired to pen a Texas Chainsaw prequel called Leatherface. Read More »