Black horror: ‘We have taken the narrative back’
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "We've always loved horror, but horror hasn't always loved us."
Those words opened the film "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror" at Le Petit Theatre on the last day...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Will County officials say a developmentally disabled man wore a monster mask and played horror movie music when he stabbed a caretaker more than 30 times.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octavia Spencer is a movie star. She has been for almost a decade since audiences and Oscar voters fell in love with her as Minnie in "The Help." Since then she's gotten two...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Attack of the Bloodsuckers!" isn't a horror movie but an exhibit opening soon at a New Orleans nature center.
The Audubon Louisiana Nature Center in eastern New Orleans...
Correction: Super Bowl-Ads-Preview story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 30 about Super Bowl ads, The Associated Press erroneously named one of the astronaut twins. The two are Mark and Scott Kelly, not Mark and Steve.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Super Bowl ads offer simple escapism with star power
Star power from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Steve Carrell abounds in this year's Super Bowl ads.
Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary
MIAMI (AP) — A horror movie called "Happy Death Day 2U" is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary.
Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film's North American release would be moved from Feb. 14 to Feb. 13. The studio also decided to keep the film from theaters in the Parkland area where 17 people were killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Official: Arizona’s anti-opioid videos have ‘horror’ feel
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have launched an anti-opioid campaign they say targets the state's adolescents with a pair of videos showing teens trapped inside a pain pill and behind hypodermic needles that are made to look prison bars.
They are scenes that Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Health Services director, says give the videos a "horror movie feel."
Bullock hops into horror, says set was affected by MeToo
Actor John Jarratt appears in Sydney court on rape charge
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor and director John Jarratt appeared in a Sydney court on Tuesday charged with raping a woman 42 years ago.
The 66-year-old actor told the Downing Center Local Court through his lawyer Bryan Wrench on Tuesday that he will deny the charge.
The accuser, now aged 66, told police in December 2017 that Jarratt raped her in the apartment they shared in the Sydney suburb of Randwick in September 1976. Jarratt was charged with one count of rape in August.
Horror movie director to film movies in Minnesota
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Werewolves and zombies (playing football) may be coming to the Iron Range at a location near you.
Perhaps, also, the recreation (on film) of a real-life 1897 unsolved double axe murder that took place in a small Minnesota town.
It's all part of Craig Muckler's vision for the future of his already successful movie producing career and for his hometown on the Range.
Police: High, naked woman tried to bite off man’s genitals
HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a naked woman tried to bite off a man's genitals and then rushed on all fours at responding officers, who shocked her with a stun gun.
WCSC-TV reports that a man called police for help, saying the woman tried to bite off his penis during sex with him and another man Monday night.
Armed robber wore horror movie mask, but victim saw his face
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say an armed robber wore a hockey mask like the one in the "Friday the 13th" horror movie — but the victim saw him put it on and was able to identify him.
With ‘The Nun,’ Warner Bros.′ box office streak continues
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie "The Nun" has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the "Conjuring" franchise and another win for Warner Bros.
Tours and tattoos mark Friday the 13th
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — There's nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos.
Masked maniacs on Friday take to the streets of Blairstown, New Jersey. The community and its surroundings are where the 1980 horror movie "Friday the 13th" was filmed.
George MacKay on watching horror films: ‘I’m a bit rubbish’
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Digital magic will make a century-old Gothic jail in west Louisiana the setting for a Hollywood horror movie filmed across the state in New Orleans.
Beauregard Parish Tourist Commission Director Lori Darbonne tells The American Press that the "Gothic Hanging Jail" in DeRidder will set the tone for "Eli," starring Max Martini.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first thing writer-director Ari Aster felt after "Hereditary's" midnight premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was relief that people didn't hate it. Then headlines started popping up in the early hours of the morning declaring that the film had restored faith in the genre, that it was the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages, and that star Toni Collette should even get an Oscar nomination. The relief quickly turned to gratitude.
There's a claustrophobic chill to the harrowing "In Syria," a sense of being closed in with no good options for escape.
While part of this has to do with the fact that the film is confined to an apartment and parking lot, mostly it has to do with the truth. The apartment is in some unnamed, war-ravaged town in Syria. The people within it are the last survivors in the building. They have nowhere to go and no safe way to get someplace else anyway.
By NIKKI DOTSON MERRITT
HUNTINGTON - If you missed the window to purchase tickets to see the locally created movie "Twelve Pole" before the theater sold out, you may just have one last chance.
After selling out a full theater room at Marquee Cinemas Pullman 16, the local establishment is opening another room for the premiere event set for Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.
John Krasinski says success of A Quiet Place makes him feel like a ‘high school kid’
John Krasinski says the success of 'A Quiet Place' has made him feel like a "high school" kid.
The 38-year-old actor directed and stars in the new horror movie alongside his wife Emily Blunt, and John has admitted he's still trying to process the praise showered on the film over the last few weeks.
‘A Quiet Place,’ PG-13 horror movie, shuns sex and gore, embraces family
"A Quiet Place" is an oddity for a No. 1 box office attraction a family-focused horror movie that has no profanity, nudity, sex, gore or R rating and offers a subtle pro-life message.
Directed, co-written and co-produced by John Krasinski (Jim from the NBC sitcom "The Office"), the $17 million, PG-13 production rocked Hollywood last weekend with its $50 million box office haul and could crack the $100 million mark this weekend, Forbes.com predicts.
Lame horror thriller struggles to make sense, let alone provide scares
There was never much to Truth or Dare, the childhood game that at most resulted in the reveal of a crush or at best an unexpected make out session. So you can imagine the strain on filmmakers to take the game's thin premise — either answer a question truthfully or perform a dare — and flip it into a horror movie. They might have had better luck with Seven Minutes in Heaven.
Killer frogs and the crazy rise of animal rebellion eco-horror movies (photos)
Killer frogs and the crazy rise of animal rebellion eco-horror movies (photos)
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If your entertainment studio produces movies packed with supernatural suspense or nail-biting TV series, you’ve probably had Olivia Cooke at the top of your contacts list for the past several years. The British actor went from amateur productions to auditioning for professional work at 14, quickly vacuuming up so much work that her agent advised her to skip theater school. She did, moving nonstop through roles in don’t-watch-them-by-yourself chillers like “Ouija,” “The Limehouse Golem” and 49 episodes of AE’s “Bates Motel,” a prequel to “Psycho.”
A masked killer stalks his victim, ax in hand. It's a scene that has played out in dozens of horror movies over the years. But this time, rather than tense strings or plinking piano on the soundtrack, we get Bonnie Tyler belting her head off.
HUNTINGTON — When most people see a haunted house, they want to — as the famous Oscar-winning film states — "get out."
But when Sam Hodge laid eyes on a haunted house, he couldn't help but dive right in.
ALBANY — If you think you can pass for a scruffy teen, a school janitor or a science teacher from Southwest Georgia, there may be a job opening at Lincoln High.
A glance at who made moves and who fell behind in pop culture this week
Let's take a look at pop culture winners and losers from the first week of 2018:
James Gunn and David Yarovesky are following up their 'Guardians Inferno' viral success with a new horror film.
The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director and David - director of 2015 scary movie 'The Hive' - previously collaborated on spoof music video 'Guardians Inferno' featuring David Hasselhoff, which went viral earlier this year, and James has now signed up to produce an untitled horror movie, with David at the helm.
Woman heard ‘horror movie’ screams before student’s death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A neighbor of a man charged with killing a Temple University student says she heard screams that reminded her of a horror movie the night the woman disappeared.
The Latest: ‘Exorcist’ music played over clip of Puigdemont
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local):
Spain's state-run broadcaster, RTVE, has come under criticism for playing a segment of the theme tune of the 1970s horror movie "The Exorcist" as background music to a clip of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.
In a year where 'It' and 'Get Out' are raking in millions, horror is a hit. But why?
A demented serial killer enacts his twisted brand of revenge on a group of individuals whom he feels have committed crimes against society that have gone unpunished for too long.
Halloween gaming treats: The Evil Within 2, Call of Duty: Zombies and Lego Dimensions Beetlejuice
After a night of Halloween tricks and treats, what better way to further appreciate the sometimes-terrifying event than with a session of horror-infused video gaming. Here are a few of the best titles to deliver goosebumps and smiles.
'A Nightmare on Elm Street' crowned greatest horror movie
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's proof you should never doubt Freddy Krueger.
After weeks of voting in our Greatest Horror Movie Tournament, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" has been crowned the top choice of the 32 movies competing. The Wes Craven classic beat overall No.1 seed "The Exorcist" in the final round.
Halloween is here, along with jack-o-lanterns, costumes, tricks (and treats) and maybe, something wicked or creepy or scary.
Tis the season for all things frightful, and lots of us like to celebrate by bingeing on horror flicks.
According to a recent release from cabletv.com, one of the most "Googled" horror movies is "The Ring."
Best Blu-ray & 4K UHD horror movies: ‘Re-Animator,’ ‘Cult of Chucky,’ ‘Dawn of the Dead’
Count Zad offers a few Blu-ray and 4K UHD movie suggestions for mature horror fans to appreciate during this Halloween season.
Re-Animator: Limited Edition (Arrow Video, Not Rated, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, $39.95) The definitive version of director Stuart Gordon's 1985, dark comedy, horror cult classic gets a 4K digital restoration and ton of extras surely to please devoted fans.
“Jigsaw” is probably going to cut its way to No. 1 movie at the box office by Sunday and not just because it’s a scary movie opening just days before Halloween.
And it isn’t because “Jigsaw” — film No. 8 in the “Saw” franchise — is the first film in that torture-gore series in seven years.
It’s because horror movies now attract audiences any time of the year.
If “Jigsaw” lands at No. 1 this weekend, it will be the eighth horror flick to top the weekend box office in the first 10 months of 2017.
Whether you stream, buy or rent, here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Movies are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and Vudu unless otherwise noted.
A new kind of horror three years in the making has brought the local scene to the big screen in the newly released movie "The Forlorned."
The movie, filmed at the old Somers Mansion on Flathead Lake, is based on a novel by the same name, written by author Angela Townsend of Kalispell. The screenplay was co-written, directed, produced and edited by Andrew Weist and co-producer Ryan Reed.
Release of Friend Request movie brings actress back home to Roseburg
Roseburg High School graduate Brooke Markham was back in her hometown Thursday, for the release of a movie in which she plays a prominent part.
Markham, 29, who now lives in Los Angeles, appears in the movie "Friend Request," that began showing in the Roseburg Cinemas Thursday night and will begin showing in more than 2,500 theaters around the country starting tonight.
Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that 30-year-old Kendrick Hughes was shot dead at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Jackson on Sunday afternoon. Two others were injured. Their conditions were not known Monday.
Bill Skarsgard’s portrayal of Pennywise is ‘brave’
'It' director Andy Muschietti says Bill Skarsgard's portrayal of Pennywise is "brave".
The Argentine filmmaker directed Bill on the set of the new horror movie, in which he plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown, and Andy has claimed the actor's willingness to take risks helped to make his job much easier.
The ‘It’ factor: How a scary big hit could change horror
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are no sure things in Hollywood, but modestly-budgeted horror movies come pretty close. This weekend took that thinking to new heights as the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's "It" shattered records and even the boldest predictions with its $123.4 million debut.
When the demonic victims of a century-old crime appear in a small coastal town to seek revenge, it’s good to have a lovely, young radio disc jockey on duty who can warn the locals of their impending doom.
Adrienne Barbeau played that role in John Carpenter’s 1980 horror film, “The Fog,” which earned more than $21 million. So she figures some discussion of that movie is bound to come up when she greets fans at Connecticut HorrorFest.
Chris Columbus is "really proud" of the script for 'Gremlins 3'.
The 'Harry Potter' filmmaker helmed the first comedy horror back in 1984 but was absent for the 1990 sequel, however, Warner Bros. were confirmed to be working on a third instalment of the franchise, though it's yet to be given a release date.
The 58-year-old director has teased that the plot is as "twisted and dark" as the first movie.
WAYNESBURG - For one night later this month, Waynesburg will be transformed into a town facing the apocalypse resulting from the spread of an alien chemical agent during the filming of a science fiction horror movie.High Street will be closed for an hour the night of Saturday, Aug. 26, as Pittsburgh-area movie production companies Cineworx Productions, Dreaming Droids Productions and Tredd Productions, film the feature-length movie "Night Zero."The companies received approval last month from...
Peter Andre has landed another movie role.
The 'Mysterious Girl' singer revealed earlier this year he was to make his big screen debut in a horror film that will shoot next year, but before he gets to work on that, he could be set to fly out to Los Angeles to work on a different project with the same director, James D.R. Hickox.