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StudioCanal Launches Restoration Campaign for Cult Horror Classic 'The Wicker Man'

StudioCanal has launched a worldwide appeal to retrieve original missing film materials for Robin Hardy's 1973 cult horror classic "The Wicker Man." They want to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary by restoring and release the most complete definitive version possible of the film.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 9, 2013 1:13 PM
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Sundance: Magnolia Eyeing 'V/H/S' Anthology Sequel 'S-VHS'

Magnolia is set to press play with "S-VHS," the sequel to horror anthology "V/H/S." The new pic includes entries from directors Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale, Jason Eisener, and Gareth Huw Evans and Timo Tjahjanto.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 24, 2013 4:52 PM
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Trailers From Hell: DeCoteau on Grisly Grindhouse Film 'Mansion of the Doomed'

Here is Trailers From Hell's David DeCoteau on 1976 film "Mansion of the Doomed"...
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  • December 19, 2012 2:25 PM
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IMDb Users List Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time, From 'The Shining' to 'Sweeney Todd'

IMDb has released its user-rated Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time just in time for Halloween, and at the height of Hitchcock and Kubrick renaissances -- "The Shining" is in the top spot and "Psycho" is not far behind in fourth...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 4:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Christopher Lee Bloodsucker 'Taste the Blood of Dracula'

Christopher Lee Halloween! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing the R-rated "Taste the Blood of Dracula"...
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  • October 29, 2012 12:06 PM
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Walter Hill Is Back in the Saddle with 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' Remake (Video)

Writer-director Walter  Hill is one of the great underappreciated auteurs. He can do it all: stylish action, intelligent dialogue, epic scale and intimate relationships. So it's always good news to announce that he has a new movie, especially when he wrote it himself. Do I want to see him do yet another remake? No. But in this case I am curious to see his take on the classic star vs. star horror flick "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" made famous by Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 27, 2012 3:10 PM
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TIFF EXCLUSIVE: Barry Levinson Director's Statement Reveals His Midnight Madness

Baltimore-born Barry Levinson is yet another established studio writer-director who is making his way in the strange new world of indie cinema. He's in Toronto with Midnight Madness entry "The Bay" (Roadside, November 2) an horrific R-rated found-footage thriller about a deadly flesh-eating bacteria contaminating his beloved Chesapeake Bay.
  • By Barry Levinson
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  • September 7, 2012 12:04 PM
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Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by 'The Possession' and 'Lawless,' Disaster 'The Ooogieloves' Brings Up Rear UPDATE

Grosses for Labor Day weekend are about even with last week’s as well as the same as last year (always the weakest holiday), led by overperforming Lionsgate horror entry "The Possession," hitting the youth crowd, while Weinstein's "Lawless" is delivering at expected levels with a discrete older audience.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • September 2, 2012 2:15 PM
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Amazon Studios Adds Hellraiser to 'Zombies vs. Gladiators'

Heading toward mainstream film production where genre reigns supreme, Amazon Studios has hired "Hellraiser" creator Clive Barker to rewrite "Zombies vs. Gladiators."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2012 2:50 PM
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Trailers From Hell: John Landis on 'Mutiny on the Bounty'

The latest Trailers from Hell features director John Landis on the infamous 70 mm Marlon Brando "Mutiny on the Bounty."
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  • May 21, 2012 2:28 PM
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