Clive Barker and Project Greenlight Will Fund Your Horror Film With $300,000

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Have an idea for a horror film? Then this is the contest for you! Clive Barker, legendary director of films like Hellraiser and Nightbreed has teamed up with Project Greenlight Digital Studios to announce a contest called Reel Fear. The project is being … [Read more...]

Jason Blum buys Duplass Brothers’ found footage horror movie

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap) NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions have acquired distribution rights to "Peachfuzz," a found-footage horror film produced by Mark and Jay Duplass. Blum and his company, producers of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, have invested an … [Read more...]

Google Celebrates Bram Stoker’s 165th Birthday

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Doodle features images of Author's famous vampire epic By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Dracula. The image of a well dressed man with a sharp Transylvanian accent that didn't undress a woman with his eyes, so much as he tasted her with them.  It was the story that permanently etched into our … [Read more...]

Monsters Remastered – Watching the Digitally Restored “Frankenstein”

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by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) The movies have always been a big part of my life, especially the ones older than I am. From The Thin Man to The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday to It Happened One Night I have been enchanted by and in love with the silver screen. And the horror movies. . .  or … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Found Footage Films

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) It was terrifying. A shaky hand-held camcorder showed a young woman crying and apologizing as snot ran down her face and there was nothing behind her, but darkness. The Blair Witch Project was the progenitor of modern found footage films and helped usher in countless … [Read more...]

Top 5 Disturbing Movie Transformations

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Halloween is just a few weeks away, and there are no shortage of horror movies out there to keep you up at night. We all have our favorite characters whether it's the mother-loving Jason, or dream-hopping Freddy Kruger. Oftentimes, the scariest part isn't what jumps … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Frankenweenie

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) In 1984, Tim Burton's 29-minute live-action film Frankenweenie was paired with the Christmas re-release of Disney's feature-length Pinocchio. Yet it was scrubbed – and Burton subsequently lost his job – because the film was deemed too intense, with mothers … [Read more...]

Why Resident Evil Clicked

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) In a world where movies based on video games generally receive medium-to-miserable success (see: pretty much all other adaptations; better yet, don't see them), the Resident Evil franchise stands out as a breakaway hit that no one saw coming. The fifth movie in the … [Read more...]

Dark Shadows: Remembering A Horror Soap Opera

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) It’s been a big month for “Dark Shadows” with the proliferation of movie trailers on television and Internet as well as the passing of beloved actor Jonathan Frid, the original Barnabas Collins, on April 13. As I read the many tributes to the actor, it made me … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It's a crying shame that the horror genre isn't embraced by a larger demographic. Because The Cabin in the Woods, with its head screwed on backwards – enough to make Linda Blair spew out of sheer jealousy – delivers such a dazzling triple onslaught of sci-fi, … [Read more...]

Horror Icon Bill Hinzman Dead At 75

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) When George Romero was making the classic zombie film “Night of the Living Dead,” it was on a shoestring budget. Make that a frayed shoestring budget, heck they didn't even have shoes. It was the opening scene and he needed a zombie. Barbara and her brother … [Read more...]

Zombie Movies are Less Scary at 9am

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This summer, it’s a new menu for breakfast. My typical routine has been a cup of coffee and a little “Hostel”; eggs, toast and “Teeth”; and pancakes with a side of “Zombie Roadkill.” There’s something about sunlight pouring through the windows, birds chirping in the trees, and the … [Read more...]