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  • VIDEO: 'The Exorcist' -- with 'lost' footage -- might possess Blu-ray buyers

     
    The devil is in the details and, by the sound of it, Warner Home Video and the team behind the new collector's edition of "The Exorcist" have been making a hellacious effort to get all those devilish details just right.......
  • Theater review: 'The Mystery of Irma Vep' at Space916

     
    Should costumes upstage the players of a low-budget romp? Yes, if the romp in question is Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a penny dreadful burlesque requiring a couple of nimble actors and a dresser with the steely nerves......
  • Bruce Campbell on the horror franchise that launched his career: 'All roads lead to "Evil Dead" '

     
    Bruce Campbell is currently starring in USA's top-rated spy romp "Burn Notice" as the wisecracking Sam Axe, but for some fans, he'll always be Ash, the beloved hero of Sam Raimi's cult favorite "Evil Dead" trilogy: 1981's "The Evil Dead,"......
  • Lon Chaney's 'The Phantom of the Opera' plays on after 85 years

     
    Eighty-five years ago, moviegoers saw Lon Chaney unmasked as “The Phantom of the Opera” at the classic film's premiere, and while the movie was silent, the audience certainly wasn’t. There were plenty of screams and gasps on Sept. 6,...
  • From the Vaults: 'The Wolf Man' (1941)

     
    Well, I am fudging on the year again this week, mostly because I had 1941's "The Wolf Man" in my queue and felt like watching it. And here at From the Vaults, that means I felt like writing about it! Let's go! Starring lovable lummox Lon Chaney Jr.,...
  • Burton & Depp: Partners in crime

    Burton &  Depp: Partners in crime
    PERCHED together on a couch in a London hotel room, both suffering from the flu, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp make for a brilliant comic double act, sharing jokes, finishing one another's thoughts, laughing like naughty schoolboys, goading each other into...
  • Happy birthday, Tall Man! 'Phantasm' turns 30

     
    Originally released in 1979, the cult gem "Phantasm," about a pair of brothers and an ice cream vendor who run afoul of the mysterious, cemetery-raiding Tall Man, has all the hallmarks of a trippy independent production from that era. It......
  • 'The Haunting' -- and the haunted -- at the Alex Theatre this Saturday

     
    You know what's scary than watching a screening of the "The Haunting," director Robert Wise's classic about paranormal activity? Viewing it while seated next to the darkened aisles in a haunted theater. This Saturday, the grand old Alex Theatre in......
  • GiltMan launches with Phantom of the Opera Halloween masks -- picture Gerald Butler, not Lon Chaney

     
    Gilt.com is an invite-only e-commerce sample sale that incites mini-frenzies with its 36-hour steep markdowns (up to 70%) on “it” labels and accessories. If you snooze for even one minute before clicking "buy," you’ll probably lose that Marc...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: Couples dance on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 25 - 31 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TOP 20 DANCERS: Ten couples perform and compete on 'So You Think You Can Dance' 8 p.m. Fox. SERIES......
  • Listen in on sound masters at the Academy's 'Horrorshow'

     
    Continuing our countdown to Halloween is another Susan King special touting what will be a cool look by many of the creators of audible terror at some of film's greatest scary tales -- from 1925's "The Phantom of the Opera"......
  • 'Splatter' is vintage Roger Corman, fresh on the Web

     
    Contributor Susan King brings us some Halloween fun with this piece on the brilliant Roger Corman aiding Netflix with his cliffhanger genius. The result being an interactive three-parter, directed by Joe Dante, called "Splatter." -- Jevon Phillips When it...