| Aug 3, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Sometimes bad weather is an important supporting player in the movies. After all, without a thunderclap and a forked bolt of electricity striking his operating-room lightning rod, Dr. Frankenstein never could have shrilled his triumphant, "It's alive! It'...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Robert Englund will be the star guest at Film4 FrightFest, which runs from Aug. 21-25 in London. The thesp will be attending the horror festival to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," and to launch the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Filmmaker Scott Derrickson was first introduced some 10 years ago to a New York cop who had undertaken what he calls "the Work" of investigating demonic possession and performing exorcisms. In the time since, Derrickson has been involved as both...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Robert Redford has come on board to play Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett will portray producer Mary Mapes in political drama "Truth."
James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac" and both "The Amazing Spider-Man" scripts, will make his directorial debut along...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Mark Romanek is eyeing an extended stay at the "Overlook Hotel."
Romanek is in negotiations to direct the prequel to the classic horror movie "The Shining" for Warner Bros., the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. Variety first reported the news.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Those looking for a taste of Hollywood's Golden Age need not venture to the Broadway theater District in Downtown L.A., or that strip of Hollywood Blvd. that is akin to driving into the belly of the beast. The newly expanded Alex Theatre in Glendale...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Film4 FrightFest, the U.K.'s leading event for genre fans, has unveiled its biggest line-up ever, with 64 films plus 20 shorts.
There are 16 countries representing five continents with a record-breaking 38 U.K. or European premieres and 11...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Godzilla," currently rampaging through cinemas around the world, is the latest movie to resurrect Japan's most fearsome monster creation. The recent Hollywood blockbuster, directed by Gareth Edwards, is also the latest in a distinguished line of movies...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:57 PM
"It remains as outrageously prankish, juvenile, and derisive as ever," writes David Denby in the New Yorker magazine's blog. He's referring to a true monument of 1960s nuclear-paranoid culture, Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove."
Denby is a bit late...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's not quite May, but I have officially begun my search for the perfect popcorn movie. That's what we call the big box-office bruisers that swagger through our summers because expectations are strangely both high — and low. A quick fix of fun...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Happily longer on chills than entrails, the crafty new horror film "Oculus" is about a haunted mirror. Three years ago, writer-director Mike Flanagan made the similarly low-budget "Absentia," which dealt with a haunted pedestrian underpass. In this genre,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Technically there's no "right" way to investigate your suspicion that an evil mirror was responsible for a family tragedy 11 years ago.
Still, let's say that if you think the mirror eats dogs, don't put a dog in a cage in front of the...