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Halloween Ends 'More With a Sizzle Than a Bang'
Halloween Ends
With a Thud, Apparently
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Halloween Ends With a Thud, Apparently

One critic calls it 'a fitting farewell to Laurie Strode,' another calls it 'tedious'

(Newser) - Touted as Laurie Strode's last stand against Michael Myers, her slasher enemy of 44 years and 13 movies, Halloween Ends ... with a thud. That's according to critics who give the final installment in the David Gordon Green trilogy based on the original 1978 film a poor 47% rating...

This Isn't Your Mother's Winnie the Pooh
This Isn't Your Mother's
Winnie the Pooh
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This Isn't Your Mother's Winnie the Pooh

Public domain rules allow for this gory adaptation

(Newser) - This is why you should always read the reviews carefully before taking your kids to the theater. The trailer for a new Winnie the Pooh movie, based on the lovable bear created by UK author AA Milne, dropped Wednesday. But in this nearly two-minute sneak peek at Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and ...

What Critics Are Saying About the New Scream
What Critics Are
Saying About
the New Scream
MOVIE REVIEW

What Critics Are Saying About the New Scream

It's just what you've come to expect—though 'blunter' and 'bloodier'

(Newser) - Ghostface is back in fictional Woodsboro, Calif.—and on the big screen—in Scream , the latest flick in the long-running horror series and the first not directed by the late Wes Craven. Following 2011's Scream 4 , the film introduces itself as a "requel"—meaning sequel and...

These 2 Gigs Will Pay You Big Bucks to Get Scared

Watch 13 horror movies, pocket $1,300 (if you're selected)

(Newser) - Done with the beach and ready for fall? A financial advice website is offering a an easy way to transition into the Halloween season, with big bucks for one lucky fan who can hunker down and watch 13 horror flicks in nine days' time, reports UPI . FinanceBuzz will pay $1,...

This Is 'Everything You Want a Summer Horror Movie to Be'
Brace Yourself for 
A Quiet Place Part II
MOVIE REVIEW

Brace Yourself for A Quiet Place Part II

It 'never lets up,' according to one critic

(Newser) - Writer-director John Krasinski's followup to 2018's "masterful" A Quiet Place arrives in theaters only on Friday, ahead of an expected streaming release this summer, and critics are raving once again. The movie has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Apart from the first scene, which serves as...

10 Best Horror Movies in History
10 Best
Horror Movies
in History
in case you missed it

10 Best Horror Movies in History

'Stacker' ranks them, and Hitchcock reigns supreme

(Newser) - If your Halloween plans involve binging classic horror flicks, Stacker has you covered. The site has ranked the 100 best scary movies of all time, with an Alfred Hitchcock entry taking top honors. In Psycho, when Janet Leigh's character checks in at the Bates Motel, "the plot shifts...

The Scene Was Terrifying. Now You Can Live in the House

A location from 'The Silence of the Lambs' goes up for sale

(Newser) - Sleeping too well? You can always drop $298,500 for a house used in the iconic 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs, Fox Business reports. The 3-story home in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania was built in 1910, sits on 1.76 acres of land, and is said to be in...

Filmgoers Don't Fear The Curse of La Llorona
The Curse
of La Llorona

Terrifies
America

box office

The Curse of La Llorona Terrifies America

The Warner Bros. horror flick wins the weekend box office

(Newser) - The Curse of La Llorona had only good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million as the weekend's top film, the AP...

Your 'New Best Friend' Is an Old One in Horror Film Reboot

Chucky is headed back to the big screen this summer in 'Child's Play'; get a taste with this trailer

(Newser) - Whether you missed Child's Play the first time around (and/or any of its six sequels) or you're a Chucky superfan, a reboot of the 1988 film is on its way to movie theaters this summer—and a new trailer promises the creepy thrills you're hoping for. The...

Poltergeist 's 'Mr. Teague' Dies
Actor With Incredible
Resume Dies at 94
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Actor With Incredible Resume Dies at 94

James Karen was a beloved character actor

(Newser) - James Karen, a prolific and beloved character actor whose hundreds of credits included memorable appearances in Poltergeist and The Return of the Living Dead, has died. He was 94. Karen's friend Bruce Goldstein tells the AP that he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He had been...

Halloween Is a 'Killer of a Movie' Thanks to Curtis
Halloween Is a
'Killer of a Movie'
Thanks to Curtis
MOVIE REVIEW

Halloween Is a 'Killer of a Movie' Thanks to Curtis

She's 'moving' in her return as Laurie Strode

(Newser) - Four decades after she first encountered Michael Myers, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) meets the killer for what is said to be the final time in David Gordon Green's Halloween , a follow-up to John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic that overrides all the other sequels that have come before....

'Terrifying' Doll Gets Spotify Ad Banned

Even 'Havana' couldn't keep a UK watchdog group from banning it

(Newser) - Spotify's latest ad features a catchy popular pop tune and "a medley of horror film tropes" in the lead-up to its final tagline, per NPR : "Killer songs you can't resist." But it's just that horror theme, along with what Billboard calls a "terrifying...

4 Best Slams About Slender Man
4 Searing Reviews
of Slender Man
MOVIE REVIEW

4 Searing Reviews of Slender Man

'No one cares,' writes one critic

(Newser) - The reviews are in for Slender Man , the faceless character's jump from the Internet to the big screen thanks to Sony Pictures and director Sylvain White, and they're nearly universally awful. Four zingers summing up critics' 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes :

A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'
A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'
MOVIE REVIEW

A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'

Critics are wowed by the John Krasinski horror film

(Newser) - Make a noise, get hunted. That's the premise of A Quiet Place, set in a world ravaged by sound-sensitive aliens. Directed by John Krasinski (yes, Jim from The Office), the film follows a family led by Krasinski and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, and has an impressive 96% rating...

The 15 Worst Horror Films Ever Made
The 15 Worst
Horror Films Ever Made

The 15 Worst Horror Films Ever Made

They're scary bad

(Newser) - As anyone familiar with the works of Uwe Boll can attest, there are no shortage of atrocious horror films out there. And 24/7 Wall St. reports that's no accident. Horror films can be successful on a small budget—see Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity—but can also crash...

Critics Have Nothing Warm to Say About The Snowman
Critics Have Nothing
Warm to Say About
The Snowman
MOVIE REVIEW

Critics Have Nothing Warm to Say About The Snowman

Critics pick apart the plot of this 'thrill-free thriller'

(Newser) - The Snowman, a film about a detective on the trail of a serial killer slogging around chilly Norway, is getting, well, a wintry reception. And that's putting it kindly. The Tomas Alfredson-directed film, based on the best-selling novel by Norwegian Jo Nesbo, currently has an abysmal 12% rating from...

He's Back: Evil Clown of It Will Give You Shivers


He's Back:
Evil Clown
of It Will Give
You Shivers
MOVIE REVIEW

He's Back: Evil Clown of It Will Give You Shivers

Pennywise is scarier than ever. Worse, he's kind of smart

(Newser) - If the 1990 miniseries based on Stephen King's It didn't convince you to stay well away from storm drains and red balloons, Andy Muschietti's latest telling of the tale just might. It —part one of two, to be released at a later date—follows a group...

Cops 'Terrified' by Balloon Prank for Movie It

Creepy clown sightings expected to rise

(Newser) - Police in Lititz, Pa., give a prankster points for creativity for tying red balloons to storm grates ahead of Friday's release of the movie It—but they "respectfully request they do not do that again." "We want the local prankster to know that we were completely...

'Poltergeist' Director Tobe Hooper Dies at 74

His ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ changed the face of indie horror

(Newser) - Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation The Texas Chain Saw Massacre took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74. The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday said Hooper died Saturday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles....

Annabelle: Creation Might Just 'Scare Your Pants Off'
Annabelle: Creation
Might Just 'Scare
Your Pants Off'
MOVIE REVIEW

Annabelle: Creation Might Just 'Scare Your Pants Off'

' The Conjuring' spinoff includes 'blood-curdling' third act

(Newser) - The creepy doll that frightened in The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014) is back in a prequel to a prequel, in which viewers meet the toy maker who created her. When tragedy strikes, Annabelle is locked away in a room in his California home—until curious orphans discover her. Critics...

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