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Obama To Present Stephen King With The National Medal Of Arts

On September 1oth Stephen King will be presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. The award is the highest award given by the government to artists. The artists receiving the award are “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts […]

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The 90s: Designer Horror

Somewhere in the 80s, someone got the idea that horror should be less frightening and more sexy and trendy. I am not sure where it happened, but a good starting point might be Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The “World Premiere Video” back when MTV aired videos and before its implosion was the thing to see. Director […]

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Dark Secrets by Matthew W. Grant

Dark Secrets by Mattew W. Grant is a book I found through one of my horror writers groups. Mr. Grant was trying to find readers/audible listeners in exchange for Amazon reviews, and I have a 45 minute (one way) commute to my day job, so I’m always looking for new audio books to check out! This […]

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Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Acquires Rights To ‘Don’t Breathe A Word’

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures will teaming up with Gold Circle Entertainment to bring an adaption of the supernatural thriller ‘Don’t Breathe a Word’, written by Jennifer McMahon, to the big screen. According to JoBlo Ghost House and Gold Circle are now searching for a writer to pen the script.   The story […]

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Consuming Cynema PART I

A persistent misconception immediately after the 911 attacks in 2001 is that President George W. Bush urged Americans “to go shopping.” This was not the case. Over the years it’s been simplified into that message. In reality The President said this, “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the […]

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‘The Curse Of Downers Grove’ Inspired By True Events

For the past eight years the town of Downers Grove has suffered a curse, every year just before graduation, one senior dies a bizarre death. Graduation is approaching and Senior Chrissie Swanson (Bella Heathcote) has the nagging feeling it’s her turn. Can Chrissie survive the curse of Downers Grove or will she suffer the same […]

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Warner Bros. Adapting ‘Dante’s Inferno’ To Film

Deadline broke the news that Warner Bros. has accepted a pitch from Dwain Worrell, writer of the film ‘Walking the Dead’, to make an adaption of  Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ and will begin with the first of the three books that make the poem, ‘Dante’s Inferno’. The original poem, set […]

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Cynema: Fright Night or…Why Remake When You Can Retitle?

  Posterwork for the original 1985 “Fright Night” Remaking a film falls under the old adage: “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.” Netflix reviews or more accurately, article comments are dotted with such phrases like: “the film is old” or  “it’s dated.” Better yet, “it’s foreign.” All three signify a concern […]

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