Hotel Transylvania a Monster at the Box Office

This weekend Hotel Transylvania debuted to an opened with a $43 million opening., topping the box office. It's also the best performance to date for the Sony's animation unit. Proving you are never too young to love horror!

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The Barrens review

It’s known as the Jersey Devil, the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself. Some say this creature still inhabits the dense pine forests of southern New Jersey, where Richard Vineyard (Moyer) takes his family for a rustic weekend camping trip. As the Vineyard family ventures further into the woods in search of the perfect campsite, Richard teeters on the edge of sanity. Welcome to a new kind of horror that lives – and kills – in a place called The Barrens. 

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Movie Poster Released for The Hospital

Movie poster released for the hospital…and how creepy is it? …and its in Bridgeport……

Synopsis: “The story is this… Old St. Leopold’s Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley’s new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to “hunt some ghosts.” Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But, what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing.”

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American Horror Story Season 2 Casting Update

EW.com has reported that Mark Margolis, the Emmy-nominated villain from Breaking Bad, will be joining the cast of "American Horror Story: Asylum"

"Veteran character actor Mark Margolis, who played the stroke-addled wheelchair-bound drug lord Hector “Tio” Salamanca on the AMC drama, has been cast in a recurring role in AHS: Asylum………we don’t have any details about his character. He plays a recurring character named Sam Goodwin"

Season premiere of "American Horror Story" is October 17th.

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First Clip released from The Bay

The first clip from Barry Levinson’s "The Bay" has surfaced. The film stars Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal, Stephen Kunken, Christopher Denham and Nansi Aluka.

Synopsis: “The quaint seaside town of Claridge is buzzing with a street fair, crab-eating contests, fresh apple pies, and bathers frolicking on the waterfront as the residents prepare for their annual Fourth of July celebrations. In Claridge, water is the lifeblood of the community. But when two biological researchers find a staggering level of toxicity in the bay, no one is prepared for the horrors that lurk below the surface." 

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Thrillvania coverage

Staff Member, Jacki Clark recently paid a visit to Thrillvania ThrillPark, a haunted house attraction located in Texas. Read her thoughts and check out some pictures of the park as well. 

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The Hospital poster preview

Producers with Deviant Pictures (Jim O'Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, and Tommy Golden) released this sneak peek of the poster artwork for their highly anticipated new film, THE HOSPITAL. The movie is described as: Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley's new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to "hunt some ghosts." Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But, what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing. 
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Funding the Business of Fear: Terror House

A compilation of crime scene video reveals how four people died in a “real” House of Horrors on Halloween. Terror House is a feature length film shot in the vein of Paranormal Activity meets The Chainsaw Massacre. It follows a group of people who find themselves trapped in an abandoned “Haunted House” attraction. As they put the pieces together to figure out why and how they got there, they run and stumble through the maze in a desperate attempt to escape the unknown force chasing them. As they succumb to the darkness of the maze, they begin to realize what connects them and that each one of them has something to hide. Paranoia sets in as their true selves emerge, turning them against each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Read the article by Staff Member, Stephanie Shamblin Gray below.

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Zombie Annihilation comic on kickstarter

Fans of zombies AND Jack Kirby will want to check out this new Kickstarter campaign. Mark DiSanto and Charles D. Moisant (of Silver Phoenix) are launching a Haunted Attraction at the Hawthorne Race Course In Cicero/Stickney Illinois. They decided to make a 12 page comic book to give away for free. Chris Wisnia is drawing the comic book in a Jack Kirby style. He is also trying to approach the zombies as to how Kirby may have drawn them! 

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Prometheus Blu-Ray and DVD release information

The Prometheus DVD/Blu-Ray info has arrived! Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” (Tom Long, Detroit News) film, PROMETHEUS, debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An unmatched home entertainment experience, watch the highly-anticipated blockbuster hit in the format it was meant to be viewed, stunning 3D high-definition. Written by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Jon Spaihts, PROMETHEUS features outstanding performances by Academy Award® winner* Charlize Theron (Monster), Golden Globe®-nominee* Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Guy Pearce (Memento), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil). Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple boards the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Loaded with over seven hours of bonus material, the PROMETHEUS 4-Disc Collector’s Edition and 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature the original theatrical release and are available in premium packaging.

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