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"Joshua" One-Sheet Revealed

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Fox Searchlight has released the one-sheet poster for its new horror-thriller Joshua, coming out July 6, 2007. Joshua is the tale of Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby (Vera Farmiga) Cairn, perfect Manhattan parents in a perfect Manhattan apartment whose perfect life begins to crack after the birth of their second child Lily.  Shortly after Lily arrives home, a dark side of prodigy son Joshua slowly begins to reveal itself. 

The new promotional one-sheet appears to the right.

"Cannibal Holocaust" Companion Film Synopsized

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Bloody-Disgusting.com has posted the official synopsis for Ruggero Deodato's new Cannibal Holocaust film. To quote:

The film is about Professor Harold Moore, a New York anthropologist traveling to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew shooting a film about cannibal tribes.

Deodato directed the original Cannibal Holocaust, released in 1980. Despite the similarity in plot, this new film is not being described as a remake, but as a "companion."

Review: Masters of Horror: Right to Die (2007)

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Credits above are only for personnel unique to this episode. For credits relating to "Masters of Horror" as a whole, see the Masters of Horror review gateway.(read more...)

Review: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)

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In this new version of Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, writer/director David Lee Fisher attempts to pay homage to the German Expressionist classic. Using modern digital techniques, he places his actors in front of backgrounds from the original, adds spoken dialogue to what was once a silent movie, and expects us to be impressed with his "remix." However, the result isn't so much a reorchestration as it is the same damn thing with grating voices yammering malarkey over the music.(read more...)

Death with a Brutal Kick: 10 Sadistic Ways to Die in a Horror Movie

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Sometimes, we get contacted to do an article to coincide with the release of a theatrical film or DVD. Most of the time, we don't do it because we either don't have any ideas or there are no good ideas for that particular movie. The PR folks for Universal's recent remake of The Hitcher (coming out on DVD May 1st -- check the cover art at the bottom of the page) had something different, however -- a good idea. They said, "Hey, guys, we have somebody getting yanked apart by two semi trucks in our movie. What about listing off some other brutal and/or sadistic deaths?" I was intrigued, which is often enough to get me to put fingers to keyboard, so here we go.

The list presented below isn't definitive. These aren't necessarily the ten most brutal or sadistic deaths in a horror movie, just the ones we thought were notable. Your mileage may vary. Each entry is accompanied by a screencap that can be accessed by clicking the thumbnail icon below the film title.(read more...)

Review: Grindhouse (2007)

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Editor's Note: Since we have separate reviews of the Death Proof and Planet Terror DVD releases, the credits information reflects only the fake trailers by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, and Eli Roth (Rodriguez's Machete trailer was included on the Planet Terror DVD).

In Grindhouse, maverick directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino team up to teach modern audiences about the long-dead art of the grindhouse exploitation double feature of the 1970s. To recreate the experience, they've provided us with two feature-length films, fake trailers, and cheesy retro intertitles. In many ways, they are very successful in their educational endeavor. Rodriguez's segment, Planet Terror , shows us why these films were their own kind of art. Tarantino's segment, Death Proof , shows us why this art is now dead.(read more...)

April 2007 DVD Preview

Welcome to Haunted Newsreel's DVD Preview for April. This edition is sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment's upcoming discs for Dead and Deader, Masters of Horror: Family, Noein: Volume 3, and their theatrical release Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. (read more...)

Review: The Black Room (1935)

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It is difficult to find many horror films made within a few years of Frankenstein (1931) where Boris Karloff is not wearing some kind of monstrous makeup. Even in The Black Cat (1934), his character wears a faux widow's peak to suggest a demonic appearance. However, in 1935's The Black Room, Karloff foregoes the heavy greasepaint and prosthetics, stripping his acting to the bare bones of the profession -- vocal inflection, body language, and that light of thought flickering behind the eyes. As a bonus, he gives a bravado double performance, playing both halves of a set of identical twins.(read more...)

"28 Weeks Later" Trailer Preview Online

Whoever heard of a preview for a trailer? Apparently Fox Atomic did. According to the good people over at Dread Central, Fox has unleashed a snippet of the new trailer for 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle's hit not-a-zombie film 28 Days Later.... Check out the sneak preview now or wait and see the full trailer before The Hills Have Eyes 2 on March 23rd.

March 2007 DVD Preview

Welcome to what I now expect to be a monthly feature: Haunted Newsreel's DVD Preview. Our March edition is sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment's upcoming discs for Death Row, Masters of Horror: Pro-Life, Re-Animator, and Tokko.(read more...)

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