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THE GODMOTHER OF HORROR: Lin Shaye Discusses Her Amazing Career!

THE GODMOTHER OF HORROR: Lin Shaye Discusses Her Amazing Career!

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Over the past three decades, Lin Shaye has established herself as a familiar face to film fans around the globe. Instantly recognizable from her outstanding work in the industry. She has kept us laughing with roles in comedy classics such as ‘There’s Something About Mary’ and ‘Kingpin.’ Most notably, she has appeared in countless genre flicks over the years, including ‘The Signal,’ ‘Snakes On A Plane,’ ‘2001 Maniacs,’ ‘Critters’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, just to name a few. Her hard work in the horror industry and impact on the genre was acknowledged by Fangoria as they honored her with the title of “The Godmother of Horror” at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on Mother’s Day weekend.

Her role as Elise Rainier in the ‘Insidious’ franchise is one of her most undeniably powerful roles to date. This summer, Shaye returns to the role of the gifted psychic heroine, in the latest installment of the beloved horror franchise with ‘Insidious: Chapter 3. The new movie in the terrifying horror series, is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The film is set years before the haunting of the Lambert family, and Elise’s battles with spirits from The Further, in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. In the prequel, teenaged aspiring actress Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) senses that her late mother is trying to contact her, and seeks out a gifted psychic – Elise. Elise feels protective of sensitive Quinn, but tragedy in Elise’s past has left her reluctant to use her abilities. Soon a shocking accident leaves Quinn recuperating at home, as her widowed father Sean (Dermot Mulroney) struggles to hold his family together. Then Quinn is attacked in her bedroom by a malevolent supernatural entity, and Sean pleads with Elise to help. Wrestling with her faith and sense of purpose, Elise summons her powers to contact the dead – with support from two new acquaintances, unlicensed parapsychologists Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (Leigh Whannell). Forced to venture deep into The Further to protect Quinn, Elise soon finds herself facing off against the most ruthless enemy she has ever encountered: a demon with an insatiable craving for human souls.

Jeremy Morrison, long-time host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, takes Icon Vs. Icon’s readers on a guided tour Into the Further with Lin Shaye! The duo discuss Lin’s amazing journey in the entertainment industry, the secrets to her success, the experience of being on of the driving forces behind the ‘Insidious’ franchise, what the future may hold for her and much more! It is an in-depth interview that’s not to be missed!  

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‘Swamp Thing’ To Make Blu-Ray Debut On August 6th From Scream Factory!

‘Swamp Thing’ To Make Blu-Ray Debut On August 6th From Scream Factory!

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Science made him a monster. Love changed him even more! Swamp Thing is the perfect blend of thrills and chills from master of horror Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes). On August 6, 2013 this much-loved horror classic will make its Blu-ray debut from Scream Factory. The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack features high-definition anamorphic widescreen presentations and  exciting bonus content including  all-new interviews with Adrienne Barbeau, co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts; as well as commentary tracks with writer/director Wes Craven and Makeup Effects artist Bill Munn. Fans can pre-order their copy by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Official Synopsis: Deep in the Florida everglades, a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise), and a sexy government agent, Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog), have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis, Arcane (Louis Jourdan, Octopussy), is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping Cable, Arcane douses Holland with the chemicals and leaves him for dead. Mutated by his own formula, Holland becomes “Swamp Thing” – a half-human/half-plant superhero who will stop at nothing to rescue Cable and defeat Arcane…even if it costs him his life!

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Wes Craven
  • Audio Commentary with Makeup Effects artist Bill Munn
  • Interviews with Adrienne Barbeau,  co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries

Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Mono

1982/Color/91 minutes/PG

Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory launched SCREAM FACTORY, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history. Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY FACEBOOK page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scream-Factory/103961936407493) for up-to-the-minute updates or visit ScreamFactoryDVD.com .

 

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“Ghostface” Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′ Unleashed!

“Ghostface” Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′ Unleashed!

A brand new character poster for Wes Craven’s Scream 4 has hit the web and it features ol’ Ghostface himself! Check it out below along with the recently released trailer! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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Official Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′ Unleashed!

Official Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′ Unleashed!

It’s finally here! A brand new theatrical poster for Wes Craven’s Scream 4! Check it out below along with the recently released trailer! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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First Official Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′ Unleashed!

It’s finally here! A brand new trailer for Wes Craven’s Scream 4! Check it out below or swing by Apple.com for the HD version! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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First Look at Courtney Cox Arquette In Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′

First Look at Courtney Cox Arquette In Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′

The first official image from Scream 4 has gone online via EW.com.  The pic features Ghostface stalking Courtney Cox Arquette’s character, Gale Weathers.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Gale is now retired from being an entertainment journalist, married to Dewey (David Arquette) and bored with life until Ghostface returnsto kill again. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream 4 also stars Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere.

The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically.

The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

Image via EW.com.

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Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Join The Cast of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Join The Cast of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′

USA Today is reporting on two possible cameos that fans can look for in Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4′. According to the publication, Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and True Blood ‘s Anna Paquin have roles in the sequel, still shooting in Michigan under the direction of horror film legend Wes Craven.

The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically.

The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

Synopsis:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Screamtrilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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First Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘My Soul To Take’ Unleashed!

First Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘My Soul To Take’ Unleashed!

Master of Horror Wes Craven is back with ‘My Soul to Take’, which is his first movie since 2005’s ‘Red Eye.’ The flick stars Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski, and Raul Esparza and is currently slated to hit theaters October 8th, 2010. Check out the first official trailer for the film below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

Synopsis: In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.Adam “Bug” Heller (Max Thierot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that’s returned, he must face an evil that won’t rest … until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.

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Rooney Mara Scores Lead Role In David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

Rooney Mara Scores Lead Role In David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

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Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been cast in the lead roles of Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy under the direction of David Fincher. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – the first film of the series, which also includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – begins shooting next month in Sweden. The screenplay is written by Steve Zaillian and the film is being produced by Scott Rudin, Cean Chaffin, Ole Sondberg and Søren Stærmose. Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez are executive producers.

The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson has been published in 44 countries and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide thus far. In the U.S. alone, the series has sold over 10 million copies, and the sales were recently calculated at the remarkable rate of one book per second. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has broken sales records in virtually every country in which it has been published. It has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. and has out-sold any other e-book in that rapidly expanding market. A literary phenomenon, all three books currently sit atop the New York Times Best Seller lists. In describing the scale of Larsson’s achievement, The Economist said: “Stieg Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of the detail across the three books, the powerfully imaginative plot, and the sheer verve of the writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of its genre.” Michiko Kakutani, of The New York Times, described the Lisbeth character: “Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while – a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock. She is the vulnerable victim turned vigilante; a willfully antisocial girl . . . who has proved herself to be as incandescently proficient as any video game warrior.” The three novels have all become #1 worldwide bestsellers, an achievement unrivaled in trade book publishing.

DAVID FINCHER most recently directed this fall’s much-anticipated The Social Network for Columbia Pictures, which opens in the U.S. on October 1st.

DANIEL CRAIG recently starred in the two highest-grossing films in the James Bond franchise, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. His earlier film roles include Munich, Enduring Love, Layer Cake, The Mother, Road to Perdition, and Some Voices. He has also recently completed filming on Jim Sheridan’s Dream House, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens.

ROONEY MARA will appear this fall in David Fincher’s The Social Network.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set for worldwide release December 21, 2011.

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More ‘Scream 4′ Victims! Alison Brie and Mary McDonnell Join The Cast

More ‘Scream 4′ Victims! Alison Brie and Mary McDonnell Join The Cast

Casting new for Scream 4 continues to pour in! Today, it has been revealed that Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) and Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day).

Yesterday it was announced that Adam Brody, Marley Shelton and Erik Knudsen would be joining the cast of the highly anticipated horror flick.

The actors will be joining the previously announced Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin and Nico Tortorella.

Scream 4 is set to hit theaters on April 15th, 2011.

Synopsis:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Screamtrilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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