"We were really going through very similar things. Our careers were starting to get exciting,” Sutherland says of working with co-starJason Patric.
George Miller was well established in the rough-and-rugged world of Ozploitation cinema thanks to his work on the cultishly adored Australian trilogy Mad Max (1979-85). “It was my first full Hollywood feature,” Miller told Yahoo Entertainment (watch above) about the horror-comedy about three women (Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) who get into some hocus pocus after Jack Nicholson’s mysterious playboy arrives in their sleepy New England town. “Jack said to me, ‘Look, George, they mistake politeness for weakness.
The Nebraska native was 16 at the time, and working on a television show ("Camp Wilder") during the day and her first film role by night.
“Sometimes I’m a little bit aware that Chucky is not pulling his part,” Tilly told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Facebook Live interview promoting the new "Cult of Chucky."
Danny Boyle didn’t exactly subscribe to the Romero school of zombies before helming the 2002 horror hit 28 Days Later. “I was on the fence about zombies, to be honest,” he told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Director’s Reel interview. The 28 Days Later flesh eaters not only were fast, but punishingly strong, too — something that, per Boyle, had a surprising inspiration.
Naomi Watts had serious heat after her head-turning performance in Mulholland Drive, David Lynch’s twisty neo-noir that introduced the Aussie actress to American audiences. Major offers rolled in, and among them was a mainstream horror movie called The Ring, about a woman who encounters a videotape that dooms those who dare to watch it. Watts, who already had a decade’s worth of minor film credits under name, had seen people she knows in the business break out in an acclaimed film, then sell out for studio paychecks.
George A. Romero’s stonewall classic that set the precedent for not only the future of zombie flicks but the inclusion of an intelligent social commentary is unquestioned. While the director has come under criticism recently for the likes of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ is arguably his best movie because it tells the essence of the story which is no frills in approach but also retains its important subtext.
December marks the 20th anniversary of the all-star postmodern horror hit Scream. But with Halloween fast approaching, we thought we’d celebrate the milestone a little early. Sit back and enjoy this treat as we go back to Dec. 18, 1996, when the film’s stars hit the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere.
“Some movies are better than others,” he told Yahoo! Movies. The reality would have been somewhat different, says Father Lampert. Another famous feature of exorcism movies is how the victims of demonic passion behave – from vomiting, uttering obscenities and doing strange things with crucifixes.
Halloween is fast approaching, so all this week, Yahoo Movies will be talking to stars who scared us silly in classic horror movies. Go here to read our complete Halloween coverage.
Legend has it that there is a spot on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., known as the Rose Garden that features a special guest star: the spectral Lady in White. Cast and crew members, security guards, and other late-night visitors to the storied studio have seen this mysterious apparition wandering the grounds, steps away from the sets and stages where such fright flicks as Gremlins, The Lost Boys, House of Wax, The Conjuring 2, and Monster Squad were shot. Lucky (or is that unlucky?) souls who visit the studio this Friday and Saturday as part of Warner Bros. inaugural Horror Made Here tour will have the chance to walk through the Rose Garden and perhaps have a chance encounter with the Lady in White — or the other spirits that supposedly haunt the lot.The two-night-only Halloween-themed event (get more info) also includes a rare peek at scary props unearthed from the studio vaults and a behind-the-scenes twilight visit to key horror sets around the lot, narrated by guides well-versed in the ghostly lore that’s not part of the usual tour. The stops include the soundstage where Conjuring 2 was filmed, which was blessed by an exorcist to keep out the evil forces. But according to the investigators at Ghost Watch Paranormal, the prayers didn’t take; the team will be on hand for Horror Made Here and present their evidence of strange goings on inside the studio. Yahoo Movies got an early visit; click through to see some of the spookiest things on display.
Horror legend John Carpenter really isn’t much of a fan of Rob Zombie anymore. And in a video that’s been unearthed by Entertainment Weekly, the veteran helmsman lets loose about the movie director over Zombie’s 2007 remake of ‘Halloween’. – Captain America: Civil War submitted for Oscars consideration – Michael Palin’s heartbreaking tribute to Terry Jones – Sam Neill confirms he’s in Thor: Ragnarok ‘Halloween’ is, of course, a true classic of the genre, made by Carpenter in 1978. ...
The 1982 version of ‘Poltergeist’ (not the average remake) is a horror classic. Directed by Tobe Hooper (with a little help from Steven Spielberg, if you believe the rumours), it told the story of family haunted by ancient evil spirits. Just as terrifying as the action on-screen however was the tragic events that happened to the cast in real life. Many of those involved in ‘Poltergeist’ and it’s sequels were dogged with awful luck, giving it the reputation of the most cursed film of all time. Cast deaths The most remarkable thing about ‘Poltergeist’ is the alarming number of cast deaths that occured post-shoot.
If horror movies are to be believed, it’s only a matter of time before your house is invaded by some maniac or gang of wrong ‘uns. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) has the good sense to set her house up with a load of booby traps, setting her nemesis Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) on fire, before catching him with a swift one to the family jewels courtesy of a spring-loaded sledge hammer. To be fair, she knew Freddy was coming – but to be completely safe, it’s best to get the house booby trapped in preparation for potential intruders.
After seeing the jaw-dropping Rocket Raccoon Halloween costume that went viral last week, we’ve now discovered who was behind the marvel and how long it took to make. Obviously you’ll need a lot of time and, ultimately, talent to produce such an incredible replica.
Depending on where you stand on animal-themed Halloween costumes, there is something about the sight of a full-grown man in a lion onesie that’s either very funny or very tragic. Hugh Grant stepped into social media’s circle of shame wearing what could pass for a scruffy mane or a doormat. (Hugh Grant, the Mangy Lion. Photo: AP) However, some people stuck up for him.
Few techniques in marketing a movie are as effective as “based on a true story,” especially when the alleged true story it is based on is actually terrifyingly true. Since it’s October and Halloween is right around the corner, we thought we’d compile a list of the most memorable, haunting and disturbingly horrific true stories ever to be adapted to the screen. From Leatherface to the Zodiac Killer, here are the five true stories that inspired truly creepy movies.
The scariest kids on the big screen aren’t just limited to the horror genre. From the supernatural to the unintentionally eerie, take a look back at the creepiest kids in movies. Let’s just say that no one would feel safe babysitting these youngsters. Note: Teens such as Regan (Linda Blair) from ‘The Exorcist’ have been deemed too mature for this list.
Yes, we’ve seen copious amounts of ‘Disney princesses as…’ over the years, but seeing them imagined as terrifying horror movie characters is something rather special. Let’s contemplate, if you will, ‘Beauty and the Beast’s’ Belle as the deranged Wolfman. Break.com has published some superbly imaginative efforts that creepily depict various Disney icons, such as ‘Frozen’s’ Elsa and Anna, ‘Sleeping Beauty’s’ Aurora, and Merida from Pixar’s ‘Brave’.
Featuring Adam Sandler reprising his role as a funny and lovable Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 2 debuted at No. 1 when it came out a month ago. First up is Frank (short for Frankenstein, voiced by Kevin James), who fails in his attempt to freak out a couple of lady joggers, instead posing for a selfie with them. Werewolf Wayne (Steve Buscemi) is too rusty to take down a prospective victim — a deer. Now that Drac’s daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), is married to her human paramour, Johnny (Samberg), Drac resorts to drastic measures to make sure the couple raise their young son in Transylvania instead of taking him away to California to be with Johnny’s human family.
From the creepy hotel in ‘The Shining’ to the suburban hell house in 1979’s ‘The Amityville Horror,’ we already know a lot about the real-life dwellings behind some horror movie classics. But what about the real estate from more recent scary movies? Welcome to our open house!
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is the sixth — and supposedly last — installment in the supernatural pseudo-documentary series that started back in 2007. This closing chapter takes place in a video game designer’s brand new house, where a scary set of videotapes is soon uncovered. The found footage shows a young girl and her older sister being initiated into their grandmother’s demonic coven. From there, all hell breaks loose, but homeowners have a special weapon at their disposal: a camera that sees spirits.
Tim Burton’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (out Tuesday in a limited-edition 25th anniversary Blu-ray gift set) remains every bit as magical as when it first came out in 1990. Yahoo Movies has unearthed behind-the-scenes secrets from screenwriter Caroline Thompson and production designer Bo Welch. Click through for some incisive ‘Scissorhands’ scoop. (Photos: 20th Century Fox)
In the ever-changing world of horror, it’s a new age (a new dawn of the dead, you could say). And like it or not, when all the dust has settled, all screams have died down, and all the blood mopped up, ‘Insidious’ will be remembered as the defining horror franchise in this generation.