Exclusive Interview: Wes Craven talks about SCREAM 4 DVD and the future of the franchise

Ghost Face in SCREAM 4 | ©2011 The Weinstein Company

It’s rare for a filmmaker to helm all four installments in a movie franchise, but like Steven Spielberg did with the INDIANA JONES franchise, Wes Craven has matched that record with SCREAM. SCREAM 4, the latest chapter, hits DVD and Blu-ray this week as it reunites the surviving cast members from the previous three movies – Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as they confronts the nefarious Ghost Face killer one more time as he (or she or more) terrorizes the quaint small town of Woodsboro. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Wes Craven in this exclusive interview about the …Read On »

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BRIDESMAIDS is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

BRIDESMAIDS | © 2011 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: BRIDESMAIDS – Now, I would not go as far as to say that BRIDESMAIDS is a chick flick. It is in a lot of ways. But it is also a pretty funny comedy. Kristen Wiig is good in the lead role but I gotta be honest gets …Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: BEDLAM to bring the ‘scary’ to BBC America

Theo James in BEDLAM - Series 1 | ©2011 BBC America/Jonathan Ford for Sky Living

At today’s TCA session, BBC America announced that they’re so impressed with the new supernatural series BEDLAM that they decided to move up its airdate from October 8 to October 1 so it can follow the season finale of DOCTOR WHO. The series is set in an old Victorian lunatic asylum that’s been converted into apartments and follows a young man name Jed (Theo James) who begins to have visions of the ghosts that are still residing there – and those ghosts are very angry. “We were influenced by THE SHINING and Japanese horror films,” says creator David Allison. “We …Read On »

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CD Review: ZOMBI 2 / A CAT IN THE BRAIN soundtrack

ZOMBI 2 / A CAT IN THE BRAIN soundtrack | ©2011 Beat Records

Where rock fans stateside were grooving the progressive rock of groups like Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Italian horror auteurs were using the guitar and synth vibes for far bloodier ends. And if Dario Argento was linked at the hip to the rhythmic murder operas of Goblin in DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA and DAWN OF THE DEAD, than the infinitely gorier Lucio Fulci was joined in the intestine to the creepily mod sound of Fabio Frizzi for such infamously stylish splatterfests like THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD and MANHATTAN BABY. Now Beat Records has paired Frizzi’s scores from two movies …Read On »

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Book Review: WAKING NIGHTMARES by Christopher Golden

WAKING NIGHTMARES by Christopher Golden | ©2011 Ace Mass Market

Writer: Christopher Golden Price: $7.99 Publisher: Ace Mass Market Paperback Original Novelist Christopher Golden began the series collectively known as THE SHADOW SAGA with OF SAINTS AND SHADOWS, published in 1994. There has been a substantial gap between the fourth tome, 2003’s THE GATHERING DARK, and the present. Now Golden has brought forth a new installment, WAKING NIGHTMARES, which should appeal equally to fans of what has come before and readers plunging into this world for the first time. Peter Octavian is a former vampire and current wizard whose successful efforts to save the world have ironically led to a …Read On »

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CD review: THE BLOB original soundtrack (2,000 edition)

THE BLOB original soundtrack | ©2011 La La Land Records

Ahhh, to be back in the synth-driven days of horror scoring, especially covered in red, keyboard goo, voices, dark strings and feverish percussion that accompanies the 1988 BLOB- all placed into an undulating musical mass by Michael Hoenig. Having played with Tangerine Dream, Hoenig’s first synth credit was gracing GALAXY OF TERROR before establishing his own composing chops on such genre cult favorites as MAX HEADROOM, THE WRAITH, THE GATE and I, MADMAN. While THE BLOB’s music seems to be all effectively shapeless stings dribbling tones, and militarism for the true government bio-villains, Hoenig’s score really kicks into gear during …Read On »

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GNOMEO AND JULIET is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

GNOMEO AND JULIET | © 2011 Walt Disney

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES GNOMEO AND JULIET – You’ve seen them in your neighbor’s yard. You’ve looked at them and laughed wondering why anyone would actually have such a thing in their yard. But step into the world of Gnomes and you learn there is much more than we’ve ever thought …Read On »

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I SAW THE DEVIL is one of the Blu-ray and DVD Picks this week

I SAW THE DEVIL Blu-ray | © 2011 Magnet Releasing

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES I SAW THE DEVIL – You gotta hand it to the Koreans. They are making some great films. From THE HOST, to OLD BOY, to I SAW THE DEVIL when they do something right they do it freaking right. Monster movies, revenge action and now serial killer/revenge …Read On »

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Interview: SCREAM 4 star Neve Campbell screams again

Neve Campbell in SCRE4M | ©2011 Dimension Films

There are only a handful of horror movie heroine/survivors that have made it past a couple of movies with their wits and body parts intact. The short list includes Jamie Lee Curtis who starred as Laurie Strode in four of the HALLOWEEN films, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in four ALIEN films and now tying their record is Neve Campbell returning for SCREAM 4 (aka SCRE4M) as heroine Sidney Prescott. Sidney has outlasted and outwitted the elusive Ghost Face killer (and killers) in the previous three movies and in this fourth installment she returns to her hometown of Woodsboro for a …Read On »

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FRINGE Season 4 will likely remain on Friday nights

©2010 Fox | Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season Three - "The Abducted"

While speaking with FRINGE executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman this morning, they admitted that Season 4 of the series will likely remain on Friday nights. “Fox has not officially told us we’re on Friday,” says Pinkner. “We’re assuming we’re on Friday and our pick-up implies they’re happy with us there. They will do all their scheduling things and we’ll continue our storytelling regardless of where we are on the schedule.” Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan us on Facebook at ASSIGNMENTX CLICK HERE to read about FRINGE – Season 4 plans CLICK HERE to read about …Read On »

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