DVD Review: THE HAUNTING OF ALICE D

THE HAUNTING OF ALICE D | © 2016 RLJ Entertainment

Cast: Kane Hodder, Juan Riedinger, Al Snow, Megan Hensley, Aaron Massey, Kristina Page, Jessica Sonneborn Writer: Jessica Sonneborn Director: Jessica Sonneborn Distributor: RLJ Entertainment If you are expecting one of those exorcism flicks where a poor woman gets possessed by a demon and turns her head and vomits all over her loved ones and floats in the air, this ain’t it. Instead THE HAUNTING OF ALICE D should have been called THE HAUNTING BY ALICE D, because the Alice in question terrorizes a group of friends and their hired help (read hookers) in an old mansion that used to be […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE AMITYVILLE HORROR TRILOGY

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR TRILOGY Blu-ray Collection | ©2013 Shout! Factory

The Amityville Horror Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger Writer: Sandor Stern based on the novel by Jay Anson Director: Stuart Rosenberg Grade: B+ Amityville II: The Possession Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Diane Franklin Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace based on the novel “Murder in Amityville” by Hans Holzer Director: Damiano Damiani Grade: B Amityville 3-D Stars: Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Candy Clark, Meg Ryan, Lori Loughlin Writer: William Wales Director: Richard Fleischer Grade: C Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $69.97 While films with the words AMITYVILLE in them have been floating around for over 30 […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: JUSTIFIED actress Joelle Carter on the FX series and more – Part 2

Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder in JUSTIFIED - Season 4 - "Kin" | ©2013 FX/Prashant Gupta

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actress Joelle Carter, we talk more about her character Ava Crowder on JUSTIFIED, the series adapted by show runner Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard’s works, now in its fourth season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Carter also discusses her upcoming feature film projects. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you have a favorite scene for Ava in what we’ve seen so far? JOELLE CARTER: I do love the proposal scene, because we’ve been waiting for that for so long. I love when we really saw Ava’s strength in the beginning when she tells Ellen May […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEDLAM – Series 1 Premiere – “Cohabitants”

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

Stars: Theo James, Charlotte Salt, Hugo Speer, Will Young, Ashley Madekwe Writer: Neil Jones, David Allison, Chris Parker  Director:  John Strickland Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: October 1, 2011 BBCA has added the supernatural thriller BEDLAM to its Saturday night line-up now. The edgy 20-something drama is infused with ghosts, sex, and lots and lots of layered story. “Cohabitants” starts the series off with Jed (Theo James) hitchhiking a ride. In the course of a few minutes you discover that the driver of the car is actually a ghost that has not moved on. This sets the […]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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Free Special screening of INSIDIOUS courtesy of FANGORIA plus live Q&A streaming on July 11

INSIDIOUS Blu-ray | ©2011 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

If you’re a fan of INSIDIOUS and want to see the hit James Wan directed thriller again before its hits DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, FANGORIA magazine is holding a special screening tomorrow, Monday, July 11 followed by a live streaming Q&A with Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell on Facebook. The event is being held at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, CA. To get free tickets, send an email to FANGORIAscreening@gmail.com with “INSIDIOUS” in the subject. Fans are encouraged to send in questions to the director and screenwriter in advance via Facebook and Twitter […]Read On »

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Profile: INSIDIOUS actress Lin Shaye is the psychic next door in the hit new movie

Lin Shaye in INSIDIOUS | ©2011 FilmDistrict

Lin Shaye has played a lot of colorful characters over the years. Her roles have ranged from the wildly comedic to deadly serious. Her latest role in the new hit horror thriller INSIDIOUS, is a more natural and down to earth performance. In the film Shaye plays a sensitive or psychic, if you will, that has been called in to help a family that is being haunted and to help save a child’s life. ASSIGNMENT X got the chance to speak with Shaye at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles last week, the perfect setting for this kind of film’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INSIDIOUS

INSIDIOUS movie poster | ©2011 FilmDistrict

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson Writers: Leigh Whannell Director: James Wan Distributor: FilmDistrict Release Date: April 1, 2011 Let’s just start right off the bat by saying that I love horror movies of all kinds and shapes. I watch them like people eat candy, and I don’t get scared. I might have a movie here or there that makes me jump or produced a surprise reaction, but I generally don’t get freaked by a movie. INSIDIOUS on the other hand, made me sweat. I literally sweat […]Read On »

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Profile: INSIDIOUS creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell want to scar a generation

Leigh Wannell in INSIDIOUS | ©2011 FilmDistrict

James Wan and Leigh Whannell have given audiences plenty of nightmares over the last several years. The directing and writing team (respectively) are the men behind such films as the SAW series, and DEAD SILENCE. Their latest voyage into the world of horror, INSIDIOUS, opens this Friday, and despite its PG-13 rating is scaring critics across the country and being hailed as one of the scariest movies in years. The film involves a family that is being haunted, and one of the children’s life is in peril. Wan and Whannell spoke about using practical on set effects, effective horror not […]Read On »

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Profile: INSIDIOUS star Barbara Hershey revists THE ENTITY

INSIDIOUS teaser poster | ©2011 FilmDistrict

Accomplished actress Barbara Hershey is no stranger to psychological thrillers. Her recent turn in the mind-bending drama BLACK SWAN earned her critical praise and her intense performances are always riveting to watch. Opening Friday is her new film INSIDIOUS where Hershey plays a grandmother to a young boy who is being haunted by spirits that are placing the whole family in danger. This isn’t the first time Hershey has been involved in a paranormal film. She was a mother disrupted and sexually assaulted by a spirit in 1982’s creepy cult classic THE ENTITY which was based on a well-document true […]Read On »

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