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: Five Questions with THE GOONIES co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jeff Cohen

© 1985 Warner Bros. | Ke Huy Quan and Jeff Cohen in THE GOONIES

COHEN: I think if you look at all of Dick Donner’s movies, it’s verisimilitude, which is “the truth.” That’s his thing. It’s written on the wall in his office. With Donner’s movies, whether it’s SUPERMAN or GOONIES or OMEN, you have a fantastic situation of people behaving how you would behave if you got this crazy treasure map or this guy could fly or maybe the kid is the son of Satan. So I owe it to Donner for letting us curse, like kids curse. To let us develop our relationships amongst each other as kids. HUAN: I don’t remember […]Read On »

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