Movie Review: DETENTION

DETENTION movie poster | ©2012 Samuel Goldwyn

Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook, Parker Bagley Writers: Joseph Kahn and Mark Palermo Director: Joseph Kahn Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Release Date: April 13, 2012 DETENTION is being sold as tongue-in-cheek horror, a la SCREAM. It actually is closer to full-blown parody, with a multitude of filmic targets from the Eighties and Nineties. It is unclear who exactly this is made for, because the people who grew up with the movies referenced here have now seen other parodies, while modern real-life high school students tend to have more recent pop culture frames of reference. As to the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The Season 3 scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES from Kevin Williamson

Joseph Morgan, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 3 | ©2011 The CW/Frank Ockenfels 3

In the third season of the CW’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Thursdays at 8 PM, events are unfolding at what is, for this show, typical and sometimes literally breakneck pace. Stefan (Paul Wesley) went bad, but may be good again. Stefan’s brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and the humanish (she’s also a doppelganger) love of Stefan’s life Elena (Nina Dobrev) kissed. The family of Original vampire/werewolf hybrid Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has returned from being dead for centuries. There are ghosts. There are witches. There’s a mysterious murderer running around, attacking people on the anti-vampire Council working inMystic Falls,VA, where the story is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SCREAM 4 actress Marley Shelton is armed and ready to SCREAM again

Marley Shelton at the World Premiere of THE RITE | © 2011 Sue Schneider

Not many characters survived the bloodshed of SCREAM 4, but Deputy Judy Hicks (played by Marley Shelton) managed to come out okay and ready for future SCREAM movies. For Shelton, playing the quirky officer of the law who may or may not have involvement in the recent killings in the small town of Woodsboro was a career highlight. The film, directed by Wes Craven who helmed the previous three movies, just hit Blu-ray and DVD and the actress spoke with ASSIGNMENT X in this exclusive interview about her role in the film and wanting to return for more. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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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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EyeGore Awards announces 2011 winners as Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights launches

Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses maze at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2011 | ©2011 Universal Studios

The 2011 EyeGore Awards were held at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday night – just as Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights kicked off its annual haunted park event. Corey Feldman hosted the event with a CHILDREN OF THE CORN-esque stage backdrop providing fodder as a scarecrow proved to be Feldman’s comedic foil throughout the night. David Arquette won for his role in the SCREAM movie franchise. After accepting the award from his friend Thomas Jane, Arquette said, “I love the support of horror fans and the things they love. They’re a bunch of goofballs, just like me.” Bailee Madison, the […]Read On »

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CD Review: SCREAM: THE DELUXE EDITION soundtrack (2,000 limited edition)

SCREAM soundtrack | ©2011 Varese Sarabande Records

Sure horror scores before 1996 raised their voice more than occasionally. But it took Marco Beltrami to send the genre into a true fugue state with the cacophony of SCREAM’s outrageous symphonic kills, creating a whole new impactful sound for slashers and demons alike, not to mention setting the thematic template for three more franchise scores to come. Music fans with subtler tastes might chide SCREAM for being over the top. Yet that was exactly the right tone for writer Kevin Smith’s satiric takedown of the genre. Though he himself might not have been into a horror geek like SCREAM’s […]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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Movie Review: SCRE4M (aka SCREAM 4)

SCREAM 4 final poster | ©2011 Dimension Films

Rating: R Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts,Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marley Shelton Writer: Kevin Williamson Director: Wes Craven Distributor: Dimension Films Release Date: April 15, 2011 It’s been eleven years since Wes Craven delivered the warmed over SCREAM 3 and much has changed with the horror genre (torture porn, remakes of classic 1980s horror) not to mention how we interact socially. We now have Twitter, Facebook, smart phones and a whole plethora of new technology which is ripe for new Ghost Face adventure to utilize in his slashing endeavors. And […]Read On »

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Interview: SCREAM 4 director Wes Craven takes another STAB at the franchise with SCRE4M

Ghost Face in SCRE4M | ©2011 Dimension Films

Most filmmakers are lucky to have one major franchise to their name in their career, but Wes Craven has managed to have two with A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and the SCREAM movies to his name. Throw in THE HILLS HAVE EYES and LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (which have both been remade from his seminal 1970s films) and the director has proven to be one of horror’s continual masters and a force to be reckoned with.   With SCRE4M (aka SCREAM 4), Craven returns for the fourth go-around to the venerable horror franchise that started in 1996 and has […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: SCREAM 3

SCREAM 3 Blu-ray | ©2011 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Lance Henriksen, Matt Keeslar, Jenny McCarthy, Emily Mortimer, Parker Posey, Deon Richmond, Patrick Warburton Writer: Ehren Kruger Director: Wes Craven Distributor: Lionsgate Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 After two really good films, the SCREAM franchise took a huge nosedive with 2000’s virtually unwatchable SCREAM 3. A very lazy film (when you compare it to the ambitions screenwriter Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven were going for in SCREAM 2), SCREAM 3 is a hodge podge of unfunny comedy, crazy back story and very few actual scares. Williamson is nowhere […]Read On »

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