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Billie Eilish Gets Creepy in New ‘Bury a Friend’ Video, Details Debut LP

Billie Eilish Gets Creepy in New ‘Bury a Friend’ Video, Details Debut LP
Blue-haired pop avant-gardist Billie Eilish has announced her upcoming album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, out March 29 via Darkroom and Interscope Records. The album follows her 2017 Ep, Don’t Smile at Me, as well as a smattering of standalone tracks such as 2018’s “When the Party’s Over” and “Lovely” with Khalid.

The latest single off her debut, the skittish electronica track “Bury a Friend” is paired with an equally skin-crawling visual, that evokes the fiendish vibe of Marilyn Manson’s Nineties clips. Directed by Michael Chaves,
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Review: "Nightmares" (1983) Starring Cristina Raines, Lance Henrikson And Emilio Estevez; Blu-ray Special Edition

  • CinemaRetro
By Lee Pfeiffer

By the early 1970s there had been a revival of interest in the format of anthology suspense/horror stories. This genre had been all the rage in the late 1950s and early 1960s with shows like "The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Thriller!" (hosted by Boris Karloff) attracting loyal audiences. "Twilight Zone" creator and host Rod Serling had two bites at the apple when he introduced "Night Gallery" as a TV movie in 1969 (giving young Steven Spielberg his first major directing gig) and then spun it off into a moderately successful weekly TV series. The early to mid-1970s also saw a major resurgence in horror-themed anthology feature films. The concept was hardly a new one for the big screen as the first major film of this type was "Dead of Night", released in 1945.  Roger Corman oversaw some similarly-themed big screen anthologies in the early to mid-1960s,
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Nightmares

It's a TV movie graduated to feature status, with four imagination-challenged tales of terror. The script has lots of variety -- a video game possessed by the devil, a truck possessed by the devil, and lastly, a rat possessed by the devil! But the roster of actors is attractive -- Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez, Lance Henricksen, Veronica Cartwright and Richard Masur. Nightmares Blu-ray Scream Factory 1983 / Color / 1:78 widescreen + 1:33 TV flat / 99 min. / Street Date December 22, 2015 / 29.99 Starring Cristina Raines, Anthony James, Lee Ving; Emilio Estevez, Moon Unit Zappa, Billy Jayne, Gary Carlos Cervantes; Lance Henriksen, Tony Plana, Timothy Scott; Richard Masur, Veronica Cartwright, Bridgette Andersen, Albert Hague. Cinematography Mario DeLeo, Gerald Perry Finnerman Film Editor Michael Brown, Rod Stephens Production Design Dean Edward Mitzner Original Music Craig Safan Written by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom Produced by Christopher Crowe Directed by Joseph Sargent

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Nightmares is a low-wattage '
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Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year

This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges of satanic cult horror wrapped in psychological terror. The plot follows a young aspiring actress, Sarah, as she is called back to audition for a horror film that is being produced by a mysterious production company that pushes her to her limits – a dark exchange for fame and fortune… click here to read the article.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue

In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded orPirates of
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Darkroom (1981)

Darkroom

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Created by Peter S. Fischer

Produced by Universal TV

Aired on ABC for 1 season (7 episodes; 16 segments) from November 27, 1981 – January 15, 1982

Cast

James Coburn as the Host

Show Premise

Darkroom was a thriller anthology series, much in the vein of Night Gallery, where each story had an image to present before it began. The series was hosted by James Coburn, who introduced each story segment as a photographer in his darkroom, developing photographs and tales. The innovative aspect of this particular anthology series was that the story segments had free range to be as long or as short as the story needed to be, as long as the segments fit within the hour duration. Most episodes contained two stories, but at times there were three.

The tone of the stories presented on the series were mostly frightful tales, with grim twist endings that were enhanced with dark humor. The
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List: Darkroom (1993 – 2002) – TV Show Episodes

Synopsis: Darkroom was an American television thriller series that aired on ABC from November 27, 1981 to January 15, 1982. It was an anthology horror/thriller series, similar in style to Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. Each 60 minute episode featured two or more stories of varying length with a new story and a new cast, but each episode wraparound was hosted by James Coburn. Episodes: 01 Closed Circuit 02 Stay Tuned, We’ll Be Right Back 03 The Bogeyman Will Get You 04 Uncle George 05 Needlepoint 06 Siege of 31 August 07 A Quiet Funeral 08 Make Up 09 The Partnership 10 Daisies 11 Catnip 12 Lost in Translation 13 Guillotine 14 Exit Line 15 Who’s There? 16 The Rarest of Wines Related Posts:List: Brimstone (1998 – 1999) – TV Show EpisodesList: The Others (2000) – TV Show EpisodesGrave Encounters: New Trailer and update linkList: Horror TV‘The Avengers – Earth’s mightiest [...]
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Golden Girl Rue McClanahan is Dead

Actress Rue McClanahan was best known for her role as lusty Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the television sitcom The Golden Girls. She had a successful career on stage, film and television for over fifty years.

She was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Oklahoma on February 21, 1934. She studied theater at the University of Tulsa and made her professional stage debut at the Erie Playhouse in Pennsylvania in 1957. Soon after, she was performing in off-Broadway plays in New York.

McClanahan began acting in films in the early 1960s, appearing in the low-budget thriller Five Minutes to Live (aka Door-to-Door Maniac) (1961) starring Johnny Cash. She continued her career in such features as the Sherlock Holmsian fantasy They Might Be Giants (1971) with George C. Scott, and the western slasher film Blade (1973).

She starred as Vivian Cavender Harmon, Bea Arthur’s title character’s best friend, in the sitcom Maude from 1972 to 1978. She starred
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R.I.P. Rue McClanahan

Beloved TV actress Rue McClanahan, best known for her oversexed, promiscuous and outgoing menopausal portrayal of southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the 1980's TV series The Golden Girls has passed away at the age of 76 from a stroke.

We'd like to take a moment to remember Rue from her beginnings, in horror films, like 1961's Five Minutes to Live, in which she played a small uncredited role; the strippers-getting-killed-by-a-maniac TV film Angel's Flight; the episode Daisies of James Coburn's TV-horror series Darkroom; Jeff Lieberman's slasher Blade; and the sci-fi movie Starship Troopers. Even in 2009 Rue was appearing on the Biography Channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories. We'll miss this charming and funny actress...

Watch the episode of Darkroom with Rue:
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Rip David Carradine

  • Fangoria
The Associated Press has reported that actor David Carradine was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Bangkok, an apparent suicide. Carradine, who was in the Thai city to shoot a movie, was 72.

The actor was discovered by a hotel maid hanged with a curtain cord, and a preliminary police investigation found no signs of foul play. Further details are being withheld out of consideration for his family. Carradine’s long career ranged from the art house to the grindhouse and everything in between, with horror credits including Larry Cohen’s Q, Gary Graver’s Trick Or Treats, Robert Martin Carroll’s Sonny Boy, Anthony Hickox’s Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat (pictured) and Waxwork II: Lost In Time, Fred Olen Ray’s Evil Toons, Ethan Wiley’s Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror, Mitch Marcus’ Knocking On Death’S Door, Mark Lambert Bristol’s The Monster Hunter,
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