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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw

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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw
Freddy Krueger is one of Halloween's most celebrated horror movie killers. A Nightmare on Elm Street, from the brilliant mind of the late fright master Wes Craven, is a stone cold classic. While the many sequels are a mixed bag, there's no disputing the greatness of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, or the bold adventurousness of Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which reimagined the entire franchise in a fascinating new way, years before "meta" became a trendy buzz word.

Jack Sholder put Freddy Krueger inside another dude, Renny Harlin put him in sunglasses, and Rachel Talalay nearly finished him off in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Though he once hosted his own TV show and finally faced off with the killer of the Friday the 13th franchise in Freddy vs. Jason, there are still multiple Freddy Krueger projects that were in some stage of development that simply never got made.
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Playback: Sam Rockwell on ‘Three Billboards’ and Tackling George W. Bush

Playback: Sam Rockwell on ‘Three Billboards’ and Tackling George W. Bush
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Sam Rockwell has been on the brink of serious awards attention for a while now. He came close to Oscar recognition with his tour-de-force performance in Duncan Jones’ “Moon,” but his work as a racist Missouri law enforcement officer in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is perhaps his best work to date, carved with complexity and grace. It might finally be hi ticket to the dance.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Rockwell has worked from a McDonagh script three times now, having previously starred in the director’s “Seven Psychopaths” and his play “A Behanding in Spokane.” He relishes the collaboration, particularly for McDonagh’s capabilities on the page.

“[The characters are] very detailed and defined,” Rockwell says. “The
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October Horrors 2017 Day 26 – The Mist (2007)

The Mist, 2007.

Directed by Frank Darabont

Starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, and Jeffrey DeMunn.

Synopsis:

Following a vicious storm, a small town is enveloped in a mysterious mist leaving a band of survivors to seek refuge in a supermarket. Trapped in the market by monstrous creatures lurking in the mist, the group also has to contend with the growing distrust and delirium of each other that soon proves to be a bigger threat than the monsters outside.

Frank Darabont is arguably the best director when it comes to bringing the work of Stephen King to the big screen, giving us the excellent weepie that is The Green Mile and arguably one of the greatest films ever made in the form of The Shawshank Redemption.

However, Darabont wouldn’t merely confine himself to bringing King’s non-horror works to the screen, using
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Gets A Suitably Epic Banner

The Predator isn’t the only 2018 blockbuster that has established a presence at London’s ongoing Brand Licensing Expo; Universal has also erected a suitably epic banner image for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Juan Antonio Bayona’s monstrous sequel that’s all set to become the dark and scary second chapter in Universal’s rebooted trilogy.

Pegged for a primetime June 2018 release, Fallen Kingdom has some mighty big boots to fill if it’s to emulate the success of its predecessor. Colin Trevorrow’s Jurrasic World revival was always tipped for box office stardom, but few would have predicted the film’s final tally to soar past $1.6 billion worldwide. Such an eye-watering total puts the Jurassic World franchise right up there with the highest-grossing films of all time – only Avatar, Titanic, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens have grossed more. So no pressure, right?

How Fallen Kingdom fares against such
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‘It’ is a Box Office Sensation — But ‘It’ is Not the Record Breaker Everyone Thinks

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‘It’ is a Box Office Sensation — But ‘It’ is Not the Record Breaker Everyone Thinks
Full credit where “It” is due: Currently standing at $266 million through its third weekend, “It” is a stunning success and boosted a domestic box office in serious crisis. A reasonable estimate, if somewhat conservative, is a domestic gross around $325 million.

All this, from a September horror film made for $35 million? That’s a stunning performance. And it’s by far the best-performing Stephen King adaptation. But it’s far from the top horror movie in history.

At $325 million, here’s where “It” will stand in adjusted totals:

Horror films The Exorcist (1973) – $983 million The Sixth Sense (1999) – $512 million House of Wax (1953) – $449 million Psycho (1960) – $379 million Signs (2002) – $345 million It (2017) – $325 million (projected)

House of Wax” was by far the biggest 3D hit in that technique’s first wave. “The Exorcist” is the ninth biggest-grossing of the post-silent era and a social phenomenon in its time. M. Night Shyamalan’s films both had high-end casts and
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New Line Announces Release Date For It Sequel

We haven’t seen the last of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Mere weeks after hitting theatres, New Line has already assigned a release date to their It sequel, announcing that the film will be with us on Sept 6th, 2019. So, basically the exact same weekend that the first one opened on. And that makes sense, too, given how well the movie’s performed thus far at the box office.

Tentatively titled It: Chapter 2, the sequel will pick up with the Losers Club 27 years after the events of It. Given that, we’re unclear as yet whether the film will herald the return of Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Sophia Lillis and the rest of the gang, but assuming director Andy Muschietti and Co. incorporate flashbacks into the story, there’s a very good chance New Line’s sequel will feature both the original Losers Club and their adult counterparts, as the
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption

Rebecca Lea Sep 25, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King arrive at the hugely popular The Shawshank Redemption...

The film: Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is accused of murdering his wife and her lover. Despite protesting his innocence, the jury is unconvinced and he is given two life sentences, the duration of which will be endured at Shawshank Prison. There, he meets Red (Morgan Freeman) who narrates their story. The two men form a close friendship as Andy gets used to prison life, dealing with aggressive fellow inmates, corrupt prison officials, and eventually running the Shawshank library.

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Frank Darabont is listed as one of the few directors who really manages to capture the work of Stephen King on screen.
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Batman Takes On Pennywise In Epic New Mashup Trailer

Not since Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance as the Joker has a cinematic trickster generated so much conversation, and it all stems from Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Stephen King’s flesh-munching abomination has been haunting theaters for several weeks now, pulling in a record amount of box office receipts in the process. It is currently at $417 million (worldwide) and counting, and all signs point to Andy Muschietti’s R-rated scarefest being remembered as one of 2017’s bona fide success stories.

But now that the terrifying clown is out in the open, spawning countless nightmares in the process, it’s time for all those mashup trailers to start rolling in. Just yesterday, we saw one that brought together Pennywise and the Joker in suitably epic fashion and now, it seems that the demonic entity has turned his attention towards another DC Comics character: Batman.

Yes, the Dark Knight and Pennywise go
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Harry Dean Stanton

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Chicago – Harry Dean Stanton didn’t just act. He created a screen personality all of his own. The actor died last week at the age of 91, but with a 60-year career, there are a slew of highlights and shades of the man. Spike Walters, Patrick McDonald and Jon Espino of HollywoodChicago.com spotlight three films in his career.

Harry Dean Stanton in a Recent Photo

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With his hang dog demeanor and distinctive voice, Stanton made a mark in his career, and appeared in character roles for notable films such as “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970), “The Godfather Part II” (1974), “Alien” (1979), “Escape From New York” (1981), “Pretty in Pink” (1986) and “Last Temptation of Christ” (1988). He had bigger and more up front roles in “Repo Man” (1984), “Paris, Texas” (1984), “Wild at Heart” (1990), “The Straight Story” (1999), “The Green Mile” (1999) and the upcoming “Lucky” (2017). To read the rest of the HollywoodChicago.
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It Primed To Topple The Exorcist As Highest-Grossing Horror Pic In Film History

The past fortnight has been a whirlwind for Warner Bros. and New Line’s It reboot.

Arriving off the back of a smart, measured marketing strategy – Bill Skarsgard ostensibly went into hiding in order to maintain the aura and mystery surrounding Pennywise – It set the global box office alight, collecting a record $123 million in North America on opening weekend.

That proved to be the first domino to fall, as the Andy Muschietti-directed pic has since chewed through practically every box office in its path to stardom, and Deadline today brings word of what is arguably It‘s most impressive feat yet. With its domestic haul of $223 million, the first chapter in New Line’s two-part Pennywise saga is within touching distance of toppling The Exorcist ($232.9m), which has clawed onto the title of highest-grossing horror pic ever since 1973.

There are, however, two caveats to that historic feat. First and foremost,
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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Tomb Raider and Jumanji top our movie news roundup!

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Tomb Raider and Jumanji top our movie news roundup!Tomb Raider and Jumanji top our movie news roundup!Amanda Wood9/18/2017 4:46:00 Pm

Tiff has finally come to an end, but we’re just getting started on one of our favourite times of the year to head to a theatre. Lots of cool movie news continues to drop daily, so read on to see what’s new in the world of movies!

As you’re probably aware, Tomb Raider is getting a reboot starring none other than fan-favourite Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. There’s a new poster and teaser for the upcoming trailer, and Alicia looks more than capable of filling the big shoes left by Angelina Jolie in the previous adaptation. Check out the new promo material below and catch Tomb Raider March 16th 2018.

Tomorrow - watch the trailer for #TombRaider, in theaters March 2018. pic.twitter.com/Lt
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Harry Dean Stanton: An Enigmatic Icon Whose Final Starring Role Might Be His Best

Harry Dean Stanton: An Enigmatic Icon Whose Final Starring Role Might Be His Best
As Ry Cooder’s slide guitar sounds melancholy echoes, the man suddenly appears in the desert, walking purposely toward some vague destination off in the distance. His sunbaked face covered with several days of beard, his pinstripe suit dusty and ill-matched with a red baseball cap, he is plainly driven by some inner demons. Just as plainly, he isn’t going to last much longer.

That’s how Harry Dean Stanton first appears in “Paris, Texas,” the classic 1984 drama directed by Wim Wenders from a screenplay credited to Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. And while taking stock of the much-respected actor on the occasion of his passing — Stanton died Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 91 — I cannot help viewing that unforgettable image as metaphoric: After a long trudge through a wilderness of secondary roles, he finally broke through in this film to get the attention he so richly deserved.

Of course,
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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered as Hollywood Mourns Cult Favorite

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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered as Hollywood Mourns Cult Favorite
Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday at the age of 91 and Hollywood has taken to social media to pay tribute to the screen legend who starred in Alien, Twin Peaks and everything in between. According to TMZ, the actor passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Stanton's career spanned more than 6 decades in numerous television and movie projects and he was also a Navy veteran of World War II.

Harry Dean Stanton was born in Irvine, Kentucky and raised with a musical background while attending Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Stanton sings, plays guitar, and plays the harmonica. After performing theater in college, Stanton said that he had to choose between being an actor and a musician while also mentioning that he could have been a writer as well after studying journalism. He was convinced to get into acting and the rest is history.
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It Has Set a New Box Office Record Every Day Since Release

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It Has Set a New Box Office Record Every Day Since Release
From the very beginning, it appeared as though It was poised to be a big success and one of the biggest horror movies of 2017. The Stephen King adaptation has lived up to that and then some. The movie has simply obliterated expectations this week, as evidenced by the fact that it has broken a record at the box office every single day since its release.

As reported by The Wrap, New Line Cinema's It started breaking records during Thursday night previews last week and has kept the streak going as the horror flick is headed into its second weekend. The record-breaking commenced when It brought in $13.5 million in Thursday night previews, which bested the previous record held by Deadpool for an R-rated movie. That was just the beginning though, as the records continued to get more impressive as the week rolled on.

Prior to It, the previous record for
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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, who has almost 200 acting credits to his name, with films like Alien and TV shows like Twin Peaks, passed away at the age of 91 yesterday. It hasn't been announced if there will be a public memorial service or if the remembrance will be a private affair.

Variety reports that the actor passed away from natural causes earlier today in Los Angeles. One of the actor's final films, Lucky, where he plays an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, will be released via Magnolia Pictures on September 29. He also has another film in post-production entitled Frank and Ava, where he stars alongside Eric Roberts and Lukas Haas. No release date has been handed out at this time.

Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky to Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and a tobacco farmer, and Ersol, a cook. Harry first followed in his mother's footsteps,
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Six Harry Dean Stanton films you can't afford to miss by Jennie Kermode

Harry Dean Stanton as Carl Rodd in Twin Peaks

He was the son of a cook and a tobacco farmer, a Kentucky boy who took a big risk by dropping out of university to pursue an acting career, but by the time he died on Friday at the age of 91, Harry Dean Stanton had appeared in more than 100 films. They include a host of hits: The Last Temptation Of Christ, Cool Hand Luke, Pretty In Pink, The Green Mile, Inland Empire and more. He had bit parts in the likes of The Godfather 2, In The Heat Of The Night and How The West Was Won, though sadly his scenes in Cheech and Chong's stoner classic Up In Smoke went up in smoke themselves. But some of his work was truly unforgettable. If you see nothing else, you have to check out these.

Repo Man

Repo Man

"The life of
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Film News: Character Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

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Los Angeles – He was often categorized as the ultimate male character actor, but Harry Dean Stanton stood out on his own, with a persona that added immediate recognition in any supporting performance, and was unforgettable when he stepped into a lead role. Stanton died on September 15, 2017, at age 91.

With his hang dog demeanor and distinctive voice, Stanton made his mark over a 60 year career, and appeared in character roles in notable films such as “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970), “The Godfather Part II” (1974), “Escape From New York” (1981), “Pretty in Pink” (1986) and “Last Temptation of Christ” (1988). He had bigger and more up front roles in “Repo Man” (1984), “Paris, Texas” (1984), “Wild at Heart” (1990), “The Straight Story” (1999), “The Green Mile” (1999) and the upcoming “Lucky” (2017).

Harry Dean Stanton in a Recent Photo

Photo credit: File Photo

Harry Dean Stanton was born in Kentucky, and was a World War II veteran in the Navy,
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Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More
Harry Dean Stanton stole more scenes than most other actors even appeared in. Over his six-decade career, the late, great actor managed the improbable feat of being as recognizable from his highbrow fare (like “Paris, Texas”) as he was from his high-school movie (“Pretty in Pink”) — and that was just in the mid-‘80s.

Stanton also worked with David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, and Monte Hellman, among many others; he left his indelible mark on all their movies, as he did on those who watched them. Here are some of our favorites.

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“Right.” Harry Dean Stanton doesn’t say much else in “Alien,” but he doesn’t need to. Along with Yaphet Kotto’s Parker, his Brett provides some much-needed levity aboard the Uscss Nostromo — it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream,
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Harry Dean Stanton dies, aged 91

Tony Sokol Sep 18, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91, it was confirmed over the weekend.

Actor Harry Dean Stanton died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Friday September 15th, his agent John Kelly announced. He was 91.

Stanton, who made his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas, submerged himself in over 250 movies since he began acting in the 1950s. That didn’t make him any less unforgettable, putting his subtle stamp on such films as Cool Hand Luke (1967), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Godfather II (1974), Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) and John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981). Plus he taught Emilio Estevez how to boost cars in the cult classic Repo Man.

Stanton hit the mainstream in John HughesPretty In Pink (1986), he played Molly Ringwald’s unemployed father.

He played against Jack Nicholson, a lifelong friend, in The Missouri Breaks and Bob Rafelson’s Man Trouble. He also appeared in The Mighty,
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