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    Trick or Treat? Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Looks at Deception

    In recognition of the "trick" side of the Halloween tradition, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page highlights films that expose corruption, lies, and the manipulation of truth. Watch these and other docs now for free!

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    Your Week in Streaming: This Halloween, 10 Horror Movies to Scar You for Life

    Halloween is upon us. Satisfy your taste for the weird, curious, disturbing and life-scarring with these 10 independent horror films that will melt your brain and rot your soul.

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    Happy Halloween! Here Are 10 Indies That Changed the Face of Horror

    Horror films have long been a mainstay on the independent film scene. Considering the relatively inexpensive production costs and devoted fan-base that promises returns for financiers, countless filmmakers have taken the plunge and painted the screen red with blood. Many of these filmmakers with the...

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    The Anatomy of a Scary Film: An Infographic

    Gearing up for Halloween, it's the perfect time to study the anatomy of a scary film and what it is that makes us afraid. Is it the creepy music, the realistic (or not-so-realistic) special effects or the guts and gore? Perhaps all of the above? The team at Wish.co.uk has created an infographic tha...

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    Review: Why Is Tobe Hooper's 'Djinn,' the First UAE-Produced Horror Film, Such A Terrible Movie?

    Whatever the real reasons behind the movie's belated arrival, we can be sure it wasn't held back for quality control.

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    Why John Carpenter Is the Most Underrated Filmmaker Of Our Time

    About a decade ago while I was attending the Vancouver International Film Festival, I ended the screening day over beers with a small group of critics. By the end of the evening, we came around to proclaiming John Carpenter the most underrated American filmmaker of our time.

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    The Essentials: 7 Great John Carpenter Movies

    This week, "The Fog," filmmaker John Carpenter's 1980 chiller about a fog that rolls into a sleepy seaside community carrying with it ghostly visitors, will be re-released on Blu-ray and DVD by Shout Factory, complete with a host of all new special features (including a wonderful, retrospective conv...

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    Watch: Test Footage From John Carpenter's 'Halloween' Using Steadicam Competitor Panaglide

    Though many know of the great impact that the Steadicam had on the filmmaking world at large, few are aware of its competitor, the Panaglide. Though many use the two names interchangeably now, both were two different systems that were part of a nasty battle but what’s important now are the images th...

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    TV Ratings: Winners ("The Voice," ABC Fridays) and Losers (The CMAs, Halloween Night)

    The 2012-13 television season just finished up week six, with NBC and CBS stealing back the 18-49 and overall viewers crowns after Fox's World Series-propelled wins in both last week. But ABC -- third in both regards -- offered up two of the most interesting ratings stories last week, both good ...

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