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    Why the Crazy, Bloody Erotic Thriller 'Proxy' Will Surprise You At Every Turn

    "Proxy" doesn't always work, but its commitment to unpredictable twists and pushing beyond morbid extremes bears the stamp of showmanship sorely lacking from many other examples of the genre.

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    Watch: A Killer Stalks a Video Chat Site in Terrifying Trailer for 'The Den'

    "Hey I'm Elizabeth" "What's up?" "Nothing much, I'm actually just trying to meet some new friends." "I'll be your friend." Cue music. The trailer for "The Den", a horror film about a girl (Melanie Papalia) who witnesses a murder on a video chatting website and becomes hunted, opens a frightening win...

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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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    Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten & Amy Smart Board '7500' From 'The Grudge' Director Takashi Shimizu

    Honestly, we figured “The Grudge” director Takashi Shimzu would have a hard time finding quality work after the 2006 sequel “The Grudge 2,” a film with all the trappings of a straight-to-DVD effort, which didn’t exactly capture the (minor) effectiveness or (major) box office heat of the first film. ...

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    Universal's No-Name 'Wolfman' Reboot Going Straight-To-DVD

    From the studio that brought you a bunch of “Bring It On” sequels and “Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball” comes “Untitled Werewolf Thriller,” a direct-to-DVD (and Blu-ray and On Demand) movie that will trod the same territory as last year’s Academy Award-winning talent suck, “The Wolfman.”

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    'Cabin Fever' Getting Two Prequels Shooting Back-To-Back Next Spring

    Original Helmer Eli Roth Not InvolvedJust because Halloween is over it doesn't mean that the horror news outflow is going to end anytime soon for one of the industry's most profitable genres. Though this piece of news is either a trick or a treat depending on how you feel about the "Cabin Fever" fra...

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    The Amazing Race: 'Shame' & 'Tinker Tailor' Lead Noms At British Independent Film Awards

    Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur' Also Wins Seven Nods, 'Kevin' & 'Kill List' Close BehindWhen "Chariots of Fire" writer Colin Weiland announced on stage at the 1982 Oscars that "The British are coming!," it went on to live in infamy; the British failed to come, and the U.K. film industry continued on...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Puss In Boots' Purrs To No. 1 As Wintery Weekend Affects Bottom Line Totals

    Opening up on 3,952 screens DreamWorks Animation’s 3D "Puss In Boots," a spin-off of the popular and lucrative "Shrek" series, was always going to do well. Even critics were on board this time (an 81% RT score), including our own positive Playlist review. However, competing with Halloween and Hallow...

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    Quelle Horreur! 10 Foreign-Language Horrors To Freak You Out This Halloween

    There's a reason so many American horror films in the last couple of decades have largely been remakes of foreign language movies – because those films are really, really scary. The fact that the remakes are, by and large, completely awful, has to do with the specificity – there are details in culture and location that, when displaced, shuffled, or wholly removed, greatly impact the narrative and the power of the storytelling. Feudal Japan, with its cultural landscape of spirits intermingling with the living, can't be swapped for suburban Chicago, the home of Abe Froman, the Sausage King. In the age of the internet, ...

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    Future Scares: Ben Wheatley's 'Kill List' & Elizabeth Olsen's 'Silent House' Get 2012 Release Dates

    So, looking for some scares that don't involve some footage shot for about $10 and then cobbled together with some jump scares? (That's right we're looking at you "Paranormal Activity 3"). Well, you might have to wait until 2012 but the early part of the year should satisfy your thirst for cinematic...

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