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    Weekend Box Office: 'Paranormal Activity 3' Collects All-Time Biggest Horror Opening

    Clearly, there are some bonafide ad wizards over at Paramount after this weekend’s $54 million performance by “Paranormal Activity 3.” While the franchise appears to have its share of detractors, with some growing tired of the “found footage” subgenre, this picture carried surprisingly-generous crit...

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    In Theaters: 'Paranormal Activity 3' Hopes To Scare Off 'The Three Musketeers' This Weekend

    It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time for terrible horror movies to rule at the box office. I’m surprised there aren’t more this year, but we do have the "Paranormal Activity" franchise taking the Halloween crown from “Saw,” which I think we’ve seen the last of for a good while, at least. Sev...

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    Ben Stiller To Direct Period Horror Film 'The Mountain' Based On Edith Wharton's 'Summer'

    No, Really, SeriouslyDerek Zoolander, Greg Focker, Tugg Speedman, White Goodman, Chas Tenenbaum, Maury Finkle...Edith Wharton? Yeah, something in there doesn't fit, and we just double checked the calendar and this isn't April Fool's Day, so it must be real. Ben Stiller is directing a period horror f...

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    Watch: Blood-Spattered Red Band Trailer For 'The ABCs Of Death' Horror Omnibus Contenders

    As we’ve previously mentioned, “The ABCs of Death” is an intriguing little omnibus horror anthology project that Drafthouse Films and Magnet are putting together, featuring a bold mix of modern horror talent like Ben Wheatley (“The Kill List”), Ti West (“House of the Devil”), Jason Eisner (“Hobo With a Shotgun”), Nacho Vigalando (“Timecrimes”), Srdjan Spasojevic (“A Serbian Film”), and twenty others. The concept is simple, the film will feature 26 vignettes from 26 directors each dedicated to a letter describing a manner of dying, while “a linking device will open, connect and close” each short, according to the official website. However, one...

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    Watch: Get Out Of The Water, It's The Teaser Trailer For 'Piranha 3DD'

    While there has been much hand-wringing over native and post-converted 3D, no one in their wildest imagination could have guessed that last summer "Piranha 3D" would take in over $80 million worldwide. While the news kept James Cameron up at night, the smash success of the low brow horror flick thre...

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    Yawn...It's The Trailer For 'The Devil Inside,' Yet Another Exorcism Horror Flick

    Considering it was made on a shoestring budget, as part of Paramount's "micro-budget" shingle Insurge, "The Devil Inside" has probably already made it's cost on pre-sales, so it's likely no one at the studio particularly cares if this entry in the exorcism genre has absolutely nothing new to say.

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    Watch: 'Hostel 3' Trailer Features Gratuitous Ass Shots & A Wheel Of Misfortune

    The "Hostel" franchise was never any great piece of cinematic art. It basically just got a bunch of attractive young people together and then tortured them all for our cinematic "pleasure." But as low rent as the series has been so far, the upcoming direct-to-DVD sequel is far more shallow and lame-...

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    Box Office: Slow Weekend As '80s Remakes 'Footloose' & 'The Thing' Open Soft; 'Real Steel' Stays #1

    You put out one remake of an '80s movie during a slow weekend, and it’s not a big deal. You put out remakes of two niche early '80s hits on the same weekend, and audiences get the message. This weekend was the clearest example yet of studios offering reheated product, one of which was remains in pub...

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    In Theaters: '80s Night At The Multiplex With 'Footloose' & 'The Thing'

    Kick off your Sunday shoes, dear readers, this weekend it's time to cut loose with "Footloose." And what's that? It's a remake-tastic weekend with "The Thing" also in theaters, if you enjoy your '80s nostalgia with body inhabiting aliens instead of nubile dancing teens. Also, Señor Almodóvar's lates...

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    Watch: A Haunted House Creeps Out Harry Potter In New Trailer For 'The Woman In Black'

    Like we said yesterday about Emma Watson stepping out boldly in her post-"Harry Potter" career, same goes for Daniel Radcliffe. The actor, who has done a couple of small films in between the 'Potter' pics and earned raves on stage in "Equus" and "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," is...

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