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    'Paranormal Activity 3' Trailer Hits, Global Anthropological Experiment With Film Masochists Begins

    Just when you thought "The Blair Witch Project 5: It's Witchin' Time!" nailed the coffin shut in the accidentally successful, cheapo-scare found/footage genre, the fucking godawful "Paranormal Activity" films had to light that shit afire again. Why? Because the Oren Peli-directed film cost (and looks like it cost) about $50 to make and grossed $193 million worldwide thanks to chowder-headed audiences with nothing better to do with their time. You do the math on that awesome profit margin. These films are essentially made for a nickel and pay for themselves about 15 times over -- "Paranormal Activity 2" grossed $177 million. Essentially, the s...

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    Watch: Some Staticky Clips From 'Paranormal Activity 3'

    So, here we go again. The "saga" of "Paranormal Activity" continues next month with the third installment in the found footage franchise that is pretty much "America's Funniest Home Videos" with the volume jacked and invisible hands moving shit around.

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    Watch: 'Human Centipede 2' Trailer Is Still Gross & Disturbing In Black & White

    We have to admit, despite the minor hoopla surrounding Tom Six's upcoming "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)," we had no idea the film was in black-and-white until we caught up with it ourselves, but the limited color palette didn't prevent us from saying the film "almost reaches the all-time gr...

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    Review: Too Meta 'Human Centipede Part 2' Almost Reaches The All-Time Gross-Out Pantheon

    Is Tom Six a filmmaker? Is Tom Six a storyteller? No, at this point, you’ll have to conclude he is neither of these things. What he is represents something maybe more honest, more pure: he’s a provocateur. In making “The Human Centipede: First Sequence,” Six took a memorably deranged subject of medi...

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    New Poster For ‘The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ Is Basically )) < > (( Multiplied

    Even though it stirred up a minor controversy no one really cared about when it was was more or less banned in the U.K., Tom Six's probably unnecessary "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)" is gearing up to premiere tonight at Fantasic Fest and soon enough we'll hear if the follow-up was a worthwh...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Working On "Cops Versus Monsters" Sci-Fi 'Freak Shift' For 2013

    Five Things We Learned From The Fast-Rising British HelmerAfter claiming awards at Fantastic Fest, Raindance, and IFF Boston for his debut feature, “Down Terrace,” U.K. director Ben Wheatley premiered his follow-up at this year’s SXFantastic to similar adulation, and rave reviews. (Read ours here.) ...

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    The Weinstein Company Picks Up Sean Penn's Goth Holocaust Dramedy 'This Must Be The Place'

    Lionsgate Nabs Midnight Madness Horror Flick 'You're Next'The biggest WTF movie so far this year has been Paolo Sorrentino's followup to his acclaimed "Il Divo," the Sean Penn starring "This Must Be Place." Premiering to a very mixed reception at Cannes this spring (that's sort of putting it kindly), the story follows a (seemingly) barely functioning goth rocker (Penn doing his best Robert Smith impression) who finds out his father he hasn’t seen in 30 years is dead and then goes on a road trip to find the SS Officer who made his life hell when he was imprisoned at Auschwitz. No, really, that's the plot. But it seems the Weinsteins know a cha...

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    The Last Place You Wanna Be Is Cooped Up With A Dozen Norwegian Guys In 'The Thing' Red Band Trailer

    Forget all those awards season prestige movies and international arthouse hits. With TIFF, Venice and Telluride over, it's now back to blockbuster schlock, so let's get on with the unnecessary "The Thing" remake shall we?

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    Post-Fall Film Festival Season: Five Movies We're Still Eagerly Awaiting

    And Five We're Worried About/DreadingWith the Toronto International Film Festival now over, the dust is beginning to settle on 2011 and we're moving into the final stage of the fall movie season. Many, if not most, of autumn's Oscar season big hitters have now been revealed, leaving principally commercial fare, and a few prestige-y films that are rushing towards completion. As ever, the benefits of opening your Christmas presents early is a mixed bag; it means that we're able to firmly recommend some big fall films, movies like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Shame" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin." It means we can also tell you to be wary of ...

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    Watch: A Wedding Goes Horribly Wrong In Teaser Trailer For '[REC] 3 Genesis'

    So, how successful is the Spanish horror franchise "[REC]"? Well, the original was released just a few years ago in 2007 and we're already on the third installment with a fourth entry, "[Rec] Apocalypse" already planned. But before we get to that, "[REC] 3 Genesis" will arrive to keep the magic goin...

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