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Matt Barr Talks Life and Death on Harper’s Island



Matt Barr Talks Life and Death on Harper's IslandIf you missed out on watching “Harper’s Island” (review here) during its television run, shame on you. Now that the show is available on DVD, you have no more excuses. Recently we sat down with one of the series’ stars, Matt Barr, who played “Sully”, to talk about what it was like living and dying on the now infamous slasher vacation spot.

“You know, I didn’t think I’d last more than a few episodes, but somehow I kept breathing,” Barr tells us. “We never knew when our numbers would be up. We just had no clue. Every week we’d [the cast] get the scripts on like a Sunday night, and we’d anxiously read them wondering who would be the one to get the axe. It was especially nerve-wracking as an actor; we felt that if we didn’t nail our scenes, we’d totally be the next to go!” Matt jokes. “That really kept us on our toes though. Just like the characters in the show, we never knew what our fate was going to be. They’re stuck in this situation living moment-to-moment, trying to survive, and as actors we got to play off of that, so the peril really serves us all.”

**SPOILERS FOLLOW** – Proceed with caution

“We never knew who the killer was going to be either,” Barr continues. “There was a point later in the show when the cast had minimized and there was just a handful of people left, and I thought to myself, ‘You know, Sully can be involved in this somehow. Maybe I’m the killer!’ Then people started making comparisons about how Callum Keith Rennie, who played John Wakefield, and I sort of looked alike, and that really planted a seed in my head. Maybe there was some kind of father/son thing, and I was like, ‘Shit! Maybe I am one of the killers!’ It’s funny that it did after all end up being a father/son thing. Just not with me.”

“For the longest time I thought the killer was going to end up being Cal. You know, this British guy who doesn’t really fit, and what’s Chloe doing with him anyway?” says Barr. “It didn’t make sense to me. I thought I was the big dog and had it all figured out. I even tried getting the producers drunk one night to see if they would spill it. But … yeah, I was wrong. We were coming back from Christmas break to shoot the last two episodes, and I was at LAX airport sitting next to Chris Gorham, who played Henry, and he kept looking at me funny. He had this little evil grin on his face, and I was like ‘What?! Is your bagel not good?’ And he kind of just kept smiling and nodding his head, and then I finally put it together. I connected the dots and asked ‘Nooooo…. is it you?’ and he grinned and said ‘Yeah, it’s me, and I’m gonna end up killing you.’ So I just lost it! I think I was screaming out loud calling him a liar!” laughs Barr. “So don’t ever trust Chris Gorham. He’s a LIAR! He’s a father of three … but he’s still a liar!”

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations



The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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