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Little Shop of Horrors Back in Theaters for Halloween

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Audrey II will be looking to gobble up some nostalgic box office dollars as Little Shop of Horrors makes its way back to theaters just in time for Halloween.

From the Press Release:
Special Cinema Event to Feature an Exclusive Interview with Director Frank Oz, Plus the Film’s Original Ending, Never Before Seen in Theaters.

For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros.

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented on Sunday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day. Tickets for “Little Shop of Horrors” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event in more than 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Originally released in December 1986 and based on the off-Broadway musical adaptation of Roger Corman’s low-budget 1960 horror comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors” stars Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, a loveable loser whose fortunes change when he discovers a mysterious plant he calls “Audrey II” after the demure love of his life, Audrey (Ellen Greene). But as Audrey II (Levi Stubbs) grows, Seymour discovers the plant has a taste for blood, preferably human … and a lust for power.

“Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for two Academy Awards®, including the high-energy “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space,” which Ashman and Menken wrote specifically for the film. “Little Shop of Horrors” received widespread acclaim from critics upon its initial release, and became a perennial best-seller on home-entertainment formats. Its loyal following has grown over the years, and while the film’s original ending has been released on DVD and Blu-ray, this special presentation by Fathom Events and Warner Bros. marks the first time it has been shown to a large-scale audience in cinemas.

“Little Shop of Horrors” combines a stunning visual flair with a remarkable score by Ashman and Menken, who would go on to create such classic movie musicals as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. The film’s iconic supporting cast includes Steve Martin, Vincent Gardenia, James Belushi and Bill Murray, along with a unique trio of Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks and Tisha Campbellas “Greek chorus” Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon.

“This special presentation of Little Shop of Horrors will delight longtime fans and also offer them a new sense of discovery in an ending that the studio and Frank Oz have allowed us to present for the very first time,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations, said. “For fans of movies and musicals, this is truly a cinematic event.”

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Synopsis:
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

Synopsis:
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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