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Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film Exhibit Opens October 2nd in SeattleWe know a lot of our readers live up in the great Pacific Northwest so when we heard about a new exhibit opening up this weekend at the Experience Music Project Museum entitled “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film”, of course we had to share the news. Read on for the details.

Horror films scare us so why do we like them? Vampires, monsters, and murderers have fascinated audiences for centuries. Today the movies that feature them dominate the box office, reinforcing the historical significance and cultural relevance of the horror genre. Organized by EMP, “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film” examines the pivotal role that horror plays in the human experience.

Three iconic horror directors–Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth–have curated a selection of their favorite films, providing a solid foundation on which audiences can safely explore the spectrum of cinematic horror from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to the present day.

Visitors will get a chance to view iconic artifacts, including the script from Night of the Living Dead, the alien creature suit from Alien, the scavenger demon from Constantine, Jack Torrance’s axe from The Shining (pictured above), the original “Gill Man” mask used in Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bram Stoker’s Dracula manuscript, and other horror film memorabilia.

Interactive highlights include:

  • Scream Booth: Visitors are prompted to scream on cue as they watch horror film footage in a soundproof booth. A camera memorializes the moment with multiple shots displayed just outside the stall.
  • Horror Soundscapes: Visitors explore the fundamental music elements and scoring techniques used in horror to enhance a cinematic sense of suspense, dread, and terror.
  • Monster Timeline: A large infographic defines the monster archetypes of horror film, examines their individual particularities, and explores why they continue to inhabit the collective conscious of popular culture.
  • Shadow Monsters: Philip Worthington’s interactive installation allows visitors to watch as their projected shadows morph into monsters.

    BEWARE! Due to the subject matter explored herein, this exhibition has a suggested rating of PG-13.

    For more details, including ticketing info, visit the EMP Museum website. EMP at Seattle Center is located at 325 5th Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109; 206.770.2700 or 1.877.EMP.SFM1.

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    Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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    A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

    MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

    It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



    After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

    This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

    As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
    -Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
    -Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
    -‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
    -Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
    -‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
    -Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
    -Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
    -“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
    -The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
    -Original Theatrical Trailer
    -Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
    -Collectible Poster
    -Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

    The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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    Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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    Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

    It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

    I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

    Nice!

    On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

    You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

    All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

    Enjoy!

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    Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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    Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

    It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

    And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

    But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

    I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

    You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

    Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

    The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

    Synopsis:

    When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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