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Movies On Demand Gets Spooky for Halloween

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Not planning on leaving your house on Halloween night? Bored by whatever’s being offered on traditional cable! We so friggin’ hear ya! Good thing for you that Movies on Demand is pulling out all the spooky stops!

From the Press Release

Movies On Demand on cable (MOD) has scared up a frightful collection of new and classic thrillers to keep cable audiences across the country in goose-bumps this Halloween, including new releases, some of the most revered horror franchises and whimsical kids’ content.*
 
Once again MOD will set the mood for the holiday with its streaming Jack-O-Lantern, a free online treat available from now through Nov. 7. This glowing pumpkin face, set to appropriately creepy music is now online at: streaming MOD Jack-O-Lantern.
 
New Release Scary Titles* – The centerpiece of MOD’s 2014 Halloween major studio presentations is the television premiere of The Purge: Anarchy, the hit thriller starring Frank Grillo and Zach Gilford, premiering on October 21. Also premiering this month is director Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us from Evil, premiering Oct. 28.  Halloween day (Oct. 31) is the last chance to see Devil’s Due with Allison Miller and Zach Gilford.  Other new releases currently playing are the nightmarish and well-reviewed Oculus and The Quiet Ones, a terrifying story inspired by real events.
 
On the new release indie front, now playing for Halloween is Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. New this month are Horns with Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen King’s A Good Marriage with Joan Allen, an anthology film from 26 directors- The ABCs of Death 2, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead and Life After Beth.  Premiering later this month are V/H/S: Viral (the third film in the anthology, premiering 10/23) and Stonehearst Asylum with Kate Beckinsale and Michael Caine (10/24).
 
Famed Horror Franchises** – Films from some of the most memorable classic horror franchises that ever haunted the screen return to cable this Halloween, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, Hellraiser, The Addams Family, Evil Dead, Jason, Saw, Ghostbusters and Final Destination.
 
Classic and Recent Horror Movies** – Also playing are hundreds of classic and recent horror and thriller titles. Here’s just a sample: Poltergeist, Evil Dead 2, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Shining, The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Paranormal Activity, Warm Bodies, Resident Evil: Retribution, Children of the Corn, The Crow and many more.
 
Kids and Family Halloween** – Kids and families can get into the Halloween “spirit,” on MOD with spooky pumpkins, monsters and magic. They can check out titles from favorite franchises such as Harry Potter, DreamWorks Spooky Stories, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Monsters Inc, Coraline, Monster High, Scooby-Doo, The Addams Family, and many favorite films such as Hotel Transylvania.
 
These Halloween movies are On Demand on most cable systems in the U.S. Get info on most titles here: Halloween Movies On Demand
 
**Where to find Halloween titles within various Movies On Demand folders on these major systems (content availability varies by system).  Many of these titles can also be found in the A-Z folders within Movies On Demand on various cable systems.

 

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Video: The Shape of Water Q&A with Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre

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This past weekend at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA betwixt a double screening of The Shape of Water and the classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the former’s director Guillermo del Toro (and star Doug Jones) sat down to discuss the latter’s influence on the film, Gill-man sex, “one sock movies,” his career in the genre, and more with moderator Jonah Ray, and we were there to film a portion of it.

Our sincere thanks to American Cinematheque general manager Dennis Bartok for extending the invitation.

For more Cinematheque screenings, visit the official website here.

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Michael C. Hall Buried in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary

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Now here’s an audio book we can REALLY get behind! Entertainment Weekly is reporting that former “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall will be narrating the first ever unabridged recording of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Sometime’s audio is better!

Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time,” Stephen King said in a statement. “I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.

We’re thrilled to finally bring Pet Sematary to King’s audiobook fans,” Simon & Schuster Audio president and publisher Chris Lynch added. “Michael C. Hall is a perfect match for this timeless story, which has long deserved an unabridged production.

The unabridged audiobook of Pet Sematary will be released by Simon & Schuster Audio on March 27. Speaking of Hall… you know he would make a pretty friggin’ good casting choice to play Victor Pascow in the upcoming Pet Sematary remake. Just sayin’.

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Saw-inspired Game Play With Me Sets a Trap on Steam

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Saw fans have a lot to be happy about right now. In addition to Jigsaw being teased for Dead by Daylight, a new Saw-themed game called Play With Me has launched on Steam, and although it’s not officially connected with the franchise in any way, developer Airem promised that they created a videogame which looks and plays as though it were made by Jigsaw himself. As you can tell from the trailer and screenshots, the production values and overall quality of Play With Me appear to be considerably higher than most other indie horror games released on Steam, and you’ll probably be very happy to see that Airem took the time and effort to create stylized hand drawn environments rather than using purchased assets from the Unity Store.

The killer behind the sinister traps in Play With Me is known as the Illusion, with the player taking control of investigative journalist Robert Hawk as he tries to fight his way through a series of sick and twisted obstacles created by the lunatic. The voice acting in the trailer was a little cheesy, although we see at 1:09 that the player will be tasked with using a kitchen knife to cut open a dead body (presumably to retrieve an item hidden in the cadaver’s stomach), which is not an image you’ll be forgetting anytime soon.

IQ Publishing are offering a 15% discount off Play With Me for those who purchase the game before January 24, so Saw fans might want to mark that deadline in their calendars and purchase it from Steam before the time is up. After all, it can’t be worse than Konami’s awful official Saw videogames.

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