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WolfCop is here. A lycanthropic horror-comedy romp that just screams fun, WolfCop is nothing if not entertaining. To celebrate the release of the film, we’ve gone back and revisited the Top 11 Police Officers in Horror.

Now we’re not talking about private eyes or police force detectives, but flatfoots, beat cops, the boys in blue. To make this list, you’ve gotta be wearing the badge, sidearm holstered on your hip, and be dressed in uniform. Before we kick off this one, we’ve got some honorable mentions for you.

Just missing the Top 11 were Sheriff Andy Bellefleur from “True Blood” and Officer Deborah Morgan from “Dexter.” Both were detectives at one point or another in their respective series, but they also walked the beat. A shout goes out to two officer dads in iconic horror films. Sheriff Leigh Brackett (father of Laurie’s friend Annie) in Halloween and Lieutenant Donald Thompson (father of Nancy Thompson) in A Nightmare on Elm Street were not only doting dads, but they served and protected as well. We’d also like to throw a little love to New York Police Officer Ralph Sarchie, whose story was the inspiration for Deliver Us from Evil, and last, but certainly not least, is the PMS Cop. Ya gotta love it.

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Army of the Damned – Officer Carpoza
It was a pure stroke of genius to cast wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer, the Innovator of Violence, as a police officer in Army of the Damned. Dreamer has the perfect look to play an officer of the law. He’s got the solid jaw, the apparently surly persona, and the burly physique. Carpoza goes on a routine house call in Army of the Damned, only to find out that it’s much more than he could ever have expected. Partnered with Thea Trinidad (better known in the wrestling community as TNA’s Rosita, who also made one helluva cop) as Officer Lawson, the two veterans of the squared circle made for fantastically believable officers in this supernatural, bloody adventure.

“Holliston” – Officer Duffy
You don’t normally associate a physically imposing, nearly 6’6″ horror veteran with outrageous comedy, but Derek Mears is more than just your average horror vet. Mears also just happens to be one hilarious individual, and a great illustration of that is his portrayal of Officer Duffy in Adam Green’s “Holliston.” Officer Duffy and his equally funny partner Officer Pappas (played by Colton Dunn) make for the perfect pair of flatfoots to try to rein in the shenanigans of the “Holliston” crew. Amid a slew of recurring characters played by horror legends in the beloved “by horror fans for horror fans” “Holliston” show, Officer Duffy is one of the best!


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A Demon Within Emerges With Eye Candy

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We just scored you cats a fresh batch of stills from A Demon Within, which you’ll be able to dig on once it hits select theaters and VOD on January 12, 2018, via Blue Fox Entertainment. As we mentioned in our last article debuting the trailer, Blue Fox holds the worldwide rights and is currently selling the film internationally.

Charlene Amoia, Julia Larsen, Clint Hummel, Jeremy Miller, Patricia Ashley, Michael Ehlers, and Cole Crawford star in the film from directors Ayush Banker and Justin LaReau.

Synopsis:
In 1914 Crestwick, a demonic spirit named Nefas surfaced to prey on a family, which ended with the death of an innocent young girl. The mysterious events haunted the Midwestern community for years. Now, decades later, a skeptical doctor must stop history from repeating itself by confronting his personal demons and fighting to save the life of a teenage girl who has become possessed in his family’s old house.

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Annihilation – New Trailer and First Stills!

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We’ve been talking about Alex Garland’s new film, Annihilation, for a couple of years now, and finally Paramount has released some eye candy for you to digest in the form of a brand new trailer and several stills! Dig in!

Based upon Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, and Gina Rodriguez.

Look for it in theaters on February 23, 2018.

Synopsis:
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Left to right: Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson in Annihilation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Annihilation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

Natalie Portman plays Lena in Annihilation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

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New 78/52 Clip Showers Off

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To celebrate the UK DVD release of the Psycho doc 78/52, we have a brand spanking new clip for you cats to go crazy over. Watch it quick; you don’t want to keep Mother waiting!

The flick, from director Alexandre O. Phillipe, features interviews with Walter Murch, Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee Curtis, Osgood Perkins, Danny Elfman, Eli Roth, Elijah Wood, Bret Easton Ellis, Marli Renfro – body double for Janet Leigh in Psycho, Karyn Kusama, Neil Marshall, Richard Stanley, and many more.

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the ‘Man behind the Curtain’, and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema, 78/52 references the number of set-ups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. One entire week out of the four weeks scheduled to shoot Psycho — a full quarter of the film’s production schedule — was dedicated to the infamous shower scene.

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