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  • Max_home_top_story

    Stuff To See In LA: January 26th - February 1st

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 26, 2009

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    Okay... This Is Awesome...

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008

  • Somebodyuptherelikesmenickoffermanlstribecafilms_home_top_story

    Nick Offerman & Zach Galifianakis hit comedy gold in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' Q&A

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Mar 18, 2013

    We highlight the top 15 moments from last night's screening event
  • Nineladiesvoguecoverbig_home_top_story

    Oscar Watch: 'Nine' ladies Vogue, Nic Cage's 'Bad Lieutenant' gets a trailer

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Oct 12, 2009

    Plus: 'Anvil' is the first screener, 'Lovely Bones' poster and more
  • Thin_man_final_home_top_story

    Stuff To See In LA: February 2nd - 8th

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 2, 2009

  • Matt Lauer: 'I can't do this schedule for any prolonged period of time'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

    Matt Lauer: "I can't do this schedule for any prolonged period of time" "How I Met Your Mother" cast will deliver the Letterman Top 10 Why Netflix should release "House of Cards" Season 2 today, amid an East Coast snowstorm
  • William Castle Film Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

    Includes:The Tingler (1959), MPAA Rating: NR 13 Ghosts (1960), MPAA Rating: NR Homicidal (1961), MPAA Rating: NR Mr. Sardonicus (1961), MPAA Rating: NR Zotz! (1962) The Old Dark House (1963) 13 Frightened Girls (1963) Strait-Jacket (1964), MPAA Rating: NR The Tingler As famous for the gimmick with which the film was shown as for its genuinely spine-tingling story, The Tingler follows a pathologist (Vincent Price) as he searches for the cause of a series of deaths and discovers that the victims have a large insect-like creature growing on their spinal chords. The creature attacks when the people are frightened and is only killed when the host emits a blood-curdling primal scream. This is coupled with a subplot to scare the deaf-mute owner of a silent movie house to death. Along the way, a couple of characters are injected with LSD and begin hallucinating like mad. When one of the nasty monsters "escaped" into a movie theater, the film's gimmick would begin. In order to further frighten audiences, director William Castle had certain theater seats rigged with small Army surplus devices that would deliver a mild electric shock to the spine in hopes of inducing terrified screams. Castle also planted audience members who would scream and faint. The house lights would go up, the film would stop and ushers would carry the unconscious person out of the theater. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide 13 Ghosts Gimmick-loving producer William Castle strikes again with this fun haunted-house thriller which invited audiences to find the hidden ghosts roaming about a haunted house through a special process called "Illusion-O" by which patrons could employ a special pair of red-and-blue-colored glasses to detect ghosts on the screen during the film's color-tinted sequences. The story is set in the mansion of the deceased occult scientist Dr. Zorba, whose nephew Cyrus and his family occupy the creepy estate and discover that they are not the only tenants. It seems the Doctor has been harboring 12 elusive specters on the premises, the appearance of which can only be detected through his final invention: a special pair of ghost-viewing goggles. To further complicate matters, it is learned that Zorba has stashed a small fortune somewhere in the house, and someone -- or something -- is determined to stop Cyrus and family from finding it. This film's original release featured an introduction from Castle, describing the "Illusion-O" process and demonstrating the proper use of the tinted glasses; he also appears in an epilogue stating that the glasses can be used to detect ghosts outside the theater! ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide Homicidal Homicidal represents producer/director William Castle's slant on Hitchcock's Psycho. The film concerns a young woman named Miriam Webster (Patricia Breslin) who seemingly has everything a girl could want - including a successful flower shop business, and a handsome beau, Karl (Glenn Corbett), who works as a pharmacist. Events take a turn for the worse, however, when Miriam's half-brother, Warren, returns from Europe - with a rather unpleasant friend in-tow: a blonde named Emily (Jean Arless). Emily promptly sets about destroying Miriam's life: the newcomer attempts to wheedle Karl away from Miriam, then rips the flower shop to pieces, then ultimately reveals a little taste for knife-wielding that directly threatens Miriam's safety. Like The Tingler and other Castle outings, this one originally featured a gimmick, preserved in the video release: a "fright-break" just prior to the climax, which allowed terrified audience members approximately 45 seconds to get out of their seats and leave the theater - to avoid the prospect of being "frightened to death." One look at Jean Arless's credit in the cast listing betrays the final twist in this one, directly (and unapologetically) lifted by Castle from Psycho. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Mr. Sardonicus In this 1961 William Castle film based on Ray Russell's
  • Sinbad_home_top_story

    Special effects master Ray Harryhausen dies at 92

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Films included 'Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,' 'Valley of the Gwangi,' 'Sinbad'
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    Box Office: Liam Neeson owns January again as 'The Grey' is no. 1

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Jan 29, 2012

    Katherine Heigl's 'One for the Money' can't find the cash
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    Interview: 'Surviving the silent movie' and beating the odds with 'The Artist'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 25, 2011

    Director Michel Hazanavicius and stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo speak for the film that doesn't
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