Tag Archives: The Exorcist

The scariest movies ever nominated for Academy Awards

With Halloween being this coming weekend, I wanted to have a little fun here and talk about scary movies and Oscar. As a general rule, the Academy doesn’t go for horror, but they have occasionally slipped on in here and there. This year, there’s a fringe contender in It Follows[...]

The scariest movies ever nominated for an Academy Award

Since it’s Halloween (Happy Halloween everyone), I wanted to do something horror centric but also still relating to Oscar in some way. As such, I wanted to take a look at which scary movies, to one degree or another, were embraced by the Academy Awards. Ideally I’d have focused on[...]

Oscars® “Celebrate the Movies” with Launch of Digital Exhibition

HollywoodNews.com: In anticipation of the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences has launched “Celebrate the Movies,” a digital exhibition spotlighting iconic moments from 84 films. Beginning today, January 23, the exhibition will appear on digital billboards in Los Angeles, and on ABC’s digital “SuperSign,” an electronic landmark in[...]

After “The Thing,” which horror films also need a prequel?

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: With Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” now in theaters, we decided to look at three horror films that could use a bit of the old retroactive storytelling treatment. The problem is, most of the influential (and not-so-memorable) horror films of our time[...]

The Top 10 Scariest Horror Films from the last 20 years

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The goal of this list is pretty simple. I’m sure we’re all sick and tired of seeing countless ‘scariest movies of all time’ lists every Halloween that basically include some combination of the same several movies. Among the movies that will not be on this list: “Psycho,”[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Social Network’ to add millions of friends

HollywoodNews.com: Three adult-skewing titles hit the multiplex this weekend – “The Social Network,” “Let Me In” and “Case 39.” Of the three, Sony’s “Social Network,” a biopic about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his unscrupulous ascent with the social website looks to outdistance itself from the competition with about[...]

Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey head to New Orleans for ‘Killer Joe’

HollywoodNews.com: New Orleans continues to be a hotbed for filmmaking in the wake of “Green Lantern” with William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” set to shoot there. The production, which was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, with “The Exorcist” vet in the director’s chair, will pair Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. “Killer[...]

Terrifying “Exorcist” receiving director-approved Blu-ray treatments

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The puke will be extra green. The blood will be a vivid red. In fact, everything about William Friedkin’s masterful “The Exorcist” will be amplified when it arrives on a two-disc, high-definition Blu-ray set on Oct. 5 from Warner Home Video. Friedkin’s “Exorcist” — believed by many[...]