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Eaten Alive (1976) Tobe Hooper- (The Best Horror Movie You Never Saw)

Welcome to a new episode of THE BEST HORROR MOVIE YOU NEVER SAW, where we take a look at some of the horror films of yore that don’t get the love we think they deserve. This week we’re taking a good, long look at Tobe Hooper’s deranged EATEN ALIVE (WATCH IT HERE), his followup to the iconic TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE!

EATEN ALIVE isn’t as well known or well regarded as TCM, but it’s just as dirty, disturbing and harrowing, featuring a terrific cast that includes Nevill Brand, Robert Englund, Mel Ferrer, William Finley and Marilyn Burns.

Here’s the synopsis:

Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel, destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Presided over by the bumbling, mumbling Judd (and his pet croc which he keeps in a large pond out front), the patron of this particular establishment

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Genre Film Consulting Firm Blood Oath Launches With Chamber Thriller ‘Old Man’ & Horror ‘Slashman’

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EXCLUSIVE: A group of horror veterans are partnering to launch Blood Oath, a consulting firm targeting the horror and independent genre world.

The company is aiming to be a one-stop shop for filmmakers and producers across all facets of the genre film landscape, from development to casting, budgeting and financing, all the way through delivery and promotion.

The team is comprised of: Paper Street Pictures’ producers Aaron B. Koontz (The Pale Door) and Ashleigh Snead (The Ranger), casting director David Guglielmo (The Standoff At Sparrow Creek), Film Bridge International’s Jordan Dykstra (Trick), festival programmer and public relations specialist Logan Ann Taylor (Fantastic Fest), and acquisitions/distribution vet Brandon Hill (Nightmare Cinema) who was previously at Cranked Up and Fangoria and has recently joined Cinedigm. The execs are based in Los Angeles, New York, and

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Trog: The strangest horror film of its era

Having grown up in poverty and, according to some reports, said to have suffered sexual abuse as a child, Texan girl Crawford clawed her way up from obscurity to the very top of Hollywood. The fact she was still pushing for roles across the 1960s, no matter how schlocky some might have appeared, was simply a continuation of her famous fighting spirit, says Johnson.

Nearly all of Crawford’s later movies are centred around sparky matriarchs who make their male counterparts seem utterly insignificant, set within deliriously silly horror settings that are impossible to stop thinking about, whether that’s an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery at the circus (Beserk!, 1967) or a dairy farm beset by axe killings (Strait-Jacket, 1964). In Strait-Jacket, a prescient horror about gaslighting, Crawford lights her cigarette on a spinning vinyl. She’s still full of attitude. 

“I’m still so amazed by Joan Crawford as she was so masculine

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Castle Freak Remake Trailer Arrives Reimagining Stuart Gordon’s 90s Horror Cult Classic

The first trailer for the reimagining of Dennis Paoli and Stuart Gordon’s 1995 horror cult classic Castle Freak has arrived. The movie is set to scare audiences December 3rd on Shudder and December 4th on VOD & Digital HD.

In Castle Freak, after she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca’s receives some bizarre news: her long-lost-mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew-and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious happenings begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel her family’s mysterious history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.

RELATED: Barbara Crampton on New Castle Freak Movie: It’s Not a Remake [Exclusive]

Produced by Barbara Crampton (star of the original

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Playhouse, Helen Mackay, William Holstead (Horror Movie Review)

PLOT: A playwright moves into a castle with a dark history, planning to write a play about the tragic events that took place in his new home. His plans are disrupted by the fact that the castle is haunted.

REVIEW: The feature writing and directorial debut of Fionn and Toby Watts (a.k.a. The Watts Brothers), the supernatural horror film PLAYHOUSE (WATCH IT HERE) is mildly intriguing throughout, but never manages to reach the level of being fully engaging, and its slow burn approach may begin to test the viewer’s patience when half of the 87 minute running time has gone by and not very much has happened. If you stick around until the ending, well… there’s also not a whole lot in the way of payoff, but at least you get some interesting drama along the way.

The story the Watts crafted is set entirely in and around

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Vince Vaughn horror movie wins weekend box office

Body swap takes the top!

Another bleak pandemic weekend for North American theaters had the new horror movie FREAKY easily slashing into first place with an estimated opening of $3.7 million.

Directed by Christopher Landon (HAPPY DEATH DAY), the R-rated thriller finds a high-school girl (Kathryn Newton) switching bodies with Vince Vaughn’s serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher.

As usual for the company, the Blumhouse production was made on a modest budget, with a cost of $6 million. Universal released the dark comedy (on FREAKY Friday the 13th) onto 2470 screens.

Critics seemed to think the movie was a bloody good time, with an average of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 66 on Metacritic. Take a stab at the JoBlo review HERE.

Moving to second place was the Kevin Costner/Diane Lane thriller LET HIM GO with $1.8 million. The R-rated drama dropped

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Controversial 2011 Horror Film ‘Megan Is Missing’ Is Going Viral on TikTok

Megan Is Missing is huge on TikTok.

The 2011 found-footage horror film, which was banned in New Zealand for objectionable content amid heavy criticism for its subject matter, is gaining a resurgence thanks to renewed interest and discussion from TikTok users.

Here’s a plot summary: “Fourteen-year-old Megan and her best friend Amy spend a lot of time on the internet, posting videos of themselves and chatting with guys online. One night Megan chats with a guy named Josh who convinces her to meet him for a date. The next day, Megan is missing—forever. Based on actual cases of child abduction, this thriller will keep you riveted, as you realize how easy it is to fall victim to harm in this technological age.”

Writer-director Michael Goi got on TikTok to issue a statement.

“I got a text from Amber Perkins, the lead actress in my movie, that it’s exploding on

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How That Wild ‘Real Housewives’ Scene Made It Into Horror Film (Exclusive)

Spoiler alert: This post contains mild spoilers from the new horror film “Freaky”

“Real Housewives” fans will scream in delight knowing an iconic scene from the reality TV franchise appears in the new horror film “Freaky.”

Warning, mild spoilers ahead.

Midway through the film, the murderous Blissfield Butcher (Kathryn Newton) gets captured and tied-up in high schooler Josh’s (Misha Osherovich) house. To pass the time, Josh turns on one of his favorite shows, “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

The scene he’s watching is one most iconic from the series, the Season 4 episode where LuAnn de Lesseps — aka The Countess — is bucked while riding a camel in Morocco. One moment, de Lesseps is enjoying a tranquil ride through the desert; the next, she’s hanging on and hollering for dear life.

Also Read: ‘Freaky’ Film Review: Bloody and Wacky Don’t Quite Mix in Slasher-Body Swap Hybrid

“Freaky’s”

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UK film industry in rude health despite virus horror

Far from being wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, Britain’s film and television industry is enjoying a blockbuster run thanks in large part to a surge in online streaming.

Attracting global production teams to spectacular landscapes, gothic castles and state-of-the-art studios in the UK, the nation’s film industry has enjoyed big growth in recent years — also thanks to tax breaks.

From blockbuster movie franchises “James Bond” and “Star Wars” to hit US series “Games of Thrones”, Britain has a long history of filming international hits despite enduring some lean times.

“The UK screen industries are a huge success story and a big contributor to the cultural economy of Europe,” said Gary Davey, chief executive of Sky Studios.

“We have a wealth of talent right across the UK, both on-screen and off-screen. I don’t see that changing anytime soon,” Davey told AFP.

US-owned broadcasting group Sky is meanwhile pressing ahead

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There Are Only 2 Good Horror Entries

The great Gunnar Hansen as the original Leatherface in 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The great Gunnar Hansen as the original Leatherface in 1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Screenshot: Bryanston Distributing Company

Tobe Hooper’s 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a horror masterpiece. His 1986 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a horror comedy masterpiece. The rest of the series ain’t so great. With another Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot due next year, we decided it was time to sift through the bones and revisit the rest. Are they really as bad as we remember?


Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

After Texas Chainsaw 2, New Line acquired the rights to the series hoping Leatherface would jump-start another cash cow franchise in the vein of Nightmare on Elm Street—but the response was pretty underwhelming, and Freddy Krueger-style success did not follow. Honestly, it’s not a terrible movie, it just feels kinda slight, and is nowhere near as cleverly, vomit-inducingly macabre

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