Failure to Burn: Revisiting the Original ‘Firestarter’ Movie

Constant Readers often refer to Firestarter as “vintage King.” This designation is usually reserved for works published in Stephen King‘s early career, roughly marked by his debut novel Carrie (1974) and the horror masterpiece It (1986). That run also includes fan favorites like The Shining, Pet Sematary, and Night Shift, and has spawned an astonishing […]

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Drew Barrymore as Barbarella? Writer John August Details the Unmade Movie [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a peek at Drew Barrymore’s developed but eventually jettisoned Barbarella and the Second World, a feature film adaptation of the Jean-Claude Forest comic book previously brought to screens as Roger Vadim’s classic ‘60s Jane Fonda vehicle. Joining us for this talk is John August, the celebrated […]

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‘Scream’ Filmmakers Reveal the Surprise Easter Egg Cameos You Didn’t Notice! [Spoiler Interview]

Spoiler warning: This article contains Scream spoilers. The new Scream packs extensive franchise history into a film dedicated to Wes Craven‘s memory. That history doesn’t just shape the story; it offers fans a slew of references, Easter eggs, and even fun surprise cameos to track. Bloody Disgusting chatted with directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and executive producer Chad Villella about Scream‘s impressively long list […]

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‘Scream’ at 25: From Sleeper Hit to Horror Franchise Juggernaut

When Wes Craven’s Scream was released wide in theaters on December 20, 1996, small opening weekend numbers pointed to a slasher movie audiences weren’t interested in, especially not at Christmas. Then a rare thing happened; its numbers only got more substantial with each passing week. Twenty-five years and a full-blown franchise later, it’s hard to imagine Scream as […]

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Drew Barrymore Doubles Down on Weird in 1993’s ‘Doppelganger’ [Through the Cracks]

As hardcore horror fans, sometimes it feels like you’ve seen it all. There are no surprises left to discover, no classic slasher film waiting around the corner to thrill you and slap a childlike grin on your face. You try to feed the fix by searching through lists of “The Best Horror Films You’ve Never […]

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Drew Barrymore and Michelle Pfeiffer Reveal Full Circle Connection Between ‘Scarface’, ‘Scream’ and ‘What Lies Beneath’

One of the most memorable movie openings of all time, Drew Barrymore‘s Casey Becker was killed off in the opening sequence of Wes Craven’s Scream, but did you know that Barrymore based her brief appearance in the film on 1983’s Scarface? Barrymore’s Casey Becker was modeled after Michelle Pfeiffer in the classic movie, particularly her […]

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