‘Scream’ Actor Jamie Kennedy Explains Why Fan-Favorite Randy Meeks Should Probably Stay Dead [Interview]

Wes Craven’s Scream is now available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD and in a newly remastered Blu-ray, packed with special features that examine the smash hit and its legacy. For its release, Bloody Disgusting chatted with actor Jamie Kennedy, who played fan-favorite film nerd Randy Meeks.  While Randy survived the events of Scream, the character wasn’t […]

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‘Hellraiser’ Writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski Carve into the ‘Halloween’ Reboot They Pitched in 2012 [Phantom Limbs]

phantom limb /ˈfan(t)əm’lim/ n. an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated. Welcome to Phantom Limbs, a recurring feature which will take a look at intended yet unproduced horror sequels and remakes – extensions to genre films we love, appendages to horror franchises that we adore – that were sadly […]

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Behind the Music That Kills: An Interview With the Master of Horror, John Carpenter

For over 40 years, Michael Myers has existed as one of the greatest icons in horror. Coming into existence in 1978’s Halloween, Michael’s violence and terror have only been rivaled by few slashers in the genre. “He is supposed to be the boogeyman, a force of evil,” says director, writer, and music composer John Carpenter. […]

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The Mind Behind ‘The Guardians of Justice’: An Interview With Adi Shankar – Part 2

Welcome back to part-two of my interview with Adi Shankar, creator, producer, writer, and director on The Guardians of Justice (which made its debut at Cannes this week and will release on Netflix next year). Though the show takes shape in the form of a superhero narrative, its scope goes beyond that of generic superhero […]

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Directors Tease That the ‘Scream’ Trailer Is Only the Tip of a Very Deceptive, Scary Iceberg [Exclusive Interview]

The highly-anticipated trailer for 2022’s Scream is finally here, bringing with it a slew of imagery and plot tidbits to pore over until the film’s January 14, 2022 theatrical release. The precise type of information that’s guaranteed to raise more questions and send the fandom into overdrive to solve the mysteries. Scream is this time directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and produced […]

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David Gordon Green Says ‘Halloween Ends’ Script Is Complete and Awaiting John Carpenter’s Notes [Interview]

Halloween Kills arrives in theaters and on Peacock on Friday, October 15, picking up immediately after the events of 2018’s Halloween. Michael Myers escapes the blazing basement where the Strodes left him to die and resumes his killing spree across Haddonfield. It rips open old wounds from Haddonfield’s previous encounter with the boogeyman. Director David Gordon Green, who […]

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“The Fall of the House of Usher”: Mike Flanagan Previews His “Insane” and “Horrific” New Netflix Series [Exclusive]

Fresh off “Midnight Mass,” Netflix will be reteaming with Mike Flanagan for “The Fall of the House of Usher,” a just-announced new series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The limited series from Intrepid Pictures is “based on multiple works from Poe.” 8 episodes have been ordered. Flanagan and Michael Fimognari will each direct four episodes. What […]

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‘Scream’: Marley Shelton Recalls First Experience with Wes Craven and Teases the Evolution of Judy Hicks

Scream 4 introduced Marley Shelton‘s Judy Hicks, the awkward lemon-square baking deputy to Sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette). The character served as a red herring and a source of conflict between Dewey and Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) but established herself as a valuable ally by the film’s end. During the production of the new Scream, Shelton spoke with the […]

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The Mind Behind ‘The Guardians of Justice’: An Interview With Adi Shankar – Part 1

Adi Shankar is a remixer of media. While the producer/showrunner/storyteller has had his name attached to several films, it is that of his Bootleg Universe that stands out among his work. In taking iconic characters throughout pop culture, Shankar crafts narratives around them that subvert their source material. His Power/Rangers short, one of his most […]

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‘Scream’: David Arquette Teases How the New Film Will Honor the Legacy But Evolve It For Savvy Fans

Scream is back! So, too, are some very familiar players, including the loveable fan-favorite, Dewey Riley, played by franchise veteran David Arquette. The fifth entry of the franchise will also introduce a whole lot of new faces and key creatives, including directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and producer Chad Villella, the three members of the filmmaking group known […]

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‘Halloween Kills’: Even Actress Judy Greer Was Surprised By the Gruesome Body Count [Interview]

Actress Judy Greer‘s Karen Strode became a fan favorite upon release of 2018’s Halloween. Karen broadcast her disdain for Halloween by wearing Christmas sweaters in October and struggled with her estranged relationship with mom Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). But it was that memorable “gotcha” moment in the finale that solidified Greer’s character as a standout. […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Laurie Strode Has Transcended in ‘Halloween Kills’ [Interview]

One of the enduring and most formative Final Girls of horror, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) took quite a beating in 2018’s Halloween. With the help of her daughter and granddaughter, Laurie used forty years of preparation to defeat Michael Myers and leave him for dead. But it left her severely wounded, and he is […]

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‘Scream’ Actors Matthew Lillard and Skeet Ulrich Argue Whether Stu and Billy Are Still Alive and Reflect on the Film’s Legacy [Interview]

Wes Craven’s Scream is quickly approaching its 25th anniversary, and its popularity only seems to grow with time. The iconic fan-favorite will be released for the first time on 4K Ultra HD and in a newly remastered Blu-ray on October 19, 2021, packed with special features that examine the smash hit and its legacy. Ahead of its release, […]

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Writer James Dearden Recalls Wolfgang Petersen’s Unmade ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Movie [Phantom Limbs]

phantom limb /ˈfan(t)əm’lim/ n. an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated. Welcome to Phantom Limbs, a recurring feature which will take a look at intended yet unproduced horror sequels and remakes – extensions to genre films we love, appendages to horror franchises that we adore – that were sadly […]

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‘You’re Next’ at 10: A Bloody Disgusting Oral History With Adam Wingard, Sharni Vinson and More

In a post-Scream world, it seems slasher fans expect and deserve more from their favorite style of horror. The sub-genre remains reliant on buckets of blood and gratuitous violence, of course, but an expectation of the unexpected has become the new tradition. Story structure and character has changed, shifting away from the virginal Final Girl […]

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