Lois Duncan’s ‘Summer of Fear’: The Inspiration Behind Wes Craven’s 1978 Movie [Buried in a Book]

In the 1970s, Lois Duncan’s work began to reflect her interest in the supernatural. The uncanny was an infrequent element throughout her output before she stopped writing fiction entirely, although this fascination led to some of her most popular books. In her ‘76 novel Summer of Fear, Duncan looked no further than her own upbringing […]

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“Cursed Films” Exclusive Clip Explores the Real Life Voodoo of ‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’

A brand new episode of Shudder’s “Cursed Films II” premieres tomorrow, April 28, and the subject for the latest Season 2 episode is Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow. In this Bloody Disgusting exclusive clip from the new episode, “Cathy Tyson, Bill Pullman, and makeup artist David LeRoy Anderson recall how attending a Haitian […]

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‘The Hills Have Eyes’ True Story Explored in Bloody Disgusting’s Podcast “Insidious Inspirations”

This is the true story of The Hills Have Eyes… In 1974, Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shocked the world with its family of cannibalistic killers lurking in rural Texas. A few years later, in 1977, horror legend Wes Craven released The Hills Have Eyes, a film about a brutal struggle […]

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Wes Craven’s ‘Cursed’ – Scream Factory Blu-ray Will Include Brand New Interviews

Wes Craven‘s Cursed is getting a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory, with the two-disc set currently set for release on May 10. Today, we have full release details. Unfortunately, the so-called “Craven Cut” of Cursed is not being represented in any way, shape, or form by this release, but we are at least getting brand […]

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‘Scream’ Slashes Into Digital Tomorrow; Join Us for a Watch Party With Radio Silence!

Yeah, you’re going to love this one. It’s a scream, baby! Hailed as “a breathless, razor-sharp slasher worthy of the legacy” by our very own Meagan Navarro (review), Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s much-anticipated new Scream arrives for purchase on Digital tomorrow, March 1, 2022, with killer bonus content! We will be celebrating with […]

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‘Cursed: The Craven Cut’ – Never-Before-Seen Photos Surface of Skeet Ulrich and More!

One of the most famous alternate horror movie cuts that hasn’t yet surfaced is the “Craven Cut” of werewolf movie Cursed, which may or may not even exist. To be clear, there’s no completed “Craven Cut” of Cursed sitting somewhere on a shelf waiting for release, that much is true, but it’s also clear there […]

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How ‘Scream’ Boldly Gives a Middle Finger to Toxic Fandom [Spoilers]

I walked out of Scream with a smile on my face. And no, it’s not because I get my jollies from watching teenagers and otherwise competent adults get sliced and diced by a maniac in a mask. Scream successfully reinvents the franchise and is the most audacious entry in the series to date. Rather than […]

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How ‘Scream’ Boldly Gives a Middle Finger to Toxic Fandom [Spoilers]

I walked out of Scream with a smile on my face. And no, it’s not because I get my jollies from watching teenagers and otherwise competent adults get sliced and diced by a maniac in a mask. Scream successfully reinvents the franchise and is the most audacious entry in the series to date. Rather than […]

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Wes Craven’s ‘Cursed’ Coming to Blu-ray for the First Time! [Updated]

Wes Craven‘s Cursed is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory, we’ve learned this afternoon, with a two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set releasing on April 26, 2022. At this time, no Special Features info is available. However, Scream Factory does note that this release features a “never-before-seen version [that is] shockingly more frightening and undeniably […]

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‘Scream’ Has Surpassed $100M at the Worldwide Box Office!

After a massive 4-day opening, the newest Scream dropped 58.6% at the box office in its second weekend, but still managed to add another $12.40M here in the States. With zero new competition in its third weekend, the fifth film in the franchise dropped only 40% and managed to carve out another $7.35M for a domestic […]

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Fan-Made ‘Scream’ Poster Remakes the 1996 Movie’s Classic Art

While the new Scream movie legs its way to $100 million at the box office, one fan has taken it upon himself to remake the original 1996 Scream poster with the 2022 movie’s new cast. Neto Ribeiro Design just tweeted out the retro-style poster art, which channels the classic poster for Wes Craven’s Scream and […]

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The Defining Horror Series of the Millennial Generation: Coming of Age With the ‘Scream’ Franchise [Spoilers]

This article includes spoilers for Scream (2022). When the original Scream debuted, the world was a different place. I was 10 years old, and my biggest concerns were homework and playing pretend with my friends. In a few short years, however, my life and everyone’s around me would be forever changed 一 and I’m not […]

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The New ‘Scream’ Movie Getting a Solo 4K Release and Two-Pack With Original Movie; Pre-Order Now!

The movie theater is currently the only place you can see the brand new Scream movie, unfortunately, but we can expect that a Digital HD and physical media release isn’t far behind. In fact, you can already pre-order the movie’s home video releases through Amazon this week! We don’t yet have any release dates but […]

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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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Thank You, Wes: A Tribute to One of Horror History’s Most Authentic Auteurs

By most definitions, an auteur is a filmmaker whose style is infallibly their own; they inject each of their films with such a distinct style and vision– chief among these traits, unique sincerity– that there is no mistaking whose work it is. Ever so often in one’s lifetime do we get to wholly acknowledge when […]

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