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10 Most Dysfunctional Onscreen Families

April 25th, 2013 8:00am EDT
The Big Wedding
Dysfunctional families are frequently portrayed in varying film genres, including comedies, dramas, horror and action films. The upcoming romantic comedy “The Big Wedding” brings an all new dysfunctional brood to the silver screen, with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton portraying a divorced couple faking their marriage during their son’s impending nuptials. The film features an all-star cast with the likes of Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. In honor of the film’s release on April 26, here are 10 of the most dysfunctional families ever to grace the big screen.

1. The H...
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31 Days Of Horror: "The Burning" (1981)

October 6th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
The Burning (1981)
With horror movies it’s pretty easy to come up with some bullshit excuse as to why you’re subjecting yourself to what is typically, by almost every conceivable measure, a pretty repugnant piece of shit movie. The Friday the 13th series has an unreasonably fierce puritanical streak, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about regional tension and the economic repercussions of automating farm labor, and every zombie movie ever is about how we’re the real monsters. 1981’s The Burning is about children getting stabbed to death with garden shears. Oh, and seeing some full frontal 80s girls. That’s it. ...
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7 Scariest Films to Watch on Halloween

October 28th, 2009 10:30am EDT
Scariest Films to Watch on Halloween
To be clear, we abhor the countless seemingly arbitrary lists of "scary" films that have littered the internet and many a magazine. If you are tired of trying to search these lists looking for films that don't have Halloween or 13th in the title, you will appreciate our list. Horror films, for the most part, are supposed to move the audience. They are not created for awards shows, and typically the ones that haunt us are the ones which are considered to be "bad" films. The most obvious issue with these previous lists it that they do not give an accurate explanation of how they define th...
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Five Scariest Movie Characters - Do You Agree?

October 26th, 2009 2:17pm EDT
Child
October is not only about the return of autumn and the departure of leaves, but is also another reason to dress up, or dress down, for Halloween. With Halloween comes the onslaught of scary movies that get their time to shine courtesy of the marathons thrown in their honor. Let's face it, a good horror film just wouldn't be the same without scary antagonists like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers who embody the ability to scare the orange off your candy corn.

These 5 scary movie characters in particular stand above the rest and are the last people you would want to wake up to see standi...
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'The Last House On The Left': Wrong Place, Wrong Time Movies

March 11th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
The Last House On The Left
Follow the shocking and terrifying story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who violently attacked their daughter in The Last House on the Left.

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed the...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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Opening April 13: Pathfinder

April 10th, 2007 12:20pm EDT
Pathfinder
The sole survivor of a Viking "dragon" vessel shipwrecked on Eastern shores of the New World fifteen years ago provides the only hope for the a Native American tribe faced with certain destruction by Norse berserkers in director Marcus Nispel's (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) dark action adventure. Continue Summary

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First Contact: The Story Of 'Pathfinder'; In theaters Nationwide April 13

April 3rd, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Pathfinder
In an untamed, primordial America, 500 years before Columbus will reach its shores, unfolds an epic battle between love and hate that will change one man's destiny and the future of a nation: Pathfinder. This action-adventure saga recreates one of the most riveting, yet never-before-seen, eras in human history – when Viking "dragon" ships from the mysterious Norse lands arrived out of nowhere to invade a pristine North America. Inspired by historical findings, yet forged with the magic and style of a modern graphic novel, Pathfinder comes to life in a cinematic experience filled with intens...
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"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" Hits Theaters October 4

September 3rd, 2006 9:00am EDT
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The original 1974 film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, shocked and stunned audiences with its bone-chilling realism. The horrifying story, drawn from a series of true events, is considered by many to be one of the greatest thrillers of all time and a landmark of terror that has influenced countless films in its wake. Iconic in popular culture, its menacing evil character, 'Leatherface,' will forever be one of the most recognizable screen villains.

With 2003's remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, starring Jessica Biel, the filmmakers at Platinum Dunes brought new life and vigor to the h...
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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Horror Films

August 17th, 2006 4:00pm EDT
The Wicker Man
Fall officially begins Sept. 22, but The Wicker Man (Sept. 1) deserves a spot on the list of upcoming creepy movies. In this remake, a young child has gone missing and it's up to a kindly but haunted sheriff (Nicolas Cage) to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance. The sheriff’s investigation is repeatedly stalled by the highly secretive, neo-pagan community that inhabits the island, and he soon discovers that there are still some cultures that refuse to play by the rules of modern society.

In The Covenant (Se...
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History Channel Examines Hollywood's Wicked Villains

November 29th, 2005 10:25am EST
Silence of the Lambs
From sci-fi villains like Darth Vader, to super-villains like Goldfinger, to psycho-villains like Hannibal Lechter, viewers can explore the fascinating nexus between reality and fiction, revealing the historical personalities, politics and trends that inspired their wickedness on “Hollywood’s Greatest Villains,” airing Thursday, Dec. 1, on The History Channel.

The program is a fascinating, terrifying look at some of the most evil -- and best-loved -- characters ever created, and how and where they fit into history. See how the conservative backlash of the 1980's laid the groundwork fo...
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