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Latest Stories 3 Reasons to Watch for Actress Nicola Peltzupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 16:48:00

The 15-year-old has M. Night Shyamalan's endorsement - and some famous costars

Decision on Polanski extradition due early next yearupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 05:51:00

Swiss authorities will make a decision early next year on whether to agree to a U.S. extradition request for award-winning director Roman Polanski, a spokesman for the Federal Department of Justice and Police said Wednesday.

The hidden costs of identity theftupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 09:40:00

Debra Guenterberg doesn't have to go to a horror movie to get spooked. She says she's been living a nightmare for the past 13 years.

Vampires are still the people's choiceupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 14:55:00

If left up to audiences, the trend of the undead will never die. Real-life Paranormal Activity in The Fourth Kind: Fact or Fiction?updated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:10:00

The truth behind reports of mysterious disappearances and alien visitors in Nome, Alaska

Early Christmas at the cinemaupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 11:45:00

AOL's Russ Leatherman reviews the movies "A Christmas Carol," "The Fourth Kind" and "The Men Who Stare At Goats."

'The Fourth Kind' of fake?updated: Fri Nov 06 2009 08:01:00

"The Fourth Kind" isn't the kind that Nome, Alaska, wants around.

Horror legends back from the deadupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 12:45:00

There has been a resurgence of interest in horror recently, with zombies and vampires in particular colonizing our cinema screens in ever greater numbers.

'This Is It' wins weekend box officeupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 14:24:00

Halloween audiences picked beats over blood this weekend, pushing "Michael Jackson's This Is It" to the top spot, while horror phenomenon "Paranormal Activity" scored a strong second-place finish.

Mad over Michael!updated: Mon Nov 02 2009 14:24:00

Does Michael Jackson's movie, 'This is it,' exploit his Death? Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer discusses this topic with his panel.

Haunted houses thrive in scary economyupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:02:00

Most businesses would hate to see their customers running out their doors, but in one suburban strip mall near Denver, Colorado, they are chasing the customers away -- with a chainsaw.

Wes Craven on horror filmsupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 09:59:00

Director Wes Craven tells CNN what makes a horror film work best.

Christopher Lee: Horror films today are 'obscene'updated: Fri Oct 30 2009 08:27:00

Although his name is synonymous with horror, Christopher Lee says he doesn't have much desire to see pictures that fall under that genre these days.

Hollywood embracing Polanskiupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 16:43:00

Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer reports on Roman Polanski and lawsuits surrounding the Jackson estate.

Hollywood embraces Roman Polanskiupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 16:43:00

When filmmaker Roman Polanski was arrested Saturday in Switzerland, he was on his way to accept an award for Lifetime Achievement at the Zurich Film Festival.

Brain scans gauge horror flick fear factorupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 14:42:00

Film producer Peter Katz doesn't just want his horror movies to scare you. He wants to pinpoint how frightened you are down to an exact moment in a scene.

Stirring the pot of controversy with film remakesupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 07:48:00

Love them or hate them, when it comes to remakes, it seems the only thing people can agree on is that they more often than not stir controversy.

Study: Showerheads may deliver blast of bacteriaupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 16:28:00

If the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho scared you, here's another reason to scream: A new study says that potentially disease-causing germs can get trapped in showerheads and grow into biofilm, or coats of slime that deliver a bacteria blast along with your hot water. Vampires Are So 2009 - Welcome, Werewolves!updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 21:07:00

Fangs are fine, but hair and claws look to be the next big thing

From honkeytonk to horror in 'H2'updated: Fri Aug 28 2009 12:04:00

Texas country singer Jesse Dayton finds a whole new fan base working with Rob Zombie in 'Halloween II.'

Jesse Dayton crosses over with 'Halloween II'updated: Fri Aug 28 2009 12:04:00

You can't get through a conversation with Jesse Dayton without hearing a reference to Texas at least once.

Zombies give life to our economic bluesupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 10:56:00

In these times of economic woe where better to escape the bitter reality of the credit crunch than your local, friendly multiplex? Cameron Diaz & Megan Fox Freaked Out By Horror Filmsupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 18:59:00

They can star in them, but just don't ask them to watch!

Ghosts stay clear of 'Haunting' actressupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 07:54:00

In its opening weekend, "The Haunting in Connecticut" scared and thrilled millions of moviegoers across the country.

'Race to Witch Mountain' casts a spell at No. 1updated: Sun Mar 15 2009 15:20:00

The Disney family film update, "Race to Witch Mountain," won the weekend box office in fine fashion, grossing $25 million according to Sunday's estimates from Media by Numbers.

'Friday the 13th' slashes recordsupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 16:09:00

With $42.2 million, the biggest opening gross thus far in 2009, "Friday the 13th" easily won the record-breaking Presidents Day weekend box office race, beating out Valentine's Day favorites "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "He's Just Not That Into You," as well as solid holdovers "Taken" and "Coraline." (All totals listed here are according to early three-day estimates from Media by Numbers; rough figures for the four-day holiday weekend will be out tomorrow.)

New Jason unmasked for 'Friday the 13th'updated: Thu Feb 12 2009 08:35:00

Actor Derek Mears has a big hockey mask to fill.

'Prom Night in Mississippi' reveals racial dividesupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 13:52:00

The same week an African-American family moves into the White House, a movie about a Mississippi high school's first integrated dance debuts at the Sundance Film Festival.

Eco-horror films shocking us into actionupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 05:08:00

There's a new wave of horror films stalking the box office.

'Batman' arrest latestupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 14:20:00

Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson investigates the arrest of "The Dark Knight" star Christian Bale.

'Knight's' Bale: Who is that masked man?updated: Mon Jul 28 2008 14:20:00

He armors himself, keeps other people guessing and likes to wear a mask.

Aussie director delivers with Tasmanian horrorupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 12:25:00

Cannibalism, Tasmanian tigers and a good dose of Australian humor: These are the ingredients of the latest film from down under, the intriguingly titled "Dying Breed."

Heavy metal and violence: More than a myth?updated: Mon May 12 2008 05:42:00

Violence and heavy metal seem to have been inextricably entwined since the dawn of the metal genre.

Hideo Nakata: Director of dreadupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 06:23:00

Japanese writer and director Hideo Nakata has been hailed as the modern master of macabre.

A haunted studioupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 06:23:00

CNN's Anjali Rao horror film director Hideo Nakata about his J-Horror movies. Anna Faris Finalizes Divorceupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 12:42:00

Scary Movie actress Anna Faris finalized her divorce Tuesday, agreeing to pay her ex-husband $900,000 and split property and acting royalties, according to court papers. McCain Disproves the Doubtersupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 01:20:00

His victory over Romney in Florida has confirmed his frontrunner status. And the money could start flowing

Tim Burton's Sweeney Toddupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 12:41:00

The Screening Room talks to Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter about their new film Sweeney Todd.

Burton hits a barber-ous noteupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 12:41:00

Cross one macabre-obsessed director with the grisly legend of a homicidal barber, add a lick of singing, a smart, oddball cast and what do you get?

The Screening Room's Top 10 Movie Deathsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:04:00

Movie deaths can be tragic, heroic, spine-chilling -- even funny. This month, we've brought together our favorite screen exits, from Psycho to Bambi.

Review: 'Orphanage' will give you the creepsupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 11:23:00

At a time when American horror seems transfixed by graphic sadism, the acclaimed Spanish chiller "El Orfanato" ("The Orphanage") harks back to an older tradition of psychological scares and things that go bump in the night. Q&A: Talking with Stephen Kingupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 19:00:00

The master of the horror story and the horror movie talks about his new movie, his new book and his new musical.

Review: 'The Mist' is bold and frighteningupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 10:37:00

It's the end of the world -- again!

Cruise, Streep and Redfordupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 13:41:00

Robert Redford directs the political thriller ''Lions for Lambs'' starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. Young Frankenstein: Monster Mashedupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 01:00:00

Mel Brooks's follow-up to The Producers doesn't have the same spark The Freaks Come Out at Nightupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 23:00:00

Celebrating the gory glory of the Toronto International Film Festvial's marvelous Midnight Madness series

'Halloween' scares up record Labor Dayupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 05:03:00

"Halloween" came early and closed Hollywood's strong summer season with a record-breaking Labor Day weekend debut.

CNNMoney: Hollywood Minuteupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 02:32:00

Hollywood Minute

CNNMoney: `Halloween' creeps to record $31M debutupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 02:32:00

"Halloween" came early and closed Hollywood's strong summer season with a record-breaking Labor Day weekend debut.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Tue May 08 2007 15:00:00

Actress Neve Campbell, best known for her roles on the 1990s Fox TV series "Party of Five" and the "Scream" horror movies, has married British actor John Light, People magazine reported Monday.

Review: Exciting 'Grindhouse' a wild rideupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 07:48:00

When filmmakers talk about how great the movies were back in the 1970s, they're usually thinking about "The Godfather," "Chinatown," or "Dog Day Afternoon."

CNNMoney: Do you like scary movies?updated: Wed Oct 11 2006 11:28:00

It's October. And you know what that means ... boo!

EW review: Hooray for 'Lassie'updated: Fri Sep 01 2006 09:36:00

Not many animals are more emotive than collies: those anxious eyes, the long face, that occasional humanoid smile. This is why Lassie is a legend.

CNNMoney: Fall movies: James Bond and not much elseupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 09:29:00

The summer is almost over. And for Hollywood, it's been a welcome change from a year ago.

EW review: 'Barnyard' disappointsupdated: Fri Aug 04 2006 09:16:00

In "Barnyard," an animated-animals movie from Nickelodeon, Otis (voiced by Kevin James) is the goofy cow, round and shiny and tricolor like a walking Neapolitan ice cream bar.

Ivins: 24/7 doesn't cover itupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 15:19:00

State of play in the Middle East: Lebanon, extensively damaged plus a half-million refugees; Syria, tired of being dissed; Israel, disproportionate. Are you kidding? Did it work last time they occupied Lebanon? Condi Rice, undercut by neocons at home? Iraq, completely fallen apart. Iran, only winner? Everybody else, mad at Bush. Most under-covered story, collapse of Iraq.

Money Magazine: Global Warming: What's in It for Youupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

THIS SUMMER THE SCARIEST MOVIE at the multiplex isn't your garden-variety horror flick, and it doesn't star anyone named Tom. It's an indie film called An Inconvenient Truth, and it's...a documenta...

Money Magazine: 5 ways to save by living greenupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 11:13:00

This summer the scariest movie at the multiplex isn't your garden-variety horror flick, and it doesn't star anyone named Tom.

EW review: 'Scary Movie,' 4 shameupdated: Fri Apr 14 2006 08:25:00

If the "Scary" franchise continues beyond "Scary Movie 4" -- and there's no reason to think it won't, so long as the universe keeps providing such spoof-ready pop-cultural phenomena as "Saw," "The Grudge," and Tom Cruise's lovestruck gymnastics on Oprah's couch -- then here's a modest proposal: Enforce a one-term limit on whichever auteur de junque is entrusted with "Scary" 5, 6, 7, or 13.

Everyone's a comedianupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 08:42:00

A few months ago, "Saturday Night Live's" Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell created a short film, "Lazy Sunday." The contrast of two white guys talking about cupcakes, Red Vines licorice (enjoyed with a Mr. Pibb) and "The Chronicles of Narnia" -- set to a hardcore rap beat -- was clever, funny and became an instant hit.

CNNMoney: Help! My wife can't handle moneyupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 09:47:00

Okay I love my wife. But every couple has issues, particularly when money is involved.

EW review: 'Failure' lives up to titleupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 09:18:00

I can't count how many times since Christmas I have been informed of the imminent arrival of "Failure to Launch," by movie trailers and TV spots as well as by eye-catching full-page newspaper and magazine ads that feature a breezy Sarah Jessica Parker propping up a loungey Matthew McConaughey.

CNNMoney: Lionsgate is roaring in Hollywood -- and on Wall Streetupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 14:35:00

NEW YORK ( - There's been a lot of talk about the box-office slump in Hollywood. But if you're looking at the results of independent film studio Lionsgate, you'd think Tinseltown was on a roll.

CNNMoney: Tarnished year for silver screenupdated: Mon Jan 02 2006 10:24:00

Most movie studio executives are probably glad that 2005 is finally over.

CNNMoney: Boo! Scary movies are big businessupdated: Fri Sep 30 2005 09:11:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Do you like scary movies?

EW review: Odd saga of other 'Exorcist'updated: Wed May 18 2005 15:43:00

If you're a certain kind of moviegoer -- my kind -- then the announcement that Paul Schrader's prequel to "The Exorcist," was being shelved after it had been fully shot and edited only stoked your desire to see it.

EW review: Kutcher-Peet's insufferable 'Love'updated: Wed Apr 20 2005 13:58:00

People in the first blush of romance can get a little satisfied with themselves (they develop an "I'm worth it!" glow). That attitude reaches a painful state of insularity in "A Lot Like Love."

What we're really scared ofupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 11:57:00

So you think "The Exorcist" is about demonic possession, "Alien" is about a hungry beast and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is about people turning into mindless pods?

Entertainment Weekly: The Must Listupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 14:42:00

"Passions," parrots and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:

Fortune: The Ring Mastersupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 00:01:00

Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, co-chairmen and CEOs of New Line Cinema, are huddled together at a conference table in their New York City offices, trying to work out exactly how to spend $130 million...

Review: Horror comes home in 'Silent Hill 4'updated: Thu Sep 09 2004 14:14:00

Unlike Hollywood horror movies that often get worse with each new sequel ("Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan," for example), Konami's scary "Silent Hill" series gets better -- and creepier -- with age.

Now playing at the Zeitgeist Odeonupdated: Wed Jun 23 2004 13:18:00

The Germans have a word for it: "zeitgeist," or the "spirit of the age."

CNNMoney: Hollywood plays it againupdated: Fri May 28 2004 15:33:00

Hollywood has decided you can't have too much of a good thing, so a flood of remakes is set to jam the nation's multiplexes.

Cut and runupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 12:40:00

There's an old Monty Python sketch, "Sam Peckinpah's 'Salad Days,' " in which a gathering of 1920s English country swells is interrupted by a man asking, "Tennis, anyone?"

Fortune: Don't Bury Tech Yet--It's Still Alive!updated: Mon Jan 22 2001 00:01:00

In the 1988 Wes Craven horror movie The Serpent and the Rainbow, Bill Pullman plays a chemist who goes to Haiti to check out a drug that turns people into zombies. Pretty lame plot, as I recall, bu...

Fortune: Selling in Three Dimensions beyond creature featureupdated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

In the Internet's brief history, three-dimensional imagery has attained roughly the same status--a gimmick that never quite catches on--as it has in movies. The sole attempt several years ago to cr...


This year was a big one for the Weinstein brothers, co-founders of Miramax. Harvey Weinstein saw the Best Picture Oscar go to the studio's sand epic The English Patient and reaped praise as the new...

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