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POLL: 'American Horror Story': Is Violet dead?

If you’ve read Tim Stack’s post-episode convo with Ryan Murphy (if not, GO NOW!), then you know that next week will answer one of the many many questions that have been swirling in our heads for a while: Is Violet dead?

Since we know we’re about to get closure on the issue, it seems like the perfect time to choose a side and make an official prediction — hence the poll you’ve been promised. But first, let’s chat properly about this. READ FULL STORY

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part I': A hater's guide

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The last couple of weeks have been worrying ones for someone who has been tasked with writing a “Hater’s Guide” to each Twilight movie but who remains open to the possibility that one day the vampire franchise might actually produce a decent film. After all, if an infinite number of monkeys given an infinite amount of time can write the works of Shakespeare, then it would surely take just one chimpanzee a few weeks to write a film better than, say, 2008’s thunderingly dull series opener Twilight or 2009’s  The Twilight Saga: New Moon which, to the best of my recollection, consists entirely of Kristen Stewart’s heroine Bella looking out the window and watching the seasons change. In real time. READ FULL STORY

'The Human Centipede' inspires children's poem, cute-as-a-button t-shirt design

From South Park parody to musical adaptation to Funny or Die sketch to sock monkey to foot tattoo, it has long been clear that the NSFW Human Centipede torture porn franchise really is the gift that keeps on giving. But we never expected Tom Six’s deranged horror movies to gift us the quite delightful, kiddie-friendly t-shirt design you can see on the left.

The illustration comes from the Threadless website, where it is accompanied by a children’s poem about a “centipede human” who was always in a hurry — “He was late for his work, and late for his lunch/He was late for supper, and late for Sunday brunch” — until one day he decided to watch the Human Centipede and (spoiler alert!) died from a heart attack.

Which is sad — but, in the world of the Human Centipede, probably qualifies as a happy ending.

Read more:
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence): Review
‘Human Centipede 2′ director and star on their controversial sequel: ‘It’s NOT a Jennifer Aniston movie!’

EW's Bite of the Night for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

We at EW scoured the TV line-up last night to find the best one-liners from your favorite shows. Wednesday’s truth resided somewhere between Horror stories, jumbled fairy tales, and whatever yarn Paul Abdul is currently spinning for her X Factor protégés these days. So what did naughty neighbor Constance, mixed-up Cheftestant Chris Jones, and the lovably loopy mentor had to say?

Image credits: American Horror Story, Ray Mickshaw/FX; The X Factor, Nina Munoz/Fox; Top Chef, Virginia Sherwood/Bravo

Want more? Unravel Doc Jensen’s latest theories about American Horror Story, salivate as Stephan Lee dishes on Top Chef deliciousness, and read through Annie Barrett’s appraisal of The X Factor‘s movie night.

Read more:
EW’s Bite of the Night for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

'Requiem for a Dream' director Darren Aronofsky makes drugs even more petrifying with new PSAs -- VIDEO

The anti-drug PSA has been an institution on television for decades now, but rarely have the well-meaning ads ever seemed to make an impact on TV-watching youth. Can you even recall one since Rachael Leigh Cook’s “this is your brain on drugs” spot? (And we mostly just remember that ad because Cook rose to stardom with She’s All That the next year.)

Well, embedded below is just one new anti-drug ad that you will remember. Why? Because it’s one of the most horrifying ads ever created. Not completely unexpected when you consider the source: The commercial — as well as several others from anti-meth group The Meth Project — is directed by Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky, also renowned for Requiem for a Dream. I’ve always felt Requiem should be required viewing for all high schoolers — I saw it in college and it petrified me so much, I was hesitant to even think about drugs, let alone take them. But good on Aronofsky for offering a more PG-13 option. See other ads from Aronofsky, advertising agency Organic, and The Meth Project here. Warning: The one embedded after the jump is graphic. [Gawker] READ FULL STORY

'Tales From Beyond the Pale': Larry Fessenden introduces an excerpt from his creepy radio play, 'The Hole Digger' -- EXCLUSIVE

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As a form of mass entertainment, the once-mighty radio play seems to have gone the way of the Charleston dance and movies starring Yahoo Serious. But that hasn’t stopped horror-loving writer-directors Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead) from creating a series of spooky “radio plays for the digital age” under the banner of Tales From Beyond the Pale.

The pair debuted these yarns — which feature the vocal talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, and James LeGros amongst others — on the TFBTP website and are now releasing them on a series of CDs and as a 5-disc box set.

To mark that release — and to celebrate the scariest day of the year — we asked Fessenden to introduce an excerpt from his self-penned yarn, “The Hole Digger.” Please do gather around ye olde computer and give it a listen, after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Grimm' pilot: 'This is no fairy tale... '

NBC’s pilot for Grimm aired last night, and while it wasn’t exactly what its unfortunate title might suggest, there’s still some work to be done. The show is like CSI with a case of the heebie-jeebies… SVU if Stabler could see spooks! Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) learned he was descended from the brothers Grimm, could see demons, and was fated to spend the rest of his days hunting the pests. So how did this all play out in episode one? READ FULL STORY

'Paranormal Activity': Still scary midday, in your office, with the lights on and door open?

Paranormal Activity 3 has arrived in theaters to a glowing A- review from EW. An A- is impressive for any sequel, let alone a third film in a horror franchise. The last non-vampire horror movie I saw in theaters was Scream 3 in 2000. As a single woman who lives alone, enjoys sleep, has an active imagination and a history of needing to move the VHS copy of The Exorcist to her roommate’s side of the room after watching it in college, I just don’t need to risk it. But again, the latest review intrigued me, and so, in the safety of my office, in midday, with the lights on and the door open, I decided to watch the first film on Netflix. Is it still scary?  READ FULL STORY

What is the creepiest TV show of all time?

Rubber Man! The flukeman! The Man from Another Place! Television has a longstanding history of giving viewers the heebie-jeebies, whether it’s via a bald, nearly-silent observer who can seemingly read your mind, or a posse of desperate humans covered in guts so they can safely pass through a pack of zombies.

But what TV show has been the absolute best at slithering underneath our skin and haunting our slumber for days after it airs? Is it the newest addition to the horror show coterie, FX’s American Horror Story? Is is a short-lived-but-no-less-sinister mid-’90s show like American Gothic (with Gary Cole) or Millennium (with Lance Henriksen)? Is it the show that helped inspire The X-Files, the 1974 cult favorite Kolchak: The Night Stalker? Or is it a death match between the grandpappy of hair-raising television, The Twilight Zone, and its upstart cousin The Outer Limits? Vote in our poll below and then defend your choice in the comments! UPDATE: The poll is now closed, but let us know what you think of the results in the comments! READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'American Horror Story' and eight other new shows you love

Do you like scary movies? Then you’ll love FX’s new series American Horror Story, the craziest new TV series of the fall season — and perhaps ever. Created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, AHS is a feverish, sexed-up reimagining of one of the most reliable tropes of the genre, the haunted house. And in this week’s issue, EW goes behind the scenes of the fabulously freaky frightfest. The Harmon family — father Ben (The Practice‘s Dylan McDermott), mother Vivien (Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton), and daughter Violet (newcomer Taissa Farmiga) — move from Boston to Los Angeles for a fresh start, but end up moving into a house that makes the Insidious abode look like a trip to Disneyland. Despite a warning that the previous owners have died in the house, the family still moves in and that’s when all hell literally breaks loose. Pretty soon, Vivien is having sex with someone/something in a rubber fetish suit, Ben is sleepwalking naked around the house, and Violet is encountering a basement-dwelling creature nicknamed the “infantata.” And that’s just in the first 50 minutes. “I read the script and I was like, ‘Um…whaat? I don’t understand,'” says Britton. “I kind of took a leap of faith.”  READ FULL STORY

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