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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

Occupy Wall Street protest boasts visits from Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon. Up next: Zombies!

Two weeks ago, a group labeled Occupy Wall Street began taking to the streets of Manhattan to protest… something. Or, rather, everything: White collar crime, global warming, gas prices, general economic malaise, and, of course, shirts.

But, of course, a vague protest isn’t a protest until Hollywood jumps on board — and indeed they have. Big names like Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, and Roseanne Barr have all showed up at the demonstrations — which, over the weekend, led to 700 arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge — to voice their support for the cause, which is spreading to other parts of the country, like Los Angeles and Boston. READ FULL STORY

Zombie videogame 'Dead Island' to get movie adaptation, basically thanks to the awesome trailer


Dead Island is a pretty mediocre zombie game. The console version currently holds a 71 rating on Metacritic and has already prompted videogame essayist Tom Bissell to draft a Why-Videogames-Suck-Now mini-manifesto over at Grantland. It’s especially disappointing since Island had such a dynamite trailer — you might remember it from back in February. Lionsgate has officially optioned the Dead Island film rights, and curiously, a press release from the studio mostly just talks about that preview: “Told in a stark, non-linear fashion, the wrenching trailer captured worldwide fan attention and unanimous critical praise upon its debut, receiving over one million hits in its first 24 hours online, and nearly 10 million views by two days after its debut…The trailer went on to win the Golden Lion in Cannes at the International Festival of Creativity, the advertising industry’s highest honor.” The fact that Dead Island the game has sold over two million units since its early September release is mentioned as an afterthought. READ FULL STORY

'Groovy!': Check out the trailer for the new 'Evil Dead' video game iPhone and iPad app


They say evil comes in many forms. And so does the Evil Dead! Since Bruce Campbell‘s Ash and his pals made the mistake of heading out to the woods in Sam Raimi’s original 1981 horror classic, the movie has inspired sequels, comics, a notoriously generous number of DVD editions, and even a musical. Now Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures company has partnered with Trigger Apps to produce an Evil Dead shooter game for the iPhone and the iPad. The gore-drenched, boomstick-featuring, Deadite slaughterthon goes on sale today and you can check out the not-for-kids trailer below.

Take a look and tell us what you think. READ FULL STORY

Judgment Day: Hunker down for the looming apocalypse with these 'instructional' movies

I don’t believe that the world is coming to an end on Saturday, but I’m a strong proponent in being prepared. Sooner or later, some doomsday alarmist is going to be right — I guess? — and it can’t hurt to be ready. While others might brace for the End by spending time with loved ones or in houses of worship, I’m preparing for what comes after the End by watching movies. There’s a lot that can be learned from Hollywood about what awaits the unfortunate survivors of a looming apocalypse, and I’d like to suggest the following mini-marathon to get your mind right. READ FULL STORY

'Call of Duty' expansion pack: Fight zombies as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Machete, and Freddy Krueger! Kind of!

Call of Duty: Black Ops wasn’t perfect, but it featured a truly awesome mini-game, in which you play as John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Fidel Castro, and Robert McNamara and try to fight off a horde of zombies attacking the Pentagon. (Between Black Ops and the new X-Men movie, the youth of America will officially never, ever accurately understand the Cold War.) For the upcoming Escalation expansion set, the designers have taken the whole zombie thing and run with it: In the new map called “Call of the Dead,” you can play as Sarah Michelle Gellar in her Buffy wardrobe, Danny Trejo in Machete mode, a pitchfork-wielding Robert Englund (a.k.a. Freddy Krueger), and Michael Rooker (the star of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer who was recently seen on The Walking Dead).  READ FULL STORY

'Dead Space 2' has left me emotionally brutalized. What horror videogame scared you the most?

When I was a kid, scary movies left me trembling in fear.  After I saw Friday the 13th Part VI, I refused to go into any forests. After I saw Jaws, I refused to step foot in the ocean, and would also avoid the deep end of any pools. After I saw the TV miniseries It, I tried refusing to take any showers, but my horrible parents wouldn’t listen to my cries of terror, so instead I just lived in perpetual fear of seeing Tim Curry’s terrifying clown-face emerging out of our shower drain. (I’m really lucky I didn’t watch Nightmare on Elm Street until I was a teenager, or I would have probably feared sleeping.) READ FULL STORY

Movie theaters: Here's why you should be more like the Alamo Drafthouse

Forget the Coke-stained multiplex, the shameless cesspools of texters and talkers. You no longer have to endure those chirpy offers to supersize the syrupy soda and leaden popcorn. No way babies at the late show, not tonight! In this week’s issue, we sing the praises of eight movie theaters who deserve your loyalty. But there’s been perhaps no one more visionary in redefining the theater experience than Alamo Drafthouse Founder Tim League, who opened his first theater in Austin, Texas back in 1997. (Today there are nine other locations across Texas, plus one in Virginia.)

“Tim makes s— awesome,” says Aaron Hillis, the program director of Brooklyn’s similarly awesome reRun Theater.  “He understands value and showmanship. He gives people a real excuse to want to be in the dark with the collective mass instead of watching a DVD at home.” Fans flock not just for the good eats and rounds of Shiner the servers bring to you throughout the movie. It’s the crazy beautiful encyclopedic love of film that runs reel-like through the blood of Drafthouse enthusiasts. Herewith League presents his top five favorite signature events from the Alamo Drafthouse’s storied history. Robosaurus in the house? Bring it. A celebration of underwater Nazi zombie movies? Take it away, dude.

'Dead Island' trailer: Tropical zombie videogame has a mind-blowing, eye-popping promo

I rarely play videogames and usually don’t even make it to the end of online movie trailers. (I’m a supes biz career woman, what do you expect?) So imagine my surprise when I open-mouth-gaped my way through this amazing Lost-meets-The Walking Dead trailer for Dead Island (release still TBA) without reaching for my trusty ADD-enabling mouse even once! Video — and an instant reaction from actual videogame player Darren Franich — after the break.  READ FULL STORY

New 'Glee' Super Bowl episode promos feature fire, football zombies, and plenty of Sue

Darkness falls across the land… Glee‘s post-Superbowl episode is close at hand. And according to the promos Fox aired last night, that episode will be nothing short of a spectacular spectacular.

We’re especially excited to see more of the Cheerios dancing around with purple wigs and blazing batons (and flaming boobs as well?), to learn why, exactly, there appears to be some kind of cannon on the McKinley High football field, to hear the rest of New Directions’ “Thriller”/”Heads Will Roll” mashup, and to find out what prompts Sue Sylvester to bark the word “vomit” as only Sue could.

The promos are below; they’re from YouTube, though, so the quality is less than perfect. If you find yourself wanting more — and we know you will — check out our gallery of preview pictures and Tim Stack’s exclusive report from the set of the episode. And if that’s still not enough, EW’s Glee Central is the perfect cure for what ails you. READ FULL STORY

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