Unbelievably, it’s been more than 20 years since River Phoenix was taken from us way too soon. From “My Own Private Idaho” to “Stand By Me,” here are 10 reasons why we still miss seeing his mesmerizing performances onscreen.
“Aliens,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Ghostbusters”…. Most blockbuster movies, when you get right down to it, are about invasions: otherworldly creatures arriving on our planet uninvited, ghosts taking over society, futuristic cyborg assassins intent on pursuing its targets to the ends of the earth, etc. And while we usually associate invasion movies with destruction and mayhem, some visitors do exhibit more peaceful intentions. Here are 10 of the best-ever invasion flicks that can all be found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
Get ready to get scared, horror fans. Rooftop Films Program Director Dan Nuxoll and IFC Films have each selected a horror short for Shorts on SundanceTV just in time for Day of the Dead. 1. Invasion by Hugo Ramirez and Olivier Patte 2. In the Back by Corin Hardy For more horror of a high…
Not all zombies are created equal. From shambling, slow-moving corpses to insectoid alien parasites, the living dead have taken myriad forms while attacking humanity. Here are seven movies, from “Dead Alive” to “World War Z” that offer truly terrifying takes on a zombie apocalypse.
Michael Myers has been giving us nightmares since the original “Halloween” premiered in 1978. So it’s no easy task we’ve given you–deciding which movie in the franchise is the scariest!
Movie fandom in the age of pause buttons has given us so much: the ability to repeat snippets of scenes, to enjoy unlimited bathroom breaks, and most especially, to discover tiny editing gaffes and other moviemaking mistakes that you usually don’t catch the first time around. Take a closer look at “Pulp Fiction,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and more.
Having graduated from high school years ago, I forgot what it was like to have writing assignments. In the spirit of watching HEATHERS, I take on the movie in the same way I had to in high school: haikus. I once had to write twenty haikus about various household objects in my house. This was more fun.
“The Shining,” “Cujo,” “Carrie”… they’ve all left their (scary) impression. But which one is the absolute scariest? There’s only one way to find out!
Movies love a good end-of-the-world scenario, whether it’s natural disaster, divine retribution or nuclear war. The classic zombie scenario has got to be the most compelling of all. When the undead do take over, try not to forget these tried-and-true rules for staying alive.
Jack Nicholson’s known as a Hollywood leading man with an easygoing sense of self-confidence and a commanding way with the ladies. But the men he plays in the movies are often total basket cases. In fact, here are seven of Nicholson’s onscreen alter egos from who we’re pretty sure had some serious undiagnosed psychological issues. Paging Jack Torrance in “The Shining”….
Whether it’s Spike from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”or Eric Northman from “True Blood,” these are 8 sexy vampires that we’d really like to… you know.
Madman, maverick, adventurer, auteur: There’s no one in cinema quite like Werner Herzog. While “Grizzly Bear” finds the German filmmaker doing what he does best—shining a light on the extremes of human obsession—that’s just one of Herzog’s many explorations into the darker side of human nature. In fact, here are 10 movies that illustrate why Herzog is a moviemaking genius.
Nothing is better than getting loaded on sugar and watching horror classics like Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Evil Dead on Halloween.
Film scholar Carol J. Clover coined the term “Final Girl” to describe the horror genre’s female protagonists like Nancy Thompson in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” who—through a combination of pluck, luck and relentless common sense—keep their heads about them when everyone else is losing theirs… literally. They’re the last ones standing at the end of of the picture.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, SundanceTV will air a “Stephen King Thriller Week,” featuring King’s fan-favorite films, beginning Sun., Oct. 25, 2015 at 8/7c.
A mobster’s favorite means of control? Violence, which is a staple of gangster culture—and, by extension, mob movies. “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Godfather”…. Here are 10 of the most gruesome scenes you’ll ever see in movies about the Mafia.
The Godfather received 11 Academy Award nominations. So did The Godfather, Part II. Heck, even The Godfather, Part III racked up seven Oscar nominations. Clearly, this trilogy has the respect of the industry. But what do you think?
Jack Nicholson’s performance, Danny’s imaginary friend and, of course, Room 237. There are many, many reasons why Stanley Kubrick’s legendary movie “The Shining” is still haunting viewers 35 years later. We thought it was high time to remind you of a few of them.
Writer/director John Hughes made all kinds of funny movies in his too-brief career: “Sixteen Candles,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Breakfast Club.” But one thing that all of his movies had in common was heart—which is why it’s easy to glean life lessons from his work.
It’s the place where we can sing, think, get naughty, and ultimately be ourselves while (hopefully) nobody is watching. The shower has been the site of several memorable movie scenes (Psycho, anyone?), but ’80s cinema can claim some particularly great ones. Here are seven shower scenes from that decade that are steamy in more ways than one.
Horror’s not the only movie genre that boasts horrific body counts (“Saving Private Ryan,” anyone?), but if you’re a fan of scary movies, then you know there’s good, fatal fun to be had in fright flicks. That’s why we’ve compiled our rankings of some of the deadliest movies we’ve ever seen — from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2″ to “World War Z.”
We owe a lot to characters in movies like “Brokeback Mountain”—ones who make the brave decision to come out and even the ones who never get to be that bold—since they serve as a boon for those who struggle today.
Looking for a movie that delivers a little something more than your standard slasher horror flick? Movies like “Ring” and “They Came Back”–all selections in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die–go way beyond the expected thrills by drawing on various elements of the genre but also telling a compelling human drama.
The zombie subgenre of horror flicks has a rich history of mixing gore with guffaws. In fact, here are 10 bloody funny movies that perfectly illustrate how “zom-coms” are anything but brainless.
We all wish we had answered that want ad to be a Ghostbuster (for $11,500 a year!). But even if we all can’t actually be a Ghostbuster, we can still learn from the best. Here are a couple of career-boosting tips we picked up from Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd).