October 30, 2014
John Carpenter's Halloween Audio Commentary
As a special treat for Halloween, Team Tomato recorded an audio commentary for the 1978 John Carpenter classic Halloween. Matt Atchity, Grae Drake and Kerr Lordygan are joined by Ryan Turek from Shock Till You Drop for this special edition of the podcast. Download this podcast, listen to it while watching Halloween, and it's almost like having Team Tomato in the comfort of your own home!
October 15, 2014
15 Killer Body Counts
The leaves have changed colors, there's a chill in the air, and the kids on your block are already plotting their elaborate revenge for the lousy off-brand candy you're planning on putting in the bowl, come October 31st. It's almost Halloween, gang, and in honor of the unholyday, your pals at RT decided it would be fun to compile a list of some of the most iconic serial killers in horror film history. You'll find Freddy and Jason here, of course, but we've also made room for a few less obvious choices, and we've scoured the internet to come up with our estimates. Let the slashing begin!
October 15, 2014
18 Memorable Horror Remakes
There have been so many horror remakes that there's no way we could cover them all at once. We did, however, decide to collect a sampling list, making room for some of the best, worst, and most puzzlingly misguided examples from the genre. Let's get started, shall we?
September 23, 2014
New on DVD & Blu-Ray: Neighbors, The Rover, and More
This week on home video, we've got Seth Rogen and Zac Efron facing off in a comedy, Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson facing off in a post-apocalyptic road film, and Brenton Thwaites and Laurence Fishburne facing off in a sci-fi thriller. Then we've got the requisite smaller releases, a ton of recent TV seasons (and one complete collection of a popular sitcom), and three big horror franchise sets. Read on for details.
October 24, 2013
Scary Movie Marathons and TV Shows to Watch on Halloween
You've got to do something to fill the time between visits from trick-or-treaters, so why not curl up on the couch with a good Halloween special? We at RT have made things easy for you with our rundown of the finest in late October programming for audiences of all ages.
October 24, 2008
Get Spooked With RT's Best Horror Movies!
Well, would you look at that? It's almost Halloween again. But before you have to fill up the candy bowl and set the plastic cauldron of dry ice out on the porch, your good friends at RT have taken the time to refresh our list of the best horror movies of all time!
September 6, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Crowe vs. Bale in Box Office Shootout
Batman takes on Cinderella Man at the box office as the Russell Crowe-Christian Bale Western remake 3:10 to Yuma heads into the multiplexes over what is traditionally a tumbleweed weekend in the marketplace. More action comes in the form of Shoot 'Em Up which pits Clive Owen against
Paul Giamatti while those craving comedy get the new laugher The Brothers Solomon.
August 30, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Halloween Strikes on the 31st
The four-billion-dollar-plus summer comes to a close over the long Labor Day holiday weekend with three new wide releases all targeting male moviegoers. Slasher fans get to relive old days with the latest incarnation of Halloween, teens looking for a laugh get the ping pong comedy Balls of Fury, and adults interested in Kevin Bacon's brand of revenge have the action thriller Death Sentence.
August 29, 2007
Total Recall: Halloween Director Rob Zombie's Favorites
Under the "Hellbilly Deluxe" trappings, Rob Zombie is a true cinephile at heart: he's as likely to find inspiration in the works of Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah as he is in the grimy world of low-rent 1970s drive-in fare. True, Zombie looks to the dark side for inspiration, but he's also informed by works with gallows humor.
April 24, 2007
"Nightmare" Not Part of Craven's Remakes
Wes Craven may be on a roll producing remakes of "The Hills Have Eyes," "Last House on the Left," and even "The People Under the Stairs," but he doesn?t have the final say in all of his films.
April 9, 2007
Check Out the First Trailer for Zombie's "Halloween"
After months of news droplets regarding Rob Zombie's new rendition of John Carpenter's "Halloween," we now have our very first look at some footage, and guess what? It looks a whole heck of a lot like ... John Carpenter's "Halloween."
February 14, 2007
Zombie Keeps Adding Bodies to His "Halloween" Cast
At this point it feels like Rob Zombie is doing a remake of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" instead of a "Halloween" reboot. We have some more casting news for the flick, which seems to be employing at least half the actors in Hollywood.
January 11, 2007
A Return to "Halloween" for Danielle Harris
Over the past few weeks, Rob Zombie has announced a whole bunch of cast members from his upcoming "Halloween" remake, and here's (maybe) the weirdest one: Danielle Harris, who (as a kid) appeared in two successive Myers sequels, will be popping up in Zombie's "Halloween."
January 5, 2007
Rob Zombie Profanely Happy About New Michael Myers Look
Now here's a small, weird, but potentially interesting piece of horror movie news: Director Rob Zombie (who's presently hard at work on his "Halloween" remake) just got his first look at the new Michael Myers mask -- and he was so excited he had to use the f-bomb to describe it.
December 28, 2006
25 New Films Enter National Film Registry ... Good Ones, Too!
Every year another 25 films are chosen for "National Film Registry" designation, and it's a pretty big honor to be on that list. I suppose one could look at it like baseball's Hall of Fame -- and this year the bigwigs chose some pretty cool movies ... like "Halloween," "Rocky," "Fargo," and "Blazing Saddles."
December 26, 2006
Rob Zombie's "Halloween" Cast is Shaping Up!
First came word that a newcomer called Daeg Faerch would be playing the young Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie's "Halloween." Then we learned that Malcolm McDowell would be stepping into the role of Dr. Loomis -- aka the raving doctor who chases Mike all over the place. And now we know who'll be playing the big killer himself.
December 20, 2006
RT's Top Holiday Thrillers -- Christmas Countdown, Day Three
Welcome to Day Three of RT's Five Days of Christmas Countdown, in which we serve up a different list each day of the best holiday flicks around. Today, we've got the best-reviewed holiday thrillers -- a list that includes a proto-slasher, a cop/buddy flick, and a wrestling match between love and hate.
December 20, 2006
The New Michael Myers Has Been Cast!
No, not the spooky "Halloween" stalker who wears a mask throughout the story ... the kid! Yep, Rob Zombie has chosen a diminutive devil named Daeg Faerch to play the youthful version of the legendary babysitter killer.
November 1, 2006
Jeff Bridges or Ben Kingsley vs. Michael Meyers
Shock-rock filmmaker Rob Zombie recently sat down with MTV's Movie Department and shared a whole lot of thoughts and ideas regarding his remake of John Carpenter's "Halloween." When touching upon the subject of who'd be playing Dr. Loomis, Zombie rattled off a few names like Jeff Bridges and Ben Kingsley. (Great choice on the first one; not so much on the second.)
July 10, 2006
Paul Giamatti on Working with Rob Zombie
While discussing his next movie with CS.net, M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water," Paul Giamatti briefly side-tracked into talking about his upcoming role in Rob Zombie's "adult" cartoon "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" -- and it sounds pretty wild.
June 21, 2006
Rob Zombie's "Halloween" -- Half Remake, Half Prequel?
You can't just tell a planet full of horror fans that "Rob Zombie is directing the new Halloween flick" and not expect them to beat the door down for more details. The rocker/filmmaker seems to have just realized this, so he answered a few questions on what we can expect from a movie called "Rob Zombie's Halloween."
June 5, 2006
Get Ready for a Very Zombie "Halloween"
If you love the original "Halloween," but have grown a little weary with the endless sequels, it looks like shock-maker Rob Zombie might have just the answer: He'll be writing and directing an all-new installment in the series (don't call it a sequel!), which will be ready for release in October of 2007.
February 22, 2006
"Hack/Slash" Comic to Become a Rogue Flick
Rogue Pictures, a division of Universal, has purchased the rights to the cult comic book Hack/Slash, by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli. Suffice to say it's a hardcore horror concept that should thrill it intended audience ... if the adaptation is done right.
June 9, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Mr. and Mrs. smith" Happy Together; "Howl's" Moving Fresh
This week at the movies is a study in camaraderie: two college students on the run, a boy and two young superheroes, a teenage girl befriending a wizard, and Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton. And, oh yeah, Brad and Angelina. Here at Rotten Tomatoes, we know that the relationship between critics and films can be a little rocky at times. Which of this week?s wide releases will get some love and which will be kicked to the curb? Read on to find out.
May 13, 2005
John Carpenter to Return to Directing with "Apostle"
Yahoo! brings some news that should please the horror fans out there. Seems that legendary scare-master John Carpenter ("Halloween") will be returning to the director's chair for the indie flick "The 13th Apostle." Screenwriter Paul Margolis had his script chosen from among many submitted to the "John Carpenter Presents" program, and the plot is desribed as such:
May 5, 2005
John Carpenter Shares His Thoughts on the "Fog" Remake
Heather Newgen of ComingSoon.net had a brief chat with filmmaker John Carpenter ("Halloween") on the set of the "Fog" remake, and the veteran horror merchant shared some rather straightforward opinions on the current state of the genre: "I'm just a producer on this. I just sit home and watch basketball games on TV. These guys go out and make this movie ...