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Reboot Culture: A Visual History of Movie Reboots

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Over the last few years, we've seen a ton of movie reboots coming out of Hollywood. Many hardcore fans groan in protest when a new one gets announced, but there's always enough curiosity that there's no reason to stop making them. With "Carrie" hitting theaters today and new "Godzilla" and "Robocop" films still in the works, it certainly doesn't seem like we'll see any less of them going forward. The team over at The Verge has put together a particularly awesome infographic that details the trends in reboot culture and what properties we could be seeing brand new on the big screen in the near future.

The most interesting thing that's pointed out here is that the reboots seem to be coming in cycles. Comic book film franchises, much like their source material, seem to reboot quicker than almost anything else. But, as the years have gone on, studios have had to go further and further back to find properties to relaunch. "Carrie" is a prime example, with this reboot coming nearly 40 years after the original.

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Filed Under: Check This | Source: The Verge

The 15 Dumbest Horror Movie Characters

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People in horror movies do the darndest things, don't they? We've all had a "Don't go in there, you idiot!" moment or twelve while watching fright flicks. Horror sure does bring out the stupids.

This counter-intuitive behavior makes it seem like these folks are handing over their lives on a silver platter, so in honor of this weekend's "Evil Dead" let's celebrate the good, the bad and the dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers of the genre. Appropriately enough, our first entry comes from that franchise. Get More »

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10 Reasons to Stay the Hell Away From Cabins

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Guys, it's not like if you decide to stay in a cabin in a secluded area of the woods — oftentimes with three or four of your attractive friends — that you're all going to be killed one by one by demonic creatures/flesh-eating viruses/other people.

It's that you probably will. There's a difference. Get More »

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The 15 Most Violent Movie Titles of All Time

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There may be a slight possibility that standards for movie titles have become more lenient over the years, since we can't really fathom an action movie like this week's "Bullet to the Head" coming out in 1954 with a title like that. No sir.

The Sylvester Stallone vehicle does stick in your head for some reason, so we thought we'd dig in and find the most gruesome, lurid and downright threatening movie titles ever conceived. Remember, the criteria here ain't the violent content of the film itself, just its nastified handle.

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Amazing New Photo of Leatherface's Back Emerges

That's why they call him Leatherback.

Um, Leatherface.

No, but really: You'll only see the back of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" baddie Leatherface in the new production still released today. The murderer stands, back turned to the camera in his infamous tool shed torture chamber, surveying his array of chainsaws and other tools of home improvement/bodily disfigurement. Get More »

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Top 9 Scary Films Based on True Stories

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The horror genre is always the first to jump on the bandwagon of any sort of gimmick that gets butts in the seats. Life insurance policies, 3-D, found footage, "See Paris Hilton Die" ... but let's be honest: Nothing is a better sales tool than real life.

Slap the label "Based on a True Story" in ominous red letters on that poster, and you've got yourself a surefire scare flick. People say to themselves, "Well, if it could happen to those people ..." Hang on, though, because while a storyline may have at least one toe in the waters of fact, there are varying degrees of "true" in the horror game.

We're taking a gander at the best this gambit has to offer. You can be sure that whether they happened for truthsies or not, these nine shockers have what it takes to frighten you out of your jammies. Get More »

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Halloween Poll Results: 'Exorcist,' Freddy Krueger & Robert Pattinson Spook You

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Everybody has their favorite Halloween snack -- candy corn, Twizzlers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups -- but according to the results of our ultimate Halloween poll, there's one food nobody will be eating this year: Pea soup.

The results are in and with almost 16 thousand votes, there's no doubt about it: "The Exorcist" has been named as the overwhelming choice for Scariest Movie of All Time, defeating runner-up "Paranormal Activity" by a nearly two-to-one margin. Get More »

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Poll: Who Is Your Favorite Slasher?

Horror Poll: Slashers
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Poll closes Oct. 24 at 11 p.m. ET

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Sure He Can Rap, But Can Trey Songz Play the 'Chainsaw?'

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Over the years, the many iterations of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" franchise have boasted a number of famous names. Renee Zellweger. Matthew McConaughey. Leatherface. And now it appears that the brand new remake of the 1974 original will boast its own famous name:

Trey Songz.

Wait, Trey Songz? Yes, as random as that sounds, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Grammy nominated R&B singer will be making his acting debut in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." I guess now we know what inspired the "pain" portion of his last album, "Passion, Pain and Pleasure." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Clint Eastwood's Kid Joins the 'Texas Chainsaw' Family

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If you were Leatherface, would you mess with Clint Eastwood's kid?

Yeah, you probably would. And that's exactly what's going to happen as Scott Eastwood is set to face the saw in the new 3D adventures of everyone's favorite Texas family, according to Deadline.

Eastwood joins "Percy Jackson" star Alexandra Daddario in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D," a rebooted slaughter of sorts that takes place shortly after the events of director Tobe Hooper's original 1974 nightmare. The film will be directed by John Luessenhop ("Takers") and begins production this week in Louisiana.

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Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline
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