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Get your Halloween weird on with the trailer for re-released sci-fi movie 'The Visitor' -- VIDEO

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Want to spend your Halloween with Lance Henriksen, Shelley Winters, John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, a Jesus-haired Franco Nero, and a demonic 8-year-old girl plus her pet hawk? Hey, who doesn’t! And thanks to the folks at Drafthouse Films, you can.

Starting today, the company is unleashing to select cinemas an uncut version of 1979′s sci-fi-horror extravaganza The Visitor, which features all the above and so much more. Not entirely convinced? Then check out the re-released film’s new, delightfully deranged trailer, which comes courtesy of Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener.

Happy Halloween!
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'Contracted': Feel the fever with the horror film's nasty new poster -- EXCLUSIVE

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Did the condom-industrial complex (or “Big Propha,” as we conspiracy theorists like to call it) secretly finance Contracted? Probably not. But this new horror film from writer-director Eric England (Madison County) does sound like the ultimate in safe-sex commercials. Najarra Townsend (Me
 and
 You
 and
 Everyone
 We
 Know) plays a young woman named Samantha who contracts a gruesome disease after spending the night with a mysterious man (You’re Next screenwriter Simon Barrett) in what is being hyped as “a zombie film like you’ve never imagined.”

Contracted — which co-stars Texas Chainsaw Massacre II actress Caroline Williams and Charley Koontz from Community — is released theatrically Nov. 22 and will also be available on VOD from that date. But you can check out both the film’s new poster above and trailer below.
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Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill in exclusive behind-the-scenes 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' video

No geek library is truly complete without J.W. Rinzler’s trilogy of Star Wars books: The Making of Star Wars, The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Featuring an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen pictures and anecdotes, the books give fans an insider’s look at the original films that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Starting today, all three books are also now available in eBook form complete with bonus multimedia content, including around 30 minutes of rare behind the scenes video, rare audio interviews, and additional art work and photos. To whet your appetite, we now present an exclusive taste of said rare behind-the-scenes video right here. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars: Episode VII': 'Star Trek' legend William Shatner says J.J. Abrams will 'make a fabulous movie'

Phasers weren’t the only things set to stun when it was announced that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams would also be directing Episode VII in the Star Wars franchise. Fans of the two properties — who have long feuded over which franchise enjoyed true sci-fi superiority — did not quite know what to make of the same man now commanding both ships, so to speak. But what does the most famous face from Star Trek think about Abrams defecting over to the dark side…so to speak? READ FULL STORY

'Big Ass Spider!' director Mike Mendez talks about his big ass creature feature

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Is there a better name for a film about a big ass spider than Big Ass Spider!? We think not! But director Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers) says his self-explanatory creature feature, which hits select cinemas on Oct. 18 and will also be available on VOD, was almost released under a far-less-memorable moniker.

“The producers did not want to call it Big Ass Spider!,” recalls the filmmaker. “But I was very fearful that if we called it Mega Spider or something people would just think, ‘Oh, this is just another monster b-movie.’”
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'Escape from Tomorrow' director Randy Moore talks about his Disney-parodying horror film

A few years ago, Randy Moore embarked on a family holiday to Disney World in Orlando. Moore had visited the theme park as a child and had warm memories of the place. Moore’s nurse wife, however, had never been to a Disney theme park before and found the experience an unsettling one. “She couldn’t take it,” recalls Moore. “We were at some princess fair and it was a really muggy day and all the kids were screaming and demanding their parents buy them ridiculously expensive plastic wands. It was bonkers. At one point, my wife looked at me and she said, ‘This is worse than working on the psych floor at the hospital.’”

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Drafthouse Films to rerelease whacked-out '70s horror film 'The Visitor' this Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER

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What do legendary directors John Huston and Sam Peckinpah, Poseidon Adventure actress Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, a “cosmic Christ figure,” a demonic  eight year old girl, and the fate of the universe have in common? They all feature in the obscure 1979 sci-fi-horror film The Visitor, which Drafthouse Films has announced it will rerelease in remastered form this Halloween weekend (a VOD/digital and home entertainment release will follow in January of next year.)

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Gillian Jacobs talks about her 'butt-demon' horror-comedy 'Bad Milo!'

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In the new comedy-horror film Bad Milo! Gillian Jacobs plays the wife of a stressed-out white collar drone (Ken Marino) who discovers he has a demon living in his butt. Yes, you read that right — she spells her first name with a “g.” (Ha! But, seriously, that is who she plays in the film.)

So, what was the point in the Bad Milo! shoot when the Community star most thought, “I bet Dame Judi Dench has never had to do this”? “Throwing dildos at an ass-demon puppet,” laughs Jacobs. “And we shot in a basement of a church, which just added a whole other level of wrong.”

Directed and cowritten by first-time filmmaker Jacob Vaughan, Bad MIlo! is released today in select cinemas and is also available to view via iTunes and VOD. In addition to Jacobs and Marino, the movie stars Patrick Warburton, Steve Zissis, Mary Kay Place, Stephen Root, Kumail Nanjiani, and Big Lebowski nihilist Peter Stormare.

Below, Jacobs talks more about Bad MIlo! while gamely ignoring the egregious amount of times your writer uses the phrase “butt-demon” in the course of our conversation
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New 'Big Ass Spider!' trailer continues to feature big ass spider -- VIDEO

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Last February, Inside Movies shocked the known world by revealing that the trailer for Big Ass Spider! featured a big ass spider. Well, folks, hold on to your hats. Because we are here to tell you that the new trailer for the forthcoming, Greg Grunberg-starring horror-comedy continues to feature — anyone? anyone? — that’s right, a Big. Ass. Spider.
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'Under the Skin' trailer: Scarlett Johansson is one sexy alien -- VIDEO

Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi thriller Under the Skin, which was picked up by A24 Films at this month’s Toronto Film Festival, stars Scarlett Johansson as a human-eating alien who specializes (not surprisingly) in seduction.

The trailer for the film shows Johansson put on her red lipstick and pick up what we have to assume is one of her victims. But what follows isn’t as easy to decipher. As all dialogue fades out about halfway through the trailer, we watch as things seem to spin out of control. See what you can make out of the trailer for Under the Skin, Glazer’s first film since 2004′s Birth: READ FULL STORY

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