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Drafthouse Hosts Abominable Dr. Phibes Feast
Vincent Price is probably best remembered as a character actor with a distinctive voice who specialized in film noir and horror in the Forties through Seventies. That, or his Eighties voice-over in Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" video.

2:30PM Fri. Aug. 28, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Wizard World Announces Mike Tyson
There are few more surreal figures on the cultural landscape than Mike Tyson. Boxing hall of famer. Convicted felon. Two-time Olympic gold medal winner. Self-satirist. Cartoon character. Austin will get a chance to see the modern icon when he headlines this year's Wizard World Austin across Halloween weekend.

1:58PM Fri. Aug. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

What She Does Isn’t Secret
So you’ve already ransacked your punky-bank and purchased Penelope Spheeris’ watershed The Decline of Western Civilization trilogy – finally! – and the remastered, bells-and-whistles-and-catcalls 4-disc box set from Shout! Factory is as awesome as you remembered. Now what?

12:00PM Fri. Aug. 28, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Austin Is Listening
Social media is supposed to be the great connector. But Khalil Sullins, director of sci-fi thriller Listening, isn't convinced that people are quite ready for such constant access. The technology may be there, he warns, "But it's not in and of itself making us great communicators."

3:30PM Thu. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Wild Boys
The boy is the father of the man, as the saying goes. When it comes to the tribulations of saplings in horror movies, the end result is often a terrifying growth of twisted roots. Such is the case in The Boy, a SXSW nail-biter now on VOD from Elijah Wood's Spectrevision shingle.

2:16PM Wed. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
Fantastic Fest 2015 is less than a month away, and today the festival announced some of its biggest titles ever, with Ridley Scott's eagerly awaited The Martian, Patrick Stewart in Green Room, Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise, and the year's most hotly anticipated horror, The Witch, joining the schedule.

12:00PM Wed. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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From Leather to Chiffon With Nina Proctor
The universe that exists in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which the filmmaker describes as a "dark, dangerous, crime world with a supernatural edge," is packed full of action, mystery, creepy culebras (ancient snakelike creatures who survive by drinking human blood), and some unforgettable costumes.

12:30PM Tue. Aug. 25, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Society Premieres Z for Zachariah
Z for Zachariah sells itself as a sci-fi thriller set against the remains of an unknown catastrophic event. But the postapocalyptic backdrop is perhaps its least important aspect, as the film acts more like a case study on human behavior.

4:00PM Mon. Aug. 24, Neha Aziz Read More | Comment »

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray Is Totally Worthy of Its Subject
You remember: That one time when Bill Murray was in Austin for SXSW and he just kind of stepped behind the bar at Club DeVille, and later at Shangri-la, and started serving up the drinks?

10:00AM Sat. Aug. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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