Horror movies

January 09, 2018 - 3:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Cold War monster movie "The Shape of Water" leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars. Guillermo del Toro's fantastical thriller scored nominations Tuesday in 12 categories, including best picture and best director. Scorching tragicomedy "...
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FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." Columbia Pictures says Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, that the Johnson-led “Jumanji” is estimated to have earned an additional $36 million, bringing its total to $244.4 million. (Frank Masi/Sony Pictures via AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 2:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, "Star Wars," there are some new box office champs this weekend. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer "Insidious: The Last Key" opened in second, pushing "The Last Jedi" into third place. Columbia Pictures...
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January 05, 2018 - 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Producers Guild of America says it has chosen the horror film "Get Out" and producer-screenwriter-director Ava DuVernay for special honors. "Get Out," co-produced by Jordan Peele, was picked for the guild's Stanley Kramer Award. It's also among 11 nominees for the top film...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a man accused of strangling a friend during a robbery and throwing her body off a New Jersey bridge claims his client made up stories about planning to rob and kill the victim as part of a horror film an acquaintance was making. Liam McAtasney's attorney, Charles...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2010 file photo, Director Sylvain White arrives at the premier of the feature film "The Losers" in Los Angeles. Sony Pictures plans to release a "Slender Man" movie this spring, featuring the horror character that inspired two Wisconsin girls to nearly kill their classmate. The movie is set for a May 18 release. Slender Man has appeared in video games and online stories, but the Sony production marks the first full-length feature built around the character. The picture is directed by White, who also helmed 2007's "Stomp the Yard," and stars Javier Botet as Slender Man. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
January 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sony Pictures plans to release a "Slender Man" movie this spring, featuring the horror character that inspired two Wisconsin girls to nearly kill their classmate. The movie is set for a May 18 release. Slender Man has appeared in video games and online stories, but the Sony...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." ordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures has submitted the film for Golden Globes consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film’s classification will ultimately reside with the Globes, but the controversy shows how “Get Out” is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood’s prestige movie season. (Universal Pictures via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out." Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures has submitted the film for Golden Globes consideration as a...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Laura Vandervoort in the horror film, "Jigsaw." (Brooke Palmer/Lionsgate via AP)
October 30, 2017 - 5:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though it fell short of expectations, the eighth "Saw" film, "Jigsaw," became the latest horror release to top the North American box office with $16.6 million, according to final ticket sale figures Monday. "Jigsaw" distributor Lionsgate also claimed the No. 2 spot with $10 million...
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This image released by Lionsgate Entertainment shows Tyler Perry as Madea in "Tyler Perry's Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween." (Chip Bergman/Lionsgate Entertainment via AP)
October 22, 2017 - 1:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic "...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jessica Rothe in a scene from "Happy Death Day." (Universal Pictures via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 3:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the "Groundhog Day"-like horror pic "Happy Death Day" scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven "Blade Runner 2049" out of...
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September 09, 2017 - 4:47 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in the Maine city that's home to Stephen King played a prank to coincide with the opening of the horror film "It," based on King's book. The police department said Thursday on Facebook that a red balloon was "found" floating near the department's stuffed duck, which has...
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