Horror movies

This image released by Warner Bros. shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Rampage." Johnson’s arcade game-inspired “Rampage” crept past last week’s top film “A Quiet Place” to take the No. 1 spot on the box office charts. (Warner Bros. via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 1:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for "Rampage" — but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror "Truth or Dare" in a...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from "A Quiet Place." (Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Krasinksi's "A Quiet Place" has opened with a thunderous $50 million in ticket sales for the year's second-best debut after "Black Panther." The Paramount Pictures thriller far exceeded expectations to land one of the top opening weekends for a horror release. Directed by...
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Jordan Peele accepts the award for best original screenplay for "Get Out" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 05, 2018 - 2:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American. "This means so much to me," Peele said as he accepted the trophy Sunday. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times...
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Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of "The Shape of Water" accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 05, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro's lavish, full-hearted monster romance "The Shape of Water" swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey Weinstein era...
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Jordan Peele accepts the award for best director for "Get Out" at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 03, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Get Out" won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards. The wins for Peele's directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of...
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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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