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October 23, 2013 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque Aero Theatre' s eighth annual Dust-to-Dawn Horrothon, which kicks off Saturday evening, features six horror flicks, trailers, shorts, giveaways and even coffee and energy drinks to help die-hard fans make it through the night. The fun stars at 7:30 p.m. with "Amityville II: The Possession," the 1982 prequel to 1979's "The Amityville Horror. " The prequel stars Burt Young and is directed by Damiano Damiani. Next up is the 1977 cult fave "Kingdom of the Spiders," starring William Shatner as a vet whose Arizona town is being overrun by some nasty tarantulas.
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WORLD
October 21, 2013 | By Laura King
CAIRO - It was nearly 9 p.m., but the Church of the Virgin Mary, the heart of the Christian community in a ramshackle neighborhood on Cairo's outskirts, was alive with activity. One elaborate Coptic wedding ritual was ending, and another was soon to begin. Relatives and friends of the couples crowded the church's entryway, spilling onto the sidewalks of a busy street that roared with traffic night and day. That was when the gunfire erupted. The assailants were masked and riding motorbikes, witnesses said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wicked world of witchery this season on “American Horror Story,” it appears Sarah Paulson is the good witch of the Bayou. The third volume of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's anthology horror series has the 38-year-old actress taking up the role of Cordelia Foxx, the headmistress of a school for young witches with the intent of giving them the tools to keep their powers in check. She is also the estranged daughter of Supreme witch Fiona, played by “AHS” first lady Jessica Lange - mommy dearest at its finest.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
It's a classic variation on the eternal triangle: brilliant doctor, innocent subject and the transgressive experimentation that binds and threatens to destroy them. In the case of the elegant creepfest "Eyes Without a Face," the patient is the doctor's disfigured daughter, and his single-minded pursuit of a remedy is motivated by guilt as much as by hubris and love. The lyrical and the gruesome have seldom entwined so seamlessly or with such disturbing power as they do in Georges Franju's 1960 feature, a tale of mad science and fatherly devotion gone extravagantly wrong.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
Inspired by the Death Cab for Cutie song of the same name, "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" in fact hews pretty closely to not only the lyrics' incredibly romantic sentiment but its views on the afterlife. Unfortunately, those ideas get muddled by a setup with a religious bent that's never fully explored and an instance of euthanasia that's only tenuously related to the central plot. For Mark Edwin Robinson's movie is ultimately a horror flick: Reeling from the recent deaths of her parents, Sophia (Mischa Barton)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"American Horror Story" returned Wednesday night with its third iteration--"Coven"--on FX, and viewers quickly learned that hump day will take on a whole new meaning with this posse of witches. The season leads viewers into New Orleans, where something wicked this way comes. Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson) runs a private boarding school for witches--currently inhabited by four different girls with very different powers: a movie star (played by Emma Roberts)  who uses her telekinesis on people who annoy her (or hurt her, as we learned with the busload of date-raping frat boys)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Disney World can be a nightmare for many visitors, but it's rarely a sexual hell. Yet in "Escape From Tomorrow," that's the experience of Jim White (Roy Abramsohn), a grouchy father of two who spends his last day in Mickey's playground stalking a pair of Parisian jailbait. They titter and "ooh la la" to his predatory delight. But Jim later awakens to find himself in bed with a bug-eyed, evil-stepmother type (Alison Lees-Taylor). Worse than the idea of sleeping with an age-appropriate woman - he compares his own thirtysomething wife (Elena Schuber)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
The scariest thing about "Ghost Team One" is the horror-comedy's blatant racial minstrelsy. Possessed by the spirit of an Asian prostitute, a white man (Tony Cavalero) in geisha makeup and a kimono-like bathrobe prances around a bed, giggling behind a paper fan, insisting she's too young to have sex (because she's 6). Oh, and she makes pho, because co-directors Ben Peyser and Scott Rutherford are apparently unaware that Japan and Vietnam are 4,000 miles apart. Needless to say, puerile tastelessness is the raison d'être - and entire appeal - of "Ghost Team One. " A search by two roommates (Carlos Santos and J.R. Villarreal)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Some kind of powerful witchcraft gripped the ratings for FX's "American Horror Story: Coven. " Wednesday's premiere of FX's horror miniseries scared up the best numbers yet in the "American Horror Story" franchise, with 5.5 million total viewers tuning in, according to Nielsen. That was up more than 40% compared with the premiere of "American Horror Story: Asylum," which drew 3.8 million last year. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers Most impressively, in the key demographic of viewers aged 18 to 34 "AHS" was the No. 1 show on TV during prime time Wednesday, beating everything on the broadcast networks.
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