The new version of the Halloween score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross stays pretty true to the original, while adding a new depth and creepiness to it that is distinctly the handy work of Reznor and Ross. The new version even has the blessing of John Carpenter, who called the new version impressive. Carpenter had this to say. … [Read more...] about Trent Reznor Releases New Halloween Movie Theme for Friday the 13th
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The new Halloween is ditching what has been set up in all the sequels following the original 1978 movie. Some fear this will bring a lack of continuity to the story. Others hope it will breath some fresh air into the series, and take this Halloween back to its roots. While it's hard to judge exactly what test screening audiences really think of a movie, select scenes were chosen to show during CinemaCon. And that footage was greeted with a welcome response. … [Read more...] about Halloween 2018 Test Screening?
The Avatar was prospering, that’s for sure. Circulation was building, there were more pages and more ads. And, of course, more Mel. By issue 11 there were two full pages of Letters to Mel (three full pages by issue 17). He was writing two additional columns, “Essay on the New Age” and “Telling It Like It Is,” plus bunches of random truths and poems used more or less as fillers. As it was intensifying, the Fort Hill influence was becoming personal to the point of obscurity. Many of the Lyman people were getting their pictures and private thoughts into the paper. The work of one girl, a former mental patient named Melinda Cohan, was particularly arresting: … [Read more...] about The Lyman Family’s Holy Siege of America
The Tonys had been scheduled for June 7 at New York’s Radio City Musical Hall with its usual live broadcast on CBS, but the shutdown of Broadway as COVID-19 gripped New York City and the world made it impossible to go forward. There’s still no date for this year’s virtual ceremony; the 2019 noms and ceremony were separated by 41 days. … [Read more...] about Tony Awards Nominations Coming Next Week; Eighteen Shows Eligible
Turner is, however, very cautious when using the word “cult” to describe the group, and specifies that she can only speak to her own time living with the group until 1979. It was during this time that she experienced what she considers to be some of the hallmarks of cults, including a charismatic and controlling leader — folk musician and writer Mel Lyman — as well as devaluing biological families, homeschooling and being taught a different set of beliefs. One of those beliefs was that the world was going to end, but the Lyman Family would be saved when aliens escorted them to their new home on Venus. Like Manson, Lyman saw himself as a messiah; he even titled his first book Autobiography of a World Savior. … [Read more...] about How an Ex-Cult Member Wrote a Movie About Being in the Manson Family