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Lisa and Louise Burns were twelve years old when they played the Grady Twins in The Shining. It was the only film appearance for the sisters.
In a June, 2002 issue of JANE magazine, the twins, then 35, recalled running around in the Hedge Maze set, getting lost and forcing crew members to remove panels to let them out. They discussed still owning a pair of the dresses they wore in the film, and Louise recalled, “I got to keep a jar of fake blood. I stored it in the fridge until it congealed.”
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the-overlook-hotel:

Lisa and Louise Burns were twelve years old when they played the Grady Twins in The Shining. It was the only film appearance for the sisters.

In a June, 2002 issue of JANE magazine, the twins, then 35, recalled running around in the Hedge Maze set, getting lost and forcing crew members to remove panels to let them out. They discussed still owning a pair of the dresses they wore in the film, and Louise recalled, “I got to keep a jar of fake blood. I stored it in the fridge until it congealed.”

kreepylady:

HARBINGER DOWN: A Practical Creature FX Film is a sci-fi/horror film that will celebrate practical effects, animatronics and makeup FX. Watch the video on the Kickstarter page for more visual delights of the AMAZING creatures that Alec Gillis and his crew are capable of, and contribute if you can. But please SPREAD THE WORD!!

Please RT this link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1117671683/harbinger-down-a-practical-creature-fx-film

KILLER JOE is so, so good. I don’t really consider it a horror film, but it fits within the genre because it’s on the sinister side. The “this could really happen” sinister approach. It’s also got some black comedy in it, too, so how does one classify it? Just watch it.

I’m watching Killer Joe

“Number 50 of 2013 - First Viewing”

Check-in to Killer Joe on GetGlue.com

JOHN DIES AT THE END Chicago premiere with director Don Coscarelli Q&A!! He’ll be at the Portage Theater both this Friday, Feb. 8th and Saturday, Feb. 9th screening the film, including a double feature with BUBBA HO-TEP and PHANTASM II!

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-creepout/2013/02/movie-event-john-dies-at-the-end-premiere-with-director-don-coscarelli/

2012 Movie Tally Roundup

Top 20 Favorite Films of 2012

ARGO (The tension in this cannot be matched. Superb job telling the story.)

DJANGO UNCHAINED (Tarantino may think he’s getting old, but he’s still got it –– and in spades.)

KILLER JOE (Matthew McConaughey like you’ve never seen him before)

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

PARANORMAN

THE AVENGERS

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (What a nice, quirky surprise. Please rent this!)

FOUND (Festival winner at Elvira’s Horror Hunt Film Fest http://foundmovie.net/found/)

CLOUD ATLAS (1st viewing was “meh.” 2nd viewing: “Whoa!” Gets better each time.)

GIRL WALK // ALL DAY (So fun. Watch all 12 chapters here: http://girlwalkallday.com/watch-the-film)

LOOPER

GAME OF WEREWOLVES (Hilarious, good work on the creature FX)

AMOUR (Devastating look at old age, lasting love, and sacrifice)

LINCOLN (Okay, maybe not a high rewatch value, but it was very well done)

BERNIE (Jack Black’s great performance based on a true story)

MOONRISE KINGDOM

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

21 JUMP STREET (Surprisingly, I enjoyed it and it’s just as funny with repeat viewings)

THE RAID: REDEMPTION

PREMIUM RUSH (Basically a live-action Road Runner cartoon, fun camera tricks, fast-paced.)

**Top 10 Horror Films**

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, KILLER JOE, FOUND, PARANORMAN, GAME OF WEREWOLVES, CHAINED, DEAD WEIGHT, THE BAY, THE AMERICAN SCREAM, THE DEVIL IN MY RIDE

**Weirdest Viewings**

CALAMITY OF SNAKES (Unparalleled weirdness!)

HAUSU

TRANNYSNATCHERS

DEAR GOD, NO!

MANBORG

THE EVIL CLERGYMAN (PULSEPOUNDERS)

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (WTF, Sean Penn?)

**Year-end Tally:

438 Movies  /  336 New  /  53 in the Theater

Friday, Nov. 30th at the Portage Theater in Chicago! Triple horror feature screening 35mm prints of Society, Phantasm and Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. Director Brian Yuzna in person! Film shorts, prizes, vendors, and more.

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-creepout/2012/11/terror-in-the-aisles-13-director-brian-yuzna-to-appear-at-the-portage-theater-november-30th-2012/

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