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Cover: William Friedkin: Shedding Light

William Friedkin, one of America’s most exciting film directors from the latter half of the century, is now 80 years old. The only son of Ukrainian immigrants, he was born in Chicago, Illinois on the 29th August 1935. 1,036 more words


Salem's Lot - Stephen King's Greatest Novel

I’ve read a lot of Stephen King’s books over the years, but none of them have changed my opinion about Salem’s Lot.  It’s a masterpiece of the horror genre. 523 more words

Book Reviews

The Exorcist on Netflix Instant: Rewatching the Best Horror Movie of All Time


1973’s The Exorcist is the furthest thing from underrated when it comes to the scary-flick canon. Every new release that’s even slightly in contention for “best horror film of the year” is inevitably compared to William Friedkin’s masterful tale of demonic dread. 910 more words

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Cinema Review - Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Oscar winning filmmaker and long time editor of the Academy Awards, Chuck Workman takes a look back over the life and career of one of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time; Orson Welles. 467 more words


The Devil is in the Details

Last week, a Facebook film-appreciation group that I’m in directed me to a Turkish knock-off of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973). I was shocked at first to discover this almost frame-for-frame remake, called… 743 more words

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William Friedkin Is Adapting 'To Live And Die In L.A.' Into A TV Series For WGN

Last year, WGN America threw their hats into the original TV content ring with programs like Salem and the seriously brilliant Manhattan. It looks like the network is continuing down that path as they have now obtained the series adaptation of… 153 more words