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The Bad Seed: The Origins of the Evil-child Trope

The Bad Seed: The Origins of the Evil-child Trope

Before The Exorcist, there was The Bad Seed, Mervyn LeRoy’s 1956 film—based on William March’s National Book Award–nominated novel of the same name—that launched the evil-child subgenre in horror.


Rainn Wilson Debuts in BACKSTROM on Fox

Rainn Wilson Debuts in BACKSTROM on Fox

Rainn Wilson stars as Everett Backstrom, a surly police detective inspired by Leif GW Persson’s unforgettable character.


The Woman in Black Returns to Print and Screen

The Woman in Black Returns to Print and Screen

The titular spirit has returned both in print and on the big screen in Tom Harper’s recent visually stunning movie adaptation.


The Fictional Roots of Classic Film Noir

The Fictional Roots of Classic Film Noir

In honor of “Noirvember,” we’re revisiting three of the most popular representatives of the film noir canon, and the fictional works they are based on.


The Power to Change Everything: Watch the Carrie Trailer

The Power to Change Everything: Watch the Carrie Trailer

Stephen King’s bestselling novel has been newly adapted for the big screen and is coming to movie theaters everywhere this October.


Director Andrew Dominik On Laughing at Our Fears

Director Andrew Dominik On Laughing at Our Fears

Based on Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins, Killing Them Softly is the story of the devastating fallout that occurs when the local criminal economy collapses.


Video: Exclusive Interview With April Smith And A Sneak Peek At Good Morning, Killer

Video: Exclusive Interview With April Smith And A Sneak Peek At Good Morning, Killer

Good Morning, Killer is now a TNT original movie, set to debut on December 13th as part of TNT’s Mystery Movie Night. Get an early look at the movie and watch exclusive video with author April Smith.


April Smith Traces Ana Grey’s Journey to the Screen

April Smith Traces Ana Grey’s Journey to the Screen

When April Smith wrote this amazing behind-the-scenes look at the making of Good Morning, Killer into a TNT original movie, we knew we had to share it with Weekly Lizard readers.


Showtime’s Dexter Bedevils Comic-Con With Season Six Surprises

Showtime’s Dexter Bedevils Comic-Con With Season Six Surprises

There was no shortage of coy smiles at the Dexter panel held at San Diego Comic-Con. The assembled panelists were cheerfully tight-lipped about the season’s major developments, but we did glean a few key details.


The Art of Zen: A Detective Makes His Small Screen Debut

The Art of Zen: A Detective Makes His Small Screen Debut

For an insider’s perspective on the translation of Aurelio Zen books to film, we went to Michael Dibdin’s longtime paperback editor, Edward Kastenmeier.




Wiseguy Quotes

"Grubby, tacky, low, slimy, shabby—I know there’s a better word for such behavior from a new widow. Try wrong. Yeah, that’s it." Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen More Wiseguys