Every year since 1989 the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry has selected twenty-five short films and full-length features to be recognized, in the words of the librarian of Congress James H. Billington, as “cultural, historical, or aesthetic cinematic treasures.” From Citizen Kane and Star Wars to Woodstock and This is Spinal Tap, each year’s list contains some of the most beloved and significant films ever made, and now the Dude and Ferris Bueller get to join their ranks.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 comic thriller The Big Lebowski, which has become a certified cult classic in the sixteen years since its theatrical, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning World War II drama Saving Private Ryan, and John Hughes’ endlessly quotable high school comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are among this year’s additions to the National Film Registry, bringing the total amount of films in the Registry to 650.
Zoe Saldana, star of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot and its sequel, Avatar, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, is set to executive produce and star in Rosemary’s Baby.
The project is a new adaptation of Ira Levin‘s 1967 novel of the same name, which was adapted into the 1968 horror classic starring Mia Farrow. Instead of a movie, the book will this time be turned into a four-hour miniseries for NBC.
Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!
Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!
Today’s one-two punch of psychological horror features Roman Polanski‘s 1968 film, Rosemary’s Baby, and Nicolas Roeg‘s underrated 1973 British classic, Don’t Look Now. Satanic cults, supernatural sisters, and more await you!