The Frighteners, Peter Jackson's Precursor to Lord of the Rings, Still Scares and Surprises

With its bright white spine, The Frighteners called to me from my shelf of old DVDs. “Rewatch me,” it seemed to say. “People forget that I’m the movie that made The Lord of the Rings possible. I’m so much more than a VFX ghost story. Trust me. Bring me back to life.” So I did, and the alluring DVD did not tell a lie.

New Rumors About a Major Meeting of Characters in Game of Thrones' Final Season

Could Gwyneth Paltrow have let slip a big secret for Tony and Pepper in Avengers 4? Peter Jackson may be pondering a return to Middle-Earth, or a weird new adventure. Simon Pegg wants in on a Captain Britain movie. Plus, what’s to come in Riverdale’s season finale, and more casting for Stranger Things season 3.…

J.R.R. Tolkien's Son Resigns as Director of Tolkien Estate, Ending Decades of Tightly Controlled Adaptations

The news this week that Warner Bros. and Amazon are now working on a The Lord of the Rings series came as a bit of a surprise, since it’d been widely assumed that Christopher Tolkien would never give anyone the rights again. It’s now come out that Tolkien, who has safeguarded the rights of his father J.R.R. Tolkien’s…