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Bask in the Glory of these Gory Stories

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Halloween rolls out the obligatory cinematic fright-fest, but  TheArchive  has some seriously twisted eye candy including, for its time, one of the scariest films ever made. No need to waste any time - let's jump in. Once described as "positively the most horrifying film ever made"  Adrian Hoven (and Michael Armstrong) deliver the gore. According to Cool Ass CInema,  Mark of the Devil  is  "one of the signature examples of 1970s exploitation at its most grueling. It's been over 40 years, but it still retains a few squirm inducing moments to leave its 'mark' on modern audiences."   In 18th century Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting until he witnesses the injustice, torture, and arbitrary killing that go with the job.  Adrian Hoven ( Mark of the Devil ) is at it again with  Castle of the Creeping Flesh . Set in an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by way of op

The Emmys on TheArchive

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The 74th Emmy Awards are finally here and Kenan Thompson is hosting live from the Microsoft Theater. A number of notable Emmy contests will be sure to delight and surprise while no one will be all that surprised, perhaps delighted, if HBO's Succession and Netfix's  Squid Game take home the most awards, While the current Emmy race is always exciting, each year at  TheArchive  we like to go back in time and feature a few of our favorite Emmy nominees and winners from our own library. As Marilyn Monroe is on everyone's mind with the forthcoming Ana De Armas Netflix movie, our Marilyn and Me from 1991 was a Primetime Emmy nominee for, no surprise,  Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special. Paul Wendkos' Cross of Fire was 1990's Primetime Emmy winner for  Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special. But our most nominated series of all time is Peter Gunn with a total of eight nominations including Best Drama, Blak

Welcome Back Pinocchio!

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This weekend Disney+ releases Pinocchio in what may be their worst reviewed film in years - at least for their animation to live action remakes. While this weeks' reviews of Robert Zemeckis' Pinocchio definitely set Guillermo Del Toro up for rousing success later this year with his highly stylized, no doubt brilliant "story of a wooden boy you've never heard before," we too have one you've never seen. In fact like this fall's dueling Pinocchios, we also have two. And that's the truth. Let's start with Welcome Back Pinocchio which is a charming Italian produced spectacl e boasting all the classic tropes yet it brings its own sense of wonder and departure from the original 1940 Disney classic. As the story goes, Pinocchio is now a young lad staying out of trouble for fear of being turned back into a piece of wood. But when he gets off track and manipulated into stealing, Pinocchio must learn the hard lessons that enable him to become a human once m

The Tale of Two Pams

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We've got the best of Pam, and the worst of Pam. But either way we're about to drop some wisdom on you but first we'll start with the foolishness. Are you ready for some Pam spam? If ever we’ve overreached to connect the dots of our content to what's up in the world, then we're about to outdo ourselves. This week we bring you two thesps. Well one. But two people nonetheless all up on our screens.  Renée Zellweger and Pamela Anderson.  We have been barraged lately with ads on  The Thing About Pam starring  two-time Academy-Award winner Renée Zellweger in the titular role. Speaking of titular, Pamela Anderson has been all over our screens lately as well. From the new year's kickoff of Hulu's Pam and Tommy to Pam's latest announcement that she's going to sell err tell her "real" story to Netflix. Big shout out to the Pams this week and in their honor, when you decide you want to get another taste of Renée, tune into sweeping romantic epic  T

Most Watched TV and Movies of 2021

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW The Things You Watched in 2021 Every streamer has that "list" of the most watched, the most streamed, the most binged. Well we do too.  So here's the most watched movies and series on TheArchive that somehow made it onto your screens between Netflix, HBOMax, Disney+, Hulu and what is that one the kids are watching....TikTok? By  TheArchive Staff     Dec 26, 2021, 5:50am EST All sharing options How great a year has it been for television and film? Squid Game, Succession, Sex/Life, Station Eleven . And that's just stuff with the letter S. And then there's the C's. Curb, Cobra Kai, and... Cowboy Bebop . Oh wait, scratch that last one.  Or if you don't want to take our word for it, just read  The Ringer ’s lists of best  shows  and  movies  of 2021. But before you do check out the most watched on TheArchive to see how it measures up to your list. The Series Binge From Cicely Tyson's award winning performance as Harriet Tubman to the

Streaming Spotlight: Marilyn and the Real 'Blonde'

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Norma Jean Baker may need an introduction but Marilyn need not. The life of Marilyn Monroe has left so many stones yet to be overturned. And in just the few decades she was on the planet, more content, drama, and speculation has been conjured than could fill the annals of history.  Since we still have so much to learn, and the collective world has told us they have not grown weary of that learning, we wanted to celebrate this undeniable iconoclast’s birthday with some of our favorites from TheArchive . We start with Blonde , because it’s sexy, timeless, and has an amazing cast including Poppy Montgomery as Marilyn, Patricia Richardson, Patrick Dempsey, Wallace Shawn, Griffin Dunne, Emily Browning, Jensen Ackles, Ann-Margret, and Kirstie Alley. While Netflix has the Brad Pitt produced version starring the impossibly gorgeous Ana de Armas coming soon, TheArchive has our’s ready to stream free now on Roku . This mini-series mixes a fictional interpretation of Marilyn Monroe with actual e