Riding a wave of good festival showings and positive reviews, the horror film We Are Still Here begins to hit theaters and VOD this weekend. Ted Geoghegan made the film as his directorial debut, and the story follows a couple as they attempt to put a traumatic loss behind them by moving to a nice house out in the New England countryside. But the house has secrets, and it hungers. There’s clearly a vein of humor that runs through this one, alongside inspiration from Lovecraft and some other weird fiction. Check out the new We Are Still Here trailer below. Read More »
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I’m always fascinated with the stories of movies that never were (like Darren Aronofsky’s vision of Batman). So much work in Hollywood never makes it to the big screen. From pitches to development, to years of scripts, casting, and even screen tests, films have a long road before cameras begin to roll. And we only occasionally see remnants of these unmade productions.
Most common are abandoned scripts which have leaked online over the years (like Frank Darabont‘s draft of Indiana Jones 4). Sometimes we get costume tests and concept art, like has happened with Tim Burton‘s Superman Lives. But other times we get a glimpse into the pitching process, be it a video like Kevin Tancharoen’s ‘The Hunger Games’ Pitch Trailer or concept art for an idea that never made it into development. And sometimes a filmmaker posts abandoned concept art and it sparks the fire and a movie is reborn (as is with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film).
Splice/Cube/Hannibal director Vincenzo Natali has been posting some of the early concept art and pitch work that was created for some of his unmade movies, including Neuromancer, Stephen King’s It, Swamp Thing and Predator. Take a look at the Vincenzo Natali Neuromancer It and Predator concept artwork after the jump.
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Eli Roth‘s film The Green Inferno — a lurid and very violent expedition deep into South American jungle which leaves a bunch of inexperienced college-age activists in a very bad place — has a new home, and will finally come to theaters in the US. The new initiative called BH Tilt, an offshoot of Blumhouse Productions, will release the film this fall. BH Tilt is being called a label “dedicated to creating tailored distribution strategies for genre films,” and the September Green Inferno release date will mark one of the company’s big moves. Read More »
At first, you might think that directors Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick don’t have much in common. Their films couldn’t be on more opposite ends of the spectrum. However, Steve Ramsden used the similarity in the way Anderson and Kubrick frame shots as a reference point to create The Grand Overlook Hotel, a truly incredible mash-up of The Shining and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Bruce Campbell returns as Ash in Sam Raimi‘s Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, which acts as a sequel to Army of Darkness and the two Evil Dead movies that preceded it. A new Ash vs Evil Dead teaser is out, and while we don’t actually see Campbell’s face, the teaser does show him prepping the old chainsaw hand weapon that has served him well (kinda) in past battles with the Deadites. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Sexual assault is a tricky subject to tackle, as the outcry over that Game of Thrones rape scene reminded us so very recently. Too often it’s treated like just another crazy twist, rather than a grim reality that millions of people have to live with every day. Thankfully, that’s not the case in Felt, Jason Banker‘s character study-turned-thriller from Fantastic Fest 2014.
Starring and based on the experiences of Amy Everson, Felt follows an artist dealing with the fallout of sexual trauma in a most unusual way: by crafting grotesque costumed alter egos for herself. Her behavior alienates some of the people around her, but eventually she falls into a relationship with Kenny (Kentucker Audley). Watch the Felt red band trailer after the jump. (There’s also an all-ages version if you’re at work.) Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Moving on from a bad relationship is tough even under the best circumstances. It’s infinitely more difficult when your ex comes back as a zombie determined to sabotage your rebound relationship and/or eat you alive. That’s what happens in Burying the Ex, Joe Dante‘s first film since 2009’s The Hole.
Anton Yelchin plays hapless Max, whose relationship with Evelyn (Ashley Greene) has gone downhill. Just as he musters up the courage to dump her, she dies in a freak accident. Max subsequently gets involved with Olivia (Alexandra Daddario), only to discover soon afterward that Evelyn’s back from the dead and eager to rekindle their romance. Watch the new Burying the Ex trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Cary Fukunaga‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s It seemed to be making some real progress, what with Will Poulter entering talks earlier this month to play Pennywise. But now it may be deader than one of the killer clown’s victims. Fukunaga has dropped out as director, after clashing with the studio. Read up on the Cary Fukunaga It exit after the jump. Read More »
Pretty much every genre of film is different today than it was decades ago. But the two genres that seem to suffer the most from feeling dated are horror and comedy. There are plenty of things that aren’t as scary or as funny as they were to audiences during what was then the present day. The same thing will happen with films released today as time goes on.
But thanks to the magic of video and the internet, we can take a peek through time and see what scared audiences over 40 years ago. It was the year 1973, and The Exorcist was one of the most controversial horror movies ever made. People were scared out of their minds when this movie hit theaters, passing out during screenings, leaving early because they were unable to endure the horror. And if you want to know what this phenomenon was like, a cool video has surfaced showing how people were affected by this movie. Watch audiences react to The Exorcist after the jump! Read More »