Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Note: With The Autopsy of Jane Doe out now, we’re re-running our review from Fantastic Fest.
The horror genre is so often dominated by stupid characters doing stupid things, so it’s refreshing to watch a film like The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Here is a frightening story about two intelligent men whose talents for science and deduction break against a wall of undefinable supernatural power. Here is a fascinating mystery where the pleasures are not only derived from a series of increasingly terrifying and impossible discoveries, but from watching these two men work down a checklist of every possible rational explanation before realizing they are beyond their limits.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a film as interested in process as it is in jump scares and the result is one of the most entertaining horror movies I’ve seen in a year that has had no shortage of great scary movies.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Earlier this month, 20th Century Fox showed us the first 35 minutes of A Cure for Wellness, the psychological thriller that marks Gore Verbinski‘s return to horror for the first time since The Ring. The next day, I had the opportunity to sit down with the director and chat about what he likes about the genre, the inspirations behind his new movie, and just a little non-spoilery tease about what we can expect. Read our Gore Verbinski interview below. Read More »
Since we’re getting pretty close to Christmas, it’s a safe bet that you’ve already attended one ugly Christmas sweater party this year. Sadly, the novelty of those parties has worn out a bit as companies now deliberately manufacture the ugliest sweaters, though it used to be more fun when you’d have to venture out to find one at a local thrift store. So if you’ve come to loathe these kind of holiday parties, a new holiday horror short that recently hit the web might be for you.
Do You See What I See? is a slasher short film set in the heart of Christmas that finds an ugly Christmas sweater party interrupted by some kind of masked murderer. However, what starts off as just a typical slasher takes a strange turn that feels like it could be easily expanded into a feature film.
Watch the Do You See What I See horror short after the jump. Read More »
Before the year ends, we’ll see if the Alien: Covenant trailer causes as much excitement as the Prometheus teaser did almost exactly four years ago. As we wait to get our first look at footage from Sir Ridley Scott‘s prequel-sequel, details about the trailer have arrived online, including the fact it’ll feature a cover song by the late David Bowie. Three new photos from the film have also hit the web along with a video of James Franco confirming his involvement in Alien: Covenant and an intriguing quote from Scott.
Below, check out the Alien: Covenant images.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Something very peculiar happened last night. The IMAX trailer for Universal’s upcoming remake of The Mummy, which looks pretty close to the normal trailer for The Mummy, was uploaded to YouTube. But while the visuals were familiar, the audio was not. What originally looked like a baffling creative choice eventually revealed itself to be a truly strange technical error – they had uploaded a trailer without a finished sound mix, leaving the actors’ vocal tracks, a little bit of ambient noise, and not much else.
The results are hilarious, bizarre, and, in the end, a vital reminder of the vital work Foley artists and sound mixers do for every single movie you have ever watched. Come for the silliness of it all, leave with a proper appreciation for hardworking sound people!
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Gore Verbinski‘s The Ring is still one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever had in a theater, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to see that, after several years of directing big-budget blockbusters, he’s back to trying to scare the hell out of us with A Cure for Wellness. Dane DeHaan stars as an ambitious young executive who’s sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a hydrotherapy spa in the Swiss Alps. Once he arrives, though, it becomes clear the idyllic retreat isn’t exactly what it appears.
Jason Isaacs stars as the doctor who runs the facility, and Mia Goth a mysterious young woman who’s also at the spa. Watch the new A Cure for Wellness trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
Weird cravings are such a common feature of pregnancy that they’ve become a hackneyed sitcom joke. For the most part, though, they’re of the “pickles and ice cream” variety — odd, but entirely harmless. That is decidedly not the case in Prevenge, the feature directing debut of Sightseers co-writer and co-star Alice Lowe. In this pitch-black comedy, mom and baby are out for blood.
Ruth (also Lowe) is seven months pregnant when she starts hearing strange messages from her unborn child. “Baby will tell you what to do,” coos a well-meaning professional, having no idea that the baby is encouraging Ruth to go on a killing spree. Prevenge looks messed up and nasty and kind hilarious, so long as your sense of humor runs pitch-black, and you can get your first taste of it below. Click through to check out the Prevenge trailer. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
STX Entertainment has unveiled the latest trailer for The Bye Bye Man, a supernatural horror-thriller that has Doug Jones (Hellboy) playing a sinister force who’s been responsible for unthinkable evil. The problem is that avoiding his grasp is easier said than done. As the attractive young heroes/victims keep advising each other, “Don’t say it, don’t think it.” But of course, trying really hard to avoid thinking about something is a surefire way of making sure you keep thinking about it. Watch The Bye Bye Man trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Showrunner Craig DiGregorio recently left Ash vs Evil Dead over creative differences. The screenwriter behind My Name is Bruce and a few episodes of Daredevil and Battlestar Galactica, Mark Verheiden, is now leading the way on season three. From DiGregorio’s perspective, he had to make to make too many comprises during season two, and the biggest disagreement he had may have come down to the ending.
Below, learn the original Ash vs Evil Dead season two ending (SPOILERS ahead).
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Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The last time we heard from Sony’s upcoming adaptation of The Dark Tower, it was being delayed from February 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017, giving director Nikolaj Arcel and his team a few extra months to finish their movie. It’s a decision that makes sense on two fronts: the original post-production timeframe did seem overly ambitious and of course the long-delayed, frequently troubled path to bring Stephen King‘s magnum opus to the big screen was going to offer up one more speed bump in the home stretch.
And while we have to wait an extra five months to finally see how Hollywood has managed to bring King’s truly strange and truly wonderful fantasy series to life, there is a new image from the film to look at right now, if that’s your thing.
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