Darren Lynn Bousman‘s Mother’s Day premiered in the midnight movie slot at Fantastic Fest.

Bousman is a music video turned feature director who broke into the movie business on the Saw series sequels, and most recently helmed the low budget adaptation of the musical Repo! The Genetic Opera (which was dumped at the box office by Lionsgate and has since developed a cult following on DVD and through the midnight film circuit). A lot of non-horror critics like to bash Bousman, some people even call him a hack. I’ve actually stood up for the filmmaker in a few arguments with fellow film geeks.

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Movie Trailer: The Splat Pack

WYRD Studios is releasing a documentary titled The Splat Pack, directed by Mark Henry and Frank H. Woodward. The movie takes “a look back at the first decade of 21st Century horror films and the filmmakers that re-energized the genre.” The documentary features new interviews with Alexandre Aja (High Tension), Darren Lynn Bousman (the Saw series), Adam Green (Hatchet), Alan Jones, Harry Knowles, Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Greg Nicotero, Eli Roth (Hostel), Staci Layne Wilson and more. The doc seems to be mostly a talking head retrospective, mixed with clips from the horror films discussed. WYRD has released the first movie trailer for the upcoming release, which is embedded after the jump.
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Another early promo poster I’ve discovered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival is for Darren Lynn Bousman‘s remake of Mother’s Day starring Rebecca De Mornay. Check out the full poster aftger the jump.

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Saw and Repo! The Genetic Opera director Darren Lynn Bousman twittered a confirmation recently of a load of new casting for his remake of the Troma grindhouse shocker Mother’s Day. “Ton’s [sic] of casting news… Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega, Shawn Ashmore, Jamie King Mothers Day is going to be INSANE!!!!” Read More »

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Saw series helmer Darren Lynn Bousman will direct a remake of the 1980 Troma cult classic exploitation slasher film Mother’s Day. You might remember, Bousman told Brendon at Frightfest that his next film would be Mother’s Day. Well now it’s official.

The original Charles Kaufman film told the story of three women who go on a camping trip and encounter two brothers who rape and kill to impress their deranged mother. The Scott Milam-scripted remake sees the messed-up family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners and their guests.

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Today was a special one-off Frightfest event, which saw the return of the festival to it’s seedbed cinema, The Prince Charles, on Leicester Place in London. There are four separate Film 4 Frightfests a year – a full weekender in August, a Glasgow satellite event, an all-nighter at the ICA and, finally, what would usually be an all-Lionsgate fixture. This was the Lionsgate date, but this time only one of their pictures was on the program and some other distributors were called upon to make up the numbers.

As well as the UK premieres of Embodiment of Evil, Shuttle, and Repo! The Genetic Opera, the fest also featured the world premiere of Lesbian Vampire Killers and a special double bill of Not Quite Hollywood and Turkey Shoot. There’s something brief on each of those, as well as news bits from or about Darren Lynn Bousman, Dario Argento, Terrance Zdunich, Phil Claydon and MyAnna Buring after the break.

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On last night’s /filmcast, we asked you guys to name a third franchise film that was better than the original. One of the suggested contenders? Leprechaun 3. Well, wise guy, put on your disco slippers because Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw 2, 3, 4 and Repo! The Genetic Opera, has issued a “call me” to Lionsgate for a new Leprechaun theatrical installment. Here’s what Bousman confessed to MTV

“If Lionsgate is listening, give me Leprechaun. …Back to the old west,” Bousman said. “You send him in a time machine and transport him to the old west. There are gold rushes. There are gunfights. It’s awesome! I have the whole thing already worked out!”

Bousman said his dream flick wouldn’t be horror per se. The proposed Wild, Wild West setting would perfectly compliment other cherished Warwick Davis-vehicles like 1997′s Leprechaun in Space, 2000′s Leprechaun in the Hood (golden bars!), and the unreleased Leprechaun in OverTwittered Olympics. Anyone have the box set? If so, pass go. Your contribution to society is complete…until the next box set. Personally, I’m highly in favor of Bousman getting his way. Lionsgate, go play Asteroids with brain cells.

Discuss: Did you know that Leprechaun in Space is the only film in this esteemed franchise where our lucky dwarf doesn’t rap? Provide some fitting Wild Wild West lyrics below and I’ll include the dumbest entry in the post with credit.

Dumbest Leprechaun Rap Goes to Gajonka: “You ride shotgun on that wagon, yo, but I got me GOLD hidden in a grave out West. Let’s hit the saloon for showdown, we’ll see who’s best rebel—I’ll drop you with my lucky charms, yo.”

Three New Photos From Repo! The Genetic Opera

DVDForum.at has posted three new photos from Darren Lynn Bousman’s upcoming horror musical REPO! The Genetic Opera. Head on over to the site for higher resolution versions.

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