Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
In a summer movie season positive jam-packed with sequels, reboots, and spinoffs, it’s kind of refreshing to hear about a wide release that’s none of those things. Heck, The Gallows doesn’t even have a big-name director or a star-studded cast to attract attention.
What it does have is Blumhouse Productions, the powerhouse behind some of the biggest horror hits of the past several years including Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and Sinister. Watch The Gallows teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »
The upcoming horror film Unfriended already has a unique look. From the first scene to the last, the entire thing takes place on a computer monitor as a bunch of friends interact on Skype and realize one of their dead friends may have returned, and is trying to kill them. However, what we learned at the WonderCon 2015 panel on the film is that director Levan Gabriadze took that concept to a whole new level. Each actor was in a separate room, actually on a computer, and they shot the entire movie in one take, in real time. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Resurrecting the dead rarely turns out to be a good idea in the movies, but that doesn’t stop movie characters from continuing to try. And then instantly regretting their actions the moment they succeed. That’s the basic premise of The Lazarus Effect, the latest picture to come out of Jason Blum’s horror hit factory.
Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde play med students who find a way to bring the dead back to life. After she does in an accident, he winds up using the method on her. It works, but there’s something very wrong about the version of her that comes back. Evan Peters and Donald Glover also star. Watch The Lazarus Effect trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
35 years after it scared away the Lutzes, 112 Ocean Avenue continues to welcome new residents in Amityville: The Awakening. This time around, the poor fools are single mom Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her three kids: pouty Belle (Bella Thorne), cutesy Juliet (McKenna Grace), and coma-struck James (Cameron Monaghan).
As always, the family starts out optimistic about their new digs. It’s near some excellent medical facilities, all the better to treat James’s illness. Then, as always, bizarre things start happening. Watch the first Amityville: The Awakening trailer after the jump.
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No matter what level you’re at in your career, it’s all about getting a foot in the door. You just need that one thing. Get people to recognize you and the flood gates will open. As an example, take author Gillian Flynn. She was a best-selling writer with three books under her belt when her latest one, Gone Girl, was picked up by Hollywood. David Fincher directed the movie adaptation, which is coming out in October. That was her foot into the door to Hollywood.
Next up her debut novel, Sharp Objects, is being adapted into a one-hour TV drama by some of the minds behind Insidious and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You can read more about the Sharp Objects TV show below. Read More »
Jason Blum‘s impressive run as a producer continues. The Paranormal Activity producer has also been behind films such as Insidious, The Conjuring, and The Purge. Now New Line wants in on the action that other studios have enjoyed in the past few years. Blum’s new found footage horror Superstition, which is being called a new take on stuff like I Know What You Did Last Summer, has been picked up by New Line. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Last year, Eli Roth returned to feature filmmaking for the first time since 2007 with The Green Inferno. And he’s now finishing up his next movie beyond that, the Keanu Reeves-starrer Knock Knock. But after that, it looks like he’s headed back to the small screen.
Roth is set to executive produce and direct South of Hell, a WEtv horror series about a demon hunter struggling with a demon of her own. Not a metaphorical demon, mind you — an actual demon, with a name and everything. Horror hotshot Jason Blum and Dexter creator James Manos Jr. are also on board. Get all the details after the jump.
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Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill wrote Sinister, which starred Ethan Hawke as a writer who taps into an unusual cycle of violence, and Derrickson directed. We’ve known that a sequel is in the works, with the two again handling script duties. Now a director has been named: Ciaran Foy, who made his feature debut with the film Citadel, will be the Sinister 2 director. Read More »
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On the eve of one potential horror franchise from Jason Blum, the producer has just inked a deal for yet another. Creep, produced by Blumhouse and co-written and co-starring Mark Duplass, has just been picked up by Radius/The Weinstein Company with an eye on creating a trilogy. The film premiered at South by Southwest 2014 to solid buzz. It follows a filmmaker who answers a mysterious online ad, only to have his expectations completely shattered. Patrick Brice co-stars, co-wrote and directs. Read More »
The Purge: Anarchy, which acts as the sequel to last fall’s hit thriller, throws a stranger middle-class couple and a man out for revenge into the mayhem of the annual purge. That event, for those who missed the first film, is a single night per year in which all crime is legal, the better to weed out the “weaker” aspects of society. The Purge: Anarchy trailer gives vague hints about how those new characters come together, and shows off one particularly icky situation in which a parody of a charity auction turns into a night of murder for sale.
Check out the trailer below. Read More »