Why should Gareth Edwards and Guillermo del Toro have all the fun? Nacho Vigalondo set his status as a fave genre director with the excellent Timecrimes, and his new efforts Open Windows, with Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey, and a segment in V/H/S Viral, garnered praise over the past week at Fantastic Fest. And now Vigalondo has penned an “old school-style Kaiju script” that he hopes to make, driven by practical effects rather than CG. Get the interesting and even surprising details about the Nacho Vigalondo kaiju project below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
As a format, VHS is dead, but as a horror movie franchise, V/H/S is doing very well. For the third year in a row, we’re getting one of these found-footage anthologies, with another new crop of filmmakers. And it looks every bit as nutty, creepy, gross, and bizarre as the earlier installments did. Check out the new V/H/S: Viral red-band (i.e., NSFW) trailer after the jump.
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With the movie Open Windows, Timecrimes writer/director Nacho Vigalondo goes deep into experimenting with form as Elijah Wood continues his very entertaining run of genre films. The film features Wood as the super-fan of an actress played by Sasha Grey. The guy gets a window into the life of his favorite person, only to find that a crazy person is toying with both of them. Nearly the whole film is seen through computer screens, which sounds like it could be a slog. But this new Open Windows trailer is cut at a rapid clip. It shows how Vigalondo is playing with the very concept of telling a story in such a limited manner. Read More »
The second film in the V/H/S series really upped the ante with energy and pure visceral insanity, and now you can get your first taste of the third movie. V/H/S: VIRAL features segments from directors Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Marcel Sarmiento (ABCs of Death segment “D is for Dogfight”), Gregg Bishop (The Birds of Anger), Justin Benson (Wrecked) and Todd Lincoln (The Apparition).
This first international trailer recaps the series, and then launches into a prolonged blast of horror images from the new movie. You won’t know anything about story here — there’s barely even a sense of the framing segments — but there’s a lot that will make horror fans want to see the film. (And the official synopsis, which we’ve included after the break, does have story info.) Check out the V/H/S: VIRAL international trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
Gather ’round the screen, kids, it’s time for another V/H/S. The first details have been revealed about the third V/H/S movie, now titled V/H/S Viral.
That includes the names of the new directors, writers, stars, and producers, new plot info, and a sexy-scary first-look image. Hit the jump to get all the latest info on the horror sequel.
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Nacho Vigalondo‘s first film, Timecrimes, had some wild stuff, and dressed up one character in a simple but unforgettable outfit. His new movie, Open Windows, premieres next week at SXSW, with Elijah Wood and Sacha Grey in the lead roles. Wood plays a super-fan of Grey’s actress character, and is given the voyeur’s dream: a total and disembodied visual window into her life. And then it gets weird.
How weird? Check out the getup sported by someone — seemingly Wood — in the film’s official poster. It’s not the sort of thing someone just out for a casual evening’s activity. Read More »
The biggest surprise of Nacho Vigalondo‘s latest film isn’t its unique visual language. It’s that the director of Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial is finally telling a story grounded in reality. After tackling time travel and apocalyptic love stories with his first two films, the filmmaker now brings us the computer thriller Open Windows. Elijah Wood stars a super-fan of an actress played by Sasha Grey. When he’s given direct access to her computer, he finds himself positioned to try and save her life as a mysterious man prods him to push the access further.
A cool story to be sure but Vigalondo is rarely that simple. To give the film a Nacho twist, Open Windows is told in real time and totally through a computer screen. We’d previously seen a glimpse of what this might mean but now a first trailer for the thriller is out. Read More »
Summer’s a great time for horror and thrills that take place in the water. Jaws set a standard for horror in the deep, leading to dozens of films that take advantage of the inherent distrust many people have of an environment in which they are very much an intruder.
Director Jason Eisener has a horror segment featuring a bit of water action, and a lot of POV footage, that you can watch right now as part of V/H/S/2. (Available On Demand.) But if you want something more immediate, check out the 70-second film One Last Dive, which has a nice setup and a weird payoff that will make some of you jump out of your seat. As a bonus, it comes with three other one-minute films from other directors. Read More »
Nacho Vigalondo‘s first film, Timecrimes, was an exciting take on the time travel film. His next film, Extraterrestrial, put an apocalyptic spin on the romantic comedy. For his third go-around, he’s simultaneously tackling the thriller and found footage genres with Open Windows. It stars Elijah Wood as a man obsessed with an abducted actress (Sasha Grey), and how he goes about trying to find her. All the action is seen through the first-person view of his laptop. (It’s sort of the anti-Maniac, which is shot primarily from Wood’s character point of view.)
The principal photography for the film is either done or nearly so, and the writer/director gave an interview about it to a Spanish news show. During the appearance, he also showed some footage. We can’t understand much, but the brief snippets of footage and behind the scenes filming speak for themselves. Check it out below. Read More »