Darren Lynn Bousman Apex

Darren Lynn Bousman, the horror director behind Saw numbers II, III, and IV, is moving on to some different kinds of thrills. He’s attached himself to Apex, an indie sci-fi pic described as “Predator meets Call of Duty.” James E. Cavanaugh penned the script. Hit the jump for more details.

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Darren Lynn Bousman made his entry into horror fame with several entries in the Saw series (Saw IIIV) and then went on to direct films such as the feature version of Repo! The Genetic Opera, the remake of Mother’s Day, and 11-11-11. Now he has taken on a classic bit of weird American lore: the story of the Jersey Devil, supposedly a Satanic beast, or even the personification of the Devil, that roams New Jersey.

In The Barrens, a family comprised of dad Stephen Moyer (True Blood), mom Mia Kirshner (The Vampire Diaries), and kids Allie MacDonald and Peter DaCunha, heads into the woods for a camping trip. They run across Erik Knudsen (Scream 4), but this wouldn’t be much of a horror film if they didn’t also run across the Jersey Devil, or something very much like it. Or is Moyer having a serious breakdown? Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Darren Lynn Bousman, apparently, loves to make horror films centered on specific dates. He directed Mother’s Day, which is now playing in theaters and will be released on Blu-ray Tuesday, 11-11-11, which is now on Blu-ray, and a trailer has just been revealed for another movie set on a specific date.

Cinco de Mayo will apparently be released on May 5, 2013 and centers on the mysterious events that happened to a group of people trying to cross the Mexico/Arizona border on the Mexican holiday. Check out the trailer and more after the jump. Read More »

Darren Lynn Bousman, who co-wrote and directed the midnight cult fave Repo! The Genetic Opera, has created a follow-up musical called The Devil’s Carnival. The 55-minute film features some returning Repo! players such as Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Bill Moseley, and Ogre of Skinny Puppy. It also has some new faces such as Jessica Lowndes, Sean Patrick Flannery, Briana Evigan, Ivan Moody, Marc Senter and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan from Slipknot.

The teaser for The Devil’s Carnival announces more of the involved talent, and you can check it out below. Read More »

Entertainment news over the past week has been dominated by one facepalm-worthy Brett Ratner remark after another, finally resulting in his stepping down from his Oscar-producing gig. But there’s no need to worry — everyone’s favorite walking PR blunder is doing just fine, with one ’80s remake in the works and another one about to hit theaters after a long delay.

In the midst of that Howard Stern interview during which he bragged about sleeping with a young Lindsay Lohan, Ratner also revealed his plans to remake the 1982 teen sex comedy The Last American Virgin. Meanwhile, the Ratner-produced Mother’s Day, a remake of the 1980 Troma film, will finally be getting a North American release next year. More after the jump.

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One of the weirder American monster legends is that which concerns the Jersey Devil, which originates in the 18th century, but became one of the breakout American pop-culture monsters thanks to reported sightings in the early 1900s.

Now Stephen Moyer from True Blood will star in a new film exploiting the legend: The Barrens. He’ll play a family man who, while on a camping trip in the New Jersey Pine Barrents, “becomes convinced [he and his family are] being stalked by the legendary winged monster that looks like a deformed hybrid of several different animals.” Darren Lynn Bousman wrote and will direct; the film shoots later this month in Toronto (what, not in Jersey? boo!) and will be released next fall by Anchor Bay. [Variety]

After the break, The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad joins Thanks For Sharing — a movie about sex addiction — and Rupert Grint and David Tennant will voice characters in the CG Postman Pat movie. Read More »

While the first two teaser trailers for Darren Lynn Bousman‘s upcoming thriller 11-11-11 focused on the scares, this new trailer highlights the story. That story is about an author (played by Timothy Gibbs) who heads to Barcelona to reunite with his family after a tragic event. Once there, he begins to fully explore how the number “11” is consistently a piece of events in his life. Seeking council within the church, he finds out that, if someone is trying to tell him something, it’s not a good thing. Oh, and look at the calendar. Guess what date tomorrow is? That’s right November 11, 2011. That’s also the planned release date for the film, though Bousman is still seeking U.S. distribution and he’ll have to go up against Tarsem’s Immortals. Check out the new trailer after the jump. Read More »

Darren Bousman’s ’11-11-11′ Teaser Trailer

While we have no idea when Darren Lynn Bousman‘s latest film Mother’s Day will be released, there’s no doubt about his next one. The movie whose title is its release date, 11-11-11, just finished shooting and is currently in post-production. Though the apocalyptic, psychological thriller about the numbers 11:11 has yet to find domestic distribution, it shouldn’t be too difficult considering the built in release date, a complete lack of new horror films coming out after Halloween and this awesome teaser trailer. Check it out after the break. Read More »

Darren Lynn Bousman‘s brutally violent re-imagining of a Troma film of the same name, Mother’s Day, was originally scheduled for released on April 1. Suffice to say, that won’t be happening as we’ve yet to see an official trailer, poster, or anything for the horror film starring Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King and Shawn Ashmore. It played at Fantastic Fest 2010, was picked up for distribution by a small company called Gigapix Studios (which promised Bousman over 1,000 theaters for its release) and then vanished off the face of the earth. Bousman has since went on to shoot and sell a whole other movie, 11-11-11, while Mother’s Day is gearing up for release, both theatrically and on DVD, in other markets. But what about North America? Bousman spoke exclusively to Shock Till You Drop about the situation you can read his quotes below. Read More »

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Director Darren Lynn Bousman is still shooting his upcoming horror/thriller 11-11-11 but this weekend, not only did the film already sell to a bunch of foreign markets, Bousman crafted a creepy little teaser trailer that hints at the madness we can expect from the mind of the man behind Saw II, III, IV and Repo! The Genetic Opera. Read about the sales, check out some new images and, more importantly, watch the trailer after the break. Read More »