A24 is trying to turn silver into box office gold with yet another release date delay for David Robert Mitchell‘s divisive neo-noir, Under the Silver Lake. The beloved indie studio is pushing back the release date to April 2019, making this the second delay for the darkly comic noir starring Andrew Garfield.
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David Robert Mitchell, who broke onto the horror scene in a big way with It Follows, is returning to the genre with They Hear It, an adaptation of the short film of the same name. Mitchell will write the script, but not direct. Those duties instead fall to Julian Terry, who helmed the original short film.
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After all the buzz and excitement around the FX series Atlanta and the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino video “This Is America”, it was a foregone conclusion that Hollywood would come calling for director Hiro Murai. Now, word comes that Murai is in talks to make his feature debut with the sci-fi thriller Man Alive.
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After his breakout success with It Follows, it would not have been a surprise if director David Robert Mitchell rode the wave of critical acclaim with another high-concept horror film. Instead, Mitchell has delivered a wacky, surreal neo-noir.
The first Under the Silver Lake trailer is a kooky ride, featuring Andrew Garfield playing against type as an awkward deadbeat who bumbles across Los Angeles looking for his beguiling next-door neighbor (Riley Keough), who has mysteriously vanished.
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I’m in the bag for David Robert Mitchell. His stellar horror film It Follows was one of my ten favorite films of 2015 and I really like his heartfelt (and tragically under-seen) debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover. Despite his first two films existing in completely different genres, his voice is crystal clear in both of them, with each movie exploring the pain of growing up and the fear of facing the world alone. He’s a filmmaker with a unique perspective and an artist to watch.
Now, he’s lined up his next movie: a film noir starring Andrew Garfield.
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Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Earlier this week, Quentin Tarantino took a moment to critique one of this year’s surprise horror hits, It Follows. “It’s one of those movies that’s so good you get mad at it for not being great,” he started, before going on to explain how he would’ve fixed it. (Short version: Tarantino didn’t think the film did a good job of sticking to its own mythology.)
Now the director of It Follows has responded. And while it’s gotta sting a bit to watch as an acclaimed director picks apart your movie in public, he seems to be handling it pretty well. David Robert Mitchell Quentin Tarantino comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The Weinstein Company has announced that they will be expanding It Follows to 1,655 theaters nationwide on Friday April 3rd 2015. The indie horror film has become a smash success, originally scheduled for a small limited release in just four theaters before a VOD release. That digital release was pushed back on March 20th as the company announced they would be keeping the film in theaters and expanding wide to 1000 screens. The film earned nearly $4 million, earning the fifth place on the weekend box office charts. Read the official It Follows wide release press release after the jump.
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Editor’s Note: This review originally ran during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. We’re rerunning it now that It Follows is in limited release.
Sometimes, the scariest thing isn’t what’s around the corner. It’s what’s right in front of you. In It Follows, writer director David Robert Mitchell has created a simple, perfect, and bone-chillingly terrifying horror conceit that doesn’t need blood or jump scares. It doesn’t even, necessarily, need special effects. In It Follows a normal person, walking, is enough to scare the living crap out of you.
Below, read our It Follows review which will tell you why it’s one of the scariest horror films in years. Read More »
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I really liked the horror film It Follows at Fantastic Fest. The movie is a John Carpenter-influenced vision of the lingering effects of sex and trauma (and of the shift from adolescence to adulthood that sex brings) that is powerfully cinematic, and built on an ever-intensifying sense of dread rather than jump scares.
Now the movie finally has something like a US release date, and a full domestic trailer. This It Follows trailer has some of the same structure as the last two teasers we’ve seen from other territories, but with a lot more footage. Check out the new It Follows trailer below. Read More »
There’s an image you’ll see connected to the horror film It Follows that looks similar something from a “torture porn” film. You’ll see it in the still frame in the video embed below, in which a terrified young woman is tied to a chair. She’s terrified for a reason, but the situation that image represents is very different from what you might assume it to be. It Follows is a smart and elegantly crafted movie about teen sexual experiences — or, really, the effect of those experiences. It’s a horror film not just about the things that might happen to someone in the future, but also about the things that have already happened.
We’ve seen one teaser for the film, a French edit that was heavy on atmosphere, but didn’t tell much story. In this new UK teaser, the character played by Maika Monroe (The Guest) talks about her youthful fantasies of the ideal date, and then we see some of how that date goes in an unexpected direction. “Someone gave it to me,” says her date, “and I’ve passed it to you.” Read More »