What’s scarier than a high school reunion? How about a shape-shifting monster? Those two elements will combine in Reunion, the latest from Radio Silence, the filmmaking collective responsible for Ready or Not, and the upcoming Scream sequel/revival. The film finds old friends coming together for a high school reunion only to have to then deal with a creature that sounds straight out of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
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Even though director Wes Craven is no longer with us, the Scream franchise is marching forward with a fifth installment on the way. Though the project is going by the title Scream and has been described as a reboot, it’s still bringing back cast members like David Arquette and Courteney Cox as the same characters they played in the original franchise. But what’s going on with franchise lead Neve Campbell? Well, if everything goes according to plan, everyoneb is hoping she’ll be back for the movie too. Read More »
Now that she’s done with a galaxy far, far away, Daisy Ridley is going to try to solve a murder. Ridley is in talks to star in The Ice Beneath Her, a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/Gone Girl-style story of two cops and a civilian trying to get to the bottom of a murder mystery in which an unidentified woman was found beheaded in a wealthy suburban home. Radio Silence, the filmmaker collective behind Ready or Not, is attached to helm.
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Man has battled nature on the big screen for decades. But rarely has the fear of coming face-to-face with some of nature’s most deadly beasts been dealt with in both a horrifying and hilarious way. That’s about to change with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller teaming up with the directing duo behind the bloody, fun thriller Ready or Not for a currently untitled movie described as a ” unique bear-driven horror-comedy — with heart.” Uh, what? Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we talk goat testicles, bask in the glory of a scruffy looking Tim Roth, fantasize about a life outside the fabric store, go down the thunder road of gore and violence with the peeps behind V/H/S, and catch up with Paul Verhoeven.
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Radio Silence is a collective of four filmmakers (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez and Chad Villella) who made a series of online shorts and then broke out with the final sequence in the original V/H/S. Now the group is putting the finishing touches on Devil’s Due, a found-footage horror film produced by the team at Fox that was behind Chronicle. We got a chance to preview some scenes from the film a couple weeks back, and sat in with an Eli Roth-moderated talk with the Radio Silence guys about how they’re making the leap to feature work, and their general working methods, including handing off the camera to actors so that the POV performance is really created by the cast.
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Horror movies are a dime a dozen. Good ones are much more valuable, and a good one just hit VOD today. It’s called V/H/S, and is an anthology film featuring creepy, gory segments from filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell The Dead), Radio Silence, David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs)and Ti West (The Innkeepers).
The premise is simple. A group of criminals are hired to break into a house and steal a secret VHS tape. Not knowing which specific tape is their target, they pop in several and are subjected to some seriously scary shit. Peter and I saw the film at Sundance, loved it, and now you can enjoy it on demand. Or, if you prefer, wait until it hits theaters October 5.
Either way, after the jump, we have an awesome 5-minute featurette on the making of the film. Read More »
The horror anthology film V/H/S teams up a good handful of film talents: Radio Silence, Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die), Simon Barrett(You’re Next, Dead Birds), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), with each of the group contributing a creepy low-fi horror story to the collection.
We’ve seen one red-band trailer for the film, which showed off a good bit of violence, but now there is a more tame green-band trailer. It’s still edges towards the intense side of the trailer tone spectrum, but it probably won’t get you fired if you sneak a look at work. Read More »
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The horror anthology is making a comeback, and at Sundance this year a five-story film called V/H/S scared the crap out of many viewers. (Including Peter.) Combining the talents of of Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), V/H/S uses a wraparound story to frame several low-fi tales of horror.
Now a red-band trailer has been released, and it gives a great impression of what festival audiences have been seeing for the past few months. There’s some weird stuff in here.
This is a real red-band trailer, with blood, language and nudity, and probably what people who’ve seen the film would call spoilers as well. But not having seen V/H/S, it’s difficult to put all these images into context, and it doesn’t feel like it is showing too much. Read More »
V/H/S is the return of the horror anthology film. The subgenre used to be a very regular thing during the 1970’s and 1980’s thanks to films like Tales from the Darkside, Creepshow and Dead of Night, but has dropped out of the mainstream in recent years. (Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat being the latest anthology of note.) BloodyDisgusting head Brad Miska came up with a novel way to bring back the anthology concept — mashing it with the found footage subgenre. (Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield, etc.)
This might sound questionable on paper, but the result is genius.
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