(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.)
Matt: If anything can be learned from this week’s “Now Scream This,” I’m left with two lessons. One: humanity needs to accept its universal role and stop tampering with unknown forces. Two: never let Chris pick all his movies first because there will be nothing left. Sci-fi horror has always been less represented on streaming platforms (which we found out already), and sticking with our Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tie-in, history hath repeated itself. No bother. I’m back at it, fudging rules and making it all work. Or, like, salvaging a raging dumpster fire. Both descriptions fit.
Chris: When will man learn to never tamper in god’s domain? Beats me! Until then, we’ll have to make do with movies focused on science gone terribly wrong. In honor of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Matt and I have scoured the net to bring back these perversions of science – films that follow the Jurassic tradition of scientific hubris gone wild. As a side note: I really wanted to put David Cronenberg’s The Fly on here, but The Fly isn’t streaming. At all. What hellscape is this?
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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 »
To celebrate the five year anniversary of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Phantom City Creative has crafted a series of 5 limited edition posts based on some of the popular films which screened at the festival. Each of the posters is a 11? x 17? digital print, with editions of only 66. $20 each but unfortunately the coolest one of the bunch, Let The Right One In, is already sold out. Hit the jump to check out all five posters now.
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ComingSoon has posted a photo (right) of one of the banners on display outside the San Diego Convention Center, promoting James Cameron‘s Avatar. The image shows a close-up of one of the ten foot blue tribal alien creatures called Na’vi. Warner Bros’ panel announcement included confirmation that Hall H will be set-up to screen 3D footage, which pretty much gaurentees that Fox will present footage from Avatar in 3D. I’m guessing that the same footage that premiered in Amsterdam at the cinema expo will be screened.
You’ve heard the buzz online, now see the movie! Derrick Comedy‘s Mystery Team will be presenting a special sneak preview screening (yes, the whole movie) on Thursday, July 23rd at 8pm at the Horton Plaza theaters. How can you attend the screening? Passes will be available at the Mystery Team booth on the show floor on either Wednesday night (preview night) or Thursday.
Tickets are now on sale for the Saturday night midnight screening of Darren Lynn Bousman‘s Repo! The Genetic Opera. Head on over to Fandango to purchase tickets. I’ve heard Bousman will be in attendance, and possibly some other cast members.
MTV has learned that Overture Films will be premiering a few select scenes from the sci-fi horror thriller Pandorum on July 23. The panel will include stars Ben Foster, Cung Le and Antje Traue (Cam Gigandet and Dennis Quaid will not be in attendance but Quaid has recorded a special taped greeting.
Mike Judge will be presenting footage from his new film Extract on July 25. But those not attending Comic Con don’t need to worry, MTV.com will be premiering the footage online at the same time as the panel. No word on if any cast members will be in attendance at the panel. [MTV]
Update: Miramax has confirmed that Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, & Kristen Wiig will also be on the panel, which takes place at 1pm in Hall H.
FirstShowing is reporting that Shane Acker‘s 9 will have a special sneak preview screening. Not sure when and where, but I’m sure tickets will be available somewhere on the show floor.
DVDForum.at has posted three new photos from Darren Lynn Bousman’s upcoming horror musical REPO! The Genetic Opera. Head on over to the site for higher resolution versions.
A new movie trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman‘s Repo! The Genetic Opera has gone online as the Fantasia Film Festival begins next week. I hate to rehash the quotes used in the trailer, but the movie looks both stunning and original, and might very well become an instant cult classic. It looks like Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Blade Runner meets Saw. I also love the fusion of comic book styling used in the backstory and actor credits. And did I mention the music? Tell me what you think in the comments below!
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Set in the 2056, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, tells the story of an epidemic of organ failures that devastates the planet, killing tens of millions. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants… for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV) and produced by Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate, this futuristic horror rock opera stars Paul Sorvino (GOODFELLAS), Alexa Vega (SPY KIDS), Paris Hilton (HOUSE OF WAX), Anthony Head (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Ogre (from the band Skinny Puppy) and world-renowned opera singer Sarah Brightman (Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera”).
Darren Lynn Bousman just finished editing REPO! The Genetic Opera!, but the SAW series director is already talking about sequel possibilities. In his latest blog entry, Darren writes:
“If I have my way – I am only leaving one franchise to start another! Maybe this time next year as SAW VI is gearing up – I will working on REPO II… One can only dream…”
Bousman also talked breifly about his visit to the SAW V production offices, and his meeting with David Hackl, who will be taking over the series.
“I have to be honest – it’s a hard pill to swallow… Handing over the baton – – passing the torch – – call it what you will… But for the last three years SAW has been my life… Last week, they opened up the preproduction office for V. It feels strange not to be there… It feels even stranger knowing that those production offices are only two blocks from where I am now… But, I feel confident in the fact that the franchise is in great hands with David – and that it was time for me to move on…”
Repo! The Genetic Opera! will hit theaters later this year. SAW V will hit theaters on October 24th 2008 (because, “If it’s Halloween, It’s SAW”).
Five weeks after Repo! The Genetic Opera! wrapped production, director Darren Lynn Bousman reports that a first cut of the film in is the can. And while that is a cause for celebration, Bousman is becoming more unsure of what the audience for this musical horror film might be.
“The truth of the matter is – I have no fucking CLUE what the public and movie goer is going to say about this movie…” Bousman writes in his latest blog entry. “As I have said numerous times – this isn’t SAW… Nor is it SWEENY TODD… It’s a hybrid of horror, comedy, and good old fashion ROCK and ROLL!”
Bousman hopes to garner a Rocky Horror-ish response, with people singing in the theaters.
“[that] is my TRUE dream of the this movie… That I walk into a theatre somewhere and hear the audience singing along to ZYDRATE ANATOMY – or WE STARTED THIS OPERA SHIT…”
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