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There are lots of films to get excited about, if you are horror fan in 2011. There will surely be hundreds of horror and thriller releases in 2011, with several more planned for 2012 and 2013. Here on 28Dla, we offer a solid intro' on what to expect from the coming year, as directors Eli Roth, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, J.J. Abrams bring new films, including Scream 4, Fangland, Thanksgiving, and Super 8. Also, the After Dark Originals will release early in the New Year and fans of horror sequels e.g. Hostel III, Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral will be able to whet their appetites with several follow ups to successful film franchises, here.
So, step inside this huge list of horror films, which focuses on over thirty of the biggest productions and a few indies, as well. Let us begin with this horror list for 2011 (titles listed alphabetically)!
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- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
It may be the season to be jolly, but every so often something cinematic rears its ugly head to challenge that sugar-coated notion - and this year it's Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Helander's myth-defying debut. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is an anti-Christmas horror fantasy that transforms the cuddly, present-delivering Santa Claus of fable into a 21st-century boogie man - reminiscent of a vengeful incarnation from the pages of Struwwelpeter. Never mind receiving lumps of coal for punishment, this Santa snatches naughty children while they sleep, boils them in cauldrons and replaces them in bed with sinister dolls. Unearthed from his Lapland mountain coffin, Mr Claus is coming to town - and kids had really better watch out.
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Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier revealed in a Fangoria interview their plans to use the storyline established by Rob Zombie in their continued development on the Halloween 3D movie. “We took Rob Zombie’s story and continued it, but we did it in a way that sort of pulled it back to the John Carpenter tone and intention, and we didn’t cheat. We didn’t break any of the rules. We used the rules Zombie had established, and it felt good because it felt like a complete story, and we’re still hopeful that one day it’ll happen.” Todd Farmer reportedly stated. Although Dimenson Films has canned the sequel and the future of Michael Meyers is up in the air, one thing is for certain, if there ever is a Halloween 3D, it most certainly will be in 3D. Source: http://www.fangoria.com/ Related Posts:News on Hellraiser »
- Cara Madison
Directed by: Kevin Connor
I just finished watching the wonderful 1980 horror flick Motel Hell and it made me think. Now, I doubt this is the reaction the filmmakers were looking for when they made this witty little treat, and it’s definitely not the reaction I had when I saw it originally as a teenager. But as one ages and the body begins to break down, the mind begins to assert itself. So bear with me. Watching Motel Hell as a kid, I delighted in seeing former western star Rory Calhoun playing a murderous, cannibalistic farmer. But as an adult, I realized that this flick holds an interesting place in the history of horror movies: Motel Hell might well be the true last gasp of '70s horror.
In the 1970s, horror flicks were more »
Christmas has a hell of a PR agent. A good PR maximises the audience for their client, always looking for lateral markets beyond the core appeal of the product. So if Christmas is fundamentally about giving, goodwill and forgiveness, there's no harm - from a PR's point of view - if it can also be made to be about sex, death and loneliness too. We seem to have had our traditional - and always sad - fusillade of pre-Christmas celebrity deaths this year, and if we're lucky, the period between now and new year will bring no new and nasty surprises in that line.
In the meantime our TV screens have filled up customarily with ads for perfume and booze which remind us that Christmas is also a Pagan-style locus for celebrations of the carnal and sensory. And with campaigns targeted at those who have no invite to the celebrations »
Jeff Bridges has admitted that he would be interested in seeing a sequel to his 1984 movie Starman. Speaking to HitFix, the Tron: Legacy star revealed that he has often wondered what might happen in a follow-up to John Carpenter's sci-fi drama. The film centres on an alien taking the form of a woman's dead husband. Bridges said: "Starman, what happened there? That's kind of set up. Karen Allen is preggers. She's got that little ball and stuff. What's up with that?" Discussing the possibility of (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Jeff Bridges is currently riding high in the world of movies with two massive films playing in cinemas this month, Tron: Legacy, and the upcoming True Grit (which is out in the Us, but doesn’t hit the UK until February). The actor recently conducted an interview with the guys over at Hitfix, where he was asked which character from his impressive back catalogue of film he would like to bring back to life in a new move. Here’s what he had to say:
“The Dude [from 'The Big Lebowski'] would be nice, I don’t think that’s in the cards,” he explained. “‘Starman,’ I always wondered what happened there? That’s kind of set up. Karen Allen is preggers. She’s got that little ball and stuff. What’s up with that?”
- Paul Heath
In an interview with Hitfix, Jeff Bridges was asked if there are any other character that he would like to bring back to the big screen, similar to what he did with Kevin Flynn in "Tron: Legacy." "The Dude [from 'The Big Lebowski'] would be nice, I don't think that's in the cards," he explained. "'Starman,' I always wondered what happened there? That's kind of set up. Karen Allen is preggers. She's got that little ball and stuff. What's up with that?" "Starman" is a 1984 film directed by John Carpenter. It revolves around an alien who has crash-landed in the Us, takes on the the appearance of a woman's dead husband, and enlists her help to escape from pursuing authorities in order to locate a spacecraft on the other side of the country. As he learns how to be more human, the alien begins to take on more and more qualities of the woman's husband, »
With Santa Claus right around the corner, what better time is there to point out those good little boys and girls who have taken a turn for the worse? These are the baddest of the bad, the meanest of the mean, naughtiest in Santa’s list. They didn’t start out that way… Some say it’s genetics. Others say it’s how they were raised. Some are just being controlled by the devil himself! No matter how you view it, these kids are going to see a lot of coal in their stockings if they keep it up… Top Ten: Santa’S Naughty List
10. The Exorcist
The Exorcist (1973) starred a young Linda Blair as Regan, an innocent little girl possessed by the devil. Sure, most parents out there surely feel their children are possessed by the devil at one point or another, but Linda Blair and the special effects »
- Movie Geeks
By James Morgart
“There is no pleasure. There is no pain. There is only skin.” - Pinhead, Hellraiser III
“Women tend to be more tolerant about visceral things because they have more direct personal experience with them. They cope with periods once a month, they go through childbirth and they are usually the ones who look after the bleeding and battered limbs when the kids take a tumble. They can put blood and gore in context and generally cope better than men.” - Bela Lugosi
Most scholarship on the horror film has assumed that males are the primary spectators of horror; however, there have been developments, both in scholarship as well as in mainstream media, to contradict this point. In 2009, journalist Michelle Orange pointed out, in an article written for the New York Times, “Recent box office receipts show that women have an even bigger appetite for these [horror] films than men. »
"I'm usually more of an old fogey when it comes to mobile phones that I am about DVDs," writes film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum in his newly released essay collection, "Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia." He's not the only one to extol the virtues of the home viewing experience. Jonathan Lethem's book-length analysis of the overlooked John Carpenter oddity "They Live" revels in the capacity for a close reading of a movie »
In a chat with Fangoria, writer Todd Farmer commented on Halloween 3D , the script he cooked up with Patrick Lussier for Dimension Films. "The script for Halloween 3D...Patrick and I reread it recently and we really love it," Farmer told the mag. "We took Rob Zombie's story and continued it, but we did it in a way that sort of pulled it back to the John Carpenter tone and intention, and we didn't cheat. We didn't break any of the rules. We used the rules Zombie had established, and it felt good because it felt like a complete story, and we're still hopeful that one day it.ll happen. But all of the focus is on Hellraiser, and we couldn.t be more thrilled with what we've come up with." This is the first confirmation, I believe, that Lussier and Farmer were »
DVD Playhouse December 2010
America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Universal is forging ahead with a film based on Hasbro’s version of the Ouija board, already penciled in for a November 9, 2012 release. So they need to sign a director soon, and have been in talks with…a genre veteran like John Carpenter or Wes Craven? Perhaps a hot up-and-coming horror talent? Well…jump past the jump to see who the current contenders are. »
- email@example.com (Michael Gingold)
With the release of Tron Legacy, It thought it would be fun to once again publish this post. Enjoy!
He’s been nominated for four Academy Awards, and by Tuesday morning, in all likelihood, it’ll be five, but Jeff Bridges isn’t necessarily thought of as a prestige figure. That may change thanks to the release of Crazy Heart, in which he plays a broken-down, aging country star. To celebrate Bridges’ coming into critical favor, Al, Mariko and Simon will be looking at that film, as well as his breakout film – Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show (1971), as well as John Carpenter’s alien love story Starman (1984).
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With the holiday season upon us, the time is right to take a look back at Bob Clark’s groundbreaking chiller Black Christmas. In a scenario that became a popular convention of the horror genre, a deranged killer calls from inside a house, threatening to murder its inhabitants; to this day, fans passionately argue that this movie was the inventor of the slasher genre, a precursor to John Carpenter’s Halloween by four years. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jorge Solis)
The year 2010 has been a year chock-full of fresh, young (and not so young – we love you, Machete) faces vying to overthrow the Hollywood’s mainstays — and they’re playing to win. Right, Sam Flynn?
Whether it was the youngest billionaire in history taking over the internet (“The Social Network”), kids beating up adults (“Kick-Ass”) or kids beating up each other (“The Karate Kid”), it’s clear this new batch of rising stars is not a group to mess with.
So hide your kids, hide your wives: Here are our picks for 2010′s biggest breakout stars.
21. Brenda Song
Seen In: “The Social Network”
NextFactor: Song’s been known for years to younger audiences as the Paris Hilton clone, London Tipton, on Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” But adult audiences will find her hard to forget as the less-than-wholesome/pyromaniacal girlfriend of Andrew Garfield in “The Social Network. »
- Ben Freiburger
28 years after an entire generation of wide-eyed, sci-fi fascinated kids were transported into a virtual world of video game adventure, Tron returns with the sequel Tron: Legacy. Jeff Bridges starred in the original, released in 1982, and returns for the sequel. In honor of something so rare and special, We Are Movie Geeks have compiled a list of our Top Ten Favorite Performances from Jeff Bridges.
10. Bad Company
Bad Company (1972) was Jeff Bridges fifth film, following a promising trend set by The Last Picture Show and Fat City. Bridges plays Jake Rumsey, a young Ohio man who flees to Jefferson City to dodge the Civil War draft. Jake joins a group of similar young men and they set out west, in hopes of making lives for themselves, but realize they.ve bitten off more than they can chew. Bridges delivers a rich performance as a man not yet fully matured to »
- Movie Geeks
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.. director Robert Rodriguez and his then girlfriend, actress Rose McGowan were seemingly locked in to helm and star in a planned remake of the classic 1968 sci-fi film, Barbarella. Things reportedly turned sour for the couple in late 2008, they split in early 2009 and got engrossed in other projects and Universal Pictures decided to move forward with remake plans without either of them.
In late 2009, there were rumors floating around that John Carpenter was interested in directing the remake, and the likes of Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller, Erica Durance and Katherine Heigl were all interested in the lead role, and at the time Alba was rumored to be the studio’s favorite.
- Jason Moore
When the original “Tron” was released in 1982, its cutting-edge CGI animation and odd story about bits and users and data storage was a little ahead of its time for a populace whose majority had never touched a computer. It languished as a cult film for many years until Disney greenlit the splashy revival “Tron: Legacy,” which brings star Jeff Bridges back onto the gamegrid in spectacular fashion.
But if Disney is willing to fork over hundreds of millions for a direct sequel to an old underperformer like “Tron,” what’s to stop other studios from reviving cult sci-fi properties from two decades ago?
Nothing, really (unless common sense counts as something), so we compiled a list of our favorite underappreciated ’80s sci-fi titles along with our own fanciful ideas of how to expand them into a franchise.
9. ‘*batteries not included’ (1987)
Cute family of small sentient spaceships from another planet helping »
- Max Evry
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