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Director/actor Joe Swanberg scored a recent cult and critical hit with impressively-cast comedy Drinking Buddies. His follow-up sees him trading places with his horror filmmaking pals Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett – the director and screenwriter behind this years stand-out genre entry You’Re Next – for twisted psycho thriller, 24 Exposures.
We recently brought you the first poster for the film led by Wingard as a fetish photographer who strikes-up a friendship with Barrett’s troubled cop. Now, we’ve the latest disturbing trailer!
24 Exposures connects the European art films of the 60?s with the late night Cinemax thrillers of the 90s as it investigates ideas of reality and fiction, art and pornography, life and death. A fetish photographer and a homicide detective are brought together when a young model turns up dead. They develop an unlikely friendship, as both are interested in what the other does for a living. Inspired »
- Craig Hunter
Even though most of my childhood was filled with an array of films from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, Body Bags isn’t a film that I was really all that familiar with. I had borrowed a VHS copy of it from a friend in early 1994 and the tape broke about 15-20 minutes in, so when it came time to finally get myself fully-acquainted with it, I was game for anything, especially considering the level of talent involved all-around.
While the new release of Body Bags on Blu-ray is definitely a fun watch- a cavalcade of who’s who in horror cameos and Carpenter’s performance as the wrap-around segments’ host “The Coroner” being the real highlights of this anthology- the movie itself is an oddball mix that didn’t wholly connect with me.
Body Bag’s first installment, “The Gas Station,” is easily the best of the bunch- the »
- Heather Wixson
Tom Laughlin, who died of complications from pneumonia Dec. 12 in Thousand Oaks at age 82, was one of those only-in-Hollywood stories. After acting in small parts on films and TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s, he turned filmmaker with a series of “Billy Jack” films, whose anti-establishment attitude captured the zeitgeist of the 1970s.
The fourth film in the series, the 1977 “Billy Jack Goes to Washington,” floundered at the box office, but Laughlin’s life imitated his art, as he became a political and social advocate, running for president three times. He also founded a Montessori school and became a political activist.
Laughlin was a true Hollywood maverick, tackling topics in his 1970s films that reflected the disenfranchised Americans who embraced his films. But he also battled the studios’ distribution and marketing systems. Following the leads of such diverse influences as John Cassavetes and Roger Corman, Laughlin embraced the American indie movement, »
- Tim Gray
This week’s Short Starts column was already going to be different by focusing on the first film for a particular story’s adaptation rather than for a director or actor. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit‘s first time on screen was as a short film in 1966 from the team of producer William L. Snyder and director Gene Deitch (Popeye the Sailor). I wouldn’t exactly call it an animated film any more than I’d call a Ken Burns documentary animated. It’s more of a slide show of illustrations, some of them zoomed in on or panned across for some visual stimulation, plus an occasional spot of psychedelic effects. The short was kind of a throwaway work (an “ashcan” production), similar to Roger Corman’s 1994 Fantastic Four film in that it was only made, and in such half-assed fashion, to retain rights to the property. Simply pointing to this curiosity is not enough, though »
- Christopher Campbell
Welcome back for day seven of Daily Dead’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! With the holiday season already in full swing, we decided for this week, we’d go ahead and give you guys two super-sized guides for Wednesday and Friday just to make it a little more streamlined as we wrap up our coverage of some of the very best gift ideas we could find, perfect for all the horror and sci-fi fans out there.
For our second-to-last gift guide, we’ve got tons of awesome gift ideas- a Blu-ray celebrating many of the greatest “B Movies” ever created, a t-shirt company that pretty much makes a shirt for any horror movie you could ever think of (seriously, try stumping them), a couple of pajama sets (Walking Dead fans, there’s some footie ones here you Must see!), some fun purses, ornaments and more.
Check out today’s super-sized edition »
- Heather Wixson
Christmas is a time for feel-good movies. It’s a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the usual Hallmark Hall of Fame drivel that hits the airwaves every December. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the mainstream Christmas classics as much as the next guy. But at night, when my family is all snug in their beds, that’s when I drag out my sick and twisted Christmas collection…
Black Christmas, Christmas Evil, Silent Night Deadly Night, Don’t Open Till Christmas, those are the films I like to cuddle up to with a spiked eggnog. What is my favorite? That’s a difficult question. I love them all for different reasons, but if I had to pick one, I would have to pick a recent import from Finland called Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. A modern mashup of The Thing and the Krampus mythology, it is »
- Kevin Klemm
When putting together his critically acclaimed neo-noir thriller After Dark, My Sweet, James Foley instructed his casting director to "go find me a Bruce Dern type" for the crucial role of Uncle Bud, a retired cop whose avuncular manner masks an undercurrent of psychosis. For three months, a succession of hopeful players was brought to Foley's attention but all fell short of the mark, none possessing the necessary blend of twinkling intensity and barely repressed craziness. In the end, exasperated, the casting director made a startling suggestion: "Why don't you just get Bruce Dern?"
Having worked with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan, Bob Rafelson, Roger Corman and Hal Ashby, Dern had earned himself a reputation in the 1960s and 1970s as a purveyor of wild-eyed rebels, »
- Mark Kermode
Director Alan Taylor ("Thor: The Dark World"), will helm the new "Terminator" feature, titled "Terminator: Genesis", to be released by Paramount June 26, 2015, as the first film in a new stand-alone trilogy.
Annapurna Pictures purchased the rights to the "Terminator" May 2011, with the stipulation that if nothing is done with the property by a specific date, screen rights would revert back to "Terminator" co-creators James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.
"The Terminator" released in 1984, was inspired by themes and premises by science fiction author Harlan Ellison, then scripted by Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron, with direction by Cameron, after producer Roger Corman passed on the project.
Michael Biehn played 'Kyle Reese', a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.
Three sequels »
- Michael Stevens
What an unadulterated joy it is to see Bruce Dern leading a movie for a change – and a good movie, at that. Alexander Payne's Nebraska may come to be seen as his swansong, but I hope it leads to a final decade of great performances from one of my all-time favourite actors, now 77 years old.
Dern has played a lot of disagreeable cranks in his time, but Woody Grant, the semi-senile retiree who keeps trying to walk from Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska, to pick up a supposed million-dollar prize, is an almost opaque figure. Dern seems to have subtracted half of his own mind and awareness for the part, and this draws the audience toward him to find out, or guess at, the things his old age incites. Finally, »
- John Patterson
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off tonight and we know it can be difficult to find presents for horror fans that seem to have everything. To help make things easier, we’ve put together the initial list of our holiday gift suggestions, which include cannibal wine, classic horror shirts, vinyl figures and Blu-ray collections.
While a handful of these items are only available at select websites, you should be able to find some pretty good sales on other items starting tonight. Specifically, Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart will have big sales on Blu-ray/DVD titles and video games. We’d like to give Tamika Jones a big thanks for helping put this guide together.
Silence of the Lambs Wine: “The Alamo Drafthouse’s 2013 Signature Wines are an oenophilic nod to noted gourmand, wine connoisseur and psychopath Hannibal Lecter. “The Chianti Slurp” is an iconic wine in film moment, celebrated »
- Tamika Jones
Bruce Dern has been doing amazing character actor work since the 1960s where he started out as "third cowboy on the left" in a lot of television westerns, before joining up with Roger Corman's stable of regulars (Including Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and director Joe Dante.) If you wanted a wide eye, rather intense crazy fellow that was anything but predictable, well Dern was your guy. Alfred Hitchcock cast him in a couple of films before notable 1970s directors such as Sydney Pollack, Walter Hill and Hal Ashby effectively made use of his talents in everything from crime films to heavy dramas where Dern was nominated for an Oscar, something in 2013, with the black and white dramedy, Nebraska, his first leading role since Douglas...
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Directed by Josh C. Waller who seems to be quickly developing a production record that is reminiscent of Roger Corman, Raze stars action queen Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols (currently kicking ass as a future cop in "Continuum"), as two women in a group of fifty who have been kidnapped and are forced to fight eachother to the death without the use of weapons and unsurprisingly, the trailer suggests that things get brutal.
All This and World War II! continues at Trailers from Hell, with B-movie legend Roger Corman introducing "Ski Troop Attack." He describes the details of shooting this indie war picture for his non-union production company The Filmgroup on location in snowbound Deadwood, South Dakota. Shot back-to-back with The Beast from Haunted Cave, both from scripts by Corman warhorse Charles B. Griffith. »
- Trailers From Hell
So yes, Kanye West has made a music video with a topless Kim Kardashian, fiancée and mother-of-his-child and free-floating symbol for the dystopia our lives have become. And yes, the music video — set to “Bound 2,” the extremely heartfelt and totally weird love song that ends Yeezus — is about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian riding a motorcycle in front of green-screen images of Monument Valley and space, which makes it look a little bit like a ’70s biker-gang Roger Corman movie shot inside of an iMac screensaver. And yes, you could argue that this music video is basically a softcore porno »
- Darren Franich
Since his last foray onto the big screen with The Hole in 2009, Joe Dante has been kicking it in TV land, directing episodes of Splatter and Hawaii Five-o. That’s all about to change, however, as this former apprentice of Roger Corman is set to return to cinemas with Burying The Ex.
The forthcoming horror-comedy features a script by newcomer Alan Trezza, who already made his own short film of the story back in 2008. It tells the tale of young couple, Max and Evelyn, whose relationship runs aground when they move in together, and Max discovers an unpleasant, controlling and manipulative side to his partner. While fearfully pondering how best to break up with her, fate intervenes and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. Problem solved, as far as Max is concerned but, as he tries to move on with new love interest Olivia, Evelyn rises from the dead, »
- Sarah Myles
One gets the impression that a dozen intriguingly bizarre films are always swirling around the mind of director Joe Dante, and it is a displeasure to see that the most recent work from him happened back in 2009 with “The Hole." Since then, a ‘60s-set biopic about Roger Corman and the ghost story “Casting The Runes” with Simon Pegg have been bandied about as potential next projects, but now some financing has come through for another, and it contains the kind twisted comedy and horror elements that you’d expect from the “Gremlins” helmer. The Wrap reports that Voltage Pictures has agreed to finance and produce “Burying The Ex," a new horror comedy written by Alan Trezza and set to star actor Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene (“The Twilight Saga”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson”) and Oliver Cooper (“Project X”). The film follows a young man, Max (Yelchin), as he moves in with »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Big congrats to Orlando Cruz, who married boyfriend José Manuel Colón in Central Park over the weekend
In ratings news, the premiere of Almost Human delivered solid numbers, while Revenge finally stopped the bleeding, and was up 15%.
Jack Andraka honored by The Vatican.
A Decade After Massachusetts’ Landmark Gay Marriage Ruling, The Gains Are Clear
A Few Words From a Real, Live C*cksucking Fag
Grant Gustin will introduce his Barry Allen character on episodes 8 and 9 of Arrow, but plans for him to come back in full The Flash gear on episode 20 have been scrapped. Instead, The Flash will have his own standalone pilot, which is a very good sign that we might be seeing more of him. Here are »
The Academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16 were two events in one: A schmooze-fest with a guest list representing decades of film history (Roger Corman and Warren Beatty through Lupita Nyong’o) as well as an emotional tribute to four eminently deserving people. The evening succeeded on both fronts.
The event, held at Hollywood & Highland, had many touching moments but the emotional highlight came with the first presentation. After showing a reel of Angelina Jolie’s global philanthropy, the actress took to the stage to thank her presenters (Bosnian and Serbian actors from her “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Gena Rowlands and George Lucas), and her family. And she paid special tribute to her mother, who told her she must live “a life of use to others.” Jolie reminded the audience that she is lucky to have basics such as food, shelter and love, as well »
- Tim Gray
Ron Judkins is an Oscar-winning sound engineer. He has worked on over 50 films since 1976 including blockbusters for directors such as Steven Spielberg, Gus Van Sant, Paul Thomas Anderson, Richard Donner, and Barry Levinson. He won two Academy Awards for Best Sound for Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan. He made his directorial debut in 1999 with the film The Hi Line, which he also wrote. Now Ron Judkins is back in the director/writer chair for the new film Finding Neighbors, a comedic drama about three sets of Los Angeles neighbors who are searching for true connections.
Finding Neighbors is the story of a formerly acclaimed graphic novelist who goes looking for a true connection outside of his marriage – and just over his fence. Six months late on a book delivery, Sam (Michael O’Keefe) has succumbed to a full-on midlife and creative crisis. Sherrie (Julie Mond), the provocative girl-next-door, offers »
- Tom Stockman
It has been announced that 1986′s Chopping Mall has been re-mastered and is available for theatrical screenings. Unfortunately, there isn’t a list of theaters that are participating in the re-release yet, but we’ve seen a number of theaters announce screenings, including Circle Cinema in Oklahoma. Our hope is that an extensive list is made available and we’ll update this story if it happens. Until then, we’ve included the official press release below that includes an email address for theaters interested in booking a screening of the movie:
via MindofTatlock.com: “On March 21st, 1986, a film was released by legendary producer Roger Corman that today still is recognized as a genre classic. “Chopping Mall” produced by Julie Corman and helmed by exploitation wunderkind, Jim Wynorski was released during the VHS/home video explosion and would change the way the business perceived the place of genre titles within this emerging market place. »
- Jonathan James
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