7 items from 2017
There’s an old saying that goes, “Nobody comes from Los Angeles.” Rather, the city is made up of millions of displaced souls who’ve found their way to Los Angeles from someplace else, which goes a long way to explain why no two filmmakers seem to view the city in the same way — because everyone, in some way, is an outsider there. A few years back, indie director Aaron Katz moved to Los Angeles from Portland, Ore., synthesizing his impressions into the gleaming blue sapphire that is “Gemini,” a subtle, sophisticated neo-noir focused on the odd co-dependent relationship between a starlet and her personal assistant — and how that dynamic is tested when one of them drops dead.
Although Katz unveiled “Gemini” at South by Southwest (the same film festival that effectively “discovered” him 11 years earlier with “Dance Party, USA”), this sleek and playful identity puzzler would have been right »
- Peter Debruge
It was only about two weeks ago that we shared theatrical and VOD release details for Bethany and the goodies keep rolling out of the oven with official stills ahead of the film's debut on April 7th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: the season 2 renewal of Kindred Spirits, Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) at Women in Horror Film Festival, Peeler stills, Psychos trailer and poster, and the horror anthology Gone With the Dead's call for submissions.
Check Out New Images from James Cullen Bressack's Bethany: "Tom Green (Road Trip, Freddy got Fingered) and Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210) star in the spine-chilling Bethany, from acclaimed filmmaker James Cullen Bressack (Pernicious, To Jennifer), in theaters and On Demand this April.
After Claire's mother dies, she and her husband move back to her childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come »
- Tamika Jones
Who doesn't love the original 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street directed by Wes Craven? Even the most jaded horror fan recognizes its brilliance, and most stayed far away from the 2010 remake. This includes original Nancy, Heather Langenkamp. Like many of us, she has her reasons for refusing to watch the reboot, which is now 7 years old. Though her reasons are a bit more personal.
2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street, which hails from Platinum Dunes, did a lot to ruin the franchise. As one can clearly see, it was such a non-starter in terms of rebooting the franchise that we've never seen a sequel and the production company is still hard pressed to get a second remake off the ground.
Samuel Bayer directed this latest adventure for Freddy Krueger, which gave the ultimate night terror with the knife fingers an all-new backstory. Knowing of the film, but having never watched it, »
The A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise will always be near and dear to my heart. My first horror memory is of Freddy bursting through Joey’s waterbed and sealing him within, letting his mother find his drowned body. Once that… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
Thirty years is a lifetime, but in film it’s just one more marker along the celluloid highway. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors debuted on this date in 1987, and certainly the horror world was ready: Friday the 13th was six films deep, and the Halloween franchise was one year away from Michael Myers’ long-awaited return). In other words, horror franchises were still a dependable source of income for studios. All eyes were on New Line Cinema to see if their cash cow Freddy Krueger could continue the box-office boom with Dream Warriors, which brought back the franchise’s creator Wes Craven as a co-writer in an attempt to course-correct the perceived slighting of his world with the previous entry, Freddy’s Revenge. What audiences got, however, was the sequel that put all the rest in the series to shame, and cemented the Krueger mythology in horror lore forever. »
- Scott Drebit
While February may be coming to an end, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating Women in Horror Month! To keep the ball rolling, Shudder has put together a wonderful playlist of several of horror’s female icons to celebrate… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
It’s where some people keep their keys, money, or a good book, but the nightstand drawer in director Stacy Title’s The Bye Bye Man holds something far more sinister than spare change. When spoken aloud, what’s carved into its wooden surface has the ability to scare your soul and scar your psyche, so it’s a shame that the film featuring this frightening piece of furniture—and the entity it unleashes—doesn’t live up to its promising potential.
Seeking a home of their own after surviving the dorms at their Wisconsin university, lifelong best friends Elliot (Douglas Smith) and John (Lucien Laviscount) move into an old house that’s farther away from campus, but much closer to future horrors. Joining them in their eerie abode is Elliot’s girlfriend, Sasha (Cressida Bonas), giving their living situation a Three’s Company vibe. One night, Elliot discovers “The Bye Bye Man »
- Derek Anderson
7 items from 2017
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