8 items from 2014
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes first details on Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End, a Dark teaser trailer, an announcement for The 2014 Shriekfest International Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival lineup, a trailer for Ghost Bride, release details for Zugzwang, and more:
Animated Sequel to Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: “Having created two amazingly fun, critically-acclaimed, award-winning seasons of the television series “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil”, producers Aircraft Pictures, Corvid Pictures and Frantic Films have announced a feature length animated sequel.
“Our fans rallied and we raised partial funding through an insanely successful Indiegogo campaign,” stated director Craig David Wallace “giving our fans the ending they deserve – a full-length animated feature (with all new metal musical numbers) – that answers the age-old question “Gee, »
- Tamika Jones
Shriekfest Film Festival's 2014 lineup includes such recognizable names as Brian Krause in the World Premiere of 'House of Purgatory', Joe Adler in it's World Premiere 'Kill Game', Joanna Cassidy in it's U.S Premiere 'Zugzwang', Ed Gale in it's World Premiere 'Honey', and Michael Berryman in 'One Please'. The roster encompasses 42 films, 30 screenplay finalists, and 8 original song finalists.. Awards will be awarded in many categories, including an award for the Best Feature Film and Best Feature screenplay. Shriekfest alumni include such indie icons as Travis Betz, Gregg Bishop, Kevin Greutert (Saw VI), Kenneth J. Hall, Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind), Tammi Sutton, Darin Scott, and many more! »
Years before Robert Zemeckis directed the revolutionary live-action/animated hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in 1988, an earlier version was mounted at Walt Disney Studios between 1981 and 1983, which had Darrell Van Citters set to direct. Today, an eight-minute video has been unearthed that shows John Culhane taking viewers behind-the-scenes of this unmade version, which featured Paul Reubens as the voice of Roger Rabbit and Russi Taylor as the voice of Jessica Rabbit.
The video also shows a number of concept art images, that show how vastly different the earlier versions of these characters were, and we have a few split-screen photos with the 1981-1983 artwork next to the finished characters from the 1988 film. Take a look at the video and photos, then read on for more information, where you'll see that one of the animators is Frozen and Surf's Up director Chris Buck.
It's that time of year again, kids. Can you smell it? Something wicked this way comes as Halloween season has officially begun! One of Los Angeles' finest horror film festivals, Shriekfest, has announced its full schedule; and we have everything you Need to know!
From the Press Release
Shriekfest International Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the Fourteenth annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios' Charlie Chaplin Theater October 2-5, 2014.
Festival Director Denise Gossett says, "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years! That says a lot about a location's quality and a festival's continuity; filmmakers walk out of their screening saying their film has never looked so good"!
Festival goers will once again enjoy the finest in independent cinema from around the globe, selected from submissions that came in »
- Steve Barton
Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
On the tail of their Blu-ray release of Oliver Stone’s Salvador comes a Twilight Time Blu-ray debut of that other photojournalist-in-Latin-America film of the early Eighties, 1983’s Under Fire, starring Nick Nolte (TV’s Rich Man Poor Man), Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner) and Gene Hackman (The Conversation).
Set during the last days of the Nicaraguan revolution that ended the Somoza regime in Nicaragua in 1979, the film revolves around three journalists involved in a romantic triangle as they cover the political intrigue that led up to that year’s revolution.
As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray »
If you haven’t yet caught a movie outdoors this summer, then you’re missing out! On a nice night, pack your bag with a picnic blanket, snacks, and bug spray, and head out to one of these flicks under the night sky! New York City August 20What: “The Way We Were”Who: Starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, the classic Sydney Pollack-directed romantic drama won two Oscars at the 1974 ceremony.Where: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival What: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”Who: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, and others. Where: South Street Seaport What: “Captain Phillips”Who: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi star in the 2013 dramatic thriller that earned six Oscar noms and had everyone saying, “I’m the captain now.”Where: Pier 63 Lawn August 21What: “Coming to America”Who: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and others.Where: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival What: “The Birds »
Mesach Taylor, Emmy-nominated star of the long-running TV series "Designing Women," died Saturday after a year-and-a-half-long struggle with colorectal cancer. He was 67. “It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition," his family posted on Facebook. "Our friends who know and love us, please offer your prayers for his peace and blazing light as he ascends to the heavens. Those who need to call the family please do. Those who desire to post memories, we are open and graciously accepting all gestures of peace. Love, the Taylor Family." Best known for playing falsely-accused ex-inmate Anthony Bouvier on the '80s and '90s sitcom, Taylor kicked off his acting career in the Chicago theater (his first professional job was on a national tour of the blockbuster musical "Hair »
- Chris Eggertsen
Another bit of casting news is here for the latest flick being helmed by Saw franchise director Kevin Greutert, entitled Visions, as veteran actress Joanna Cassidy just signed on for some spooky fun! Read on for details.
Fisher stars as a pregnant woman who moves with her husband to the countryside, where she is plagued by visions of a sinister hooded figure. Longoria will play Fisher’s fashionable, acerbic, and funny city gal pal who disapproves of her friend’s life choices.
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