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Who loves Joe Dante? Trick question: Everyone does. The legendary director cut his teeth editing trailers for Roger Corman, before doing an excellent job at transitioning into a director himself, helming such classics as Piranha, Gremlins, The Howling, The Burbs and Matinee just to name a few. While Dante’s last offering, The Hole didn’t exactly connect with a lot of its audience (F that, I loved it), it looks like Joe’s back and better than ever with Burying The Ex, a film filled with a stunning young cast such as Like Crazy/Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin, Texas Chainsaw 3D/True Detective‘s Alexandria D’Addario (Did I mention True Detectiiive?) and Ashley Greene (Twilight). Throw in some zombie gore, a few laughs to round it out, and from what the trailer gives, it looks like a fun time. Rlje/Image Entertainment is unleashing the film to VOD/iTunes beginning June 19th. »
- Jerry Smith
Today is Vincent Price’s 104th Birthday! Price was born here in St. Louis on this date in 1911 and is the most iconic movie star to hail from our city. Price, who died October 25th 1993, was also a gourmand, author, stage actor, speaker, world-class art collector, raconteur, and all-around Renaissance man. Vincent Price was simply one of the most remarkable people of the 20th Century. Four years ago we had the opportunity to celebrate his 100th birthday and St. Louis was the place to do it. I teamed up with Cinema St. Louis to present Vincentennial, The Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration, an event that lasted through much of the Spring of 2011. The following year Vincentennial won two coveted Rondo Awards, one for “Best Fan Event” and a second for myself as “Monster Kid of the Year” for directing the event. The Rondo Awards are prestigious Fan Awards given out »
- Tom Stockman
“Twilight” actress Ashley Greene is swapping one supernatural condition for another in a new trailer for “Burying the Ex,” in which she popped out the vampire fangs to play a zombie. Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”) co-stars in the horror comedy from Joe Dante as Max, an average guy who tries to breakup with his girlfriend Evelyn (Greene), but she tragically dies before he has the chance. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Also read: Joe Dante's Horror Comedy 'Burying the Ex' Acquired by Image Entertainment (Exclusive) Just as Max starts to move on and meets a new girl, played »
- Kathy Zerbib
"She's back, she's dead, and she thinks we're still dating." A zombified love triangle is featured in the official trailer for Joe Dante's upcoming horror comedy, Burying the Ex, starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario.
"It seemed like a great idea when Max, an all-around nice guy (Anton Yelchin), and Evelyn, his beautiful girlfriend (Ashley Greene), moved in together. When Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (Alexandra Daddario)—Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back... even if that »
- Derek Anderson
What do you do when your ex keeps calling, won't let go, and still wants to have a relationship? There's probably no shortage of advice columns that will help you out, but if your ex happens to be undead, well, you might just have to turn to Joe Dante's upcoming "Burying The Ex." The movie is headed to cinemas, and a new trailer has dropped. Read More: First Look: Photos & Behind-The-Scenes Featurette From Joe Dante's 'Burying The Ex' With Anton Yelchin Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, and Oliver Cooper star in the horror comedy about a young man who wants to break up with his girlfriend after discovering she's not quite the perfect catch he thought she was. But before he can do the deed, she's tragically killed....or is she? She can't be kept below ground and returns to the land of the living »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Burying the Ex" comedy horror, starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario and Oliver Cooper. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realizes it's time to call it quits, but there's just one problem: he's too afraid to break up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia (Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared Zombie and she's determined to »
A new trailer for Joe Dante's zombie horror comedy Burying the Ex has hit the web, and it promises plenty of Dante's trademark mishmash of feel good comedy and gross out horror. As the man behind Gremlins, The 'Burbs and The Hole, Dante always has my attention, especially when he returns to his genre roots. From a script by Alan Trezza, Burying the Ex stars Anton Yelchin as Max, a nice guy eager to break up with his overbearing girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene) when fate intervenes and she gets hit by a bus. Weeks later he meets his dream girl Olivia (Alexandra Daddario, who is making a career out of playing dream girls), but everything goes to hell when Evelyn rises from the grave convinced she and Max are still an item. While the set up is strikingly similar to last year's lackluster Life After Beth, one look at »
- Haleigh Foutch
The latest from The Howling and Gremlins legend Joe Dante looks suited to his increasingly rare sensibility as a director of darkly loony horror stories. Though it shares story similarities with recent films like Life After Beth and Nina Forever, Burying the Ex‘s promise lies in the Dante touch, which looks to bring a heightened, sort of zany pitch…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Moving on from a bad relationship is tough even under the best circumstances. It’s infinitely more difficult when your ex comes back as a zombie determined to sabotage your rebound relationship and/or eat you alive. That’s what happens in Burying the Ex, Joe Dante‘s first film since 2009’s The Hole. Anton Yelchin plays hapless Max, whose relationship with […]
- Angie Han
"You died! I saw you die..." Gross. It has been some time since we've seen a new Joe Dante film (The Hole in 2009), but alas this new one doesn't look like it's anything worth rushing out to see. Rlje/Image Entertainment has debuted a trailer for Burying the Ex, the latest horror comedy from Joe Dante that premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year. Anton Yelchin stars as the man of interest, who loses one girlfriend in a bus accident, finds another, then encounters his old dead girlfriend back-from-the-dead to torment him. Ashley Greene & Alexandra Daddario co-star with Oliver Cooper. It's a concept we've seen a few times recently, so it's not that original, but there are a few eerily disgusting moments. Have fun! Here's the new official trailer for Joe Dante's Burying the Ex, in high def from Apple: It seemed like a great idea when Max, »
- Alex Billington
We’ve got a special treat today for fans of the legendary Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling) as ComingSoon.net has just debuted not only the new poster for Dante’s upcoming horror comedy Burying the Ex, but 17 new stills as well! Check them all out in the gallery viewer below. The film, starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night), Ashley Greene (The…
If you’ve been following our coverage of “Salem,” you know we’re extra excited about this Sunday’s Episode 2.07, entitled “The Beckoning Fair One,” since it’s directed by horror legend Joe Dante and sees the return of Stephen Lang as Increase… Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
If you’re not watching Wgn America’s “Salem,” you should just turn in your horror cred card right now. It’s our favorite currently airing show, and Sunday night’s Episode 2.07, “The Beckoning Fair One,” looks like it will be a standout. … Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...
Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.
What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction »
On May 12, horror and sci-fi fans have many reasons to be excited as there are a ton of great titles making their way onto Blu-ray and DVD. Anchor Bay is unleashing The Drownsman this week and Scream Factory is releasing Extraterrestrial, the latest from The Vicious Brothers, as well. Kino Lorber also has several fun cult titles getting a high-def overhaul this week, including X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes and The Premature Burial. For all you Troma lovers out there, The Toxic Avenger III is getting repackaged in a fun Blu/DVD combo pack featuring some new content that should thrill all the Toxie fans out there.
After almost drowning in a lake accident, Madison (Michelle Mylett, Antisocial) develops hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. After shutting the world and her friends out for over a year, her friends attempt an intervention. »
- Heather Wixson
1981 werewolf movie The Howling has been picked up for a remake...
And we thought this week was going to be light on remake stories. As it turns out though, one's snuck in right at the end: it looks as if Joe Dante's 1981 werewolf movie The Howling is being added to the remake list.
The rights to the film have been picked up by Emaju Entertainment. Based on the novels of Gary Brandner, The Howling was a sizeable success at the start of the 80s, notable in particular for its excellent werewolf transformation sequence. It was followed by many sequels, most recently 2011's The Howling: Reborn.
It looks like it's very early days for the new The Howling, with no news at the moment as to who's going to be writing, directing or starring in the new version. We'd be surprised, sadly, if Dante himself is involved.
We'll keep you posted, »
The most shocking part of this story: that no one remade "The Howling" before this. Upstart production company Emaji Entertainment has announced that they're "rebooting" Joe Dante's 1981 werewolf classic "as the first in a series of films based upon well known film properties," which is exactly what we need more of. The original film starred the incomparable Dee Wallace as a TV news anchorwoman who is sent to a retreat after a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer and begins to suspect that the residents there may not be what they seem. Spoiler alert: they're hairier than they first appear. The film is notable for being released at a high point for werewolf movies, as John Landis's "An American Werewolf in London" was put out the same year. Both featured groundbreaking transformation sequences -- a 21-year-old Rob Bottin was responsible for the grisly third-act transformation in "The Howling, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Halloween is coming to Montreal this summer, as the star-studded (both in front of and behind the camera) anthology horror film, Tales of Halloween, is scheduled to make its world premiere at the festival. JeruZalem, Turbo Kid, Deathgasm, and many more movies are also slated to screen:
Press Release -- "Montreal, May 6, 2015 – The 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to rush Montreal with three weeks of cinematic inspiration and fantastical visions from across the world from July 14 until August 4, 2015.
Our complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of selected highlights and info to whet your appetite for the exciting things to come!
Unveiling Our 2015 Poster Art: Fantasia Continues Its Celebration Of Regional Folklore With The Wendigo
In recent editions, Fantasia has showcased poster art informed by various regional legends and myths, »
- Derek Anderson
Emaji Entertainment is stepping into the world of werewolves with a reboot of Joe Dante's The Howling and embarking into the realm of the wickedly weird with a reimagining of 1998's StrangeLand, which starred Dee Snider (who also penned the screenplay) as Captain Howdy. The StrangeLand reboot is tentatively titled StrangeLand: Disciple, and Snider looks to be involved with the project.
Press Release -- "Irvine, CA, April 14, 2015 -- Emaji, Inc. (Otc Pink: Emji) announced today that its entertainment division, Emaji Entertainment, has acquired the rights to reboot “The Howling”, the 1981 horror classic that to date has seen eight films released that have been based in part of the three novels written by Gary Brander. This is the first film production for the recently formed Emaji Entertainment, which is a division of Emaji, Inc. Emaji Entertainment plans to produce “The Howling” as the first in a series of films »
- Derek Anderson
The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, now in its 19th year, is one of our favorite festivals around and a fan favorite for Sound on Sight readers for several years now. This year’s festival runs July 14 to August 4, and the first wave of films on the lineup has just been revealed.
Marvel’s highly anticipated Ant-Man, with Paul Rudd, will be the opening night film, along with the Japanese animated film Miss Hokusai. Miss Hokusai comes from Production I.G., known for its other classics including A Letter to Momo and Giovanni’s Island.
Fantasia ’15 will also be home to several World Premieres, including Tales of Halloween, a collection of 10 short horror stories, and Jeruzalem, a horror film from Israeli directors and Tiff honorees Yoav and Doron Paz (Phobidilia).
The Canadian indie Turbo Kid, which we first caught up with at Sundance this year, will also be having its »
- Brian Welk
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