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Video Game Review: Until Dawn

23 hours ago | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

​I always wondered why there weren’t more slasher-themed video games. What could make for a more intense gaming experience than if you were to play as the prey to a masked killer in a large darkened house? Surprisingly, this concept has seen very few renditions through gaming history.​​​​​ ​There have been a few attempts–some successful and others not so much.​ Atari attempted to adapt Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween while Nintendo tried its hands with both A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th.

We didn’t care that they were all huge misfires, we were just happy to see our favorite psychos in a game. Most suffered from the lack in technology at the time. Yet in the last 20 years, nobody tried again, til 2012, when it seemed that somebody up in video game heaven had heard our prayers with the announcement of Until Dawn.

​ However, Dawn »

- Josh Soriano

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Until Dawn Review

24 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are you one of those people who regularly yells at the TV while watching horror movies, because the characters’ dumb decisions annoy you to no end? If so, your chance to prove how much smarter you are than the average slasher movie victim has arrived, in the form of Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn. Combining horror movies with narrative-focused gaming to create a scary attempt at survival, it’s an instant classic that brings immersion to a whole new level.

Set in what seems to be the remote wilderness of Western Canada, Until Dawn is more of an experience than your average video game. It begins with a bang, then fast forwards a year ahead, to a time where eight friends have decided to culminate for a weekend of wintry remembrance in honour of friends who previously perished. They all ascend a gigantic mountain with the promise of friendship, memories and good times, »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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Justin Chatwin on Bang Bang Baby, "Orphan Black," and being inspired by Justin Bieber

21 August 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

All Stepphy (Jane Levy) wants is to get out of her small town. In Bang Bang Baby, the 1960s-set musical that could easily be the result of David Lynch remaking Hairspray, getting as far away from her small town is an incredibly wise decision, as there’s a chemical leak at the local plant.

While a mysterious purple mist begins to permeate the town, Stepphy happens upon her chance at fulfilling her Hollywood-bound ambitions. Rock idol Bobby Shore (Justin Chatwin) is having a bit of car trouble just down the street from her house and – luck would have it – her father (Peter Stormare) owns the local chop shop.

Canadian director Jeffrey St. Jules’ Bang Bang Baby plays select theatres in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal starting on August 21. Before it hits theatres, Cineplex had the opportunity to chat with Chatwin about the film, his co-stars, and the very real origins of his vain heartthrob character, »

- Sasha James

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A new trailer for Wim Wenders’ ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ deals with the aftermath of death

19 August 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After seven years of making short segments and documentaries, filmmaker Wim Wenders is returning to features once again in his next film.

Titled Every Thing Will Be Fine, the film now has a new trailer. Wenders takes on only directorial duties for the feature, working from a screenplay by Norwegian screenwriter Bjørn Olaf Johannessen. The German director works with a cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-Josée Croze, James Franco, and Peter Stormare.

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, a writer accidentally runs over and kills a child. The accident and its aftermath deeply traumatizes him. Over the next 12 years, he struggles to make sense of what happened and continue on with life, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a murderer.

This will mark Wenders’ first feature film since 2008’s Palermo Shooting. Wenders, however, has been »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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James Franco Can’t Catch A Break In Every Thing Will Be Fine Trailer

19 August 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Esteemed German filmmaker Wim Wenders is bringing his latest drama, Every Thing Will Be Fine to Toronto International Film Festival next month, and to stoke excitement ahead of its debut, the first trailer for the film has appeared online via Metropole Films.

Placing The Interview‘s James Franco in the lead role as Tomas, Wenders’ new project charts one man’s spiralling descent into a personal crisis after his life is unceremoniously upended by a car crash. Though the event itself was out of his control, it is Tomas who bears the brunt of the crash’s ramifications as his relationship and work life begin to deteriorate in the aftermath. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Stormare and True Detective‘s Rachel McAdams all star in the motion picture.

Truth be told, this first trailer doesn’t leave much to the imagination, showcasing a series of scenes that may be considered spoiler sensitive. »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Trailer for Wim Wenders' Somber 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

18 August 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Is there nothing that can get to you?" A trailer has debuted online for Wim Wenders' very heartbreaking, somber, moving film Every Thing Will Be Fine. The film stars James Franco, following him across 12 years as he tries to cope with the weight of a fatal accident one snowy night on a quiet road. This trailer gives away pretty much everything, so don't expect to be surprised, just expect to learn where the story is going - and that's the whole point. It's about actually feeling the emotions over years, not just the shock of what happened. I saw this at Berlinale (read my review) and liked it, despite being so somber. Also starring Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marie-Josée Croze and Peter Stormare. Give it a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ a poster) for Wim Wenders' Every Thing Will Be Fine, via YouTube: While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, »

- Alex Billington

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Watch the exclusive 360 virtual reality trailer for the sci-fi musical Bang Bang Baby

18 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s the movie genre we’ve all been awaiting for: a campy sci-fi throwback to the 1960’s musical.  Bang Bang Baby offers all that and more as Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) stars opposite Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”) in the brand new film that mixes music with mass mutations.  And what better way to check it out than in our exclusivevirtual reality trailer?

The film, which picked up the Best First Feature award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival is hitting theatres in select locations across Canada this month.  The breakout indie musical follows the story of small-town teenager Stepphy (Levy) who believes her dream of becoming a famous signer will finally come true when her rock star idol Bobby Shore (Chatwin) is stranded in town.  Stepphy’s dream soon becomes a nightmare when a leak at a nearby chemical plant starts causing mutations. Co-starring Peter Stormare and David Reale »

- Rachel West

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Bang Bang Baby: High School, Rock And Roll, And Mutants In The Trailer For Canadian Oddity

13 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and roll singer, mutants, and Peter Stormare. Which is pretty damn odd.Set in the 1960s, a teenager thinks her dreams of becoming a singer will come true when a famous musician is stranded in town, but when a chemical plant leak turns people into mutants, her dream turns into a nightmare.With the film due to release in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver on August 21st, the full theatrical trailer has just arrived. Break out your giant hands and moonshine and check it out below....

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

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Round-Up: Exclusive Blood Moon Q&A, Until Dawn ‘Aftermath’ Trailer, Blood Rage Blu-ray / DVD Update

10 August 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Start your morning (or afternoon) off with a Q&A with the director of Blood Moon, Jeremy Wooding. Also: a new trailer from the horror video game Until Dawn and an update on the Blood Rage Blu-ray / DVD due out at the end of September.

Blood Moon: Press Release: "Los Angeles, August 4 - Referee the ultimate showdown between gunslinger and lycanthrope when acclaimed western-horror Blood Moon hits DVD and Digital September 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

The old west howls when a town is overtaken by skinwalkers. Knowing they’ve got to combine forces if they want to survive the night, the passengers of a stagecoach unite with a heroic gunslinger and a couple of outlaws to battle the beastly enemy under the blood moon.

Only the second ever western to be filmed in the UK, the award-winning film stars The Woman in Black’s Shaun Dooley, George Blagden (TVs »

- Tamika Jones

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The Coen Brothers Take On Black Money

6 August 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In modern cinema, the Coen Brothers are giants. Having created classic after classic, these filmmakers are now the stuff of legend – writing, directing and producing films that are among the most original and fascinating ever made, while inspiring new creative projects from others, such as the Fargo TV series. It is understandable, then, that the world jumps to attention when their new projects are announced. Today is no exception, as it is apparently the case that Warner Bros. has optioned the best-selling 1966 novel Black Money for the intimidating duo to adapt, with Joel Silver co-producing.

Black Money is the perfect match for Joel and Ethan Coen, whose body of work includes movies such as Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Raising Arizona and O Brother Where Art Thou? Written by Ross MacDonald, it is a detective story featuring the private eye character Lew Archer, in a complex, layered plot that is darkly funny, »

- Sarah Myles

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Emmy episode analysis: Alan Alda's scene-stealing performance in 'The Blacklist''

31 July 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Alan Alda is an Emmy favorite from such shows as "M*A*S*H" and "The West Wing," but will his guest role on "The Blacklist" win him another trophy? His episode submission for this year's Best Drama Guest Actor race is "The Decembrist," a game-changing hour for the series that saw the demise of his recurring character, Alan Fitch. -Break- Join 'The Blacklist' discussion in our lively message boards Synopsis: Red (James Spader) discovers Alan Fitch's true motives as the Decembrist, but since they have a history together, Red decides not to kill him. Unfortunately, Berlin (Peter Stormare) has other plans. Berlin's men kidnap Alan and put a bomb around his neck. The FBI have trouble defusing the bomb, so they take Alan to the command center and lock him in the same glass box where Red was once held. A forlorn Alan tells a young agent »

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Tmnt Season 4 Concept Art For New Characters; David Tennant & Ron Perlman Join Cast

15 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Some pretty big additions to the fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here - both in terms of characters and the actors that will be providing their voices. We have: David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Fugitoid (fan favourite android from another dimension), Peter Stormare (Constantine, Fargo) as Lord Dregg (space-villain bent on world domination), Michael Dorn (Star Trek The Next Generation) as Captain Mozar (Supereme Commander of the Triceratons), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) as Zog (a Triceraton scout), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon (robotic bounty hunting shark), and finally Zelda Williams (The Legend Of Korra) as Mona Lisa (amphibious friend of the Turtles). Tmnt returns with 20 all-new episodes this Fall. Returning will be: Seth Green (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Corey Feldman (Slash). »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to meet David Tennant, Batman

12 July 2015 9:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Across TV and comics, the Ninja Turtles are set to (sort of) meet Hellboy, a Klingon, a Doctor, and Batman...

David Tennant, the tenth Doctor himself, will be appearing in a guest role in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Ninja Turtles and Doctor Who? That’s Den Of Geek excited.

Tennant will be voicing Fugitoid. Previously, the Fugitoid has been the robot version of scientist Professor Honeycutt, who is wanted by an army of Triceraton soldiers for refusing to allow them to use his inventions for warfare. Triceratons are dinosaur alien soldiers. Some of the original Ninja Turtles comics are a little strange. They’re pretty good though.

It seems likely that we’ll see something similar with the character here, as Aliens’ Lance Henrikson and Star Trek’s Michael Dorn were also revealed to have joined the show to voice Triceratons Zod and Captain Mozar respectively.

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- simonbrew

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Fright At Home – July 7th, 2015: Arnold, Aliens, Ghosts and Robots!!

9 July 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This  a week of releases that really spread all across the board, with everything from Scream Factory’s releases of Dark Summer and Alien Outpost, to the Schwarzenegger-led zombie drama Maggie, and tons of other films that really give cinephiles a solid amount of variety to choose from. We thought we’d take a few of the films hitting shelves this week and give you fright fanatics a heads up on which ones are ones to pick up and perhaps some of the ones that you might want to wait for Redbox for. Read on!

Alien Outpost, Robot Jox and  Dark Summer (Scream Factory)

Aliens and ghosts and robots fill up Scream Factory’s three releases this week, with Jabbar Raisani’s Fx-driven Alien Outpost, Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox and the eerie and effective Paul Solet film Dark Summer. Both films are very solid entries into their respective genres, »

- Jerry Smith

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AMBI Group Options Rights For ‘La Dolce Vita’ Remake

9 July 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Rome-based AMBI Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have announced they have closed an option agreement with the Fellini family to produce an homage to Federico Fellini’s classic “La Dolce Vita,” which they will finance and produce with Italian producer Daniele Di Lorenzo.

The film’s director, casting, and all other elements are still being decided.

Di Lorenzo will produce the film through his Ldm Productions banner. Ambi, in addition to financing and producing through Ambi Pictures, will oversee global distribution of the film through its L.A.-based international sales division, Ambi Distribution.

“We’ve been approached countless times and asked to consider everything from remakes and re-imaginings to prequels and sequels. We knew it would take very special producers and compelling circumstances to motivate the family to allow rights to be optioned,” Fellini’s niece Francesca Fellini said in a statement.

“All of the elements »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Bluray Review: Dark Summer

5 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When Scream Factory and IFC Midnight announced their partnership, in which the gang at Sf would put out the Bluray/DVD releases of films on the Midnight roster, it seemed like a match made in horror heaven. Scream Factory is known for putting out fan favorites and loading them with a good amount of special features, and IFC Midnight has a good reputation of giving genre fans interesting and entertaining films to dig. Staying true to those roots, is Sf/IFC Midnight’s July 7th release of Grace director Paul Solet’s Dark Summer, a film that is full of great performances, a fresh take on the haunting sub genre and an entertaining movie that works very well on every level.

Beginning with an introduction to the film’s protagonist Daniel (It Follows star Keir Gilchrist) via his house arrest for cyber stalking a young girl, Dark Summer does an »

- Jerry Smith

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Contest: Win Alien Outpost and Dark Summer on Blu-ray

3 July 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Respective onscreen stories involving aliens that don't come in peace and a horrific house arrest can soon be enjoyed at home via Scream Factory's July 7th Blu-ray releases of Alien Outpost and Dark Summer, and we've been provided with three copies of each movie to give away.

Alien Outpost:

"2021: An invading race of aliens known as the Heavies are narrowly defeated in the First Earth War. But thousands of them were left behind as a new war on terror rages. In the aftermath, a series of remote operating bases are created to defend the planet. Three Seven is the deadliest, positioned in the most hostile place on Earth.

A documentary film crew is sent to record daily life in Outpost 37, where the men, led by hardened commander Captain Spears (Rick Ravanello, Dark Haul), are under constant enemy fire. When a member of the crew disappears during a Heavy ambush, »

- Derek Anderson

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5 reasons why The Lost World: Jurassic Park isn’t as bad as you remember

23 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb with 5 reasons why The Lost World: Jurassic Park isn’t as bad as you remember…

You did it. You planned to watch all three Jurassic Park films prior to watching Jurassic World and stalled after the first one.

There are problems with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, sure, but it is crucially a Spielberg film. Not executively-produced, but directed by the bearded cinematic deity himself. But you had to skip it because everyone ‘knows’ how bad it is. Truth be known, I don’t think it is that bad. I don’t see the horrendous train-wreck of a film, many believed it was…

The now-defunct podcast ‘Frankly, My Dear‘ once claimed – and I’m paraphrasing – “The Lost World is so bad that it puts in doubt whether Spielberg actually directed the film and, though people claim it’s only the San Diego bit which is bad, in fact, »

- Simon Columb

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 12; What Will You See?

12 June 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 12. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Jurassic World Director: Colin Trevorrow Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake M. Johnson, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Lauren Lapkus, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, Irrfan Khan, Brian Tee, Ty Simpkins, Andy Buckley, Katie McGrath Synopsis: "Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews) Limited The 11th Hour Director: Anders Morgenthaler Cast: Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Schipper, Peter Stormare, Robert Hunger-Buhler, Anouk Wagener, Nina Fog Synopsis: "Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks »

- Steve Greene

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People Under The Stairs, The Howling II, Dog Soliders and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!

10 June 2015 7:13 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their Tentacles/Reptilicus, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced People Under The Stairs and I, Madman releases are definitely ones to celebrate.

In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!

 

June 16th-

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles

It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! »

- Jerry Smith

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