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Video: 5 Best Teenage Slasher Movies

Everyone loves a good slasher movie. It’s got everything a movie lover wants- dumb teenagers with hormones and serial killers who are bent on finding them. Plus, lots and lots of bad decisions. It’s like a game of cat and mouse only most of the time the mouse loses. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five of the best slasher movies around.

5. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

While this movie didn’t get many favorable reviews, Jim Gillespie’s I Know What You Did Last Summer has all the elements of a slasher film. Clueless teenagers and a relentless killer. Loosely adapted from a Lois Duncan novel, Kevin Williamson’s script flips the hit and run incident from a small boy to a fishermen. There was a lot of things that worked in this movie-particularly the attractive cast and the inspiration
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Horror Channel announces eight premieres for May

Horror Channel has announced eight prime-time weekend film premieres for May, including the UK premieres of José Manuel Cravioto’s pulse-pounding thriller Bound to Vengeance and Mary Lambert’s evil-spirited gripper Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, along with network premieres for Don Mancini’s killer-dolls spin-off Seed of Chucky, starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly & Billy Boyd, Xavier Gen’s unsettling post-apocalyptic horror The Divide, the epic vampire-battling Daybreakers, starring Eithan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, Stephen Kay’s monster in the closet chiller Boogeyman, Jamie Blanks’ teen slasher Urban Legend and Ryuhei Kitamura’s mystery-man rampaging No One Lives.

Fri 5 May @ 21:00 – Boogeyman (2005) *Network Premiere

Tim (Barry Watson) is haunted by traumatic memories from his past, linked to the death of his father. Desperate to resolve his issues, he returns to the house where he grew up. But while Tim wants to convince himself the ghostly memories he carries are just a figment of his imagination,
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Electric Boogaloo, the wild untold story of Cannon Films

Director and documentarian Mark Hartley scores both a film history and comedy success with this ‘wild, untold’ account of the 1980s film studio that was both revered and despised by everyone who had contact with it. The ‘cast list’ of interviewees is encyclopedic, everybody has a strong opinion, and some of them don’t need four-letter words to describe their experience!

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Blu-ray

Umbrella Entertainment (Au, all-region

2014 / Color / 1:77 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date April 4, 2017 / Available from Umbrella Entertainment / 34.99

Starring: Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Al Ruban, Alain Jakubowicz, Albert Pyun, Alex Winter, Allen DeBevoise, Avi Lerner, Barbet Schroeder, Bo Derek, Boaz Davidson, Cassandra Peterson, Catherine Mary Stewart, Charles Matthau, Christopher C. Dewey, Christopher Pearce, Cynthia Hargrave, Dan Wolman, Daniel Loewenthal, David Del Valle, David Paulsen, David Sheehan, David Womark, Diane Franklin, Dolph Lundgren, Edward R. Pressman,
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In Defense of Valentine (2001)

I try to keep it off of my social networking feeds as much as possible, but I am one of those angsty people that absolutely hates Valentine’s Day. Hell, I’ve had a significant other for just about every Valentine’s Day since I was 14, and I still hate it. I’ll spare you all the feminist soap box, but know that I welcome Valentine’s Day the way most people welcome cancer. And I’ve had cancer, so that’s saying something.

I am, however, completely ride or die for Valentine’s Day horror films. Most of my horror comrades will spend sometime this week waxing poetic about My Bloody Valentine (or the surprisingly not disappointing My Bloody Valentine 3-D), and some of the more worldly of the bunch might mention something like Lover’S Lane or Horror Hospital, but I’m going to stick my neck out
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Long Weekend & Silent Running Blu-rays, Mondo’s Alien Posters

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Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! This time around we have release details on the Blu-rays of Long Weekend and Silent Running, as well as a look at Mondo’s new Alien posters.

Synapse Films will release Long Weekend to Blu-ray on April 14th:

Press Release - “Upon its 2005 DVD release, the Australian thriller Long Weekend quickly became one of the most highly-regarded films in the Synapse Films library, later to be prominently featured in Mark Hartley’s acclaimed documentary Not Quite Hollywood and remade by director Jamie Blanks (Urban Legend) in 2008. Fans have long requested a Blu-ray upgrade for this unrelenting Aussie classic, now making its high-def debut on a stunning new Synapse Blu-ray!

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, The Odd Angry Shot) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline hoping a long weekend
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Synapse Details Long Weekend on Blu

Synapse, one of the leading labels for cult and genre film home video and restoration has announced its Blu upgrade for Australian classic, Long Weekend. Citing the heavy requests for a Blu edition of Colin Eggleston’s 1978 film—remade by Jamie Blanks in 2008 as Nature’s Grave—Synapse has provided and thusly revealed art and features for…

The post Synapse Details Long Weekend on Blu appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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Vale Everett De Roche

Prolific screenwriter Everett De Roche, who died in Melbourne yesterday, was one of the instigators of the Ozploitation genre movement of the 1970s and 80s.

The Us-born writer, who migrated to Australia with his wife in 1968, was 67. He had battled with cancer for three years. He started as an in-house writer for Crawfords for four years in the 1970s, penning episodes of Homicide, Division 4, Ryan and Matlock Police.

His first feature screenplay was Colin Eggleston.s Long Weekend in 1978. Among his film credits were Richard Franklin.s Patrick (1978), Simon Wincer.s Harlequin (1980), Franklin.s Roadgames (1981), David Hemmings. Race to the Yankee Zephyr (1981), Russell Mulcahy.s Razorback (1984) and Franklin.s Visitors (2003).

In 2008 he and director Jamie Blanks collaborated on a remake of Long Weekend, for which he added two characters, a baby dugong and several scenes. "The basic environmental message works as well today as it did in 1978," he said.
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Revolt of Nature Horror Films: The Must-Sees

Writer Lee Gambin calls them Natural Horror films, other writers call them Revenge of Nature or Nature Run Amok films and writer Charles Derry considers them a type of Apocalyptic Cinema.

Of course we’re speaking of one of the great horror subgenres for which we’ll employ writer Kim Newman’s tag: The Revolt of Nature.

Since the end of the 1990s, lovers of animal attack films have been subjected to copious amounts of uninspired Nu Image, Syfy Channel and Syfy Channel-like dreck like Silent Predators (1999), Maneater (2007) Croc (2007), Grizzly Rage (2007) and a stunning amount of terrible shark attack films to name a few that barely scratch the surface of a massive list.

These movies fail miserably to capture the intensity of the unforgettable films they are imitating and the recent wave seems to carry with it the intent of giving the Revolt of Nature horror film a bad name.
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Screamfest L.A. 2012 Skully Awards Announced; Soska Sisters and American Mary Are Big Winners

The 12th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival has ended its ten-day run in Los Angeles, and the winners of the famed “Skully” Awards were announced at the closing night party held at Trader Vic's in the Downtown La Live complex. Read on to see who took home the 10-pound prize.

The Skully was created in 2004 by Academy Award-winning special effects wizard Stan Winston and this year went to American Mary for Best Picture with twin sister team Jen and Sylvia Soska taking the Best Director honors for the film.

Below is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture: American Mary

Best Director: Jen & Sylvia Soska - American Mary

Best Actress: Katharine Isabelle - American Mary

Best Actor: Pierre-Francois Legendre - Fear of Water

Best Horror – Comedy: Killer Kart

Best Musical Score: Jamie Blanks - Crawlspace

Best Student Short: Eaglewalk

Best Animated Short: Post Human

Best Short: Incident on Highway 73

Best
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American Mary Pierces The Competition And Wins Big At Screamfest

The 12th Annual Screamfest® Horror Film Festival ended its ten-day run with the winners of the famed “Skully” Award announced at the closing night party held at Trader Vic’s in the Downtown La Live complex.

Right on the heels of the news that Anchor Bay has picked up distribution rights for the film, American Mary went on to win multiple Skully awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Check out our review of American Mary here.

All Skully-winning films will be shown Sunday at the La Live Regal theater. The complete list of winners is below.

Best Picture: American Mary

Best Director: Jen & Sylvia SoskaAmerican Mary

Best Actress: Katharine IsabelleAmerican Mary

Best Actor: Pierre-Francois Legendre – Fear of Water

Best Horror – Comedy: Killer Kart

Best Musical Score: Jamie BlanksCrawlspace

Best Student Short: Eaglewalk

Best Animated Short: Post Human

Best Short: Incident on Highway 73

Best Makeup: MastersFX – American Mary
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Horror Channel announce FrightFest season

To celebrate this year’s FrightFest event, Horror Channel is screening a selection of the some of the best movies from previous years. Every night at 10.55pm from August 15th to August 31st you can see such gruesome masterpieces as Rob Zombie’s House of a Thousand Corpses, Pontypool, Miike Takashi’s shocking Audition and the UK TV premieres of Jamie Blanks’ yuppies-in-peril thriller Storm Warning (pictured above) and Jonathan Endsleigh’s chilling and bloody found footage flick Welcome to the Jungle.

The full line-up:

15 August – Colin; Dir: Marc Price

16 August – Seed; Dir: Owe Boll

17 August – Deadgirl; Dir: Gadi Harel & Marcel Sarmiento

18 August – Storm Warming; Dir: Jamie Blanks

19 August – Pontypool; Dir: Bruce McDonald

20 August – Autopsy; Dir: Adam Gierasch

21 August – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon; Dir: Scott Glosserman

22 August – Trailer Park of Terror; Dir: Steven Goldmann

23 August – The Horsemen; Dir: Steven Kastrissios

24 August – Welcome to the Jungle; Dir:
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Mark Hartley Unleashes "Machete Maidens"

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Mark Hartley Unleashes
"I had no interest in doing another documentary after 'Not Quite Hollywood,'" says Australian director Mark Hartley. It's kind of a weird statement, since I'm talking to Hartley specifically because he made another documentary, a thoroughly entertaining chronicle of American exploitation filmmaking in the Philippines called "Machete Maidens Unleashed" ("Not Quite Hollywood" focused on exploitation films from Hartley's homeland). Packed with great interviews and movie clips, edited with panache and wit, and featuring some incredible anecdotes about Roger Corman's B-movie factory of the 1970s, New World Pictures, "Machete Maidens" certainly doesn't feel like the work of a disinterested filmmaker. So how'd we get here, chatting about his film the day after a gala screening at Fantastic Fest? I asked Hartley what changed his mind, whether he thinks there are feminist messages in Women in Prison movies, and the morality of enjoying stuntwork that could have cost someone their life.
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Slashers in April

This month sees the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, a remake that’s been a long time coming. With so many slasher revivals going on, be they remakes or original properties, it’s important now to look back on the genre and learn a few of its intricacies. The wealth of material to cover is staggering. The films that follow do not necessarily represent the finest work the genre has to offer, but were selected for their uniqueness and appeal.

If any of these tickle your fancy, I've included some Amazon links to buy the ones that are still in print. Unless otherwise noted, all of these releases present the films in their original aspect ratio and in their most complete versions available to date.

[Note: While extensive measures have been taken to eliminate graphic details in deconstructing the films, trailers and clips have been provided wherever applicable. They can at times be exceedingly violent, and quite spoiler-heavy. We urge you to use judgment before viewing them. Thank you.]

Inferno (IMDb)

1980, Dario Argento

The core difference between director Dario Argento’s celebrated Suspiria and its overlooked follow-up, Inferno, is simple: Inferno hates you.
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UK Readers! Win a Long Weekend with Jesus!

Nope, we aren’t offering an all expenses paid trip to Jesus Camp – but what we do have are three copies of the new Jim Caviezel vehicle Long Weekend (review here), directed by Jamie Blanks, to give away courtesy of Showbox Home Entertainment and The Associates.

Synopsis:

When unhappily married and recently estranged city couple Peter (Caviezel) and Carla (Claudia Karvan) set off for a long weekend camping in a remote but picturesque spot on Austalia’s North Coast with Peter’s friend Luke and his girlfriend, they are hoping that a few days of sun, surf and solitude will help heal their marital wounds. After getting lost in the dark and spending an uncomfortable night in their car, Peter and Carla awake to find themselves parked mere yards from their intended destination and, despite the mysterious non-arrival of Luke and his partner, set up camp. In stereotypical city folk
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Long Weekend (2008) Movie Review

“The Long Weekend” is a remake of Colin Eggleston’s 1978 eco-chiller, somewhat of a cult favourite in certain circles. Although the thought of yet another needless retread may cause many to sigh, the original was at least a reasonable choice, given its relative obscurity for modern audiences, and the fact that its message rings even more true today. The film was directed by Jamie Blanks, probably still best known for the post-“Scream” slashers “Urban Legend” and “Valentine”, who recently pulled himself back into genre relevance with the effective backwoods thriller “Storm Warning”. Inevitably, this new version is a slicker, bigger budgeted affair, boasting a couple of familiar leads in the form of Jim Caviezel (Jc himself, who will probably forever be known for “The Passion of the Christ”) and Claudia Karvan (recently in the excellent “Daybreakers”). It now arrives on DVD via Showbox in a 2-disc Ultimate Edition, with
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Nature's Grave (2008)

Review by: Jessica Baxter

Directed by: Jamie Blanks

Written by: Everett De Roche

Featuring: James Caviezel, Claudia Karvan

Peter and Carla are a married couple on the outs. In a half-assed attempt to rekindle their relationship they decide to take a romantic camping trip to a secluded Australian beach. It’s pretty clear from the get-go that this will be an epic fail. All they do is bicker, bicker, bicker. They clearly need to get divorced as soon as humanly possible. But away they go with their dog, fancy new camping equipment and Peter’s gun. Actually, Carla is ready to turn back pretty early. But Peter isn’t having it. Neither rain nor near-accidents nor getting lost will keep him from finding this spot and having a good fucking time, goddamnit!

Eventually, they do find the spot. And then the weirdness starts. Carla notices it first because ladies are intuitive like that,
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Review of Long Weekend remake (aka Nature's Grave)

Year: 2009

Directors: Jamie Blanks

Writers: Everett De Roche

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Amazon: link

Review by: agentorange

Rating: 6.2 out of 10

For his fifth foray into the horror genre, acclaimed Storm Warning director Jamie Blanks has taken on a remake of one of the most beloved Australian cult films of all time, Long Weekend. Big shoes right? Not only is Colin Eggleston‘s original ecological thriller considered a hidden gem of Australian 70s cinema, but when your story requires the only two human characters you’ve got to be so despicable that they are actually the antagonists you’ve really got to have some finesse as a filmmaker.

For the most part, Blanks succeeds in making a passable mid-budget man vs. nature film with two great performances by Jim Caviezel and Claudia Karvan. But, as a modern Long Weekend redux I can’t help but be disappointed in some technical corners that were obviously cut,
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Long Weekend remake retitled Nature’S Grave and given a DVD cover form hell?

Oh. My. God.

We try not to post too many of these kinds of rant heavy non news posts but the DVD art and details for Jamie Blanks’ remake of the Australian chiller Long Weekend has just been released over at Fangoria and it appears that Screengems, in all their infinite wisdom, hase decided to give it the awkward and uninspired title of Nature's Grave, and have given it one of the worst DVD covers I have seen in a long time.

Why do I care? Well not only have we been following Long Weekend's progress for a while (you'll find the trailer here), but Colin Eggleston's original 70s film is one of my favorite Australian movies ever made, so they are not only giving what I've heard is a fairly decent remake a bad name before it's even released, but they are tarnishing a classic. Would you
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Grave situation for Long Weekend on DVD; art and details

  • Fangoria
Screen Media Films has announced that it will release Jamie Blanks’ remake of the Australian chiller Long Weekend direct to DVD under the new title Nature’S Grave. The disc is scheduled to street August 4.

Based on the 1978 Long Weekend directed by Colin Eggleston, which has become a cult favorite among Ozploitation fans, Blanks’ film (based on the same script by Down Under genre veteran Everett De Roche) stars Jim Caviezel and Claudia Karvan as a couple who take a vacation in the woods, and don’t show the environment much respect—then find nature striking back at them. Screen Media’s disc will present the movie in anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; unfortunately, no special features are scheduled. Retail price is $24.98; look for coverage on the movie at this site as it nears release.
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Grave situation for Long Weekend on DVD; art and details

  • Fangoria
Screen Media Films has announced that it will release Jamie Blanks’ remake of the Australian chiller Long Weekend direct to DVD under the new title Nature’S Grave. The disc is scheduled to street August 4.

Based on the 1978 Long Weekend directed by Colin Eggleston, which has become a cult favorite among Ozploitation fans, Blanks’ film (based on the same script by Down Under genre veteran Everett De Roche) stars Jim Caviezel and Claudia Karvan as a couple who take a vacation in the woods, and don’t show the environment much respect—then find nature striking back at them. Screen Media’s disc will present the movie in anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; unfortunately, no special features are scheduled. Retail price is $24.98; look for coverage on the movie at this site as it nears release.
See full article at Fangoria »
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