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Indie Spotlight

6 April 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a clip from Alice D, a call for submissions from the London Horror Festival, trailers for Fractured, Too Young to Die, and Ghostline, first details for Imaginapped and Grimmerson Manor, and a Q&A with Jacqui Holland:

First Clip from Alice D: “In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice’s ghost, and was eventually abandoned.

More than a century later, the old structure is renovated into a beautiful mansion. It is still rumored to inhabit the ghost of Alice. Despite this, the new owner; the rich and arrogant heir to the Davenport fortune, decides to throw a wild party for his first night in the house. »

- Tamika Jones

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Teaser Trailer Invites You Into the House of Manson

4 April 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Over 40 years after becoming one of the most infamous characters in American history, Charles Manson still manages to captivate, as evidenced by the multitude of films and television series in the works about his life and crimes.

One of those films is Brandon Slagle's House of Manson, and today we invite you to step foot inside with the very first teaser trailer. Dig it!

From the Press Release

House of Manson chronicles Charles Manson's life from his childhood up until his arrest following the raid on Barker Ranch months after the infamous Tate/Labianca murders that sent a shockwave not just through Los Angeles, but through the entire world.

The film was written and directed by Brandon Slagle, who was recently deemed the "go-to-gore-guy" by The Hollywood Reporter during their coverage of the European Film Market. While not a "gory" film, House of Manson is poised to take »

- John Squires

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Micro Bay Features first teaser trailer for 'House of Manson' released

4 April 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

House of Manson chronicles Charles Manson's life from his childhood up until his arrest following the raid on Barker Ranch months after the infamous Tate/Labianca murders that sent a shockwave not just through Los Angeles, but through the entire world.

The film was written and directed by Brandon Slagle, who was recently deemed the "go-to-gore-guy" by the Hollywood Reporter during their coverage of the European Film Market. While not a "gory" film, "House of Manson" is poised to take a more intense approach to the subject matter than previous film and tv iterations have. The film was produced by Britt Griffith, (co-star of Syfy's Ghosthunters), who also produced Slagle's previous directorial effort, the dark creature feature "Dead Sea", set for retail release in the United States and Canada in May.

Actor Ryan Kiser (Truth or Dare), stars as Charles Manson, having previously played the role in the acclaimed »

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Film Review: ‘La Creme de la creme’

1 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In France, the slang term for pimp is “maquereau.” In Kim Chapiron’s “La Creme de la creme,” a group of super-competitive French business-school students get a lesson in what sounds like “macro economics,” starting a prostitution ring that pairs eager young women with their socially awkward classmates. Loosely inspired by true events, then given a high-fantasy Hollywood-style polish in the retelling, this hip pic should have no trouble seducing young auds in Gaul, but proves surprisingly tame for export (with very little nudity, despite the racy subject), where a more risque treatment might have paid serious dividends on VOD.

Considering the sexually uninhibited reputation French movies have abroad, a shrewd distributor might be able to bait-and-switch audiences into taking this for an edgier Bret Easton Ellis-style satire of self-destructive bright young things. Truth be told, the film already feels like the American remake of itself, boasting a super-pro, »

- Peter Debruge

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Watch: Dreamy New Trailer for Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto,' Starring James Franco and Emma Roberts

1 April 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A new trailer has landed for first-time filmmaker Gia Coppola's darkly wistful new teen drama "Palo Alto," based on James Franco's book of short stories of the same name. A dark high school drama in "Kids" mode centered on a group of teens with a penchant for trouble, this ensemble indie centers on shy April (Emma Roberts), the class virgin who's also a frequent babysitter for her soccer coach (James Franco), with whom she's negotiating an affair. Jack Kilmer, son of Val, plays an introspective artist secretly carrying a torch for April. Nat Wolff and Zoe Levin costar.Gia Coppola's angsty suburban nightmare, with notes of Bret Easton Ellis and even aunt Sofia, premiered at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival to acclaim. Tribeca Film will release the film stateside in select theaters on May 9th. It is also headed to the San Francisco International Film Festival in April. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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David Duchovny To Hunt Charles Manson For NBC In Aquarius

1 April 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We may be saying goodbye to the character of Hank Moody, as Californication heads into its seventh and final season on Showtime from April 13, but David Duchovny himself is simply channel-hopping. The iconic TV star will headline the new NBC drama, Aquarius.

The show is set in the late 1960s, and will star Duchovny as an La police sergeant on the trail of a low-level criminal named Charles Manson. With aspirations toward becoming a cult leader, Manson is recruiting young women to his ‘cause,’ and keeping law enforcement agencies guessing. Referring to the project as “an event series”, NBC ordered the show straight to a 13 episode season, before ever seeing a pilot. Announcing their show, the network said:

“The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead Duchovny’s character and his young partner to the brink of Manson’s crimes, that will eventually lead to the Tate-labianca murders in subsequent seasons. »

- Sarah Myles

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David Duchovny to headline Charles Manson drama, Aquarius

1 April 2014 12:47 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Louisa Mellor 1 Apr 2014 - 05:15

David Duchovny will be hunting Charles Manson in sixties Los Angeles in new NBC crime drama, Aquarius...

David Duchovny has found a new home in NBC's forthcoming sixties-set crime drama Aquarius. Duchovny will play a police sergeant in late-sixties La on the trail of burgeoning cult leader Charles Manson in the freshly commissioned first season.

If all goes to plan for NBC, the drama will take us all the way to the Tate-labianca Manson murders in later seasons. Initially, NBC has committed to a first thirteen-episode they're selling as that ubiquitous phrase of modern TV writing, an "event series". 

Serial killer drama has worked out well for Fox of late, whose The Following starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, was recently renewed for a third run. Another Charles Manson drama, this time a collaboration between Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis, is also in development. »

- louisamellor

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Battle of the Charles Manson Projects Wages on the Small Screen

31 March 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Last month we learned Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis were teaming for a Charles Manson project in development at Fox. At the time, it was reported this television endeavor had not yet been given the green light. Still, that's a combination that can't be beat. NBC now wants to get in on the Manson fun. Deadline reports the network has given a "straight to series" order to Aquarius which will star David Duchovny. It's a period drama that will unfold over 13 episodes and be set against the backdrop of the 1960s.

The post Battle of the Charles Manson Projects Wages on the Small Screen appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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NBC Gives 13-Episode Order to David Duchovny Charles Manson Drama

31 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Duchovny won’t be out of the series game long after “Californication” finishes its seven-season run on Showtime this year. The actor will star in a period NBC drama as a police detective on the trail of the Los Angeles-area hippie cult leader who turns out to be Charles Manson.

NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to “Aquarius,” penned by drama vet John McNamara (“In Plain Sight,” “Profit”) who exec produces with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”) and Duchovny’s longtime manager Melanie Greene. “Aquarius” hails from ITV Studios and Marty Adelstein Prods.

The pact also marks Duchovny’s reunion with NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt, who greenlight “Californication” during his tenure as Showtime entertainment prexy. Greenblatt and Duchovny also go back to the origins of “The X-Files” when Greenblatt headed drama at Fox.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Bob Greenblatt again and coming back to broadcast television. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Comic Review: Deadly Class #3

28 March 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Deadly Class #3

Published by Image Comics

Story by Rick Remender

Art by Wes Craig

Colors by Lee Loughridge

Letters by Russ Wooton

At the end of every issue of Deadly Class, I think to myself, that was the best damn thing I’ve ever read.

The dialogue is smart and funny. The antihero is simultaneously acidic and likeable. Each panel is a picture worth putting on a screen. Every moment is a palpable, 80s-infused, leather-jacket-wearing spark of cranky teenage brilliance, and it’s blowing my mind.

The premise sounds cliché: a bunch of teenage assassins in the 80s dealing with their “troubled pasts”. Oh boy. But I’ll be bollocked if the execution in Deadly Class #3 isn’t absolutely flawless.

The first four pages of this issue alone are worth your $3.50. It’s a couple of boys jumping across the rooftops of buildings, and the sense of nighttime exhiliration is »

- Holly Interlandi

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Have you been watching... #Rich Kids of Beverly Hills?

25 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It may look like just another reality series about obnoxious, overprivileged teens – but, beneath the glitz, are real people who, refreshingly, don't take themselves too seriously

They're the new heirs to a gilded reality seat that has stretched from early noughties MTV (Rich Girls, Sorority Life) to Made in Chelsea via Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Hills. Currently "starring" on American cable channel E!, the #Rich Kids of Beverly Hills – note the hashtag – are the social-media-savvy successors to years of vacuous programming. A group of "Instafamous" friends who share the minutiae of their lives with their online following, they include Morgan Stewart, of blog Boobs and Loubs, and Dorothy Wang – a self-proclaimed "Asian sensation" with a love of cronuts and neologisms such as "funemployed" and fabuluxe". Completing the group are Ej Johnson – son of basketball legend Magic, "Persian beauty" Roxy Sowlaty and aspiring singer-songwriter Jonny Drubel. Not only »

- Hannah J Davies

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Fade to Grey

20 March 2014 8:19 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Jasper Johns: Regrets Museum of Modern Art Through September 1, 2014

The image is dead. The icon is dead. The painting is dead. - Patricia Cronin

Keep everything on the surface, even with the knowledge that the surface fades and can't be held together forever -- take advantage before the expiration date appears in the nearing distance. - Bret Easton Ellis, Imperial Bedrooms

Art asks: How do we know anything about other people? The tension between an artist's public and private roles is a constant preoccupation to the audience. The artist is challenged to dwell within this conundrum and elaborate most fully the questions of how to articulate the private in a public forum, and whether the private life will be able to find an image for itself that can stand up in this forum. - Dr. Hope Ardizzone, Anatomy of Art's Murder

During this test you will be shown a series of inkblot images. »

- bradleyrubenstein

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Syfy Announces Space-Based Event Series Ascension for November

13 March 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Hooray, a space-based miniseries! An “intergalactic mystery”! Syfy today has announced it has given the green light to 6 hour event series Ascension, and even announced it would air starting this November, running through December. None of this “green light and then who knows when it airs” stuff. It’ll be an early holiday present for us! Thanks, Syfy!

Syfy Gives 6-hour Event Series Ascension Greenlight For Launch In 2014 Original Intergalactic Mystery From Writer/Executive Producer Philip Levens To Be Produced By Sea To Sky Studios With Blumhouse Productions

New York – March 13, 2014 – Syfy is reigniting the channel’s traditional long-form scripted programming event for 4th quarter with the greenlight of the 6-hour series Ascension, it was announced today by Syfy President Dave Howe. Ascension is an ambitious original drama created and written by Philip Levens (Smallville) who will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner. The series will be produced in Montreal, »

- Erin Willard

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Watch: Creepy Bret Easton Ellis Short Film/Dum Dum Girls Video 'Are You Okay'

6 March 2014 8:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bret Easton Ellis, who penned "The Canyons," is no stranger to psychological thriller territory, but his new short film "Are You Okay" is certainly a bit removed from his past work. Written by Ellis and directed by acclaimed music video directors Ben and Alex Brewer (collectively known as "Brewer"), the short film/music video features the new single "Are You Okay?" by Dum Dum Girls and follows a psychologically disturbed young woman played by singer/guitarist Dee Dee Palmer. In an interview with Vice's music channel Noisey, Palmer cited "Dressed to Kill" by Brian De Palma (referred to as "De Palmer") as an inspiration before the film turned into something more original. That's certainly true, but the video plays less like "Dressed to Kill" by the "American Psycho" scribe and more like "Dressed to Kill" as directed by Shane Carruth. The odd, atmospheric short is available in full below. »

- Max O'Connell

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Watch: Dum Dum Girls Short Film 'Are You Okay' Written By Bret Easton Ellis, Starring Shiloh Fernandez

6 March 2014 7:28 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As you might surmise from recent gigs that include a still mysterious project for Kanye West, and Manson family TV series with Rob Zombie, "American Psycho" and "The Canyons" writer Bret Easton Ellis doesn't pen anything safe or easily digestible. And even when it comes to writing a short film for noise-pop outfit Dum Dum Girls, the result is appropriately surreal, eerie and creepy. The Sub Pop band has dropped "Are You Okay," an eleven-minute short film penned by Ellis, starring frontwoman Dee Dee Penny and Shiloh Fernandez, and directed by Brewer (no, not Craig Brewer, just Brewer). And it's a twisted little psychological thriller that starts with a therapy session and goes to some places that you'd probably just be better off watching yourself, but stick through to the end when it really dials up intensity. Didn't have your morning cup of coffee? This will provide the jolt you need. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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10 shockingly low Hollywood salaries, from Jonah Hill to Lindsay Lohan

6 March 2014 5:24 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's currently being reported that Barkhad Abdi earned just $65,000 (£38,880) for his BAFTA-winning role in the $55 million-budgeted Captain Philips.

The 28-year-old Somalian-born actor made his debut alongside Tom Hanks in the Oscar-nominated drama, and according to The New Yorker was reduced to living off per diems from studio Sony Pictures at the Beverly Hills Hotel while promoting the film.

Meanwhile it's estimated that Hanks made a staggering $50 million from his lead part in the Paul Greengrass film.

We find other surprisingly low movie salaries - from low-budgeted films to blockbusters, accepted by up-and-coming newbies to certified stars - below:

1. Jonah Hill - Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Jonah Hill recently disclosed that he earned $60,000 (£36,200) for his role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, for which he was Oscar nominated.

The 30-year-old actor said on The Howard Stern Show that he was paid the five-figure sum "before commissions and taxes »

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‘Divergent’ Book Author Veronica Roth Reviews ‘Divergent’ Film

4 March 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Sure, P.L. Travers might be the most publicly known disaffected author (at least as it applies to the full-scale cinematic and, on her end, utterly despised imagining of her beloved “Mary Poppins” by Walt Disney — what, did you miss Saving Mr. Banks?), but she’s far from the only one. Stephen King is notoriously not a fan of The Shining, Anthony Burgess so disliked the movie version of his A Clockwork Orange that he regretted writing his own book, Bret Easton Ellis almost roundly dismisses movie takes on his novels, and the list goes on and on (we’re betting that Mark Helprin isn’t too excited about the recent spin on Winter’s Tale), but it doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, it’s sort of fun when it’s not. The Ya genre has been mostly lucky when it comes to author-approved movies – at least when it comes to its most »

- Kate Erbland

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Rob Zombie creating Charles Manson TV series with 'American Psycho' author

3 March 2014 12:27 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) They say we’re in a golden age of television. Visionary creators are getting the opportunity to build intricate stories featuring complex characters doing morally questionable things. As such, some pretty big names are moving into that medium, especially when you take into account the rise of limited series. Variety reports that two interesting names will join forces for a Charles Manson series produced by Alcon Television for Fox. Those two creators? Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Zombie. Ellis will write the series for Zombie to direct based on the infamous cult leader whose followers murdered seven people in Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 1968. Manson, who has been in jail since the trials ended, has become a fascinating figure for many people, including Zombie. The series will follow various diverse characters leading up to the murders. “I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis Team Up For Show About the Manson Family

3 March 2014 12:11 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Amid all the buzzing Oscar stories, there is one story from Variety that almost got ignored today. But it wont get ignored by me because this is the kind of thing I live for. Horror director Rob Zombie (House of a Thousand Corpses) and writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) are teaming up to make a [&hellip

Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis Team Up For Show About the Manson Family »

- Remy Carreiro

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Kanye West readies Yeezus film

3 March 2014 8:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rapper Kanye West is to release a film about his ‘Yeezus’ tour.

The rapper’s official website simply states: “Yeezus film directed by Hype Williams coming to theatres.”

Williams has previously directed videos for stars including Beyonce and Coldplay in addition to his collaborations with West.

Distributors/sellers have yet to be confirmed.

Last month, American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis confirmed that he has written a film for West.


- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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