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Although it may be hard to believe, summer is picking up speed and heading towards fall and the beginning of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. The first wave of programming for the always entertaining festival has been revealed, and horror fans already have one big event to look forward to, as Don Coscarelli, David Hartman, and several original Phantasm cast members will be on hand for the world premiere of Phantasm: Ravager, along with a special showing of Phantasm: Remastered.
Press Release:Austin, TX – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Fantastic Fest announces its first wave of programming for its 12th annual celebration of genre-twisting cinema. This year’s festival sees Tim Burton make a triumphant return for a most peculiar red carpet screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children; the World Premiere of Phantasm: Ravager; an Art House Theater Day special screening of Phantasm: Remastered »
- Derek Anderson
Last week, TVLine’s editor-in-chief Michael Ausiello tweeted out a provocative rhetorical question: What the eff happened to Matthew Fox?!? And it got the rest of us thinking, why is that a rhetorical question? Shouldn’t the Party of Five and Lost leading man be headlining another series right now? He was a big star, after all, and is a talented actor. And surely, by now, he’s exorcized the demons that reportedly got the better of him back in 2011-12.
PhotosFall Preview: 11 TV Characters Who Have a Sizzling Autumn Ahead of ‘Em!
Unable to come up with a satisfying »
In the first part of the TBS comedy’s two-episode premiere on Tuesday, James Scott’s leading-man Liam — aka the “Jack Shephard” of the group — was flattened to death by the doomed plane’s dangling nose section. And while exec producer Justin Shipley confirms to TVLine that Liam is definitely a goner, the scribe — who co-created the Lost-leaning sitcom with brother Jordan — reveals that he briefly toyed with staging a miraculous resurrection.
Following his success with 20th Century Fox's The Martian, which was nominated for Best Picture and made over $630 million worldwide, director Ridley Scott is reuniting with the studio and The Martian writer Drew Goddard for a new project. 20th Century Fox has closed a deal for the rights to author S. Craig Zahler's Western novel Wraiths of the Broken Land, which Ridley Scott will direct from an adapted script by Drew Goddard. Both the writer and director are also set to produce, alongside Michael Schaefer, Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood.
Wraiths Of The Broken Land is set at the turn of the 20th Century in a town near the Mexican border. The story follows a group of men who team up to find their sisters, who have all been taken captive. As these men cross treacherous badlands to find their beloved siblings, their lives, ethics and sanity are put on the line. »
Hollywood-based director-producer Jaume Collet-Serra (“House of Wax,” “Orphan,” “Non-Stop”), is teaming via his L.A. and Spain-based Ombra Films with Vaca Films, one of Spain’s most successful production houses, to produce “Feedback,” a London-set English-language suspense thriller.
Ombra and Vaca are co-producing a second title, an English-language remake of “Kidnapped,” the debut of Miguel Angel Vivas, a home invasion movie of such brutality that it stunned even die-hard genre aficionados at its world premiere at Sitges.
Directed by Pedro C. Alonso, and written by Alberto Marini (“Sleep Tight”), “Feedback” reunites Ombra and Vaca after 2015’s “Extinction,” a zombie apocalypse thriller/family drama starring Matthew Fox and Jeffrey Donovan which Sony Pictures distributed worldwide, boarding at production stage. Coming to specialize in upscale thrillers made on higher budgets for Spain, boasting high production values and a social agenda, “Feedback” kicks in with two men disguised wit baby masks assaulted a »
- John Hopewell
By Seth Metoyer
I was a bit unsure what to think upon first hearing the news about the upcoming expansion of the string-less killer puppet universe, but some of the names and production companies attached have my interest officially piqued.
Check out the key art and official details below.
From The Press Release
Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, Transformers) and Caliber Media (Dark Was The Night, Some Kind Of Hate) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band’s cult classic horror film franchise Puppet Master. With the intention to produce multiple storylines within this new universe, the producers have set S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) to write the first script entitled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and expand the mythology, »
Like most pre-teens and teenagers who grew up with spending their weekend nights at the video store picking out what films you were going to watch over the weekend, I watched a lot of Full Moon films. While there were plenty of franchises out of the Full Moon universe, the one that stuck with me was the Puppet Master franchise. I think Puppet Master III is the best entry with the latest entries severely lacking in progressing and getting to the point of saying “who cares”.
Last year, at Fantastic Fest, I saw the closing night film, Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell and was blown away by it. I would later find out the man who wrote and directed the film wrote a independent film called Asylum Blackout. That man is S. Craig Zahler. This past weekend was Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, TX and some interesting news came out »
- Andy Triefenbach
Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, Transformers) and Caliber Media (Dark Was The Night, Some Kind Of Hate) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band’s cult classic horror film franchise Puppet Master. With the intention to produce multiple storylines within this new universe, the producers have set S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) to write the first script entitled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and expand the mythology, and the director’s search is quietly underway.
The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian for di Bonaventura Pictures alongside Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller for Caliber Media. Charles Band will executive produce. Sonnier and Band announced the project together this weekend on stage at the Texas Frightmare Weekend presented by Fangoria.
"We couldn’t be more excited to take the series in a new direction while embracing all »
- Kellvin Chavez
Another beloved horror franchise is getting the reboot treatment, with Di Bonaventura Pictures and Caliber Media optioning the rights to the Puppet Master series. The Studios have brought on Bone Tomahawk writer-director S. Craig Zahler to pen the script for this new sequel, titled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. No director is attached at this time, but the producers want to create multiple story lines for a new cinematic universe.
The Puppet Master franchise kicked off in 1989, following a group of puppets that came to life through an Egyptian curse. Each of these murderous puppets have their own set of abilities and weapons, representing heroes, villains and anti-heroes. The original movie spawned the 1990 sequel Puppet Master II, 1991's Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge, 1993's Puppet Master 4 and 1994's Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter.
Deadline reports that the new story will center on a young man going through a divorce, »
Di Bonaventura Pictures and Caliber Media are moving forward with Puppet Master: The Littles Reich, the first film in a planned reboot universe of the horror franchise. Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. Craig Zahler is set to pen the script for the latest Puppet Master film, which is teased in a new poster:
Press Release: Dallas, TX (May 2, 2016) – Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, Transformers) and Caliber Media (Dark Was The Night, Some Kind Of Hate) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band’s cult classic horror film franchise Puppet Master. With the intention to produce multiple storylines within this new universe, the producers have set S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) to write the first script entitled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and expand the mythology, and the director’s search is quietly underway.
The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura »
- Derek Anderson
Press Release: Los Angeles, April 12, 2016 – Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired all North American rights to the thriller, The Mind’S Eye. Written and directed by Joe Begos, the film reunites him with his Almost Human film star Graham Skipper, along with cast members Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, The Woman), John Speredakos (The House of the Devil), and Noah Segan (Some Kind of Hate, Looper). Rlje plans to release The Mind’S Eye in theaters and On Demand later this year. Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.
The Mind’S Eye made its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and won the award for Best Director, Horror Feature at the 2015 Fantastic Fest.
“Joe has an amazing »
- Derek Anderson
The film, written and directed by Noah Buschel (“The Missing Person”) will have its world premiere on April 17 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Rlj will release “The Phenom” in theaters and on demand on June 24.
Simmons portrays a Major League rookie pitcher who loses control over his pitching and is sent down to the minor leagues, where he begins sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist, played by Giamatti. In the process, hidden conflicts with his overbearing father — played by Hawke — are brought to light.
“As an avid baseball fan, I was immediately drawn to this story, but it is about much more than just the sport, »
- Dave McNary
This one might hurt ’90s TV drama lovers particularly hard: in a recent interview with EW, actress Neve Campbell admitted she believes that the possibility of a return of the five Salinger siblings in Party of Five isn’t the best idea. Campbell confirmed that a return of the show is definitely not in the works, and nor — in her opinion — should it be.
“I don’t think that would make any sense,” she tells EW, laughing. “We’re all way older! That was a long time ago. We’ve all moved on, we all adore each other, and we’re still friends, but no, I don’t think that would make sense to do a reboot.”
Finally, someone with a little bit of reason in regards to the recent infatuation with reboots and sequel series. Although, Party of Five itself might be one of the least popular of the »
- Mitchel Broussard
Bone Tomahawk, 2015.
Directed By S. Craig Zahler.
Four men embark on a dangerous journey to rescue one of their womenfolk from a tribe of native cannibals.
Taking cues from John Ford’s classic The Searchers, S. Craig Zahler’s directorial debut Bone Tomahawk applies the same format of man-on-a-mission adventure through the dangers of the wild terrain in search of a missing person, and injects it with substantial dosage of grim, uncompromising brutality, to create a western that’s bold, bleak and occasionally horrific.
Prior to Bone Tomahawk, Zahler plied his trade as an author and screenwriter, having penned a succession of critically acclaimed novels in the realms of westerns and crime fiction. Despite selling a number of screenplays, the only one that came into fruition was Asylum Blackout, an overlooked tour de »
- Kieran Fisher
In light of today's release of new Western horror Bone Tomahawk in to theatres we thought we'd take a look back at some of the more mermorable aspects of cannibalism in horror. Bone Tomahawk is a gritty, unpredictable, action-packed Western chronicling a terrifying rescue mission. When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, Sheriff Franklin Hunt and his team set out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission and survival itself in serious jeopardy. The new movie from first time director S. Craig Zahler stars Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins opens in UK theatres around the country today. »
Kurt Russell leads the way in debut director S Craig Zahler’s literate take on the western, complete with explosive climax
Some movies crescendo – they methodically build and build towards a cacophonous fever pitch. S Craig Zahler’s delectably nasty debut, Bone Tomahawk, sustains a dainty rumble for about 90 minutes before it suddenly explodes with sound, fury and a whole lot of entrails. The title refers to a weapon fashioned from human body parts and wielded by an elusive tribe referred to as troglodytes. Four mildly effete horsemen – Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins and Patrick Wilson – take to the prairie when one of their womenfolk is captured during a raid. But the might of American justice is put to the test when it transpires that their enemy isn’t the usual band of rag-tag varmints.
Literate, whimsical, character-driven and subtle (until it’s really not subtle), the film isn »
- David Jenkins
Westerns have gradually snuck back into fashion and we couldn’t be gladder. They may not be the lead blockbusters they once were, and with Jonah Hex still fresh in the memory that is very unlikely to happen, but we have already had some biggies this year alone with The Revenant, and The Hateful Eight. Now we see a western that takes one of the stars of the latter, Kurt Russell, and puts him in a genre mash-up film as the western goes horror.
The two are well matched bedfellows in this day and age, as the Hollywood romanticisation of the gunslingers and the west has been replaced with grit and grime, reminding us that these were not great times to be alive in. Bone Tomahawk takes it to »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Cult status could beckon for this well-made, macabre and violent western-horror from cinematographer turned director S Craig Zahler. It’s a film with a parched, sunbleached look appropriate for the drying of human bones, and it appears to be a gruesome, pulpy twist on John Ford’s The Searchers.
Kurt Russell plays a sheriff in the wild west who gathers a posse to rescue local doctor Samantha (Lili Simmons) when she is abducted by a tribe known as the Troglodytes. Four men ride out to get her back: the sheriff, Samantha’s husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson), an old-timer called Chicory (Richard Jenkins, channelling Walter Brennan) and the sinister, vengeful dandy, Brooder (Matthew Fox).
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- Peter Bradshaw
After five years of setbacks, writer-director S Craig Zahler has finally brought his genre-busting horror western to the screen. And he’s not afraid to aim both barrels at its bigger-budget rivals The Revenant and The Hateful Eight…
It begins with a neck being sliced open. “Why do they always wet themselves?” the killer asks his colleague. “Just get on with the task,” comes the weary reply. With that, the tone of Bone Tomahawk is set. A western with horror trimmings, it stars Kurt Russell as Sheriff Hunt, the leader of a squabbling posse searching for the kidnapped wife of Patrick Wilson’s crippled foreman Arthur. Propping up the pair are Richard Jenkins, as the sheriff’s bumbling deputy Chicory, and Lost’s Matthew Fox, as cocksure gunslinger Brooder. It’s a western done properly, but one that has a lot of fun subverting its characters’ masculinity. It’s disturbing too, »
- Alex Godfrey
Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...
"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."
So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."
Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »
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