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Kyra (Amy Smart) and Leo (Brent Butt) try to have a nice, relaxing dinner in our exclusive scene from Entertainment One's No Clue, which debuted on DVD today, June 17. Carl Bessai directs this comedy centering on Kyra, a troubled woman who thinks she is asking a private detective for help in finding her missing brother, but in reality, she finds Leo (Brent Butt), a pen salesman who tries to fake his way through his first "case." Watch as Kyra and Leo's dinner gets off to an awkard start in our exclusive scene you can't see anywhere else.
When a beautiful, mysterious woman (Amy Smart) bursts into Leo's (Brent Butt) office begging for help in finding her missing brother, it's just another day in the life of a seasoned detective. The problem: Leo is not a detective. He's a pen salesman from across the hall. But how hard could it be? »
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting news for the post-apocalyptic horror film, State of Desolation, a new clip from Crawlspace, release details for Worm, Devil’s Mile, Glorious Plague, and much more:
State of Desolation Casting Details: “Writer/Director Jim Towns (House of Bad), is at work again filming his next feature film, a post-apocalyptic horror called “State of Desolation”. The film takes us on the journey of an unusual relationship forged between an aging mercenary, played by Craig Stark (Django Unchained) and a young pampered suburbanite, played by Jamie Bernadette (Axeman), as they both try to survive the Apocalypse. Rounding out the cast are Daniel Buran (True Blood), Jessica Morris (Haunting of the Innocent), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3), and Victoria De Mare (Stripped). In the coming weeks, more roles will be filled and director Jim Towns states, »
- Tamika Jones
Comedic actor David Koechner shows a different side to himself while featured in a clip from the new horror thriller, ‘Crawlspace.’ The movie’s first clip, titled ‘Kill Scene,’ is the initial glimpse into the latest horror film from director Josh Stolberg, who co-wrote the script with Nick Taravella. In the clip, the ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues‘ star is featured as an exterminator who is treating a family’s crawlspace for a possible rodent infection. But instead of being scared of finding menacing rats, he instead is surprised to discover an ominous man who’s ready to attack him. While the exterminator fights back to protect himself, his attacker finds pleasure in [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Crawlspace is already streaming on Hulu. That’s right – if you so desire you can head on over Hulu and check this baby out right now but before you go dashing off, take a look at this clip to see what’s in store for ya.
- Dave Dreher
Crawlspace debuted on Hulu Plus last week, and to celebrate both that and the fact that today is Friday the 13th, we have the first clip from the film, which features a shockingly gory kill scene with comedian David Koechner. Don't miss this never-before-seen side of the actor!
Directed and co-written (with Nick Tavarella) by Josh Stolberg, the high-action thriller stars Koechner, Steven Weber, Jonathan Silverman, Lori Loughlin, Nicole Moore, Raleigh Holmes, and Sterling Beaumon.
Click here to see the film on Hulu Plus.
A banker moves his family into a foreclosed home with a dark, eerie past. The family is terrorized throughout this gory and gruesome film that is the ultimate for horror fans.
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- Debi Moore
Josh Stolberg's Crawlspace is now available on Hulu and we've got a clip to share featuring co-star David Koechner (Anchorman, Final Destination 5) feeling the wrath of Steven Weber. Check it out in the player here! And, if you're wondering how the film is, we reviewed it earlier this week - click here. Directed by Josh Stolberg (writer of Piranha 3D and Sorority Row), the film is the story of a banker who moves his family into a foreclosed home with an eerie, dark past. What occurs next is a high action thriller as the family is terrorized.
- Ryan Turek
David Koechner is best known for playing the Ron Burgundy-obsessed Champ Kind in the Anchorman movies. But the comic actor is becoming something of a horror genre regular, thanks to his appearances in Piranha 3Dd, the not-exactly-a-horror-movie-but-still-plenty-horrific Cheap Thrills, the forthcoming Scouts vs. Zombies, and Crawlspace, which is now available to watch exclusively on Hulu Plus.
Directed and cowritten by Josh Stolberg (who also copenned Piranha 3D) and starring Steven Weber and Lori Loughlin, Crawlspace concerns a banker who, according to the official synopsis, “moves his family into a foreclosed home with a dark, eerie past.” Cue: gore and gruesomeness. »
- Clark Collis
Horror films are like a mischievous child with a wooden stick: they prod and probe at our subconscious, searching for the sensitive spots that make us jump or recoil in fear and disgust. Yet while the horror genre's main purpose is to reflect our phobias and anxieties, it can also, on occasion, say something wider about society or human nature.
By a strange cosmic coincidence, the 6th June saw the release of two wildly different horror films which both attempt to do something more than chill our bones: El Katz's blackly comic Cheap Thrills, and Ti West's faux documentary The Sacrament. The first delves into such themes as class, poverty and reality TV, while the second touches on belief, »
Wow. Just a month in and this regular post dedicated to the - shall we say - more idiosyncratic, less delicate of movies (or shall we just say “gory horrors and not-quite-b-movies”) has the splendid fortune of getting to review Stuart Gordon’s tongue-in-cheek classic, Re-Animator.
Produced by Brian Yuzna, the warped individual behind the brutal class satire/mutant cannibalism jaunt Society, and starring that rubber-faced icon of the midnight movie, Jeffrey Combs, this remains one of the crowning glories of 80s cult film-making. Re-Animator's essentially an outlandish, sillier take on Hp Lovecraft’s spin on the Frankenstein mad-scientist story, and Combs, who you’ll undoubtedly know from such box-office juggernauts as Doctor Mordrid and Cellar Dweller (reviewed here next month), plays brilliant-if-misguided medical student Herbert West. »
We’ve all been there: a group of friends sitting around a table, someone asks if you’d do such-and-such for a million pounds, some unspeakable act. Awkward glances are exchanged until one daredevil pipes up and proudly proclaims that it would be easy, knowing full well that he’ll never actually be faced with that kind of dilemma. El Katz’s debut feature is a demonically dark comedy that asks these questions of its protagonists again and again, and as the stakes rise Cheap Thrills makes its audience feel disgustingly voyeuristic. Intriguing and vile in equal measure, it’s like a Michael Haneke film except.. .Y’know… Fun. Taking place over one eventful night, the film opens with Craig (Pat Healy) losing his job as a car mechanic. Timid and bespectacled, Craig comes across as a perennial underdog and, instead of going home to face his wife, young child, »
- Matt Seton
Relish the shocking black comedy Cheap Thrills the same day as cinema - in Sky Store. When a struggling family man (Pat Healy) loses his lowly-paid job he drowns his sorrows with an old buddy (Ethan Embry). Sitting in a bar, the two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2). »
What would you do if someone waved a bunch of cash in your face, and offered it you in exchange for doing progressively more degrading things? It's a simple question, that's explored in considerable detail in the usually smart, sometimes plain cruel Cheap Thrills.
The film is centered around Craig, played by Pat Healy, who's facing eviction from his home as he struggles to meet the rent. Life is further complicated by the fact that he and his wife - Audrey - have a young child. How can it get worse? Well, by turning up to work and finding out you're losing your job.
In despair, and unsure how he's going to break the news at home, Craig hits a local bar, and meets up with an old high school colleague, »
E L Katz's film delivers exactly what the title promises. It is a very bloody, very violent fairground ride of a movie that ratchets up the tension as its two hapless anti-heroes compete desperately for money. Craig (Pat Healy) is a family man with crippling debts. Vince (Ethan Embry) is the old pal he goes out drinking with. There follows a grim Walpurgisnacht as they're lured into a game of macabre one-upmanship by a wealthy, thrill-seeking couple (Sara Paxton, David Koechner). The dares start innocently but grow more extreme. The flashes of humour are deceptive. We soon realise, just as Craig and Vince do, that the games are in deadly earnest.Cheap Thrills is making observations about the huge gap between rich and poor in modern day Us society. The social and political comments are secondary to the Grand Guignol thrills. The film is sadistic and frequently very nasty but »
When a struggling family man (Pat Healy) loses his lowly-paid job he drowns his sorrows with an old buddy (Ethan Embry). Sitting in a bar, the two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2). But what starts out as a series of innocent dares grimly spirals out of control when it becomes a riveting endurance marathon pitting the pair in a gruelling game of cash prize one-upmanship.. »
Director: E.L. Katz.
Running Time: 85 Minutes.
Synopsis: A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.
Have you ever had one of those conversations in the pub where you’re asked what you’d do for a certain amount of money? We’ve all had them right? Fifty grand on the table, and it’s yours – all that you have to do is… well, you can fill in the blanks. Cheap Thrills takes that concept and develops it into a tight 90-minute feature.
Making his feature directing debut with Cheap Thrills is E.L. Katz, a filmmaker who has previously collaborated with the likes of Adam Wingard, writing the horror Home Sick in 2007, and Pop Skill in the same year. This »
- Paul Heath
Since heading back into the hands of Paramount, there has been a lot of movement on the next instalment of the Friday the 13th series. There were rumours of the franchise heading down the found footage route and there was even talk that the hockey mask wearing slasher would not be making an appearance. The latest news on the project was that V/H/S director David Brucker would be taking the lead and that a new TV show based around Jason was in development.
Well, fans of the franchise will be sad to hear that the 13th movie in the iconic slasher franchise has been pushed back a whole eight months while Paramount’s other horror film for 2015, Scouts vs. Zombies, has been brought forward into its place.
What does this mean for Camp Crystal Lake? Well given that Paramount have yet to announce a director, writer or star, »
- Luke Owen
Paramount Pictures' Friday the 13th was set to get an all-new reboot on March 13, 2015, but is now moving to the year's other only option, November 13. There wasn't a reason given for the 8-month delay, but the horror thriller will be replaced with the studio's other in-production horror project Scouts Vs. Zombies.
V/H/S director David Bruckner is taking on this second Friday the 13th reboot, with Platinum Dunes' Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form producing alongside Michael Bay (the original team behind the 2009 remake). The movie will be shot found-footage style, but its still not known if iconic slasher Jason Voorhees will be back, as the producers have teased bringing in a new killer.
Sarah Dumont, Halston Sage, Lukas Gage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joseph Morgan, and David Koechner star in Scouts, directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger are producing. The movie follows a group of Boy Scouts who try to fend off a zombie attack in their small town.
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- Steve Barton
Paramount announced that they are delaying the release of the next installment of Friday the 13th, but another horror movie will be taking its place. Originally scheduled for release on March 13th, 2015, Friday the 13th will now be released on November 13th, 2015. Paramount must be happy with what they’ve seen of Scouts vs. Zombies, because it’s taking the March 13th release slot.
Directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), Scouts vs. Zombies stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage, and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The story follows “three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.”
- Jonathan James
To celebrate the release of the SXSW award-winning dark comedy Cheap Thrills - coming to UK cinemas 6th June 2014 – we have a limited quad poster to giveaway to one twisted thrill seeker!
E.L Katz makes a masterful initiation at the directorial helm in this dark comedy from the producers of You’Re Next - a gritty and brutal critique on society and a satirical comment on the true value of money.
Watch the UK trailer below and click here for the UK Exclusive clip!
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Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below with the subject ‘Cheap Thrills Poster‘. We’ll pick those winners on June 8th.
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- Dan Bullock
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