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Let’s face it: found footage movies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Why would they? They’re cheap to make, fast to film, easy to market, and practically guaranteed to turn a profit, regardless of their Tomatometer score. And just as quality has become less and less of a priority, so too has the genre’s adherence to authenticity, particularly when it comes to casting.
That Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams weren’t recognizable faces or household names was a huge part of the reason that The Blair Witch Project turned into such an insane success; by casting unknowns in the three lead roles, directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick enhanced what was already an uncomfortably palpable experience.
- Benjamin Brown
Exclusive: UK distributor picks up The Town That Dreaded Sundown, finalises slate.
UK distributor Metrodome has finalised its release slate for the first half of 2015 with the acquisition of Jason Blum (Sinister) and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story)-produced horror The Town That Dreaded Sundown, which is set for release next April.
Alfonso Gomez Rejon (American Horror Story) directs the remake of the seventies horror about the unsolved Moonlight Murders of 1946 that took place in the American border town of Texarkana.
Metrodome’s Jezz Vernon said: “We were huge fans of the original film but the reboot is an altogether rarer beast – whip smart, terrifying and hugely cinematic. Jason and Ryan came together as huge fans of the original and have produced a truly inspired vision for a return to Texarkana”.
Metrodome has now finalised its theatrical »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
If you made a Venn diagram with one circle representing HBO's programming of shows about the travails of middle adult life, and the other signifying the potent blend of comedy and drama of Mark and Jay Duplass, then you might just get "Togetherness." It's the latest series headed to the premium channel, and a new trailer has arrived. Featuring an ensemble that includes Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, Joshua Leonard and Mark Duplass (who co-directed, and co-wrote the entire series with his bro), the show centers on two sisters — and their respective partners — who find themselves living under the same roof. And out of this simple premise is spun a story about relationships, sex, expectations, and the crushing malaise of middle age. It looks well observed, with a good heart and edgy spark, so mark this one down as one to watch. "Togetherness" debuts on January 11th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
Potentially filling Sundance’s quota for difficult relationships, Hannah Fidell (profiled in our Ioncinephile series) will have moved from the heated, self-deprecating rapport between prof and student in A Teacher (selected for the Next section in 2013) to a tumultuous, uphill/downhill portrait of couplehood in 6 Years. Reunited with cinematographer/filmmaker Andrew Droz Palermo (Rich Hill), this Austin shot drama has benefitted from the extra time in post-production as it was shot in March of this year and we’re sure glad she didn’t waste much time between projects. Younglings Taissa Farmiga (see on set pic above) and Ben Rosenfield (last year’s Song One) topline the feature, while Sundance regular Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Peter Vack and Lindsay Burdge (who has appeared in Fidell’s We’re Glad You’re Here (2010) and of course toplined A Teacher) are the supporting players.
Gist: The film tells the story of Mel »
- Eric Lavallee
A&E’s “Bates Motel” reopens for business in March of next year, and a familiar face has just checked in for the show’s third season. Rejoice, Blair Witch Project fans, because Joshua Leonard has finally emerged from the woods! TVLine reported… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Bates Motel's third season is luring in a new face: Joshua Leonard. He may be new to the hit A&E series, but he's no stranger to the genre. He landed on our map with The Blair Witch Project and, this year, we saw him co-starring in The Town That Dreaded Sundown.
Per TVLine, Leonard "will play the recurring role of James Finnigan, a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards."
The post A ‘Blair Witch’ Vet Is Joining Bates Motel Season 3 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Bates Motel is still accepting reservations for its upcoming third season.
Joshua Leonard of Blair Witch Project fame is the latest guest to check into the A&E drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The actor — whose TV credits include arcs on Hung, CSI: Miami and The Mob Doctor — will play the recurring role of James Finnigan, a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards.
The gig marks a reunion for Leonard and Farmiga; the two played husband and wife in the 2011 indie Higher Ground (which Farmiga directed »
Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare, Spencer Treat Clark, Wes Chatham, Morganna May, Jaren Mitchell | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith | Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
In 1946, the American town of Texarkana was rocked by a series of murders. Dubbed “The Moonlight Murders” by the press, these were real, tragic events that scarred the town. In 1976, Charles B. Pierce directed The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a film “based on true events” depicting the events of the killing spree thirty years earlier. There’s an ongoing tradition in Texarkana to show a drive-in screening of the film on Halloween every year.
And now in 2014, American Horror Story‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has created a new version of Town that finds itself with a unique premise. Acknowledging that both the 1946 murders took place, and that the 1976 film was released, »
- Dan Woolstencroft
Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »
- Andre Soares
Chicago – Director Eduardo Sánchez has found one bizarre way to commemorate the rogue nature of his horror film “The Blair Witch Project” for its 15-year-anniversary - by crafting an analogously lesser movie with the very rulebook he defied in 1999. In turn, his new Bigfoot found footage film “Exists” becomes a minimal horror project for the GoPro camera era that doesn’t have much of a life of its own outside of its “Blair Witch Project” context.
The text from the very beginning of the “Exists” clues audiences into the number of recorded sightings regarding Bigfoot, a statistic that could be as fudged as when “Blair Witch Project” actor Joshua Leonard was reported as “missing, presumed dead” on his IMDb page. Sanchez has a generic batch of attractive and camera-savvy twenty-somethings (Dora Madison Burge, Denise Williamson, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Chris Osborn) encounter this woods creature pretty quickly in the movie, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The Blair Witch Project celebrates its 15th anniversary in the UK today (October 22).
The Blair Witch Project 15 years on: The horror movie that changed everything
It became the first of its kind in Hollywood due to its commercial success and viral online campaign, which was created to make the production look like a real documentary. The Blair Witch website with details on the made-up mythology still exists.
And the clever campaign worked on some gullible and vulnerable viewers. We remember witnessing real tears of fear being shed by some audience members in the cinema (and definitely not ours...).
It purports to be a documentary shot by three inquisitive, daring, and at times daft students investigating the local Blair Witch legend in the Maryland forest. »
Sometimes on super-teams, things just don’t work out. For instance, did you know that the Hulk was only on The Avengers for the first couple of issues of the comic. In this week’s Scorpion, we meet Mark Collins, who seems to have a lot in common with the Hulk: he’s mean, he’s angry, he’s kind of a jerk, and he made kind of a big mess that our heroes have to clean up. Collins is clearly unbalanced, and we know this because all the team members – save Walter – tell Paige that he’s pretty unbalanced. Worse still, his proximity to Walter makes Scorpion’s fearless leader unbalanced as well. So, we have all these inter-personal conflicts in team dynamics, and a nuclear core in meltdown. What can possibly go wrong?
Collins is played by Joshua Leonard, who will likely remain best known to audiences for »
- Adam A. Donaldson
With Halloween around the corner, we're counting down the days by posting five fun facts about our favorite fright flicks. Today's feature film is "The Blair Witch Project" (1999). Crazy to think it's been 15 years since this one came out, right? While found footage horror films are the norm these days, this is the one that started it all.Stars Heather O'Donohue, Joshua Leonard and Michael C. Williams actually reunited earlier this year at the Texas Frightmare convention back in May. That's all three of them with a member of the press below ... click here to hear their interview with OneOfUs.net.O.K., let's dig in! 1. The 3 actors, Joshua, Heather and Michael, were only given a 35-page outline of the plot before shooting began. They improvised their lines and most of the on-camera events were surprises to them.2. When Heather O'Donohue screams “What the f**k is that?”, she's actually »
- tooFab Staff
Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 1 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "Plutonium Is Forever,” and it sounds like things will get very action-filled and intense as the Scorpion peeps race against time to disable a huge nuclear reactor meltdown, and more! In the new, episode 5 press release: To fix a Los Angeles nuclear reactor that's on the verge of a cataclysmic meltdown, Walter and the team are going to reluctantly enlist the help of a troubled former member. Press release number 2: To fix a Los Angeles nuclear reactor that's on the verge of a cataclysmic meltdown, Walter and the team will have to reluctantly enlist the help of a troubled former member. Guest stars will feature: Joshua Leonard (Mark Collins), Mykelti Williamson (General Walker), Julia Kelly (Beach Girl) and Jonathan S. Grady (Tac Team Leader). The episode was written by »
Didn't cry your eyes out enough when the adaptation of If I Stay hit theaters earlier this year? Well, you're in luck then as Fox has revealed details on the film's blu-ray release. Come inside to learn more!
If only they offered to sell this in a bundled deal with a box of Kleenex...that's just good marketing people! The film hit's blu-ray on November 18, 2014 and you can check out all the details on what comes in the package, below:
Live for love and music this holiday season with the ultimate If I Stay fan experience on the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Combo and DVD November 18 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on The New York Times best-selling young adult novel by Gayle Forman, director R.J. Cutler’s If I Stay is a must-have gift for fans and young adults alike this holiday season.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 4 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Plutonium Is Forever," and it sounds like things will get very suspenseful ,again, as the Scorpion crew races against time to stop a major nuclear meltdown, and more! In the new, 4th episode press release: "To fix a Los Angeles nuclear reactor that's on the verge of a cataclysmic meltdown, Walter and the team are going to have to reluctantly enlist the help of a troubled former member." Cheat Tweet: Cabe faces death when a reactor’s about to blow. C @RobertPatrickT2 in all his glory! 10/13 9pm @ScorpionCBS http://bit.ly/1rorGx2. Guest stars will feature: Joshua Leonard (Mark Collins), Mykelti Williamson (General Walker), Julia Kelly (Beach Girl) and Jonathan S. Grady (Tac Team Leader). The episode was written by Paul Grellong and it was directed by Jeff Thomas. Episode 4 is »
Three film students go out to Burkittsville, MD to make a documentary about the legend of the Blair Witch, who supposedly haunts the area. Heather (Heather Donahue) is the director, and accompanying her on the trip is cameraman Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Mike (Michael Williams) does the sound. As they go about asking the locals about the witch they get a tip about the cemetery up in the hills where the seven children who disappeared after outing Elly Kedward as a witch are supposedly buried.
Once on the trail Heather, Mike and Josh soon find the cemetery after a brief detour from Heather’s map and are ready to call it quits for the weekend after getting the footage. With the supplies finished after only three days, food is short and tempers are short. »
- Colin Biggs
Earlier this week, a trailer for the upcoming thriller The Town That Dreaded Sundown was released featuring a logo fans of 80s and 90s cinema haven't seen in 15 years. The Town That Dreaded Sundown marks the return of Orion Pictures, the distributor of classics such as The Terminator, Robocop and Best Picture winner Silence of the Lambs, for the first time since 1999's One Man's Hero.
Here is the trailer carrying the original Orion logo:
Orion Pictures declared bankruptcy in 1991, but it was bought by MGM in 1996. MGM resurrected the brand in 2013, which is currently used on the syndicated series Paternity Court. MGM is now planning on using the brand for smaller, independent titles for VOD and limited theatrical releases.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Trailer and Poster. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) movie trailer, movie poster stars Addison Timlin, Gary Cole, Spencer Treat Clark, Joshua Leonard, and Denis O’Hare. The Town That Dreaded Sundown‘s plot synopsis: “Based on a terrifying true story, The Town [...]
Continue reading: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) Movie Trailer & Poster »
- Rollo Tomasi
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