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First Run Features announced today its acquisition of the award-winning documentary The Pruitt-igoe Myth from filmmaker Chad Freidrichs. First Run is planning a March 2012 theatrical launch with VOD, home video and television to follow. The deal was negotiated by Film Sales Company head Andrew Herwitz and First Run’s Marc Mauceri.
The Pruitt-igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.
It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, “the poor man’s penthouse.” Two decades later, it ended in rubble – its razing an iconic event that the architectual theorist Charles Jenks famously called the death of modernism. The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, »
- Michelle McCue
Shockfest Film Festival 2011 kicks off this coming weekend in Hollywood, CA. The festival will begin with a Red Carpet event on November 18th at 5:00pm at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA. The Festival picks up again on Saturday November 19th at the same location, and moves to The Hollywood Hardrock Cafe at 11:00pm for award presentations.
One of the big draw of this years festival is the Closing Nightmare Director's Screening of Cabin Fever (10th Anniversary Screening) with Eli Roth, 9:00pm-11pm which includes The Shocking Filmmaker of The Decade Award to Eli Roth
We are giving away 13 VIP tickets to the event. (*Thanks for everyone that entered. At this time, all passes have been awarded. Stay tuned for MoreHorror giveaways soon!). If you live in or around the Hollywood, CA area and would like to attend, simply email your name and address to shockfestcontest@morehorror. »
Interview conducted by Tom Stockman November 7th, 2011
Bill Streeter is the award-winning producer of the internet video program, Lo-Fi Saint Louis, which showcases our city’s best musicians, artists and burlesque queens. For his first feature-length documentary, Streeter chose a subject that, on the surface may have seemed like an odd choice: Brick, or specifically, St. Louis’ distinctive red brick. Streeter got the idea for his doc when his out-of-town friends kept commenting on the beauty of St. Louis’ brick buildings. The resulting film, Brick By Chance And Fortune: A St. Louis Story is proof that in the right hands, a film about a subject that may seem narrow, in this case building material, can transcend its limitations and entertain and inform (read the Wamg review Here). It’s an outstanding film and after seeing it, you will never look at our city’s buildings the same way again. »
- Tom Stockman
Now here's an interesting one. We've seen heaps of horror flicks set in space restrictive setups recently, such as Kaare Andrews' plane-based 'Altitude' or Adam Green's ski-left set 'Frozen'. So where else can we venture that confines, aids claustrophobia and more importantly will likely help hotties strip off for survival? A sauna of course! That's the steamy set piece for Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia's new thriller '247degreesF'. The hot flick features actress Scout Taylor-Compton -below (star of horror remakes 'Halloween' and 'April Fool's Day') along with Travis Van Winkle, Michael Copon, Christina Ulloa, Tyler Mane and Tornike Gogrichiani. '247degreesF' is currently seeking a buyer at the Afm but in the meantime you can check out the trailer and one-sheet below. »
Alice Cooper to bring a little musical ambiance in Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows" remake. The veteran rocker, who just released a brand new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," will be appearing in the "Alice in Wonderland" director's reboot of the gothic soap opera.
Cooper plays himself in the movie — which is set in 1972 — and he'll be performing the classic "No More Mr. Nice Guy" for his Collins party set. On rock, horror, and comedy, Cooper told the Los Angeles Times: "Tim Burton knows it so well. He’s one of a kind. He’s a kindred spirit."
There's a lot of horror happening at Santa Monica's American Film Market (Afm) this week — which means there's a lot of wheelin' and dealin' for new projects in the pipeline that want to get made. See what new terror tales are being previewed this week, and catch up on other horror bites past the break. »
- Alison Nastasi
I've always thought Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane deserved a better horror film than the Halloween remakes. I'm just not sure that 247°F is that film. But the trailer, which debuted at this week's American Film Market, is definitely worth watching, if only for voiceover narration so cheesey it's hard to believe this thing wasn't intended for Funny or Die. Here's the film's official description: "When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly »
Directors Bega Jguburia and Levan Bakhia are bring their "247F" horror film to the American Film Market later this month. To promote the movie, they have unveiled a teaser trailer, which you can watch below. Plot: Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend. Their fun, however, turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247 degrees Fahrenheit. The new movie stars many horror actors like Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween), Tyler Mane (Halloween), Travis Van Winkle (Friday the 13th) and Michael Copon (Night of the Demons). Teaser: If you cannot see the player, click here. »
From Halcyon International comes 247F, which reteams Halloween stars Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane, alongside Travis Van Winkle, Michael Copon and Christina Ulloa. Inside you'll find the Afm sales promo and art, along with the first stills. Directed by Levan Bakhia and Bega Jguburia from a screenplay by Lloyd Wagner, "When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247 degrees fahrenheit." »
For most horror fans the prospect of heating things up with the lovely Scout Taylor-Compton is nothing short of irresistible. I mean, who could blame you? That's exactly what happens when Pouty Scouty and her pals check into the sauna from hell in 247°F.
The film, directed by filmmakers Bega Jguburia and Levan Bakhia, was shot in Georgia and stars Compton, who reunites with her Halloween co-star Tyler Mane, along with Travis Van Winkle, Michael Copon, and Christine Ulloa.
When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts, and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247 degrees Fahrenheit.
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- Uncle Creepy
2007 Halloween alumni Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane reunite in the steamy horror flick 247 Degrees Farenheit. Directed by Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia, the film hits Afm this week. Check out the teaser trailer below:
When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247 degrees Fahrenheit.
Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane, of Rob Zombie's Halloween films, are together on the screen again in 247°F . Directed by filmmakers Bega Jguburia and Levan Bakhia, and shot in the country of Georgia, the film also stars a few familiar faces in horror: Travis Van Winkle ( Friday the 13th 2009), Michael Copon ( Night of the Demons 2010) and Christine Ulloa...who has not appeared in a horror remake like the rest of her fellow cast members. Here, four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend. Their fun, however, turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247 degrees Fahrenheit. Watch a teaser trailer below the »
Earlier this year, X-Men: First Class (out now on DVD and Blu-ray) re-established Marvel’s mutant heroes as a franchise to be reckoned with, in the wake of the critical poundings heaped upon its previous entries, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With its blend of period politics, character development and sci-fi allegory, it re-established X-Men as an action series with heavy philosophical heart – the thinking person’s blockbuster.
The film’s release on DVD this month brings the current chapter in the X-Men franchise to a close, and while nothing has been confirmed just yet, the next time we can expect to hear from the promotional machine will surely be when news of a new X-Men film finally leaks out. But success is fragile. Another bad film could »
Kane Hodder is a legend in the horror biz, with more on-screen kills than you could count. He also wore a hockey mask more than most Canadians do when he portrayed bloodthirsty murder machine Jason Voorhees in four "Friday the 13th" installments, a series record. (His personal favorite kill is the infamous "sleeping bag against a tree" scene.)
Recently Hodder has found a new avenue for his particular brand of personal expression as deformed maniac Victor Crowley in the "Hatchet" series. He will begin shooting "Hatchet 3" early next year, and, in his words, is "anxious to get back in that Victor makeup and kill some motherf***ers."
For all the nightmares he's given people over the years, there are a few fright flicks that have given Hodder the shivers as well. After reading through his terrific new autobiography "Unmasked: The True Life Story of The World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer, »
- Max Evry
Ladies and gentlemen, Chopper has arrived. And the tense initial offering has set the stage for the horror that is sure to come. Featuring a showdown between horror big boys Tyler Mane and Andrew Bryniarski, the first episode of Chopper, entitled Slice 1, certainly does a nice job setting the stage in the biker-themed horror series.
The twisted mysteries of Chopper lie intriguingly ahead for us, but for now this seven-minute set-up episode is going to have to be enough. We haven't even gotten into the supernatural aspect of the series yet (unless you count the awesomeness of Tyler Mane's beard), and I'm already roped in!
Scroll down to check out Slice 1 of the Chopper series in its entirety.
From the Press Release
While Paranormal Activity 3 was scaring up box office records in the theaters this past weekend - proving the horror genre’s undying vitality - another original »
- Doctor Gash
Surely we’ve all seen a movie or TV show where someone attempted to commit murder by locking someone in a sauna and setting the heat to full blast. But a whole survival horror movie built around three people trapped in a sauna as the temperature rises to a dangerous 247°F? That’s a new one.
That’s the premise of the new thriller 247°F from first-time directors Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia and first-time writer Lloyd S. Wagner that was shot in the Republic of Georgia.
Here’s a more detailed synopsis:
Jenna, Renee, Ian, and Michael arrive at a lake house owned by Ian's uncle Wade. Planning for party and fun, three of them end up locked in the sauna. At first they think it is Michael playing jokes on them, but soon they realize that no one is coming to help, not even Wade. The heat is rising, »
In our further coverage of the 2011 Eyegore Awards held this past Friday, September 23rd, at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California (see our report of the award ceremony itself here, courtesy of our own Heather Wixson), this writer hit the event as well and brought back some ocular candy from the carpet as well as interviews with a few of the night’s principals from the same.
Paying respect to some of horror’s most venerated players and notable newcomers, the event was hosted (as it has been in years past) by The Lost Boys co-star Corey Feldman (who arrived with two blondes and attired in a hybrid glam/matador get-up) and attended by celebrity presenters Thomas Jane (The Mist), filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie, James Gunn (Slither, Super), Calico Cooper (daughter of shock-rocker Alice Cooper) and Frozen and Hatchet director Adam Green.
Also on the carpet »
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Underneath the Juniper Tree: The newest issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree will be released on October 1st: “Don’t you fret! We haven’t neglected your favourite monsters like child vampires, ghosts, and cannibalistic little girls. But we’ve added a whole new slew of terrifying elements you could never imagine. Continue reading the Royally Beheaded series and watch as Marie Antoinette gushes [blood] over boutique jewelry, meet the son of the Headless Horseman, read along as a young boy is literally scalped and turned into a Jack-o-Lantern, watch Little Red Riding Hood go rogue, and so, Oh So much more. Horror-strike yourself with our October Issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree, out October 1st!”
For more information, visit: http://underneaththejunipertree.com/
The Little Mermaid Premieres »
- Jonathan James
Dread Central hit the world premiere of the Chillerama anthology film (review here) at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, last night and while on the red carpet chatted with the flick’s directors - Adam Green, Adam Rifkin, Joe Lynch, Tim Sullivan - and more before taking in the screening with an enthusiastic and boisterous audience of over 3,000. Read on for Part 1 of our coverage and some ocular candy!
For those unfamiliar with Hollywood Forever, the cemetery has in recent years become a mecca for cineastes with summer film screenings taking place on its grounds nearly every weekend (films are projected onto the wall of its massive mausoleum). Hundreds gather for these events, and last night was no exception. Food trucks abounded as the vociferous audience - toting blankets and bottles of wine - set up on the lawn in anticipation. Inside the mausoleum filmmakers and industry folks »
Halloween's Tyler Mane has a new web series coming out this fall and with the amount of buzz surrounding it - we may all be in for a real treat! Chopper is a hardcore throwback to 80s slasher films featuring a crazy cocktail of gory kills and heavy metal music and it just so happens to star two of the horror genres biggest icons - Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The series will… »
From the Press Release
Dilemma, a Los Angeles based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, has completed principal photography on Season 1 of the horror series Chopper featuring international fright icons Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Chopper will launch independently via online platforms including YouTube and Blip.tv starting October 18th as an eight-episode, two-week long run leading up to Halloween.
Marketing support will be provided by sponsors including The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing. Series writer/producer/director J.C. Christofilis has been building buzz since mid-summer by releasing bonus, transmedia-style content through social media and promotional videos that have already surpassed 1 million cumulative views. »
- Uncle Creepy
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