8 items from 2016
Night of the Living Deb, 2015.
Directed by Kyle Rankin.
After an awkward one-night stand, Deb and Ryan wake up to find their town has become populated with flesh-eating zombies.
Deb (Maria Thayer) is a quirky and charming young woman who, after a drunken night of fourth of July celebrations, ends up in the bed of handsome stranger Ryan (Michael Cassidy). Feeling awkward and slightly embarrassed the pair say their goodbyes the following morning but are reunited sooner than they think when it becomes apparent that the world they’ve woken up to isn’t quite the same as it was when they went to sleep, as everybody now seems to be munching on the guts of the corpses covering the streets.
Hoping to escape the town the pair make their way back to »
- Amie Cranswick
Loving horror movies and making a good one — even an in-joke-laden homage to the genre — are two different things, as proven by “Fear, Inc.” This first feature for director Vincent Masciale and scenarist Luke Barnett starts out amiably enough, if sans inspiration on both the humor and scare fronts, only to get yea more implausibly silly just when we’re meant to start taking it seriously. This Tribeca midnight-section programmer is polished enough to fetch a decent sum amongst home-format distributors, but no one will be clamoring for theatrical release.
Joe (Lucas Neff) is a young L.A. transplant who’s “between jobs” and so unmotivated he spends a typical day playing beer pong by himself then floating in the backyard pool, to the annoyance of duly-employed girlfriend Lindsay (Caitlin Stasey). On “date night” he persuades her to visit a haunted house attraction. His unimpressed grumbling afterward attracts a creepy »
- Dennis Harvey
Looking for a way to have your biggest fears brought to life? Well, there’s a company for that. The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival commenced yesterday, April 13th, and one of the many films screening at this year’s festival is Vincent Masciale’s Fear, Inc.. A festival poster for the film has been revealed, and we have it to share with our readers.
“Fear Inc. Synopsis: What if there was a company you could call that, for a premium, will bring your greatest fears to life? You don’t have to leave your house, your office, or your vacation; the scares are customized to your tastes and arrive at your doorstep when you least expect it. But like texting an ex at 2 am, what sounds like a great idea at the time, can end up getting you killed.
- Tamika Jones
Ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this Friday, the first poster has arrived online for Vincent Masciale’s directorial debut Fear, Inc., which stars Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses and Abigail Breslin.
What if there was a company you could call that, for a premium, will bring your greatest fears to life? You don’t have to leave your house, your office, or your vacation; the scares are customized to your tastes and arrive at your doorstep when you least expect it. But like texting an ex at 2am, what sounds like a great idea at the time, can end up getting you killed.
As the Fear, Inc experience seemingly begins, »
- Gary Collinson
One of the most horrific and entertaining sections screening at the Tff is the over the top in every bloody fantastic sense of the word, Midnight section. From a frightful reimagining of our favourite holidays that extends to a Vr Christmas segment to scary movie fantasies and self-help cult buddies, this is the thrill ride you Do Not want to miss.
Here are the six films screening in Midnight:
Vincent Masciale (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative
In this referential horror-comedy thriller, horror junkie Joe Foster gets to live out his ultimate scary movie fantasy courtesy of Fear Inc., a company that specialises in giving you the fright of your life. But as lines blur between what is and is not part of the game, Joe’s dream comes true begins to look more like a nightmare. »
- Sacha Hall
It often makes you wonder about the tastes of modern audiences when horror comedies – a combination of the two most downright enjoyable genres in cinema – usually manage to both be a turn-off critics, and fail at the box office. If ever a genre had the potential for send-up, it’s the one that spawned the immortal classics Unfriended, Ouija and Annabelle.
Then again, it’s entirely possible that a modern crowd just doesn’t want to see horror being parodied. A decent horror comedy (or, failing that, Scary Movie 5) will make fun of all the genre conventions and spoof their weaknesses, and the people who’re itching to see another Friday the 13th eboot don’t want that.
- Ian Watson
The Midnight screenings for the 15th edition of Tribeca Film Festival were announced yesterday and several horror films made the list. The horror anthology Holidays, Fear, Inc. starring Abigail Breslin, and Rob Blackhurst’s Here Alone round out the six world premieres in that section. Tribeca Film Festival starts on April 13th and will continue until April 24th.
Press Release: New York, NY [March 8, 2016] – The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, today announced the feature films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections. Also announced was the Centerpiece film, Works In Progress screenings, and the feature film lineup for the 10th annual Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival. The 15th edition of Tff will take place from April 13th to April 24th in New York City.
- Tamika Jones
Pic involves a company of degenerates who can be hired for a premium to bring your greatest fears to life. But when a horror junkie’s customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them, or make them pawns in their own sick game.
Production is currently under way.
CAA is repping domestic distribution rights.
The film will have a similar feel to Breslin’s dark comedy series “Scream Queens,” which Fox recently renewed for a second season. »
- Justin Kroll
8 items from 2016
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