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"Okay, we're drifting away from the dialogue a bit. Let's bring it back. No more co-writing." By far, the most exciting element of Saturday night's live read was actually seeing Quentin Tarantino work with his cast as they performed his latest screenplay, "The Hateful Eight," for a sold-out capacity audience at The Theater at the Ace Hotel. Depending on where you were seated in the theater, the physical experience ranged from the tolerable to the punishing, with the audience in the upper balcony essentially getting a free sauna as the total lack of air conditioning and the preposterously close rows combined to make the running time of over three-and-a-half hours almost impossible to bear. It is a testament, then, to the compelling nature of Tarantino's script and to the great cast he put together that no one seemed willing to leave before the end, no matter how hard it was to stay seated. »
- Drew McWeeny
Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 schedule that jam packed with things to do, people to see, and screams to be had! Read on for all of the latest, and if you're gonna be in attendance... consider us officially jealous!
From the Press Release
Just when fans didn't think Texas Frightmare Weekend could get any more epic... it does - in a huge way! America's largest horror convention is proud to announce several new free film screenings, guests, and events to take place at Dallas, Texas' Dfw Hyatt Regency this May 2, 3, and 4 - cementing Tfw's reputation as the biggest and best gathering of horror fandom in the USA!
In addition to our numerous previously-announced free screenings, Tfw is also proud to host the World Premiere of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead and the North American Premiere of the Japanese splatter anthology Zombie TV - from Maelie Makuno, »
- Steve Barton
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is expected to be among the cast of the monster movie, to be released later in 2014.
Justin Long - who leads the cast of the project - revealed in a recent interview that Depp has signed up for a small role, but this has yet to be officially confirmed by Smith.
Depp is expected to play a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates the strange case of a man trapped in a walrus.
Smith had previously said that he intended a major Hollywood star to play the small but pivotal role. »
News Simon Brew 14 Apr 2014 - 07:07
Tusk - which originated from one of Smith's podcasts - is described as a modern day monster movie, and it reunites him with actor Michael Parks, who gave such a memorable turn in Red State. The cast also includes Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Justin Long. And it's Long that's revealed that Johnny Depp is in the movie too.
Chatting to Long Island Newsday, Long revealed the news, and it's assumed that Depp's agreement to appear in the film is what sparked this Tweet off Smith back in September...
He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. »
It seems that Kevin Smith has added a little A-list star power to his upcoming low-budget horror flick Tusk, with star Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) revealing that Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) has joined the cast.
According to The Wrap, Depp is “likely playing a French-Canadian inspector who investigates the bizarre case at the centre of the film” – which relates to Long’s character, a podcaster “who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.”
In addition to Long and Red State star Parks, Tusk also features Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand) and Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), along with Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein. The film is set for release some time this year.
- Gary Collinson
A surprise cast member of Kevin Smith's upcoming "Tusk" has been revealed. Actor Justin Long, speak to Newsday (via The Wrap) brings word that Johnny Depp has a role in the offbeat horror tale. Although unconfirmed, it is being speculated that Depp's role is that of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. "Tusk" follows Wallace, a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. "Tusk" also stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. The modern-day monster movie was also written by Smith. Sam Englebardt, David Greathouse and Shannon McIntosh are producing the film which is expected to land in theaters this fall through A24 and Demarest Films.When his best »
Kevin Smith has always been known to attract an interesting cast of notables in his films. Will Ferrell, Mark Hamill, Michael Parks, George Carlin, and Carrie Fisher are all among the stars that Smith has directed, and if a Justin Long interview with a Long Island outlet is any indication, the following cryptic tweet from Smith himself was confirmation that Johnny Depp (Transcendence) is on board for his latest film (of the moment), Tusk. The following is the tweet, uncovered by The Wrap, that sparked curiosity from Smith's Twitter feed, from back in last September: He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. Just needed to mark the highlight of my career for future reference...). KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 4, 2013 All of that secrecy was undone by Justin Long being interviewed by a bunch of kids in Long Island. He dropped the bomb when talking about how he »
Kevin Smith has been talking about his new horror film "Tusk" for some time. But since the filmmaker has been losing some of his popularity, most of the news has gone under the radar. But that's about to change. In addition to casting Justin Long and Michael Parks in his movie, Smith was just able to secure Johnny Depp. While very little is known at this time, it's speculated that the actor will play the role of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. "Tusk" follows Wallace (Long), a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. »
The film, described as a horror, will revolve around a character named Wallace (Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
The news of Depp’s addition to the cast, which is led by Justin Long, surfaced over at NewsDay, who report that Depp may assume the role of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment also star.
The film has a released date set for later this year with shooting kicking off soon. Smith directs from his own screenplay.
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- Paul Heath
Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
Long let slip the news of Depp's involvement in an interview with Long Island Newsday. Smith previously indicated that he has secured a major movie star for a small but crucial role, but wouldn't say who.
A24, Demarest Films and Depp's representatives haven't commented on the story. »
- Garth Franklin
This is the first we've heard about the actor being cast in director Kevin Smith's movie. The story follows Justin Long's character, a journalist who lands the story of a lifetime when he meets Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer who has a strange penchant for walruses. Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment and Ralph Garman co-star.
Johnny Depp's role has not been confirmed, but The Wrap speculates that he may be playing a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates a strange case involving a man trapped in a walrus costume. Kevin Smith had previously hinted that he wants a major movie star for the role, »
Okay, .Super Mega Star. might be a bit much but most people know who Johnny Depp is. I.d be surprised if I met someone who didn.t. I even know people who are horrible with names who remember Mr. Depp. I just don.t usually ask them what movie they remember him from. Something something Tim Burton. That said, Johnny Depp will be boarding Kevin Smith.s Tusk. The story centers on .a journalist (Justin Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer »
- Niki Stephens
Justin Long has revealed that Johnny Depp has joined the cast of Kevin Smith's modern-day monster movie “Tusk,” which will be released later this year by A24. Representatives for A24, Demarest Films and Depp did not immediately reply to requests for comment. Also read: Inside the Kevin Smith Biopic Being Made by Two Superfans In England “Tusk” stars Justin Long as a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. Smith wrote the film, which co-stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. »
- Jeff Sneider
A surprise cast member of Kevin Smith's upcoming Tusk has been revealed. Actor Justin Long, speak to Newsday (via The Wrap ) brings word that Johnny Depp has a role in the offbeat horror tale. Although unconfirmed, it is being speculated that Depp's role is that of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. Tusk follows Wallace (Justin Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. Tusk also stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. The modern-day monster movie was also written by Smith. Sam Englebardt, David Greathouse and Shannon McIntosh are producing the film which is expected to land in theaters this fall through A24 and Demarest »
The latest on Kevin Smith's next attempt at horror, Tusk, is this: The film is in post-production and A24 is aiming for a fall 2014 release. And, according to Smith, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance has recorded a new track for the film. To bring you up to speed on the plot, Michael Parks plays a creep who lures Justin Long's character (a dude who runs a podcast) into his abode and then slowly turns him into a walrus. Genesis Rodriguez co-stars wth Haley Joel Osment.
- Ryan Turek
Hammer release their latest film tomorrow and though we’re a long way from the dread sight of Christopher Lee’s blood-red eyes staring into our soul there is a tangible sense of anticipation for each new release.
The Quiet Ones, which is included on this list, may not leap out at you as a must-see but it has a fine cast and a great concept (to create a ghost, rather than to find one). Bradley Hanson has chosen ten horrors out this year which you may not have heard of, but which you need to remember.
Here we look at the top ten horror films expected to be released in 2014, it was a tough choice whittling down to a meagre ten. So what thrills, spills, splatters and chills can we expect in the year to come?
Did we miss any you’re looking forward to? Leave us a comment »
- Brad Hanson
We already told you that George A. Romero will be appearing at Texas Frightmare Weekend, but we have one more exciting piece of new for fans of Dawn of the Dead. The Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with Texas Frightmare Weekend for a rare screening of the 1978 zombie classic, with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger in attendance.
“Texas Frightmare Weekend is teaming up with The Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to this year’s jam-packed 2014 weekend… culminating with a star-studded screening of George Romero’s zombie opus Dawn Of The Dead the night before Frightmare begins!
In 1968, George A. Romero created what would go on to be the modern zombie genre as we know it with Night of the Living Dead. Ten years later, he redefined it with what is widely considered as the zenith of »
- Jonathan James
I don’t find myself crying in agony over having to miss conventions much, but judging from the lineup to this year’s Texas Frightmare,…yeah, I’m bummed. Boasting everything from a Terminator/Terminator 2 reunion, A Night Of The Demons reunion, the West Memphis 3‘s Jason Baldwin, a full blown Blair Witch Project reunion and Dr. f’n Giggles himself, Larry Drake! (I’m an unabashed Dr Giggles fanatic). Making the con even more appealing, is the fact that one of most unique bands around these days, Ghost, is doing a special performance at the con. Seriously, if you’re in the Texas area…get the hell over there from May 2-4, and send me some pics, Please! For more info/tickets, read the press release below!
“Texas Frightmare Weekend returns to Dallas, Texas’ Dfw Hyatt Regency this May 2, 3, and 4 for more scares than ever – featuring one of the »
- Jerry Smith
Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 poster, created in cooperation with Mondo, America’s finest purveyors of cinematic artwork. Tfw’s 2014 poster celebrates two of this year’s festival’s biggest draws...
...the Hellraiser series and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, masterfully combined by iconic horror artist Gary Pullin. A very limited number of only 100 posters will be printed for this year’s convention, making them the show’s hottest collectors item. Available only at the show itself, quantities will be limited to two per customer.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of »
- Steve Barton
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
We Are What We Are (2013)
Directed by: Jim Mickle
I chose “We are what we are” without knowing it was a remake, and maybe that’s best. Just a random selection from sometimes hit and sometimes miss Netflix recommendations. I just knew that it was about a family of cannibals by reading the synopsis that appears when I hovered the cursor over it. Instead of being horrified throughout, I got that feeling you get when you are an outside spectator to an awkward family conversation. Because first and foremost this is a film is about family. It’s almost a story about a family adjusting after a tragic loss. »
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