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‘The Haunting of Black Wood’ Review

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Stars: Katherine WaterstonScott EastwoodSara Paxton, Shaun Sipos, Christopher Denham, Jesse Perez, Leigh Lezark, Vic Finalborgo | Written by Shawn Christensen, Jason Dolan | Directed by Jack Heller

Three strangers find themselves lost in a strange forest. Stuck together in the same cabin with supplies and heat scarce, they try to figure a way out of their situation. As they begin to learn more about each other, secrets are revealed and they find that they may be all connected in more ways than they realised. As the mystery grows about their situation, they find there is no way to escape their cabin in the woods, and that they might not be as alone as they first thought…

The Haunting of Black Wood (aka Enter Nowhere) is a mystery film that will keep you guessing right until the end. This film is definitely in the same vein as Cabin in the Woods, »

- Richard Axtell

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Bj Colangelo’s Top 15 Horror Movies of 2014

18 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

We’re only half a month away from 2015, and it’s time to look back on the year, jump on our soap boxes, and crank out our “Best of the Year” lists.  2014 may have been a weak year for theatrical horror films, but the independent circuit was booming. I saw films in 2014 that have become lifetime favorites, and had some of the most fun watching films that I’ve had in a long time.  As always, this is my *~*~opinion*~* on the fifteen best horror films of 2014.

Honorable Mentions: The Purge: Anarchy, The Cemetery, Oculus, and Life After Beth.

15) Nightbreed: Director’S Cut

Admittedly, this is sort of a cheat.  If you follow me on twitter or Instagram, you’d know that thanks to my wonderful man-candy, my house is a proverbial shrine to Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.  Foreign posters, original artwork, old theatre advertisements, figurines, the film on »

- BJ Colangelo

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Claire Holt Might Be Out of the Running for the CBS Supergirl TV Series

9 December 2014 8:35 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Claire Holt had a solid run on Pretty Little Liars, but it was her work on The Vampire Diaries that really solidified her as one to watch.  I never made the crossover to The Originals so don’t know what she’s been up to in the spinoff, but as far as Tvd goes, she made Rebekah one of the most fun, endearing and vibrant characters so when news broke that she was in contention for the lead role in the CBS Supergirl TV series, it made me monumentally more excited for the show. However, unfortunately, now it’s being reported that it’s unlikely Holt will get the role.  Hit the jump for more. According to the report that popped up about a week ago, Holt wasn’t named a top choice, she was only among the actresses testing for role, so it’s no surprise to hear that »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Indie Spotlight

1 December 2014 8:05 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new clip from Muck, release details on The Haunting of Black Wood and Northbound, Part III, a look at Twin Serpents’ clothing line, details on a new episode of The Real Housewives of Horror courtesy of Nerdist, and much more:

New Clip from Muck: “Muck is the middle chapter of a horror trilogy. It was shot in 4K Ultra HD with No CGI and the next 2 films will be as well. Part of the Muck cast includes horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012, Jaclyn Swedberg. Muck will be released on Friday the 13th, March 2015.

We’ve been getting so many questions about our monsters/bad guys and also “What’s in the Muck?

Well, we can’t tell horror fans just yet, »

- Tamika Jones

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Film Review: ‘All Relative’

24 November 2014 3:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sleeping with your girlfriend’s mother is only a minor obstacle to true love in “All Relative.” Kinda-sorta reworking the bizarre love triangle at the center of Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate,” writer-director J.C. Khoury’s second feature clearly intends to treat all its characters with respect and understanding but somehow winds up making them look like complete idiots instead. Day-and-date theatrical and VOD release has very little going for it on any platform.

Bland New York grad student Harry (Jonathan Sadowski) is still nursing a broken heart after his fiancee cheated on him and ended their engagement. His luck improves when he meets bubbly blonde Grace (Sara Paxton) at a bowling alley, only to discover she’s currently attached to a middling prospect she met online. Looking to drown his sorrows, Harry runs into seductive fortysomething Maren (Connie Nielsen) at a bar and almost immediately winds up in her bed. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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‘You’ll Be The Death Of Me’ Hooks Evan Katz As Director

20 November 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

E.L. “Evan” Katz has signed on to direct You’ll Be The Death Of Me for Lionsgate. Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Alex Young at Mandeville are producing from a script by Mark Hammer. The comedy thriller follows two single New Yorkers whose budding romance is complicated by the attention of a masked knife-wielding psychopath. Katz is repped by Gersh, manager Jeremy Platt and attorney Kim Stenton. The director’s film Cheap Thrills, about a scheming couple who put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of twisted dares one evening, bowed at SXSW and stars Pat Healy, David Koechner, Ethan Embry and Sara Paxton. Pic sold to Drafthouse Films, won the Audience Award and was the critic’s pick for Best First Feature.

Photo Credit: Randy Perry


- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Lionsgate Taps Evan Katz to Direct Comedy-Thriller ‘You’ll Be the Death of Me’

20 November 2014 1:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

E.L. “Evan” Katz will direct comedy-thriller “You’ll Be the Death of Me” for Mandeville Pictures with Lionsgate distributing.

Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman will produce. Katz will direct from a script by Mark Hammer that tells the story of two single New Yorkers who find their budding romance complicated by the attention of a masked knife-wielding psychopath.

Katz directed 2013′s “Cheap Thrills,” starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, David Koechner and Sara Paxton, as his first feature. It sold to Drafthouse Films and won the audience award at South by Southwest.

Katz also directed a segment in the recent “ABCs of Death 2″ horror anthology.

Katz is repped by Gersh, manager Jeremy Platt and attorney Kim Stenton.

Correction: A previous version of this story conflated E.L. Katz with Evan Katz, a producer on “24.” We regret the error.


- Dave McNary

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All Relative Review

19 November 2014 3:50 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Toward the end of recently crowned rom-com classic Crazy, Stupid, Love, there is a big plot twist. For those of you who have not seen the film, I will not spoil it here. In vague terms, one of the characters from the main subplot is related to the characters from the main plot. The twist works because the hints dropped about this connection beforehand are subtle. Meanwhile, the aftermath of its reveal makes the story more interesting for the protagonist of the film, played by Steve Carell. This plot advancement creates genuine surprise and moves the plot in a more intriguing direction.

J.C. Khoury probably wished that his new romantic comedy, All Relative, which hinges much of its story on a big surprise and a colossal plot contrivance, had the same success. Sadly, not only is the revelation obvious – the title even drops a whopper of a hint – but this »

- Jordan Adler

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'All Relative' Clip Starring Jonathan Sadowski | Exclusive

18 November 2014 9:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive look at the upcoming romantic comedy All Relative, which is all about a 30-something who gets caught between a mother and daughter in an uncomfortable romantic entanglement.

When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorc&#233e (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point in this wildly engaging mix of comedy and drama.&#160

All Relative will be opening November 21 on VOD nationwide and theatrically in 10 cities, including&#160Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver,&#160Phoenix, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami,&#160and&#160Detroit. Take a look at our exclusive scene, »

- MovieWeb

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Top 5: Fury, Superhero Movie Release Dates, HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming Service, A Horrifying Education, New York Comic-Con Coverage

18 October 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Writer/director Ti West made a permanent name for himself in the horror community with 2009's excellent The House of the Devil. While I think quite highly of that film, I hold his slightly less revered 2011 follow-up, The Innkeepers, in even higher regard. Starring Sara Paxton and Pat Healy (who reunited earlier this year in the disgustingly entertaining Cheap Thrills) as slacker hotel employees who are determined to prove their Yankee Pedlar Inn is haunted during its final weekend of operation, the film is a near pitch perfect modern haunted house tale. Relying on tension and timing rather than gore, West slowly builds The Innkeepers to an effective final act that is both scary as hell and quietly tragic. Because it so expertly relies on atmosphere/mood and quality of scares over quantity, this is one that I always recommend to my non-horror loving friends seeking a scary movie for »

- Jason Barr

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eOne takes North America on Walter

15 October 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

eOne Films has acquired North American rights to the comedy Walter and will release day-and-date theatrically and on VOD in spring 2015.

Anna Mastro directs from a screenplay by Paul Shoulberg based on his short story of the same name about a cinema employee who believes himself to be the son of God.

Andrew J West stars with William H. Macy and Virginia Madsen.

eOne brokered the deal with CAA. Beta Cinema represents international rights at Afm.

FilmBuff will release J C Khoury’s relationship comedy-drama All Relative theatrically and on VOD. The Shoot First Entertainment film will premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 18 followed by screenings at the Austin Film Festival. Jonathan Sadowski and Sara Paxton star.The Croatian foreign language Oscar submission Cowboys will receive its La premiere at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on October 23. Cowboys receives its Us premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival and tells of a theatre director »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Larry Clark’s ‘Marfa Girl’ Heads To Theaters; FilmBuff Snags Rom-Com ‘All Relative’

14 October 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Kids helmer Larry Clark circumvented traditional distribution when he put his latest film, Marfa Girl, online for fans to stream on his own website for $5.99 a pop. Thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures, he’ll see the sexually charged West Texas-set drama hit theaters in limited release next year. Marfa Girl revolves around Adam (Adam Mediano), a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer. The film won top honors at the 2012 Rome Film Festival and will open in a 10- to 15-theater run in the spring. “I think Marfa Girl is my best film or at least as good as any film I’ve made,” said Clark in a statement. Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff negotiated the deal with Ryan McCombs of Spotlight Pictures.

FilmBuff has acquired writer-director J.C. Khoury’s romantic comedy All Relative, »

- Jen Yamato

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'Weeds' alum Elizabeth Perkins heads to 'How to Get Away with Murder'

3 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins has landed a guest-starring role on How to Get Away with Murder, EW has learned exclusively. Perkins will play Marren Trudeau, a high-profiled client whom Annalise (Viola Davis) will represent during an upcoming case-of-the-week. Additionally, Sara Paxton (The Beautiful Life) will guest-star as a woman who works for Marren, while Niko Pepaj (Bunheads, Awkward) will play Marren’s assistant. Perkins’ casting brings her back to ABC after starring on the network’s short-lived comedy How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). The trio will appear in an episode slated for Oct. »

- Natalie Abrams

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2014 Reaper Awards Nominees Announced; Fan Vote Now Open!

1 September 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Labor Day is considered the end of summer, which means fall, our favorite season, is just around the corner. And it's also time to cast your votes for the sixth annual Reaper Awards, running now through October 17th. Winners will be announced just prior to Halloween on October 27th.

From the Press Release:

The Reaper Awards, honoring the best horror and thriller titles of the past year on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, are presented by Home Media Magazine and Eligible titles were released between August 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014.

Results of the consumer vote will be combined with the selections of a judging panel of horror experts and home entertainment reviewers. The panel of judges will also select a Title of the Year.

Note that titles were submitted by participating studios, and if you believe a title is missing from the list, it may be due to the studio not submitting it for consideration. »

- Debi Moore

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Prisoner Of War DVD Review

29 August 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Luke Moran.

Starring: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, John Heard, Michael Welch, John Robinson.

Running Time: 102 minutes

Certificate: 15

The title itself, Prisoner Of War, already has us asking deep and meaningful questions. Who are the prisoners of war? Is it the literal prisoners we see in the film or the young men going out to war for the first time? Are we in fact all prisoners of war? Prisoner Of War, or Boys Of Abu Ghraib as it’s known in the Us, may not have any solid concrete answers, but it does give a genuine and good hearted look at a serious issue.

Sent out on his first tour Jack Farmer, played by writer and director Luke Moran, ends up volunteering as an MP to preside over the POWs. He starts off as the innocent with burning questions about the ways the prisoners are treated, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Prisoner of War’ DVD Review

26 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, John Heard, Michael Welch, John Robinson, Elijah Kelley, Scott Patterson, Jermaine Williams, Cru Ennis, Bernhard Forcher, Luis Bordonada, Jerry Hernandez | Written and Directed by Luke Moran

This dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, Abu Ghraib, where he’s tasked with guarding the Army’s highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent detainee (Omid Abtahi), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him.

War. What is it good for? Well seemingly it’s good for churning out war film after war film. Some bad. Some good. Thankfully Prisoner of War falls into the latter camp. Produced by the same people behind Traffic and Blood Diamond, the films is loosely based »

- Phil Wheat

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Get a Grim Glimpse of 'Gotham' in This New Teaser (Video)

20 August 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Do you have room on your DVR for another TV drama? Better make sure, because "Gotham" is looking more and more like must-see TV.

This UK teaser for "Gotham," which assures concerned Brits that they too will be able to see just how James Gordon got his start, gives us a good look at the characters populating this mythical city, from a young Bruce Wayne and baby Ivy to Catwoman and the Penguin. Part of the fun of "Gotham" will be seeing these heroes and villains in their nascent forms, as well as sussing out who's who. For instance, that young blonde lurking in the shadows? That's Sara Paxton, and rumor has it her character is Bette Kane. Bat-Girl was originally known as Betty Kane, but eventually she came to be known as Bette. Is Gotham getting a dose of Bat-Girl power? We hope so!

Ben McKenzie stars as Gordon, »

- Jenni Miller

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Cheap Thrills DVD Review

25 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: E.L. Katz

Starring: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amander Fuller

Running Time: 88 minutes

Certificate: 15

What would you do for money? How far would you go? That’s the simple idea that Cheap Thrills takes and runs with. It’s an easily relatable hook and one that everybody will consider throughout the running time of this gross but wonderful film that takes a disparaging look at the human race. There are many films that have taken the basic idea of posing questions and acting them out, but few have done it with as much glee and twisted enjoyment as Cheap Thrills.

Pat Healy plays Craig Daniels, a man who finds himself out of a job and risking eviction. One night he stumbles across an old friend, Vince (Embry), as well as a wealthy couple (Koechner and Paxton). The couple start daring the old friends to act irresponsibly »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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House of Mouse Horror: A Defense for Disney Channel Original Movies

10 July 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia Labeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment.  Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel?  The original programming always drew in a huge audience, but Disney Channel Original Movies were in a league above everything else.  Before High School Musical came along and set the standard for Dcoms from there on out, The Disney Channel was consistently cranking out made-for-tv movies that completely shaped the childhoods of generation Y.  Despite the family friendly demeanor, Dcoms provided some surprisingly great kid-friendly horror flicks.  Horror fans are breeding their own little ones and while their four-year-old may not be ready for The Exorcist, there are plenty of kid-horror flicks at their »

- BJ Colangelo

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Exclusive poster art for crime thriller Cheap Thrills

3 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Crime thriller Cheap Thrills hits DVD and Blu-ray in a couple of weeks, and to celebrate, we've landed two exclusive posters for the film. Reuniting Sara Paxton and Pat Healy (the stars of awesome spook flick The Innkeepers), Cheap Thrills sees the duo playing a game that involves a series of increasingly-terrifying dares. If you've already seen the movie, the dog poster below will probably have you contorting in discomfort. Check out the posters below... [Click the poster for a high-res version] [Click the poster for a...

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- Josh Winning

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