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Eli Roth's The Stranger will have its World Premiere in Austin, Texas, at Fantastic Fest. The fun kicks off September 19th, 2014. Directed by Guillermo Amoedo, the scriptwriter of Aftershock (2012), The Stranger is a surreal tale of one man searching for his father. This mysterious tale stars Luis Gnecco ("Narcos"), Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Aaron Burns. The film's first blood-soaked trailer is here. The story begins with Peter. Peter (Nicolás Durán) was raised without a father. But, Peter seeks him out anyways. Now, Peter must deal with a man, who is part monster and part something else. And, this creature is hell-bent on destroying Peter's hometown and his ambitions of a reunion. The trailer for The Stranger is all over the place. The clip shows snippets of bloodied characters and others undergoing hospital treatment. But, what is going on? Story details are few in this disturbing trailer, which horror fans can find below. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
One of the most fondly remembered eras in fright-film history is the golden age of Italian gore – a prolific period that brought such directors as Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Lucio Fulci to international attention and acclaim. Spawning all number of surreal sub-genres, including black-gloved killer-thrillers and stomach-churning cannibal adventures, this is a time that continues to crib a fresh generation of fascinated fans.
As such, 88 Italian have announced the UK Blu-ray release Zombi Holocaust (1980) and Burial Ground aka Nights of Terror (1981) – a pair of plasma-packed pot-boilers that could only have been dreamt up during the bygone boom in Euro-terror eccentricity.
In Burial Ground, the carcass-crunching action comes thick and fast as veteran director Andrea Bianchi (Strip Nude For Your Killer) evokes the sinister spirit of Lucio Fulci and George Romero. Also known as The Zombie Dead, Bianchi’s bout of bloodstained brilliance has a pack of ghoulish predators entrap »
- Phil Wheat
The best way to describe how I approach Fantastic Fest is like summer camp. It happens once a year. You get back together with old friends. Yet in this case, this non-traditional camp is for fans of the most bizarre, violent, horrific, and Fantastic movies you could imagine. And even still, Fantastic Fest is so much more. This will be more third time attending Fantastic Fest and We Are Movie Geeks fourth time covering the crazy events that take place in Austin every September. For eight days I will be immersed in a world that is unlike any other film festival I have ever attended. What other festival is going to feature events like an opening night food fight, a karaoke party, a “nerd rap throwdown,” and the signature event at the festival – Fantastic Debates (which includes a verbal debate followed by a literal boxing match). These are just a »
- Michael Haffner
I ran into Elvis Mitchell in Toronto, where the former Nyt critic with the hairstyle that always fills me with envy is beginning to figure out what films will play the inaugural Greenwich International Film Festival next June 4-7 in the picturesque Connecticut town. Mitchell, already the curator of Film Independent at Lacma and host of NPR’s The Treatment, just recently took the job as the festival’s Marquee Director. I ask Elvis, since you can throw a dart at a calendar and hit a film festival going on somewhere, what’s the point of yet another?
“It’s a fair question,” he said. “The most interesting film festivals are the ones that create a personal stamp. Like, Toronto is the most democratic of festivals, where you buy your ticket and don’t feel like you’re amidst the invading forces as in Sundance and Cannes. All of the good festivals feel distinctive. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
In this new golden age of television that we are currently living in, the television industry is poaching some of cinema’s greatest minds more than ever to create their own long form stories after being restricted to the hour and a half to maximum four hours that film allows. The gap is getting increasingly small between the two in terms of quality, and some would argue that TV has already overtaken film in some respects.
Steven Soderbergh, Guillermo del Toro, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese, and Lars Von Trier have or are about to make the leap from the silver screen to the small screen with The Knick, The Strain, Hemlock Grove, and the upcoming Shutter Island prequel and The House That Jack Built. They’re not the first major filmmakers to create a show; both Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch famously did so with Alfred Hitchcock Presents »
- Max Molinaro
‘Hemlock Grove,’ the Emmy Award-nominated horror series from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere its third season exclusively on Netflix in 2015. The Internet television network also announced the upcoming season of the mystery thriller will be its last. The show, which is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, will feature 10 episodes during the upcoming season. Charles H. Eglee will return as the show’s showrunner for the final installments of ‘Hemlock Groove.’ The drama series marks Roth’s television debut, after he wrote and directed the hit horror films, ‘Hostel’ and its first sequel, as well as ‘Cabin Fever.’ The show was developed by Brian McGreevy and [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Quentin Tarantino’s passion for the New Beverly Cinema began when he was just another kid showing up for the nightly double feature. It grew when he found success as a filmmaker and began to subsidize owner Sherman Torgan to the tune of $5,000 per month to keep the place open. Ultimately Tarantino bought the building and now he’s taking over the whole theater from Torgan’s son Michael. Tarantino has grand plans to curate a program of films he is confident will please fellow cinefiles and give him an excuse to showcase his voluminous collection of film prints and trailers.
His first move: Jettisoning the digital projector that Michael installed. When the L.A. institution reopens in October after three months of renovations and a thorough cleaning of the onetime porno palace, the New Beverly will have a unique mission: All 35mm prints, all the time. “The big thing »
- Jen Yamato
This Week in TV:
Netflix renews Hemlock Grove for a third and final season; Netflix also buys the exclusive streaming rights to Fox’s Gotham; a season 5 trailer for Downton Abbey is released; and Flight of the Conchords star Jermaine Clement clears up rumors about a possible new season on HBO.
Netflix announced a season 3 renewal for original horror series Hemlock Grove, but also revealed the next season will be the show’s last.
Click to continue reading TV News Wrap Up: Netflix Buys ‘Gotham,’ ‘Hemlock Grove’ Renewed for Season 3 & More
- Daniel Johnson
Keanu Reeves and Spain-based Ana De Armas will star in Gee Malik Linton’s mystery-thriller “Daughter of God,” which begins lensing this November. The thesps recently worked together in Eli Roth’s “Knock Knock.”
Fortitude International is launching sales of international rights in Toronto.
CAA and Elwes are co-repping domestic rights.
Linton penned the script about a young Latina woman (de Armas) who experiences strange happenings after witnessing a miracle, as a police detective (Reeves) searches for the truth behind his partner’s death.
“It’s a thrill for me to work on such an exciting project with Keanu, our fourth movie together,” Elwes commented. “Our latest film, Eli Roth’s ‘Knock Knock’ costars a bright new talent in Ana de Armas. It was »
- Jennie Punter
Toronto -- Keanu Reeves and Cuban-born actress Ana de Armas are set to star in Gee Malik Linton’s dramatic thriller Daughter of God, set to begin shooting in November. The film marks their second collaboration after Eli Roth's upcoming Knock Knock. Fortitude International announced the deal for Daughter of God, and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers gathered here for the Toronto Film Festival and corresponding film market. Linton wrote the script, about a young Latino woman (de Armas) who experiences strange happenings as a police detective (Reeves) searches for the truth behind his partner’s death. Reeves, Linton
- Pamela McClintock
Genre forces Eli Roth and livewire Chilean fillmaker Nicolas Lopez, will be honored at the Austin Fantastic Fest’s Latin American Genre Co-production Market where they will receive its inaugural La de Dios Award.
They will also deliver a keynote speech and then discuss their Chilewood, an ambitious – and enfranchising – project to create films from Chile for mainstream U.S. audiences and the world at large.
Roth and Lopez both served as producers on “The Stranger,” which will world premiere at the Austin Fest Sept. 19, is and from their screenwriting partner Guillermo Amoedo. An English-language mystery thriller, set in Canada’s Northwest, which is “more grounded” than most vampire films, Amoedo has said, “The Stranger” marks his feature debut as a director.
Born with 2012’s Lopez-directed “Aftershock,” the Roth/Lopez writing-directing-producing partnership, abetted by Lopez’s producing partner Miguel Asensio Llamas and U.S. co-financing, has now produced the Roth-directed cannibal horror-thriller “The Green Inferno, »
- John Hopewell
The weekend after Labor Day is notoriously one of the slowest of the year, which led the major studios to completely avoid the date this year. As a result, the only new nationwide release is The Identical, a faith-based movie from indie distributor Freestyle Releasing.Eli Roth's The Green Inferno was also supposed to open nationwide this weekend, but was pulled from the calendar last month due to a dispute between the financier and the distributor (Open Road Films). A new release date hasn't been set yet.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy should wind up take first place on what will almost certainly be the lowest-grossing weekend of the year at the box office. The lowest-grossing weekend of the past decade occurred at this same time in 2008, when the Top 12 earned a combined $50.3 million; it's possible that this weekend's crop of movies fails to match that number.Opening at 1,956 theaters, »
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The pair will give a keynote speech, present Fantastic Fest’s Latin American market’s first La De Dios award and talk about their Chilewood partnership.
Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of The Stranger on September 19 and runs from September 18-20 in Austin, Texas.
“Their whole approach to filmmaking is completely different from anywhere in the world, and I’ve found it to be far more creative as well as cost-effective.
“As the business changes and contracts and costs are cut filmmakers need to find ways to make their films without sacrificing quality or scope. We’re making theatrical genre films for a global audience, building Santiago »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
My colleague Anita Busch, Deadline’s box office maestro, is on a well-deserved vacation this weekend. But she’s not the only one taking a break: most of the major distributors aren’t opening any wide releases Friday. It’s the first time since 1990 that a major studio, sister classic label, or mini-major hasn’t bowed a frosh wide release in the post-Labor Day frame–quite often the lowest grossing weekend of the year. Originally, Open Road was set to open Eli Roth’s horror-in-the-jungle film Green Inferno before pulling the title after a disagreement with the film’s financier Worldview Entertainment over the P&A tab. This leaves distrib-for-hire Freestyle Releasing with the only new wide release in the market, the Elvis-inspired musical The Identical starring Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. The film about twin brothers separated at birth, one of who becomes a rock n’ roll star, »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
Netflix has officially confirmed that its Eli Roth ('The Green Inferno') produced hit horror series 'Hemlock Grove' will return for a third season which will also mark the end of the show. Charles H. Eglee will return for the 10 episode final season as showrunner which will arrive on the network in 2015. 'We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places...' says Roth. And he's promising to give 'viewers the killer finale you'd come to expect from 'Hemlock Grove'.' The show stars Famke Janssen ('Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'), Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott, Joel de la Fuente, Kaniehtiio Horn, Madeline Brewer ('Orange is the New Black'), Madeleine Martin ('Californication') and Demore Barnes. »
Sad news for fans of Netflix’s original series, Hemlock Grove. The show was announced for a third season, which will also be their last one. This is sad news as it did well for Netflix with two seasons. However, they are choosing to have a short, 10 episode third and final season for 2012. No reason was given for the cult classic on why Netflix will not renew it. However Eli Roth did release the following statement about the series being cancelled after a third season.
We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons, We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from Hemlock Grove
This is sad news for everyone, especially for the cast of the show. »
- Sarah Peel
Netflix has decided to end their first original series. Hemlock Grove has been renewed for a third and final season of 10 episodes.
Revolving around the strange happenings in the fictional Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, the series features the talents of Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Madeleine Martin, Joel de la Fuente, Madeline Brewer, Kaniehtiio Horn, Demore Barnes, and Dougray Scott.
Executive producer Eli Roth said, "We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons. We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from Hemlock Grove."
No word yet on when the final season will be released.
What do you think? Do you like the »
In one small Pennsylvania town, the phrase “growing pains” takes on an excruciating new meaning for werewolf residents undergoing skin-ripping transformations. The creatures of the night in Netflix’s Hemlock Grove will have ten more episodes to figure things out, as the supernatural thriller has been renewed for a third and final season.
The ten-episode third season of Hemlock Grove will premiere in 2015. Netflix announced that the third season of the show based on author Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name will be its final one. We have the official press release with full details (via The TV Addict):
Press Release — “The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” from Gaumont International Television, a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, has been picked up for a third and final season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee »
- Derek Anderson
The good news: Hemlock Grove has been renewed. The bad news: It’s the final season.
Netflix announced that the spooky series would return for a third and final 10-episode season.
“We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” executive producer Eli Roth said in a statement. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from Hemlock Grove.”
Hemlock Grove will bow in 2015.
- Natalie Abrams
The first horror series in Netflix's original content library is getting a final season. Hemlock Grove, which chronicles the inhabitants of a town stalked by deadly creatures, has been renewed for a third season, with Netflix stating that this go-around will be Hemlock Grove's last. Hemlock Grove, as with other high-profile Netflix series, is helmed by a big-name creator. Eli Roth, who is known in the horror community for gory films like Hostel and Cabin Fever, used Hemlock Grove to bring his intentionally-campy style to the Internet. The result was initially panned by many critics, but the series managed to pick up a dedicated fan base. This led to a second season, one that failed to improve on the quality. With season three, Roth and his fellow show-runners have one last chance to deliver fans the grisly thrills they seek. “We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove »
- Sam Gutelle
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