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Production has begun in Vancouver on The Deep TV show pilot for Freeform, and the cast is set. Alex Roe stars as marine biologist, Ben, opposite Eline Powell's Ryn, a mysterious new girl in the town of Bristol Cove. Fola Evans-Akingbola will play Ben's co-worker Maddie, who is suspicious of the newcomer.Ian Verdun is set as Xander, a deep sea fisherman searching for the truth. Rena Owen is the eccentric Helen. She may know more about the mermaids than she admits. The Deep is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White. Wald wrote the pilot teleplay and executive produces with White. Scott Stewart is directing. Showrunner Emily Whitesell is also executive producing, as are Brad Luff, Nate Hopper, and Rd Robb. »
Local Production Company: Everything Productions Canada Ltd.
Director: Stella Meghie
Producer: Elyssa Dutton
Sep 06/16 - Oct 07/16
Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.
Director: Shane Black
Exec. Producer(s): Bill Bannerman
Producer: John Davis
Oct 17/16 - Feb 08/17
The Mountain Between Us
Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.
Pm: Penny Gibbs
PC: Michele Picard
Dec 01/16 - Feb 17/17
Local Production Company: Tully Productions BC Inc.
Director: Jason Reitman
Sep 21/16 - Nov 02/16
Local Production Company: William Productions Inc
Director: Tim Disney
Exec. Producer(s): Bill Haney
Producer: Jonathan DeBois
Sep 28/16 - Oct 30/16
Local Production Company: Ltp Productions Inc. »
- Michael Stevens
Freeform has greenlit a new drama pilot, “The Deep,” Variety has learned.
The hourlong drama is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
Eric Wald and Dean White are co-writing the pilot and will serve as executive producers, along with Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and Rd Robb. Scott Stewart (Syfy’s “Dominion”) will direct the pilot, and Emily Whitesell (MTV’s “Finding Carter”) will serve as showrunner.
“’The Deep’ is a very different show than one would expect when they hear the word ‘mermaid’ — the mermaid tale has been reinvented in this pilot,” said Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive vice president of programming and development. “The »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The story is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a vicious turn.
Emily Whitesell ("Finding Carter") will serve as showrunner while Scott Stewart ("Dominion") will direct the pilot from a script by Eric Wald and Dean White. Wald, White, Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and Rd Robb will executive produce.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Did ya miss me? Regardless, I’m back, baby!
• Release Date: In Theaters Now
• Starring: Seth Green and like 100 other people
What’s this? A new horror anthology centered around a myriad of holidays and helmed by some cats I really dig (I mean, c’mon; look at that list of die-rectors up there)? You know, normally I’d make some ridiculous pun alluding to the quality or lack thereof of whatever film was at hand, and this time I think I’ll do that, too. Let’s see if this one is going to be more treats than tricks, or just an overstuffed and overcooked turkey! »
It’s no secret whatsoever that I’m a pretty big Kevin Smith fan, which is something I’ve said more than once on this site. Perhaps to some degree that’s why I’m so delighted by his recent foray into horror/genre work, but I’d also make the argument that Smith is exercising new muscles of late, and that’s indisputably exciting. Today, the anthology horror project Holidays is transitioning from its run at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival this month to a limited theatrical release, with Smith helming one of the segments. It’s one of the better ones in the flick too, so it’s a great excuse for me to pay tribute to a favorite in Smith once again. The movie is, as previously mentioned, an anthology horror tale, with different filmmakers taking different holidays and giving them a scary or just twisted spin. For example, »
- Joey Magidson
When it came to Dark Skies/Legion director Scott Stewart’s segment for the horror anthology, Holidays, the director gave genre fans something very different than expected. A story of a man who goes to some interesting lengths to get a popular Virtual Reality gift for his wife’s Christmas gift, the segment shows how little mistakes can end up haunting you in the long run.
We spoke to a few of the directors behind Holidays (Our Nicholas McCarthy interview was featured yesterday and my chat with The Midnight Swim director Sarah Adina Smith can be read over at Shock Till You Drop), and Stewart was one of them. We had a brief, but pretty informative chat with the director and this is what he had to say:
Virtual reality seems to be a big craze these days, with everything from attractions at technology conventions to Google Cardboard, what inspired your story? »
- Jerry Smith
Some of the biggest days on the calendar are viewed through a dark lens in the new horror anthology Holidays. Featuring a plethora of intriguing characters, one of the film’s standouts is Andrew Bowen’s performance as Reggie: an unconventional serial killer looking for his next victim on New Year’s Eve. Following Holidays’ world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival (and VOD debut) and ahead of its April 22nd theatrical release, we caught up with Bowen for our latest Q&A feature.
Andrew, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, and congratulations on your excellent work in Holidays. What attracted you to this film and the role of Reggie in the “New Year’s Eve” segment?
Andrew Bowen: Thank you so much! It was such a cool project to work on. I got involved after my friend and producer Gabriella Lugo (who produced [the] “Christmas »
- Derek Anderson
Horror anthologies are here to stay, with the V/H/S and ABCs of Death series, and Michael Dougherty’s more cohesive Trick ‘r Treat offering fans fun-size bits of terror. Now comes Holidays, a twisted little tribute to all our beloved religious, secular, and federal celebrations.
The vignettes, which are presented in order of the calendar year, open with Valentine’s Day, a story about a high school outcast, her alpha bitch tormentor, and a swim coach with a bad heart. The work from Starry Eyes duo Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer screams retro with its synth-y soundtrack and teen-centric drama, doing its very best to recall early Brian De Palma. (If the connection to Carrie wasn’t evident enough, there’s a girl wearing a red baseball cap à la Pj Soles to remind you.)
More disturbing high jinx abound in the following short, St. Patrick’s Day, »
- Amanda Waltz
Another Sunday and another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms here in the UK. This week we have a very seasonal edition, featuring two films that take a horrific look at the holidays…
Krampus has seemingly become the de jour villain in the horror genre recently. We’ve already had two movies featuring the evil anti-Santa, Krampus: The Christmas Devil and Krampus: The Reckoning; and now comes a third. Although unlike its seasonal brethren, this Krampus at least made it into cinemas – and so it should have. This is the latest film from director Michael Dougherty, who exploded onto the UK horror scene a few years back when his Halloween anthology Trick ‘r’ Treat was screened at Frightfest. »
- Phil Wheat
For centuries, annual holidays have been widely celebrated as a time to put aside one’s worries and responsibilities in order to come together with loved ones and enjoy each other’s company. Holidays are magical, not only because they represent a time of love and harmony, but also because many of them are commemorated on a global scale, making them not only a positive junction, but a universal one that can be shared by nearly all of humankind.
Although we can all look back on our happy moments as a collective people, we can also all relate to the sense of dread that often goes hand-in-hand with an approaching festivity. Holidays like Valentine’s Day can be ridiculously expensive, Christmastime can mean grueling hosting duties for many, as well as fights with family. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring emotional baggage with it if a person has a lost parent, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
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Holidays is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, tr [Continued ...] »
Ever since V/H/S snuck its way onto the scene there has been a resurgence of anthology movies within the horror genre. We’ve had another two V/H/S movies as well as two A, B, C’s of Death, a Christmas themed one – A Christmas Horror Story, and Tales of Halloween. Now comes Holidays, a film that builds on the idea of the latter mentioned films, but expands from just Christmas and Halloween to encompass all our favourite holidays. Here’s our Holidays review, straight from Tribeca.
Many other anthology films, right back to the likes of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie and The Twilight Zone Movie, feature an overarching plot that wraps around our series of short films. This decision has been many »
- Kat Hughes
Growing up, I was a sucker for gimmicks. Blame my Mom. Every time a new M&M flavor (did you know they make Coconut and Cherry?) or Oreo remix hit the shelves, our house was the first on the block to sample it. I like to think it’s this upbringing that now influences my taste in horror films, like my adoration of holiday themes (Krampus! Gremlins!) and anthology collections. Or how about an entire horror anthology themed around major holidays, aptly titled – you guessed it – Holidays! It was going to take an act of Satan to keep me away from this one…
Let me start by confirming that yes, Holidays works. It’s an admitted mixed-bag of highs and lows (more highs), but that’s to be expected with eight *very* different segments. Some will love Kevin Smith’s Halloween whorishness, while others will start with their typical anti-Smith »
- Matt Donato
This April’s VOD offerings are a strong and eclectic bunch, including one of my favorite films out of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, The Invitation, which arrives on digital platforms April 8th.
For you Norman Reedus fans out there, IFC releases the road thriller Sky, in which he plays a supporting role, on April 15th. The latest horror anthology, Holidays, makes its VOD bow on the same day, courtesy of Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films, and if you dig Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, then you have The Tell-Tale Heart to look forward to on April 5th.
The Girl in the Photographs (Vertical Entertainment) – April 1st
- Heather Wixson
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
Ahead of its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming anthology horror Holidays which features a cast that includes Lorenza Izzo, Seth Green and Kevin Smith; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Holidays is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions and assumptions, making Holidays a celebration of the horror on those same special days’ year after year. A collaboration of some of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, the directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (TheMidnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate) and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet).
Holidays is set for release on April 22nd. »
- Amie Cranswick
Ah, the holidays. We're supposed to love them but if we're being honest they're just as often hideous as they are happy. And that's the beasic premise behind Holidays, the upcoming horror anthology project featuring new work from Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, Scott Stewart, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, Sarah Adina Smith, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer and Anthony Scott Burns. Set to premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival the official Holidays trailer has just arrived along with news of an unusual release strategy, one that will see it hit VOD and digital platforms - including iTunes and the Google Play store globally - on April 15th, just one day following its festival premiere, before starting a platform theatrical run on April 22nd. Check...
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If middling ensemble rom-coms are your preferred method of celebrating the holidays, Garry Marshall’s recent output should have you covered. But if you’d prefer to be scared senseless on all the special days of the year? Well then, the new horror anthology Holidays might be more in your wheelhouse. Directors Kevin Smith, Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin […]
The post ‘Holidays’ Horror Anthology Gets Trailer and Release Date appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
I was lucky enough to be able to do a couple of set visits on the horror anthology Holidays last year for Fangoria (here and here), and what I found was a very unique approach to the anthology subgenre. Featuring an impressive set of directors such as Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet), Holidays gives each filmmaker a chance to tackle a celebratory day of the year, with varying tones and approaches.
Set the make its world premiere on April 14th at the upcoming Tribeca Films Festival, the horror anthology now has a set of stills and a trailer to hype you fright fanatics up, and has also announced a VOD release date of April 15th, »
- Jerry Smith
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