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It was 15 years ago that Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez co-wrote and co-directed The Blair Witch Project, which needless to say changed the horror game in a big way. Myrick soon returns with Under the Bed, and today the first casting announcement was made. Read on!
Based on true events, Under the Bed centers on a young woman (New) trying to get over a recent romantic breakup, while unbeknownst to her, an obsessed stalker befriends her on social media while taking up residence in her home.
Principal photography is set to begin sometime early this month.
- John Squires
Ordesky is among a handful of creatives responsible for the “The Quest,” which premieres Thursday, July 31, on ABC, and marries a mostly scripted environment with real people dropped into a fantasy world — Everealm, replete with actors who play villagers, villains and ogres — as they vie to be the “one true hero” who defeats the great evil.
The show, billed as “immersive reality,” is the brainchild of an exec producer combo of feature film pros and reality hitmakers. Ordesky had worked with his Court Five partner Jane Fleming at New Line; Rob Eric and Michael Williams (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) and Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri (“The Amazing Race”) cut their teeth on reality stalwarts. »
- Terry Flores
Quite possibly the nerdiest competition ever televised, “The Quest” constructs a full-fledged immersive fantasy world complete with ogres, dragons, dark forces and an imperiled Queen. It’s “Survivor” meets live-action role playing, as 12 contestants navigate physical competitions and a scripted mythology to vie for the title of One True Hero. The camp factor is off the charts, and auds will either buy into the conceit or they won’t, but it’s all presented with an admirably straight face. The weirdly endearing result feels relatively fresh enough to attract a following in the generally unimaginative realm of reality TV.
The mass appeal of “Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter” and Peter Jackson’s ongoing Tolkien adaptations suggest hardcore fantasy isn’t just for social outcasts anymore, and “The Quest” casts a wide net with the 12 competitors. They range from predictably geeky — scrawny college student Jim, bullied horse aficionado Ashley — to the »
- Geoff Berkshire
With the original paranormal thriller "Intruders" heading to BBC America in just about a month, a new trailer has arrived that gives us an extended look at the upcoming series. Check it out, and look for lots more soon.
"Intruders," from writer/exec producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files"), will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c on BBC America. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.
"Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.
- Debi Moore
BBC America has released another "inside" look at its new series "Intruders," and in this one we discover the mystery, a second soul, inside all of us, waiting to break free. Check it out, and then set your second soul free!
If you'll be among the masses descending on San Diego next week for Comic-Con, the "Intruders" panel is on Friday, July 25th, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 7Ab. You can get more details by clicking here.
Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The creative team includes acclaimed production designer Mark Freeborn ("Breaking Bad"). The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, »
- Debi Moore
BBC America is taking its new series "Intruders" to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, where an exclusive sneak peek will be shown, but right now we have an inside look at the show narrated by stars John Simm and Mira Sorvino, executive producer Glen Morgan, and director Daniel Stamm.
If you'll be among the masses descending on San Diego soon, the "Intruders" panel is on Friday, July 25th, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 7Ab. You can get more details by clicking here.
Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The creative team includes acclaimed production designer Mark Freeborn ("Breaking Bad"). The series is executive produced by »
- Debi Moore
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.
Friday, July 25
Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »
We're back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year's Sdcc, and you better rest up! On tap are "The Walking Dead," "Bates Motel," "Sleepy Hollow," Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and More!
What you'll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few "fringe" panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.
Day 2: Friday, July 25, 2014
10:00 Am - Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line
As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? Pw's »
- Debi Moore
Friday, July 25 is going to be the busiest day ever for TV fans at the San Diego Comic-Con. After waiting in long lines, fighting through crowds and sitting patiently while waiting for panels to start, attendees will bask in the glory of hit shows like "Arrow," "The Walking Dead," "Sleepy Hollow," "Orphan Black," "Bones" "Bates Motel" and "Game of Thrones," plus get an early look at newbies such as "iZombie" "Outlander," "Intruders" and "Mike Tyson Mysteries." "iZombie" The new CW show -- based on the Vertigo comic -- makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the pilot episode, and a Q&A with the cast and crew. When: Friday July 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm Where: Room 6Bcf Who: Stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (newcomer from the UK), and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas »
- Dave Lewis
There's no point in lying: The pilot for BBC America's "Intruders" makes almost no sense to me. It's 45 minutes of enticing teasing, jumping around from location to location as characters we've barely met commit suicide or flee from other characters we've never met, some holding cards embossed with the number "9." There are enigmatic declarations about characters not being who they appear to be or not being who once they were. There's a preternaturally wise -- and therefore terrifying -- child (Millie Brown's Madison). There's an Oscar winning actress (Mira Sorvino), who you assume was lured by character details beyond the pilot. There are multiple familiar and well-regarded British actors (James Frain and John Simm) possibly playing American and therefore seeming suspicious. If you enjoy the teasing, you'll be champing at the bit waiting for a second episode to maybe or maybe not get to the business of explaining things. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing have officially set the date on which you can hit play on the third film in found footage anthology series, V/H/S: Viral. Following the remarkable V/H/S/2, which featured Adam Wingard’s eye implant, Eduardo Sanchez & Gregg Hale’s clever first-person zombie piece, the remarkable “Safe Haven” from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto and […] »
- Samuel Zimmerman
[Note: With the film set for a UK Blu-ray release on July 7th, here's a reposting of my review of Absentia from its original 2012 DVD debut]
Tricia’s husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her and helps her find the strength to finally declare him legally dead ‘in absentia’. As Tricia tries to move on with her life she is haunted by terrifying visions while her sister finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house which is linked to other unexplained disappearances. It becomes clear the tunnel holds a dark secret, something lies in the shadows and Daniel may be suffering a fate far worse than death.
Absentia is, for all intents and purposes, a movie about loss – the loss of a loved one, the loss of control… It also deals with the dark side of life, the side of which you’d don’t always »
- Phil Wheat
Called “The Woodstock of Gore” by Guillermo Del Toro, otherwise more commonly known to the rest of us as FILM4 FrightFest, has recently announced the line-up of its 15th annual instalment that runs from Thursday 21st to Monday 25th August. This year sees FrightFest relocate to a new home at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, which has become home to the annual FrightFest All-Nighter.
In the year that sees one of the world’s leading genre festivals set down new roots, the programme will take on an international flavour whilst ensuring it embraces both genre features and shorts with “sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.”
FrightFest organisers are labelling the 15th chapter as an historic moment in the festival’s growth. Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, »
- Paul Risker
Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend, has become a staple film festival for those with a taste for the macabre. This year’s event sees a location change from the Empire on Leicester Square, to the Vue on Leicester Square. The reason for this is to give the event more space which as attendance grows each year is very much in demand.
Today the oragnisers has revealed the full line-up for the weekend long festival. See all the info from their press release below:
So what can you look forward to?
For a start the latest works by all your favourite cult directors: Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Among The Living, Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows and Extraterrestrial, John McNaughton’s The Harvest, Nicolas McCarthy’s Home, »
- Kat Smith
The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.
Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!
This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.
All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.
Here's the full list of goodies:
Main Screens (5, 6, 7)
Thursday Aug 21
Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)
- Gareth Jones
Horror fans take note, the line-up for Film4′s FrightFest is here!
From the press release:
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces), Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among The Living), Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia), Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows and Extraterrestrial), John McNaughton (The Harvest), Adam Green (Digging Up The Marrow), Nicolas McCarthy’ (Home), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Die), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Late Phases), Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek 2), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists) and Milan Todorovic (Nymph)
Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced, »
- Luke Owen
Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.
Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »
- Phil Wheat
London — Film4 FrightFest, the U.K.’s leading event for genre fans, has unveiled its biggest line-up ever, with 64 films plus 20 shorts.
There are 16 countries representing five continents with a record-breaking 38 U.K. or European premieres and 11 world premieres.
Returning for its 15th year, the event runs Aug. 21-25 at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, London, across five screens.
The fest, which opens with thriller “The Guest” and closes with sci-fi fantasy “The Signal,” has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (“The Green Inferno”), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (“Show Pieces”), Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead”), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (“Among the Living”), Fabrice Du Welz (“Alleluia”), Nacho Vigalondo (“Open Windows” and “Extraterrestrial”), John McNaughton (“The Harvest”), Adam Green (“Digging Up the Marrow”), Nicolas McCarthy (“Home”), Lucky McKee »
- Leo Barraclough
(Cbr) BBC America has released the first trailer for "Intruders," which stars John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain and more. The 8-episode BBC America original series is set to air in August, directed by "The Blair Witch Project’s" Eduardo Sanchez and "The Last Exorcism’s" Daniel Stamm and produced by Glen Morgan. Based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel of the same name, "Intruders" centers on a secret society of individuals seeking immortality, obtained by setting up residence in other peoples’ bodies. The trailer features a quick look at many of the series’ characters, as well as some of the more suspense-oriented elements. "Intruders" premieres August 23 on BBC America. »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
BBC America's new original series "The Intruders" is as creepy as it sounds: The paranormal drama, starring Mira Sorvino and John Simm, centers on a secret society trying to achieve immortality by taking over other people's bodies. A troubled ex-cop panics when his wife goes missing. A young girl runs away from home, guided by a mysterious book. An agent embarks on an unknown mission, carrying out a string of violent executions. And the people in their lives may or may not be possessed. Headed by Glen Morgan ("The X Files," "Final Destination") and with "Blair Witch Project"‘s Eduardo Sanchez and "The Last Exorcism"‘s Daniel Stamm directing episodes, the show promises plenty of sinister, pitch-perfect scares. "The Intruders" is set to premiere August 23rd. Check out the trailer below. »
- Taylor Lindsay
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