Is it too much to hope for in a multiplex horror movie that it’ll deal with adult themes, have a few memorable lines and won’t be shot like a music video? Yes, it is, so the most you can ever hope for is a visceral thrill.
If nothing else, the so-called “torture porn” fad delivered that, but far more profitable (and hence attractive to studios) was the trend for PG-13 horror pictures. When The Sixth Sense made $672 million worldwide, making it one of the highest grossing horror films of all time, studios interpreted its success as a sign that non-restrictive ratings were key in developing the next blockbuster. They were seemingly proved correct when, a few years later, Gore Verbinski’s remake of The Ring made nearly $250 million worldwide.
As studios rushed to find material that wouldn’t tax the average adolescent overmuch, the trend initiated
The deal includes a bridge facility allowing Lee Nelson’s company to confirm talent and begin preparations in advance of the close of the completion bond.
Ema has hired finance veteran Wendy Moore as vp of finance.
The slate includes Waco, based on a screenplay by investigative journalist James Hibberd and Rupert Wainwright; thriller Red Ice co-financed by Apollo Media with Dennis Iliadis attached to direct from a screenplay by Keith Ray Putnam; and rom-com Committed by Claudia Grazioso based on the Greek film of the same name.
Ema most recently announced an exclusive agreement with Pez Candy, Inc. to develop an animated family film based on the iconic candy dispensers. Cameron Fay will write the screenplay.
The production company recently completed Henry Joseph Church with Britt Robertson and Eddie Murphy and its
Coming out in 1999, Stigmata is a perfect example of the decadence in style and music that was quite big at the time. Larger than life clothes, hairstyles, and a soundtrack that just Screams the ’90s. Telling the story of Frankie (Patricia Arquette, A Nightmare On Elm St. 3, Lost Highway, Boyhood), a young and completely faithless hair stylist (aren’t they all?) who, after receiving the rosary from a deceased priest, begins to exhibit the stigmata. Her wrists bleed, she experiences visions, and
Anchor Bay is also unleashing The Vatican Exorcisms on May 19th and Olive Films is bringing a double dose of classic terror to Blu-ray with their releases of Peter Benchley’s Creature and It! The Terror from Outer Space. Indie horror fans have a ton of titles this week arriving on DVD to choose from and we’ve also got new high-def releases for both Poltergeist sequels and Terminator 2: Judgment Day too.
Evil Eye- Featuring The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)
While vacationing in Italy,
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Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the stigmata — the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie’s miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne). But when Cardinal Houseman (Jonathan Pryce, Brazil, Ronin), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provocative
“To honor Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for Sbiff,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. “Both have careers filled with significant achievements both on and off camera including their roles in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ — which features some of the most unique performances of the year in a project they worked on for over a dozen years — and proves that they’re artists that continue to evolve and inspire us.”
The American Riviera Award is given to actors and directors who have had a strong influence on American cinema, with previous honorees including Robert Redford (2014), Quentin Tarantino (2013), Martin Scorsese
Pier Paolo Pasolini’S Trilogy Of Life (Criterion) Pier Paolo Pasolini was Italy’s last Neo-Realist, a product of post-ww II Europe who was fervently Catholic, openly gay, defiantly Marxist, and one of the most original voices of the 20th century’s second half. Before his brutal murder in 1975 (after the premiere of his still-controversial swan song, “Salo”), Pasolini directed a trilogy of films based on masterpieces of medieval literature: Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” and “The Thousand and One Nights (also known as “The Arabian Nights”). The three films celebrate the uninhibited, earthy, raw carnal nature of the original texts, leaving little to the imagination, but also offering Pasolini’s own very unique and pointed views on modern society, consumerism, religious and sexual mores (and hypocrisies), and an unexpurgated celebration of the human body, both male and female. Extraordinary production design by Dante Ferretti and another evocative,
The Fog Original (1980)
Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter & Debra Hill
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh & Hal Holbrook
With all the horror films I watch, I sometimes forget how frightening something as simplistic as a shadow emerging from the fog can be and yet, you’ll find a few moments of these here in The Fog and each time, as the sailor’s ghosts lurk towards these unsuspecting poor souls, they’re as effective and chilling as they were the first time – Now, this is what makes The Fog so effective – John Carpenter’s understanding of horror and how he chooses to wonderfully build the mood and suck the audience into the worlds he establishes.
The setting of The Fog - Antonio Bay, California – feels surprisingly intimate and despite the fact that horrors come in the dead of the night
Russell recently joined the cast of Rupert Wainwright’s historical drama Waco. Whitta is also writing the Mmorpg movie The Defenders for producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek).
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Cult legend Kurt Russell, Sharon Stone and Oscar-winner Adrien Brody are set to star in Waco. The film will detail the David Koresh siege in Waco, Texas in 1993. The project is set to be directed by Rupert Wainwright, the director of Stigmata and the remake of The Fog.
According to Rupert Wainwright’s site:
“Waco will be the first narrative feature film to explore the events of the Atf raid on Mt. Carmel, TX, the 51-day siege that followed, and the devastating compound fire that resulted in the deaths of 81 civilians. The movie cuts between Atf special agents, FBI Negotiators, the Davidians on the inside, the tactical Hostage Rescue Team leaders, and…
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