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Alongside Fantasia’s Mitch Davis, author Kier-La Janisse, director Lucky McKee and producer Andrew van den Houten, I’m a judge of the Fantasia / Tentsquare Bumper Challenge, which will see 10 finalists have their work shown prior to features at the upcoming Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. One winner will actually attend the fest. Bumper…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Frightfest 2015: The opening and closing films have been announced for this year’s Frightfest, which takes place in London in August. Frightfest 2015: Tales of Halloween
It feels like only yesterday we, Thn, were crammed into a dark cinema for four days watching horror film, after horror film but it was actually a whole year ago that we were at Frightfest 2014.
Tomorrow sees the full line-up of films announced for Frightfest 2015, but to whet your appetite we can reveal the opening and closing movies. The 16th year will kick off with Irish horror Cherry Tree. Cherry Tree stars Ana Walton and Naomi Battrick in what is being described as ‘a provocative and compelling twist on the pagan cult chiller’. Battrick’s character Faith attempts to save her father’s life by making a fateful pact with Walton’s character, the head of a black magic coven. It’s directed »
- Kat Smith
There are two ways to get this Ambush Predator figure created by Neca without being at this year's Comic-Con. More details on that story as well as details on Film4 FrightFest 2015 and a trailer from the thriller Psychophonia in this round-up.
Ambush Predator Figure: Neca reports that "This summer we have six awesome convention exclusives (one of which has a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive variant) — and because the quantities are lower than in previous years, they’re even more exclusive than before! However, there are Two ways to procure one During Comic-Con Without Going To Comic-Con if you’re ready for a little excitement, that is!
1. In Store: From July 9th through 12th, we’ll seed a very small number of each in random Toys ‘R’ Us and Hastings stores all across the U.S. Which ones? That would ruin all the fun.
2. Online Flash Sale: During the show (exact »
- Tamika Jones
The 16th edition of Film4 FrightFest kicks off in skin-crawling fashion with the European premiere of David Keating’s blood-freezing rural nightmare Cherry Tree, starring Anna Walton (Hellboy 2, Soulmate) and rising star Naomi Battrick (Down Dog, Waterloo Road)
Keating, who directed the acclaimed Wake Wood for the revamped Hammer label, offers another provocative and compelling twist on the pagan cult chiller, in which a young girl, Faith (Naomi Battrick), in an attempt to save her father’s life, makes a fateful pact with Sissy Young (Anna Walton) head of a sinister black magic coven. FrightFest’s first Irish event-opener, Cherry Tree, is a Fantastic Films & House of Netherhorror Production, produced by John McDonnell & Brendan McCarthy.
Closing Film4 FrightFest is the European premiere of the stunning anthology Tales of Halloween, a celebration of the spooky October holiday. Ten tales of terror unfold in a sleepy American suburb on All Hallows Eve as ghouls, »
- Phil Wheat
Both films to receive their European premieres at this year’s 16th edition; FrightFest co-director Alan Jones reflects on the festival’s first year at the Vue and what’s to come.
Cherry Tree will receive its European premiere as the opening film of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, taking place at the Vue in Leicester Square.
Directed by Wake Wood’s David Keating, Cherry Tree follows a young girl who, in order to save her father’s life, makes a pact with the head of a sinister black magic coven. The film stars Anna Walton and Naomi Battrick, and is produced by John McDonnell and Brendan McCarthy.
It marks the first time ever that FrightFest has opened with an Irish production.
Directed by the »
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Film4 FrightFest has today announced that the 16th edition of the genre festival is set to get underway with the European premiere of David Keating’s blood-freezing rural nightmare Cherry Tree starring Anna Walton and Naomi Battrick, and will close with another European premiere in the anthology horror Tales of Halloween, which features contributions from Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Lucky McKee, Dave Parker, Paul Solet, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp & Mike Mendez.
“We have never opened with an Irish production before,” said Alan Jones So we figured it was about time to put a sharp focus on all the sterling work the Irish Film Board has done to promote the genre. Over the years we have premiered Dead Meat, Isolation, Dorothy Mills, Dark Touch and The Canal, and Cherry Tree follows in their fine tradition offering storytelling excellence, great production values and terrific casting, slathered with that appealing Emerald Isle quirkiness. »
- Gary Collinson
The Fantasia Film Festival just announced their second wave of films for this year’s festival starting July 14, but in anticipation of the festival they’ve launched a contest along with Tentsquare for any aspiring filmmakers.
Simply make a 30 second “bumper” video with no dialogue and the image of a cat at some point in any genre, and you stand to win. Prizes include a VIP Access pass to the festival, the chance to see your short projected live and to have it reviewed by industry professionals.
Watch the announcement video at Fantasia’s website and view the full press release with the official rules and information below. Entries must be submitted by June 30.
The 2015 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to team up with TentSquare for their first-ever bumper challenge, sponsored by Go Puck and Shock Till You Drop!
Fantasia and TentSquare challenge Actors and Filmmakers »
- Brian Welk
We've received another great little collection of classic horror movie posters lovingly imitated by that of the Evil Twins, Missy Poison and Luna Wolf. Following on from the likes of previous poster replications such as 'Let Us Prey', 'Carriers', 'Planet Terror', '1920: Evil Returns' and 'La Monja' (Aka The Nun), this time it's the turn of Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's 2013 comedy horror 'All Cheerleaders Die'. Head below to check out the new set of posters and make sure you visit the girls official site for the rest! »
Halloween is coming to Montreal this summer, as the star-studded (both in front of and behind the camera) anthology horror film, Tales of Halloween, is scheduled to make its world premiere at the festival. JeruZalem, Turbo Kid, Deathgasm, and many more movies are also slated to screen:
Press Release -- "Montreal, May 6, 2015 – The 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to rush Montreal with three weeks of cinematic inspiration and fantastical visions from across the world from July 14 until August 4, 2015.
Our complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of selected highlights and info to whet your appetite for the exciting things to come!
Unveiling Our 2015 Poster Art: Fantasia Continues Its Celebration Of Regional Folklore With The Wendigo
In recent editions, Fantasia has showcased poster art informed by various regional legends and myths, »
- Derek Anderson
First wave of titles unveiled for 19th edition of Montreal’s genre film festival .
Based on Hinako Suguira’s manga Sarusuberi, the film centres on the relationship between ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) artist Katsushika Hokusai and his talented daughter O-Ei.
The first wave of titles also includes the world premieres of horror omnibus Tales of Halloween, featuring segments directed by the likes of Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall and Lucky McKee, and Israeli duo Yoav & Doron Paz’s Jeruzalem which follows a group of American teenagers who find themselves inside their worst nightmare when they visit Jerusalem on Yom Kippur.
This year’s festival will also host the international premiere of Eiichiro Hasumi »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, now in its 19th year, is one of our favorite festivals around and a fan favorite for Sound on Sight readers for several years now. This year’s festival runs July 14 to August 4, and the first wave of films on the lineup has just been revealed.
Marvel’s highly anticipated Ant-Man, with Paul Rudd, will be the opening night film, along with the Japanese animated film Miss Hokusai. Miss Hokusai comes from Production I.G., known for its other classics including A Letter to Momo and Giovanni’s Island.
Fantasia ’15 will also be home to several World Premieres, including Tales of Halloween, a collection of 10 short horror stories, and Jeruzalem, a horror film from Israeli directors and Tiff honorees Yoav and Doron Paz (Phobidilia).
The Canadian indie Turbo Kid, which we first caught up with at Sundance this year, will also be having its »
- Brian Welk
Could anyone have guessed when Stephen King published his first novel Carrie in 1974 that it would spawn no fewer than four big screen adaptations? Brian De Palma’s 1976 version remains the first and best, but each subsequent filmmaker who comes at the material seeks to find something new and unexplored in King’s book. Of the two remakes and one sequel released in the last 16 years, only one movie has succeeded in being different enough to justify its own existence. It’s The Rage: Carrie 2, and it’s being packaged with the 2002 made-for-tv remake on a new double feature Blu-ray from Scream Factory.
By now you already know the story of Carrie White, a shy and awkward teenage girl raised by a religious zealot mother and possessing some major telekinetic abilities. When some kids at school decide play a big, bloody prank on her the prom, Carrie retaliates with »
- Patrick Bromley
What was the last great boarding school horror film? While not great, I’d count Lucky McKee’s The Woods as certianly overlooked. And while more dramatic, Antonio Campos’ Afterschool is an anxious, upsetting affair. It’s entirely too bad Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries was a disappointment. Boarding School Horror feels like a beloved (likely thanks to…
- Samuel Zimmerman
We’re back with another horror news round-up, this time focusing on a recent seance event that took place in Hollywood ahead of Universal’s home media release of Ouija. We also have acquisition details on Joe Dante’s zom com, Burying the Ex, as well as news on another supernatural pilot order from The CW, and new images from Epic Pictures Group’s upcoming horror anthology movie, Tales of Halloween.
A Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes film from Universal Pictures, Ouija comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and to celebrate the film’s home media release, Universal recently hosted a get-together in Hollywood that included Jason Blum and real life Ouija guru Robert Murch (an advisor on the film), who showed those in attendance how to conduct a proper seance:
- Derek Anderson
The upcoming ten segment, Samhain-set anthology featuring contributions from Neil Marshall, Axelle Carolyn, Lucky McKee and more has unveiled three new stills. In Tales of Halloween, produced by Epic Pictures and filmmakers Carolyn, Mike Mendez, “Eleven genre directors have joined forces under the name The October Society to create a series of interconnected stories each…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Epic Pictures Group has rounded out the cast of directors and actors on its upcoming horror anthology.
The list of 11 directors who have committed to the series of connected ten short stories about Halloween include the previously announced Neil Marshall, Paul Solet, Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn and Mike Mendez.
Ryan Schifrin takes charge of The Ransom Of Rusty Rex, Andrew Kasch and John Skipp partner on This Means War, Bousman directs The Night Billy Raised Hell, Dave Parker directs Sweet Tooth and Lucky McKee helms Ding Dong.
The directors have agreed to abide by what they style as ‘anti-Dogme 95’ film-making tenets that demand they not »
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Editor’s Note: Dark Summer is now available on VOD and in select theaters, thanks to IFC Midnight, and Alyse was invited to speak with director Paul Solet about his latest film. Not only does he talk about Dark Summer‘s story, finding Keir Gilchrist, and selecting music for the movie, but he also give readers a tease of his Tales of Halloween segment that we’ll have a chance to check out later this year:
Mike Le wrote the script, but did you make adjustments to the story to fit what we see on screen?
Paul Solet: Mike’s structure was the movie that the producers were excited about making, so that stood. The principal twists and turns stand, but there were changes to the scene structure and execution. From scene to scene, within the scene, there were dialogue and structure changes.
Can you talk about finding your leading man in Keir Gilchrist? »
- Alyse Wax
Eleven renowned horror movie genre directors have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name The October Society to create a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme for Tales of Halloween. The directors include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The … Continue reading →
- The Black Saint
Late last year the upcoming anthology project ‘Tales of Halloween’ was announced and even at the very early stage, you knew this was and is going to be one of the major genre projects of the year. Some new news today further solidifies that belief. You should remember, ‘Tales of Halloween’ is going to be bringing us tales from directors Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
Do they teach budding directors how to shoot a killer pumpkin at film school? Maybe they should start, given that's just the scenario British filmmaker Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) faced while overseeing his segment of the new anthology horror movie, Tales of Halloween. Due to be released this coming Halloween, the film comprises ten interconnected terror tales, with other participating directors including Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV) and the delightful Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider). The ensemble cast, meanwhile, features Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, »
- Clark Collis
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