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Pretty Girls Will Meet Their Maker in All Cheerleaders Die

13 hours ago | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

If anyone other than Lucky McKee (“May,” “The Woman”) was involved with the upcoming horror flick “All Cheerleaders Die,” then I’d probably dismiss it altogether with a snarky remark. Since I love the filmmaker’s work, I’m pretty excited to see what he and co-director Chris Sivertson have put together. Unless the title is completely misleading, chances are a few cheerleaders are going to die. That’s just a hunch. The official synopsis puts a finer point on it: Teenage outsider Maddy is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school’s elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes »

- Todd Rigney

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All Cheerleaders Die Review

16 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Every good teenage slasher movie includes a female cheerleader stereotype – typically blonde, popular, ditzy, top-heavy, and dead within minutes. Daddy can’t help you while Ghostface is in hot pursuit, and neither will that Mercedes Benz you got as a Sweet Sixteen present – but what happens when the main cast of your horror film is completely populated by cheerleaders? You can’t execute every character, can you? With Lucky McKee helming (alongside co-director Chris Sivertson), such a drastic turn didn’t seem out of the ordinary, but All Cheerleaders Die displays a massive formal transition for McKee. Known for grungy, dirty, gritty horror like The Woman, McKee (and Sivertson) shake their pom-poms and wave their spirit fingers for a horror-inspired rendition of Bring It On - a bright, bitchy pep-rally crashed by death, destruction, and witchcraft.

In a high school full of jocks, nerds, plastics, and other normal cliques, Maddy »

- Matt Donato

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Icons and Friends Bring You: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!!

5 April 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!

 

Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »

- Jerry Smith

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Lucky McKees All Cheerleaders Die Trailer and Release Info

31 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

All Cheerleaders Die will be released via VOD on May 8 2014 and in limited theaters on June 13 2014. The film a rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle. Directors Lucky McKee Chris Sivertson Writers Lucky McKee (screenplay) Chris Sivertson (screenplay) Stars Caitlin Stasey Sianoa SmitMcPhee Brooke Butler »

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Release Dates for All Cheerleaders Die

28 March 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Image Entertainment acquired Lucky McKee’s All Cheerleaders Die after its Tiff screening last September and and we know that a number of readers have been waiting to find out when they could see it for themselves. There’s not too long of a wait, as we now have word on when it will be released to VOD and theaters.

“Teenage outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey, I, Frankenstein) is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school’s elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look… and some unusual new appetites. »

- Jonathan James

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Release Date, Poster Art for McKee, Sivertson’s All Cheerleaders Die

28 March 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Image Entertainment tells us that All Cheerleaders Die is heading to VOD on May 8th and select theaters June 13th. We have also received the poster art for the film. Lucky McKee and Chris Siverston share directing duties on the film which stars Caitlin Stasey.

The post Release Date, Poster Art for McKee, Sivertson’s All Cheerleaders Die appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Us VOD and Theatrical Release Dates Finally Announced for All Cheerleaders Die

28 March 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last September Image Entertainment acquired the Us distribution rights to Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's All Cheerleaders Die (review), but all we've heard since then is that it's coming "in the spring." Well, that's now been clarified along with the release of some new artwork!

The film is heading to VOD on May 8th and will be in theaters June 13th.

The high school-set comedy horror-thriller was written and directed by Lucky McKee (May, The Woman) and Chris Sivertson (The Lost, I Know Who Killed Me). It was produced by Andrew van den Houten (Funeral Kings, The Woman) and Robert Tonino (The Woman, In the Family) for Modernciné and stars Caitlin Stasey (“Reign,” Tomorrow When the War Began), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (“Hung”), and Brooke Butler and introduces Tom Williamson. Executive producing is Arrien Schiltkamp.

Synopsis:

Teenage outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey; I, Frankenstein) is keeping some dark secrets and holding a »

- Debi Moore

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All Cheerleaders Die, Especially this One on Latest One-Sheet

28 March 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

It's time to head back to school for the latest poster taken from Lucky McKee ('The Woman') and Chris Sivertson's upcoming co-project 'All Cheerleaders Die'. And of course any art form that merges a bloody mess and hot cheerleaders is welcome at the Horror Asylum..well except for any 'Carrie'-esque shower scenarios of course. Rlj/Image Entertainment are set to release the new comedy horror over in the Us on VOD from 8 May 8 and into theaters on 13 June. 'All Cheerleaders Die' stars Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Caitlin Stasey ('I, Frankenstein'), Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink and Tom Williamson. The new poster comes courtesy of Fangoria and you can check it out below. »

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First Word on 'Less Than a Whisper'

26 March 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Filmmaker Francis Xavier is deep in principal photography in Los Angeles, CA on his latest feature, the dramatic ghost tale Less Than A Whisper, and we've got the goods.

Written, produced, directed and starring Xavier (who previously helmed the 2012 horror flick Poe), Less Than A Whisper revolves around (according to the official synopsis) 'Robert (Xavier) and Taylor (Spanish star Sonia Monroy) Usher, who expect to be happy in their new home in Northridge, California where years ago, murder and mutilations destroyed the former residents. Initially the past doesn’t matter to the Ushers, until those who caused the deaths come back; those that live in the earth, those that need, those that are not human. The Ushers' house stands between them and what they must have, and they are coming.'

Rounding out the cast is Serena Lorien (Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead), Arielle Brachfeld (Chemical Peel), Carlee Baker »

- FEARnet Staff

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2014 Boston Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

20 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival will once again terrorize all of New England with a wide selection of international atrocities that span the globe from Japan to Belgium to the fest’s own backyard. The fest will run March 26-30 at the Brattle Theater.

The fest will open with the supernatural teen comedy All Cheerleaders Die by the dynamic directing team of Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, which will then be followed by the cult 1974 Japanese nunsploitation flick School of the Holy Beast by Norifumi Suzuki.

Other feature films screening at the fest include: The American warrior documentary My Name Is Jonah by Phil Healy and Jb Sapienza; the pre-apocolyptic party of Doomsdays by Eddie Mullins; The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears by Belgian extreme filmmakers Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani; the collegiate conspiracy of Jerzy Rose’s Crimes Against Humanity; Jeremy Saulnier’s twist on the revenge thriller, »

- Mike Everleth

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Fearnet Movie Review: 'Honeymoon' [SXSW 2014]

10 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

It's often pretty interesting when a smart male filmmaker tells a horror story that's about women. Directors like Eric England (Contracted), Paul Solet (Grace), or Lucky McKee (May, The Woman, etc.) But wouldn't it be a cool switch to see a horror story about a man that was written and directed by a woman? I say hell yes it would.   Granted, Leigh Janiak's debut, Honeymoon, isn't strictly about a man; it's actually about a newlywed couple who arrive at an old family cabin to enjoy a sweet, old-fashioned honeymoon together. But beyond that, Honeymoon is about a young woman who seems to change into a new person overnight -- and the poor devoted husband who knows something is wrong, but has no idea how to figure it out.   The premise is simple and the presentation is admirably low-key, but it's in the screenplay department (which Ms. Janiak wrote with »

- Scott Weinberg

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Boston Underground's First Wave Includes The Congress, Blue Ruin, More

19 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Boston Underground Film Festival (aka Buff) has distinguished itself as one of the best regional genre exhibition fests in the country. The first wave of programming for the 16th annual fest hit today and it is already packed with the excellence we've come to expect from Buff. Most notable are Ari Folman's incredible Cannes-premiering mashup The Congress and Jeremy Saulnier's revenge-extravaganza Blue Ruin. Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's Tiff Midnight Madness standout All Cheerleaders Die will also be at the fest, which runs March 26-30 at Cambridge's Brattle Theatre. Here's the full release followed by the festival promo video: Spring must be near because the crescendo of chaos is getting louder as the 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns with a resounding bang...

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Boston Underground Film Festival hosts New England premiere of Lucky McKee’s 'All Cheerleaders Die'

19 February 2014 10:15 AM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

The 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival just announced the first wave of films to screen at the historic Brattle Theatre March 26th-30th, and they are stellar! Most notably, the long-awaited “re-collaboration,” between college friends Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, All Cheerleaders Die.  The pair first made the film just out of college at USC in 2001, but after a decade plus of working on their own projects decided to remake their own film. Lucky McKee is best known for his debut film May and his most recent success The Woman, while Sivertson has made The Lost and I Know Who Killed Me. Buff has only announced their first handful of films and promise more surprises!

Here’s all of the pertinent info taken straight from their press release:

Spring must be near because the crescendo of chaos is getting louder as the 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns »

- Kristy Jett

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New L.A. Slasher Artwork Bleeds the Freak

19 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Around these parts we're really looking forward to the upcoming flick L.A. Slasher. If you're wondering why, then brothers and sisters, you haven't been paying attention. Read on for details and some new artwork.

Our own Sean Decker co-produced, and the film features cameos by Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Carlee Baker (Lucky McKee's The Woman), and Allison Kyler (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2).

From the Press Release

Post-production on the independent feature film L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), has been completed.

It stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and the voice of Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”).

A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification »

- Uncle Creepy

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12 Off-Beat Valentine's Day Movies

13 February 2014 | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

February is upon us which means an endless barrage of Valentine's Day reminders. But not everyone is a fan of Hallmark holidays.  This February 14th, you can snuggle up with someone special and watch The Notebook, or you can check out these twisted and not-so-feel-good tales of love and physical affection.

The "Crazy in Love" Category

Haute Tension (2003)

Despite its one gaping flaw (those who have seen it know exactly what I mean), this popular French horror is the bleakest, bloodiest tale of unrequited love since the works of Shakespeare. It follows a young woman as she desperately tries to rescue her friend who has been kidnapped by a serial killer. When I think of lovelorn psychos, the final shot of this film definitely comes to mind. 

The Loved Ones (2009)

When a lonely Australian girl is turned down for prom by her crush, Brent, she takes matters into her own hands. »

- Heather Seebach

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Berlin: Altitude Distribution Adds Five Titles to Slate

5 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Altitude Film Distribution has added five titles to its first theatrical slate.

The latest additions are “Love Is Strange,” “Fruitvale Station,” “The Nightmare,” “All Cheerleaders Die” and “Bolshoi Babylon.”

Love Is Strange,” which receives its international premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section this week, is directed by Ira Sachs, who co-wrote the script with Mauricio Zacharias, and stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

Fruitvale Station,” penned and helmed by Ryan Coogler, stars Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer.

Rodney Ascher, the cult director behind “Room 237,” directs “Nightmare,” mixing existing footage with recreations.

Ross M. Dinerstein (“The Pact”) and Kevin Iwashina (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) produce for Preferred Film & TV with Glen Zipper (“Undefeated”).

All Cheerleaders Die,” which is written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, features Australian star Caitlin Stasey (“I, Frankenstein”) and Sianoa Smith-McPhee (“Touchback”).

Docu “Bolshoi Babylon” ventures behind the scenes at the Russian ballet »

- Leo Barraclough

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Altitude adds Fruitvale, Cheerleaders

5 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Altitude FIlm Distribution acquires award-winning features for first UK release slate.

Altitude Film Distribution has secured three new titles, taking its first UK theatrical slate to eight features.

The latest films include Fruitvale Station, written and directed by Ryan Coogler and winner of last year’s Prix de l’Avenir in the Un Certain Regard at Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012.

The other two titles are The Nightmare, from Room 237 director Rodney Ascher about the visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis; and high school horror homage All Cheerleaders Die, written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson.

Previously announced titles on the slate include Love Is Strange, which received its international premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section this week; documentary Bolshoi Babylon, about the Russian ballet company; and Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, a tribute to backup vocalists.

Other titles include Asif Kapadia’s Untitled Amy Winehouse doc and horror thriller »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Altitude adds Fruitvale, Cheerleaders, Love

5 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Altitude FIlm Distribution acquires award-winning features for first UK release slate.

Altitude Film Distribution has secured three new titles, taking its first UK theatrical slate to eight features.

The latest films include Fruitvale Station, written and directed by Ryan Coogler and winner of last year’s Prix de l’Avenir in the Un Certain Regard at Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012.

The other two titles are The Nightmare, from Room 237 director Rodney Ascher about the visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis; and high school horror homage All Cheerleaders Die, written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson.

Previously announced titles on the slate include Love Is Strange, which received its international premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section this week; documentary Bolshoi Babylon, about the Russian ballet company; and Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, a tribute to backup vocalists.

Other titles include Asif Kapadia’s Untitled Amy Winehouse doc and horror thriller »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Exclusive Photo from L.A. Slasher, Featuring Danny Trejo and Dave Bautista

21 January 2014 2:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’ve been told that post-production recently wrapped on the indie horror film, L.A. Slasher, and they wanted to give an early look at the movie to Daily Dead readers. Not only do we have official details on the upcoming movie, but an exclusive photo featuring Danny Trejo and Dave Bautista, who just made his return to the WWE:

“Post Production on the independent feature film, “L.A. Slasher,” directed by Martin Owen and Produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (“Girls Against Boys”, “The Alphabet Killer”) has been completed.

It stars Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (“Riddick”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”) Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”) and the voice of Andy Dick (“News Radio”).

A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, “L.A. Slasher »

- Jonathan James

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The L.A. Slasher Wishes Death on Reality TV

21 January 2014 2:11 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Reality TV has long been a thorn in our sides. No matter how you slice it, there's no reason for the cast of "Honey BooBoo" or "Duck Dynasty" to be celebrities, and while we are at it... who gives a shit what the real housewives of wherever are fighting about now? It's about time someone took this kind of nonsense to task!

Even cooler? Our own Sean Decker co-produced, and the film features cameos by Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Carlee Baker (Lucky McKee's The Woman), and Allison Kyler (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2).

From the Press Release

Post-production on the independent feature film L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), has been completed.

It stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell »

- Uncle Creepy

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