16 items from 2015
A glasshouse filled with artworks, including Francesco Celemente, Julian Schnabel, Rob Pruitt, Daniel Subkoff, Adam McEwen, Tabor Robak and Dan Colen, curated by Urs Fischer, is more than merely backdrop in Tara Subkoff's piercing #Horror, to what happens to six 12 year olds (Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg, Mina Sundwall, Emma Adler), one wintry afternoon. While the adults, Timothy Hutton, Lydia Hearst, Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Balthazar Getty, Taryn Manning, Stella Schnabel and Annabelle Dexter-Jones orbit in a world of their own.
#Horror 12 year olds - Museum of Modern Art premiere Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
What distinguishes #Horror from other pictures of the genre, is the sly way Subkoff balances the levels of fright - where it is fun and where it is not. The delicious shivers running down your spine »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
At the Museum of Modern Art première of Tara Subkoff's sharp-witted #Horror, Timothy Hutton spoke to me about the art (curated by Urs Fischer) and parenting, and Lydia Hearst made a Drew Barrymore out of Wes Craven's Scream comparison, as Chloë Sevigny, Balthazar Getty, Taryn Manning, Stella Schnabel, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Natasha Lyonne, Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg, Mina Sundwall and Emma Adler walked the red carpet.
Wes Anderson favorite Waris Ahluwalia (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou) confided to me that Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects and House Of 1000 Corpses are the two horror films he loves and at the Players Club after party confirmed he now has three.
Timothy Hutton: "The cyberbullying is what the movie is about. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Tara Subkoff's #Horror is sharp-witted filmmaking Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Art world heavyweights, Urs Fischer, Francesco Celemente, Rob Pruitt, Daniel Subkoff, Adam McEwen, Dan Colen, Adriana Atema, Jordan Wolfson, Tabor Robak, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe hosted a premiere screening of Tara Subkoff's #Horror with Chloë Sevigny, Timothy Hutton, Natasha Lyonne, Lydia Hearst, Balthazar Getty, Taryn Manning, Stella Schnabel, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and the 12-year-olds: Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg, Mina Sundwall, Emma Adler at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, Waris Ahluwalia, Fred Armisen, Derek Blasberg, Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Arden Wohl, Johan Lindeberg, America Olivo, Christian Campbell, Jeremy Kost, Humberto Leon, Nanette Lepore, Daniel Arnold, India Menuez, Hari Nef, Beatrix Ost, Cipriana Quann, Tk Quann, Rachel Trachtenburg, Josh Moran, Chloe Wise, Nanette Lepore and Natalie Lebrecht were among the guests »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Intruder alert, intruder alert! Adam Schindler's Intruders will be released on VOD and have a limited U.S. theatrical release this January. Also in this round-up: Derek's interview with #Horror writer/director Tara Subkoff, new holiday horror apparel from Cavity Colors and details on Zombie Fight Club on Blu-ray and DVD.
Exclusive #Horror Interview with Writer/Director Tara Subkoff:
Tara, thanks for taking the time to talk with us. How did you come up with the idea for #Horror?
Tara Subkoff: Someone asked me to write a horror film after they saw a short piece I directed with Lydia Hearst for Bb. I was doing a capsule collection with them and I really thought to do this strange little piece that I shot at Carrie Fisher’s house. It was very mysterious and film noir. It was a big success and a lot of people wanted me »
- Tamika Jones
A hauntingly stylish and unflinching look at coming-of-age in the cyberbullying era, Tara Subkoff's #Horror debuts next Friday. Ahead of the film's release, #Horror is offering Daily Dead readers the chance to win a $25 Fandango gift card.
#Horror synopsis: "Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of Horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of a cyber bullying to a night of insanity. Tara Subkoff explores the rarefied world of the east coast privileged through the eyes of a group of 12 year-old girls left alone and pursued by a killer. The film examines a world of escalating cruelty and alienation through an online game where scoring likes comes at the cost of human lives."
- Derek Anderson
#Horror will be released theatrically in New York City and Los Angeles and on VOD on November 20th. Also in this morning's round-up: vinyl soundtrack information for the Elijah Wood / Rainn Wilson vehicle, Cooties, and Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, as well as Highway to Hell Blu-ray details.
#Horror: "Inspired by actual events, a group of 12-year-old girls face a night of Horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of a cyber bullying to a night of insanity. Tara Subkoff explores the rarefied world of the east coast privileged through the eyes of a group of 12-year-old girls left alone and pursued by a killer. The film examines a world of escalating cruelty and alienation through an online game where scoring likes comes at the cost of human lives.
Release Date: Friday, November 20th (NY and La / VOD)
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Director: Tara Subkoff »
- Tamika Jones
Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa commences on October 23rd and Maryland's own Billy Martin (Good Charlotte, Vitriol) illustrated the latest variant of The Walking Dead #1, exclusive only to con-goers. Also: five Bone Tomahawk posters, trailers for #Horror and The Shelter, and details on the Scream cast reunion.
The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "Tulsa, Okla., October 8, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that illustrator and musician Billy Martin has drawn the 20th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa, October 23-25. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at »
- Tamika Jones
Read More: Exclusive: First Look At Tara Subkoff’s Directorial Debut ‘#Horror’ With Chloe Sevigny, Taryn Manning & More IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Tara Subkoff's star-studded film, "#Horror." Based on actual events, the film follows a group of 12-year-old girls whose obsession with a social media game turns a cyberbullying incident into a chaotic situation. "#Horror" centers on the increasingly cruel and dog-eat-dog online world where popularity can be achieved at the cost of human lives. The film stars Chloe Sevigny, Tim Hutton, Natasha Lyonne, Balthazar Getty, Stella Schnabel, Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindberg, Mina Sundwall, Emma Adler, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Lydia Hearst and Taryn Manning. "#Horror" premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Read More: Jack Black Takes 'The D-Train,' Chloe Sevigny Feels '#Horror' And John Turturro & Vanessa Paradis Say 'Rio, I Love »
- Kaeli Van Cott
SXSW 2015 Film Review
complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015
Director/Screenwriter: Gary Gardner
A well-to-do 30-something man invites two rowdy young girls to party in his loft, leading to a night of provocation and cruelty, all in the name of getting laid. Cast: Kip Pardue, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Jordan Lane Price, Paulina Singer. (World Premiere) (film synopsis from sxsw.com)
I consisted felt like I was stuck with oddly aggressive teenagers who spent the majority of time looking at each other and giggling. Add to that a guy who really makes ignorant, frustrating decisions, and it just feels like I’m stuck. The interesting thing is, I think that’s what Gardner is going for. There are moments of curiosity here, but they never last long enough for me. Dexter-Jones is someone I will definitely keep an eye on. She does good work. And because Gardner does create the vision he wants, »
- Jeff Bayer
Joe (Kip Pardue) just wants a drink, but his attempt to enter a club is thwarted by the antics of two girls in front of him clashing with the bouncer over their fake IDs. Allyson (Jordan Lane Price) and Brittany (Annabelle Dexter-Jones) draw Joe into their shenanigans, and soon the three are sharing spirits back at his apartment. They’re playful, mischievous and cagey about their ages, and while he’s wary of that last fact it’s clear he might be willing to take the risk of sleeping with one or both of them. But is sex what the girls are after? Is Joe’s interest driven by their youth or by sheer desperation related to his current relationship? As the night goes on the various members of the trio seem at odds with each other’s intentions, and the competing desires never quite seem in sync — let alone completely clear. The Nymphets »
- Rob Hunter
Exorcism films often get caught up in the religious act of releasing pure souls from Satan’s burning grasp, but what happens after all the action ends? What happens when the possession lets go, the priest goes home, and the victim is left to piece back together their life? That’s the story that filmmaker Jordan Galland dares to tell in Ava’s Possessions, as he examines his title character’s existence After a demonic inhabitant leaves her with nothing but broken relationships and one massive blackout. Think of it as The Hanover with a paranormal twist. Like Ava woke up after a massive party, and she has to figure out what shenanigans she got into while “under the influence.” Yeah, that’s the best comparison. The Hangover, but with a lot more demons and Satanism.
Louisa Krause plays the titular Ava, a young girl who lost a month of »
- Matt Donato
There is a point at any party that goes until the wee hours, where it teeters on being respectably reckless, or destructively out of control, and it seems like the upcoming "The Nymphets" walks that razor's edge. With the film slated to premiere at SXSW, we have the exclusive poster and trailer for the movie here. Written and directed by Gary Gardner, and starring Kip Pardue, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Jordan Lane Price, and Paulina Singer, the story follows the older, successful Joe, who brings two younger, rowdy girls home with him one night. They start to party in his loft, but the flirting starts to take on an uncomfortable aggression, and the revelation that Joe has a girlfriend tips the scales further. As you'll see in the trailer, the dynamic between all three swings pretty wildly as the evening wears on. "The Nymphets" will have its first screening at SXSW on Saturday, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"The Drac pack is back" in the new teaser trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, in which Frank (Frankenstein's monster, voiced by Kevin James) faces his old nemesis: fire. We also have a look at a new trailer for The CW's iZombie and two clips from the pilot, one of which includes George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead playing on a TV in the background. A teaser for Ava's Possessions, a horror film making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival tomorrow night, is also featured in our latest trailer round-up.
Hotel Transylvania 2: "The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, »
- Derek Anderson
Each and every year, the South by Southwest Film Festival comes together in Austin, Texas to shine the spotlight on some of the most provocative and ingenious indie horror films from across the globe. The 2015 SXSW line-up is no exception, featuring a multitude of thought-provoking titles and genre-bending awesomeness that we could not be more excited to check out during the festival this month.
Here’s a look at several of the films from SXSW 2015 that have us excited for this year’s line-up and should stay on your radar once they’re officially released at a later date:
Max and her friends are mysteriously transported into a famous 1980s horror movie that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen. Reunited, they team up to fight the film's maniacal killer and find their way back home. Cast: Taissa Farmiga, »
- Heather Wixson
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival will be running from March 13th through March 21st in Austin, Texas and the first wave of selections were announced today to get attendees excited for all the amazing films coming our way next month. And while horror fans have to wait until next week for the announcement of the Midnighters slate, here’s a look at some of the genre-related titles already revealed amidst SXSW’s other film categories for this year.
Narrative Feature Competition
Director/Screenwriter: J. Davis
The story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family. Cast: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Leonora Pitts, Tobin Bell, Adam Chernick, Davie-Blue. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Alex Garland
- Heather Wixson
South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.
SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.
Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.
On the small screen, »
- Brian Welk
16 items from 2015
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