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After Dark Films is slowly rolling out the party favors for their upcoming Horrorfest III . On the event's official site, you'll find a handful of new stills from Adam Gierasch's Autopsy - a few you'll find below with actresses Jenette Goldstein and Jessica Lowndes. Meanwhile, Dread Central is hosting a few images from the Australian survival horror flick Dying Breed starring Nathan Phillips and Leigh Whannell. View them here . »
It wasn't long ago that After Dark Films confirmed Dying Breed as one of Horrorfest III's 8 Films to Die For; and today they gave us not one, but three, exclusive pics from the film to share with our readers.
As a refresher, Dying Breed follows two couples who penetrate the Tasmanian wilderness in order to prove that an ancient species known as the Tasmanian Tiger still exists. What they find is a species much more horrifying than they ever imagined. Jody Dwyer directed the film, which he co-wrote with Michael Boughen and Rod Morris, and Nathan Phillips (Snakes on a Plane, Wolf Creek) and Leigh Whannell (Saw) star.
Check out the full images by clicking each thumbnail below, and for more on Horrorfest III, visit the official site.
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After Dark Films has officially announced the full slate of "8 Films to Die For", which will all hit theaters January 9th as part of next year's After Dark Horrorfest III. This year will not only premiere some interesting acquisitions, but it will also be the first festival to incorporate original productions made specifically for the event. "Dying Breed" Director: Jody Dwyer Writer: Michael Boughen, Rod Morris, Jody Dwyer Starring: Leigh Whannell, Nathan Phillips, Melanie Valejo, Mirrah Foulkes, Peter Docker, Billie Brown Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that something.or someone.murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush. "Autopsy" Director: Adam »
Beginning this week, genre fans can decide for themselves if horror and comedy actually mix thanks to Xbox Live. The on-line video channel is unleashing Horror Meets Comedy, a series of somewhat twisted short films created by some of horror’s current heavyweight filmmakers.
These free downloads, which are serving as backdoor pilots to possible Internet series, include efforts by James Wan and Leigh Whannell (Saw), James (SLiTHER) Gunn, David (30 Days Of Night) Slade, Lucky (May) McKee, Adam (Hatchet) Green, Andrew (The Amityville Horror) Douglas and Peter Cornwell of the upcoming The Haunting In Connecticut. The lineup of minimovies (produced by the Safran Digital Group and sponsored by the Air Force), debuting one per week through the end of the year here, is as follows:
Wan and Whannell’s Doggie Heaven: A young man is having a bitch of a day: He has been shot dead and, thanks to a clerical error, »
Back in 2004, director Darren Lynn Bousman was taking his violent horror script The Desperate to a number of studios, only to be told it was too grisly for mainstream viewers. Enter Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who loved The Desperate and immediately contacted Bousman about reworking the script into a sequel to their Saw franchise. This began a partnership that saw Bousman direct three successful Saw films in a row. Taking a break from the infamous horror series, Bousman returns with a long gestating labor of love: Repo! The Genetic Opera, a futuristic horror musical based on a play previously staged by Bousman in L.A. and New York. With a cast featuring Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton among others, Repo's »
- Jason Guerrasio
"If it's Halloween, it must be Saw." Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've heard that one what, five times now? How about a new catchphrase for the tired Saw Franchise? Something like; "Put a fork in, it's done!" "Saw that Already."
In Saw V's defense, it is better than the last installment. It offers up far more gore and for the first fifteen minutes or so, I was actually somewhat engrossed. Furthermore, screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston . who replaced original Saw creators Leigh Whannell and James Wan for Parts IV and V - do answer the key questions posed in Saw IV. Namely, what the hell does this Detective Mark Hoffman have to do with Jigsaw. If the name Mark Hoffman means nothing to you, then clearly you haven't seen Saw IV and if you haven't seen Saw IV, then Saw V won't make a lick of sense to you. »
We've got a few Saw goodies for those of you who are back in Jigsaw mode after seeing Saw V this past weekend. First, if you click over to Bdtv you can watch the entire short film co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell collaborated on to pitch the first Saw film back in 2003. In addition, we've added two B-roll segments here (at the bottom of the page) that feature behind-the-scenes footage from Saw V. On the second roll you'll find something very interesting... could it be that the contents of Jill's box have been revealed? Saw V took in $30.5 million at the box office this weekend. »
With the release of Saw V upon us, we had a chance to get a few questions in to video game producer David S. Cohen about what kind of bloody twists and turns we can expect when the popular horror franchise hits consoles next year!
"I definitely think that the Saw films are ripe for being translated into a video game especially because survival horror games always feature a lot of puzzles in them." Cohen told Uncle Creepy in a recent interview, "In my opinion the best horror games are those that combine action, puzzles, mystery, and terror – which is what we (myself and our developer Zombie) are aiming to do with the Saw video game. One of the really unique things about the Saw universe is the psychological aspects specifically within the storyline, the Saw video game will present a whole new way to experience that universe for fans »
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While the Aussie horror flick Dying Breed isn't arriving in theaters here in the States until January as part of the next After Dark Horrorfest, the film opens in Australia on November 6th. To promote the release, some crazy viral videos have been making their way online, one of which can be found beyond the break. I hope you have an "eye" for "pie". Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that somethingor someonemurderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush. Leigh Whannell of the Saw franchise stars. »
Arriving in theaters January 9th as part of the next After Dark Horrorfest is the Aussie horror-thriller "Dying Breed". Inside you can check out nearly two dozens brand new stills from the film, which stars "Saw"'s Leigh Whannell. Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that something.or someone.murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush." »
A new one sheet for the Australian horror film DYING BREED has been rejected as too gruesome to hang on bus shelters, according to The Daily Telegraph. Starring Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) and Leigh Whannell (Saw), the thriller was inspired by cannibal convict Alexander Pearce - known as The Pieman because he baked pies for a living in Ireland prior to being deported to a penal colony in Tasmania. The inspiration shines through in the poster, which can be viewed by reading on. The tongue-in-cheek poster, designed by the LaB Sydney, features a meat pie that has been split open to reveal its stomach-churning contents. »
The tots' sensations have claimed the top spot on Business Review Week's annual poll for the fourth year running, earning Aus$45 million (Us$36 million/GBP20 million) between June 2007 and June 2008.
Minogue earned Aus$40 million (Us$32.8 million/GBP17.7 million). Crowe and Jackman landed in third and fourth places with Aus$36 million (Us$28.9 million/GBP16.5 million) and Aus$25.0 million(Us$20/GBP11 million) respectively. Children's group Hi-5 were fifth, ahead of Cate Blanchett and country rocker Keith Urban, who were sixth and seventh.
The top 10 is:
1: The Wiggles
4: Hugh Jackman
7: Keith Urban
10: Anthony Lapaglia »
We'll have lots of guests at Fantastic Fest this year, more than ever before. Here are just a few of the many interesting people who'll be joining us this year, in no particular order. We'll continually update our roster so keep an eye on this page.
Filmmakers and Actors
Norihiro Koizumi (Gachi Boy: Wrestling With A Memory)
A young, talented director who is quickly making his mark in the Japanese filmmaking scene. At the tender age of 25, he directed his first major feature-length film, “Midnight Sun.” “Midnight Sun” was not only critically-acclaimed, but became a commercial hit, grossing over 1 billion yen at the Japanese boxoffice. His latest film, “Gachi Boy Wrestling with a Memory,” won the grand prix at the Udine Far East Film Festival.
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The trailer for The Strangers was first shown at the 2007 Comic Con. It was expected to hit theaters that fall, but was ultimately pushed all the way to May 2008. Based on the promotion of the film I didn't notice anything in particular that would warrant the film a prime release slot, but the $52 million it made off a $9 million budget proves something. Whether it proves audiences were itching for a horror film in the summer or they actually liked it can't exactly be determined. I know I thought it was just shy of awful. This was just another film featuring people making silly decisions under duress and outside of some creepy masks I don't think it offered the genre anything of interest. Of course, when you pull in numbers like that and have an open-ended ending as this film did a sequel is pretty much a guarantee and that guarantee »
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Yes! Genre vets James Gunn and James Wan are both working on comedy shorts for Xbox-Live and both have revealed the trailers to their respective projects via their My Space blogs. First, James Gunn (Slither, Dawn Of The Dead and yes, Scooby-doo) is working on a bizarre looking web-series called Humanzee! Troma fans will be pleased to know that the "Humanzee" himself is played by Jame's brother Sean Gunn. (Both were in Tromeo & Juliet!) Here's the trailer:
More when we hear it! »
Due in stores next year from Lionsgate, Twisted Pictures and Brash Entertainment is Saw: The Video Game! And while it's a ways off still, the official website has gone live at: http://www.whoisjigsaw.com. Check it out and sign up for updates! You can also click the teaser image below to see a poster on the Shock website that debuted over at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Synopsis also below!
Source: Set to release in October 2009, in conjunction with the next installment of the film series, Saw the videogame will give fans of Jigsaw and these films a reason to live. Collaborating closely with Lions Gate and Twisted pictures, the game will have its own unique storyline, while answering questions left unanswered by the Saw films. In an effort to stay true to the movies, Brash is working closely with creators of the Saw franchise, Leigh Whannell and James Wan, »
Today we posted our exclusive one-on-one interview with Michael Boughen, writer and producer of the Aussie horror flick Dying Breed (trailer), which plays at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in Nyc. In the interview you can read about blood, guts and Saw creator Leigh Whannell's involvement! Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that somethingor someonemurderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush. Click here for all of the Tribeca trailers. »
Inside you'll find a ton of new pics from the Aussie horror flick, Dying Breed (trailer), which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York from April 23- May 4. Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that somethingor someonemurderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush. Leigh Whannell of the Saw franchise stars. You can check out all of the Tribeca film trailers over at Bdtv/YouTube. Read on for the pictures. »
Bloody-Disgusting learned this morning that Meagan Good (The Unborn, One Missed Call) has joined the cast of Lionsgate's Saw V, which is now shooting in Toronto, Canada. She plays Luba. a city planner who comes from a very wealthy family. David Hackl is shooting the fifth installment of the franchise, which was created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, producers on all five pics. Good joins Julie Benz, Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell and Samantha Lemole. »
If you head on over to Bdtv/YouTube you can check out the full trailer for Jody Dwyer's Dying Breed, which will have its World Premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in Nyc. Leigh Whannell of the Saw franchise stars, so check out that trailer and all of the others by clicking here. Inspired by the legends of a 19th-century cannibal and an extinct tiger, this brutal horror-thriller centers on four friends who find out that somethingor someonemurderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush. »
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