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14 items from 2015


10 best films of Film4 FrightFest 2015

2 September 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks at this year’s FrightFest…

What a year this was. Every time FrightFest rolls around, the four madmen behind the festival promise the ‘best line-up ever’, and this year was no different. Each screen was packed out, there was plenty of surprises on offer and some great interviews with the likes of Barbara Crampton, Neil Marshall and Iain Softley.

As for the movies themselves, we had a great variety. From the terrifying (Demonic) to the utterly bizarre (Ahhhhh!) to the downright brilliant (Turbo Kid), there was something for everyone. There were arty films (Sun Choke), heart-breaking films (These Final Hours) and a movie where Santa Claus fights off zombie eleves (A Christmas Horror Story). What more could you ask for?

Well, here’s the 10 best films of the festival (in no order), according to Flickering Myth:

These Final Hours

Written and directed by Zak Hilditch

Starring Nathan Phillips, »

- Luke Owen

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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Demonic (2015)

30 August 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Demonic, 2015

Written and directed by Will Cannon

Starring Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz, Aaron Yoo, Alex Goode

Synopsis:

A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

Just as with The Diabolical, Demonic from producer James Wan and director Will Cannon is a movie that attempts to move the ghost story genre into a new direction. And Cannon does this in the most perfect of ways – he makes three movies that intertwine with one and other to create one of the best narratives to come from the subgenre in some time.

The first of these movies is your typical ‘five kids go to a haunted house tale’ which plays out better than you’d think. It’s helped by the fact Demonic has a wonderful cast of likeable characters – even if none »

- Luke Owen

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Demonic review [FrightFest 2015]: “Better than most Dtv films”

28 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Demonic review: Better than most of of your Direct-To-Video horror films. Demonic review

Director: Will Canon

Cast: Dustin Milligan, Frank Grillo, Maria Bello, Scott Mechlowicz, Aaron Yoo, Cody Horn

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 83 minutes

Synopsis: A pair of detectives try to find a missing person after a group of college students go ghost hunting. 

James Wan brought us Saw and Insidious. Now with his producer hat on he brings into life Demonic. Originally pegged as James Wan’s Demonic, somewhere along the line his name was dropped from the proceedings. The tale follows John (Dustin Milligan) the sole survivor to a vicious massacre in a house with a history.

The cast is interesting, featuring several old hats at this type of film, however anyone other than Milligan, Grillo or Bello is barely given the time of day. So much so that there are at least three, if not four, cast members that could easily be culled, »

- Kat Smith

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Frightfest 2015: ‘Demonic’ Review

28 August 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz, Aaron Yoo, Alex Goode, Ashton Leigh, Terence Rosemore, Griff Furst, Jesse Steccato, Meyer DeLeeuw | Written by Max La Bella | Directed by Will Canon

James Wan, the man behind Saw, Dead Silence (a personal favourite), Insidious and The Conjuring, dons producer cap once more – following the success of Annabelle – for Demonic, the second feature from director Will Canon (Brotherhood); and a movie that seems to share more in common with the work of its producer that just having his name on the film…

Demonic follows Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein as they question the lone survivor of a ghost-hunting excursion turned horrific massacre – where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. The amateur paranormal activists were simply seeking proof of poltergeist phenomenon at the supposed haunted house. But what started out as »

- Phil Wheat

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New UK trailer for James Wan-produced horror Demonic

3 May 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A UK trailer has arrived online for the James Wan-produced horror Demonic starring Maria Bello, Frank Grillo and Cody Horn, and you check it out below after the official synopsis…

Demonic centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.

Directed by Will Canon, Demonic features a cast that also includes Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz, Aaron Yoo and Alex Goode. As yet, the film is without a release date, but expect it later this year.

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- Gary Collinson

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Beyond Clueless review: The '90s teen movie gets deconstructed

23 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Charlie Lyne; Starring: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Jessica Alba, Scott Mechlowicz, Freddie Prinze Jr, Running time: 89 mins; Certificate: 15

A densely-packed dive into the world of teen movies from '90s to present, documentary Beyond Clueless will hit all the right notes for those with an affinity for Cher Horowitz, Cady Heron and their spiritual brothers and sisters.

The Kickstarter-backed project, directed by Ultra Culture founder Charlie Lyne, ditches the conventional talking heads approach to get under the skin of the genre and examine how they relate to the adolescent audiences who hoover them up.

Narrating it all is Fairuza Balk, star of '90s favourite The Craft, lending her husky tones to guide us through a maze of high school, raging hormones and rites of passage tales. Footage from north of 200 films are included, with Lyne spreading into subgenres like horror (Idle Hands, »

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Demonic Trailer Howls In

7 January 2015 9:19 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Welcome, one and all to yet another abject lesson in what should be called Cinematic Séances Are A Bad Idea For Everyone Involved. As if we didn’t already have last year’s Ouija to point this out, along comes the first trailer for horror thriller Demonic to remind the world that nothing good happens when stupid people decide to try to dabble in dark forces.This time around, those trying to figure out what happened when one of these ill-judged ceremonies turns deadly include a psychologist (Maria Bello) and a detective (Frank Grillo). Naturally, they start to dig into the case and the foreboding old house that it all went down in, trying to piece together what really happened. Was this an incursion from the Great Beyond? Or are the participants just run-of-the-mill killers trying to cover their tracks? The trailer leaves little room for doubt on that front. »

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Watch: First Trailer for James Wan-Produced Horror 'Demonic'

7 January 2015 7:32 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I wasn't even aware of Demonic, a film produced and co-written by James Wan (Saw, Furious 7), until this morning. Directed by Will Canon (Air Jesus), who also co-wrote the film, the story seems to follow traditional territory as a police officer and psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts. And it would appear some surveillance footage captured all the dirty deeds. The movie stars Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Scott Mechlowicz and Aaron Yoo and as of now it doesn't have a release date, though it seems a safe bet it will find its way into theaters this October or thereabouts. Watch the trailer below. sb id="1334731" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Trailers: "Lazarus," "Demonic," "Good Kill"

6 January 2015 7:26 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key trailers have hit in the past day or so. First up comes the first trailer for the "Flatliners"-esque "The Lazarus Effect". Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, and Donald Glover star in the film about a research team who accidentally kill a colleague during the experiments in mapping the brain. When they reanimate her, well, what comes back is not what they bargained for.

Next up there's the first trailer for Will Canon's "Demonic," the James Wan-produced horror tale starring Frank Grillo and Maria Bello, as a detective and psychologist respectively, inspecting a brutal massacre inside an abandoned home. Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz and Aaron Yoo also star.

Finally there's the trailer for "Good Kill," Andrew Nicole's drama thriller about Las Vegas-based drone pilots starring Ethan Hawke and Bruce Greenwood. Hawke plays a former fighter pilot turned drone pilot »

- Garth Franklin

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Frank Grillo Is "Demonic"

6 January 2015 5:06 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from director Will Canon's horror feature "Demonic", produced by James Wan starring Frank Grillo ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and Maria Bello ("A History Of Violence"), Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz and Aaron Yoo:

"...a detective (Grillo) and a psychologist (Bello) investigate a series of crimes inside an abandoned home that took the lives of five college students..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Demonic"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Watch the First Trailer for James Wan’s Demonic

6 January 2015 8:50 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“There are a lot of theories about how to open these gates between our world and the underworld. The trick is finding them. Everybody join hands.” Ghost hunters want to hear from the dead, but what if a haunted house responded very violently? Previously known as House of Horror, we’ve been tracking the James Wan-produced Demonic since early 2011, and now the movie about ghost-seeking gone wrong has received its first trailer.

From James Wan, Demonic was directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood) and filmed in Baton Rouge. The script was written by Max La Bella and is based on an original idea from Wan:

“The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, »

- Derek Anderson

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First Demonic Trailer: Could the James Wan-Produced Haunted House Movie Be Worth the Wait?

6 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Demonic has been around for a while.  Director Will Canon shot the film back in February of 2013, but it didn’t score a release date until late July 2014 and then in September, The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films nixed the December 12th release entirely.  So when’s the film coming out?  A new date has yet to be set, but according to the film's very first trailer, it’s coming soon. Demonic stars Frank Grillo as a detective and Maria Bello as a psychologist, and follows what happens when the pair investigates a brutal massacre inside an abandoned home that took the lives of five college students.  Hit the jump to check out the first Demonic trailer.  The film also stars Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz and Aaron Yoo, and is produced by James Wan. You’d think a film that keeps getting delayed wouldn’t look too promising, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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First trailer for the James Wan-produced horror Demonic

6 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dimension Films has released the first trailer for its upcoming horror Demonic (formerly House of Horror), which is directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood) and produced by genre specialist James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring). Check it out below…

Demonic centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.

Featuring in the cast of Demonic are Frank Grillo, Maria Bello, Megan Park, Dustin Milligan, Cody Horn and Scott Mechlowicz.

Demonic is set for release later this year.

The post First trailer for the James Wan-produced horror Demonic appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Demonic' Trailer from 'Saw' Creator James Wan

5 January 2015 4:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From the mind of James Wan, the co-creator and director of Saw, comes a new kind of horror experience in Demonic. An international trailer has been released for this haunting thriller, which pits a team of ghost hunters against an evil spirit.

Demonic centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.

Check out this first very scary look at Demonic, which comes from director Will Canon, who mixes a traditional narrative with the found-footage genre to bring the ghost hunter's Pov to life in freighting new ways. With a cast that features Frank Grillo and Maria Bello, »

- MovieWeb

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