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I had so much fun doing the Top Ten Underrated Horror movies list last year and it provoked such a good debate that I thought it would be good to put another ten out there for discussion. Horror is a genre which is flooded with more unseen product that any other due to the amount that goes straight to DVD and now of course streaming over the internet. I could literally do a new list every year of ten films that are unknown by the public at large and should be seen.
Now this is not a definitive list, at a push if I had to, I would say last year was my definitive list but I would probably add some stuff you likely can’t even get anymore. Also I understand that these films are known or beloved by the horror fan but the intention here is to put »
- Chris Holt
La Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson celebrates a subset of the indie horror genre with the catchy title of "Mumblegore." Her lengthy cover article introduces readers to what she calls the "young misfits who are revolutionizing indie horror movies." This includes Adam Wingard ("You're Next"), E.L. Katz ("Cheap Thrills"), Simon Barrett (writer of "You're Next" and "A Horrible Way to Die") and Roxanne Benjamin (co-creator of anthology "V/H/S"). Also included in her profile are Mumblegore mavens Ti West ("The Innkeepers"), Jacob Gentry ("Synchronicity," "The Signal"), Amy Seimetz ("You're Next," "The Sacrament"), David Bruckner ("V/H/S"), Aj Bowen ("You're Next," "A Horrible Way to Die") and Mumblecore veteran Joe Swanberg ("24 Exposures"). Highlights from the piece, below. On the indie horror revolution's start:But if you’re weirder still and decide to spin your love of horror films into a career, you’re heartened to realize that it’s the easiest genre to make. »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
22 Jump Street
Aneurin Barnard ("The White Queen") has been cast in George Mendeluk's new drama "The Devil’s Harvest" alongside Ben Kingsley, Terence Stamp, Max Irons and Samantha Barks. Shooting is currently underway in Romania and Ukraine.
Barnard will play Mykola in the story which follows a young man growing up in rural Ukraine who finds his life changed forever by the invasion of the Red Army and the subsequent persecution of his fellow countrymen as Stalin’s regime extends into Eastern Europe. [Source: Deadline]
Australian actress Melissa Bergland ("Winners »
- Garth Franklin
Gorgeous Brit actress Tuppence Middleton (below) has signed up for the lead role in David Bruckner's new horror feature 'Intrusion'. Middleton, whose previous credits include British thriller 'Chatroom', revenge horror 'Tormented' and the excellent Channel 4 dark drama series 'Black Mirror', will play the role of Lila Harper who moves to San Francisco only to end up the target of organised stalkers who invade her new home. Bruckner's previous genre effort was his 'Amaetur Night' segment in found-footage horror anthology 'V/H/S' where a trio of friends become the prey of a mysterious bat-like woman. He will direct from a script penned by L.D. Goffigan. Middleton will also be seen next in the Wachowski Brothers' new sci-fi feature Jupiter Ascending. »
• Director Oliver Stone (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) has confirmed that he and Jamie Foxx are officially moving forward with plans to make an authorized biopic of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life story. Warner Bros. and DreamWorks will distribute the film, which, according to The Wrap, is being produced by Steven Spielberg. [Wall Street Journal]
• David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) will star in Bn Films’ upcoming true-life thriller Captive. The plot of the film is based on actual events that took place in Atlanta on March 11, 2005, when Brian Nichols broke out of a courthouse jail »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Coming onto the horror scene in 2007 with The Signal and continuing to impress with the segment "Amateur Night" from 2012's V/H/S, David Bruckner returns with the thriller Intrusion, which has just acquired the first piece of its casting puzzle!
According to The Wrap, British actress Tuppence Middleton has signed on to play single photographer Lila Harper, whose dreams of a happy, independent life are shattered when she becomes the target of organized stalkers who mysteriously invade her home and her entire life.
Buckner will direct a script written by L.D. Goffigan.
Look for more on this one as soon as we get it!
A young woman’s life begins to unravel shortly after moving to San Francisco, when she realizes she’s being pursued by a disturbed stalker. As the assaults and creepy incidents escalate, she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying. »
- John Squires
Tuppence Middleton is set to star in David Bruckner’s thriller “Intrusion,” which David Linde’s Lava Bear Films and Qed International are financing and co-producing, TheWrap has learned. Bruckner, who directed the grisly demoness opening sequence “Amateur Night” in the horror anthology “V/H/S,” will helm from a script by L.D. Goffigan. Lava Bear will produce with Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison (“Oldboy”), Qed’s Bill Block (“Elysium”) and Tariq Jalil. Qed’s John Hegeman will executive produce, while Lava Bear president Tory Metzger will oversee production. Also Read: Robert Pattinson Thriller ‘The Rover’ Gets Picked Up By A »
- Jeff Sneider
It’s the second thriller project set up this week by Linde, former Universal Pictures chairman. Lava Bear and Qed International announced plans Friday to finance and co-produce David Bruckner’s “Intrusion.”
See Also: Lava Bear, Qed Team on “Intrusion”
“Furlough” follows an inmate on a two-day furlough from prison to attend his son’s funeral who must use his 48 hours outside the prison walls to avenge the murder of his only child while evading the marshals sent to guard him.
Tory Metzger of Lava Bear will oversee the production.
- Dave McNary
In the film, a young woman's life begins to unravel shortly after moving to San Francisco, when she realizes she's being pursued by a disturbed stalker. As the assaults and creepy incidents escalate she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying.
Here's what Qed CEO Bill Block had to say about the project.
"Intrusion is a razor-sharp and chilling story and Qed knew it wanted to be involved as soon as we first read the original script. We're looking forward to partnering with Lava Bear to ensure that this project reaches the widest possible audience in the Us and overseas. »
Lava Bear and Qed International will finance and co-produce Intrusion, a thriller to be directed by David Bruckner from a script by writer L.D. Goffigan that got a rewrite from Amy Herzog. Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison will produce the project with Tariq Jalil, Lava Bear, and Qed’s Bill Block. Qed’s John Hegeman will executive produce. Bruckner helmed the segment Amateur Nights from the anthology pic V/H/S. A young woman’s life begins to unravel shortly after moving to San Francisco, when she realizes she’s being pursued by a disturbed stalker. As the assaults and creepy incidents escalate she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying. Pic will shoot later this year. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Saturday Morning Mystery (available now via VOD), the new film from director Spencer Parsons, does the genius task of loosely taking the idea of a Scooby-doo like gang and putting them in real danger. The film is hilarious and a lot of fun (review soon), and Spencer was nice enough to chat with Icons of Fright regarding the film, its genesis and what is next for the filmmaker. Read on!!
Saturday Morning Mystery has such an interesting concept, loosely taking something that kids grew up on and turning it into a horror film where instead of it being safe, all bets are off, and there are realistic consequences. What was the genesis of how the film came to be/inspired you to make it?
Well, I just don’t want any movie to feel too safe, whether I’m directing or I’m watching. You know, Screenwriting 101 says “raise the stakes, »
When it comes to Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto I’m a new, but passionate fan. Last year Evans gave us The Raid: Redemption, a feature-length action masterpiece of balls-out violence and ass-kicking badassery. Earlier this year Tjahjanto contributed the standout segment “L for Libido” to the horror anthology The ABC’s of Death, and managed to create horror landscape so perverse and captivating that when the short film’s few minutes were up I was, at the same time, glad it was over and dying to see more. For V/H/S/2 Evans and Tjahjanto teamed up to give us “Safe Haven”, an epic slaughter grounded in a fascinating mythology that combines Evans’s visceral cinematic style with Tjanhanjto’s eye for twisted terrors. For me, David Bruckner’s “Amateur Night” was the prize winner of the first V/H/S, and this time around it’s “Safe Haven »
- Haleigh Foutch
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Are you familiar with the three B’s? Don’t fret if you aren’t; honest mistake. Most wouldn’t know what they stood for unless they had a penchant for skin-crawling content or a passionate knowledge of all things horror and science-fiction related. Don Dohler was an archetypal filmmaker for the sacred formula of B’s as he committed his life to creating and producing such movies as Nightbeast, Fiend and who can forget Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage? While such a coagulated patrimony might be brushed aside by most, his influence and honest prescription for a horror film’s health has been everlasting. And those three little B’s? Blood, boobs and beasts. Such an ideal has been adopted by countless films and now, V/H/S/2 continues the trend with wreckless abandon. . . And it’s all the better for it.
Last year, »
- Bryan Yentz
The story follows a young woman who recently moved to San Francisco. Her life begins to unravel when she realizes she’s being pursued by a disturbed stalker.
As the assaults escalate she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying.
Meanwhile, Red Bull Media House, Pure Grass Films, and the Salt Company have announced the heist thriller "Twist" which Frederic Jardin will direct.
The story follows a young graffiti artist who is lured into a street gang whose members employ parkour techniques to commit a series of audacious art thefts.
Sources: Deadline & Variety »
- Garth Franklin
In the age of the Internet, we.ve all done a little stalking every now and then, from reading up on past lovers to tracking our favorite celebrities. whereabouts through Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other social network sites. But most of us have never actually stalked someone, hopefully, and we.re just as unlikely to have been physically stalked by someone. This makes us a lot luckier and less maniacal than the stars of director David Bruckner.s debut feature. Deadline reports that Bruckner is set to direct the suspense thriller Intrusion for Lava Bear Films. Though he.s never directed a feature-length film, you may still be familiar with Bruckner.s work,as one of the three directors behind 2007.s vastly underrated horror/comedy The Signal, which features one of the most amazing uses of a baseball bat on film. More recently, he directed .Amateur Night,. the »
The Signal and V/H/S director David Bruckner has a new project in the works, and it's sounding like a winner. Read on for the first details pertaining to this latest cinematic Intrusion. Then go make sure your windows and doors are locked. Ya never know!
According to Deadline, David Linde's Lava Bear has set David Bruckner to direct Intrusion, a thriller script written by L.D. Goffigan. Along with Doug Davison, Tariq Jalil, and Lucas Carter, Lava Bear will produce; and production will start later this year.
A young woman’s life begins to unravel shortly after moving to San Francisco, when she realizes she’s being pursued by a disturbed stalker. As the assaults and creepy incidents escalate, she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying.
Bruckner directed "Amateur Night," the opening segment of the 2012 found-footage horror anthology V/H/S. »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: David Linde‘s Lava Bear has set David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) to direct Intrusion, a thriller script written by L.D. Goffigan. Along with Doug Davison, Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter, Lava Bear will produce and production has been set to start later this year. A young woman’s life begins to unravel shortly after moving to San Francisco, when she realizes she’s being pursued by a disturbed stalker. As the assaults and creepy incidents escalate she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying. Bruckner directed Amateur Night, the opening segment of the 2012 found-footage horror anthology V/H/S. He made his debut on the 2007 pic The Signal, which he co-directed with Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Davison and Lava Bear CEO Linde previously worked together on The Strangers when Linde was Chairman of Universal Pictures overseeing Rogue Pictures, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Are you the type of person who's so obsessive about the movies you love that you simply must own everything? If so, then this one is for you! The anthology horror film V/H/S is Now Available on VHS format here in the Us.
V/H/S was written and directed by Adam Wingard (The ABC’s of Death, You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die), David Bruckner (The Signal), Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Joe Swanberg (Autoerotic, The Zone) and Radio Silence. For more info visit the official Magnolia Pictures website.
V/H/S is a point of view, found-footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. In V/H/S, a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. »
- Uncle Creepy
The Sacrament was written by West and is produced and presented by Eli Roth, alongside Jacob Jaffke, Peter Phok and Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners. West and Eric Newman are executive producing with Worldview’s Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Hoyt David Morgan and Im Global’s Stuart Ford. Im Global is handing international sales while CAA, which arranged financing for the film, is handling the domestic sale.
Ti West studied film production at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City. Acclaimed filmmaker and teacher Kelly Reichardt introduced him to underground horror icon Larry Fessenden who produced West’s first feature film The Roost which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was sold in a mid-six-figure deal to Showtime and Vitagraph Films. In 2007, West »
- Michelle McCue
★★☆☆☆ The anthology movie has been a staple of the horror genre for several decades, with its origins creeping back even further to the days of expressionist Germany. Embracing that very same tradition, whilst simultaneously looking to rejuvenate it for the 21st century and tip a nostalgic hat to grimy 1980s 'video nasty' cinema, is the aptly-titled V/H/S (2012). Now arriving on DVD and Blu-ray following a brief appearance in UK cinemas, the movie features segments from established filmmakers such as Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, as well as collaborative directing troupe Radio Silence.
Read more » »
- CineVue UK
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