7 items from 2014
Reviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com
The sequel to 2005’s hit horror and probably one of Australia’s most infamous films (Wolf Creek) is finally upon us and we welcome back Writer/Director Greg McLean as he continues the original’s sadistic, cruel and menacing themes but with a bigger budget and more of an emphasis on the thrill of the chase being killer and victim.
I’m not going to go into plot – I think it’s best if you go in blind because I did that very thing and ended up surprised and entertained – but Wolf Creek 2 differs from its predecessor by ditching the slow build up approach by opting for more of a cat-and-mouse thriller vibe that proves to be rather effective, thanks to a wonderful build up of one excruciatingly tense scene after another.
John Jarrett reprises his role as the misogynistic, xenophobic and evil »
Crowe takes the lead in the historical drama, set after the end of World War I in the wake of the Battle of Gallipoli. And with production currently underway out in Australia, production company Hopscotch Films have released the first image from the movie.
The Water Diviner is an epic adventure set soon after the end of Wwi when an Australian father arrives in Turkey in search of the fate of his three sons, supposedly lost in the battle of Gallipoli. The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism that explores the conflicted and unpredictable nature of war and the human heart.
Crowe has assembled a great cast for his debut, starring alongside Olga Kurylenko, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Did you know that Russell Crowe (star of Noah) is currently directing his first film? Shooting is already underway, and Crowe is starring and directing the film about an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. It's titled The Water Diviner and the first official still arrived recently. They're currently shooting in Australia before going to Turkey, and this looks like an early moment with one of his sons. The supporting cast includes Turkish actors Yilmaz Erdogan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) and Cem Yilmaz (Hokkabaz), Oz actors Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Michael Dorman, plus Dylan Georgiades. It's a very nice first look, caught my attention. Here's the first official still from Russell Crowe's new film The Water Diviner, originally via Variety: The Water Diviner, being directed by Russell Crowe from a »
- Alex Billington
London — The first image has been released from the set of Russell Crowe’s feature helming debut, “The Water Diviner,” which is shooting in Australia before moving on to Turkey. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales on the epic adventure pic, which stars Crowe and Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”).
The film is set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons.
The supporting cast including leading Turkish actors Yilmaz Erdogan (“Once Upon a Time »
- Leo Barraclough
Film4 FrightFest Glasgow 2014 has today announced a 4(!) day event to include eight World, European and UK premieres, Ti West special event and Sunday repeat screenings in the festivals biggest programme ever. From Thursday February 27th to Sunday March 2nd, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Gft for the 9th year with an impressive slate of the hottest new horror films.
The line-up in full:
Thurs 27 Feb – Gft Screen 2 21:00 In Conversation With Ti West (Special event)
Nobody does nostalgia-brushed spookiness and minimalist horror like independent director Ti West, King of the slow-burn shocker. FrightFest has been there from the very start – our video label released his 2005 debut feature The Roost – and we’ve watched with pride as the Delaware-born quirky talent has grown in global genre stature through The House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S and now his game-changing Eli Roth produced The Sacrament. »
- Phil Wheat
Next month sees underrated writer/director Greg Mclean’s sequel to the bold, beautiful yet brutal 2005 serial killer thriller Wolf Creek unleashed in its Aussie homeland. Wolf Creek 2 will see the return of the seemingly-likeable bushwhacker Mick Taylor as he cruises the Australian outback for more sick and sadistic thrills as he targets helpless backpackers or anyone who crosses his path.
A second poster has surfaced featuring the cruel character (based on real-life murderers Ivan Milat and Bradley Murdoch), unforgettably portrayed by cult actor John Jarrett, as he readies for an attack. If you missed the first trailer, we’ve also included it below.
The post Mick’s Out For A Kill In Latest Poster »
- Craig Hunter
Well, 2013 has come and gone and it was a pretty darned good year for horror, both at the theaters, as well as on TV with more horror television programming than ever and the exponential growth of VOD releases. This year may have just started, but 2014 doesn't show any signs of slowing down in terms of genre offerings. Alyse has got you covered with Four New TV Shows We Can't Wait For. How 'bout we take a look at feature length movies due out this year? Get your calendars out and let's break down some of the most anticipated horror titles arriving later this year.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Jan 3rd)
We may have missed out on getting another 'Paranormal Activity' film last Halloween, but Blumhouse is wasting no time this year as the Latino-centric spin-off film 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' is now playing in theaters as of today! »
- Rob Galluzzo
7 items from 2014
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