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9 items from 2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Blood Moon’ Review

25 August 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ian Whyte, George Blagden, Anna Skellern, Corey Johnson, Shaun Dooley, Jack Fox, Eleanor Matsuura, David Sterne, Amber Jean Rowan | Written by Alan Wightman | Directed by Jeremy Wooding

It’s safe to say horror westerns don’t have the best track record. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a good amount of decent examples out there such as Grim Prarie Tales, Ravenous, Dead Birds and The Burrowers. But there’s also a Lot of bad horror westerns, two of which – Gallowalkers and Umbrage – debuted at Frightfest’s of the past. Given that, it was with a sense of trepidation that I approached Blood Moon

Set in Colorado in 1887, Blood Moon sees a stagecoach full of strange passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger Calhoun (Dooley) find themselves prisoners of two desperate outlaws on the run. As the prairie travellers attempt to outwit the outlaws in any way they can it soon »

- Phil Wheat

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Indie Werewolf Feature Blood Moon Reveals a Monster: First Trailer

23 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Jinga Films is handling the distribution of the werewolf film Blood Moon. This title will be released in the United Kingdom November 2014. Recently, a trailer for the film has been released and the clip shows an old western town assailed by a hairy beast. The film stars George Blagden (After the Dark), Ian Whyte (Prometheus) and Anna Skellern. A preview for Blood Moon is here. In the story, a group of travellers are kidnapped by a gang of outlaws. But then, both the outlaws and the passengers are attacked by skinwalkers aka werewolves. Can anyone survive this night of terror? The trailer for the film shows characters and settings. As well, the hairy villain is shown late in the clip. Fans of indie horror features can preview the film's release here, with the launch set to take place shortly. Release Dat: November 2014 (United Kingdom). Director: Jeremy Wooding. Writer: Alan Wightman. »

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

- Phil Wheat

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The Blood Moon Comes Out at Cannes: Early Stills

19 May 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Tagline: "When it's red, you're dead." Blood Moon is a film from director Jeremy Wooding and writer Alan Wightman. Wightman developed this feature from a short film, of the same name. Blood Moon is currently in Cannes; here, the film had its World Premiere. Now, a concept poster and several stills are available for this horror, western feature. All of the available promotional material for the film is hosted here. The story begins in Colorado. The year is 1887 and several stagecoach robbers find themselves hounded by a wild beast. Passengers of a nearby stagecoach must also deal with this murderous creature, which only comes out during the blood red moon (to feed)! The film stars George Blagden (After the Dark), Ian Whyte (Prometheus) and Anna Skellern. These actors can be seen in three early stills, which are shown below. The movie stills show characters stalked by a sharp taloned monster. »

- (Michael Allen)

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Nashville's Michiel Huisman Replacing Ed Skrein As Daario On '€.Game Of Thrones'.

17 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Games of Thrones producers have inexplicably replaced Ed Skrein in the role of mysterious mercenary Daario Naharis with Michiel Huisman.

Michiel Huisman Lands Role Of Daario

It’s unknown why Skrein will no longer inhabit the role of Daario, but trailers for Game of Thrones Season 4 show Huisman in the part and looking quite different that his predecessor. Skrein, with his devilish smile and long golden hair, played Daario as a flamboyant and passionate man, as well as an impossibly skilled assassin. In shots of the dark, curly-haired Huisman in the part, it looks like Daario is going to be even more toned down than the blue-haired version in the books for the foreseeable future.

Huisman, who stars as Liam McGuinnis on Nashville, is set to play a major part in the fourth season of Game of Thrones and to return for the HBO series’ fifth season as well. Alongside »

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New look at The Mountain from Game of Thrones season 4

6 January 2014 10:56 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We've already caught a glimpse of Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Gregor Clegane in the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones, but now the Icelandic strongman has given us a look at himself in costume as The Mountain, posting the following photo to Instagram (via WinterIsComing)....

Björnsson is the third actor to take on the role of The Mountain, with the character previously portrayed by Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte. Other newcomers to the cast of the HBO fantasy series include Yuriy Kolokolnikov (Intimate Parts) as Styr, Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) as Tycho Nestoris, Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Gangs of New York) as Mace Tyrell, Pedro Pascal (Graceland) as Oberyn Martell, Indira Varma (Rome) as Ellaria Sand, Struan Rodger (Doctor Who) as the Three-Eyed Raven, Michiel Huisman (Nashville) as Daario Naharis, Dean Charles-Chapman (The White Queen) as Tommen Baratheon, Octavia Selena Alexandru (Ward 3) as the Child of the Forest, and Joseph Gatt »

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Game of Thrones: Get A Good Look At The New Mountain

6 January 2014 3:24 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

This isn’t much of a spoiler, but we might as well label it as so just in case you’re on total lockdown from any information regarding Game of Thrones’ upcoming fourth season. While his role has been known for a while, there are aspects of Haftor Julius Bjornnson’s casting that hint at things to come. You wouldn’t be able to guess what Season 4 has in store for him, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be spoiled to the fact there is something coming that will involve him. So if you can, close your eyes so you don’t see Bjornsson all done up in costume as The Mountain.

Bjornnson posted the photo of himself to his Instagram, giving fans of Game of Thrones a good look at the latest interpretation of Ser Gregor Clegane Aka The Mountain That Rides Aka the older brother of Sandor Clegane. »

- Brody Gibson

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'Game of Thrones' photo: Season 4's Mountain, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson

3 January 2014 11:02 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Game of Thrones" fans can get their first look at Season 4's version of the character of The Mountain -- played by Hafthor Julius Bjornsson. The Icelandic actor posted a photo in costume via Instagram.

Related: First look at Red Viper and Ellaria Sand (and Bjornsson)

The character of Gregor Clegane, known as the Mountain because of his intimidating size, has previously been played by two other actors, Conan Stevens (in Season 1) and Ian Whyte (in Season 2). The Mountain did not appear in 2013's Season 3.

Note: Gregor Clegane is a notoriously awful person and will not likely have such a nice smile in "Game of Thrones."

Season 4 of "Game of Thrones" will air on HBO in the spring of 2014. »


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