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The battle continues. This week, Wgn America released a new teaser for season two of Outsiders. Set in the rural hills of Appalachia, the drama follows the conflict between a tight-knit mountain clan and the community who surround them. The cast includes David Morse, Thomas M. Wright, Ryan Hurst, Joe Anderson, Gillian Alexy, Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson, Francie Swift, and Phyllis Somerville.Read More… »
It kind of goes without saying but La’s annual Screamfest is one of our favorite events of the year. With every passing year, many genre titles are featured at the hellish (in a good way) Fest that was founded in 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky and there are always enough great films, whether they be short or feature length, to please any and every horror fan. Thanks to crew over at EW, the festival’s first wave of titles have officially been announced (This year’s fest runs October 18-27, 2016 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood)and I’ll be the first to say, Hell Yes. We’re looking forward to attending this year’s fest and hope to see you fright fanatics there!
First Wave of Titles:
The Master Cleanse (USA) 2016
Directed by Bobby Miller
Written by Bobby Miller
- Jerry Smith
With the Halloween season around the corner, this year's Screamfest Horror Film Festival is almost upon us, and the first wave of films for the fest have now been announced, including Fear, Inc., Trash Fire, and The Master Cleanse (starring Johnny Galecki).
Press Release: "Hollywood – Sept. 7, 2016 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, announces the first wave of its official 2016 film line up. The festival, which will run from Oct. 18-27, 2016 at the TLC Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) will serve as ambassador for the festival.
“We’re so thrilled to announce such a diverse group of films this year,” said Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Founder and Festival Director. “Even in our 16th year, filmmakers continue to push the envelope and »
- Derek Anderson
Abattoir review: An intelligent and stylish macabre tale straight out of the world of Lovecraft or Poe.
Abattoir review by Kat Hughes, August 2016.
Real-estate journalist Julia Talben (Jessica Lowndes) dreams of writing for the crime section, but irritatingly her boss doesn’t think that she’s got what it takes. After a personal tragedy in which her family are murdered, she finds the world of real-estate and crime merging as she uncovers a spate of murders connected to unusually fast house sales.
Joining Julia in her hunt is Grady (Joe Anderson), her on and off beau who is handily also a cop. The pair are compelled to investigate the murder of Julia’s sister and nephew after the house is sold mere days after the butchering. Even odder, the room in which the murders occurred has been ripped from the foundations. It isn’t the first time, it »
- Kat Hughes
My Father Die, 2016
Written and directed by Sean Brosnan
Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher’s target also happens to be his father.
The family revenge thriller has been done to death (no pun intended), but Sean Brosnan’s debut feature My Father Die is a step above the rest. With three outstanding central performances, a fantastic score and incredible drama, My Father Die might be one of the best movies of 2016.
Brosnan presents parts of My Father Die as if it was a student art art film, but it isn’t distracting as »
- Luke Owen
My Father Die Review
My Father Die opened this year’s Horror Channel Frightfest event and certainly started proceedings off with a bang. Young teen Asher idolises his older brother Chester. The pair are inseparable, Chester happily teaching his younger brother everything he knows about life. The pair are tragically wrenched away from each other however, after their father Ivan (Gary Stretch) brutally murders Chester in a drunken rage.
Years later Asher (Joe Anderson) has now grown up and is living out in the deep south with his overweight and grief-stricken mother. They then learn that, due to overcrowding and good behaviour, Ivan has been released from prison, presenting Asher with an opportunity. For all the years that Ivan’s been behind bars Asher has been in training. Training so that one day he can avenge his brother’s death by claiming the life of his father. Finally the wait is over. »
- Kat Hughes
FrightFest 2016, the UK's premier horror film festival, runs over the forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend. With over sixty movies set to screen, plus their short films showcase, Andy Nyman's very popular quiz and several industry-related talks and events, FrightFest continues to expand its brand and deliver a varied selection of titles from across the globe. The anointed one (this year's opener) is Sean Brosnan's southern Gothic thriller My Father, Die. Starring Brit actor Joe Anderson (The Ruins, The Crazies), it's sure to be a damn sight better than 2015's Cherry Tree. Also up to bat on opening night, after My Father, Die, is the latest Stephen King adaptation, Cell, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The Hollywood stars reunite after 2007's devilishly good 1408, also a King adaptation.
The August Bank Holiday is almost upon us which means only one thing for horror fans – Frightfest is almost here. Celebrated as the Christmas of the darker side of cinema, the event runs from Thursday 24th – Monday 29th August. During that time the event will screen around 70 films that all embrace the stranger side of film-making.
This year the festival moves out of Leicester Square for the first time as it instead descends on the Vue cinema in Shepard’s Bush. It also has a new headline sponsor in the form of the Horror Channel. These changes have no effect on the line-up of films themselves though and the team behind-the-scenes have picked some great gems.
For those of you attending the festival we’ve created our very own guide of what to watch. We’ve spent our summer sat in a darkened room trawling through the films to come up with our top picks. »
- Kat Hughes
Exclusive: Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die among genre trio to secure distribution through FrightFest Presents label.
Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) and UK genre festival FrightFest have set the next three films to be released under their curated UK distribution banner FrightFest Presents.
FrightFest opener My Father Die, written and directed by Sean Brosnan, stars Joe Anderson, Candace Smith and Gary Stretch in the story of a deaf and mute man who trains himself for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
In less than one month, Bruce Campbell’s third annual Horror Film Festival will return to Chicago for its third year of celebrating horror movies both old and new. This year’s lineup includes Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, the world premiere of Found Footage 3D, a 30th anniversary screening of Night of the Creeps, and much more:
Press Release: Rosemont, Ill., June 22, 2016— Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary »
- Derek Anderson
Premiering tonight at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival is Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, a neo-noir-infused horror film that follows a reporter (Jessica Lowndes) investigating a mysterious man by the name of Jebediah Crone (Dayton Callie), who collects the rooms of violent crime scenes as part of his plan to build a home based entirely upon murder. Abattoir also co-stars Lin Shaye, Joe Anderson, J. Larose, and Michael Paré.
Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with Bousman about his return to horror for his latest film, why he thrives on making “un-makeable” films, and the long journey of Abattoir from page to screen.
[Writer’s Note: Full disclosure, my significant other (and sometimes contributor to Daily Dead) edited Abattoir, so while we will not be reviewing it, we thought an interview with Bousman would be an appropriate way to give Daily Dead readers insights into the film.]
Let’s start at the beginning and talk about the evolution of Abattoir from the graphic novel to the feature film version. This has been a long time coming.
Darren Lynn Bousman: Yeah, this is the longest I’ve ever been involved with a »
- Heather Wixson
Exclusive: From director Darren Lynn Bousman comes Abattoir, a new horror thriller written by Chris Monfette about a haunted house constructed entirely from rooms in which horrific deaths have occurred. It stars Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Dayton Callie, Lin Shaye and Jay Huguley and follows Julia (Lowndes), a real estate journalist who finds herself on the crime beat following the horrific murder of her sister. When the room in which her sister was killed is literally… »
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Not every movie -- not even every good movie -- is worth an immediate Blu-ray investment, but you're going to want to clear a sexy spot in your house for Ryan Reynolds's "Deadpool." The top R-rated movie around the world is out on DVD and Blu-ray May 10. We could list the Blu-ray features, but it's much more fun to get them from the Merc with a Mouth himself:
Michael Moore's latest incendiary documentary/opinion piece, this time about the American military, »
- Gina Carbone
"The battle for the mountain has just begun." Season two of Outsiders will debut in 2017, Wgn America announced this week.
The drama follows the tight-knit Farrell clan, an Appalachian family who come into conflict with those who live outside of their mountain community. The series stars David Morse, Thomas M. Wright, Ryan Hurst, Joe Anderson, and Gillian Alexy.
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FilmRise has picked up worldwide rights to My Father Die, a revenge thriller that premiered at SXSW in March. The film from writer-director Sean Brosnan stars Joe Anderson as Asher, a man who has been deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at age 12. For the past two decades he has been training to avenge himself on his attacker, a man who also killed his older brother. Now that his nemesis is out of prison, he will finally get his chance — but Asher’s target… »
Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…
Open Road paid $4m for Us rights after watching the promo last year in Cannes, when the Solution Entertainment Group cut a multiple-territory del with Sony.
The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Linas Phillips’ SXSW comedy Rainbow Time starring Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Timm Sharp, Artemis Pebdani, Jay Duplass, and Tobin Bell. ICM Partners and Submarine Entertainment represented the film-makers.FilmRise has picked up exclusive worldwide distribution rights from CAA to Sean Brosnan’s debut feature My Father Die. The revenge thriller premiered at SXSW and will receive a theatrical release this winter. Brosnan »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you haven’t seen the season finale of “Outsiders”) The first season of Wgn America’s “Outsiders” closed with a major bang. As the episode begins, Big Foster (David Morse) gathers his men to track down the conspirators who escaped with Asa’s (Joe Anderson) help in the last episode. Down in town, most of the men who agreed to help Wade (Thomas M. Wright) in going up the mountain have begun to back out. On top of that, Hayley (Francie Swift) gets bailed out of jail and slaps Wade with a civil suit for wrongful imprisonment. »
- Joe Otterson
In a clip of tonight’s “Outsiders” obtained by TheWrap, Big Foster (David Morse) is tired of waiting for Asa (Joe Anderson) to deliver on the guns he promised. Foster arrives at Asa’s home with his sentries in tow and demands to know when Asa will have the guns. Asa says that good things take time, but Foster isn’t hearing it. He demands Asa go to town that very day and secure the weapons –or else. Also in this week’s episode, Wade (Thomas M. Wright) steps up his investigation into the sale of Farrell wine after the »
- Joe Otterson
Little Foster (Ryan Hurst) is a man out for revenge in an exclusive clip from this week’s “Outsiders” obtained by TheWrap. Little Foster has been reeling ever since his father, Big Foster (David Morse), seized control of the Farrell clan and took G’win (Gillian Alexy) as his own. But now, Little Foster is ready to take the ultimate step. He approaches Asa (Joe Anderson) and says he plans to kill his father at his wedding to G’win. He needs Asa’s help to create a distraction in order to get a clear shot. Also Read: 'Outsiders »
- Joe Otterson
Although its time on TV may be over (for now), Bryan Fuller’s beloved Hannibal TV series can be fondly remembered through the items that appeared on the show (as well as the amazing performances). Fans can now add a little Hannibal to their homes via Prop Store’s ongoing auction featuring more than 1,250 props and costumes from the cannibalistic series.
Currently underway and concluding between April 4th–8th (end times depend on the individual item), Prop Store’s Hannibal auction features an abundance of props from all three seasons of the series that offered delectable new takes on Thomas Harris’ eclectic characters.
Highlights from the auction include Hannibal Lecter’s vinyl kill suit, the (synthetic) human hair-stuffed elk pillow, Hannibal’s home-brewed beer bottles, the black stag antlers, prosthetic severed ears, Will Graham’s Bshci cage, Hannibal’s straitjacket, Mason Verger’s (Michael Pitt) bloody shirt and pants, Mason »
- Derek Anderson
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