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Exclusive: Adam Wingard and Simon Barret Talk The Guest

10 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett are known for their collaborations on A Horrible Way to Die, You’re Next, and the V/H/S franchise. They’re back at their unique brand of darkly comedic horror with The Guest (review), which opens in theaters nationwide on September 17th.

In The Guest a mysterious soldier shows up on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son, who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths occur, which seem oddly connected to his arrival.

We got a chance to catch up with them to ask a few questions… hope we didn’t overstay our welcome!

Dread Central: How come you built the story around a soldier, who is evil? Was there any hesitation in presenting America’s hero as a villain?

Simon Barrett: No. »

- Staci Layne Wilson

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'The Guest' (2014) Movie Review

8 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Adam Wingard showed a talent for tongue-in-cheek thrills, riffing on the home invasion genre with You're Next, but with The Guest he's one-upped his game and chosen the perfect vessel for doing so in Dan Stevens. The "Downton Abbey" star plays David, a man who introduces himself to the Peterson family as a soldier and friend of their son who died in the war. More specifically he plays something of a Jason Bourne run amuck, though, for the Petersons, that might not necessarily be a bad thing... at first. Since the death of their son the Petersons appear to have grown apart. Mom (Sheila Kelley) and dad (Leland Orser) fight a lot while Luke (Brendan Meyer) is dealing with bullies at school and his older sister, Anna (Maika Monroe), is in her rebelious phase, trying to deal with the fact she's almost 21 and still living at home while saving for college. »

- Brad Brevet

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Movie Review – The Guest (2014)

7 September 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Guest, 2014.

Directed by Adam Wingard.

Starring Dan StevensMaika Monroe, Brenden Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Joel David Moore, and Chase Williamson.

Synopsis:

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Following on from their home invasion genre masher, the brutally brilliant You’re Next, director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett return with The Guest, a thriller that recalls and recaptures the VHS heyday of the 80’s in all of its glory. Staying true to Wingard and Barrett’s style, they take another convention, here it’s the stranger with a mysterious background, then deconstruct it and turn it on its head so the viewer is never quite sure where the story will go next. »

- Kris Wall

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Exclusive: Mark Hartley Talks Patrick: Evil Awakens' Chilling Tone, Thrilling Finale, Crack Cast, and Much More

11 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Mark Hartley's reimagining of cult '70s shocker Patrick hits UK DVD shelves today, 11 August, titled Evil Awakens. With this in mind, we recently cornered Hartley as he took a break in London to pick his brain about the film, his feature helming debut.

Until now, Mark has been most widely known for his directorial work on music videos and documentaries such as Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed. When quizzed about the circumstances that led to finally getting in the director's chair for a narrative feature film, he tells us, "Well, I had never ever planned, or had any ambition, to make documentaries."

He elaborates, "That kind of happened by accident... I had always intended to make narrative features, and it was just a very difficult process. My background is actually music videos – I’ve made like a hundred and fifty music videos in Australia prior to »

- Gareth Jones

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‘Patrick: Evil Awakens’ Review

5 August 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Martin Crewes, Peta Sergeant | Written by Justin King | Directed by Mark Hartley

Former music video director Mark Hartley came to prominence, at least to me, in 2008 when his wonderful documentary Not Quite Hollywood, which detailed the “Ozploitation” genre, exploded on film blogs and movie sites across the globe. He then followed that up with another documentary, Machete Maidens Unleashed, a look at Filipino genre filmmaking, in 2010. I was fortunate enough to see that doc on the big screen at 2011′s Frightfest Glasgow and now, some three years later Hartley’s feature film debut Patrick: Evil Awakens, a loose remake of Richard Franklin’s seminal 1978 shocker, makes it’s UK debut on DVD.

It’s been some years since I’ve seen Franklin’s original film and it’s Italian lensed “sequel” Patrick Lives Again, but it’s not like anyone can actually forget »

- Phil Wheat

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Dan Stevens is Not to be Trusted in First Trailer for Adam Wingard’s The Guest

26 June 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens is not to be trusted in “You’re Next” director Adam Wingard’s latest, the thriller “The Guest,” which gets a pretty intense looking trailer that you can take a gander at below, folks who enjoy taking a gandering. “You’re Next” was a great movie and I’m still holding out for a sequel to that one, though not one without Sharni Vinson’s character. I mean, a sequel without her would be kind of pointless, right? But let’s move on to “The Guest” and what he has plan for this poor family and their hot blonde daughter. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess “nothing good.” A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series »

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Lost Episode Festival Toronto 2014: Anna And Patrick Headline Weekend Lineup

20 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Lost Episode Festival Toronto, or Left, is prepping for a weekend of thrills, horror and debauchery on July 5 and 6. The festival takes place at the famed Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in downtown Toronto. The fest will be hosting the Canadian theatrical premieres of Jorge Dorado's thriller Anna, starring American Horror Story's Taissa Farmiga and Brian Cox, and Mark Hartley's Patrick, starring You're Next's Sharni Vinson. There will also be short film programs and the midnight program will feature a burlesque show by Nerd Girl Burlesque. The Lost Episode Festival Toronto (Left) announced today the programme of feature films, short films, live burlesque, and the 50 Hour Film Competition awards show, 5-6 July at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Tickets are now available online here,...

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'You’re Next' Film Review

17 May 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

You know how you can sit through a film and find that it’s just not mustering up enough tension or thrills, chills – you name it, it is lacking in it? Well, You’re Next is a slasher film that knows what to deliver. It gets in, it sets up the characters, the tension and from there on, it is a rip-roaring dash to the bloody finish and man, is it effective!

A family comes together for the first time in what we assume is quite a few years and instantly, they all bicker and carry on after a few hours together – as most families tend to do. The main focus in this large ensemble cast is the couple Crispen (A. J. Bowen) and Erin (Sharni Vinson), a spunky Australian that this family seems to dislike. The film wastes no time in introducing each »

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Full Texas Frightmare Weekend Schedule Unleashed!

14 April 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 schedule that jam packed with things to do, people to see, and screams to be had! Read on for all of the latest, and if you're gonna be in attendance... consider us officially jealous!

From the Press Release

Just when fans didn't think Texas Frightmare Weekend could get any more epic... it does - in a huge way! America's largest horror convention is proud to announce several new free film screenings, guests, and events to take place at Dallas, Texas' Dfw Hyatt Regency this May 2, 3, and 4 - cementing Tfw's reputation as the biggest and best gathering of horror fandom in the USA!

In addition to our numerous previously-announced free screenings, Tfw is also proud to host the World Premiere of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead and the North American Premiere of the Japanese splatter anthology Zombie TV - from Maelie Makuno, »

- Steve Barton

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Special Screening of Dawn of the Dead with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger

9 April 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We already told you that George A. Romero will be appearing at Texas Frightmare Weekend, but we have one more exciting piece of new for fans of Dawn of the Dead. The Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with Texas Frightmare Weekend for a rare screening of the 1978 zombie classic, with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger in attendance.

“Texas Frightmare Weekend is teaming up with The Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to this year’s jam-packed 2014 weekend… culminating with a star-studded screening of George Romero’s zombie opus Dawn Of The Dead the night before Frightmare begins!

In 1968, George A. Romero created what would go on to be the modern zombie genre as we know it with Night of the Living Dead. Ten years later, he redefined it with what is widely considered as the zenith of »

- Jonathan James

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Producer Antony I. Ginnane talks classic Ozploitation Blu-ray rereleases

19 March 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

If you’ve seen the fabulously entertaining Ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood — which tracks the rise of Down Under genre films in the ’70s and ’80s — then you will be familiar with producer and Quentin Tarantino favorite Antony I. Ginnane, the so-called “Roger Corman of Australia” whose output includes the horror movies Patrick, Dead Kids, and Thirst. “But how can I learn more about these films?” I pretend to hear you cry. Well, good news! This month, Severin Films is releasing all three terror flicks in Blu-ray/DVD combo packs (as well as the self-explanatory DVD, Ozploitation Trailer Explosion) which »

- Clark Collis

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An Exclusive Interview with 'Patrick' Star Sharni Vinson

18 March 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Sharni Vinson garnered profound praise from fans and critics alike for her turn in Adam Wingard's You’re Next, and this year the actress has returned to the horror genre in the new remake of the 1978 Australian thriller Patrick. In the new version, Vinson plays a nurse who shares a profound connection with the titular character, a comatose patient with telekinetic powers. We recently had the pleasure of connecting with Ms. Vinson, who told us why she loves performing her own stunts, describes becoming an icon for female empowerment, and hints at her role in an upcoming all-female Expendables-style film.     Fearnet: You’re becoming known as a very versatile actor who can perform a lot of her own stunts. Which of your stunts did you perform in Patrick?    Vinson: Patrick was probably the movie that I have done the most stunts in. We had these incredible rigs that I would get thrown backwards by, »

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Medicine Goes Awry in New Found Footage From Patrick: Evil Awakens

15 March 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

An unethical medical experiment gone wrong has been captured in a found footage video for the new horror film, ‘Patrick: Evil Awakens.’ The tape was discovered just in time for this weekend’s VOD and theatrical releases of the sci-fi thriller, which was directed by Mark Hartley. ‘Patrick: Evil Awakens,’ which was written by Justin King, stars Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths and Sharni Vinson. Phase 4 Films, which is distributing the film, has released the following synopsis for the thriller: When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and  [ Read More ]

The post Medicine Goes Awry in New Found Footage From Patrick: Evil Awakens appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Patrick: Evil Awakens Movie Review

15 March 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Patrick: Evil Awakens Director: Mark Hartley Starring: Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Peta Sergeant, Martin Crewes, Damon Gameau, and Jackson Gallagher Running time: 1hr 35min, Rated R, Available on VOD /In Theaters 03.14.14 A remake of the same named 1978 film is the story of Kathy (Sharni Vinson), a nurse whom is hired at a private psychiatric clinic run by the intense duo Doctor Roget (Charles Dance) and Matron Cassidy (Rachel Griffiths). Kathy is introduced to patient Patrick (Jackson Gallagher), a young man who’s been in a coma since he was 15 when he murdered his mother and her lover in a bathtub, and then attempted suicide. Kathy  [ Read More ]

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Film Review: ‘Patrick: Evil Awakens’

14 March 2014 12:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A comatose patient with telekinetic powers runs amok without leaving his bed at a mad doctor’s clinic in “Patrick: Evil Awakens.” This well-crafted remake of the 1978 Aussie cult item “Patrick” marks a steady move into scripted features for helmer Mark Hartley, whose impressive documentary “Not Quite Hollywood” chronicled the 1970s and ‘80s golden age of Aussie exploitation cinema. Rich in gothic trappings and sporting a terrific central performance by Sharni Vinson (“You’re Next”) as a nurse in Patrick’s sinister sights, the pic has some wobbly dialogue and doesn’t deliver full-blown terror, but should satisfy audiences hankering for old-school genre entertainment. Tepid B.O. during the film’s October 2013 Oz run doesn’t bode well for its limited U.S. theatrical bow on March 14; outlook is much brighter for same-day VOD release and homevid fortunes.

The film unfolds in the Roget Clinic, a privately run facility »

- Richard Kuipers

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Patrick divides Us critics

13 March 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rechristened Patrick: Evil Awakens, Mark Hartley.s re-imagining of Richard Franklin.s 1978 cult horror film Patrick opens in the Us today.

Many Us critics had already seen and reviewed the film, which is being released simultaneously on Video-on-Demand and in cinemas in Los Angeles, New York and Columbus, Ohio, by Phase 4 Films.

The latest batch of Us reviews is a mixed bag, ranging from the mostly effusive to a couple that were dismissive. On the positive side, Blu-ray.com.s Brian Orndorf declared, .Armed with a brand name and movie geek recognition, the producers have elected to mount Patrick once again, using contemporary fright film mechanics to sell a familiar tale. Against all odds, they.ve managed to succeed where many efforts fail, returning the tension and peculiarity of the premise for another go-around of telekinetic terror..

Orndorf praised the performances of Sharni Vinson, the nurse who forms »

- Don Groves

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New Patrick Viral Features an Experiment Gone Wrong... Really Wrong

13 March 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A new viral video in promotion of the Aussie chiller Patrick (review) is here to make a real mess of things. Look for the flick in theatres and on VOD This Friday, March 14, 2014. Check it out, or we will force you to telepathically!

At the helm of the remake is Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), and the flick stars Richard E. Grant (Dracula, Corpse Bride), Rachel Griffiths (Blow), and Sharni Vinson (You're Next).

Synopsis

When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Patrick: Evil Awakens, a Techno-Thriller of Brain-Dead Proportions

11 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Electroshock therapy doesn't cure the comatose in Patrick: Evil Awakens, but it does turn vegetative Patrick (Jason Gallagher) into a telekinetic psychopath intent on stalking nurse Kathy (Sharni Vinson) by looking through her Facebook photos and burning her beaus with grills and overheated cell phones.

Mark Hartley's ludicrous Australian import is set in a Horror 101-grade rotting former convent where Dr. Roget (Charles Dance), with the aid of his daughter, Matron Cassidy (Rachel Griffiths), tries to awaken brain trauma-stricken patients via experiments involving drugs and high-voltage electricity.

In this preposterous place of medicine, Roget does his dirty work in a secret basement lab while Kathy strikes up a rapport with motionless Patrick, who's soon using »

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Exclusive Patrick Clip Gets Through to You

10 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The updated version of the Aussie chiller Patrick (review) will be in theatres This Friday, March 14, 2014, and right now we have a look at an exclusive clip for you. Check it out, or we will force you to telepathically!

At the helm of the remake is Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), and the flick stars Richard E. Grant (Dracula, Corpse Bride), Rachel Griffiths (Blow), and Sharni Vinson (You're Next).

Synopsis

When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.

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Got news? Click here to submit it! »

- Uncle Creepy

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Oz critics laud Mystery Road

2 March 2014 11:41 AM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Ivan Sen.s Mystery Road. won six of the eight awards for Australian films at the Australian Film Critics Association 2014 film and writing awards.

The murder mystery produced by David Jowsey was feted as best film and for Sen.s direction, screenplay and cinematography, lead actor Aaron Pedersen and supporting actor Hugo Weaving.

Nicole Kidman was named best actress for The Railway Man and Rose Byrne took the supporting actress prize for Tim Winton's The Turning.

Tarantino's Django Unchanged was judged best international film and Michael Haneke.s Amour best foreign-language international film. Best documentary went to Sarah Polley.s Stories We Tell.

The Afca has about 75 members. .All our members voted on the Awards and the majority clearly felt Ivan Sen's gripping outback noir was the best Australian film from the last 12 months,. said Afca chair Richard Haridy, whose outlets are ABC Radio Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, »

- Don Groves

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