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Just as quickly as Afflicted redefined the “found footage” horror subgenre, SX_Tape came along and proved there are still Plenty of opportunities for filmmakers to exploit first-person horror normalities. One day there’s a bright hope, the next there’s a disgusting reminder that for every original idea, someone else will rehash the past few years of duds for their own ill-conceived shitfest. I want to remain positive, happily accepting an advancement in “found footage” horror – but it takes a certain type of awful to make me hate a movie in which our lead, possessed character jumps up and down screaming “Let Me Suck Your Dick!” To think some inexperienced filmmaker could just waltz into stardom with such a – wait, this was directed by Bernard Rose of Candyman fame? Oh boy, where’s Tony Todd when you need him?
When has a sex tape ever gone wrong, am I right? »
- Matt Donato
There are so many sub-genres in horror. The vampire movie, zombie apocalypses, torture porn. But there's nothing more classic and purely fright-inducing than the things that go bump in the night. To celebrate this week's release of The Invoking, we bring you our Top 13 Favorite Haunted House Movies.
Is anything creepier than when your own house turns against you? You can (theoretically) get away from zombies, vamps, slashers and werewolves. But when your own home sweet home is the enemy… it's tough to recover from that.
We have some great Honorable Mentions to start off with. Fantastic director James Wan really seems to have a knack for the haunted house movie as he has one entry on the list itself and also gets a nod for Insidious, a creative look at the inner, an outer, workings of a haunted house. A Haunting in Connecticut was impressive as, in addition to the actual haunting going on, »
- Scott Hallam
Paranormal Activity 5 is gearing up to shoot in Los Angeles next month so that can be released in time for the 2014 Halloween season. The movie is being directed by Gregory Plotkin from a script written by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark.
For some reason the last movie, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, got decent reviews. I personally thought it kind of sucked. But in an interview with Comingsoon writer and director Christopher Landon, talks about the fifth installment of the franchise, saying,
"Gregory Plotkin, who is directing, he's been the editor on all of these and if there's anyone who knows these movies, it's him because he has to sit with all of the footage all day long. I think he's going to take it in a cool direction. We obviously have discussions about it because we want the movies to be connected. So, we were talking at the »
- Joey Paur
Filming is finally slated to begin in Los Angeles next month on Paramount's "Paranormal Activity 5" which is due in cinemas in October.
Director Gregory Plotkin is currently locking down cast members for the indie horror film to join series star Katie Featherston for this outing. A bunch of new characters are featured, and a casting breakdown indicates who we'll be spending time with:
Ryan is a late twenties video-game designer, a "big kid" who has relocated from New York to Pala Alto for a new job at Rockstar Games.
His wife Emily is a more serious, mature and more 'on the go' person who still getting over the death of her sister a year before. She's also a bit of a hippie.
The pair have a fearless, opinionated tomboyish six-year-old daughter named Leila. Another character is Mike, Ryan's more socially awkward twin brother.
Needless to say, this young family's »
- Garth Franklin
2013 marked the first year fans didn't get to see a Paranormal Activity movie since the micro-budget franchise first launched in 2009. Thankfully, there will be a double-dose of found-footage fright this year, with the recently-released spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Paranormal Activity 5, arriving in theaters October 25. As is normally the case, no plot details have been confirmed regarding Paranormal Activity 5, although today we do have information about the new characters Paramount and the producers are currently casting.
The main characters are Ryan, a video game designer who recently relocated his family from New York to Palo Alto, California, for his new job at Rockstar Games. The producers are seeking an actor between the ages of 26 and 31 to play the character, who is described as a "big kid." Ryan's wife Emily is described as somewhat of a hippie who is into organic food, yoga, the arts and music, »
5 items from 2014
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