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Extended First Look at Smoke & Mirrors: The Story Of Tom Savini [Clip]
27 August 2014 5:14 PM, PDT
When it comes to the world of practical effects, Tom Savini is kind of a god. If you grew up in the 80s watching horror movies, chances are you've seen and perhaps even been had nightmares thanks to Savini's work.
Director Jason Baker is in the process of finishing work on Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini which chronicles the effects master and actor through his career. Rather than cut together a trailer, Baker has released an extended preview of the documentary, focusing mostly on Savini's work on Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn.
Baker has been working on the project since 2011 (he launched a successful Kickstarter in 2011) and it was supposed to be ready in June of this year though from the notes attached to this preview which Baker released today (t [Continued ...] »
Ángela is Key to Zombie Outbreak in New Look at [Rec] 4: Apocalypse [Trailer]
27 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT
We've already seen that Jaume Balagueró's new entry into the [Rec] franchise pretty much does away with both the third movie and the found footage aesthetic, with the story returning to Ángela and picking up after the events that unfolded in [Rec] 2.
This time, the story puts Ángela on an oil rig where she's being monitored and tested on by a group of scientists. It's not clear what they're looking for, probably an answer as to how she's managed to survive the events of the previous two movies. Things go wrong, a zombie nightmare breaks out and Ángela appears to be the only one who can stop it.
[Rec] 4: Apocalypse will have its [Continued ...] »
The Drownsman Warns: Watch Out for the Killer in the Water! [Review]
27 August 2014 2:58 PM, PDT
I love seeing horror movies that feature strange objects either directly or indirectly killing people. Be it Death Bed (a killer bed), Ringu (a killer video), Exte (killer hair extensions) or even the crazy The Happening (killer trees), I can't help but get excited at the prospect of people dying because of otherwise innocuous things. The latest movie to jump in on the action is The Drownsman.
Directed by Chad Archibald and co-written by Archibald and producing partner Cody Calahan who last year directed Antisocial (which featured social media killing people – sort of (review)), The Drownsman [Continued ...] »
Schwarzenegger Zombie Thriller Maggie Acquired by Lionsgate
26 August 2014 2:23 PM, PDT
Lionsgate has acquired North American distro rights to a new apocalyptic thriller called Maggie which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the father of Abigail Breslin, who has been inflicted by a virus that will innevitably turn her into a flesh eating zombie.
Maggie was a black list script that was written by John Scott 3. Henry Hobson directed and Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger.
The story of a deadly zombie virus that has spread a plague across the world. Breslin portrays a vivacious young woman who becomes infected.
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Hungry Mummy Hunts Archaeologists in The Pyramid [Trailer]
26 August 2014 9:29 AM, PDT
The prospect of The Pyramid doesn't sound so good when you read it. Produced by Alexandre Aja and directed by first timer Grégory Levasseur, it's the story of a group of archaeologists who uncover a new pyramid that is home to an ancient human hunting entity.
I'm actually rather surprised its taken this long someone to make this movie, it seems like such a natural fit for a monster movie, but the prospect of another found footage endeavour didn't much appeal to me and sadly, that's exactly what this sounds like. But curious about the fact that this stars Denis O'Hare and Ashley Hinshaw, both of whom have had memorable turns on "True Blood," I gave the trailer a go only to find that this doesn't look like a total write off and that this rip-off of The Descent could [Continued ...] »
Big Foot Exists! [Trailer]
25 August 2014 4:55 PM, PDT
Sánchez is best known for co-directing the found footage movie that kicked off a new style of filmmaking and though he's continued to work since The Blair Witch Project's release 15 years ago, he hasn't managed to meet the same amount of success as his debut. Now he's at it again, with more found footage, and this time tackling Big Foot.
I really liked Goldthwait's movie and must admit I'm not really interested in another take on the subject, especially one with a similar [Continued ...] »