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Lots of Things Go Boom in new Terminator Genisys Spot [Teaser]

29 January 2015 9:35 AM, PST

It seems crazy to me that in the nearly 25 years since the release of Terminator 2, the franchise is still playing in the liquid terminator goo. I mean, it only took James Cameron 7 years to advance the effects forward by a leap... by I digress. We're getting a new terminator movie and that alone should make me happy right?

Well, it doesn't. Especially when Terminator Genisys has a stupid name and looks like your average blockbuster action movie. We've already tried to establish where it fits in the Skynet timeline and decided that it breaks all sorts of canon but we're a relatively optimistic bunch and we hope it'll be good but I can't say I'm holding my breath.

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New on Blu-ray and DVD: Open Windows! Big Driver! & More!

27 January 2015 2:20 PM, PST

I called Open Windows "the most relevant thriller of the year" and, while the movie is shaky at times and the ending is a but of a Wtf? I stand by that.

Only the mind of Nacho Vigalando (Time Crimes) could have dreamed up the concept and followed through with it in a way that managed to not seem completely daft. Despite being technically a "techno thriller", the film nods at everything from scifi to Hitchcock to Giallo. Worth a rental folks.

Onwards!

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Sundance 2015: Room 237 Director Returns with Terrifying Doc The Nightmare [Clip]

27 January 2015 12:31 PM, PST

Imagine waking up, seeing someone you don't know in your room and then discovering that you can't move. You can’t run, you can't hide – you're frozen. Sleep paralysis is a real thing and director Rodney Ascher is about to let the world know all about it.

You may recognize Ascher's name. He's the director behind Room 237 (review), the documentary on the conspiracy theories behind Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. For his follow up, Ascher is mixing documentary filmmaking with horror in The Nightmare.

In his new movie, Ascher explores sleep paralysis in a conventional way that is turning out to be more than people bargained for: by re-enacting individual's [Continued ...] »

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Tom Hardy & Gary Oldman Face Off in Period Serial Killer Thriller Child 44 [Trailer]

27 January 2015 11:49 AM, PST

We haven't talked much about the upcoming thriller Child 44 but the concept for this project is just too good to pass up.

Based on Tom Rob Smith's first novel in a trilogy, the story unfolds as a disgraced military police officer (Tom Hardy looking ragged and sporting a wicked Russian accent) investigates a number of child murders by a suspected serial killer. The big twist here is that the investigation takes place in the Soviet Union during Stalin's leadership.

The concept may well be familiar but the setting and period certainly add some unexpected intrigue to the story, not to mention a political element that usually doesn't play a part in your standard serial killer hunt movie. And then there's this cast. Aside from Hardy, the movie also stars Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, [Continued ...] »

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Cameron Romero's Vietnam-Set Origins Reveals the Rise of the Undead

27 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST

Radar Pictures announced today that they will produce writer-director Cameron Romero’s Origins. Yep, George Romero's is bringing us a new film set in his father's "Living Dead" universe, taking us back to Vietnam where the dead first rose.

The film’s story is by Romero, who will also direct, with a screenplay by Romero, Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell. The project, which is currently out to cast, was brought into Radar by Lapietra. Origins is scheduled for production later this year.

Synopsis:

At the height of the Cold War when the world held its breath and America was at war with itself, one scientist tried to give the world its best hope for survival. Instead, he unleashed its worst nightmare.

Origins is a great opportunity for me to conti [Continued ...] »

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Pandemic Set to Show us the Apocalypse in First Person Pov

27 January 2015 9:02 AM, PST

Director John Suits (The Scribbler) has made a first-person apocalypse thriller that Content Media are calling a potential gamer changer.

Taking place in the near future Los Angeles where a doctor searches for a cure to a devastating virus, Content film president Jamie Carmichael will start selling the film in Berlin next week.

“The Fps component immerses the viewer right into heart the film – in a hybrid gamer style,” said Carmichael. “We’re incredibly impressed with John and Gabriel’s inventive work.”

Synopsis:

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The Strangers Sequel Moving Ahead

26 January 2015 4:28 PM, PST

Why can't studios ever just leave well enough alone?

Remember The Strangers? Bryan Bertino's kick ass home invasion flick? The one with the weird masks? It was pretty great: atmospheric, well acted, all around creepy as hell.

The studio has been talking about making a sequel since the original came out but over the years, interest on the project has waned and at some point, Bertino dropped out of writing the project and the entire thing just seemed dead. Sad, considering the original director was involved, but probably for the best.

Not satisfied that they've mined this concept to the core, there are reports now that Relativity is movin [Continued ...] »

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Knock Knock is No Joke [Full Short]

26 January 2015 4:07 PM, PST

It seems somehow appropriate that a few hours after the debut of our first teaser for Eli Roth's upcoming horror movie Knock Knock we get another, completely unrelated horror movie with the same name.

Written and directed by The Thornton Brothers and starring Chris Thornton, the short is the story of a man who awakes to a loud knocking sound and whose day gets progressively worse. He looks everywhere for the source of the knock, then starts hearing other voices before taking matters into his own hands.

Knock Knock isn't particularly sophisticated but it's an effective little horror movie and a great example of what can be accomplished with a little ingenuity and [Continued ...] »

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First Turbo Kid Trailer Will Please Retro Pa Fans!

26 January 2015 3:13 PM, PST

It must be Turbo Kid day here at Qe! We literally just chatted with the directors of super fun 80s throwback Turbo Kid and they go and drop the trailer on us!

Turbo Kid is a loving tribute to post-Road Warrior 80s flicks where mutants and shoulder pads ruled the wasteland. Based on this quick teaser, it's sure to please retro Pa fans to no end. We're definitely really looking forward to this one.

Synopsis:

In a post-apocalyptic future a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl. It's a blood-splattered love story [Continued ...] »

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Sundance 2015: Turbo Kid Directors Talk Influences, Working as a Hive Mind & Michael Ironside! [Interview]

26 January 2015 12:28 PM, PST

This morning, hours before their world premiere at Sundance, I had the chance to chat with François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, the trio of writer/directors better known as Rkss and the hive mind behind the highly anticipated Pa movie Turbo Kid, the first clip from which we posted on Friday.

We turn back the clocks a few years and talk about their experience with the anthology project ABC's of Death, the challenges of shooting a post-apocalyptic movie in Montreal in debilitatingly cold weather, signing on Michael Ironside and the experience of Sundance.

If you're in Park City, you can check out the movie tonig [Continued ...] »

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Cat's Eyes Release Official Video for Duke Of Burgundy Soundtrack

26 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST

As previously mentioned, UK's Cat's Eyes provided the soundtrack to Peter Strickland’s sumptuous new thriller "The Duke Of Burgundy" (review) and have released the film's opening credits in their entirety as the group's official video.

Cat's Eyes (Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Rachel Zeffira) wrote the score for for the film which is set for release digitally and on vinyl on 16th February on Raf and Caroline Records.

The film, starring Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D’Anna, will be released in U [Continued ...] »

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Keanu Reeves Makes A Bad Choice in Knock Knock Trailer

26 January 2015 9:21 AM, PST

On the eve of its debut at Sundance 2015, the first trailer has premiered for Eli Roth's new thriller Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves as a happily married man tempted by two young girls who knock on his door looking for help.

Synopsis:

Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.

The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Give [Continued ...] »

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