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First Trailer for Rodney Asher's New Doc The Nightmare!
1 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT
Rodney Ascher broke onto the scene with his documentary Room 237 (review) which was all about the crazy theories and interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic "The Shining" that some folks have obsessed about over the years. His latest doc, The Nightmare, take a look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.
The movie chronicles eight different people who suffer from night terrors and sleep paralysis, that finds them trapped in awakened states of semi-consciousness, where they witness truly horrific visions, but are unable to move.
"The Nightmare" opens in limited release and hits VOD on June 5th.
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Eli Roth's Student Film Restaurant Dogs is a Bit of Wonderful Madness
1 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT
Crypt TV have exclusively released Eli Roth's student film Restaurant Dogs, a very strange affair and oddly fascinating look inside the creative mind of a filmmaker that went on to be one of the biggest names in horror.
The film is obviously inspired by Tarantino, though this is pre Pulp Fiction. Roth obviously knew where the industry would be going.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Roth's professors hated the film and were skeptical about graduating him after viewing it. It, of course, went on to win top honors at the student academy awards and the film was screened at the Moma. Take that professors!
I won't spoil the proceedings with a synopsis. Just let it all rain down on you.
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Insane Look Behind The Scenes of Mad Max: Fury Road
1 May 2015 10:09 AM, PDT
"George may ask you to do things that seem insane..." you think?
The countdown to Mad Max: Fury Road is now in full swing (though around these parts, we've been counting down for what seems like nearly a year). There's already been quite a bit of coverage of the upcoming George Miller classic-in-the-making but we've yet to see much of Miller himself talk about the movie but this new featurette fixes that.
Miller shares where the idea for the movie came from, Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy chime in on the insanity of the production and we get a ridiculously impressive glimpse behind the scenes of the coolest looking movie of the summer.
Mad Max: Fury Road opens May 15.
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Prometheus Scribe Jon Spaihts Enters Cube Remake
30 April 2015 2:41 PM, PDT
The remake of Vincenzo Natali's Cube is moving along quickly now at Lionsgate. Director Saman Kesh,who caught everyone's eye with his short film Controller (below) is now attached to direct the film called "Cubed," describes as "a re-imagining of the original movie."
The film is described as a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new “digital” race. Interesting.
Phil Gawthorne is writing the script based off of Kesh’s original take.
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Vin Diesel is The Last Witch Hunter [Trailer]
30 April 2015 10:41 AM, PDT
The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process.
In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaul [Continued ...] »
Infini Review: In Space Everyone Can Hear You Scream
30 April 2015 9:31 AM, PDT
Infini is the second feature from Australian director Shane Abbess, who broke onto the scene with an impressive actioner called Gabriel (review). Filmed on a buget of (supposedly) $150,000 Australian dollars, it was an impressive enough showcase of the young filmmaker's visual chops that Abbess was courted in Hollywood, becoming attached to numerous big films over the years; none of which have moved into production with him at the helm.
So, dying to get back behind the camera, Abbess went back to Australia to make Infini, a sci-fi/horror affair from his own script, with an emotional centre - something he could be proud of.
The results are, not surprisi [Continued ...] »
Behold the Cars and Trucks of Mad Max: Fury Road!
29 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT
Let's face it, the cars are as much characters in Mad Max as the actual characters are. Hacked and reformed into something else entirely, these badass cars are perfect for traversing the desert wasteland.
Below you'll find a breakdown of most of the cars you'll see on the big screen come May 15.
Gear heads rejoice!
Head to Quiet Earth to see the stills.
Recommended Release: Mad Max Trilogy
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First Teaser for "Feminist Slasher" Some Kind Of Hate
29 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT
The first teaser trailer for Some Kind of Hate, the highly anticipated first feature from Adam Egypt Mortimer, has dropped and it looks intense.
The film, which the director calls a "feminist slasher movie" will premiere at the Stanley Film Festival in May.
The film centers on a teenage boy (Ronen Rubinstein) tormented by his schoolmates who resurrects Moira (Sierra McCormick), a girl who was bullied to the point of suicide. Both with his sympathy and, eventually, without it, Moira wreaks slasher-style vengeance on their persecutors.
New on Blu-ray & DVD: Inherent Vice! Mommy! & More!
29 April 2015 8:39 AM, PDT
Harry Hook's 1990 adapt of Lord of the Flies was a very important film for me growing up. All in, I probably watched it more than Star Wars or Back to the Future, which is saying something. I was just so absolutely mesmerized by the brutality and honesty of the story. Espceially in film, you just don't get children portrayed so honestly.
Book purists balk at screenwriter Jay Presson Allen's attempts to Americanize the story, most notably changing the kids from private school boys to military school cadets, but the story and its themes remain unharmed.
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Final Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer is the Best Yet
28 April 2015 12:25 PM, PDT
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Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order... There’s Max (Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace [Continued ...] »
J.G. Ballard Really Liked The Road Warrior
28 April 2015 9:26 AM, PDT
We love Ballard around these parts. From "Drowned World" to "High-Rise," "Crash" to "Concrete Island," Ballard is easily one of the most consistently thought provoking writers of the twentieth century. But, did you know the author Really liked The Road Warrior (ie. Mad MAx 2)? Yep, in fact, when Max Max 2 was released, J.G. Ballard proclaimed it "punk’s Sistine Chapel" and took seemingly every opportunity to turn pe [Continued ...] »
Trailer for BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Morrell
28 April 2015 8:56 AM, PDT
Two magicians shall appear in England...
Set at the beginning of the 19th-century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little pe [Continued ...] »
Alejandro Jodorowsky Wrote two Episodes of Metal Hulant (Heavy Metal)
27 April 2015 12:34 PM, PDT
Add this to the many things I didn't know: Alejandro Jodorowsky, the director of such surreal masterpieces as El Topo and The Holy Mountain, and the subject of the recent documentary Jodorowsky's Dune wrote two episodes of the Heavy Metal television series, Metal Hurlant Chronicles.
Point? Now I want to see them episodes.
The titles of the episodes are "Loyal Khondor" and "Master of Destiny" and by the looks of the teaser for "Loyal Khondor" below, Jodorowsky is that much closer to making his Dune movie.
Check it out:
Recommended Release: Metal Hurlant Chronicles
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Norwegian Disaster Flick The Wave Looks Slick [Trailer]
27 April 2015 9:57 AM, PDT
In 1934 the small Norwegian community of Tafjord was struck by a small, but not insignificant, tsunami that was triggered by a landslide. It cause so much devastation that the area has been consumed with the fear of it happening again ever since.
The Wave (Bolgen), directed by Roar Uthaug (Cold Prey, Escape) plays on those fears in a big way and the film looks pretty stellar, both as a disaster movie and a character piece.
Recommended Release: Cold Prey
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Kyle Rankin's Night Of The Living Deb Trailer!
27 April 2015 9:27 AM, PDT
Guys, if you haven't seen Infestation (review) get on it. The giant bug-pocalypse movie is hilarious and we've been waiting for Kyle Rankin's big return for years now. Night of the Living Deb, the director's new zombie comedy seems like it might just be it.
The film has just been announced to screen at Fantaspoa, so maybe we'll get some domestic screenings soon.
After a girls' night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She's thrilled, but she can't rem [Continued ...] »
Fantaspoa 2015 Announces First Wave of Film Selections
27 April 2015 9:13 AM, PDT
Brazil's Fantaspoa Film Fest has revealed the first wave of films selected for their upcoming eleventh edition, running from May 15th through the 31st. Latin America's largest genre film festival, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre, will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, next weekend.
Fourteen titles have been confirmed, aside of the previously-announced opening night film, Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm, and closing night features Uptake Fear (from Kapel Furman, Armando Fonseca and Gurcius Gewdner) and Toda La Noche (directed by Tamae Garateguy and Jimena Monteoliva).