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It’s been a rather rough year for horror. So far, there hasn’t been a surprise hit like The Conjuring or very many strong films at all for that matter. The Purge: Anarchy and The Sacrament are good enough, but if I’m tallying up the 2014 releases that I’ll probably watch again in the coming years, there’d only be three on the list – Stage Fright, Afflicted and Oculus. But the good thing is we’ve still got four more months to go, and September and October alone have a lot to offer. Hit the jump to find out which upcoming horror movies could be worth checking out in our Fall 2014 Horror Preview. Honeymoon In Theaters, On Demand & iTunes September 12th What It’s About: Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway and Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie lead as Paul and Bea, newlyweds heading off to a remote cabin for their honeymoon. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Well this years Frightfest is over and I’ve had a week to digest everything – it’s safe to say this year was… interesting. The move from the Empire to Vue West End, whilst not without the odd teething problem, was a success. Yes, the atmosphere had changed a little, at least in terms of experiencing a film with hundreds of people instead of thousands, but the positives of the move truly outweighed any negatives. My personal positive? The wide range of films on show this year and that fact there was No problems getting into the Discovery Screens this year – which in my own case, was where I saw some of the best films of the festival.
Speaking of films, whilst there was no outstanding, totally blown me away, movie this year, there overall standard was Very high, with only one real dud of the entire week (and I »
- Phil Wheat
Zois’ latest short, “Out of Frame,” was nominated for a European Film Academy award in 2012 and won best European Short Film at Venice that same year. “Stage Fright” is being presented at Venice’s first European Gap Financing Co-Production Market.
Zois’ first feature, the theater-set “Stage Fright” follows the story of actors who, during a final dress reheasal of a production, are forced to devise a play where everything, from performances to the bullets, are real by a band of invading terrorists.
“Stage Fright” is backed by the Greek Film Center, France’s Cnc, Croatia’s Havc, Torino Filmlab, Nova Pay TV in Greece and Marni Films, also Greece-based.
“On Oct. 23, 2002, 50 armed Chechens took 850 spectators as hostages in the Dubrovka Theater in Moscow. The play »
- John Hopewell
Any Hitchcock fan has no doubt looked carefully while watching one of his movies in order to spot his infamous cameos. Hitchcock’s earlier cameos are especially hard to catch, and so Youtube user Morgan T. Rhys put together this video compiling every cameo Alfred Hitchcock ever made.
Hitchcock made a total of 39 self-referential cameos in his films over a 50 year period. Four of his films featured two cameo appearances (The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog UK), Suspicion, Rope, and Under Capricorn). Two recurring themes featured Hitchcock carrying a musical instrument, and using public transportation.
The films are as follows:
The Lodger (1927), Easy Virtue (1928), Blackmail (1929),Murder! (1930), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935),Sabotage (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rebecca(1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), Suspicion (1941),Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945),Notorious (1946), The Paradine Case (1947), Rope (1948), Under Capricorn (1949),Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train »
Madrid – Eva Husson’s “Bang Gang,” David Verbeek’s “Dead & Beautiful” and Laura Bispuri’s “Sworn Virgin” (pictured) will be presented at the first Venice European Gap-Financing Co-production Market, which runs August 29-30.
In its first edition, the Market looks set to bring to Venice a brace of Europe’s newest generation of producers, some with already buzzed-up or anticipated projects with sales agents attached.
10 of the 15 production companies behind the Market’s film have been up-and-running for just a decade or less.
The Market also looks set to pinpoint trends in European cinema: A diaspora in shoot locales which range, in a search for originality as much as lower costs, beyond Europe to Beijing and India; the still energetic social-issue focus of much European arthouse production as directors examine youth sexuality in an Internet age, politics as theater, the impact of immigration, social conformity and the abuse of authority. »
- John Hopewell
One Way Static is now taking pre-orders for two October vinyl releases. The first - and this is the way that get my little black heart pumping - is Simon Boswell's score for Stagefright (or Stage Fright or Stagefright: Aquarius or Bloody Bird or Deliria - you pick the title you prefer) by Michele Soavi. Those in the U.S. can pre-order this one through Light in the Attic.
- Ryan Turek
Earlier this week, Alfred Hitchcock celebrated a birthday. Rather, fans celebrated on his behalf. He would have been 115 years old. Many fans have been passing around this video published as a college project in 2012 by Morgan T. Rhys. Simply titled “Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo,” the video shows exactly that: Alfred Hitchcock’s cameos from The Lodger to Stage Fright and beyond. Many cinefiles can recount for you his cameos in North by Northwest or on a newspaper in Lifeboat, but this video shows all the lesser known and slightly more subtle appearances he made in his own movies. Watch for yourself and enjoy Hitchcock making himself one of the most infamous extras of all-time.
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- Neil Miller
Dread Central's own Serena Whitney co-scripted the feature film adaptation of Michael Prescott's novel Kane, entitled Mark of Kane, and on tap for you today is the first piece of poster art for the upcoming flick. Dig it, and expect more real soon!
From the Press Release
Ahead of the Fantasia Frontieres Co-Production Market, a new teaser poster has just been released for Mark of Kane, the feature film adaption of New York Times bestselling author Michael Prescott’s horror novel Kane (originally published as Douglas Borton). <?i>
Mark of Kane is one of the ‘Off-Frontieres’ Selections at Fantasia Film Festival’s upcoming Frontieres International Co-Production Market. The adaption is co-scripted by Serena Whitney (writer at Dread Central) and Justin McConnell (The Collapsed, Skull World). Whitney and McConnell also co-produce along with Canadian-producer Avi Federgreen (Still Mine, »
- John Squires
The Raid 2: Berandal I was not a fan of The Raid, but I am expecting a Blu-ray review copy of The Raid 2 any day now as I'm willing to check out the sequel and see if there were any improvements. Maybe this film will be more than an action montage and have some sort of narrative weight to it.
Nymphomaniac Volume I & II I've already posted my review of both volumes of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac and suffice to say, I wasn't entirely impressed. Some seem to think it's because the so-called comedy went over my head. Perhaps, but if what we're talking about here is blatant comedy then I'm just not interested.
Bad Words Still haven't seen it, but the box art says it's a "tour de force" and "great", and box art never lies.
Jodorowsky's Dune I still need and intend to see this movie, »
- Brad Brevet
Summer camp starts for kids everywhere this week, and that got us thinking about great summer-camp movies. There are the classics that show us the traditional camp experiences, including Meatballs, Little Darlings, Meatballs II, The Parent Trap, Meatballs 4, Ernest Goes to Camp and Lolita, as well as the horror flicks Friday the 13th and its sequels, and Sleepaway Camp and its sequels. There's also Indian Summer for nostalgic adults. Now, though, there are all kinds of niche overnight camps, and occasionally we get movies specificaly tied to, say, fat camps (Heavy Weights), magic camps (Magic Camp) and musical theater camps (Camp). We're even starting to get horror flicks tied to niche camps, a la this year's Stage Fright. And thanks in part to Mark...
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Called “The Woodstock of Gore” by Guillermo Del Toro, otherwise more commonly known to the rest of us as FILM4 FrightFest, has recently announced the line-up of its 15th annual instalment that runs from Thursday 21st to Monday 25th August. This year sees FrightFest relocate to a new home at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, which has become home to the annual FrightFest All-Nighter.
In the year that sees one of the world’s leading genre festivals set down new roots, the programme will take on an international flavour whilst ensuring it embraces both genre features and shorts with “sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.”
FrightFest organisers are labelling the 15th chapter as an historic moment in the festival’s growth. Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, »
- Paul Risker
Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend, has become a staple film festival for those with a taste for the macabre. This year’s event sees a location change from the Empire on Leicester Square, to the Vue on Leicester Square. The reason for this is to give the event more space which as attendance grows each year is very much in demand.
Today the oragnisers has revealed the full line-up for the weekend long festival. See all the info from their press release below:
So what can you look forward to?
For a start the latest works by all your favourite cult directors: Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Among The Living, Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows and Extraterrestrial, John McNaughton’s The Harvest, Nicolas McCarthy’s Home, »
- Kat Smith
Horror fans take note, the line-up for Film4′s FrightFest is here!
From the press release:
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces), Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among The Living), Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia), Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows and Extraterrestrial), John McNaughton (The Harvest), Adam Green (Digging Up The Marrow), Nicolas McCarthy’ (Home), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Die), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Late Phases), Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek 2), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists) and Milan Todorovic (Nymph)
Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced, »
- Luke Owen
London — Film4 FrightFest, the U.K.’s leading event for genre fans, has unveiled its biggest line-up ever, with 64 films plus 20 shorts.
There are 16 countries representing five continents with a record-breaking 38 U.K. or European premieres and 11 world premieres.
Returning for its 15th year, the event runs Aug. 21-25 at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, London, across five screens.
The fest, which opens with thriller “The Guest” and closes with sci-fi fantasy “The Signal,” has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (“The Green Inferno”), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (“Show Pieces”), Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead”), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (“Among the Living”), Fabrice Du Welz (“Alleluia”), Nacho Vigalondo (“Open Windows” and “Extraterrestrial”), John McNaughton (“The Harvest”), Adam Green (“Digging Up the Marrow”), Nicolas McCarthy (“Home”), Lucky McKee »
- Leo Barraclough
Thats why it is with great pleasure that we inform you of the pictures scheduled home arrival. Stage Fright is tapped land on Bluray and DVD next month July 8th. Bonus purchase incentive arrives in the form of an awesome dose of bonus goodies. That and the fact that the film rocks in general. Check out a list of disc supplements below and pick this one up next month. »
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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes DVD release details for Compound Fracture, trailers for Altergeist and Aftermath, first details on Danger Word, the Stage Fright call for submissions, and the lineup from Sci Fest in Los Angeles, a review of the second season of Holliston, and much more:
Compound Fracture DVD Release Details: “Level 33 Entertainment announced today the release of the highly anticipated horror feature film Compound Fracture coming to DVD and VOD on May 13, 2014. Bringing together three iconic figures in the horror pantheon, Compound Fracture stars Tyler Mane (Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Hallowee), Muse Watson (Ben Willis in I Know What You Did Last Summer), and Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in the new Friday The 13th). The movie will be available at all major retail and rental outlets including Walmart, »
- Tamika Jones
Shock is debuting a new, alternate one-sheet for a horror-comedy I rather enjoyed this season called Stage Fright. Once again, this promo employs some '80s retro flair similar to the previously-released one-sheet you see in our gallery here. We're giving away a one-sheet, so if you'd like one E-mail Me Here. I'll select a winner at random next Friday and alert you if you've won.
The post Exclusive Look at an Alternate Stage Fright Poster, Plus Giveaway! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
If musical theater camps such as the one depicted in the 2014 musical Slasher film Stage Fright actually exist then the question is not why it took so long for a horror movie to be made on one of these places but how in the hell there havent been mass murders every time one opens its doors. You think Judy from Sleepaway Camp is bad Just imagine a Summer camp full of Judys who think they can sing. »
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a clip from Alice D, a call for submissions from the London Horror Festival, trailers for Fractured, Too Young to Die, and Ghostline, first details for Imaginapped and Grimmerson Manor, and a Q&A with Jacqui Holland:
First Clip from Alice D: “In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice’s ghost, and was eventually abandoned.
More than a century later, the old structure is renovated into a beautiful mansion. It is still rumored to inhabit the ghost of Alice. Despite this, the new owner; the rich and arrogant heir to the Davenport fortune, decides to throw a wild party for his first night in the house. »
- Tamika Jones
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