5 items from 2013
Jacques Tourneur's 1957 satanic horror film Night of the Demon was adapted from M. R. James' Casting the Runes. Since then, the ghost-story scribe's tale has been dramatized in multiple forms, and it's about to get another remake. Gremlins and Howling director Joe Dante is teaming up with Simon Pegg for a new twist on James' classic. The Playlist shared a synopsis from the film's website: "When up-and-coming actor Jake Harrington inexplicably hurls himself in front of an oncoming subway train, celebrity gossip blogger Mark Dunning smells a story in Harrington's connection to self-help guru Simon Karswell. What Dunning isn't prepared for is the secret behind Karswell's motivational-speaker success: a command of dark occult...
- Alison Nastasi
In this version, a rising young actor inexplicably hurls himself in front of an oncoming subway train.
A celebrity gossip blogger Mark Dunning smells a story in the actor's connection to self-help guru Simon Karswell. He soon discovers the gury is in command of dark occult forces.
Source: Bleeding Cool »
- Garth Franklin
The countdown has begun! Exactly six months from today Sitges 2013 will raise the curtain to a Festival that will include iconic Japanese director Takashi Miike, who has confirmed he will be attending the Festival with a brand new film: Lesson of the Evil.
From the Press Release:
The disturbing sound of a lullaby from hell will invade the streets of Sitges during the 46th Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, to be held from the 11th to the 20th of October 2013. The Festival’s poster – once again designed by the China Agency – recalls the birth of evil in an image inspired by Roman Polanski’s classic Rosemary’s Baby, which premiered the same year the Festival was born, and warning us that this year everyone wanting to come visit Sitges’ beautiful domains will have to protect themselves from the Prince of Darkness. Fascination with the fallen angel has »
- The Woman In Black
1998 Best Actress Academy Award nominee stages a political protest -- a 'lesbian kiss' -- at an awards ceremony in Rio de Janeiro Forget Madonna and Britney Spears, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, Bullock and Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Veteran Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro, best known around the world for her performance as a bitter old hag in Walter Salles' 1998 drama Central Station, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nod, kissed fellow veteran performer Camila Amado in the mouth at Rio de Janeiro's Theater Producers Association Awards ceremony, which took place in that Brazilian city this past Monday, March 25. (Pictured above: Montenegro kissing Amado.) The mouth-to-mouth kiss between the 83-year-old Montenegro and the 77-year-old Amado, followed a previous "gay kiss" also staged at the awards show -- that one between performers Ricardo Blat and Tonico Pereira. All that kissing wasn't intended to merely liven up »
- Andre Soares
Douglas Norton selects his five essential films of Sam Raimi....
After a four-year hiatus from feature films, director Sam Raimi is back in cinemas with the fantasy spectacle Oz the Great and Powerful. Raimi began making films at age ten, armed with a Super-8 camera and a fascination with the slapstick comedy of the Three Stooges.
In honor of the return of the man who forever altered the landscape of film horror, and substantially raised the bar on the superhero saga, here’s the essential introduction to a low-budget legend who’s become an A-list director.
5. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Crafty genre exercises don’t get much better, as Raimi gets back to basics with a hugely enjoyable supernatural thriller about a bank officer cursed by an old woman she wrongs. Her worldly disbelief turns to terror, as she learns she must break the curse and escape the clutches of »
- Flickering Myth
5 items from 2013
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