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To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.
Lucky McKee is a completely singular filmmaker. From The Woods to The Woman, May to All Cheerleaders Die, he has worked through similar, often feminist, themes but never made the same movie twice. His segment in Tales of Halloween, a beautiful dark fairy tale called “Ding Dong,” represents yet another change of pace for the director.
How did you come to be involved with the movie? If I’m not mistaken, you’re the only filmmaker who’s not based in L.A. and who flew into town to shoot a segment.
- Patrick Bromley
Stanley Kubrick was a director clinically unafraid to push the envelope, and more often than not, he made it his mission. Never was he an artist willing to rest on his laurels. His 1971 classic “A Clockwork Orange” is a perfect example of the filmmaker at his finest, testing just about every boundary put before him, and, in the end, creating something truly masterful and timeless. However, upon its release ‘Clockwork’ was rated X and deeply misunderstood as endorsing the violence perpetrated on screen—after its initial release in Britain the film became a sort of proxy, an excuse to explain “ultra-violence” already occurring around the country, whether or not it was related in any way. And not long after, Kubrick himself decided to withdraw the film from the country, making it nearly impossible to see it there for a quarter of a century. Read More: Watch: 3-Hour Video Essay Examining »
- Gary Garrison
*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair so once again, Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the next several weeks.
Unfortunately, not all of the announcements for the upcoming 2015 Halloween television season have been made yet (we’re still missing out on the full details on AMC’s plans for their 2015 FearFest that begins on October 18th), so we’ll be continuing to update this post throughout the month to make sure you guys know what’s coming up. All times listed are Et/Pt:
* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold*
- Heather Wixson
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Two of Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpieces have returned to Netflix this month: 2001: A Space Odyssey and its follow-up A Clockwork Orange. While we wouldn’t recommend the experience for first-time viewings — go find the biggest theatrical screen possible — if you’re looking to re-watch, they are now easy to stream. – Jordan R.
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- TFS Staff
It’s the most uncomfortable type of horror scene, but if done correctly, can pack a gut punch. The violation scene is the moment when the character’s vulnerability is betrayed and our empathy immerses us deeper into their dreadful ordeal. The young child possessed by an evil spirit. The unlucky bystander assaulted in a tunnel. The crazed woman submitting to a creature of non human origin. The violation scene can be emotional or it can be exploitative, but it’s almost always guaranteed to get us talking.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)- Cesare abducting Jane
Even though it was one of the originators of German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is often regarded as the pinnacle for the movement. Two of the movement’s basic tenets were distorted lines and shapes and overly theatrical movements from the actors, and both are well on display in this creepy scene. »
Love & Peace
Written & Directed by Sion Sono
Love & Peace should not work. This fantasy-dramedy concoction from Japan’s mad genius, Sion Sono, combines absurdist comedy, serious drama, musical numbers, satire, and untold other genres in ways that simply shouldn’t be done. And yet, it works completely. What other film this year can make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired, all at the same time? Simply put, Love & Peace is one 2015’s best films and it demands to be seen.
Ryoichi Suzuki (Hiroki Hasegawa) is a loser. He failed as a rock singer, is mercilessly ridiculed at his thankless office job, and can’t even muster the courage to speak to his secret love, Yuko (Kumiko Aso). None of that stops him from having huge dreams, of course. With the Tokyo Olympiad approaching in 2020, Ryoichi dreams of performing in the newly-minted Nippon Stadium. He’ll ascend to rock-god status »
- J.R. Kinnard
The way a film starts and the way it ends can tell a lot about a movie, as well as the particular style of the director behind the project. Numerous films throughout history have had memorable opening and closing shots that have elevated the feature in question, while also taking on a life of their own as iconic moments in cinema.
Following his first exploration of first and final frames in film, vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has revisited the topic in a new video, looking at 70 new films and how their opening and closing mirror each other. Swinney had this to say in the episode description.
After numerous requests, I finally decided to create a sequel to “First and Final Frames”. Part II plays the opening and closing shots of 70 films side-by-side. Like the first video, some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Gotham, Season 2, Episode 2, “Knock, Knock”
Written by Ken Woodruff
Directed by Rob Bailey
Airs Mondays at 8pm (Et) on Fox
On this Gotham, the villains take the stage as they begin their reign of terror on the city. Continuing the season’s Rise of the Villains theme, this episode puts the spotlight on Jerome as the indisputable leader of the Arkham Asylum Escapees known as The Maniax!, as he stands to be, perhaps, the most terrifying villain that Gotham City has ever faced.
As we all know, Jerome is meant to be a precursor to Batman’s greatest villain, The Joker, and in this episode we are privy to him beginning his rise to evil prominence. As a villain, Jerome is eager to leave his mark on Gotham and this episode showcases the extent of his heinous actions, a benchmark being his murder of the newly instated Commissioner Essen. From the opening sequence, »
- Jean Pierre Diez
The saying that ‘TV is the new film’ hits close to home for Mr Robot creator and showrunner Sam Esmail.
Esmail recounted how he first thought of the project as a film, before turning it into the USA Network’s summer hit.
“As far as I’m concerned we are making the movie version, it just happens to be on streaming and television,” Esmail responded to Screen at a Zurich Film Festival press conference.
“I don’t see the difference. Films are two hours long, and TV shows can go on for 20 or 30 hours or more, that affects your storytelling. But if [either format] is right for your story, I don’t see any difference.
“I originally intended [Mr Robot] to be a film, I’m not shooting it any differently. We’re executing »
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It’s in the above moment that Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise comes together as a gloriously morose deconstruction of society, instead of a contained bit of apocalyptic psychosis brought upon by wealth, greed, and lonely isolation. Wheatley’s J.G. Ballard adaptation is utterly sophisticated madness – barbarism of the highest order, if you will. Contained in the walls of a towering, concrete high-rise is an experiment come-to-life, as we study how the human mind copes with being locked away from civilized humanity, and how morals crumble given the slightest manipulation of hierarchical class systems. Wheatley has an eye for regal destruction, as he plots out a dystopian nightmare that’s brought on by either a raging apocalypse outside the structure’s walls, or the absolute savagery of man – how optimistic are you about our society? »
- Matt Donato
Featuring an impressive cast that includes Malcolm McDowell and Lance Henriksen, Kids vs Monsters debuts Monday, September 28th in Los Angeles, and we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the premiere party and screening to give away.
One lucky winner and a guest will win tickets to the Kids vs Monsters premiere party in Los Angeles. The event will begin at 6:00pm Pdt with a special dinner, followed by a screening of the film with several cast members in attendance, including Lance Henriksen, Francesca Eastwood, and Anna Akana. The event will take place at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA).
Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (2) tickets to the 6:00pm Kids vs Monsters premiere party and screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles next Monday, September 28th.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Kids vs Monsters »
- Derek Anderson
"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle." Every day is a good day to watch a Stanley Kubrick movie. And if you need any inspiration, this excellent poster set from Max Temescu should help give you an idea of what to watch. Max has designed a series of illustrated posters for 11 Kubrick movies, and I really love the designs. Sure, there have been plenty of great Kubrick posters over the years, but the work here is impressive. My favorites are the usual suspects: A Clockwork Orange, 2001 and Dr. Strangelove. See below. Here's the gorgeous set of Stanley Kubrick posters designed by Max Temescu - view in full on Behance: By Max Temescu on Behance: "I'm doing illustrations for most of Stanley Kubrick's movies. I'll keep posting them pretty regularly. »
- Alex Billington
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)"A Clockwork Orange" is handful of different genres all warped up into one, and perhaps its most terrifying element is the way in which it toys with home invasion evil. In the infamously prolonged sequence from Kubrick's masterpiece, the director manages to completely dismantle one of the most memorable musical sequences in cinematic history, which is no easy feat. Sung by Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) as he beats and rapes a middle-aged husband and wife with his droogs in hand, "Singin' in the Rain" is injected with unshakable horror. The song is terrifying all the more for the way in which Alex so effortlessly harnesses the gleeful memories of Gene Kelly's dance steps to carry out his own barbaric actions and quench his thirst for ultra-violence. "The Cable Guy" (1996)Most home invasion movies find themselves operating in the horror and/or thriller genres, but leave it »
Christopher Nolan: Next movie has release date. Next Christopher Nolan movie release date Warner Bros. will release the first post-Interstellar Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, '17. The film has yet to be baptized. Warners, which began its days as the Rin Tin Tin studio, also released Nolan's Batman trilogy movies, which collected $2.463 billion worldwide. Besides, the studio handled the sorta sci-fier Inception (2010), which took in $825.53 million, in addition to earning a Best Picture Academy Award nomination. The outright sci-fier Interstellar, which received mixed-to-unenthusiastic reviews in North America, opened in Nov. 2014. The film went on to gross $675.02 million worldwide, $188.02 million of which in the U.S. and Canada. Paramount handled the domestic release, while Warners took care of the international distribution. Mystery Movie As for Nolan's upcoming effort, in case there is a screenplay (or a blueprint of one) or any prospective cast members, no details have been given out so far. »
- Zac Gille
Remember the first time you saw A Clockwork Orange? And after that disturbing scene you knew you'd never be able to hear "Singin' in the Rain" the same way again and that song was ruined for life? Well, you'd better prepare to mourn "Eye of the Tiger," because the Internet has officially declared that tune dead. Why? Because it was the song played while anti-gay clerk Kim Davis walked out of a jail to a crowd of cheering supporters. Mike Huckabee was there to escort a proud Davis onstage, and she raised her arms in victory as if she just ran the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art instead of what she actually did: refused to do her job of granting couples the basic human right of »
- Sasha Stone
The critically lauded Mr. Robot wrapped up its freshman season this past week. The USA Network show had major buzz, arguably becoming the most talked about and interesting new program to come along in at least a year. Is it the best show to come along since the 2014-2015 TV season began last fall? Cinelinx looks at Mr. Robot to evaluate whether or not it was the finest new series to premier, not only over the summer, but since last September’s TV lineup debuted.
The very existence of Mr. Robot is amazing in more ways than one. Firstly, it’s a surprise that Mr. Robot was picked up by the USA Network—a network known for light, often formulaic shows—and also that they had so much faith in it, they renewed it for a second year before the first episode even aired. It’s a pleasure as a »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
The 1970’s was an excellent decade for movies. Pop culture and reality collided to give audiences the most gritty, emotional, and entertaining films they had ever seen. This is our list of the 25 movies from the 1970’s that everyone should see.
Until the 1970’s film was mainly just a pastime. You went to the movies to unwind. You enjoyed comedies, musicals, and sprawling adventurous epics. The 1970’s effectively changed what movies were and what they could be. This important decade paved the way for modern film making by not only challenging traditional methods, but by fundamentally changing audience expectations of what movies could be. The 1970’s gave birth to the blockbuster, piqued our interest in regards to violence and sex on film, glorified the exploits of bad guys for the first time, and really pushed the boundaries to explore new frontiers that had never been depicted on film before.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
The three-year run of Hannibal, one of the most visually and narratively innovative series ever to air on television, broadcast or cable, came to a breathtaking conclusion Saturday night. I have already confessed to a bit of selfish melancholy that there will be no more surprises, no more opportunities to get lost in the show’s radical approach to reimagining Thomas Harris’s well-known and well-trodden scenarios, and no more sweet, agonized anticipation over what form the show, probably the most envelope-pushing of any network show ever aired, might take in its own becoming. But I must also confess that I couldn’t be more satisfied with the way Hannibal, all three seasons now fully unveiled, was orchestrated to a beautifully modulated finish that illustrated the truly expressive and even transcendent (of the limitations of a more audience-friendly, more comfortingly linear structure and tone) achievement of Bryan Fuller’s series. »
- Dennis Cozzalio
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