10 items from 2015
*Updated with the full schedule.* Horror fans living in the Syracuse, New York area have a lot of silver screen scares to look forward to in April, as the complete schedule for this year’s annual Salt City Horror Fest has now been revealed. Eight films will be screened on 35mm prints at the event, including Creepshow, Big Trouble in Little China, Dr. Who and the Daleks, Beetlejuice, and Demons 2.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th at The Palace Theater in Syracuse, New York. Doors open at 11:00am and the first film screens at noon. Alcohol is being served to those 21 years of age and older, and the lobby will be filled with vendors and a number of surprises. Here’s the full schedule:
2015 Salt City Horror Fest – Eight Films including:
Clockwork Orange – Introduction by local/ national comedian Alex Bidwell
- Derek Anderson
Having been in the pipeline since 2008, this year will finally see the release of the “contemporary reimagining” of the 1982 classic Poltergeist from Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg, but if you were hoping for an R-rated interpretation, then I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Speaking to Collider, star Sam Rockwell has described the film as “a kids’ movie”, stating that it’s not “like Conjuring type of scary.”
“The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one, and now the kid – it’s really through his point-of-view. So it’s more of a kids’ movie, so I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-r scary. It’s not like Conjuring type of scary. You know, it’s a different kind of movie. It’s more of an adventure. It’s essentially a child »
- Gary Collinson
In 1982, Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist was rated PG. There’s no real violence, no real language so that rating sort of made sense. A PG rating probably let parents think the movie was family appropriate. Of course, we know that it’s not. It’s a horrifying movie, putting kids in all kinds of peril and if it […]
- Germain Lussier
I’m a huge fan of the original Poltergeist movie. It's one of my favorite horror movies of all time, and a reboot/sequel is coming from producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan (Monster House). I'm a fan of both of these talents as well as the cast of the film, which is led by the amazing Sam Rockwell. In a recent interview with Collider, the actor offered up some new details on the film, and one of the more interesting things he said is that it will be more of an adventure film. When asked if he has seen any footage from the film he said,
“I’ve seen a little in looping. I hope it’s good. I really don’t know. I really wish I could tell you. I’m praying that it’s – I mean, it’s gonna be hard to live up to the first one. »
- Joey Paur
We've been talking about a "Poltergeist" reboot for years. And now that the film has wrapped production and is set to hit theaters on July 24th, we're getting a few more details about the movie. According to Sam Rockwell, the reboot will be more of a PG-13 kids movie. "The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it's really through his point-of-view," he explained. "So it's more of a kids' movie. So I don't know if it's gonna be like rated-r scary." He continued: "It's not like 'Conjuring' type of scary. It's a different kind of movie. It's more of an adventure. It's essentially a child abduction film when you come down to it. I mean, the original 'Poltergeist' is too." »
Sam Rockwell has just revealed more about the Poltergeist remake (which was on our list of most anticipated 2015 movies) than anyone involved with the production has so far. Unfortunately, what he said is probably going to annoy some fans. We don't think it should, but we'll get to that in a second. Before that, let's go over the key quote: While talking to Collider, Rockwell said: “The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it’s really through his point-of-view [sic]. So it’s more of a kids’ movie so I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-r scary." That's the quote that most people will probably see and then...
- Peter Hall
If you've been under the impression that the upcoming Poltergeist movie is going to be one of the scariest films of 2015, I have some bad news for you. It turns out that this new film isn't necessarily that focused on being that frightening, and has been described by one of its stars as being more of a "kid's movie." That quote comes directly from Sam Rockwell, who recently discussed his work on the movie in an interview with Collider. Discussing the approach that the new version of Poltergeist is taking, the actor explained that there is a bit of a perspective change and that the resulting film is perhaps going to be a bit lighter than horror fans may be expecting. He explained, .The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one, and now the kid - »
Exactly one year ago today, 20th Century Fox handed out a February 13, 2015 release date for their Poltergeist remake, although it was later moved to July 24, 2015. Unfortunately, we haven't heard anything at all about this reboot in the year that has followed, and with just under seven months until it hits theaters, we still haven't seen a trailer or any official photos yet. Star Sam Rockwell recently spoke with Collider for his new film Loitering with Intent, where he revealed that the young boy is the protagonist of the remake, and that it is more of a "kids movie." Here's what he had to say below, discussing the differences between this film and the original 1982 classic.
"The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it's really through his point-of-view. So it's more of »
Say all you want about franchises getting too dark and serious these days, there are others who're trying a complete opposite approach with their films.
One that is unexpectedly going that way is the upcoming remake of "Poltergeist". Actor Sam Rockwell was out doing interviews recently and revealed that the new film will be less of a supernatural horror tale and more family-friendly than expected.
Speaking with Collider, Rockwell was asked about the differences between the new film and the 1982 original. He said:
"The ten-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it's really through his point-of-view.
So it's more of a kids' movie so I don't know if it's gonna be like rated-r scary. It's not like Conjuring type of scary. You know, it's a different kind of movie. It's more of an adventure. »
- Garth Franklin
Tobe Hooper’s 1982 spook chiller, Poltergeist, was destined to get remade. Possessing all of the necessary traits to warrant a modern-day reinvention, the finished product will soon be upon us. Directed by Gil Keenan and produced by Sam Raimi, the film is being touted as a reboot-sequel which, as confusing as that seem, worked for Raimi’s Evil Dead II.
This time around, Poltergeist will follow Jared Harris’ leading character, Carrigan. Foregoing a life of scholarship to instead become the host of his own TV show, ‘Haunted House Cleaners’, he crosses paths with a young couple (played by Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie Dewitt) and their family. Their haunted abode becomes the focus of his work, and now, thanks to an interview with Collider, Rockwell has let slip a few more details on the concept.
But first, here’s his initial thoughts on the project overall:
“I’ve seen a little in looping. »
- Gem Seddon
10 items from 2015
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