10 items from 2015
In our latest video round-up, we take a look at the first trailer for the science fiction thriller, Self/less, starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, a clip from the SXSW Midnighters selection He Never Died, featuring Henry Rollins, and a look at the sleep paralysis horror film, Echoes.
Self/less: "In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause."
Self/less stars Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber and Derek Luke. Directed by Tarsem Singh off a screenplay by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor, Self »
- Derek Anderson
We're back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes release details for seasons 1 and 2 of Bad Timing, a look at a new poster from Chopping Block, a Hooked Up red band trailer, a Q&A with the director of The Burning Dead, and much more:
Chopping Block follows a group of recently fired corporate workers out of work and out of luck. Desperate times call for desperate measures as they decide to kidnap their ex-boss’s daughter for a much needed ransom. Things take a bloody turn when the boss’s daughter just happens to be the only survivor of the masked psychopath "Sadie Grace". Hilarity and bloodshed ensue when Sadie »
- Tamika Jones
I’m a big fan of surrealist horror, whether it be any of the good A Nightmare On Elm Street entries, or even recent films, like last year’s Mr. Jones. While I dig realistic slasher films and they tend to scare the living hell out of me (the monster living next door is much scarier than the ones in our dreams), there’s something about getting lost inside of a fantastical dream world where a film’s protagonist has the fight off whatever may or may night be real or in their dreams. Enter Nils Timm’s Echoes, a film that took the festival circuit by storm, and one that the always reliable gang at Anchor Bay is ready to unleash on horror fans via DVD/Bluray this April 14th. With a cast filled by Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” The Scorpion King), Kate French (Channeling, “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill »
- Jerry Smith
Directed by: Ang Lee
Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects. »
- Joshua Gaul
We’re back with another horror round-up, this time focusing on release details for the home media offerings of David Cronenberg’s Rabid and Nils Timm’s Echoes, as well as information on NBC’s pilot order for the paranormal comedy, Strange Calls.
Press Release – “Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of David Cronenberg’s much lauded horror classic Rabid (1977) which will be available on dual format Blu-ray & DVD both as an amaray and Steelbook from 16th February 2015. This new edition will mark the Blu-ray world premiere for Rabid, which served as the follow up picture to Cronenberg’s debut 1975 feature Shivers, continuing to explore the themes of viral diseases, yet upping the ante, the scale, the gore levels and the threat by unleashing »
- Derek Anderson
Hey creeps. Ya know what ol’ Xiii really digs? Why… yeah, I guess you’re right, I do enjoy a good brioche… so much rich and tender texture, so bready…so… Dammit, you know that’s not what I was thinking about! Of course I was referring to my ne’er ending love of all things “monster”. So you can only imagine my delight upon hearing that there was a new monster mash headin’ our way entitled Frankenstein Vs. The Mummy! While I will be turning my outré eye upon the film soon, I thought I’d chat up the films die-rector, diabolical Damien Leone!
Famous Monsters. Hey Damien, how in the hell did you come to work on a flick with a rad-ass concept like Frankenstein Vs. The Mummy?
As Above/So Below
The first Dowdle brothers collaboration to hit theaters since the 2008 [Rec] remake Quarantine, As Above/So Below is well worth the wait. Following a group of explorers in search of the Philosopher’s Stone, As Above/So Below was largely shot on location in the Catacombs beneath Paris, and the film’s found footage shooting style convincingly places viewers inside the skull-lined tunnels where shadows threaten to consume you at every turn.
Claustrophobic jump scares, the psychological horror of having your past literally come back to haunt (and potentially kill) you, and the creepily crafted screenplay from John Erick and Drew Dowdle had me anxiously tugging at my shirt collar throughout most of the film’s 93-minute runtime. The scariest part for me? The mysterious wide-eyed woman that Edwin Hodge’s camera-holding character Benji keeps seeing. Her lingering looks into the lens still give me chills.
- Derek Anderson
Edward Herrmann: Distinguished actor Edward Herrmann, who became best known for his role as a loving paternal figure on TV's Gilmore Girls, has died at the age of 71. Herrmann first scored with supporting roles in The Paper Chase and The Great Gatsby in the early 1970s, and remained busy throughout his long career, often playing establishment characters with great flair and humanity -- not to mention his delightful turn as a vampire in The Lost Boys. [CNN] Exodus: Gods and Kings: As we noted recently, Morocco has banned Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, but the government's decision has sparked unexpected controversy. Reportedly, the movie was banned because it portrays God in a scene, which is forbidden by Islam. Politicians, however, have raised objections...
- Peter Martin
Edward Herrmann: Distinguished actor Edward Herrmann, who became best known for his role as a loving paternal figure on TV's Gilmore Girls, has died at the age of 71. Herrmann first scored with supporting roles in The Paper Chase and The Great Gatsby in the early 1970s, and remained busy throughout his long career, often playing establishment characters with great flair and humanity -- not to mention his delightful turn as a vampire in The Lost Boys. [CNN] Neill Blomkamp:...
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Born in Washington, D.C., Herrmann began his career in theater, making his Broadway debut in 1972 and winning a Tony Award four years later. He would also earn Emmy nominations for his TV work as Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1976’s Eleanor and Franklin and 1977’s Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, as well as reprising the role of Fdr in 1982’s Annie.
Herrmann’s subsequent feature film credits included the likes of The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Lost Boys, Overboard, Nixon and The Aviator, while his TV credits included an Emmy Award-winning guest run on The Practice, as well as a starring role as Richard Gilmore in the teen drama Gilmore Girls.
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- Gary Collinson
10 items from 2015
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