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The first trailer for cannibal western Bone Tomahawk has arrived online, and we have it for you below…
Directed by S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk stars Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Patrick Wilson (Watchmen), Matthew Fox (Lost), David Arquette (Scream) and Richard Jenkins (Killing Them Softly) and tells the story of a local sheriff who rallies some locals to take on cave-dwelling cannibals.
A stranger (David Arquette) rolls into the tiny Western town of Bright Hope, immediately drawing the suspicions of the backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins). He alerts the town’s sheriff, Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and in an ensuing scuffle, the stranger is wounded and put in jail. Summoned to tend to the wounded man is the beautiful Samantha O’Dwyer (Lili Simmons), whose successful working-class husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson) is laid out at home with a broken leg.
Sometime in the night, a local stable boy is torn to pieces, »
- Scott J. Davis
Special Mention: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Directed by Jim Sharman
Screenplay by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman
For the unfamiliar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the film adaptation of a popular musical stage production composed and written by Richard O’Brien, a struggling actor at the time who was best known for his performances in such musicals as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. For O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was an homage to drive-in double features and science fiction B-movies of the fifties, and ironically, the film itself went on to become the ultimate midnight movie. To this day, screenings held in and around its anniversary as well as on Halloween sell out. It has never been pulled by 20th Century Fox from its original 1975 release, and it continues to play in cinemas four decades after its premiere, making it the longest-running theatrical release in film history. »
- Ricky Fernandes
“The Girl in the Photographs” is a slasher movie filled with smug and self-absorbed characters who are not nearly as clever as they obviously assume they are. Unfortunately, this unsavory mix of gruesomely bloody mayhem and genre convention tweaking could easily pass as something produced by the most insufferable of these twits, a hipster L.A. photographer who delights in shooting transgressive scenes of fake violence. When psychos in his flyover-country hometown start to imitate his ghoulish handiwork, the supercilious shutterbug is driven to investigate by equal measures curiosity and professional jealousy. Trouble is, this initially promising premise quickly devolves into an excuse for standard-issue bloodletting, and the film emerges as something best left to undiscriminating VOD streamers and niche festival attendees.
The plot is triggered by unfortunate events that beset Colleen (Claudia Lee), a restless young woman who becomes even more restless, and ever more terrified, when somebody starts »
- Joe Leydon
Written and directed by Ishirô Honda
Ishiro Honda’s grim, black-and-white post-Hiroshima nightmare stands the test of time. This allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb is quite simply a powerful statement about mankind’s insistence to continue to destroy everyone and everything the surrounds us. With just one shot (a single pan across the ruins of Tokyo), Honda manages to express the devastation that Godzilla represents. Since its debut, Godzilla has become a worldwide cultural icon, but very little is said about actor Takashi Shimura, who adds great depth as Dr. Yamane; his performance is stunning. Special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya originally wanted to use classic stop-motion animation to portray Godzilla, but time and budget limitations forced him to dress actors up in monster suits. Despite this minor setback, Tsuburaya’s scale sets of Tokyo are crafted with such great attention to detail, »
- Ricky Fernandes
Next week, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Tremors 5: Bloodlines on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD, and ahead of the film's release, we've been provided with an exclusive clip that features an intense Graboid attack.
"A deadly threat resurfaces halfway around the world when giant, man-eating worms attack a South African wildlife park in the sci-fi comedy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits,”) returns as Graboid hunter extraordinaire Burt Gummer, with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) as his new tech-savvy second-in-command, in this all-new adventure. The latest chapter of the franchise known for its campy humor and voracious monsters features thrilling new special effects, 25 minutes of bonus features; extended scenes and outtakes, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
The stakes are raised »
- Derek Anderson
Horror's not just for Halloween: Every night is a good night to get the sh** scared out of you.
Whether your nightmare of choice is ghosts, vampires, zombies, demons or heavily-armed psychos, there's something good on Netflix right now you can stream (if you dare).
We're here to help guide you through the dozens of horror flicks to the good stuff, from extreme gore to psychological terror to tastefully artistic horror and, of course, the best in horror-comedies.
- Sharon Knolle
If you’re like me, you can spend hours and hours scrolling through Netflix Instant while you try to pinpoint the perfect movie to watch. With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to provide you guys with 31 great horror and sci-fi movies that are currently available to stream—one for every day of October.
Here’s a look at over 30 great genre films that should get you in the Halloween spirit over the next month and are currently available to stream on Netflix Instant.
Two centuries after her execution, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead to wreak vengeance on her killer’s family.
Louis finds a burial ground that brings the dead back to life—yet with an added streak of evil. Tragedy soon forces Louis to use the site’s powers.
- Heather Wixson
Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...
Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.
Here are 25 examples.
Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up, »
We continue our tribute to Wes Craven this week by taking a look at some of his most underrated (and underappreciated) films. Everyone knows about A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, but if you look through his 40-year filmography, you might find that he has directed some films you’ve never seen (or heard of). Many of them are […] »
- Trace Thurman
Extreme body horror will haunt this Halloween season, as Scream Factory has teamed up with IFC Midnight to release The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence Blu-ray on October 27th. In addition to containing all three Human Centipede films, the collection also includes new bonus features.
Press Release: Upon its release, The Human Centipede became a cultural sensation. On October 27th, 2015, get ready to experience the “complete sequence” of the infamous Human Centipede series with the release of The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Directed by Tom Six and starring Eric Roberts, Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Laurence R Harvey, and Maddi Black, the scandalous The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence features the unrated director’s cuts of all three films and comes loaded with bonus features, including new featurettes The Ladies of the Human Centipedes and The »
- Derek Anderson
Directed by Stephen Belber.
When a married couple called Mike (Matthew Lillard) and Lisa (Carla Gugino) ask Toby (Patrick Stewart) for an interview about the heyday of 1960’s dancing in NYC, the ex-performer is initially happy to relive his glory days and escape the boredom of his bachelor lifestyle. However, as Mike’s questions become more and more invasive, social boundaries are pushed to the breaking point, causing painful secrets to surface.
Space Captain, telepathic mutant, Juilliard dance teacher? Stephen Belber’s adaptation of the Tony nominated play Match slipped under the radar upon its initial release… presumably because audiences weren’t used to seeing Patrick Stewart teach dancers instead of mutants. It’s been a long time since the stage trained actor took on a dramatic role that truly showcases his talents away from the spotlight of Hollywood blockbusters, »
- David Opie
ABC has given a script commitment to Time After Time, an adaptation of the 1979 novel from Karl Alexander, which is being spearheaded by Kevin Williamson, screenwriter of Scream and creator of the likes of Dawson’s Creek, The Vampire Diaries and The Following.
Time After Time follows the legendary sci-fi author H.G. Wells as he pursues Jack the Ripper into the 20th Century San Francisco in order to bring him to justice after the notorious killer uses Wells’ Time Machine to flee Victorian London.
- Gary Collinson
It’s been a rough couple of months for us here at Bd and for you guys too, I’m sure. Losing Wes Craven to brain cancer shocked and devastated us all. We’ve all written pieces on our experiences with Craven’s films, most notably A Nightmare on Elm Street. Scream! Factory and Horror Hound artist Nathan Thomas Milliner lives […] »
- Jess Hicks
"Scream" film franchise writer and "The Following" creator Kevin Williamson has set up his next series - an ABC drama series adaptation of Karl Alexander's high-concept 1979 time travel-themed novel "Time After Time".
The book followed young Victorian-era author H.G. Wells who penned "The Time Machine" and "War Of The Worlds". Turns out his time machine is quite real and is hijacked by a friend of his, a surgeon named Leslie John Stephenson who is also Jack the Ripper.
With Scotland Yard on his tail Leslie flees to the future - San Francisco 1979 to be precise - and Wells follows in pursuit to try and bring him to justice. Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen starred in a film adaptation of the work.
The show will use that story as a starting off point. What is unknown is the tone - whether it will be more akin to "Elementary, »
- Garth Franklin
Blazing a trail in 1995, Hackers tackled web culture on screen before the internet really took off. The cyber-thriller helped kick-start the career of a major Hollywood A-lister and swiftly became a cult classic thanks to its Hacker Manifesto.
As Hackers celebrates its 20th birthday today (September 15), here's what happened to the six stars who made up the cyber-punk crew.
Hackers handle: Acid Burn
In 1995, Jolie was a fast-rising 20-year-old actress with Cyborg 2 and some big music videos (including Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz and The Lemonheads) on her CV. New York Times critic Janet Maslin was non too plussed about Jolie's performance, saying of her character: "Kate stands out. That's because she scowls even more sourly than [her co-stars] and is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through top."
Now, the 40-year-old is an Oscar-winning superstar with humanitarian work spanning more than a decade and »
It’s hard to believe that Scream turns 20 next year. We continue our celebration of Wes Craven’s life (and, coincidentally the end of the first season of MTV’s Scream TV series) with a look back at all of the Ghostface killers from one of the greatest slasher series of all time! I have no doubt that the rankings may […] »
- Trace Thurman
I’ve said this before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but it is something that always bears repeating- Wes Craven was a filmmaker that was ahead of his time. Throughout most of his career, the maven director was always about two steps ahead of everyone else- whether it was where the genre happened to be at during that given time, the types of films that Hollywood was making, or sometimes, even ahead of the fans themselves.
And while he continued to push the boundaries of horror time and time again from the 1970’s through the early 1990’s, perhaps the biggest indication of Craven’s genius as a forward-thinking storyteller has to be the Scream quadrilogy which not only redefined slasher movies but also redefined his career as well. Very few directors get a chance to directly affect the genre as a whole but Craven did so »
- Heather Wixson
Ahead of its return next month, The CW has debuted a first trailer for the seventh season of the supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, and we have it for you here…
Season six of The Vampire Diaries began with our heroes mourning the devastating loss of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham), who turned out to be trapped in a 1994 prison world by a sociopathic magic-siphon named Kai Parker (guest star Chris Wood). Unable to cope with the loss of her love, Elena (Nina Dobrev) compelled away all of her memories of loving Damon, which meant that when he finally returned to Mystic Falls, he had to win her over again. Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice Accola) had to come to terms with her feelings for Stefan (Paul Wesley) in light of her mother’s heartbreaking battle with cancer. That battle ultimately proved fatal, sending both Caroline and Stefan down a dangerous path as humanity-free vampires. »
- Gary Collinson
Wes Craven might not have invented the Boogeyman, but he sure did perfect it.
When Craven unleashed Freddy Krueger onto the world in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, he became the architect of every bad dream every ’80s horror kid had for ten years. It’s not a responsibility Craven took lightly. For the rest of his career until his death in August of 2015, Craven remained one of the horror genre’s greatest defenders and ambassadors. As if that wasn’t enough, the man who created Freddy Krueger made another film just to answer for him with Wes Craven's New Nightmare, the seventh(!) in the Elm Street series and the best of all the sequels. He unleashed the boogeyman on all of us and, understanding its power, attempted to reclaim it a decade later.
- Patrick Bromley
We have even more goodies for our readers from the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants. Exclusive stills from the film are revealed below. Also in this morning's round-up: Sean S. Cunningham's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 New York City Horror Film Festival, Bk Horror Club details, and four new photos from Feral.
The Inhabitants: Press Release: "Cambridge, Ma – Gravitas Ventures, an independent film distributor, announces the North American release of the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants on October 13, 2015, on video on demand (VOD). The film will air on multiple VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Live, Sony Playstation, various cable providers, and more. The film is also currently available for pre‐order on iTunes.
Written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, screenwriters of John Carpenter's The Ward and produced by international bestselling author Glenn Cooper, The Inhabitants revolves around a young couple that gets more »
- Tamika Jones
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