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When I think of teen thriller/horror movies, the classics immediately come to mind: Carrie, Friday the 13th, the first I Know What You Did Last Summer and even Scream had its moments but there's another breed of teen thrillers that seems to be overlooked - sometimes because they're cheesy, sometimes because the premise sounds ludicrous so there's way the movie is going to be any good and sometimes, they're just plain bad.
With the Bret Easton-Ellis scripted The Curse of Downers Grove (trailer) opening on Friday in select theatres and digital HD, I was thinking about some of these less popular teen horror thrillers and I must admit, I really like a lot of movies that fall into this grey space wh [Continued ...] »
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
Give the girl what she wants! Jennifer Love Hewitt went to a Cinespia screening of her '90s movie Can't Hardly Wait at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A. this past weekend, and has been tweeting about a possible reunion flick. Love Hewitt — whose film credits include hits such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Heartbreakers — wrote on Sunday, Aug. 16, that she was "proud" to have starred in the teen comedy. From @cinespia Hollywood Forever Cemetery Screening last night. pic.twitter.com/2M00L3Dig9 — Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh) August 16, [...] »
Age ain't nothin' but a number! Ryan Phillippe brought us back to the '90s on Sunday, while going shirtless and showing off his rock-hard abs on the beach in Malibu. For those of you who grew up watching flicks like "Cruel Intentions," "54" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," you'll truly appreciate this shot of the now 40-year-old hunk. Needless to day, time has been very kind to the father-of-two! Phillippe also shared a photo from his day at the beach, this time joined by comedian Jeffrey Ross, and made a joke about his marriage status. honey mooning w/ @therealjeffreyross we're so happy. thx scotus. A photo posted by @ryanphillippe on Aug 16, 2015 at 3:04pm Pdt While this sounds like a serious bromance, Ryan has been in a longtime relationship with girlfriend Paulina Slagter. He was also married to his "Cruel Intentions" costar Reese Witherspoon from 1999-2007, and »
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USA Network announced a pilot pick-up for the hour-long scripted drama Shooter and has locked in Ryan Phillippe (Secrets & Lies) to star. Shooter is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Mark Wahlberg (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire, Ballers) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, The Real O'Neals). John Hlavin (The Shield) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones (Ballers) is set to direct the pilot.
Ryan Phillippe is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon »
It's good to see you again, Jennifer Love Hewitt! On Saturday, the 36-year-old I Know What You Did Last Summer actress was photographed for the first time since giving birth to her second child, son Atticus James Hallisay, five weeks earlier. Jennifer kept her look casual, opting for a printed tunic, skinny jeans and wedge booties for a walk with a friend in L.A. Jennifer is also mom to daughter Autumn James Hallisay, 20 months. It's too soon to start thinking about Baby No. 3, but according to Jennifer, she wants a big family. When the actress was profiled in American Baby earlier this year, she told the magazine, "I feel my best when I'm pregnant, which means I should probably have 18 »
Freddie Prinze Jr. is a hands-on dad! The actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to share some new photos of his adorable daughter Charlotte kicking some butt in the gym. In two snapshots, the proud papa practices a couple different karate moves with the brunette cutie. "#TuffChix she controls the arm and executes the trap and roll #BullyProof #gracieacademy," he captioned the cute candids. In a second round of photos, the actor and wife Sarah Michelle Gellar's daughter trains with boxing instructor Wayne McCullough. "#TuffChix Charli training with the best... @WayneMcCullough Thanks again brother!," he posted with the action shot. Clearly, little Charlotte is one tough cookie, just like her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star mom! The adorable 5-year-old made headlines earlier this month when she followed in the footsteps of her famous mama and showed off her rapping skills in a sneak peek of a new video for »
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Blumhouse has always been a studio that I have been wary on. I’m not the hugest fan of the Paranormal Activity franchise, with the exception of Paranormal Activity 3. The Purge films are ok for what they are but I guess the highest ranking films from the company would be Insidious and Sinister. Unless, you want to count Whiplash – which could be conceived as a psychological horror film. Regardless, I’m glad there is a studio doing what Blumhouse does.
The Gallows documents a group of teenagers who sneak into the school at night to sabotage a stage play of the same name that has a tragic past. As you could probably guess, the stage play has a noose in it and the tragedy would be a kid was accidentally killed during the production back in 1993. For some stupid reason, the school and the drama teacher allow a new »
- Andy Triefenbach
Horror filmmakers have a special fondness for shedding teenage blood.
After all, teens are horror's primary audience, so it's especially frightening -- and cathartic -- to see teens like themselves targeted by deadly evil, often just for behaving like normal adolescents. In the last four decades, movies about teens targeted by slashers have become the mainstay of movie horror.
With "The Gallows" hitting theaters this Friday -- a teen horror movie with echoes of "Carrie," "Prom Night," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," and more -- it's worth looking back at some of the most celebrated teen horror movies of all time. Just remember, don't separate from the group, and don't have sex.
- Gary Susman
Anyone remember Party of Five? Exactly the same as Dawson’s Creek but without those homely qualities of a Katie Holmes or Michelle Williams. It aired on Channel Four in the Nineties, convincing Miramax producers that casting Neve Campbell in Scream was a good idea. Providing her with a means to pay the mortgage for twenty years and three subsequent sequels.
Initially championed by Wes Craven maker of original Nightmares on Elm Street. Scream was touted as a revisionist reinvention. That most post-modern of commodities known as the tongue in cheek slasher movie. A nudge, nudge, wink, wink wake up call for an outdated genre. Written by Kevin Williamson who went on to pen The Faculty for Robert Rodriguez, Scream is still heralded as a benchmark today. Spawning numerous copycat flicks including I Know What You Did Last Summer, »
- Gary Collinson
Now this is one sexy couple! Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram on Thursday to share a super sweet throwback shot with hubby Freddie Prinze Jr. In the photo, the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" costars pose in front of a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Freddie's flaunting his chiseled chest while only wearing swim trunks and Sarah's showing off her hot bikini bod in a pink swimsuit and matching sarong. "My #Tbt is going way back #BodyBeforeBaby I wouldn't trade my kids for anything, but once in a while it's ok to be envious of what you used to look like. #Goals #Dreaming This also reminds me...I need a vacation," the 38-year-old captioned the vintage snap. The former teen hearthrobs tied the knot in 2002, after starring together on the '97 horror flick. Today, Sarah and Freddie have two adorable children together, Charlotte Grace Prinze and Rocky James Prinze. »
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The safe handling instructions printed on the inside of these egg cartons are there for a reason. Neca's Xenomorph Egg Set is due out in September. Also: a Dude Bro Party Massacre III clip and Star Wars Rebels Season 1 home media release details.
Alien Xenomorph Egg and Facehugger Set: The Xenomorph Egg and Facehugger Set comes with a total of 9 items and includes a collectible carton for storage.
According to Neca, “New from Weyland-Yutani, these eggs are sourced directly from Lv-426, where Xenomorphs are allowed to roam freely without being confined to cramped cages. Buy cage-free and support our efforts to study and protect this gentle, misunderstood species. Warning: see packaging for safe handling instructions. Weyland-Yutani is not responsible for any spaceship infestation or planetary destruction that may occur.”
"From the terrifying Alien movie series, this set includes 6 Xenomorph eggs and 3 facehuggers with bendable tails. They make great diorama pieces »
- Tamika Jones
Fans of Star Wars Rebels don't have to wait much longer to get their hands on the Season 1 blu-ray, as Lucasfilm/Disney have now officially announced the set is coming in early September. Come inside to check out all that's coming on the disc.
Season two of Star Wars Rebels technically started the other week, with the hour-long premiere "movie" event of The Siege of Lothal...If you missed it, it was pretty damn spectacular. While we still don't know when the regular episodes will begin to air, Disney has revealed exactly when we'll get to re-live the show's incredible first season: September 1st. Check out all the details below:
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material and cast/crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series. Releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, this is a must-add collection to the library! »
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It’s 13 years since Eli Roth made his debut with the grisly, inventive virus thriller Cabin Fever. And despite only directing four other full features since then — the latest of which, Knock Knock, is about to be released on June 26th — he’s made an indelible mark, a gory, bloody mark, on American horror cinema.
He’s one of that rare breed of directors, like a Scorsese or a Tarantino or a Hitchcock, that you know what they look and sound like. That aren’t just names behind a camera, but faces in other people’s movies, chat show guests, and have celebrity other halves. It doesn’t always mean that they are a great filmmaker, but it usually means that they are far more than just a person with technical skill. »
Director: Milan Todorovic
Running Time: 94 min
There is a perfectly good reason why film reviews exist folks, and that is to fish out golden works of filmmaking. Like fishing, you do tend to find bits of trash like empty tins and bottles. Killer Mermaids is certainly that kind of film title (c’mon, mermaids that kill!) that hooks your attention, but turns out to be a disappointing find.
It shouldn’t be ignored that this is actually part of film history, as it is Serbia’s first-ever creature feature to be made. Director Milan Todorovic also made the first Serbian zombie film, Zone of the Dead in 2009, which did not get good reviews at the time of its release. Not the best start for Serbian film, but its an achievement nonetheless – a starting point to get better…then they made Killer Mermaids! »
- Louise Tooth
A new gallery of images has been revealed for the horror comedy Doomsdays. Also showcased in this round-up: Blu-ray release details for IFC Midnight's Backcountry and The Harvest, as well as a look at the Catalyst series pilot.
"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe."
Backcountry and The Harvest: From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have new IFC Midnight titles planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this Fall!
Backcountry – Based on true events, this terrifying account of a couple stranded in »
- Tamika Jones
Diamond Select Toys has announced four new pairs of Aliens Minimates which can be purchased as a full set or an assortment of two-packs. Also in this round-up: a William Froste casting update and a look at Crypt TV's The Horrors of AutoCorrect.
Aliens Minimates Series 2: "Aliens Minimates 2-Packs Series 2 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The game is not over, man! Dst returns to the world of the classic 1986 action movie Aliens with an all-new assortment of 2-packs! Four new sets include Pvt. Vasquez with Pvt. Hudson, Jumpsuit Ripley with Newt, Pvt. Frost with Burning Alien and a rare, one-per-case set that has Pvt. Crowe with Attacking Alien and Eggs! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUN152094, Srp: $9.99/ea.)."
These Minimates are priced at $9.99 for each two-pack and $119.88 for the entire set. »
- Tamika Jones
Where would the horror genre be without Leigh Whannell? It may not be a question many ask themselves, but pre-Saw the horror genre was more than a little stagnant. Sure there was that small burst during the late nineties thanks to Kevin Williamson’s scripts for both Scream and I Know what you did Last Summer, but what followed was nothing but cheap rip-offs.
Then in 2004 Leigh Whannell and James Wan came along with Saw. The movie was a horror film like no other, feeling much more like a dectective movie such as Seven than the kind of horror we were used to. The film spawned six sequels of varying success with Whannell and Wan involved in some but not all.
Instead the pair focussed on bringing another long forgotten subset of the horror genre back to life – the haunted house/possession tale. With Insidious audiences got an eerie »
- Kat Smith
A new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming supernatural horror The Lake on Clinton Road, which is described as a mashup between I Know What You Did Last Summer and Evil Dead. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
When 6 friends from Massachusetts finish up classes for the semester, they decide to take a road trip to the Jersey Shore. A birthday celebration at a shore house will be the highlight of their summer, or so they thought. When they get to the house, they realize it’s not the beach house they were expecting. It’s actually in the middle of the woods off a long spooky road, Clinton Road. Clinton Road has been haunted for the past 50 years, this is what Alex, Jillian, Amber, Jamie, Stacy and Mark will soon find out. The sadness of not having a beach near soon disappears as they all rush »
- Gary Collinson
The "King of the Monsters" celebrates his 61st birthday this year, and courtesy of Neca, a new Godzilla figure will be released this fall. Also in this round-up: the first episode of Kabukiman's Cocktail Corner and a trailer for The Lake on Clinton Road.
Godzilla (1954) Figure: To be released by Neca in September, this Godzilla figure is 12" from head-to-tail and features 30 points of articulation. We have the complete details as well as a look at the figure below:
"Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, we go back to the beginning of the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise!
This version of the beloved monster is based on the original black-and-white Godzilla movie, released in 1954. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible detail, a bendable tail and nearly 30 points of articulation!"
Images courtesy of Neca:
Sgt. Kabukiman Web Series: "One of Troma Entertainment »
- Tamika Jones
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