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Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: one of our greatest comedians is hot for our greatest sci-fi/horror franchise, Fox raises the ire of fanboys with its apparently-infuriating adaptation of a Neil Gaiman comic book series and Dan Aykroyd isn't letting certain failure keep him from pushing for another "conventional" "Ghostbusters" sequel. See below for the full roundup. #1 Louis C.K. wants in on this "Alien" business The Emmy-winning comedian not only wants to star in the Neill Blomkamp-directed sequel (see below), he'd like to "die in a terrible way," as Sigourney Weaver related on Wednesday's episode of "Jimmy Fallon." If this happens, he's totally the new Paul Reiser. #2 Neill Blomkamp is directing the next "Alien" movie It's official! The director of one very good film and »
- Chris Eggertsen
"It was hell. That's what hell is. You relive the worst moment of your life on a loop over and over and you can never wake up." Welcome to another video round-up! This time around, we have a new trailer for Fox's Wayward Pines TV series starring Matt Dillon, a hellish new clip from The Lazarus Effect, as well as two snippets from Neill Blomkamp's upcoming artificial intelligence film, Chappie.
Wayward Pines: "Based on the best-selling novel, “Pines,” by Blake Crouch, and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,”), Wayward Pines is an intense, mind-bending new thriller in which nothing is what it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. »
- Derek Anderson
It’s been a long time (since the Oscar-nominated film The Sixth Sense) since director M. Night Shyamalan’s name has been attached to a project that both viewers and critics could enjoy. However, Fox is hopeful that will all change with the network’s upcoming limited series Wayward Pines, and now you can watch an all-new trailer for the show that was just released. Described as a 10-episode thriller, based on the best selling novel of the same name, Wayward Pines stars Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent named Ethan Burke, who is on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the cast includes Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam, Carla Gugino as Kate Hewson, Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins, Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke, Empire‘s Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope, Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke, »
- Chris King
It’s a pretty decent week for horror lovers, with the February 17th release of not only the latest in the popular V/H/S series hitting DVD/Bluray, but also the wonderfully entertaining documentary Life Itself, as well as various other genre and film-related entries. Thankfully, the gang at Icons of Fright have had the chance to take a peak at a few of this week’s titles, and there really aren’t any films Not worth picking up. Read on!
The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral takes some of the genre’s up and coming directors and sets them loose, with the result being either entertaining or lacking in some parts. The Benson/Moorhead segment “Bonestorm” is one that features skateboarders with GoPro camers »
- Jerry Smith
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Running time: 100 minutes
Synopsis: Love is a dangerous game, but this is ridiculous! After “relations” with an seemingly nice guy, Jay (Monroe) finds herself stalked by a malevolent force and must find a way to shake off this deadly curse.
Horror and originality are distant bedfellows, for years the genre has been the refuge of the flat-pack film-maker; assembling the pre-fab facets of films that are as rickety as heck but, more or less, perform their basic function. It Follows is a welcome break from the mediocrity; a spooky sleeper-hit already impressing critics, garnering a slew of award wins and nominations thanks to it’s indie sensibilities and new threat to fear.
It Follows is essentially the story a sexually transmitted entity; you do the deed, you contract the curse and now It’s after you. »
- Joe Upton
A solid cast faces supernatural peril in Altar, coming to DVD and digital HD next week, and one of them—Steve Oram from Sightseers, The World’S End and others—discovers a gruesome omen in an exclusive clip you can see past the jump. Matthew Modine (pictured above), The Sixth Sense’s Olivia Williams, Antonia Clarke, Richard Dillane and Adam Thomas Wright […] »
- Michael Gingold
Coming later this year is The Visit, formerly Sundowning. It will be the first M. Night Shyamalan film since After Earth, and his first “smaller” picture since The Lady In The Water, or arguably The Village. We don’t know much about it, but it has Kathryn Hahn in it so that’s good enough for me.
And after this, it seems, Shyamalan is going to make another movie in the same vein. Or at least that’s what he’s working on right now, tweeting that he’s deep into the script:
“So odd writing a film before the previous one hasn’t come out. #TheVisit comes out in Sept, and I’m 75pgs into a new small scary thriller.”
So odd writing a film before the previous one hasn't come out. #TheVisit comes out in Sept, and I'm 75pgs into a new small scary thriller. »
- Brendon Connelly
Every generation has been lucky enough to have a gut-punch movie ending, from the twists at the ends of Psycho or The Crying Game (for examples) to the rug pulls that concluded The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects. But for the finale of Bryan Singer.s criminal masterpiece, it turns out that the director and the screenwriter haven different ideas about what really happened. In a conversation with Creative Screenwriting, Christopher McQuarrie . who took home the Screenplay Oscar for his work on Suspects in 1996 . revealed that he and the director could not come to terms with what actually happened. and added that fan theories submitted to the duo over the years also did a lot to change how he views the action presented on screen. McQuarrie elaborates: [Singer] has one scenario, I have another. The film would not work if it answered all of your questions. I have heard »
Fifty Shades of Grey is sure to bring star Jamie Dornan a throng of fans he can't even image. Lucky for him, he already has his follow-up in the bag with the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. We have a first look at the drama, which shows the actor in a quite compromising position...But not one quite like anything you'll find in Fifty Shades of Grey.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax begins on Louis Drax's (Aiden Longworth) 9th birthday, when he miraculously survives a near fatal fall. His doctor Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) finds himself tangled between his professional responsibility and his growing affections for the boy's mother (Sarah Gadon), a fragile young beauty. When Louis' father (Paul) comes under suspicion, Pascal realizes other mysterious forces may be at work.
Like most of the titles in M. Night Shyamalan.s filmography, the end of his 2000 film Unbreakable comes with an interesting twist. Not only does Bruce Willis. David Dunn finally come to terms with the fact that he is something a touch more than human, but Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price is revealed to be a supervillain . truly David.s opposite in every way. The way the movie let.s this turn hang in the air as the credits roll has long had fans wondering about the prospects of an Unbreakable 2 - and apparently it.s an idea that Shyamalan is still interested in as well. The Sixth Sense filmmaker is currently promoting his television series Wayward Pines - on which he serves as both producer and director . and it was while talking with Collider that he revealed that he still has thoughts about making an Unbreakable 2. Of course, »
Whether you love or loathe him, before M. Night Shyamalan began dividing audiences in a way that marmite could only dream, the eclectic director released The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable within the space of two years, justifying his reputation as one of the promising up-and-comers in the industry. As two standalone science fiction movies, each was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews and in a recent interview with Collider, the filmmaker touched base on the possibility of an Unbreakable 2.
Fifteen years after the release of the original, Shyamalan revealed that he does contemplate the feasibility of a sequel to this day.
Yeah, I do sometimes. I love those characters and I love that world. Of course, the whole world makes comic book movies now. At the time, it was completely novel. I remember when I made it, Disney was literally like, “Comic books?! There’s no market for comic books!” That’s all they make now! »
- Michael Briers
Evan’s experiencing a very rude awakening. He lifts his head from the steering wheel to see the hood of his taxi rammed into the underbelly of a truck. Someone else’s blood is spattered on his face, and standing not far from his passenger door window are two zombies… the first of many Evan will encounter in Isolated, the new CGI-animated short film from Tomas Vergara that we have for Daily Dead visitors to watch.
Clocking in at about five minutes, Peak Pictures’ Isolated features plenty of heart-pumping suspense, an intriguing story, and zombies that emerge slowly from the shadows, though they are capable of sprinting down the city streets (effectively evoking both George A. Romero’s living dead and the zombies of Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake).
Chilean co-writer/director Vergara revealed in an interview with The Daily Dot that the majority of Isolated was shot with performance capture technology, »
- Derek Anderson
The events in "The Amina Profile," playing in Sundance's World Documentary Competition, are not being revealed for the first time in Sophie Deraspe's film. If you Google Amina Arraf and her A Gay Girl in Damascus blog, the arc of the story plays out on the first search page. It was a widely reported story, but not universally reported, which makes for a complication in discussing "The Amina Profile." Do I discuss what the actual movie is, even if it means stripping aside some secrecy? Or do I play coy, pretend this documentary is like "The Sixth Sense" and I'd be violating its integrity by revealing too much while, thus, give it only half the intellectual consideration it probably deserves? I'm going with the former approach, because while obfuscation is cute and fun, "The Amina Profile" is an interesting movie that probably will have a better chance at exposure »
- Daniel Fienberg
Witness the aftermath of a demonic ritual when the spine-tingling thriller, Altar, terrifies on DVD and Digital HD February 17 from Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm) and Great Point Media. From Nick Willing, the mastermind writer who brought audiences “Tin Man” and “Neverland,” comes the creepy, satanic tale full of ghostly torture and sorcery, headlined by Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Married to the Mob), Olivia Williams (“Manhattan,” The Sixth Sense) and Antonia Clarke (Les … Continue reading →
Prolific filmmaker Frank Marshall has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (Ace) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 65thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” stated the Ace Board of Directors. “From “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Sixth Sense” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”
Marshall joins a distinguished group of past Ace Golden Eddie honorees including Steven Spielberg, »
- Michelle McCue
Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees
The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Icg, Iatse Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the Icg. »
- Steve Pond
Frank Marshall has been selected by the American Cinema Editors as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year.
The award will be presented at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Marshall has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” ” Seabiscuit” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” said the Ace Board of Directors. “From ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made — and continues to make — a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”
- Dave McNary
The producer whose credits include Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button will be handed the award at a ceremony in L.A. on January 30.
“Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” says the board of Ace, an honorary society of film editors. He “has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.”
Previous Golden Eddie winners include Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass and Stanley Donen.
- The Deadline Team
TCA 2015: New Fox thriller will go a second round only if it’s “organically and creatively correct,” “Sixth Sense” filmmaker says
“I didn’t understand how any of this could make sense,” Shyamalan said.
See photos: The Scene at TCA: Funny, Frank and Flippant Quotes From the 2015 TV Press Tour
Confusion aside, »
- Tim Kenneally
The Conversation is a new feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their inaugural piece, they will discuss Tom Tykwer’s film, Run Lola Run (1999).
Amongst the many films included in 1999’s “year that changed movies,” Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run seems an essential text. Fifteen years ago, the film blew through national and arthouse borders, presenting an exhilarating image of an approach to filmmaking free from formal restraint or linear narrative logic. An engrossing exercise in style, Tykwer’s breakthrough film seemed to simultaneously beat Hollywood at its own game of fast-paced entertainment, integrate music video aesthetics harmoniously into the machinations of feature filmmaking, and present an art film thoroughly interested in film as an art form looking toward the 21st century, free from the modernist concerns that previously united festival-friendly European exports. »
- Drew Morton
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