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Hideo Nakata's The Complex Opening on VOD Stateside

27 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ring director Hideo Nakata's new film The Complex is hitting iTunes, Amazon, and VOD on September 9th via Orchard and Shock Till You Drop, and right now we have a new trailer and poster for you. Dig 'em!

The Complex stars Atsuko Maeda.

Synopsis

Nursing student Asuka has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home, only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room.

Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman »

- Steve Barton

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Hideo Nakata’s The Complex Coming to the U.S. Courtesy of Shock & The Orchard

26 August 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

One of the very first titles acquired under our distribution partnership with The Orchard was Hideo (Ring) Nakata's The Complex, a wacky, vibrant, eerie - and did I mention wacky? - horror film that I caught at Fantasia in 2013. We're finally bringing the film to the U.S. and you'll be able to find it to purchase or to rent on September 9th on iTunes, Amazon and various other VOD platforms.

You'll find the trailer below, and, if you'd like to read my review, click here.

The post Hideo Nakata’s The Complex Coming to the U.S. Courtesy of Shock & The Orchard appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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What’s Scarier Than ‘The Ring?’ How About a 3D Sequel Written by Akiva Goldsman

22 August 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Back in 2002, an unsuspecting horror movie ruined the lives of pretty much anyone who mistakenly thought they were just in for a fun time with friends at the theater only to instead develop lifelong phobias of backyard wells, VHS tapes, staticky televisions, girls with untrimmed bangs and being told you have to wait for anything for seven days. The Ring, Gore Verbinski’s exercise in seeing exactly how long it would take before he could convince Naomi Watts to punch a little girl in the face, is now a terrifying horror classic. It was followed in 2005 with a still scary, but not as fetal position-inducing second film from Hideo Nakata — who actually helmed the 1998 scare-fest Ringu, the nightmarish inspiration for the American films as well as a handful of other sequels and spin-offs. Now, almost 10 years after the last victim popped that unmarked video tape into their Vcr, the third American installment is going to drag itself »

- Samantha Wilson

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Akiva Goldsman In Talks To Write New Draft of 'The Ring 3D'

21 August 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The folks over at Deadline are reporting that Oscar winning scribe Akiva Goldsman is in talks to write the next draft of the horror franchise, which will be called "The Ring 3D" for Paramount Pictures.

Paramount hired director F. Javier Gutierrez to helm the third movie for the “The Ring” series.

The Japanese original "Ringu", directed by Hideo Nakata and adapted from the novel by Kōji Suzuki, spawned its own series of prequel/sequels and spin-off films and led a wave of J-horror Hollywood remakes throughout the 2000s.

According to the site the film has Samara returning with a familiar video tape to strike terror once again.

Goldsman recently did a rewrite of Insurgent, the sequel to the Lionsgate franchise hit Divergent.

Source: Deadline »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Los Cabos Hosts North American Premiere of ‘Words With Gods’

19 August 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – In a coup for the fast-growing Mexican Festival, November’s third Los Cabos Festival will host the North American premiere of “Words With Gods.”

The first part of a four-feature project, “Heartbeat of the World” and a one-of-a kind for the Mexican film industry, “Heartbeat” links director-screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (“The Burning Plain”), who originated the concept for “Heartbeat,” and Alex Garcia, the L.A.-based prexy of Ag Studios, who produces with Argentina’s Lucas Akoskin and Arriaga.

Screening Nov. 14, “Words With Gods” will comprise the centerpiece gala screening of the festival, which runs Nov. 12-16. At the gala, Arriaga will receive Los Cabos’ Mexican Tribute award, fest director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo told Variety, confirming Los Cabos has been chasing the film for a year.

While Arriaga and Garcia are driving forces behind “Words With Gods,” an omnibus feature of nine short films, its directors could hardly be more far-ranging »

- John Hopewell

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 10-1

9 August 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are at what is a surprisingly modern list. At the beginning of this, I didn’t expect to see so much cultural impact coming from films so recently made, but that’s the way it goes. The films that define the horror genre aren’t necessarily the scariest or the most expensive or even the best. The films that define the genre point to a movement – movies that changed the game and influenced all the films after it. Movies that transcend the horror genre. Movies that broke the mold and changed the way horror can be created.

10. El laberinto del fauno (2006)

English Language Title: Pan’s Labyrinth

Directed by: Gullermo del Toro

It’s more a dark fantasy film than a horror film, but it would be tough to make a list of 50 of those. Plus, it has enough graphic, nightmarish images to push it over the threshold. »

- Joshua Gaul

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The Ring 3 finally lands a director

20 July 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The threequel to Paramount’s remake of the classic Japanese horror Ringu has landed a director and it’s none other than F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall). The third movie has been in the pipe line for a while now but the Spanish director is the first name linked with the task of breathing new life into the series.

The first movie – directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) – grossed over $249 million worldwide  in 2002 and starred Naomi Watts in the lead role. Despite not matching it’s predecessor’s success the 2005 sequel – which saw original Ringu director Hideo Nakata take the hot seat – still managed to bag just over $160 million at the box office.

Gutiérrez gained genre cred in his native Spain after delivering two outstanding shorts called Brasil and Norman’s Room (a bite size tribute to Psycho), both of which were nominated for various international awards. »

- Gavin Logan

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F. Javier Gutierrez to Direct ‘The Ring 3’

18 July 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In the age of digital downloads and YouTube, no one should be afraid of a cursed video tape. Not even sure if anyone still owns a VHS player.

Paramount hired “The Crow” reboot director F. Javier Guiterrez to helm the third movie for the “The Ring” series. The first two films starred Naomi Watts and with the latest movie grossing over $161 million back in 2005.

The original story is based off the novel written by Koji Suzuki. Since the Japanese original movie “Ringu,” many sequels, prequels and spin-offs were made from this storyline.

Now the creepy girl can come crawling out your high-def TV once again. That will indeed be scary.

Source: Deadline »

- Gig Patta

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"The Crow" Reboot Helmer Tackles "The Ring 3"

18 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

F. Javier Gutierrez, the filmmaker behind the upcoming "The Crow" reboot with Luke Evans, has been tapped to direct the next installment in the dormant "The Ring" franchise at Paramount Pictures.

"Pirates of the Caribbean" series director Gore Verbinski directed the 2002 first film which was based on the popular Japanese supernatural hit "Ringu". The storyline revolved around a mysterious videotape that, when watched, kills the viewer a week after the person has watched it. Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson and Brian Cox starred.

"The Ring" became a hit, scoring good critical notices and $249 million at the global box-office. A subsequent sequel, helmed by "Ringu" director Hideo Nakata, proved a dud with critics and managed only $160 million worldwide.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are returning as producers, but it is unknown if series star Watts will return. It has been suggested this could be a prequel though which would prevent that occurrence. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Ring 3 Moving Forward with Director F. Javier Gutierrez

18 July 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Like their principal villains, horror movie franchises rarely die.  If there’s not a new sequel to be made, there’s a remake in the works.  If the remake didn’t take off, go with a reboot that’s loosely connected to the original franchise.  As such, though it’s been nine years since the last installment, it appears that The Ring 3 is finally moving forward.  Director Gore Verbinski’s 2002 American remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring was a massive crossover hit, grossing $249.3 million at the box office.  A few years later, Ringu director Hideo Nakata was brought in to helm the 2005 sequel The Ring Two.  Though the overall response was significantly less enthusiastic, the pic drew in a respectable $161.5 million worldwide. A third The Ring film has been discussed for some time, but the project never gained any real momentum.  Now, however, Paramount has decided it »

- Adam Chitwood

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Second Wave of Fantasia International Film Festival Films Announced, Including Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York!

26 June 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to run again this year from July 17th-August 5th, and having already boasted a very impressive first wave of films (including a special presentation of James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy), the second wave of films has now been announced, making the festival sounds like an even more impressive place to be next month. We’ve combined the two announcements into one, just to give you fright fiends a glimpse at the awesome list of titles coming to festival goers next month.

First Wave:

Opening Film: Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky Au Royaume Des Filles)

Fantasia 2014 will launch with the Canadian premiere of Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles), a sharp political satire from comic book genius Riad Sattouf (Les Beaux Gosses) that took the Rotterdam Film Festival by storm.

Set in »

- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2014 Announces First Wave of Programming

19 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will be taking place once again in Montreal and the first wave of programming has been announced, revealing an eclectic mix of genre films from around the world:

“Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker and stop-motion special effects pioneer, passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen created some of the most beloved and innovative fantastic film imagery of all time in such classics as The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad »

- Jonathan James

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Fantasia 2014: New Artwork; First Wave Titles Include Among the Living, Monsterz, Predestination, Cybernatural, The Harvest, Suburban Gothic, Killers, and More!

19 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.

From the Press Release:

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating, and upgraded projection and sound.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, »

- Debi Moore

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Fantasia Film Festival Announces An Astonishing First Wave of 2014 Programming

19 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is that time of the year again in which we start preparing for our favourite film festival in the world. For the unfamiliar, Sound On Sight has delivered some of the best coverage of the Fantasia Film Festival since we first launched back in 2008. In the past we’ve published up to 55 reviews, dozens of features and recorded six podcasts dedicated entirely to the three and a half week long event. So be sure to come visit us again and again throughout the months of July and August, as we will surely be all over the 2014 edition. The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is taking Montreal by storm, starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. They’ve just released their new poster and along with the first wave of films, and as expected, Fantasia’s programmers aren’t disappointing. Here’s the press release. Enjoy!

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Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia »

- Ricky

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47 Ronin DVD Review

9 May 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Carl Rinsch

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka, Jin Akanishi, Rinko Kikuchi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Running Time: 118 Minutes

Certificate: 12

47 Ronin is a Hollywood adaptation of a true story from Japan. It is helmed by a first time director, has faced much studio interference, and has its theatrical release delayed for over a year. The film should be a write-off. Yet, it is far from such. 47 Ronin is at times a magnificent big scale adventure film that is a lot more serious and thoughtful than many of its multiplex counterparts. It’s still very messy, mostly in terms of pacing and the cohesion between scenes, but it is very easy to see some specks of greatness as well. Even in its chopped form, it is still highly enjoyable, especially when it comes alive in its action sequences.

The film follows the true story of a group »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Hong Kong Film Review: ‘Monsterz’

25 March 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A malevolent misfit with a deadly stare dukes it out with the only person immune to his mind-control powers in “Monsterz,” a middling remake of the 2010 South Korean fantasy-thriller “Haunters.” Opting for a more somber tone than that of the comicbook-style original, Japanese horror kingpin Hideo Nakata (“Ring,” “Dark Water”) executes some nifty setpieces and packs plenty of excitement into the final reel, but there’s a fair amount of flab for audiences to negotiate en route to the payoff. Limited regional exposure, slots at fests with appropriate sidebars, and a respectable ancillary life appear likely. Local release via Warner Bros. is set for May 30.

The kicks off in arresting style on a rainy day in 1993. After removing a blindfold from her young son, a distressed mother (Tae Kimura) is badly beaten by her enraged husband (Masaki Miura). His demand that they abandon the monster they’ve produced is cut »

- Richard Kuipers

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The Grudge Coming Back to Theaters in a Franchise-Launching Reboot; Sam Raimi to Produce

20 March 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Gather round, children, and I'll tell you a tale, a tale of a time when the spirits of young Japanese girls haunted movie theaters around the world.  The fad likely started with 1998's Ringu, a horror movie that inspired Gore Verbinski's 2002 film, The Ring.  That same year, writer-director Takashi Shimizu took the genre further with Ju-On: The Grudge.  True to form, that film was also remade in America, with Takashi again at the helm and Sarah Michelle Gellar in a starring role.  I tell you this because even though The Grudge managed to churn out a few sequels, the property is now headed for a total reboot with plans to build a new franchise.  Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch The Grudge with Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) drafting the script.  The low-budget horror film was the first in »

- Dave Trumbore

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Trailer Unleashes Hideo Nakata's Monsterz

27 February 2014 11:34 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After years of having his movies remade, Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata (Ring, Dark Water) has just made a remake of his own, entitled Monsterz. If you don't recognize the title, that'd be because it's actually based on a Korean film called Haunters, released in 2010.

Monsterz premieres over in Japan on May 10th, and we've got the full trailer for ya today. Check it out!

The film stars Fujiwara Tatsuya (Battle Royale), Yamada Takayuki, and Satomi Ishihara.

Synopsis

A man possesses a special ability to manipulate others with just his eyes. Because of this special ability, he killed his abusive father and was abandoned by his mother. He now lives a lonely life in the dark side of a city.

Meanwhile, Tanaka Shuichi doesn’t have a family and lives with his friends. Even though he is poor, he has a bright outlook on life. One day these two men meet. »

- John Squires

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In a Nutshell: The Complex

3 February 2014 1:35 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

It's been twelve years since Hideo Nakata (Ringu) made a good movie. He came close a time or two, but the last decade has seen him dip his toes in unfamiliar waters, with uneven and increasingly underwhelming results. Ringu and Dark Water were memorable urban horror movies, and The Complex is a return to traditional horror roots. It's been a long time coming, and we've had to endure a lot of Asian ghost stories in the time that's past, but The Complex is a welcome return to form for Nakata, and like an old friend who's come home to visit, it feels both familiar and strangely satisfying. Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from her neighbours apartment, a reclusive old man »

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In a Nutshell: The Complex

3 February 2014 1:35 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

It's been twelve years since Hideo Nakata (Ringu) made a good movie. He came close a time or two, but the last decade has seen him dip his toes in unfamiliar waters, with uneven and increasingly underwhelming results. Ringu and Dark Water were memorable urban horror movies, and The Complex is a return to traditional horror roots. It's been a long time coming, and we've had to endure a lot of Asian ghost stories in the time that's past, but The Complex is a welcome return to form for Nakata, and like an old friend who's come home to visit, it feels both familiar and strangely satisfying. Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from her neighbours apartment, a reclusive old man »

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