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Script Page Shows Unique Directorial Approach to The Blair Witch Project

3 March 2015 10:58 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

There are some truly fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about The Blair Witch Project, as directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick took a very unique approach to the film. Much of what you saw on screen was unscripted and improvised, lending a… Continue Reading →

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- John Squires

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Indie Filmmakers, Fear and Procrastination

2 March 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Daniel J. Harris on indie filmmakers, fear and procrastination…

Every aspiring filmmaker on the planet thinks that they have a great idea, great script, a unique story and way of telling it that engages audiences. Otherwise – why would we bother? You must have belief in your own ability – right?

Well, yes and no. In order to give up everything and burn all other bridges to pursue a career as a filmmaker you need to have the minerals – to quote Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. But, as artists we’re insecure and often fragile. Sometimes we don’t want to let go of our little story, or let too many people hear about it for fear of ridicule or rejection. We tell ourselves it’s a great story and it’ll make a great film. But…. Maybe it needs a little more work. Or perhaps… the time isn’t right. Or maybe »

- Gary Collinson

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A Peek at How ‘Blair Witch’s’ Leads Were Directed

2 March 2015 3:46 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Love it or hate it, The Blair Witch Project changed everything. 15 years later, Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick’s film continues to fascinate horror fans and general audience’s alike. I was able to interview them last year and was shocked to learn that despite the fan heavy attention/obsession with the film, there are still tidbits we don’t know. […] »

- Patrick Cooper

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From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 Starts Production, Robert Rodriguez Directing Premiere Episode

2 March 2015 12:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They fought till dawn to survive season one, but even though certain characters on El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series were able to keep culebras from chomping their necks, they're still far from being safe in the upcoming 10-episode second season, which began production today and is slated for a late summer debut. It's been revealed that the season two premiere is being directed by Robert Rodriguez, with a list of familiar horror directors announced to helm other second season episodes starring the returning cast members whose characters managed to stay alive.

Press Release - "Austin, TX- March 2, 2015 -- El Rey Network and Miramax announced today the start of production on the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" in Austin, TX (home to Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios). Returning to the supernatural series are all leading cast members including Wilmer Valderrama, D.J. Cotrona, »

- Derek Anderson

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Hurry! These Great Movies Are Expiring From Netflix in March

26 February 2015 10:10 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix is doing the friendly thing of letting us know what movies and TV shows it's taking off of its streaming service, but the bad news is, you only have a matter of days to watch some of these! Leaving the service are a lot of great '90s flicks like Cool Runnings, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, and Se7en, so get to watching. There are a few that won't be removed until later in the month, so take a look at the list and see what you need to watch first, then get excited for the new stuff coming in March! Movies 3 Ninjas: Kick Back Air Bud Anaconda Arachnophobia Brokedown Palace Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Cool Runnings Emma Evita Fireproof Freaky Friday Fright Night Girlfight Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Jackass: Number Two Lords of Dogtown Old Yeller Ordinary People Out of Time Pretty in Pink »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Here's What's Leaving Netflix in March 2015

24 February 2015 6:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What's leaving Netflix in March? Well, the streaming service is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows, with a big chunk of the departing titles belonging to the Cartoon Network -- you'll see those say bye-bye at the end of the month. From what we can tell, that's about it in terms of TV exiting Watch Instantly.

As for movies, the clock is ticking for favorites "Dumb and Dumber," "Fright Night," Desperado," "Seven," "Pretty in Pink," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," and "The Muppet Movie," which will all be pulled in the monthly purge.

Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers). And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in March 2015.

Leaving March 1

"3 Ninjas: Kick Back" (1994)

"Air Bud" (1997)

"Anaconda" (1997)

"Arachnophobia" (1990)

"Brokedown Palace" (1999)

"Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams" (1981)

"Cool Runnings »

- Tim Hayne

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Indie Spotlight: The Burning Dead, Chopping Block, Tall Tales from the Badlands

22 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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:

New Poster Released for Chopping Block: "Five kidnappers find themselves in a bloody situation in the brand new poster for the upcoming slasher comedy Chopping Block!

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

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Trailer Park: Mad Max is Hooked Up with Agent 47

19 February 2015 7:54 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including Hitman: Agent 47, Trainwreck, Crimson Peak, Aloha, Hooked Up and a new international trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47 centers on an elite assassin (Rupert Friend) who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young »

- Phil Wheat

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Trailer Round-Up: Resident Evil Revelations 2, Nightlight, The Blair Witch Project Documentary ‘The Woods Movie’

18 February 2015 4:33 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another trailer round-up! Barry Burton fans are in for a treat with the latest Resident Evil Revelations 2 trailer, the found footage horror film Nightlight debuted its first trailer, and we have a look at The Woods Movie, The Blair Witch Project documentary that premieres later this month at Film4 FrightFest in Glasgow, Scotland.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episode 1 now available from Capcom): "He’s back! Fan favorite and classic S.T.A.R.S. member Barry Burton will be returning in Resident Evil Revelations 2. The man himself can be seen in the brand new reveal trailer and new batch of screenshots just released on the press site. Headed for the remote prison island in search of his missing daughter, Moira Burton, Barry meets brand new character Natalia Korda, a little girl who has a strange power that allows her to sense enemies and hidden items. Using this skill »

- Derek Anderson

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Hot projects on Screenbase

18 February 2015 1:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link »

- (Maud Le Rest)

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Trailer for The Woods Movie – The Making of The Blair Witch Project

17 February 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Back in 1999, not a lot of films scared me or made my heart skip a beat. I started to hear about a film that played at Sundance that year that was being touted as the scariest film some people have seen. I started following the film and got wrapped up in the story behind it. Unlike many mainstream filmgoers, I knew the film was fake but it was so deep rooted in mythology that it was easy to just dive right in and believe the story. To this day, The Blair Witch Project is one of the few films that made my heart skip a beat. I took my mother to the premiere and she agreed with me that it was very effective. Once those end credits rolled, we heard many complaints from audience goers claiming “That was bullshit” or “I want my money back”.

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- Andy Triefenbach

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Project Almanac Review

16 February 2015 8:32 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The found footage genre has come a long way since The Blair Witch Project proved it was a viable gimmick to feed to the cinema going public, with, in recent years, super hero movies and teen comedies getting in on the action. Now, it's the turn of the time travel movie to the found footage with Project Almanac (which went through a few name changes from Cinema One, to Almanac, to Welcome to Yesterday), which follows a group of friends who find a working time machine, and, being teenagers, use it for personal gain, from winning the lottery to going backstage at a music festival. But, wouldn't you know it, their tampering with the time line has unforeseen consequences. From the off, you can clearly see that director Dean Israelite is trying to pull off exactly what Josh Trank did with Chronicle, with Project Almanac having a structure and tone »

- (Tom White)

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Scream: ranking the movies in order of quality

16 February 2015 1:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Which is the scariest Scream of them all? We’ve put the satirical, postmodern slasher series in order…

This feature contains spoilers for all of the Scream movies.

Do you like scary movies? Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson decided most people probably did. In the mid 90s, they breathed life into a flagging genre by creating a new knife-wielding icon who, crucially, was aware of all the horror movie villains who’d gone before.

In fact, ‘Ghostface’ was so into his horror trivia that he quizzed his victims about it before striking. Could watching enough horror movies save you when your own life threatened to turn into one? According to Scream, maybe it could.

Although the first movie ends with – spoiler! – the death of both the killers behind the mask, the Ghostface persona proved harder to kill. In the tradition of so many other slasher villains, Ghostface came back for more. »

- simonbrew

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'Friday the 13th' Reboot Won't Be a Found Footage Movie

16 February 2015 1:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form revealed that last month that they had hoped to start shooting the reboot of Friday the 13th by the end of this year. Brad Fuller recently sat down for an interview with Esquire where he revealed that the script is still being worked on. In the article, he previous shot down rumors that it will be a "found footage" style movie (inline with movies like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity) and said that they're aiming for a budget somewhere between The Purge's $3 million and their 2009 reboot's $20 million budget.

"You can't do a great kill quickly. It takes time and the blood levels. You know, every time there's a drop of blood you have to change their wardrobe and shower people off. You can't rush that to get it right."

Actor Derek Mears played the iconic killer in Platinum Dunes' 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, »

- MovieWeb

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Project Almanac Review

15 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Dean Israelite

Cast: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, Amy Landecker, Gary Weeks

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 106 minutes

Synopsis: After discovering his late father’s camcorder, genius David Raskin (Weston) is shocked to see his current teenage self in a video from his own 7th birthday party. He and his friends soon discover his father’s research into time-travel.

Found footage does time travel in this teen focused MTV film from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. That’s probably inspired an awful lot of groaning, and it’s not hard to understand why. Found footage has been abused by the film industry as an excuse for cheap films that yield great returns. We’re long past the point where anybody might mistake it for real, actual footage. The Blair Witch Project is one thing, but convincing people that time-travel exists? It’s not going to happen. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Official Trailer: Blair Witch Project Doc, The Woods Movie

13 February 2015 3:59 AM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Just over 15 years from its debut, seminal found footage film The Blair Witch Project is explored as film and phenomena in feature length documentary, The Woods Movie, See the first trailer for this FrightFest Glasgow premiere.   With little in the way of words, The Woods Movie‘s trailer simply teases its access and the appropriate presence of cameras…

The post Official Trailer: Blair Witch Project Doc, The Woods Movie appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Stephen King’s Cell Movie Acquired for Us Distribution, New Image Revealed

5 February 2015 11:18 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Get ready stateside filmgoers, because the “phoners” (aka “crazies”) are coming to the Us. Stephen King fans know that the master of macabre doesn’t like using cell phones. His 2006 novel, Cell, is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong by pressing portable phones to our ears and keeping them close at hand in our pockets, and its unflinching subject matter contains flocks of murderous lunatics that would be right at home in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, George A. Romero’s The Crazies, or Simon Clark’s Blood Crazy.

We knew this unique King novel was getting the adaptation treatment, with King co-writing the screenplay and John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the lead roles, but we’re now one big step closer to seeing it on the silver screen, as Clarius Entertainment has acquired the Us rights to the movie.

Slated to hit theaters this year, »

- Derek Anderson

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Found-Footage Movies Are in a Rut. Can the Genre Be Saved?

5 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's been more than 15 years since The Blair Witch Project came out and made the idea of the found-footage horror movie — the kind of film that purports to have been shot with cameras wielded by the characters — a genre. Blair Witch was certainly not the first of its kind, but the hype it parlayed into box-office success made the world take notice. It’s been eight years since Paranormal Activity — a ghost story built almost entirely from scenes shot via surveillance cameras — broke out big and became one of horror’s most profitable franchises. And it was seven years ago that this style of filmmaking arguably reached its apotheosis, when producer J.J. Abrams and director Matt Reeves released Cloverfield, their mysterious, wonderful, apocalyptic found-footage monster flick.All along the way, any number of films have tried to capitalize on the trend. Not just horror films, either. Three years ago, Chronicle »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Watch: 'The Wolfpack' Brothers Reenact Sundance Classics 'The Usual Suspects,' 'Clerks' & More

4 February 2015 2:51 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Crystal Moselle's "The Wolfpack" became a hot commodity at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, earning critical acclaim and winning the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Documentary Competition. The non-fiction feature tells the story of the six Angulo brothers who turned to movies and filmmaking to experience life after their father confined them to their tenement apartment in New York City. While non-Sundance attendees will have to wait until later this year for Magnolia Pictures to distribute the documentary, curious cinephiles can get a sneak peak at what all the fuss is about courtesy of four new video "thank you notes" directed by and starring the Angulo brothers. In keeping with their Sundance success story, the brothers tackle some of biggest Sundance hits, from "The Blair Witch Project" to "Clerks," "El Mariachi" and "The Usual Suspects," in order to thank Sundance for their film's award-winning run.  Check out the. »

- Zack Sharf

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The Best Films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

2 February 2015 3:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety’s top film critics have selected their favorite movies of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which screened over 123 features in its 17th edition. All three of them agree: grand prize and audience award winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” was one of this year’s finest achievements in Park City. 

Justin Chang: Another Sundance has come to a close, and I think it’s safe to say that this year’s edition was a particularly fine one — distinguished, first and foremost, by a U.S. dramatic competition that offered the jury plenty of opportunity to spread the wealth. I had a bit of a hunch that “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” might sweep both the grand jury prize and the audience award, in the now de rigueur winner-takes-all manner of “Whiplash,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Precious” before it (or rather, “Fruitvale” and “Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, »

- Justin Chang, Peter Debruge and Scott Foundas

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