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"If you say his name, or even think it, he'll come for you..." Stx Entertainment has unveiled the full trailer for horror thriller The Bye Bye Man, now arriving in theaters this December. Directed by Stacy Title, the film is about three friends who encounter the "Bye Bye Man", a very creepy, mysterious evil "person" that is played by Doug Jones. The primary cast also includes Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco, Erica Tremblay, Cleo King and Faye Dunaway. This seems to be based on some folklore tale and combines some elements of other horror, a bit of Final Destination and Sinister and even A Nightmare on Elm Street. This looks creepy, of course, but I'm not sure it'll be any good. Take a look. Here's the new full-length trailer (+ a poster) for Stacy Title's The Bye Bye Man, direct from YouTube: When three college students move »
- Alex Billington
Over 65 films, the new and the classics, will screen at FEARnyc 2016 horror film festival, including Nosferatu, Hocus Pocus, Dead Awake, Night of the Living Dead (1968), Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Lost Boys, just to name a few. Continue reading for the full list of films in the FEARnyc lineup.
From FEARnyc: "FEARnyc will be presented this Halloween season at New York City’s Cinema Village. From October 21-27, 2016 the event will feature screenings of 65+ new and classic horror films, cast appearances, special events and a tribute to horror icon, Wes Craven.
Some of the highlights include:
A screening of The Exorcist which will begin with a seance with the audience led by a renowned psychic. »
- Tamika Jones
Over the years, sequels have gotten a bad rap for representing lack of originality in film making. These are some examples of such films that didn't exactly exude creativity.
Coming up with ideas for movies is hard. Coming up with ideas for sequels can be even more challenging. That's why so many of them rely on what has been done before. As an example of this phenomenon, here are ten films that are boarderline remakes:
The Gimmick Films: There are many movies out there that relied on a gimmick in order to fill theater seats. For some of those films, the gimmick worked so well that the film was a hit. What does Hollywood do with its hits? Make sequels of course! And what does Hollywood do with sequels for a gimmick film? Use the same gimmick again (with just a few minor changes)! Why mess with success….right?
1. Home Alone »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Arrival comes to Toronto following an impressive debut at Venice where awards buzz fermented for Denis Villeneuve‘s latest a sci-fi marvel ambitious in approach though grounded in realism and scientific accuracy.
Amy Adams plays the lead role of Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist who is recruited by the Us government – specifically Forest Whitaker’s military guy Colonel Weber – to help them decode intricate messages delivered by alien crafts that have popped up at various locations throughout the world. Banks is aided by Jeremy Renner‘s Dr. Ian Connelly who is supporting on the scientific side of things at one of the twelve craft sites in rural Montana. With constant communication between them and the other eleven sites, the duo »
- Paul Heath
No, this isn’t a remake of the 1982 flick Superstition (though it did give me a reason to post the super-cool artwork from it), and it’s not a continuation of the story from The Gallows, which was known for a… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
What would you do if you could see the moment of your own death? Would you try to change it? Come to terms with your own mortality? Party as if tomorrow might never come? Well, if your immediate answer was “Die anyway, but with my body in a weirdly artistic position,” you might already be a cast member of Tell Me How I Die, a new horror movie that smooshes together Final Destination, Flatliners, and a little bit of Sandra Bullock’s weepy Premonition. (Our condolences, by the way.)
Centering on a bunch of college-age kids who start having prophetic visions of their own deaths after signing up for a drug trial, the film stars Lost’s William Mapother as the doctor overseeing the experiments, along with Virginia Gardner, who, between this and last year’s Michael Bay-produced Project Almanac, has apparently become the go-to gal for setting right »
- William Hughes
Eric Heisserer bristles at the label of horror movie screenwriter. It’s understandable. While his produced credits include a Final Destination sequel and the remakes of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heisserer points out that he has authored 56 feature film scripts and only eight of them have been in the horror genre. That connotation may change later this year when Heisserer’s screenplay for the sci-fi film Arrival hits screens from Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve. But for now Heisserer and I are talking about Lights Out, a new horror offering based on director David F. Sandberg’s […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
There’s something freeing in knowing that you won’t have to feel conflicted about reviewing something, in this case Dead of Summer. Sure, I’ll probably find a few enjoyable morsels here and there about this show but overall, these recaps are just going to be one big roast. Episode 2 recap begins below, and it’s a doozy. You can watch along on Hulu or on the official Freeform website, if you’re feeling masochistic.
First, let me just say that this episode title is the kind of pseudo-Stephen King nonsense I was hoping this series wouldn’t devolve into. The unending parade of pop culture references of the first episode should’ve raised red flags all over the place and naming the first episode after a GnR track was precocious enough but This is out of hand.
Anyway, the episode starts with a flashback, as usual, dating »
- Chris Melkus
Schlock is alive and well, and doing bang-up numbers on VOD. Especially when it comes to the killer shark genre, sometimes known as sharksploitation. Shark movies are a big booming business, and we aren't about to see the last of them. The fun continues in the upcoming Z grade thriller Sky Sharks. We have the first trailer for this anti-establishment thriller that pits undead American soldiers against nazi zombies. We also have an amazing set of 19 posters which introduce the zany characters housed in this bloody piece of filth cinema. Here is the official synopsis in all it's Drive-In glory.
"Deep in the ice of the Antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old Nazi laboratory, still intact, where dark experiments had occurred. Unwittingly the geologists unleash upon the world a top-secret experiment the Germans had been working on - modified sharks that are able to fly, whose riders are genetically mutated, »
What is going on with the Final Destination franchise? And is Final Destination 6 happening, as one of its stars seems to believe? We're not sure, but recent rumors don't sound like they're going to pan out. Not yet, anyway. The only thing that is known for certain is that this extremely popular horror franchise is not dead yet. Not by a long shot.
But it's unlikely that Final Destination 6 will begin prepping this August. The most consistent element in the series besides gruesome death has always been Tony Todd, who plays the small role of Bludworth in each installment. Usually he comes warning of death. This time, the mortician arrived at the recent Texas Frightmare event warning that the Grim Reaper is ready to exact his revenge once again. According to the actor, he will definitely be returning in Final Destination 6. He went onto claim that the horror sequel will begin pre-production in late August, »
As heartfelt as it is unsettling, the “Father’s Day” segment of the horror anthology Holidays is not only my favorite short of the film, it’s also one of the most enthralling things I’ve seen this year. For most of its runtime, the segment solely stars Jocelin Donahue as Carol, a woman listening to the instructions of her supposedly dead father (voiced by Michael Gross) on a tape player, leading her to a final destination of either hope or horror.
With Holidays now out in theaters and on VOD courtesy of Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films, I had a chance to speak with Donahue, who discussed her powerful performance in “Father’s Day” as well as her improvised scene with Christian Bale and Antonio Banderas in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups.
What attracted you to this story by Anthony Scott Burns and the role of Carol in particular? »
- Derek Anderson
As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, some horror fans may experience a rising nostalgia for the bygone days of summer camp and lakeside slashers. If you’re experiencing these feelings, then you might want to mark your calendars for June 28th, the recently announced premiere date of Freeform’s 1980s-set camp slasher series, Dead of Summer.
From the Press Release (via TheFutonCritic): “Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. From ABC Signature Studios and executive producers Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Ian Goldberg and Steve Pearlman, the series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, »
- Derek Anderson
Earlier today I posted the trailer for Evolution, a new horror film from French director Lucile Hadzihalilovic that's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing genre imports of the year. The evocative spot manages to draw us in completely while giving away very little of the plot -- an art that's been all but lost in the business of Hollywood marketing, which regularly advertises films as if they were cars, sacrificing any semblance of mystery as they cover every gleaming inch of the product being peddled. Case in point: the "teaser" for The Bye Bye Man, a new horror film that looks sort of like A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Final Destination meets Sinister, with all the genre box-checking that description implies. I'm all for "original" ideas in horror, but this one doesn't inspire much hope thanks to a subtlety-free first look that should just call itself what it is: a trailer. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Robert DeFranco’s Dragon River has optioned the rights to George Jehn’s memoir, “Final Destination: Disaster — What Really Happened to Eastern Airlines.”
Infamously known as the airline that mysteriously lost Flight 980, Jehn’s memoir chronicles the controversial sale of Eastern Air Lines, at one time the second largest airline in the free world, to Frank Lorenzo’s Texas Air Corporation, which led to its certain demise. It is written from the perspective of an 18-year veteran Eastern pilot’s perspective, as the author was intimately involved in many aspects of the tumultuous events that culminated in the sale.
This marks the first major acquisition for DeFranco’s Dragon River. DeFranco formerly ran A7SLE Films, where he was responsible for numerous projects including, “The Devil’s Rooming House,” now in production, and “The Last Word,” which premiered at SXSW.
The transaction was handled by Francesca Minerva of Changing Lives Press. »
- Justin Kroll
Sometimes these low-budget horror movies crop up so fast, we didn't even know they existed. Case in point, "The Bye Bye Man." Due for a summer release, the genre flick has dropped its first trailer and for those looking for familiar thrills, without much reinvention, this should probably fit the bill. Read More: The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, and Doug Jones, and directed by Stacy Title ("Hood Of Horror"), this is basically looks like another variation on "Final Destination," with an entity causing death to anyone who encounters it, usually in a gruesome way. Here's the synopsis: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Today is not only St. Patrick’s Day but also the 16th anniversary of Final Destination‘s original theatrical release. The film, which began its life as a proposed episode of “The X-Files,” was created and co-written by Jeffrey Reddick, and Reddick… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Last weekend Flickering Myth was given the opportunity to view a press screening of 10 Cloverfield Lane and interview stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and director Dan Trachtenberg in a roundtable discussion with other journalists. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was charming and spoke highly of her passion for the project, her regard for Goodman and Trachtenberg as well as other interests she has. Its clear from her personality that she is a bright, talented young woman who has a real love for acting and pushing the boundaries of film. You can read our review here and check back later for our interview with Goodman and Trachtenberg!
Minor spoilers follow for 10 Cloverfield Lane so if you want to avoid any other information (which I recommend) check back after you’ve seen the movie.
Q: Mary, I spoke to John Goodman and he was raving about you. He said he could really trust you. »
- Ricky Church
Life hasn’t gotten easier for Damien Thorn since his nanny jumped off the building ledge in The Omen. A&E’s new sequel series to Richard Donner’s film shows that being the Antichrist isn’t one big devilish party, but rather a hellish struggle for your very soul. Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to watch the first five episodes of the series, and it was a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
The series picks up with Damien Thorn (Bradley James) at the ripe age of 30. Years after his father’s attempt to kill him with the Megiddo daggers, Damien still hasn’t sprouted horns and doesn’t sit on a throne of fire while the world bows at his hooved feet. Instead, Damien is quite human and has an occupation you might not expect: war photographer.
Along with his friends Amani (Omid Abtahi) and »
- Derek Anderson
A haunted house film is a tough sell. No masked stalker, no creatures that eviscerate and certainly no zombies lurching down those shadowed halls. A single setting, a dark secret, a group of people terrified by something is usually your standard template, and even the best haunted house flick doth not stray from the formula. So the trick is to convince the viewers once you get them inside – something that the low on budget, high on conviction, and seldom talked about The Evil (1978) accomplishes admirably.
Barely distributed in May of ‘78 by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, The Evil was made for $700,000 Us and came and went very quickly. The filmmakers complained about the paltry distribution, but I’m sure Corman turned a profit somewhere down the line – he usually did. So from the modest budget, to the generic sounding title (why not just call it Horror Movie?) to the not exactly topical sub genre, »
- Scott Drebit
The Winchester boys tackle a curse in this week's Valentine's Day-themed episode, Love Hurts...
This review contains spoilers.
11.13 Love Hurts
A nanny, who has been having an affair with the father of the child she looks after, has her heart ripped out of her chest, captured on a nanny cam and it looks like the father did it. When the Winchesters see the footage, they think immediately that they’re dealing with a shapeshifter and not, sadly, an “ironic werewolf.” It turns out it’s all been a ploy gone awry by the wife to get her husband back, believing she has cast a return-to-love spell when in fact, it’s actually some pretty dark magics from a local witch, with a kissable curse built in. Anyone who locks lips with the one holding the current curse finds themselves as the next target.
After last week’s more Supernatural family-orientated monster-of-the-week episode, »
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