4 items from 2015
Appropriately enough for a horror-thriller about raising the dead, “The Lazarus Effect” has spent the past few years sitting on a shelf, developing quite a stench in the process. Completed back in 2013 and originally set for release via Lionsgate, the low-budget pic subsequently landed at Relativity, which just last year teamed with producing shingle Blumhouse to distribute the imaginative and unsettling “Oculus.” No such luck this time around, as “Lazarus” shamelessly steals from superior genre efforts and lacks any distinguishing traits beyond a wildly overqualified cast. Still, even a modest opening weekend will ensure a profit before toxic word of mouth kills this stinker for good.
As a follow-up to the heralded foodie documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” this is certainly an odd selection for director David Gelb; at the very least, it’s the strangest doc-to-horror left turn since Joe Berlinger’s “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.” But as with that notorious disappointment, »
- Geoff Berkshire
As many fright fans already know, Fangoria offers a great selection of gruesome movies, old and new, for free at our Hulu channel. To give you a better idea of what’s available, Fangoria is taking in-depth looks at some of the channel’s terrifying titles with Stream to Scream. Today: Joe Berlinger’s Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. […] »
- Ken W. Hanley
For fans who have been waiting impatiently for another follow-up to The Blair Witch Project, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Eduardo Sánchez, who co-directed the original 1999 horror blockbuster with Daniel Myrick, revealed in an interview with Dread Central that they have both been discussing The Blair Witch Project 3 with Lionsgate, with hopes that they may start production within the next few years.
"We have been talking to Lionsgate and there has been a little bit of movement but nothing is concrete. The film seems inevitable to me, but really it's just a matter of it being the right time. I'm thinking it's going to happen sooner than later at this point, but I always say that. There's always rumblings and certain ideas being pushed around and such. While I don't have anything firm to talk about now, it wouldn't surprise me if »
The first Blair Witch Project was a cultural landmark. We’ve covered this in the past. But no movie that grosses $250 million against a budget of $60,000 is immune to the terrors of Hollywood. A sequel, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was released just a year later and though it made money, it was […]
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- Germain Lussier
4 items from 2015
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