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I’ve been writing publicly about horror films for a little over five years, and I’ve been watching a healthy dose of horror films for over two decades. One would think that after watching so many films, I’d be desensitized to all of the traditional tricks and tropes that trigger a response from the average audience member. I may be able to sit through graphic imagery and my stomach is now strong enough to handle the goriest and most exploitative films ever made, but I’m still that sucker who jolts and screams in the middle of a theatre when a stupid cat runs across the screen and shrieks in the middle of a silent scene. Jump scares are a combination of building tension, sound design, and visual trickery. It’s the moment when a killer moves after you think they’re dead, it’s a sudden rush »
- BJ Colangelo
Writer/producer/director John Fasano, best known for his work in the horror genre, died in his sleep Saturday night at the age of 52, his attorney Craig Baumgarten confirmed. No cause of death was available. Fasano was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 1996 for writing the teleplay for The Hunchback for TNT. He also had a hand in more than 40 other film and TV projects, including writing the hit Tom Selleck TV movie Stone Cold, Iraq war TV docudramas Saving Jessica Lynch and The Hunt for Saddam, and films including Alien 3, Meggido: The Omega Code 2, Darkness Falls and Another 48 Hours. Fasano also worked as a script doctor […] »
Retribution: Darkness Falls is a Star Wars fan film that was written and directed Chris Conley. It turned out to be a fun short that some of you might enjoy. Conley is a senior wide receiver on the Georgia football team, and this movie proves he's not just a jock, but a hardcore geek as well. This is what he had to say in an interview with Online Athens:
"My brother and I got into the games and into the some of the Star Wars history outside of the movies and I've just been a fan of it ever since. I've been a big guy who prides myself on remaining who I am regardless of who I'm around or how old I get. It's something that I like and regardless of what people tell me, if it's frowned upon or not. It's me."
The film includes scenes shot using Sanford »
- Joey Paur
In the harrowing first moments of The Leftovers, a young mother straps her baby into his car seat, turns around, and that’s it — he’s gone. Vanished. Disappeared along with 2 percent of the world’s population. Where did everybody go? And why? When we pick up the action three years after that fateful October 14, those mysteries remain unsolved. But at least this recap of the breathtakingly bleak HBO series’ debut may be able to answer a few questions for you…
Remember a week or so ago when we got the first word on Email, starring Nikki Reed of Twilight fame? Well, with the filmmakers heading to Berlin for the European Film Market, it's gotten some brand new artwork. Check it out, and expect more on this one soon.
Writer/director Kelvin Tong’s (Rule #1) Email is being produced by Spj Enterprises, zgreen entertainment, and Boku Films. Peter Poon and Zachary Green are producing along with Leon Tong and Kat Goh in Singapore.
Jason Shuman, who produced such horror hits as The Messengers and Darkness Falls, will be executive producing with Lauren Selig. Principal photography is set to begin May 2014 in Singapore. So far Reed is the only confirmed star.
In this suspenseful mystery in the vein of The Ring and The Grudge, young journalist Thea Hartley travels to Singapore to uncover the truth after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances. »
- Debi Moore
While Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming "Man of Steel" follow-up is commonly referred to as "Batman vs Superman," that isn't expected to be the final title.
Now, Comic Book Movie says that Warners has been registering a bunch of domain names lately through the Internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. The titles should give us an idea of the names under consideration. They include:
Man of Steel: Battle the Knight
Man of Steel: Beyond Darkness
Man of Steel: Black of Knight
Man of Steel: Knight Falls
Man of Steel: Shadow of the Night
Man of Steel: The Blackest Hour
Man of Steel: The Darkness Within
and the most recent being:
Of course that is just domain registration and could well be for tie-in marketing or ancillary products like video games. If it »
- Garth Franklin
Even though everyone at Warner Bros has been referring to the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel as "Batman vs Superman," it seems that the studio is still considering changing the title. Warner Bros has been registering domain names that give us an idea of the kind of titles being looked at. Over the past year, the studio registered "Man of Steel: Battle the Knight," "Man of Steel: Beyond Darkness," "Man of Steel: Black of Knight," "Man of Steel: Darkness Falls," "Man of Steel: Knight Falls," "Man of Steel: Shadow of the Night," "Man of Steel: The Blackest Hour" and "Man of Steel: The Darkness Within." And now, another potential title has been registered.... "Man of Steel: Fight or Flight." We don't know if this is for some viral marketing website or a future product, like a video game. But these domain names are usually »
Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman/Batman film currently is untitled. Fans have been itching to know what this film will finally be called. Why the delay? Don't know. Perhaps, Warner Bros. wants to save that reveal for Comic-Con, or they just haven't come to a final decision on the matter. What we do know, is that Warner Bros. has been secretly registering potential titles over the past year through internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. In the past they registered: “Man of Steel Battle the Knight”, “Man of Steel Beyond Darkness”, “Man of Steel Black of Knight”, “Man of Steel Darkness Falls”, “Man of Steel Knight Falls”, “Man of Steel Shadow of the Night”, “Man of Steel The Blackest Hour” and “Man of Steel The Darkness Within." None of those went over all that well. And today, a new potential title has been uncovered: Man Of Steel: Fight Or Flight. »
Nikki Reed (Twilight) will star in director Kelvin Tong's (Rule Number One), suspenseful new horror film, Email, which is being produced by Spj Enterprises, zgreen entertainment and Boku Films. Peter Poon and Zachary Green are producing along with Leon Tong and Kat Goh in Singapore. Jason Shuman, who produced such horror hits as The Messengers and Darkness Falls will be executive producing with Lauren Selig. Principal photography is set to begin May 2014 in Singapore and Highland Film Group (Hfg) will handle worldwide sales and introduce the title to buyers at Efm in Berlin.
In the vein of The Ring and The Grudge, young journalist Thea Hartley travels to Singapore to investigate the mysterious circumstances of her sister's death and discovers a string of bizarre killings involving a cursed email. Along the way she meets Ted, an ex-pat technology reporter, and together they face the supernatural forces and unravel a »
While I'm still trying to figure out just why I'm getting e-mails from No Sender dated 12/31/69 every day, there are others who are going through a great deal more than I am when it comes to EMail. Take Twilight's Nikki Reed for instance...
Reed (pictured) will star in director Kelvin Tong’s (Rule #1) suspenseful new horror film, Email, which is being produced by Spj Enterprises, zgreen entertainment, and Boku Films. Peter Poon and Zachary Green are producing along with Leon Tong and Kat Goh in Singapore.
Jason Shuman, who produced such horror hits as The Messengers and Darkness Falls, will be executive producing with Lauren Selig. Principal photography is set to begin May 2014 in Singapore, and Highland Film Group (Hfg) will handle worldwide sales and introduce the title to buyers at Efm in Berlin.
In the vein of The Ring and The Grudge, young journalist Thea Hartley travels to »
- Uncle Creepy
10 items from 2014
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