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21 of cinema’s worst elevators

Kirsten Howard Mar 31, 2017

From The Shining to I Origins, these are just some of the worst offenders when it comes to moving between floors...

This article contains spoilers for just about every film on its list.

I don’t know when it started exactly.

When I was very young, it was fine. I maybe even enjoyed getting on an elevator and being whisked off, but somewhere in the timeline of my life, something changed. I began to dread stepping onto one. My heart would pound, a cold sweat would creep down my neck and my breath would quicken.

“What’s wrong?” a bemused acquaintance would ask as we were about to embark.

“Oh! Nothing, really,” I’d respond as casually as I could for someone suddenly about to lose control of their bowels. “I just thought I might take the stairs. Bit of exercise, you know.”

“But it…it’s 18 flights,
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New trailer & poster for horror love story ‘Clinger’

Horror film come bizarre love story Clinger premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival earlier this year to great acclaim and now is set to make its nationwide Us debut in cinemas and on VOD on October 23rd.

Directed by Michael Steves (Hello, Cruel World) and co-written by Gabi Chennisi (Dark Water), Bubba Fish and Steves, Clinger follows high schooler Fern Petersen whose possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident… As if that wasn’t enough turmoil, things go from bad to worse when he returns as a love-sick ghost to kill her so they can be together for eternity!

Clinger stars Jennifer Laporte as Fern and Vincent Martella as her vengeful boyfriend, with Julia Aks, Lisa Wilcox and Debbie Rochon. Check out the brand new trailer and fantastic poster below:
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Slamdance Review: Clinger

Houston-shot comedic horror film Clinger premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival with full houses for both screenings. This quirky feature directed by Michael Steves (Hello, Cruel World) and co-written by Gabi Chennisi (Dark Water), Bubba Fish, and Steves is entertaining horror that turns the rom-com genre on its head, both literally and figuratively.

Jennifer Laporte stars as Fern Peterson, a high-school girl who aspires to receive an athletic scholarship to MIT. She experiences her first love with classmate Robert Klingher (Vincent Martella), who overwhelms Fern with adoration and gifts. Just as Fern admits to Robert that they should end their relationship, Robert dies in a freak accident and returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost. With the aid of her track coach and semi-retired ghost hunter Valeria Kingsley (Alicia Monet Caldwell), Fern must overcome Robert's attempts to ensure their everlasting love.

Clinger is a refreshing departure from a typical high-school romantic comedy,
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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

  • Cinelinx
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production
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DVD Review: 'The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God

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★★★☆☆ Having been released in its home country of Japan all the way back in 2007, The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker has finally reached British shores thanks to its DVD release courtesy of Third Window Films. Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (best known in the UK for penning 2002 chiller, Dark Water), the film is an adaptation of author Kotaro Isaka's award-winning novel of the same name. Opening as something of a quirky teen comedy, the unravelling of the central mystery leads to a touching portrayal of guilt and regret that will certainly capture the attention of its target audience.

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See a Freaky Horny Chick in Playing House

In Playing House this girl has her eye on the good life with a new Doctor just out of his internship – via riding his best friend from behind in the pool. Playing House is a kind of cross between Single White Female and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. The strength of Playing House is in the performances, Mayra Leal as Blair and Sarah Prikryl as Jen particularly. These women both make the film work very well. Read the full review of Playing House. Playing House is directed by Tom Vaughan (Unstoppable) and stars Shelley Calene-Black (Dark Water), Alex Dorman, Mayra Leal (Machete) and Mari E. Ferguson.
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Why aren't more slasher movies set in blocks of flats?

In horror films, old dark houses have their place, but as hell is other people apartments are far spookier

In Dream Home, the owners of the flat on which Josie Ho is about to exchange contracts suddenly jack the price up beyond her reach, so she goes on a killing spree in the apartment block. Who can blame her? As anyone who has ever been gazumped, gazundered or gaziddled can attest, being cheated out of the property on which you've set your heart is enough to make anyone think bad thoughts, though I'd like to believe not many of us would go as far as Josie in the disembowelling and penis-lopping stakes.

I'm surprised there aren't more slasher movies set in flats. Tenants or flatmates can bring out the psycho in all of us simply by using electric drills in the middle of the night (Michael Keaton in Pacific Heights
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Cannes 2010: First Looks Stills from Nakata's 'Chatroom,' Kitano's 'Outrage' and Hong's 'Ha Ha Ha'

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival is just over two weeks away as I'll be touching down in Nice on May 11 and will be staying in Cannes through the 23rd. In preparation I am slowly beginning to piece together the films and have recently added a few images from three of the festival's films and thought I'd share the information as I go along.

Takeshi Kitano in Outrage

Photo: Celluloid Dreams

First off is Outrage from Zatoichi helmer Takeshi Kitano. I have only seen Kitano's Zatoichi and Sonatine as I reviewed the double feature DVD back in 2004 is Miramax used the release of Kill Bill to build awareness. Sonatine didn't impress me much, but Zatoichi was solid, though the CG blood was a bit of a distraction. However, Kitano is a big name and I am anxious to check out his latest feature.

Along with the image above I was also
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Amon Amarth: Johan Hegg's Favorite Horror Films

Welcome to the second installment of Fangoria Musick's Lists Of Doom, our new column where we'll be catching up with some of our favorite bands and giving them a place to talk horror. While most music sites always give you the "same old, same old", this is Fangoria, so we're gonna pick these musician's brains to find out what scares them.

For part 2, we caught up with Johan Hegg, vocalist for Amon Amarth, highly regarded as one of the most original death metal bands to emerge from Sweden.

Johan took a moment to tell Fangoria what his favorite horror films are, and why. Here's Hegg's List Of Doom in no particular order, followed by a look at the making of Amon Amarth's new video, "Guardians of Asgaard"

Ju-on aka The Grudge (2003) Original Japanese version. "One of the creepiest movies I've ever seen. Like all Japanese movies the horror is more suggestive,
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Amon Amarth: Johan Hegg's Favorite Horror Films

Welcome to the second installment of Fangoria Musick's Lists Of Doom, our new column where we'll be catching up with some of our favorite bands and giving them a place to talk horror. While most music sites always give you the "same old, same old", this is Fangoria, so we're gonna pick these musician's brains to find out what scares them.

For part 2, we caught up with Johan Hegg, vocalist for Amon Amarth, highly regarded as one of the most original death metal bands to emerge from Sweden.

Johan took a moment to tell Fangoria what his favorite horror films are, and why. Here's Hegg's List Of Doom in no particular order, followed by a look at the making of Amon Amarth's new video, "Guardians of Asgaard"

Ju-on aka The Grudge (2003) Original Japanese version. "One of the creepiest movies I've ever seen. Like all Japanese movies the horror is more suggestive,
See full article at Fangoria »

Nakata, Ichise crime partners on 'Inhuman'

Two of Japan's top moviemakers are teaming up for a horror project at 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises.

Hideo Nakata ("The Ring 2") is attached to direct "Inhuman", which pairs him with "The Grudge" producer Taka Ichise, who is producing alongside Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

Regency bought Eric Heisserer's horror pitch "Inhuman", which is loosely based on a Japanese murder case and was brought to Heisserer by Orion Prout, who is associate producing alongside Jennifer Fukasawa from Hideon Prods.

Sanford Panitch, who acquired the pitch, is overseeing for Regency. Vertigo's Gabriel Mason, who is executive producing, will shepherd the project for the shingle, and Erin Eggers is overseeing for Ichise's Ozla Pictures banner.

Fox's Peter Kang is shepherding for the studio.

Nakata and Ichise, two giants of J-horror, paired up on the Japanese-language "Ringu" series, which spawned two English-language hits starring Naomi Watts. The duo also wrote the screenplay to Japan's "Honogurai mizu no soko kara", which was remade into the Jennifer Connolly starrer "Dark Water".

Nakata is repped by UTA and attorney Carlos Goodman.

Connelly on 'Water' sign; Salles helms

Connelly on 'Water' sign; Salles helms
Pandemonium Films' remake of the Japanese thriller Dark Water is creeping toward production, with Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly in discussions to star and Brazilian director Walter Salles set to helm. The Walt Disney Co. feature revolves around a mother and her daughter moving into a new apartment where they are haunted by the ghost of a young girl whose family used to live in the building. The original Japanese version of Dark Water, released last year, was produced by Taka Ichise and directed by Ringu helmer Hideo Nakata. The remake is being produced by Mechanic through his Disney-based Pandemonium Films. A January start date is planned.

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