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Paul Hough Directs League of S.T.E.A.M.; Accepts an Invitation to Armageddon

Filmmaker Paul Hough (The Human Race, The Backyard) is back as director of a short film that’s looking to create a buzz online entitled The Invitation to Armageddon Musical Special! – Adventures of the League of S.T.E.A.M. What does S.T.E.A.M.… Continue Reading →

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Don't Turn Around: New Creepypasta Series Serves Up Chills

Don't Turn Around is a new weekly Youtube channel, specializing in original short stories, creepypastas, and exclusive videos for the hungry, hungry horror fan. As we all know, those sorts of peeps tend to insatiable. To their benefit, a new episode goes up every Thursday night at 9pm Est.Written by filmmaker Paul Hough (The Backyard, The Human Race) and voiced by Eddie McGee (The BackyardThe Human Race), Don't Turn Around focuses on horror in everyday situations that inevitably go wrong, backfire, or in the best cases --- scare you into thinking deeper about the world around you."I love making short films and found I have so many stories to tell...I thought this was the best way to do it," Hough said.It's worth noting that Hough is...

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Film Review: ‘The Human Race’

Film Review: ‘The Human Race’
A no-budget variation on “The Most Dangerous Game,” “Battle Royale,” “The Hunger Games” and other violent survival-sport fantasies, “The Human Race” falls into that gray zone where it can be judged either an admirably resourceful amateur feature or a pretty inept professional one. Wildly variable performances, Christian overtones jostling with cheesy gore f/x, and choppy editing and storytelling are among the factors likely to make some genre fans roll their eyes. Others, however, will appreciate writer-director Paul Hough’s overall enterprise, unpredictable fatalities and fast (to a point) pacing. Following a tour of horror fests, the film launched theatrically June 13 at Hollywood’s Arena Cinema, in conjunction with its VOD and iTunes release. Niche home-format sales should be decent.

After each experiencing a flash of white light, 80 or so strangers who happened to be on the same Los Angeles block mysteriously find themselves in an enclosed indoor/outdoor institutional setting.
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Essential Viewing for Fans of ‘The Hunger Games’: Part Four

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10. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Directed by Sydney Pollack

Written by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson

USA, 1969

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is a wildly acclaimed 1969 American drama directed by Sydney Pollack that went on to receive nine Academy Award nominations. Like most of the films to appear on this list, it is based on a novel, a 1935 tome by Horace McCoy. Penned by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson, the film is an allegorical drama set amongst the contestants in a marathon dance contest during the Great Depression.

So how does a movie revolving around a dance competition relate to The Hunger Games? Much like The Hunger Games, the participants (all teens) are broken down into couples in hopes of winning and taking home the prize money, cash that’s much needed during such hard economic times. There is even a sleazy opportunistic Mc who urges
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The Three Best Announcements from the Fantasia Press Conference

The Fantasia Film Festival held their press conference today to unveil their 2012 line-up and honestly we are still processing the information dump. Mitch Davis said during the press conference that the only way to properly describe the festival would be “to tie you to chairs, force feed you caffeine and sugar and talk to you for 17 days.” As usual, Mitch is simultaneously completely insane and completely accurate.

Last year, we published over 100 reviews/articles about/from Fantasia and recorded six podcasts. We intend to at least equal those numbers this year. Expect articles about our most anticipated films from several of us in the next few days, once we have time to study the 2012 Fantasia program book. (At 396 pages, you could use the damn thing to do wrist curls and I think that it has already been declared a Weapon of Mass Destruction by bugs everywhere.)

While you are waiting,
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Body Parts Go Missing in the First Still From The Human Race

An extremely gory still from filmmaker Paul Hough’s long-in-production sci-fi/horror feature The Human Race has landed online, and we have every blood-soaked pixel of it right here. Look for the flick at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

Gearing up for its 16th edition in 2012, the Fantasia International Film Festival is widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world.

The Human Race stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson (Hell’s Belles), Fred Coury, and Domiziano Arcangeli as unwilling participants of a surreal and horrifying race for survival.

Written and directed by Paul Hough, son of John Hough (The Legend of Hell House, Witch Mountain), festival co-director Mitch Davis says of the selection of The Human Race, "We've been following Paul's work over the years with great enthusiasm, having screened both his extraordinary documentary The Backyard and his
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Fantasia 2012 announces first wave of films and events

It’s that time again. The Fantasia Film Festival is once again imminent, ready to take over Montreal for three weeks with a barrage of genre films and oddball features from all over the world. Running from July 19th to August 7th, this year’s iteration promises to be another insane smorgasbord of the world’s wildest movies. Besides the initial list of films that have been confirmed below, expect another 10,000 or so when the full lineup is revealed.

We can also expect appearances from Tony Todd and Mark Hamill, promoting their new movie Sushi Girl, directed by Ken Saxton, as well as a spotlight on Jennifer Lynch (!), which will include her new feature Chained and the Hissss making-of documentary Despite the Gods. The Documentaries from the Edge section is getting a boost this year as well, though only two titles ( My Amityville Horror and We are Legion: The Story
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Fantasia 2012: First Wave Of Films Announced!

The 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and thrills starting July 19 and running all the way through August 7. Read on for the latest!

The full 2012 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed next month, and we've got all the preliminary details for you below!

Fantasia Proudly Presents The World Premiere Launch Of A Unique, All-star Travelling Art Show

If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies

Cinematheque Quebecoise, July 20– July 29

Opening gala July 20, 5Pm

Imagine an alternative universe of Canadian horror movies that didn’t get made, couldn’t get made and maybe even shouldn’t get made… but we’d still love to see.

Rue Morgue magazine Editor-in-Chief Dave Alexander brings together some of Canada and Quebec’s most celebrated genre filmmakers with some of the country’s best
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The Human Race to Premiere at 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival

Filmmaker Paul Hough’s long-in-production, science-fiction/horror feature The Human Race will have its World Premiere at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, and we’ve got the skinny. Read on.

Gearing up for its 16th edition in 2012, the Fantasia International Film Festival is widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world.

The Human Race stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson (Hell’s Belles), Fred Coury and Domiziano Arcangeli as unwilling participants of a surreal and horrifying race for survival.

Written and directed by Paul Hough, son of John Hough (The Legend of Hell House, Witch Mountain), festival Co-Director Mitch Davis says of the selection of The Human Race, "We've been following Paul's work over the years with great enthusiasm, having screened both his extraordinary documentary The Backyard and his more recent award-winning short film The Angel. The Human Race
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Fightville Movie Review

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Fightville Movie Review
Title: Fightville Directors: Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker Featuring: Dustin Poirier, Tim Credeur, Gil Guillory, Albert Stainback Fans both of last autumn’s “Warrior” as well as underground docs like Paul Hough’s “The Backyard” will likely spark to “Fightville,” a knuckle-dusting portrait of aspirant mixed martial artists from co-directors Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker. Shrewdly observed and possessing of two top-notch subjects, “Fightville” features plenty of neck chops, grappling and other fighting action, but connects chiefly on a basic human level, charting the fundamental craving for acknowledgment, betterment and emotional connection of two young souls. “Fightville” isn’t a look at the Mma from the top down, but rather from the grassroots up. Set in a [ Read More ]
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Exclusive photo and comments: “The Human Race”

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Filmmaker Paul Hough (who helmed the documentary The Backyard and horror short The Angel) has teamed with his dad John, veteran director of The Legend Of Hell House and The Incubus, on a Running Man-style thriller called The Human Race, which the younger Hough wrote and directed and his brother Jamie and John executive-produced (with Redge McGee). Fango nabbed an exclusive image and comments about the action/horror yarn; see below the jump.
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Exclusive: New One-Sheet for The Human Race, Filmmaker Paul Hough Talks Project!

Writer, director and producer Paul Hough got in touch with Dread Central to chat up his most recent feature, The Human Race, as well as to provide us with a first look at some key art from the film.

The independently financed flick, which is currently in post-production, stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington (Altered), Trista Robinson (Breath of Hate), Eddie McGee and Celine Tien (the latter two of which worked with Hough on the J-horror influenced The Angel) and revolves around the character of Veronica, a woman who suddenly finds herself in a surreal and horrifying marathon race where the rules are simple - ‘If you are lapped, you die. If you step off the path, you die. One hundred will start but only one will cross the finish line alive.’

Produced by Hough along with Geza Decsy (the duo teamed previously on the celebrated documentary The Backyard) and Bryan Coyne, Trip Hope
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Early Art for The Human Race

Once again a group of strangers awaken to find themselves in peril in Paul Hough's sci-fi horror hybrid The Human Race. So what are the stakes this time? It's run Or Die!

The Human Race is an exciting new sci-fi horror film from multi-award winning director Paul Hough (The Backyard, The Angel) and executive producer John Hough (Legend of Hell House, Escape to Witch Mountain). In the vein of Battle Royale and The Running Man, The Human Race is about a mass number of people who wake up in a strange arena and are forced by a nefarious intuition to run laps or face a hideous end.

The film stars Paul McCarthy Boyington (Altered), Eddie McGee (The Angel), Creep Creepersin (Orgy Of Blood), Fred Courey (Cindarella) and Domiziano Arcangeli (House Of Flesh Mannequins). Special FX will be done by Tom Devlin (1313Fx).

Shooting begins Saturday, April 25th. Check out the poster art below!
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