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As readers of R.L. Stine's Say Cheese and Die! books in his Goosebumps series know, not all old cameras can be trusted, and some can even be deadly. Such is the case in Dimension Films' upcoming horror film Polaroid, which now has a December 1st release date, several months later than its original August 25th slot.
"From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg, comes the next iconic and bold new vision in horror: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end."
- Derek Anderson
As scary as a cabin in the woods can be, one of the most disturbing backdrops for a film can be the college campus culture, where horrors all too real take place all too often. Such is the case in Natalie Leite’s M.F.A., which made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival (read Heather's review here) and is now teased in a new trailer from Dark Sky Films ahead of its release this October:
Press Release: Dark Sky Films proudly announces the release date of M.F.A., a critically acclaimed powerful thriller starring Francesca Eastwood in a stand out role. The film, from female director and female screenwriter, takes on the searing current issue of sexual violence on campus. M.F.A. will be released on October 13th.
M.F.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the 2017 SXSW festival, tells a gripping story of a young woman forced to »
- Derek Anderson
The first wave of the 2017 Screamfest Horror Film Festival lineup and the festival ambassador have been announcement.
The festival will run from October 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Film festival badges are currently on sale to the general public at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets will be available soon. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan will serve as ambassador for the festival.
Some really intriguing offerings in this list. Find official line up details below.
From the Press Release
America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. »
America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, TV’s “Lost”) will serve as this year’s festival ambassador.
“I am extremely honored to serve as this year’s Screamfest ambassador,” said Monaghan. “I applaud Screamfest and its Founder and Festival Director Rachel Belofsky for embracing the work of filmmakers and actors in the horror genre. I’m a big fan of this space, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of a fest that truly acknowledges unique and creative work. »
- Tom Stockman
Every October, horror fans in Los Angeles celebrate the Halloween season with diverse scares on the big screen at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The first wave of films for the 17th annual event have been announced, and this year's lineup is already looking to be one to watch, with the buzzed-about Tragedy Girls, the origin story Leatherface, and the animated farewell Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End all slotted to screen at Screamfest:
Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – August 29, 2017 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. »
- Derek Anderson
Here's the trailer for "Polaroid", Dimension Films' new horror film that stars "The Hive"‘s Kathryn Prescott. The Lars Klevberg-directed "Polaroid" also stars Mitch Pileggi ("The X-Files"), Grace Zabriskie ("The Grudge"), Tyler Young ("Eyewitness"), Keenan Tracey ("Bates Motel"), Samantha Logan ("The Fosters"), Priscilla Quintana ("Stranded"), Madelaine Petsch ("The Hive") and Javier Botet ("Mama"). The film is produced by Roy Lee ("The Ring", "Blair Witch") and Chris Bender ("The Ring", "The History Of Violence"). Written by Blair Butler, it's based on the short by Lars Klevberg. "Polaroid" opens in theaters on December 1, 2017.High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't »
The Latest Installment in the Iconic CG Animated Franchise Resident Evil: Vendetta Debuted on Digital June 20th On 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray & DVD July 18 4K Ultra HD to include both Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos. Loaded with Action-Packed Bonus Materials, Including Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes featuring the Filmmakers and Cast.
Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise from executive producer Takashi Shimizu (director of The Grudge), debuts on digital June 20 and on 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD July 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The 4K Ultra HD disc will feature both Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (Hdr) and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, making it the first title from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to feature both technologies. Based on “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, the film »
- Tom Stockman
Although Paramount had trouble rebooting The Ring series earlier this year with Rings, which was a bit of a dud both critically and commercially, Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures is now taking a stab at rebooting their own imported J-Horror franchise as well. The U.S. remake of Ju-On: The Grudge starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and […] »
Back in March 2014, it was announced that Ghost House Pictures would be rebooting its remake of the Japanese horror The Grudge, and now it seems they are finally ready to move forward with Deadline reporting that Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) has signed on to direct.
Pesce made his directorial debut with The Eyes of My Mother, and is currently in post-production on his second film, the psychological thriller Piercing, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.
Created by Takashi Shimizu, The Grudge has spawned nine feature films in Japan – most recently Sadako vs. Kayako, a crossover with fellow J-horror Ring. The English-language remake was released in 2004, and was followed by sequels in 2006 and 2009. »
- Gary Collinson
True to its name, The Grudge is a cult horror franchise that refuses to relent.
Not since the release of 2009’s lacklustre The Grudge 3 have we welcomed a new entry into the supernatural series, but that’s all about to change very soon. According to Deadline, The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce has climbed aboard to write and direct The Grudge for Ghost House Pictures, which will be based on a spec script from Midnight Meat Train writer, Jeff Buhler. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise are all on board to produce the horror reboot, working in tandem with executive producers Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane.
Little is currently known about the plot, but it’s safe to assume that Ghost House Pictures’ reimagining of The Grudge will chronicle the titular entity as it moves from one grief-stricken victim to another, leaving »
- Michael Briers
“The Grudge” is an interesting case study in a horror franchise that has had difficulty sustaining itself beyond a single film. The Japanese original spawned six sequels, but none of them have been as memorable as the first film. When the property went stateside for the 2004 remake starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, it was a big hit, tallying up $187 million worldwide. However, that goodwill didn’t last long as the follow-up, released two years later, couldn’t even crack $100 million globally, and everything pretty much stopped there.
- Kevin Jagernauth
According to Deadline, the latest film in The Grudge franchise is set to be directed and rewritten by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on the festival circuit and a film that our own Heather Wixson called "a hauntingly provocative slice of gothic cinema" in her review.
Pesce is expected to provide additional work to a previous screenplay written by Jeff Buhler, who adapted Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train for the screen and also co-wrote the upcoming Jacob's Ladder remake.
The American Grudge franchise »
- Derek Anderson
Simon Brew Jul 7, 2017
The planned reboot of horror franchise The Grudge is pressing ahead at Ghost House Pictures, and we’ve got news now on who will be writing and directing it.
Nicolas Pesce, best known for The Eyes Of My Mother, is set to rewrite the existing script and take on directing duties. His job will be to bring fresh life to a franchise that’s seen three English language films so far, following the successful Japanese originals.
It’s expected that a new cast will be recruited this time too, and that Sarah Michelle Gellar won’t be back.
There’s no word yet on just when we can expect the new The Grudge. It’s a fair bet that all concerned will want to get it moving fairly quickly, though.
When we hear any more on The Grudge, »
It was just over 10 years ago that 2002 Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge was remade here in America as the Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring The Grudge, but another new take on the franchise is already on the way. Deadline reports tonight that Nicolas Pesce, the man behind last year’s The Eyes of My Mother, has […] »
- John Squires
Nearly six years after The Grudge reboot was first announced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, a director has finally been found. Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, whose critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Eyes Of My Mother debuted at Sundance last year, has signed on to direct The Grudge reboot, and rewrite the script. While no production schedule or release date has been announced yet, it seems this horror reboot is finally moving forward in the right direction, after years of languishing in development hell.
Deadline reports that Nicolas Pesce will rewrite the existing script, which was first worked on by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), who came aboard to write the script in 2014. No details have been given about the existing script, or Nicolas Pesce's new vision for the project, or how it may diverge from the original Japanese movie, or the American remake. The original Japanese movie, Ju-on: The Grudge »
The 2004 movie The Grudge was one of the first big hits of the post-Ring wave of American remakes of Japanese horror movies, and now a whole new generation is getting a chance to be scared by spooky Japanese houses and little cat boys. As reported by Deadline, Nicolas Pesce has been hired to write and direct a reboot of The Grudge, with Sam Raimi on board as a producer and Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler writing an earlier draft of the script.
We don’t know any other specifics about Pesce’s version of The Grudge, but he is the man behind the artsy horror film The Eyes Of My Mother. Based on that film, it seems safe to assume that he’ll bring some sort of stylish edge to the cat boy, and with Raimi on board, maybe he’ll go crazy with the violence as »
- Sam Barsanti
Ghost House Pictures is moving forward with their reboot of The Grudge and they’ve announced that The Eyes of My Mother‘s Nicolas Pesce will direct the film, according to Deadline. The film is based off of Takashi Shimizu’s Ju-on, which… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Nicolas Pesce has been set to rewrite and direct The Grudge reboot for Ghost House Pictures. Pesce, who made his directorial debut on the critically acclaimed 2016 Sundance pic The Eyes of My Mother, will resuscitate the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films. The new film is based on a script by Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler, and it will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy… »
Author: Zehra Phelan
If the new trailer for upcoming horror, Polaroid is anything to go by we think we’ll be sticking digital cameras for the foreseeable… Prepare to feel that antique chill run down your spine.
Based on a short by Lars Klevberg, the horror delves into a new type of haunting with an evil entity taking residence inside an antique Polaroid camera, an entity that preys and devours all those that innocently dare to pose for a picture picking off high school teens like it’s dining out on a pack of Haribo.
The cast includes Mitch Pileggi as the adult “voice of reason,” who seemingly exists just to tell the kids “No, that antique polaroid camera is not causing all of your suspicious deaths” – to be subsequently proved wrong in front of his very eyes. It features Javier Botet, the Spanish actor who has made a career »
- Zehra Phelan
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