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Eric England's latest and most infectious tale of terror, Contracted, has been picked up by Darclight Films, and the plan is to spread the sickness all over the Cannes Film Market. If you're going, pack a respirator. Ya never know!
From the Press Release
Darclight Films announces the acquisition and Cannes market premiere of psychological horror-thriller Contracted. First-look screenings will be presented to buyers starting next week.
Contracted takes the traditional zombie story and seamlessly transforms it into something wholly modern and horrifying, a macabre trip that needs to be experienced to believe it.
Contracted tells the terrifying tale of a young girl who has a one-night stand with a stranger, contracting what she thinks is a sexually transmitted disease, but it is actually something far worse. As things begin to crumble around her, she's sent on a disturbing and bloodcurdling journey, sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. »
- Uncle Creepy
A day or two ago I casually linked to the first poster for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac though this flippant "oh and..." way of dealing with it doesn't do its succinct brilliance justic. So, it gets a whole post.
Classic Lars pranksterism Although... does Lars love or hate Charlotte Gainsbourg's punani? This is difficult to suss out. I mean he obviously hated it in Antichrist (rusty scissors anyone?) but despite this tagline "Forget About Love" this strikes me as a very affectionate nod to Charlotte's private parts Best use of the parenthetical since Me and You and Everyone We Know
Back and Forth Forever
Pedro Almodovar probably already has this poster framed... (The Shrinking Lover anyone?) I don't see how this would work for a matching penis poster. No, I was not just trying to figure that out on my keyboard. Shut up. There's been a lot of »
- NATHANIEL R
Appropros of nothing other than to whet your appetite for more Film Bitch Awards announcements, this site's long running awards (I agonize over my snail's pace as much as any of you!) I thought I'd share all of Best Picture winners to date. [If you're just looking for Oscar stuff and clicked over, here's your current Best Picture race and Oscar related articles for the current competition. ] I'm mostly pleased with my choices in retrospect though I would make a couple of switcheroos. You'll notice that in the time I've been publishing my lists for the world I've only ever twice agreed with Oscar's final pic on Best Picture (2003, 2009) though I sort of count 2007 as agreement by virtue of coin-toss almostness. My motto with controlling disappointments with Oscar is to just be grateful if a couple of my favorites get nominated and be thrilled if something in my top ten wins the industry's top prize.
* I will eventually republish the now missing top ten articles - I have them on the hard drive.
- NATHANIEL R
3 items from 2013
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