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Cabin Fever actress Jordan Ladd has joined the lineup of the next West Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors convention. The event will be held April 17-19, 2009 at Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa).
In her first-ever Fango con appearance, Ladd will discuss her starring role in the new motherhood chiller Grace (alongside director Paul Solet and producer Adam Green), as well as her scream roles in Hostel Part II, Death Proof, Club Dread and Madhouse. Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s Southern California blowout (and this is just the early tip of the iceberg!) include:
Horror-star-packed panels on the new indie screamers The Graves and Penance (formerly Days Of Darkness) will take place at the next West Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors convention. The event will be held April 17-19, 2009 at Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa).
Attending the Graves panel will be writer/director Brian (Evil Ernie) Pulido and actor Tony (Candyman) Todd (pictured), plus co-stars Bill (The Devil’S Rejects) Moseley, Clare (Masters Of Horror) Grant and Jillian (The Fun Park) Murray. The Graves concerns two sisters stranded in an abandoned mine town who wind up in a desperate battle for survival against unspeakable horrors—both human and supernatural.
Heading La’s Penance panel will be director Jake (Fangoria’S Blood Drive) Kennedy and cast members Marieh (Jeepers Creepers II) Delfino, Tracy (Zombie Honeymoon) Coogan, Graham (Jekyll) McTavish, Alice (American Zombie) Amter, Valorie (Resident Evil: Extinction) Hubbard, Eve (Wicked Lake) Mauro, »
Sony Pictures released this brand new movie trailer from the upcoming thriller “Obsessed” by director Steve Shill (Dexter, Knight Rider) and starring Beyonce Knowles (Cadillac Records, Dream Girls), Idris Elba (The Wire, The Unborn), Ali Larter (Heroes, Resident Evil: Extinction), Bruce McGill (Sweetwater), Scout Taylor-Compton (Love at First Hiccup) and Christine Lahti (Flying Lessons). “Obsessed” from Screen Gems will be in theaters everywhere on April 24, 2009. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and trailers. »
- Brian Corder
Berlin -- Would-be production giant UFA Cinema has poached some more top talent from competitor Constantin Film as it gears up its slate for 2009.
Oliver Dressnandt, another former Constantin alumnus who jumped to Ufa this summer, has been promoted to the post of production executive, coordinating between development, production and management at the Berlin-based group.
Also joining UFA as a producer is up-and-comer Mattias Adler, whose first independent project, “Novemberkind,” has been a critical favorite and recently won the audience award at the Max Ophuls festival.
Ufa, a subsidiary of television production giant »
- By Scott Roxborough
It's shocking how many people don't know that all of those cute little fairy tales come from a much darker place. Hypothetically, most of these stories should be made into horror films, and yet the focus seems to be solely on the Grimm brothers themselves. Today we learned that Resident Evil: Extinction director Russell Mulcahy has signed on to helm Grimm, a new horror film shooting in January that will focus on the tales as opposed to the brothers. In the movie, the Quinn family moves to Marburg, Massachusetts - a town that turns out to be haunted by the most horrific nightmares spawned by the imagination of the Brothers Grimm. »
Between Solomon Kane, and the upcoming reboots of Conan, and Red Sonja, it appears Hollywood has gone totally bonkers over Robert E. Howard lately- and that's alright with me. Of course, with Brett Ratner officially on board for Conan my dreams of it being a film that will breath new life into the franchise and maybe even spark a new interest in hard R pulp fantasy cinema are pretty much dashed.
Enter Douglas Aarniokoski (probably most famous for his second unit directing on Resident Evil: Extinction) who is on board to helm the Robert Rodriguez produced Red Sonja. His plans to turn Red Sonja into an R rated return to its pulp roots are reportedly similar to that of Ratner's except with Rodriguez involved I have more faith.
A one page treatment detailing the film's plot was recently leaked from Nu Image. It's spoiler heavy but sounds pretty cool. It's »
Fanboys tend to consider Thomas Jane to be a top-notch badass, and this new teaser clip for Give 'Em Hell, Malone would seem to be an argument in favor. The noir-styled shoot-'em-up stars Jane as an infamous hired gun who gets double-crossed on a job, and finds himself caught in a web of intrigue and bullets involving a sexy dame, a mysterious briefcase, a notorious mob boss and a whole bunch of lead-magnet goons. The movie comes from director Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction). Check out the brief collection of testosterone-fueled kickassery below. »
- Dave Davis
Dang, it's been one of those long days, lots of news, and I'm still not done. This is directed by Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) so yeah I know.. but before you start giving it a thumbs down you really should check out the footage. It has a hint of noir, and while I found a much lengthier synopsis, you don't really want to know what happens before you see it, now do you?
"Thomas Jane as the title character and Ving Rhames as his rival, "Boulder." Malone, tough private eye, takes a job retrieving a case containing a mysterious secret. Bullets, fists, and blood fly as he fights through an army of thugs to protect the secret."
For such a plain looking guy Thomas Jane gets some seriously great roles, yup, he's turning into a badass. Trust me folks, you don't want to miss the blood, mayhem, and cool »
Milla Jovovich is set to star in "Keep Coming Back" apparently as an alcoholic former stripper. This is a coming-of-age comedy that William H. Macy, a talented actor in many genres, will be turning into his directorial debut. The screenplay by Will Aldis follows a young man with a sheltered upbringing who aims to seduce the girl of his dreams by joining an Alcoholics Anonymous group. Steve Buscemi and Macy will also star. This will be produced by Tucker Tooley, Rachel Rothman and Dan Keston. Filming starts in Georgia next year. Jovovich was last seen in "Resident Evil: Extinction" under the direction of Russell Mulcahy. She's in post production for "The 4th Kind" where she stars alongside Elias Koteas. She's also with Timothy Olyphant ("Hitman") in David Twohy's "A Perfect Getaway" thriller. »
After getting the chance to run through the world of heists and intrigue in The Brothers Bloom (wonderfully, I might add), Adrien Brody is getting into the underworld delivery business. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Mr. Brody is going to be pursued by cops and crime bosses alike when he stars in a new action flick called The Courier.
As the story goes, Brody will play "a daredevil courier trying to deliver a briefcase to an underworld figure who can't be found." Is he a daredevil for the ways he delivers packages, or a daredevil for taking on work from crime bosses? That remains to be seen. But the writing duo of Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (who helped out on both the 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted scripts) have written the screenplay and Russell Mulcahy is directing.
This means teaming one of my favorite actors with the director of »
- Monika Bartyzel
Adrien Brody has joined the action film The Courier as the lead character. Brody will play a daredevil carrier pursued across the country by corrupt cops and rival crime bosses when he has to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure who can't be found. Sounds quite similar to Transporter. The film was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the duo who wrote Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma, and is being directed by Russell Mulcahy, of Resident Evil: Extinction previously. Production will begin in January in Louisiana and Las Vegas, which means we can probably expect this to end up at some point in Vegas. I would usually be quick to shrug off this film, given Russell Mulcahy is directing, but with Brody involved, I'm actually going to take a closer look. Although I've always loved Brody, his performance in Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom this year »
- Alex Billington
Tonight, Spike will air their Scream Awards, which were handed out on Saturday night. In case you’d rather watch something else, here is a full list of winners:
The Ultimate Scream
Best Fantasy Movie
Best Horror Movie
Best Science Fiction Movie
Best TV Show
Best Actor In A Fantasy Movie
Best Actor In A Horror Movie Or TV Show Or TV Show
Best Actress In A Horror Movie Or TV Show
Best Actress In A Fantasy Movie Or TV Show
Best Supporting Performance
- Robert Greenberger
In supernatural sequel news, Seth Rogen spoke to Collider about his unofficial attachment to the newly speculated Ghostbusters 3. The film reportedly involves the original Ghostbusters recruiting a new generation of spook-stalking experts, allegedly played by Judd Apatow favorites -- namely Rogen.
Asked if anyone has formally spoken to him about the film, Rogen replied: "No. Not at all."
"It's hard to imagine that [Ghostbusters 3] would be good, isn't it?" Rogen admits. "I mean just as a movie fan, I am the first guy to be skeptical of that. It sounds like a terrible idea when you first hear it. At first, hearing it sounds like the worst idea ever."
That doesn't mean Rogen's totally out on the idea, but it'll take a lot to get the actor on board.
"[Ghostbusters 3] would have to be one motherf***ing good script," Rogen says. "There is a point where it's so bad, it's really easy to say no. »
- Josh Wigler
Wondering who took home the gold and can't wait for the broadcast?!? We've got you covered! Get ready for the spoilers!
The 2008 Scream Awards premieres Tuesday, October 21 (9:00-11:00 Pm, Et/Pt), on Spike TV. Don't miss it!
The Ultimate Scream Movie - The Dark Knight
Best Fantasy Movie - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Best Horror Movie - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber
Best Science Fiction Movie - Iron Man
Best TV Show - Dexter
Breakout Performance - Wall-e in Wall-e
Best Villain - Heath Ledger as »
- Uncle Creepy
The Greek Theater was awash with the stars of film fantasy and sci-fi for the annual prizegiving, but it was Lucas' unexpected appearance which stole the show.
Sir Anthony Hopkins and filmmakers Tim Burton and Wes Craven also picked up special awards, but the night's big winner was Batman. The Dark Knight claimed 12 prizes, including The Ultimate Scream honour and acting awards for co-stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and the late Heath Ledger.
Bale took home the Best Superhero honour, Oldman claimed Best Supporting Actor, and Ledger was named both Best Fantasy Actor and Best Villain for his portrayal of the Joker.
Another highlight came from the Smashing Pumpkins, who performed their new single G.L.O.W. at the awards show.
The full list of winners is:
Legend Award - Sir Anthony Hopkins
Icon Award - George Lucas
Mastermind Award - Wes Craven
Best Fantasy Movie - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Best Horror Movie - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Science Fiction Movie - Iron Man
Best TV Show - Dexter
Best Superhero - Christian Bale (Batman in The Dark Knight) Best Actor in a Fantasy Movie - Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Best Actor in a Horror Movie/TV Show - Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) Breakout Performance - Wall-e (Wall-e) Best Actress in a Horror Movie/TV Show - Liv Tyler (The Strangers) Best Villain - Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Best Actress in a Fantasy Movie/TV Show - Angelina Jolie (Wanted) Best Supporting Performance - Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) The Holy S**t Scene of The Year - The big rig flips in The Dark Knight
Most Memorable Mutilation - Bitten by vagina with teeth in Teeth
Best Screamplay - The Dark Knight
Best Scream to Comic Adaptation - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8
Best Sequel - The Dark Knight
Best F/X - The Dark Knight
Best Comic Book - Y: The Last Man
Best Comic Book Movie - The Dark Knight
Best Comic Book Artist - Gabriel Ba (The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) Best Comic Book Writer - Grant Morrison (Batman, Final Crisis) Best Line - "I believe whatever doesn't kill you makes you stranger" (The Joker in The Dark Knight) »
Got some cash laying around that you don't know what to do with? Wondering what to get the horror fans on your holiday shopping list while still contributing to a very good cause? Wonder no more!
Premiere Props announced today an auction of never before seen horror-themed movie props, including superhero costumes from classical horror movies, will be up for bid with proceeds to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Presented by Fangoria, the live auction will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Premiere Props’ warehouse in El Segundo, California (128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245). There will be a preview from 9am – 11am, and the auction will begin at 11am.
Film fans and collectors will have an opportunity to own rare costumes and props from fan favorites including Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Quarantine, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Lakeview Terrace, Grindhouse, Sleepy Hollow, Hell Ride, Aeon Flux, The Eye, Wrong Turn, »
- Uncle Creepy
Will Hollywood recapture its youth this weekend?
Four new films unspool this session, and though none looks certain to skew to youthful demos, one or more should play younger than last weekend's group of wide openers. Then again, almost anything would.
Although successful enough to nab the top four rungs in the boxoffice rankings, last weekend's widest openers collectively drew an audience comprised more than two-thirds by patrons age 25 and older.
This frame's wide releases include Sony's Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Lakeview Terrace"; Lionsgate's romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Girl," with Dane Cook and Kate Hudson; "Igor," an animated family feature from MGM featuring a voice cast led by John Cusack; and "Ghost Town," DreamWorks/Paramount's comic fantasy that stars Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear.
Last weekend's top grosser was Focus Features' "Burn After Reading" with $19.1 million, and an unusually strong second-week "hold" for the Coen brothers comedy could see »
- By Carl DiOrio
Russell Mulcahy ("Resident Evil: Extinction") will helm "Give 'Em Hell, Malone" which stars Ving Rhames, Thomas Jane and Elsa Pataky. The indie action film scheduled to start filming on October 6th in Spokane Washington, is produced by Continental Entertainment and Hannibal Pictures. Richard Rionda Del Castro, Richard Salvatore and Johnny Martin are producing. Mark Hosack's story tells of a private investigator trying to retrieve a mysterious case. Story, penned by Mark Hosack ("Pale Blue Moon"), centers on a private eye attempting to retrieve a mysterious case. »
This past week I played in a national softball tournament. It was my league's World Series. 4,000 or so athletes descended upon Seattle for five days of competition in six different divisions showcasing players of varying skill levels. Unfortunately, my time out on the field was cut incredibly short, my hamstring partially tearing during the fourth inning of our very first game left me both unbelievably ticked off as well as in an almost indescribable amount of pain. What does this have to do with the new Blu-ray release of Universal Pictures' The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior? Nothing, really, other than the fact watching this movie left me in even more pain than tearing my hamstring did. This movie isn't just bad, it's a torture test, and anyone that can make it from start to finish without wanting to shoot themselves is far more forgiving and even-tempered than I. »
- Sara Michelle Fetters
I was not a fan of the first Scorpion King flick. Quite frankly I thought it was awful despite finding undeniable enjoyment in the stupidity that are the first two Mummy films. Even still, I have a soft spot in me for direct-to-dvd features. It's not as if I always find them enjoyable, but I always watch them with my expectations so low it is typically hard for them to entirely disappoint. Direct-to-video releases aren't made on big budgets and they don't typically gain the greatest actors. The Scorpion King 2 is no different as they recruited Ufc champion Randy Couture as the "big name" in the cast. This is a sad statement in and of itself, especially considering he is in the film for about 15 or the 109 minutes. Not exactly worthy of top billing. The story is a prequel story to the one told in 2002 Scorpion King starring The Rock as Mathayus the Scorpion King. »
- Brad Brevet
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