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Feature Matthew Giordano 13 Mar 2014 - 07:00
True Detective inspired a mass of complex fan theories. Matthew talks us through some popular interpretations...
This feature contains spoilers for True Detective season one.
HBO’s recently concluded True Detective inspired an almost unprecedented amount of fan speculation on the Internet. I may be in the minority, but I found reading theoretical interpretations of the show to be a far more rewarding experience then actually watching the drama. True Detective moved at such a slow pace, and, aside from the fact it was mostly told in flashback, its mystery unfolded rather routinely. Was there narrative justification for the many well thought-out fan theories about its true meaning? Were the Internet’s devoted writings about the show completely off-base? Were fans simply putting things together that were not there?
What’s fascinating is that not only was there an overwhelming amount of online fan response to True Detective, »
Thomas Jane will star in The Veil, the latest microbudget horror film from Jason Blum's Blumhouse, which has Phil Joanou on board to direct. Universal will distribute per its first-look deal with Blumhouse. Joanou is a video director who helmed the Kim Basinger-Richard Gere erotic thriller Final Analysis but most recently teamed up with Jane to make the wildly popular short The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, an unauthorized take on the Marvel vigilante character. Related: Hollywood's 20 Masters of Horror Veil is written by Robert Ben Garant, a co-creator of the comedy show Reno 911, who with his
- Borys Kit
Apollo 18 director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego will direct horror pic Sanctuary for Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales and will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin in February. Photos: Hollywood's 20 Masters of Horror: The Twisted Talents Raising the Most Hell From a script by Ryne Douglas Pearson, Sanctuary follows three documentarians who travel to South America to investigate a town that mysteriously disappeared from the map. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg will produce for Atlas Independent while Richard Suckle, Unbroken
- Rebecca Ford
There's never been a better time to be a horror fan as the good stuff we want to see isn't just available in theatres and stores anymore. Nope, some of horror's best pieces have been seen or can be found on television. That's right, kids, you don't even have to leave your house!
To further illustrate that point, our buddies over at Horror Novel Reviews have put together a list that we think you should check out. Just hit up that link and go!
Some of their picks include classics such as "The Walking Dead," "Masters of Horror," etc., as well as some stuff you may not expect. Did they get it right? Are they forgetting something? Click that link above and let them know.
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- Uncle Creepy
There's no denying that Italian director Dario Argento is something of a legend among horror fans, myself included, but equally there's no denying that he hasn't really done anything not only of note, but even remotely interesting in the film department in perhaps the last couple of decades. Granted, he did turn in a couple of half decent episodes of Mick Gariss's mostly enjoyable Masters of Horror offerings, but even they weren't a patch on his earlier work, of which one of the finest examples is Tenebrae.
Lumped in with the Video Nasties business nearly thirty years ago (yes, it was that long ago), Tenebrae is a wonderfully deceptive film in that every time I sit down to watch it, and I confess it's been a good decade since my last viewing, I always remember it as being a dark, serious movie, but in reality it's a very funny film, »
The big names in horror are often recognized by both the genre community and mainstream entertainment culture, showered with accolades by horror fans and film critics alike. Directors like John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Wes Craven have secured their place in film history, but many more talented directors go largely unsung for their hard work and noteworthy contributions to the genre. To remedy that, we recently kicked off a recurring segment that gives much-needed credit to those groundbreaking horror filmmakers who aren’t always given the praise they deserve. [You can check out part one here and part two here.] Since the first two installments proved popular, we're back with another round, and this time we present not five, but six more of our favorite underrated genre film directors. Mike Mendez Director of The Gravedancers and Big Ass Spider, Mendez and frequent collaborator Dave Parker (Coldwater, The Hills Run Red) helped to inspire the popular Showtime series Masters of Horror, but »
- Tyler Doupe
6 items from 2014
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