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First Trailer For Lifetime’s Stephen King Adaptation Big Driver

24 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This fall, Lifetime will take an uncharacteristic trip into horror lit with Big Driver, an adaptation of Stephen King’s same-named short story from his 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello stars in the grim and brutal pic, about an author who is brutally raped and assaulted by a truck driver, only to survive and return seeking vengeance.

The project is an unusual one for Lifetime, though the network has been branching out in recent years with increasingly dramatic original series like Witches of East End and The Lottery. Big Driver is also, like many of Lifetime’s programs, a tale of female empowerment led by a particularly steely protagonist.

Now, the suitably dark first trailer for the movie, which also stars Olympia Dukakis, Joan Gett, Ann Dowd and Will Harris, has arrived online. Check it out below, along with the official synopsis for the adaptation.

From a story by Stephen King, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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“D-Day Of The B-Movies” Event Returns To Burbank’s Dark Delicacies; Impressive List of Attendees

12 September 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Delirium Magazine #4

The last time Charles Band and co. brought their “D-Day of the B-Movies” signing to Burbank’s Dark Delicacies, fans showing up to snag a signed copy of the then newly released third issue of Delirium Magazine (a joint collaboration between band and Fangoria Editor Chris Alexander), were treated to appearances by Trancers stars Tim Thomerson and Megan Ward, as well as writers/actors/directors like C. Courtney Joyner (Trancers III, Lurking Fear), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and many others.

The event is headed back to Dark Delicacies on September 27th for the release of Delirium Magazine #4, and this time, Band is bringing along some new faces!

Appearing: Nivek Ogre (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Murderball, singer of Skinny Puppy),  Mindy Robinson (King Of The Nerds, V/H/S 2 , Gingerdeadman Vs. Evil Bong),  Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus (Writer), Masters Of Horror (Writer/ Creator), Stephen King’S Sleepwalkers »

- Jerry Smith

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Take a Ride with the Official Poster Art and New Stills from Lifetime's Big Driver

11 September 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're closing in on the October 18th premiere date of Lifetime's upcoming "Big Driver" adaptation, and on tap today we have the film's official poster art to share plus over a dozen new stills. Check 'em out, and look for more soon!

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello's co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, »

- Debi Moore

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Takashi Miike’s Lesson Of Evil: DVD review

7 September 2014 2:58 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Takashi Miike. Review: Adam Wing. We all know that Takashi Miike is one of the hardest working directors in the world right now, he's been knocking out up to three pictures a year for as long as I can remember. The diversity - particularly in recent years - has been quite staggering, with Miike lending his talents to period pieces (Hara-kiri), children's movies (Yatterman) and even the occasional musical (For Loves Sake). In fact, he hasn't made a full-length horror movie since 2003, even if he did dabble in the genre with standout segments in Three... Extremes and the Masters of Horror series. Takashi Miike hasn't actually made that many horror movies but it's the genre he's most commonly associated with. One Missed Call was answered in 2003, Ichi the Killer lashed out in 2001 and Audition was released way back in 1999. Lesson of Evil has been a long time coming then, »

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Complex narratives: 6 series that revolutionized television in the digital age

3 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The digital age has changed television dramatically within the past two decades.  With the advent of cable channels, home video media, dish on demand and the internet, the average TV viewer has a variety of venues to access television programs. With all these ways to access television shows, the viewing audience has become more aware of repetitive story lines, inconsistency in character development and continuity errors.  In short, these advances in technology have made for a more sophisticated casual television viewer, therefore allowing for the progression of serialized storytelling.

Today’s television writers have a landscape to develop complex narratives beyond the limitations of the episodic format, and now that audiences have better accessibility to these shows, there is a higher demand for serialized storytelling where there wasn’t one before.

Although there have been many television shows that have contributed to the overall progression of the modern serialized television series, »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Spooky Teaser Trailer Rides in for Lifetime's Big Driver

2 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the looks of this effective new teaser trailer for its upcoming "Big Driver" film adaptation, Lifetime really seems to be trying to change its image and appeal to the horror crowd. Will it work? We'll find out October 18th.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Harvest’ Review

24 August 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles | Written by Stephen Lancellotti | Directed by John McNaughton

John McNaughton, enfante-terrible of the BBFC thanks to his stunning 1986 debut feature Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, returns to genre film making after two decades away from horror (his Masters of Horror episode in 2006 is his only “horror” credit in 25 years), with a psychological thriller starring Britain’s very own Samantha Morton and everyone’s favourite Superman villain, Michael Shannon, who play married medical professionals Katharine and Richard Young who keep their sick son Andy isolated from the outside world in their remote countryside house.

However that isolation is broken when Maryann, following the death of her parents, moves in with her grandparents just down the road. Having left all she knows behind and feeling alone, she eventually befriends Andy – despite the vehement protest of his overprotective mother, »

- Phil Wheat

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Frightfest 2014: ‘All Cheerleaders Die’ Review

23 August 2014 2:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Tom Williamson | Written and Directed by Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson

Lucky McKee is a director I have been familiar with since I saw his 2002 film, May, starring horror mainstay Angela Bettis. McKee went on to direct an excellent episode of the short-lived Masters of Horror television show entitled “Sick Girl”, again starring Bettis. It was, however, McKee’s 2011 film, The Woman, that truly hit me between the eyes and sold me on Lucky as a director. A dark, grotesque, macabre film that dealt with female power and the role of the abuser, The Woman cemented McKee as a horror director to watch, which leads us to this review…

All Cheerleaders Die is a comedy-horror, written and directed by both McKee and Chris Sivertson. Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is a high-school girl pariah, you know the sort, black eyeliner, anti-social attitude and not forgetting a »

- Chris Cummings

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‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’ Director Returns to Horror Genre

21 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nearly 25 years have passed since John McNaughton’s landmark true-crime horror film “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” snuck into U.S. theaters — and that itself was long after its 1986 festival premiere, a protracted tussle with the MPAA accounting for the delay.

Filmmaking would never be an easy ride for the Chicago-based director. Half a dozen narrative features (offbeat comedy “Mad Dog and Glory” and erotic thriller “Wild Things” among them) followed before he retreated from bigscreen work in 2001. Sporadic TV assignments followed — including a 2006 chapter for Showtime’s “Masters of Horror” series, which placed him in the company of John Carpenter and Takashi Miike, among others.

See Also: Film Review – “The Harvest

And it’s to the horror genre that he returns with his comeback feature “The Harvest,” which McNaughton will present Aug. 23 at FrightFest in London. Starring Samantha Morton as the dangerously overprotective mother of a teenage shut-in, »

- Guy Lodge

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10 Most Chilling TV Moments Ever

19 August 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox

It’s rare these days to get a scene on television that genuinely makes the hairs on your neck stand up on end, which really brutally knocks you for six.

We’re used to gore, of course. The rise of cable TV as the go-to medium for bloodthirsty, gripping stories, along with the fall in cost of decent CG effects has seen the amount of nasty body horror on television multiplied by a factor of what-the-hell in recent years.

But genuine, clammy-handed fright fests are few and far between. The old school weird sci fi and horror anthologies like The Twilight Zone, Masters Of Horror, The Outer Limits and Tales From The Crypt were always more concerned with the macabre than the chilling. Those that have stood the test of time without crumbling into cheese were either gruesome, shocking or freaky, relying on a short, sharp shock in the »

- Ben Cooke

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Fantasia 2014 Review: The Harvest, A Coming Of Age Fable Of Wicked Proportions

2 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

After a very lengthy hiatus into directing for TV, ranging from single episodes of John From Cincinnati to Masters of Horror, John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer) is back with his first feature film since the turn of the century. Most people will recall the hysterically trashy noir from the late 1990s, Wild Things, the one that featured then popular starlets Neve Campbell and Denise Richards ejnoying a lengthy spot of erotic mingling; I believe the film also showed the world Kevin's Bacon.McNaughton chooses a painterly, often cloying, small town Americana vibe in The Harvest, such that it first appears that the director has taken up the mantle of restrained, simple drama -- to the point of somnambulism, but gradually, and with care, the film...

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Netflix Fires Up the Horror This 4th of July!

3 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Fourth of July weekend, you are more than covered in terms of streaming all the spooky shenanigans you could possibly want.

In honor of Deliver Us from Evil opening in theaters this week and to keep the horror going throughout the weekend, be sure to check out these other genre films now available on Netflix.

Ready... Set.... Stream and Scream!

Spend A Night In With One Of The Masters Of Horror

The Stand Cujo The Langoliers Stephen King's Children of the Corn

Horrifying Family Members

Halloween: Resurrection Hemlock Grove Texas Chainsaw Carrie

Vacations Gone Wrong

Wolf Creek 2 Hostel: Part III The Cabin in the Woods Devil's Pass

Horror Throwback

Invasion of the Body Snatchers The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant Night of the Living Dead Barracuda

Scream Series!

Scream Scream 2 Scream 3

And Of Course, »

- KW Low

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Tom Malloy in for a World of Hurt

2 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More talent is on its way to the upcoming anthology film based upon the stories of Thomas Tessier, World of Hurt, and we have all the details you need right here without having to suffer through any pain at all. Well... some pain is okay, but don't blame us if you get really messed up.

From the Press Release

Producer/actor/writer Tom Malloy (pictured) has just signed on to bring his extensive and multifaceted producing skills to Thomas Tessier’S World Of Hurt horror anthology.

“My whole life I’ve been an avid fan of scary and horror movies,” Malloy said, “and the idea of bringing Tom Tessier’s stories to the screen was exactly the project I was looking for. And when I saw the caliber of the talented directors involved, I was in!”

Tom not only produces; he also acts and writes. He brought all three skills »

- Steve Barton

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Lifetime Adapting Big Driver Story from Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars

25 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's already one film on its way based on a story from the Stephen King collection Full Dark, No Stars, and now joining A Good Marriage is Big Driver on Lifetime, which will star Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett(!), and Will Harris.

From the Press Release:

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (pictured; A History of Violence), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High).

Set to premiere this fall, Big Driver was first published as a novella within King’s critically-acclaimed collection Full Dark, No Stars and tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after the core of her psyche is broken following a brutal crime. The film marks Lifetime’s first collaboration with America’s foremost horror authority and begins production in Halifax, »

- Debi Moore

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Lifetime Adapting Stephen King Novella Big Driver; Maria Bello and Joan Jett to Star

24 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Maria Bello (Prime Suspect, Touch)  is getting behind the wheel of Big Driver, a Lifetime movie based on Stephen King’s horror novella, TVLine has learned.

Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, rock icon Joan Jett and NCIS guest star Will Harris have also been cast in the project, which marks the first collaboration between King and Lifetime.

Big Driver, which was featured in King’s collection Full Dark, No Stars, centers on Bello’s Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer who faces a long drive home following a book signing engagement. While driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, »

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Re-Animating a Master of Horror: Stuart Gordon and the Art of Re-Animation

9 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

The heat thuds in the chest, the pulse races and the blood surges. We are not in the midst of a suspenseful and terrifying horror film where our emotions are being manipulated by the puppeteer filmmaker. We are preparing to speak with Master of Horror Stuart Gordon whose 1985 masterpiece Re-Animator has received an all new limited home entertainment release. Whilst Gordon has left the world of horror cinema to return to the theatre, he took us back into the past, to trace the journey of a child who grew into a master of genre.

Not far removed from any discussion involving Stuart Gordon is the King of the B’s Roger Corman. The former is to H.P. Lovecraft what the latter was to Edgar Allan Poe. During the span of just four short years beginning in 1960 with The Fall of the House of Usher, Corman directed his eight film Poe cycle, »

- Paul Risker

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Horror Found in The Periphery

23 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In case you're wondering what a periphery is, think of it as an area usually home to what you see with your peripheral vision. If you don't know what peripheral vision is then you probably get into lots of accidents and have a habit of bumping into stuff. In any event it's also the new home for horror!

From the Press Release

Seeing Shadows, LLC is excited to announce the world premiere of The Periphery, a chilling psychological horror-thriller, at the 17th Annual Dances With Films festival on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:30Pm Pdt at Tcl Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. The film stars new-comers Kristen StephensonPino, winner of the 2010 Miss Hawaii Young International Pageant, Nick Clark (The Girls Guide to Depravity, Murderers), and Andrew Olson (1000 Ways To Die), as well as Myron Natwick (The Unit, Masters Of Horror), along with an amazing cast of industry veterans and up-and-comers alike.

The Periphery »

- Steve Barton

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Sunday’s ‘The Argento Syndrome’ Signing to Include Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris

17 May 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Our own Derek Botelho has dedicated countless hours over multiple years to his examination of the work of Dario Argento and we’re happy to see that The Argento Syndrome is now available to read around the world. For those who live in the Los Angeles area, we wanted to tell you about a signing event for the book that includes Derek and a number of special guests:

 

The Argento Syndrome – In Stores Now! Star-Filled Signing Event Announced!

A retrospective of Italian auteur Dario Argento, The Argento Syndrome is an examination of a career marked by such genre classics as The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae and Opera. The Argento Syndrome is part academic study, with essays on every film, and part personal memoir, detailing the author’s time in Italy on a trip to visit the set of Non Ho Sonno. Also included are several »

- Jonathan James

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Fright Exclusive Interview With Master of Horror John Carpenter!!

9 May 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The name John Carpenter is synonymous with the horror genre just about as much as breathing is with life. The filmmaker helmed such classics as Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Prince Of Darkness and many more great films, held close to horror fans’ hearts. The distinct style of his films, his usage of what’s called “the Carpenter font”, and his instantly recognizable musical scores have put him up front as one of the great “Masters of Horror”, a label that isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.

I was recently lucky enough to be a part of a 30-minute conference call (along with other journalists from fellow horror sites, such as Fangoria and Arrow in the Head) with Carpenter, regarding his upcoming appearance on the Robert Rodriguez-created (and hosted) interview show, Director’S Chair. Each journalist was able to ask Carpenter a few questions, and John spent the time »

- Jerry Smith

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