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Horror Film Actor Goes South of Hell
Cuyle Carvin plays a life coach in two episodes of the new horror series South of Hell. We TV will air all of the episodes as part of the network’s Black Friday Binge on November 27, 2015. The show is the creation of producer, writer and director Eli Roth (Grindhouse, Hostel, Cabin Fever). Carvin’s horror ...
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Rose McGowan is free...free to skip the conditioner for the next few months. The brunette Charmed alum debuted a shaved head on Thursday, in photos posted on her Instagram page. "No hair don't care," she wrote. "Honestly, it's liberating." McGowan, who played Paige on the WB witch drama on the last four of its eight seasons and also starred in Grindhouse and the Conan the Barbarian reboot, had debuted a short, side-swept hairstyle in August 2014. At the time, she joked that she looked like "Hitler's stoned cousin." She had also showcased a hair transformation in 2012—she went blond. On Thursday, McGowan also »
Tarantino will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award, recognizing his partnerships with costume designers. The award will be presented to him by “The Hateful Eight” actor Kurt Russell. Russell and Tarantino have worked together on both “The Hateful Eight” and “Grindhouse: Death Proof.”
Mirojnick is receiving the Career Achievement Award, an honor that recognizes her body of work in film and television. Her career spans over three decades and has contributed to the creation of iconic characters such as Gordon Gekko from “Wall Street.”
The 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards will be held on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. »
- Jacob Bryant
I recently heard of this band from California called Bog Oak when the St. Louis band, Fister, played with them earlier in October. I heard they had a bitchin’ cover of the Phantasm theme. So, I checked them out on Soundcloud and what I heard was correct. They had a bitchin’ cover of the Phantasm theme. After hearing that and playing it a couple of times, I decided to follow them on Soundcloud.
On Halloween, they posted a new cover of the track “First Chase” from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (last month’s Late Nite Grindhouse). I gotta say, while I dig their non-cover stuff, this might be my favorite track by them. I’m a huge Carpenter fan when it comes to his music and with everyone covering, ripping off the synths that became popular by the man, this cover is a breath of fresh air. It is truly haunting. »
- Andy Triefenbach
Yesterday, it was announced that the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards would be the first to honor Quentin Tarantino’s last movie The Hateful Eight. The film is being cited with an honor for its entire ensemble cast, which is a compliment not just to Tarantino, but to a number of Academy Award hopefuls as well. The flick is still by and large unseen by all but a few, so its Oscar prospects are still a bit up in the air. That being said, citations like this one make me think that Qt could have another award winner on his hands here in The Hateful Eight. In any event, it’s time now for another installment of the Hollywood Film Awards series! Here’s the official honor being bestowed on the film… “Hollywood Ensemble Award” The Hateful Eight, by Quentin Tarantino Who is in the cast that shares in this particular honor? »
- Joey Magidson
We’ve already been tantalized to breaking point with a trailer and posters for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie The Hateful Eight, but the acclaimed director has floored us once again by announcing that two versions of the film will appear in cinemas.
The distinctiveness of the two renditions will be as follows: One will be a roadshow version shown in the Panavision 70mm format only in select cinemas, which features an overture, an intermission, with an overall run time of three hours and two minutes. The other version will be released two weeks later in standard cinemas, but will actually be six minutes shorter than the initial showing of The Hateful Eight that is scheduled for release in the Us on Christmas Day.
“[I didn’t want] to treat the multiplex release like this left-handed version…but I actually changed the cutting slightly for a couple of the multiplex scenes,” Tarantino said to Variety. »
- Gary Collinson
Read More: Negative Reviews of 'Crimson Peak' Make It Sound Amazing When filmmakers pay homage to the movies that inspire them, it tends to yield a lot of deferential proclamations that distract from the work at hand. So it went with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" omnibus, which fueled so many conversations about the gritty exploitation movies that obscured the actual project. Now comes Guillermo del Toro's exceptionally fun "Crimson Peak," a vibrant refashioning of gothic romance and blood-soaked horror that injects fresh energy into old-fashioned tropes — even if del Toro insists otherwise. In an introductory statement circulated to the press before screenings of "Crimson Peak," del Toro deems his first feature in two years "my attempt to harken back to a classic, old-fashioned, grand Hollywood production in the gothic romance genre," citing productions such as the forties-era adaptations of "Great »
- Eric Kohn
“It’s almost time, kids. The clock is ticking. Be in front of your TV sets for the Horrorthon, followed by the Big Giveaway. Don’t miss it. And don’t forget to wear your masks. The clock is ticking. It’s almost time!”
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch screens midnights this Friday and Saturday Night (October 16th and 17th) at the newly-refurbished The Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis) as part of Destroy the Brain’s monthly Late Night Grindhouse
Critically panned and loathed by John Carpenter fans who were expecting another chapter in the saga of Laurie Strode vs. Michael Myers, Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982) was actually an attempt by Carpenter and partner Debra Hill to break out of the “Saga of the Shape” story and make the “Halloween” series a franchise that dealt with horror on October 31. It failed as a project, but what »
- Tom Stockman
While We’re Young: Roth’s Revisits Grindhouse Home Invasion
Genre director Eli Roth presents his first remake, Knock Knock, a rehash of a 1977 grindhouse thriller, Death Game (which starred Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke, both returning as producers), utilizing modern technology for this revamped mixture of home invasion nightmare and portrait of masculine anxiety. Entertaining as a bit of unintentional camp, Roth’s inability to reign in over-the-top antics from his wildly uneven cast members doffs its queasy sexual overtones nearly as soon as they begin to develop. Headliner Keanu Reeves, along with Roth’s own wife Lorenza Izzo, tend to run amok in a screenplay co-written by the director’s clutch of Chilean acolytes Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amodeo. Salty, overly exuberant bits of dialogue only solidify the film’s aptitude for off-putting ludicrousness, but for those inclined towards grungy, misanthropic portraits of cruel psychological games, it’s not a complete loss. »
- Nicholas Bell
Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...
Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.
Here are 25 examples.
Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up, »
The Tracking Board reports that the project “is taking a unique approach in that it’s attempting to reinvent the haunted house genre in a terrifying new way, described as a very individual spin on the horror genre, much like how Cloverfield was a new take on monster movies.”
The film is said to be similar in tone to Eisener’s short One Last Dive, and will feature first-person Pov sequences and underwater action scenes.
Eisener got his breakthrough when his Hobo with a Shotgun trailer won a contest to feature in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse double-bill. The trailer was adapted to a feature in 2011, while Eisener has since contributed segments to the anthology horrors The ABCs of Death and V/H »
- Gary Collinson
We have even more goodies for our readers from the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants. Exclusive stills from the film are revealed below. Also in this morning's round-up: Sean S. Cunningham's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 New York City Horror Film Festival, Bk Horror Club details, and four new photos from Feral.
The Inhabitants: Press Release: "Cambridge, Ma – Gravitas Ventures, an independent film distributor, announces the North American release of the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants on October 13, 2015, on video on demand (VOD). The film will air on multiple VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Live, Sony Playstation, various cable providers, and more. The film is also currently available for pre‐order on iTunes.
Written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, screenwriters of John Carpenter's The Ward and produced by international bestselling author Glenn Cooper, The Inhabitants revolves around a young couple that gets more »
- Tamika Jones
Jeff Fahey is a film legend as far as this writer is concerned. Not many things can stand up to Eric Red’s Body Parts of hell, even Psycho III. Fahey is an actor who embodies every role he’s ever had and is one of the most entertaining performers to watch on screen. When news broke that Fahey would be joining the second season of the El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series as “Uncle Eddie”, a relative to the Gecko brothers who has his own secrets going on, it was enough to make me even more anxious about the show that I already was.
We caught up with Jeff to chat a bit about his involvement in From Dusk Till Dawn, his frequent collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez and a bit about Body Parts, and as always, it was an absolute joy. Read on!
How’s it going, »
- Jerry Smith
IFC Films has acquired the distribution rights for the highly-anticipated Cabin Fever remake, which was directed by Travis Zariwny, a.k.a. Travis Z. IFC will release this horror movie in 2016, although a specific release date was not given at this time. Here's what director Travis Z had to say about his film getting picked up by IFC Films.
"It was a great opportunity to recreate an iconic film for a new generation of horror fans. I am a die hard fan of horror films and the king of horror Eli Roth trusted me to re-imagine his film. I was not going to fail."
We first reported on the Cabin Fever remake back in October 2014, when it was announced that Travis Zariwny will direct from Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein's original script that was turned into the 2002 movie. The original movie and the remake follow a group of five »
Quentin Tarantino has experienced tremendous success throughout his entire career, but there is one notable title on his resume that didn.t go as planned at the box office. When released in 2007, the double-feature Grindhouse wound up being unable to find an audience, despite a large number of big names attached to it. Obviously Tarantino has bounced back in a big way since then, but he did take one very important lesson from the experience: he can.t expect the audience to go along with him on every single idea. The filmmaker is currently hard at work putting together his next big feature, The Hateful Eight, but took time out of his busy schedule to sit down for a lengthy interview with Vulture, and it was actually while talking about his greatest successes that Tarantino began to talk about his greatest failure. Asked if the big box office takes for »
In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, Tarantino addressed his aversion to becoming a franchise director for hire, but revealed that he was interested in putting his own stamp on Kevin Williamson's Scream script in the '90s.
"I don't even think they thought I would be interested. I actually didn't care for Wes Craven's direction of it. I thought he was the iron chain attached to its ankle that kept it earthbound and stopped it from going to the moon."
A while back, when we released the 400th episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, a few close friends and longtime listeners requested we compile a list of our favorite shows we recorded over the years. Now that the podcast has officially come to an end, I decided to finally set aside some time in my schedule and give them what they want. Initially, I set out to pick ten, but after 500 recordings and 8 long years, it was simply too hard to choose so few, so I opted for 20 instead. In selecting these episodes, I tried to show the wide range of genres we covered over the years, including Spaghetti Westerns, Italian Horror, Southern Gothic, underground cult, family friendly, foreign language and even Hollywood classics. We’ve been blessed with several guest hosts and interviews with many filmmakers including genre legends George A. Romero and John Landis, to name a few. »
Mondo is excited to unveil the lineup of artists, panels and exhibitors for MondoCon 2015, taking place October 3rd - 4th at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX the weekend following Fantastic Fest.
The convention brings together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world's finest artists, designers, toy creators, directors, composers and more. This year, the convention will be taking advantage of additional exhibitor & event space in the neighboring Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center.
Below, please find panel descriptions, a mind-blowing live score event, guests in attendance and a preview of Mondo items that will be at the convention including the Army of Darkness LP and a "Lil Mikey" collectible variant only available at MondoCon. Artwork available here.
Mondo Creative Directors discuss the creative process behind Mondo's work, showing how the team works with artists to arrive at final images. »
Jw: I reached out to you to watch your films after you wished me happy birthday on Facebook, because I enjoyed Meghan Chadeayne's performance in Naked Zombie Girl, which I caught at Beyond The Beaten Path, and I saw you had directed a short starring her, Lamb Feed, and I was interested in seeing what else she has done. So I am wondering, what is it like working with Meghan? What is it that attracts you to her work?
Mr: Along with being close personal friends we are also business partners and I find Meg to be a completely focused professional that is an absolute delight to work with. When I call action »
The first season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series was full of unexpected twists, making the show stand on its own, venturing far off from the Robert Rodriguez film it was based on. It’s was definitely an interesting debut season,which from we were recently sent via El Rey, will be taken into even crazier places when the show returns for its second season on August 25th.
Returning this season are stars D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (7 Minutes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, “Sons of Anarchy“); Eiza González (“Amores Verdaderos“); Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show,” To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport (Noah, “Shameless“); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew) and Jake Busey (Contact). Bringing some new characters to the show, season two will also feature Esai Morales (La Bamba), Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse, Body Parts), Briana Evigan (The Devil’S Carnival, »
- Jerry Smith
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