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Having spent the last year sat in screening rooms and cinemas watching over 200 of 2011′s cinematic offerings, it stands to reason that I’m going to have to sit through a fair share of duds. As I had seen the vast majority of the key Oscar plays before November, I spent the latter part of the year dedicating myself to seeking out the worst, most lowest common denominator fare ripe for a skewering, and with these twenty dreadful pictures, we have what are, in my opinion, the 20 biggest train wrecks of 2011. Note that Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is still awaiting worldwide DVD release and didn’t get distribution in the U.K., so that’s one that I was forced to avoid, but I’m assured that it’s irredeemably horrible nevertheless. Anyway, on with the list…
20. Shark Night 3D
(David R. Ellis / Tomatometer: 16%)
Director David R. Ellis »
- Shaun Munro
The 3D reboot of Piranha from 2010 was one of my favorite movies of that year. And I don’t usually much like horror stuff, especially winky, self-aware horror parody: that means they did something very right. So word of a followup should have been great news. But as soon as Piranha 3Dd was announced as re-teaming the creative team behind the Project Greenlight winning horror film Feast rather than re-teaming the creative team that already worked so well together on a Piranha movie, director Alexandre Aja and writers Pete Goldfinger & Josh Stolberg, I was dubious. The next hint that this movie wasn’t going to turn out so great came in October, when Piranha 3Dd was scrapped from having its planned November 2011 release and was instead marked with the ominous “sometime in 2012” release date instead. It was starting to look like the writing was on the wall, that Dimension didn’t have much faith in the film »
- Nathan Adams
John Gulager is no stranger to the direct-to-video circuit. After his 2006 directorial debut Feast opened in very limited release, his following two sequels Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds and Feast 3: The Happy Finish went straight to DVD. Now, that may happen once again with his upcoming sequel Piranha 3Dd.
Supposedly even crazier and gorier than the first remake helmed by Alexandre Aja, Piranha 3Dd is bypassing theater screens in the UK, and will instead premiere on Blu-ray and DVD in that country on March 13 of 2012.
Piranha 3Dd was supposed to open in November of this year, here in the states. But Dimension Films pulled it from their release slate with no new release date given. The fact that it is going to DVD in the UK doesn't bode well for its theatrical presence here in the Us. Which is a shame, as it was made for the big screen in 3D. »
Original Story: Piranha 3Dd was originally slated to open in the Us this past November, but its release had been delayed. We were still expecting a new theatrical release date, but it appears that the UK theatrical run has been pulled and Piranha 3Dd is going direct-to-video. Will a Us release follow the same path?
The official British Video Association website lists a Piranha 3Dd theatrical release as being “Pulled From Schedule”, but notes a Blu-ray and DVD release on March 19, 2012. We’ll have more information the film’s Us release as soon as it becomes available. Here is the synopsis and cast/crew list from the Bva website:
- Jonathan James
Piranha 3Dd isn't having very much luck in its journey to the screen.
The John Gulager-directed follow-up to 2010's Piranha 3D was originally scheduled to open in November until Dimension Films yanked it from the 2011 release line-up. In the UK, it appears it is going to bypass theaters completely and head direct-to-dvd.
According to the British Video Association website, Piranha 3Dd will debut on DVD March 19. If you look at the site's listing, you'll see under the heading "Theatrical Release (3D)" it was "pulled from schedule." Bva also hosts the following synopsis for the film...
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- email@example.com (Ryan Turek)
Piranha 3Dd has been pulled from UK theatrical release and will instead go straight to DVD and Blu-ray. The $$20 million-budgeted horror sequel will arrive on home video on March 19, 2012, reports website Dread Central. Entertainment Film Distributors withdrew the movie from their cinema schedule and will now release it on DVD and Blu-ray through their Ev home entertainment arm, according to the British Video Association. Piranha 3Dd's predecessor Piranha 3D debuted on 352 screens in August 2010 and went on to make a healthy £4,466,428 at the UK box office. A remake of Joe Dante's cult '70s exploitation horror, it saw stars Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames and Christopher Lloyd fighting for survival after an underwater earthquake (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
Here at MoreHorror, it's not a secret that we love indie horror films. In addition, we have a hankering for all things that actress/producer/writer Devanny Pinn is involved with.
Enter the new short horror film Compilation Cult Vol. 1. This onslaught of indie horror shorts boasts many talented actors, directors and writers. Check out the official details below and be sure to pick up your copy from Amazon.com. Official details and trailer can be found below. Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year!
From the official Press Release:
A bit of odd news coming out of the UK: The John Gulager directed sequel to Alexandre Aja's Piranha has been pulled from the UK's theatrical release schedule and will be heading straight to DVD across the pond on March 19th, 2012.
What does this mean for the domestic release of Piranha 3Dd? Well, probably nothing, but we'll be keeping a close eye on things for you just in case. When we know something, you'll know.
Piranha 3Dd reteams Feast director John Gulager and writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan in the sequel starring Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and David Hasselhoff.
Thanks to DC reader Joey Monda for the heads-up.
Having awoken from their spring break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the swarm »
- Uncle Creepy
Paramount Pictures released the latest TV spot for the upcoming film “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” aka Mission: Impossible IV from J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Fringe) by director Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles , 1906) and starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers,The Hurt Locker, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Tom Cruise (The Hardy Men, Tropic Thunder), Maggie Q (Nikita, Priest, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Mission: Impossible III), Simon Pegg (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Star Trek), Josh Holloway, Paula Patton (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire) and Ving Rhames (Death Race 2, Piranha). Click Here »
- Brian Corder
The weather outside isn't the only thing that's frightful as we have compiled a list of the year's best and worst Blu-ray packages for you or the horror fan on your holiday shopping list! Being that you can score a player for way less than 200 bucks now, there's little reason not to upgrade to the glorious world of high definition horror. Read on to find out where the smart money is!
There's no doubt Blu-ray players will once again be a pretty hot item this year, but what of the movies available for them? If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I'm here to answer all of your questions in the fourth annual ...
Before we get into my picks (most of which are also available in new DVD versions; see review for information), let's take a second »
- Uncle Creepy
Franck Khalfoun's ('P2') new 'Maniac' reboot will hopefully see Elijah Wood ('Happy Feet 2') return to his maniacal best much like he attempted as Kevin the cannibal in Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City'. Wood plays stab-happy psychopath Frank in the remake based on William Lustig's 1980's slasher flick. And now the delectable America Olivo ('Bitch Slap', 'No One Lives') has signed up to play Frank's abusive dead mother, who will apear to Wood's character in the form of hallucinations. Gorgeous actress Olivo (below) appeared on the cover of Playboy on the June 2009 issue. The remake comes from a script penned by Gregory Levasseur and Alexandre Aja ('Mirrors' and 'Piranha 3D'). Nora Arnezeder ('Safe House'), Hank Azaria ('Run Fatboy Run') and Sal Landi all co-star. Check out the plot synopsis for the reboot below. »
IGN posted this really cool minimalist movie poster for the upcoming film “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” aka Mission: Impossible IV from J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Fringe) by director Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles , 1906) and starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers,The Hurt Locker, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Tom Cruise (The Hardy Men, Tropic Thunder), Maggie Q (Nikita, Priest, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Mission: Impossible III), Simon Pegg (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Star Trek), Josh Holloway, Paula Patton (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire) and Ving Rhames (Death Race 2, Piranha). Click »
- Brian Corder
Alexandre Aja will direct Mandalay Pictures' adaptation of Joe Hill's bestselling romantic horror novel "Horns."According to Variety, playwright Keith Bunin ("In Treatment") wrote the screenplay.The story revolves around Ig Perrish, a 26-year-old who awakens from a black-out hangover to find horns growing from his head. As his horns increase in size, Ig investigates the unsolved murder of his girlfriend and how it connects to his current plight. Shia Labeouf had been attached to the project but is no longer involved.Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman will produce for Mandalay.Hill, the son of Stephen King, will executive produce.Aja's credits include "Piranha 3D" and the 2006 remake of "The Hills Have Eyes." »
- Adnan Tezer
Joe Hill’s horror novel, Horns, is being adapted for the big screen by Mandalay Pictures. Last March, we told you that Transformers star Shia Labeouf would be taking on the starring role as Ig Perrish, a 26-year-old man who wakes up after a night of hard drinking and discovers there are horns growing out of his head. As the horns keep growing, he discovers they may have a mysterious connection to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend.
THR reports that Horns will be helmed by Piranha and The Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja. Aja will be working with a script adapted by Keith Bunin (In Treatment). From Mandalay, Cathy Schulman and Peter Guber will be producing along with executive producer and writer of the source material (and son of Stephen King), Joe Hill.
The project is shooting for in the late spring or early summer of 2012. Mandalay is »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Andy De Emmony directs the horror comedy movie Love Bite written by Cris Cole and Ronan Blaney. The film stars Jessica Szohr (Piranha), Timothy Spall (Wake Wood) and Ed Speleers (A Lonely Place to Die). The film is about four friends who find their town in turmoil after a bloodthirsty werewolf starts gnawing local virgins, leading the group to decide upon having sex. Below we have a teaser trailer and a generic looking poster for Love Bite. We also have a behind the scenes photo of Jessica Szohr looking appalled while co-star Ed Speelers has his pants dropped down to his ankles. »
Alexandre Aja is directing the film adaptation of Joe Hill‘s Horns from a script written by Scott Bunin. It is hoped Horns will be released next summer by Mandalay Pictures. “Mandalay is packaging the project and is in the middle of securing financing. The goal is to have Aja direct the movie in late spring or early summer 2012″.
The official description of Horns:
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.
At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. »
This second book from Hill, the son of Stephen King, follows a man a year after his girlfriend was mysteriously slain. A drunken night leads to him waking up to find horns growing from his temples and is convinced they're linked to his girlfriend's killer.
Scott Bunin penned the script adaptation. Aja is expected to shoot the film before moving onto his sci-fi manga adaptation "Cobra". »
- Garth Franklin
The novel is Horns, and it follows a 26 year old guy wonderfully named Ig Perrish who awakens from a black-out hangover to find that he has thorns coming out of his head, Hellboy style. They are growing too, as Ig sets out to discover who murdered his girlfriend and whether that has a relation to the horns that are coming out of his head which make people confess their darkest secrets. I haven’t read the novel but the reviews say it is one that conjures up amazing images and Aja has a track record in this department so he seems like a good choice.
Aja is a french filmmaker who has devoted his career to horror. »
- Matt Holmes
French filmmaker Alexandre Aja blew me away with his breakout horror hit Switchblade Romance (aka Haute Tension/High Tension). The shock ending didn’t sit well with many people but I lapped it up. His unrelenting and unforgiving remake of Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes was equally extreme and exciting. Mirrors was damp squib in comparison but did have a few unsettling effective moments, while Piranha 3D was a dumb-but-fun blast. Which brings us to today’s news that Aja is set to direct an adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns.
The novels plot centres on mid-twenties man named Ignatius Perrish who begins to sprout horns that he believes has connections to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams. Scott Bunin has penned the script for Mandalay Pictures.
Author Joe Hill is the son of legendary horror scribe Stephen King. He also has an adaptation of his short story, »
- Craig Hunter
Joe Hill's 21st century fairytale novel 'Horns' will be getting the feature adaption treatment and those astute fellows over at Mandalay/Mandate have managed to acquire the filmmkaing skills of Alexandre Aja ('Piranha 3D', 'High Tension', 'The Hills Have Eyes', 'Mirrors') to helm the project. The dark and comical story features Ignatius Perrish who awakens from a heavy drunken night with a headache and a pair of horns growing out of his head. 'Transformers' star Shia Labeouf has been rumoured to be attached to this project to play Perrish for a while now but nothing signed as yet. Keith Bunin wrote the script. The concept of 'Horns' always reminds me of the music video for The Cooper Temple Clause's 'Blind Pilots' which featured actor Michael Fassbender out on a stag night with a talisman around his neck which ultimately turns him into satyr. »
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