8 items from 2016
It has been nearly a decade since Bryan Bertino brought audiences his magnificent home-invasion debut, “The Strangers.” Since then he only helmed 2014’s found footage thriller “Mockingbird,” but last year’s Cannes Film Festival delivered the promising news that A24 picked up distribution rights to his original creature horror “There Are Monsters” and would be eyeing […]
- Jason Osiason
The story follows a blind woman who returns to her family's country home for a visit. Inside however is a dangerous killer walking the halls, and after killing all of her family he sets his sights on her.
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- Garth Franklin
While multiplexes this summer are going to be stuffed with blockbusters costing hundreds of millions of dollars, if that doesn't float your boat, TV will have plenty to keep you occupied. And one show that looks like a sizzling winner is TNT's "Animal Kingdom." Read More: Tribeca Film Festival TV Lineup Includes 'Animal Kingdom,' 'The Night Of,' 'The Night Manager,' 'O.J.: Made in America' Marathon, More Based on David Michod's breakout Australian crime flick, he serves as executive producer on the TV drama which transplants the story to sunny California, where Ellen Barkin leads a very, very bad family. Here's the official synopsis: Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy's Life, Oceans 13) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman (The Strangers, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
One of my favorite films out of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival was Mike Flanagan’s home invasion thriller, Hush, which pits a deaf and mute author (played by Kate Siegel) against a lunatic who has trapped her inside her home and will stop at nothing until she’s dead.
While at the fest last month, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit and chat about Hush with Flanagan as well as co-writer/star Kate Siegel and producers Jason Blum and Trevor Macy. The quartet chatted about their respective approaches to the project, how to keep things fresh story-wise, the importance of sound design, and much more. Check out highlights from our in-depth interview with the team behind Hush and look for the film on Netflix beginning this Friday, April 8th.
I really, really loved what you guys did with this movie. We’ve seen countless home invasion movies before, but »
- Heather Wixson
Sonny Mallhi is probably not a name on anyones horror radar, however Mallhi was the producer on films like The Strangers, House at the End of the Street and the fantastic 2014 Fightfest flick At the Devils Door (aka Home). With Anguish he turns his hand at not only writing (he previously penned the psycho-stalker films The Roommate and Crush) but directing. Now I mention all those other films because Mallhi’s work has been met with various degrees of success, both commercially and critically – so going into Anguish I had no idea what to expect. I did hope for something as stunningly scary as At the Devils Door, what we got is something akin more to The Roommate…
Apparently inspired by a true possession story (though the opening titles talk more about teenagers mental health than »
- Phil Wheat
Though The Strangers successfully scared the hell out of audiences (and put director Bryan Bertino on the map), a sequel has yet to materialize, and it seems like every time buzz about one starts to build, it’s undercut a little while later.
And so it is that, despite Deception‘s Marcel Langenegger being tapped for the director’s chair and Ben Ketai (Chosen) emerging as a scribe last January, The Strangers 2 is now reportedly a long way off from rolling cameras.
Talking with Collider, producer Roy Lee has revealed that Relativity’s recent bankruptcy put the kibosh on any progress with the horror sequel. Apparently, though Ketai’s script is still kicking around at the studio, the issue is getting enough money to make a movie out of it.
“We have a script that’s fantastic,” he said, “but they’ve had some financial difficulties so it’s »
- Isaac Feldberg
Two horror film franchises that seemingly finished up a while back are being revived this year - the Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman-led home invasion thriller "The Strangers" which had its one film in 2008, and the Naomi Watts-led haunted tape film "The Ring" which had a sequel back in 2005.
The plan was for "The Strangers" sequel to shoot all the way back in 2012, but this week producer Roy Lee confirms with Collider that the project has been stuck in a holding pattern due to the mess regarding Relativity Studios' very public financial insolvency issues:
"We have a script that's fantastic, but they've had some financial difficulties so it's unclear as to whether or not they'll be able to finance the movie... It's connected [to the first film] in the sense of 'What if you moved into an area where the Strangers lived?'"
- Garth Franklin
Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, alongside a selection of unmissable shorts, guest director Q & A’s, great give-aways and a sneak preview of Paul Hyett’s Heretiks, with the popular director in attendance.
The line-up starts at 9pm on Thurs 25 Feb with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival and is thrilled to be headlining this gala event the »
- Phil Wheat
8 items from 2016
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