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Birthday Suit: Dolph 'the biggest one' Lundgren

3 November 2009 7:06 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Thought I'd goof around with a little b-day series. In case it's yours! Could be shortlived. Or maybe it'll go on forever. You never know.

Hal Hartley , Paprika Steen and Charles Bronson

Today's Birthdays, November 3rd ...some of them at any rate. For those who are prone to celebrating the lives of the filmic and famous. And if you aren't, you're not having enough fun.

1921 Charles Bronson had a Death Wish, five of them actually, and he had them before "franchise" was a daily spoken word in movie discussions.1930 Lois Smith, sweet character actress, is now 79 years old. I once saw her in a train station. It's true. Weren't you shocked when she died on the first season of True Blood? I sure was.

1931 Monica Vitti, breathtaking Italian goddess

1953 Kate Capshaw aka Mrs. Spielberg. Did she sing or was she dubbed for that awesome "Anything Goes" opening number in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom »

- NATHANIEL R

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Talking The Watcher with Jenna Morasca

24 October 2009 10:20 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Jenna Morasca, professional Tna wrestling star and champion winner of “Survivor: Africa,” graciously sat down with me at the 2009 Big Apple Comic Con to discuss her role in the short segment, “The Watcher,” from the horror anthology, Drive-in Horrorshow (see my thoughts on that here). The film recently screened at the Rock and Shock Festival and will be presented at Killer Film Fest in November.

Js/Fango: Tell me about your role, Cherry, in the segment, “The Watcher,” in the anthology, Drive-in Horrorshow?

Jm: My role I’d like to say that it’s kind of the damsel in distress but kind of with a little more attitude. It was a lot of fun for me to play it because I love playing tough women. There’s a fighter in this character. It was really enjoyable for me to play her because it kind of gives you everything you want »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Jorge Solis)

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Lists of Doom Xxix: Before There Was Rosalyn

24 October 2009 10:04 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

For those that like a little rock with their horror, it's time for another installment of Fangoria Musick's Lists Of Doom. This is the spot where we talk with some of your favorite or up-and-coming musical artists to get their takes on the world of horror.

For our 29th edition, we caught up with Houston five-piece Before There Was Rosalyn. Their latest album The FüHRER: An Allegory Of A History Of Deception will hit retail tomorrow - a special Monday release courtesy of Chicago's Victory Records.

So what scares the members of Before There Was Rosalyn?

Gregory Sanzo's Picks:

Zombieland (2009) Ruben Fleischer

Modern-day zombie masterpiece.               

Alien (1979) Ridley Scott

Gave me nightmares for an entire year.

Trent Gibson's Picks:

The Amityville Horror (2005) Andrew Douglas

I just remember sitting in the theater and being too scared to get up out of my seat after this movie. It scared the ever-living doo doo out of me. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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Exclusive Interview: Saw VI Director Kevin Greutert

22 October 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Kevin Greutert is the antithesis of what the Saw franchise reflects. He's humble. Soft spoken. Harmless looking. What this bespectacled fella shares with the series is a knack for keeping secrets. Trying to get a spoiler out of this guy is like trying to get out of a Saw trap rigged by Amanda. It's goddamn impossible. Greutert knows how to play the game. Hell, he's been on the series as editor since the first film, now he's making his feature directorial debut with Saw VI . In between his Saw duties he'd go on to edit The Strangers , Room 6 , The Thirst and Repo! The Genetic Opera . I sat down with Greutert recently for a brief chat about his time in the director's chair. ShockTillYouDrop.com: Was it an easy transition for you moving from editor to »

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"Strangers" Sequel Being Readied

1 August 2009 6:47 AM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

A sequel to the 2008 surprise horror hit "The Strangers" is headed into production reports Variety. The original centered on a couple terrorized by masked assailants at their remote summer house. The story details of the sequel are being kept top secret, but the original's writer/director Bryan Bertino penned the script. French helmer Laurent Briet will direct while Ryan Kavanaugh, Nathan Kahane, Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce. Filming kicks off this Fall. »

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Lock Your Doors, The Strangers 2 is Coming

28 July 2009 9:08 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The Strangers, a surprise indie horror hit about a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) terrorized in a remote house by masked, well, strangers, is getting a sequel.

Strangers writer/director Bryan Bertino will write the script, with French newcomer Laurent Briet helming the movie. The story of the sequel is being kept secret, but one can only guess that masks, strangers, and terror will be involved. A cast has not yet been named, though shooting begins this fall.

Next Showing:

The Strangers - New Trailer

Liv Tyler & Scott Speedman Star - Now On DVD

Link | Posted 7/28/2009 by Ryan

Liv Tyler | Scott Speedman | Bryan Bertino | The Strangers »

- Ryan Gowland

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"The Strangers" Will Terrorize Again! Low Budget Flick Gets a Sequel!

25 July 2009 9:08 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The low budget flick "The Strangers" gets a sequel and is set to begin shooting this fall.

The original, starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, was shot for $9 million and eventually made $80 million worldwide; hence, the inevitable sequel.

Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the first film, will not helm the sequel. He did write the script for it though, and the plot is being kept under wraps right now.

I think Bertino did a great job in setting up the mood and atmosphere of the original film, so why was he not invited to direct the sequel?

The producers instead, hired French director Laurent Briet, a commercial and music video director who also helped shape "The Ring's" visual effects.

We know Tyler and Speedman will not be back for the sequel (unless they return as ghosts Ha!), but one thing's for sure. The masked intruders will continue to terrorize folks, »

- Manny

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Saw VII and a sequel to The Strangers are in the works

24 July 2009 4:37 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Oh, you are mighty tricky, Jigsaw. And Strangers? Just get out.

A seventh Saw movie has just been greenlit by super hit-makers Lionsgate, according to Variety. While the sixth installment of the torture for redemption franchise is due in theaters October 23rd, the next sequel is aiming to start shooting next January.

David Hackl, who was production designer for Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, and also directed the oh-so wonderful Saw V, will helm Saw VII. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who wrote Saw IV, Saw V and now Saw VI will sit down at their gold-plated typewriter for Saw VII. (Golly, would it kill this franchise to consider at least using a subtitle?)

Oren Koules and Mark Burg, producers of the six movies of the franchise, will continue to do so.

As if that news didn’t whet your thirst for blood, fans of last year’s »

- Nick Allen

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‘The Strangers 2′ Set to Shoot in the Fall

24 July 2009 1:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Honestly, I gotta say this bit of news came a lot later than expected.  ‘The Strangers’ came out May of 2008, it cost $9 million, and it made $52 million in domestic.  ‘The Strangers 2′ should have been fast-tracked with Rogue Pictures throwing all kinds of cash in Bryan Bertino’s direction to get the writer/director back on board.

Instead, the news comes out today, nearly 14 months later, that ‘The Strangers 2′ is set to begin shooting this coming Fall.  What’s more, it doesn’t appear Bertino will be returning.  Instead, French director Laurent Briet will be filling the director’s chair.  This will be his first feature film, as he has previously worked on music videos and special effect for ‘The Ring.’

Bertino will be returning as screenwriter for the sequel.  Rumors are that Liv Tyler will be returning to reprise her role from the first film, but nothing has been confirmed. »

- Kirk

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'Strangers' sequel in the works

24 July 2009 1:18 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A sequel to "The Strangers" is set to begin shooting this fall."Strangers 2" will be produced by Relativity head Ryan Kavanaugh, Roy Lee and Doug Davison from Vertigo, and Nathan Kahane from Mandate. Executive producers include Tucker Tooley from Relativity, Joe Drake from Mandate, Sonny Mahli from Vertigo and Marc Evans and Trevor Macy from Intrepid.According to Variety, producers have hired French director Laurent Briet to direct. Briet is a commercial and music video director who also worked on visual effects for "The Ring."Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the first film, wrote the sequel. Story is being kept under wraps."The Strangers," starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman and shot for $9 million, grossed $80 million worldwide last year. That »

- Adnan Tezer

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'Strangers 2' and 'Saw VII' are In the Works

24 July 2009 10:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Variety announced a pair of horror franchise sequels prepping for production starting off with word a sequel to last year's The Strangers will begin shooting next fall for Universal's genre arm Rogue Pictures. The original, written and directed by Bryan Bertino, was a breakout hit centering on a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror when masked strangers invade. Bertino came back to write The Strangers 2, but French helmer Laurent Briet will direct. Briet's career includes music videos and some work on the visual effects for The Ring 2. There is no word on a storyline, but the end of the original film had the invaders heading off in their fan saying something to the effect of "It'll be easier next time." The film ended up grossing $80 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. The biggest question at the end was whether or not Liv Tyler's character survived. »

- Brad Brevet

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The Strangers Are Coming Back

24 July 2009 9:37 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Variety is reporting this morning that a sequel has been confirmed for last years sleeper hit The Strangers, making them more "The don't really know them that well, but we did meet them once's." Laurent Briet is set to direct, making it his feature film debut, having done music videos and visual effects on The Ring. It had a lot of scares, so if he can visually effect them he can probably direct them. Original director Bryan Bertino is still scripting, but has elected not to direct, presumably being tied down with work on his next horror Alone. Shooting will begin in the fall and we as yet have no casting news, so whether it will include Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman is up in the air. Presumably the only necessary ingredients are the scary masked people, but who knows. You can probably tell that I haven't seen The Strangers, mostly »

- David Baxter

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Sequel To The Strangers Planned

23 July 2009 10:14 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Part of a mini-trend for home invasion movies, with films like Funny Games and Them, The Strangers scared the wiggins out of anyone who ever answered a ring on the doorbell late at night. It also made $80million on a $9million budget, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Strangers 2 is on its way.The film film, written and directed by Bryan Bertino, saw Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman terrorised by masked visitors to their house. This new film's plot is still under wraps, but we're betting that it also involves masks and uninvited guests.Bertino also wrote this sequel, but this time directorial duties will be handed over to French commercials and music video director Laurent Briet, who's no stranger to horror after contributing visual effects to The Ring. Whether that means that this second film will have a more supernatural bent remains to be seen, »

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Laurent Briet to Direct The Strangers 2

23 July 2009 8:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Strangers sequel will begin shooting this fall, according to Variety.

Produced by Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh, Roy Lee and Doug Davison from Vertigo, and Nathan Kahane from Mandate, The Strangers 2 will be directed by French helmer Laurent Briet.

Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the first film, wrote the sequel. The story is being kept under wraps.

The Strangers, starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman and shot for $9 million, grossed $80 million worldwide last year. That film centered on a couple terrorized by masked assailants at their remote summer house.

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‘The Strangers 2′ moves forward with French director

23 July 2009 6:30 AM, PDT | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

The Strangers: Part 2 will begin production in September with rumors brewing that the sequel to the 2008 horror flick, The Strangers, is believed to take place in a trailer park.

Replacing the lone bright spot of the film, director Bryan Bertino, is French music video director Laurent Briet. Though written by Bertino and who will likely be influential during production, The Strangers 2 works to duplicate the surprising success of the original.

The Strangers starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a couple stuck in a house in the woods while masked psychopaths try to ruthlessly kill them. The film was budgeted at $9 million and made an impressive $54 million domestically during a highly competitive 2008 summer.

I wasn’t a fan of the movie yet Bertino’s direction of the film gave something to look forward to. Too bad he’s missing from the director’s chair this time around.

The Strangers »

- Erik Buckman

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The Strangers Sequel to Shoot in September

22 July 2009 4:30 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Intrepid Pictures has announced that it is planning to begin filming the sequel to the horror film "The Strangers" this September. The new movie is being called "The Strangers: Part 2." Director of the original, Bryan Bertino, has written the script for the second installment but has been replaced by French helmer Laurent Briet to direct. The sequel, which is written by Bertino, is said to take place in a trailer park. No word on whether Liv Tyler will return. Released in 2008, the original "The Strangers" was a surprise hit, earning over $80 million in worldwide ticket sales on a $9 million budget. »

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Strangers: Part 2 Ready to Roll Cameras

21 July 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A small update on the status of The Strangers: Part 2 (yes, that's the new title), Variety reports the sequel is set to start rolling in September. Laurent Briet is reportedly directing from a script by Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the first entry. Back in March ( here ) we were tipped off the next chapter is set in a trailer park, since then we've heard the script has been worked on quite a bit, so who knows if the setting remains the same »

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Intrepid preps new thriller & Strangers 2

21 July 2009 3:39 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Intrepid Pictures has chosen David Prior, a director known for shooting DVD Extras, to make his feature film debut by helming an untitled thriller.

Variety reports that Prior was hired by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans (The Strangers) to write and direct a genre thriller based on a series of terrifying events that occurred in Wisconsin in the 1990s.

Prior has been a favorite of directors including David Fincher, Michael Bay, Peter Weir, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg and Guillermo del Toro, generating special footage on the DVD releases of their films.

"It's a strange, circuitous route (to directing my own film), but I think I was the right guy to do this, in the right place at the right time," said Prior, a former child actor.

In other news, Intrepid is prepping The Strangers: Part 2 for a September shoot. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (FANGORIA.com)

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The Strangers Part 2 and More Coming From Intrepid

21 July 2009 2:37 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Intrepid Pictures made a couple of announcements today via the trades, one centering on a sequel we all knew was going to happen and the other an as yet untitled thriller from first-time feature director David Prior.

Variety reports that Intrepid principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans (The Strangers) have tapped former child actor and present DVD special features guru David Prior to helm and also write a genre thriller based on a series of terrifying events that occurred in Wisconsin in the Nineties.

"It's a strange, circuitous route (to directing my own film), but I think I was the right guy to do this, in the right place at the right time," Prior tells Variety, and honestly we're really looking forward to this one. Why? Allow me to direct you to the website for Prior's acclaimed horror short AM1200. This guy's got the goods, man!

In other Intrepid news, »

- Uncle Creepy

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'Strangers 2' Shooting in September, Prior Takes on New Thriller

21 July 2009 1:45 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

In brief news, Intrepid Pictures is gearing up to begin filming The Strangers Part 2 this September for Relativity. Meanwhile, after a decade spent creating special DVD content for the films of other directors, David Prior (who directed the awesome indie short AM1200) will make his feature helming debut on an untitled thriller for Intrepid Pictures. You can read about that inside. Intrepid principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans ("The Strangers") set Prior to helm and also write a genre thriller based on a series of terrifying events that occurred in Wisconsin in the 1990s. Prior is represented by Jeremy Platt at Spectacle and Greg Pedicin at Gersh. He has been a favorite of directors including David Fincher, Michael Bay, Peter Weir, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg and Guillermo del Toro, generating special footage on the DVD releases of their films. »

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