1-20 of 37 items from 2012 « Prev | Next »
Swiftly following up the behind the scenes footage and new image of 'Horns' premiered by Et Canada earlier this week we now get to hear a few words from lead star Daniel Radcliffe ('The Woman in Black'). The actor spoke of his involvement with the new Alexandre Aja ('Mirrors', 'Piranha') helmed horror project and on his role playing the oddly named Ignatius Perrish. 'Horns' also stars Max Minghella ('The Social Network'), Juno Temple ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Joe Anderson ('The Crazies'), Kelli Garner and James Remar ('Dexter') and the feature is the adaptation of the same named novel by author Joe Hill. Check out the full interview below. »
Et Canada took a welcome jaunt over to the set of Alexandre Aja's newest horror project 'Horns' and managed to not only score a few words with lead Daniel Radcliffe ('The Woman in Black') but also some behind the scenes footage plus a new still with the actor sporting his unusual new head gear. The new feature currently shooting in Vancouver is based on the novel by Joe Hill and marks the fifth horror feature and original offering from Aja as director who's previous efforts such as 'The Hills Have Eyes', 'Mirrors' and 'Piranha' have all been remakes. Max Minghella ('The Social Network'), Juno Temple ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Joe Anderson ('The Crazies'), Kelli Garner and James Remar ('Dexter') all co-star. Check out the new assets below. »
Many film websites published “decade’s best horror films” lists in late 2009/early 2010. While these lists collectively provided a rough snapshot of the genre’s ups and downs during that time, with more time to reflect, it becomes increasingly clear what an important period the 2000’s were for the horror genre on a global scale.
Not only did this decade easily and obviously eclipse the comparatively arid 1990’s in both volume of production and overall quality, the 2000’s can also be looked at as a crucial one for horror cinema despite the justified outrage about the American film industry’s widespread strip-mining of classics and foreign films for remakes/re-boots and its saturation of the market with teen-friendly PG-13 rated horror films.
While by no means as groundbreaking as the 1970’s or as sentimentally regarded as the 1980’s, the 2000’s will be recalled as the decade that, despite well-founded criticisms »
- Terek Puckett
Horns is the upcoming thriller based on a novel by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King and we have the first picture of Daniel Radcliffe with his Horns in show, the dirty boy. In the film, Daniel Radcliffe wakes to discover his girlfriend has been raped and murdered and he is the prime suspect. Interestingly enough, he has also sprouted horns from his head and can now force people to confess their sins. The film is directed by Alexandre Aja who, for my money, has only directed the underwhelming Switchblade Romance (2003) and dodgy remakes such as The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Mirrors (2008), although Piranha 3D (2010) was a lot of fun. Horns sounds like an interesting film, which will hopefully help him develop an original style.
Source: Entertainment Weekly »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
If you were to look at the post-Potter canon of Daniel Radcliffe, the difference between the role of the eunuch boy wizard and his recent cinematic outings are poles apart – and he’s driving that wedge deeper in the latest Alexandre Aja flick, Horns.
Based on the superb Joe Hill novel of the same name, Horns follows the story of Ig Perrish who awakes one morning to find horns sprouting from his forehead along with the accusation of his girlfriend’s rape and murder. Can’t get much further from Harry Potter than a suspected murderer and rapist can you?
This first photo released by EW has Radcliffe as the seemingly normal twenty-something chap: except for the massive horns growing from his frontal lobe. Oh dear, it’s going to be a bugger for him to pop a hat on once winter comes.
Radcliffe’s first attempt at shedding the »
- Gem Seddon
If you were ever wondering what Daniel Radcliffe might look like with horns, well, here you go.
Daniel Radcliffe stars in the screen adaptation of Joe Hill's (Stephen King's son, for the record) horror novel about a young man who wakes up from an all-night bender to discover that he now has horns growing out of his head. And that's not even close to being the weirdest thing going down that hazy morning ...
We love Radcliffe's post-"Harry Potter" career so far. Going from The Boy Who Lived to a widowed father in "The Woman in Black" showed us that Daniel's definitely leaving his Hogwarts days behind him, with his upcoming turn as Allen Ginsberg in "Kill Your Darlings" also illustrating his desire for edgy and decidedly "adult" roles. But his being cast as the decadent jackass in "Horns" has us the most excited ... we can't wait to watch »
- Bryan Enk
Head In the Clouds: Laugier’s English Speaking Horror Feature Poorly Manufactured
After his infamously violent 2008 horror flick Martyrs landed him on the top of the New Wave French Horror directors, Pascal Laugier finally returns with an English language follow-up, which he also wrote, The Tall Man. At first seemingly dependent on urban legend boogeyman mythos, Laugier manages to posture child abduction horror through a labyrinth of twists that concludes with a daringly misanthropic moral. It’s too bad that his intriguing idea is locked in a movie so half-baked and dismally executed.
The small town of Cold Rock, Washington is in trouble. Not only has the current economic situation caused the shutdown of the lucrative mining company, but now, all the children are strangely disappearing, abducted by a dark, night time menace coined ‘the tall man’ by the town’s fearful denizens. Recently widowed Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) is the town nurse, »
- Nicholas Bell
With this year’s Film4 FrightFest fast approaching, featuring the premiere of Franck Khalfoun's much-anticipated remake of the classic Maniac, producer/director Alejandre Aja took some time to chat with us.
It wasn’t that long after pretty much kicking off the new wave of European extreme splatter films with 2003's excellent High Tension (released under the name Switchblade Romance in the UK) that Hollywood came calling, serving Aja the opportunity to apply his well executed blend of scares and splatter to the 2006 reboot of Wes Craven’s cult cannibal classic The Hills Have Eyes. Proving a commercial and critical success, the young director would later go on to scripting and producing duties for P2 and take the helm again for the Kiefer Sutherland-starring Mirrors.
Hot off the success of his tongue-in-cheek bikini-babe-munching Piranha 3D, it seems that Aja has a bright future ahead of him in the genre, »
- Aaron Williams
By Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com
After battling a dark lord and uncovering the mystery behind The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe is about to head into more wicked and supernatural territory as Ignatius “Ig” Perrish in the upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill’s excellent novel Horns.
For those unfamiliar with the novel, Horns is a dark fantasy tale that follows Ig Perrish, who has recently been charged with the violent rape and murder of his ex girlfriend.
After waking hung-over after a crazy night, Ig discovers that he has somehow grown horns overnight and as he hurriedly makes his way to hospital to check them out, he discovers that the people he comes into contact with express their most inner, selfish and darkest thoughts. »
Harry Potter star will return to fantasy in supernatural thriller directed by Alexandre Aja, based on the novel by Joe Hill
Fresh from undeadly success in The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe is to return to fantasy for his next project. Horns, a supernatural thriller directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3D), will star Radcliffe as the lead suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.
Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Radcliffe's character, Ig Perrish, wakes up with a bad hangover and a pair of horns sprouting from his head. These appendages have their benefits, as their power drives people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. This helps Ig in his quest to catch his girlfriend's killer.
"After reading Joe Hill's cult book, I couldn't resist temptation to dive into the devilish underworld and reinvent a universal myth," said Aja. »
- Catherine Shoard
Like many foreign directors before him, Alexandre Aja followed the traditional path for hot filmmakers abroad who find themselves wooed by the bright lights and big money of Hollywood. He made a big, bloody splash on the genre scene with 2003′s High Tension and then pretty much tanked. He waited three years before making his American debut…with a capable but uninteresting remake of The Hills Have Eyes. Followed by Mirrors. Followed by Piranha. All three contain pockets of entertainment, but none of them had the intensity or interesting narrative of his French psycho thriller. But just because his American efforts have failed to live up to his initial hype so far doesn’t mean that he’s packing it in and heading home a la John Woo. Per Variety (and @joe_hill‘s Twitter feed), Aja will begin filming an adaptation of Hill’s novel “Horns” this fall. Shia Labeouf was originally attached to star, but »
- Rob Hunter
Another couple of days, another couple of actors added. So it goes with Olympus Has Fallen, the Antoine Fuqua-helmed thrill ride that has, this time around, contracted the great Robert Forster (most recently seen in The Descendants) and Ashley Judd to take supporting parts. THR provides a rundown of their roles that will probably be equal to the film’s onscreen characterization: The seasoned veteran is playing a general who goes toe-to-toe with “nuke-loving [North Korean] terrorists” who’ve taken over the White House, while his new co-star is the First Lady to Aaron Eckhart‘s Commander-in-chief.
Gerard Butler will try to rescue them everyone else held hostage by Rick Yune‘s character, a “sociopathic monster” posing as a South Korean aide. Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, and Cole Hauser also star in Olympus Has Fallen, which starts shooting sometime during the next week.
Deadline goes on to »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
We've updated our Film4 Fright Fest line-up story with tons of images. Read on to see what you may have missed and what's brand spanking new! Dig it!
Programme - Screen 1
Thursday Aug 23
Opening Film - The Seasoning House (World Premiere)
Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett makes his directorial debut with a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Robin Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. Psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist.
89 mins Director: Paul Hyett UK 2012
Sean Pertwee – Goran
Kevin Howarth – Viktor
- Uncle Creepy
After years spent working in support of long time collaborator Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levasseur is stepping into the director's chair.Twitch has learned that Levasseur - who has worked alongside Aja variously as writer, producer, art director and second unit director on Maniac, Piranha, Mirrors, P2, The Hills Have Eyes and High Tension - will make his directorial debut with a horror picture titled Site 146.Aja will serve as a producer on the picture and while no plot details are known yet we are told it will be shot in the found footage style with Morocco being considered as a possible location. »
New Brit wartime horror 'The 4th Reich' once again touches on those ruddy Nazis and their evil ways during the latter end of the second World War. The movie which stars Sean Bean ('Silent Hill'), Sean Pertwee ('Dog Soldiers'), Jason Flemyng ('Mirrors') and horror FX legend Tom Savini ('Dawn of the Dead') was recently picked up by Entertainment One (eOne) for distribution here in the UK. Now a new piece of teaser art for the feature from writer/director Shaun Robert Smith has landed at this months Cannes Film Fest which you can check out below along with a look a nice extended plot synopis. 'Hellraiser's Doug Bradley, Craig Conway, Axelle Carolyn, Ian Virgo, Simon Bamford, Andreas Schnaas and Jay Sutherland also star. »
A new teaser trailer for the Franck Khalfoun helmed remake of psycho flick 'Maniac', starring Elijah Wood ('Sin City'), has emerged from the Cannes Film Festival. The movie co-stars Nora Arnezeder ('Safe House'), Hank Azaria ('Run Fatboy Run'), America Olivo ('Bitch Slap', 'No One Lives') and Sal Landi and the freaky new teaser which is largely Pov features various elements of brutality, nudity, horror and a topless chick. Alexandre Aja ('The Hills Have Eyes', 'Mirrors', 'Piranha 3D') and co-writer Gregory Levasseur once again get their teeth into a redo by providing the script based on the original William Lustig helmed horror from 1980. You can check out the new teaser below. »
The 'Maniac' remake is coming to life at last by revealing a trio of new stills from the redo based on William Lustig's 80's slasher flick. The pics have appeared ahead of its premiere this month and features two of its stars Elijah Wood ('Sin City') - looking bloody, and Nora Arnezeder ('Safe House') looking hot. Franck Khalfoun's ('P2') directs from a script provided by Gregory Levasseur and horror remake expert Alexandre Aja ('The Hills Have Eyes', 'Mirrors', 'Piranha 3D'). Hank Azaria ('Run Fatboy Run'), America Olivo ('Bitch Slap', 'No One Lives') and Sal Landi also star in the upcoming slash fest. Maniac' will receive its premiere at this years Cannes Film Festival which runs from 16 to 27 May. Check out the new stills below. »
Mile high British horror 'Airborne' is fast approaching its allocated gate. In fact it lands in selected theatres right here in the UK tomorrow! To celebrate why not check out four new character posters from the Black and Blue Films production which feature the flying foursome of stars Mark Hamill ('Star Wars'), Alan Ford ('Snatch'), Julian Glover ('Mirrors') and the gorgeous ex-Hollyoaks hottie Gemma Atkinson ('13hrs'). Dominic Burns directs the thriller from a script by Paul Chronell and it will make its premiere tomorrow evening at the British Independent Film Festival, which is held across numerous venues in the UK. 'Airborne' will screen at the Empire Leicester Square (London), as well as the Empire cinemas in both Poole and Newcastle and the Apollo Cinemas in Port Talbot and Stafford. 'Airborne' also stars Craig Conway, Sebastian Street, »
It seems even movies about flights can be delayed these days. The Takashi Shimizu directed horror '7500' has disappointingly been pushed back to 2013 from its original 31 August 2012 arrival date. The airborne horror stars Amy Smart ('Mirrors'), Ryan Kwanten ('True Blood'), Jerry Ferrara ('Entourage'), Nicky Whelan (below), Scout Taylor-Compton ('Halloween'), Jamie Chung ('Sorority Row'), Jonathon Schaech ('Prom Night') and Christian Serratos ('The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'). So sit back and relax and wait for further updates because the CBS Films project is grounded for the time being. »
If there's one thing you can say about Alexandre Aja, it's that the man likes diversity in his horror projects. Having already helmed an acclaimed psychological thriller (High Tension), an impressive remake of a cult favorite (The Hills Have Eyes), a high-profile star vehicle for Kiefer Sutherland (Mirrors), and a fun 3D horror-comedy romp (Piranha), Aja has apparently been in discussions to adapt Joe Hill's Horns. But now we hear the director may also tackle a vampire epic, Undying Love, based on the Image comic. More after the jump. Deadline reports that "Piranha helmer Alexandre Aja is negotiating to direct Undying Love, an adaptation of the Image Comics title for Warner Bros. The film revolves around an »
1-20 of 37 items from 2012 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners