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Pretty Little Liars’ 100th episode saw the return of Caleb, Jenna and A in “Miss Me x100.”
Pretty Little Liars Recap
Ali (Sasha Pieterse) is ready to return to Rosewood High, but no one is ready to welcome her – even Hanna (Ashley Benson) is scared of becoming one of Ali’s puppets or dolls again. Travis (Luke Kleintank) tells her that she doesn’t have anything to worry about, who cares what everyone else thinks if she knows who she is?
While Hanna and Travis are doing their romantic astronomy homework, Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding) are having a non-date night. They run into Ali on the sidewalk, talking to an unknown driver in a black SUV. She brushes it off, and says that she was just talking to one of her father’s employees, but they’re suspicious. Across the street, a bus pulls in and drops »
This October is shaping up to be quite a month for horror buffs. Warner Bros. and New Line will be unveiling The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle, Universal will finally release blockbuster Dracula Untold, and the Jason Blum-produced Ouija will also be hitting screens. ABCs of Death 2 has been rumored to release around October 31st as well. Now, we’re hearing that Magnet Releasing has thrown its hat in the ring by dating V/H/S Viral, the third and purportedly final installment its found-footage horror anthology series, for release on VOD platforms on October 23rd.
V/H/S Viral will also be getting a limited theatrical release on November 21st, which seems like a weird strategy by Magnet, but perhaps the flick will be good enough that fans will want to go back for more on the big screen? (Yeah, we somehow doubt that too.) Anyhow, the fact that it »
- Isaac Feldberg
Apparently you crazy kids can’t get enough of the horror-on-tape franchise “VHS,” because the producers have already made a third one, this time featuring horror shorts by the likes of Nacho Vigalondo and Todd Lincoln. I’ll admit, I never saw the first two, mostly because I’m just not a big fan of found footage. They tend to give me a headache. Heck, even the later “Bourne” films, with their shaky cam, make me nauseous. Anyways. Check out the first trailer for “VHS: Viral,” aka “VHS 3.” Did that chick just get pulled into her chair? How the hell is that even possible? Fame-obsessed teens hell-bent on capturing the next viral video discover they are the stars of the latest internet sensation. V/H/S Viral is the third and most intense installment in the groundbreaking horror franchise from the world’s top genre filmmakers. The third go-round features »
Magnet Releasing have acquired the rights for Us distribution of upcoming anthology horror threequel 'V/H/S: Viral'. Filmmakers Todd Lincoln ('The Apparition'), Nacho Vigalondo ('Open Windows'), Marcel Sarmiento ('Deadgirl'), Gregg Bishop ('The Other Side'), Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead ('Resolution') will each be helming a segment. The segments in question will feature the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power. A homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world. Teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The wraparound/framing story will be based around a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in La that unwittingly makes them become stars of the next internet sensation. »
While horror anthologies have recently become more commonplace, V/H/S really become the first surprise indie hit to kickstart the fad. Movies like The ABCs Of Death and The Theater Bizarre have since terrified with their own unique anthology ideas, but V/H/S made the ballsiest move of all by taking horror’s most overplayed subgenre – found footage – and turning it into a spooky centerpiece. Despite my qualms, I still found V/H/S ripe with positives, giving directors a gleeful genre playground to run about freely – and V/H/S/2 only upped the ante.
So if V/H/S opened the door, and V/H/S/2 spread the disease, how could a third film possibly get any worse? I’ll tell you – the videos can go viral.
Aptly titled V/H/S Viral, today brings the first glimpses of action from what’s being called the last »
- Matt Donato
Hot on the heels of the news that Magnet/Magnolia Pictures will be handling the release of V/H/S/ Viral in the Us, we now get our first look at the film via the just released sales trailer. The third installment involves tales of a deranged illusionist, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teen skaters involved in a Mexican death ritual, and a sinister organization tracking a serial killer. Enjoy.
The new film sees vignettes directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Greg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution).
No date has been set, but expect V/H/S/ Viral to hit theaters this fall.
- Chris Connors
I've really enjoyed watching the V/H/S horror anthology film series, and today the third film in the franchise was announced. It will be called V/H/S Viral, and it will focus on "fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next Internet sensation."
As for the list of directors coming on board to direct the films in this installment, we have Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), and Resolution duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
This is another great list of directors, and it will be cool to see what insanity they bring to the anthology. As far as casting goes so far the movie stars Emilia Zoryan, Justin Welborn and Emmy Argo. The photo above gives you a first look at them in the film.
- Joey Paur
Fans of the found footage anthology series will be happy to know that a 3rd (and final?) installment is on its way.
The new film, titled V/H/S/ Viral, sees vignettes directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Greg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution).
The film is currently being shopped around Cannes to distributors with the following description:
V/H/S Viral follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.
- Chris Connors
Well this news has perked me up. We all knew it was likely to happen at some point and now the third entry in the excellent 'V/H/S' series has been confirmed by an official announcement. 'V/H/S/3' is currently being touted as 'V/H/S Viral' and the next installment in the anthology franchise is said to 'focus on fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.' The filmmakers getting to stretch their horror minds this time around will be Todd Lincoln ('The Apparition'), Nacho Vigalondo ('Open Windows'), Marcel Sarmiento ('Deadgirl'), Gregg Bishop ('The Other Side'), Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead ('Resolution'). Emilia Zoryan, Justin Welborn ('The Crazies') and Emmy Argo are amongst the first announced cast members. »
Didn’t someone tell these producers we don’t care about found footage in the V/H/S format?
Epic Pictures Group announced a new installment into the V/H/S/ franchise with “V/H/S Viral.”
In this film, fame-obsessed teens become unwilling stars of the next Internet viral sensation. Most likely, these teens will serve as a narrative theme for the film to tie-in with several found footages.
The horror segments will be directed by Todd Lincoln (“The Apparition”), Nach Vigalondo (“Timecrimes”), Marcel Sarmiento (“Deadgirl”), Gregg Bishop (“Dance of the Dead”), Justin Benson (“Resolution”) and Aaron Moorhead.
According to Screen Daily, so far the confirmed cast members will include Justin Welborn and Emmy Argo.
The Collective and Bloody Disgusting will produce the project.
Source: Screen Daily »
- Gig Patta
There have only been two films in the V/H/S horror anthology franchise so far, but if the jump in quality between the first and second are any indication it’s a series of increasing returns. This bodes well for a third film, and while we’ve known it was coming we had no details to go on until now. Per ScreenDaily, Epic Pictures Group will be bringing the second sequel to the Cannes marketplace next month in pursuit of buyers. They’ve released the still above and a few morsels of information about the film including the official title, the writers and directors and the revelation that for the first time the segments will share a common narrative theme. V/H/S Viral is once again produced by The Collective and Bloody Disgusting and appears to feature four stories plus a wraparound. The announced directors include Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), Todd Lincoln (The Apparition »
- Rob Hunter
To those who say that the found-footage horror genre has been done to death, I point to the micro-budgeted V/H/S series, which has succeeded in bringing together some of the genre’s most promising directors to collaborate on blood-curdling, interconnected short films.
The first film, V/H/S, was scattershot in its execution, with some strong segments (The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger) and some dull ones (notably Second Honeymoon). Follow-up V/H/S/2 was much better, boasting some terrific scares (especially in instant horror classic Safe Haven) and only one weak link (Slumber Party Alien Abduction). So, I’m understandably excited about the recently announced third installment, now confirmed with the title V/H/S Viral.
The overarching narrative that connects the horror shorts in this film will focus on, “fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.” Though »
- Isaac Feldberg
Couple of brief horror stories, the first of which confirms the coming of V/H/S 3, which has received an apt title in V/H/S Viral with individual installments in the collaborative effort to be directed by Todd Lincoln (director of the absolutely terrible The Apparition), the capable Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead) and Resolution helmers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The story will centers on "fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation." That's the first picture just above. Screen Daily And in a bit of what is really more of a rumor than anything else, word out of Cannes is The Weinstein Co. is shopping around the idea of resurrecting Halloween 3D, which I never removed from the database after it was thought Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) would direct, but that never came to be. Whether this »
- Brad Brevet
Following two successful horror anthologies thus far, the V/H/S series is continuing, and the first details on the sequel have surfaced. The threequel is called V/H/S Viral and this time follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation. This will likely be the story of the bookends used to tie all the horror shorts together. Speaking of which, this time the shorts will be directed by Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), and Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Resolution). That sounds great! Here's the first still from V/H/S Viral, that teases a rather erotic setting for the sequel (via ScreenDaily): As for writing duties, all the directors had a hand in their scripts, but there's also some work from T.J. Cimfel and Dave White (though maybe they're the ones who »
- Ethan Anderton
Screen Daily (via TheWrap) brings word that Epic Pictures Group will be heading to the Cannes Film Market this year to sell the third entry in the "V/H/S" series which is titled V/H/S Viral. Set to feature segments from directors Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), Nacho Vigalondo (ABCs of Death – A is for Apocalypse), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Gregg…
The post Resolution, Deadgirl Directors Among Those Tapped for Third V/H/S Film appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Spencer Perry
This shit’s gonna go viral. ScreenDaily was the first to report on V/H/S Viral, which will complete our V/H/S trilogy. We’re excited to reveal that the latest installment of the franchise features segments directed by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl, the incredible The ABCs of Death segment “D Is for Dogfight”) ), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Gregg […] »
The best horror films make you question your own values, psychologically forcing you to rationalize the unthinkable – for my money, at least. Slasher films about murderous dolls or angry undead groundskeepers possess their own kind of supernatural terror, but to this day, I still haven’t heard of a doll coming to life and slaughtering its owner. There’s a fantasy element that provides safety, unlike a movie such as Cheap Thrills, an unnerving presentation of man’s biggest folly – ourselves. People are vile, greedy, self-obsessed beings who react based on survival instincts when backed into a corner, forgetting moral normals like loyalty, compassion, and civility – but of course we chose to believe otherwise. Such silly, ignorant, naive souls we are.
Staring eviction in the face, newly jobless family man Craig (Pat Healy) decides to drown his sorrows for a bit at the local watering hole, not knowing his life is about to change forever. »
- Matt Donato
Another year has come to an end, which means it's time for the Dread Central staff to weigh in with their picks of the best and worst of 2013's horror offerings. We're giving you a full dozen lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers.
We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers. We averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:
Worst: Texas Chainsaw 3D
Runners-up: The Purge, The Last Exorcism Part II
Check out the Dread Central staff's Best of and Worst of lists for 2013 by following the links below!
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18 items from 2014
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