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Fox Buys Comedies ‘Otis the Potus’ & ‘Linda From Hr’ Produced by Tracy Katsky

Fox has put in development two more single-camera comedy projects, Otis the Potus, written by Richard Murphy, and Linda From Hr, written by Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld. The projects hail from Tracy Katsky’s Kat Co., under the company’s production partnership with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox TV. Otis the Potus, which has received a script commitment plus penalty, centers on Otis Chucker. After his doppelgänger is elected president…
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Rob Zombie's '31' Poster: Welcome to Hell

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Rob Zombie's '31' Poster: Welcome to Hell
Alchemy presents 31! Rob Zombie welcomes you to Hell in this brand new teaser poster, which we have for you right here! 31 will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd in the Midnight section! This new nightmare experience was written and directed by Rob Zombie!

Rob Zombie reunites with his wife Sheri Moon Zombie and Halloween star Malcolm McDowell for an experience that promises to be unlike any other. This new horror thriller also stars Elizabeth Daily, Meg Foster and Ginger Lynn Allen. Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, who appeared in Rob Zombie's previous directorial effort The Lords of Salem, rounds out the cast alongside Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Richard Brake.

31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween. They are held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against
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Boom Boom Washington Joins Cast of Rob Zombie’s ’31′

Boom Boom Washington Joins Cast of Rob Zombie’s ’31′
More casting news for Rob Zombie’s new film 31 continues to roll in. Today he announced that Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Otis, Alien Nation) has joined the cast as Panda Thomas. From Zombie’s Facebook page: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs has joined the cast of 31 as Panda Thomas the manager of a traveling roadshow known as “The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show”. Unfortunately […]
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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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A working-class hero is something to be … but not in Britain's posh culture

British culture was once open to 'messy kids' from secondary moderns. But if you want to make it in 21st century Britain, you'd best have a cut-glass accent and public school pedigree

Last week the actor Stephen McGann spoke out about how difficult it is for young people from working-class backgrounds to enter his profession. "Opportunities are closing down," he said in an interview with the Independent. "If you're a messy kid from a council estate today, I think the chances of you making it as a successful actor are a lot worse than they were."

McGann, 50, youngest of the family of acting brothers, grew up on the edge of Toxteth in Liverpool and was educated at a Catholic grammar school. "What counted for me and my brothers – and for mates of ours like David Morrissey and Ian Hart, all growing up in Dingle and Toxteth – was the real change in education,
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Twilight's Ashley Greene Up For Satanic Thriller

With Breaking Dawn . Part 2 bringing a close to the cross-demographic behemoth franchise that has long dominated the box office, the cast of Twilight is now seeking to shape their careers in the shadows of the characters that made them famous. For raven-haired ingénue Ashley Greene, this means soldiering down a path of horror she began in 2008 with a small role in the slasher comedy Otis. Since then, she's played the lead in the serial killer thriller Summer's Blood and the college-set ghost tale The Apparition, and so her next possible project seems a natural fit. The Wrap reports Greene is being considered for a role in The Weinstein Company's soon-to-shoot horror feature that was previously titled Kristy, but now boasts the more enticing and twisted title Satantic. Recently, rising starlet Haley Bennett had signed on to the film, and at the time producers described the flick as a psychological ...
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DVD Review: The Big Bang

The Big Bang

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Willima Fitchner, Thomas Kretschmann, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg, Autumn Reeser, Sam Elliott, Bill Duke, Delroy Lindo | Written by Erik Jendresen | Directed by Tony Krantz

Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend – and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (Van Der Beek), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg) and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Reeser). Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her. With time running out,
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Justified Season 3 Episode 3 Review: Oxy Makes The World Go Duh

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Last week’s procedure-heavy episode “Cut Ties,” the witness protection program was featured, as were Art’s (Nick Searcy) Marshal skills, and the futile advances of Assistant Director Karen Goodall’s (Carla Gugino) towards Raylan (Timothy Olyphant). This week’s “Harlan Roulette” put the focus back on Harlan and the chess pieces continued to move around the board without any being taken off, but that doesn’t mean nothing happened. Boyd (Walton Goggins) got out of jail, and it looks like Dickie Bennett (Jeremy Davies) could follow. We learn more about the mysterious Ellstin Limehouse (Mykelti Williamson) and the enigmatic Robert Quarles (Neal McDonough). Raylan messes up, Boyd’s words are beginning to fall on deaf ears, and OxyContin is a drug that makes the world–well, at least Harlan–go ‘Duh.’ It was another superb week in what’s been a flawless third season of Justified.

The last time
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Exclusive Video Interview: Bostin Christopher and Krystal Vee Talk Thailand, Training and the World of The Scorpion King 3

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In this installment of our week-long coverage of Universal Studio Home Entertainment's latest Scorpion King sequel, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, we chat with actors Bostin Christopher (whom many of you may remember as the titular character from the criminally overlooked 2008 horror comedy Otis) and Krystal Vee.

The Scorpion King 3 sees our hero, Mathayus (Victor Webster), as an assassin-for-hire who struggles to defend a kingdom against his rival, the treacherous Talus (Billy Zane), who has summoned three 'ghost warriors' (Kimbo Slice, Dave Bautista, Selina Lo) to do his evil bidding. Mathayus, facing insurmountable challenges against an all-powerful nemesis and his other-worldly defenders, must rely on the help of a few friends, including fellow warriors Olaf (Christopher) and Silda (Vee), in order to regain his empire and successfully win the Battle for Redemption against Talus and his other-worldly minions.

During the recent press day for The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption,
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First Celebrity Announcements for Mile High Horror Film Festival

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by Seth Metoyer

The Mile High Horror Film Festival continues its fast October approach and the festival has released their first list of celebrity judges.

Check out the official release below and be sure to stay tuned to MoreHorror.com for additional updates about the high altitude horror festival.

From the official Release:

Festival Welcomes Director, Actor, Scream queen and Local DJ

In what is going to be a series of announcements, the "Mile High Horror Film Festival" is pleased to reveal the first of its celebrity judges.

Dan Myrick, writer/director of seminal ground breaking, The Blair Witch Project will be returning as a judge for the feature film category. Mr. Myrick has gone on to a rewarding career including numerous writing, directing and producing credits (including The Blair Witch Project 2, Rest Stop, Otis, Solstice, The Objective).

A. Michael Lerner, one of the most prolific actors/stuntmen in the
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Get Ready Denver - The Mile High Horror Film Festival Is Preparing for Takeoff

Tim Tebow is trying to bring a winning environment back to Denver, but even if the Broncos can't get their shit together again this year and there is no Super Bowl on the horizon, the Mile High City does have another pretty interesting event scheduled that might make all the fans of pigskin violence forget their gridiron woes for a while.

For the second consecutive year the Starz Film Center in Denver will be the home for The Mile High Horror Film Festival. (Note: This is not a series of videos depicting sexual exploits in airplane bathrooms gone awry but an actual festival of great horror films!) This year the event takes place from October 7-9.

And although the organizers have not yet announced the slate of films to be screened, some of the special guests have been named. Dan Myrick, the writer/director of the groundbreaking first-person horror film
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The Big Bang Trailer and Poster

  • Filmofilia
Antonio Banderas stars in Anchor Bay Films upcoming neo-noir thriller The Big Bang and we have the first trailer and poster.

Banderas stars as a P.I. tasked with finding a Russian boxer’s missing lady and the diamonds she’s hiding. This leads him to encounter a melange of strange people, from James Van Der Beek’s Hollywood action star with a secret, to a Snoop Dogg porn director, to a waitress (Autumn Reeser) with a fetish for particle physics, to a billionaire (Sam Elliot) eager to recreate the Big Bang.

Synopsis: Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend—and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding.

As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners,
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First Trailer for The Big Bang Starring Antonio Banderas

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The first trailer for The Big Bang has hit the web. Directed by Tony Krantz (Otis), the film stars Antonio Banderas as a private detective who is hired to find a missing stripper. That’s about all the plot I’m able to boil down because, judging from the tilt-heavy trailer, this flick looks to be a bit of a mind-bender in the vein of Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Big Bang stars Banderas, William Fichtner, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg, Delroy Lindo and Rebecca Mader. Anchor Bay Films is set to release the film on May 13th. Here’s the trailer (via Cinema Blend): Here’s the official synopsis: Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing
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Indie Horror Month - 25 Milestones in Independent Horror Filmmaking: Part 5

Welcome back to the last installment of Dread Central’s look back at the 25 milestones that shaped the landscape of independent horror filmmaking over the last 100 years. I apologize for the delay on the last five milestones as I had no idea just how busy I’d be while in Austin covering the South by Southwest Film Festival (which also champions the independent spirit of filmmaking most of the time) so I am glad to be back now and have the opportunity to pay homage to these last five moments in indie horror history.

We’ve already celebrated 20 milestones through 1987, and today we start in 1999 with one of the most innovative independent modern horror films that not only acted as a game changer in the horror genre but also was one of the first movies to effectively use the Internet as a marketing tool.

1999- The Blair Witch Project Breaks
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IFC Midnight Releases Art and Trailer for 'Choose'

IFC Midnight Releases Art and Trailer for 'Choose'
IFC Midnight is pleased to announce the release of Choose, a new slasher film from director Marcus Gravesstars both Katheryn Winnick (Love and Other Drugs) and Kevin Pollack (The Usual Suspects, Otis). "The peace and tranquility of an idyllic, suburban city become suddenly broken. Behind the picket fence and manicured lawn, teenage Sara awakens startled as a rush of cold air gently pushes her bedroom door open. Across the hall her parent's bedroom door lies ajar. She calls for her parents but gets no response. She enters their bedroom and as her eyes adjust to the darkness she sees her parents on the bed hog-tied and gagged. Before she can react she is grabbed roughly by the hair and slammed against the wall. "Do what I say or you die" Scar Lip tells her....."
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Votd: 150 Movie Lines & Catch-Phrases

  • Slash Film
Movie quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite films. We grab them out of our pockets at the most appropriate, or inappropriate, times, adding our love of a movie to an advancing conversation. Sometimes these quotes are insignificant lines you and your friends hold near to your hearts but, most of the time, these lines are the ones we all know and love. David Balboa, who runs a blog called Exophrine, edited together 150 of lines and catch phrases just like that into one, cool little video. Included are such diverse films as The Princess Bride, Rocky IV, Aliens, Toy Story, Die Hard, Citizen Kane and many more. Check it out, as well as the full rundown of what's in it, after the jump. Thanks to Balboa and his Exophrine blog [1] for this awesome video. And here's the list of each quote, and who said it,
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From TV Agent To Producer To Film Director

From TV Agent To Producer To Film Director
To all those agents who secretly dream of directing... I can't think of a Hollywood journey like Tony Krantz's. The son of Beverly Hills novelist Judith Krantz, he went from head of primetime packaging at CAA (where he helped put together ER, The West Wing, Twin Peaks, Beverly Hills 90210) and then CEO of Imagine Television (where he exec produced Felicity and 24 among other shows with Jj Abrams, Peter Berg, Aaron Sorkin, and David Lynch) to directing 3 1/2 years ago. Since then, he's helmed 3 films. The first two, Sublime (a surreal horror flicks) and Otis (a horror comedy), were put out by Warner Bros Home Video under the Raw Feed genre label. Now he's wrapped directing his first theatrical which has just landed distribution with Anchor Bay after a competitive bidding situation. Titled The Big Bang, the stylish noir indie was produced by Richard Rionda's Hannibal Pictures and Krantz's own Flame Ventures
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Exclusive: Kevin Pollak Talks Vamped Out

Legendary comedian Kevin Pollak isn’t generally thought of as a terrifying person. However, the guy who is known in Hollywood for bringing the funny is now bringing the fear (along with some humor) with his new Babelgum comedy web series “Vamped Out.”

“Vamped Out” was conceived by Pollak and Jason Antoon (Minority Report) from a simple joke over lunch.

“I went to have lunch with Jason and my girlfriend and I passed a billboard for Vampire Diaries,” explained Pollak. “We were complaining to him when we got there about there being yet another vampire show, and Jason joked about what if you really were a vampire but couldn’t get cast as a vampire for any of these projects.”

“Jason said to me, ‘That’s a great bit for your set, Kevin,’ and I said, ‘No that’s a great bit for a web series,” Pollak added.

From there,
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'Twilight' Vamp Zeroes in on Her Own Supernatural Horror

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'Twilight' Vamp Zeroes in on Her Own Supernatural Horror
Ashley Greene's cinematic path hasn't been gradual. It all started with a couple one-ep stints on a few shows, a gig on a quickly vaporized show called Desire, time as a McDonald's customer in King of California, an uncredited moment on Shark, and playing Kim #4 in Otis. Then everything changed. She put on the superstylish clothes, added a pixie hop to her step, and starting divining the future on the Twilight series. Now she's got a handful of movies under her belt, and is circling her next starring gig.

Risky Biz Blog reports that Greene is looking into the ghostly side of supernatural life. The actress is in talks to star in The Apparition, Dark Castle's latest supernatural horror that will, most likely, wrench her out of sparkles and overprotective families. Written and to be directed by Todd Lincoln, the story focuses on a couple in college who are
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"Frontieres"' Gens Jumps into "Fallout"

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French helmer Xavier Gens, who spilled buckets of blood in "Frontiere(S)", is set to direct "The Fallout" next for ContentFilm International. Plot details are scant at this time, however, the project is set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic New York and carries shades of "Assault On Precinct 13" and "Lord Of The Flies". The story was scripted by Karl Mueller who also penned "Shelter", a project ShockTillYouDrop.com last reported on in 2007. Ross Dinerstein, Darryn Welch and Tony Krantz (of the direct-to-dvd Raw Feed series and "Otis") will produce. Gens recently shepherded the upcoming zombie film "The Horde". Shooting begins on "The Fallout" early next year....
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