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DVD Review – Haunter (2013)

14 July 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Haunter, 2013.

Directed by Vincenzo Natali.

Starring Abigail Breslin, Sarah Manninen, David Hewlett, Stephen McHattie, Peter DaCunha, Michelle Nolden, Eleanor Zichy and Peter Outerbridge.

Synopsis:

The ghost of a teenager who died years ago reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from suffering her same fate.

In a genre slightly starved of creativity, Haunter deserves kudos for at the very least trying something new and original. With it’s Groundhog Day/Edge of Tomorrow-style narrative, director Vincenzo Natali (Splice) has certainly made a decent little thriller that for the first half at least does a respectable job despite it’s obvious budgetary constraints (the CGI fog is pretty bad), with some decent camerawork and a few genuine jumps. In that first thirty minutes, the film firmly puts you in guessing mode: why is Lisa in a time loop? Is she being punished? Is Lisa »

- Scott Davis

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Pictures from The ABCs of Death 2 – including Nsfw image pulled from Facebook

8 July 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Released later this year, The Abcs of Death 2 has some new images from the 26 short movies, including one that was pulled from their official Facebook page last night for being too graphic.

The segment in question is directed by American Mary‘s Jen and Sylvia Soska. The image was removed from Facebook (for good reason) and certainly gives an indication that we might be getting some very uneasy viewing for male audiences.

The ABCs of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher »

- Luke Owen

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Nsfw Image from The ABCs of Death 2 So Graphic It Was Pulled from Facebook!

7 July 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Making a name for themselves with Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary, twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska make their anthology debut with The ABCs of Death 2, contributing a short film to the madness.

Though we don't yet have any idea what their entry will be about, we can be pretty damn sure it's going to be a hard one for male audiences to endure, as this just released behind-the-scenes shot leads us to believe. You have been warned, men!!

Check out the Nsfw image below, which was pulled from The ABCs of Death 2 Facebook page for being too gruesome for mass consumption!

Magnet is planning to release the film later this year. The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, »

- John Squires

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Giveaway – Win Haunter on Blu-ray

5 July 2014 2:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of “Haunter” – the chilling new paranormal horror with a twist starring Abigail Breslin (Ender’s Game; Zombieland) out on DVD & Blu-ray 14th July 2014 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway!

An entertaining amalgam of “The Others”, “The Conjuring” and “Groundhog Day”, celebrated director Vincenzo Natali (Cube; Splice; Hannibal TV Series) is back on top form with this tightly-wound paranormal horror that utilises the best elements of the subgenre to great effect.

Featuring a standout performance from up and comer Abigail Breslin that keeps the tension alive, further lifted by the spine-chilling Stephen McHattie (Watchmen; 300) as their venomous killer, “Haunter” is the must-see addition to your horror collection!

Read our ★★★★ review here.

Abigail Breslin finds her feet as a young adult in film with a career-defining performance” **** – Box Office Buz

Pre-order Haunter via Amazon.

To be in with a chance of winning, firstly make sure you »

- Gary Collinson

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Competition: Win paranormal horror ‘Haunter’ on Blu-ray

4 July 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Haunter – the chilling new paranormal horror with a twist starring Abigail Breslin (Ender’s Game; Zombieland) out on DVD and Blu-ray 14th July 2014 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway!

An entertaining amalgam of The Others, The Conjuring and Groundhog Day, celebrated director Vincenzo Natali (Cube; Splice; Hannibal TV Series) is back on top form with this tightly-wound paranormal horror that utilises the best elements of the subgenre to great effect.

Featuring a standout performance from up and comer Abigail Breslin that keeps the tension alive, further lifted by the spine-chilling Stephen McHattie (Watchmen; 300) as their venomous killer, Haunter is the must-see addition to your horror collection!

Abigail Breslin finds her feet as a young adult in film with a career-defining performance” **** – Box Office Buz

Order your copy today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lEKFw9 However to win a copy on Blu-ray, just answer the following question… »

- Phil Wheat

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Sarah Polley Will Adapt John Green’s Looking For Alaska

25 June 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After scribing and sitting behind the camera on indie Take This Waltz and documentary Stories We Tell, it may be time for actress/writer/director Sarah Polley to hit the big time. Deadline reports that Paramount is eying her to adapt Looking for Alaska, working from the novel by The Fault in Our Stars writer John Green.

Apparently, Polley, who received an Oscar nomination for her debut screenplay Away from Her, made a strong pitch to Paramount, which led to studio execs signing her to adapt. Polley may also direct the film, but that hasn’t yet been determined. Though the actress starred in Dawn of the Dead and Splice, writing and directing has taken priority for her in recent years. Both Take This Waltz and Stories We Tell received rave reviews, which likely factored into Paramount’s decision.

According to Deadline, Green’s novel, his first, centered on a “16-year-old boy named Miles Halter, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Fantasia Announces 2014 Off-Frontieres Film Market Selections

17 June 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, has just announced the Off-Frontières selections of the fourth edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Read on for a complete listing of all the titles being pitched at the event!

From the Press Release

Following the selection of the official Frontières line-up of film projects for the Frontières International Co-Production Market, another 12 projects have been chosen for the return of the Off-Frontières selection, for the market’s 4th edition.

The Off-Frontières projects line-up features a predominance of Canadian projects, complemented by projects from American, Mexican, Irish, British, French, German and Australian directors and producers. Highlights include the next features by Dario Argento (Suspiria) and by Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), as well as follow-up features by Fantasia alumni Rob Grant (Mon Ami), Pat Kiely (Who Is Kk Downey?), Kerry Prior »

- John Squires

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This is Our Design #12: “Tome-wan”

18 May 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Welcome back, listeners of This is Our Design, the Hannibal podcast that runs longer than episodes of Hannibal (thanks for putting up with us). This week, we’re actually giving you the equivalent of two episodes just in case next week’s podcast gets pulled for being too graphic for network podcasting. We can’t make any promises.

It’s a special episode this week, which features co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick speaking with director Vincenzo Natali (CubeSplice and two episodes from this season of Hannibal, among other works) about “Tome-wan” and some more general topics about directing, television and this series overall. The main discussion covers a range of things, including loneliness and structure in the episode. Also featured: what might be the most detailed “Kate’s Classical Corner” to date and a lightning round of “The Devil in the Details.” A songbird told us that you »

- Sean Colletti

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The ABCs Of Death 2 Releases First Slew Of Horrifying Images: See Them All Here!

12 May 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot on the heels of their ambitious horror anthology The ABCs Of Death, Drafthouse producers Ant Timpson and Tim League decided that the world needed another collection of horror shorts spanning every letter of the alphabet – and adventurous horror fans much like myself rejoiced. The ABCs Of Death 2 was greenlit, the directors were selected, and the inevitable waiting game began.

I tried on numerous occasions to extract as much information as possible from contributing artists – Jerome Sable, Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado were tight-lipped in our interviews – but it looks like Magnet and Drafthouse are ready to start opening the floodgate of horrors hiding amidst these 26 short stories that are ready to shock, scare, and revolt viewers in ways the original didn’t dare.

While certain sites were originally given their own exclusive images, we’re now able to collect the smattering of gross faces, forest scenes, and creepy monsters »

- Matt Donato

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Exclusive Stills: The ABCs of Death 2

12 May 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A pair of exclusive stills have come our way to offer up to you cats who are eagerly anticipating the release of The ABCs of Death 2. So check 'em out right here, and keep your eyes open for more... lest they be sewn shut! Dig 'em!

Magnet is planning to release the film later this year. The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania »

- Steve Barton

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Hannibal season 2 episode 8 review: Su-zakana

22 April 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Paul Brian McCoy 22 Apr 2014 - 09:29

A bit of a palate cleanser this week - though it's one that signals the arrival of far bigger things to come...

This review contains spoilers.

2.8 Su-zakana

Each episode of Hannibal this season has been named after a dish in the Japanese banquet dinner Kaiseki. The meal overall is a tour of Japanese haute cuisines balancing taste, appearance, and colors to emphasize seasonal themes. Each dish is beautifully arranged and decorated with flowers and edible garnishes designed to resemble animals or plants.

Su-zakana is a traditional palate cleanser before moving into a second round of larger dishes, and episode eight, Su-zakana, serves that purpose exquisitely. With the cleansing of the palate comes a return to familiarity as well, with Will back consulting with Jack and in therapy with Hannibal. Structurally, Hannibal returns to the procedural format, providing the semblance of normalcy despite everyone involved knowing full well, »

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Hannibal Ep 2.08 “Su-zakana” elevated with splashes of twisted humour and moments of bodily horror

20 April 2014 8:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal Season 2, Episode 8 “Su-zakana”

Directed by Vincenzo Natali

Written by Scott Nimerfro

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on NBC

Hannibal’s “Su-zakana” is pretty much a palate cleanser; an episode representing a new start in the relationship between Dr. Lecter and Will Graham. Now halfway through season two, the series seems to be entering a new phase in which Will slowly lures Hannibal by using himself as live bait. Hannibal has never been subtle, and if you didn’t already guess based on the episode’s title alone (which refers to a palate-cleansing-Japanese-dish), this week is all about the concept of rebirth.

Vincent Natali (Splice) directs his first episode of Hannibal, and the results are stunning. The level of macabre imagery was amped up several fold this week with elaborately staged crime scenes that will have viewers sinking down in their seats. If the starling trapped inside a woman sewn »

- Ricky

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Haunter review not scary enough to put the frighteners on

3 April 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The ghost of a serial killer inhabits Abigail Breslin in this supernatural nail-biter, but it's too derivative

Abigail Breslin takes the lead in this serviceable supernatural horror thriller as 15-year-old Lisa, the only one aware that she and her family are trapped in a monotonous Groundhog Day of missing laundry, macaroni cheese and Murder She Wrote. After realising there's a ghost in the house, or rather quite a few, she sets about solving the mystery of her family's time loop, and ends up taking on the evil spirit of a serial killer who once lived there. He is the Haunter (an unnerving Stephen McHattie), who can possess the living. But who is living and who is dead? Director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) explores some intriguing ideas but the pace lags, and the film itself becomes inhabited by the presence of The Amityville Horror, The Shining and The Others, to name a few. »

- Dee Rudebeck

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Ginger Snaps Team Comes Together for A Christmas Horror Story Anthology

20 March 2014 11:07 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

There are a few Christmas, or holiday, themed horror anthologies in the works. Kevin Smith is tinkering around with one about Krampus, as previously reported. Now, producers Steven Hoban and Mark Smith (Ginger Snaps, Haunter, Splice). Hoban will direct a segment, as will Grant Harvey of Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning and Brett Sullivan (Orphan Black). Doug Taylor, Sarah Larsen, James Kee and Pascal Trottier are scripting four "interweaving tales." It sounds like we're going to get the Trick 'r Treat treatment applied to Christmas...

The post Ginger Snaps Team Comes Together for A Christmas Horror Story Anthology appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Upcoming Anthology Will Send A Christmas Horror Story Down Your Chimney

19 March 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here on Dread Central we absolutely love movies that infuse a whole lot of horror into the holiday season, and though Christmas is a long ways away at the moment, it's never too early to take a peek under the tree.

Read on for details about an upcoming anthology flick that will bring blood, guts, and carnage to this year's holiday proceedings! As reported by our friends over on Bloody Disgusting, filming is currently under way in Toronto, Canada, on A Christmas Horror Story, an anthology comprised of three tales of yuletide terror.

Santa's trusty elves become flesh-hungry monsters in the first story, which centers on a mysterious disease that sweeps through the North Pole, transforming the elves into the ravenous undead. Santa and the Missus wage a desperate battle for survival.

The mythical demon Krampus comes to life in the second, with the wicked Bauer family discovering that the »

- John Squires

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Stars reveal their criminally underrated entertainment picks

14 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:

John Waters, director Hairspray, Serial Mom

Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”

John Lasseter, director Toy Story, Cars »

- EW staff

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Haunter’ Does More Than Simply Haunt

14 February 2014 2:08 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Director Vincenzo Natali’s name always gets my attention. You always get the sense tha the’s trying to do something new. He first came to prominence with “Cube” (1997), which is a gorily stylistic bit of cheap psychological horror masquerading as science fiction. “Nothing” (2003) put two men in a literal void reminiscent in some ways of the classic and surreal Chuck Jones Looney Tune “Duck Amuck”. “Splice” (2009) offered an updated Frankenstein myth mixed with sexual politics and a critique of profit-driven genetic engineering.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

So, it’s a little surprising to see him tackle something as careworn as the classic ghost story. “Haunter” has been called a scary version of “Groundhog’s Day”. In reality, from its opening frame, it’s clear that Natali is after far more than simple scares or genre mashup. He’s treading old ground in surprisingly novel fashion (especially compared to his mainstream peers »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Haunter Exclusive Interview with Abigail Breslin

14 February 2014 9:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For those seeking an anti-Valentine's Day movie to watch on this romantic holiday, you can't go wrong with the new thriller Haunter, which debuted on Blu-ray and DVD this week from IFC Films. We have an exclusive interview with star Abigail Breslin, who plays Lisa. This teenager, along with her family, was brutally murdered nearly 30 years ago, although their spirits continue to roam the house thinking they are alive. Lisa begins to suspect her fate when a new family moves into her house, including the young Olivia, played by Eleanor Zichy. Take a look at our exclusive video, which also features interviews with Eleanor Zichy, along with behind-the-scenes footage from director Vincenzo Natali's thriller.

Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, August: Osage County, Zombieland) stars in director Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique take on the traditional haunted house story. In 1986, 15-year-old Lisa (Breslin) and her family »

- MovieWeb

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In Transcendence, artificial intelligence is viewed with suspicion

14 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A capable cast and tantalising trailer for this Johnny Depp sci-fi film can't transcend Hollywood's digestible vision of the future

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There seem to be two schools of thought in science fiction about artificial intelligence. The first, as espoused by the late, great Iain M Banks, suggests digital beings with intellectual capabilities greater than our own will most likely be liberated from the destructive desires of their fleshly forebears. Banks posits a galactic utopian civilisation, The Culture, in which eccentric, omniscient machines take great joy in indulging the cute whims of their human charges. These "minds" sit back like wise, all-powerful nursemaids while their simian inferiors bumble around the universe, interfering with every backward civilisation they find while simultaneously partying on til the break of dawn via genetically enhanced sexual organs and auto-synthesised recreational drugs. »

- Ben Child

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There are a Few Haunter(s) in Vincenzo Natali's Latest: A Movie Review

13 February 2014 4:00 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: a Blu-ray screener of this film was provided by IFC Films. Director: Vincenzo Natali. Writer: Brian King. Cast: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett and Peter Outerbridge. Haunter is a film from American director Vincenzo Natali (Splice) and writer Brian King (Night Train). Natali has created a few standout films in his career, including 1997's chilling Cube. His latest is a haunted house thriller, which offers a few surprises in its short runtime. Very mysterious, Haunter brings an intriguing protagonist into this puzzling film. This title, from IFC Films, is one of the better horror features to release so far this year. The film begins and ends with Lisa (Abigail Breslin). She comes out of the Matrix (1999) of her life, after noticing how her life keeps repeating. Events start to change when she expresses the repetition to her family. More characters, also trapped in some sort of limbo, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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