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2014 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Adam Wingard’s The Guest

19 November 2013 9:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Sundance’s Trevor Groth has a special place in his cinephile heart for Adam Wingard’s filmic output – allowing the filmmaker to present the V/H/S omnibus series (V/H/S and the festival titled S-vhs) in back to back years. Production on The Guest began in August, which is pretty much the cut off date for late entries at the fest. We haven’t thrown in the towel yet on the Pop Skull (2007) / You’re Next (2013) director making it three for three. The recent concept artwork (tagline says it all) is a positive sign, but seeing that this “action thriller” is larger in budget chances are indeed slim for a January fest showing. Downtown Abbey‘s Dan Stevens toplines with a supporting cast comprised of Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Brendan Meyer and Maika Monroe (At Any Price).

Gist: Written by Simon Barrett, story follows an ex-Marine who returns »

- Eric Lavallee

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Great Underground Horror Films Streaming For Halloween

29 October 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

If you’re in the mood for something really scary — and maybe a little off beat — to watch this Halloween, you’re in luck! A terrific crop of wickedly frightening and ghoulishly grotesque horror flicks that terrorized the underground film circuit have made their way to your favorite VOD streaming service just in time for this All Hallow’s Eve.

Saturday Morning Mystery, dir. Spencer Parsons (Amazon | Itunes) Saturday Morning Mystery is one of the best, most original horror movies in recent memory. The film cashes in on both the modern obsession with paranormal investigating as well as on that classic Saturday morning cartoon, Scooby-Doo. But, this ain’t no kiddie film! Four hipsters and their (non-talking) dog look to solve a good ghost mystery and immediately find themselves way in over their heads. Gory and outrageous in more ways than one, what’s most impressive about this flick is how smart, »

- Mike Everleth

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Fantastic Fest preview: Director E.L. Katz talks about his demented black-comedy 'Cheap Thrills'

18 September 2013 10:38 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

How crazy would you be prepared to get for $50? What about $500? What about a quarter of a million dollars? Such questions form the dramatic spine of the booze- and drugs-fueled black comedy Cheap Thrills, which is screening at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Anchorman star David Koechner and Sara Paxton play a rich couple who challenge a pair of much poorer new acquaintances — portrayed by Pat Healy and Can’t Hardly Wait actor Ethan Embry — to complete a series of ever more out-there challenges for increasing amounts of cheddar.

Cheap Thrills is the directorial debut of screenwriter Evan “E. »

- Clark Collis

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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 19-23, 2013)

23 August 2013 5:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A critical digest of the week’s latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Distributor: Sony/Screen Gems

Set in a world of scantily clad demon hunters, bisexual warlocks, and a host of vampires and werewolves apparently on loan from “The Twilight Saga,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is a ludicrous, borderline-nonsensical supernatural concoction with a slightly redeeming sense of its own silliness. Even by the genre’s lax standards of plausibility, not a whole lot coheres in this first adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling urban-fantasy series, a muddled mash-up of Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling and Joss Whedon with a little “Men in Black” thrown in for good measure. While its tattooed torsos, fantastical f/x and precociously kinky undertones suggest a focus group’s notion of what teenagers want from their entertainment, this Canadian-German »

- Variety Staff

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Movie Review - You're Next (2011)

18 August 2013 12:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

You're Next, 2011.

Directed by Adam Wingard.

Starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Aj Bowen, Wendy Glenn, and Joe Swanberg.

Synopsis:

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Adam Wingard’s 2007 lo-fi Pop Skull was a surreal, unnerving acid horror venture into the disputable eyes of a pill addict bearing witness to the evil spirits residing either inside his home or his head. Made on a meagre budget and beholden to no lofty expectations - generic, financial or otherwise - it succeeded in modestly illustrating a hallucinogenic descent into delirium. Wingard’s latest horror You’re Next - arriving on our shores almost two years after its premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival – is a far more conventional affair that revisits and ravages the supposed sanctum of the family home. »

- Flickering Myth

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'You're Next': How a group of indie filmmakers produced one of 2013's most terrifying movies

17 August 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Director Adam Wingard has received rave reviews for his R-rated, home invasion horror-comedy You’re Next, which screened at several film festivals over the past couple of years and will be released August 23. But his often gore-drenched creative sensibility — and twisted sense of humor — is not everyone’s cup of Darjeeling. In the spring of 2007, for instance, the then just the 24-year-old Wingard appeared on the premiere episode of Fox TV’s On The Lot, a much-hyped but now little-remembered, Steven Spielberg-produced filmmakers’ competition with the first prize of a million-dollar development deal at Dreamworks. As Wingard recalls, he »

- Clark Collis

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Film4 FrightFest 2013 announces full line up; record 51 films, and more.

29 June 2013 7:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

From the press release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.

This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers, »

- Ricky

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Ex-’Downton Abbey’ Star Dan Stevens Joins ‘The Guest’

12 June 2013 3:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His exit on Downton Abbey might still bring a lump to our throats, but it is nice to see that actor Dan Stevens showing that the show must go on as it was revealed that he will be joining new Indie film The Guest.

The film will follow a family who befriends a man who has just returned from a tour of duty, but the man is not who he claims to be. It will be directed by Adam Wingard, known for his segments in the V/H/S/ movies and horror movie Pop Skull. The Guest looks to be just as scary, so it looks like we will be seeing prim and proper Dan Stevens in his first horror role.

But Stevens has kept himself busy since leaving Downton Abbey. He has been filming The Fifth Estate and his latest film Summer In February is out now. Check out »

- Lucy Cave

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SXSW 2013 Exclusive: Adam Wingard Talks You're Next, Sequel Potential and More

21 March 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

While at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Dread Central had the opportunity to sit down and chat with You're Next filmmaker Adam Wingard the day after the film's hugely successful first screening in Austin.

Written by Simon Barrett, You're Next (review) centers around a family reunion gone horribly awry after the family becomes targeted by masked murderers who crash the party. As it turns out, their only hope to make it out alive is Erin (Sharni Vinson), the Australian girlfriend to one of the family's sons whose experience living as a survivalist in the Outback turns out to be very handy against the mysterious killers who will stop at nothing until everyone is dead.

You're Next also stars Aj Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Joe Swanberg, Wendy Glenn, Ti West and Amy Seimetz and will be arriving in theaters August 23rd courtesy of Lionsgate.

During our interview, we heard more from Wingard about »

- thehorrorchick

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Big Ass Spider Invades B.U.F.F. Film Festival!!

4 March 2013 11:27 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The Boston Underground Film Festival (B.U.F.F.) is gearing up for its 2013 event later this month, and to celebrate the festival, the second wave of programming has now found its way online. Judging from the looks of it, Boston residents are in for some fun, as the lineup is a pretty solid one. Already having announced films such as Cheap Thrills (the directorial debut of Autopsy and Pop Skull writer E.L. Katz), and a special screening of Jim VanBebber’s cult hit The Manson Family, The B.U.F.F. just announced that it will also closing the fest out with a special screening of genre favorite Mike Mendez’s much anticipated sci-fi/horror romp Big Ass Spider!

The festival runs from March 27th to the 31st and more info, including ticket prices and a full lineup can be seen at the Official B.U.F.F. Site Here. »

- SMITH

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Producers talk SXSW horrors “Milo” and “Cheap Thrills”

13 February 2013 9:40 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

“This year, we wanted to make people laugh before we made them squirm,” New Artists founder/producer Gabe Cowan tells Fango. “Both films are funny and intense, and defy genre in their own ways.”

Milo stars Gillian Jacobs, Ken Marino and genre regular Peter Stormare. Marino plays Ducan, a man whose stomach issues prove to be much more than irritable bowel syndrome: A demon child is inhabiting his intestines. How’s that for nausea inducing? Jacobs plays Sarah, Ken’s stressful wife, and Stormare is his therapist Highsmith. This is the first feature from director Jacob Vaughan since 2006’s narrative-bending Cassidy Kids; this time, he teamed up with writer Benjamin Hayes (True Blood, Angel Of Death) for the Milo script, so it’s certain to be equal parts blood and camp. The producing team is comprised of Cowan and longtime producing partner/New Artists co-founder John Suits, along with the Duplass brothers and Adele Romanski. »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Olivia Saperstein)

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Producers talk SXSW horrors “Milo” and “Cheap Thrills”

13 February 2013 9:40 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

“This year, we wanted to make people laugh before we made them squirm,” New Artists founder/producer Gabe Cowan tells Fango. “Both films are funny and intense, and defy genre in their own ways.”

Milo stars Gillian Jacobs, Ken Marino and genre regular Peter Stormare. Marino plays Ducan, a man whose stomach issues prove to be much more than irritable bowel syndrome: A demon child is inhabiting his intestines. How’s that for nausea inducing? Jacobs plays Sarah, Ken’s stressful wife, and Stormare is his therapist Highsmith. This is the first feature from director Jacob Vaughan since 2006’s narrative-bending Cassidy Kids; this time, he teamed up with writer Benjamin Hayes (True Blood, Angel Of Death) for the Milo script, so it’s certain to be equal parts blood and camp. The producing team is comprised of Cowan and longtime producing partner/New Artists co-founder John Suits, along with the Duplass brothers and Adele Romanski. »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Olivia Saperstein)

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‘V/H/S’ Finally Coming Out On VHS In The Us!

14 January 2013 1:14 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Magnolia already released V/H/S (write your reviews) on DVD and Blu-ray last month in the Us (along with iTunes, Netflix Instant and VOD etc…) but now they’re going after its intended format… a VHS cassette. V/H/S comes from filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead [...] »

- EvanDickson

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