14 items from 2014
Everyone has that one cinematic brawl that sticks with him or her. They buy special edition Blu-rays to watch the glorious scenes in high definition, wear shirts sporting their favorite competitor, and even engage in debates with other fans about which character they think would win if the duel occurred in real life. With The Raid 2 coming out soon, what better time to look back on best fight scenes that genre films have to offer? Read on to see which conflicts make the list, and keep an eye out for The Raid 2, which is set to release on March 28th, 2014. 20. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Rooftop Scene Although it may seem a little campy, Julius deserves a ton of credit for being one of the only people to stand up and fight Jason Voorhees, instead of just running away. Julius lands nearly all of his blows, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
As February draws to a close, so does the official Women in Horror Month. Started a few years back, the month of February has been dubbed a special time of year, where horror fans are encouraged reflect on final girls, vixens and villains, and appreciate the evolution of females in the genre. Knowing that, what better time to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of the horror world? Unfortunately, some girls are overlooked either because they aren't the main character, or they just aren't in a movie that became as popular as its predecessors. In my opinion, everyone who helps save lives is warranted some reward. Therefore, I've decided to provide a list of some of my favorite females to spread the word about some contenders that deserve a little more recognition. Without further ado, here are the ten most overlooked horror heroines!
10. Sam - Attack the Block
Sam makes »
- Kalyn Corrigan
February may "officially" be Women in Horror Month, but who needs to confine the ladies of horror to just one month? Arrow In the Head and Flicks for Fans won't - that is why they are hosting the Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Fest on March 29th.
For a mere $30, you will get access to three films that night: Drag Me to Hell, Night of the Comet, and Christine. Stars from all three movies will be on hand, including one of the two remaining screen-used Plymouth Fury from Christine. In addition to the films, there will be contests, giveaways, a merch table, and concession specials.
The festival will be held at the Crest Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are available in advance online.
- Alyse Wax
Casting the Runes
Director: Joe Dante
Writer: David Tully
Producers: Daniel Tully, Rob Heydon
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Simon Pegg
So Joe Dante’s last film was the underrated 2009 3D film, The Hole, which sadly went direct to DVD even after being well received in Venice and Toronto that year. Now, he’s got a few projects brewing and 2014 will see the release of his film, Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin. But the project we are really interested in this project, which looks to be based on the same short story that inspired Jacques Tourneur’s classic 1957 film Night of the Demon, which starred Dana Andrews. While Sam Raimi did a sort of homage to the material already with his 2009 film Drag Me To Hell, Dante’s film seems more of a direct connection. And set to star Simon Pegg!
Gist: When up-and-coming actor Jake Harrington inexplicably »
- Nicholas Bell
From his modest start in that ramshackle cabin in the woods what must seem like a lifetime ago, Sam Raimi has become one of the more versatile and beloved directors in Hollywood. With Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of Darkman today, we bring you our Top 9 Sam Raimi Films - Horror and Otherwise.
We're going to keep this list to films directed by Raimi. If we were to include the movies he's acted in, or god forbid produced, we'd be here all night. But a few of his production credits like 30 Days of Night, both of The Grudge films, Boogeyman, The Possession, Timecop and of course the Evil Dead remake are noteworthy.
Some honorable directorial mentions include his most recent, Oz the Great and Powerful. It might not have been the epic it was billed to be, but it looked fantastic; and when you manage to haul in half a billion »
- Scott Hallam
In the summer of 2012, we learned that Justin Long was being lined up to star in The Ten O'Clock People, an adaptation of Stephen King's short story of the same name. However, it appears the Drag Me to Hell star has fallen away from the project, and now THR reports Jay Baruchel (This is The End, RoboCop) who has signed on to star in the film written and directed by Tom Holland, the original Fright Night and Child's Play helmer. King and Holland collaborated back in the 90s, most notably on the TV series "The Langoliers" and the film Thinner (Holland's last big screen work), so this is quite a reunion 16 years later. The story comes from King's 1993 horror collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and it sounds more like an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Baruchel will star in the film as Brandon Pearson, a former smoker who returns to »
- Ethan Anderton
Tom Holland's new Stephen King adaptation of 'The Ten O'Clock People' (or an alternative version of John Carpenter's 'They Live') unfortunately lost their leading man Justin Long ('Drag Me to Hell', 'Tusk') back last Summer and have since been chasing up a suitable replacement. 'Captain America' star Chris Evans was briefly in negotiations a while back but now according to THR it appears that 'This is the End' and 'RoboCop' star Jay Baruchel (below) has signed up. The movie will be represented at this weeks European Film Market over in Berlin. The short story of the same name is part of King's original 'Nightmares and Dreamscapes' collection published back in 1993. »
In The Vault this week, we welcome director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red, ColdWater) and journalist Rebekah McKendry from Fangoria. These are two of the biggest horror nerds I know (and I know a lot of horror nerds) so they give some great insight on this week's film, Dead & Buried.
Dead & Buried is a kind of low-key zombie flick. I had never even heard of it until we started working on The Vault. The small New England coastal town of Potter's Bluff is a popular vacation spot, but visitors frequently end up, well, murdered. But thanks to some voodoo witchcraft, the dead rise again, as residents who don't eat brains and, frankly, act as if nothing happened - except, of course, when it is time to kill the newbies.
- Alyse Wax
A shy guy goes to extremes to impress the girl of his dreams in the IFC Films theatrical release A Case Of You, a witty romantic comedy starring Justin Long, who makes his debut as screenwriter and producer. Directed by Kat Coiro (And While We Were Here), it comes to Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and Mpi Media Group on February 4, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
Wamg is giving away Blu-ray copies of the film to 3 of our lucky readers!
Young Brooklyn writer Sam (Justin Long, Going the Distance, He’s Just Not That Into You, Drag Me to Hell) works for publisher Alan (Vince Vaughn, Anchorman, Wedding Crashers) passionlessly cranking out novelizations of junk movies like Teen Vampire. But his real creative challenge comes when he falls for Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood, The Ides of March, Mildred Pierce, Across the Universe), the cute and quirky barista at his »
- Movie Geeks
Later, Dragons' Den appealed to 2.86m (11.6%) at 9pm for its latest episode.
On BBC One, Call the Midwife remained on top, dropping around 300k to 8.94m (32.1%) at 8pm. The Musketeers lost a further 800k to 5.28m (21.5%) at 9pm.
Earlier, Countryfile interested 6.83m (29.1%) at 7pm, while a Roger Lloyd Pack tribute brought in 3.16m (19.9%) at 10.30pm.
ITV's Dancing on Ice continued with 5.41m (23.9%) at 6.15pm (214k/0.8% on +1). Its results show was seen by 4.33m (15.3%) at 8.30pm (183k/0.7%).
All-Star Family Fortunes entertained 4.15m (16.0%) at 7.45pm (166k/0.6%). Mr Selfridge dipped by 400k to 4.23m (16.3%) at 9pm (374k/2.2%).
On this week's The Vault, we have a classic from the godfather of Italian horror: Dario Argento's Deep Red. Deep Red (or Profondo Rosso in Italy) is probably best remembered for that creepy doll and the classic score by Goblin. Joining us for Deep Red are special effects artist Greg McDougall (The Purge) and actor/comedian Josh Thompson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). While Josh may not be known as a "horror guy," he is a horror fan - and he does a killer Morgan Freeman impression that you must see to believe. (I swear, we didn't doctor it at all!)
Deep Red follows a pianist who witnesses the brutal murder of a famous psychic. He becomes embroiled in the case, but the deeper he gets, the more the bodies pile up. Deep Red marks the first collaboration of many between Argento and the band Goblin, led by frontman Claudio Simonetti. »
- Alyse Wax
Way back in 2010, we learned that Mandate Pictures (The Strangers, Drag Me to Hell) won a bidding war for a new version of The Day of the Triffids that includes rights to the original novel, which was adapted into the 1962 sci-fi horror Invasion of the Triffids. Sam Raimi was going to direct, but it appears the project has fallen away from the filmmaker, and now Deadline reports Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Donnie Brasco director Mike Newell is taking on the project that still has a script from Neil Cross, and is still being produced by Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. The story sounds more than a little weird. Read on! The project sounded perfect for a genre filmmaker like Raimi as the story sees 99% of the human population stricken blind after a shower of meteorites lights up the sky, and creates such a gorgeous sight that most people can't help but look. »
- Ethan Anderton
The new Fox comedy, Rake, is the next entry in the category of television shows remade from overseas efforts, and while it doesn’t come with all the same hurdles as most similar efforts, it has a tricky road ahead of it. The normal course would be to talk about the differences in comedic styles inherent in moving something across the pond, a problem Fox will soon face when it tries to “Americanize” the beloved, and wonderful, Gavin & Stacey with the upcoming Us & Them. This time, the show is from Australia, originally starred Richard Roxburgh, and aimed for a dark and tragic brand of comedy that was almost completely unique.
Roxburgh was not only brilliant, but brilliantly cast, relaying enough charm and delivering the proper form of wit to keep the character engaging and likable, no matter what he did. A modern version of a frequent side character in Elizabethan »
- Marc Eastman
Well, 2013 has come and gone and it was a pretty darned good year for horror, both at the theaters, as well as on TV with more horror television programming than ever and the exponential growth of VOD releases. This year may have just started, but 2014 doesn't show any signs of slowing down in terms of genre offerings. Alyse has got you covered with Four New TV Shows We Can't Wait For. How 'bout we take a look at feature length movies due out this year? Get your calendars out and let's break down some of the most anticipated horror titles arriving later this year.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Jan 3rd)
We may have missed out on getting another 'Paranormal Activity' film last Halloween, but Blumhouse is wasting no time this year as the Latino-centric spin-off film 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' is now playing in theaters as of today! »
- Rob Galluzzo
14 items from 2014
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