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New Gross-out Imagery from ‘Welcome To Willits’

New Gross-out Imagery from ‘Welcome To Willits’
We Are What We Are and American Psycho‘s Bill Sage, The ExpendablesDolph Lundgren, “Z Nation’s” Anastasia Baranova and “Entourage’s” Sabina Gadecki star in Welcome to Willits, which IFC Midnight has acquired with plans to release in theaters and digital platforms September 22. Scream 4‘s Rory Culkin and A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Thomas Dekker round […]
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‘Welcome To Willits’ Trailer Battles Comedy and Creatures

‘Welcome To Willits’ Trailer Battles Comedy and Creatures
We Are What We Are and American Psycho‘s Bill Sage, The ExpendablesDolph Lundgren, “Z Nation’s” Anastasia Baranova and “Entourage’s” Sabina Gadecki star in Welcome to Willits, which IFC Midnight has acquired with plans to release in theaters and digital platforms September 22. Scream 4‘s Rory Culkin and A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Thomas Dekker round […]
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Sandra Bullock Blindfolded for Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Bird Box’

Sandra Bullock Blindfolded for Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Bird Box’
Sandra Bullock, who survived space in Gravity, will now attempt to outlast an extraterrestrial attack in Netflix’s post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box, writes THR. Danish helmer Susanne Bier will direct from a screenplay written by The Arrival‘s Eric Heisserer, who also penned The Thing, A Nightmare on Elm Street and even Final Destination 5. Based on […]
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New Documentary FredHeads Will Spotlight Diehard Elm Street Fans

Do you still watch episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares on VHS? Are you one of the few that actually saw A Nightmare on Elm Street through to the end on either Nes or Commodore 64? Or, do you happen to have the board game still lying around in your closet? If you answered “yes” to any of those, well, you may want to learn more about FredHeads.

As it turns out, Venn Pictures – the very minds behind Don’t Fall Asleep, a fan film that showed us what Nancy was up to between the first and third Nightmare movies – are shooting a documentary that aims to place the focus on hardcore fans of the franchise. If you hope to appear in this project in some capacity, then you should probably make your way to Flashback Weekend in Chicago, Illinois this August or to Scarefest, which takes place in Lexington, Kentucky in September. From what we’ve heard, those are the only two conventions filming will take place at.

Here’s the synopsis that’s been released:

“FredHeads is a documentary about the fandom of a Nightmare on Elm Street and how it has changed the lives of so many people. The documentary will follow 3 fans as they tell their story and what their journey in the Nightmare community has been; some as fans, others rising through popularity. Along the way, we will be filming at conventions and getting as many fan stories as possible to feature as many fans as we can in the documentary. It’s about the heart and soul of horror, and what Nightmare means to people and why it is not a typical slasher film.”

Although 2010’s remake was decently successful and a sequel was talked about, Warner Bros. unwisely sat on their hands for several years, allowing Jackie Earle Haley’s contract to expire. So, until the actual film franchise manages to pick itself off the ground again, this may be the only substantial new Freddy-related content we’ll get for some time.

For more on FredHeads, be sure to check out their official Facebook page.
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Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Transformers: The Last Knight is a tiresome mix of self-aware silliness and Budweiser-branded apocalypse porn, but compared to Michael Bay’s previous Hasbrosploitations, at least this one is – dare I say – momentarily fun? Not enough to avoid becoming a dizzy mecha-mess of metallic chaos, mind you. Let’s be realistic. Early predictions of a 3:20 length only missed by about 50-or-so minutes, sticking to the franchise’s boorish signatures. First it’s men against bots, then bots against bots, then Medieval bots against newer bots, then Earth against Cybertron (like, the planets themselves) – be still, my swirling head. Focus on the blatant Suicide Squad ripoff and dogpiled sexual humor. Maybe that will distract from from the distractions themselves.

If you’re keeping tabs on Transformers continuity, The Last Knight is where it all ties together (or, kinda tries). Autobots and Decepticons are now outlaws. National governments assemble anti-robot agency branches
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Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor

Michael Bay Reflects on His Career as He Receives Hands and Feet Honor
On May 23, Michael Bay will have his hands and feet encased in cement outside the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, alongside classic stars from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep. While Bay is thrilled, he does have one hesitation. “I just remember as a kid, going to see the handprints and I always thought the people who got this honor were so much older,” he says with a laugh.”

For the record, Bay is a youthful 52, but it’s a credit to his career that his accomplishments over the past 20 years have put him in the ranks of his mentors Steven Spielberg and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, both of whose imprints are also in the Chinese forecourt. And it’s full circle for Bay, a native Angeleno who discovered he wanted to be a director at that very theater.

At age 15, Bay was working at Lucasfilm, filing storyboards for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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‘Ghosts of War’ Battles World War II Demons at Cannes

Highland Film Group, who is handling international sales at Cannes, shared with Bloody the first ever look at Eric Bress’ supernatural psychological thriller Ghosts of War, a World War II horror story that follows five soliders descent into hell. Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street American Sniper, The Finest Hours), Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games), Billy Zane (Titanic, […]
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‘Annabelle’ Director’s ‘Wolves at the Door’ Going Directly to Digital HD

‘Annabelle’ Director’s ‘Wolves at the Door’ Going Directly to Digital HD
Arrow” actress Katie Cassidy, who also starred in A Nightmare On Elm Street, will play a part inspired by actress Sharon Tate in Wolves at the Door, a micro-budget horror movie that was made by New Line Cinema and will be released on Digital HD April 18th through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Annabelle‘s John Leonetti directed the project that took its cues […]
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‘A Ghost Story’ Trailer: Casey Affleck Wears a Sheet and Watches Over Rooney Mara

‘A Ghost Story’ Trailer: Casey Affleck Wears a Sheet and Watches Over Rooney Mara
Ironically similar to Patrick Swayze’s Ghost, David Lowery’s (Pete’s Dragon, Peter Pan) festival hit A Ghost Story it set to hit theaters on July 7th. Oscar nominated Casey Affleck (ParaNorman, The Killer Inside Me) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Nightmare on Elm Street) star in this story of a ghost and the […]
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Interview: 'Arrival' Screenwriter Eric Heisserer Explains How, and Why, He Challenges Himself

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When talking about success in Hollywood, luck often comes up. And while the whims of the universe certainly have a lot of sway over everything, there is simply no substitution for good, old fashioned hard work. So if you're an aspiring screenwriter, pay attention to Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer. His is a classical, head down, put in the work, kind of success story. Before 2016, Heisserer was king of the horror reboot thanks to the hat trick of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination 5, and The Thing. That also made him the king of seeing what happens when you hand in your pages and then step away from a production. So starting with 2013's Hours, which he also directed, Heisserer sought more control over projects that originated with him (Aka spec...

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The Lrm Interview: Arrival Screenwriter Eric Heisserer

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Screenwriter Eric Heisserer didn’t have a fast and easy path to success in Hollywood, and like many writers who go out to the land of dreams, he had been writing scripts “on spec” for years before he started getting credited screenwriting work. His first paid job was writing the screenplay for the 2008 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, and he remained working in horror by writing The Thing prequel and Final Destination 5. (He also wrote and produced the recent horror hit Lights Out.)

At the same time, Heisserer continued to work on his own dream projects, including an adaptation of Ted Chiang’s short sci-fi story “The Story of Your Life,” and after years of development, Sicario director Denis Villeneuve expressed interest in making a movie on the story and they were off to the races for what would become Arrival.

Arrival stars Amy Adams as Dr. Louise Brooks,
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Sandman adaptation loses its screenwriter as “it needs to go to TV” rather than a movie

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s planned adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic book series has hit another stumbling block, with screenwriter Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing) exiting the project after coming to the conclusion that it is better suited as a TV series rather than a movie.

“I had many conversations with Neil [Gaiman] on this, and I did a lot of work on the feature and came to the conclusion that the best version of this property exists as an HBO series or limited series, not as a feature film, not even as a trilogy,”Heisserer tells io9. “The structure of the feature film really doesn’t mesh with this. So I went back and said here’s the work that I’ve done. This isn’t where it should be. It needs to go to TV. So I talked myself out of a job!
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Trailer for ‘Annabelle’ Director’s ‘The Wolves at the Door’ Inspired By Manson Murders

Trailer for ‘Annabelle’ Director’s ‘The Wolves at the Door’ Inspired By Manson Murders
Arrow” actress Katie Cassidy, who also starred in A Nightmare On Elm Street, will play a part inspired by actress Sharon Tate in The Wolves at the Door, a micro-budget horror movie that was made by New Line Cinema (THR), Annabelle‘s John Leonetti directed the project that took its cues from the horrifying Manson Family murders that shocked Los Angeles in 1969. […]
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Why the Nightmare On Elm Street reboot failed

Simon Brew Oct 20, 2016

The 2010 reboot of A Nightmare On Elm Street was not well loved. One of its stars has been chatting about what went wrong...

Back in 2010, New Line Cinema attempted to reboot the A Nightmare On Elm Street series of movies, casting Jackie Earle Haley in the role of Freddy Krueger. He set to work terrorising a bunch of youngsters, one of whom was played by Thomas Dekker.

It’d be fair to say that the Elm Street reboot didn’t go down a treat, and in a new interview, Dekker has been sharing his thoughts as to just what went wrong.

“It’s a tricky one to talk about”, he told Screen Geek. “I would say it was an honour to be a part of it. I think the cast as we know, we had two, now one-time Oscar nominee and another two-time Oscar nominee who’s
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DC Comics Week: Exploring The Flash in Film and Television

Until very recently, The Flash was a popular comic book character predominantly unknown to mainstream Film and Television audiences. However, this was inevitably something that was due to change sooner or later. Any enthusiastic comic reader will tell you that they always knew Warner Bros. would utilize the scarlet speedster eventually. But to be honest, common sense and sound logic would also bring you to the same conclusion given the sheer popularity (and lucrative nature) of superheroes at present.

But let’s not forget, there are only so many times that you can watch Thomas and Martha Wayne get murdered before you begin to crave more. So, like Iron Man, Captain America and even Green Arrow before him, The Flash has now been placed at the forefront of pop culture and media entertainment. Considering the character has a vast range of abilities, story lines, incarnations and over seventy-five years’ worth of history,
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‘Arrival’ review [Tiff ’16]

Arrival review: Denis Villeneuve enters the realms of science fiction with a first-contact movie with a glittering cast, including Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

Arrival review by Paul Heath, Tiff ’16.

Arrival comes to Toronto following an impressive debut at Venice where awards buzz fermented for Denis Villeneuve‘s latest a sci-fi marvel ambitious in approach though grounded in realism and scientific accuracy.

Amy Adams plays the lead role of Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist who is recruited by the Us government – specifically Forest Whitaker’s military guy Colonel Weber – to help them decode intricate messages delivered by alien crafts that have popped up at various locations throughout the world. Banks is aided by Jeremy Renner‘s Dr. Ian Connelly who is supporting on the scientific side of things at one of the twelve craft sites in rural Montana. With constant communication between them and the other eleven sites, the duo
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Jack Goes Home Poster and Trailer Uncover a Dark Secret

No stranger to the horror genre, actor Thomas Dekker has appeared in films like Laid to Rest, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Fear Clinic, and his latest horror project is one that he both wrote and directed. Dekker’s second… Continue Reading →

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Lights Out review

Rob Leane Published Date Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 05:00

What happens if you take a Steven Moffat-alike horror concept, but remove the mad man in a box and all the other comfortable Doctor Who trappings, and sub in some family drama and serious psychological scares? As it turns out, you get a taut 81 minutes of effective terror.

Lights Out is a film that leaves a lasting impression. This is because it preys on our most primordial fears and one of the oldest questions in The Big Book Of Scary Things: what’s going on in the dark?

Director David F Sandberg – who also wrote and directed the short film on which Eric Heisserer (2010’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Thing remake, Final Destination 5) based the feature-length Lights Out screenplay – isn’t the first person to tackle this sort of topic on screen, and he certainly won’t be the last.
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The 'Friday the 13th' reboot just drove a stake through the franchise's future

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The 'Friday the 13th' reboot just drove a stake through the franchise's future
Each and every time I write about Friday the 13th, I feel compelled to state that I am not a fan of the long-running slasher franchise, which -- in the immortal words of John Carpenter -- "doesn't rise above its cheapness." Nevertheless, the idea that producers might actually try to change up the old formula is a vaguely intriguing one, and in the years since that abhorrent 2009 remake various alternative takes on the 36-year-old series -- from a found-footage approach to David Bruckner's since-abandoned Dazed and Confused-inspired version -- have been flirted with and then dispatched like one of Jason Voorhees' nubile, underdressed victims. And then yesterday happened. All due respect to Breck Eisner, but as a filmmaker he feels like the safest possible choice to direct the F13 reboot, which really could have done with some fresh blood (pun intended) but will instead be saddled with a
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‘Friday the 13th’ Being Rebooted Once Again, Because You Can’t Keep a Good Slasher Down

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‘Friday the 13th’ Being Rebooted Once Again, Because You Can’t Keep a Good Slasher Down
No slasher franchise ever truly dies, so this next bit of news should come as no surprise: “Friday the 13th” is indeed being revived once again by Paramount Pictures, potentially with director Breck Eisner at the helm. The news comes from Deadline, as does the fact that this reboot of the franchise (its second since 2009) is expected next year.

Read More: John Carpenter Slams The Original ‘Friday The 13th’: It ‘Doesn’t Rise Above its Cheapness’

As it did with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will produce the film. This next go-round will, coincidentally, be the 13th standalone installment in the long-running series, which first debuted in 1980 and is led by the machete-wielding, hockey mask–wearing Jason Voorhees.

Read More: ‘Friday the 13th’: Newest Film Will Be A Jason Voorhees Origin Story

Eisner’s most recent film is 2015’s “The Last Witch Hunter”; he
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