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It took Forty-five Freaking Minutes for The Final Project to even Attempt competent horror spooks, 99% of which ultimately end up being face-planting failures. Guess how long it took for the first shaky Go-Pro death? Fifty-five minutes. And for the first jump scare? Over. An. Hour. You’ve got an hour-and-twenty-minutes worth of film to watch, yet nothing “endearing” happens until minute forty-five. Are you sensing my frustration? The Final Project is the film school assignment from your worst indie horror nightmares, ripping-off every major player along the way. Anyone can make a found footage movie – but that doesn’t mean you should.
Taylor Ri’chard’s film follows six college students as they spend a night instigating ghouls at the Lafitte Plantation, a large estate nestled deep in Vacherie, Louisiana’s marshy backwoods. The damned location boasts a history of Civil War bloodshed, and many believers claim »
- Matt Donato
With all the Paranormal Activity-inspired flicks taking themselves way too seriously, it’s great to have something that lightens up. Enter Paranormal Activity Security Squad, in which a bunch of hack Ghostbusters knockoffs get more than they bargained for when they… Continue Reading →
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- David Gelmini
Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America.
Once again returning to collaborate with DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).
The Purge: Election Year is set for release on July 1st in the States and on July 15th in the UK.
- Amie Cranswick
Today Universal have revealed the official title and first trailer for the next instalment in The Purge series, The Purge: Election Year. The trailer provides a look into the next terrifying chapter of anarchy when a senator looking to end the Purge becomes a primary target…
Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America. Once again returning to collaborate with writer/director James DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).
- Phil Wheat
The Purge: Anarchy was, for our money, an example in how a sequel should be done. It took the core idea of the first film - an annual night where breaking the law is allowed - and expanded it significantly, adding a dose of John Carpenter into the mix.
Writer/director James DeMonaco is shepherding the third movie in the series for release this summer, with the terrific Frank Grillo returning to star. And the movie is currently scheduled for release on July 15th 2016.
And here's the synopsis too...
Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced »
Recall the sensation the 'found footage' thriller "Paranormal Activity" created in 2009, with many believing the film was the best original horror film in years and director Oren Peli hailed as a major new voice in the sub-genre:
But in the six years following the release of the original "Paranormal Activity," Peli avoided directing and instead focused on producing a number of similar projects - until 2015, when he released "Area 51" to little fanfare, receiving mediocre reviews and, according to Box Office Mojo, earned less than $10,000 domestic at the box office (?!) A shocking low for the encore of a director perceived as an innovator less than a decade ago.
But now the film is available on Netflix, getting another shot with a wide audience.
The idea of 'Area 51' as a secret government establishment related to a crashed alien spacecraft has become cliché over time, even though 'alien conspiracy' »
- Michael Stevens
This week sees two Fright At Home articles because, to be honest, we’ve seen quite a few films lately, ones that have stayed in our heads. This one also sees a documentary about one of the greatest writers of all time, William S. Burroughs. We’ve got quite a few films to cover in this one, and we’re excited to tell you Fright Fanatics all about them. Read on!
Sonny Boy (Dir. Robert Martin Carroll)
One of the craziest films I’ve ever seen, Robert martin Carroll’s Sonny Boy is like a coked-up look at family and insanity. Revolving around a very unconventional family full of colorful characters, the film follows “Sonny Boy”, a kind-napped baby who over the years, grows up and is stored in a cage. Beaten and having his tongue cut out by the demented Slue (Midnight Express) , Sonny Boy years for an escape »
- Jerry Smith
At a minimum, a parody should be funnier than the film it’s sending up, but “Fifty Shades of Black,” a quick-and-dirty riff on last year’s S&M romance “Fifty Shades of Grey,” falls a laugh or two short of even that low standard. After wringing every last joke out of the “Paranormal Activity” movies with “A Haunted House” and its sequel, co-writer/star Marlon Wayans, co-writer Rick Alvarez and director Michael Tiddes handcuff themselves to the latest pop-culture phenomenon, but don’t have the requisite discipline for the material. It wouldn’t take much to tip the brittle kink of E.L. James’ fantasy into the realm of comedy — the movie itself did it occasionally, if not always intentionally — but the vulgar bigness of Wayans’ style blows right past deadpan. Nevertheless, though this dire outing won’t win Wayans any new fans, there’s still an audience eager to »
- Scott Tobias
Blumhouse has found its next documentary project, an insider’s view of the swing dance world from director Susan Glatzer, Variety has learned.
Entitled “Alive and Kicking,” the project follows a group of people who get inspired to shake up their own lives after getting involved in dancing. Blumhouse will produce and co-finance “Alive and Kicking” and will work with Glatzer to find distribution.
Although best known for its work on genre films such “The Purge” and “Paranormal Activity,” Blumhouse has made a concerted push into non-fiction filming, producing HBO’s “The Jinx” and “How to Dance in Ohio.”
Before she started directing, Glatzer was a film executive at major studios and independent film companies, working in productions and acquisitions at companies like Paramount Pictures and October Films. She was involved with such films as “Narc,” “Breaking the Waves,” “High Art,” and “Secrets & Lies.”
- Brent Lang
The home video debut of 20th Century Fox’s brainy sci-fi epic “The Martian” blasted off the week ended Jan. 17, rocketing to the top spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Directed by Ridley Scott, “The Martian” has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, grossing $227.3 million at the domestic box office and earning one of the two recent Golden Globe awards for Best Picture.
Sony Pictures’ “Hotel Transylvania 2” debuted at No. 2 on both disc sales charts and topped Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week. The animated sequel earned $169.3 million domestically, $21 million more than the first movie, and sold 91.6% as »
- John Latchem
This week a new Australian film will premiere at Utah's Slamdance, the festival at which first-time, low-budget filmmakers can strut their stuff.
The Tail Job is the debut feature of Bryan Moses and Daniel Millar (co-writer-directors) and Laura Hughes (producer). The crew usually consisted of just the three of them. Hughes is an experienced actress, with credits on 8Mmm Aboriginal Radio, Spirited and Laid, while Moses and Millar have worked together in TV and commercials for years.
Bearing the tagline "If you love someone, set them free, then follow at a safe distance", the micro-budgeted comedy follows Nicholas, who discovers his fiancé Mona has been sending text messages to a mystery man and decides to tail her in a cab. »
- Staff Writer
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled jury members for its feature film competition programs for its 22nd edition during Jan. 22-28, Variety has learned.
Along with Peli, the best-known Slamdance alumni include Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Lena Dunham, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon and Lynn Shelton. Significant titles that debuted at Slamdance include “Mad Hot Ballroom” and Gordon’s “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”
The Slamdance feature competition is limited to films made with budgets under $1 million and made by first-time directors. The awards will be presented Jan. 28 at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah.
Narrative features jury members include Russell, »
- Dave McNary
A terrible movie is a terrible movie, but at least we as viewers can appreciate why some of them exist or the promise they had prior to release: the final Paranormal Activity had something to tie up (though it categorically failed to), there was a sliver of hope Hitman: Agent 47 might not be terrible (but it was), and at least Jupiter Ascending had that awesome Chicago-set chase sequence.
This list is instead about those films where there’s not much of a discernible purpose or reason for the films to exist: either the audience wasn’t there, it was clear they were doomed to be terrible, or in the case of a few sequels and reboots, there was simply no need to go there.
Though not all of these movies are strictly the 20 worst of the year, they’re the 20 that, above all others, did little to encourage their own existence, »
- Jack Pooley
Win a 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension from Shock and Paramount. The latest and, supposedly, last entry in the long-running Paranormal Activity franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, is now available in a 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack from Paramount Home Entertainment. And Shock has 3 copies to lay on a…
- Chris Alexander
Freshly released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD and ready to freak you out is the latest in the Paranormal Activity franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension brings some new unrated footage to home video that wasn't available in the theatrical cut.
Now that you're aware of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension's home video debut on January 12, 2016, you can take a shot at winning one of three copies of the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo in this contest. To enter, all you must do is fill out and submit the short entry form below before something jumps out of this page and spooks you. Just kidding; but seriously, fill out the form and get your name in the pot.
The winners will be chosen at random when the contest closes. To increase the odds of winning, return each and every day to enter again for as »
Let’s start the New Year right with a few horror thrillers.
These movies are not to be missed for one lucky winner. All movies are already on the market today for purchase.
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A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason Blum, The Visit Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and a suspenseful alternate ending.
When Becca and Tyler »
- Gig Patta
This Week: Bringing The Martian back home, the brilliant Mr. Robot is no hack job, and so long to Paranormal Activity. ► The Martian ended up the biggest hit of Ridley Scott’s career for the right reasons – a human story told on a grand scale. Based on an already beloved book, it did virtually everything right as stranded... Read More »
- John Law
With Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension released on Digital HD and VOD December 15th and coming out tomorrow in a Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD combo pack from Paramount Home Media Distribution, viewers will be able to see the activity from the comfort of their couches. We've been provided with three Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD combo packs to give away.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 17th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only »
- Derek Anderson
To celebrate the release of The Visit, out on Blu-ray and DVD from 18th January 2016, we’re giving 3 lucky winners the chance to bring home a Blu-ray™!
From writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series), The Visit tells the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply send your answer to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org…
Q: Where is the farm the children visited?
The Visit is released on Blu-ray and DVD from 18th January 2016.
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- Laura Holmes
To celebrate the release of The Visit, out on Blu-ray™ and DVD from 18th January 2016, we’re giving 1 lucky winner the chance to bring home a Blu-ray™! From writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series), The Visit tells the terrifying story
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