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Saw was one of the infamous films that pioneered what has now come to be known as ‘torture porn’. Arriving in 2004 the film had two strangers awaken in a grotty bathroom, each shackled to a pipe. Their only way out was to saw through their ankles with a rusty, and rather flimsy hacksaw blade. The pair were part of a ‘trap’ devised by a deviant new serial killer who wasn’t really a serial killer. Sounds confusing I know, but Jigsaw, aka John Kramer, believed that confronting people with their morality and their indiscretions at the same time made them appreciate life more if they lived. Granted, despite his vision, most subjects ended up dead rather than alive and appreciative.
The series ran for seven films, »
- Kat Smith
“Budgets? We don’t need no stinking budgets!” Sara Adina Smith (probably) uttered before making The Midnight Swim, because budgets be damned, this focused tale-teller achieves chills through natural, organic storytelling. You won’t find a single special effect, any inclusion of CGI, or any trace of cinematic magic, yet tension mounts like a thick fog rolling over a glassy lake. It’s a slow, steady burn whose mundane presentation certainly won’t play to all audiences equally, but for more patient minds, an Earthy story ripe with curiosity and exploration exists for the taking. And what an oh-so-sugary-sweet victory for Smith it is.
This is a “W” for the little guys; the ones who go the independent route so they can tell their own story without restriction. On the flip side, I’m sure a whole new generation of wannabes will now be inspired to find the same success »
- Matt Donato
Every so often, a new sub-category of fright film comes along that takes the horror community by surprise, generated by a one film with a simple idea, capturing it onto celluloid, and delivering it to a mass audience. When that one film that starts a revolution and re-vitalizes interest in the genre his it big, it then becomes a blueprint for other films to carbon copy it in hopes of duplicating the same interest and revenue of its successful template. When The Last Broadcast and The Blair Witch Project were made and released, a substantial amount of copy-cat films were made that intended to replicate the same, exact low budget, shaky-cam, cinema verite-style of filmmaking that are still being produced ad nauseam as this review is being written. As with the release of Paranormal Activity, there was a sudden boom in films being made that followed the same formula almost »
- Leonel Benavides
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
At long last, Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is coming to theaters, and as the horror director’s ardent followers prepare for what’s sure to be some spectacular bloodletting, a new trailer for the cannibal pic has dropped on the film’s official Facebook page.
Though we’ve know the plot of the movie for ages (it screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was originally due to arrive last year, before disagreements with a financier led to the movie getting delayed), Roth’s latest follows a group of college activists who head to the rainforest to protect an indigenous tribe, only for their plane to crash and them to end up captives of the very same natives they had been attempting to help.
- Isaac Feldberg
Producer Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions really only started to branch out beyond the Paranormal Activity franchise three years ago, but those three years have been ridiculously prolific. In that short time, Blumhouse has established itself as a powerhouse in Hollywood horror, with a consistent string of hits like Insidious, Sinister, and The Purge proving that low budgets don't have to equate to bad movies. Blumhouse has even begun dipping its toes outside of the horror genre, most notably with last year's Best Picture nominee Whiplash. And it's all because Blum had this crazy plan to enable filmmakers to make the kind of movies they want to make so long as they aim high and spend low. Last week one of Blumhouse's most recent hits...
- Peter Hall
Welcome to The Last Horror Blog, a biweekly column on all things horror. The Latest Horror News New Paranormal Activity trailer takes us to The Ghost Dimension I’ve always had mixed feelings about the Paranormal Activity franchise. I like the idea of them, but the yearly sequels often felt like a case of diminishing returns as we sat through 90 minutes of doors slamming and sheets taking shape only to get a five-minute finale that raised more questions than answers. However, Greg Plotkin’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is promising to be the final film in the franchise – and this new trailer has me intrigued if only because I’m hoping we’ll finally learn the truth about the demonic Toby and the coven of witches. The Ghost...
- Mike Bracken
For those who may not have caught all in the found footage franchise, here’s a handy recap so you can extract maximum chills from the sixth instalment
In October, the Paranormal Activity juggernaut will finally come screeching to a halt in the form of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The film promises to answer every single question raised by all the previous Paranormal Activity movies, up to and including “Why on Earth is the demon called Toby?” and “Are they really still making Paranormal Activity films?”. Better yet, it’s going to answer them in 3D, because you haven’t seen an interminable shot of a static corridor until you’ve seen it in all three dimensions.
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- Stuart Heritage
Three years ago, a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria seemed to be ready to go ahead. So what happened to it? Its former director explains.
Visually and aurally sumptuous, Dario Argento's Suspiria was one of the most striking horror movies of its age. The soundtrack was cacophonous, the cinematography drenched in colour and often beautiful - even when Argento was spattering the screen with claret.
In 2008, director David Gordon Green risked the ire of horror fans everywhere when he revealed to MTV that he planned to remake Argento's nightmare classic. It could have been a starry affair, too, with Natalie Portman on board as producer and star. That incarnation of the movie appeared to fall apart, though, and Portman ultimately went on to make Black Swan with Darren Aronofsky - a film about a ballet dancer with more than a touch of Argento's delirious brand of storytelling running through it. »
Help, help, help, the full Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension trailer is here, and it's chock-full of scary stuff from your childhood that you probably shouldn't Google late at night (or ever again): Bloody Mary, spirit photography, people talking backward on recordings, cardboard boxes, pools of water at night in pitch black. This movie needs Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, & Co. Asap. It has to be weird-scary, though, because this is reportedly the final installment. The saga will go out with a nostalgic bang in October and will have a 3-D component because these people think flat demons aren't scary. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Producer Jason Blum has confirmed that Ghost Dimension will be the absolute last sequel in the Paranormal Activity franchise, which began in 2009 after the first film became a surprise hit, reigniting the love for found footage cinema in Hollywood.
With a definite ending looming, we have so many lingering questions regarding Paranormal Activity. Will we find out what Toby actually looks like up close? Who is Toby? Will we ever find out why these families keep on get terrorized by ghosts (and, we assume, their respective dimensions)?
Let’s break down the trailer for Ghost Dimension, the final installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise, and figure out what terrors are in store for us this October:
“Where did you get this?”
Oh, you got this weird VHS from a box the old homeowners left in the basement – and the tapes are labeled with menacing titles like “The Letting” and “Lesson 14”? Yeah, »
- Sasha James
Update: The full trailer is now online. Check it out at the bottom of this post. "We're not going to grind this horror franchise into the ground." That's Jason Blum on the Paranormal Activity series, the first installment of which broke him out as one of today's most prominent and prolific producers, particularly of scary movies. The final installment, by this claim, is titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, and it's hitting theaters this October. Speaking to USA Today, Blum also promised that the sequel will conclude in a proper way, tying up all loose ends to truly put the franchise to bed. "What does Toby look like? What's the backstory to the families? These questions have been teased out. Now they will be...
- Christopher Campbell
The new trailer for the sixth and supposedly final installment in the super-low-budget horror franchise introduces the Fleeges family, who have moved into a new house that — surprise — is crazy haunted.
After reviewing some old VHS tapes found in the attic, the family realizes that their spooky situation is no accident. Enter creepy little girls talking backwards, evil demon Toby, scary mirror tricks, etc. Thanks to cameras with a special lens, it looks like the titular supernatural action that was always cleverly obscured will finally be seen by the audience.
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- Alex Stedman
In case the first five Paranormal Activity movies didn't spook you, another one is hitting theaters on Oct. 23. The new one, titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, is (supposedly) the final film in the franchise. The trailer is filled with creepy kids breaking mirrors, saying cryptic things, and chanting "Bloody Mary" backward. They're typical horror movie shenanigans, but by the time a dark, shadowy figure rolls up behind an unsuspecting guy, you might find shivers are going up your spine. Check out the trailer! »
The terrifying trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has made its derivative but deadly debut. Billed with the promise that "every secret will be revealed," the fifth and final Paranormal Activity film is looking to cross the found-footage finish line with what could be its most definitive bit of demonic terrorizing. Check it out below. and watch you back! From the makeshift manipulations, the ambiguous assembly, and low-lit shots, to the safety of a humble abode rendered a claustrophobic catastrophe, there.s no mistaking the fact that the Paranormal Activity series knows what cinematographically butters their bread. This time, we.re introduced to a new family in Palo Alto, California, who, upon acquiring some old-ass video equipment featuring footage of some familiar characters, will inevitably bring a demonic dilemma into their home. Despite the fact that, five movies in, audiences are well aware of what to expect, the setup »
Barely 24 hours have passed since the release of the eerie first teaser for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Paramount – showing a complete disregard to those with bad nerves – has now unveiled the full-length clip.
Billed as the fifth and final entry in the cult horror series, The Ghost Dimension will be helmed by Gregory Plotkin, who has served as both editor and co-producer on a number of entires in the franchise. The trailer itself paints a very familiar scene; naive family moves into a deceivingly nice house, stumbles upon some form of spiritual conduit, shit hits the fan.
In this instance, The Ghost Dimension‘s MacGuffin is a collection of old video tapes and a mysterious, unwieldy camera that holds the power to peek into the titular alternate reality. From there, our protagonists – led by Chris J. Murray and Brit Snow – uncover dark secret after dark secret causing all sorts of supernatural trouble. »
- Michael Briers
Today is the day we get to see the trailer for Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension check it out below. Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension will be in theaters on October 23 2014. The film will also mark the conclusion to the franchise. For fans of The Paranormal Activity horror franchise this one promises to answer all the unknown questions we have had all these years. Oh here is one big surprise the film will be in 3D. »
The Paranormal Activity franchise of horror films is now six films deep, and the sixth and latest film, The Ghost Dimension, may be its last. USA Today spoke with Jason Blum and confirmed that this is the finale.
However, this will not only make a directorial debut for The Ghost Dimension‘s director Gregory Plotkin, but will also be the first film in the franchise to be shot in 3-D. The story involves a camera that can see spirits and demons invisible to the naked eye as well as the summoning of Bloody Mary and a demon known by a little girl as “Toby”.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension opens October 23. Watch the first trailer below:
The post ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’, the last in the franchise, gets a trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Brian Welk
The first trailer for “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” suggests screenwriters Gavin Heffernan and Adam Robitel really liked “The Ring.” The upcoming horror movie will focus on an evil spirit that has found its way into a family’s home after the filmmaking dad watches a strange VHS tape he discovered in a box. But at least the familiar premise promises that audiences will actually see the supernatural activity in the sixth installment of the Paramount Pictures franchise. Along with the old tape, the protagonists find a weird camera that captures “spirit photography.” Also read: New 'Paranormal Activity,' »
- Greg Gilman
The found-footage horror franchise that changed the face of the horror genre is coming to an end. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension just released its first trailer, and it looks like it’s ending the franchise on a terrifying note.
The final instalment of the Paranormal Activity series finds a new family living in the original house, and sure enough, it’s still filled to the brim with nasty ghosts. The Ghost Dimension follows a family that finds some old spooky tapes that re-awaken the malevolent spirits of the home. The family’s young daughter becomes targeted as part of an evil prophecy, which prompts a final horrifying battle against the spirit world.
This time around, the subjects of the film find a peculiar camera that picks up things that cannot be seen with the naked eye, i.e. ghosts. This looks like it’s going to allow a unique »
- Amanda Wood
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