12 items from 2016
Landmine Goes Click, 2015.
Directed by Levan Bakhia.
An American backpacking in the former Soviet Union steps on a landmine and is forced to watch as his girlfriend is tortured and abused.
People trapped in unusual circumstances can make for interesting movies, mainly because the filmmakers have to spend a feature-length running time trying to build suspense and make the situation unbearable to watch. Landmine Goes Click is, at times, unbearable to watch but for many different reasons, and boredom is never one of them because it tends to shift focus every so often so that what you thought was the initial threat/plot point is merely a setup for what will come later.
- Amie Cranswick
Di Bonaventura Pictures and Caliber Media are moving forward with Puppet Master: The Littles Reich, the first film in a planned reboot universe of the horror franchise. Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. Craig Zahler is set to pen the script for the latest Puppet Master film, which is teased in a new poster:
Press Release: Dallas, TX (May 2, 2016) – Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, Transformers) and Caliber Media (Dark Was The Night, Some Kind Of Hate) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band’s cult classic horror film franchise Puppet Master. With the intention to produce multiple storylines within this new universe, the producers have set S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) to write the first script entitled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich and expand the mythology, and the director’s search is quietly underway.
The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura »
- Derek Anderson
Every devoted horror fan at one time or another has sat down and taken the time to jot down his or her “bucket list” of people – actors, directors, etc. – who have all appeared in or helped helm horror films they love and have grown an attachment to. When I was a horror “newbie” back in the early-to-mid-80’s, there were films that shocked and terrified me and the more I watched them as years progressed, the more I became curious about the people who put these films together. I dreamed of getting to meet and hang out with those fabulous individuals that comprised their casts. The first one I ever put together was in the tenth grade sometime in 1990 while sitting in Physics class, staring at Mrs. Gooch and longing for the bell to ring to let us go. I had just started to educate myself on the popular (and at the same time, »
- Leonel VHS
Well, here we are again, back in Corman waters. Why do we keep coming back? What is the pull of a Roger Corman production that calls to us like a syphilitic siren wailing from the rocks, beckoning us home? My guess is quality chafing the walls of quantity. There are a lot of exploitation movies out there, and most were justified their position on the lower rung of a double bill on a Tuesday night at the drive-in. But un film du Corman is different – he’s always had an innate gift for corralling talent on the rise, and kind enough to foster it on the way down. His turn of the decade monster mash Humanoids from the Deep (1980) is a perfect storm of his wondrous cinematic sensibilities.
And of course I mean ‘wondrous’ as it applies to our station, the gloriously trashy and deliciously weird. Humanoids fits neatly into »
- Scott Drebit
Shipley has been in several films (Club Lingerie, Guardians of The Galaxy, Jailbait) and Fjalarsson is an Icelandic actor that was written up in Variety as one of the rising stars from Europe.
When speaking about the actors, Director Michael Matteo Rossi told us "Having known Nicole for a few years now and having worked with her on a past film; I was indeed thrilled to have her come on board. After I cast Nicole, I thought of Atli (who I had met somewhat recently) to play the boyfriend and they had fantastic chemistry together on set and were a joy to work with. The interesting thing about both of them is that they are young stars truly on the rise and really added to the overall quality of the film. »
If, within art cinema, there comes the instant gravitation to less the film than the name — the all-powerful auteur that supposedly doesn’t have to bow down to corporate masters — then even with a film as immediately striking as 1976’s Insiang, we begin with its author, Lino Brocka. Even in a life cut tragically short, he left enough of a mark to still be considered the Philippines’ greatest filmmaker, amongst his laurels being the nation’s first director to play in competition at Cannes. A particular association made with him was an outspoken criticism of the Philippines’ dictator-in-chief, Ferdinand Marcos.
But carrying that expectation over to Insiang, even without one mention of Marcos’ name throughout the film, the presence of both a fundamentally rotten authority and people left to fend for themselves in poverty leans a viewer, even the uninformed, towards assuming a greater institutional critique. Yet to quickly sum »
- Ethan Vestby
Our monthly round up of horror DVDs and Blu-rays, led by the wonderful and terrifying Audition...
So, it seems to be time once again to ask that age-old question: what’s your favourite cinematic depiction of conjoined twins? Ranging from the mutoid majesty of That Guy In Total Recall With The Talking Stomach Baby through to the Farrelly brothers’ gross-out gubbins Stuck On You, Hollywood has carved a progressive path in its depiction of wretched freaks of nature, magical otherworldly beings and monstrous killers. Following in this glorious tradition of stigmatising the disabled (insert Iain Duncan Smith reference here), this month sees the Bluray release of Frank Henenlotter’s classic splatter comedy Basket Case trilogy.
The director of the equally subtle Frankenhooker cut his teeth with his 1982 cult favourite Basket Case, which told the tale of the Bradley brothers, bemulleted Duane (Kevin van Hentenryck), the ostensibly ’normal »
Time traveling twists and a robot on a rampage will hit Blu-ray in February via Scream Factory's double feature Blu-ray of Millennium and R.O.T.O.R., and we have a look at the release details. Also in this round-up: teaser trailers for Sable and Chateau Sauvignon: terroir.
Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray: Press Release: "The future is yours with time travel and a killer robot! Scream Factory presents a sci-fi double feature to shout about when Millennium & R.O.T.O.R. come to Blu-ray on February 23, 2016. These two cult classics from the 80s are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release including an alternate ending for Millennium.
Leap into thrilling, time-travelling mayhem with Millennium.When safety investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson, Blade) looks into a disastrous airplane crash, he soon makes a shocking discovery – one that will impact the future of humanity itself. The beautiful but mysterious Louise (Cheryl Ladd, »
- Derek Anderson
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Legion of Super-Heroes, Vixen, Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: The Killing Joke, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Damage Control, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Deadpool, Cable, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Hellfire, Superior, Heroes Reborn and more…
We’ll kick off this rather packed edition of The Week in Spandex with the DC Extended Universe, and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just over a couple of months away from release director Zack Snyder has shared the first clip from the film, which features a rather tense standoff between The Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) and the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) [watch it here], while a »
- Gary Collinson
Trailer number two for writer/director Michael Matteo Rossi’s upcoming thriller Sable has released and you can watch it below the details. Keep checking MoreHorror.com for additional updates concerning this film.
Filmed in Los Angeles, the film follows Sable is an emotionally unstable woman who dreams about moving away with her older boyfriend, a recovering alcoholic named Landon, to Wyoming. Over the last year, Sable, who always puts others before herself, has tried her hardest to get Landon off the bottle and so far has been successful, but all of that is shattered when Landon accidentally kills a man in an attempted rape of her. This action prompts Landon to reach out to Colton: his estranged son who’s a low-bit drug dealer, to clean up the mess. Colton, having a lot of resentment towards Landon and being a sociopath himself, uses them to get even with his former mentor and drug kingpin, »
Earlier today, at the Television Critics Association press tour, CBS announced that former Supergirl Laura Vandervoort (Smallville; Bitten) would be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of their hit superhero drama Supergirl. She has been cast in a recurring role as the DC Comics superheroine-turned-villain Indigo, who is being described as "a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way." Vandervoort will make her debut as the villainess in Episode 15. Vandervoort is the second former Supergirl to appear on the show after Helen Slater, who plays Kara's mother. And if that wasn't enough, the producers teased that all three Supergirls (Benoist, Vandervoort, & Slater) will be appearing together in an episode during the latter half of this freshman season. Additionally, the show has also cast Jeff Branson (I Spit On Your Grave) as another DC Comics character, »
From The Press Release:
InnoVate Productions proudly announces the completion of their feature film, Sable. The psychological-thriller film features an ensemble cast from television and film including Bojess Christopher, Ayla Kell, Rodney Eastman, Jon Briddell, Chris Petrovski, Tess Kartel to name a few. Shot during December, Sable is currently in post-production and is scheduled for release in 2016.
Filmed in Los Angeles, the film follows Sable is an emotionally unstable woman who dreams about moving away with her older boyfriend, a recovering alcoholic named Landon, to Wyoming. Over the last year, Sable, who always puts others before herself, has tried her hardest to get Landon off the »
12 items from 2016
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