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It’s been a while since we’ve been treated to a memorable family-friendly horror film, but fear not, because R.L. Stine has found a new way to please fans – by unleashing his demons on the big screen. Goosebumps is essentially The Cabin In The Woods for kiddies, because it attacks the genre with the same sense of relentless fun, just with a more appropriate brand.
Instead of an Angry Molesting Tree cameo, we get a subtle Nightmare On Elm Street reference squeezed into a werewolf chase, but it’s still just as self-referential, and just as cheekily fun. Trade bloody kills for light-hearted, ghoulish guffaws, and you’ve got an immensely fun introduction to horror that’s tame enough for the youngest tikes in your clan, yet funny enough for all ages.
- Matt Donato
When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Tombstone) leads an all-star cast, including Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods) in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West. The new movie stars Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
With the advent of the Internet, postmodernism found the perfect vessel. Today, a few clicks and an enter button can thrust you into any realm you so chose – along with a wink and plenty of ironic air quotations. This practice hasn’t solely applied to the common consumer either; tastemakers and artists have also sought this chic alternative in their works. Charlie Kaufman writes about his fictional self in Adaptation (2002), dreams become genres within themselves in Inception (2010), and a super- (anti-) hero mocks comic book movies in next year’s Deadpool.
It’s become so ingrained in the cinema of today that thinking back to a time before deconstructive art becomes a postmodern practice within itself. But we have to keep reminding ourselves what the archetypes of each genre are, otherwise it’s easy to miss the irony and just absorb the quotations. This was something that the late, great »
- Danilo Castro
Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly pulled back the curtain on the intense first trailer for S. Craig Zahler’s cannibal western Bone Tomahawk, pinpointing some of the unspeakable threats that await for Sheriff Franklin Hurt (Kurt Russell) and the denizens of Bright Hope, the dusty old town he’s sworn to protect.
Low and behold, Russell’s grouchy lead has a posse of supporting characters along for the ride, and today the studio has rolled out five moody, sun-kissed character posters for the drama. Tethered with simple monikers in a style not unlike Quentin Tarantino’s, the one-sheets are really designed to show the film’s leading players, who will put old quibbles aside when the find they have a common enemy: a marauding group of savage cannibals.
What unfolds is an old-fashioned rescue mission, after a number of townsfolk are kidnapped by the cannibals, leaving Russell’s law enforcer »
- Michael Briers
Following its recent closing night screening at Fantastic Fest, the Kurt Russell-starring cannibal Western, Bone Tomahawk, is teased in a new photo gallery and official trailer ahead of its October 23rd VOD debut.
"When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Tombstone) leads an all-star cast, including Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (“Lost”) and Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods) in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West."
- Derek Anderson
*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair so once again, Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the next several weeks.
Unfortunately, not all of the announcements for the upcoming 2015 Halloween television season have been made yet (we’re still missing out on the full details on AMC’s plans for their 2015 FearFest that begins on October 18th), so we’ll be continuing to update this post throughout the month to make sure you guys know what’s coming up. All times listed are Et/Pt:
* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold*
- Heather Wixson
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.
An ecstatically original work of film-history-philosophy with a digital-cinema palette of acutely crafted compositions. Amour Fou seamlessly blends together the paintings of Vermeer, the acting of Bresson, and the psychological undercurrents of a Dostoevsky novel. It is an intensely thrilling and often slyly comic work that manages to combine a passionately dispassionate love story of the highest order with a larger socio-historical examination of a new era of freedom, and the tragedy beset by »
- TFS Staff
You wait years for a Kurt Russell-fronted Western and suddenly two arrive in quick succession. Before heading off into the wintery hills of Wyoming for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we’ll see Russell pick up the hat and sheriff’s badge for S. Craig Zahler haunting cannibal drama Bone Tomahawk, and today brings forth the film’s maiden trailer.
Coming by way of Entertainment Weekly, our first look at Zahler’s stylish and decidedly dark drama showcases Russell as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sworn protector of a dusty old town known as Bright Hope. Haunted by a group of vicious cannibals, the residents of the remote settlement sleep with one eye open, though when a number of settlers are kidnapped, Russell’s lead whips a search party in order to locate the missing persons – and put an end to the cannibal’s reign once and for all.
- Michael Briers
The Cabin in the Woods may have had a pretty conclusive ending, but its box office success means that the studio apparently wants a sequel.
Drew Goddard's directorial debut wrapped in 2009 but was stuck in post-development hell when MGM filed for bankruptcy. It was finally released in the spring of 2012.
"The studio wants to do it. They've come to us," Goddard told Den of Geek of the possibility of a follow-up.
"The funny part is, I don't think we planned that movie to do a sequel, you know?"
He added: "The fun thing about Cabin is, the rules are pretty crazy.
"We get away with a lot of crazy stuff. So, I'm sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to.
"I know »
Director Ridley Scott makes the most of an excellent script and a first-rate star for a scintillating sci-fi trip to the red planet
Proving conclusively that it really is all about the writing, Ridley Scott’s most enjoyable film in years reassures us that the creakiness of Prometheus, the cack-handed contrivance of The Counsellor and the sheer stodginess of Exodus: Gods and Kings were genetically rooted in their respective screenplays. Scott may not have the best eye for a decent script (he thought A Good Year read like a charming Russell Crowe vehicle), but when the right words are on the page he can visualise them like no other. From the creative back and forth of Hampton Fancher and David Peoples on Blade Runner, through the genius of Callie Khouri’s Thelma and Louise screenplay, to this terrifically crowd-pleasing adaptation of Andy Weir’s book by The Cabin in the Woods creator Drew Goddard, »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
“The Martian” has been called “‘Cast Away’ on Mars” in various corners of the Internet, but it’s actually quite a different movie than the 2000 Tom Hanks film. Yes, Matt Damon’s astronaut is stranded in a place where he has little hope of surviving, but he approaches the extremely treacherous situation very differently from Hanks’ character. Damon’s character remains rather humorous, upbeat and optimistic in his time persevering to survive on the Red Planet. That optimism is largely what spoke to “The Martian” screenwriter Drew Goddard when he read the novel by Andy Weir that’s the basis for the film, which opened in theaters yesterday. Goddard (whose past credits include “The Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost” and “Buffy”) spoke to HitFix about the challenges of adapting a book with a lot of technical language, why he considers “The Martian” a “religious movie,” and which book moment that »
- Emily Rome
The Martian's writer Drew Goddard has been hitting the promotional trail for it and, like quote-factory Ridley Scott, he’s also been asked about other projects he either has or could be attached to. He gave a surprising answer to a question about his directorial debut, The Cabin In The Woods: it seems MGM wants to go back to the cabin.Talking with Den Of Geek, Goddard had this to say about the studio’s seeming excitement for more of the horror-tweaking concept that he and Joss Whedon came up with, wrote and produced together: "the studio wants to do it. They've come to us."There’s just one small matter to be solved. How do you make a sequel to a film that – without getting into spoilers – would seem to rule out any follow-ups? The story of a group of unwary friends headed to a spooky cabin in the woods, »
After sitting on a shelf for several years due to MGM's financial difficulties, Drew Goddard's gleefully imaginative take on horror movie tropes was finally released in 2012 after being rescued by Lionsgate. The Cabin In The Woods didn't make any huge waves at the box office, but it did strike a chord with critics and horror fans alike and has since developed a large... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
With Furious 7 and The Hateful Eight, it’s shaping up to be the year of Kurt Russell, and that’s not all he has on his slate. Premiering at Fantastic Fest this week and then arriving towards the end of the month is his western Bone Tomahawk. Coming from writer-director Craig Zahler, it follows four men who set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
The first trailer has now landed and looks to effectively sell a bad-ass Kurt Russell vehicle, although reviews at Fantastic Fest seemed to be all over the place. One will have to wait until October 23rd to see where they fall (and our take will be coming shortly), but it’s certainly one to keep on your radar in this busy fall season. Also starring Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins and Lili Simmons, check out the trailer below. »
- Leonard Pearce
If you have not seen "The Cabin in the Woods" and don't want to know what happens, do not read this article. I repeat: Do Not Read This Article. Don't. Do it. Now, on to the major, major spoilers... In a recent interview with Den of Geek, "The Cabin in the Woods" writer/director Drew Goddard spilled that Lionsgate is actually clamoring for a sequel to the film, which grossed $66 million worldwide and was presumably profitable. "...the studio wants to do it," said Goddard. "They've come to us. ...The funny part is, I don't think we planned that movie to do a sequel you know?" He's not kidding. As anyone who has seen the uber-meta horror flick knows: the world ends at the end of the movie. As in, finito. Finished. No more world. Bye, bye, world. Goddard is unperturbed. "...the fun thing about Cabin is, the rules are pretty crazy, »
- Chris Eggertsen
It took Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard a long time to bring The Cabin In The Woods to the big screen, and when it was finally released, it was delayed by a number of years thanks to MGM’s near bankruptcy (which is why it starred a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth). However, the movie was still a decent sized hit with over $65 million worldwide, and now Lionsgate apparently wants a sequel.
In a recent interview to promote The Martian, Goddard confirmed:
“The studio wants to do it. They’ve come to us. There’s nothing in the hopper right now, but who knows? The way [co-writer] Joss [Whedon] and I work, we might wake up tomorrow and go, ‘let’s go do that’, or whatever.”
It’s no secret that Whedon wants to do something original after helming two Avengers movies, but it’s not hard to imagine him being tempted back »
- Josh Wilding
Drew Goddard's Cabin In The Woods had a bumpy ride to the big screen. Delayed from release thanks to MGM's near bankruptcy a few years back, Lionsgate rescued the tongue-in-cheek horror movie and released into theaters, where it did solid, but not spectacular business. Everyone figured it would live on a cult favorite, and we'd never really hear anything about it again, but surprisingly, it seems the studio wants more. Chatting with Den Of Geek, Goddard revealed that Lionsgate is keen on the notion of a followup. "...the studio wants to do it. They've come to us," he said. The movie, which deconstructs the tropes of the cabin-in-the-woods thrillers, before going for a balls out, gonzo finale, by its very concept doesn't seem like one that would organically conjure a sequel, though if the folks behind "Scream" could it, I suppose nothing is out of the question. And I »
- Kevin Jagernauth
He's also the writer/director of 2012's critically-acclaimed slasher horror The Cabin in the Woods while more recently, he's been part of - then dropped out of - a number of interesting projects, from Marvel's Daredevil to the planned Spider-Man spin-off movie Sinister Six.
Digital Spy caught up with Goddard to talk about all this and more, from his work with Steven Spielberg - he's written the script for Robopocalypse - to his forthright take on movies based on video games.
Were you not earmarked at one point to possibly direct The Martian?
"Yeah. The plan was to direct, and then – and this falls under "good problems to have" – but I had three things all green-lit »
October is finally upon us which means horror and sci-fi fans have a lot to be looking forward to, especially when it comes to the films hitting VOD this month as there numerous highly anticipated choices arriving on various platforms throughout the month, including Tales of Halloween, Deathgasm, Gravy, Knock Knock, The Final Girls, A Christmas Horror Story, Bone Tomahawk, and one of my own most anticipated films of 2015, Tokyo Tribe from visionary filmmaker Shion Sono.
Here’s a look at all the genre titles arriving on VOD this October!
A Christmas Horror Story (Rlj Entertainment) - October 2nd
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive. When Krampus - the anti-Santa who punishes the naughty children - is summoned by a young boy, everyone’s fight for survival begins. »
- Heather Wixson
How on Earth (no pun intended) does one write a screenplay like The Martian, where the majority of your story is set on an alien landscape? How, in addition, does a screenwriter attack a story where the lead character is all alone on a planet for 95% of the film? These are but a sliver of the obstacles facing The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard as he sat down to adapt Andy Weir.s best-selling novel for Sir Ridley Scott to direct. Goddard.s no slouch at the keyboard, having scripted episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias and Lost, as well as the feature films Cloverfield and The Cabin in the Woods (the latter of which, he directed). We were able to speak with Goddard at the Toronto International Film Festival about his experiences working on The Martian (a movie we Loved), and this is what we learned: Writing Scenes Set »
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