9 items from 2012
When it comes to legendary horror figures, few characters come close to the horrific nature of Scotland's Sawney Bean. The long-lasting campfire story informs us that Sawney Bean was the patriarch of a cannibal family that killed over 1,000 people near the end of the 15th century. You can keep your Bloody Marys and your Jersey Devils; when it comes to long-standing local terrors, Sawney Bean is the Leatherface of urban legends. The story goes that Sawney Bean and an equally vicious wife took to the caves, built up a feral family, and murdered hundreds of unlucky travelers for food. Sounds like a perfect pitch for a horror flick, yes? As someone who discovered this creepy legend several years back, I've always wondered why there wasn't a "definitive" Sawney Bean horror movie. True, Wes Craven probably used the legend as partial inspiration for the original Hills Have Eyes (1977), and Jack Ketchum »
- Scott Weinberg
Director: Lucky McKee
Synopsis: When country lawyer/chauvinistic bastard Chris Cleek chances upon a feral woman whilst hunting, he captures her and holds her hostage in his basement to try and ‘civilize’ her. It’s only a matter of time before ‘the woman’ is subjected to a whole manner of abuse…
When it comes to horror, the biggest question of all is – why do we love it? No matter which subgenre, or by whatever means – shocks, gore, or disturbing psychology – the genre is by its very definition horrific. Perhaps the truth is simple – we love to be challenged, to have to stop and think about what’s happening in front of us, whether it’s acceptable, and most importantly, how much more we can stomach. Some may debate the horror credentials of Lucky McKee’s The Woman (it’s an »
- Tom Fordy
One of the Northeast's biggest horror festivals is ready to rise again as Rock and Shock is scheduled for October 12-14 at the Dcu Center and Palladium in Worcester, Mass. We've got a full list of the first guests officially announced.
Dig this lineup of celebrities, and keep in mind this is just the beginning. Festival organizers will be announcing additional guests, and the music line-up, as they are made official.
Initial Rock and Shock Guest List
--Laurence Harvey (The Human Centipede 2)
- Doctor Gash
Father's Day: the hallowed holiday where we celebrate dads everywhere, even the shining examples of fatherhood that see fit to terrorize their offspring as if they were the enemy. Wait! Those aren't the dads we want to celebrate! They're part of the problem!
Bad parenting seems to be a bit of a trend when it comes to horror, and we've got 13 daddies, a mixed bag of the good and bad, to celebrate the upcoming holiday...and perhaps make you appreciate your own father a little more.
First we celebrate the dedicated dads who'd do anything for their children – as few as there seem to be in fiction, that is.
Rick Grimes, “The Walking Dead”
Actor: Andrew Lincoln
A dedicated father through and through, Rick's first actions upon waking from his coma are searching for his wife and son in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, which has been raging on »
- Molotov Cupcake
by Jason Lees, MoreHorror.com
For me, the output of Bloody Disgusting Selects DVD line has been hit or miss. I really dug Yellowbrick Road and I really wanted to like Chop, but past that, it’s been kind of a mixed bag. However, it’s still one of the more promising runs out there and I’ll take my chances with the series anyday, but now they’ve delivered pure gold by giving the world the newest Lucky McKee flick The Woman.
Around here, McKee walks on water. The man who gave us May gets a free pass and even though he’s barely had anything released since then (The Woods was stolen away from him by studio meddling and his Masters of Horror episode Sick Girl was just too brief), you can tell from what he has put out that his black little heart is in the right place. »
The Woman Directed by: Lucky McKee Written by: Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum Starring: Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley Carter, Zach Rand Every year there are a handful of films that make waves on the festival circuit and manage to get people talking -- not necessarily because they are great films but because they are shocking and controversial. Some would say that the ability to provoke is the sign of a great work of art, but it can also divide audiences and completely turn viewers off. Clearly this kind of hype is a double-edged sword, and yet it's hard to deny that it can bring a smaller film plenty of attention. Lucky McKee's The Woman is a film whose reputation precedes it. After causing one audience member to faint and another to stand up and berate the director at Sundance last year, it soon became the talk of the town. »
Title: The Woman Director: Lucky McKee (‘The Woods’) Starring: Sean Bridgers (TV’s ‘Deadwood’), Pollyanna McIntosh (‘Offspring’), Angela Bettis (‘Girl, Interrupted,’ TV’s ‘Carrie’) and Lauren Ashley Carter (‘The Prodigies’) People often think their actions benefit everyone, and don’t always think about the consequences will negatively affect those around them. This is one of the main themes in the new horror film ‘The Woman,’ which is now available on DVD. The movie’s director and co-writer, Lucky McKee, bravely showcased the evil and conniving acts of violence seemingly upstanding people take in the privacy of their own home. They enjoy unleashing terror on their innocent neighbors, claiming the torture will benefit them and »
After first bringing the titular character to life in Andrew van den Houten's 2009 flick Offspring, Scottish actress Pollyanna McIntosh is back in co-writer/director Lucky McKee's hugely controversial sequel The Woman, which features the actress returning to square off against a demented family who capture her animalistic character in an effort to domesticate her.
As you can imagine, this does not go well, and soon The Woman must rise up against her captors and find freedom once again outside of their twisted little world.
Dread Central recently spoke with McIntosh, who discussed the controversy surrounding McKee's sequel as well as her initial concerns with some of the physical demands of the script and the director's clever treatment of the shocking material within the film's story.
We asked McIntosh her thoughts on returning to the role of The Woman in a sequel catered specifically for her brilliant performance three years prior now. »
On Tuesday, January 24th, co-writer/director Lucky McKee's controversial deconstruction of the ideal American family, The Woman, will be released everywhere on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD platforms courtesy of Bloody Disgusting Selects. Dread Central recently caught up with McKee for an exclusive interview to discuss his latest directorial efforts, balancing shock versus substance and more. The filmmaker also answers his critics over the outrage many felt by the story he and co-writer Jack Ketchum crafted for The Woman.
The titular character in McKee's The Woman (played by Pollyanna McIntosh) first appeared in Andrew van den Houten's 2009 flick Offspring. McKee, who was a big fan of the film, discussed just how a sequel came about after meeting van den Houten and why he came on board to not only tackle a film but a book project as well that teamed him up with legendary genre writer Jack Ketchum.
9 items from 2012
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