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I love the different kind of projects that Elijah Wood takes on and once again it looks like he’s out to prove that he can play any genre and find a great character, this time it’s in Nacho Vigolando’s Open Windows – the man behind Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial.
This web-based thriller finds Wood playing Nick Chambers, a man who wins a date in a contest with actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey). However, she refuses to have the dinner and Nick meets ‘Chord’ online and makes an offer he can’t refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realising that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing — and no one — are as they seem…
This debut trailer holds all kinds of creepiness and kinda »
- Dan Bullock
Horror gaming is a monster in and of itself. Yet, one monster has been seemingly absent from the bloody masquerade of video games... the slasher. That is all changing with Supermassive Games’ upcoming slasher film-inspired Until Dawn.
The game made a stunning debut during Sony's press conference, where they were keen to point out the large role the element of choice will play in the game. The news was already promising, but the developers just revealed how deep the infernal pit goes...
Until Dawn will feature thousands of storyline branches and hundreds of endings. The game accomplishes this through the use of what Supermassive calls “the butterfly effect.” When a choice must be made, such as whether or not to pick up a book, a small butterfly icon will appear, indicating this choice will have consequences later in the game. The path you choose will lead you to one of »
- Scott Dell
Today is Jennifer Lawrence's birthday, and to celebrate Vulture has dug up a supremely embarrassing curio from the Oscar-winner's past -- scenes from "Not Another High School Show," a bizarre, uniquely horrible Comedy Central pilot that was based on the 2007 semi-success "Not Another Teen Movie." Just watch it.
In the clip, Alison Brie (from "Community," "Scream 4" and "The Lego Movie") stars as Muffy the Vampire Slayer. So, yes, there are a bunch of vagina jokes that are pretty pointless (many center around pubic hair, it's probably good you should know that going in). What makes this parody even dumber is that "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was a cult series that went off the air at least five years before this pilot went into production. Not exactly of-the-moment satire, guys. Anyway, you'll see a bunch of that and then Jennifer Lawrence, America's sassy sweetheart, pops up towards the end »
- Drew Taylor
(Cbr) There’s a new show coming to MTV, and it’s a real "Scream." No, really — it’s "Scream." The slasher horror movies are making the leap to the small screen with a new MTV pilot, first announced more than two years ago, and now moving forward with a cast and crew. MTV has revealed the cast of "Scream" consists of the following actors and characters: Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duval – a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged her from childhood best friend Audrey. Amy Forsyth as Audrey Jensen – the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Audrey is an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker. John Karna as Noah Foster – creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world. Best friends with Audrey. Carlson Young as »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Wes Craven’s 1996 Scream was easily one of the best and most influential horror films of the 1990s. Its sequel in 1997 was just as successful with critics, audiences, and at the box office. The franchise faltered with 2000’s Scream 3, but started to take a step back in the right direction with 2011’s Scream 4. While rumors have persisted for sometime that a Scream 5 is in the works, Entertainment Weekly reports that a TV series based on the popular franchise is officially moving forward and now has a cast and director.
In development since 2012, the Scream TV series will air on MTV, where other movie-turned-show, Teen Wolf, has a rabid cult following. The showrunner will be Jill Blotevogel (Ravenswood), while the pilot will be scripted by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds), and will now be directed by Jamie Travis (For a Good Time, Call…). It is curious to »
- Max Molinaro
For those who thought the Scream franchise had found new life after Scream 4 (or was it Scre4m?) might be in for some heartache according to screenwriter Kevin Williamson. In an interview with Cinefiles at last week’s 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Willamson talked openly about the future of the Scream franchise…
“It’s weird, when I pitched Scream 4, I pitched Scream 4, 5 and 6,” Williamson explained to a few journalists. “I pitched a whole new trilogy. I guess Scream 4 never took off in a way they hoped, and so…”
“I’m curious. I’ll watch it. I’ll give it a go,” he said of the TV show. “Teen Wolf »
- Luke Owen
It's a shame to discover the amount of bad blood that exists between the Scream franchise's creative minds. To hear Kevin Williamson tell it, it doesn't sound like he'll be back to the series anytime soon.
Bloody-Disgusting was recently pointed to Cinefilles by an avid reader. The big story coming out of there is that Scream writer Kevin Williamson still has plans for a Scream 5 and Scream 6, but that nobody seems all that interested in making them.
Of course, this has something to do with Scream 4's rather disappointing domestic box office, and also the fact that the franchise is currently being re-imagined as a television series for MTV (with Wes Craven's involvement). What's most surprising (and disappointing) about this news isn't that Williamson has zero involvement in the television series, but that Craven and co. (The Weinstein Company) seem to have written him off.
“It’s weird, »
- Matt Serafini
A meditative contemplation of the boredom of overprivileged, under-aspiring, shallow, spoiled kids. As you’ve been dying to see. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I can’t wait for the day when James Franco finally comes out of the performance-art closet and reveals that almost everything he’s done in the past, oh, ten years or so has been part of an intricate ongoing practical joke to yank celebrity culture and our knee-jerk worship of those who are famous. His turn as the charlatan man behind the curtain in Oz the Great and Powerful was a big clue, I think. He’s waiting for someone — anyone — to debunk the smoke and mirrors of the fame that allows him to churn out increasingly ridiculous pontifical junk. And no one does. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
In some respects, Animal is a cut above the usual Chiller fare. It boasts a much better pedigree. It’s executive produced by Drew Barrymore and her Flower Films production company. The creature design and effects are by Gary Tunnicliffe (Scream 4, My Bloody Valentine, Feast). The music is by tomandandy (The Hills Have Eyes, The Strangers). The cast is full of familiar faces including Jeremy Sumpter (Frailty, Excision), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), and Amaury Nolasco (2 Fast 2 Furious, Transformers). Unfortunately, in just about every other way it’s business as usual.
The post Review: A Good Creature is Wasted in Animal appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Summer is officially right around the corner, which means horror DVD and Blu-rays are starting to heat up as well. This week, we’ve got several cult classics hitting high definition for the first time, another special edition set of the first three seasons of The Walking Dead,and the recent RoboCop reboot directed by Jose Padilha and starring Joel Kinnaman.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a special Doctor Who David Tennant-themed collection being released, several indie creature features and we’re finally seeing the official arrival of the Video Nasties documentaries stateside on Tuesday. Check out all the horror and sci-fi fun you can add to your home collections this week below!
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (Cult Epics, Blu-ray)
Prepare yourselves… The strangest bedtime story ever told! Cult Epics brings you Death Bed, George Barry’s uniquely weird journey through a world of wind demons, »
- Heather Wixson
David Arquette is a dad again! The 42-year-old actor welcomed son Charlie West with girlfriend Christina McLarty on Monday, April 28, in Los Angeles, Arquette's rep confirms to Us Weekly. Photos: Celeb pregnancies "Charlie West is here. They are thrilled …[and] baby is healthy," a source tells Us. Baby Charlie's arrival makes Coco, Arquette's 9-year-old daughter with ex Courteney Cox, a big sister. The Scream 4 actor revealed back in January to Us he couldn't be more excited to be a dad again. "I’ve done it once," he told Us. [...] »
<< Continued from Summer Forecast: #1 - 1213. The Fault in our Stars (June 6): As usual, there's not a ton of compelling content for women this Summer. One exception to that is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a romantic drama based off the popular John Green novel. The trailer has over 15 million views on YouTube*in line with most would-be blockbusters*and star Shailene Woodley is coming off a break-out role in Divergent. Look for this to be a solid hit as well. (Domestic: $120 million, Foreign: $55 million)14. Deliver Us From Evil (July 2): Horror movies can provide a nice alternative to all of the big-budget spectacle, R-rated humor, and animated fare that dominates multiplexes during the Summer months. Last year's The Conjuring was a surprise hit with $137.4 million; if anything is going to match that this year, its Deliver Us from Evil. The strong trailer features a lengthy, very frightening »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Feature Sarah Dobbs 14 Apr 2014 - 07:00
Sarah argues that MTV's Scream TV pilot could be a great addition to the franchise...
There are lots of reasons to be pessimistic about the proposed Scream TV show. You could see the idea as a cynical cash grab, an attempt to wring the last few dollars out of the franchise after Scream 4 failed to do as well as its predecessors at the box office. You might wonder why you’d bother taking a recognisable brand name and applying it to what sounds like a completely different property anyway. And you might well look at some of Wes Craven’s non-Scream projects over the last decade and wonder if he’s in touch with what a modern horror audience even wants.
But where’s the fun in that? If you’re a horror fan, you’re probably well acquainted with the thrill »
The Skeleton Crew #82: Scream 4 0:00 23:00 The Crew starts things of with Duncan McLeish from Podcast Under the Stairs. We all talk about the loss of a great man, Oderus Urungus (Murray Dave Brockie). Duncan was lucky enough to interview him last year! 23:01 27:30 Its the 2 Year Anniversary of The Skeleton Crew! Yes we have been going at it for 2 whole years April 2nd! 28:45 43:00 20 Years ago on the day of this shows release April 5t… »
(Cbr) Ghostface’s big-screen rampage appears to be at an end, given the disappointing box-office returns on 2011′s "Scream 4". But the murder king of movie-trivia mayhem will return on the small screen, courtesy of MTV’s developing "Scream" TV series. TV Line has a breakdown of characters that will appear on the network’s upcoming one-hour drama pilot. They include: Harper Duval, a 16-year-old introvert and intellectual who is suddenly part of the popular crowd, despite her misgivings. She has drifted apart from her longtime best friend, a girl named … Audrey Jesen, who is “the bicurious daughter of a Lutheran pastor.” She’s an “artsy-loner” and is described as “more arresting-looking than pretty.” She dreams of one day becoming a filmmaker; hopefully she’ll have an easier time of it than Randy Meeks from Scream stories of yore. Noah Foster is Audrey’s new best friend; he’s a brilliant, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
We all knew it was coming to an end but HBO's long-running erotically charged vampire series 'True Blood' is finally due to kick the bucket following it's seventh and final season. The network has announced that the airing of the final 10 episodes will begin on Sunday 22 June at 9:00pm. HBO programming head Michael Lombardo praised the show when the announcement of the final season was made last September for its defining qualities ' that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey.' 'True Blood' stars Anna Paquin ('Scream 4'), Alexander Skarsgard ('Battleship'), Ryan Kwanten and Stephen Moyer and is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by bestselling author Charlaine Harris. You can check out a new season 7 teaser below. »
Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence of horror and serial killer dramas make their way to our television sets and give us nightmares on a weekly basis. Dexter opened the door for serial killers, which has led to shows like The Following, Bates Motel, and Hannibal. We’ve also seen shows like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, and now the upcoming David Duchovny-starring Aquarius fall into the horror genre, each with varying degrees of success. In the near future, MTV will be taking a stab (pun intended) at the horror game by bringing the popular Scream series to the small screen.
That’s right, Ghostface and the unlucky town of Woodsboro are headed to TV. It’s been about a year since MTV greenlit the pilot and things have been pretty quiet ever since. Thanks to TVLine though, we now have »
- James Garcia
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26
There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.
In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »
New details have emerged about MTV's TV pilot based on the Scream films.
A television adaptation of the Scream franchise was first announced in April 2013.
The show's four main characters will be Harper Duval, Audrey Jesen, Noah Foster and Maggie Duval, TVLine reports.
Harper is a shy but popular 16-year-old girl, who enjoys a close relationship with her mother Maggie - the town's medical examiner.
Audrey was once Harper's best friend, though the pair have recently drifted apart, while Noah is Audrey's closest confidante - a tech geek with an encyclopaedic knowledge of books, films, TV and apps.
It is currently unclear if any characters or actors from the four Scream movies - released between 1996 and 2011 - will feature in MTV's pilot.
The pilot will begin with a YouTube video going viral, which soon sparks a string of murders in a quiet town with a troubled past.
Wes Craven, who helmed all four Scream films, »
This is one way to get college kids to stop skipping class. Courteney Cox could get a hungover freshman to a 9Am bio seminar in this sexy getup. Granted, if the Friends alum was your professor, you'd probably show up anyway, but the leather pencil skirt, tousled hair and hot, hipster glasses could serve as excellent inspiration for those who feel like they're always in "Bueller?...Bueller?..." mode. It's strange that a look showing so little skin can still pack on the heat, but we think the trick to the Scream 4 star's sex factor is the cool and casual vibe. Yes the bottoms are tight and in edgy hunter green, but it's the pairing of a slouchy t-shirt that gives it all a perfect, care-free »
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