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The Hunter has lead the Aacta Awards with 14 nominations including best film.
The film, by Daniel Nettheim, is also up for best direction, adapted screenplay, cinematography, sound, production design, costume, original music score, and visual effects. Meanwhile, Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill and Morgana Davies are all up for acting awards.
The film has currently made just over $1m at the local box office.
It’s the first year for the re-launched AACTAs, formerly the AFI awards.
The technical awards will be given out at a luncheon on 15 January at the Sydney Opera House, with an evening ceremony for the more ‘public-friendly’ awards held at the Opera House on 31 January.
The Eye of the Storm, was second in the nominations race with 12, of which six are »
- Colin Delaney
The Grandmothers, an adaptation of Doris Lessing’s highly acclaimed novella, centers on two childhood friends and neighbours who each fall in love with the other’s son, to the disgust of the boys’ wives.
Filming is scheduled to start in February.
Source: Screen Daily »
- Jamie Neish
Australia may not have an overabundance of horror films but they’ve managed to produce some quality genre pictures. The recent success of the acclaimed documentary Not Quite Hollywood has shed light on a much overlooked aspect of Aussie genre filmmaking, from lowbrow slashers to twisted thrillers and gross-out horror comedies. Back in the 70′s a number of prominent filmmakers began to develop a film movement that would eventually see the successes of such films as Mad Max and The Last Wave. It was during this time that Australian cinema as a whole experienced resurgence due to increased governmental funding and eventually gave way to what international film critics termed the “Australian New Wave” or the “Golden Age of Australian cinema”.
New Zealand hasn’t produced many horror films over the years, but those it has given birth to are remarkably strong entries. In fact one of the biggest filmmakers »
Fantastic Fest is one of the best film festivals in the states and the largest in the Us. Held in Austin Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse, the event screens nothing but the best in genre films. Sound On Sight contributors Emmett Duff and I will be in attendance to bring the best coverage we can possibly whip up. With the Toronto International Film Festival just ending, we are back in full swing and our coverage starts now. Here is a preview of some of the high profile films on display this year.
Here is a list of films our staff as already seen. He titles highlighted in red are must sees. We highly recommend not missing them.
1- A Lonely Place to Die – **** stars
Directed by Julian Gilbey
A rare thriller that actually contains thrills, UK export A Lonely Place to Die »
There's almost too much that's good about Fantastic Fest: experiencing the Alamo Drafthouse for a week straight; the small, friendly, film fan atmosphere; the parties. Oh yeah, then there's the insane films. Every year Fantastic Fest is filled with a ton of wild genre flicks that either you've never heard of yet or already have a lot of buzz surrounding them. As the 2011 festival is set to kick off this week, /Film will be on the ground telling you about the sickest, most disturbing and exciting films playing in Austin, Texas. Before that though, since there's so much that's good about Fantastic Fest, we've got three lists to get you as excited: The Top 15 Films I'm Curious About - The true gems of Fantastic Fest, these are the wild cards we're excited for from description alone. The Top 10 Most Anticipated Films - These are films with familiar names or built in buzz from previous festivals. »
- Germain Lussier
September is the busiest month for the Sound On Sight team with Telluride, Tiff, Pop Montreal, The Atlantic Film Festival, New York Film Festival and yes Fantastic Fest. Starting September 22nd anyone interested in genre film will have their eyes on Fantastic Fest, one of the biggest and possibly coolest fests in the world. After months waiting, the organizers have finally announced the final wave of programming. Here is the press release.
Austin, TX–Wednesday, September 7th, 2011– Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight and Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan’S Hope on closing night.
The Human Centipede became a cultural sensation after its premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2009 where it won Best Horror Film and Best Actor. The festival is excited to welcome back director »
Guess it's just a centipede-y kind of day. Aubrey already showed you a new preview image from "The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence." Now I've got the info on where you'll be able to see the film for the very first time: Austin's Fantastic Fest, on September 22. The deranged depravity debuts as this year's Opening Night Film.
Along with the announcement that director Tom Six's sequel to everyone's favorite ass-to-mouth horror movie will make its world premiere at the festival, Fantastic Fest also solidified the remainder of its lineup today. You can see it all below, but here are a few noteworthy highlights: the Us premiere of Morgan Spurlock's San Diego Comic-Con documentary, "Episode IV: A Fan's Hope," a Cuban zombie movie called -- you're gonna love this -- "Juan of the Dead," and a 30th anniversary screening of "An American Werewolf in London" with makeup artist Rick Baker in attendance. »
- Matt Singer
If you've been on the fence about attending this year's edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, which runs from September 22-29, then the announcement that came today about their final wave of programming should make up your mind. With these additions, just about every film on our radar will be making an appearance at this year's fest! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight and Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope on closing night.
The Human Centipede became a cultural sensation after its premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2009, where it won Best Horror Film and Best Actor. The festival is excited to welcome back director Tom Six and producer Ilona Six with the second installment of the depraved series. »
- The Woman In Black
Wow. In two weeks, Michael and I will begin our 14 hour drive from St. Louis to Austin. We are super excited to be attending and giving you guys advance reviews of films that, more than likely, every horror and genre loving freak out there will want to read. The final wave has been announced and while we only see that we got one more hit on our prediction list, I’m still happy with what was announced. We will be attending the World Premiere of The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence and the new film from the directors of Inside, Livid. Much more is in store so read beyond the break.
From the Press Release:
Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight and Comic-con Episode »
- Andy Triefenbach
We're mere weeks away from the craziest genre films in the world invading Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest 2011. They've already announced not one , but two waves  of films that'll screen at the festival and now the third and final wave has been revealed. It includes the opening night, world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, the closing night U.S. premiere of Morgan Spurlock's new documentary Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, the much anticipated Juan of the Dead, Sundance darling Take Shelter, a 30th anniversary screening of An American Werewolf in London with Rick Baker in person and poster by Olly Moss and more. Plus, Drafthouse CEO Tim League will be fighting bare-knuckle brawler James Quinn McDonagh to usher in the a screening of the documentary  Knuckle. Read the full third wave of films and see some hype videos for the fight after the jump. »
- Germain Lussier
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Only the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin would try and use the words “Fantastic” and “Human Centipede” in the same sentence. Yet it’s that unique taste in spectacular genre cinema that keeps thousands flocking to Fantastic Fest in Austin each fall, and this year’s slate shouldn’t disappoint.
Tom Six’s sequel to his vile “Human Centipede” will hold its world premiere on opening night of this year’s Fantastic Fest, which runs Sept. 22-29 in Austin, Tex.
Other notable films programmed for this year’s fest include a retrospective screening of John Landis’s “An American Werewolf in London,” the Texas premiere of Jeff Nichols’s “Take Shelter,” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope,” which will close this year’s event.
The full slate is below:
A Boy And His Samurai (2011)
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura, »
- Sean O'Connell
Horror is one of those genres that many have a love/hate relationship with. Often mistreated, Horror seems to attract the hackiest writers and film-makers and as such many Horror movies released today are exercises in the drab and formulaic. Far from producing truly great scares contemporary Horror often commits the worst sin in Cinema: predictability.
In general, audiences today are some of the smartest and most discerning in the medium’s history. Even a layman, with little academic or practical experience in film can produce a verbal reading that is often on the money. This is a tough crowd to unleash a movie on, especially from a genre that is so rife with established conventions and clichés.
And yet we cannot get enough. It’s the same reason that a traffic jam forms around a vicious road accident; as a species we are morbidly fascinated with death and destruction. »
- Stuart Bedford
Directed by Sean Byrne
Written by Sean Byrne
Some folks may think The Loved Ones is too new a film to place on the list of my favourite Cult films of all time, but the truth is The Loved Ones really does have a cult following – sadly for some rather unfortunate circumstances. The winner of the first ever Midnight Madness Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, it never found a distribution deal, even two years after its world premiere. There are rumours as to why this is the case, but that is not important. What is important is to know that The Loved Ones is one of the best horror films of the last decade. Lucky for me I had the chance to catch the film three times (twice at Tiff, and once at Fantasia), but until some deal is reached, I’m sure »
Production is set to commence in the south-west region of Western Australia next week on the surfing feature Drift, which will see Sam Worthington play a travelling surf photographer, and Xavier Samuel (Twlight Eclipse, The Loved Ones) and Myles Pollard (Wolverine, McLeod's Daughters) play surfer brothers. Set in seventies Australia, the film is inspired by the true story of Australia's legendary surf communities and the rise of the global surf brands during this era. It follows the surf-obsessed Kelly brothers who, out of necessity, launch a backyard surf business - re-thinking board design, crafting homemade wetsuits and selling merchandise out of their van, which eventually sees the creation of a hit global brand. »
by Jim Mcleod, MoreHorror.com
Say hello to Brent, who is still dealing with the aftermath of being involved in a car crash, in which his father was killed. Brent has become isolated and lonesome, fueled by his over bearing and over protective mother.
One the eve of his high school prom, Brent is asked by Lola( brilliantly portrayed by Robin McLeavy), if he will be her date for the prom. Not wanting to crush her feelings, Brent kindly and gently turns her down. Big mistake Boyo, for Lola and her father are what is commonly known as frickin mental.
Lola’s father kidnaps Brent and takes him back to their house, for a special take on a high school prom. What follows is an extremely brutal, yet somehow darkly humorous take on the kidnap horror.
The Loved Ones is the sort of horror film that Australia seems to do so well, »
After watching the sales trailer for Kimble Rendall's Bait 3D, we have to say we're ridiculously excited to see the movie. It's certainly not high art, but if this is any indication of what's to come, we're in for some good old fashioned turn-your-brain-off bloody fun.
Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse, The Loved Ones), Julian McMahon (Red, Fantastic Four, Faces in the Crowd), Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D, Blue Crush 2), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When the War Began), Martin Sacks, Alice Parkinson (Sanctum), Alexander Russell (Wasted on the Young), Qi Yuwu, Adrian Pang, Lincoln Lewis, and Damien Garvey star.
For more check out the official Bait 3D Facebook Page.
In a sleepy beach community shoppers at an underground supermarket are terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs:
A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town.
Now trapped, with rushing water threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, »
- Uncle Creepy
In this colourful and stylish nightmare Brent, a teenager who feels guilty over the death of his father in a car accident, turns down an invitation to the school formal from socially inadequate Lola. Little does he know that Lola – and her father – won’t rest until she gets what he wants, even if it requires the use of nails, power drills and other deadly objects!
A horrifying yet hilarious experience, not to be missed!
To win, email email@example.com and tell us, what’s the worst thing you’ve ever done in order to get a date with the person you like? »
- Miguel Gonzalez
Alongside the news that child actor Gulliver McGrath (The Loved Ones) will play the role of David Collins in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows also comes word that Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) is the leading candidate to play his father, Roger Collins. Deadline is reporting the tentative rumor that Sheen is Burton's top choice for the role although nothing is confirmed as of yet. For now, McGrath joins a cast that already includes Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Early Haley, and Bella Heathcoate. As you may already expect, Helena Bonham Carter is believed to be officially joining the cast at some point as well. Previously, Sheen provided voice work as White Rabbit in Burton's Alice in Wonderland. He is also experienced in working with supernatural-based material given his respective turns in the Underworld and Twilight franchises. As for McGrath, the young actor was previously a finalist to play »
- Jason Barr
And the coveted role of 8-year-old David Collins in the upcoming Dark Shadows film goes to... Gulliver McGrath! The Aussie actor, until now, is best known for his role in The Loved Ones (if you were lucky enough to see the as-yet unreleased domestically film). More after the jump. In addition to casting McGrath, Deadline.com reports that director Tim Burton has his eye on Michael Sheen (Tron: Legacy, Alice in Wonderland, the Underworld series) to play David's dad, Roger. IMDb already lists Sheen as part of the cast, but with no character. Dark Shadows is based on the popular 1960s gothic soap opera. Though it didn't start as a supernatural show, the introduction of »
Fans of the soap opera "Dark Shadows" are no doubt frothing at the mouth for Tim Burton's big screen adaptation, and with good reason; the casting thus far has been outstanding. Speaking of which ... it also continues.
Deadline reports that Burton has set Gulliver McGrath (pictured right; The Loved Ones) to play the role of David Collins (originally portrayed by David Henesy) in the feature film version of Dark Shadows. It was a coveted role for the pint-sized set, and we've heard Burton has his sights on Michael Sheen to play David's father, Roger Collins.
- Uncle Creepy
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