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13 items from 2017


Blu-ray Review – I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

20 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

I Am Not a Serial Killer, 2016.

Directed by Billy O’Brien.

Starring Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Max Records, Karl Geary, Matt Roy, and Molly Gearen.

Synopsis:

A sociopathic teenager discovers that his elderly neighbour may have something to do with a spate of murders.

I Am Not a Serial Killer begins in a not-too-dissimilar way to Tom Holland’s Fright Night in that a small town is being plagued by brutal killings and a teenage boy with a keen interest in such things discovers that one of his neighbours may be responsible. However, the filmmakers don’t make things easy when it comes to defining who is ‘good’ and who is ‘bad’ and the serial killer of the title could refer to either one of the two main characters.

The boy in question is John Wayne Cleaver (the brilliantly named Max Records from Where the Wild Things Are) and his »

- Amie Cranswick

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Horror Highlights: The Dark Tower Vinimates, Paranormal Lockdown, Capture Kill Release, Injustice 2, Little Nightmares, The Tombs

17 February 2017 7:22 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Diamond Select Toys will be in attendance at this year's Toy Fair in New York City to display some new items, including Vinimates based on the upcoming The Dark Tower movie. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a clip of tonight's episode of Paranormal Lockdown, a Capture Kill Release trailer, a gameplay tutorial video for Injustice 2, cover artwork / preview pages for Little Nightmares, and behind-the-scenes photos from The Tombs.

The Dark Tower Vinimates from Diamond Select Toys: "Four months after New York Comic-Con, Diamond Select Toys is returning to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for the annual International Toy Fair. Once again, Dst will unveil new items to retailers and press, and Dst is known for surprising people! Below, you’ll see some of the upcoming items that will be on display at the show, including new licenses Dark Tower, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales! »

- Tamika Jones

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Film Review: ‘VooDoo’

17 February 2017 1:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To a point, “VooDoo” manages to put a spin on the fatigued found-footage-horror subgenre, via conceptual simplicity and a heightened sense of foreboding — the idea that when the worst finally does happen, it’s gonna be very, very bad. Unfortunately, once Tom Costabile’s debut feature reaches that point, it all goes to Hades in the most literal sense, with a prolonged climax that’s rather too much like a tour through an evangelical’s Halloween “Hell House.” This indie scarefest opens on one Los Angeles screen Feb. 17, then in several other U.S. cities the following week.  But it will undoubtedly achieve most of its (minor) impact via home formats.

A brief, effectively blunt prologue shows an apparently possessed man (who still manages to wield a camera) violently separating a mother from her child in a public park and taking the girl to an abandoned building nearby. There, the »

- Dennis Harvey

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To Horror, with Love: Cinema’s Biggest Genre Fans – Mark Petrie in Salem’S Lot (1979) and Charley Brewster in Fright Night (1985)

14 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Hello, readers! To celebrate Valentine's Day, the Daily Dead team thought it would be fun to do things a little differently this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema—people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check here for more of our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

As a kid, while I loved every possible monster out there, I was a total vampire nerd through and through. I’m not sure what it was that completely drew me in—perhaps it was their power, their bloodlust, their uninhibited nature, or even their immortality—but vampires were where it was at, as far as I was concerned during my childhood. Which brings me to my picks for my favorite horror fans in cinema: Mark Petrie from Tobe Hooper’s miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s ’Salem’s Lot, and Charley Brewster from the original Fright Night. To be honest, it was hard for me to choose between the characters, simply because they both meant so much to me growing up, so I felt like I needed to give each of them their due here.

Mark Petrie (Lance Kerwin) was my first encounter with a Monster Kid. While I »

- Heather Wixson

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Margot Robbie Gets Foul Mouthed As Tonya Harding In Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘I, Tonya’

6 February 2017 6:37 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When Margot Robbie was cast as disgraced U.S. Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the amusingly titled “I, Tonya” it was mostly seen as a curiosity. But when cameras recently started rolling, and set pictures emerged of Robbie transformed into the personality, the buzz was nearly instantaneous. And now the first footage has landed from behind-the-scenes of Robbie channeling the brassy athlete.

Read More: David Ayer Returns To Direct Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn In ‘Gotham City Sirens

Craig Gillespie (“Lars and The Real Girl,” “Fright Night,” “Their Finest Hours”) is directing the movie that also features Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gilloly and Caitlin Carver as Nancy Kerrigan, in the story of Harding, an outsider who broke into the exclusive world of Olympic athletes.

Continue reading Margot Robbie Gets Foul Mouthed As Tonya Harding In Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘I, Tonya’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sundance Review: ‘To the Bone’ Tells an Important Story Artificially

28 January 2017 7:58 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone is an occasionally harrowing drama geared towards the Ya crowd from a filmmaker that knows the terrain well, having written Fright Night and I Am Number Four, as well as TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee, and Angel. Exploring eating disorders, the film is fronted by a strong performance by Lilly Collins as Ellen, a 20-year old artist from an upper middle-class household living with this battle. While the script is occasionally quite frank and knows the territory it’s exploring well, it falls back on the same tropes you’d expect from a network TV series, creating artificial drama and an attempt at a loveably quirky character that derails the entire picture.

After yet another stint in an in-patient hospital, Ellen returns home to Los Angels, living with her step mom Susan (Carrie Preston) and half-sister Kelly (Laiana Liberto »

- John Fink

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Tom Holland’s New Horror Film Rock Paper Dead

27 January 2017 1:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He brought Fright Night and Child’s Play to life on the big screen, and now director Tom Holland is returning to give horror fans new nightmares with his latest movie, Rock Paper Dead. The film began production in September, and we’ve been provided with a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie to share with Daily Dead readers.

Starring Michael Madsen, Rock Paper Dead is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release and batch of behind-the-scenes photos below.

Press Release: Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘To the Bone’: How Marti Noxon Turned Her Anorexia Battles Into a $8 Million Netflix Buy — Sundance 2017

27 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For her feature directorial debut, Marti Noxon goes deep. Her Sundance premiere “To the Bone” is based on her own experiences with eating disorders and recovery, framed around the darkly funny journey of a young anorexic named Ellen (Lily Collins) as she attempts a radical treatment that offers her what is likely her last chance at survival. (No, really, it’s funny.)

Noxon is already a major name in the television space, best known for writing and producing series such as the beloved “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (where she was mentored by Joss Whedon) and recent smash hit “UNreal.” She’s dabbled in film before, including penning scripts for Rick Rosenthal’s late-’90s romantic comedy “Just a Little Harmless Sex” and the 2011 remake of “Fright Night.” But she’s never done anything quite like “To the Bone.”

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Sundance Bible: Every Review, Interview, And News Story »

- Kate Erbland

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Fright Night 3 Will Be a Sequel to Original 1985 Classic

12 January 2017 3:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 2011 Fright Night remake is a serviceable enough thriller that now stands as a testament to the talent lost when Anton Yelchin unexpectedly passed away at the very young age of 27 following a freak car accident. The movie did get a sequel in 2013, which went straight to video and featured none of the original cast. The franchise didn't seem to have much of a future ahead of itself. But that is about to change, as creator of the 1985 original is planning to revive the series in a unique way.

The original 1985 Fright Night is a cult classic that has stood the test of time and a reboot. It did get a sequel called Fright Night Part 2 in 1988, which is actually hard to come by. Interestingly enough, unlike the remake sequel, it did bring back original stars William Ragsdale as Charley Brewster and Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent. Now, director »

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Newswire: Tom Holland has faith that his Fright Night III novel will work

11 January 2017 5:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Tom Holland is working on another sequel to his 1985 vampire favorite Fright Night, and we all have The Copyright Act of 1976 to thank for it.

2 more years and the ‘Fright Night’ copyrights come back to papa. Oh the things I’m going to do :) #CopyrightActOf1976 pic.twitter.com/gVgtH7pV8T

Tom Holland (@RealTomHolland) January 7, 2017

The Act allows copyrights transferred on or after January 1, 1978 to be reclaimed by the original creators 35 years later, with a five-year window to do so. Holland’s wry take on the Dracula mythos and Hitchcock’s Rear Window celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, giving the writer/director only a few short years before he can invite Jerry Dandridge and the gang back into his home. Holland expanded on Twitter, saying that he’s “almost finished with the Fright Night 3 novel and many things go from there.”

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Tom Holland teases ‘Fright Night 3′ – the novel!

11 January 2017 1:03 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Interest in Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire opus Fright Night could not be any higher right now. Not only has the film just been released here in the UK as a limited edition Steelbook (via Zavvi) which sold out on pre-orders alone; but also the documentary You’re So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night has also – finally – got into the hands of fans following its crowdfunding campaign.

Which is why the internet went crazy when the possibility of a Third film in the franchise arose (I guess we’re ignoring the remake and it’s sequel, a film I actually rather enjoyed), following a series of tweets from Tom Holland regarding copyright possibly returning to him in a couple of years time. However, it seems people misread the situation and Holland is actually penning a new prose novel, as he clarified yesterday…

From Tom Holland’s Facebook page:

I »

- Phil Wheat

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Fright Night 3 is possible, rights reverting back in 2019

11 January 2017 12:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jan 12, 2017

The rights to Fright Night will revert back to Tom Holland in 2019. And he has plans...

Sooner or later, vampires live long enough to get their revenge. Like a thief waiting for the statutes of limitations to run out so he can spend his money, Fright Night director and screenwriter Tom Holland is waiting for the right to unbury his old loot.

The rights to Fright Night, which came out in 1985, will revert back to Holland him in two years, under the edict of the Copyright Act of 1976, and the film’s creator has plans. The Act gives artists the chance to reclaim previously licensed works after 35 years.

“2 more years and the 'Fright Night' copyrights come back to papa. Oh the things I'm going to do,” Holland tweeted.

Although he’d had some screenplays produced, Fright Night was the first movie Holland directed. In order »

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Tom Holland Looking to Put the Bite on New Fright Night Sequel

10 January 2017 11:01 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Over the weekend Tom Holland took to Twitter to announce that in two years the rights to Fright Night revert back to him thanks to the Copyright Act of 1976. So what does this mean? In a series of tweets… Continue Reading →

The post Tom Holland Looking to Put the Bite on New Fright Night Sequel appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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