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When we previously posted the poster for Tusk, the new genre film by Kevin Smith, we figured it would be a pretty straight-forward horror film. Boy were we wrong. This mixes horror and comedy (of course) for a weird yet unique tale of a man who wants to turn a guy into a walrus. Well, the trailer just premiered at Sdcc while I was asleep in my bed. We have linked it up for you below!
There are already comparisons to The Human Centipede floating about but something tells me that this will be a bit different.
- Andy Triefenbach
Kevin Smith’s latest seems to have taken John Lennon’s song a bit literally with his latest film Tusk. The film sees Justin Long as a podcaster given the job of travelling North America and interviewing interesting people. His latest interview leads him to Michael Park’s Walrus enthusiast who has a darker side than he’s letting on, to the extent where he wishes to turn Long into some form of walrus/human hybrid. Like a mixture of Misery and The Human Centipede, this looks to be the kind of body horror that really gets under my skin and disturbs me. In other words, I can’t wait. With a supporting cast including The Sixth Sense’s Haley Joel Osment as Long’s buddy and colleague searching for his missing friend and Genesis Rodriguez as Long’s girlfriend.
The trailer mixes great horror and great humour, mostly aimed »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Last night, filmmaker Kevin Smith took to the stage at Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con to bring the curtain down on Friday’s festivities with The Musk of Tusk: An Evening with Kevin Smith, during which he debuted the very first trailer for his upcoming horror Tusk.
Spinning out of a podcast discussion, Tusk stars Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) as a podcaster who falls foul of a deranged scientist played by Michael Parks (Red State). Think The Human Centipede, but with a walrus. And a horrific moustache.
Also featuring in the cast are Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand), Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger).
Anyway, take a look at the first trailer for Tusk here…
Tusk opens in the States on September 19th. No word on a UK release as yet.
- Gary Collinson
Kevin Smith‘s attempt to reinvent or re-brand himself as a genre director began in 2011 with the uninspired and fairly forgettable (aside from Michael Parks) Red State, and now three years later he’s ready to take another stab at a dark and possibly horrific story. But while his last film featured extreme members of the religious right as the villains his latest appears to be focused on someone even nuttier. Tusk is about a man (Michael Parks again) who lures a podcast host (Justin Long) into rural Canada on the pretense of telling a weird and mesmerizing account involving a disaster at sea and the walrus who saved his life. The man is after more than just one night’s companionship though, and the podcaster discovers too late that he’s become a part of the tale… and the tail a part of him. Check out the first trailer for Kevin Smith’s Tusk. There »
- Rob Hunter
For those of you that aren’t religiously worshipping at the altar of The Killer Pov podcast, (brought to you by Geeknation, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and our own Rob G.) you’re missing out on some extremely poignant and important discussions in the name of horror. Last week the Killer Pov gang and their guests Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate) and Heidi Honeycutt (Etheria Film Festival) discussed the way film selections, distributions, and video on demand services have changed over the years. Coming from someone born in 1990, my introduction into genre films was during the tail end of Ma & Pop Video Stores and VHS box art. If I’m not being told directly “Hey, _______ is awesome, go see it.” There’s a good chance it will slip under my radar. As a younger horror fan, I’m not alone. Thanks to things like Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, Roku, and other strangely named streaming services, »
- BJ Colangelo
A couple of weeks ago, Fangoria dug into the guests and events at Atlantic City’s premiere horror convention, Bizarre A.C. There, Fango’s Ken W. Hanley took the opportunity to sit and chat with esteemed character actor Robert Lasardo, who is prominently featured in the upcoming finale of Tom Six’s twisted trilogy, The Human Centipede III: Final Sequence. In our […] »
- Ken W. Hanley
While films having to do with torture, causing physical and mental harm to another individual typically run the risk of committing acts to film for shock’s sake, some films dealing with such situations can rise above the much dreaded “torture-porn” label, instead heading into cinema that uses shocking and horrific moments as not only statements, but metaphors for something greater. Director Katrin Gebbe’s feature debut, Nothing Bad Can Happen, is a film that while completely stomach churning at times, stands out as not only a very good film, but one strong as hell metaphor for being steadfast in one’s beliefs, not matter what the cost might be.
Following Tore, a German “Jesus Freak” (an up and coming punk rock based group of German punk rock Christians), a young man who makes no apologies for his beliefs, and is someone who believes in them wholeheartedly. When an encounter with Benno, »
- Jerry Smith
The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.
Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!
This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.
All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.
Here's the full list of goodies:
Main Screens (5, 6, 7)
Thursday Aug 21
Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)
- Gareth Jones
Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.
Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »
- Phil Wheat
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!
To clarify the headline above: I liked True Detective and Fargo. They were well-acted, well-shot, well-dialogued. HBO’s mystery melodrama and FX’s Coen remix had different tones and different site-specific atmospheres–moody nihilism vs. screwball nihilism, sunbaked desolation vs. snowcaked void, Southern Swamp Gothic vs. Frozen Norman Rockwell–but if you watched them live when they aired, then you knitted together an 18-episode viewing experience representing a snapshot of Why TV Drama Is Interesting Now. »
- Darren Franich
Films like Walking on Sunshine make you think al-Qaeda might have a point after all. Like anybody else, I’ve got serious problems with the basic tenets of Islamic Fundamentalism, but it’s got to be better than this. Produced with a cynical eye towards snaring World Cup widows, this 80s jukebox musical is a stunningly accurate simulation of being manacled to a chair in a dodgy karaoke bar and forced to watch a bunch of jerks tunelessly disembowel pop standards.
Set in Italy, our heroine Taylor (Hannah Arterton) arrives on holiday to find that her big sister Maddie (Annabel Scholey) is getting married. But oh no! Maddie is getting married to Raf (Guilio Berruti), who, three years ago, was the holiday squeeze of Taylor. There’s a bunch of annoying stock types hanging around on the periphery (the fat and horny girl, the fat ‘joker’ guy and a rather awkward looking Leona Lewis) but, »
- David James
Horror filmmakers around the world can still submit their projects for the Screamfest Film Festival 2014 program, which is taking place in Los Angeles October 14-23. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2014.
Screamfest is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. It has been celebrating the genre for over a decade, and the festival has grown significantly since its 2001 debut. Executives from major film companies and distributors in Los Angeles regularly attend the festival looking for acquisitions.
“Screamfest draws the best and the brightest in the ever-growing horror genre market,” says Rachel Belofsky, Founder, Screamfest. “We’re so excited to screen this year’s submissions and are looking forward to discovering the next big hit in horror.”
The festival’s biggest success story is the discovery of Paranormal Activity. It premiered at Screamfest, was subsequently acquired by Paramount, and has since gone on to five sequels. »
- Steve Barton
With the classic Re-Animator getting its Blu-ray reissue this week, we talk to its director about this and his other genre films...
Re-Animator landed like a firecracker in the middle of 80s horror cinema. A wild, vibrant adaptation of the Hp Lovecraft tale, Herbert West-Reanimator, it was both extremely funny and remarkably close to the writer’s source text. Jeffrey Combs plays the darting-eyed Herbert West, a gifted yet utterly mad young medical student who invents a serum which brings the dead back to kicking, screaming life.
A sprightly Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton play his fellow students, who can only watch in horror as their Miskatonic University campus fills up with angry revenant corpses from the morgue, while David Gale is brilliantly glowering as Dr Hill, West’s nemesis.
I know what you’re all thinking – Sharknado 2: The Second One hasn’t even been released, yet SyFy is green-lighting another Sharknado sequel? Obviously that’s just a testament to how good this second Sharknado touchdown is going to be, presumably blowing studio executives away during some hidden behind-the-scenes screenings. Audiences are never going to get sick of Sharknados! There’s no way they only tuned into the original because of how ludicrous Anthony C. Ferrante’s pop-culture phenomenon sounded! The best things come in threes – The Godfather trilogy, Neapolitan ice cream, the only Star Wars movies that matter (so far), the Hanson brothers – and now Sharknado. Like it or not, we’re getting Sharknado 3.
Syfy and The Asylum were plenty excited to let the world know, announcing the following press release:
Sharknado 3 Press Release
Another City Will Face Total Destruction When Sharknado 3 Premieres On Syfy In Summer 2015, New »
- Matt Donato
Director Matthew Brown takes his title character into some very dark territory with his revenge-horror film Julia, with The Human Centipede's Ashley C Williams starring as a young woman who falls upon a rather unorthodox form of therapy following a violent attack. Yes, this one is very much in the rape-revenge mold and raises all the regular moral quandaries when it comes to playing such material for entertainment value - one line, in particular, in the freshly released trailer will deservedly raise objections - and I'm curious where people's opinions fall on this particular matter. Check out the trailer below and weigh in in the comments section....
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The big payoff moment. The money shot. The Omg/Wtf/Nsfw scene in horror. These are the moments that define films. The moment that either grosses and disgusts or shocks the audience in such a way that they have to come back for the sequel. Here are our Top 13 Wtf Moments in Horror.
We're going to try to keep this to relatively mainstream films. That's not to say that some lesser known indies haven't had some shocking moments, but things seem that much more disturbing when the movie in question reaches a wide audience.
Beginning with our honorable mentions, we've got to include I Spit on Your Grave, one of the most censored and banned films of all times. Camille Keaton played Jennifer Hills who was raped for the better part of the first half of the film. Plenty of Nsfw moments there. Also those infamous shit-eaters in Salo: 120 Days of Sodom were certainly shocking. »
- Scott Hallam
Just saying the phrase The Human Centipede out loud makes my stomach turn slightly. Writer-director Tom Six has poisoned those three words with his vile horror series, which basically consist of victims being experimented on by a sadistic doctor with a mouth-to-anus fascination. Fetish might be the more appropriate word. I didn.t even know that Six was hard at work on The Human Centipede III: Final Sequence until star Eric Roberts . who deserves better . opened up to EW about the pending production and proclaimed, "It.s really horrible." Why am I not surprised? Roberts went on to explain . and really stop reading if you are eating a meal at the moment: "We have a centipede that is made of prison inmates, and they.re all hooked together. When you see this, you will never want to commit a crime and go to prison. . If you can imagine a hot »
Julia is a co-production from: Farraj Factory, Kinetic Arts and Tycor International Film Company. The film is a revenge thriller, which was recently completed in New York City. Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede) centrally stars as the character Julia. And, the film's story involves therapy, trauma and a desire for violence. A preview for the film is here. Sales agent Tombstone Distribution has picked up this title for possible distribution. Tombstone has also released a concept poster for the film, which shows the character Julia in a bloodbath. Fans of horror will want to look out for this film as it moves closer to a distribution date. A few more details on the film are below. Release Date: Tba. Director/writer: Matthew A. Brown. Cast: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi-MacManus, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth and Darren Lipari. Source: Julia at Tombstone Subscribe to 28 Days Later: »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Your favorite messengers of madness and mayhem are back for another round of holiday tips. That's right; yours truly, Doctor Gash, and Brooke Lewis (aka Ms. Vampy) have once again collaborated and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your Good Friday.
Now, you may say that the only good Friday is one that has "the 13th" after it, but read on to see what DC's favorite dysfunctional duo have come up with for this holiday season. Sure, anybody can write some Easter drivel, but Fridays always seem to have so much more potential for a raucous good time than Sundays do.
So let's dig right in, Dreadies!
Ms. Vampy says: "Feel" What You Really Want To Do
I always say, "Don’t think it, feel it!" So only do the things you feel you want to do on this Good Friday and Easter weekend - like Jesus did! »
- Debi Moore
There are several subgenres in scary movies, but one of the most petrifying to endure is "body horror." While it's certainly unnerving to watch an innocent heroine try to hold her own against a murdering sociopath, it's much more unsettling to witness a person menaced by their own body. Body horror films are often difficult to sit through, since the viewer feels his or her own vulnerability at work; after all, what greater invasion of privacy is there than to have your nemesis lurking beneath your own skin? What greater discomfort exists than watching a familiar character morph into a horrific creature? In honor of this particularly repulsive horror category, I've listed ten of the most disturbing body horror movies ever made. Read on, and see which titles you can stomach... 10. Thinner In this Stephen King adaptation, Billy Halleck is a self-centered, overweight man with no remorse. When he accidentally runs over a gypsy woman, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
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