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Blackcoat's Daughter Trailer Unleashes Hell at a Prep School

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Blackcoat's Daughter Trailer Unleashes Hell at a Prep School
A24 has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller The Blackcoat's Daughter, which is finally hitting theaters after premiering on the festival circuit for more than a year. The Blackcoat's Daughter debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015, with A24 picking up the film and setting it for release on February 16, exclusively for DirecTV subscribers through the studio's deal with the cable TV provider. After its exclusive window on DirecTV, this horror-thriller will hit theaters on March 31, where it will go up against four wide releases, 20th Century Fox's The Boss Baby, Paramount's Ghost in the Shell, Broad Green Pictures' Step Sisters and Focus Features' The Zookeeper's Wife.

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat's Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up.
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Film Review: 2 Lava 2 Lantula

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Reviewed by Shannon Hilson

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It’s a wonderful thing – the way horror comes in all flavors and varieties these days. Whether you’re into slashers and serial killers, ghosts and monsters, old school classics or found footage, there’s something out there that’s just right for you.

The same goes for those of us that think horror goes perfectly with a little bit of cheesy, spoofy comedy every once in a while. The Comedy/Action/Creature Feature 2 Lava 2 Lantula is exactly this type of film. Directed by Nick Simon (Removal, The Girl in The Photographs) and starring Steve Guttenberg, it’s the sequel to Syfy creature feature Lavalantula.

Simon, known more for his darker themed horror thrillers wanted to do a comedy, and told MoreHorror that "I really have a strong love for Corman and Troma films and I kind of always wanted to do one. We
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Director Nick Simon on The Girl in the Photographs, Wes Craven, and More!

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I first discovered Nick Simon’s work in 2010 when I watched his creepy, unforgettable feature Removal. It was so original – “Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion… Continue Reading →

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Going Behind the Scenes with The Girl in the Photographs: An Interview with Director Nick Simon & Producer Thomas Mahoney

Playing as part of the 2016 Victoria Film Festival at: The Vic Theatre 808 Douglas St. Victoria, BC Friday, Feb 12 — 8:45pm The Girl in the Photographs is making its BC premiere during the 2016 Victoria Film Festival and both Thomas Mahoney (who will be in attendance) and director Nick Simon could not be any happier. Both of these producers made this garden city their home away from home when this movie was filming here. Mahoney is one of the many producers involved this film and both have a passion for crafting many a tale of terror. Mahoney made a very Euro-flavoured tale of terror, Anarchy Parlor (2015) and Simon with Robert “Oz” Perkins (Anthony Perkins son) on several scripts. Some were commissioned, on spec. The most notable movie is Removal (2010). Although they do not work on every movie together, they’ve broadened. Without giving away too much away about this thriller/horror movie product,
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'The Girl in the Photographs' Film Review

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Reviewed by Shannon Hilson

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The Girl in the Photographs was a film I was very interested in checking out and with good reason. I’ve been a fan of writer/director Nick Simon’s ever since I caught his first film Removal several years back and have been eagerly to see what his next effort would be like. I’m also – like the majority of the horror-loving world – a long-time admirer of the late, great Wes Craven. When I heard Craven was the executive producer of Mr. Simon’s sophomore film, I couldn’t wait to see what Girl would actually be like.

It’s the story of young South Dakota resident and grocery store clerk, Colleen (Claudia Lee). Colleen’s rather lackluster life is turned upside down when a mysterious photographer begins to stalk her, leaving bloody, grisly photographs for her to find, each depicting the aftermath
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Round-Up: Evan Peters Joins American Horror Story: Hotel, Wes Craven Executive Producing The Girl in the Photographs, Scream Queens Photos

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Evan Peters is taking a room in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Hotel. Also included in our latest round-up are details on The Girl in the Photographs, starring Kal Penn and executive produced by Wes Craven, as well as recently revealed photos from Fox's Scream Queens.

American Horror Story: Hotel: Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter today that Evan Peters has officially joined the cast of FX's American Horror Story: Hotel. Peters, a frequent American Horror Story actor, joins a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, and Chloë Sevigny.

This season, Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64. #Ahshotel

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 24, 2015

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The Girl in the Photographs: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2015) – Al-Ghanim Entertainment (Age), a specialty financing and production company founded by Kuwaiti industrialist Nawaf Alghanim, has announced today that Kal Penn
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Wes Craven Producing The Girl in the Photographs

Wes Craven will executive produce his protégé Nick Simon’s (Removal; writer, last year’s The Pyramid) next feature, The Girl in the Photographs. The film stars Kal Penn and is to be shot by Dean Cundey, who photographed Halloween, The Fog, Halloween III and Jurassic Park. The film will mark Cundey’s return to horror after quite…

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20th Century Fox Takes You into The Pyramid This December

​Gregory Levasseur - co-writer of High Tension, P2, The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac (pictured here on the far right) - is making his directorial debut with The Pyramid. It's a thriller that has sort of snuck up on us as we're learning today that 20th Century Fox will release it in theaters on December 5th. The film was formerly known as Site 146. Removal's Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon penned the script, meanwhile, Levasseur's creative partner Alexandre Aja produced with Mark Canton and Scott Silver. Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O'Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman star.

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First Trailer for Cold Comes the Night with Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston

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Sony Pictures have announced that they have acquired the worldwide rights to Tze Chun’s Cold Comes the Night, and along with the announcement comes a very promising first trailer.

Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston look to be great in the joint leads, with Cranston taking much more of a central role than the more frequent supporting roles we’ve seen from him in recent years. And that can only be good news.

Cold Comes the Night tells the story of a struggling motel owner (Eve) who, along with her daughter (Parker), is taken hostage by a career criminal (Cranston) as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop (Marshall-Green). Everyone gets in over their heads, and a series of double-crosses leaves a string of dead bodies in this pulse-pounding story about desperation and survival.

Eve and Cranston star alongside Logan Marshall-Green and Ursula Parker.

Chun is making his sophomore feature,
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Sony to release Cold Comes the Night with Bryan Cranston (Trailer)

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Check out the trailer for Sony's Cold Comes the Night, with Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston!

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired distribution rights to Tze Chun’s Cold Comes The Night, starring Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus). The film also stars Ursula Parker (Louie) and Leo Fitzpatrick (The Wire).

Currently in post-production, Cold Comes The Night is directed by Tze Chun, and written by Tze Chun, Osgood Perkins, and Nick Simon (Removal). Chun’s acclaimed debut feature, Children of Invention, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won 17 festival awards.

Chun’s film tells the story of a struggling motel owner (Eve) who, along with her daughter (Parker), is taken hostage by a career criminal (Cranston) as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop (Marshall-Green). Everyone gets in over their heads, and a series of double-crosses
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Trailer for Cold Comes The Night Starring Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve; Sony Pictures Worldwide Secures Distribution Rights

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The first trailer for the crime thriller Cold Comes the Night has landed online, plus the feature has secured distribution. Directed by Tze Chun (Children of Invention), the film stars Alice Eve as a struggling motel owner who is taken hostage, along with her young daughter, by a Russian criminal played by Bryan Cranston. The trailer is worth watching if only to see Cranston putting on a Russian accent, and Eve gets the chance to lead a film of her own. Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired all domestic and international rights to the film, though a release date has yet to be announced. We also don’t know if this will be getting a significant theatrical release, or if Spwa will opt for VOD. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to read the press release. The film also stars Logan Marshall-Green, Ursula Parker, and Leo Fitzpatrick. Trailer via Total Film.
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Casting Net: Bryan Cranston joining thriller 'Eye of Winter.' Plus: Christopher Meloni, Richard Dreyfuss, Gloria Reuben

Casting Net: Bryan Cranston joining thriller 'Eye of Winter.' Plus: Christopher Meloni, Richard Dreyfuss, Gloria Reuben
Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2, next summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness), and Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in Eye of Winter, an indie thriller about a lifelong crook (Cranston) who is going blind (too much blue meth?), and therefore decides to kidnap a mother (Eve) and her daughter to help him land a bounty of cash from a corrupt cop (Marshall-Green). Tze Chun (Children of Invention) will direct from a script he wrote with Osgood Perkins and Nick Simon (Removal). [Variety]

Christopher Meloni (NBC’s Law & Order: Svu, HBO’s True Blood) is in talks to
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Inside Horror: Episode 5 - Alexandre Aja Talks Maniac Remake and So Much More!

A jam-packed new edition of the internet-based horror talk show "Inside Horror" is here filled from top to bottom with the type of gory details you've come to expect from the show and its hosts, Elric Kane, Staci Layne Wilson, and of course Jenna Busch with our headlines!

Every week, totally live and completely uncensored, your horror hosts Staci Layne Wilson and Elric Kane not only vivisect the latest in the genre but also uncover undiscovered classics with recommendations via decidedly undead debate.

Inside Horror features the hottest and the coolest film directors, actors, authors, filmmakers, documentarians and experts on the horror genre. Giving our audience a voice on the show, live and as you watch, is our chat room cutie Jenna Busch. Jenna also kicks off every show with the latest news in “Dreadlines” – hot off the Dread Central wire.

Inside Horror with Elric Kane and Staci Layne Wilson
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MoreHorror Chats with Director Nick Simon and Actor Oz Perkins of 'Removal'

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by Shannon Hilson, MoreHorror.com

There's nothing we like here at MoreHorror better than an expertly made film that really covers all the bases and writer/director Nick Simon's feature debut Removal really delivers in this regard. Filled with twists, turns, gold-star performances from an all-around amazing cast, awesome dialogue, and incredible shots, this film is easily one of the best horror films I've seen in a long while. It follows the story of Cole, a carpet cleaner who takes on a rather unusual cleaning job for a wealthy client and winds up with a lot more to contend with than he bargained for.

Writer/director Nick Simon and writer/actor Oz Perkins of Removal were both kind enough to answer some questions for me recently in regards to this very cool film. If you still haven't had a chance to check it out for yourself, catch it today On Demand or on DVD.
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DVD Review: Removal

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DVD Review: Removal
Title: Removal Directed by: Nick Simon Starring: Billy Burke, Mark Kelly, Oz Perkins, Kelly Brook, Emma Caufield and Elliott Gould Running time: 91 minutes, Rated R Cole was released from a long stint at a mental institution after witnessing his friend Eric’s murder/suicide. Though his wife and child have left him, as long as he is medicated, he is ready to get his life back. A year later, Cole has been working for a carpet cleaning service. He has just finished working a double shift and is ready to begin the weekend. His boss then calls him with a last minute assignment – an “all-nighter.” Being over worked and over...
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My Top 5 Horror Films of 2011

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by Shannon Hilson, MoreHorror.com

The start of a new year is the time when we all take a moment and reflect upon the year before. We pat ourselves on the back for our accomplishments and hope fervently for more of the same. We look at our failures and hope to God we don't pull any boners of quite the same caliber again in the year to come. And most importantly of all, we horror fans look back on the movies we've seen over the past 365 days and reflect on the ones that were especially good. The following is my personal list of highlights in horror from the past year.

5. The Hunters: Those who know my tastes in horror know that I like my movies to be a little bit more than just a series of gory killings and cheap scares. In other words, I almost always prefer my horror
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Lionsgate Schedules the Removal of Billy Burke for January

You’ve seen him play a weary dad whose daughter is dating a vampire in the Twilight movies and a rock-a-billy satanist in Drive Angry 3D. Come January you’ll get to see Billy Burke as a carpet cleaner on the verge of insanity in Removal, co-starring Elliot Gould, Emma Caulfield, and Kelly Brook.

After witnessing a friend’s gruesome suicide, things haven't been the same for Cole. He is being tormented by what appear to be hallucinations. After working several double shifts, Cole thought things couldn’t get any worse – until he’s called out to an all-night carpet cleaning job for a man named Henry, who leads him to believe he has just killed his wife. As he hurries to clean the place, Cole’s hallucinations start to interfere, and the horrid truth that unfolds will leave you begging for it to stop!

Billy Burke stars in Nick Simon
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Lionsgate To Release Psychololgical Thriller Removal On DVD This January

Nick Simon's new psychological thriller 'Removal' has finally been given an expected DVD and download release date thanks to Lionsgate. Mark Kelly, Billy Burke ('Twilight', 'Drive Angry 3D'), Oz Perkins, Emma Caulfield ('Life Unexpected'), the sexy Kelly Brook -below ('Piranha 3D'), Elliott Gould and Sharon Omi all star and the DVD shall contain a deleted scene, alternate opening and a gag reel. 'Removal' is all lined up to hit DVD, VOD and digital download from 3 January 2012. Check out all the plot details and the trailer below....
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Get out Your Steam Cleaner for this Bloody Trailer of Removal!

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Removal is an independent psychological horror feature from Silvatar Media, which puts one carpet cleaner on the job and in the home of a ruthless killer. Or is it all in his head? Described as a black comedy, Removal keeps you guessing by keeping the film's reality in question. Are the blood soaked carpets a figment of the viewer's or Cole's imagination or is this an elaborate set-up, to torment a man already tortured by witnessing a recent murder suicide? The answers are not clear, but horror fans can take a look at the disturbing trailer for Removal below.

The synopsis for Removal:

"Cole is a likeable regular guy. Except that ever since he witnessed a gruesome murder-suicide, things haven't been quite right. His wife left him, he is tormented by hallucinations and his career has nosedived into a blue collar job with a carpet cleaning service.

Just when
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Artwork and Trailer Debut: Twilight's Billy Burke in Removal

No matter how much cleaning you do. No matter what chemicals you use. No matter how hard you scrub. The remnants of a hideously violent crime just will not wash away. In fact, as you'll see from the latest trailer for Nick Simon's Removal ... some memories never fade.

Removal stars Billy Burke (Drive Angry 3D, The Twilight Saga), Elliott Gould (Oceans 11), Mark Kelly and Oz Perkins (Star Trek). Check out the tiny teaser art and trailer below.

Synopsis

Tasked with servicing a sprawling mansion, Cole Hindin is on the verge of mental breakdown. Overworked, underpaid and over-medicated he must single-handedly complete a three-person job in one night. Psychologically scarred from a murder-suicide he witnessed a year ago, he struggles to maintain his sanity as his medication runs dry. As horrific hallucinations haunt him and memories begin to surface, so too does the deadly truth.

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