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The Stanley Film Festival Announces Special Events, Including Musical Acts, Horror Trivia, Scare Zones

For decades, Estes Park, Colorado has been a destination for road-tripping horror hounds, as Stephen King was struck with the idea for The Shining while staying at the Stanley Hotel. But since 2013, fright fans have had another big reason to pay the famous hotel a visit: the Stanley Film Festival.

After screening feature films both old and new and hosting special guests galore in their first two years, the third annual Stanley Film Festival is quickly approaching, and we're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers.

Today, we have the first details on the special experiences and events that will be taking place during all four days of the festival, including musical acts, scare zones, trivia, and a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

"March 31, 2015 (Denver, Co) - Set at the historic Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining,
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Scorsese's 'Macbeth', Campbell is Ronnie in 'Fargo', Stiller Says No to Directing 'Good Will Hunting'

Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute.
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Mysterious and sleek trailer for The Signal with Laurence Fishburne

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So, this looks surprisingly cool. The Signal, a new sci-fi/thriller with some hints of horror, is the first mainstream film from cinematographer William Eubank (Crave) and it looks like quite a compelling slice of cinema based on this new trailer. Bringing in veteran actor Laurence Fishburne and up-and-comers Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke, and Beau Knapp to the flick, The Signal has a healthy mix of mystery and action with a lot of creepy cool sci-fi imagery tossed around to...
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Who's Pulling the Strings in this New Poster for 13 Sins?

When the list of films screening in this year's SXSW Midnighters lineup was announced, Daniel Stamm's 13 Sins was on it, and with its world premiere happening on March 7th during the fest, a new poster has arrived.

When we first started talking about Stamm's The Last Exorcism follow-up 13 Sins back in August of 2012, it was called Angry Little God. It may have undergone a title change, but its cast of Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Ron Perlman remains rock solid.

Per Crave, who debuted the enticing one-sheet you'll see below, the film will be getting a March 14th release on iTunes and On Demand followed by a theatrical run from Radius-twc beginning April 18th.

13 Sins

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Stamm, Screenwriter: David Birke

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks,
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'Truth or Dare' takes home 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Jessica Cameron's directorial debut Truth of Dare keeps tearing up the horror festival circuit.

Last weekend the film brought home 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival, including Best Director. Check out all the details below, as well as a Pov acceptance speech from Cameron herself.

From the Official Release:

Jessica Cameron’s directorial debut, Truth or Dare won 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival on Saturday, January 11th. The vicious torture flick had 9 nominations and Cameron herself won Best Director and Best Actress. Co-star Devanny Pinn won Best Supporting Actress, a.k.a “Sexiest Shockfest Sweetheart” and Ryan Kiser’s chilling portrayal of “Derik B. Smith” earned him a Best Actor award.

The Truth or Dare screening attracted many a-listers in the indie horror scene including Big-Ass Spider director Mike Mendez, ColdWater director/writer Dave Parker, Isle of Dogs director Tammi Sutton, and Charles de Lauzirika
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Truth or Dare Wins Big at Shockfest

Jessica Cameron's Truth or Dare premiered in Hollywood on January 10th at the Shockfest Film Festival, and while it was there, it took home a bevy of awards. Read on for images from the event and details.

From the Press Release

Jessica Cameron’s directorial debut, Truth or Dare, won four awards at Shockfest Film Festival on Saturday, January 11th. The vicious torture flick had nine nominations, and Cameron herself won Best Director and Best Actress. Co-star Devanny Pinn won Best Supporting Actress, aka “Sexiest Shockfest Sweetheart,” and Ryan Kiser’s chilling portrayal of “Derik B. Smith” earned him a Best Actor award.

The Truth or Dare screening attracted many a-listers in the indie horror scene including Big Ass Spider! director Mike Mendez, ColdWater director/writer Dave Parker, Isle of Dogs director Tammi Sutton, and Charles de Lauzirika, who produced Blade Runner Final Cut and directed Crave.

Cameron, who
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Charles de Lauzirika Talks Crave and More

Charles de Lauzirika has probably been involved with some of your favorite behind-the-scenes footage and DVD extras on classic films like Blade Runner and the cult series “Twin Peaks”.

With Crave (review here) he’s graduating to a new level of filmmaking by directing his first feature about an eccentric photographer who begins to walk down a very dark path. Moving into directing is a good move and a brave one (for anyone) but especially for Lauzirika since DVDs are dropping off more and more and extras are now harder to come by as studios don’t put the effort into new releases quite like they used to.

Crave is certainly a decent first effort but also an effort that Lauzirika himself isn’t completely satisfied with. For anyone looking to direct themselves one day, the below interview should offer some insight and advice for any first-timer.

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FM Exclusive: Interview with Charles de Lauzirika director of “Crave”

FM Exclusive: Interview with Charles de Lauzirika director of “Crave”
While you may not know Charles de Lauzirika’s name offhand, you’ve likely collected a fair amount of his work already. The director of some of the biggest behind the scenes features on DVDs and Blu Rays including the Alien Quadrilogy box set, Blade Runner and The Amazing Spider-man among many others, has just seen his first feature film, Crave, released on VOD, on iTunes and theatrically this month. Crave is intriguing, complicated and immensely entertaining. It’s a film that is on one hand absolutely astounding for the combination of the emotional story arc and the rich world created within that and on the other hand a fascinating examination of a disintegrating mind.

Crave is the story of Aiden (Joshua Lawson), a crime scene photographer in Detroit who is unable reconcile the injustices he sees around him with the disturbing visions in his head. The film is a
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Crave (2013) Review

Aiden (Josh Lawson) in Crave has a very active inside voice. Many people witness the effects of crime and violence but Aiden gets a birdseye view through his job as a freelance photographer taking pictures of murder scenes for a living. This hyperstimulation possibly in conjunction with a bit of psychosis leads Aiden to viciously reprimand himself for not stepping up with say two thugs start bothering a young female student on the bus or when an armed bandit bursts into a gas station convenience store. To make matters worse Aiden often fantasizes about what tough Aiden would do in a certain circumstance and its very good and heroic (often leading to beautiful coeds expressing their appreciating for his machismo orally).
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Interview: Charles de Lauzirika Talks Crave

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Interview: Charles de Lauzirika Talks Crave
Chronicling how the dysfunctional psyche of an emotionally disturbed person who regularly loses themself in a daunting moment can be a challenging prospect for many filmmakers. But first-time feature film writer-director Charles de Lauzirika offers a passionate understanding into the inspirations of a seemingly normal man who’s struggling to cope with his self-professed unhealthy fantasies, in the new drama-thriller, ‘Crave.’ While the main character in the film, Aiden, realizes that his fantasy of eliminating evil from the world as he wins over his true love are at times morbid, his actions showcase how even the most evil thoughts and actions can be borne from the purest intentions ‘Crave’ follows Aiden [ Read More ]

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An Exclusive Clip to Crave

Phase 4 Films' VOD release of director Charles de Lauzirika's festival favorite Crave is available right now, and to get you geared up for the small screen goodies, we have landed an exclusive clip for you cats to chew on. Check it out!

Lauzirika also wrote the screenplay with Robert Lawton and produced the film with Robert Green. Scott Robinson and Marissa Neiman co-produced the project, which shot in Detroit.

Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Ron Perlman, and Edward Furlong star.

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Synopsis

Aiden (Josh Lawson) fantasizes about a better life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman)--a heroic life where he falls in love with the perfect woman and dispenses justice on the hard streets of Detroit. When he meets the alluring young Virginia (Emma Lung) and
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Crave Review

The world is crazy, and it can make you feel weak, but Charles de Lauzirika's Crave takes fear and frustration and turns it into a meandering bore. De Lauzirika is very aware of his film's influences, and there's no pretention about carving out new territory, but he doesn't show us anything we haven't really seen before. Just as his protagonist looks to find love and strength, Crave stumbles around trying to find a novel idea worth exploring. Further burdened by miscasting and an ill-fitting visual style, the film slogs around, occasionally bumping into a worthwhile performance or relationship, but is ultimately sucked into a void where the harder it tries to find meaning, the less it means anything. Aiden Pogue (Josh Lawson) is a crime scene photographer who, when not looking at the mangled carcasses of murder victims, can only see his inadequacies. He envisions himself as a violent
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Ron Perlman on the Thriller 'Crave' and His Increasingly Big Career in Independent Films

Fact: It's impossible to hate Ron Perlman. Okay, so maybe we don't have any actual, statistical evidence on hand to back that up as fact, but we're still pretty sure it's true. There's just something about him that's inherently likeable. Maybe it's that he looks like a battle-hardened teddy bear. Maybe it's because he's great at nailing deadpan comedy. Whatever the case, it's really, really hard to not get excited any time you see Ron Perlman's name in the credits, because it's a guarantee at least one thing in the movie will be good. In the case of Crave, thankfully the entire film is a good, solid thriller about a crime-scene photographer with an increasingly disturbed imagination, but it's Perlman specifically that brings us...

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Review: Crave Fails To Satisfy

Crave is the feature debut of Charles de Lauzirika, a man best (un)known for directing/producing DVD special features. So what, you say? Sew buttons on a dead hobo's suit! You know you love yourself some special features, and de Lauzirika is responsible for some quality content on many a quality disc. Hell, his Alien 3 featurettes might be better than the film itself. But does this qualify him to tell a more complex story? The story being that of a crime scene shutterbug named Aiden who becomes increasingly more detached from reality? A tragi-comic character study full of pitch black humor? An unlikely romance with moments of extreme discomfort? A story full of emotion and nuance and gray morality? Because that's the delicate balancing act...

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Exclusive: Director Charles de Lauzirika Talks Crave

Exclusive: Director Charles de Lauzirika Talks Crave
Director Charles de Lauzirika talks his feature directorial debut Crave, in theaters December 6

Some filmmakers often have various different professions in the film industry before that directorial debut, whether it be writing, editing or working in visual effects, to name a few. Charles de Lauzirika had the opportunity to observe countless A-list filmmakers on the set while working as a producer and director of behind-the-scenes documentaries that are found on the bonus features of Blu-ray and DVD releases, before making his directorial debut with Crave. This indie thriller stars Josh Lawson as Aiden, a freelance crime scene photographer, who makes his living by capturing gruesome murder scenes on film, while he slips into his own equally-dark fantasy world to escape his reality. I recently had the chance to speak with Charles de Lauzirika for Crave, which co-stars Emma Lung and Ron Perlman, about his first feature film, debuting in theaters December 6.
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Crave Review

Crave is so close to being the next fantastic piece of pulp cinema to depict vigilante justice, but at the same time, Charles de Lauzirika’s first directorial feature simply treads water for what seems like forever, only climaxing for a short period before going out with a timid whimper. There was no reason for this flick to march past the hour and a half mark, yet I found myself checking my watch an hour into the “mayhem,” only to find close to another hour still remained – causing an exasperated sigh. Like I said, Lauzirika is so close to creating a flashy bit of independent bliss, but our main character’s mental struggle turns out to be nothing but a misleading, long-winded chore.

Aiden (Josh Lawson) goes about his daily life of shooting crime scene photography without much reaction, but deep down inside he wants something more. The corpses he photographs all tell a story,
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Comedy blowback on Aacta nominations

Aacta.s decision this year to combine the best TV comedy and best light entertainment series into one category has drawn fire from some of the leading lights of the comedy business.

Actor/director Josh Lawson describes the move as .baffling and insulting for both categories. and complains there is only one category for acting- best performance in a TV comedy- compared with four for acting in TV dramas. .What are we to take away from this - that comedy is somehow easier? That people who work on comedies don't work as hard? That actors who do comedy aren't as talented or as deserving of accolades,. asks Lawson, who stars in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (which opens in Australia on December 19) and in Us thriller Crave (which launches in the Us on Friday). .What a slap in the face for all the hard working, incredibly talented Australians who work
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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' and 'Kick-Ass 2' at Home Before Disc

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Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (young-adult fantasy; Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower; rated PG-13) The Smurfs 2 (animated; Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria; rated PG) Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (jewel-thief documentary; Tomislav Tom Benson, Daniel Vivian; not rated) Crave (drama; Edward Furlong, Ron Perlman, Emma Lung, Josh Lawson; premieres on Mod and in theaters on 12/6; not rated) Live at the Foxes Den (drama; Jackson Rathbone...

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Exclusive Clip from Charles de Lauzirika’s Crave, Featuring Josh Lawson and Edward Furlong

Today, we're happy to bring you an exclusive clip from co-writer and director Charles de Lauzirika’s debut feature, Crave, starring Josh Lawson (House of Lies) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). The story centers on Aiden (Lawson), a crime scene photographer who turns to his active imagination in order to escape the horrors of his environment. The clip features Aiden tracking down Ravi (Furlong) to put some fear into him, and things turn really creepy really fast. Also starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Emma Lung (Triangle), Crave will be available on VOD and in theaters December 6th. Hit the jump to watch our exclusive clip. Check out the clip from Crave below: Synopsis: Aiden (Josh Lawson) craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit,
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This Official Release Trailer Should Satisfy What You Crave

Once Phase 4 Films announced a December 6th VOD release for director Charles de Lauzirika's festival favorite Crave, we knew it wouldn't be long before a new trailer arrived, and that's exactly what we have for you this morning!

Lauzirika also wrote the screenplay with Robert Lawton and produced the film with Robert Green. Scott Robinson and Marissa Neiman co-produced the project, which shot in Detroit.

Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Ron Perlman, and Edward Furlong star.

Related Story: An Exclusive Image Gallery for You to Crave

Synopsis

Aiden (Josh Lawson) fantasizes about a better life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman)--a heroic life where he falls in love with the perfect woman and dispenses justice on the hard streets of Detroit. When he meets the alluring young Virginia (Emma Lung) and steals a gun from a crime scene,
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