Let me begin this review by stating this is most-definitely not your typical horror fare; something audiences will realise a mere five minutes into this raucous, sure-to-be-cult-hit, movie. Written and directed by J.T. Petty, who also penned the graphic novel on which this is based, Hellbenders is a genre-bending horror comedy that is most akin to Don Coscarelli’s recent movie John Dies at the End. If I had to narrow the analogy down I’d say Hellbenders is best described as The Exorcist meets Ghostbusters by way of Don Coscarelli and [early] Kevin Smith…
Sound interesting? Then go out and buy it. Trust me. The rest of you? Let me try and convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash on this little indie horror that could. »
- Phil Wheat
William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Wer) has just signed on for more supernatural shenanigans according to Deadline. Per the site, the next project on Bell's plate will be The Inhabitant. Read on for the details.
The flick is said to be in the vein of The Conjuring. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Vertigo’s Roy Lee, Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Wedaa, and Adam Stone are producing from a script by Stacey Menear.
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- Steve Barton
No plot details have been released for the supernatural thriller, but the story is said to be in the same vein as last year's box office hit The Conjuring. Stacey Menear wrote the screenplay. The writer's script entitled Mixtape landed on The Blacklist back in 2009.
Tom Rosenberg (Gone) and Gary Lucchesi (I, Frankenstein) are producing for Lakeshore Entertainment, alongside Vertigo's Roy Lee (The Lego Movie), Matt Berenson (The Place Beyond the Pines), Jim Wedaa (Unstoppable) and Adam Stone. No production schedule was given.
William Brent Bell made his directorial debut in 2006 with Stay Alive. His 2012 follow-up, The Devil Inside, took in $107.1 million worldwide from just a $1 million production budget. He also directed the thriller Wer, which hasn't been released in the U.S. at this time. »
Exclusive: The Devil Inside‘s helmer William Brent Bell been hired to direct a supernatural thriller called The Inhabitant said to be in the vein of The Conjuring. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Vertigo’s Roy Lee, Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Wedaa and Adam Stone are producing from a script by Stacey Menear. The Devil Inside was released last year and did incredible business. The movie was done on a shoestring budget ($1M+) and made over $101.7M worldwide for the filmmakers and distributor Paramount. Talk about a profitable film. Bell is repped by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman […] »
Despite scoring some lacklustre reviews, particularly for its frustrating finale, William Brent Bell’s thrifty horror The Devil Inside did huge business at the box office, scoring $101.7 million globally from a budget that hovered around the $1 million mark. He’s looking to keep the terror coming with a new project called The Inhabitant.A collection of production companies have him set to direct Stacey Meaner’s script The Inhabitant. Despite Deadline reporting on the film, no one has seen fit to release any plot details about the project, aside from admitting that it’s another supernatural tale along the lines of The Conjuring. So… haunted house thriller with a possession element? Only time will tell, but looking to leap on that bandwagon after the success of James Wan’s thriller certainly isn’t a bad idea, assuming the screenplay and finished product work.Bell’s most recent project, werewolf thriller Wer, »
The new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled Wer, is coming home to DVD via Universal on September 23rd with an early digital release date to be announced soon. Maybe the devil made 'em do it?
A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).
Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, produced with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. tackled the makeup and visual effects for Wer.
Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. »
- Steve Barton
Shock received word tonight from Universal Studios Home Entertainment that it is going to be handling the DVD distribution of Wer this fall. Directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), the film went into production in 2012. Through 2013 we waited for release date news from the project's original theatrical distributor Film District, alas, that news never came.
The post ‘Wer’ is Heading Direct to DVD Courtesy of Universal appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Our collective attention here at Dread Central was most certainly captured earlier this year by the sales trailer for Fear Paris, an anthology of horror tales set to explore the dark underbelly of France's capital.
With three directors already attached, two more have just rounded out the list of contributors, and you'll find all the latest by reading on!
Bloody Disgusting reports that Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura and The Devil Inside's William Brent Bell have both readied their passports for a trip to Paris. They join the previously announced Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky).
Fear Paris is described as "genre-bending" with connected stories that will present a Paris unlike anything seen before. Check out the awesome sales trailer below to whet your appetite!
Casting is under way as the film will go into production this summer/fall. »
- John Squires
The sales trailer for the new film from Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV; Repo! The Genetic Opera; The Devil's Carnival) recently found its way online in a video for Full Sail University's How to Get Noticed in Hollywood Today program and you can dig it right now!
It should be Explicitly noted that this is just a proof on concept trailer and it contains no footage from the actual film itself. You can find it at the 32 minute mark of the video, but we recommend, especially if you're a new filmmaker, that you watch the whole chat with Bousman as it's as interesting as they come. The man knows his shit! Check it out!
Bousman is set to direct Abattoir, which will be produced by Radical Studios. Bousman will work from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette, who adapts the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries created by Bousman.
- Steve Barton
It’s often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, which is exactly why I left A Haunted House 2 channeling my inner Michael Bluth while muttering, “I don’t know what I expected.” There was a small, microscopic bit of hope that optimistically motivated my legs to physically walk into my screening, but within mere repetitive minutes, I realized a maddening case of déjà vu was about to hit.
While Mike Flanagan’s newly released Oculus is about a mirror that reflects your inner demons, A Haunted House 2 provides a mirror image watch that’s doubly paralyzing based on the sheer audacity of so many recycled similarities – but honestly, this review won’t matter worth a damn. Everyone who saw A Haunted House and made it financially successful will flood theatrical screenings of its sequel and »
- Matt Donato
Found footage films get a bad rap - and worse reviews. But the genre combines the vitality of punk rock with the reach of a video viral, and it has earned, if not respectability, then at least a respectful reappraisal. Some found footage (hereafter Ff) films are, admittedly, unwatchable (see The Devil Inside or, better, don't). But others, such as recent West Country-set religious chiller The Borderlands, or Bobcat Goldthwait's creepy Bigfoot hunt Willow Creek (out on May 2), are closer to unmissable.
Beyond an ominous title card, Ff films require little backstory, and the genre has only a brief history of its own. An uncompromising, hand-over-the-camera-lens look at totalitarianism in Vietnam-era America, Peter Watkins' 1971 mock-doc Punishment Park is considered Ff's chief forebear. Ruggiero Deodato's still-troubling Cannibal Holocaust (1979), however, is the most striking early archetype. Following a gonzo film crew into tribal Amazonia, it puts video-nasty atrocities through a film-school filter, »
Spending hundreds of millions of dollars on making blockbuster movies might be a recipe for leading spots at the box office, but Paramount Pictures has increasingly started to focus on the potential of micro-budget films to make massive profits from very minimal spending.
Following on from the overwhelming success of Paranormal Activity – a franchise that has since grossed over $800 million at the box office alone despite very tiny production budgets – the studio launched a new branch called Paramount Insurge, which would focus on producing micro-budget films. The first of these was The Devil Inside, a fake-documentary ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Less than two weeks to go until the brand new season of Game Of Thrones hits our screens, and HBO have released their fourth and final trailer, teasing fans with a few more snippets of action before the premiere. This trailer has everything: Wildlings, burnings, kissing, siblings (the latter two sometimes at the same time), dragons, That fight sequence, and an absolutely wonderful cover of the Inxs song Devil Inside, by British group London Grammar.
Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t seen it yet:
April 6th honestly can’t come fast enough, but to tide you over here is an analysis of eight awesome moments from Devil Inside, moments that have us on the edge of our collective seat, practically salivating with anticipation. Here’s to what could be the best season of Game Of Thrones yet. »
- Emma Donovan
Review Caroline Preece 10 Feb 2014 - 07:10
Has The Vampire Diaries done away with its protagonist without anyone noticing? Here's Caroline's review of this week's episode...
This review contains spoilers.
5.13 Total Eclipse Of The Heart
So it seems as though The Vampire Diaries is keeping with this body-snatching Katherine storyline and, while I personally find it hilarious that a show in its fifth year can write out its protagonist without anyone really noticing or caring, it’s also proving to be a pretty nifty way of wringing more life out of the perennial love triangle. With Elena out of action, Damon off the rails and Stefan doing his best to avoid any of the usual drama that comes with the pair of them, we get to watch Katherine manipulate the boys into positions that suit her and her quest to live the life she always wanted.
The only problem to deal »
Back in January of last year, our own Alyse Wax had a fascinating interview here on Fearnet with Arizona pastor Bob Larson, who around that time had served as a consultant on The Devil Inside. In the interview, Larson stated that he had conducted over 15,000 exorcisms in his 30+ years on the job, going on to say that demonic possession is a whole lot more common than you might think.
A full time exorcist, who rids the world of demonic spirits six to seven days a week, Larson is now using the internet to expand his reach, in his never-ending quest to use the power of Christ to compel demons to leave their human hosts. Though it's not exactly the power of Christ he's now using, but the power of Skype.
Yes, Larson is now conducting exorcisms via Skype video chats, charging $295 for 60-minute sessions. A total scam, or an exorcist »
- John Squires
Review Caroline Preece 3 Feb 2014 - 06:59
This review contains spoilers.
5.12 The Devil Inside
It’s hard to really get excited about anything on The Vampire Diaries any more because, as long-time viewers know, every turn of events we’ve enjoyed in the past has been dropped after a maximum three episodes, but seeing Damon and Enzo team up for some evil shenanigans at the end of The Devil Inside gave the series a much-needed boost. Then again, it just brings to mind everything we’ve already dealt with this season – Bonnie’s ‘death’, Tyler’s exit, Matt’s gypsy passenger, Silas and Katsia, the Augustine vampires – and you start to wonder whether someone needs to sit down and have a serious think about structure for this show.
Because, despite »
The Vampire Diaries Episode 512
Directed By: Kellie Cyrus
Original Airdate: 30 January 2014
In This Episode…
Life returns to “normal” in Mystic Falls, following Katherine’s death. Mia needs Katherine’s corpse so that she can do a spell and make Elena “gone forever,” giving Katherine complete control of the body. Damon has buried her body and won’t tell Stefan where. Tyler is crashing with Matt (or maybe he moved back in - the house may be in both names now) but either way he is a total drunk and determined to get Caroline back. Matt wants to throw him a welcome home party. Jeremy and Bonnie have gone to visit her mom. Caroline is back at school, stress cleaning the dorm when Aaron comes in with a message for Elena: he is in control of his trust, and has completely cut off the Augustines. »
- Alyse Wax
Directed by Kellie Cyrus
Airs Thursdays at 8pm (Et) on The CW
Despite Katherine seemingly at death’s door for most of last week’s episode, her last minute transition into Elena’s body proved that the doppelganger still had some tricks up her sleeve. With her daughter and the Travelers in on her plan, it was clear that Mystic Falls wasn’t going to be rid of their nemesis quite as soon as they thought. This week’s episode once again focuses on Katherine’s attempt at survival, in a compelling outing that re-introduces some absent characters.
Having Katherine permanently inhabit Elena’s body and take over her consciousness is an intriguing development. As she points out herself, this is the first time Katherine is completely free and clear, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Thursday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries had everything that makes this show so addictive. There was the long-awaited reunion scene between Damon and Elena where he apologized for ever breaking up with her, but one major twist complicated it. There was even dialogue for Matt, everyone’s favorite human in this world of supernatural insanity. Ever [&hellip
After the mind-blowing epic-ness that was "The Vampire Diaries" 100th episode, expectations were honestly pretty low for Thursday's (Jan. 30) all-new episode, "The Devil Inside." After all the nostalgic returns, game-changing reveals and hot Klaroline sex, how could anything after measure up? But it's easy to forget. This is "Tvd." There is no such thing as a boring episode of "Tvd."
And oh boy, "The Devil Inside" was one crazy ride. We knew that Katherine was going to work with Nadia and a Traveler (who seemed to have traveled from the '90s because um crimped hair? Seriously?) to get ahold of her body so they could finish the spell and make Katherine a permanent fixture in Elena's body. One problem: Damon hid her body (in the tomb, because that's just poetic) as a final middle finger to Katherine. He was still taking his breakup hard.
That meant Katherine had to »
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