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It should come as a shock to exactly no one that reality television hasn’t been real for years. Every “true life” TV show you’re a fan of, from "Pawn Stars" to "Hell’s Kitchen" and everything in between, is scripted to some degree, sometimes to a lot of degrees.
If creative teams are being employed to write shows that exhibit a sense of verisimilitude with the world as we know it, wouldn’t it just be more fun to have them script reality shows that exist in the realm of fantasy, a show that employs real-life contestants, not actors, and thrusts them into something arcane and otherworldly.
That’s the conceit behind ABC’s upcoming reality/fantasy hybrid show "The Quest," which comes from executive producers responsible for The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) film series and grueling globe-trotting endurance show "The Amazing Race" (2001-present). "The Quest" features »
- Anthony Arrigo
Well, this is certainly odd news. According to a source at Bloody Disgusting, the next movie in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise will be a prequel and focus on Leatherface’s formative years as a teenager.
Maybe we’ll find out if he ever went to prom.
From Bloody Disgusting:
“As you may recall, Texas Chainsaw 3D, released on January 21, 2013, followed a young woman who travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward (and her family). The film set up Alexandra Daddario as the daughter of Loretta Sawyer and Leatherface’s (played by Dan Yeager) long-lost cousin.
While TC3D ended with a cliffhanger, setting up a sequel and new family dynamics, we’re being told that an unidentified writer is rumored to be in talks to pen Leatherface’s “teenage years”. This would mean »
- Luke Owen
File this one under "Wow, Really?!?" Some quick and pretty damned strange news has come in regarding the next installment in the Texas Chainsaw franchise as it's looking like we're getting another prequel. A prequel to the tenth power even.
The filmmakers behind Texas Chainsaw 3D (Unrated Blu-ray/DVD review here) were never big on mathematics, as proven by their "direct sequel" to Tobe Hooper's seminal classic which found the ages of characters all over the place with little to nothing making sense in terms of the whens and the wheres. That is, however, another story.
Right now Bloody Disgusting is reporting that "an unidentified writer is rumored to be in talks to pen Leatherface’s 'teenage years.' This would mean that Dan Yeager would not be returning as the iconic chainsaw-wielding slasher, and that it would be [another] sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 TCM… and a prequel to last year’s TC3D. »
- Steve Barton
“You could have dinner with us… my brother makes good head cheese! You like head cheese?”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre screens this Friday and Saturday nights (August 1st and 2nd) at midnight at the Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis) as part of Destroy the Brain’s Late Night Grindhouse series.
Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre may or may not be the scariest horror movie ever made (I think it is) but it’s certainly one of the most referenced, imitated, ripped off, and influential. It opened in October of 1974 when I was 13 and I read about it in a few monster mags, but could not initially talk my dad into taking me to see it (hew was usually pretty cool about that kind of thing – he’d already taken me to French Connection and A Clockwork Orange). About 6 months later, in April of 1975, the Italian horror film »
- Tom Stockman
What would Leatherface’s teenage angst be like? Well, you might find out. About a month and a half ago we reported on the near-death of one Leatherface and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Millennium Films, who was behind the 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D, quickly refuted telling us it was just taking longer than expected. It appears they were being truthful. How quickly things can change...
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- Bloody Disgusting
The filmmakers behind the psychological horror movie “Dementia” have released a slew of photos. The movie stars Gene Jones (“The Sacrament”) and Kristina Klebe (“Proxy”), as well as Peter Cilella (“Resolution”), Richard Riehle (“Texas Chainsaw 3D”), Marc Senter (“Red, White & Blue”), Graham Skipper (“Almost Human”), Molly McQueen (“Carjacked”), Tony Denison (“The Closer”) and newcomer Hassie Harrison. Described as a cross between “Misery” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” the film hails from director Mike Testin and producers Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz. The trio previously collaborated on “Contracted.” Also read: Millennium Acquires Psychological Horror ‘Dead Within’ Diagnosed with dementia, war »
- Jeff Sneider
Mad Z Productions' upcoming Sisters has added a horror legend to its cast. The great Bill Moseley is joining four of indie horror's most recognizable up-and-coming screen queens for the project. Read on for more details.
The veteran of such horror classics as Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects, and Repo! The Genetic Opera, Moseley will appear in the film alongside Jessica Cameron, Devanny Pinn, Melantha Blackthorne, and Seregon O’Dassey. Also starring is Ray Hryb.
For more info visit Sisters on Facebook.
Pushed to the limits by the abusive Ray, four sisters, all witches, use their powers to get a little revenge. But when things get out of hand and they have to cover up a crime, »
- Debi Moore
As we told you a few months back, Contracted's Dp Mike Testin is making his feature debut with an old-school horror flick entitled Dementia, which boasts a handful of faces that are quite familiar to us horror folk. On tap for you today are the first images from the film so dig in!
From the Press Release
The film also stars some of horror’s hottest indie actors including Peter Cilella (Resolution), Richard Riehle (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Marc Senter (Red, White & Blue), and Graham Skipper (Almost Human). Molly McQueen (Carjacked), Tony Denison (“The Closer”), and newcomer Hassie Harrison co-star.
Diagnosed with dementia, war veteran George Lockhart (Jones) must deal with his estranged family. Son Jerry (Cilella) and granddaughter Shelby (Harrison) force him to hire a live-in nurse (Klebe), only to »
- John Squires
We've already heard that Whale Rider's Keisha Castle-Hughes might be up for the role of Nymeria Sand, and now in their "What We Know So Far" report on Game Of Thrones season 5, Vulture name a couple of actresses that have been rumored for roles that seem to have flown under our radar. The first is Tania Raymonde (Lost, Texas Chainsaw), who has reportedly (her audition vid has since been removed) read for Obara Sand; and possibly replacing young Aimee Richardson as Myrcella Baratheon/Lannister is 15-year-old tv actress Nell Tiger Free. Remember none of this is official yet, and even if they've read for roles it doesn't mean they'll nab them. But some announcements are expected at Comic Con, so maybe we'll find out more then. »
The third week of July beckons and, if one is a genre film lover in the city of Montreal, Canada, that really means only one thing: the return of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Like Michael Myer, Freddy Krueger and zombies, Fantasia keeps coming back for more action time and time again, always promising the best and brightest that genre cinema from the world over has to offer.
In the preceding few weeks a litany of announcements were made, titillating fans like few movie-themed festivals can, such as Tobe Hooper’s presence for an honorary award (as well as a screening of the newly re-mastered 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and a screening of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios mega production Guardians of the Galaxy a few days before it opens wide. Both will rightfully garner much attention as shall a host of other special events and screenings. That said, each patron »
- Edgar Chaput
Spavine was written and directed by Tiffany Heath and stars Denton Blane Everett (Psychic Experiment), Tiffany Heath (Mulberry Stains), and Jake Austin. House produces with Heath and Nick W. Nicholson. Phil Nichols/Facades FX handled the special makeup effects, including the mask you see on the poster below.
"With this film the Spavine team set out to strike a balance between classic gore like Texas Chainsaw and Hitchcockian psychological suspense," says Heath. "Spavine has an art-house film look but isn't 'snobby' in that it really cares about the audience and gives them the proper dose of gore, terror, suspense, and overall real life madness. There is nothing supernatural in the movie. Every bit of this »
- Steve Barton
Stepping out of the haunted village hall for a break from a dance with the supernatural, Simon Merrells took the time to rendezvous with HeyUGuys to discuss his foray into horror with Judas Ghost. Probably most recognised for his role on TV’s Spartacus: War of the Damned in which he played the villainous Crassus with brutal pomp, Merrells is a regular face on both the big and the small screen.
During the course of our brief conversation he shared with us how he discovered his love of performance, and storytelling, as well as his early memories of horror’s most famous monsters and authors. Whilst reflecting on filmmaking as a musical journey, along with the fortunes of the modern short film he invited us inside the village hall to discuss his one location supernatural horror.
Why a career in acting? Was there that one inspirational moment?
Aside from the »
- Paul Risker
If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Fourth of July weekend, you are more than covered in terms of streaming all the spooky shenanigans you could possibly want.
In honor of Deliver Us from Evil opening in theaters this week and to keep the horror going throughout the weekend, be sure to check out these other genre films now available on Netflix.
Ready... Set.... Stream and Scream!
Spend A Night In With One Of The Masters Of Horror
The Stand Cujo The Langoliers Stephen King's Children of the Corn
Horrifying Family Members
Vacations Gone Wrong
And Of Course, »
- KW Low
More talent is on its way to the upcoming anthology film based upon the stories of Thomas Tessier, World of Hurt, and we have all the details you need right here without having to suffer through any pain at all. Well... some pain is okay, but don't blame us if you get really messed up.
From the Press Release
“My whole life I’ve been an avid fan of scary and horror movies,” Malloy said, “and the idea of bringing Tom Tessier’s stories to the screen was exactly the project I was looking for. And when I saw the caliber of the talented directors involved, I was in!”
Tom not only produces; he also acts and writes. He brought all three skills »
- Steve Barton
As the Twitch writers jostle for position among ourselves to get you the best coverage of this year's festival the second wave of films have just been announced and it is gearing up to be a great Summer in belle province. There are a lot of titles in this announcement familiar to Twitch readers, Vigalondo's Open Windows. Archibald's The Drownsman. Abrahamson's Frank. Korean action flick No Tears for the Dead. Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch's Starry Eyes.On top of that Fantasia has also announced that Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacare, will be receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award For Fear Pioneer. And another genre icon Abel Ferrera's Welcome to New York (Ferrera directed genre greats Bad Lieutenant and Ms 45) will be the closing film this year. Welcome to...
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I used to watch any horror movie I could put my hands on, back in the good old days of VHS. Going to the different tape rental outlets in St. Louis, (remember Mom and Pop video rental stores? St. Louis used to be full of them.)
Getting to see movies like Re-Animator or Scanners in a theater was a very special treat. I could even enjoy the by-the-numbers of a Friday the 13th or Halloween entry. Blood and gore never bothered me, the more the better. If the movie wasn’t really scary maybe it might have been funny or so bad it was good.
Now, I don’t know, maybe it’s from getting old and having so little time to waste on these kinds of films. I find more of my time taken up with rediscovered silent films, »
- Sam Moffitt
There have been so many movies called The Caretakers that it's really easy to get confused which one is actually which. However, there's something that this latest one has that truly sets it apart from the pack as it stars Bill Johnson, who gave a much beloved performance as Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
From the Press Release
Recently named the Kentucky Filmmakers of the Year, Big Biting Pig Productions has announced the release of their eighth feature film: The Caretakers.
The movie was filmed in Madisonville, Dawson Springs, and Princeton, Kentucky, as well as Nashville, Tennessee.
The World Premiere of The Caretakers will take place on June 28th, »
- Steve Barton
The 2009 film, directed by Yoon Jae-goo, centers on a homicide detective in Seoul who finds incriminating evidence that may implicate his wife at a murder scene, forcing him to unravel the mystery before everyone else.
Stodel, a former exec at New Line and Paramount Vantage, has producing credits on the remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind.” Cj Entertainment produced “Snowpiercer,” Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut.
O’Brien wrote the game story for “Halo: Reach” and adapted Linwood Barclay’s novel “Trust Your Eyes” for Dan Lin and Todd Phillips to produce. He also penned the Black List script “Unlocked” for Warner Bros., which »
- Dave McNary
A slate of films has been announced for the Fantasia International Film Festival. This festival begins July 17th, 2014, in Montreal, QC and John McNaughton's (Wild Things) The Harvest will be in attendance. This horror title was completed in 2012 and shot in southern France. Soon, the film will be available for viewing and a preview of the film's attendance at Fantasia is here. The Harvest involves a seriously ill child and a strange teen neighbour. Andy (Charlie Tahan) must live in a controlled environment, but the neighbour lures him out of the safety of his home. But, Andy cannot survive for long outside of medically controlled room. How long can Andy survive? In 2013, a teaser trailer was released for The Harvest. Horror fans can view the movie clip below. The clip has been edited as an homage to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and the chainsaw-irific trailer is below, along with more details on The Harvest. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
It wasn't long after the release of Texas Chainsaw 3D (Unrated Blu-ray/DVD review jere) that rumors begin swirling around the internet about a possible sequel, though it seemed that a series of unfortunate events derailed those plans.
Now the sequel is apparently back on track, and we've got the latest for ya today.
Bloody Disgusting reports that a rep from Millennium Films reached out to them this week, revealing that the film is still very much on their priorities list. "While the film’s development is taking a bit longer than usual," they wrote, "it is still an active project on Millennium Films’ slate."
While it's likely that many horror fans have little to no interest in the highly polarizing film being given the sequel treatment, I personally welcome one with open arms as I was a fan of the bold choice to toss aside the narrative of the »
- John Squires
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