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Trio of young Aussie stars begin shooting Safe Neighborhood at Fox

Levi Miller, Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould. Photo Credit: Sean O'Reilly.

A corner of Fox Studios has been turned into a quiet, snow-covered American street over a white Christmas.

Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes) and Levi Miller (Jasper Jones) have begun shooting Safe Neighborhood, a.thriller directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), who wrote the script with Zack Kahn (Mad)..

The Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine production is about three kids who endure a home invasion in a so-called 'safe neighborhood' in the American 'burbs.

The film is being produced by Storm Vision.s Brett Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene (Infini, Terminus and SFv1) and Best Medicine Productions. Brion Hambel and Paul Jensen (Scenic Route, Natural Selection), and executive produced by Steven Matusko, Shane Abbess and Lorenzo De Maio..

.Safe Neighborhood is Home Alone meets Scream",.Thornquest said. "Chris and Zack have written a killer script and this
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Exclusive: Listen to the Tale of a Creepy Drain in 'Guttermouth'

Exclusive: Listen to the Tale of a Creepy Drain in 'Guttermouth'
Read More: Listen to Dominic Monaghan in Larry Fessenden's Ecological Thriller 'Natural Selection' The story for "Guttermouth" involves a man who hears voices coming from a drain. What inspired this premise? I don't really know how to explain this, but I've always been terrified of drains. Not terrified like I don't want to take a bath, but ever since I was little, I remember thinking how weird it is that all the water we use just goes down these pipes to some place underground. Stare at the sink for a while and your imagination wanders... What tradition would you place this story in? On the one hand, it's got a creepy supernatural tone; at the same time, it's more of a psychological thriller. I would put this in the relationship drama department. What is really at play here is a failing relationship and that is something we can all relate to,
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Exclusive: Listen to Dominic Monaghan in Larry Fessenden's Ecological Thriller 'Natural Selection'

Exclusive: Listen to Dominic Monaghan in Larry Fessenden's Ecological Thriller 'Natural Selection'
For the next several weeks, Indiewire is exclusively premiering new episodes from the third season of "Tales From Beyond the Pale," the audio play series produced by Glass Eye Pix. Episodes will be available for two-day windows. The season continues with filmmaker Larry Fessenden's "Natural Selection," starring Dominic Monaghan. Listen to the episode above, and read interviews with Fessenden and Monaghan conducted by Indiewire's Eric Kohn about the inspiration for the episode below. The episode is inspired by the show "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." When did you discover the show and how did you get Dominic onboard to play the lead role? I worked with Dom on Glenn McQuaid's movie "I Sell the Dead" and we've always stayed in touch, so naturally when his show came on, I tuned in. The show has a really fun travel-type vibe, lively editing and exotic locations that become increasingly remote
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Pan’s Levi Miller moves into 'Safe Neighborhood'

Pan’s Levi Miller moves into 'Safe Neighborhood'
Chris Peckover’s Sydney-set home invasion thriller to shoot early 2016.

Levi Miller, the young star of Pan, is joining Olivia DeJonge in Chris Peckover’s Sydney suburbia-set thriller Safe Neighborhood about a babysitting gig that takes a terrifying turn.

Miller will play a 12-year-old boy with a devious side, with DeJonge as a babysitter battling to protect her young charge in a home invasion with a surprising twist.

The film, which Peckover co-wrote with Zack Kahn, is due to shoot in Australia in January 2016. “Safe Neighborhood is Home Alone meets Scream,” said producer Brett Thornquest of Australian Storm Vision Entertainment, which is producing the film alongside Los Angeles-based Best Medicine Productions.

“Chris and Zack have written a killer script and this film will be equally smart and stylish, scary and tense - a sure-fire white-knuckle ride that pushes the thriller genre in a whole new terrifying direction.

Alongside Thornquest, other producer credits include Sidonie Abbene, also at Storm
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Afm: Pan’s Levi Miller moves into 'Safe Neighborhood'

Afm: Pan’s Levi Miller moves into 'Safe Neighborhood'
Chris Peckover’s Sydney-set home invasion thriller to shoot early 2016.

Levi Miller, the young star of Pan, is joining Olivia DeJonge in Chris Peckover’s Sydney suburbia-set thriller Safe Neighborhood about a babysitting gig that takes a terrifying turn.

Miller will play a 12-year-old boy with a devious side, with DeJonge as a babysitter battling to protect her young charge in a home invasion with a surprising twist.

The film, which Peckover co-wrote with Zack Kahn, is due to shoot in Australia in January 2016. “Safe Neighborhood is Home Alone meets Scream,” said producer Brett Thornquest of Australian Storm Vision Entertainment, which is producing the film alongside Los Angeles-based Best Medicine Productions.

“Chris and Zack have written a killer script and this film will be equally smart and stylish, scary and tense - a sure-fire white-knuckle ride that pushes the thriller genre in a whole new terrifying direction.

Alongside Thornquest, other producer credits include Sidonie Abbene, also at Storm
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‘Freaks of Nature’ Red-Band Trailer: Vampires vs. Zombies vs. Aliens, and humans in between

A few years ago Oren Uziel wrote a script called The Kitchen Sink, a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combined vampires, zombies, and aliens and had Jonah Hill attached to direct until he landed himself an Academy Award nomination and exited the project as fast as he could. Sony then tapped Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection) to direct the picture instead, and now years later, it’s finally set for a release under a new title. Fans of horror comedy might be interested in Freaks of Nature, a bizarre mishmash of Monster Squad and Zombieland, about a small American town that gets caught in a war between the undead.

Starring Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Keegan-Michael Key, Joan Cusack, Bob Odenkirk, Denis Leary, and Cerina Vincent, Freaks of Nature opens just in time for Halloween on October 30th. Watch the trailer below.

Synopsis: In Freaks of Nature, we welcome you to Dillford,
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‘Freaks of Nature’ Take Over in First Trailer Featuring Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk & More

One of our favorite indie dramas of the last few years is Natural Selection, a small-scale project that premiered at SXSW. Four years later, director Robbie Pickering is now back with his follow-up, this time going the Hollywood route with Sony Pictures’ genre mash-up Freaks of Nature, previously titled The Kitchen Sink.

Having begun production well over two years, after a few delays, it’s now set to land in two short weeks with a cast featuring Mackenzie Davis, Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Keegan-Michael Key, Joan Cusack, Bob Odenkirk, Denis Leary, Cerina Vincent, and Patton Oswalt. When one sets up vampires, humans and zombies to fight each other, it’ll certainly be chaotic but this looks a bit tonally all over the place. We’ll find out if it’s worth seeing soon, and in the meantime, one can find the trailer below.

In Freaks of Nature, we welcome you to Dillford,
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WWE SmackDown 03/09/15 Recap and Review – Tag titles in the spotlight, Divas title challenge, New Day battle Reigns and Ambrose and more

This week’s SmackDown emanated from Miami, Florida and positioned Tag Team Champions The New Day as the centrepiece of the programme. The show put spotlight on the tag belts, the Divas Championship and teased a new opponent for Kevin Owens. It’s the SmackDown recap…

The New Day headed to the ring to kick off the show, waving signs claiming that they wanted to save tables from the clutches of the Dudley Boys. This aspect of the New Day is a rather forced one and feels contrived in comparison to their previous promo work. It wasn’t long before the Dudley’s emerged and threatened to put all of New Day through tables en route to their tenth tag team title reign. Bubba Ray Dudley is really underrated as a promo guy – his intensity is excellent.

Perhaps a little surprisingly, the Prime Time Players came out next and pointed
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WWE Nxt Recap and Review – Becky Lynch, Charlotte, Dana Brooke and Emma in action, 8-man tag and more

It’s video package city on this extended edition of Nxt. A show that only had four matches and So Many Video Packages. It’s this week’s Nxt Report…

Show opens with a video package for Nxt Takeover: Brooklyn including Triple H’s wacky intro. This was a fantastic show and a great video. If you’ve not seen the show yet, do yourself a favour. Seriously.

1. Enzo & Cass and The Hype Bros vs. Dash & Dawson and Jason Jordan & Chad Gable

Well, Enzo & Cass are the most over people in Nxt as far as this crowd goes. Seriously. They got a bigger reaction than anyone else – including Bayley and Sasha Banks. This should be a lot of fun, even with The Hype Bros. Ryder and Mojo start things off to a chorus of “we want Enzo” chants. This breaks down into an 8-man brawl pretty quickly. Cass throws a
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WWE Nxt 05.08.15 Recap and Review – Samoa Joe vs. Rhyno, Charlotte vs. Bailey, Bull Dempsey gets “Bullfit” and more

It’s the battle of the beomeths as Samoa Joe takes on Rhyno, Bailey continues her quest for the Nxt Women’s Championship and we have a new name for Uhaa Nation – it’s this week’s Nxt…

1. Charlotte vs. Bailey

After an opening graphic for Roddy Piper, we begin this week’s Nxt with Bailey’s quest for the Women’s Championship as she takes on Charlotte. There’s a really horrible Adr line about Charlotte “redefining” what it means to be a Diva. Match opens with some great action and chain wrestling before Bailey sends her to the outside and hits a dropkick through the ropes. Sadly it gets a little bit clunky when they get back into the ring as they both mis-time their spots. Things pick up again though when Bailey starts her comeback and she hits a sweet looking suplex. There are some kids in
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5 Ups And 4 Downs From Last Night’s WWE Nxt (July 29)

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With three, count ’em, three tag matches on last night’s card, the Nxt tag division took a minor victory lap last night, quietly demonstrating the power of distinct gimmicks, surprise booking and effective ringwork. Last night the division looked flush with talent, culminating in a tag title match that served as a star-making bout for The Vaudevillains.

Despite taping a month of shows on one night, Nxt have proven themselves supremely capable of subtly programming weekly television in order to give equal rotation to each of its championships. For three weeks in a row each episode has been main-evented by a different title; two weeks ago Sasha Banks and Charlotte closed the show in grand fashion with a instant-classic match for the Women’s Championship, last week the main event was a contract signing for the Nxt Championship, and this week the show went to black after
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WWE Nxt Recap and Review – Blake & Murphy vs. The Vaudevillans, Dana Brooke vs. Charlotte, Kevin Owens in action and more

The tag titles are on the line tonight and Dana Brooke looks to make a name for herself by beating Charlotte – it’s this week’s Nxt Report…

1. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. Dash and Wilder

The Tri-State crew come out to a massive pop and cut their usual spiel. This feels like it would be your typical Enzo & Cass squash match, but it was actually different. The faces made frequent tags, allowing Cass to actually get into the match. Dash & Wilder got the heat when Enzo posted himself like a moron. They work over Enzo until he gets the hot tag to Cass who runs wild. Cass knocks one of the heels to the outside and then sets up Enzo for the Rocket Launcher. However, Dash or Wilder stops the move and causes Enzo to head to the outside where he’s clotheslined out of his boots. They roll
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Stung | Review

Spirit of the Wasp’s Nest: Diez’s Debut a Schlocky Creature Feature

African killer bees were once a common threat in disaster themed American cinema of the 1970s, reaching a penultimate plateau of ridiculousness with Irwin Allen’s famous 1978 celebrity packed stink bomb, The Swarm. Their aggressive cousins, mutant wasps, get a chance at bat in Stung, the directorial debut of Benni Diez. Previously a visual effects supervisor, whose most notable credit was Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia (2011), Diez utilizes his particular skillset to notable effect in his first feature. Unfortunately, some striking special effects are the only details saving the picture from being a complete waste of its audience’s time.

Julia (Jessica Cook) has recently had to take over control of her father’s catering business following his untimely death. She’s unsure if she’s up to snuff, relaying her fears to lone employee Paul (Matt
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Humans, Napoleon and The Interceptor: TV review – video

In his review of the week's TV, telly addict Andrew Collins enters the synthetic world of a Swedish dystopian drama remade as Humans by Channel 4; fails to be convinced by historian Andrew Roberts' agenda in Napoleon on BBC2; gives 'the new Spooks', BBC1's The Interceptor, half a chance; is captivated by Zen nature doc Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands on BBC2 and indulges Chris Packham's Natural Selection on BBC4, a Guardian reader's dream Continue reading...
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The Walking Dead Season 5: 12 Most Shocking Moments

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The curtain has come down on another season of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, giving fans until October to mull over what they’ve witnessed during Season 5.

In the show’s new world created by the zombie apocalypse, there are only two guarantees: death and blood. And Season 5 offered more than enough of both.

The group took some big casualties over the last 16 episodes, but soldiered on, and were transformed from cattle ready for the slaughter into a battle-hardened unit, protected by their very own four walls.

Natural selection looks to be slowly weeding out the weakest members left in the world, as the physical and psychological effects of being in the wild so long have taken their toll, meaning that Rick and the gang’s enemies are becoming increasingly savage.

But the original group – plus some late additions – have also undergone the same process, with the
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Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2 is a game in which you can be a part of the insect world. Here you will actually realize the handwork and smartness of the insects. The spider who is the main character of the game has to be helped to use its webs to devour the green insects seen in the surrounding. However, it has to stay away from the dangerous bees that can sting badly. There are 20 very interesting levels in the game. Early completion of each level will earn you high scores and that is what you should strive for. The only control […]
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Film Review: ‘Drones’

Film Review: ‘Drones’
Drones” is a middling real-time thriller that chronicles a fictive crisis for two Air Force personnel, who find themselves at loggerheads when they spot an apparent terrorist thousands of miles away on surveillance video. Should they annihilate him with a button-push, no matter the cost in additional civilian lives? Originally conceived as a play by scenarist Matt Witten, the pic is efficiently helmed by veteran Rick Rosenthal (making his first bigscreen feature since 1988), but feels like an action movie struggling to escape being a single-interior two-hander. Limited theatrical launch June 27 will serve primarily to boost awareness of the pic’s simultaneous VOD/iTunes release; cable sales are possible.

Lt. Sue Lawson (Eloise Mumford) aced flight school but has been temporarily grounded due to an eye injury. Ergo, it’s her first day sweltering in a Nevada base trailer where she and more experienced subordinate Bowles (Matt O’Leary) share a
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TV: Here’s Everything That’s Happened on ‘Orphan Black’ So Far

The thrilling sci-fi series “Orphan Black” returns this Saturday with its season two premiere. This highly addictive show saw constant twists, insane reveals, and literally had us gripping the edge of our seats. Just in case you need a refresher before tuning in to this Saturday’s all new season 2 premiere, here’s a run-down of what you need to remember. Spoiler: A Lot Happens. Episode One: Natural SelectionOrphan Black” opens with an introduction to Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a street-smart hustler originally from the UK who arrives into the city on a train. She makes a call using a [...]

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Your 10-Day Catch-up Guide to Orphan Black Season 1

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Your 10-Day Catch-up Guide to Orphan Black Season 1
Orphan Black, the BBC America show about a group of really hot clones, begins its second season on April 19. It’s a fun show, and if you didn’t watch the first season (which you can, for free, if you're an Amazon Prime member), there is still plenty of time to catch up — ten days, actually, which works out to exactly one episode a day. One hour a day! You can do this. Here is a catch-up guide — with discussion points — to keep you company. Today, April 9: Episode One, “Natural Selection”If you have agreed to watch Orphan Black, then you are presumably aware of its premise (and also we just spoiled it in the intro). So yes, this is a show about clones — but our main clone Sarah Manning initially has no idea about her origins, which means that the pilot episode is mostly Sarah looking confused
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