8 items from 2012
First it was summoned, now it demands to be satisfied. Today trailer is for a new indie horror from the UK called Dark Hollow, the next film from the creator of last year's horror The Devil's Rock. Adapted from author Brian Keene's Dark Hollow, the horror film is about a writer who discovers an "unholy evil dwelling deep in the forest: a satyr - a supernatural half-man, half goat creature, hellbent on protecting itself and spreading it's seed." Director Paul Campion used to work at Weta, and he got them to help work on the creature effects for this film, which there's a very brief hint of in this teaser trailer (via Twitch). Take a look! Watch the first teaser trailer for Paul Campion's Dark Hollow, originally from Bloody-Disgusting: Set in a small Central Pennsylvania town that borders a woodland with a sinister reputation, Dark Hollow sees women beginning to disappear. »
- Alex Billington
New Zealand director Paul Campion won himself a lot of fans around the world a few years back with his absolutely fabulous short film Eel Girl, success he built into his debut feature The Devil's Rock. And now Campion is working towards his sophomore effort, an adaptation of Brian Keene's novel Dark Hollow.When local women in a rural Pennsylvanian town start disappearing, writer Adam Shay and his neighbours discover an unholy evil dwelling deep in the forest: a satyr - a supernatural half-man, half goat creature, hellbent on protecting itself and spreading it's seed.With creature work to be contributed by Weta - where Campion used to work as an effects artist - a first teaser has arrived online via Bloody Disgusting. Check it out below. »
Good news for two more projects pitched during Fantasia's Frontières International Co-Production Market at this year's festival last month. The mythological horror film Dark Hollow and T is for Turbo/Turbo Kid (above), one of the most popular entries for the letter 'T' during the The ABCs of Death competition, both signed feature film deals. Local boys Raven Banner Entertainment will handle worldwide sales for Dark Hollow, the film adaptation of Brian Keene's horror novel. The film will be directed by Paul Campion (The Devil's Rock). Canadian production house EMAFilms signed on to produce a feature film based on the T is for Turbo short. ABCs of Death creator Ant Timpson and Hobo With A Shotgun director Jason Eisener were already on board as producers of »
It's wonderful seeing horror author Brian Keene getting the recognition he so richly deserves, and we're completely stoked to tell you cats that the next film adaptation based on his work, Dark Hollow, has taken a big step forward.
From the Press Release
The Devil's Rock director Paul Campion's adaptation of Us horror author Brian Keene's novel Dark Hollow took another step toward the big screen by being hand-picked as one of only 14 films selected projects for Frontières: The 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Co-Production Market.
Part of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières will be held from July 26th to July 29th and will feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned masters, who will be able to present their projects to international producers, sales agents and distributors in an environment focused on genre film production.
Brian Keene has already shown his support for the adaptation, »
- Uncle Creepy
For a festival that only runs for four days, Yifff certainly knows how to spread itself as wide as possible and pack in as much quality programming as the city can accommodate. In addition to everything I have alrerady covered in these previews, the festival includes a World Fantastic section, featuring films such as The Night Of The Chuqacabras from Brazilian filmmaker Rodrigo Aragao and The Devil's Rock, a supernatural World War II thriller from British-born Paul Campion, a digital effects artist-turned-director whose credits include The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. There is also an entire section devoted to new Korean Cinema. Among the films in this section is arguably my most anticipated film of the festival:young Gun In The Timea year after producing the »
DVD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98
Studio: Entertainment One
A shapely Nazi demoness ignites a bloody World War II battle from Hell in The Devil’s Rock, a 2011 action-horror war movie from New Zealand.
The film has a pretty straight-ahead albeit colorful story: On the eve of D-Day, two Allied commandos (Craig Hall of 30 Days of Night and Joseph Tane of TV’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand) are sent to destroy a German gun installation. Moving forward on their mission, the pair uncover a secret occult lair housing a mysterious Nazi officer (Matthew Sunderland, Under the Mountain) and his beautiful but devilish captive (sexy Gina Varela). Well, it turns out the Nazis are actually hiding a deadly she-demon, whom they plan to use to turn the tide of the war.
The Devil’s Rock marks the »
Two new horror releases are coming our way in the shortest month of the year, and as always we have the skinny for you on the particulars. Read on, oh great one!
February 14th, 2012
On the Eve of D-Day, two Allied commandos sent to destroy a German gun installation uncover a secret occult lair where the Nazis are hiding a deadly she-demon, whom they plan to use to turn the tide of the war. The Devil’S Rock marks the directorial debut of special effects master Paul Campion (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, X-Men: the Last Stand), who crafts a bloody battle from hell in this Nazi-era frightfest. Featuring special effects and make-up by the five-time Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong), this WWII-based film has been called “the best Kiwi horror since Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead.”
- Uncle Creepy
Director: Paul Campion.
When there is a film that is about Nazis dabbling with the occult, ears are going to perk, and the question is would it have turned the tide of World War II? With The Devil’s Rock, all those tender loving thoughts are going to get explored again with its DVD release Feb 14.
Shades of Enemy Mine can be found at one level, and some nods to the Indiana Jones franchise can be found at another. The Nazis did try to look for the Spear of Destiny, Ark of the Covenant and Holy Grail before and during the war. Viewers who are not acquainted with history or archaeology may not know of Hitler’s preoccupation with connecting to the occult.
Just like the video release with its plethora of extras, »
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8 items from 2012
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