14 items from 2014
Highlighted by an incredible performance by Steven Weber, Crawlspace (review) is an enticing indie thriller that is sure to curl your toes and creep you out! The film's director and co-writer, Josh Stolberg (writer of Piranha 3Dd and Sorority Row), recently sat down with Dread Central to discuss it.
Stolberg talked about how this movie is a change of pace for him and where the idea came from. "It's a really personal film," Stolberg said. "I do a lot of studio movies, but it's nice to put together one of these indies and feel really proud of it at the end of the day, which I definitely am."
He continues, "I was working with a buddy of mine named Nick Taravella, who I co-wrote the script with, and he found a couple of real-life stories. I had been looking for another film to direct, it had been about a year »
- Scott Hallam
David Koechner is best known for playing the Ron Burgundy-obsessed Champ Kind in the Anchorman movies. But the comic actor is becoming something of a horror genre regular, thanks to his appearances in Piranha 3Dd, the not-exactly-a-horror-movie-but-still-plenty-horrific Cheap Thrills, the forthcoming Scouts vs. Zombies, and Crawlspace, which is now available to watch exclusively on Hulu Plus.
Directed and cowritten by Josh Stolberg (who also copenned Piranha 3D) and starring Steven Weber and Lori Loughlin, Crawlspace concerns a banker who, according to the official synopsis, “moves his family into a foreclosed home with a dark, eerie past.” Cue: gore and gruesomeness. »
- Clark Collis
As we continue to try and give our paid listeners their money's worth today's episode runs just shy of two hours, includes two reviews (Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West), a lengthy 26-minute discussion of what we consider the top ten most exciting directors working today, a new clip from the old podcast, some TV talk and an extra special guest, Brad's mother... be nice and hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those »
- Brad Brevet
The title is usually one of, if not the most important ways of marketing a movie to general audiences. A short, snappy, memorable title can do wonders in building up awareness for the product whether it be through print advertisements, viral marketing or video content. However, when it comes to summer blockbusters simple brand recognition is arguably more important than the title itself.
Big-budget studio franchises tend to follow the same several templates when it comes to their titles. There is the standard number or numeral system (Iron Man, Toy Story, Spider-Man), the franchise name followed by a subtitle (Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers, Resident Evil), or the name of the title character with a quick summation of the plot (Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Austin Powers). Sometimes, a franchise movie can break from the mold and deliver something different but still memorable (The Dark Knight, The Wolverine, Rise of the Planet of the Apes »
- Scott Campbell
Do you remember the HBO series Project Greenlight? It was one of the only reality TV shows that I really enjoyed watching because about something that I was actually passionate about. The show was launched in 2001 and was executive produced and judged by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. I'm happy to say that they are bringing it back!
The show allowed directors and screenwriters to send their work in to producers in hopes of being chosen to make a feature length movie. Producers would take the best from each category and then pair them together to work on the film production.
The series spawned three feature length movies and launched the careers of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote The Collector and some of the Saw films. Horror director John Gulager (Feast, Piranha 3Dd) also got his start on the show. One of the films even featured a young Shia Labeouf and Amy Smart. »
- Joey Paur
Project Greenlight is coming back, folks. In the midst of the reality TV boom of the late 1990s/early 2000s, HBO got in on the fun with a filmmaker-centric reality show called Project Greenlight. The show offered an inside look at the filmmaking process, as a contest chose a director and writer to bring an original feature film to fruition. The brainchild of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the series ran from 2001-2003 on HBO and then for a third season on Bravo in 2005. After nearly a decade off the air, though, HBO, Affleck, and Damon are reviving the series for a new season. Hit the jump for more. Per THR, Affleck notes that Project Greenlight was ahead of its time, and they figured this was an opportune moment to bring it back “now that technology has caught up to the concept.” Indeed, the advent of digital filmmaking has made »
- Adam Chitwood
Zombies have done battle with just about everyone and everything over the years here in our beloved horror genre, and up next they're tasked with fending off perhaps their most worthy adversaries to date: Boy Scouts, of course. Read on for the latest casting news!
Per Deadline, David Koechner (Piranha 3Dd, Final Destination 5) has signed on to play Scout Leader Rogers in the Christopher Landon-penned Scouts vs. Zombies, a horror-comedy headed our way courtesy of Paramount.
The film follows a group of Boy Scouts who try to fend off a zombie attack in their small town.
Shooting is set to begin May 8th.
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- John Squires
Just when you thought nothing more could be done with the zombie movie sub-genre, along comes a group of boy scouts and suddenly, we’re heading back into battle. With Paramount putting his new horror-comedy – Scouts Vs Zombies – together, writer/director Christopher Landon will be hoping that the appearance of beloved comedy actor, David Koechner, will help set the kind of tone necessary to bring a new edge to this familiar concept.
Centring on a small American town, Scouts Vs Zombies sees a group of Boy Scouts try to defend their neighbourhood from a zombie attack. Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Tye Sheridan (Mud) and Logan Miller (Growing Up Fisher) are already on board, and they will now joined by Koechner, as Scout Leader. No stranger to the horror-comedy arena, David Koechner featured in Piranha 3Dd in 2012, as well as being a well-known figure following his work on the Anchorman movies, »
- Sarah Myles
The movie equivalent of a mean girls’ game whose only goal is the humiliation of its protagonist, for your entertainment. Also: a failed parable of the twistedness of the 1 percent. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So I was at this party one time in high school, and a bunch of mean girls thought they could trick me into embarrassing myself. The game was: I put a blanket over my head, and then I had to hand them stuff that was on my person until I hit on the one secret item that they had it in their heads that they wanted me to give them. I can’t remember what the first thing I gave them was — something innocuous, like my watch or a shoe, neither of which was the secret thing, of course. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Arguably the sexiest thing to come out of horror in quite some time is Lionsgate's sexually motivated thriller 'Nurse 3D'. Featuring all sorts of erotic thrills from star Paz De La Huerta ('Boardwalk Empire') as well as some supporting cheeky nudity from '30 Rock' and 'Piranha 3Dd' hottie Katrina Bowden. It's currently enjoying a VOD run but if you'd rather add this bad boy straight into your collection then look no further. Lionsgate are set to release the Blu-ray version of the Douglas Aarniokoski helmed movie both in 3D, 2D and Ultraviolet over in the states from 8 April. Check the Blu-ray art below. »
Douglas Aarniokoski's sexually lead horror feature 'Nurse 3D' lands for a limited theatrical run and on VOD over in the Us this coming Friday. And those deviant marketing types at Lionsgate have been busy loading up the official website with a whole host of new media including animated gifs, posters, promos and this selection of sexy shots of star Paz De La Huerta ('Boardwalk Empire') posing in the nude. Along with our naked star 'Nurse 3D' also features Katrina Bowden ('Piranha 3Dd', '30 Rock'), Corbin Bleu ('High School Musical'), Boris Kodjoe ('Resident Evil: Retribution'), Judd Nelson, Adam Herschman, Dita Von Teese, Neal McDonough, Niecy Nash and Nick Turturro. Check out the sexy new images below. »
The Flash is wasting no time in bringing fans what they want, as The CW lines up Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies, Piranha 3Dd) and Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries) to play iconic DC Comics characters Killer Frost and Professor Zoom in the pilot.
Both villains will be introduced in the first episode, acting opposite star Grant Gustin as Dr. Barry Allen (aka The Flash). The series revolves around a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Arrow's Starling city to look into a series of unexplained robberies that have a connection to his past. He also gains super speed.
Rick Cosnett will play Detective Eddie Thawne, a transfer to the Central City Police Department whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret. In the comics, he is able to replicate the accident that gave Barry Allen his powers, himself gaining super-human speed to become Reverse-Flash. »
Landing in select theatres and on VOD on 7 February is Douglas Aarniokoski's sexually charged thriller 'Nurse 3D'. And now a couple of new teasing images from the movie have been revealed exclusively over at Shock Till You Drop. One of which shows a blood stained Paz De La Huerta ('Boardwalk Empire') and the second which is a gorgeous shot of hottie co-star Katrina Bowden ('Piranha 3Dd', '30 Rock'), both of whom wearing their nurses uniforms. The movie promises plenty of naughtiness from both ladies and co-stars Corbin Bleu ('High School Musical'), Boris Kodjoe ('Resident Evil: Retribution'), Judd Nelson, Adam Herschman, Dita Von Teese, Neal McDonough, Niecy Nash and Nick Turturro. Check out the new images below. »
Well, 2013 has come and gone and it was a pretty darned good year for horror, both at the theaters, as well as on TV with more horror television programming than ever and the exponential growth of VOD releases. This year may have just started, but 2014 doesn't show any signs of slowing down in terms of genre offerings. Alyse has got you covered with Four New TV Shows We Can't Wait For. How 'bout we take a look at feature length movies due out this year? Get your calendars out and let's break down some of the most anticipated horror titles arriving later this year.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Jan 3rd)
We may have missed out on getting another 'Paranormal Activity' film last Halloween, but Blumhouse is wasting no time this year as the Latino-centric spin-off film 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' is now playing in theaters as of today! »
- Rob Galluzzo
14 items from 2014
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