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Lucky McKee, director of notorious horror films such as The Woman and All Cheerleaders Die, has joined the horror anthology Tales of Halloween. Production is already underway in Los Angeles. "I'm delighted to be included with so many filmmakers I respect and admire," said Mckee". "The anthology format shows how pliable the horror genre is. Each artist on this project is stretching the possibilities to their limits. For die-hard horror fans and general audiences, this is sure to be an evergreen title for many Halloweens to come."McKee joins a group of filmmakers who have dubbed themselves the October Society. The group includes Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm...
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The upcoming horror anthology Tales Of Halloween has picked up another director. As reported by Deadline, Lucky McKee, known for The Woods, The Woman and 2013’s All Cheerleaders Die, has officially come aboard.
McKee can be considered somewhat of an expert on horror at this point, with the bulk of his filmography falling within the genre. He joins a directorial team of horror aficionados including Neil Marshall (The Descent) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV), whose 2012 film The Devil’s Carnival should be seen by all fans of the genre. The remainder of the lineup includes Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp and Paul Solet.
Tales Of Halloween will consist of 10 stories woven together through a shared theme of the holiday. The stories will take place in an American suburb and promise all sorts of ghouls, aliens, imps and axe murderers, »
- William Fanelli
UK VoD service will launch a subscription service this week.
TheHorrorShow.TV will launch a subscription service on Thursday [Nov 6].
Since its launch in June 2013, the UK VoD service has been offering transactional Video on Demand on a catalogue of horror films, recently adding its 230th title on Halloween.
The subscription service will initially offer 50 of its most popular films for an introductory price of £2.99 a month (normal cost £4.99).
David Hughes, TheHorrorShow.TV’s co-founder and curator, commented: “Ever since we launched the transactional service back in 2013, the subscription offering has always been the ultimate goal. We’re delighted that many of our distribution partners have cemented their partnership with us on this exciting new venture, an ‘all you can eat’ model which will run alongside our existing ‘pay as you go’ service.”
“The initial offering of 50 films is modest, but we’ll be adding to it on an almost daily basis as new deals are signed. We wanted »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
Anchor Bay and Raven Banner have secured Canadian distribution rights for the UK/Ireland action horror flick Let Us Prey. Brian O'Malley's film just helped close a very successful year at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last Friday. The film stars Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones and Pollyanna McIntosh from The Woman and Love Eternal. Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada's Managing Director Rob Herholz noted that "Let Us Prey is a relentless, blood soaked thriller featuring powerful performances by Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh," and Michael Paszt, managing partner of Raven Banner Entertainment says of the deal, "We're excited to deliver another exciting genre film to fans of horror & genre across the country." Dark Sky Films acquired U.S. rights for the film after it...
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Getting into the spirit of Halloween, and inspire some conversation... first, watch the below video (you don't have to watch the entire thing; I think you'll get the gist of it within a matter of a few minutes), and then continue reading afterward. The above took place after a screening of horror film director Lucky McKee's 2011 film "The Woman," at the Sundance Film Festival that year, where it premiered. Clearly, the man was upset with what he saw of the film, and maybe rightfully so. I wasn't there, but I did eventually see "The Woman," and while I didn't storm out in protest the way he did, I can say that it's definitely disturbing »
- Tambay A. Obenson
With the Screamfest Us Premiere of director Simeon Halligan’s White Settlers having taken place last night in Hollywood, CA, here are video clips and photos of lead actress Pollyanna McIntosh (Lucky McKee’s The Woman), who chatted with us on the… Continue Reading →
- Sean Decker
Exclusive: Mpi Media Group’s Dark Sky Films banner has picked up U.S. rights to Let Us Prey, from Irish helmer Brian O’Malley. The commercials director makes his feature debut with the horror tale about an enigmatic stranger (Game Of Thrones‘ Liam Cunningham) who’s detained overnight in a small town police station, where his dark influence takes over the minds of the inmates and officers around him. Let Us Prey played Cannes and the European genre circuit before making its U.S. debut over the weekend at Austin’s Fantastic Fest. Dark Sky is plotting a spring 2015 release.
Let Us Prey also stars The Woman‘s Pollyanna McIntosh, Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast), and Bryan Larkin (Outlander) and was co-written by David Cairns and Fiona Watson. The film is a co-production between Fantastic Films, Greenhouse Media Investment in association with Mr. Significant Film, the Irish Film Board, and Makar Productions. »
- Jen Yamato
We’re just over a month away from Halloween and there are no less than four major UK horror festivals on the horizon, so what better time to take a look at you choice of “home video” horror – with ten of the best independent horror movies to rent or buy on TheHorrorShow.TV
The Top 10, in no particular order, are…
Mixing the slasher movie with reality TV doesn’t seem like the best idea for horror movie, especially considering the mainstream backlash against both genres, but surprisingly Camp Dread manages to overcome it’s much-maligned origins. Of course any slasher movie set at a summer camp is going to be filled with the tropes of the genre and this film is no different – although this time around the stereotypes and cliches which would typically hinder such a production actually work in its favour. By embracing what made the »
- Phil Wheat
With the Scottish independence referendum just days away it seems fitting that new British horror 'White Settlers' finally finds its general release. The movie comes courtesy of Grimmfest Directors Simeon Halligan and Rachel Richardson-Jones and lands on UK VOD platforms this very day! The home invasion thriller opens today over at the Sky Store, iTunes, Virgin Filmflex, GooglePlay, Amazon, Horrow Show TV, Blinkbox, Xbox and Wuaki. 'White Settlers' stars Pollyanna McIntosh ('The Woman'), Lee Williams and Joanne Mitchell. Head below to check out the official trailer. »
Peer pressure, high school sex wars and witchcraft are the ingredients in this spicy brew as a gang of cheerleaders go from pretty vacant to pretty dead. And seriously angry. Directors Lucky McKee (The Woman) and Chris Siverston chivvy up their 2001 ra-ra short for this sharp, inventive horror romp, featuring the most winning cheerleaders since Buffy hung up her pompoms. »
A new anthology is on its way from across the pond, and we have the first news and details for it right here for you! Are you ready for Its Walls Were Blood? The name alone has us sold. Read on!
Screen Daily reports that Steve Oram (Sightseers), Edward Hogg (Anonymous). and Pollyanna McIntosh (pictured; The Woman, White Settlers) are among cast attached to UK portmanteau horror Its Walls Were Blood, which is aiming to shoot later this year.
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- Steve Barton
Grimmfest 2014 takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October, and the opening night lineup has been announced. It includes two bloody fantastic features, an exclusive short film premiere, and some great special guests.
This year’s Grimmfest Opening Night will be headlined by the English Premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Scottish/Irish horror Let Us Prey starring Liam Cunningham ("Game of Thrones") and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman).
We join Rachel (McIntosh), a rookie cop, as she is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish backwater town... the kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they’re there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. »
- Debi Moore
Now that Film4 FrightFest is over for another year (read all our reviews here), horror fans can look forward to Grimmfest, which will run in Manchester, England from October 2nd – October 5th. And now we know which films will be shown on their opening night gala!
Here’s the press release and the films being shown:
This year’s Grimmfest Opening Night will be headlined by the English Premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Scottish/Irish Horror Let Us Prey starring Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) & Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman).
“We join Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh), a rookie cop, as she is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. »
- Luke Owen
The line up for the gala opening night of Grimmfest 2014 has finally been revealed and it promises to get the festival going in style; horrific style that is! There are two fantastic features scheduled, one short film and a host of special guests planned that ensures 2nd October will be a very special night indeed. Headlining will be the English Premiere of Brian O'Malley's 'Let Us Prey' starring Liam Cunningham ('Game Of Thrones', 'Dog Soldiers') and Pollyanna McIntosh ('The Woman', 'White Settlers'). »
White Settlers, 2014
Directed by Simeon Halligan
It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home – an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish borders. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone.
There are some movies that will take a tried and tested genre and risk doing something new with it. Last year, Adam Wingard showed us that you can inject a level of dark humour into the home invasion genre with mixed successes, but for all its failings, You’re Next did try something new. The biggest fault with White Settlers is not the script, it’s not the characters or the story, it’s the fact that it doesn’t even attempt anything new. It’s every home invasion movie you’ve ever seen.
Sarah and Ed are a young couple who are looking to escape their big »
- Luke Owen
An audacious second act twist rescues this frenetic high-school horredy from predictability, ensuring that while All Cheerleaders Die is far from perfect, it has a few sly surprises up its sleeves. Directed by Lucky McKee (of excellent FrightFest 2011 flick The Woman) and Chris Sivertson (the considerably less excellent I Know Who Killed Me) and based on the duo's 2001 short, it starts out routinely enough as Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) signs up for the high school cheerleading squad in order to teach the heartless pom-pom-pushers a lesson or...
- Josh Winning
White Settlers is the new film from West Midlands born director Simeon Halligan (Splintered); which begins with an English couple, Ed (Lee Williams) and Sarah (Pollyanna McIntosh), who are making a change in their life, leaving the hustle and bustle of the city to move to the quiet and quaint Scottish countryside, buying a worn-out yet workable house for a good price with plans to renovate it in their own time. They move in and on their first night begin to hear noises, while in bed, coming from downstairs. Their inspections initially find nothing more than an open door but we soon find that Ed and Sarah’s home is being invaded by a number of pig-mask wearing Scottish men. When Ed goes missing, Sarah attempts to escape the assailants and find her husband, »
- Chris Cummings
All Cheerleaders Die, 2013
Written and Directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Silverston
A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.
All Cheerleaders Die harkens back to an era of films when Buffy the Vampire Slayer ruled TV and every teen horror was trying to be Scream. It’s a movie so dripping in 90s nostalgia, but never tries to force it upon its audience. It’s there if you want to relive the glory days of late 90s horrors aimed at the “me generation”, but it’s still its own movie – and a damn fine one too.
Like all good horrors with wacky plots, »
- Luke Owen
Lucky McKee is a director I have been familiar with since I saw his 2002 film, May, starring horror mainstay Angela Bettis. McKee went on to direct an excellent episode of the short-lived Masters of Horror television show entitled “Sick Girl”, again starring Bettis. It was, however, McKee’s 2011 film, The Woman, that truly hit me between the eyes and sold me on Lucky as a director. A dark, grotesque, macabre film that dealt with female power and the role of the abuser, The Woman cemented McKee as a horror director to watch, which leads us to this review…
All Cheerleaders Die is a comedy-horror, written and directed by both McKee and Chris Sivertson. Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is a high-school girl pariah, you know the sort, black eyeliner, anti-social attitude and not forgetting a »
- Chris Cummings
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