4 items from 2014
It's often pretty interesting when a smart male filmmaker tells a horror story that's about women. Directors like Eric England (Contracted), Paul Solet (Grace), or Lucky McKee (May, The Woman, etc.) But wouldn't it be a cool switch to see a horror story about a man that was written and directed by a woman? I say hell yes it would. Granted, Leigh Janiak's debut, Honeymoon, isn't strictly about a man; it's actually about a newlywed couple who arrive at an old family cabin to enjoy a sweet, old-fashioned honeymoon together. But beyond that, Honeymoon is about a young woman who seems to change into a new person overnight -- and the poor devoted husband who knows something is wrong, but has no idea how to figure it out. The premise is simple and the presentation is admirably low-key, but it's in the screenplay department (which Ms. Janiak wrote with »
- Scott Weinberg
The 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival just announced the first wave of films to screen at the historic Brattle Theatre March 26th-30th, and they are stellar! Most notably, the long-awaited “re-collaboration,” between college friends Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, All Cheerleaders Die. The pair first made the film just out of college at USC in 2001, but after a decade plus of working on their own projects decided to remake their own film. Lucky McKee is best known for his debut film May and his most recent success The Woman, while Sivertson has made The Lost and I Know Who Killed Me. Buff has only announced their first handful of films and promise more surprises!
Here’s all of the pertinent info taken straight from their press release:
Spring must be near because the crescendo of chaos is getting louder as the 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns »
- Kristy Jett
We’ve been told that post-production recently wrapped on the indie horror film, L.A. Slasher, and they wanted to give an early look at the movie to Daily Dead readers. Not only do we have official details on the upcoming movie, but an exclusive photo featuring Danny Trejo and Dave Bautista, who just made his return to the WWE:
“Post Production on the independent feature film, “L.A. Slasher,” directed by Martin Owen and Produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (“Girls Against Boys”, “The Alphabet Killer”) has been completed.
It stars Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (“Riddick”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”) Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”) and the voice of Andy Dick (“News Radio”).
A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, “L.A. Slasher »
- Jonathan James
Directed by Gil Kenan
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Release Date: November 14th
Production recently wrapped on the Poltergeist remake with Gil Kenan (Monster House) in the director’s chair and Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) producing. Little is known as they continue to put the movie together in post-production, but we do have a few details, beginning with the cast which includes Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. We are also told that the psychic Angina (played originally by Zelda Rubinstein), isn’t going to be revived for the remake. Instead, they are replacing her character with a team of paranormal experts. Based on a vague plot summary, it sounds like the central plot points of the original movie are intact but other characters are added in, such as Carrigan Burke, a host of a TV show called Haunted House Cleaners, who stands in as the movie’s skeptic. »
4 items from 2014
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