18 items from 2017
Starring Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Shrek) as a down-on-his-luck security guard and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Shutter Island) as the psychopathic criminal he’s up against, Security is a spectacular and explosive ride guaranteed to thrill action fans.
An ex-special services veteran (Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and fled from a hijacking of the Police motorcade that was transporting her to testify as a trial witness in a big case. »
- Paul Heath
We love Joe Lynch here at Bloody Disgusting. Not only was he behind the super fun Wrong Turn sequel, but he directed Salma Hayek in the Die Hard-esque Everly, and went LARPing with Knights of Badassdom. Next up is Mayhem, which pairs Lynch with “The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, an Australian actress who toplines McG’s upcoming horror movie The Babysitter. I caught […] »
- Brad Miska
This weekend marks the final days of the 2017 Dances With Film festival being held at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Later tonight, director Adam Ripp’s supernaturally themed thriller Devil’s Whisper will be enjoying its world premiere at the historic cinema.
Ripp is no stranger to the world of indie filmmaking, as he’s produced movies like Joe Lynch’s Everly and Gambit, and has both directed and produced in the world of television. His newest project follows a teenager named Alex (Luca Oriel) who crosses paths with a mysterious box containing a demonic presence, and he mistakenly unleashes the sinister spirit, which wreaks havoc on Alex’s life and forces him to confront the evil that looks to consume his very soul.
During our interview, Ripp discussed the inspiration behind his approach to Devil’s Whisper, finding Oriel for his lead, and more.
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- Heather Wixson
Filmmaker Joe Lynch recently enjoyed a well-received world premiere of his new movie Mayhem (read Heather's review here) at the SXSW Film Festival, and true to form, the Holliston co-star is showing no signs of slowing down, as he's now set to direct the horror film Taste from a screenplay by David Cohen, the screenwriter behind 2012's No One Lives.
Deadline reports the news of Lynch taking the directing reins on Taste, which will be produced by Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter of Penchant Entertainment, with Cohen on board to produce as well.
Filming on Taste is slated to start in Los Angeles this summer with a food-centric (and potentially cannibalistic) plot (via Deadline):
"When a young chef-on-the-rise is invited to cook for a revered master’s private supper club, what at first seems like a career-launching opportunity soon turns deadly with the discovery that she and »
- Derek Anderson
Ha! I've actually known this dude for a few years, now. Joe Lynch, director of such films as Knights Of Badassdom, Everly, and the new Mayhem thriller starring Stephen Yuen, is getting ready to serve up some more spine-tingling cinema with his next film, Taste. David Cohen is set to write the film with Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter of the Penchant Entertainment production label set to produce. Taste... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Exclusive: Joe Lynch, whose directing credits include Knights Of Badassdom, Salma Hayek’s Everly and most recently the SXSW Midnighters thriller Mayhem starring Steven Yuen, has landed his next gig. He has been tapped to direct Taste, a horror pic penned by David Cohen. Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter of newbie production outfit Penchant Entertainment will produce with Cohen, whose writing credits include the Luke Evans-starrer No One Lives and the Black List… »
Rlj Entertainment and AMC's streaming service Shudder will be releasing Joe Lynch's action thriller Mayhem (read our very positive review here), starring The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun at the end of 2017 and into 2018. As you may read in the press release below Rlj will release the film in cinemas and On Demand later this year. Then, in early 2018, Shudder will stream the film on their service. Rlj Entertainment and AMC Networks’ Shudder are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch’s action/thriller Mayhem through a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. The film first premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival to positive reviews. Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly) and written by Matias Caruso, the film stars Steven Yeun...
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Joe Lynch’s action/thriller Mayhem will distribute through AMC Networks’ Shudder streaming service in a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. The film first premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival to positive reviews.
Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly) and written by Matias Caruso, the film stars Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Samara Weaving (Monster Trucks), Steven Brand (The Scorpion King) and Dallas Roberts (Dallas Buyers Club).
Rlje plans to release Mayhem in theaters and On Demand in Q4 2017, with the Shudder streaming premiere slated for early 2 [Continued ...] »
We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to see Joe Lynch's Mayhem since it made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival (read Heather's review here), and now horror fans know when to mark their calendars, as Rlj Entertainment and AMC's streaming service Shudder have acquired North American rights to the office-set horror comedy.
Rlj Entertainment has slated Mayhem for a theatrical and VOD late this year, with Shudder set to stream the film in early 2018. A trailer has yet to be revealed, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, check out Heather's SXSW interview with Lynch.
Press Release: Los Angeles, May 24, 2017 – Rlj Entertainment and AMC Networks’ Shudder are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch’s action/thriller MAYHEMthrough a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. The film first premiered at »
- Derek Anderson
We love Joe Lynch here at Bloody Disgusting. Not only was he behind the super fun Wrong Turn sequel, but he directed Salma Hayek in the Die Hard-esque Everly, and went LARPing with Knights of Badassdom. Next up is Mayhem, which pairs Lynch with “The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, an Australian actress who toplines McG’s upcoming horror movie The Babysitter. In Mayhem, […] »
- Brad Miska
Throughout his career, filmmaker Joe Lynch has given us fantastic movies that have spanned both the horror and action genres, including Wrong Turn 2, the "Zom-b-Movie" segment of Chillerama, Knights of Badassdom, Everly, and his latest movie, Mayhem, which recently enjoyed its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.
Written by Matias Caruso, Mayhem follows a corporate attorney named Derek (Steven Yeun), who's trapped inside his office building with hundreds of fellow employees during a viral outbreak that causes the infected to be unable to control their primal urges. Chaos ensues as the co-workers begin to wage war against each other the longer the virus rages on.
Daily Dead had the chance to speak with Lynch after the first SXSW screening of Mayhem in Austin, and he chatted about the trepidation he felt going into the film’s world premiere, the journey to getting Mayhem made, working with Yeun, and more. »
- Heather Wixson
Dario Argento’s most personal film is also his most insane.
According to Susan Sontag (as paraphrased by 80s All Over co-host Scott Weinberg), camp is defined is failed seriousness. That insight not only speaks volumes to what the Junkfood Cinema podcast admires about certain cult and b-movies, but also brings into sharp focus the bizarre paradox of Dario Argento’s 1985 psychic giallo thriller Phenomena; a movie so bizarre that most people don’t recognize how personal a film it was for its director…and how legitimately good it is.
Alias Creepers, Phenomena is the story of a young girl named Jennifer (played by Jennifer Connelly in one of her first on screen appearances) who comes to a boarding school in Switzerland just as a serial killer is butchering women in the area. Jennifer, it turns out, has the ability to communicate with insects which, in any other movie, would be the most unusual element. In »
- Brian Salisbury
With great lead performances by Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, a great musical score by Steve Moore, and great bloody action masterminded by director Joe Lynch, Mayhem is almost too much fun. It's the perfect example of a movie that knows what it is and is more than happy to deliver that to an audience eager to devour it. Lynch burst onto the genre scene with Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, a direct-to-video sequel that was far better than it had any right to be. More recently, Everly featured Salma Hayek in a furiously entertaining action picture that, again, exceeded expectations. Mayhem spreads that same action spirit out over a larger cast trapped in an office building after an outbreak of the so-called 'red eye'...
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Coinciding with its world premiere at the SXSW Festival, the first poster has arrived online for director Joe Lynch’s (Everly) upcoming action thriller Mayhem featuring Steven Yeun; check it out here…
A dangerous virus, one that prevents the infected from controlling their inhibitions, is discovered in a corporate law building, the very same firm that recently cleared an infected man on murder charges. When a quarantine is issued and the building goes on lockdown, all hell breaks loose inside, while a disgruntled employee (Steven Yeun) and an irate client (Samara Weaving) must fight and even kill their way to the top to “have a word” with the corrupt executives who wronged them before time runs out.
- Amie Cranswick
We love Joe Lynch here at Bloody Disgusting. Not only was he behind the super fun Wrong Turn sequel, but he directed Salma Hayek in the Die Hard-esque Everly, and went LARPing with Knights of Badassdom. Next up is Mayhem, which pairs Lynch with “The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, an Australian actress who toplines McG’s upcoming horror movie The Babysitter. The film, penned […] »
- Brad Miska
A24 has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller The Blackcoat's Daughter, which is finally hitting theaters after premiering on the festival circuit for more than a year. The Blackcoat's Daughter debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015, with A24 picking up the film and setting it for release on February 16, exclusively for DirecTV subscribers through the studio's deal with the cable TV provider. After its exclusive window on DirecTV, this horror-thriller will hit theaters on March 31, where it will go up against four wide releases, 20th Century Fox's The Boss Baby, Paramount's Ghost in the Shell, Broad Green Pictures' Step Sisters and Focus Features' The Zookeeper's Wife.
A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat's Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. »
In today’s TV news roundup, Showtime makes “Twin Peaks” prequel film “Fire Walk With Me” available on its streaming service, Miss America gets an airdate, MTV’s “Shannara Chronicles” adds to its cast, and more.
To further hype the forthcoming 18 new episodes of “Twin Peaks,” Showtime will be adding David Lynch’s prequel film “Fire Walk With Me” to its streaming and on-demand library on March 1. The network will also have a linear premiere for the movie that same day, at 8/7c. The addition of the film, which tracks the seven days leading up to the brutal murder of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), to the original TV series on Showtime’s platforms means the “Twin Peaks” uninitiated have the opportunity to binge the entirety of the “Twin Peaks” oeuvre ahead of the new “Twin Peaks” debut on May 21.
The 97th Miss America Competition will air Sept. 10 on ABC at 9/8c. The »
- Sarah Ahern
The Shannara Chronicles has added five new cast members as production gets underway on Season 2 in New Zealand. Joining the MTV series are Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter), Malese Jow (The Flash), Gentry White (UnReal), Caroline Chikezie (Everly) and Desmond Chiam (NCIS: Los Angeles). They join returning stars Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon). Season 2 picks up a year later with The Four… »
18 items from 2017
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