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Hollywood has never been one to let sleeping franchises lie, so fans of the landmark Friday the 13th series shouldn’t be shocked to hear that Jason Voorhees will be returning to theaters in the very near future.
When Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures reached a deal earlier this year that returned rights to the slasher series exclusively to Paramount, many fans had hoped that the studio would immediately launch production on a thirteenth installment, perhaps even for a late October 2013 release. Luckily, Paramount appears to be taking the time to ensure that Friday the 13th‘s next installment will be more memorable than the 2009 reboot.
The studio has slotted the currently-untitled film for March 13th, 2015. Very little is known about plot details at this time, though a found-footage aspect will reportedly be involved. The only other piece of information that has come out regarding the film is a tweet »
- Isaac Feldberg
As Alfonso Cuaron’s mega-hit Gravity continues to rack up praise and big box office dollars, it’s a good time to take a critical look at the weakest aspect of the film, which is the lead acting performance of Sandra Bullock.
It’s widely known that Cuaron’s first choice, Angelina Jolie, fell through and there were reported meetings with Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, and Natalie Portman among other candidates, before Bullock was ultimately chosen.
These other contenders are clearly talented but they are still part of a group that could easily be called Hollywood Casting 101.
While the film’s financiers would disagree, Gravity is not a film that needed big stars, as the presence of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock is far less a contributor to its enormous success than the film’s suspense thriller concept and visually striking execution.
Obviously, a director on a big-budget »
- Terek Puckett
Ever wonder what would happen in Australia if the apocalypse was nigh? I didn't, nor did I care until I saw this incredible trailer for These Final Hours. Here's a brief synopsis of the film.
It’s the last day on Earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. A troubled young man named James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. However, along the way he ends up saving the life of a little girl named Rose, desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life and helps Rose find her father which ultimately leads him on a path to redemption.
- Mick Joest
Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company have set Samuel L. Jackson to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller Cell, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Tod “Kip” Williams will direct, with production set to begin in January. Benaroya Pictures is financing.
Samuel L. Jackson most recently co-starred in last year’s Django Unchained and next appears in the upcoming films Oldboy and Robocop as well as Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and The Avengers sequel. He is currently in production on Secret Service.
In Cell, Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack’s character, Clay Riddell, after a mysterious pulse, transmitted by cell phones, spreads like a virus through the human population.
- Michelle McCue
More casting news for the latest Stephen King adaptation, Cell, has arrived in the form of the always entertaining Samuel L. Jackson. Read on for all the latest details that have just jumped out of the gate.
From the Press Release
Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company announced today they have set Samuel L. Jackson to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller Cell, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Tod “Kip” Williams will direct, with production set to begin in January. Benaroya Pictures is financing.
Samuel L. Jackson most recently co-starred in last year’s Django Unchained and next appears in the upcoming films Oldboy and Robocop as well as Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and The Avengers sequel. He is currently in production on Secret Service. In Cell, Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack’s character, »
- Uncle Creepy
A feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell has been in development for quite some time, but it’s expected to begin shooting early next year. John Cusack is already on board to star in the movie and it has just been revealed that Samuel L. Jackson will be joining him.
According to Deadline, “Jackson plays Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who with Cusack’s Clay Riddell character flees from Boston as the world turns mad thanks to the phones.” For those who are unfamiliar with the novel, Stephen King’s Cell was originally published in 2006 and involves a cell signal that turns most of the population into zombies:
“Artist Clayton Riddell had been in Boston negotiating a successful deal to sell his comic book project. His joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were »
- Jonathan James
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes digital and DVD release information on The Seasoning House, a trailer for Loss of Life, first details on The Cage, the short film “Don’t Move,” and much more:
The Seasoning House Release Details: “Acclaimed prosthetic effects designer Paul Hyett (The Woman in Black, Unknown) makes his directorial debut with the harrowing horror revenge thriller The Seasoning House, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD December 10th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The chilling film stars Rosie Day (Sixteen), Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalkers, The Last Horror Movie) and Anna Walton (Hellboy II: The Golden Army). In The Seasoning House, young girls are prostituted to the military and an orphaned deaf mute (Day) is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing a little kindness when she can. »
- Tamika Jones
From Irish director Neil Jordan comes Byzantium (2012), an intelligent, century-spanning vampire yarn starring Gemma Arterton, Saoirise Ronan, Sam Riley and Caleb Landry Jones. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Byzantium this coming Monday (23 September), we've kindly been provided with Five exclusive steelbook copies of the film to give away, plus a StudioCanal horror bundle including Raimi's Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Ben Wheatley's Sightseers, Chernobyl Diaries and Australian shocker Wolf Creek. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
In Byzantium, two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down English coastal resort. Clara (Gemma Arterton) meets lonely Noel (Daniel Mays), who provides shelter in his deserted guest house. Schoolgirl Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) befriends Frank (Caleb Landry Jones) and tells him their lethal secret: the pair »
- CineVue UK
To celebrate the release of Byzantium on DVD, we are offering our readers the chance to win a horror DVD bundle!
Upon the wind swept shores of a desolate coastal town stands the Byzantium guesthouse. After years of being abandoned, its doors are about to be opened again by the predatory and seductive Clara (Gemma Arterton), who plans on turning the hotel into a brothel, and her young and introverted daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan). But these mysterious women have a dark secret that goes back 200 years and is about to reach its ungodly and deathly climax. Check out the trailer:
To win yourself a bundle including Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Sightseers, Chernobyl Diaries, Wolf Creek and a Byzantium Steelbook, answer the following question: What is the name of Gemma Arterton’s character in Byzantium?
Send your answer, with your name and address, to the »
- Dan Bullock
This year’s FrightFest took place at the usual haunt of Leicester Square’s Empire between Thursday, August 22nd and Monday, August 26th, as thousands of bloodthirsty horror fans descended to get their annual fill of the goriest, most terrifying and uproarious thrills in town.
As with any year at the fest, the regular bases are covered, with every sort of horror being catered for – there’s psychological thrills, comic horror, flat-out gore-fests, foreign films, Hollywood blockbusters and so on.
I caught 27 films at this year’s fest, and we’ll get started with the Thursday night closing film, You’re Next…
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Having languished around on the festival circuit for almost two years, the latest effort from Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way To Die) has certainly had quite a journey coming to theatres, one that is (mostly) worth the wait.
The Davison family »
- Shaun Munro
Devil May Care: Harlin Gets on the Found Footage Train
Renny Harlin, a name synonymous with big budgeted 90s action flicks (and, debatably, the demise of Geena Davis’ mainstream career) has been steadily working on a bevy of B-grade (or worse) ventures for the past decade. So it’s no surprise to see him turn up attached to a found footage horror film, joining a legion of names in a genre that’s cheaply produced and mostly just cheap. Let it be said, however, that comparatively, Harlin’s Devil’s Pass happens to be one of the less offensive of its kind, though it falls victim to the regular shortcomings and feels lifted from some “Unsolved Mysteries” snippet.
In 1959, a group of nine Russian hikers are found dead in the Ural Mountains, an autopsy revealing that they died simultaneously, cause of death unknown. A group of five modern day college »
- Nicholas Bell
So Nick Carter -- you know, your favorite Backstreet Boy (unless you're Team Brian, like some of us) -- is making a horror movie.
An avid fan of the genre, the boy-bander has raised $107,837 (significantly more than his original $85,000 goal) on Indiegogo for his movie "Evil Blessings." Produced, co-written by, and starring Carter, the film tells the story of three friends who go hunting, only to discover that they're being hunted by a cursed family from the 1800s. Just think of it as "House of Carters" meets "The Hills Have Eyes," as Vulture so aptly suggests.
While it's hard to imagine the crooner raising the tension with blood and guts, Carter may just be a big enough horror geek to make it work. He lists "Aliens," "The Chernobyl Diaries," and "The Keep" as some of his favorite creepy films.
Whether "Evil Blessings" ends up being an embarrassing flop or an inventive addition to the genre, »
- Erin Whitney
It’s the second thriller project set up this week by Linde, former Universal Pictures chairman. Lava Bear and Qed International announced plans Friday to finance and co-produce David Bruckner’s “Intrusion.”
See Also: Lava Bear, Qed Team on “Intrusion”
“Furlough” follows an inmate on a two-day furlough from prison to attend his son’s funeral who must use his 48 hours outside the prison walls to avenge the murder of his only child while evading the marshals sent to guard him.
Tory Metzger of Lava Bear will oversee the production.
- Dave McNary
The new film from Charles Band and Full Moon Entertainment, Unlucky Charms, will be available Tuesday, July 30th, at your local Redbox, and to get you geared up for their special brand of indie flick mayhem, we have a look at the trailer for you!
Directed by Band, Unlucky Charms stars Tiffany Thornton (Sonny with a Chance), Jeryl Prescott Sales (“The Walking Dead”), Charlie O’Connell (“The Bachelor”), Seth Peterson (“Burn Notice”), Ben Woolf (“American Horror Story”), Alex Rose Wiesel (“Dexter”), Nathan Phillips (Chernobyl Diaries), Peter Badalamenti (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Mike Diva (YouTube personality), Masuimi Max (Inland Empire), Anna Sophia Berglund (Playboy), and Nikki Leigh (Playboy).
For more check out, Full Moon Direct!
Unlucky Charms, directed by Charles Band, tells the story of five beautiful girls who vie for a chance to become the spokesmodel for diva DeeDee Deville’s new high-end line of lingerie. The »
- Uncle Creepy
The new film from the director of Cold Prey, entitled Escape (or Flukt for you purists out there as well as those with a sense of humor), is getting set to hit DVD and digital download in the UK on July 29. To celebrate we have an image gallery for you!
Directed by Roar Uthaug (Cold Prey) and written by Thomas Moldestad (Cold Prey, Cold Prey 2), the flick stars Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Cold Prey, Cold Prey 2, Chernobyl Diaries) and Kristian Espedel, aka Gaahl (frontman of Gorgoroth, Trelldom and Gaahlskagg).
Ten years after the Black Plague ravaged their country, a poor family sets out on a journey for a new home. On a remote mountain pass they are attacked by a band of merciless killers led by the vicious Dagmar (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal), and the only one spared is young Signe (Isabel Christine Andreasen), who is taken hostage. At »
- Uncle Creepy
Looking to dabble into some Irish folklore while wandering around the madness of the San Diego Comic-Con? Then Full Moon Entertainment has the best possible gift you could hope for just waiting for you! Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Full Moon Features has a very special surprise in store for fans visiting Comic-Con this week. Their latest and greatest feature film, Unlucky Charms (releasing July 30th), will make its worldwide debut as part of a limited edition cereal box - available only at Sdcc!
Fans can stop by Full Moon’s booth all weekend to claim their 11.5-oz. box, which comes packed with 7.2 ounces of “maliciously unhealthy” multi-colored cereal marshmallows. The box, which can be purchased at Comic-Con for $20, comes with an Unlucky Charms DVD, complete with special features that include Full Moon trailers, a blooper reel, the VideoZone, Mike Diva’s “Grindhouse Megamix,” a behind-the-scenes featurette, »
- Uncle Creepy
It’s that time of year again, folks. We’re turning three years old this week and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Massive, and we do mean massive, contest. Thanks to our friends in the industry (listed at the end of this post) we’ve amassed a nice collection of prizes to give away to some lucky readers.
Here’s what we have to offer:
Despicable Me 2 Monopoly Indiana Jones Hat and Whip Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Recording Pen Jack Reacher Long Sleeve T-Shirt This Is The End T-Shirt Skyfall T-shirt After Earth T-shirt Ted Blu-Ray Les Miserables Blu-Ray This Is 40 Blu-Ray Mama Blu-Ray Pitch Perfect Blu-Ray Death Race 3 Blu-Ray The Bourne Legacy Blu-Ray A Haunted House Blu-Ray End of Watch Blu-Ray Identity Thief Blu-Ray Escape From Planet Earth Blu-Ray Magic City Season 1 Blu-Ray Top Gun 3D Blu-Ray Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-Ray Quartet Blu-Ray The »
- Matt Joseph
Universal Pictures has picked up the option on a big screen adaptation Locke & Key, the acclaimed comic book series from writer Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Published by Idw, the supernatural series centres on the Locke family, who move to their ancestral New England home the Keyhouse where they discover magical keys that unlocs the mansion's many secrets and grant the bearers impossible powers and abilities. However, Keyhouse is also home to a demonic creature called Dodge is also looking to harness the keys' powers for its own nefarious agenda.
Locke & Key will be produced by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness), who have held the rights to the series since 2010 and developed a TV pilot alongside Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) back in 2011, which was directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) and starred Mirando Otto (The Lord of the Rings »
- Flickering Myth
Fresh off his starring role in The Dark Place, actor / writer Blaise Embry will next step behind the camera for his feature directing debut, helming his script In The Shadows of the Rainbow for BrambleArch Pictures.
In the shadows of the Rainbow is an unnerving ensemble family drama following the intersecting lives of a rural community in the wooded canyons and sunny mountain tops of Big Sur, California.
BrambleArch is the the avant-garde production company behind Another Stupid Day and the upcoming naturalistic musical The Amateur. The company is made up of partners Lauren Schneider (Red White & Blue) Tara Jane (formerly of production companies Strawdogs and Partizan), Lee Doud (Californication) and Embry..
The team’s first short film, Another Stupid Day, a dark coming-of-age story directed and starring Blaise, is currently playing the festival circuit. They are currently in post-production with the naturalistic musical feature The Amateur, starring Nick Gomez (Looper, »
To celebrate the UK theatrical release of The Last Exorcism Part II on Friday, June 7th, we're offering one lucky Flickering Myth reader the chance to win a horror bundle on DVD featuring The Last Exorcism, Chernobyl Diaries and Silent House.
Read on for a synopsis for The Last Exorcism Part II, along with details of how to enter the competition...
Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.
Try the Possessed Message »
- Flickering Myth
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