4 items from 2013
2014 is shaping up to be a stronger year for horror than 2013 was, and though the indie haunted-house flick Haunt didn’t make We Got This Covered’s list of the most anticipated frightfests opening next year, a solid first trailer suggests that the film might still be worth checking out.
Haunt focuses on a shy teenager (Harrison Gilbertson) who connects with his mysterious neighbor (Liana Liberato) after moving into a haunted house. When the pair mess around with a creepy box, they unknowingly release an evil spirit into the house.
The trailer, which you can check out below, highlights the film’s leads as well as Haunt‘s eerie tone. Nothing seems too shocking here, though the film’s strong cast may be reason enough for many to give it a watch:
- Isaac Feldberg
"Have you been messing about with that box?" Time for another haunted house horror lined-up for the early 2014 theatrical season. IFC Films has debuted a trailer for Haunt, not to be confused with Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, totally different film. Haunt is an indie horror thriller starring Harrison Gilbertson ("Conspiracy 365", Blessed, Virginia) and Liana Liberato (Stuck in Love) as attractive teens discovering haunted house love for the first time. Oscar nominated actress Jacki Weaver (of Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Stoker) plays a weird old lady. This looks like perfectly suspenseful, if you're into ghosts. Here's the first teaser trailer for Mac Carter's Haunt, originally from Yahoo: An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased. Described by Yahoo: "Liana Liberato plays Samantha, who prompts her new love interest Evan (Harrison Gilbertson »
- Alex Billington
Actor Penne Hackforth-Jones, a pillar of Australian films and TV for more than 40 years, died in Melbourne on Friday from lung cancer, aged 63.
Her illness was diagnosed in 2012 but she wished to keep the diagnosis private while her father was still alive. She relocated to Melbourne in 2011 to be close to and care for her elderly parents both of whom died recently.
.Penne responded to her own terminal diagnosis with great courage and grace,. said her sisters Jos Hackforth-Jones, Simary Hackforth-Jones and Olivia McNally. .Her health deteriorated in April, but she was able to remain at home because of the wonderful support from her Gp, Mercy and Alfred Palliative care units and friends. Her last weeks were peaceful and happy. She died surrounded by flowers and cards from those closest to her and cared for by family and close friends. She was dearly loved by relations and friends and much »
- Don Groves
Sydney -- French actress Emmanuelle Béart (A Heart in Winter, Nathalie) will play a French S&M mistress opposite young Australian actor Harrison Gilbertson (Haunt, Beneath Hill 60 and Conspiracy 365) and Rachael Blake in Stephen Lance’s debut feature, My Mistress. The story, developed by Lance and written by Gerard Lee – Jane Campion’s co-writer on her upcoming TV series Top Of The Lake -- follows a beautiful and strangely innocent affair between a vulnerable teenage romantic and a French S&M mistress, which ultimately turns dangerous. Leanne Tonkes of Mini Studios and Steve Kearney will produce the contemporary drama. Robyn Kershaw (Bran
- Pip Bulbeck
4 items from 2013
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