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Waxwork Announces Starry Eyes Soundtrack on Vinyl

18 August 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Waxwork Records revealed today that it is handling the vinyl release of the Starry Eyes soundtrack. This is significant in that it's the first contemporary score Waxwork is releasing. Previous releases include Re-Animator, Day of the Dead, Rosemary's Baby, Creepshow and Chopping Mall. Friday the 13th is on the way later this month.

Starry Eyes' score was composed by Room 237's Jonathan Snipes. You can read my review of the film - which wowed me at SXSW - right here. Dark Sky Films is distributing; we're just awaiting a release date. Get a sample of the score below.

The post Waxwork Announces Starry Eyes Soundtrack on Vinyl appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Sffs selects Hearst finallists

14 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The San Francisco Film Society has announced the six finallists for the sixth annual Sffs / Hearst Screenwriting Grant.

The $15,000 grant will be awarded to a screenwriter who has been practicing for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay.

The grant is open to writers residing in the Us whose project “expresses both a unique personal perspective and an artistic approach to the subject.”

Priority is given to writers whose previous short or feature screenplays have successfully been produced into finished films. The finallists were selected from submissions received in response to a nationwide call for entries and the winner will be announced in mid-October.

The finallists are: A Sayeeda Clarke and Micah Shaffer for White; Jed Cowley for Let’s Talk About Slavery; Rola Nashef for Nadia’s House; Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet for Hinterland; Tom Putnam for Dark Divide; and Bethany Ashton Wolf for Midnight Juliet.

Sundance »

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Heads Up, Documentary Filmmakers: Sundance Institute's First-Ever ShortsLab Coming to La

14 August 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Documentary filmmakers take note: Sundance Institute invites you to its inaugural day-long ShortsLab in Los Angeles. The program is slated for September 13 at La's independent rep house Cinefamily, and will focus on short-form documentary films. This intensive seminar will host screenings, discussions and insight into the world of short-form documentary storytelling, production and exhibition. Attendees include acclaimed filmmakers Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), Kirby Dick ("The Invisible War"), Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles"), Aj Schnack ("Kurt Cobain: About a Son") and Oscar nominee Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel"). Sundance's Documentary Film Program director Tabitha Jackson will be there, as will programmers from the Sundance Film Festival. Among the Sundance Institute alumni documentarians who work in the short form are Lauren Greenfield, Albert Maysles, Ondi Timoner, Monika Treut, Ava DuVernay, Errol Morris, Werner »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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ABCs of Death 2 unleashing in October

3 August 2014 9:17 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The ABCs of Death 2 is coming to VOD through Magnet Releasing on October 2nd and will hit theaters on October 31st. Just what one needs after a night of tricks and treats.

About The ABCs of Death 2

The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves); Splice and Cube's Vincenzo Natali »

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‘The ABCs of Death 2′ has a release date

3 August 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Image from The ABC’s of Death 2. Chapter directed by Erik Matti

The ABCs of Death 2 now officially has a release date and it is just in time for Halloween. The film will be released by Magnet and Drafthouse Films on VOD on October 2nd and a limited theatrical run a few weeks later on the 31st .

The sequel is a follow-up to 2012’s horror anthology The ABCs of Death and, like its predecessor, will contain 26 short horror films by some of the genre’s greatest minds. As expected with so many shorts, the original was a bit of a mixed bag. There were certainly some incredible shorts like D is for Dogfight directed by Marcel Sarmiento, T is for Toilet by Lee Hardcastle, U is for Unearthed by Ben Wheatley, X is for Xxl by Xavier Gens, and the disgusting L is for Libido by Timo Tjahjanto. There »

- Max Molinaro

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The ABCs of Death 2 Recited in October

1 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The ABCs of Death 2 will be making its VOD premiere via Magnet Releasing on October 2nd with a theatrical run set for October 31st. I mean, what better day could there be to go see a horror movie in a theatre?!?

The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves); Splice and Cube's Vincenzo Natali; indie »

- Steve Barton

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Pictures from The ABCs of Death 2 – including Nsfw image pulled from Facebook

8 July 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Released later this year, The Abcs of Death 2 has some new images from the 26 short movies, including one that was pulled from their official Facebook page last night for being too graphic.

The segment in question is directed by American Mary‘s Jen and Sylvia Soska. The image was removed from Facebook (for good reason) and certainly gives an indication that we might be getting some very uneasy viewing for male audiences.

The ABCs of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher »

- Luke Owen

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Nsfw Image from The ABCs of Death 2 So Graphic It Was Pulled from Facebook!

7 July 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Making a name for themselves with Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary, twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska make their anthology debut with The ABCs of Death 2, contributing a short film to the madness.

Though we don't yet have any idea what their entry will be about, we can be pretty damn sure it's going to be a hard one for male audiences to endure, as this just released behind-the-scenes shot leads us to believe. You have been warned, men!!

Check out the Nsfw image below, which was pulled from The ABCs of Death 2 Facebook page for being too gruesome for mass consumption!

Magnet is planning to release the film later this year. The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, »

- John Squires

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Alfonso Cuarón Offered Shining Prequel

22 May 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With documentary Room 237 and Stephen King's novel sequel Doctor Sleep both arriving recently, The Shining has been enjoying something of a resurgence in interest (if it ever went away). Also part of that trend is a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's film version currently developing at Warner Bros., and reports are coming in this morning that the studio has just offered The Overlook Hotel to Alfonso Cuarón as his next directing gig.This comes hot on the heels of the news that Cuarón is also in talks for the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: a potential return to the worlds of Jk Rowling for the director of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban. Following the triumphant Gravity, Warners are clearly keen to keep Cuarón in-house for a high-profile follow-up.Not much is yet known about the Shining prequel, aside from some of the names involved. »

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Cannes: Wild Side Founder Launches Jokers With Full Slate

19 May 2014 4:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Manuel Chiche, co-founder of Wild Side, a leading distributor of upscale genre movies in France like Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” Park Chan-wook’s “Old Boy” and Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer,” is now set to launch the Jokers, a Paris-based production and distribution house.

Whereas Wild Side, which was backed by Wild Bunch, only handled financing and distribution, the Jokers will be fully involved in developing and producing indie films, with an emphasis on emerging and up-and-coming genre helmers.

“Going independent and officially stepping into production was a natural evolution for me. I’ve formed strong bonds with talents like Winding Refn and Bong since their debuts, advising them at script stage all the way to the editing room, and I’m now looking forward to take our collaborations to the next level,” Chiche told Variety in an exclusive interview. Variety exclsuively announced the shingle and slate in the May 19 Cannes Daily. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The ABCs Of Death 2 Releases First Slew Of Horrifying Images: See Them All Here!

12 May 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot on the heels of their ambitious horror anthology The ABCs Of Death, Drafthouse producers Ant Timpson and Tim League decided that the world needed another collection of horror shorts spanning every letter of the alphabet – and adventurous horror fans much like myself rejoiced. The ABCs Of Death 2 was greenlit, the directors were selected, and the inevitable waiting game began.

I tried on numerous occasions to extract as much information as possible from contributing artists – Jerome Sable, Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado were tight-lipped in our interviews – but it looks like Magnet and Drafthouse are ready to start opening the floodgate of horrors hiding amidst these 26 short stories that are ready to shock, scare, and revolt viewers in ways the original didn’t dare.

While certain sites were originally given their own exclusive images, we’re now able to collect the smattering of gross faces, forest scenes, and creepy monsters »

- Matt Donato

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Exclusive Stills: The ABCs of Death 2

12 May 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A pair of exclusive stills have come our way to offer up to you cats who are eagerly anticipating the release of The ABCs of Death 2. So check 'em out right here, and keep your eyes open for more... lest they be sewn shut! Dig 'em!

Magnet is planning to release the film later this year. The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania »

- Steve Barton

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WTFilms launches doc strand

9 May 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New non-fiction slate from the genre specialist also features Korea by Yann Moix and Why Horror?.

French genre specialist WTFilms has picked up sales on documentary La Bare, which goes behind the scenes at the famous male stripper club La Bare in Dallas, as part of a move into non-fiction.

WTFilms co-founders Dimitri Stephanides and Gregory Chamet say the move is a natural one for their Paris-based company, which has built up a strong reputation for its genre-based fiction slate in recent years.

“We love genre but want to tackle every aspect of its wide range”, said Stephanides

“Great films like Jodorowsky’s Dune and Room 237 have inspired us. Our name means we want to sell intense, rock ’n’ roll movies, and that is valid for documentaries as well.”

La Bare was written and directed by Joe Manganiello, who played Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike. The film, which premiered at Slamdance in January, will be released »

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WTFilms launches doc strand with La Bare

9 May 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New non-fiction slate from the genre specialist also features Korea by Yann Moix and Why Horror?.

French genre specialist WTFilms has picked up sales on documentary La Bare, which goes behind the scenes at the famous male stripper club La Bare in Dallas, as part of a move into non-fiction.

WTFilms co-founders Dimitri Stephanides and Gregory Chamet say the move is a natural one for their Paris-based company, which has built up a strong reputation for its genre-based fiction slate in recent years.

“We love genre but want to tackle every aspect of its wide range”, said Stephanides

“Great films like Jodorowsky’s Dune and Room 237 have inspired us. Our name means we want to sell intense, rock ’n’ roll movies, and that is valid for documentaries as well.”

La Bare was written and directed by Joe Manganiello, who played Big Dick Richie in Magic Mike. The film, which premiered at Slamdance in January, will be released »

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The Shining-Inspired ‘Mondo 237 Collection’ Includes Floor Rug, Sweater, and More

2 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The carpet pattern seen on Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining is easily recognizable to horror fans and we’ve already seen it on a number of items including stocking caps. Not to be outdone, Mondo has teamed up with Middle of Beyond to offer this pattern on everything from sweaters and ski masks to actual floor rugs:

“We’re partnering with our friends at Middle of Beyond to put out the Mondo 237 Collection. The pictures below should speak for themselves, but we’re releasing a sweater, cardigan, 6′ scarf, ski mask and two different sized floor rugs. They will all be available for Pre-Order beginning today, and running through May 10th, and will begin shipping in late August, just in time for Autumn (depending on where you live…)

Mondo 237: Knit Sweater – 100% acrylic heavy knit sweater. Comes with custom die-cut Mondo Room 237 key (while supplies last). Runs from size Xs through 3Xl. »

- Jonathan James

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Ranking the Films of Stanley Kubrick

22 April 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There are few auteurs as instantly recognizable and divisive as Stanley Kubrick, few filmmakers as idiosyncratic or groundbreaking. His work spans the entirety of life itself–sometimes in the same film–and has inspired almost as much derision as hosannas. There is no easy consensus on Kubrick’s films–though you may not be terribly surprised by our writers’ choice for his best, it’s hard to imagine that your ranking of his work will line up wholly with ours–nor on the messages imparted within. Is The Shining secretly about the moon landing? Is 2001? What is he really saying about violence in society in A Clockwork Orange? And so on. Closing out (some weeks late, granted) our monthly theme on his works, here is Sound on Sight’s ranking of the films of Stanley Kubrick. Enjoy. Share. Debate. We know you’ll want to debate.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey »

- Josh Spiegel

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Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 of the Week: 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale, Film Festival Advice and More

4 April 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Happy Friday! Below are the 10 stories most-read stories on Indiewire this week. Click on the title to access the article. 1. Stanley Kubrick's Longtime Producer Trashes 'Room 237' and Lists 'Eyes Wide Shut' As His Favorite Kubrick Film 2. 10 Things Every Film Festival Wants Filmmakers to Know 3. Why this Fan's Ending to 'How I Met Your Mother' Is the Right Way to End the Series 4. Will 'How I Met Your Mother' End In Tragedy? 5. The 7 Indie Films You Must See This April 6. First Person: 'Cheap Thrills' Director E.L. Katz's 12 Tips for First-Time Filmmakers  7. Watch: Visually Arresting Ode to 21st Century Cinematographers 8. The 'Nymphomaniac' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About Lars von Trier’s Epic Study of Sexual Obsession 9. Louis C.K. Hosted 'SNL' For a Second Time and Was Hilarious: Here Are His 4 Best Moments 10. 15 Women-Driven Web Series That Could Be the Next 'Broad »

- Nigel M Smith

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Stanley Kubrick's Producer Jan Harlan Says 'The Shining' Doc 'Room 237' Is "Idiotic"

31 March 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Within the walls of The Playlist, we don't always agree on everything. While I found Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" to be a pretty terrific, fascinating and funny look at the wild ways Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" has inspired tin foil hat types, others don't agree. Around the office, another colleague says it's a "trashy conspiracy theory fanboy movie that illuminates nothing." And he has found a kindred spirit in Kubrick's longtime producer Jan Harlan. Speaking at the Bermuda International Film Festival, Harlan was asked about "Room 237," and he made no secret of his dislike for the doc. "Ah, so idiotic. Of course I did. There's nothing to like. It's just dumb. I mean [the filmmaker] obviously waited until Kubrick died," he said. "This happened to him in many cases, also this whole story about him doing a fake moon landing. This was only possible after he was dead. People »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Entertainment Geekly: Does modern TV fandom actually make it harder to understand TV shows?

14 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses! This week there are two columns inspired by True Detective, partially because True Detective was a thought-provoking TV show which deserves a significant amount of thoughtful analysis, but mainly because I missed a column last week. Yesterday: A consideration of where the show’s ending fits into the pantheon. Today: A meditation on the show’s meaning, or lack thereof. Spoilers follow.

At the end of True Detective’s second episode, philosophizing detective »

- Darren Franich

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Documentary 'Staircases to Nowhere' is a Must-Watch for Fans of The Shining; Watch Now!

14 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

There's not a single horror movie with a more fascinating behind the scenes story than The Shining, a topic that was briefly covered in The Making of the Shining, a 35-minute documentary - made by Stanley Kubrick's daughter Vivian - that is included on the DVD release of the film. The recently released Room 237 also dug deep into the film, but that was more about whacky super-fan theories, than anything else.

Courtesy of Movies.com, a new documentary called Staircases to Nowhere has just come to our attention, which is perhaps the most fascinating Shining documentary we've yet seen. The only modern documentary about the film to be endorsed by both Warner Bros. and the Kubrick estate, Staircases to Nowhere is a 55-minute glimpse inside the inner workings of the Shining set, as told by nine people who actually worked on the film, including the producer, the 1st assistant director, »

- John Squires

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