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Frightfest 2016: ‘SiREN’ Review

11 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

SiREN Review

SiREN started life in the film VHS as the segment Amateur Night. The story saw three friends trying to secretly film their own sex tape via Google glass style specs, then have the tables turned on them when the girl they bring back isn’t all she seemed. It’s a fantastic short and is one of the strongest stories in all the VHS films. It should come as no surprise that it was decided to make it into a feature length film. It’s a common trend at the moment and you only have to look at the success of recent release Light’s Out to see that there is money to be had.

So how has the film changed from the source material? Well this time around Jonah (Chase Williamson) is a man about to get married. His older brother Mac (Michael Aaron Milligan) is the »

- Kat Hughes

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Siren Calls You to Death's Door in this First Clip!

12 hours ago | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Sirens would draw Greek sailors to their doom, with their beautiful voices. Now, at least one inhabits director Gregg Bishop (V/H/S Viral) and David Bruckner's upcoming horror feature Siren. Developed from Bruckner's short film "Amateur Night," Jonah rescues a girl, from a supernatural sex club. But, she proves more than he can handle. The film stars: Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan, Hayes Mercure, and Randy McDowell. An early clip from Siren is hosted here. The clip shows Jonah (Williamson) and the Siren (Hannah Fierman) in a bathroom. Both characters are hounded by a masked, knife wielding man. Jonah cowers as the Siren attacks. And, the results are gruesome. Siren is slated for a December launch. The film will see a few theatres this December 2nd. On December 6th, the film will be launched on VOD and on DVD. »

- (Michael Allen)

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‘Siren’ Clip Goes on the Run…and Attacks

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V/H/S breakout star Hannah Fierman is returning to her “Amateur Night” role in Siren, our non-found-footage spinoff directed by Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead, The Other Side, VHS: Viral). Siren, executive produced by V/H/S director David Bruckner, is set for release in theaters on December 2, 2016 with a VOD, Digital HD and DVD date set for December 6, 2016 through Chiller […] »

- MrDisgusting

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Chiller Films acquires “Siren” for Theatrical, VOD, HD & DVD release.

24 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

If you remember a film called V/H/S from a few years back, then you’ll definitely remember a segment from it called “Amateur Night”. Written/Directed by David Bruckner, it told the tale of a group of frat boys enjoying a night out on the town, and the two girls they picked up with the intent of …

The post Chiller Films acquires “Siren” for Theatrical, VOD, HD & DVD release. first appeared on Hnn | - Official News Site »

- The Black Saint

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First Footage From V/H/S Spinoff, ‘Siren’ (Bchff)

22 August 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

As we told you last week, V/H/S breakout star Hannah Fierman is returning to her “Amateur Night” role in Siren, our non-found-footage spinoff directed by Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead, The Other Side, VHS: Viral). Siren, executive produced by V/H/S director David Bruckner, is set for release in theaters on December 2, 2016 with a VOD, Digital HD and DVD […] »

- MrDisgusting

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V/H/S/ Segment Amateur Night Gets Feature Treatment With Siren; Release planned for December!!

20 August 2016 1:36 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When 2012’s V/H/S hit the horror scene, it was a new, exciting and refreshing approach to the whole found-footage type of genre fare. One of my favorite segments from that film was David Bruckner’s Amateur Night, which saw a group of guys unfortunately coming across a creepy woman who ended up being a succubus. It was a hit with horror fans and well, now it seems that Amateur Night has made its way into a full fledged feature, Siren. Featuring a new story, a pretty impressive cast and a new director, we’ve got the details for the upcoming film below!


Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize. »

- Jerry Smith

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[Chicago] We’ve Got Some Free Tixs to See ‘Siren’ at Bchff!

16 August 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tom and I re-teamed with director Gregg Bishop – who helmed the magical “Dante the Great” segment in our VHS: Viral – on Siren, which is a feature-length horror film based on David Bruckner‘s “Amateur Night” from V/H/S. Yes, in case you were wondering, Hannah Fierman returns as Lily, who many of you know as the “I like you” girl from V/H/S! Bruckner also produced Siren, […] »

- MrDisgusting

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Though Based On A True Story, ‘Amateur Night’ Still Feels Like Just Another Raunchy Comedy [Review]

5 August 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The biggest surprise “Amateur Night” has to offer comes after it ends, when it is revealed just how much of the film’s zany events uphold the “based on a true story” label. It is a refreshing revelation, especially after the growing insignificance of the tag, which more often than not is exposed to be a […]

The post Though Based On A True Story, ‘Amateur Night’ Still Feels Like Just Another Raunchy Comedy [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Jason Ooi

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)

4 August 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.



Director: Todd Kessler

Cast: Chris Smith, Kabir Bedi, Kriss Dosanjh, Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Staz Nair

Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, »

- Steve Greene

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

1 August 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!

Week of August 5 Wide

Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer

Cast: Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood

Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned »

- Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Steve Greene

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Editorial: Why It’S Time For Another Blair Witch, Part 2

27 July 2016 12:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The summer of the year that brought the 20th century to a close, for me, was a fantastic and exciting time. I had just celebrated my twenty-fifth birthday, I was living on my own in a semi-luxurious apartment and I was shamelessly indulging in the nightclub lifestyle – my weekends comprised of hitting disco after disco, losing myself in house music and coming home in the wee hours of the morning to suffer from massive hangovers later that day more than I care to remember. I had commemorated having been out of the closet for two years and I had also just taken up the pastime of re-familiarizing myself with 80’s slasher films, renting them from a still-operating mom-and-pop rental house in large numbers and watching them whenever a free moment presented itself. During a weekend outing to the local cinema in the fall of that same year to painfully sit »

- Leonel VHS

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Eddie Murphy -- Check Out My Modern Family ... Smoking Hot Edition (Photo)

26 July 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Eddie Murphy was a proud Beverly Hills pop at the premiere of his daughter Bria's new movie, "Amateur Night" -- proud of her and of his choice in women. Ed was smack in the middle of what might be the hottest family photo op ever ... with current gf and baby mama Paige Butcher, Bria, his ex-wife, Nicole, and their other daughter, Shayne. It's Bria's first feature film role. We don't know how the movie is, »

- TMZ Staff

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FrightFest unveils 2016 line-up

22 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Genre festival reveals masterclasses and film programme.

Horror Channel FrightFest (Aug 25-29) has unveiled the line-up of events and movies for its 2016 edition, set to be held at the Vue cinema in London’s Shepherds Bush.

Screen will host a panel on the future of the UK horror film industry, followed by the first Screen International Horror Rising Star Award [click here for the shortlist].

There will also be a horror writing master class with writer-director James Moran; a women in horror symposium; a special effects demo from maestro Dan Martin; and a discussion by filmmaker Paul Davis – who made John Landis approved doc Beware The Moon - marking the 35th anniversary of An American Werewolf In London.

The festival is also set to screen H.G. Lewis’ 1963 gore classic Blood Feast, which is getting a 4K restoration from Arrow. 

The FrightFest audience will be the first in the UK to see The Neighbor, directed by Marcus Dunstan (The Collection).

The festival will also »

- (Michael Rosser)

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25 More Annoying Movie Cliches

22 May 2016 10:11 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Movie Cliches. We all recognize them. We all roll our eyes at them. Here are another 25 movie cliches that get used waaaaaay to much.


555 for Everybody:


Every phone number in every film and TV show always starts with 555. Sometimes they’ll try to throw us off by using corresponding letters instead of the numbers, but we know better.


Captain Idiot, at Your Service:


Police captains in action films exist for one purpose—to make life difficult for the hero and to threaten to suspend him. No matter if the hero is making perfect sense and has a brilliant track record or that the captain doesn’t have a clue what to do next. He doesn’t want to listen to the hero. The captain is just there to yell at him and tell him that he’s off the case (Which the hero never obeys.)


Plot Specific Radio:


If a »

- (Rob Young)

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Enter for a Chance to See Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Early in Dallas

11 May 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx is offering our loyal readers in Dallas, TX a chance to see a special advance screening for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising next week on Tuesday the 17th. Come inside for a chance to snag a complimentary pass!

If you have a hankering for comedy, and been eager to see the follow-up to Seth Rogen's Neighbors, we at Cinelinx have your hook up.  Universal is kind enough to partner Cinelinx to award a limited number of advance screening passes, so you can check it out before the film opens in theaters on Friday, May 20!

Here are the details on the screening: 

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Theaters: Dallas - AMC NorthPark 15

Enter by using the widget below. Make sure to provide All of the requested information and a valid e-mail address. Not doing so, will make you ineligible. No Purchase Necessary. Deadline to enter is Friday May 13th. »

- (Jordan Maison)

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5 Horror Anthology Films That Will Give You Nightmares

15 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Southbound," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.]  Read More: Exclusive: Watch the First Seven Minutes of Tiff Horror Sensation 'Southbound' "V/H/S" (2012)Before the producers of "Southbound" invented their ingenious highway from hell, they first took on this 2012 horror anthology film and got some of the best indie filmmakers in the business, from Ti West to Adam Wingard and Joe Swanberg, to helm each of the film's six terrifying installments. Connecting the anthology's pieces together is a thread in which each installment centers around some kind of video. Wingard's entry, "Tape 56," provides the narrative framing as it follows a group of criminals tasked with breaking and entering into an »

- Zack Sharf

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Lee Daniels to Direct Apollo Theater Documentary

28 January 2016 2:39 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Lee Daniels will direct a new documentary, The Apollo Theater Film Project, that will chronicle the history of the famed Harlem concert hall.

To make the film, Daniels is seeking the help of the public, requesting any film footage, photographs, audio recordings or other memorabilia related to either Harlem or the Apollo. Details and a submission form are available on the documentary's website.

The Apollo Theater Film Project marks Daniels' first documentary. "I used to go to the Apollo Theater as a kid and never in a million years would »

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Lee Daniels Directing Apollo Theater Documentary

28 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lee Daniels will direct the documentary feature film “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” an authorized history of New York’s famed venue.

“I am honored to be entrusted with the story of this incredible American iconic institution and work with this team,” Daniels said. “I used to go to the Apollo Theater as a kid and never in a million years would I have imagined I would be back to be doing this – it is very special for me.”

The Apollo began operating in 1934 during the Harlem Renaissance and became the most prized venue on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” during the time of racial segregation in the United States. The Apollo was a key launch venue for Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson Five. Performers have included Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday.

White Horse PicturesNigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa are producing the project. »

- Dave McNary

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David Bruckner Opens Up About His Friday the 13th Reboot

20 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Once upon a time, filmmaker David Bruckner, who directed Southbound, The Signal, and the V/H/S segment “Amateur Night,” was attached to Paramount’s Friday the 13th reboot. Unfortunately, Bruckner is no longer involved with the project, which is definitely a bummer… Continue Reading →

The post David Bruckner Opens Up About His Friday the 13th Reboot appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Todd Rigney

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Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen Comedy ‘Amateur Night’ Sells to Cinedigm

20 January 2016 11:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to the Jason Biggs-Jenny Mollen comedy “Amateur Night,” formerly “Drive, She Said.”

The Works, which will be screening the film under its new title at the upcoming European Film Market at the Berlin film Festival, is representing international rights.

The movie will be released theatrically in North America in mid 2016, and will be simultaneously made available on digital and VOD platforms, with a DVD release to follow later in the year.

Biggs plays an out-of-work expectant father married to Mollen’s character. The two are also married in real life. In desperation, he answers a Craigslist ad for a driver and discovers that he’ll be the chauffeur for three charismatic call girls, portrayed by Ashley Tisdale, Janet Montgomery and Bria Murphy. Steven Weber, Cedric Yarbrough and Adrian Voo are also starring.

The script was written and directed by the »

- Dave McNary

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