4 items from 2017
Shot in seven days in the wilderness, Altar follows several longtime friends who end up fighting for their lives after coming across something unimaginably horrifying in the mountains. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Altar writer/director Matt Sconce to discuss the improvisational atmosphere of his latest movie, the cast and crew's eerie encounters with wildlife during filming, and plans for a sequel.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us,Matt. When and how did you come up with the idea for Altar?
Matt Sconce: Altar was a concept from four years ago. My dad and I brainstormed the idea on a road trip and I wrote a loose outline called Altar, which then waited patiently on a shelf for the right timing. That timing came four years after writing the outline. My friends made a movie called The Gallows through Blumhouse, »
- Derek Anderson
IFC Midnight just released this freaky new artwork for the upcoming horror movie “Darkness Rising” by director Austin Reading and starring Tara Holt (Ballers), Katrina Law (Arrow, Apparition) and Bryce Johnson (Dr. Strange, Willow Creek). A house’s horrifying secrets are resurrected in this blood-drenched supernatural nightmare. For years, Madison (Tara Holt) has been tormented by […]
- Jeff Stevens
I’m a huge horror fan. The adrenaline rush of being scared (in the safety of my own home or in the movie theaters of course) is addicting. Once upon a time, when I had more spare time, I was constantly scouring the Internet for obscure (but well-reviewed) horror films. Unfortunately, I can’t do this as much as I use to, but I still watch many as I can. 2016 was a great year for big horror releases (The Witch, Don’t Breathe, The Invitation, The Green Room and Syfy's Channel Zero: Candle Cove anthology TV series are a few that come to mind), and 2017 is set to be another fantastic year with the recently-released and critically acclaimed movies, Get Out, Raw, and Split, and upcoming titles like the highly anticipated It and It Comes At Night. The future or horror is looking bright for the silver screen.
That said, »
- Lyle Smith
"This year the wildest legend of all comes to life." Studiocanal UK has unveiled a very short teaser trailer for an animated film titled The Son of Bigfoot, produced by StudioCanal in France, and animated by nWave Pictures in Belgium. The film is aimed towards younger kids and families, and is about a boy who goes "on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot." Surprise! The voice cast hasn't been revealed yet, even though this teaser does include one voice. We've seen some low-budget horror films based around bigfoot recently (like Exists or Willow Creek), but it's interesting to see a goofy, family-friendly take on the furry forest monster. Enjoy. Here's the teaser trailer (+ poster) for Jeremy Degruson & Ben Stassen's The Son of Bigfoot, on YouTube: Teenage outsider Adam sets »
- Alex Billington
4 items from 2017