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"Don't Go Down to Wildor" Tricks One Character into a Haunted Home: Full Short

"Don't Go Down to Wildor" is the latest short film from Bloody Cut Films. Shown at Cannes this year, the film is a micro-short, in which Chuck (Aaron Thomas Ward) searches for his trapped brother. Unfortunately, Chuck's brother is in a haunted house; a creature lurks there. The film was directed by Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton. Utilizing a small cast, "Don't Go Down to Wildor" also stars Malik Ibheius. The full short film is available here. "Don't Go Down to Wildor" was produced as part of an anthology, titled "Bite Size Horror." At only two minutes, this film is short and sweet. And, Bloody Cut Films continues to bring great, short features to horror audiences. "Don't Go Down to Wildor" offers a power packed terror punch and horror fans can check it out below. Directed, Produced and Edited: by Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton. Creature FX: Cliff Wallace. Costumes: Charlotte Barrett.
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'The King's Speech' producer plots sci-fi thriller 'Breach' (exclusive)

'The King's Speech' producer plots sci-fi thriller 'Breach' (exclusive)
The Shape Of Water DoP Dan Laustsen will shoot the space crew rescue mission.

Gur Benshemesh (Narrated By) will direct sci-fi thriller Breach for Gareth Ellis-Unwin’s Bedlam Productions (The King’s Speech) and Gfm Films, which is launching the project to buyers at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin. Shooting will commence this summer in Belgium, in co-production with uMedia.

The film follows a space crew on a 16-year research mission. On board, chief medical officer Sam Limkin uses a floating camera droid to record their expedition. When an alien insect dies on the ship, an accident during the post-mortem releases a tiny airborne pathogen into the ship’s atmosphere – what follows is recorded entirely by the small droid.

Crew include Oscar-nominated DoP Dan Laustsen (The Shape Of Water), VFX producer Tim Field (Ex Machina) and Cliff Wallace (World War Z) who is handling creature effects. Frank Walsh (The Mummy) has consulted as production designer.

“We
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Short Film Friday Returns with Bloody Cuts' "The Birch"

Film production house Bloody Cuts has teamed up with Crypt TV to bring horror fans "The Birch." This short film involves a bullied student, who finds solace in a Pagan spirit. Short in length at four minutes, the short film brings a lot of terror to the screen. Viewed over 500K times, fans of indie horror titles are encouraged to take a look at this unique title, which brings lots of blood and terror. The film was collaboration between a number of filmmakers. Written by Cliff Wallace, the film was shot by Jonny Franklin. Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton also contributed to this very unique feature. More story details could be revealed, but it would be better if fans of film simply viewed this title, below. Directors: Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton. Writer: Cliff Wallace. Cast: Aaron Ward, Charlie Venables, Corinna Marlowe and Dee Sherwood Wallace. The full short is
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Horror Comes In a Heartbeat

Your heart can cause you to do a lot of things should you think with it. Love. Hate. Murder. Mayhem. Yep it can be a tricky and evil little thing should you let it. Thankfully most people do and that makes for great entertainment!

Screen Daily is reporting that Signature Entertainment has inked a UK deal for UK horror-romance In A Heartbeat, starring Danny Dyer. Keith Allen and Zoe Grisedale co-star in the completed feature about a young man who falls in love with a strange but beautiful model newly arrived from America.

Writer-director-producer Raoul Girard is currently in Cannes discussing the project with sellers. The Lovelight Ltd Production feature is executive produced by Doug Abbott of ScreenProjex Ltd (Scintilla).

SFX supervisor is Cliff Wallace (28 Weeks Later). Co-producers are Arnaud Vaissie and Marc Mourre.

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Dyer horror scares up UK buyer

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Dyer horror scares up UK buyer
Horror-romance starring Danny Dyer sells to UK distributor.

Signature Entertainment has inked a UK deal for UK horror-romance In A Heartbeat, starring Danny Dyer.

Keith Allen and Zoe Grisedale co-star in the completed feature about a young man who falls in love with a strange but beautiful model newly arrived from America.

Writer-director-producer Raoul Girard is currently in Cannes discussing the project with sellers.

The Lovelight Ltd Production feature is executive produced by Doug Abbott of ScreenProjex Ltd (Scintilla).

SFX supervisor is Cliff Wallace (28 Weeks Later). Co-producers are Arnaud Vaissie and Marc Mourre.
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Short Film Collective Bloody Cuts Premieres Brand New Dont Move Short!!

British filmmakers Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton have caught a lot attention with Blood Cuts, a 13-episode horror anthology featuring the talents of Franklin and Melton, along with quite a few other writers/directors/crew members. Each episode in the series deals with a different kind of horror film, with everything from straight up slashers (Dead Man’S Lake), and supernatural elements (Suckablood) to pretty much everything in between. What sets the Bloody Cuts crew apart from a lot of anthology-filmmakers though, is the fact that unlike a lot of anthologies, Bloody Cuts is consistently entertaining. Each writer/director that handles an episode does an excellent job, and leaves the viewer anxious for me.

Episode eight of the series, titled Dont Move, has made its way online, and like the rest of the shorts, it’s pretty damnned good. Featuring special effects work by Cliff Wallace, who worked on the original Hellraiser,
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SFotD: ‘Don’t Move’ is Gory Horror Frozen in Fear

Why Watch? After their previous entries, the team at Bloody Cuts essentially has a standing invitation to be featured here. They consistently make high quality, intriguing horror work, and I hope sincerely that they make more than the promised thirteen movies they have planned. Don’t Move is their eighth, and it combines claustrophobia with hellacious creature design courtesy of Cliff Wallace (Hellraiser, 28 Days Later…) and Millennium FX. Six friends get together for a game night that results in them unleashing a powerful entity that’s a lot like a T-Rex: it can only see you when you move, and it loves ripping vital body parts away from their owners. The short itself plays out like a bottle episode of a television show with heightened parameters. Writer David Scullion and director Anthony Melton achingly squeeze out all the angst that comes along with watching characters unable to move, but there’s nothing inert about the plot as
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Fall Frights: 28 Weeks Later (Film Review)

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In the spirit of Halloween '09, we're breaking out reviews (some new, some old) of some Fall Frights you may want to work into your monthly viewing.

Originally published, 05/01/2007

Sequels aren’t supposed to be as good as 28 Weeks Later, which does what more follow-ups should, and so few do: It uses the concepts introduced in its predecessor as the spine for a fresh dramatic story, instead of simply rehashing the elements that made the original work. In so doing, it manages at numerous points to be every bit as scary and intense as the original, while maintaining an even bleaker and more uncompromising outlook. This is not the kind of cinematic second helping that hedges its commercial bets by scaling back the confrontational stuff.

28 Weeks Later was directed and co-scripted by Spain’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who won significant acclaim for his 2001 debut feature Intacto. I admired that film
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The 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Results

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The votes have been compiled and counted, and the readers have spoken: It’s time to announce the winners in our poll of the best horror films and filmmakers of 2008, as well as how the runners-up placed. Elaborating on our report in Fangoria #285 (on sale now), here’s a complete rundown of how the nominees ranked, in descending order, with write-ins also acknowledged (and don’t worry, fans, we’ll get to Martyrs and Deadgirl next year!):

Best Wide-release Film

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (pictured)

Cloverfield

The Strangers

The Ruins

Quarantine

Write-ins: Funny Games; Doomsday; Mirrors

Best Limited-release/Direct-to-video Film

Let The Right One In

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Rogue

Stuck

The Living And The Dead

Write-ins: Inside; Machine Girl; Mother Of Tears

Best Actor

Ron Perlman, Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Kare Hedebrant, Let The Right One In

Marc Senter, The Lost

Trevor Matthews, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Leo Bill,
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The 2009 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards!

After a few years’ absence, the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are back in their original format, giving you the chance to vote for the best genre films, filmmakers and actors from the past year. There was such a bumper crop of good stuff released in 2008 that narrowing down the nominees to five in certain categories was truly tough; a couple of movies (most notably Splinter) will wait till next year when they’ve gotten more DVD exposure.

E-mail your votes (be sure to vote in all categories; personal e-mails only, no mass ballots) to postalzone@starloggroup.com. For the Fango Hall of Fame, be sure not to vote for Dario Argento, Rick Baker, Clive Barker, Mario Bava, Rob Bottin, Doug Bradley, Tim Burton, Bruce Campbell, James Cameron, John Carpenter, Jeffrey Combs, Don Coscarelli, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Cushing, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Brad Dourif, Robert Englund,
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Hellboy 2 Panel Tentatively Set for Imats

A panel of Oscar®-hopeful Hellboy 2: The Golden Army artists has been assembled for the 2009 International Make-Up Artist Trade Show in London. Scheduled speakers will include: actor Doug Jones (Abe Sapien); David Martí and Montse Ribé of Ddt Efectos Especiales; Leo Burton and Verner Gresty of Solution Studios; Cliff Wallace of Creature Effects; Anthony Parker, special make-up effects artist; Simon Webber, prosthetic make-up artist and Iván Pohárnok, creature effects artist. The panel has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at a time Tba.
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Web Exclusive: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, The Troll Market

From a make-up effects standpoint, the highlight of Hellboy 2 is the troll market sequence, which is an eye-popping variety of bizarre creatures created by the team at Spectral Motion as well as a number of smaller European shops. The London-based Creature Effects, for example, built a handful of specialty characters based on designs by concept artists Wayne Barlowe and Francisco Ruiz Velasco. .The Limb Vendor is a Barlowe design,. explained company co-founder Cliff Wallace, .and his head is basically a big bone with goggles and a mask.
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