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Premiere selling Jk Simmons family comedy 'A Boy Called Sailboat' (exclusive)

Feature debut from writer/director Cameron Norrie about a child who brings hope with his guitar.

La-based Premiere Entertainment Group is touting worldwide rights at the Efm to Jk Simmons family comedy A Boy Called Sailboat and horror thriller You’re Not Alone.

Jake Busey and newcomer Julian Atocani Sanchez star alongside Simmons in A Boy Called Sailboat, about a child who brings hope with his guitar playing to his small town filled with charming and offbeat characters.

Cameron Nugent makes his feature directorial debut from his original screenplay and produces alongside Richard Gray, Andrew Curry and Nelson Khoury.

You’re Not Alone is currently in post and stars Katia Winter as a mother who regains custody of her young daughter when a mysterious entity begins to torment her new home.
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Eduardo Rodriguez to Helm New Haunted House Film Unwanted

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A mother and daughter discover that getting along with each other is the least of their worries when a frightening force haunts their home in Unwanted, a new horror film that will be directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (2013's Fright Night 2).

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (December 19, 2016) – Katia Winter (Fox’s Sleepy Hollow) and newcomer Ashley Jones will star in the horror-thriller Unwanted. Zach Avery (Fury) will co-star.

After the premature death of her estranged husband, Emma (Winter) regains custody of their young daughter Isla (Jones) and hopes to rebuild their relationship after many years apart. But when an evil entity begins to torment them, mother and daughter are forced to face the inexplicable presence that inhabits the walls of their new home.

Unwanted is directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (El Gringo, Fright Night 2) from a screenplay by Andrew Wong. Unwanted marks the first original horror film for Eduardo Rodriguez since Curandero,
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Us Briefs: Palm Springs honour for Mahershala Ali

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Us Briefs: Palm Springs honour for Mahershala Ali
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Mahershala Ali with the Breakthrough Performance Award on January 2 for his role in Moonlight at its annual Film Awards Gala. 

Ali earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations last week for the role and is the awards season frontrunner.

The actor, who also appears in Hidden Figures, was voted best supporting actor recently by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Broad Green Pictures will release the sorority comedy Step Sisters from Drumline director Charles Stone III on March 31. Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, with Matt McGorry and Naturi Naughton star.Katia Winter and newcomer Ashley Jones will star in the horror-thriller Unwanted for Screen Gems. Eduardo Rodriguez directs from a screenplay by Andrew WongLuis Guerrero and Chris Lemos of Vital Pictures produce with Kacie Lehner
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25 Years In La Part 4: 'Masters Of Horror,' Revolution, and getting Foxed

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Like all superheroes (or anyone else who uses a secret identity), there came a moment when someone finally cracked the code and published my real name. To be fair, my identity was a pretty poorly-kept secret by that point. The first time I went to an actual press event, I used my real name, and anytime I met someone, I used my real name. "Moriarty" was a fun identity to slip into, and especially in the early days of the site, we played up the mythology of things. My friends all got their own spy names and would show up in the reports in the form of Henchman Mongo and Segue Zagnut and Harry Lime and more. From my end, it was silly and fun, and not something to be taken seriously. But when Film Threat ran a fairly vicious hit piece on Harry, I was also a target, and
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Fantastic Fest 2014: 15 Projects Heading to the Fest's Latin American Genre Film Market

Fantastic Fest 2015 will include the second edition of the international co-production market Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, and this year 15 projects have been selected. Read on for the full list!

The Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico runs September 18-20 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort. For more info on all of the below projects, visit FantasticFest.com/Projects.

Canana - the Mexican production outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz - is co-producing the market alongside filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network. Cristina Garza, Vice President of Mundial, Canana's sales joint venture with Im Global, is sourcing projects from the region.

"The public response to this year's call for submissions was astounding," says market director Perkins. "The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely
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Fantastic Fest unveils market projects

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Fantastic Fest unveils market projects
Fantastic Fest has announced the 15 projects in the second edition of its international co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.

Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell run the market, set to take place from September 18-20 in Austin, Texas.

Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz’s Mexican company Canana co-produces the event with Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey network.

Mundial vp Cristina Garza (pictured) is sourcing projects from the region.

“The public response to this year’s call for submissions was astounding,” said market director Perkins. “The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely pleased to present these filmmakers to the world.”

The projects are:

Invunche (Chile), Rodrigo Susarte;

The Gray Beyond (Chile-Japan), Alejandro Fernandez Almendreas;

Offspring (Colombia), Federico Durán;

Havana: Vampire Territory (Cuba), Carlos;

Lunik 3 (Mexico), Antonio Zavala Kugler;

The Shore (Mexico), Juan Felipe Orozco;

Rogue (Reo) (Brazil-Argentina), Emiliano Romero;

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Phil’s ‘Ten Best’ Films of 2013

Well it’s that time of year again, end of year/best of list time! If you’ve been reading this site – or Blogomatic3000 – for a while now you’ll know my tastes are generally a little different from the more mainstream sites and so my Top 10′s are too! And whilst there have been plenty of “worthy” titles to get cinephiles excited, I’ve been finding a wealth of movie gold in the direct to DVD market (my cinematic home).

The usual disclaimers apply to this Top 10 – this is a list of my favourite films of the year, the films that got me excited and the ones that remained with me after the credits rolled…

1) Odd Thomas

Official Synopsis: In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

I Said: Led by Anton Yelchin, whose barnstorming
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Exclusive: Tom Holland Talks Twisted Tales, The Ten O'Clock People, and Fright Night 2

With Tom Holland’s latest series now available on FEARnet and VOD entitled “Twisted Tales” and his group of short stories exclusively for the Kindle, “Untold Tales”, Holland is entering into a new creative stage in his long and varied career as an actor, writer, director, and producer.

The legendary creator of Fright Night, Child’s Play, Cloak & Dagger, and Psycho II (just to name a few), Holland recently reached out to Dread Central to discuss his thoughts on the new incarnation of Fright Night 2: New Blood (review) from director Eduardo Rodriguez, the new FEARnet series, and his upcoming projects including his desire to remake his 1982 screenplay The Beast Within. There’s also a great update about adapting Stephen King’s “The Ten O’Clock People” showing how both writers are working together to make the story fit more into the modern world.

Dread Central: So, you saw the
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‘Fright Night 2: New Blood’ Review

Stars: Jamie Murray, Will Payne, Chris Waller, Sacha Parkinson, Sean Power | Written by Matt Venne | Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez

Originally lensed in 1985, Fright Night, from writer/director Tom Holland (Child’s Play), went on to become a favourite amongst my generation and to this day is still held in very warm regard. The sequel, which followed in 1987, wasn’t as successful as the original, yet remains a much sought after title on DVD and Blu-ray. The original film was remade in 2011 starring Colin Farrell in the vampire role and Fright Night 2: New Blood is a sequel to that remake. With me so far?

Well now it gets a little confusing. This iteration of Fright Night 2 is a remake of the Original Fright Night, not the sequel or the remake, which also throws the legend of Countess Elizabeth Bathory into the mix. Still with me?

Gerri Dandridge (Murray) is a
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What to Watch: Oct. 8-15, 2013

We’re back! Just in time to detail the most interesting Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases from the last week. Comedy, Shakespeare, Sci-fi, TV, and, of course, because it’s October, horror. What will you find on New Releases shelves at your favorite store? What could you order on iTunes this week? What should you check out and what should you avoid? Here’s your latest primer for What to Watch, in the order we think you should check ‘em out.

This is the End

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This is the End

Seth Rogen’s directorial debut holds up very well on repeat viewing at home when the extreme nature of its comedy plays even better than it did in theaters. It’s a larger-than-life comedy that will probably play even better for stoners than those of us who don’t partake. What I like about “End” is the incredible,
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Exclusive: Jaime Murray Talks Fright Night 2: New Blood

Exclusive: Jaime Murray Talks Fright Night 2: New Blood
Jaime Murray Talks Fright Night 2: New Blood, available now on Blu-ray and DVD

The sequel Fright Night 2: New Blood is making its debut on Blu-ray and DVD today, October 1, just in time for Halloween. Fans of 2009's Fright Night remake might be disappointed to see that none of the original cast is back, making this essentially the fourth version of this horror tale about a deadly vampire, the neighbor who knows his secret, and the TV horror host who knows how to end his reign of terror. The good news is that Fright Night 2: New Blood is a very entertaining and worthy entry in this long-standing franchise, and that it stands almost on par with the 1985 original.

Jerry Dandridge the Vampire gets a sex change for this quasi-reboot, a hopeful home video franchise restarter, with the very beautiful and equally awesome Jaime Murray stepping in to play Gerri.
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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Fright Night 2' (2013)

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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Fright Night 2' (2013)
As usual, let's begin with a brief history lesson.

  Fright Night (1985) arrives from Columbia Pictures and writer/director Tom Holland (he'd later go on to direct Child's Play, The Temp, and Thinner), becomes a modest box office hit, and goes on to become a nostalgic favorite among horror fans of a certain age. (Like me.) Essentially a teenager vs. vampire rendition of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, the original Fright Night was about a kid who discovers that his new neighbor is a murderous bloodsucker -- but of course nobody believes him.   Fright Night Part 2 (1987) reunited the kid (William Ragsdale) and the reluctant hero (Roddy McDowall) from the first movie, but the plot (about a female vampire with a serious grudge) wasn't nearly as novel. Worth a look for fans of the original Fright Night, but certainly nothing too memorable.   Fright Night (2011) brought a very amusing Colin Farrell to
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Exclusive: Watch a Fright Night 2 Webisode, Featuring Peter Vincent

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Fright Night 2: New Blood was released today on Blu-ray and DVD. We’ve already given you a look at photos and the official trailer, and we’re back with an exclusive look at a Fright Night 2 webisode. This webisode was featured briefly as a TV show the main characters were watching before all hell breaks lose. The audience gets to watch snippets of the Fright Night episode, but now you can watch it in its entirety.

“By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and “Evil” Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a “new moon virgin,” which
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Exclusive Interview with Director Eduardo Rodriguez on ‘Fright Night 2: New Blood’

The “Fright Night” franchise is not dead yet. Not at all.

The somewhat sequel “Fright Night 2: New Blood” is released today on DVD and Blu-ray. In this movie, actress Jamie Murray plays the vampire seductress Gerri who preys over Charley.

This sequel is kind of a remake of the original movie re-introducing the main fan favorite characters of Charley Brewster, Peter Vincent, Ed Bates and Amy Peterson. And the primary adversary is a female vampire instead of suspicious vampire neighbor Jerry.

The horror comedy film introduces a new cast to star alongside Murray with Will Payne, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson and Chris Waller.

Here’s the synopsis: By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves
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Shock Interview: Eduardo Rodriguez On the Fresh Start of Fright Night 2, Sonar and Vampires

This has been quite a year for Eduardo Rodriguez.  The man has been toiling in the Hollywood trenches for years, ever since making Curandero.  That film, which was shepherded by Robert Rodriguez, unfortunately sat on a shelf awaiting release while Eduardo jumped into television projects like Fear Itself.  This year, however, saw the release of not just Curandero (subtitled "Dawn of the Demon") but Stash House, starring Dolf Lundgren.  And, next week, comes Eduardo's Fright Night 2: The New Blood.  Three films in one year?  Not too shabby.

This new installment in the Fright Night legacy is essentially a reboot.  A fresh start.  "New Blood" as the title says.  Although the character names are the same, the "sequel" carries no connection to the original films or the remake that came out in 2011.  Eduardo was literally able to start over and put his take on the tale of a young
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Jaime Murray Versus a Crucifix in Exclusive Fright Night 2: New Blood Photo

After the jump, check out a new exclusive pic from Fright Night 2: New Blood, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and hitting DVD/Blu-ray on October 1st.

The image features star Jaime Murray as "Gerri" - unfortunately for this beauty, she's been stabbed in the face with a crucifix.

The new film is a bit of a "do over" introducing viewers to Charlie, a young man on a school trip to Romania with his girlfriend Amy and his pal "Evil" Ed.  While there, they meet the aforementioned Gerri, a professor by night and a vampire by, er, night...

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Suck On This First Clip & New Stills From ‘Fright Night 2: New Blood’

Craig Gillespie’s recent underrated remake of fun Tom Holland’s vampire thriller Fright Night has received a sequel again centring on unlucky teen Charley Brewster as his habit of butting heads with bloodsuckers continues. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment are behind the straight-to-dvd follow-up Fright Night 2: New Blood which is directed by Eduardo Rodriguez. The film has an entire recasting with the likes of Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Christopher Mintz-Plasse replaced by British newcomers Will Payne, Chris Waller and Sacha Parkinson.

We’ve the first clip from the dark comic sequel led by the seductive Jaime Murray as the chief shapeshifting vamp Gerri Dandridge, previously played by Colin Farrell. Click on the link if you missed the first trailer.

By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a
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Trailer for Fright Night 2: New Blood Sexified Vampire Movie

"Welcome to Fright Night for real!"

I thought director Craig Gillespie‘s remake of Fright Night was fantastic. I really enjoyed it, and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Fox decided to make a sequel to it, but this one is going straight to Blu-ray and DVD, and it looks like the level of quality that you would see for those kinds of films. In fact, the movie just looks like a remake of Gillespie's 2011 film, only not as good. This time around they decided to sex it up with a female villain vampire that bathes in blood. Here's the synopsis for Fright Night 2: New Blood:

By day Gerri Dandridge (Jaime Murray) is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania,
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Seductive Vampires in this Unrated Trailer for Fright Night 2: New Blood

More visuals have been revealed for Eduardo Rodriguez's Fright Night 2: New Blood. The character Gerri (Jaime Murray), a vampire and teacher, is shown in this unrated clip. Gerri is the antagonist and she would rather drink from, rather than teach her students. Director Rodriguez might be best known for his action thriller El Gringo (2012), starring Scott Adkins. As well, actors Will Payne (Elfie Hopkins) and Chris Waller are featured in this vampiric film. Payne and Waller play two students who discover Gerri's seductive and murderous secrets. Fright Night 2: New Blood will move straight-to-video October 1st, through 20th Century Fox. Fans of vampires and indie films can have a look at the unrated trailer for the feature below. Release Date: October 1st, 2013 (DVD, Blu-Ray). Director: Eduardo Rodriguez. Writer: Matt Venne. Cast: Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson and Chris Waller. The unrated trailer for
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New Unrated Trailer for Fright Night 2, Now With Twice as Much Jaime Murray Goodness

Maybe it’s just me and my undying appreciation for all things Jaime Murray, but this trailer for “El Gringo” and “Safe House” director Eduardo Rodriguez’s direct-to-dvd “Fright Night 2″ actually looks better than the first big-budget reboot starring Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin. Of course, it could just be Jaime Murray vamping it up. Naked. And covered in blood for most of the movie. She sure has Colin Farrell beat, that’s fo sho. “Fright Night 2″ is not really a sequel to the first remake, it’s basically the same movie, with most of the same characters, but transplanted into a new locale and, well, remade … again? I dunno, I guess they figured the formula kind of worked, so why do a sequel, directly or indirectly, when you can just, uh, do it all over again? Yeah, I have no idea what the thinking behind this one was,
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