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Orphan Black, Ep. 3.08, “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” re-establishes the Castor and Dyad threats

Tatiana Maslany

Orphan Black, Season 3, Episode 8, “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method”

Written by Graeme Manson and Chris Roberts

Directed by Aaron Morton

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on BBC America

The events of the past few weeks, particularly Paul blowing up the Castor laboratory and Cosima relapsing, brought the focus of the Clone Club back to Project Leda and Dyad. There was an added ray of hope with Scott’s discovery that Rachel is familiar with the symbols in Duncan’s copy of The Island of Dr. Moreau. This week’s episode sees Sarah try to execute a risky maneuver to try and gain Rachel’s cooperation, while details of another clone are revealed, in a strong episode that introduces some new character dynamics.

It’s interesting to hear Sarah invoke Beth in her desire to get ahead of Castor and Leda. Sarah’s not wrong in her
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15 Best Horror Films of 2013

Any regular readers of Sound On Sight, or listeners of our Sordid Cinema podcast, should know that I am a huge fan of horror films. I recently published a 75 000 + word article counting down the 100 greatest horror films ever made – and every year, I whip a list of the best horror films released. This year, the terror is accompanied by demonic possession, cannibalistic rituals, low-budget zom-coms, Tarantino’s favourite film, and the dark side of Disney.

Note: I’ve included three special mentions – all of which could be labeled horror, but I felt work best as thrillers instead. Enjoy!

****

Special Mention: Stoker

Directed by Chan-wook Park

Written by Wentworth Miller

USA, 2013

Chan-wook Park’s Stoker is a Gothic fairy tale, a family drama, and a beautifully twisted, pitch-black coming-of-age story, all at once. This slow-burning psychological thriller isn’t afraid to cross into uncomfortable places, often edging close to taboo territory.
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Evil Dead Review

[This is a re-post of my review from SXSW 2013.  Evil Dead opens today.] If your goal is to give the people exactly what they want, then you better give them the best you've got otherwise it's obvious pandering. Fede Alvarez' remake of Evil Dead does not pander. It fiercely grabs the audience by the throat, and vomits as much blood and viscera as we can stomach it, and not everyone will be able to stomach what the horror flick has to offer. Alvarez and cinematographer Aaron Morton set a creepy vibe, but their primary interest is in gleefully laying out the implements of destruction. "We know what you came for," the film says with a devilish smile. And then it lets loose violence beyond all reason. The fear eventually fades, the emotions recede into the background, but Evil Dead delivers on the bloody mayhem that needs far more than an MPAA rating. It needs a warning label. Mia (Jane Levy) has gone
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'Evil Dead' (2013) Movie Review

I'm not a disciple of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead franchise. I've seen the first one a couple times (and not too recently), never seen the second and have watched Army of Darkness a couple times as well. Now when I say disciple I'm referring to someone like the ticket-taker at the theater where I saw the new Evil Dead remake. As we were walking in he asked the gentleman in front of me, "Are you here to see Evil Dead?" He was nearly breathless when the man responded in the affirmative. "Oh man, and I hear there's gonna be another one and it's going to tie this one into the original and-- I can't wait!" I thought I might need to find him a paper bag to breathe into he was so excited. I don't tell you this story to make fun of the kid, but to draw a
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Evil Dead In St. Louis

A remote cabin in the woods becomes a blood-soaked chamber of horrors when a group of 20-something friends unwittingly awakens an ancient demon in Evil Dead, the highly anticipated reboot of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead.

In theaters April 5th and featuring a fresh young cast, Evil Dead is a bone-chilling film that combines all the raw excitement and gleeful gore of the acclaimed original with a series of shocking new twists.

Mia (Jane Levy), a young woman whose life has been marred by loss and addiction, asks her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their childhood friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to join her at the family’s rustic cabin to help her overcome her demons. Once there, she ceremoniously destroys the last of her stash and swears off drugs for good in front of her friends.
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Evil Dead Review: Pointless Yet Ultra-Gory Horror Remake

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The horror remake seems to be one of those things that Hollywood is just incapable of cracking; one need look only so far as the stillborn contemporary takes on Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street to see how it isn’t done. The decidedly less popular cult franchise Evil Dead gets the unnecessary makeover treatment this year, and though it hardly manages to convince of its necessity, it is without question one of the more stylishly reverent – not to mention gory – takes on a horror classic.

Evil Dead is not a great film, nor is it even a particularly good one; the script is chock full of risible dialogue (Diablo Cody reportedly did a rewrite, so don’t be too surprised), all but two of the actors (Jane Levy and Joe Taylor Pucci) are absolutely forgettable, and the first half of the

SXSW 2013: Evil Dead Review

If your goal is to give the people exactly what they want, then you better give them the best you've got otherwise it's obvious pandering.  Fede Alvarez' remake of Evil Dead does not pander.  It fiercely grabs the audience by the throat, and vomits as much blood and viscera as we can stomach it, and not everyone will be able to stomach what the horror flick has to offer.  Alvarez and cinematographer Aaron Morton set a creepy vibe, but their primary interest is in gleefully laying out the implements of destruction.  "We know what you came for," the film says with a devilish smile.  And then it lets loose violence beyond all reason.  The fear eventually fades, the emotions recede into the background, but Evil Dead delivers on the bloody mayhem that needs far more than an MPAA rating.  It needs a warning label. Mia (Jane Levy) has gone
See full article at Collider.com »

Evil Dead Set Visit Report Part One: Production Design, Special Effects, Incorporating Iconic Moments and the Book of the Dead

Growing up the trailer park kid of a single mother in the suburbs of Chicago, I never imagined that I'd have the kinds of the opportunities that my career in horror journalism has afforded me over the last five years.

I've been lucky enough to interview many of my heroes and visit some incredible sets and locations, all while being able to support the very genre I've loved dearly ever since I was a little kid. Getting to call what I do a "job" isn't something I've fully wrapped my mind around either, and I've been at it for a while now.

But there really was nothing that could quite prepare me for a call I received in June 2012- I was going to be heading to Auckland, New Zealand, to visit the set of the new Evil Dead along with a group of fellow journalists.

Holy shit.

Pardon my French,
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Evil Dead remake becomes first Nz-shot feature to use the Sony F65

The remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult film Evil Dead has become the first New Zealand-based feature film to shoot with the new Sony F65 camera.

Two major Hollywood feature films have so far used the recently-released high-end digital camera: M Night Shyamalan's upcoming sci-fi film After Earth (starring Will Smith) and, it is understood, Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise), which will both be released next year.

Evil Dead, directed by Fede Alvarez and filmed by cinematographer Aaron Morton, was filmed in Auckland in May. Alvarez said he had seen some of the footage from After Earth, which was filmed in Costa Rica.

"I had seen some demonstration footage from the Sony F65 and the thing that struck me straight away was that it didn't have a sterile digital feeling to it," Morton said in a statement released by Sony. "It had all the resolution and other features that the numbers promised,
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