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Horror Highlights: The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London Presents: Roads To Hell: The Highway Horror Film, Suspiria Makeup Featurette, Agramon’S Gate

Drive on the highway to Hell with the latest event from The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in London as author Bernice M. Murphy breaks down the importance of horror films set around highways, including Psycho (1960) and Southbound (2015). Also: a look at a makeup featurette for the new Suspiria and release details for Snowflake and Agramon's Gate.

Roads to Hell: The Highway Horror Film Event Details: "The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - London takes a trip through the cinematic history, cultural importance, and significance of the 'Highway Horror Film' using landmark films from Psycho (1960) to Southbound (2015) with celebrated academic and author Bernice M. Murphy.

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This class will introduce students to the ‘Highway Horror Film,’ an overlooked sub-genre of the wider American horror tradition which articulates profound unease about the transitory nature of modern American life, as well as the wider impact of mass automobility. The post-
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‘Silicon Valley’ Ep Clay Tarver To Adapt ‘My War’ For Amazon Studios

‘Silicon Valley’ Ep Clay Tarver To Adapt ‘My War’ For Amazon Studios
Exclusive: Clay Tarver, who currently serves as an executive producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley, will pen My War, a film adaptation to his 2013 New York Times Magazine cover story, The Rock ’N Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero, for Amazon Studios.

Based on a true story, it follows Jason Everman who was kicked out of two bands that went on to incredible fame – Nirvana and Soundgarden – only to rise to distinction as an elite member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Tarver was the lead guitarist for the 1980s rock band Bullet Lavolta before forming the band Chavez in the 1990s. He met Everman in 1989 when their bands toured together.

Tarver, who previously co-wrote the 2001 Paul Walker-starring thriller Joy Ride with Jj Abrams, will executive produce the project. Bryan Haas is producing.

Tarver is repped by Wme, Wetdog Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein.
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Tribeca Film Institute unveils Taa grantees

Tribeca All Access alumni include Mudbound director Dee Rees.

The Tribeca Film Institute (Tfi) has announced the 10 projects selected for this year’s Tribeca All Access programme, each of which will receive a $10,000 grant from Tfi in addition to support and resources.

The programme, in its 15th year, selects scripted and documentary projects from historically underrepresented voices.

The 2018 Tribeca All Access programme’s selected projects are: Ekwa Msangi’s Farewell Amor; Natalia Leite’a Joy Ride; Francesca Mirabella’s Modern Love; Joel Vargas’ No Half Steppin’; Anu Valia’s We Strangers; Jacqueline Olive’s Always In Season; Chelsea Hernandez’s Building The American Dream; Hassan Fazili’s Midnight Traveler; Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan’s Pahokee; and Nehad Khader’s Unbowed.

At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the selected filmmakers will take part in the At&T Presents Tfi Network, where they will take part in one-on-one meetings with industry professionals.

“As demonstrated by the
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Paul Walker Documentary Will Honor Fast and Furious Actor

Paul Walker Documentary Will Honor Fast and Furious Actor
A Paul Walker documentary is in the works. The Fast and the Furious star died an untimely death in a tragic car accident back in 2013. However, in part because the Fast and Furious is one of the biggest franchises on the planet and a franchise that continues to honor his legacy, he's remembered fondly by many and now, a documentary is being made that will chronicle his life and death.

Paramount Network will produce the documentary, along with I Am Heath Ledger producer Derik Murray. Network Entertainment is also involved. At the present time, the documentary, which will be titled I Am Paul Walker, doesn't have a timetable for release, but all of the pieces seem to be in place. Adrian Buitenhuis, who directed I Am Heath Ledger, has been tapped to direct this deep look at Paul Walker's life and career as well. Additional details on the documentary are
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J.J. Abrams to Receive Athena Film Fest’s 2018 Leading Man Award

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The Athena Film Festival has named director, producer, and writer J.J. Abrams its Leading Man. Abrams will receive the fest’s 2018 Athena Leading Man Award in honor of his “extraordinary career and continued support and advocacy of women in the entertainment industry,” a press release has announced.

With the female protagonists of his shows “Felicity” and “Alias” and his casting of Daisy Ridley as the central character of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, Abrams has long been a champion of women in entertainment. He’s also been an ally for women behind the camera.

“I am deeply humbled to be recognized by the Athena Film Festival. Any good I’ve done has been achieved because I have worked alongside women, and I share my gratitude with all of them for being honored with this award,” Abrams stated.

Abrams directed box office sensation “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
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Happy 50th to Underappreciated Steve Zahn

by Nathaniel R

"Bad Ape" is still one of the best movie characters of 2017. He comes courtesy of the ambitious War for the Planet of the Apes, various visual effects technicians, and Steve Zahn who brilliantly embodies him. On the actor's 50th birthday a quick list of our 5 favorite Zahn performances over the years. He's one of Hollywood's most reliable (and most adorable) character actors and still has never really gotten his due. 

01 "Sammy Gray" in Reality Bites

02 "Glenn Michaels" in Out of Sight

03 "Lenny Hase" in That Thing You Do!

04 "Bad Ape" in War for the Planet of the Apes

05 "Fuller" in Joy Ride

P.S. Also celebrating birthdays today: actors Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard ButlerXiaoming Huang, Frances Conroy, Chris Noth, Joe Mantegna, and Shawn Yue, cinematographer Conrad W Hall, and director Gary Marshall; And though they are departed they are not forgotten: author Robert Louis Stevenson, and actors Hermione Baddeley,
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Grimm Entertainment announce release of ‘The Haunted House on Kirby Road’

Grimmfest’s sister distribution company, Grimm Entertainment, have announced the UK video-on-demand release of the internationally acclaimed The Haunted House on Kirby Road on 7th August 2017. The film – which is inspired by true events and takes its cue from the infamous Kirby Road urban myths in Ontario, Canada, which have been made famous by the internet phenomenon Creepypasta – will be made available on all major transactional video-on-demand platforms, including: Sky Store, Virgin FilmFlex, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Video Store and Google Play.

Six stoner best friends discover a viral video of a local teen who disappeared years ago from an alleged haunted house in their neighbourhood. Searching for one last adventure before graduating high school, the teens decide to investigate this local urban legend, only to discover this night could be their worst, and possible last, experience of their lives.

The directorial debut of cult actor Stu Stone (Donnie Darko,
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The early screenplays of Jj Abrams

Mark Harrison Sep 13, 2016

Before he hit big with Star Wars and Star Trek, Jj Abrams was penning films such as Forever Young, Regarding Henry and Armageddon...

Jj Abrams is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. Over his career in the movies, he's written, directed, produced, acted and played a wicked keyboard solo on Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions, and through his production company Bad Robot, his name is counted among the credits of massive franchises like Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and of course Star Wars. He's more of a household name than most filmmakers of his generation and we sometimes wish we wanted anything as much as he wants that Steven Spielberg status.

You can't blame him when you hear about his first paid job in the film industry. Returning a bunch of Spielberg's personal super-8 home movies that he discovered after his
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6 Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows Hitting HBO Now in July 2016: ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Looking: The Movie’ and More

6 Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows Hitting HBO Now in July 2016: ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Looking: The Movie’ and More
Summer is officially here, but thanks to HBO’s latest releases, bingeing TV shows and movies on the couch may be preferable to a day at the beach. New original programming includes the premiere of “The Night Of,” a gritty new New York based miniseries, and “Vice Principals,” a dark comedy about feuding administrators.

Returning programming includes Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” and “Looking: The Movie,” which sums up the story of gay men in San Francisco that was explored in HBO’s recently canceled series.

Read More: 5 Things We Know About The ‘Looking’ Movie

Theatrical highlights include “Straight Outta Compton,” “Suffragette” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Also be sure to catch “Ali” and celebrate the life of the boxing legend before the biopic leaves HBO Now at the end of July.

Below are all of the titles hitting HBO Now in July 2016, plus IndieWire’s picks on what to stream.

New
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"Mad Max," "Revenant" Tied at Golden Reel Awards

It's all about the sound! The Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled the winners of the 2016 Golden Reel Awards and "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Revenant" tied for the Best Sound Editing: Feature English Language . FX/Foley. For my Oscar predictions, I chose "Mad Max" for both Sound Editing and Mixing! See my full Oscar predictions here.

Here's the full list of winners of the Golden Reel Awards:

Feature Film

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Music Score

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Supervising Music Editor: Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor: Paul Apelgren

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Music in a Musical

Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions)

Music Editor: Nicholas Renbeck

Best Sound Editing: Feature English Language . Dialogue/Adr

Bridge Of Spies (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Supervising Sound Editors: Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom

Supervising Dialogue Editor: Brian Chumney

Supervising Adr Editor: Steve Slanec

Best Sound
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"Good Dinosaur" Cast & Character List

Disney and Pixar have announced the full voice cast and character list for their upcoming feature "The Good Dinosaur" with an impressive array of talent providing the prehistoric characters with their personalities. The list includes:

Raymond Ochoa (“The Night Shift,” “Rizzoli & Isles”) as the voice of an Apatosaurus named Arlo.

Jeffrey Wright (“Casino Royale," "Boardwalk Empire”) as the voice of Poppa, Arlo’s father.

Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge,” “Fargo”) as the voice of Momma, Arlo’s mother.

Marcus Scribner (“black•ish”) as Arlo’s brother Buck.

Jack Bright (“Monsters University”) as Arlo’s unlikely human friend, Spot.

Steve Zahn (“Joyride," "Sahara”) as a pterodactyl named Thunderclap.

A.J. Buckley ("Murder in the First," "Justified") as a T-Rex called Nash.

Anna Paquin ("True Blood," "X-Men") as the voice of T-Rex Ramsey.

Sam Elliott ("Justified," "Grandma”) as the voice of a T-Rex named Butch.

This is quite a change from the previous line-up which included John Lithgow,
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Supernatural: an episode roadmap for beginners

Been meaning to catch up with Sam and Dean Winchester, but just haven't found the time? Our Supernatural tips for beginners may help...

Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to
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Your 2014 Halloween Season TV Preview with Schedules

The craft stores know something you don’t know. That’s right. It’s time for the 2014 Halloween Season TV Preview! This is where we let you know about the time and channel for everything we can find on TV having to do with Halloween or Horror for the month of October and sometimes late September. This will include holiday specials, horror movies, TV show premier dates and Halloween episodes of your favorite series as well as documentaries that might be considered scary. Anything and everything that might get your ghost good.

I always start with TCM because you can tell they take such care in developing their lineup. Be sure to check out their Thursday nights. This is truly a unique year for that station.

A quick note: We are not going to be able to get it all. So many different markets and channels and providers… it’s
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Steve Zahn joins 'Modern Family' season 6 in key role

Steve Zahn joins 'Modern Family' season 6 in key role
Modern Family scoop: The ABC comedy hit has cast Steve Zahn in a key sixth season role as The Dunphys’ horrible new neighbor.

Zahn (Treme, Mind Games, Joy Ride) will play “Ronnie,” the husband of an annoying family that moves in next door to the Dunphys. The part is described as a recurring guest-star role.

The casting news comes as Modern Family aims for the history books at Monday’s primetime Emmy Awards. If the show wins best comedy series, it will tie NBC’s Frasier as the all-time most-winning series in that category with five awards each. Modern Family returns to ABC on Sept.
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Joseph O'Brien Talks Walking the Devil's Mile

Forget Route 666. The Devil’s Mile is an even more evil stretch of road in this new horror thriller starring David Hayter and directed by Joseph O’Brien, with whom we recently had a chance to chat about the film.

Devil's Mile follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour (is there any other kind?) en route to deliver their hostages – a pair of teenage girls - to their mysterious employer. When one of the girls dies along the way, the trio’s slowly-boiling mistrust explodes into chaos.

But what they thought was their worst day ever is only beginning as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road - a road they may never escape.

Dread Central: This is one of the few indie horror movies that really lives up to the promo material. I'm curious to know how much the story evolved
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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of The Purge: Anarchy In St. Louis

In 2013, the country responded to the provocative concept that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal. Audiences turned The Purge into a surprise summer hit as the film debuted at No. 1 with an astonishing $34.1 million weekend at the domestic box office.

After witnessing the response to the film and listening to the conversations that it provoked, James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge and writer of The Negotiator, Assault on Precinct 13) quickly returned to the explosive universe that he created with an even more arresting idea for a sequel: placing the audience outside on the streets during the annual Purge.

A speculative thriller that shows us what occurs during The Purge outside of the confines of a suburban neighborhood, The Purge: Anarchy returns us to a dystopic future. Our government, now re-engineered by the New Founders of America (Nfa), has sanctioned its annual 12-hour
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Joy Ride 3 Review

The Joy Ride movies aren’t as much a franchise as they are one luckily decent Paul Walker thriller followed by whatever the hell Joy Ride: Dead Ahead is, but with every intention of keeping the rubber burning, Sharktopus director Declan O’Brien was brought in to create a second sequel so good, the competition would be forced to eat nothing but dust.

O’Brien is more widely known for his work on the latter Wrong Turn movies, films oozing with wild gore, and that signature focus on mutilated body parts certainly makes for some nice bits of roadkill strewn about Slaughter Alley – but does the promise of vile brutality make another horrifying road-trip sound enticing? Not many people were clamoring for Joy Ride 3, yet Twentieth Century Fox took a gamble on this grotesque home release, and while horror fans certainly won’t be hailing the road-raging franchise,
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Exclusive Interview with Jesse Hutch for ‘Joy Ride 3’

Don’t mess with truck drivers. Didn’t we learn that lesson from Rusty Nail the first time around?

So the crazy killer truck driver is back in the next installment in “Joy Ride 3.”

In the third film, a group of street racers took a short cut through a lone highway to only encounter and piss off Rusty Nail.

Latino-Review had an exclusive interview with Jesse Hutch, one of the young racers being hunted down by Rusty Nail in the film.

Through e-mail correspondence, Hutch discussed about the production, reuniting with Ken Kirzinger since “Freddy Vs. Jason” and hoping to star in a J.J. Abrams movie one day.

Joy Ride 3” is out on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Read the interview below.

Latino-Review: What attracted you to "Joy Ride 3?”

Jesse Hutch: A number of details attracted me to this film: First of all, the lead role of
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We Visit The Set of 'Joy Ride 3: Roadkill"

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We Visit The Set of 'Joy Ride 3: Roadkill
Absolutely nobody suffers from road rage like Rusty Nail. In 2001's thriller Joy Ride, the growly-voiced trucker taught a trio of travelers a deadly lesson for pulling a prank on him. The direct-to-dvd sequel, Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead found Rusty targeting some youngsters who were stranded and stupidly "borrowed" a car from him. Now, the bloodiest instalment, Joy Ride 3: Roadkill, hits DVD today.

The movie follows a bunch of streetcar racers – Jordan <Jesse Hutch>, Jewel <Kirsten Prout>, Mickey <Ben Hollingsworth>, Alisa <Leela Savasta>, Austin <Gianpaolo Venuta> and Bobby <Jake Manley> - on the way to a rally. A little too cocky for their own good, they commit the ultimate driving sin against Rusty <Ken Kirzinger> and pay the price for their recklessness.

"They speed past him and Rusty takes exception to it," states Hollingsworth during a break on production. "He pulls out in front of them. They are hotshot kids in a new race car and they show him up and speed past him.
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Q&A with Joy Ride 3 Writer/Director Declan O’Brien

Rusty Nail returns this week in Joy Ride 3 and we caught up with the movie’s writer / director, Declan O’Brien, in the latest installment of our Q&A series. In this feature, Declan O’Brien tells us about working with Ken Kirzinger, the challenge of filming stunts centered around a moving truck, and his favorite moment on set:

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Declan. As a horror fan, what did you love about the first Joy Ride movies and Rusty Nail that made you want to take on a new entry in the series?

I’ve been a longtime fan of John Dahl’s work and of course J.J. Abrams so the opportunity to expand on their work was a real pleasure for me. I loved the idea of a killer truck driver with a warped sense of justice. It will make you think
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