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Karen Lam Experiences a World of Hurt

Yet another director has been added to the growing list of those who will be working on an anthology based upon the work of one of the most acclaimed writers on the horror scene right now, Thomas Tessier. Read on for the latest on World of Hurt!

From the Press Release

Fresh off of being selected as one of the Top 12 Canadian Short Films of 2013 by The Shorts Report for “Stalled,” Karen Lam is set to adapt Thomas Tessier’s short story “In Praise of Folly” from his Ghost Music (Cemetery Dance Publications). Lam is the fifth of five directors signed to the Thomas Tessier World Of Hurt project.

“What I love about ‘In Praise of Folly’ is how the real and fantastic worlds intersect,” Lam said. “Magic and horror exist all around us—we just need to know where to look.”

“In Praise of Folly” concerns a visit by
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Ten Canadian Genre/Horror Filmmakers to Watch For

Horror has been in Canada's snow for decades now, starting with the classic Cannibal Girls and Black Christmasin the early '70s, through the classic early Cronenberg years of Shivers, Rabid and The Brood in the late '70s. In the '80s, we got films like Prom Night, My Bloody Valentine and The Gate. In the past decade, we've had flicks like the Ginger Snaps series, Cube and PontyPool. In fact, you could even count the last three Dead movies by George A. Romero as Canadian — after all, he is a Canadian citizen now and made all three films in Toronto.

Being both a film writer and a host of a monthly horror film series called Fright Nights at the Projection Booth (based out of Toronto, Canada), I have noticed an incredible renaissance of grindhouse and horror directors coming out of Canada in the past few years. Southern Ontario,
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Stained and Too Much Time in the Spin Cycle : A Movie Review

*full disclosure: a screener of this film was provided by Gravitas Ventures.

**here be spoilers.

Director/writer: Karen Lam.

Stained is an indie picture developed from three different production companies (Angel Entertainment, Opiate Pictures, Goonworks Films). This is director Karen Lam's first feature. And while the first two thirds of the film is struggling to finds its legs, the final third makes up for some slow pacing earlier. There are a few surprises here as well. The only question is: will viewers be able to make it all the way to the end? Stained has just been released this month on video-on-demand and this reviewer would only give this film a tepid recommend.

The story focuses almost exclusively and to its own detriment on Isabelle (Tinsel Korey). Isabelle is a youngish woman who owns a small bookstore in what looks like Saskatoon, Sk, based on this reviewer's travels there.
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Brand New Horror Movies Directed By Women 'Stained', 'Black Field', 'Fugue', and 'The Holding' All Released!

The DVD and theatrical releases of the horror and thriller films by Karen Lam, Danishka Esterhazy, Barbara Stepansky, and Susan Jacobson, respectively, are all released, like, now.

Kierston Wareing in Susan Jacobson's "The Holding"

Karen Lam's Stained is now on iTunes, Amazon, and can be bought at Barnes & Noble on DVD in Canada and the United States! Stained is about a reclusive book store owner, played by Tinsel Corey of Twilight fame, who begins to unravel when she gets back together with her abusive boyfriend. Karen Lam is a really great director; her short film Doll Parts is a selection of the Viscera 2011 Film Festival.

Danishka Esterhazy's Black Field, a gothic thriller (think "Wuthering Heights"), is being released this weekend of September 10th at the Toronto International Film Festival! It's also airing on Canada's Superchannel in October and can be purchased directly (in Canada only) through Century Street.
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'Twilight''s Beautifully Scarred Tinsel Korey on Filming 'Breaking Dawn'

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Filed under: Celebrity Interviews, The Twilight Saga, Moviefone Canada

You know her as Emily, Sam's beautifully scarred fiancee in the 'Twilight' movies, but you probably wouldn't recognize Tinsel Korey walking down the street. While her 'Twilight' co-stars are constantly fawned over by diehard fans, Korey says that she can walk around incognito, since her character is somewhat disguised by the bangs and the scar.

Beyond 'Twilight,' Korey is best known as an indie movie queen. She garnered accolades for her role as Blue Girl in Carl Bessai's 'Unnatural & Accidental.' She's poised to wow audiences again in 'Stained,' which is being released on DVD on Aug. 30. This time around, she channels her inner dark side to play a schizophrenic serial killer.

Despite all of her serious roles, Korey is actually quite a goofball. She'll have a chance to showcase her silly side in the upcoming flick 'Fishing Naked,
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Tinsel Korey Describes Playing Emily in ‘Breaking Dawn’

Tinsel Korey Describes Playing Emily in ‘Breaking Dawn’
Australia’s Girl.com recently had the chance to ask Tinsel Korey a few questions about both Breaking Dawn and her other upcoming work including Fishing Naked and Stained. Here Tinsel describes what it was like to resume the character of Emily Young for Breaking Dawn and how the makeup experience differed from that of New Moon and Eclipse. Read more below:

You were cast as Emily Young, the fiancée of Sam Uley over 800 other actresses. How did you react when you were told you had been cast?

Tinsel Korey: I was really excited. Especially since I thought I hadn’t done well on the audition. But I’m also my toughest critic.

The character, Emily is scarred from a previous incident with Sam Uley; can you talk about the time you spent in make up preparing for your role in the Twilight Saga movies.

Tinsel Korey: We had different make up teams for the different movies. For New Moon the make up took three – four hours on the day; because we had two test days. For Eclipse they had to do the make up on set and try to match the first teams job, so it ending up taking eight hours, then five hours, then they got it down to three hours. Then in Breaking Dawn they had a new type of scar material, and it only took two hours. It is quite a process for sure.

Were you sad to say goodbye to filming the Twilight Saga when you finished part 1 of Breaking Dawn?

Tinsel Korey: Of course, it’s a chapter in your life ending. I remember being at dinner with everyone, and was like “Are we all still going to be friends after this ends?”

How has your life changed since being cast in the Twilight Saga?

Tinsel Korey: I guess the amount of attention I get has changed. But how I perceive my reality hasn’t, I always remember to stay humble. As fast as something is given to you, it can be taken away just as fast!

In the movie you are a motherly figure to Sam Uley’s werewolf pack, how are you similar to the character of Emily Young?

Tinsel Korey: I take care of the boys the same way. Always acting like the big sister, and making sure they’re okay.

Read the full interview at Australia’s Girl.com here.
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Wow! There Are 2 Whole Females Directing 1.5 out of 26 Episodes of 'The ABCs of Death'!

Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films, and Magnet Releasing have hired a whopping two women to be a part of the 26-chapter horror anthology film The ABCs of Death.

The film, which will begin shooting in June 2011, is based on the idea that each director is assigned a letter from the alphabet representing a horrific word to act as a springboard for a short horror movie. Think , "A is for Autopsy", "B is for Bog Monster", et cetera.

The 25 directors chosen to be a part of this are all fairly new, young-ish up-and-comers like Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes), Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat), Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mirageman), Gadi Harel (DeadGirl), Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead), Tak Sakaguchi and Yuji Shimomura (Yakuza Weapon), Marcel Sarmiento (DeadGirl), Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre
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2011 Viscera Film Festival: Our Official Lineup

We're co-running the Viscera Film Festival, showing the best new short horror films directed by women, just like we did last year. Here's our 2011 lineup.

It's been pretty cut-throat. Out of over 80 submissions, we struggled and wept and co-director Shannon Lark and I beat each other up over what our final lineup would be. In the end, we decided, only the best of the best could play, so we counted and recounted our judges tallies and agreed that again we'd show way too many films and have our fest run way too long.

These films are just too good to not screen. We couldn't eliminate any of them. I have to be honest: I love every film on this list. We're got some Us premieres that we're especially excited about! The 2011 Viscera Film Festival Films are:

The Party’S Over by Gigi Romero

Bon Apetit by Kate Shenton

Doll Parts
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Tinsel Korey Exclusive Interview The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, actress Tinsel Korey reprises her role as Emily Young, the fiancee of Wolf Pack alpha Sam Uley (Chaske Spencer). As part of another love triangle in the film – this one between Emily, Sam and his ex, Leah Clearwater (Julia Jones) – the storyline brings a heightened tension to an already more intense film.

During an exclusive chat over coffee at a Hollywood Starbucks, Tinsel Korey talked about playing a visibly scarred character, seeing herself in the make-up the first time, what it was like to work with Kristen Stewart and all the guys in the Wolf Pack, and realizing just how big the Twilight saga had become when she heard Oprah talk about the films. She also talked about playing a schizophrenic serial killer in the upcoming indie Stained, and how she hopes to do more comedic roles in the future. Check out what she had
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'Twilight' star Tinsel Korey's new 'Stained' trailer revealed

'Twilight' star Tinsel Korey's new 'Stained' trailer revealed
The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Tinsel Korey's film Stained has just released its first trailer, and Korey is featured prominently in it.

Why? Well, she's portraying the leading character in the movie, "Isabelle," and, as she revealed in an interview with me months back, she doesn't play the most savory of characters.

"It's sort of a psychological thriller. It goes through the life of this girl Isabelle, and she has schitzophrenia, and she has all these dimensions ... and she has to ge ..
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First Trailer for Karen Lam's Horror Flick 'Stained'!

We've got the first trailer from Karen Lam's (The Cabinet) new horror feature Stained (which premiering at the Cannes Film Market this past May.) Stained is an intense thriller about a lonely bookseller’s obsessive love affair and her protective best friend, who alone knows the horrible truth about her obsession.

The trailer shows a tense and sharp-looking little film with awesome cinematography and some stellar violence. Check it out...

Stained features Tinsel Korey (Twilight: New Moon, Rabbit Fall), Sonja Bennett (Battlestar Galactica, Masters of Horror), Tim Fellingham (Truly Blessed, Life on Top), and Stephen Huszar (Corner Gas, Paradise Falls).

Watch the trailer:
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'Eclipse' Star Tinsel Korey Talks Favorite Scenes, 2010 MTV Movie Awards

'He's always thinking about the fuller picture with all the fight scenes,' actress says of 'Eclipse' director David Slade.

By Kara Warner

Photo: MTV News

As Twi-Hards know, the actors, directors and assorted crew associated with "Twilight" are typically under strict orders to stay mum about most details related to the films. So although castmember Tinsel Korey — she plays wolf pack den mother Emily Young — couldn't reveal too much about the upcoming "Eclipse" when MTV News caught up with her, she did open up about the vampire franchise's latest director.

David Slade ("30 Days of Night") helmed "Eclipse," due June 30, and Korey had nothing but kind words for him.

"He's great. He's a really different director from Chris Weitz," Korey told MTV News, comparing Slade to the man who led "New Moon." "Chris Weitz is an actor's director, where you focus on all the emotion, whereas David Slade is more technical,
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'Eclipse' Star Tinsel Korey Talks Favorite Scenes, 2010 MTV Movie Awards

'He's always thinking about the fuller picture with all the fight scenes,' actress says of 'Eclipse' director David Slade.

By Kara Warner

Photo: MTV News

As Twi-Hards know, the actors, directors and assorted crew associated with "Twilight" are typically under strict orders to stay mum about most details related to the films. So although castmember Tinsel Korey — she plays wolf pack den mother Emily Young — couldn't reveal too much about the upcoming "Eclipse" when MTV News caught up with her, she did open up about the vampire franchise's latest director.

David Slade ("30 Days of Night") helmed "Eclipse," due June 30, and Korey had nothing but kind words for him.

"He's great. He's a really different director from Chris Weitz," Korey told MTV News, comparing Slade to the man who led "New Moon." "Chris Weitz is an actor's director, where you focus on all the emotion, whereas David Slade is more technical,
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[News] Canadian Films at the 2010 Cannes Film Market

While Xavier Dolan's Les amours imaginaires and Noah Pink's ZedCrew are competing at the Cannes Film Festival, other Canadian films will be looking for distributors. Now, let's have a look at the Canadian presence at the 2010 Cannes Film Market.

2 fois une femme

Director: François Deslile

Starring: Evelyne Rompré, Marc Béland, Étienne Laforge, David Boutin, Michelle Rossignol, Marie Brassard, Alexandre Goyette, Catherine de Léan and Brigitte Pogonat

After having her life threatened by her violent husband one night, Catherine heads for northern Quebec with her son under another identity. Slowly, she rebuilds her confidence and rediscovers who she is while trying to win over her son’s affection.

Stained

Director: Karen Lam

Starring: Tinsel Korey, Sonja Bennett, Steph Song, Anna Mae Routledge and Stephen Lobo

When Isabelle’s former lover suddenly appears at her shabby bookstore, she is elated and they resume their relationship. Her protective foster sister, Jennifer,
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Beyond “Eclipse” – What’s next for the “Twilight Saga” cast?

Though Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of “The Twilight Saga” cast are best known for their “Twilight” roles, most of the actors in the Saga have more brewing during and after “Twilight”. After researching multiple sources, below is a thorough list of upcoming projects that the actors are involved with or pursuing. ( If you’ve heard differently, or have something to add, please add a note in the comments. )

So, if you’re wondering what on earth you’re going to do once you’ve seen “Eclipse” for the 17th time, you have these other films to look forward to!

Authors Note: “Breaking Dawn” is not greenlit. Therefore, any reference to “Breaking Dawn” is speculation at this point.

Kristen Stewart:

K-11: Though this movie is receiving funding, it might not start filming this year between Kristen’s schedule and the loss of Nikki Reed
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First Stills from Karen Lam's horror feature 'Stained'

We've got the first stills from Karen Lam's new horror feature Stained (premiering at the Cannes Film Market this May.) Stained is an intense thriller about a lonely bookseller’s obsessive love affair and her protective best friend, who alone knows the horrible truth about her obsession. Karen’s first short horror film was The Cabinet.

Stained features Tinsel Korey (Twilight: New Moon, Rabbit Fall), Sonja Bennett (Battlestar Galactica, Masters of Horror), Tim Fellingham (Truly Blessed, Life on Top), and Stephen Huszar (Corner Gas, Paradise Falls)...
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Karen Lam's 'Stained' Premieres at Cannes 2010

Karen Lam's new horror feature Stained will be premiering at the Cannes Film Market under the Perspective Canada showcase, tentatively scheduled for May 18 and 19 2010. Stained is an intense thriller about a lonely bookseller’s obsessive love affair and her protective best friend, who alone knows the horrible truth about her obsession. Karen’s first short horror film was The Cabinet.

Stained features Tinsel Korey (Twilight: New Moon, Rabbit Fall), Sonja Bennett (Battlestar Galactica, Masters of Horror), Tim Fellingham (Truly Blessed, Life on Top), and Stephen Huszar (Corner Gas, Paradise Falls).
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Check out Tinsel Korey in 'Stained'!

She only recently completed filming for Stained, but already images of Tinsel Korey on the set have made their way to the surface. In Stained, "a psychological thriller," Korey portrays "Isabelle," a character she described to have "all these dimensions" and an "urge to kill people." Korey wrapped filming the movie just before the premiere for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. These on-set photos were posted on Tin ...
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Telefilm Canada Finances 17 Films In English

For this week, Telefilm Canada had announced the 27 films that it will support for 2010. Among these films, 17 will be in English. Of course, rest assured: some of the films will have a commercial nature and some will be low-budget independent films. The following is the list of films.

Beat the World (Ontario & Nunavut Region; Btw Productions Inc.; Executive Producers: Alfons Adetuyi, Amos Adetuyi and Robert Adetuyi; Writer/Director: Robert Adetuyi; Distributor: E1 Films Canada Inc.; Telefilm investment: $3.2 million) takes a look at three dance crews - one Latin American, one European and one from Windsor, Ontario – as they prepare to do battle at the international Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with personal issues ranging from gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final showdown to become world champions lifelong hopes, dreams and even lives, are at stake.

Fubar II (Western Region; FU2 Productions Ltd.
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Grammy Nominations, Journey And 'Twilight' Glitter In Today's Twitter-Wood

Grammy Nominations, Journey And 'Twilight' Glitter In Today's Twitter-Wood
It's always great to see "Twilight" cast members getting along off-screen, and there were a couple of shout-outs bouncing around the Twitter-Wood feed today. Edi Gathegi wished Christian Serratos could be with him on a plane ride, but he had to settle for her advice on candy shenanigans. Elsewhere, Tinsel Korey sought Chaske Spencer's glitter skills in some Advent calendar construction.

In non-"Twilight" tweets "I'm on a Boat" seems to be a popular pick among the Grammy nominations this year, and Seth Meyers was among the first to back it. Michael McKean, meanwhile, will be pulling for Bela Fleck and Loudon Wainwright. Check out those posts after the jump, along with Richard Kelly's new prospective "Donnie Darko 3" premise and Danny DeVito's Thanksgiving Troll Foot costume. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for December 3, 2009.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@Danny_DeVito Trollfoot with turkey head orniment NY December http://yfrog.
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