Review: 'Blair Witch' is a brute force reminder of what worked about the original film

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Review: 'Blair Witch' is a brute force reminder of what worked about the original film
When I reviewed the original The Blair Witch Project, it was March of 1999. I saw it in Austin, in the apartment of a couple of my friends, thanks to Harry Knowles, who had been sent a VHS copy of the film by the filmmakers during its Sundance run. I went to Austin in February, and Harry had been sitting on his copy, waiting for us to get to town. We were there for the third Quentin Tarantino film festival at the still-young Alamo Drafthouse, and on the last night of the festival, my friends and I were set to hit the road as soon as the movies ended. We were road-tripping, and between the four of us, we figured we’d be able to do the entire drive back to La straight through with no stops for sleep. Harry asked us not to leave town right after the film, though.
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Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett heading into The Woods for new horror

After last year’s acclaimed thriller The Guest, director Adam Wingard is heading back to the horror genre, signing on to direct The Woods for Lionsgate.

The project has been penned by regular collaborator Simon Barrett, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the film “involves a group of college students on a camping trip who discover they are not alone.”

In addition to The Guest, Wingard and Barrett have previously worked together on Autoerotic, You’re Next and What Fun We Were Having, as well as segments of V/H/S, V/H/S/2 and The Abcs of Death, and are also attached to a remake of Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil.
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Kane Hodder Joins Summer Camp, Adam Wingard Directing ‘The Woods’, Doctor Who Infographic

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Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up. This time around we focus on a key new addition to the cast of Gun Media’s Summer Camp survival horror video game, the announcement of director Adam Wingard’s upcoming horror movie for Lionsgate (with a script from consistent collaborator Simon Barrett), and a detailed Doctor Who infographic from NeoMam Studios and Horror Channel that looks at what it would actually cost to make a real Dalek.

Summer Camp: Via video, horror genre veteran Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New BloodJason X, the Hatchet films) announced he is joining Gun Media’s Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp as the killer. A video game taking place one hot summer night in 1984, Summer Camp follows a group of camp counselors as they strive to survive a masked murderer in their midst. Though it does not yet have an official release date,
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Review: You're Next

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Plot: A dysfunctional family, on a weekend retreat at their patriarch's secluded summer home, is attacked by a gang of masked murders, bent on killing each and every person in the household. Review: you're Next is a superbly crafted old-school horror thriller courtesy of director Adam Wingard. Formerly a micro-budget wunderkind, responsible for terrific cult movies like What Fun We Were Having, and A Horrible Way To Die, as well as segments in the horror anthology films V/H.S and it's...
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First You’Re Next Trailer

Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for Adam Wingard’s horror thriller film You’re Next, which stars Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Ti West, Wendy Glenn, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen and Nicholas Tucci. The story follows a trio of animal-masked ax murderers who descend upon a family reunion. The victims seem trapped, until a guest steps forward proving to be the most talented killer of them all. The film is written by Simon Barrett (A Horrible Way to Die, What Fun We Were Having, Autoerotic). You’re Next first premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, and is finally hitting theaters on August 23rd, 2013. Here’s the...

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Exclusive Poster for SXSW Thriller 'Cheap Thrills' Starring Pat Healy and Sara Paxton

Among the slate of films that open Austin's SXSW Film Festival tomorrow is "What Fun We Were Having" co-writer E.L. Katz' directorial debut "Cheap Thrills," written by Troma vet Trent Haaga and David Chirchirillio. The thriller, airing as part of SXSW's Midnighter series, stars Pat Healy ("Compliance") as a new father facing eviction who meets a wealthy couple (Sara Paxton and David Koechner) who offer him salvation, for a price. You can check out the exclusive poster for the film below.
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2011 Fantasia Film Festival Winners Announced

The 2011 Fantasia International Film Festival has come to an end and as usual was a rousing success with more than 100,000 audience members. In addition 150 international directors, actors, and producers presented their films at the fest. Read on for the wrap-up and winners from this year's various competitions.

From the Press Release: sThe festival opened with a bang with the Canadian premiere of Red State by director Kevin Smith. This was only the first in a long line of sensational special events that took place over the course of the festival. Among those was the incredible homage to the great John Landis (Burke And Hare), marked by the presentation of Fantasia’s new trophy “Le Cheval Noir.” Mirroring our strong launch, the festival closed with the Canadian premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s Don’T Be Afraid Of The Dark. Other memorable events included: the homage to André Link and John Dunning
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Fantasia 2011: "Pop Skull" Review - Written by Anthony T

Pop SkullYear: 2009Director: Adam WingardStars: Lane Hughes, Hannah Hughes, Brandon CarrolMPAA Rating: Not RatedStudio: Halo 8 EntertainmentRunning Time: 89 Mins"Pop Skull is film that was released on DVD last year from Halo 8 Films. It's part of spotlight highlighting the work of director Adam Wingard, whose latest film ""What Fun We Were Having: 4 Stories About Date Rape" is having it's world
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Adam Wingard Continues Production On you're Next, Gears Up The Devil's Punchbowl

After years of struggling to get a project set up following Pop Skull director Adam Wingard will soon be begging for a day off to catch up on lost sleep.There was a three year gap between Pop Skull and Wingard's 2010 offering A Horrible Way To Die but it's been non-stop since. His date rape anthology What Fun We Were Having is still awaiting its chance to be seen by audiences while Wingard continues principal photography on home invasion thriller You're Next - a picture that reunites him with A Horrible Way To Die star Aj Bowen and writer Simon Barrett. And as they near the end on that it has just been announced that Wingard has another feature ready to go.Written by The...
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