The humble hammer has been surprisingly underused as a weapon on the big screen — particularly when compared to the knife, the chainsaw, and that upstart, the nail gun. But this may all change on November 27, when the Spike Lee-directed, Josh Brolin-starring Oldboy hits cinemas.
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Elijah Wood’s company SpectreVision Wednesday announced the first annual SpectreFest, a 13-night celebration of horror and music to be held in Los Angeles from October 19-31 in partnership with the Cinefamily cinema. SpectreVision is an independent horror film company founded by Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller.
A few years ago, Randy Moore embarked on a family holiday to Disney World in Orlando. Moore had visited the theme park as a child and had warm memories of the place. Moore’s nurse wife, however, had never been to a Disney theme park before and found the experience an unsettling one. “She couldn’t take it,” recalls Moore. “We were at some princess fair and it was a really muggy day and all the kids were screaming and demanding their parents buy them ridiculously expensive plastic wands. It was bonkers. At one point, my wife looked at me and she said, ‘This is worse than working on the psych floor at the hospital.’”
Stuntwoman-turned-actress Zoe Bell made a splash with her appearance in the Quentin Tarantino-directed Death Proof half of Grindhouse — and is now very much back in action with her new film Raze. Bell plays a character who is abducted and, together with 49 other women, is forced to fight in a concrete bunker for the amusement of unseen spectators.
Drafthouse Films to rerelease whacked-out '70s horror film 'The Visitor' this Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER
What do legendary directors John Huston and Sam Peckinpah, Poseidon Adventure actress Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, a “cosmic Christ figure,” a demonic eight year old girl, and the fate of the universe have in common? They all feature in the obscure 1979 sci-fi-horror film The Visitor, which Drafthouse Films has announced it will rerelease in remastered form this Halloween weekend (a VOD/digital and home entertainment release will follow in January of next year.)
'Curse of Chucky': Director Don Mancini talks about his horror sequel (and why he wants to make 'Chucky -- The Musical!')
Legendary character actor Brad Dourif once again voices the titular killer-doll in Curse of Chucky, the sixth film in the Child’s Play series , which is released on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow and is also available via VOD. The twist? One of the people Dourif’s doll most wants to kill — a wheelchair-bound woman named Nica — is played by the actor’s daughter, Fiona. “I think we’re the first horror franchise in history where the iconic villain is onscreen bedeviling his actual offscreen progeny, ” says Curse of Chucky writer-director and longtime franchise scribe Don Mancini. So did Mancini get a discount deal as a result of casting two actors from the same clan? “I personally get a deal in the sense that I probably get to have dinner at their house maybe a couple more times a year, having endeared myself to them,” laughs the filmmaker. “But, no. They both drive a hard bargain.”
You know that image you have in your head of Frankenstein’s monster as a freakishly tall, green man with a block head and two screws through his neck?
You might want to erase that from your memory before you dive into the trailer for I, Frankenstein.
Starring Aaron Eckhart as a monster who’s heavy on the stitches (and heavier on the abs), the trailer for I, Frankenstein centers on a war between “tens of thousands” of monsters and those trying to save mankind. Surprisingly, Eckhart’s Frankenstein seems to be on the human side of things. (Also, it seems like he might just go by “Frankenstein” now? That makes things easier!)
According to the 200-year-old creation, he is “like none other.” And what, exactly, does that mean? Well, let’s just say this Frankenstein isn’t going to break out a top hat and sing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” anytime soon.
I, Frankenstein also stars Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, and Yvonne Strahovski. Watch the trailer below:
In the new comedy-horror film Bad Milo! Gillian Jacobs plays the wife of a stressed-out white collar drone (Ken Marino) who discovers he has a demon living in his butt. Yes, you read that right — she spells her first name with a “g.” (Ha! But, seriously, that is who she plays in the film.)
So, what was the point in the Bad Milo! shoot when the Community star most thought, “I bet Dame Judi Dench has never had to do this”? “Throwing dildos at an ass-demon puppet,” laughs Jacobs. “And we shot in a basement of a church, which just added a whole other level of wrong.”
Directed and cowritten by first-time filmmaker Jacob Vaughan, Bad MIlo! is released today in select cinemas and is also available to view via iTunes and VOD. In addition to Jacobs and Marino, the movie stars Patrick Warburton, Steve Zissis, Mary Kay Place, Stephen Root, Kumail Nanjiani, and Big Lebowski nihilist Peter Stormare.
Below, Jacobs talks more about Bad MIlo! while gamely ignoring the egregious amount of times your writer uses the phrase “butt-demon” in the course of our conversation
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To call the new film We Are What We Are a “cannibal movie” is both misleading and does a disservice to this latest collaboration from writer-director Jim Mickle and actor-writer Nick Damici, whose previous credits include 2010′s apocalypse vampire movie Stake Land. A thoroughly reimagined remake of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s acclaimed 2010 film, Mickle’s movie is as much about family, religion, and the unique flavor of beautiful-but-beleaguered upstate New York as it is about people eating human flesh.
It was summer of 2011, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrived in New Mexico hoping to catch a Black Widow.
The actor had arranged a meeting with Scarlett Johansson, who was in Albuquerque filming The Avengers, and though he played it casual, this encounter would be a critical part of getting his first film as a writer-director off the ground. The two had crossed paths before, but didn’t know each other well. He was hoping she would take a chance on him.
This is how he won her over for the sexy satire Don Jon, which opens today, starring the two of them as a young New Jersey couple who are dazed, confused, and underwhelmed by their own fantasies.
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