You could hold a fair-sized film festival of killer clown movies — and if you do, it might be fun to hold it in a really small car! Anyway, the latest film designed to delight horror fans, and horrify coulrophobes, is Stitches. The movie stars the great British standup Ross Noble as a rent-a-clown who dies while working a kid’s birthday party and years later returns to wreak red-nosed havoc on the shindig’s attendees.
Tag: Horror Movies (91-100 of 344)
Julianne Moore talks about the demonic horror movie '6 Souls' -- and names her all-time favorite terror flick
Actress Julianne Moore has spent much of her career appearing in such acclaimed, prestige ventures as Short Cuts, Far From Heaven, and, most recently, the TV movie Game Change, for which the actress won an Emmy with her note perfect portrayal of Sarah Palin. But Moore’s filmography also boasts a surprising number of horror movies—including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Forgotten, and Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal—and the actress admits to a fondness for the genre. “I like scary movies,” she says. “I don’t like slashers, but I’ve always loved stuff that’s about the devil. My son came back from a movie the other day and I said, ‘So, what was it? A devil or aliens?’ It’s usually one or the other! I personally prefer the devil.”
Folks wondering why rock star and writer-director Rob Zombie is so obsessed with horror could do worse than examine the manner in which he was educated. “Well, I’m from Massachusetts,” says the filmmaker, whose credits include 2005′s The Devil’s Rejects and his 2007 remake of Halloween. “When we were kids they would take us to reenactments of the Salem witch trials as, like, class trips.”
Zombie’s knowledge of the infamous 17th century trials helped inspire his latest film, The Lords of Salem, which will be released nationwide April 19. The movie stars the director’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, as a modern-day Salem radio DJ and former substance abuser named Heidi who starts seeing visions after listening to a record she mysteriously receives from “the Lords.”
“My premise is that there was another group of women put to death [during the witch trials] who actually were witches,” explains Zombie. “They vowed to come back and wreak vengeance upon Salem and they do it through this bizarre piece of music. Heidi has some lineage to the witch trials — but she’s also a recovering drug addict. So, in the course of the film, you’re not sure if she’s back on drugs, if she’s losing her mind, or if these events are actually happening to her.”
You can see Heidi experience one of those episodes in the creepy clip below, where you will also find the film’s trailer. READ FULL STORY
You know those films with titles that just subtly hint at what the movie might contain? Well, Big A– Spider! is not one of them.
Indeed, judging by the Big A– Spider! trailer, this Greg Grunberg-starring comedy-horror movie — which will premiere at next month’s SXSW Film Festival — very much features a big a– spider. Check it out and tell us what you think (unless you think, “Hey, this movie’s about a big a– spider!” because, to be honest, we’ve kind of covered that). READ FULL STORY
Giant alien spiders attacking Los Angeles, mysterious strangers, supernatural phenomena, and a vampire who falls for a screenwriter are just some of the strange and fascinating SXSW picks for their popular Midnighters program.
“We work year-round searching for films that will wow our audiences at Midnight. This year we scoured the globe and brought back a batch that we knew would truly satisfy the gore hounds of SXSW,” said SXSW Senior Programmer & Operations Manager Jarod Neece in a press release announcing the lineup, Wednesday. “Full of scares, sex, madness, laughs, chills and major mind f—-, we hope there’s a little something for everyone.”
The Festival also selected 106 short films which will be shown in ten programs throughout the Festival. Shorts programmer Claudette Godfrey said in the press release that “this year’s selections beautifully capture, in a multitude of ways, the essence of existence in this very specific moment, while still managing to provide a much wider and relatable commentary across time.”
Take a look at a few of the midnight features and shorts that caught our eye.
'Would You Rather' star Jeffrey Combs on his new horror movie, working with Sasha Grey, and the future of 'Re-Animator'
Would you rather stab a fellow dinner guest in the thigh with an ice pick or strike another diner three times across the back with an African whipping staff? That is just one of the highly unpleasant choices offered to characters in the new horror movie Would You Rather, which opens this Friday at New York’s IFC Center (the film will also be available on VOD).
Directed by David Guy Levy, Would You Rather stars Jeffrey Combs as a sadistic 1%-er named Shepard Lambrick who invites a group of troubled folks to his mansion and promises to solve the problems of whoever wins his homicidal version of the titular game. “I think the movie really has something to say about what’s going on in our society right now,” says Combs, who is best known for portraying Herbert West in the Re-Animator movies. “It really echoes the haves-versus-the-have-nots that we’re all dealing with and seeing in the news — granted, in an exaggerated way.”
Below, the affable Combs talks more about Would You Rather, which also stars Brittany Snow, John Heard, and former adult film actress Sasha Grey. Plus!: Why his days playing Herbert West are probably over and the one movie he would rather not have made. READ FULL STORY
Another Sundance acquisition! Entertainment One confirmed that it’s finalized a deal for director Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are and will release the horror thriller in theaters later this year. The film, a retelling of the 2010 Mexican film by the same name, is about a wholesome-seeming family living in flood-ravaged Castkills, led by a patriarch (Bill Sage) hiding a taste for macabre tradition. Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Jack Gore, Kelly McGills, and Michael Parks co-star.
In a press release, eOne vp Dylan Wiley says: “We’re so very excited to add We Are What We Are to our U.S. slate. Jim Mickle’s talent was obvious in Mulberry Street and Stake Land, but this film fulfills his vision on a whole new level and will put him in his rightful place among the masters of genre filmmaking. It will be our pleasure to introduce him to an even wider fan base and we’re confident that audiences will eat up the film.”
'John Dies at the End': Paul Giamatti and director Don Coscarelli talk about their demented horror-comedy
Director Don Coscarelli is best known for the Phantasm horror series—about folks getting their brains drilled out by silver spheres—and 2002′s Bubba Ho-Tep, about a nursing home showdown between an Egyptian mummy and a man, played by Bruce Campbell, who believes himself to be Elvis. Doesn’t the filmmaker ever dream of making a nice, romantic-comedy? Seemingly not. Coscarelli’s latest offering is John Dies at the End, which stars Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes as a pair of slacker-types who gain the ability to travel to different dimensions after consuming a drug called “soy sauce” and Paul Giamatti as a journalist Williamson’s character recruits to tell their bizarre tale. And “bizarre” seems the appropriate word for a movie whose outlandish sights include a flying moustache, a door handle turning into penis, and a monster made from cuts of meat.
On Saturday night, the horror anthology sequel S-VHS will premiere at Park City’s Library Center Theatre just a few months after Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm Magnet released its predecessor, the also Sundance-screened V/H/S. Remarkably, Brad Miska, one of the producers of the found footage series, says the second movie could have debuted even sooner. “We had internally joked about how hilarious it would be to actually have S-VHS premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before the first one came out,” laughs Miska, a cofounder of the horror website Bloody Disgusting. “But we thought that would be incredibly disrespectful to Magnolia, so we didn’t do that.”
Sundance 2013: 'Stake Land' director Jim Mickle talks about his new horror film, 'We Are What We Are'
merged genre filmmaking with the intensely emotional. I was like, ‘Ah, s—, I wish I’d made that kind of movie.’”
Latest Videos in Movies
- 'True Detective' finale: Talk about it
- 'Walking Dead' recap: 'Alone'
- HBO GO problems hit 'True Detective'
- 'Once Upon a Time' recap: 'New York City Serenade'
- 'Amazing Race' recap: 'Welcome to the Jungle'
- 'Once Upon a Time': Jennifer Morrison on Emma in Oz
- 'Cosmos': Past vs. present, toward a better future?
- 'Good Wife' recap: 'Parallel Construction, Bitches'