Over the past couple of years writer-director Ben Wheatley has established himself as one of the U.K.’s hottest — and most deliciously gruesome — filmmakers with his 2009 gangster movie Down Terrace, 2011′s unforgettable horror spectacular Kill List, and his recent contribution to the currently playing-in-select-cinemas horror anthology The ABC’s of Death.
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'You're Next' trailer: Check out the first clip for the home invasion horror-comedy...if you dare! -- VIDEO
I recently saw a screening of the excellent home invasion horror-comedy You’re Next and, for reasons which will become abundantly clear when the film hits cinemas on August 23, have had the Dwight Twilley Band’s why-was-this-never-a-hit? soft-rock classic “Looking For the Magic” on repeat in my head ever since. The movie’s first trailer features no Twilley — making highly ironic use of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” instead — and gives little indication as to the darkly hilarious nature of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett’s film. But the clip does accurately tease the large amount of nerve-rending mayhem to be found in the movie, whose cast includes Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Re-Animator star Barbara Crampton, and indie director Joe Swanberg, amongst others.
You can check out the trailer below. Take a look and tell us what you think.
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In the new horror movie Come Out and Play a holidaying couple, played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Lola Versus) and Vinessa Shaw (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), visit an island off the coast of Mexico where they discover the local children have murdered the adults. But the most bizarre aspect of the film, which began its platform release on March 22 and is currently available on VOD, is the identity of its director, who goes by the mono-moniker of “Makinov” and refuses to reveal his face or real name.
'A Resurrection': Mischa Barton describes working with the late Michael Clarke Duncan -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
In Mischa Barton’s new film, the girl who was once killed off the hit teen soap The OC in a tragic car accident is now the one trying to solve the murder of a high schooler who was killed by — you guessed it — a car accident. A Resurrection stars Barton as a high-school guidance counselor who is forced to deal with a bullying situation that quickly turns into a murder investigation when a student is run-over by a car allegedly driven by a group of mean cool kids. Eli, the victim’s brother (J. Michael Trautmann), takes his dying brother’s body to a witch, who implants a spirit in the body. According to the witch, six days after being buried, the boy will rise from the grave, and only after killing six people will the spirit leave the body. Conveniently, when Eli is bullied exactly six days after his brother’s burial, he manages for six people to be cornered at the school when the vengeful spirit of his brother comes knocking.
We caught up with Barton to discuss the film, including working with the late Michael Clark Duncan, who plays the school’s principal. Watch an exclusive video clip of the two of them together.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What drew you to this project?
MISCHA BARTON: [A Resurrection] was the beginning of my love of scary things. I liked the cast, I liked the vibe, and looking at it now, because it was actually [filmed] two and a half years ago, it has a bit less of a retro vibe than we thought but it still has something kind of classic horror scary about it. READ FULL STORY
'Room 237': Check out the poster for the awesome new documentary about Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' -- EXCLUSIVE
In Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining, Scatman Crothers’ chef Hallorann warns Danny Lloyd’s Danny to stay the hell away from room 237 of the Overlook Hotel — which turns out to excellent, if ignored, advice. But while room 237 is to be avoided, the new documentary Room 237 is a must-see, one which EW’s Owen Gleiberman has described as a “mesmerizing pop-art document.” The work of first-time director Rodney Ascher, the film showcases the theories of five obsessive Shining fans as to what Kubrick really intended with his Stephen King adaptation and features footage from both that snowy chiller and many others.
Room 237 opens theatrically on March 29 and will also be available on VOD, SundanceNOW, and other digital outlets from that date. You can check out the film’s trailer, synopsis, and — exclusively — the new Room 237 poster below.
See James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel as 'themselves' in apocalypse comedy 'This is the End' -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGE
The apocalypse-comedy genre meets the funny-folks-playing-parodic-versions of themselves genre in new movie This is the End, which will be released June 14. Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film finds “Seth Rogen,” “James Franco,” “Jonah Hill,” “Danny McBride,” “Craig Robinson,” and “Jay Baruchel,” waiting out an apocalyptic event at Franco’s (fictional) house. This is the End also features a host of other self-lampooning notables, including Michael Cera, Emma Watson, and Rihanna.
One of the first things future Snowfort Pictures founder Travis Stevens did after arriving in Los Angeles was hit Tom Cruise in the head. “I moved to L.A. with a degree in filmmaking and I thought I would be hired to make films,” he recalls. “Within a couple of months I realized ‘No’. So I started doing work as an extra just to be on a set.” One of the movies Stevens worked on was 1996′s Cruise-starring Jerry Maguire. “There’s this scene where Tom Cruise gets out of a limo and there’s all these reporters,” continues Stevens. “For some reason they gave me this big telephoto lense on my camera and in one of the early takes I smacked him him right in the head. I almost crapped my pants. I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve just killed my career.’”
As it happens, Stevens’ career would turn out just fine. In 2010, the now seasoned film exec founded Snowfort Pictures, a boutique production company specializing in smarter-than-average — or so-called “elevated” — genre movies, and immediately impressed horror fans with A Horrible Way To Die from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett (the pair responsible for this summer’s much-tipped You’re Next). Stevens now has two films debuting at this month’s SXSW — the rather self-explanatory Big Ass Spider and the black comedy-thriller Cheap Thrills — and a number of other projects in the pipeline, including the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune and the revenge movie American Muscle.
We asked Travis to walk us through his upcoming slate of movie mayhem. READ FULL STORY
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.
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.”
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