It’s early days, but Cheap Thrills could well turn out to be 2014’s blackest black-comedy. The directorial debut of E.L. Katz stars David Koechner (Anchorman) and Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers) as a pair of well-heeled L.A.-dwellers who goad two desperate-for-cash characters — played by Pat Healy and Ethan Embry — to commit increasingly unwise and/or illegal acts for growing sums of cash. We hesitate to say more, but the film’s new poster, which you can see exclusively above, gives some idea of the macabre mayhem which results.
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The new horror movie Banshee Chapter is full of familiar faces, including Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow), Michael McMillian (True Blood), and the great Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs, Monk). But the biggest name attached to this tale of psychedelic drug use and threatening, extra-dimensional presences is its executive producer Zachary Quinto, whose production company Before the Door — which he cofounded with Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson — was responsible for overseeing the film.
Below, Quinto talks about his involvement with Banshee Chapter which is now available on VOD and will start a theatrical run in select cities on Jan. 10. And, below our chat with the Star Trek star, check out an exclusive making-of clip featuring interviews with Moosa, producer Stephanie Riggs, and writer-director Blair Erickson.
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Director Adrián García Bogliano impressed many horror fans — including this one — with 2011’s slow-burn occult thriller Penumbra and the filmmaker recently wrapped his first English language feature, the werewolf film Late Phases. But from today, terror freaks will be able to check out his first, post-Penumbra movie, the Mexico-shot Here Comes the Devil, which can be viewed at select cinemas and via VOD and iTunes.
Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents whose two children disappear while exploring a mountainside near Tijuana with predictably horrific — if otherwise decidedly unpredictable — consequences.
The thing to remember about critics groups handing out movie awards this time of year is it’s all about advocacy.
The beneficiary today: American Hustle.
The grifter dramedy collected Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Circle today, and most people will be looking at the prizes as a gauge of what’s likely to end up in the Oscar race this year. Intended or not, that’s what the annual onslaught of awards have evolved into: Academy Award straw polls. READ FULL STORY
If you like Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, comedies set in British pubs, loosely connected film triptychs, and killer robots, then you probably saw Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End when it was released earlier this year. If you didn’t? Well, that would be rather peculiar, given your interests. Regardless, November 19 sees the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film, which will be available for purchase both on its lonesome and as part of a Cornetto Trilogy pack, alongside Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
To suitably lubricate your laughing gear in preparation for next Tuesday, you can check out an exclusive clip from the World’s End bonus features below. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?
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Want to spend your Halloween with Lance Henriksen, Shelley Winters, John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, a Jesus-haired Franco Nero, and a demonic 8-year-old girl plus her pet hawk? Hey, who doesn’t! And thanks to the folks at Drafthouse Films, you can.
Starting today, the company is unleashing to select cinemas an uncut version of 1979’s sci-fi-horror extravaganza The Visitor, which features all the above and so much more. Not entirely convinced? Then check out the re-released film’s new, delightfully deranged trailer, which comes courtesy of Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener.
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Cult horror flick 'Trick 'r Treat' gets a sequel: Michael Dougherty previews what's next for Sam -- EXCLUSIVE
Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat was the little horror film that could. Telling the story of Sam, the unofficial mascot of Halloween who punished anyone who dared to diss the holiday, Trick ‘r Treat was originally scheduled for a theatrical release in 2007. But after much confusion, the film was given a straight-to-DVD release in 2009. Four years later, the film has attracted a cult following, all of whom are dying to find out what’s next for Sam. The good news? There’s finally a sequel in the works.
After tonight’s screening of the film, which closed out Beyond Fest 2013 at L.A.’s Egyptian Theater, Dougherty announced that Trick ‘r Treat 2 will be coming your way soon enough. With Legendary Pictures behind the film, Trick ‘r Treat 2 hopes to make its way to theaters, unlike its predecessor. We caught up with Dougherty, who will be writing and directing the sequel, to talk about Sam’s return:
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Did the condom-industrial complex (or “Big Propha,” as we conspiracy theorists like to call it) secretly finance Contracted? Probably not. But this new horror film from writer-director Eric England (Madison County) does sound like the ultimate in safe-sex commercials. Najarra Townsend (Me and You and Everyone We Know) plays a young woman named Samantha who contracts a gruesome disease after spending the night with a mysterious man (You’re Next screenwriter Simon Barrett) in what is being hyped as “a zombie film like you’ve never imagined.”
Contracted — which co-stars Texas Chainsaw Massacre II actress Caroline Williams and Charley Koontz from Community — is released theatrically Nov. 22 and will also be available on VOD from that date. But you can check out both the film’s new poster above and trailer below.
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The latest installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise won’t be hitting theaters until January, but fans craving a look at Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones can view its first trailer, released today.
Directed by Christopher Landon, who wrote the three previous Paranormal movies, the film repeats the franchise’s found-footage format, with shaky shots of the characters searching through the home of a recently deceased woman. A spin-off of PA featuring Latino characters, the film follows protagonist Jesse (Andrew Jacobs), who, after being “marked,” begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.
Check out the creepy trailer below. READ FULL STORY
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