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Magnet Releasing has acquired the worldwide rights to XX, a horror anthology featuring short films with female leads by all-female directors, EW has confirmed. Magnet will fully finance the anthology. which XYZ Films will produce.
The directors, who includ Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance), and Jovana Vuckovic, will have creative control, but all films will involve the horror genre.
“Magnet has been home to the most exciting anthology horror films of the last several years, and we’re very pleased to continue the trend with XX. We’re especially excited about the caliber of filmmakers involved with this anthology, and the fresh approach that it’s taking to the horror genre,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said in a press release.
Magnolia VP of Acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg and Head of Business Affairs & Production Chris Matson negotiated the deal with Todd Brown and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films. Dwjuan Fox will be supervising producer for all segments.
XX will be completed in 2015.
“Each one of the girls dies a gruesome death, and the killer takes a trophy … things it turns out each girl was most stuck-up about.”
That’s the premise of this slasher horror-comedy with the pull-no-punches title of Crazy Bitches.
Written and directed by Jane Clark (who previously made the gritty, Lukas Haas drug drama Meth Head), the indie film is set for a debut at the LGBT festivals Frameline (June 26) and OutFest (July 17).
Marlene King’s got a secret. Can you keep it?
The Pretty Little Liars showrunner is on board to adapt Danielle Vega’s upcoming horror novel, The Merciless, for the big screen. The novel, which was inspired by real events, follows a new student in town as she gets to know the popular clique in high school. Not unlike Pretty Little Liars, the popular clique turns out to have a darker side. But this time, the new girl participates in a dangerous exorcism of another classmate. So perhaps the Liars should be thankful their biggest worry is a cyber bully.
The Merciless is set to hit shelves on June 12, 2014 with Lionsgate having acquired the feature film rights.
Check out Marlene King’s tweet about the exciting news below:
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) May 20, 2014
Eve didn’t need to be asked twice when Drew Barrymore’s company, Flower Films, offered her a role in the horror flick Animal. “Horror movies are my favorite genre,” says the rapper-actress, who also appeared in the Barrymore-directed Whip It in 2009. Animal follows a group of folks who are pursued by a bloodthirsty predator. The results, boasts Eve, are eardrum-battering: “I’m a real good screamer.”
Paul Iacono (The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and Keke Palmer (Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story) also star in the film. Click through for a peek at their “Oh no” faces… READ FULL STORY
And you thought you were stressed out.
The new movie Bad Milo!, executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, centers on a guy (Ken Marino) whose crazy anxiety and stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. When he gets too upset, the demon comes out and attacks whomever is driving him crazy.
Or, as Marino previously told EW, ““I got a call from Mark Duplass, and he’s like, ‘Hey, Ken, do you want to be in this movie about a monster that comes out of your ass? I was like, ‘Where do I sign up? And when’s the fitting?’”
Check out an exclusive clip of the horror comedy below: READ FULL STORY
Death Valley is a really terrible place to have your car break down. In the latest trailer for Scenic Route, Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler) have no idea just how bad it’s going to get.
What starts out like a melodramatic, introspective buddy adventure quickly devolves into chaos and despair when Mitchell realizes that his estranged best friend Carter intentionally meddled with their pickup so that they could have a real conversation about life. In the desert extremes, Mitchell transitions from a clean-cut family man in a polo shirt into a Travis Bickle doppelgänger. Without giving too much away about the surprisingly plot-heavy trailer, it’s a pretty striking tonal departure for Duhamel who has tended towards both weepy and comedic romance movies for the bulk of his career.
Written by Kyle Killen (The Beaver), and co-directed by brothers Kevin and Michael Goetz (Mass Transit), Scenic Route premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival and was recently acquired at Cannes by Vertical Entertainment. Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think about the anti rom-com Duhamel. READ FULL STORY
You know you’re among some true horror fans when below-the-line filmmakers get eager cheers.
At the Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival on Thursday, the mention of frequent Carpenter collaborators cinematographer Dean Cundey and special makeup effects designer Rob Bottin got lots of applause and cheers. But a standing ovation was reserved for the man of the hour, horror master John Carpenter. The celebrated director of all things gross and creepy participated in a Q&A moderated by American Cinematheque programmer Grant Moninger before Antarctica-set sci-fi horror flick The Thing screened at the packed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The event marked the third night of EW’s inaugural CapeTown Film Festival. READ FULL STORY
The first trailer for the Carrie remake, starring Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz, is here!
Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) the film is billed as a reimagining of the horror classic, based on the novel by Stephen King, which originally starred Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek as the title character.
Trailer verdict: This movie will definitely be better than Carrie 2, which we all try to forget exists.
Carrie opens in theaters Oct. 18. READ FULL STORY
While the glory days of the VHS format are most definitely in the past, those of the V/H/S horror anthology franchise would seem to be very much ongoing. The original V/H/S was only released to cinemas last October but the movie’s producers have already completed a sequel called S-VHS that, like the first film, is set to debut at Sundance and features tales of found footage terror from a clutch of notable independent filmmakers. This time around, the lineup boasts segments directed by Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Gareth Huw Evans (The Raid: Redemption) and Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Blair Witch Project architects Edúardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale, and Adam Wingard (the forthcoming, much-tipped You’re Next), plus a wraparound segment from You’re Next writer Simon Barrett.
Those familiar with the previous big screen work of the aforementioned filmmakers will not be surprised by the level of mayhem which features in the teaser trailer below. Everyone else should consider themselves duly warned. READ FULL STORY
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