The Toronto Film Festival has announced its lineup for the event’s Midnight Madness section, which includes the world premieres of Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno and All Cheerleaders Die from directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson. The schedule for Midnight Madness, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, also boasts the Karen Gillan-starring Oculus, Hong Kong director Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis, and Almost Human, the trailer for which you can see below.
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There are a number of Frankenstein-themed films in the pipeline, from the Aaron Eckhart-starring I, Frankenstein to Guillermo del Toro’s long-gestating adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. But in terms of sheer out-and-out derangement, it’s hard to imagine any of these projects topping Frankenstein’s Army, which is in select cinemas and available on VOD beginning July 26.
Set in Europe during World War II, this found-footage film concerns a battalion of Russian soldiers who find themselves battling a group of half-man, half-machine “zombots” created by the great-great-grandson of Baron von Frankenstein. Directed by Richard Raaphorst and starring Karel Roden (Hellboy) as the Baron’s insane descendant, the result has to be seen to be believed. Those with a strong stomach can check out an exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY
There is a saying in Britain: “It does exactly what it says on the tin.” This colloquialism derives from ’90s-era TV ads for a brand of quick-drying woodstain — which did indeed prominently feature the phrase “quick-drying woodstain” on the tins — but could equally apply to the new U.K. horror film, Cockneys vs Zombies. Starring Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Alan Ford (Snatch), Tony Gardner (The Thick of It) and the late, great British TV icon Richard Briers, the movie finds a group of London-living folks facing off against a bunch of ghouls who aren’t technically “living” at all.
Director James Wan’s new horror movie The Conjuring doesn’t open until later this week, but New Line is already developing a sequel to the film, which stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Earlier Tuesday, Variety reported that Conjuring writers Carey and Chad Hayes were onboard to pen the sequel. A spokesperson for Warner Bros., with which New Line merged in 2008, confirmed to EW that a sequel is in development.
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In the new monster movie Beneath, a group of boat-trapped teens are menaced by a giant fish — although, as things go from bad to worse to whatever-comes-after-worse, it becomes clear the real monsters are the kids themselves rather than their piscine predator.
“That’s the point of the film!” laughs Beneath director Larry Fessenden, whose previous credits include 2001′s Wendigo and 2006′s The Last Winter. “That’s a little bit about my obsession that people have been parenting wrong. I tried to show some compassion for the characters, but they’re all just in for themselves and it leads to a bad end. The fish is just doing what he does!”
Starring Daniel Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, and Mark Margolis (a.k.a. Tio Salamanca from Breaking Bad), Beneath is now playing in select cinemas (including New York’s IFC Center) and is available on VOD. The movie will be screened on Chiller TV this fall.
Larry Fessenden talks much more about Beneath below.
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The organizers of the Austin, Texas-based Fantastic Fest have announced this year’s opening night film is director Robert Rodriguez’s action sequel Machete Kills, which will receive its world premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline location on September 19. Rodriguez will be attending the screening with stars Danny Trejo and Alexa Vega.
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There’s double the Dourifs in the new horror sequel Curse of Chucky which, it has been announced, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD, October 8. While the great Brad Dourif will once again voice the film’s titular, possessed, and extremely homicidal doll the film’s (other) lead role will be played by his daughter Fiona (True Blood). According to the official synopsis this sixth movie in the series which began with 1988′s Child’s Play “finds a family imperiled by the murderous doll that launched a generation’s nightmares—determined to finish a job that was started long ago.” The film is written and directed by Don Mancini, who has penned every film in the franchise.
In addition, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival announced today that it will host the world premiere of Curse of Chucky. Other newly announced films on the Fantasia schedule include the Zoë Bell-starring Raze and Zombie Hunter, which features a ghoul-battling Danny Trejo.
The Fantasia International Film Festival runs from July 18-August 6. You can check out the new trailer for Curse of Chucky below. READ FULL STORY
The trailer for The Boxtrolls, based on Alan Snow’s bestselling children’s novel Here Be Monsters!, hit the Internet Tuesday, giving moviegoers a quick preview of what to expect from Focus Features’s third animated feature. (They previously released Coraline and ParaNorman.) In sum: it’s simply adorable — and very well-timed.
The movie — which features the voices of Tracy Morgan, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley and Jared Harris, among others — is about a group of underground trolls who, with help from an orphan they raised named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Write), must go up against an evil townsperson (Kingsley) who wants to eliminate them.
The film’s trailer, which touts family diversity and even briefly features two pairs of same-sex parents, is in tune with political zeitgeist, coming on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision last week to strike down Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. READ FULL STORY
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