My favorite horror film of 2013 which almost no one saw? That would have to be The Battery, a micro-budgeted tale of two bickering ex-baseball players trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. Written and directed by the magnificently bearded Jeremy Gardner – who also stars alongside Adam Cronheim — the result is a reminder that you don’t need a whole lot of money to make an atmospheric and character-rich undead flick. In fact, all you really you need is $6,000 and a baseball bat (okay, and a ball and a glove).
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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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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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Are you intrigued by the idea of a graphic novel adaptation which features actresses beating the bejesus out of each other and stars Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Sasha Grey? Then prepared to be intrigued further by the poster for The Scribbler — the name of said film — which we are exclusively revealing ahead of its debut at the American Film Market next week.
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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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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No geek library is truly complete without J.W. Rinzler’s trilogy of Star Wars books: The Making of Star Wars, The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Featuring an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen pictures and anecdotes, the books give fans an insider’s look at the original films that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Starting today, all three books are also now available in eBook form complete with bonus multimedia content, including around 30 minutes of rare behind the scenes video, rare audio interviews, and additional art work and photos. To whet your appetite, we now present an exclusive taste of said rare behind-the-scenes video right here. READ FULL STORY
'Star Wars: Episode VII': 'Star Trek' legend William Shatner says J.J. Abrams will 'make a fabulous movie'
Phasers weren’t the only things set to stun when it was announced that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams would also be directing Episode VII in the Star Wars franchise. Fans of the two properties — who have long feuded over which franchise enjoyed true sci-fi superiority — did not quite know what to make of the same man now commanding both ships, so to speak. But what does the most famous face from Star Trek think about Abrams defecting over to the dark side…so to speak? READ FULL STORY
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