Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still... he was magic and far from an "ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!!!"
According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing "The Devil’s Advocate" to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.
Written by Matt Venne (Bag of Bones, The Exorcism of Molly Harley), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford. It grossed $153 million dollars on a $57 million budget.
"The Devil’s Advocate" series is produced by WBTV and studio-based John Wells Prods. with Wells, Kopelson, and Andrew Stearn executive producing and Venne serving as a co-executive producer.
More as it comes!
Rumor Mill Begins for Universal/Imagine's The Vampire Chronicles Films; Josh Boone in Talks to Direct?
Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt author Anne Rice's entire The Vampire Chronicles series, a director is apparently in early talks for the first film.
Per The Wrap (who did post a disclaimer that Imagine told them the news is "completely untrue" but nonetheless stands by its story), The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone is the individual in question, and he's being eyed to both write and direct.
The new film won't be a remake of Interview with the Vampire but instead is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series - The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned - and will likely be faithful to the source material. Hallelujah!
Boone is currently prepping his three-hour adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for Warner Bros. and CBS Films. Casting on that should begin soon with his take on Lestat expected to follow The Stand.
When Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the Chronicles, they set Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Imagine Entertainment president Erica Huggins will oversee the project on behalf of the company while Bobby Cohen will executive produce. They will have access to the entire body of existing and future The Vampire Chronicles novels, including Christopher Rice's (Anne's son) adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief and her upcoming Prince Lestat, releasing in October.
Look for lots more soon!
Bloody-Disgusting has got our hands on a DVD copy of All Cheerleaders Die! as well as a copy of the soundtrack on vinyl that we want to give away to one of you lucky (no pun intended) readers!
Directed by Lucky McKee (The Woman, May), the film follows a, “…rebel girl [who] signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.”
The soundtrack, which features original tracks from composer Mads Heldtberg, is out now digitally and the vinyl will be coming out October 7th. Both can be pre-ordered through Amazon.
Head below to find out how you can get your hands on this DVD/vinyl combo!
All Cheerleaders Die! soundtrack track list:
1. Blackfoot Bloodhounds, Bitches – Brooke Butler
2. Medication – All Day
3. Boys Be Dogs, Girls Be Bitches – Felisha Cooper
4. Teasin’ Ass Bitch – A Giant Dog
5. Crazy Wicca Bulls**t – Sianoa Smit-McPhee & Caitlin Stasey
6. Look Out Young Son – Grand Ole Party
7. F***ing Magic Dude – Eli Vargas & Cody Saintgnue
8. Sucka For My Suga – Dueling £ugers
9. Queef & Run – Tom Williamson & Chris Petrovski
10. Let It Go – Matt K Shrugg
11. Mr. Tiny Pee Pee – Brooke Butler
12. Crushed – IconAclass
13. Going To PE – Caitlin Stasey & Sianoa Smit-McPhee
14. Workout Theme 1 – Mads Heldtberg
15. Balls Deep – Tom Williamson
16. Selena – Shay Astar
17. Exactlies – Sianoa Smit-McPhee
18. Workout Theme 2 – Mads Heldtberg
19. It’s Cold – Leigh Parker
20. Saturday Night – John Wesley Coleman III
21. Credit Card – Chris Petrovski & Jordan Wilson
22. Gangsta Cheer – Mads Heldtberg
23. Shave My Ballsack – Eli Vargas
24. Lil Manny B – Mini Death
25. Sweet Sweet Freezer – Leigh Parker & Jordan Wilson
26. F**k Yeah – Sean Spillane
27. She’s Got Me Boss – Chris Petrovski
28. The Grand – A Giant Dog
29. Kinda New To Me – Brooke Butler & Caitlin Stasey
30. Cheerleader Love – Mads Heldtberg
31. I Am A Witch – Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Caitlin Stasey & Reanin Johannink
32. Take A Bite Of My Heart – Sianoa
33. How’s Your Hand? – Caitlin Stasey
34. Ghostcest – A Giant Dog
35. Leena! – Felisha Cooper
Directed by Jake Helgren, who wrote 2012′s Bloody Homecoming, Varsity Blood is another drop in the pool of ’80s slasher homages that the DTV horror market is inundated with. While the film has its moments, overall it’s a frustrating, tedious experience that viewers will most likely dismiss shortly after watching it.
Released on the heels of the wickedly original All Cheerleaders Die, Varsity Blood follows a much more worn narrative path where a group of knucklehead jocks and their cheerleader counterparts are slaughtered by a masked villain. There’s not much originality here, but Helgren does balance the stereotypical characters with nicely sympathetic ones and others who break the mold. One of the main jocks, for example, is actually not a caricature and kind of a nice guy. That being said, the other jocks are beer-guzzling, tail-chasing nimrods that I couldn’t have cared less about.
The film is set on Halloween, always a good sign in my book. The holiday amounts to nothing but set dressing though. Nothing that occurs in the movie, besides a small bit of trick or treating, has anything to do with Halloween. Bloody Homecoming star Lexi Giovagnoli returns as Hannah, the new girl in school who recently transferred after her father was killed by a drunk driver. Her new stepbrother also saw tragedy at the hand’s of a drunk who killed his girlfriend. What does all this backstory amount to? Well, not much. It all gets scrapped later on for silly twists and the infuriating motivation of the killer.
Hannah meets her fellow cheerleaders at an abandoned farmhouse on Halloween night for some “end of the school year partying.” What school district ends its year on Halloween? Were these kids in school all summer? Anyways, the dialogue between Hannah and her friends is pretty fun and even clever at times. One cheerleader refers to her “cheergina” and another tells a trick or treater that costumes are for ” preadolescents and perverts, princess.” It’s the type of dialogue reminiscent of Heathers and Mean Girls, the kinda stuff I love in a high school movie.
Aside from that, there’s not much else to enjoy in Varsity Blood. The killer’s mask is pretty cool (it’s their high school mascot, a tribal mask), though any mystique surrounding him is shattered by the reveal of his identity. His motivation is so painfully stupid I thought it was a red herring at first. Once the kids arrive at the farmhouse, the film is terribly underlit, so even anticipated moments of gore are nearly impossible to make out. In a movie like this, populated with mostly negative characters, the kills are what you look forward to. Varsity Blood takes that away from its audiences. Bummer.
Varsity Blood has some good dialogue and some fun scenes, but overall it’s a lazy, unoriginal film. Save yourself the time and watch All Cheerleaders Die instead. Helgren obviously knows his stuff, but is it just enough to be an homage to ’80s slashers without bringing anything new to to the table? Of course not.
Varsity Blood is available on DVD August 19, if you hate yourself enough to watch it.
Screamfest, from the festival that brought you such films as Trick ‘r Treat, Paranormal Activity, The Human Centipede and American Mary, announces the first films of the 2014 festival. While many of these films have already played at other festivals, this will be the first time Los Angeles audiences will have the chance to see them!
Screamfest kicks off its 14th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14 through October 23 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028).
· The Creep Behind The Camera (US) – Directed by Pete Schuermann. The Creep Behind the Camera was an actual filmmaker named Vic Savage; a real scumbag whose only real skill was in his uncanny ability to convince the residents of 1960 Glendale, California that he was making the biggest, the BEST monster movie ever made! The true story of Vic Savage, aka Art Nelson and the making of his monster opus The Creeping Terror (1964) is told in the narrative dark-comedy The Creep Behind the Camera. A hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera is a roller coaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at its very worst. Los Angeles Premiere
· The House At The End Of Time (Venezuela) – Directed by Alejandro Hidalgo. A mother imprisoned for 30 years for murdering her husband is released on compassion, but when she returns to her family home the supernatural events that led to the crime return to haunt her and reveal a sinister secret about the building in which she lives. US Premiere
· I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (NZ) – Directed by Guy Pigden. The crew of the New Zealand low budget Zombie film “Tonight They Come!” are filming in the middle of nowhere. The troubled shoot goes from bad to worse when key cast and crew are struck down by a mystery illness. The replacement runner, WESLEY PENNINGTON arrives on set fresh out of film school and bubbling with enthusiasm just in time for the mystery illness to start turning zombie extras into REAL, shuffling, un-dead Zombies. Los Angeles Premiere
· Julia (US) –Directed by Matthew A. Brown. A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames (Ashley C. Williams – The Human Centipede), who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. US Premiere
· Parlor (US) – Directed by Devon Downs & Kenny Gage. The film follows six young college hopefuls vacationing and partying in Eastern Europe who get more than they bargained for when they unwittingly get caught up in a maniacal tattoo artist’s fiendish side business. Shot entirely in Vilnius, Lithuania starring Robert Lasardo (Nip/Tuck, Death Race, Human Centipede III) World Premiere
· Refuge (US) –Directed by Andrew Robertson. This apocalyptic genre thriller is set in the American south about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a catastrophic plague. Los Angeles Premiere
· See No Evil 2 (US) – Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska. Starring WWE’s Glenn “KANE” Jacobs, Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle (American Mary). A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws. World Premiere
· Suburban Gothic (US) – Directed by Richard Bates, Jr. Starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives. “The Dead Just Got Deader.” Los Angeles Premiere
Screamfest discovering the new blood of horror and honoring the masters.
We finally have our first real look at the upcoming indie horror game Kholat, and thanks to the wonders of Unreal Engine 4, it is looking good. The game is named after Siberia’s “Death Mountain”, where nine students lost their lives on a hiking trip in 1959. I included the incident in my list of creepy real places horror games should visit because of the unsettling mystery surrounding the tragedy. To this day, we still don’t know what caused the group’s untimely deaths.
Kholat aims to explore this real mystery in what looks like a very cold game. The incident is tragic, but it’s our love of the unknown that also makes it ripe for creative interpretation. It really is a fantastic setting for a horror game, and everyone can appreciate a horrifying tale that — unlike most films that claim they are based on almost nothing — really is “based on a true story”.
There’s not much to glean in terms of how the game will play, but I’m really digging the music in this trailer. I hope it’s original.
Kholat is scheduled to arrive on PC later this year.
TheWrap is reporting that The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is in early talks to stake a claim on the new Lestat movie for Universal Pictures.
Boone is being eyed to both write and direct.
Rather than a remake of “Interview With the Vampire,” the new film is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice’s series — “The Vampire Lestat” and “The Queen of the Damned” — and will likely be faithful to the source material.
Lestat de Lioncourt was played by Tom Cruise in Neil Jordan’s star-studded 1994 adaptation of “Interview With the Vampire,” though the character will be recast.
A few years back, Universal acquired the rights to author Anne Rice’s novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series and set Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Universal and Imagine will have an entire body of existing and future novels in Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” series, including the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief,” written by Rice’s son, author Christopher Rice.
Other novels in the series include “Interview with the Vampire” and the upcoming “Prince Lestat.”
Producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing the 1997 feature The Devil’s Advocate to television as a potential series, reports Deadline.
The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with what they hear is already getting a pilot commitment!
Written by Matt Venne (“Bag of Bones,” The Exorcism Of Molly Harley), “the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself.”
In the 1997 movie, produced by Oscar winner Kopelson for Warner Bros., the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves, with Al Pacino playing his boss. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford, with Charlize Theron co-starring. It grossed $153 million dollars on a $57 million budget.
With the Saw franchise over and done with — at least temporarily — many horror fans have been looking for something to satiate our boundless appetites for torture porn. This probably won’t fill that need, but it may help tide you over until we hear more from the series’ inevitable return. Elsa Rhae is an artist who’s brought us some truly fantastic body paintings inspired by stuff geeks can relate to.
Her latest work continues that by conjuring Billy the Puppet from the Saw films.
The only thing I can think of that would make this better is if Rhae rode in on a tricycle.
Adam has decided to grace us with another BD Playlist, a chance for him to share some of his current favorite tracks. Below are five picks, two of which I can guarantee are inspired by the recent announcement of Silent Hills. So, without further ado, head on below to see some of Adam’s musical tastes, complete with handpicked tracks!
Matt Corby – Resolution EP
Well it’s official. After many stops and starts that included one of the longest development processes for one of their films, the House of Ideas has finally put Ant Man in front of the camera. Marvel sent out a full press release today marking the beginning of principal photography in San Francisco and as I sit here I’m not entirely sure how to feel. This time last year we were almost certain Guardians of the Galaxy couldn’t possibly keep the magic alive for Marvel Studios.
But Ant Man still feels a little tenuous. I’m really not sure how I feel about Payton Reed in the director’s seat, especially after one of the most visually gifted and dynamic directors in modern cinema, Edgar Wright walked off the project thanks to differences with the script. Yet, we have some stunning casting in Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym so I’m definitely hooked into the project, and let’s all be honest we’ll be seeing this bad boy post Avengers: Age of Ultron.
I’m just not sure if it’ll make the boatloads of cash, previous Marvel Studios efforts have. I guess we’ll find out next July.
For now the official plot synopsis that Marvel sent out today seems quite tantalizing:
Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym…
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Oops I lied, still a bunch of stuff we already knew. In any event, I eagerly await those first set photos, and a little more information about how Yellojacket (Corey Stoll) fits into all this.
Evil is brought to life in this psychological thriller starring Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and Patrick J. Adams (TV’s “Suits”).
The miniseries event “Rosemary’s Baby” premiered on NBC and arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD August 19, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The “Rosemary’s Baby” Blu-ray and DVD each include two featurettes – “Fear is Born: The Making of Rosemary’s Baby” and “Grand Guignol: Parisian Production Design”. We have an exclusive look at the “Fear is Born” featurette below!
Based on the best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, “Rosemary’s Baby” features a teleplay by James Wong (TV’s “American Horror Story”) and Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and is directed by Agnieszka Holland (HBO’s “The Wire”). Also starring Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter franchise) and Carole Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only).
“Set in present-day France, Rosemary’s Baby centers on a young married couple that escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse – an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past, and an immeasurable price.“
You look like you could use another P.T. demo reaction video. Thankfully, Konami has us covered. First, saw what happens when you sit some older Japanese women down with the freaky demo — spoiler: it’s hilarious — and now we get to see what happens when some younger Japanese women spend some time with it — spoiler: it involves lots of screaming.
For the unfamiliar, the P.T. demo is actually a very clever reveal of Silent Hills. The game will be a collaborative project between Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro that stars Norman Reedus and likely won’t release until 2016. Gamescom brought us some major horror headlines last week, but this one easily took the show.
If you’d like to play the demo yourself, you can grab it now (it’s free) on the PlayStation Store.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Minecraft, and I’d like to think that some of the stuff I’ve created is pretty neat. Any confidence I might’ve had in my past work always immediately goes out the window when I see stuff like this. A few months ago I made a sweet ass boat, but while I was busy spending way too much time trying to figure out how to get the sails just right, laztheripper is recreating entire sections from Diablo II. A substantial portion of the first act is finished, with the other four in varying states of completion.
Speaking of Diablo, the Ultimate Evil Edition is slated to release on last and current-gen consoles tomorrow. If you’re on the fence about it, you can check out my review.
Filmax (the [REC] franchise, Summer Camp) provided Bloody Disgusting with the first images from their now-filming Sweet Home, with Rafa Martinez at the helm.
Sweet Home is described as a realistic and claustrophobic film that keeps track of the scariest side. Principal photography wraps on August 22 in Barcelona.
Here’s a translation of the film’s plot: “The plot is situated in a daily environment: a couple decides to spend a romantic evening in a floor of a semi-abandoned building that slip because she works as a consultant for the council house and got the keys. During the evening they discover that a hooded murderer is the only tenant left in the building…and they have become the new target.“
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson (Beautiful Youth) stars with Bruno Sevilla (Mindscape).
Martinez co-wrote the screenplay with Teresa of Rosendo and Ángel Agudo.
The English language Sweet Home is produced by Julio Fernandez.
Someone has finally made a custom PC case that’s worthy of overthrowing the human race. Inspired by the malevolent AI SHODAN from the long-dormant System Shock series, this one-of-a-kind PC is emblazoned with the incredibly judgmental face of everyone’s favorite rogue AI. The attention to detail here is just ridiculous, but we mustn’t overlook the possibility that this case is too genuine, enough so that it becomes sentient and hurtles the world into a Terminator 2: Judgment Day type of situation. I refuse to die before I get my hands on Silent Hills.
The creation you can see below is the work of Tom. Tom’s a fan of the series, so last September he decided to design a custom case that accurately represented his love for the games.
Tom even made a making-of video, which you can find below.
In related news, I just realized that System Shock 2 turned 15 on August 11 and I forgot to mention it. So as a sort of belated celebration, once you think you’ve spent enough time ogling over the lovely stuff above, you should consider checking out this artist rendering of the greatest scene in the series. And feel free to share your favorite moments from either game in the comments below.
Inspired by actual events, the thriller The Quiet Ones (read our review) is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The supernatural story is also available TODAY, two weeks earlier on Digital HD.
The film stars Jared Harris (TV’s “Mad Men”), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards (Open Grave), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Vampire Academy) and Olivia Cooke (TV’s “Bates Motel”).
We have an exclusive featurette clip that features Olivia Cooke and the producers discussing her work on the latest from Hammer Films.
“When a crazed university professor (Harris) and his team of students set out to cure a disturbed patient, the unthinkable happens. Trusting in their leader and his motives, Brian (Claflin) and his fellow students find themselves far from help…and all too close to a sinister force they never suspected.“
The Quiet Ones Blu-ray exclusive material includes the “Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones” featurette that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the unforgettable thriller as well as the “Manifesting Evil: Visual Effects” featurette. The Blu-ray and DVD both include audio commentary with director John Pogue and producer Tobin Armbrust, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
The Film4 FrightFest is returning for its 15th year, and just unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens.
Bloody scored the first look trailer for Luke Hyams’ Xmoor, which will World Premiere.
Out of the UK, the film stars Melia Kreiling, Nick Blood, Mark Bonnar, Olivia Popica and James Lecky.
“With their sights set on a £25,000 reward promoted by a local newspaper, American documentarians Georgia and Matt head to Exmoor in North Devon to film the fabled beast supposedly slinking through the remote terrain. Is the creature a leopard, a panther, a family pet crossbreed, an imaginary predator? Setting up a forest camp with an old acquaintance harbouring his own dark secrets, the trio fix 42 cameras to the trees and rocks, linked back to a computer nerve centre where nothing should go unnoticed as they take turns to night watch. But then they discover some putrefying body parts all neatly tied up… then some more. And before long they realise they are in the lair of a beast right enough, but certainly not one of the four-legged variety. For they have discovered a serial killer’s playground and are soon to become his most wanted prey.”
After a 3+ year battle over release rights, distributor Wild Eye Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to the long-awaited, award-winning, true crime shocker My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous (retitled Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer for VOD, PPV, Cable) from controversial director Shane Ryan (“Amateur Porn Star Killer” and the upcoming “The Owl in Echo Park”). Written and directed by Ryan, My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous stars Katie Marsh, Demi Baumann, Teona Dolnikova, Alex Damiano and Kaliya Skye. Ryan Nicholson (“Live Feed,” “Hanger,” “Gutterballs”) along with Alisha Rayne and actor Kevin Gage (Michael Mann’s “Heat”) produced the film.
Told through a blend of found footage, documentary style, first-person and classical cinematography, the film is the inspired-by-true-story of Alyssa Bustamante, the 15 year old girl accused of stabbing, strangling, and slicing the throat of her 9 year old neighbor in what news and court case described as a ‘thrill killing.’ The film which has left festival crowds “haunted” and “shaken” and hailed by critics as a “Brutal, heartbreaking masterpiece…” shocker “My Name Is ‘A’ By Anonymous” recently completed its festival run coveting numerous awards including “Best Art House Film” at the Pollygrind Film Festival. Wild Eye will release the complete, uncensored version this fall.
My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous is set to be released on DVD September 23, 2014 and soon after on PPV under Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer. The DVD includes two additional cuts of the film.
Circus Road has released the first teaser for their L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer). It stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie) and the voice of Andy Dick.
The film is, “a biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, “L.A. Slasher” explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent – purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior. Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them.”
L.A. Slasher also has an interesting Facebook page composed in the stalker-y voice of the film’s villain.