New 'The Quiet Ones' Image Conjures the Supernatural

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:27

Haunting theaters April 25, this new image from The Quiet Ones looks to be conjuring up something evil…

From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke, pictured above, all star.

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[SXSW '14 Interview] 'Starry Eyes' Cast and Crew On Film's Violence and Universe

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:57

Starry Eyes may be the film from SXSW I want to revisit the most. There’s so much going on in it that I have a feeling it will have very high replay value. I already dig the film (as you can see by my review), and I’m certainly looking forward to looking at it from a different angle.

This is even more true after sitting down for a lengthy interview with the filmmakers. Present at the table were directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, actors Alexandra Essoe and Pat Healy and producer Travis Stevens. It was easily a half hour chat and there’s no way I can even begin to share the bulk of it with you guys until after you’ve had a chance to see the movie. It literally took me a longer time to remove spoilers from the transcript than it did to type it out.

So what I’m going to do is share a very light, surface-y interview which should hopefully entice you even more to see the film. Then maybe its release I can share a bit more. Cool? Thanks. Check it out below.

For a movie about the downside of ambition, it’s a very ambitious film.

Kolsch: We’ve always been influenced by films by early Cronenberg and Possession and things like that. Rosemary’s Baby, obviously. Genre-wise we wanted to do something in the same vein. We wanted to start with a character and let the horror come out of there. Working in an industry where your body is such a commodity and you’re racing against the clock, it’s probably the most suited character for a body horror film.

And Alex your performance has so much going on in it.

Essoe: The audition process for actors is kind of unholy and masochistic. You kind of have to steel yourself and be thick skinned for the business side of acting but then for the actual acting side of it you have to be vulnerable.

Healy: The skin of a rhinoceros and the heart of a baby.

Essoe: Exactly. And that’s what I love so much about this film, you have to jump back and forth between those two things. And Sarah of course does not have thick skin, which makes her easily exploitable. It pushes her to a very destructive place, she approaches it with such naiveté and innocence that it’s sort of heartbreaking.

Widmyer: Which extends beyond acting as well. Sometimes as a filmmaker you feel like if you’re not currently writing at that moment, not trying to pitch something or not trying to meet somebody – you’re wasting your life. I go to coffee shops and I’ll pass by 10 laptops with screenplays open on them and you realize everyone is going for it and you’re not getting any younger. You feel like it’s a race. But if you feel that way too much, you might leave yourself susceptible to a bad decision.

Pat, your character surprised me. I thought that he was going to be a total sleazeball.

Healy: That was a really interesting thing that these guys wanted. What he does may be a joke or silly, but he’s sincere about it and has worked hard for it and believes in it. And he believes in trying to protect her and have her do the right thing. I didn’t want to play it joke-y, I wanted it do be sincere even though I personally might find those things kind of silly. And her friends too, they’re actually trying to help her.

I want to talk about the universe of the film. It feels big, even though you had limited means you have these colliding universes.

Widmyer: I think it’s smart to make your film go places. Kevin and I have done things in the past for low budgets where you’re sort of trapped. And we wanted this one to move. We wanted to show parts of LA you don’t normally see on film. The downtown areas, the smoggy hills, the construction and the graffiti of it all.

Essoe: And I think the tone changes very organically throughout the film. Nothing is added for the sake of variety.

There’s also some brutal shit in this movie.

Kolsch: We were telling a very Hollywood tale and so many of the other things I find interesting in Hollywood lore is the Hollywood violence. Like the Manson killings, the Wonderland killings. It’s just another part of Hollywood and celebrity killings – this use of brutal force. We wanted to make sure the kills sat in that same world of what desperate celebrities would do. You hear different takes on the Manson thing, like he still thought it was the house of the producer who wouldn’t put his album out. Or John Holmes with the people at Wonderland.

Widmyer: It had to be organic too. We weren’t purposefully trying to make people go “ugh.” We wanted the ending to feel like something you would read in Hollywood Babylon.

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Enjoy the Glow from a Dozen and a Half Photos from The Originals Episode 1.17 - Moon Over Bourbon Street

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:48

Our first Rebekah-less episode of "The Originals" airs next week, and on tap right now we have a dozen and a half new images from the ep, #1.17, "Moon Over Bourbon Street."

"The Originals" Episode 1.17 - "Moon Over Bourbon Street" (airs 3/18/14, 8-9pm): UNNATURAL ALLIANCES - After accusing Klaus (Joseph Morgan) of doing nothing while their control over the Quarter crumbles, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) makes a move to take matters into his own hands.

He receives an intriguing offer of support from Francesca (guest star Peta Sergeant), a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family.

In an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, the Mikaelsons throw an extravagant party, where Klaus offers Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) a tempting deal, Elijah and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) share a dance, and a violent fight comes to a surprising end.

Finally, even as Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) works on a new path to power, he continues to help Cami (Leah Pipes) deal with her Uncle Kieran’s (guest star Todd Stashwick) tragedy. Michael Robinson directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise and Christopher Hollier.

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J.K. Simmons To Investigate The Past In 'Terminator: Genesis'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:42

Nice! J.K. Simmons will be joining the cast of Terminator: Genesis. Per THR, “According to sources, Simmons will play a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades (since 1984, which, not coincidentally, is the year the original movie, directed by James Cameron, was released).

I dig everything about this except for the practically obligatory alcoholic crutch.

Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script. In theaters July 1, 2015, Emilia Clarke is on board to play Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke will play John Connor. Jai Courtney is playing Kyle Reese. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return in his iconic role. Alan Taylor is directing.

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Wolf Creek 2 US Release Details; New Artwork

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:21

Finally some news we've been waiting to arrive has come! On tap right now is the first information on Wolf Creek 2's Stateside release along with a brand new one-sheet. Read on for the details, and check it out!

Image Entertainment will be giving Wolf Creek 2 a VOD release on April 17th with a theatrical run set for May 16th!

Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.

The original not only gave Australian audiences an appetite for their own horror movies but showed the world a fresh, daring take on the genre. Selected to screen at Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival, it was supported by The Weinstein Company, who presented it to an international audience. It then went on to claim the title of the number one Australian film in 2005 and also became the highest grossing Australian R18+ film of all time.

Synopsis
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white-knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

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[Random Cool] Here's A Wicked Acoustic Cover Of Tool's "The Pot"

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:00

I don’t know how Sam Westphalen does it, but he keeps surprising me with his acoustic fingerstyle covers of metal tunes. Today he released a cover of Tool‘s “The Pot”, which is one of my favorite tracks from the band’s most recent release, 10,000 Days. It’s pretty incredible, especially when he plays Maynard’s vocals and also the guitar intro at the same time. The two conflicting melodies seem like they’d be truly difficult to perform simultaneously and Westphalen knocks it out with what looks like greatest of ease.

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Kojima Would Like To Make A 'Silent Hill' Game

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:39

I feel like I’ve written that headline a few times now, but this time it’s real. Or, at least, it’s getting closer to becoming a reality.

As Hideo Kojima wraps up development on Metal Gear Solid V, many fans are left wondering what his next project will be. He’s mentioned his desire to step down from the Metal Gear series, which he created, more than a few times already, but it looks like this time he may actually go through with it. We know Konami has reached out to Kojima in the past about taking the reins on a future Silent Hill, and today, we just got one step closer to seeing that come to fruition.

During a Twitch Q&A held earlier today, Kojima chatted about Snake’s next adventure, the possibility of creating a mobile game, and yes, even the possibility of his having a hand in the inevitable next Silent Hill

When a fan asked him which Konami franchise he would like to direct or reboot if given the chance, Kojima replied, with a mischievous grin on his face, with two words: “Silent Hill.”

Then Geoff Keighley pushed him further regarding what he’d do with the franchise. That’s when things got interesting.

While Kojima admits there’s a problem in that he’s easily scared of many things — he and I have that in common, but that doesn’t stop me from losing it on our YouTube channel on a near-daily basis — he’s confident that that would only aid him in crafting something that is truly terrifying.

“I have no idea when I’ll be able to do this, but maybe some day in the future,” he added.

I am all for a Kojima-developed Silent Hill game, though I’d recommend he reads this first.

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'Wolf Creek 2' Is Coming, and So Is Mick Taylor!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 16:14

Get ready to hitchhike into terror…

Earlier this year we shared a ton of new images from Image Entertainment’s highly anticipated slasher, Wolf Creek 2

John Jarratt returns as the killer Mick Taylor, with Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn and Philipe Klaus also starring in this sequel to the popular Sundance slasher originally released by Dimension Films.

EW landed the official theatrical one-sheet as well as release details. So when does Mick Taylor torment new backpackers? Wolf Creek 2 gets a VOD release on April 17, with a theatrical run set for May 16!

Directed again by Greg McLean, “Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

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Come Face-to-Face with Danger in this Trailer for Enormous

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:24

The live-action pilot for an adaptation of Enormous, in which the world as we know it has ended, launches next Thursday (March 20th) on Machinima; and we have a look at its trailer and artwork right here.

The pilot/short film is based on the critically-acclaimed graphic novel of the same name that launched last year. Written by Tim Daniel and drawn by Mehdi Cheggour, Enormous tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world in which massive insect-like beasts have taken over the world and humans are now the bottom of the food chain.

The creative minds of director BenDavid Grabinski (short film Cost of Living), writer Andre Ovredal (Trollhunter), and producer Adrian Askarieh (Hitman, Agent 47) are taking Enormous from the page to the screen.

You'll find the goods below plus synopses of both the film and the graphic novel. Be sure to check back in a week for the full video. After the pilot debuts, the plan is to turn Enormous into a full-fledged series that can play on various digital platforms the company appears on, including the new Xbox One.

Enormous Short Film Synopsis:
The film picks up years after E Day, the worldwide attack of massive insect like beasts, as the remaining humans from all walks of life must band together to survive and fight back against the monstrous invaders. Viewers are introduced to Ellen (Ceren Lee), a mother who has lost her child, and watch as she prepares to play a major role in the human resistance. The cast also includes Steve Braun (Wrong Turn 2) and Erica Gimpel ("Veronica Mars").

About the Enormous Graphic Novel:
Enormous tells the full tale of the aftermath of a vast ecological cataclysm which spawns colossal beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Humankind stares down imminent extinction, and the only law is to hunt or be hunted. It’s survival of the biggest as the earth-shaking sci-fi action adventure continues.

As the last vestige of humankind spirals towards annihilation, Ellen Grace leads the only remaining North American Search & Recovery Team through the deadly giant monster-infested streets of Phoenix. However, she soon encounters another predator far more dangerous than the other-worldly creatures stalking the desolate city: her fellow humans.

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New 'Among The Sleep' Teaser Reminds Us This Horror Game Can't Come Soon Enough

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:19

The massive crowdfunding success that is Krillbite Studio’s unique indie horror game Among the Sleep has resurfaced with a new teaser after being quiet for some time. The game places its players into the footie pajamas of a two year-old boy who finds himself alone in his family’s home at night during a thunderstorm. An already creepy environment is twisted by the child’s imagination until it’s more of a living, breathing nightmare.

Krillbite is aiming to get Among the Sleep out in early Spring on PC and Mac.

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Nitehawk Cinema - Killer Legends Preview SCREENS TONIGHT

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:05

Attention, New York! Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn has been developing its "Signature Series" program for some time, including revisiting the more mainstream ‘70s pornography for "Nitehawk Naughties", which will continue into the summer months.

Now, their "One Nite Only" series will highlight nine upcoming films including artist and music documentaries, re-releases and anniversaries, restorations and classic repertory films.

Tonight at 9:30 P.M. ET, Nitehawk presents a special One Nite Only screening of the new horror documentary Killer Legends in celebration of its upcoming March 16 premiere on the Chiller Network. The event includes a Q&A with filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills moderated by Fangoria’s Sam Zimmerman. If you enjoyed the documentary Cropsey from Zeman and are in or around Brooklyn this evening, Killer Legends looks to explore the true origins of urban legends on a much grander scale than the more intimate, personal exploration in Cropsey.

Killer Legends is a hair-raising film that focuses on four timeless urban legends that continue to haunt the psyche of the American public. This horror documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends, while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe. The documentary probes the following legends: The Candyman, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs, The Hookman, and The Killer Clown.

Killer Legends is produced by Gulp Pictures and Storyville Entertainment in association with Gigantic Pictures. Killer Legends premieres this Sunday, March 16th, at 8pm ET on the Chiller Network.

For more info visit Gigantic Pictures, Gulp Pictures, and Chiller TV online.




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New Trailer Arrives By Proxy

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:00

Finally a trailer has hit the Internet for director Zack Parker's horror feature Proxy (review). Look for the flick on VOD April 18 with a DVD release to follow. Check out the trailer now.

Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg all star.

Synopsis:
A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

Proxy is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker has reunited with The Newton Brothers to compose the score as well as Jim Timperman as Director of Photography to lens the film. A notable addition to Parker’s crew is seasoned Special F/X Make-Up Artist James Ojala. Proxy was shot on location in Eastern Indiana.

For more info visit the official Along the Tracks Productions website, "like" Proxy on Facebook, and follow Proxy on Twitter.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Soundtrack Gets Limited Vinyl Release For Record Store Day

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:56

Invada Records (which is operated by Geoff Barrow of Portishead) has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition 2xLP neon pink vinyl soundtrack to the hit Ubisoft game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on Record Store Day (April 19th). The soundtrack was composed by Australian duo Power Glove and is a total throwback to the great soundtracks of the 80′s.

The artwork will be done by James White, who has done posters for Blade Runner and The Thing. Head below to listen to the brooding track “Power Core”.


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Magnolia Huffs, Puffs and Readies to Release Big Bad Wolves on Home Video

Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:50

The Israeli revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves (review) has been garnering nothing but acclaim on the festival circuit with Quentin Tarantino referring to it as "the best film of the year" in 2013.

Courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment, one of last year's best genre flicks comes home, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on April 22nd. Read on for full details, including a list of bonus features and your first look at the artwork!

Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Rabies), the film stars Lior Ashkenazi (Footnote), Tzachi Grad (The Flood), Rotem Keinan (The Exchange), and Dov Glickman.

Synopsis
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

Special Features

  • Making of BIG BAD WOLVES featurette
  • AXS TV: A Look at BIG BAD WOLVES
  • Theatrical trailer

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    Religious Quack Pat Robertson Warns that Horror Movies Give Demons Permission to Destroy Your Life

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:41

    He opposes gay marriage. He refers to non-Christians as "termites." And now controversial televangelist Pat Robertson warns that horror movies can, and will, destroy your life.

    It all began when a viewer of Robertson's show "The 700 Club: wrote in, wondering if recent exposure to a horror film was perhaps to blame for a car accident she got in while on her way home from church.

    "I was watching a horror movie the other day [on] the recommendation of others," the viewer wrote. "It was rather strange and awfully macabre. And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church."

    "Did watching that movie cause a curse -- or the Lord's protection to be lifted from me?" she asked. "Did I grieve the Holy Spirit by watching this series?"

    Silly, right? Well, Robertson doesn't think so. After assuring the woman that he was pretty confident that a movie wasn't to blame for that particular accident, he went on to say that it's entirely possible for horror films to allow demons to enter your soul and that we should all be careful of the entertainment we choose to ingest.

    "A few years ago I heard about a teenage girl who was demon possessed, and people began to deal with the demon and try to cast it out," he recalled. "And you know what the demon said? 'I had permission.' And the permission was granted when this child had gone to some double-X-rated movie, or whatever it was, and had allowed this thing to come into her."

    "I know this sounds kind of otherworldly, but that's the way it is," he continued. "So, could it have happened to you? Yes. I don't think it did, but [it] could have."

    Check out the full segment below, which is guaranteed to make your blood boil!

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    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Confident AMC Won't Sabotage Preacher Adaptation

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:35

    It's been a big week for news about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's small screen adaptation of Garth Ennis' comic series Preacher, which began when the duo revealed the AMC series will remain faithful to the comics. But will the show be as gory and nudity-filled as the comics are?

    Let's find out!

    In an interview with Ain't It Cool News, Rogen and Goldberg seemed pretty confident that AMC won't force them to take out too much of the good stuff, which quells some of the fears that the move to the small screen will water down the source material.

    "We went into AMC last week with Garth Ennis, and I've never felt like a studio or network was more on the same page with us," said Goldberg. "We pitched them, and they said, 'Perfect! That's exactly what we wanted to hear. No notes.'"

    "The religious stuff, they're totally cool with," continued Rogen. "The violence, they're totally cool with. The nudity is hard, but we can find ways around that. Overall, it was one of the best meetings I've ever had, honestly."

    Though Rogen commented that things will inevitably have to change to make the show fit to air on AMC, he says that Ennis is totally happy with how things are playing out this far and the changes will be as minor as possible.

    "He couldn't have been more receptive and couldn't have been more vocal about the fact that he knows there's a core thing that needs to be maintained," said the pot-smoking funny man, referring to Ennis, "but other than that there's a lot of stuff that you can lose."

    Rogen went on to say that he and Goldberg are such big fans of the comics that it's going to be hard for them to do wrong by other fans. "I think our tone is honestly directly influenced by the Preacher graphic novels," he said, which should be music to the ears of all fellow fans.

    It's certainly music to ours!

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    New Patrick Viral Features an Experiment Gone Wrong... Really Wrong

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:29

    A new viral video in promotion of the Aussie chiller Patrick (review) is here to make a real mess of things. Look for the flick in theatres and on VOD THIS FRIDAY, March 14, 2014. Check it out, or we will force you to telepathically!

    At the helm of the remake is Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), and the flick stars Richard E. Grant (Dracula, Corpse Bride), Rachel Griffiths (Blow), and Sharni Vinson (You're Next).

    Synopsis
    When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.




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    In Fear Director Jeremy Lovering Talks Changeling Remake

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:21

    Just released on home video this week was a highly effective indie thriller called In Fear, which marked the feature debut of Jeremy Lovering. The flick totally whet my appetite for more from the filmmaker, and it looks like he may next be remaking a classic. Read on!

    In an interview with Fangoria, Lovering revealed that he's currently working on a remake of the 1980 haunted house flick The Changeling, which he recently completed a script treatment for.

    "I’m really nervous about it, for obvious reasons," he told Fango. "The original is an extraordinarily good film, and I’ve tried to take a kind of alternative point of view—doing the scenes you don’t see, the ones in between those that are in the film. THE CHANGELING has such iconic, much-copied sequences, and obviously loads of directors, from James Wan to [THE WOMAN IN BLACK’s] James Watkins and a whole bunch of others, happily acknowledge THE CHANGELING as a massively influential film. It’s the same producers [as the original] who want to make it, and it has been a very interesting process, but I’m still trying to decide whether it’s the right thing to do or not."

    Lovering says he wrote the treatment after being approached about directing the film based on someone else's script, which he wasn't so keen on doing.

    "There was a screenplay in existence that they had already commissioned," said the British filmmaker. "They sent me that draft and it’s very well-written, but it’s not the film I want to make. THE CHANGELING is one of the few movies that genuinely scared me, and it still does, so I didn’t want to touch it at first. But then I started conversations with them and told them I didn’t feel the script. I want to re-engage with it in a different way, and they told me to go write my own screenplay. I was like, ‘I’ll just write a treatment because I don’t know if it’s gonna work for me,’ and I literally delivered it the other day."

    Throughout the interview Lovering expressed doubts as to whether or not it'd be a good idea to remake such a classic film, which lets us know that his head is in the right place. "If I just did it as a cut-and-paste, there’d be no point," he says, "but if I can bring it to a new audience, then maybe it could work.

    In the meantime be sure to check out In Fear, which proves that Lovering knows how to convey pure terror!

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    Spec Sci-fi/Thriller Script Aether Acquired by FilmNation

    Dread Central - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:15

    Word on a new spec script that was just acquired by FilmNation landed online today, and we have the very sketchy early details on the sci-fi/thriller known as Aether.

    Per Deadline, FilmNation Entertainment will produce, finance, and handle worldwide sales on the sci-fi thriller Aether, written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns. FilmNation is moving quickly, already looking for a director for the British writer’s script.

    Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but FilmNation is obviously quite high on it. "I’m astounded by the level of talent and inventiveness we’ve come across from such a young voice," said FilmNation production president Aaron Ryder. "We’re terribly excited to produce this film. We’re also anxious to learn how to pronounce its title!"

    Wilson-Cairns initially developed the script with her UK agent and then finished it on spec. It was brought in by FilmNation Director of Development Patrick Chu. Ryder, along with EVP Karen Lunder, will shepherd the project. The deal was done by FilmNation’s Alison Cohen and United Agents’ Marnie Podos and attorney Tara S. Kole.

    "I am absolutely thrilled to be working alongside such a talented group of like-minded people," said Wilson-Cairns. "FilmNation makes the kind of movies I love to watch, and I am so pleased we’ve put Aether into their safe hands."

    Look for more on this one should it be deemed Dread-worthy.

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    Share Your Favorite 'Resident Evil' Memory For A Chance To Be Featured In An Upcoming Capcom Game

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 14:15

    Capcom is offering a chance to be featured in one of their upcoming games, and all you need to do is share your favorite Resident Evil memories. Was it the original game’s well of deliciously cheesy dialogue? The first time Nemesis pulled a Kool-Aid Man and broke through a wall in his unending hunt for Jill? Or maybe it was the first time you took on a chainsaw-wielding Ganado in Resident Evil 4?

    This is a series that has no shortage of memorable moments, and now Capcom wants you to tell them your favorite.

    As for the game in question, all we know is it’s an “upcoming Capcom title,” so that could be anything. Obviously, I’d like to think it’s related to Resident Evil. There have been rumblings of a pending announcement, but what that is — Resident Evil 7, a remake of one of the older games, more HD chicanery, or something else — is currently unknown.

    If you’re feeling sociable, head on over to the Resident Evil Facebook to share memories of your own.

    On a related note, we’re playing through Resident Evil 4 in its entirety on our YouTube channel. You can get started on that below, if you like.

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