For a show so insanely weird and hyperkinetic, the most impressive thing about "American Horror Story" is how controlled the chaos is. While the like-minded "True Blood" has drowned in its own excess...
..."Horror Story" creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk know how to make even their most whackadoo ideas stick while serving the overall narrative.
Like dueling cable shows "Breaking Bad" and "Dexter," "American Horror Story" is the perfect yin to "True Blood"’s sloppy yang, and those comparisons will run rampant this year given the fem-centric "Coven" is set against a New Orleans backdrop and deals largely with societal outcasts.
Last year’s "Asylum" threw the kitchen sink directly in our face with crazed nuns, mental patients, Nazis, aliens, mutants and Anne Frank(!). "Coven" wastes no time delivering the same psychotic mix of violence, sex and revisionist history all set around “Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies” – a sort of Hogwarts/Xavier-like boarding school for young witches. The newest occupant is season protagonist Zoe (Taissa Farmiga returning from Season One) in the “Rogue” role as a young witch who discovers her unfortunate powers to kill by way of sexual intercourse.
Of course, there is a host of demented plot-lines and characters that are set to converge, and the roles are largely comprised of actors from the previous two seasons playing different parts, with newcomers like Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe appropriately bringing their eccentricities to the cast. Naturally, Jessica Lange is front and center in this fantastic ensemble, once again bringing her crazed sexuality and power to Fiona Goode, an aging witch who is struggling with her own mortality.
I won’t dare spoil the surprises in the first hour alone, but rest assured that "Coven" gets the ball rolling with some risqué subjects and sets the stage for some major conflicts. And given the show’s history, I have no doubt we’ll see every strange twist and turn culminate into a satisfying and emotional experience.
So far, so good.
The full "Coven" cast includes Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Danny Huston, Alexander Dreymon, Leslie Jordan, James DuMont, and Denis O'Hare.
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.01 - "Bitchcraft" (airs 10/9/13)
A young girl, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange), the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo.
Things Go from Bad to Worse for Katherine in New Clip from The Vampire Diaries Episode 5.02 - True Lies
So far in Season 5 of "The Vampire Diaries," Katherine's looking a bit worse for wear, and in this new clip from Episode 5.02, "True Lies," to add insult to injury, she's got a bad case of the sniffles.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.02 - "True Lies" (airs 10/10/13, 8-9pm)
MISSING PERSONS — Without telling Elena (Nina Dobrev) that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is missing, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) turns to Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) for help finding his brother. Elena and Caroline (Candice Accola) try to find out who is covering up a campus murder, and a fellow Whitmore student named Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) gives Elena some intriguing information about Professor Wes Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett).
While Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) struggles to return to his old life, he continues to be the only person who can see and talk to Bonnie (Kat Graham), but he can’t convince her that it’s time to let the others know that she sacrificed her own life for his. After learning that Silas is searching for Katherine, Damon asks Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy to keep her out of sight, but the situation quickly spirals out of control. Finally, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) uses violence to make a point about her own agenda. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Brian Young.
In just a few hours "The Originals" lands in its regular Tuesday 8PM ET/PT spot on The CW, and in honor of the occasion we have three more previews of Episode 1.02, "House of the Rising Son."
These aren't just regular previews either - each is introduced by one of the show's stars, including Joseph Morgan (Klaus), Charles Michael Davis (Marcel), and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley).
"The Originals" Episode 1.02 - "House of the Rising Son" (airs 10/8/13, 8-9pm; repeats 10/10/13, 9-10)
A FLASHBACK TO THE 1800s — When Rebekah (Claire Holt) arrives in New Orleans at her brother Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) insistence, she meets Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), who gives her some unexpected news. Concerned that her brother Klaus is up to no good, Rebekah seeks help from a reluctant Sophie (Daniella Pineda). At her wits’ end, Hayley takes matters into her own hands, but things quickly take a dangerous turn.
Determined to uncover Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) secret weapon, Klaus stays one step ahead and executes his plan. Meanwhile, after a run-in with Marcel, Rebekah is reminded of all the anger and disappointment Klaus has caused her throughout the years. Finally, Marcel enlists Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) help in his own dangerous plan.
Leah Pipes also stars. Brad Turner directed the episode written by Diane Ademu-John and Declan de Barra.
For gamers who crave supernatural mysteries and great storytelling, the classic Sierra adventure Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father pretty much remains the greatest game ever made. With the rise of tablet gaming, fans have been clamoring for a re-release, and it looks like our prayers have finally been answered.
In what may be the most exciting news all month, creator and game designer Jane Jensen has announced that a 20th Anniversary remake is in the works and launched an official website with a few sneak peek images of the HD version.
The remastered Gabriel Knight is currently planned for a 2014 multi-platform release on PC, Mac, iPad and Android.
As thrilled as we are about this news, there's one catch: Jensen was unable to get rights to the original audio tracks, which means the new edition will have completely new voice recordings. Considering the original had the best voice cast and narrator in gaming history, it's a bit sad that we won't be listening to Virginia Capers' evocative voodoo voice in the redux. No word on whether the great Tim Curry is returning, but odds are we won't hear supporting actors Mark Hamill and Leah Rimini reprising their roles this time.
Regardless, this is incredibly exciting news for adventure gamers - and one step closer to making Gabriel Knight 4 a reality!
It was just about a year ago that we learned the paranormal comedy series "Strange Calls" had landed at ABC with a put pilot commitment. In layman's terms, that meant that they agreed to produce and air a pilot episode of the show and that they were pretty certain the series would be picked up.
According to Deadline today, ABC has now given a cast-contingent pickup to the half-hour comedy, which means that the full green light will be given to the project as soon as actors are found that the network is happy with. In other words, things are moving along as planned.
Donick Cary ("New Girls") wrote the adaptation and will serve as showrunner, with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) set to direct the pilot. The two executive produce with Aaron Kaplan ("The Neighbors") and Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield, executive producers of the original series, which was produced by their company Hoodlum. 20th Century Fox TV, where Fleischer is under an overall deal, is producing with Kapital Entertainment and Hoodlum.
Based on an Australian series — which coincidentally also airs on ABC (Australia’s ABC2) – "Strange Calls" centers on good-hearted, bumbling Boston cop Toby Banks, who is exiled to night duty on Nantucket island, where strange, unexplainable occurrences become the norm nine months out of the year. Working out of a creaky lighthouse on the outskirts of town, he is teamed with Gregor, the eccentric lighthouse keeper and local paranormal authority. The two make an unlikely crimefighting duo dealing with the “strange calls” that come into the station at night.
Check out a trailer for the original series below, and expect more soon!
A slew of new promos have come from across the world for AMC’s Season 4 of “The Walking Dead,” which premieres on Sunday, October 13 at 9/8c.
“In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.).”
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green.
The first clip from the upcoming spooker from Vincenzo Natali, entitled Haunter (review here) starring Abigail Breslin, has arrived for you cats to dig on! Check it out!
The screenplay is by Brian King with Steven Hoban and Mark Smith producing. The film stars Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, and David Hewlett. Look for it soon from IFC Midnight/Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
Lisa Johnson (Breslin) is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has “woken up” and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the “ghost” turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter – a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living.
After Dark Films proudly announces the seventh film in its After Dark Originals 2 series, Mischief Night, a story that takes place on the most devilish night of the year where things are not always as they seem.
Mischief Night marks the directorial debut of Travis Baker, starring Brooke Anne Smith (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Marc Valera (Melrose Place), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween).
“Kaylie is just like most other girls her age. She babysits, enjoys stealing from her parents’ liquor cabinet, and has boys who like her. The only difference between Kylie and other girls is that the boy who likes her, wants to KILL her. On Mischief Night, the night before Halloween, Kylie’s true nature is revealed when she is attacked by a psycho who wants nothing more than to see her insides.“
William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece The Exorcist will be released on Blu-ray in a 40th Anniversary Edition on October 8th, and the special features should have your head spinning. To go with everything previously released, here’s a sneak peak exclusive clip from one of the film’s behind-the-scenes featurette… it’s a weird one!
When The Exorcist was first released in 1973, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums ($49.99 SRP). Available October 8, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.
A true cinema landmark, the theological thriller is one of the top ten box-office performers of all time. The Exorcist took 10 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and won two Oscars® for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as winning for Best Sound. Subsequently, the film went on to become a multi-million dollar franchise. Directed by Friedkin (Oscar®-winner for The French Connection – Directing 1971) and written by William Peter Blatty, the film is based on his best-selling novel, which sold nearly 13 million copies domestically and was the #1 book on the New York Times Best Seller List for 57 weeks, 17 of them at #1.
Regarding the Extended Director’s Cut, Friedkin says, “After my initial cut, I took out 12 more minutes before we released it in theatres. Years later, Bill Blatty asked if I’d review some of that rejected footage (which he always felt should have remained) with an eye towards putting it back in a new version. In so doing I believe we strengthened the spiritual aspect of the film.”
Celebrated for his directorial role in this seminal film, Friedkin is still very much in the limelight. His new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir, recently published by HarperCollins, extensively discusses the background and casting of The Exorcist. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will honor Friedkin this month with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his continually influential work in genre entertainment at this year’s Saturn Awards. In August Friedkin will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, where he will present the restored version of Warner Bros.’ Sorcerer. And Friedkin and author Blatty will attend a special 40th Anniversary screening of their film at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., on October 30. The film will also have an exclusive theatrical engagement October 31 through November 7th at the AMC Georgetown.
“The Exorcist tells the now-famous story of a girl’s demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior. Her mother (Ellen Burstyn, Oscarâ-winner for Best Actress Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Jason Miller) to investigate. But Karras, who has a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan’s possession. Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins.”
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– Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist (NEW) 40 years after his novel was published, The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer returns to where it all began. First stop is a cabin/guest house in the hills of Encino, California, where Blatty wrote the novel. The author visits the place for the first time in 40 years and shares not only memories of writing the book, but also discusses how it inspired him. We then meet Blatty in two key and iconic locations; Georgetown University where the film was shot, and at the now-famous Exorcist steps. Throughout, Blatty reads from his novel, including an excerpt from a chilling newly published passage.
– Talk of the Devil (NEW) – While at Georgetown University, William Peter Blatty heard about a true case of possession from Father Eugene Gallagher. At the time the film came out, the priest talked at length about exorcism, the true story and about Blatty; this footage is now available for the first time in many years. It is as revealing as it is shocking.
-Two Commentaries by William Friedkin
-Commentary by William Peter Blatty
-Introduction by William Friedkin
-1998 BBC Documentary “The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist”
-Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist Set footage produced and photographed by Owen Roizman, camera and makeup tests, and interviews with director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty and Owen Roizman.
-The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now — Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot.
Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist — with director William Friedkin and author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty discussing the different versions of the film and featuring outtakes from the film.
-Interviews: The Original Cut, Stairway to Heaven, The Final Reckoning
-Sketches & Storyboards
-Premium:Excerpt of The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir
Open Road has released a new video featurette showing off the beuaitful, tough ladies of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.
Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan, Electra Avellan, William Sadler, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, and Marko Zaror all star.
In theaters October 11, “Machete Kills is an action-packed thrill ride about the adventures of legendary secret agent Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo). In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Carlos Estevez) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins. Breaking all the rules, visionary director Robert Rodriguez leads this star-studded ensemble on one of the wildest adventures to save the world ever captured on film!“
After Dark Originals has set its sights on bringing the horror world the long talked about flick Mischief Night, and we have all the current details as well as a new one-sheet for you guys. Check it out!
From the Press Release
After Dark Films proudly announces the seventh film in its After Dark Originals 2 series (ADO2), Mischief Night, a story that takes place on the most devilish night of the year where things are not always as they seem.
Mischief Night marks the directorial debut of Travis Baker, starring Brooke Anne Smith ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), Marc Valera ("Melrose Place"), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie's Halloween).
"After Dark is always on the lookout for material that breaks the mold. Mischief Night's story and its characters are truly demented. We are excited to offer our audience something refreshingly new in the world of horror.” --Stephanie Caleb, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs at After Dark Films.
"With Mischief Night, I wanted to subvert all expectations of the slasher film, while also demonstrating due reverence for the immortal classics of the genre. It's a unique Halloween/Breakfast Club mash-up that's frightening, funny, dramatic, romantic... and above all else, very mischievous. My producer Richard Tanne and I are thrilled to be working with After Dark to bring our movie to the widest audience possible." --Travis Baker, Director.
Kaylie is just like most other girls her age. She babysits, enjoys stealing from her parents’ liquor cabinet, and has boys who like her. The only difference between Kylie and other girls is that the boy who likes her wants to KILL her. On Mischief Night, the night before Halloween, Kylie’s true nature is revealed when she is attacked by a psycho who wants nothing more than to see her insides.
The Slash-produced Nothing Left to Fear landed on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand outlets today. If you're unsure about whether or not you want to check it out, perhaps a creepy sheep-infested clip will persuade you. Check it out baaahh-low!
The cast includes Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Anne Heche (Psycho, Rampart), James Tupper (Mr Popper’s Penguins), Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place), Ethan Peck (In Time), and Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower).
Nothing Left to Fear is the first feature from the horror shingle launched by iconic rocker Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and Academy-Award winning producer Michael Williams and Rob Eric (Transsiberian, Session 9, The Fog of War). At the directing helm is Gore Verbinski protégé Anthony Leonardi III, who has worked alongside Verbinski on such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Rango, and The Lone Ranger. Leonardi has also worked as a creature designer on many films, including Francis Lawrence’s Constantine and 47 Ronin.
Nothing Left to Fear is the tale of a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth. The movie is based on the actual town of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the seven gateways to Hell.
Last night I attended a Blu-ray/DVD release event for “American Horror Story: Asylum” at the legendary (and supposedly haunted) Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles. We saw some special features from the Second Season set that looked pretty in-depth (given the location of the event, a lot of what we saw focussed on the sets for Briarcliff Asylum) and were treated to a lengthy Q&A with Asylum regulars Naomi Grossman (“Pepper”) and Barbara Tarbuck (“Mother Superior Claudia”).
As interesting as that stuff was, my most anticipated moment of the evening was the premiere of the first episode of “American Horror Story: Coven“. It did NOT disappoint! From my review, “As dumb as “American Horror Story” pretends to be, its incredibly smart about the business at hand – which is entertaining and shocking its audience. And make no mistake, I was shocked by a lot of it.”
Head HERE for the full review! And be sure to tune into FX tomorrow, October 9th at 10PM!
Evil lambs swarm our lead in this first clip from Anthony Leonardi III’s Nothing Left to Fear, which was produced by Guns N’ Roses’ Slash. It will be arriving on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand October 8, 2013.
“Nothing Left to Fear was inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of “Revenge”) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of Bellflower) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of “Wizards Of Waverly Place”) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned.”
Anne Heche (HBOs “Hung,” ABCs “Men in Trees”) , James Tupper (ABCs “Revenge,” Mr. Popper’s Penguins) , Ethan Peck (In Time, ABC Family’s “10 Things I Hate About You”), Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place,” Mean Girls 2), and Clancy Brown (Cowboys & Aliens, The Shawshank Redemption) all star.
Ethan Peck (“10 Things I Hate About You”) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer Slash and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull.
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Fandago released the first clip from Vincenzo Natali’s (Cube, Splice) supernatural horror Haunter, which puts Abigail Breslin (The Call, Final Girl, Zombieland) face-to-face with “the Pale Man” (played by Stephen McHattie).
Opening October 18 in theaters, on iTunes, and on various VOD platforms, Breslin stars as a young girl who must unravel a decades-old mystery to save her family.
“Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has “woken up” and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the “ghost” turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter – a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living.“
Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip.
At the Samudra Beach Hotel on the south coast of Java, there is a room forever reserved for a unique guest: Nyi Roro Kidul, the Queen of the Southern Sea in Indonesian mythology. Room 308 is completely furnished and features several paintings of the female spirit, as well as offerings, flowers, and altars. People visit the room, which is guarded by a “spiritual doorman,” to meditate and pray for their welfare.
This curious little room is the inspiration for Indonesian director Jose Poernomo’s new film, 308. It’s not about people traveling to the hotel to pray though – that would be boring as hell – it’s about a group of believers intending to use the room for much more sinister reasons. Mixing elements of horror with regional folklore and fantasy, 308 is a pretty tense ride and the type of slow-burn horror I really dig. Poernomo takes his time dishing out little clues and bits of exposition so by the time the shit hits the fan, there’s some real weight to the terror. I was confused a bit about some elements of the spirit, but overall the whole ride is interesting and delivers some well-earned scares.
Naya (Shandy Aulia) is a recent college graduate who’s starting to get desperate for a job. When a friend tells her she can score her a gig housekeeping at a plush hotel, Naya jumps at the chance. She takes care of her little sister, Airi, so she brings her along. It’s a massive place and one of the hotels where the housekeeping staff lives in-house. When she arrives, the hotel manager Sena drops a bomb on her: the hotel is actually shut down for the next four days and no one can leave because they’re having the outside fumigated. This is super sketchy and probably where Naya should’ve grabbed Airi and bounced, but she needs the job. I’ve been there, sister.
Sena lays some lame excuses on Naya on why she’s never to go into room 308, but it’s quickly apparent that he’s hiding something. The rest of the the hotel crew is shady too. There are two other housekeepers and one excitable chef. The whole cast is solid except for the chef who does some seriously goofy overacting. His tiresome zaniness feels out of place here. I guess he’s supposed to be the comic relief since everyone else plays it straight, but it didn’t work for me.
Naya begins snooping around the hotel and unraveling the plot as the horror starts slowly trickling in. There’s some stuff we’ve seen before (spider-walk, flying utensils), but it all feels fresh within the story of 308. The violence is mostly implied and a lot of the scares are delivered in brought day light, in well-lit rooms. Visually, the film is very impressive. I found the most effective sequence to be the chase during the finale. Good chases are hard to come by nowadays and the one in 308 totally delivers the white-knuckle goods. The enormous hotel space is used effectively as well. Since it’s shut down, many of the floors are shrouded in darkness. Little Airi likes playing hide and seek, which obviously leads to some trouble.
Like I mentioned earlier, I got a little lost myself in the story of the mythological spirit and how it related to what was going on in the hotel. Luckily, there’s a bit near the end where it’s all tied together nicely and explained in full. So if you’re a little slow like me and couldn’t follow, don’t sweat it.
308 is an interesting story that blends Indonesian mythology with contemporary scares. It’s also the highest grossing horror film in Indonesia for 2013, if that helps sell it a little more for ya.
308 is making its U.S. premiere at Screamfest on 10/10 at 5pm and 10/12 at 5:30pm.
“Full Circle’s” Keke Palmer, pictured, is currently shooting the film Animal, an original movie produced by the horror network Chiller, reports BlackFilm.
She joins a cast that includes Elizabeth Gillies, Parker Young, Jeremy Sumpter, and Paul Iacono.
“When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.”
Animal is from executive producers Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen, and producers Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell, Kelly Smith and Thommy Hutson for Flower Films. The film is written by Thommy Hutson and Catherine Trillo and directed by Brett Simmons; creature effects are by Gary J. Tunnicliffe.
Animal is set for a 2014 release, where will get limited theatrical runs via Synthetic Cinema International before debuting on VOD in partnership with NBCU Digital Distribution.
The indie Forgetting the Girl will be playing theatrically in LA at the Downtown Independent, starting October 11th. For the premiere screening, there will be a live Q&A with director Nate Taylor, star Christopher Denham, and more.
Check out an exclusive clip that will have you gasping for air!
“Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, seeking a girl who can help him with the endeavor. Unfortunately, all his encounters with the opposite sex inevitably go afoul, creating more awkward experiences than he can cope with. As the rejections mount, the tense narrative slowly boils under the surface, until it unleashes in an unsettling climax that will not be easily forgotten.”
Here’s the film’s trailer, too.
SHOWTIMES Oct. 11th-Oct. 17th
Friday, October 11th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM*
*The Friday, October 11th 7:00PM show will be in our main theater and will be followed by a special Q&A by cast and crew members including Christopher Denham and Elizabeth Rice. All other shows will be in our 16-Seat Mikro Kino.
Saturday, October 12th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday, October 13th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Monday, October 14th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Tuesday, October 15th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Wednesday, Oct. 16th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
Thursday, Oct. 17th: 5:00PM, 7:00PM
A truly gorgeous new one-sheet for All the Boys Love Mandy Lane has hit the Internet, and we're just loving it. Check it out, and thank the video gods that after 7 years this one is FINALLY coming out!
Starring Amber Heard and Anson Mount, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is about a group of high-schoolers who invite Mandy Lane, “a good girl” who becomes the object of everyone’s affection after returning from summer break, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to mysteriously drop one at a time.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, from director Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), is available On Demand now and arrives in theaters October 11th – seven years after its Toronto Film Festival Midnight premiere.
According to Levine, “I am thrilled that MANDY LANE has been rescued and is back where it belongs with Harvey and Bob [Weinstein]. Hard to believe it's been seven years, but then again I’ve always perceived myself as a misunderstood artist who was light years ahead of his time, so I am thrilled the world has finally caught up. Seriously, I am incredibly proud of the film and of the hard work that my cast and collaborators put into it, and I am so happy the world will finally get a chance to see it.”
The Machete movies are known for several things in particular... violence, Danny Trejo's burning desire to be shirtless as much as possible and for as long as possible, and hot chicks. Very, very hot chicks. Speaking of which...
Read our Machete Kills review!
Machete Kills is directed by Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Sin City, Spy Kids franchise) from a screenplay by Kyle Ward based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez/Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.