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Written and directed by Eric Williford, Natalie's Lose Lose is a 95Forty Productions film that stars Danielle Adams, Natalie Victoria, Jose Rosete, Marian Liddel and Todd Houghton. "The film is about a young woman named Natalie who awakens to find herself bound and gagged to a chair. Who is responsible for putting her in this situation? More importantly, why did they choose her?" Check out the one-sheet below with more on the film's Facebook.
Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the video-on-demand (VOD) world premiere of Sand Sharks on April 1, 2012. Directed by Mark Atkins, Sand Sharks stars reality star and daughter of famed wrestler Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan (Hogan Knows Best, Brooke Knows Best), and Gina Holden (Final Destination 3, Fantastic Four, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter). The action thriller also features a special appearance by Brooke Hogans brother, Nick Hogan (Hogan Knows Best). "Jimmy Green, a prodigal party boy, is throwing the spring break festival of a lifetime on the island of White Sands. Little do the hundreds of teenage party-goers know, an underwater earthquake has cracked open a crater beneath the oceans surface. This demolition unleashes the most menacing beasts to ever rule the waters, and the only predator to ever swim through sand. It mercilessly feeds on anything that crosses its path, and it is up to those left on the island to stop the carnage." The World Premiere of Sand Sharks will be available on Comcast, Cox, Insight and Cablevision.
Relativity unveiled the official trailer to the Mark Tonderai-directed House at the End of the Street yesterday. Needless to say, since this is now "the new Jennifer Lawrence movie", it cause quite a stir. I had been traveling all day Wednesday and Thursday and I hadn't yet been able to see the new trailer, but I was still eager to talk with director Mark Tonderai about his film - so when I had the chance to talk with him between flights, I took the call . Luckily for me, I found that I didn't have to do too much grilling. Tonderai is so passionate about what he does that we were able to have a fairly free flowing conversation about his film, but also about film and the industry in general. The PG-13 horror flick opening September 26 "centers on a teen girl (Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre's sole surviving son (Max Thieriot). Elisabeth Shue costars as Lawrence's mom." Hit the jump for the interview!
Directed by 28 Weeks Later's Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and starring Clive Owen, I thought Universal's creature feature was going to be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Intruders makes the same mistakes as dozens before it, a third act that may as well been "all a dream." "What begins as a masterfully crafted creature feature ultimately falls flat on its face knocking out all of its teeth...If you're able to overlook a sh*t finale, and over used CGI, 'Intruders' is still a pretty OK film loaded with some freaky imagery and ghostly attack scenes. It's sort of a psychological fairy tale that may deliver enough punches for a home video audience." Click the title for the entire review and then write your own review to tell all of Bloody what YOU thought!
Not quite big enough news to deserve its own story, the Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide shared the above Dark Shadows banner that features an amalgamation of colorful characters featured on the previous busstop ads including Johnny Depp, Cloe Moretz, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter. Barnabas Collins is unearthed May 11. Opening in Spain today, head over to Aullidos to dig on a pair of TV spots for the Spanish release of [REC]3 Genesis. Magnet will release on VOD here in the States on August 3 with a limited theatrical slated for September 7. Vin Disel took to his personal Facebook to share some final words from the Montreal set of Riddick, the R-rated Pitch Black sequel being helmed by David Twohy. "Tomorrow is the last day of principal photography... and you who have willed this rated "R" Riddick into being, will be proud. Universal is so excited about what they have been seeing that they are now making me especially excited to see the finished film... Haha... When is the release date Uni?... Our page wants to know. /smile P.s. Thanks for the positivity you bring... it makes it all worth it." Lastly (for now), we've received a few new images from Rodrigo Cortes' foul ball, Red Lights, which we did not like out of the TIFF. Lights turns on a psychologist, played by Sigourney Weaver, and her assistant whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic (Robert De Niro). Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen is also featured. It opens in theaters May 3.
Last week a Spanish trailer for Apartment 143 (Emergo) hit along with a gallery of new images. Today, the official trailer is online and it is much more polished. It plays like a more high tech, plot heavy, Paranormal Activity - albeit with a much broader color palette. Directed by Carles Torrens, and starring Kai Lennox, Michael O'Keefee, Gia Mantegna, Rick Gonzalez, Fionna Glascott, and Francesc Garrido, "All types of cameras are used video, HD, 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm as we follow scientists footsteps through a haunted house, casting a frightening spell over the audience. Brace yourself for this terrifying experience!" A Spanish production shot entirely in English, Emergo is the descendant of The Blair Witch Project and REC, but breaks away from tradition by "revolutionizing filmmaking altogether". It hits VOD April 27, with a limited theatrical run slated for June 1. Hit the jump to see the new trailer!
Seth Grahame-Smith has been busy mashing things together again. He obviously wrote the book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and both the novel and screenplay for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Not to mention writing the adaptation of Dark Shadows for Tim Burton. His latest is Unholy Night, in which he re-imagines the Three Wise Men as thieves who end up protecting Mary and baby Jesus. Action and hijinks ensue! The book hits April 10th - and already has a trailer. Naturally, there's a movie in the works as well at Warners. Smith is also penning that script (in case you were wondering). In short, the book is out in about two weeks. The movie? About two years. Look for it sometime in 2014. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for the book. It's not too bad as these things go. Of course, I didn't know that books needed trailers now - so maybe I'm not the one to ask!
The Harald Zwart (Karate Kid) directed Mortal Instruments, an adaptation of Cassandra Clares YA fantasy novel, had previously been picked up by Constantin Film. Now they are likely partnering up with Sony Pictures for the production. Per Deadline "Sony Pictures is the frontrunner to partner with Constantin on the live action adaptation of Cassandra Clares 'The Mortal Instruments'. Sony Pictures, which has 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'James Bond' and is expected to go forward with the second installment in 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' franchise, is looking to fortify its tent pole business." In the film, "Clary, a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures." Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script while Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) was previously announced as starring.
In what sounds like an interesting mashup between 8MM and The Ring, Syndrome E is now in development at Paramount and Indian Paintbrush. The Franck Thilliez novel by the same name is already a bestseller in France and it's only the first installment of a planned ongoing series. Which means it has what Hollywood craves - franchise potential. Per Deadline, "Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush are closing a deal to acquire the rights to the international bestselling novel Syndrome E. Originally published in France, the Franck Thilliez novel is the first in a series, and it will be released in the U.S. by Viking this summer. The publisher bought U.S. rights at Frankfurt, and its the first book by the author to be translated into English." In the book, "The protagonist is a beleaguered detective named Lucie Hennebelle, who discovers that his friend comes down with a case of spontaneous blindness after watching an extremely rare and spectacularly violent film from the 1950s. The cop discovers that the film has been embedded with subliminal images that those who come in contact with it end up deal. The detective teams with a Paris cop who has been trying to figure out the films connection to five men murdered and left in the woods. Together they get to the bottom of what has to be the most disturbing and powerful film ever made. It has global and scientific implications, and its maker might well be the personification of evil and the origins of violence." Film Rites Steve Zaillian & Garrett Basch are producing with Steven Rales & Mark Roybal.
Dimension Films announced today that it has acquired the rights to the vampire thriller Garden District written by Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street) and Luke Goltz (You and I). "In the film, after a mysterious video of a vampire's execution goes viral, a trio of young, ambitious myth-debunkers head to New Orleans to find out if the video was real or fake. They soon find themselves up against dark forces and in over their heads." Said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company: "This film reminds me of the early days of Dimension. We look forward to making Garden District as terrifying in theaters as it is on the page."
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Epic Movie's Brian J. O'Connor (pictured) has landed the lead role opposite A.J. Cook in WER, the found footage werewolf flick shooting next month in Romania. Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside) and Vik Sahay (American Reunion) round out the cast. As previously reported, Cook star as "Kate Moore", a defense attorney determined to clear the name of her client, "Talan Gwynek" (played by O'Connor), who is the main suspect in the grisly multiple slaying of an American family. While Talan appears to be gentle on the surface, his attorney soon learns that Talan is actually a werewolf. As we previously reported, the FilmDistrict release takes place in Translyvania police station with the suspect turning into a werewolf. The Devil Inside and Stay Alive's William Brent Bell will direct from a screenplay by longtime collaborator Matthew Peterman. Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, is producing the film with Peterman and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his newly re-branded Almost Human Inc. is tackling the Makeup and Visual Effects for WER.
This morning Human Centipede producer Ilona Six emailed me a statement that they'd be suing franchise star Dieter Laser for allegedly backing out of his obligations for the forthcoming The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), which was to shoot this May here in the States. Website Screen Read called Laser and was able to get a reciprocal statement. It's as follows: "It's very simple: I loved the story when it was told, got the contract and the promise to have the script in 4 to 6 weeks. When it arrived half a year later and only after the official announcement I didnt like the realization at all, couldn't identify with the character the way it was written and developed immediately and enthusiastically in a day and night marathon a version full of concrete and practical suggestions which would enable me to play the lead full throttle same procedure as with Dr. Heiter but this time it also would have had some unavoidable effects to the dramatic structure. That was too much for Tom and since he couldn't live with my suggestions and I as a method actor couldnt identify with his version, I told him that I couldnt see any other way than that he would have to change horses. That's it. Laser and Laurence R. Harvey were both announced to be returning in starring roles March 2. Laser played the evil German surgeon "Dr. Heiter" in First Sequence, while Harvey played the creepy "Martin" - a man obsessed with Six's first film - in the sequel Full Sequence. Franchise director Tom Six will play an unknown supporting role in what they're calling "100% politically incorrect." Six recently revealed that he's working on a 500-person centipede.
Want to know how much reporters in the UK enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods (review)? Below you'll find the UK one-sheet jam-packed with critic quotes for the high concept slasher in theaters Friday, April 13. Directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and penned by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Joss Whedon, Lionsgate's R-rated slaher follows "A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. 'Cabin in the Woods' is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out."
Bloody Disgusting did a little digging into the forthcoming remake of Carrie, which will feature Chloe Moretz in the title role, and Kimberly Peirce behind the camera. With shooting slated for this coming June in Toronto, casting is under way for the ensamble that will push Carrie to the brink of madness, and ultimately to the death of hundreds of students. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa penned the MGM/Screen Gems reboot that's an adaptation of the Stephen King thriller about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. We've learned of the four main "teen" roles that surround CARRIE, beginning with SUE SNELL, a popular senior who struggles to become a better person after being part of a cruel bullying incident. Her redemption, and self-inflicted punishment, comes in that she will skip prom and instead send her boyfriend with Carrie. This leads to Sue having to confront Carrie in the big finale. Supporting characters include CHRIS HARGENSEN, another senior who's called the baddest and sexiest girl in school. Her character is insanely rich (dad's a lawyer) and acts like an entitled brat. She manipulates everyone around her with her sexy charm, including her boyfriend BILL NOLAN, who is a high school dropout. He's also one of the main antagonists who unleashes Carrie's fury. Lastly, they're casting TONNY ROSS, the popular jock character who takes Carrie to the prom, falls in love with her and accidentally sets the destruction in motion.
I absolutely hated Jennifer Lynch's Hisss, which quietly snuck into Red Box's across the Nation last October. It's hard to pinpoint what went wrong, but there were some warning signs last January when it was reported that the flick, starring Mallika Sherawat as snake woman who can take on various forms, was taken away from Lynch in the editing stage. The film sucks, and we know this, but that's beyond the point. Apparently a film crew caught all of the behind-the-scenes drama on camera! Penny Vozniak directs Despite the Gods, a documentary on Hiss set to premiere at the Canadian film festival Hot Docs this coming April. The below trailer is 110% better than Hisss... " 'Despite the Gods' brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch's Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. Out of her depth shooting on location with an Indian crew and two top Bollywood stars, Lynch turns her production into a vehicle for her own self-actualization, paying no regard to timeline, budget or reality. As the story in front of the camera derails, the story behind the camera explodes." We'll let you know when it's acquired for U.S. distro.
Management-production companies Caliber Media Co and Benderspink have teamed with Simplicity Media to launch an experimental feature film and social media project Deadline reports that the plan with Bloodloss is to stage a full-scale production within the modern-day subculture of sanguine vampires, a close-knit community with a spiritual obsession to drink human blood to maintain physical health. The feature narrative will be constructed from pseudo-documentary scenes using a combination of actors and true participants in this lifestyle (both human vampires and their blood donors) shot in real vampire-fetish nightclubs. A social media campaign of status updates, blog entries, and video posts will allow viewers to receive daily updates on Bloodloss, while being directly engaged with each character and their experience in this dark world. " 'Bloodloss' focuses on a documentary television producer as she investigates her sisters sudden disappearance into an underground culture of self-proclaimed vampires in Los Angeles. As she discovers how these people actually live, their world of sex and drugs is beyond any addiction she has ever experienced." Casting is underway, and a director will be set shortly. Caliber-repped scribe Jason Dolan conceived the current version of the project with the producers and did a page-one rewrite to the original script by Jeffery Potts.
We received a statement this morning from The Human Centipede producer Ilona Six explaining that production has been delayed on The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) as they prepare to do legal battle with franchise star Dieter Laser (pictured left). "Tom Six's company will sue Dieter Laser," she tells Bloody. "Because of the success of The Human Centipede, it seems that Mr Dieter Laser's ego has grown to laughably big proportions. First signing the contract and rating the THC3 script as fantastic, and then demanding his own unacceptable script changes, and now refusing to play the part only seven weeks prior to shooting. Six Entertainment Company will start legal action against Dieter Laser. Tom Six says not to worry - principal photography will be postponed and will take place later this year." Principal photography was to begin this May in the States, with Laser and Laurence R. Harvey both returning in starring roles. Laser played the evil German surgeon "Dr. Heiter" in First Sequence, while Harvey played the creepy "Martin" - a man obsessed with Six's first film - in the sequel Full Sequence. Franchise director Tom Six will play an unknown supporting role in what they're calling "100% politically incorrect." Six recently revealed that he's working on a 500-person centipede. YIKES! *Editor's Note: The opinions and statements of Ilona Six are not those of Bloody Disgusting. Not to mention that we don't know if this is a brilliant publicity stunt or not. We'll play it safe...
Now that Relativity has used The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence to begin the hype, they've now unveiled the official trailer to the Mark Tonderai-directed House at the End of the Street. The footage looks nice and all, but I find it a bit unsettling that I had to read the official synopsis to understand what the hell was going on. Is the trailer THAT confusing, or am I just an idiot? (That was a door I probably shouldn't have opened.) The PG-13 horror flick opening September 26 "centers on a teen girl (Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre's sole surviving son (Max Thieriot). Elisabeth Shue costars as Lawrence's mom."
Focus Features has released an international trailer for their animated horror comedy ParaNorman, which features an introduction into Norman's life, including his bizarre neighbor. This is easily one of my "most anticipated" of 2012. In ParaNorman, "a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits."
Hannover House has acquired the exclusive, worldwide production rights to Primate, a sci-fi thriller about a cryptozoological creature that terrorizes a team of Bigfoot researchers. The property was written by Andrew Sands (Airspeed, Beyond Loch Ness) and is planned for a USA production in September. Although story and plot details have been intentionally quarantined, Hannover House reports that Primate suggests that the creatures may be part of a surviving tribe of Gigantopithecus hominoids. This early primate, currently known only through fossil findings, towered over 8-feet in height, and has been pegged as a possible identity for the legendary Bigfoot sightings. Interest in Bigfoot and the field of cryptozoology has exploded in recent years, due in part to the successful Animal Planet cable series "Finding Bigfoot" as well as features such as the Hannover House video hit, Boggy Creek: The Legend is True. The Hannover House video, directed by Brian T. Jaynes (Humans Vs. Zombies) has exploded into a major sell-thru video hit, and has stimulated the company's interest in similarly themed films.