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More Images of Lady Gaga in “American Horror Story” Appear

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:52

More photos of Lady Gaga from the upcoming season of “American Horror Story: Hotel” have been put online, which can be seen below (courtesy of EW). This comes after yesterday’s cast photo reveals.

Gaga will be playing Countess, a vampire hotel owner. The Countess is insatiable when it comes to love and sex, which sets up a macabre love triangle between her, the similarly blood-hungry Donovan (Matt Bomer) and the newly turned male model Tristan (Finn Wittrock). Her thirst for blood is not, according to creator Ryan Murphy, vampirism. Instead, he states, “I prefer the term ‘ancient blood virus’. It’s really a form of hemophilia, in a way.

Related: H.H. Holmes the Inspiration Behind “American Horror Story: Hotel”?

“American Horror Story: Hotel” stars Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson.

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[Review] Joe Dante’s ‘Dark’ is a Slow but Impressive Hitchcockian Thriller

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:00

Nyctophobia is one of the most common fears to besiege mankind, as human beings are born with a natural fear of the Dark. For better or worse, our primal instincts take over when we’re left without light, and as we all know this makes for some fascinating story-telling material. In Dark, Nick Basile’s first feature-length film, Darkness is much more than a setting as it presents us with a unique look at a poor woman’s descent into madness.

Dark is set in New York during the summer of 2003, when a real-life incident led to a major power-outage across northeastern United States and even Canada. I was actually living in Toronto at the time and experienced this event in person. As a result, I can honestly say that this Joe Dante production is an accurate portrayal of the chaos that ensues when a buzzing metropolis is left powerless. Not only that, but it’s also a surprisingly heartfelt slow-burn thriller.

From its startling opening scene to the tragic finale, this film deals with raw emotion so intense that it’s easy to forget this is a low-budget picture. The story follows Whitney Able (you may know her from Monsters or All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) as Kate, a beautiful yoga instructor and ex-model dealing with a troubling past. She’s in a strained relationship with Leah, a photographer played by the lovely Alexandra Breckenridge. Leah is travelling out of town when the blackout hits, and Kate is left alone to deal with her inner demons. Struggling to maintain her sanity, she finds that her mind may soon end up just as chaotic as the city outside.

The strong script, supported by Nick’s wonderful direction and some great editing (specifically the best use of jump cuts I’ve seen in a while) make this film flow much faster than it would otherwise, not to mention a subtle score filled with unsettling ambience tracks. Whitney Able’s amazing performance and some decent secondary characters turn Dark into a gripping character study. Though advertised as a suspenseful horror movie, and indeed containing some horror elements, this isn’t so much a scary movie as it is a poignant look inside the mind of a damaged young woman.

However, there are a few issues holding back this otherwise great movie. For example, if you don’t know what you’re getting into, there’s a chance you won’t be prepared for some of the more drawn out scenes depicting Kate’s mundane life. Though these moments may seem like filler at first, it’s actually just setup for an intense finale, and a chance to connect with the main character. It’s a slow movie overall, but not an empty one. There are also some scenes where it’s apparent that the budget wasn’t large enough to convey the proper scope of the blackout, though these moments are few and far between. Most of the time, these limitations are easy to forgive once you take into account how impressive the rest of the film is.

In the end, Dark feels like an old-timey Hitchcockian thriller that wouldn’t be out of place in a 1960s movie screen. Dante himself claimed in interviews that this was Basile’s intention, so I consider the film a success. There were a few moments where I checked my watch to see how far along we were, but overall I was entertained. In the wrong hands, this premise could have easily turned into an independent artsy mess, but instead we received a sincere and disturbing movie about how our emotions affect those around us. If you have the patience to sit through some leisurely pacing in order to get to the action, it’s worth a watch. If I were one of the original kickstarter backers, I’d be pleased with how this one turned out.

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‘Baskin’ This Nightmarish Poster

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:57

If the trailer wasn’t terrifying enough, check out this nightmarish one-sheet for Baskin, set to World Premiere at the Midnight Madness portion of TIFF.

Can Evrenol directs the film that sends a squad of unsuspecting cops through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

As we’ve stated before, this movie looks right out of Event Horizon.

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015. Check out the full Midnight Madness lineup that includes some of the hottest indie horrors of the year!

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‘Hardcore’ Posters Channel ‘Last Action Hero’

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:51

Set to World Premiere at TIFF is Ilya Naishuller’s Hardcore, billed as “the world’s first POV action movie.”

Head of this September’s screening in the Midnight Madness section of TIFF, a pair of posters have been released that show the film’s fun side – they look inspired by something that of Last Action Hero. Could this action flick be self-aware? I hope it’s as fun as it looks!

Resurrected with no recollection of his past, a cyborg named Henry (the audience’s POV) and his ally, Jimmy (Sharlto Copley, ‘District 9′) must fight through the streets of Moscow in pursuit of Henry’s kidnapped wife in the world’s first action-adventure film to be entirely shot from the first person perspective.

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[TV Review] “From Dusk Till Dawn” Episode 2.01: ‘Opening Night’

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:05

Tonight’s premiere of El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn begins the “official” sequel that the movie never got to have! The series got off to a rocky start last year, but the final three or four episodes raised the stakes and were a lot of fun. If you watched the first season, you’ll know that it ended a little differently than the 1996 film did, with several characters that died in the film still left alive in the show (Scott, Richie, Santánico, to name a few). It also expanded on the mythology on the Culebras a great deal. So how did tonight’s premiere compare to the first season? Pretty well, for the most part, but the show still has some kinks to work out.

Much of the draw of “Opening Night” comes from the fact that we are finally past the remake of the first film that was the first season. It’s not 100% compelling yet, but there are more things working in this premiere than not, so that’s something.

Definitely working for the show is Santánico. Eiza Gonzalez is great in the role and imbues the character with a sense of humanity that she wasn’t fully able to convey last season. Her sojourn in the meat-packing plant with Richie wasn’t particularly interesting (though the fight scene with the uber-vamp in the main room while all the workers were oblivious was a nice bit of physical comedy), but their growing relationship is one of the more fascinating aspects of the series. It is a little odd that Richie is more sane as a Culebra than he was as a human, though.

The flashbacks that revealed Lord Amancio Malvado (new cast member Esai Morales) was the man who turned her into a Culebra (in the opening scene of the pilot) was a nice turn of events. I’m not sure if this show needs another bad guy, especially since Danny Trejo’s “The Regulator” was awoken at the end of the episode, but at least that gives Santánico’s mission a personal stake that the audience can relate to.

Less interesting (and by less interesting I mean not interesting at all) is everything else happening at the Titty Twister. Scott is chained up and doesn’t get much to do. Carlos is bearded, rips out his fangs, and gets himself a sword (which…alright). The aformentioned Lord Amancio Malvado does get a cool entrance (wearing a coat made of faces, I might add) by ripping the face off of another Culebra, but other than that nothing else really happens.

Kate’s mission to find her brother is sort of a mixed bag. On the one hand, I’m loving this new, tough-as-nails Kate. She has agency and Madison Davenport is owning the role (it’s a far cry from her Mormon character on Shameless). On the other hand her end goal is to locate her brother, who doesn’t have much of a presence. Hopefully that will be remedied as the season continues.

Seth is now a heroin addict, and while the eventual reveal that the hotel manager was a Culebra was a nice (and the only) twist for the episode, the real meat of his story came from his meeting with Sonja (Briana Evigan, Sorority Row), a tattoo artist who also forges passports. Again, not much was shown with her character, so it’s difficult to make any snap judgments.

This was a mostly solid premiere that was stretched out a little too thin. Now that all of the characters are spread out into their own sub-plots, From Dusk Till Dawn will have to work a little bit harder to give each character defining moments that make us care about what happens to them. Here’s hoping the series keeps improving!

Random Notes

  • Welcome to my weekly reviews of From Dusk Till Dawn everyone! I know the first season was rough, but I’m looking forward to where this season is headed. Sorry this review is so late. It’s been a crazy week.
  • “Balthazar Ambrose. Wow, are you a Hannah Barbera Character or something? -Richie, when discovering the meat-packing plant manager’s name.
  • “I’m fine! I was just reading the Bible and….praying.” -Kate, after the motel clerk checked to see if she was alright.
  • “I am not wearing that.” -Santánico, after seeing the meat-packing plant uniform.
  • Santánico’s original name was Kisa, in case you were wondering.
  • I was surprised when Gonzalez showed back up. His subplot is not particularly interesting. Jesse Garcia is a fine actor, but on a show full of Culebras and outlaws, Gonzalez is the most boring character on this show.
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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser!

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:35

In addition to sharing the first ever cast shot from Rogue One, and announcing the director of Star Wars IX, Disney and Lucasfilm are teasing a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In it we see John Boyega wielding a Lightsaber!!

We’re heading 30 years after Return of the Jedi with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in theaters December 18th, 2015.

Producers revealed they’ve seen the first cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars and are beyond excited (what else are they gonna say?).

The first film in a new trilogy features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT

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Key & Peele Tackle the Absurdity of ‘Gremlins 2′

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:30

So, I don’t know if I ever told you all this but I used to be OBSESSED with the Gremlins. I had a little Gizmo plush that I took with me everywhere and if it got left behind I would cry and holler until I was blue in the face. Worked like a charm.

Even with my love of the two films, I can’t deny that the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch felt like it had about ten pots of double brewed coffee and just went crazy with ideas. And that’s basically the premise of comedian duo Key & Peele’s sketch on how the original brainstorming session for the sequel went.

I’d tell you more but I highly recommend you just head down and watch it for a good laugh!

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows

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Jerry Goldsmith’s ‘Legend’ Score Coming To Vinyl

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:13

Coming in mid-October will be the 2xLP vinyl release of Jerry Goldsmith‘s score to the Ridley Scott 1985 fantasy film Legend. What makes this soundtrack so interesting is that we in America only got the Tangerine Dream score with our theatrical release. Keep in mind, I love that score and I still listen to it fairly regularly. But Goldsmith’s score is something wildly different, nearly entirely dropping the electronic synths in favor of a more traditional symphonic approach. Ridley Scott apparently preferred this score to Tangerine Dream’s.

This is the first time this score is coming to vinyl and it will feature original artwork by Vance Kelly. You can see the artwork below. Also, pre-order your copy via Light In The Attic.

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Beborn Beton “Last Day On Earth” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:00

We’ve teamed up with German synthpop group Beborn Beton to premiere their track “Last Day On Earth”. The song comes from the upcoming A Worthy Compensation, the first new album since 1999.

Beborn Beton talks about A Worthy Compensation:

A worthy compensation… what is that? It can mean different things to different people. Basically, it is a reward for a task, a burden or a painful time you had to go through. Something that makes up for an effort you made. Something to look forward to when times are not so bright. For us it is the gift of being able to travel the world with friends and perform on stage wherever people want us to. It is also the joy of still being able to write great songs. Of getting back our creative flow when we thought we had nothing more to say.

You can get your copy of A Worthy Compensation, which comes out September 4th, right here.

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John Carpenter Talks to BD and Gunship (Interview)

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:00

Just a few days ago, we posted the absolutely fantastic “Tech Noir” music video from retrosynth group Gunship. The track, which comes from their newly released self-titled album, features an opening monologue from the horror master himself, John Carpenter!

In a joint interview, Gunship and myself caught up with Carpenter to ask a few questions about music, video games, and other random bits. I’ll tell you right now that there’s nothing about a new movie or anything along those lines. Instead, this is an interesting peek into the mind of one of horror’s most prolific and fascinating directors.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Gunship via Bandcamp as well as John Carpenter’s Lost Themes via iTunes.

As mentioned above, Carpenter lent his voice to the opening of “Tech Noir”, offering a delightfully somber and apocalyptic monologue. Carpenter, simply stated that his inspiration, “…is all in the words.” As for why he agreed to do it, he described the group as “…nice and cool,” adding that it, “…would be fun to collaborate with Gunship.

When asked about the resurgence of retro and horror influenced synth music, Carpenter was both bewildered and pleased. “The retro synth resurgence is puzzling to me. Why now?” he asks. “On the other hand, I don’t care why now. A lot of great music is getting made.

Perhaps one of the most interesting teases is that Carpenter told us, “I would love to compose music for a someone else’s film.

The director does choose to remain secretive about some little tricks he has up his sleeve, however. When asked about how the opening bass arpeggio was created on “Night” from Lost Themes, Carpenter coyly responded, “That is secret information.
” Continuing that playful streak, Carpenter told us his favorite video game is Borderlands 2, although, “…for reasons of nostalgia: Sonic The Hedgehog“.

Gunship posed an interesting question for Carpenter, asking if a benevolent private investor offered you a blank cheque to create something with – it could be a movie, a video game, a building, absolutely anything – what would it be? Showing off his love of the past, Carpenter responded, “I’d build a shrine to 1950’s science fiction films.

In his personal life, the biggest risk Carpenter has taken that he is the most proud of was, “…Learning how to fly a helicopter, and that the film he is most proud of making was The Thing.

But perhaps the most important thing that Carpenter told us was when he was asked what advice he’d give to himself when he was 25 years old?

Relax.

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‘Ripper’ Imagines Batman Hunting Jack the Ripper

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:35

The mystery of Jack the Ripper is something that I believe will never cease to be of interest to people. The fact that his identity has never been figured out still haunts and perplexes scholars and enthusiasts to this day. But what if we could get the world’s greatest detective on the case?

Such is the premise of writer/director James Campbell’s Ripper, which imagines the Dark Knight chasing the famed serial killer in Victorian England’s Whitechapel District. Personally, I think it’s a really interesting and exciting idea to have Batman go after the Ripper. Plus, how much do you want to bet that there will be a twist at the end that the Ripper is somehow actually the Joker?

A teaser trailer for the fan film can be seen below. The full film is for a September 26th release.

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‘Frizzi 2 Fulci’ Coming To Austin and Los Angeles

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:25

Mondo, Death Waltz, and Beyond Fest have announced that they are bringing the incredible concert ‘Frizzi 2 Fulci‘ to the US for the first time this October with a performance in Austin and one in Los Angeles. The latter will precede a rare 35MM screening of The Beyond.

Composer Fabio Frizz comments:

This is a great opportunity to tell my story in America, the story of an Italian composer and his journey through sound and cinema. I’m excited to share the sights and sounds of Lucio Fulci’s and to perform for US fans that have been supportive for the last 40 years of my career. It’s an emotion that is hard to explain.

Mondo music head Spencer Hickman adds:

We are delighted to bring Fabio, one of the undisputed masters of Italian horror soundtracks, to North America. We’ve been trying to bring him here for two years to perform on US soil for the first time with his live tribute show to Italian director Lucio Fulci, making it incredibly special for both Fabio and fans alike.

Frizzi will be performing suites from films such as Zombi 2, Seven Notes In Black, The Beyond, City Of The Living Dead, and more with a live 8-piece band.

To celebrate these momentous events Death Waltz Recording Company will be releasing two new Fabio Frizzi releases on limited edition vinyl, both of which will be available to purchase at both the Austin and LA shows. The remainder will then be available through Mondo at a later date.

AUSTIN
October 2nd, 2015 – Central Presbyterian Church
Mondo & Death Waltz present Frizzi 2 Fulci Live with Fabio Frizzi
Tickets go on sale Friday 8/28 at Noon CST

Ticket Link

Ticket price: $40 General Admission / $90 VIP

VIP package is limited to 50 tickets and includes:
· Meet and greet signing session with Fabio Frizzi
· Early entry to view soundcheck
· First access to seating
· A lathe-cut square shaped clear vinyl 7″ pressed exclusively for VIP ticket holders (50 only, one time pressing)

LOS ANGELES
October 4th, 2015 – Egyptian Theatre
Mondo & Death Waltz present Frizzi 2 Fulci Live with Fabio Frizzi at Beyond Fest
Includes screening of THE BEYOND on 35mm

Ticket price: $28 general admission / $40 VIP

VIP package is limited to 50 tickets and includes:
· Meet and greet signing session with Fabio Frizzi
· Early entry to view soundcheck
· First access to seating
· An exclusive 13″ x 13″ small batch, hand silkscreen print on 100# rag paper featuring artwork from THE BEYOND by Graham Humphreys. Limited and numbered edition of 50.

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First Full “Jekyll & Hyde” Clip Head Butts Its Way Online

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:06

ITV has released an extended clip from their upcoming TV series “Jekyll & Hyde“, which comes from Charlie Higson and is based upon the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The clip shows Jekyll (Tom Bateman) confronting several goons in an alley who are robbing and assaulting a woman. At first, he is weak and easily pushed around. But then, it seems that the Hyde part of him begins to awaken and he lashes out, defeating two of the thugs. Plus, we get to see him head butt the absolute SHIT out of the henchmen’s leader, which is pretty awesome.

“Jekyll & Hyde” will focus on the young, attractive and troubled hero, Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. Newly-qualified, Robert is on a quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ‘curse’ which is being controlled with medication by Dr Vishal Najaran.

Tom Bateman (“Da Vinci’s Demons,” “The Tunnel”), Richard E. Grant (“Downton Abbey,” Withnail & I) and Natalie Gumede (“Coronation Street,” “Death In Paradise”) headline the series, which also features Stephanie Hyam (“Murdered By My Boyfriend”), Donald Sumpter (“Game of Thrones,” “Being Human”), Amit Shah (“The Smoke,” “Hustle”), Phil McKee (“Ripper Street,” “Dracula”), Christian McKay (Rush, Theory of Everything), Ruby Bentall (“Lark Rise to Candleford,” “The Paradise”), Enzo Cilenti (“Game of Thrones”), Lolita Chakrabarti (“The Smoke,” “Death in Paradise”), Michael Karim (“Inspector Lewis”) and Ace Bhatti (“Silk,” “Eastenders”).

All ten episodes of the series will be directed by Colin Teague (“Being Human”, “Torchwood”).

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‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ Imagery Surrounded by the Undead

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:00

Editorial by Evan Dickson:

Back in June of 2014 myself and a few other journalists drove down to the set of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse in Downtown LA. While the ravages of time, an ensuing zombie attack and technological difficulties have eaten up my capacity to bring you the in-depth reporting you deserve on this film, I can say that the movie looked like a total blast from my vantage point and that I really think everyone had a strong, cohesive outlook on the tricky tone of the film — which is always an encouraging sign and is much more rare than you might think.

Co-writer and director Christopher Landon seemed eager to spread his wings and try his hand at a bigger film after successfully pulling off one of the better Paranormal Activity installments with The Marked Ones (whether or not you’re a fan of that franchise that was easily one of the most ambitious and creatively rewarding installments) and it looked like he was well on his way to achieving that. Meanwhile stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller (always a wild card) and Sarah Dumont also seemed energized by the material. We glimpsed a zombie horde chasing our protagonists through a parking lot as well as the facade of a strip club featured in the film called “Lawrence of Alabia”… the combination of which is perhaps the only thing you need to now about the film’s tone (which you can glimpse more of in the film’s trailer).

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse will open in theaters October 30th, and as part of a new distribution deal, will arrive on home video and VOD within 17 days of the film nearing its theatrical exit.

In the meantime, check out some exclusive photos below!

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In ‘The Visit’, Grandma Yells When She Has Her Mouth Full. How Rude.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:35

A new TV spot has been released for the upcoming found footage horror film The Visit, which is produced by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs). While the spot is very effective and I’m 100% interested in this movie, I can’t get over the last scene in which the grandmother screams “YAHTZEE!” with a full mouth. Seriously grandma, you’re supposed to be teaching these kids manners. For shame…

Related: [Interview] ‘The Visit': M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum Talk Overcoming Criticism of Past Projects, Low Budget Horror, and Fear of Death

The Visit‘s synopsis reads:

Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

Kathryn Hahn, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould, and Olivia DeJonge star.

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‘Harry Potter’ Films Recut To Make Him A Murderous Villain

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:30

Remember The Good Son? That’s the one where Macaulay Caulkin is a bright-eyed innocent kid who is enjoying all the pleasures of childhood. Oh wait, never mind. That’s the one where he’s a fucking terrifying little bastard who is intent on harming nearly everyone around him!

Well, BloodBlitz Comedy has taken clips from several of the Harry Potter films and created a faux-trailer that is incredibly reminiscent of The Good Son, turning Harry into the villain of the series, a mad wizard intent on causing pain, destruction, and even death to his friends, family, and professors. It’s really well done and builds a great deal of suspense in the few minutes it has.

Honestly, if a movie like this were to be released, I would watch it in a heartbeat!

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“Hemlock Grove” Returns to Netflix This October (Trailer)

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:13

All good things must come to an end. Savor every last drop of “Hemlock Grove, The Final Chapter,” streaming exclusively on Netflix, October 23, 2015.

The Eli Roth-produced “Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.

The series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), Freya Tingley, and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II).

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‘It Follows’ Director’s Perfect Response to Quentin Tarantino

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:55

While a critic is just that, a filmmaker is always a student to the arts, which means they’re always learning.

With that said, I think Quentin Tarantino is perfectly in the right in sharing his thoughts on a film that he had no part in.

Yesterday the Internet exploded when Tarantino criticized David Robert Mitchell‘s modern horror masterpiece, It Follows.

I mean, Tarantino tore the movie apart. And as good as It Follows was, he’s not wrong. Still, Mitchell was irked enough by Tarantino’s critical analysis that he tweeted out the perfect response…

Hey QT, why don't we get together over a beer and talk about these notes. I have a few of my own for you.

— DavidRobertMitchell (@DRobMitchell) August 26, 2015

Now, let’s be clear, Mitchell is playing it cool. Yet, if Tarantino is allowed to publicly shame his movie, I think Mitchell should do the same back at him. Seriously, Mitchell should go off and shove it right up Tarantino’s you-know-what. If Tarantino can dish it, he better be able to take it, no?

It’s also important to note that, as critical as Tarantino was, he had previously stated that he “really liked It Follows.”

Shit, I acknowledge the film’s issues in my review and still gave it a perfect score. Oxymoron? Maybe.

I think the biggest no-no here is that Tarantino is using a platform to shit on a lesser known filmmaker’s work. He may be ethically in-bounds, but I still think it’s shitty of him…

Thoughts?

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‘Wind Walkers’ is Final of the 8 Films to Die For

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:16

Taking the final spot in After Dark’s ‘8 Films to Die For’ is the indie Wind Walkers, in theaters October 16, 2015.

A U.S. solider returns home from captivity to find that his best friend and fellow former POW has gone AWOL. While out on an annual hunting trip with his friend’s father and some extended family, their group comes under attack by an ancient Native American curse that has mysterious connections to his best friend’s heritage and the prison in which they were once held captive.

Written and Directed by Russell Friedenberg, the film stars Phil Burke (Hell on Wheels), Russell Friedenburg (Among Ravens), Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Christopher Kriesa (Cast Away), Castille Landon (Sex Ed), and Glen Powell Jr. (The Expendables 3; The Dark Knight Rises).

‘8 Films to Die For’ will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015, with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment handling all ancillary forms of media, including Digital HD™, DVD and VOD.

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Things Get VERY Messy In This ‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ Clip (Exclusive)

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00

The upcoming horror/comedy Bloodsucking Bastards is coming to select cinemas across top U.S. markets and on VOD September 4, 2015. To give you readers a taste of what’s in store for you, we’ve got our hands on an exclusive clip that shows just how bloody this movie gets! You can give it a watch below and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some exclusive interviews coming soon!

In Bloodsucking Bastards:

‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ takes audiences on a hilarious, blood-spattered roller coaster ride in the most terrifying locale of all: the American workplace. The film stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a soul-killing every corporation. Evan’s the kind of guy who does all the work and gets none of the credit, but at least he gets to spend his days with his beautiful co-worker/girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern), so he soldiers on in the hope of one day getting his coveted sales director position.

Unfortunately, it all falls apart in one fell swoop when Amanda breaks up with him and Evan’s boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his promotion to his college nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). And it isn’t just their sordid past Evan has to deal with. After his fellow officemates start going through disturbing changes (which, paradoxically, make them better employees) and bodies begin to pile up, Evan learns the horrible truth: Max is a vampire. And even worse… a vamp with a plan.

Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles, expose Max as the bloodsucking bastard that he is, and save his pals before his life and career go from dead-end…to just dead.

Directed by Brian James O’Connell and penned by the popular comedy troupe Dr. God and Ryan Mitts, Bloodsucking Bastards boasts an all-star cast including Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Emma Fitzpatrick (Significant Mother, The Collection), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice) with Joel Murray (Mad Men) and Joey Kern (Cabin Fever). It was produced by Fortress Features (Brett Forbes, Patrick Rizzotti) in association with Maybe This Year Productions (Brandon Evans), Colleen Hard, and Justin Ware.

Make sure to read our review.

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