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Wow! Sinister 2 Finds Its Director in Citadel’s Ciaran Foy!!

5 hours ago

Breaking news that I, for one, am stoked as hell on. Sinister/the upcoming Deliver Us From Evil director Scott Derrickson announced, via Twitter, today that the soon coming Sinister 2 has officially found its director in Irish filmmaker Ciaran Foy. Foy shocked a lot of viewers with his powerful and intense 2012 film Citadel, and seems like the perfect fit to helm the sequel to Sinister, with a script co-written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (who had both previously co-written the first Sinister film together). Seems like a great fit! Expect more info as it comes, fright fiends!!

 

 

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- Jerry Smith

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Edward Furlong/Monica Kenna-led Apocalypse Thriller Aftermath Hitting VOD/Theaters This July!

7 hours ago

Rlj/Image Entertainment is set to release Peter Engert’s apocalyptic outbreak film Aftermath to limited theaters and VOD on July 18th, and we were sent the poster and a couple of stills from the film, which features on-again/off-again/sometimes restraining ordered against each other couple Edward Furlong (T2: Judgment Day, the Night Of The Demons remake) and Monica Keena (Freddy Vs. Jason) , as well as the always great Andre Royo (TV’s The Wire, The Collection). For more info, read on!

“When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air and the greatest threat of all – the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.”

 

 

Aftermath infects limited theaters and VOD beginning July 18th via Rlj/Image Entertainment »

- Jerry Smith

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Debut Trailer Takes You Into Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno!

16 April 2014 6:29 PM, PDT

After making the festival rounds last year which led to its acquisition by Open Road Films, Eli Roth’s Italian cannibal throwback The Green Inferno, is finally making its way into theaters nationwide. It seems Roth’s latest has divided nearly all who’ve gotten a chance to see it into a ‘love it or hate it’ camp, and this teaser just released today doesn’t give us much to go by. I think it’s safe to say if you’re a Roth fan and dig cannibals, then this should whet your appetite enough. Check it out below!

The Green Inferno opens September 5th.

Synopsis:

The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very tribe they sought to protect. »

- Justin Edwards

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Fright Exclusive Interview With Wolf Creek 2′s John Jarratt!!

16 April 2014 1:09 PM, PDT

 

Wolf Creek‘s villain Mick Taylor was one scary Aussie. He did a fine job of putting fear into people thinking of backpacking in the outback, and just from the first film, he achieved almost an iconic status. Played by John Jarratt, who had done a lot of comedic roles prior, Mick was a character that was just impossible to forget. Now with Wolf Creek 2 hitting VOD April 17th, Mick is ready to hunt some more folks and ready to carve his way through anything in his path, so we thought it’d be nice to have a chat with Jarratt about the return of the scariest Aussie around. Read on!

Wolf Creek was released almost ten years ago, were you reluctant at all about returning to the role of Mick after that amount of time?

No, not at all, because I was with the development of Wolf Creek 2 »

- Jerry Smith

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Review: Death Do Us Part

16 April 2014 12:39 PM, PDT

 

Group of people head to a cabin. They start to die one by one. We’ve seen this time and time again, and sometimes, we’ve seen it done by people who know how to create tension, suspense and a story that engages you enough, that you let the stereotypical slasher setups slide because you’re focused on good acting and better yet, good storytelling. Death Do Us Part not only gives us that familiar setup, but does it in a way that is void of a genuine genre-atmosphere, instead giving viewers a soap opera with one hell of a rushed slasher ending.

Focusing on a group of friends (on the surface) who rent out a cabin (from Craig’s List…) to do a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party for soon coming socialite bride Kennedy and her fiance Ryan, the film wastes no time in establishing that most of the “friends” can’t stand the bride, »

- Jerry Smith

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Review: Camp Dread

15 April 2014 7:22 PM, PDT

The reality TV obsessed addiction of today is such a great subject to dissect via a good horror film. Unfortunately, though, when most films attempt to do such dissecting, they end up falling as flat as the reality TV shows that they’re referencing. Harrison Smith’s Camp Dread is a film that even with having a handful of good performances, unfortunately never rises above being just another slasher about the same ol’ thing.

Following Julian Barrett (an always great Eric Roberts), a filmmaker whose ‘Summer Camp‘ trilogy was once a hugely popular horror series in the ’80s, and his attempt to become relevant again, Camp Dread from the beginning, just feels a bit ‘been there-done that’. Barrett has an idea for a killer new show and assembles a handful of reality TV hopefuls, each playing into horror stereotypes that we’ve all seen before, the aggro-alpha male type, the quiet girl, »

- Jerry Smith

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Beyond Fright: Gone Girl Trailer Looks Creepy, Eerily Familiar!

15 April 2014 6:16 PM, PDT

The debut trailer for Fox’s upcoming David Fincher-helmed Gone Girl has made its way online, and hot damn, does it look great. Personally, I’m a massive fan of Fincher’s stuff, and the score work that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have done for Fincher’s last two films (The Social Network, which they won an Oscar for) and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (No Oscar, but a Grammy!) is quite the mood-music to write to. Revolving around a missing woman whose husband seems more and more suspect as time goes on, Gone Girl is based off the book by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay. As if the plot, which feels eerily similar to the Scott Peterson case, isn’t enthralling enough, those people at Fox just had to throw in an excellent yet creepy cover of Elvis Costello’s “She” in there for good measure. »

- Jerry Smith

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Wait, Huh? Jerry’s Most “Wtf” Double Feature Experiences!

15 April 2014 3:27 PM, PDT

Growing up in the ’80s, my childhood was filled to the brim to double features. Whether in the local multiplex, or at the drive-in, there wasn’t a single thing that I enjoyed more than giving the box office my couple of bucks, and seeing whatever weird ass double features they programmed. I wasn’t around during the wonderful grind-house double feature days of the 1970′s (which happens to be my favorite era of horror), so my experiences were usually limited to films of the ’80s and ’90s. Usually, the theaters in which I frequented typically tried to pair similar movie together, but every once in a while, even as a kid, I ended up wondering, “What is going on here?” with their choices. So, because nostalgia is always oh so fun for me, I thought I’d give y’all a glimpse into four experiences from my childhood, that even today, »

- Jerry Smith

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Friday The 13th Gains V/H/S and The Signal Director David Bruckner!

15 April 2014 3:15 PM, PDT

Now this is an unexpected, but excitingly inspired choice! We’ve known for some time now that Paramount has a set (i.e short) amount of time to produce more Friday The 13th films, and have been fast-tracking a reboot with Platinum Dunes once again producing for March 15th, 2015. We’re now one step closer to seeing Jason stalk the campgrounds of Camp Crystal Lake with the hiring of  V/H/S (his opening segment “Amateur Night” is wildly creepy) and The Signal filmmaker David Bruckner!

This is great simply because Bruckner is an indie filmmaker. He’s not a music video director, or someone being recycled from the Platinum Dunes wheelhouse. Bruckner’s cut his teeth on independent genre films, and Dunes’ hiring shows tons of promise of what they’ll be doing differently with their second go-round. No word on if the found footage approach is still being pursued, »

- Justin Edwards

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90′s Kid Horror TV Spotlight: So Weird

14 April 2014 1:56 PM, PDT

(Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series where Bj Colangelo takes a trip down memory lane and talks about the kid friendly horror TV shows from the 1990s/early 2000s that helped shape her into the horror loving fangirl she is today.)

Known for being the most tame and family friendly of all of the kid’s channels, The Disney Channel knew they had to compete with the other stations and show some sort of creepy kid’s show to keep the channel “hip” and entertaining.  So Weird was a television series shot in Vancouver, British Columbia that aired on the Disney Channel as a midseason replacement from January 18, 1999 to September 28, 2001. In season one and season two, the series centered around teenage girl Fiona Phillips (Cara DeLizia) who toured with her brother, a friend, and her rock star mom Mackenzie Phillips (“pre-i boned my dad” Molly Phillips »

- BJ Colangelo

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