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Luke Evans Officially Departs The Crow Remake
Last month, word first broke that actor Luke Evans may exit the upcoming remake of The Crow and now TheWrap is reporting that Evans has officially departed the project. Relativity Studios is currently on the hunt for another star for the film, which has already had one director drop out in the midst of production. Music video…
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Sundance Review: Eli Roth’s Knock Knock
In which Eli Roth stays in. The writer-director, whose films have a penchant for observing the wrongheaded who go out into the world and discover horror, is quite clearly and fascinatingly switching things up. Here, in his sort of home invitasion movie Knock Knock, his lead—who no less makes all the wrong moves—simply has to…
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The Teaser for Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Starring Keanu Reeves
Eli Roth has revealed the teaser trailer for his upcoming film, Knock Knock, which had its premiere on Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the Park City at Midnight section. In the film, directed by Roth and co-written by Roth, Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, two beautiful young girls walk into a…
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Review: The Mo Brothers’ Killers
Though not related by blood, the Mo Brothers—Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto—are sure as hell united by the red stuff. The Indonesian filmmakers are as enamored by blood’s ability to induce queasiness as exploitation king Herschell Gordon Lewis. Unlike H.G. Lewis, they also happen to be first-class filmmakers, bringing artistry to extreme gore. 
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The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Joins The Boy
The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that “The Walking Dead” star Lauren Cohan is set to headline the upcoming horror film The Boy, from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. Cohan will play a nanny in the film who is tasked with overseeing an unnervingly life-like doll by a couple who treat it like a real child, which…
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The American Horror Story: Freak Show Finale Didn’t Work
This past Wednesday saw the finale of American Horror Story: Freak Show, the first season of said series I’ve actually stuck it through. I of course can’t comment on how well it did or didn’t stack up, but Freak Show itself is best summed up with two words: “half good.” 
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Sundance Review: The Witch is Folk Horror Heaven
Through its immaculate, meticulous colonial design and dense Old English, The Witch is still recognizable as familial horror. Siblings sit up late as life’s stresses force their parents to argue. A young woman’s rebellious streak heralds coming-of-age. Twins are disconcerting no matter what the year. And a father sternly asks if his children have made…
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Sundance Review: It Follows is a Specifically Suburban Nightmare
What are the suburbs, but an in between? What is adolescence, but an in between? While It Follows is ostensibly about sex, conflating partners past with an everlasting curse—a sexually transmitted urban legend—it’s also, and perhaps more so, about a space between. It’s the fear of being unable to go back, but seeing absolutely nothing…
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Sundance 2015 Poster: A Gun-toting Angel Against Hellions
Bruce McDonald’s Hellions is fast becoming one of the most buzzed about midnights at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. McDonald, a veteran with a host of strange, exciting film under his belt—including Highway 61, Hard Core Logo and Pontypool—looks to return to horror in straightforward, if visually stunning form, as a young woman takes on evil beings one Halloween…
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The Trailer for Hannibal Season 3
NBC has brought online the trailer for the third season of “Hannibal,” which will premiere on the network this summer. Executive producer and writer Bryan Fuller previously told us that the third season will incorporate material from Thomas Harris’ novel “Hannibal” into the first part. “We kind of mix it up in a way that, since…
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The Trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower, Coming to Crackle
Legendary has revealed the trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower, the video game adaptation which will start streaming on Crackle on March 27. The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Intelligence,” “Once Upon a Time”), Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Men, Women & Children), and Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops, 21 Jump Street). Dead…
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Sundance 2015: Director J.M. Cravioto Previews Reversal
“Reversal is just a really fucking cool movie,” Sundance programmer Charlie Reff says at first mention of the Park City at Midnight title. Its director, the Mexican-born José Manuel Cravioto, is decidedly more modest however. “With every film I make, I just want to entertain people,” says the filmmaker in anticipation of Reversal’s Sundance World…
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Q&A: Peter Strickland on His Stylized, Sexy The Duke of Burgundy
Filmmaker Peter Strickland’s last movie, Berberian Sound Studio was a loving homage to both giallo, as well as to the insular art of sound design. His latest film The Duke of Burgundy pays similar homage to cult movies of the ‘70s with its look at an unconventional relationship between Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen), an enthusiast of entomology (i.e. the…
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