There’s something pitch black, oily and gross flowing through the veins of Starry Eyes. It betrays the optimism evoked by the title and it trickles out through the pores of this impressive and sinister feature about deleterious ambition from directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. This lifeblood is paramount to Starry Eyes’ success. It makes this angry indie effort about Hollywood a truthful, grotesque and flat-out disturbing piece.
Juggling both that aforementioned ambition and the film’s grotesque nature is Alex Essoe who turns in finely-tuned performance as the anxious and slightly unhinged Sarah.
Following the SXSW world premiere of Honeymoon, I had the chance to sit down with genre newcomers Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei. The two collaborated on the script for Janiak to direct. The film, currently looking for distribution, finds Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie enjoying a romantic honeymoon in an idyllic lakeside cabin until things take a…
It’s going to take a lot for any horror fan to forget 1996′s From Dusk Till Dawn to accept the El Rey Network’s first original television series, the aptly titled From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Forgetting that film is not an easy thing to do. And it doesn’t help that the series premiere – which screened to SXSW audiences in anticipation of its March 11th bow – consistently recalls dialogue heard in the film and even calls on some of its actors to deliver their lines with similar inflections to those uttered by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino. In spite of this, episode 1 is entertaining enough if you throw some good will its way, but this echo of the ’96 film is seriously lacking the energy of its predecessor and will need to be a bit more inventive to hold the attention of any genre fan. Those not familiar with the source film it will likely enjoy the tapestry of characters and the larger mystery the premiere hints at.
Marriage is some next level stuff. It’s new, exciting, intense and scary. For some, it’s business as usual. A casual transition from dating to serious commitment to marriage. For others, it’s a giant emotional leap. And for Bea and Paul of Leigh Janiak’s feature debut Honeymoon, it’s a truly unsettling, jaw-on-the-floor experience that no one – trust me – no one wants to personally experience.
Honestly, the less you know about the plot the better as I knew nothing about the film going into it and came out pleasantly surprised.
Exists, the found footage Bigfoot film which played to SXSW audiences last night, has been picked up by Lionsgate. Eduardo Sanchez, of The Blair Witch Project, directs and if you missed our exclusive interview with him yesterday, follow this link!
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.
Arrow fans – moreover Caitz Lotz (who appears on that show) fans – should rejoice: The Machine is getting a U.S. release. The film will roll out, via XLrator, on VOD April 8th and in select theaters on April 25th.
With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon.
Screen Gems debuted the North American trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us From Evil yesterday, but now a completely different international trailer has been released as well and can be viewed below. Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale star in the supernatural thriller, which follows New York police officer Ralph…
Meet the characters of The Quiet Ones via three motion posters released by Lionsgate today. Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke, The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin and Mad Men’s Jared Harris star in the April 11th release.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
Mike Flanagan will next direct Diver for Intrepid Pictures, reports Deadline. Flanagan has been the subject of a lot of Shock coverage. The man is the director of Absentia and the forthcoming Oculus. He’s also finishing up Somnia, starring Kate Bosworth. That’s your first look at Somnia.
According to Deadline: “Diver revolves around a secret project based in New Orleans that involves a team sent to enter the minds of the recently dead to experience their final memories in order to solve the most heinous crimes.
Sony Pictures Classics has released the domestic trailer for Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright. Opening on April 11, the film is set against the desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, depressed by the direction the world is taking,…
Eduardo Sanchez has been dabbling in the “found footage” a lot lately. Horror fans saw The Blair Witch Project co-director applying the narrative technique to zombies with “A Ride in the Park,” a segment featured in V/H/S/2. But that was just a short tale. On the feature film side, he opted to follow up 2011′s Lovely Molly with Exists.
Scripted by Jamie Nash (Lovely Molly, Seventh Moon), Exists is a found footage Bigfoot story that finds Sanchez introducing us to brothers Brian and Matt Tover. The siblings secretly sneak out to their Uncle’s long abandoned cabin in East Texas for a party weekend with their friends only to find themselves stalked by the legendary Sasquatch. Cut off from the world, and knowing help isn’t coming, the kids must try to make it out of the woods alive while hunted by a creature that’s smarter, stronger, and more terrifying than they would have ever believed exists.
Picturehouse has picked up the next film from You’re Next director Adam Wingard, The Guest.
Written by Simon Barrett and produced by Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder, the film is playing at SXSW.
Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame stars alongside Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick.
Screen Gems has brought online the trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us From Evil and you can check it out in the player below! Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale star in the supernatural thriller, which follows New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), who is struggling with his own…
A two-and-a-half minute clip from Nicholas McCarthy’s Home has been thrown our way to share with you all. This is a sneak peek at his SXSW entry. McCarthy previously helmed The Pact.
Naya Rivera (Glee), Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge) and Ashley Rickards (American Horror Story) star.
Shock Till You Drop has your exclusive trailer debut for Mr. Jones, the horror film that hit the festival circuit early last year and is now making its way to DVD from Anchor Bay on May 6th. It’s also getting a limited theatrical run on May 2nd.
Written and directed by Karl Mueller (writer of The Divide), the film stars Jon Foster, Sarah Jones, Diane Neal, Mark Steger and David Clennon.
A four-part horror mini-series entitled Grace is going into production for HBO Asia. No, this isn’t an adaptation of the Paul Solet feature film of the same name.
Variety reports the series “is about a father’s mistake which condemns his family to unspeakable horror. Set in present day urban Asia, “Grace” examines the Asian concepts of family, sacrifice and vengeance.”