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Fantasia Review: The House at the End of Time is an Inventive, Great Supernatural Thriller
The House at the End of Time is one of the most inventive supernatural thrillers to come along in a while – an impressive, confident and creepy debut from Venezuelan writer-director Alejandro Hidalgo. This fresh voice in the genre adopts many of the usual genre tropes, however, he crafts them in a relentless, meticulous manner to serve a story that is full of shocking twists and turns. The film doesn’t waste any time either. In the first 10 minutes it effectively manages to provide two solid jolts involving leading lady Ruddy Rodriguez (as “Dulce”) who awakens on the floor of her home bleeding and surrounded by shards of a broken mirror. Moments later, we find Dulce being arrested for the murder of her husband and son. Flash forward 30 years later and Dulce is an elderly woman being released from prison but who is under house arrest in the very home she supposedly committed her crimes in.
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What You Need to Know About Rob Zombie’s 31!
For the last few weeks, writer-director-rocker Rob Zombie has been building a modicum of mystery for his next feature film effort 31. He has released a few production sketches that got fans speculating and we know “31″ is a reference to October 31st (per Zombie himself). Today, however, details have been revealed. Zombie launched an official site RZ-31.com and we’re now learning…31 is going to be a crowd-funded effort. My, how times have changed for filmmakers, eh? It’s interesting to see his adopt to this method of financing after previous efforts like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Broadstreet Bullies (his hockey film) fell through.
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Fantasia: Festival Trailer for Black Mountain Side
Here’s the trailer for Black Mountain Side, the Canadian horror production that made its premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival. You can read my review of it here. Nick Szostakiwskyj writes and directs this paranoia-driven thriller about a group of archaeologists that uncovers a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it is not long before they begin to feel the effects of the solitude.
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The Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival is Coming!
The very first Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival is being brought to life via a partnership between Philadelphia’s The Awesome Fest and Wizard World Inc. The event descends on Rosemont, IL August 21st – 24th and will coincide with Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con. Expect the usual array of panels, special guests, movies and, of course, Bruce Campbell himself.
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RIP Legendary Makeup Artist Dick Smith 1922-2014
A masterful makeup artist has left us. Dick Smith passed away at the age of 92 years old. Talk about a long, talented, incredible life. Smith was an Academy Award-winning make-up artist who is best known for The Exorcist, but has contributed to films like The Godfather, Little Big Man, Taxi Driver and Ghost Story. For those who aspired to be a make-up artist at one time or another (and either followed through with it or didn’t – I fell into that latter category), Smith’s story is well-known.
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Shock Interview With Slender: The Arrival Developer Alex Tingor
Let me start by saying that Slender: The Arrival is a scary game. It is a solitary experience that borders on insanity. Now most games are solitary but this is one of the few where you truly feel alone in the world. Even Silent Hill has denizens lurking about, not so much here. This is…
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The Scribbler is Finally Getting Released, Here’s a Trailer to Prove It
The Scribbler received a release date and official trailer from XLrator Medial today and the latter looks…interesting. But what do you expect from Dan Schaffer, the creator of the graphic novel this film is based on? John Suits directs the film opening September 19th. Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell, Sasha Grey and Ashlynn Yennie star.
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Alex Kurtzman to Direct Universal’s The Mummy Reboot
Universal Pictures is in final negotiations with Alex Kurtzman to direct The Mummy reboot, says The Hollywood Reporter. He is already producing the movie with Chris Morgan. Earlier this month, it was reported that Kurtzman and Morgan will be bringing all the classic Universal monsters together to form a cohesive cinematic universe, an effort that…
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