The latest supernatural thriller from Hideo (Ring) Nakata, The Complex is now available on VOD, iTunes and Amazon. It’s also one of the films I hand-selected from the Fantasia Film Festival 2013 to join the string of releases we are helping put out through The Orchard. You can now check out four clips (plus the trailer, in case you missed it) via the player here.
In the film, nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition.
Big Ass Spider director Mike Mendez is moving on to a new form of arachnid: The Lavalantula. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles on this SyFy original creature feature.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film concerns…
…fire-spewing eight-legged creatures erupt out of ancient volcanoes in the Santa Monica mountains and attempt to destroy Los Angeles.Cue the washed-up ’90s action hero character, played by Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Diner), determined to save the City of Angels.
Closing out the first ever MondoCon with a scream, Death Waltz Records brought its unique, refreshing mindset for event programming to Austin, Texas with a screening of that 4k restoration of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that’s been touring around the country this year. For fans of the film who have likely already devoured this 40th anniversary print, or for those seeking a different kind of experience, there was a twist to the screening. Tobe Hooper’s seminal, nightmarish classic was accompanied by a live score by Anton Maiovvi and Umberto.
Death Waltz delivered a similar experience in Los Angeles last year when it welcomed Umberto to live score Juan Piquer Simón’s Pieces. The result was a fascinating, moody experiment that elevated the film from a gonzo slasher effort to something slightly more sinister. It probably helped that the dialogue track was absent so Umberto could transport audience members through a synth-heavy aural landscape.
Stephen King has had great success in the past playing with familiar themes. In 2011 though, King touched on a subject that is close to many of us and now Hulu is bringing it to the screen. Hulu has announced a direct to series order of Bad Robot’s adaption of Stephen King’s 11/22/63. Based on the…
Venice Film Festival entry Goodnight Mommy was quickly snatched up by Radius-TWC in the wake of its premiere and I’m hearing a lot of great things about the film. An international trailer is now online; you can watch it here.
The Austrian thriller was written and directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. Check out the preview beyond the plot synopsis below. Hopefully, the brothers Weinstein don’t sit on this film for several years before releasing it.
Every fall, Universal Studios hosts their annual Halloween Horror Nights, a special immersive experience where horror fans can explore the physical manifestations of their favorite movies and television shows, by walking through various themed haunted houses. This year, some of the newer mazes included “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood”, “Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead”, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH”, “An American Werewolf in London”, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Twister”, and “Face Off: In the Flesh”.
Halloween Horror Nights kicked off on Friday, September 19th, with the Eyegore Awards, an award show honoring filmmakers, special effects artists, musicians and more in the genre. Even though it’s exciting to see these legends receive recognition for their efforts, what’s really important about this ceremony is that it gathers like-minded people to celebrate our love for horror movies.
One of the films I absolutely loved at Fantastic Fest and was introduced to over the weekend was Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Spring. Think of it as Before Sunrise with an injection of H.P. Lovecraft. My review is coming this week, but know that today Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff announced they have acquired the film.
Shot in coastal Italy, the film was written by Benson and stars Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) and introduces Nadia Hilker.
AMC has released the a new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of their hit series, “The Walking Dead”. Check it out in the player below! Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Season Five of “The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT. It stars Andrew…