JULY 18 HELLFEST By E.C. McMullen Jr. The trailer for the upcoming HELLFEST does not look like your typical teen slasher movie. There are visuals recalling some of the consumate experimental madness of Chilean Director Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE) or a Spanish Álex de la Iglesia (ACCION MUTANTE, THE DAY OF THE BEAST).
Am I reading too much into this? Will these visuals be only surface paste on pastiche or is HELLFEST exploring this subgenre for something deeper?
I can't say yet. Director Gregory Plotkin (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION) has spent years cutting his teeth on Horror as both a Producer team mate with Oren Pelli (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, 4, THE MARKED ONES, AREA 51), as well as editing for Blumhouse (GET OUT, HAPPY DEATH DAY), but the fact that Gregory had six writers - despite their solid Horror movie pedigrees - all on this one project is usually cause for worry.
All the same? This is one sweet trailer and we've got Tony Todd!
JULY 12 QUICK BITES
Horror Thriller news from everywhere!
Watch the intense teaser for horror anthology film Nightmare Cinema By Clark Collis
The new horror anthology film Nightmare Cinema is the brainchild of filmmaker Mick Garris (MASTERS OF HORROR) and features the directorial talents of Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD), Ryûhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN), David Slade (HARD CANDY, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), Joe Dante (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS), and Garris himself.
Blumhouse Taps Annapurna's Josh Small as CFO By Brent Lang
Blumhouse has tapped Josh Small as its chief financial officer, Variety has learned. He leaves Annapurna, the indie studio behind "Detroit" and "The Master," where he served in the same role.
Jordan Peele Social Horror Thriller 'Us' Adds Tim Heidecker by Anthony D'Alessandro
Tim Heidecker, the co-creator of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories, has joined Jordan Peele's horror thriller Us. He joins a cast that already includes Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss.
This movie has wonderful cinematography that creates great visuals both original and building on what has come before. The creature effects are pretty musty but that could work out to its favor depending on the characterization and story.
JULY 3 STILL LOVING LOVECRAFT
81 years after his death and Howard Phillips remains foremost on the minds of Horror fans. Nearly a century after his death and his Cosmic Horror Science Fiction stories remain unsurpassed by modern science or the latest fashion.
For Mindcraft-minded fans, check out the pixelated goodness of Lovecraft's Untold Stories, released through GOG.com.
JULY 2 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA IS 32!
If you want to be an Indie movie maker and are making your pitch to a potential investor, remember this: Horror movies endure long after the Best Picture Oscar winners are laid to rest in moldering archives.
Think I'm kidding? Out Of Africa, directed by Sidney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep came out the same year and it won Best Picture.
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