Timur Bekmambetov to Unleash Flesh-Eating Squirrels at Cannes; First Word and Sales Art! - Dread Central
"Stop it already"...Doc Naysay
Apologies. I'm not. And your quote was my initial response. Wasn't assuming your feelings but I wanted to attribute the words in my head to the right person. See Doc...you are in my head.
Sion Sono, Bruno Samper, Rodney Ascher, Vincenzo Natali, and More Among ABCS OF DEATH 2 Directors | Collider
In a significant departure from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 is expanding beyond horror directors. The sequel’s new roster includes Goya Award winner Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST); ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); and the founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot Imasuen.
Additional confirmed filmmakers include Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES), Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB), SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali, indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT), THE COLLECTION’s Marcus Dunstan, France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID), E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES), A LONELY PLACE TO DIE’s Julian Gilbey, Brazil’s most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY), THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and the upcoming STAGEFRIGHT’s Jerome Sable, and animator Robert Morgan – creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.
Review: Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' - Or 'Natural Born Campers' - Is A Black-Comedy Holiday Hoot | The Playlist
"Sightseers" never becomes a one-joke film, though, in no small part due to the smarts and sly comedy of Lowe and Oram's script and performances. A group of hikers staring deadpan at a public outrage is nigh-perfect, while Tina and a upscale yuppie's discussion of interior design strategy turns into a semantic struggle about "decor" versus "clutter." Wheatley's film is a look at what happens when lives of quiet desperation become very, very loud, and how fast a couple can go from co-dependents to co-conspirators. "Sightseers" homicidal holiday isn't just a pitch-black comedy made with skill, will and brains; it's also another demonstration that Wheatley is, to use an all-too-appropriate phrase, going places. [A]
Review: 'Black Rock' A Back-To-The-Wilds Slasher With Brains & Bonding To Go With The Blood | The Playlist
Some more strident and narrow-minded horror fanatics -- not fans, but fanatics -- will possibly find "Black Rock" too talky, or not violent enough. Then again, character development and establishment of relationships has never been too much of a priority for non-judgmental horror junkies who are, traditionally, more interested in seeing a woman's heart or mind in a clenching hand or on a sharpened blade than actually understanding said woman's heart or mind. At the same time, Aselton doesn't strain to underline or highlight the subtext with droning speeches or heavy-handed clumsiness, getting in, getting on with it and getting out in a crisp and chilly 83 minutes. "Black Rock" isn't going to become the sort of classic that "Deliverance" was, but if you like your scares smart, and like them to happen to people you actually care about, then Aselton's island of friendship and fury is a nice place to visit. [B-]
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness Heading to Blu-ray
I still have yet to see this.Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray director John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987), starring Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, and Victor Wong. The release is expected to arrive on the market later this year.