Johnny Knoxville and More Shrunk Down to Fun Size | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
According to Bloody Disgusting Thomas Middleditch ("Funny or Die Presents..."), Thomas McDonell (Dark Shadows, Prom), Osric Chau (2012), Jackson Nicoll (The Fighter), Johnny Knoxville (pictured right; Jackass), Ana Gasteyer, Josh Pence, Holmes Osborne, James Pumphrey, Willam Belli and Peter Navy Tuiasosopo have all signed on to Paramount's upcoming flick.
They join the previously announced Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann and Jane Levy in the Josh Schwartz-directed comedy described as a cross between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting on Halloween night.
The comedic script, by "Colbert Report" scribe Max Werner, centers on a sarcastic teenage girl (Justice) who is forced to take her little brother trick-or-treating on Halloween, then loses him and must find him before their mother finds out.
Ok. IFC midnight, you have to start being more selective. I see what you liked about this. Straw Dogs meets (insert slasher movie here) with a nod towards the horrors of war.
Great. In the hands of someone who had experience this might have been good. But please...how does a movie that has a 76 minute running time have me reaching for the remote? It shows flashes...but like Red White & Blue it's a great idea by a filmmaker who is not good enough to do it justice. Frustrating, cause it has flashes. And the acting is solid. Just too heavy handed and trying too hard to M.Knight up the place. I have to give it a fail but not for lack of trying.
Chris Columbus to Write and Produce The Cypress House Adaptation | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
What's this? Another book-to-screen adaptation? It most certainly is, and in this case it's Chris Columbus and 1492 Pictures who have acquired the rights to The Cypress House, a Michael Koryta novel that Columbus will write the script for and produce with 1492 partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.
Deadline broke the news on this acquisition, and while the jury's out as to whether it's more "supernatural thriller" or pure horror, we've provided the book's synopsis so you can weigh in with your thoughts.
Battle-hardened WWI veteran Arlen Wagner can foretell others’ deaths. With the Great Depression crippling the country, he works in the Civilian Conservation Corps and keeps his demons at bay with hard work and a flask full of whiskey. He and young friend Paul Brickhill are traveling by train to a new CCC camp in the Florida Keys when Arlen’s supernatural sense tells him they have to get off the train if they want to stay alive. They find themselves at Cypress House, a strangely empty fishing resort on the Gulf Coast run by beautiful but taciturn Rebecca Cady—and right in the middle of a vipers’ nest of small-town corruption and misery. Koryta is superb with mood and setting, and the simmering tension erupts into a rolling boil by the bloody, spooky, and satisfying ending.