Over the past decade of Bloody Disgusting I play a mental game with myself. I love discovering new indie horror directors and following their careers as they grow. It’s be quite a ride watching Ti West, Steven C. Miller, Adam Green, Joe Lynch, among many others grow into well respected genre directors. Next up on my watch list is Ruairi Robinson, who has been on my radar since he was attached to Akira way back in 2007. Robinson was nominated for a best animated short Oscar in 2001 for a sci-fi comedy called “Fifty Percent Grey,” wrote and directed a sci-fi short titled “The Silent City,” and has since bee working feverishly at getting a feature film project off the ground. Frankly, everyone’s an idiot for not jumping on his ship. READ MORE
Some interesting news hit our tip line as we were informed that Ruairi Robinson (who is still working on the Akira remake at WB) is now attached to direct The Farm, which is currently in development with Spitfire Pictures. The script written by Matthew Arnold tells the story about a man that awakes to find that his entire community except for 5 others has disappeared. They go on a desperate search for their loved ones and the truth behind the disappearance, only to find that they are the ones that actually disappeared, aliens have been farming humans to prevent their extinction and this group is the latest test samples.
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As Stephen King has put “his” little corner of Maine on the horror map, so has North Carolina horror writer Scott Nicholson. Western North Carolina, with the Appalachian Mountains and the deeply-ingrained beliefs in “haints” and folklore, all prove to be a more than adequate setting for Nicholson’s creepy if not outright horrifying novels. With the July publication of “The Farm” (now in stores), Nicholson’s fifth foray into the mostly unknown, to “outsiders” anyway, world of rural Appalachia, horror readers should definitely take note of a regional writer who just might give King a run for his money. Bloody-Disgusting’s Elaine Lamkin recently spoke to Nicholson on the eve of the publication of “The Farm”, you can read the interview by clicking the link above. (more…) READ MORE