The Stanley Film Festival really came out of the gate swinging last week with a whammy of a lineup that included films like Aftershock, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Frankenstein’s Army, Maniac, Tower Block and V/H/S/2. It’s the first year for the Fest, which will be held May 2-5 at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. That’s right, the hotel that inspired The Shining. Now they’ve added even more movies like opening night selection The Purge, Ben Wheatley’s singular horror comedy Sightseers, BD Selects title Macabre (from The Mo Brothers Timo Tjahjamto and Kimo Stamboel) and a special screening of Cabin Fever. Since Eli Roth will already be on hand for Aftershock, he’ll be hosting a screening his classic debut as well!
The mission statement, “The Stanley Film Festival is a unique opportunity to showcase exhilarating voices in classic and contemporary horror within a haunted space chosen to amplify the experience beyond the terrors shown on screen. Armed with the goal of procuring the most imaginative tales of fright from around the globe, we will proudly present short and feature films that offer a vast spectrum of tantalizing thrills and ghastly delights throughout the weekend. Like the best spooky stories told in the dark, each will be wildly distinct, inventive and unexpected. The Stanley Hotel’s ghostly history as one of our eeriest landmarks, and its inspiration for some of cinema’s most unnerving spectacles, make this the perfect place to tempt the spirits and bring out your deepest fears in a way no other venue can. Enter if you dare, and let these films stay with you forever. And ever. And ever.”
Head inside for the additions to the lineup. This also includes the Shorts Selections, I’ve only seen one of these – The Cub – but it’s a lot of fun. READ MORE
Evil Dead Month marches on here at Bloody-Disgusting! One of the most important aspects of the Evil Dead films (sans Army Of Darkness of course), is the cabin they take place in. Having seen the new remake, I can verify that the aesthetic and layout are more or less the same as they were in the first two films of the original trilogy. Of course, while they may be the pinnacle of the “Cabin In The Woods” subgenre – there’s a sh*t ton more where that came from!
These kind of films are among my favorite in horror, I love a good rural setting. So I’m almost jealous that The Wolfman (@TheWolfmanCometh – on the boards) got the idea for this list – which he wrote – first!
There always seems to be an understadable amount of confusion whenever I post a story from “The Wolfman.” It’s NOT ME you should be praising (or bashing) in the comments, IT’S HIM! So head inside for The Wolfman’s 10 Top “Cabin In The Woods” Movies!!! READ MORE
I’m not convinced I’ve even seen Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever in its entirety, it was before my time at Bloody-Disgusting and – while I was a fan of the first ever since it came out on DVD – I never athletically sought ought the sequel. But The Wolfman did, and he didn’t much care for it (even though he loves director Ti West’s other films). But there’s one scene he likes! Sometimes finding a saving grace in a film comes down to finding just one scene that really hits it out of the park. And that’s precisely the point The Wolfman (@TheWolfmanCometh – on the boards) aims to illustrate here in his column!
We’re going to, on occasion, start examining good scenes that outpace the general quality of the film that contains them. And we hope you’ll come along for the ride! Head inside for his take on Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever! READ MORE
Unlike TVLine – who spoiled a major “American Horror Story” plot twist in the headline of an article this morning – we’re giving you fair warning before reading on. Below you’ll find a Major spoiler from behind-the-scenes of Indomina Group’s Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, which is being helmed by Kaare Andrews (yes, the same person who directed the god awful Altitude).
The spoiler-filled photo was taken by a cast member on their last night of shooting and posted via Twitter late last night.
In the sequel to Eli Roth’s classic, “When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.” Roth has nothing to do with the sequel. Sean Astin, Brando Eaton, Lydia Hearst, Gillian Murray, Ryan Donowho and Mitch Ryan all star. READ MORE
Even though The Man With the Iron Fists is billed as a “Quentin Tarantino Presents” project, Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel 2) and RZA are the clear creative forces behind the film. They wrote the project together (based on an original story by RZA), working for years to create the world and mythology of the film. As a producer, Roth was on the film’s set in China every day helping RZA through his directorial debut.
In the film, “Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.”
I recently hopped on the phone with Roth and we discussed his partnership with RZA, building the world of Iron Fists, working with Russell Crowe and avoiding fight fatigue. In regard to his own work as a director, we talked about his evolution and what we can expect from The Green Inferno. READ MORE
Eli Roth’s (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel: Part II) November shoot for The Green Inferno is just around the corner. And this cannibal film, inspired by Italo mondo films like Ruggero Deodato’s notorious 1980 Cannibal Holocaust and Antonio Climati’s 1988 Natura contro (also known as The Green Inferno and Cannibal Holocaust II), will literally be shooting in the middle of nowhere.
Roth told Movieline that he’s taking a small crew to a remote village up the Amazon River that has “no electricity, no running water, nothing.” And what to do the villagers get in return? “We’re giving these people a boat They have no contact with the outside world and we’re giving them a motorboat and we’re giving them medical supplies and school supplies, so they’re ecstatic. The one thing they need is a boat. They were like, ‘This will literally change our lives’.”
Oh, and these people had never seen a movie before. So what did the Green Inferno team screen for them? Cannibal Holocaust. “The villagers thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever seen.”
Roth’s hotly anticipated return to the director’s chair is said to follow a group of New York City student activists who head to the amazon where they plan to protest and save un-contacted tribes. Since the group is described as being “naive” in their efforts, I’m assuming the tribe is hungry. Roth penned the screenplay with Guillermo Amoedo. The duo also co-wrote Aftershock, which Dimension Films acquired out of the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
We all know that sex and violence have been bedfellows in entertainment since the dawn of time. They’ve certainly walked hand in hand since the dawn of cinema, so much so that this list could never hope to be completed in just one outing. In fact, you could probably have an entry on this list for every legit slasher ever made (I even had to make a rule about including only one Friday The 13th film).
While I’m not 100% sure of the science behind what causes the desire to see these two elements combined, I’m guessing it has something to do with both of them being such primal forces. At any rate, it’s here to stay – so why not look at some of the best scenes this unholy combination of elements has to offer?
Head inside for a look at some of the best sex-related kills in horror! Let us know your favorites in the comments! READ MORE
With AFM just a month away The Indomina Group has released a market promo for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, being directed by Altitude‘s Kaare Andrews. There’s nothing really there as it’s more of a sales trailer without any actual footage from the film (as it’s just now behind cameras).
From a screenplay penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher), “The story kicks off when a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical-research island and a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh-eating bacteria consumes them all.” Sean Astin, Brando Eaton, Lydia Hearst, Gillian Murray, Ryan Donowho, Mitch Ryan all star.
Shooting is underway in the Dominican Republic. READ MORE
Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, The Goonies, Encino Man), Brando Eaton (“Dexter,” “American Horror Story”) and Ben Hollingsworth will topline Indomina’s Cabin Fever: Patient Zero with Kaare Andrews directing, reports Variety.
Shooting will start August 13 in the Dominican Republic, where Indomina has part of its operations. It also plans to shoot Cabin Fever: Outbreak in the Dominican Republic.
Original Cabin Fever producer Evan Astrowsky and his Hypotenuse Pictures is producing Patient Zero with Indomina. Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher, When a Stranger Calls) wrote the Patient Zero screenplay that “Centers on a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly running ashore on a medical research island, a deadly virus is unleashed.”
Andrews is a writer and artist who worked on Marvel Comics’ “The Incredible Hulk,” “Ultimate X-Men” and “Spider-Man: Reign.” He made his feature directing debut with the supernatural horror movie Altitude and is in post on “V is for Vagitus” as part of the “ABC’s of Death” a horror anthology. READ MORE
One of the best independent films of the last decade is Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, which ages like fine wine. With a sequel already in the books (Spring Fever was directed by Ti West and released in 2009), The Indomina Group has landed franchise rights with plans on producing multiple films featuring more skin-rotting terror.
The Indomina Group has optioned the rights for two new Cabin Fever installments, which will be Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever: Outbreak. The films will be shot back to back in the Dominican Republic in early Spring of 2012. Details inside. READ MORE
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been hospitalized for a serious infection in his right arm. Doctors, who were unable to identify the root cause, have diagnosed necrotising faciitis, more commonly known as the flesh-eating disease. Doctors seem to think that it began with a spider bite (just one more reason why I f!#king hate those damn eight-legged bastards). Hanneman is now recovering at home and is going to be going through extensive recovery procedures, including skin grafts, before making what is expected to be a full recovery.
Best of luck Jeff!
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.