In the wake of her mother’s death and recently separated from her husband Ian (Kip Pardue), single mother Katherine (Dawn Olivieri) is having a difficult time raising her young son Kesley on her own. Not suffering from an absent husband per se, she nonetheless longs for companionship, support and some sense of direction in her new paradigm. One day, as she practices with Kesley for his football tryouts, Elders Lillejock and Brock of the Church of Latter Day Saints visit her home. Affable and good with the boy, Elder Brock (an excellent Mitch Ryan) quickly catches her attention and so begins a sacrilegiously romantic affair that has everything of an escapist fairy tale for both of them. At least at first… Pulled back towards her husband and determined to make it work for the sake of her son, Katherine makes a choice and Brock’s true temper is glimpsed at. Terrifyingly quickly, things start becoming worrisome for all involved…
Andreu Tur Coll, an 18 year-old heir to his father’s €50 million fortune confessed to murdering his dad with a spiked bat inspired by Dead Rising 2 this past Friday. The bat had three four-inch nails embedded in it. Apparently, the ties to gaming don’t end there, as his accomplice, the 20 year-old Francisco Zaragoza Abbas Rodriguez, is someone he met while playing Call of Duty. More after the jump.
When a young woman is brutally killed by an intruder, her husband and estranged father conspire to bring her back from the dead with the help of a mysterious desert dweller. Soon after she awakens, she begins to realize that something is horribly wrong…
Never get between a creep and his van. Spastic anti-hero Campbell Jackman finds himself the target of a maniacal killer behind the wheel of a sleazy, beat-up death van.
If you asked someone on the street what they believe horror is, they more than likely won’t tell you bad customer service, jerk bosses, and cheating spouses. They more than likely won’t tell you a picture perfect life is having two kids and a white picket fence. Meeting Evil, directed by Chris Fisher, delves into modern day horrors like the above and puts a twist on them. Based on the 1992 novel by Thomas Berger, Meeting Evil follows the story of John Felton, an average every day guy living in suburbia. On the same day John gets fired from his real estate job, a stranger named Richie shows up at his door and takes him on a murderous joyride through town. READ MORE
The bold, brave attitude of the 1980’s dried up in British cinema after the turn of the decade. The energy and vision behind sci-fi films like Brazil, The Long Good Friday, The Company of Wolves, and anything by Bruce Robinson, along with many others, was replaced with a desire to make bland period pieces and movies about stuffy folks. Beautiful and wonderfully acted maybe, but completely safe; it was like filmmakers suddenly lost their balls and didn’t want to work with challenging, engrossing material. It seems like a good bit – but not all, there are some exceptions – of the industry’s output revolved around being prim, proper and noble in the English countryside instead of addressing what a post-Thatcher society was or how it made people feel. READ MORE
Columbia Pictures and Red Wagon Entertainment’s Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are teaming up for the American remake of Dutch thriller Taped.
Per Variety, “NL Films, the Dutch production company behind ‘Taped’, will exec produce the remake. Company is owned by Endemol and Alain de Levita, who produced the original film. Negotiations were handled by NL producer Sytze van der Laan. “We’re huge fans of ‘Taped’ — and believe that Doug and Lucy have just the right take on the material to adapt it for English-speaking audiences,” said Columbia production prexy Hannah Minghella, who will oversee the project for the studio along with Jonathan Kadin.”
The original film, “follows a young couple vacationing in Buenos Aires who inadvertently tape the murder of an innocent man by a corrupt cop, forcing them to fight for their lives to escape.” READ MORE
The answer to this headline is no, they did not. A guy was drunk, got pissed off at his roommate and killed him over a dumb fight, that’s all. Want the details? The Brisbane Times is reporting that two men (who were roommates) and two women were hanging out when 24 year old James Madden put some Limp Bizkit on the apartment stereo. His roommate, 48 year old Emmanuelle McPherson, objected and wanted to turn off the music. Madden proceeded to break a bottle over McPherson’s head and punch and stomp on his face, killing him. The two women helped Madden bundle McPherson up, load him into a cart, take him down to a creek and then dump into the water. Although Madden has claimed his innocence, he supposedly admitted to the murder to an undercover police officer who was posing as his cellmate.
The diabolical thriller Shallow Grave was the first film from director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge (the smashing team behind Trainspotting). In it, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates—played by Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, and Ewan McGregor, in his first starring role—take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all. Macabre but with a streak of offbeat humor, this stylistically influential tale of guilt and derangement is a full-throttle bit of Hitchcockian nastiness.