Sundance '11: Official One Sheet for 'The Oregonian'

After a slew of images and an interesting, yet odd trailer, we’ve not got the official festival one sheet from Calvin Reeder’s The Oregonian, which premieres this January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. There is a place. A place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick–and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. You’ll meet truckers with problems and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not.
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Sundance '11: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Creation of 'Troll Hunter' Creature!

Already acquired by Magnet Releasing, Andre Ovredal’s Troll Hunter has been accepted into the “Park City at Midngiht” portion of the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. The film is going to be under high scrutiny strictly because of the online hype. How good is it? Ryan Daley will tell us when he attends the fest. Until then, inside you’ll find a link to a special feature that’ll take you behind-the-scenes of the creation of the film’s creature. The pic follows a group of student filmmakers get more than they bargained for when tangling with a man tasked with protecting Norway from giant trolls.
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Sundance '11: Meet 'Red State' Star Melissa Leo as "Sarah"

Kevin Smith continues to unload character posters from his forthcoming Red State to sites willing to donate to charity, this time $1,000 to Eliza Dushku’s THARCE-Gulu cause. Dushku’s mission to help build centers for former child soldiers in Gulu, Uganda, is just a few thousand dollars shy of its $30,000 goal at press time. Per Ma’s Meatloaf, winner of the right to introduce us to Sarah, as played by Melissa Leo, “the poster itself follows suit with most of the others; creepy damaged texture, black background, and a character. She’s in [the trailer] very little – which tells me she’s up to no good in the flick. Especially with that one vacant smile she’s got. Want to meet her? Everyone, Sarah. Sarah, everyone.” In addition, inside you’ll find the Sundance Film Festival’s synopsis of the political horror also starring Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks and John Goodman.
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Sundance '11: New, Bizarre Images from 'The Oregonian'

Yesterday you saw the interesting, yet odd trailer, now today we’ve got four more peculiar and bizarre images (one featuring a insane green creature) from Calvin Reeder’s The Oregonian, which premieres this January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. There is a place. A place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick–and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. You’ll meet truckers with problems and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not.
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Say What?! Sundance '11 Shocker: 'The Silent House' Added Festival?!

A little birdy just told me that there’s been a last second addition to the midnight portion of this coming January’s Sundance Film Festival. We’re being told that Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s The Silent House is already completed and screening! In fact, we’ve already landed a look at 5 hi-res images beyond the break. Kentis and Lau – the duo behind Lionsgate’s Open Water – reteam for this remake that follows a young woman troubled a childhood trauma. Whilst visiting her family’s isolated summer home with her father and uncle, when they learn they are not alone in the house. The terrifying 80 minute period is told from Sarah’s point of view. Elizabeth Olsen, sister to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, takes the lead role. We also learned of the additional casting of both Eric Sheffer Stevens and Julia Taylor Ross. The original Silent House, which ran in Cannes Directors Fortnight this year, was directed by Gustavo Hernandez and told in 80 minutes of “real time” during one continuous take.
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Sundance '11: Trailer Debut for Dark Horse 'The Oregonian'

Out of all of the Sundance Film Festival Midnight selections over the past decade, one of my own personally most anticipated is Calvin Reeder’s The Oregonian, his feature film debut starring Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet, Tipper Newton, Barlow Jacobs, and Matt Olsen. Reeder made his Sundance debut back when his short film “Little Farm” screened before The Signal – talk about a way to kick off a night. If you haven’t seen it yet, I implore you to seek it out (oh wait, here it is!) Anyways, the trailer has debuted for The Oregonian, which begins after surviving a brutal car accident, a simple farm woman limps down the road into the nightmarish unknown. After “Little Farm”, I can only imagine the nightmare that awaits her.
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Sundance '11: An Impressive Festival Trailer for Kevin Smith's 'Red State'

It’s no secret that I dislike Kevin Smith, quite a bit actually, which is shocking considering how much I championed Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (my brother and myself were the only people in the theater opening day for Mallrats). It’s hard to ignore a director when he’s so openly vicious towards the people who support him, and it’s even more hilarious that he has the balls to suggest asking them to fund his movie. Anyways, the said movie is Red State, his political horror flick premiering January 23 at the Sundance Film Festival. While we’ve seen a handful of absolutely terrible one sheets, this morning Smith debuted the festival trailer that I believe looks pretty darn intense. My full disclosure of my feelings towards Smith should give some weight to my positive outlook on the film, thanks to a crafty trailer. What do you think of the footage?
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Sundance '11: Meet "The Sons" and "Caleb" in 'Red State'

Writer/director Kevin Smith debuted two new Red State one sheets thanks to donations to Kenny Gordon Foundation from sites including XCellentCreations. One features the character ‘Caleb”, while the other hosts “The Sons”, a trio of what looks to be a group of no-good kids. One kid has a rat-tail, and that’s awesome. Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks, and John Goodman lead the cast in the horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America. It will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this coming January.
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Sundance '11: A Slightly Less Sucky 'Red State' Poster

Website GFB Robot donated $2,000 to help kids in Haiti (details here), their prize was the chance to debut yet another fugly Red State poster that cleaned up the font just a little bit from the first (so it’s only kinda gross). The one sheet features a new look at “The Father” in Kevin Smith’s political horror that premieres this coming January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It follows a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.
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Sundance '11: 'The Legend of Beaver Dam' Short Screens Before 'Hobo'!

There is a rock musical short film that has been making quite the splash–of blood, that is. Ever since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September (trust me, it’s AWESOME), “The Legend of Beaver Dam” has been touring film fests around the globe, picking up awards and delighting horror and non-horror audiences alike. Now, this January, it arrives in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival 2011, screening ahead of the highly-anticipated Hobo with a Shotgun (starring Rutger Hauer) in the “Park City at Midnight” lineup. Details and trailer inside.
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Fugly New 'Red State' Poster Introduces Cliche Virgin

What’s with stars using their talents as collateral to force fans to donate money these days? That entire “donate or we won’t tweet” situation (that completely failed) last week was absolutely appalling (and loaded with narcissism), especially considering how meaningless $1m was between the lot of ‘em. Now writer/director Kevin Smith is hoping to “do some good” with the release of his second Red State poster that was only unveiled after a bunch of generous fans pledged $1000 to The Wayne Foundation in less than 30 minutes. I just don’t appreciate public figures holding things over their fan’s head forcing them to donate. If you’re a charitable person, you can make your fans aware of the opportunities without forcing them to empty their pockets (here’s an example from Bloody Disgusting). If you really want to help change the world, then maybe post links to various charities or include a banner to the Wayne Foundation in all of your podcasts/blogs/etc.? Either way, if you feel strongly about the Wayne Foundation’s cause, make sure to donate. Anyways, Red State is premiering at Sundance this coming January, hopefully the thriller isn’t as fugly as the following poster. Blarg.
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Sundance '11: Hi-Res Images From Kevin Smith's 'Red State'

Kevin Smith’s dream has come true as he’ll be returning to the Sundance Film Festival with Red State, his political horror film starring Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks, and John Goodman. The pic follows a group of misfits who encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme – in the form of a crazed preacher – in Middle America. Check out the first ever stills inside. What do you guys think? Cop Out was a pretty horrid attempt at the action genre… can Smith pull off a horror film?
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Sundance '11: Enter the Nightmarish Unknown of 'The Oregonian'

Before The Signal premiered at Sundance a few years back, we were all treated to Calvin Lee Reeder’s short film “The Farm” that literally blew the audience out of their seats. Reader is now booking a flight back to Park City, Utah as his feature film debut The Oregonian has been accepted into the “Park City at Midngiht” portion of the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30. All we have is this tease, along with a few images: “After surviving a brutal car accident, a simple farm woman limps down the road into the nightmarish unknown.” Check out the pics inside. This is the #1 film in the entire festival I am looking forward to seeing. Reader won’t disappoint.
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Sundance '11: The 'Hobo With a Shotgun' Takes the Streets!

After winning the short film competition back in 2007 for Grindhouse, Jason Eisener is already heading to Sundance with Hobo With a Shotgun, which has been accepted into the “Park City at Midngiht” portion of the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. Starring Rutger Hauer, a hobo hops from a train with dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but instead finds himself trapped in an urban hell. When he witnesses a brutal robbery, he realizes the only way to deliver justice is with a shotgun in his hands and two shells in the chamber. I’m so insanely excited for this throwback thriller that looks incredibly blood. The trailer was AWESOME.
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Sundance '11: Meet 'The Troll Hunter' Team, New Creature Images!

Already acquired by Magnet Releasing, Andre Ovredal’s Troll Hunter has been accepted into the “Park City at Midngiht” portion of the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. The film is going to be under high scrutiny strictly because of the online hype. How good is it? Ryan Daley will tell us when he attends the fest. The pic follows a group of student filmmakers get more than they bargained for when tangling with a man tasked with protecting Norway from giant trolls.
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Sundance '11: First Hi-Res Imagery From Incredible Serial Killer Thriller 'I Saw the Devil'!

One of the best films I saw at TIFF this past September was Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil (review), which has also been accepted into the “Park City at Midngiht” portion of the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. The pic, already acquired by Magnolia, is a violent revenge thriller about a young secret agent tracking the serial killer who murdered his fiancee. It will be included on my top 10 of 2010 list.
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Sundance '11: Hi-res Images from 'Septien' and the Psycho Brothers

Michael Tully’s Septien has been accepted into the “Park City at Midngiht” portion of the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30 in Park City, Utah. Inside you’ll find the first ever images from the flick that follows a reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers. Hopefully we’ll see a poster and trailer soon. This looks like it could be this year’s dark horse.
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Sundance '11: 'Park City at Midnight' Films Announced!

For the past several years Bloody Disgusting has been doing heavy coverage on the Sundance Film Festival, the largest and most important film festival in the Nation. While the fest, which takes place January 10-20 in Park City, Utah, doesn’t focus too much on the horror genre, they have premiered some major flicks ranging from Saw to The Last Exorcism, The Blair Witch Project, Open Water, High Tension and even The Signal. Of the past several years, the coming 2011 Sundance looks quite promising including screenings of The Troll Hunter, Hobo With a Shotgun, The Woman and more! Read on for the genre films playing this January and watch for tons of updates in the coming hours.
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Sundance '11: Draining Blood the Modern Way in Hi-Res 'Vampire' Pics

Yesterday it was announced that Shunji Iwai’s Vampire was the first genre pic accepted into the Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 20-30 in Park City, Utah, now we got our hands on the first four official hi-res stills! It looks like this bloodsucker gets blood the modern way. The Japanese-Canadian production follows a seemingly normal young man prowls online chatrooms and message boards for the perfect girl who will ensure his survival. Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kristin Kreuk, Aoi Yu, and Adelaide Clemens all star.
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Sundance '11: Kevin Smith's 'Red State' Accepted

Writer-director Kevin Smith revealed today on his podcast that his political horror flick Red State was officially accepted into the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place January 10-20 in Park City, Utah. Now we can all look forward to the most ridiculous film auction of all-time… on Ebay. The pic, starring Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks, and John Goodman, follows a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America.
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Kevin Smith to Auction Off 'Red State' on Ebay?

Since the very first word, director Kevin Smith has “planned” quite unordinary steps in getting his political horror flick Red State made. While his intentions were quirky, it sounds as if this were your average indie Hollywood (I know that’s an oxymoron) production. Now that the film is in the can, Smith tells /Film of yet another oddball idea – assuming his film will be accepted into Sundance. “Here’s something that’s not so much news as my stated intentions for RED STATE: if it gets into Sundance, my plan is to pick the RED STATE distributor right there – IN THE ROOM – auction style,” he tells the site via e-mail. “Might even bring up a professional auctioneer to make it fun and unintelligible. And if you’re a multi-millionaire who can’t make it to the first screening of RED STATE, fear not: maybe we’ll set up an eBay page for the post-screening bid-calling as well.” The real question is: what will the starting bid be? What if it sucks? Can I bid $1? Is there a reserve? What’s the by it now option? ROFL.
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Kevin Smith's Halloween Treat: 'Red State' Teaser Poster!

Rushing to get a first pass ready to show to Sundance, writer-director Kevin Smith revealed on his blog that he recently completed his first cut of Red State, his political horror film starring Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano, Steven Root, Michael Parks, and John Goodman. In addition, he shared with his loyal fans the first teaser poster that rocks the tagline “Fear God.” With the file named “Holy Ghost,” the teaser image displays a cross with a man covered in a sheet standing in front of it. The pic follows a group of misfits who encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme – in the form of a crazed preacher – in Middle America.
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