Before Todd Farmer wrote both Drive Angry 3D and My Bloody Valentine 3D for directing partner Patrick Lussier, the bald badass froze the legendary Jason Voorhees and shipped him into deep space.
Farmer, who both penned and starred in New Line Cinema’s 2001 Jason X, will be appearing in person this coming Friday the 13th at the Cinefamily (611 N Fairfax Avenue) in Los Angeles, CA to introduce the film as part of their “Friday Night Frights” series!
To get you pumped, the theater created the above video featuring clips from Jason X set to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”.
In the tenth Friday the 13th, directed by James Isaac, “Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.“
A brand new clip from The Cabin In The Woods just hit over at IGN and it’s a great homage/send-up of that old “creepy local” routine we get in so many horror movies. This guy’s a little more assertive than Friday The 13th‘s Crazy Ralph, but his plot function seems to be the same. The clip appropriately refers to him as “the harbinger”.
Anyway, as long as you guys keep in mind that The Cabin In The Woods just a great movie, but not the cure for cancer, I can’t see how you’ll be disappointed when it hits on Friday, April 13th. Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams and Brian White all star.
At this point you guys know exactly how I feel about The Cabin In The Woods, so it’s no surprise that I jumped at the recent opportunity to host a screening of the film in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis. The idea was to show the film to a group of Bloody-Disgusting readers (along with some other guests) and conduct a Q&A with its co-writer and director Drew Goddard.
I have to admit I was a little nervous about the how the audience would receive the film. Of course I love Cabin and everybody I know who has seen the film loves it. But that basically means a bunch of film critics in LA, I was curious how it would play to a group of horror fans in the middle of the country.
Any concerns I had were assuaged just moments in, when the crowd went bananas for the film’s opening scene. A moment that actually has nothing to even do with horror, they were just responding to the quality of the film itself (and its awesome title card). What followed was a screening that could legitimately be described as “raucous”, which is a word I usually avoid using in conjunction with anything.
The Q&A with Drew Goddard was conducted with an audience that had just seen the film and thus is too spoiler-heavy to reprint at the moment. I’ve included a few quotes here but I’ll be adding some of the best bits to the post-release interview that I already have waiting for you guys.
Head inside to check out some video reactions to the film from Bloody-Disgusting readers! READ MORE
While some of you may think this is an April Fool’s joke, it’s not. Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Platinum Dunes is in talks to take the producing reigns on Dimension Films’ forthcoming Halloween sequel.
Word has it that Michael Myers’ return will not be in 3-D, nor will it instill the popular found footage model, which was originally being explored for the potential Friday the 13th sequel.
We’re hearing that Platinum Dunes is out to writers and directors, which could mean that – and as much as we personally love them – My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry duo Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier are no longer involved.
Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are responsible for remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street, as well as originals like The Unborn and Horsemen. They’re in post on the futuristic horror Vigilandia, as well as developing the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adaptation.
What would you guys like to see Platinum Dunes do with the franchise? Continue Rob Zombie’s story, do a fresh reboot, or what? READ MORE
Want to know how much reporters in the UK enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods (review)? Below you’ll find the UK one-sheet jam-packed with critic quotes for the high concept slasher in theaters Friday, April 13.
Directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and penned by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”‘s Joss Whedon, Lionsgate’s R-rated slaher follows “A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” READ MORE
Lionsgate dumped on us two fresh hi-res looks at The Cabin in the Woods (review), which begins making its free screening rounds this week before opening wide on Friday, April 13. Both images feature Kristen Connolly, one battling a creature, the other bloodied up on a dock.
Directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and penned by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”‘s Joss Whedon, Lionsgate’s R-rated high concept slaher follows “A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” READ MORE
The Cabin in the Woods (review) recently took the SXSW Film Festival by storm where it was selected as the Opening Night Feature Film for the entire festival. It’s funny, bloody, and scary. Our readers should eagerly lap this one up starting on Friday, April 13.
I was lucky enough to conduct several interviews with many of the creators and participants in the film. Up first are veteran actors Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins. I was only allowed 10 minutes, one-on-two with the gentlemen, and asked not to reveal any key plot points of the film. This made an organized and cohesive interview near impossible, but I think you can still get the gist of what’s going on.
Opening against The Cabin in the Woods Friday, April 13 is Samuel Goldwyn’s high-concept spoof Detention, the genre-bending slasher from awesome music video director Joseph Kahn.
Hoping to gain momentum with The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, we’ve now landed a handful of new images (click the still above for the gallery) and the official theatrical trailer for the horror sci-fi time travel comedy (yes, you read that right) that David Harley coveted out of last year’s SXSW Film Festival read the review here.
“ ‘Detention’ tells the story of the senior class at Grizzly Lake high school. The road to graduation is never an easy one, but it’s further complicated for these students by the arrival of a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. The only ones who can stop the killer are a handful of students, but they’ll have to cut out of detention if they’re to stand a chance at saving the world.” READ MORE
Every little morsel of The Cabin in the Woods (review) content to hit the web adds another layer of intrigue. Unless you’ve read a spoiler-filled review, most of you have no idea what’s going on in said images, clips and even the fast-paced trailer. Fact is, you’ll never figure it out, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want you guessing (that’s part of the fun!) Snap on those thinking caps and take a gander at the following picture that displays Sitterson (Richard Jenkins, left), Lin (Amy Acker, center) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford, right) having a thick conversation as they walk through the halls. What’s on their mind? Eh?
Directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and penned by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”‘s Joss Whedon, Lionsgate will release the high concept slaher in theaters Friday, April 13. The R-rated horror flick follows “A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” READ MORE
Lionsgate has released the first ever clip from Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, which slasher into theaters Friday, April 13.
We’ve already seen the film (and loved it), which is why we can honestly understand the difficulty in marketing such a film. This is why I truly love the clip the Gate has selected to share with you guys. Below you’ll watch as the group of friends play a game of “true or dare” only to be interrupted by the cellar door blowing open. The clip shares the playful dialogue delivered by “Buffy”s Joss Whedon, while also giving homage to classic horror like Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise. In short, this clip is a very honest representation of the high concept slasher.
The R-rated horror flick follows “A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting readers in Minneapolis keep Wednesday, March 28 open as you’ll be one of the first EVER to see a special advance screening of Lionsgate’s The Cabin in the Woods (review), hosted by Bloody and featuring a very special cast appearance and Q&A with director Drew Goddard and star Kristen Connolly!
The kicker? It’s FREE! FREE! FREE!
WHERE: The advance screening takes place @8PM on Wednesday, March 28 at the Kerasotes Showplace ICON at The West End (625 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416).
HOW TO GET TICKETS: It’s incredibly easy to get yourself some free tickets. All you have to do is click HERE or HERE and enter the following pin code: CITW-BLOODY-DISGUSTING
Arrive early! Seats are first come first serve. There will also be giveaways of an exclusive poster and t-shirts and you’ll be allowed to tell the world what you thought on Facebook/Twitter (no spoilers please)!
“Five Friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.”
If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film starts Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.
Remember – just click HERE or HERE and enter the following pin code: CITW-BLOODY-DISGUSTING – and you’re all set!
In theaters March 30, we’ve just now added four new clips from Millennium Entertainment’s Intruders, a flick we caught it at last September’s TIFF and was not a fan (read the review).
Starring Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice Van Houten, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell, Izan Corchero and Kerry Fox, the supernatural thriller was directed by 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
“Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.” READ MORE
Image Entertainment has picked up the US distribution rights for Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man on all platforms. While there’s no release date yet, it seems as if this film’s protracted journey to the screen is almost over.
“Image Entertainment, Inc. has acquired the U.S. rights including theatrical, home entertainment, digital, VOD and broadcast, to the new thriller, THE TALL MAN. The film premiered recently at the Berlin Film Festival and is being shown at this year’s SXSW Festival.”
Laugier’s follow-up to Martyrs stars Jessica Beil, Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie. “Set in the town of Cold Rock, The Tall Man is a story of the haunting secrets that hide behind closed doors. With children gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue nor a witness, superstitious locals talk of ‘The Tall Man,’ a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again. When a woman’s son is taken, the chase is on and with it the quest for answers: who is the Tall Man and what happens to the children?” READ MORE
Last night I attended the premiere of My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3. Being a virgin to this series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard that Part 1 was pretty good and that Part 2 was somewhat disappointing, but that’s about it.
While I still don’t know where Part 3 falls in that spectrum, I’m happy to report that I had a good time with the film. While it’s obviously not terrifying or anything remotely resembling it, it is a fun little slasher. McKnight is an appealing heroine and for every major logic issue, there’s a nice dig at the ‘Jersey Shore’/Ed Hardy mentality courtesy of Niko Pepaj. He plays a character so obviously inspired by “The Situation” that you’re praying for him to die (that’s a compliment). While I obviously can’t heap Cabin In The Woods type praise on the film, if you’re looking for some harmless fun tonight, you could do worse than tuning in. Bonus? If you and your friends take a shot every time someone says “don’t play me” or “I’m not playing you” or a variation thereof, you’ll have your own tidy little body count by the end of the night.
Awkward’s Jillian Rose Reed is among the new cast members joining the franchise’s original stars, Lauren McKnight and Kirsten Prout. Ryan Sypek, Niko Pepaj, Ben Winchell, Onira Tares and Autumn Dial round out the movie’s cast.
In Part 3, “Skye (McKnight) and Sienna (Reed) are on the road to their first year of college in New York City when they receive a call from Skye’s estranged sister, Alex (Prout). They decide to pay Alex a visit and find out that her Sweet 16 is that very evening. And, you can imagine what that means… teen bloodshed.” Produced by Pop Films, the creative team behind the first two movies returns for the third installment. They include director Jacob Gentry, screenwriters Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, executive producers Maggie Malina and Alexander Motlagh, and producer Chris White.
Tune in to MTV tonight at 10pm EST to see the 3rd and final chapter of MTV’s international hit horror franchise. READ MORE
Trinity X are giving a DVD release to the graphic German ‘backwoods slasher’ Break on April 16, 2012. The film, directed by Matthias Olof Eich, is described as a brutal game of sadistic cat-and-mouse between the sexes that goes to the extreme.
In the film “Four young girlfriends head out to the Canadian woods for some downtime. But downtime turns to terror time when they discover a pile of intestines and a pair of severed feet dangling from a tree. The friends begin to realise humans are the preferred prey and that they are being hunted. Armed with bows and arrows, two brutal rednecks are on the rampage and the girls’ blood-soaked battle for survival begins.”
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and box art! READ MORE
The Cabin In The Woods hits next month and I couldn’t be more excited to see it again. I’m not allowed to review it yet, but I think I can safely say that I love this film from Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon. And I think you’ll love it too.
In the film, “A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams and Brian White all star.
While the trailer that his this morning does let you know that there’s more going on than you might expect, it doesn’t really spoil the film. Everyone already knows that this movie concerns more than just The Cabin In The Woods, so this trailer only really scratches the surface.
Hit the jump to check it out! And stay tuned later this week and next for some exclusive interviews! READ MORE
Director Eric England is only in his early 20′s but his new slasher, Madison County – which we’ve teased in this extensive exclusive set report – is now set to hit DVD and Digital Download on May 8th!
“Dating back to the fairy tales of Grimm, the woods have always been a place of immense beauty, but also of abject terror. Perhaps it’s the lack of civilization, or not knowing what lurks around the next tree, but sometimes what seems idyllic and bucolic only masks the path to death itself! On May 8th, Image Entertainment presents Madison County on DVD and digital download. Premiered at last year’s prestigious ScreamFest — the only film to sell out during the festival! — and already abuzz with anticipation among genre fans, Madison County promises an excursion into rural terror that pays homage to the original ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown’. SRP is $27.97 for the DVD.”
“Madison County is about a group of college kids that travel to a remote, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of the grisly murders that happened in the town over two decades ago. Upon their arrival, the author is no where to be found and the townspeople state that they’ve “not seen him in years.” They also deny that Damien Ewell, the notorious murderer, ever existed and that the murders never happened. As the kids start to dig around to get their own answers, they come to find that the stories, and Damien, maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on.”
Directed, co-produced and written by Eric England, Madison County stars Ace Marrero (who also co-produced), Colley Bailey, Matt Mercer, Joanna Sotomura, Natalie Scheetz, Katie Stegeman, and Adrienne Harrell, with Laid To Rest’s Nick “ChromeSkull” Principe as the savage killer Damien Ewell.
Hit the jump to check out the box art and the trailer! READ MORE
After making its debut at the SXSW Film Festival next month, Lionsgate will unleash their top secret, high-concept slasher The Cabin in the Woods unto the world on Friday, April 13.
Obviously imagery will be tight-kept if the secrets of Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s inventive slasher are to be continually locked. A new image has been released that keeps the reveal sealed, but for those lucky enough to have seen the film know there’s a lot to be said about the still. What are Marty (Fran Kranz, left), Curt (Chris Hemsworth, center) and Jules (Anna Hutchison, right) all looking at?
“A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.” READ MORE
Co-written and directed by Joseph Kahn, the bizarre, twisted and hysterical Detention tells the story of the senior class at Grizzly Lake high school. The road to graduation is never an easy one, but it’s further complicated for these students by the arrival of a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. The only ones who can stop the killer are a handful of students, but they’ll have to cut out of detention if they’re to stand a chance at saving the world.
Opening in theaters April 13 from Samuel Goldwyn Films, David Harley saysDetention is “mesmerizing and something you definitely won’t be able to take yours eyes off of.”
Check out the first clip below that doesn’t bring the bloodshed, but will give you an idea of the film’s tone. Also dig on the newly launched official website for more. READ MORE
Director Brian C. Weed is now in post on Bloody Homecoming, a new indie slasher starring Jim Tavare, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko, Randi Lamey, Taryn Cervarich, Branden Roth, Elizabeth Bigger, Rae Latt, Steve Earnest, Grainne McDermott and Shaleen Cholera.
“It’s Homecoming in the sleepy town of Hogeye as freshman Annie Morgan and friends excitedly approach their first dance at Winston High, only to be refused entry by a trio of jerky jocks. They throw a party in the school theater instead, but a tragic accident leaves Annie’s boyfriend dead. Now, three years later, Winston High decides to bring Homecoming back, and Annie and her friends hope they can forget the past and start anew. But someone intends to make sure they never forget. And as darkness falls on Homecoming Night, each of the senior friends finds themselves revisited by a malevolent and deadly presence from their pasts in the dark and desolate halls of their very own high school.”
Acid Bath Productions has announced the official release date of April 1, 2012 for the new horror/thriller I Spill Your Guts.
“Directed by James Balsamo, this military horror is bound to get you excited. On a routine military mission, Dennis and Joe are quickly surrounded by enemy fire. When Joe stands into the line of fire to run, Dennis pushes him out of the way, only to take a bullet to the throat.
Following his tragic injury, Dennis wakes up in the hospital to find Joe has stolen the credit as the hero and told the ultimate lie, took all the glory, and left mute Dennis with only one option. When the two return to their war-raged hometown of New York, Dennis seeks revenge on Joe – killing anyone close to him. One little lie will cost so many innocent lives in ‘I Spill Your Guts.’”
You’ll find the first official trailer above. READ MORE
Millennium Entertainment has released the official theatrical trailer for Intruders, the super weak genre film arriving in theaters March 30. We caught it at last September’s TIFF and was not a fan (read the review).
Starring Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice Van Houten, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell, Izan Corchero and Kerry Fox, the faux (I mean this literally) supernatural thriller was directed by 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
“Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.”
Just when Skye thought she could forget her past and start a new life…A night of terror returns to MTV, with the premiere of the third installment of the hit movie franchise, “My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3,” on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“Having survived the bloodbath at the Rollerdome, then confronting her serial killer father at The Boneyard and ending his reign of terror once and for all…Skye Rotter (Lauren Mcknight) is heading to college to start a new life. But before she can escape her dark past, there’s one last party to attend. Her sister Alex Bell (Kirsten Prout) is having her Sweet 16, and someone has made certain the Lord of the Rink’s bloody legacy lives on. There’s bad blood between these sisters and they’re going to have it out… The party ends here.”
Jillian Rose Reed also stars as Skye’s fellow college freshman who gets more than she bargained for when she gives Skye a ride to school and they wind up attending Alex’s party. Ryan Sypek, Niko Pepaj, Ben Winchell, Onira Tares and Autumn Dial also star as guests at the bloodiest Super Psycho Sweet 16 yet. Chris Zylka makes a special appearance in the movie as Skye’s longtime love, Brigg.
Jacob Gentry (The Signal) once again serves as director completing the story and screenwriters Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas began in 2009.
MTV has given themselves the exclusive trailer premiere from their own site (yes, I’m being a bit snarky). Check out the embed below. READ MORE
It was the end of Jason Voorhees, at least until Jason Lives. NECA has unveiled an incredible new Jason figure inspired by Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter. The toy features the infamous machete wound to the head, with machete, knife and axe accessories. Oh, and his mask comes off to displays the exact same wound in Jason’s ugly mug. Geek boner? Yes please. Now all we need is a little Tommy Jarvis accessory!
In addition, they’ve also revealed a Jason from Friday the 13th Part 3, which features good ol’ Jason donning his mask for the first time. It comes with a harpoon accessory (you can shoot it in your eye just like in 3-D!) and varient mask.
Check out both images below and tell us what you think! READ MORE