AJ Bowen (A Horrible Way To Die) had both You’re Next and Grow Up, Tony Phillips at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX. While the first film was one of my favorites of 2011 (and one of my favorites of 2013 – it holds up), you probably need no introduction to it – except for the question many of you ask at this point, “where is the trailer?” The answer to that seems to be that it will be paired with Evil Dead in the first week of April. Update: It’s March 28th for the trailer. I’m going to miss not getting that question every day for 18 months!
The latter film, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, is the 4th directorial effort from genre favorite Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance). While it’s by no stretch of the imagination a horror film – it is a sweet and poignant look at Halloween and what it means to embrace that holiday in an “age appropriate” manner. In that regard it’s almost a (funny) dramatization of a character that might have appeared in An American Scream. If you’re a fan of Hagins’ earlier work, I’d recommend checking it out regardless of genre – it’s definitely a more polished iteration of that aesthetic.
AJ Bowen plays “Pete” in the film, and the role couldn’t possibly be more different from what he achieves in You’re Next. I caught up with Bowen after the fest wound down to talk about what it was like to have two films there and get his thoughts the delicate nature of moving in and out (and back into) the horror genre. I also tried to scoop him on Ti West’s upcoming Eli Roth produced The Sacrament – but he did an expertly friendly job of shutting me down on that one.
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Article crafted by Bloody Disgusting contributor Sean Stewart:
With the much anticipated arrival of Laika’s stop-motion horror/adventure film, ParaNorman, we take a look back on some of the scariest, creepiest, piss your pull-ups movies to be produced and marketed for the under thirteen crowd.
As any true horror fan can readily admit, there’s something indelible about a film that has the bravery to seize upon childhood fears and remind both kid and parent alike of why they have the lasting power to frighten and enchant well into adulthood.
Inside you’ll find our list of the “8 Of The Scariest Horror Movies Made For Kids”! READ MORE
Some sad news this morning as legendary author Ray Bradbury has passed away at the age of 91, according to the LA Times. He died last night in Souther California according to his daughter. He was often credited with “legitimizing” the science fiction genre with books like “Farenheit 451″, “The Martian Chronicles” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.
Per the LA Times, “Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91… he was author of more than 27 novels and story collections and more than 600 short stories. Some say he singlehandedly helped to move the genre [of science fiction] into the realm of literature… Ray Douglas Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Ill., to Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and the former Esther Marie Moberg. As a child he soaked up the ambiance of small-town life — wraparound porches, fireflies and the soft, golden light of late afternoon — that would later become a hallmark of much of his fiction.”
In honor of his passing, what is your favorite Ray Bradbury piece?