With You’re Next in theaters RIGHT NOW I figured I’d take a look back at the Home Invasion sub-genre in order to get everyone in the appropriate, violated, mood. After all, that’s what these films are all about. You’re supposed to be safe in your home… but you’re not. Someone is coming into your house while your defenses are down and you don’t know what they want but… it can’t be good.
In the film out today, “When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.”
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I have been wanting it to be Friday since…well, since, like most of you, Monday. Yeah, I didn’t have anything clever for that last bit. However, that isn’t stopping me from being excited about another Twisted Music Video Of The Week. This week brings The Sewing Circle‘s “Ride With Me”, which is very gentle and pleasant musically but quite intense visually. Directed by J Buckner and Zach Shildwachter, and taking inspiration from The Strangers, Scanners, and, if you stretch it a bit, Freddy’s Dead, the video shows three people take their vengeance out on a man who abuses his dog. I could tell you how things end, but where’s the fun in that? Head on down to check it out! READ MORE
Not all sequels are welcome, seeing as many of them besmirch some of our otherwise favorite films and/or franchises. Most of the time we can count on franchises to burn themselves out anyway. Freddy’s Dead and Jason Goes To Hell were never really on anyone’s wish list, were they? Are you really glad you saw Seed Of Chucky or do you think that Child’s Play might be better regarded today if it had remained a standalone film?
Still, there are a few amazing films out there that remain un-sequelized. Don’t get me wrong – I recognize that it’s almost a mathematical impossibility for any of these proposed sequels to supersede the quality of the originals – I’m merely talking about a few follow-ups that we’d simply have to go see, despite the inevitable promise of disappointment. Alas, every single one of these (save for one) is a fantasy pipe dream.
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The passing of time provides us with context and perspective. And, when it comes to film, while box office is the most immediate gauge of a film’s impact – it’s not the best. Time and context are the best gauges. When you watch Slither or The Thing now do you think of their underwhelming box office? Probably not. You think about how you’ve seen them a million times and still love them (unless you read my article in October), which is how it should be. Box office is temporal and ultimately irrelevant to your enjoyment
But when you reverse this approach by taking films that you rarely even think about anymore and look up their grosses, you get some surprising results. IE – “That made HOW much?!” The same goes for movies that you love but assume – due to them actually being daring and good – that they must have been flops. With that in mind, I’ve decided to share the results of a recent foray into the past. Note that some of these films might not be “hits” when viewed through the lens of the return on their production budget (and these amounts don’t include foreign takes or ancillary revenue streams like DVD and VOD). No, these are just movies that shocked me when I saw certain numbers beside their title.
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We have heard your cries! MANY of you felt that the The Ultimate Horror Challenge wasn’t comprehensive enough! So we included an additional 20 films that round it out a bit more. Many of these are from your suggestions! But this still isn’t a list of every horror movie ever made. And it still doesn’t contain every major work of every horror auteur (there’s still no John Carpenter’s They Live or Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left).
The next update will be the Ultimate Horror Challenge: Final Edition – where we take your best new suggestions and use them to get up to 101 films that every horror fan should see! So in addition to your ranking, let us know which films should make the cut! Should newer fan favorites like Frozen or The Devil’s Rejects be included? Should we go back and pick up a few more old-school slashers? You’re shaping the Final 20! Discuss and vote and I’ll tally it up!
There are now 81 Films listed below the jump. Each film you’ve seen earns you 1 Point. Count out how many you’ve seen and let us know which category you fall into!
1-10 Points: Soccer Mom
11-20 Points: Mildly Adventurous
21-30 Points: Casual Fan
31-40 Points: Enthusiast
41-50 Points: Hardcore
51-60 Points: Unstable
61-70 Points: Need Meds
71-80 Points: Psychopath
81 Points: Special Circle Of Hell
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Earlier today I attended the junket for The Raven, the new film by James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) starring John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine), Alice Eve (Star Trek 2) and Luke Evans (The Hobbit). As part of the press day I sat down with producers Aaron Ryder (The Prestige) and Marc D. Evans (The Strangers).
While I’ll post my entire interview with the pair sometime in the coming weeks, I figured I’d go ahead and offer up the following exchange that occurred when I asked Evans about The Strangers 2. Previously Laurent Briet had been the rumored director (as of three years ago), and that still may be the case, but Evans’ comments suggest that something may have changed during the film’s protracted development process.
I have to ask about The Strangers 2.
“Yes. ‘The Strangers 2′. Well, I think that’s been a bit more of a saga than we would have all liked, and it’s a result of companies being sold and moved around and things like that. But the goal is to move that ahead this fall. Relativity and I have a great script that we love and and we’re in the process of putting that together to get it moving.”
Do you have a director yet?
“I can’t say at the moment. I know, but I can’t say. That news will be coming soon, somewhere. We’re very excited to have that move forward and get off the ground. I wish this was the ‘Strangers 3′ at this point, but sometimes things don’t always move at the pace that you’d like.”
Be sure to check out the rest of my interview with them closer to the release of the film. The Raven opens April 27th.
I’ve been recently turned onto The Marshmallow Ghosts, an electro-pop group that is based out of Hell, Michigan! It’s a real place. Seriously. I have a t-shirt from there when I went on June 6th, 2006 (Get it? 6-6-06?). Anyways, their debut album will be coming out next week and is accompanied by DVD that is a full-length feature horror film entitled Corpse Reviver No. 2. The album is actually the soundtrack for the film and, from the looks of it, it’s gonna be pretty sweet!
In excitement for the release of Resident Evil: Afterlife, Bloody Disgusting scored an exclusive interview with Tom Hajdu, one of the composing duo of Tomandandy, about his work on Resident Evil: Afterlife! Tomandandy’s movies credits include The Mothman Prophecies, The Strangers, Killing Zoe, The Hills Have Eyes (remake), and many more. Here, I got the opportunity to ask Tom several questions about the composition process for Resident Evil: Afterlife, working with Paul W.S. Anderson, the impact of scoring for a 3-D film, and his thoughts on the future of entertainment. Check after the jump to check out this Bloody Disgusting exclusive and let us know what you think!
A terrifying suspense thriller about a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.