After playing last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Katie Aselton‘s Black Rock was acquired by LD Entertainment (The Collection) for a theatrical run. The thriller stars Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson and Will Bouvier.
In the thriller opening in theaters today May 17th, “Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.”
Aselton and Bell’s characters in the film have a troubled history to say the least. I caught up with the pair last week at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles to talk about the challenges of their roles and the vigors of shooting on location (and in continuity). READ MORE
In theaters January 11 from Open Road Films is Michael Tiddes’ A Haunted House, co-written by and starring Marlon Wayans. Also starring Cedric The Entertainer, David Koechner, Nick Swardson and Essence Atkins. In the Wayans family tradition of successful movies like Scary Movie 1 & 2, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and, most recently, Dance Flick, Marlon Wayans co-wrote the script for A Haunted House, along with Rick Alvarez, who has produced several Wayans family movies.
Last week I sat down with Marlon Wayans (who co-wrote the film and plays “Malcolm) and Essence Atkins (who plays his newly moved in girlfriend “Kisha”). They talks about their chemistry onset and how A Haunted House stacks up against its more serious found footage counterparts.
Lionsgate’s Texas Chainsaw 3D picks up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The sequel was directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms.
I recently sat down with stars Alexandra Daddario and Trey Songz – who play a young couple in the film – to talk about the challenges of working with Leatherface and just how much the iconic original film influenced this one.
“Texas Chainsaw 3D picks up decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre seen in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In it, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars.”
I’ll have a more in-depth interview with Daddario (along with the film’s other stars and director John Luessenhop) posted tomorrow, but in the meantime head inside to check this one out! Texas Chainsaw 3D hits theaters this Friday, January 4th. READ MORE
Magnet Releasing will unleash John Dies at the End (review), the sci-fi/horror movie from horror icon Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) On-Demand tomorrow. To that end, I recently sat down with Coscarelli and star Paul Giamatti (Sideways, “John Adams”) to talk about what attracted them to such strange material. For Coscarelli, it was chance. For Giamatti, well, he connected with it immediately.
“In ‘John Dies at the End’, it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No.No, they can’t.”
John Dies At The End hits from Magnet On-Demand tomorrow December 27, 2012 and is in theaters February 3, 2013. You can find more on the film’s Facebook page Head inside for the interview! READ MORE
Warner Bros. will release writer/director Todd Lincoln’s The Apparition at the end of the week. The film stars Ashley Greene as Kelly, a young woman whose new home is brought under siege by an evil spirit. I sat down with Greene on Monday at the Four Seasons here in Los Angeles and we talked about how The Apparition differs from her work in the Twilight saga, whether or not she believes in ghosts – and what she would consider the ultimate way to go out in a horror film.
In the film, “When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force…”
Head inside for the interview. The Apparition appears in theaters this Friday, August 24th. READ MORE
Today brings yet another exclusive video interview from the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in Clarkston, MI: Robb Flynn, guitarist and vocalist of Machine Head. Robb discuss what the plans are for 2012, what it was like to write from the perspective of a female arsonist, and what horror films he particularly enjoys.
Machine Head‘s new album, Unto The Locust, comes out September 27th via Roadrunner Records.
Today brings you the first of several interviews that were conducted at the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in Clarkston, MI at the DTE Energy Amphitheater: Alexis and Seth of Straight Line Stitch! After the jump, you can check out a short video interview where I ask Alexis about her recent award as one of the UK’s 50 greatest rock stars, Seth about what it’s like to tour with a woman in the band, and a couple more silly questions. Heads up, both are HUGE horror fans, so make sure to check out the interview to find out which films they like!
If you read my review of This Is The Warning then you know how I feel about Dead Letter Circus. This Australian band came to my attention when I heard that they’d be signed to Sumerian Records, a label that has a lot of amazing talent signed on. So, after hearing the album (mind blown) and seeing that they were doing a US tour with Animals As Leaders (interview here), I knew that I had to meet up with the guys and have a little chat.
Check after the jump for our exclusive video interview with singer Kim Benzie as well as some amazing photographs done by RAD Photography.
I recently got the chance to sit down and chat with Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi during their first US headlining tour. If you haven’t heard of Animals As Leaders, just imagine shred metal, jazz, and prog getting all hot and steamy in a wanton musical orgy. If you can handle that, chances are pretty likely that you’ll enjoy the hell out of these guys. Check after the jump for our exclusive video interview!
Yesterday, we brought you an exclusive interview with Dani Filth, singer of Cradle of Filth. Today, we’ve got an exclusive interview with CoF guitarist, Paul Allender, who talks about his side project of creating horror art. Then, we’ve got a gear walkthrough where Paul shows us his signature PRS guitar (I want it) and his amp set up. Lastly, we’ve got some samples of his artwork. Check it out all out after the jump!
Bloody-Disgusting caught up with Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth while they were on tour with Turisas and Nachtmystium. We chatted about the tour, the new album, the influence of horror on Dani and whether or not he’d like to return to acting since Cradle Of Fear. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump as well as some exclusive live photos of Cradle rocking out Detroit.
Bloody-Disgusting scored an exclusive interview with Neil Fallon of the rock band Clutch during the Motorhead/Valient Thorr tour. We spoke about the tour, Neil’s view on how music and the music industry have changed during the history of Clutch, and, of course, some horror goodness. You can check out the exclusive video interview after the jump.
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ronan Harris of VNV Nation during their U.S. tour at Club Necto in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We spoke about the tour, the status of a new VNV album as well as some of Ronan’s favorite horror movies. Check inside for the exclusive three part video interview!
Originally from Ireland and now based in Germany, VNV Nation is a EBM (Electric Body Movement) group that has been around since 1995, when their debut album came out. Chances are that if you’ve ever been inside a industrial or goth night club, you’ve heard VNV Nation played. Their last album, ‘Of Faith, Power, and Glory’, was released last summer.