In the original Asian horror film: Ji-won is a bright young student, but an event from her past has left her with no memory. Unsure of her own identity, she also has no recollection of her friends or anything about her life prior to the incident. But when old friends mysteriously start dying one by one, she begins to investigate and piece together fragments of her past. She discovers she was once friends with three other girls, and together they formed an impenetrable alliance. As terrifying visions haunt her waking hours and more friends continue to die, Ji-won draws closer to discovering the mystery that connects past and present, but sometimes ignorance really is bliss.
September 2011. Two months after I started working here at Bloody-Disgusting, I found myself pulling news duty while Mr. Disgusting was reporting in from TIFF. I wasn’t very familiar with the way the festival worked at the time and had no idea that its Midnight Madness section was such a traditionally fertile ground to introduce great new horror films to the marketplace.
One film that had a lot of heat going into the fest – and not necessarily a lot of heat coming out – was Livide (now Livid) from Inside directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Their gory debut film had people primed for another bloodbath, but what they got was something much, much different.
From Mr. Disgusting’s (quite positive) review, “Livid is not going to make fans of Inside happy. In fact, I expect most of you to despise it with pure venom. But I implore you all to manage your expectations, shift your thinking, and go in with a clear mind. My hope is that you’ll find a place in your heart for this moody art house horror pic, one that’s sure to be trashed across the board.”
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Update: Variety is reporting that Mark Webber (pictured below) of Scott Pilgrim and Broken Flowers is in talks to star.
Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the psychological thriller Angry Little God from director Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism). IM Global will finance and produce the film, an English-language remake of the Thai thriller 13: Game Of Death (pictured above) alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Kiki Miyake. Jason Blum of Blumhouse (Sinister, Paranormal Activity, Insidious) will executive produce with Somsak Techaratanaprasert.
The film – cowritten by Stamm and David Birke “follows a bright but meek social services coordinator who’s drowning in debt and desperate as he’s about to marry the love of his life. He receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a cash prize of over $6,000,000. He accepts the challenge, but even with thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, he realizes he’s in over his head. Trapped into the horrors manipulated by unseen spectators, his need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow more extreme, to a devastating point of no return.”
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