|FEO NEWS FOR SUMMER 2018:
- JULY -
The detritus of old Horror/Thriller history can be found here.
These are archived news items, many of them outside
of this website.
We have HELLFEST, looking mighty interesting, and now FRIGHT FEST. Noobs Robert Gillings and Director Ante Novakovic bring a crime drama ethos to their Slasher flick, and that might infuse new life into it.
Director Novakovic has toiled away in the Hollywood trenches working as an Assistant or Executive Assistant and onset Trainer for actors like Harvey Keitel and Colin Farrell. Most of those credits are Crime Dramas or Crime Actioneers, and that combined with a few short movies under his belt, Ante is ready to bring what he knows.
FRIGHT FEST is slated for a 2018 release.
Am I reading too much into this? Will these visuals be only surface paste on pastiche or is HELLFEST exploring this subgenre for something deeper?
I can't say yet. Director Gregory Plotkin (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION) has spent years cutting his teeth on Horror as both a Producer team mate with Oren Pelli (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, 4, THE MARKED ONES, AREA 51), as well as editing for Blumhouse (GET OUT, HAPPY DEATH DAY), but the fact that Gregory had six writers - despite their solid Horror movie pedigrees - all on this one project is usually cause for worry.
All the same? This is one sweet trailer and we've got Tony Todd!
A Video Game and Webseries in one: GRIMM'S WAR
What they've got is Dread Central's GRIMM'S WAR, a hybrid Video Game and Webseries that will be coming soon.
Visually it's wicked cool! The task for De Soto is the combination of a Video Game, which doesn't require heavy lifting on the story depth side, and a compelling webseries, which certainly does.
Edge of my seat in hoping this all comes together right. Until then, here is the trailer.
Watch the intense teaser for horror anthology film Nightmare Cinema
Continued at EW.
Blumhouse Taps Annapurna's Josh Small as CFO
Continued at Variety.
Jordan Peele Social Horror Thriller 'Us' Adds Tim Heidecker
Continued at Deadline.
Released through GOG.com.
This movie has wonderful cinematography that creates great visuals both original and building on what has come before. The creature effects are pretty musty but that could work out to its favor depending on the characterization and story.
Oh yes. The story.
The most haunting visuals and best creature effects cannot save a movie that has a poor story (Writer) or a good story poorly told (Director). But we Horror fans are nothing if not wildly optimistic! So here's hoping THE SCHOOL teaches us something new.
FRANKENSTEIN CHANGES EVERYTHING
STILL LOVING LOVECRAFT
For Mindcraft-minded fans, check out the pixelated goodness of Lovecraft's Untold Stories, released through GOG.com.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA IS 32!
Think I'm kidding? Out Of Africa, directed by Sidney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep came out the same year and it won Best Picture.
If you haven't seen this movie yet, read my big review for a little encouragement. /BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.
Some people think I'm more important than you (I don't, but they do. You know how they are) and this is their (HA!) evidence.
Matt Jarbo's interview with Feo Amante at The Zurvivalist.
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