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Thank You, Mr. Towles

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Geordie:

Tom Towles was well known to horror fans for his roles in Zombie’s films House Of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween, as well as Prophecy II, and as Otis in Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. R.I.P

Originally posted on Cinema Slasher:

I was a few months shy of my 21st birthday when I met Tom Towles. It was Days of the Dead: Atlanta, and I was in town with the intention of hustling the website you’re currently visiting (which was just under a year old at the time), as well as a short film I wrote/produced titled Hoodie Weather. Looking back, I don’t think either one were particularly well-made, but I was young and excited about both.

Days of the Dead had a pretty stacked lineup at that show (as they always do), and I was excited about the potential of meeting lots of industry folks. Immediately after entering the Sheraton Hotel, while searching for Cinema Slasher’s own Dave Harlequin, I bumped shoulders with a large man who immediately turned and apologized. Of course, it was none other than Tom Towles.

I have long considered Henry: Portrait of a…

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Fury Road – George Miller & Japanese Trailer

Director George Miller recently took part in a Q&A after a screening of The Road Warrior in Austin, where he explained Fury Road’s relationship to the previous outings in the series:

It’s sort of a revisit. The three films exist in no real clear chronology, because they were always conceived as different films… The way we all thought about it, is next Wednesday, all the bad stuff we see in the news comes to pass, where we have economic collapse and oil wars, water wars and stuff we didn’t even see it coming and we jump 45 years into the future and in a sense we go back to a dark age without rule of law.

Miller said he had finished Fury Road just two nights prior to that screening, which explains why, despite the fact that the film has been in post-production for a very long time, it hasn’t been officially shown to audiences.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone.  Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.  They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken.  Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Check out this Japanese trailer… all action:


The Woods Movie – Blair Witch Documentary

The documentary The Woods Movie is set to premiere at the FrightFest in Glasgow. The documentary celebrates the gamechanging 1999 indie The Blair Witch Project.

In October 1997, a group of filmmakers ventured into the Maryland woods to produce a low budget independent horror movie. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT would become a global phenomenon and began the ‘found footage’ genre that remains a potent force today. Now for the first time you can see how that record-breaking groundbreaker came into being. From never-before-seen recordings of pre-production meetings, audition tapes and test footage to the actual shooting, first preview screenings and marketing at the Sundance Film Festival, all the key personnel guide you through the discussions and decisions that minted a shock sensation classic.

The Woods Movie – Festival Trailer from Aurora Pictures on Vimeo.


Crimson Peak – Trailer

It’s all over the web today, but had to post it, here’s the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, which stars Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam in a gothic haunted house movie.

Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.


Poltergeist – Remake News

PoltergeistMore sad remake news is that the remake of Poltergeist will be a very PG friendly film. I know that the original was borderline but the difference being that it was so well done… something you can barely say about any of the plethora of remakes over the last decade.

Collider spoke to Sam Rockwell and asked him about the remake. Had he seen any footage yet:

I’ve seen a little in looping. I hope it’s good. I really don’t know. I really wish I could tell you. I’m praying that it’s – I mean, it’s gonna be hard to live up to the first one. The first one’s pretty damn good. This one’s gonna be in 3D though, I can tell you that.

The actor then added a bit more about the film’s protagonist and angle:

The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it’s really through his point-of-view. So it’s more of a kids’ movie so I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-R scary.

The first wasn’t R-rated scary, as mentioned above, but it was pretty damn scary. Rockwell elaborates:

It’s not like Conjuring type of scary. You know, it’s a different kind of movie. It’s more of an adventure. It’s essentially a child abduction film when you come down to it. I mean, the original Poltergeist is too.

The Poltergeist remake will probably be PG-13 as per Film Ratings HERE. It’s rated PG-13 for “intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.”


Jurassic World – Full Trailer

So much for holding the trailer back until it’s cinema bow on Thursday.. due to leaks everywhere Universal has made the Jurassic World trailer available early… and it looks like great fun.


The Boneyard to Release a New Short Film Every Wednesday

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Originally posted on Cinema Slasher:

Sideshow Pictures and Harrington Talents have collaborated on The Boneyard – a new online streaming site that is set to introduce new horror short films for free.

Every Wednesday, a new short will premiere on The Boneyard.

Short films from Sideshow Pictures like Night of the Pumpkin, The House That Cried Blood, and Children of the Witch are available for streaming, as are new shorts Relik and #Selfie. Today sees the release of Home Sweet Home, a new short film from Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet).

To visit The Boneyard, click on the image below.

The Boneyard

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