So this is a concern… Let the Right One In is in development process for an adapted television series. After a bidding war that involved Showtime and A&E, the latter network has won the rights to develop a Let the Right One In TV series. The A&E series will join the network’s stable of other shows that also jump off from films: Bates Motel, based on Psycho, and The Returned, which is a remake of a French series that was, in turn, a remake of a French film. There aren’t many details on the Let the Right One In series, but we’ve got them below.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and actor-writer Brandon Boyce (Teen Wolf actor; Apt Pupil and Wicker Park screenwriter) are adapting the pilot and series from the Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist that Lindqvist adapted for the 2008 film by director Tomas Alfredson.
Spoilers for Let the Right One In follow. The 2008 film left out some characters, plot points and character history, only alluding to some of the history of the seemingly young vampire Eli as she befriends an isolated boy named Oskar. In fact, one point the original film only engages in ambiguous fashion is that Eli wasn’t born female, but rather is a boy who was castrated by the nobleman who also turned the child into a vampire. With more room to go into character backstories, the TV series may well retain the novel’s original approach.
The US remake of the film, Let Me In, further changed some things in the story as it moved the setting to New Mexico. We don’t know how this TV version might go — the THR piece references Vermont, which suggests that the show will go with the snowy setting of the original novel and film, while keeping it in the US.
The US remake, which was one of the better remakes around, would be more suited to an adaptation than the original. There’s no casting info or potential air date for the Let the Right One In TV series at this point.
March 18, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Television, Remakes | Tags: Art, Bates Motel, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, John Arne Lindqvist, Legend, Let Me In, Remakes, Serial Killer, Suspense, Teen Wolf, Thriller, Vampires, Violence | Leave a comment
February 25, 2015 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Action, Banned, Blockbuster, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Foreign, Gore, Holocausto Canibal, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Italian, Legend, Nudity, Ruggero Deodato, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Escape From New York, with a kid rescuing the President, in a Finnish Forest..? Sounds like a lost gem from 80’s cinema. Big Game, from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander, Samuel L. Jackson is the President, shot down when Air Force One is targeted. He is found by a young man played by Onni Tommila of Rare Exports — the kid is on a hunting adventure to prove his manhood, and stumbles into a very unusual sort of hunt.
January 6, 2015 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Action, Air Force One, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Escape From New York, Festival, Foreign, Gore, Icons, Images, Independent, Jalmari Helander, Rare Exports, Samuel L. Jackson, Suspense, The Most Dangerous Game, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Slow day… so, here’s a trailer for the ‘Sequel You Did Nazi Coming’… Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead… hilarious.
September 21, 2014 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Action, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Dead Snow, Disturbing, Foreign, Franchise, Geek, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Nazi, Nerds, Possession, Sci-Fi, Sex, Ski Trip, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Tommy Wirkola, Video Clips, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Set in an arid future, where dwindling water supplies are sending the inhabitants of a city to the brink of chaos, Jason Wishnow’s “low-fi sci-fi” short The Sand Storm presents us with a dystopian vision of a potential life on Earth, based on real concerns over diminishing resources. Starring Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, making his acting debut and shot by renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Hero, In the Mood For Love), this high-profile short transports viewers into a frighteningly believable projection of what could happen to our world if gripped by a global water shortage.
Feeling a little narratively unbalanced, Wishnow’s story focuses largely on a love-triangle, with the film’s most interesting character, Ai Weiwei’s water smuggler, feeling a little like he’s left on the peripheries. Described as “the implied set-up to an even bigger story”, whilst The Sand Storm does feel a little incomplete, as an introduction to a universe we’ll hopefully see more of, it’s a perfect set-up. Presenting us with just enough glimpses of his intriguing futuristic world and leaving us eager to find out more about Ai Weiwei’s character, it feels like we’re just seeing the very tip of Wishnow’s promising narrative.
September 19, 2014 | Categories: Sci-Fi, Short Films | Tags: Action, Actors, Ai Weiwei, Art, China, Chinese, Christopher Doyle, Conflict, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Dystopia, Dystopian, Festival, Foreign, Icons, Images, Independent, Jason Wishnow, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, Water Shortage | Leave a comment
September 11, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Actors, Art, Cannibalism, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Eli Roth, Festival, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Horror Poster Art, Icons, Images, Independent, L'Etrange Couleur Des Larmes De Ton Corps, Legend, Nudity, Possession, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, The Green Inferno, The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears, Thriller, Vampires, Violence | Leave a comment
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Tagged as “The first Iranian vampire Western”, the film, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour was chosen to show in the “Next” program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film is described as being set in “the Iranian ghost town Bad City” depicts the doings of “a lonesome vampire”.
Check out the facebook page HERE. It looks so different and interesting, I need to see this now!
September 7, 2014 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Ana Lily Amirpour, Art, Banned, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Foreign, Gore, Horror, Icons, Independent, Iranian, Possession, Serial Killer, Slasher, Spaghetti Western, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Video Clips, Violence | 1 Comment
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.
At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…
Released in 1920, this film is incalculably influential (yes I’m looking at you Tim Burton), the film’s nightmarish jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone – now more mesmerising than ever!
June 29, 2014 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Banned, Blockbuster, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari, Diabolical, Disturbing, Foreign, German, Gore, Gothic, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Noir, Possession, Robert Weine, Serial Killer, Sinister, Suspense, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
I don’t understand how this will work but Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was, of course, adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.
In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray, Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.
Gray adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition after filming wraps on his current project, thriller Sugar Mountain starring Jason Momoa. He also helmed and produced the Justin Long crime thriller The Lookalike, which Well Go USA is releasing this summer. DEADLINE.
June 28, 2014 | Categories: Remakes | Tags: Banned, Controversial, Cult, Festival, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Japanese, Legend, Nudity, Rambo, Remakes, Ryu Murakami, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Takashi Miike, Terminator, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
A sensual coming-of-age werewolf romance set in a small Danish coastal town, When Animals Dream fresh from its premiere in Critics’ Week at Cannes, is reminiscent of contemporary horror classic Let the Right One In. Sixteen-year-old Marie lives with her father and wheelchair-bound mother who is perpetually drugged. Marie takes a job at the local fishery, where she receives a fair amount of attention – especially from the young men.
As Marie becomes more interested in the opposite sex, her body begins to transform, and she questions her mother’s illness and a family history that is clearly being kept from her. Beautifully shot, and wonderfully performed by Sonia Suhl and Lars Mikkelsen (Mads’ older brother) in particular, When Animals Dream delicately combines deep emotion with tasteful gore.
June 15, 2014 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Actors, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Lycanthrope, Nudity, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Sonia Suhl, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Video Clips, Violence, Werewolf, Werewolves | Leave a comment
May 26, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Art, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, F W Murnau, Foreign, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Max Schreck, Nosferatu eine Symphonie des Grauens, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, Remakes, Suspense, Thriller, Vampire, Vampyre | Leave a comment
Last years hit movie, the Guillermo del Toro produced Mama was okay, let down some poor CGI for the Mama character. Everyone who knows me knows that I hate CGI in horror, apart form the odd ‘touch-up’ I don’t like it for characters or monsters, I still love good make-up. This test for Mama was undertaken before the shoot and features Javier Botet as the lady ghost Mama and it is delightfully spooky, especially in black and white. Botet (Medeiros in the REC series) whose especially thin physique is a result of Marfan syndrome, really knows how to manouvre his body to create something otherworldly and menacing.
May 10, 2014 | Categories: Short Films | Tags: Actors, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Foreign, Ghost, Gore, Guillermo Del Toro, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Javier Botet, Legend, Mama, Marfan Syndrome, Possession, Scream Queens, Spooky, Suspense, Thriller, Video Clips, Violence | Leave a comment
May 3, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Art, Artwork, Cannibal, Cannibal Holocaust, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Fan Art, Festival, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Horror Art, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Movie Poster Art, Randy Ortiz, Remakes, Suspense, The Green Inferno, Thriller, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment