Perhaps you recall a film we told you about a while back called Trance (“Rodionoff Directs a Trance” – October 2007)? If not, no worries cause there wasn’t a whole helluva lot of info on it anyway.
Before Darren Lynn Bousman got behind the camera to make Repo! The Genetic Opera a reality, he made a short film with some friends on the weekend to prove how good it could be. Since there are some legal SAG issues with posting the entire short, he recently updated his MySpace page with the good news that you can, at least, check out how the short opened. And it’s animated! Dig it below!
Just a quick reminder to all you Texans; Friday Night Frights is making its return to the Studio Movie Grill in Lewisville, TX. Presented by the dashing gents at Pit of Horror, those other guys behind Fear Fest, the screening tonight will feature the 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead! Doors open at 9 and the show starts at 9:30. You’ll even get a free DVD with paid admission!
The good folks at MGM just provided Dread Central with two exclusive pics from the upcoming cinema verite film The Poughkeepsie Tapes, directed by John Dowdle, one of which is to your right, the other slightly below.
I have to say I actually kind of dig this poster; it doesn’t go where I would have expected it to and in this day and age, that’s really all I can ask for, I guess. STYD got the first look at the Prom Night redux poster, a little slice of which is below; smack it with your mouse to see the whole thing. Nelson McCormick directed the remake, which follows a young girl on the run from a serial killer who's killing all her friends on the titular magical evening.
Beyond the Rave, the first movie from the resurrected Hammer Films, has been dropping bits and pieces of news out there for months, but no word on how we'd get to see it, only that it would be online. Today it was finally revealed where the film will be making its debut; MySpace!
No matter where you are right now, I’m sure you can hear the sound of the damned crying out in fear as their toasty, warm home for a millennia becomes colder and colder by the second; yes, dear readers, hell has frozen over. Why?
Nothing like getting your start directing films with a zombie comedy! Such is the case for Ruben Fleischer (pictured), who Variety reported this morning is in talks to helm Zombieland, a comedy for Columbia Pictures and producer Gavin Polone (Primeval).
Yet another film joins the growing disturbingly fast, "See a Few Minutes Now", trend -- this time it's the giant monster mash, Cloverfield. But the shenanigans don't stop there! Not only will you get to see a few minutes of the flick, you'll also get a chance to score your very own private screening!
You thought seeing the opening credit sequence of Sweeney Todd was cool? How about 9 clips from the movie? Just head on over to the "Clips" tab in Video Dread to check ‘em out! Sweeney Todd opens everywhere December 21st everywhere!
What’s with this sudden trend of putting up the opening minutes of a film online? Whatever happened to good old-fashioned clips?
We last gave you word on My Name is Bruce a scant two weeks ago ("Bruce Talks Home Invasion" – November 2007) and now the claims of them “madly racing” to finish the film have been justified. Reader "chainsaw" dropped us a heads-up today that the trailer for My Name is Bruce found its way onto YouTube and you can check it out below! Hopefully some solid release news will follow shortly, stick around!
We last threw an update on Stacy Davidson’s sophomore effort, Sweatshop, just over a month ago (“Exclusive: Behind the Sweatshop!” – November 2007), after which director Stacy Davidson promised he would deliver some very cool stuff in our laps soon.
Been looking forward to Marc Caro’s Dante 01, his first solo directing project away from Jean-Piere Jeunet (City of Lost Children), and so have the boys at Twitch Film. So much so that they managed to score a look at the entire opening sequence for Dante 01 and post it on their site!