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Liebesman on The Beginning



TCM: The Beginning poster (click to see it bigger!)With all the hype and positive word of mouth that’s been circling this Friday’s release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (review), the usual influx of cast and crew online interviews never really got started. I know I, for one, am very curious to her what director Jonathan Liebesman has to say, especially since he’s getting praise heaped on him by those who have seen it, quite a turnaround from the distaste that arose whenever his name was mentioned in conjunction with his first film, Darkness Falls.

“It was a piece of shit,” he recently admitted to Ed Douglas at Coming Soon “I was younger, I didn’t know what I was doing really. There was studio politics, just so many factors I was not prepared for. I had no idea what I was going into. For this movie, I was much more prepared, much more aware of your role as director-for-hire in a franchise studio picture, and sort of accepted it and embraced it with open arms.” Now that he’s older and wiser, Liebesman seems to have made right by the fans if the early reviews are any indication of the quality of the TCM prequel.

“I take credit for nothing,”he humbly stated. “The producers actually had the signposts mapped out by the time I was on the project, so it was more in little details that I was involved by the time I was directing it. What was important to us was just to answer those questions that people have had for a long time and the newer ones that were posed by the remake for particular characters like how the old dude loses his legs or R. Lee loses his teeth. The main ideas of Leatherface picking up a chainsaw for the first time, killing someone with a chainsaw for the first time, peeling off and putting on a face for the first time, all those things were already there, and it was more like the sequences I fleshed out. It was pretty obvious what questions needed to be answered and what the backstory should be.”

Liebesman, you may recall, was the last director attached to the Platinum Dunes/New Line proposed revival of the Friday the 13th franchise, and if he really did as good a job on The Beginning as it sounds like he did, I think we can be okay with that. Click here to read the full article on Coming Soon, which also includes comments from stars R. Lee Ermey and Jordana Brewster. And be sure to get out there for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning tomorrow night!

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 148 – Inside (2017 Remake)



We’ve all heard the old saying, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, I’m here to tell you that’s only partially true. It seems there is a third certainty that had been omitted from the original quote, “It is certain, if you enjoy a movie, at some point someone will remake that movie.” Now is the time when one of my favorite movies gets reimagined, “for an American audience”.

In the late 2000’s an explosion of “French extreme” horror films was released. Martyrs and or High Tension can often be found on any number of lists of the “most fucked up horror movies ever”. Unfortunately, the vastly superior Inside is often forgotten (as well as Frontier(s), but that’s a whole ‘nother rant). Now, ten years after it’s initial release, Inside has been Americanized. Don’t worry, we watched it so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

Mommy says you’re not dead. Is that true? It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 148!

If you like what you hear, please consider joining our Patreon subscribers. For less than the cost of a beer, you get bonus content, exclusive merchandise, special giveaways, and you get to help us continue doing what we love.

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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