A funny thing recently happened to It Follows, the best American horror movie in recent memory. It opened in a small handful of theaters around the US on March 13, with a plan that it would then expand to VOD platforms not long after that, as is often the case with indie horror movies these days. But the response to the movie was… Continue reading The Director of 'It Follows' Talks Inspiration, Easter Eggs, Modern Horror and More
If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, then no doubt the story of Whiplash (which hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 24, 2015) will inspire. Writer-director Damien Chazelle wanted to make a movie about a young jazz drummer who is pushed, perhaps a little bit too hard, toward greatness by a demanding teacher. But there was a catch: Nobody else really wanted to make the movie. Where he saw an… Continue reading 'Whiplash' Director Damien Chazelle Talks Fear, His Favorite 'Whiplash' Spoof, 'La La Land' and More
Nicolas Cage gets a bit of a bum reputation these days as a bad actor. That’s just simply not true. He has far too many great movies with truly unique performances for that to be the case. But, to be fair, he’s popped up in quite a few duds in the recent years, many of which went straight to home video. So while his reputation… Continue reading Nicolas Cage to Hunt Osama bin Laden for 'Borat' Director in New Comedy
In just a few weeks Magnola Pictures will release [REC] 4: Apocalypse, the latest sequel in the fantastic Spanish zombie series first started by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró back in 2007. What’s particularly cool about the [REC] sequels is that they have yet to just rehash what made the first movie so terrifying. 2 is more of an action movie, 3 is a… Continue reading '[REC] 4: Apocalypse' Director Jaume Balagueró Lines Up a Bank Robbery Thriller, Plus a New Horror Movie
Coming out of nowhere to become one of the major discoveries from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Babadook, the directorial debut by Australian former actress Jennifer Kent, is a captivating horror that plays on our primal fears of the boogey man along with providing a tour-de-force performance by its lead actress, Essie Davis.
But there’s more to this horror than what… Continue reading Interview: Director Jennifer Kent on 'The Babadook,' This Year's Breakout Horror Movie