NEWS: APPALACHIAN SLAUGHTERFEST “PIGLET” BEGINS CROWDFUNDING
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by Kevin Hoover
6h ago
NEWS: APPALACHIAN SLAUGHTERFEST “PIGLET” BEGINS CROWDFUNDING Move over, Winnie-the-Pooh; PIGLET is ready for his fifteen minutes of public domain horror fame. From acclaimed indie director August Aguilar, whose recent GingerLynn Allen vehicle The Gifted is winning over film fest audiences around the country, comes the latest in 2024’s continued homage to Appalachian-inspired horror. From the film’s press release: “Have you ever wondered what would happen when the classic tale of Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? PIGLET is a new horror film coming from SpookHo ..read more
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Cannes sensation “THE SUBSTANCE,” from “REVENGE” director, gets a release date; see a first-look clip
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by Michael Gingold
6h ago
Cannes sensation “THE SUBSTANCE,” from “REVENGE” director, gets a release date; see a first-look clip By MICHAEL GINGOLD The extreme body-horror shocker is coming this fall. MUBI has announced that it will release THE SUBSTANCE, which just played in competition and won rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, on September 20 in the U.S., with additional global theatrical dates to be announced soon. Written and directed by Coralie Fargeat (REVENGE), and featuring a much-talked-about lead performance by Demi Moore, it also stars Margaret Qualley, Dennis Quaid, Hugo Diego Garcia, Joseph Barde ..read more
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CUFF ’24 REVIEW: “THE LAST VIDEO STORE” Is the Genre Throwback You’ve Been Waiting For
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by Rue Morgue Manor
2d ago
CUFF ’24 REVIEW: “THE LAST VIDEO STORE” Is the Genre Throwback You’ve Been Waiting For By RYAN DYER  Starring Yaayaa Adams, Kevin Martin and Matthew Kennedy Directed by Tim Rutherford and Cody Kennedy Written by Joshua Roach and Tim Rutherford Blue Finch Film Releasing THE LAST VIDEO STORE is the latest in the neo-grindhouse wave of Canuxploitation films that, arguably, began with Jason Eisener’s Hobo With a Shotgun and the sleazy films of Ryan Nicholson and progressed with the efforts of Astron-6 (Father’s Day, The Editor). Directed by Tim Rutherford and Cody Kennedy (ABCs o ..read more
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Exclusive photos, comments, info: Indie shock veteran gives you “ANXIETY”
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by Michael Gingold
2d ago
Exclusive photos, comments, info: Indie shock veteran gives you “ANXIETY” By MICHAEL GINGOLD The hallucinatory horror film is coming later in 2024. Independent horror filmmaker Eric Stanze, whose past features include SAVAGE HARVEST, SCRAPBOOK, DEADWOOD PARK and IN MEMORY OF, got in touch with details and pics from his latest movie, ANXIETY. Currently in the final stages of postproduction, it stars Jackie Kelly, Jason Christ and Marcella Miller. The synopsis: “A recovering alcoholic’s journey lurches into a nightmare tailspin during a global crisis. Sober for only a few months, her sanity e ..read more
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Exclusive clip: Gruesome details are revealed in “THE EXECUTION”
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by Michael Gingold
2d ago
Exclusive clip: Gruesome details are revealed in “THE EXECUTION” By MICHAEL GINGOLD And they’re all the more chilling because the movie is based on a true case. 4Digital Media is bringing THE EXECUTION to VOD and digital platforms next Tuesday, May 28. Based on the crimes of Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, a.k.a. “The Butcher of Rostov,” who killed more than 50 women and children before finally being captured, the film won strong reviews following its world premiere at Fantastic Fest. Lado Kvataniya directed from a script he wrote with Olga Gorodetskaya; Niko Tavadze, Evge ..read more
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MOVIE REVIEW: LEAVE THESE “POSSESSIONS” LOCKED AWAY
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by Rue Morgue Manor
4d ago
MOVIE REVIEW: LEAVE THESE “POSSESSIONS” LOCKED AWAY By MORGAN MUSCAT Starring Clive Standen, Yeardley Smith and Mason Wells Written and Directed by Brent Cote One Tree Entertainment The horror-thriller POSSESSIONS, directed and written by Brent Cote (Tainted), is a case study in exhausted genre stereotypes and by-the-numbers plotting. The film, which stars Clive Standen (from the TV series Vikings), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons, Maximum Overdrive) and Mason Wells (2023’s The Wonder Years reboot), treads all-too-familiar territory and stumbles to deliver anything fresh or innovative out of i ..read more
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Exclusive Interview: Director Jane Schoenbrun Talks “I SAW THE TV GLOW”
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by Deirdre Crimmins
4d ago
Exclusive Interview: Director Jane Schoenbrun Talks “I SAW THE TV GLOW” By DEIRDRE CRIMMINS To say that writer/director Jane Schoenbrun is an exciting new filmmaker would be an understatement. Their 2021 film We’re All Going to the World’s Fair takes on the interplay between teen isolation and the allure of technology – while using screen life to visually hyper-fixate on both. Their latest film, I SAW THE TV GLOW, thematically continues the look at young adulthood, the impact of screens and obsession. RUE MORGUE spoke with Schoenbrun about their films, the use of genre and Buffy t ..read more
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First look: Daniel Bernhardt in Steven Kostanski’s “DEATHSTALKER” remake, with Slash as a producer
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by Michael Gingold
5d ago
First look: Daniel Bernhardt in Steven Kostanski’s “DEATHSTALKER” remake, with Slash as a producer By MICHAEL GINGOLD The sword-and-sorcery update is currently shooting in Canada. Below is the first pic of Daniel Bernhardt (JOHN WICK, NOBODY, the BLOODSPORT sequels) in the title role of DEATHSTALKER, a reboot of the action/fantasy franchise produced by Roger Corman in the ’80s. The film, which we first told you about with an exclusive effects photo here, was scripted and is being directed by Steven Kostanski of PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN, THE VOID et al. Among the many executive producers are Slash ..read more
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Exclusive clip: Remastered fright film “WE GO ON,” from “YELLOWBRICKROAD” creators
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by Michael Gingold
5d ago
Exclusive clip: Remastered fright film “WE GO ON,” from “YELLOWBRICKROAD” creators By MICHAEL GINGOLD The fear is sharper in this reissue of the acclaimed independent chiller. WE GO ON: REMASTERED, the digitally restored edition of the 2017 movie by Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton (the latter also wrote and directed THE HARBINGER) releases tomorrow, May 21 from Lightyear Entertainment. This new edition of the festival award-winner now features enhanced visual effects and a sharper image, and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and all leading digital platforms. Clark Freeman, Annette O’Toole, J ..read more
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Barbara Crampton, Lin Shaye and others cast in “THE POSSESSION AT GLADSTONE MANOR”
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by Michael Gingold
5d ago
Barbara Crampton, Lin Shaye and others cast in “THE POSSESSION AT GLADSTONE MANOR” By MICHAEL GINGOLD The supernatural fright film has begun production in Kansas City. Umbrelic Entertainment has announced that the cast of THE POSSESSION AT GLADSTONE MANOR is headed by Caylee Cowan, Jesse Metcalf, Charlotte Kirk (THE RECKONING), Darren Weiss, William Mapother and genre faves Barbara Crampton (pictured above) and Lin Shaye. K. Asher Levin is directing from a script he wrote with Danny Matier, based on a story by Addam Bramich. The synopsis: “When Jamie Black discovers her mother has gone miss ..read more
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