A cool bit of graffiti art popped up overnight at Fantastic Fest for Adam Wingard's buzz film You're Next, which screens later tonight. Passes to the hotly anticipated horror pic, which was picked up by Lionsgate after a Toronto Film Festival bidding war, sold out quickly online and with fest faves A.J. Bowen and director Ti West (who both star in the film) in town it's one of the hot tickets for tonight. Is Banksy in our midst as well, spraying movie promos all over Austin? Or Mr. Brainwash? (Or both, if they're the same person??)
It's no Worst Movie EVER!, but it's close: Over the weekend the indie horror pic Creature, opening in a surprising 1,500 locations, made box office history, all right... just not the kind filmmakers were hoping for. Despite attempts to create what they described as a "new template" for indie film distribution, the folks behind Creature -- including Sid Sheinberg, former president of Universal Pictures -- instead earned a place among the worst wide-release openings of all time.
Betcha you thought this weekend's only new game was the (excellent) MMA drama, the porn comedy, and that one coughing movie! Think again: An independent horror movie called Creature has snuck into the opening weekend line-up to compete for your ticket dollars in 1,500 theaters across the country. Pray tell, what is this Creature all about?
Ever since deranged Dutch filmmaker Tom Six announced that Human Centipede 2 would make his original mouth-to-anus picture "look like a Disney film," we have been anxiously awaiting video evidence. After seeing this week's Australian teaser debut, IFC Films has granted us a first trailer for The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, which has already been banned in the U.K. So guys, hold on tight to your Human Centipede charm necklaces and click through -- except for you, Donnie Wahlberg.
Milla Jovovich has squared off against many insidious adversaries in her career, including zombies (Resident Evil), evil itself (The Fifth Element), and critics (The Messenger). So why is it that her latest foe, a real-life affliction known as prosopagnosia -- which confuses a person's ability to recognize the faces of friends and loved ones (or, in Jovovich's case in Faces in the Crowd, the face of her would-be killer) -- seem like the silliest and most far-fetched enemy of all?
There's nothing like a little Euro-centric lesbian vampire tale to spice up your week. After the jump, watch a tantalizing exclusive new clip from Dennis Gansel's salacious vampire lesbian horror pic We Are the Night, in which newfound vamp Lena (Karoline Herfurth) finds herself in the middle of a sapphic bloodsucker pool party with a few uninvited (and ill-fated) guests.
Writer Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box, Locke & Key) has sold adaptation rights to his short story Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, a horror tale told from the Tweets of a teenage girl as her road-tripping family runs across a zombie circus. Todd Lincoln (the forthcoming The Apparition) will direct from a script by Chris Borelli; sample Hill's tale, 140 words at a time, by following fictional heroine Blake Teller (@TYME2WASTE) on the Twitter. LOL ZOM (BIE) G! [THR]
DreamWorks has released the first trailer for their remake of the '80s horror comedy classic Fright Night, which either qualifies as heresy or amazeballs, depending on which side of the remake debate you're on. After the jump, watch smart-ass teenager Anton Yelchin do battle with his dreamy vampire neighbor, Colin Farrell, for moviegoers who were but a distant twinkle in their parents' eyes when the first movie came out.
Some titles tell you everything you need to know about a movie, and some tell you pretty much nothing. After giving the world such to-the-point movie titles as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and the forthcoming Conan the Barbarian (admittedly, all remakes of iconic genre films), Nispel's keeping things mysterious with his next movie, a horror pic simply entitled Backmask.
After directing Al Pacino to a Golden Globe win in last year's You Don't Know Jack, it seems Barry Levinson needed a change of pace -- like, a major 180. And that's how we come to today's news that Levinson's next film, a found footage creature horror called The Bay (working title: Isopod), has been picked up for distribution by Lionsgate.
Music video director and celebrity progeny Adria Petty (daughter of Tom) has inked a deal to direct the horror pic Suffocate, about "a group of city workers who enter a hoarder's condemned brownstone and find it loaded with deadly traps and an unrelenting killer." If you've seen A&E's Hoarders, you know what a brilliant set-up this is. Beware the lady with the piles of crap and a family of stray cats living underneath stacks of newspaper clippings and Costco boxes! And hey, while we're on the subject of Petty's fascination with real-life horrors, what ever happened to that MTV-bought Paris Hilton doc she made, Paris, Not France? [Deadline]
Between taking to the web to pull a Tyler Perry, announcing a public auction for distribution rights, and issuing his own press release publicizing a protest of the protest of his film, Kevin Smith's done all he could to wring every ounce of publicity out of his Sundance entry, Red State. (What is this, Slamdance?) But how much does anyone care, really?