Creep first premiered at SXSW in 2014, before it was picked up for distribution and then…sort of disappeared for a while. The new indie horror flick from Blumhouse (the people who brought you Paranormal Activity and Insidious, of course) recently put together a release plan, and now there’s a trailer to go along with it, featuring a very unnerving performance from Mark Duplass.
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Josh Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand grows ever more ambitious — what started as a simple feature-length film (no way that could work), evolved into plans for multiple films, and now an additional eight-part miniseries on Showtime. Yes, Warner Bros. is reportedly partnering with the premium network for the series, which will serve as a prequel of sorts to lead up to the feature film.
Any horror movie fan can tell you about this scene. A character, whether it be the blank-faced heroine or the ill-fated, bumbling cop, is investigating a noise. Or they’re searching for their friend/partner who said they would be right back and then weren’t. As they conduct a seemingly monotonous search, the film’s sound design goes silent. The score slips away. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Something bad is going to happen. The film is telegraphing something horrible. Something big! And then a cat suddenly leaps out of the darkness with a vicious “meeerow!” because that’s what cats do in horror movies.
The Walking Dead has kept quiet since the close of Season 5, letting its upcoming companion series shoulder most of the load, but with Comic-Con 2015 on the horizon, the mothership AMC horrorfest has its first photo and casting. Literally Straight Outta Compton, star Corey Hawkins joins The Walking Dead Season 6 as comic character Heath.
The virus may not have taken over the world just yet, but The Strain is spreading faster than even Season 2 of the FX Guillermo del Toro vampire drama can contain. A new look behind the scenes opens up a viral new look at the second season premiering this summer, as Manhattan becomes overrun with some of the nastier vampires you’ll ever see.
The most gorgeous, cinematic show on television is back — Hannibal’s Season 3 premiere is rife with sickeningly stunning shots and dripping with dread. “Antipasto” takes us on a trip to Italy to spend the entire hour with Hannibal and Bedelia, as the former dispenses with his “person suit” to give us a far more intimate — but no less formal — experience.
After making her directorial debut with the intensely great The Babadook, we’ve all been waiting to see what Jennifer Kent would do next. The Australian director has selected her next project, and no, it’s not a superhero movie (thank goodness) — it’s Alice and Freda Forever, based on the book by Alexis Coe, which tells the true story of the love between two young girls in Tennessee…and the murder that ended it.
MTV’s updated take on the Scream concept has debuted to mixed acclaim, particularly the decision to forgo the classic “Ghostface” mask that so defined the franchise. Now, our first look at the new mask has arrived, and … well, the word “frightening” comes to mind, though perhaps not as they’d hoped.
NBC’s Hannibal put a darkly dreamy spin on one of cinema’s most iconic villains, but did you know the network ordered the series on the strength of creator Bryan Fuller’s pilot script alone? Or that it has its own chef to craft its culinary cannibal delights? These are just some of the delicious morsels to savor in the ninth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which serves up an appetizing look at NBC’s Hannibal!
Last week came the news that director Cary Fukanaga had left Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s IT following “creative differences” over the film. It wasn’t entirely surprising news (Fukanaga has a reputation for being an exacting and demanding director with little experience in the studio system), but it left the project in a state of limbo. We’ve since heard conflicting the reports — The project is dead! No wait, it’s not dead! Hold on, it’s dead again! — but as the studio figures out what they want to do, we can now take a look at what they almost did.