Elle Fanning began her career in the shadow of her older sister Dakota, already a star from films like ‘I Am Sam’ and ‘Man on Fire.’ In recent years though, she’s given the elder Fanning a run for her money, turning in strong performances in blockbusters like ‘Maleficent’ (she really looked like she was sleeping!) and working with directors like Francis Ford Coppola (‘Twixt’), Cameron Crowe (‘We Bought a Zoo’), and Sally Potter (‘Ginger & Rosa’). To that impressive list of filmmakers you can now add another big name: Nicolas Winding Refn, as TheWrap reports that Elle Fanning is currently “in negotiations” to star in Refn’s next project, a horror movie called ‘The Neon Demon.’
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One of the upcoming horror films that’s definitely on our radar in 2015 is ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ a new film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions—the same folks behind ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Oculus’ (as well as awards season favorite ‘Whiplash’). Their latest film has a pretty outstanding cast, including Olivia Wilde, who is featured in the first photo and poster, along with her very black and very terrifying eyeballs.
Just a few weeks ago, we got our first official look at Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming ‘Crimson Peak’ via a photo of Jessica Chastain looking very romantically gothic. Today brings another look at the spooky horror flick with a photo of Tom Hiddleston. But he’s not the only interesting part of the photo—just take a gander at this huge, beautiful set. Can we get a trailer for this thing already?
Here’s some fun news for a slow post-holiday weekend: a theater company in the UK has received Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s blessings for their live stage production of ‘Shaun of the Dead.’ Based on Wright’s debut feature film, the stage show includes musical sequences, audience participation, and encourages fans to come dressed as zombies or their favorite characters. Similar in spirit to the long-running tradition of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ late night shadow performances, the ‘Shaun’ stage show is a recreation of the modern classic. And to celebrate their upcoming tour of the show, the company has released this pretty neat little trailer.
Showtime monster-mash 'Penny Dreadful' scared up an impressive following of fans with its 10-episode first season, but will the Eva Green-Josh Hartnett horror-thriller conjure the same dark magic with its second run in 2015? Get a taste of the horror to come in our first cursed look at Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' season 2!
Beyond its brah-tastic Los Angeles setting, ‘The Walking Dead’'s upcoming “companion series” spinoff hasn’t given the clearest picture of what to expect. That said, where previously we learned ‘The Last Airbender’ star Cliff Curtis would lead the ensemble, we now have our leading lady for the “Cobalt” spinoff, none other than ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Deadwood’ star Kim Dickens.
While we all patiently await the sequel to ‘Pacific Rim,’ director Guillermo del Toro has been working on another pretty exciting project: ‘Crimson Peak,’ described as a ghost story/gothic romance period film that marks the first non-blockbuster film for the director in eight years. Although trailer for ‘Crimson Peak’ played at Comic-Con over the summer, it was never released online, which makes this first photo of Jessica Chastain your first official sneak peek.
‘The Babadook’ is undoubtedly the scariest film of the year—not only that, but it’s also one of the best films of 2014, garnering acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The film, which is currently in theaters and on VOD, features a highly original and disturbing new movie monster in the titular and sinister Babadook. And just when you thought you were free of the terrifying monster, he’s back in a new animated Christmas greeting, to wish you a very chilling holiday.
The NBC ‘Hannibal’'s bold choice to introduce ‘Boardwalk Empire’ star Michael Pitt as iconic literary baddie Mason Verger paid off in gruesome spades, but it seems season 3 will have a new face to go along with Mason’s…well, “new” face. Pitt has opted to leave the NBC drama behind, and will be replaced by ‘The Divide’ star Joe Anderson.
A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ has been pretty quiet on the western front, but with season 3 set to open in March 2015, Norman and Norma are gearing up for the busy season. Watch Freddie Highmore go a bit more ‘Psycho’ as our first look at ‘Bates Motel’ season 3 recreates an iconic moment from the original Hitchcock film!