Kim Ji-oon's 'I Saw the Devil' is one of the gnarliest thrillers ever made, a hyper-violent plunge into depravity and mayhem that has to be seen to be believed. It's one of the best recent examples of just how crazy South Korean filmmaking can get, and it's tough to imagine any Hollywood film getting away with what this one does.
And, of course, it's getting an American remake. But let's not despair quite yet. It seems to be in good hands.
The guys who brought us the horror film 'You're Next' now turns Dan Stevens from the charmingly handsome gent on 'Downton Abbey' to a trained ex-military killer for 'The Guest,' and the new trailer makes this next effort seem like another home run.
The gents behind that horror hit 'You're Next' are back, and 'The Guest' trailer looks like the duo have another winner on their hands. We've already seen Adam Wingard (director) and Simon Barrett (writer) give audiences a fresh take on home-invasion slasher flicks, and 'The Guest' is another creative spin on classic horror tropes.
Director Adam Wingard and his writing partner Simon Barrett, who last gave us horror favorite 'You're Next,' return with 'The Guest,' a genre throwback to the dark suspense thrillers of the late '80s and early '90s -- but this isn't mimicry or simply homage. Wingard and Barrett put their wryly sinister spin on this consistently engaging and unnerving story, throwing in a dash of classic John Carpenter for good measure. And who knew 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens could be such a badass?
Watching Hollywood's endless parade of genre remakes, sequels and ripoffs can get pretty discouraging -- enough to convince you there's no undiscovered country left out there; that it's all been done before and filmmakers will keep repeating themselves over and over again until the end of time. Thank goodness, then, for something like 'You're Next,' which is scary and fun, and, best of all, fresh and original. It restores your faith in the future of horror movies.
A film we've been waiting for quite a while is finally ready to spring from the shadows: Adam Wingard's 'You're Next,' a home-invasion thriller that has made waves at various festivals across the world. (Read our very positive review here.) Today, the official one-sheet for the film is available, and it may make you sleep with the lights on tonight.
The horror anthology 'V/H/S' may not have been a huge box office success, but the festival favorite has certainly earned enough of a following for a second go-round with some fresh talent, including directors Gareth Evans ('The Raid') and Eduardo Sanchez ('The Blair Witch Project').
Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are the duo responsible for 'You're Next,' a fantastically fun horror flick that won't be released until next August, but the pair are already lining up their next project: Warner Bros. has just signed Wingard and Barrett to adapt 'Dead Spy Running,' based on the series of novels by Jon Stock.
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