Fede Alvarez

‘Don’t Breathe’ Review: A Relentless Home Invasion Thriller That Borders on Unpleasant

by Britt Hayes August 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
What if Rutger Hauer’s relatively absurd, visually-impaired martial arts badass from Blind Fury was besieged by a home invasion in his reclusive Early Bird Special years? The answer is — to an extent — Don’t Breathe, a thriller that skews a little more toward The Collector than David Fincher’s underrated Panic Room. The latest effort from director Fede Alvarez (the Evil Dead remake) is a relentlessly intense cat-and-mouse game with a couple of hard lefts thrown into its twisted domestic labyrinth. It’s a nasty little piece of work that needs to be a bit more lean and slightly less mean.

‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Alvarez on Stephen Lang, Audience Reactions and Why Trailers Can’t Ruin Movies

by Britt Hayes August 24, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
Three years after delivering his visceral remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead, director Fede Alvarez returns with Don’t Breathe, an inventive new thriller that puts a nasty spin on the home invasion genre. Alvarez’s latest follows three amateur criminals that get way more than they bargained for when they target the home of a reclusive blind man, played by the intimidating Stephen Lang. I had a chance to speak with Alvarez before a recent screening in Austin, Texas, where he discussed the making of his new film, Lang’s crucial role, and whether he thinks movie trailers are too revealing.

‘Don’t Breathe’ Red Band Trailer Really Wants You to Know How ‘F—ed Up’ This Movie Is

by Britt Hayes August 11, 2016 @ 1:42 PM
Ah yes, the red band trailer. When you absolutely, positively have to hear all the F-bombs a film can offer, the red band trailer is for you. And the latest preview for Don’t Breathe sure does love those F-bombs, but at least it’s found a somewhat clever way to incorporate them. if nothing else, the new trailer for the latest film from Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez is determined to let you know that things are about to get “really f—ed up.”

‘Don’t Breathe’ Trailer: More Horror From the Director of ‘Evil Dead’

by Matt Singer May 13, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
When it premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, ScreenCrush’s Britt Hayes called Don’t Breathe “an intense, relentless and confident thriller.” Giving the movie a very solid 7/10 rating, she also called it a “relentlessly intense cat-and-mouse game with a couple of hard lefts thrown into its twisted domestic labyrinth.” All that from Fede Alvarez, the guy who made the relentlessly intense Evil Dead remake. Sold!

‘Monsterpocalypse’ Movie With ‘Evil Dead’ Director Fede Alvarez Sparks Studio Bidding War

by Britt Hayes April 30, 2016 @ 1:19 PM
Desperado Publishing
A live-action film based on the Monsterpocalypse board game has been in various stages of development for several years, previously delayed due to similarities with Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. But the adaptation of the hit robots vs. monsters game is once again picking up steam, with Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez attached to helm what has become the source of a fierce bidding war among major studios

‘Justice League Dark’ Reportedly Eyeing Potential Directors

by Britt Hayes November 19, 2015 @ 4:45 PM
Although Guillermo del Toro parted ways with Warner Bros. over his vision for Justice League Dark (aka Dark Universe), the studio is still reportedly planning on moving forward with del Toro’s script — but without (almost) everything else that would make it a del Toro film. The other day rumors began circulating about potential cast members, and now comes word that WB is eyeing possible directors for the project as well.

‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Won’t Cross Chainsaws With Its Remake Just Yet

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 27, 2015 @ 3:34 PM
Starz / Tristar
Ecstatic altogether though we are to have ol’ Groovy Bruce back in the saddle for Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead, one can’t help wonder if Ash might cross paths with the rebooted Evil Dead world. We’ve heard Sam Raimi say as much before, but are Ash and Mia going to be vs.-ing the Evil Dead any time soon?

'Evil Dead 2' is "Not Going to Happen" Says the Team Behind the Remake

by Mike Sampson October 30, 2013 @ 9:22 AM
At the SXSW premiere of the 'Evil Dead' remake, director Fede Alvarez told the hopped up crowd that Sony Pictures loved the film so much, he was already hard at work writing the sequel. And, when we spoke to producer Rob Tabert the next morning, he told us, "We would love for Fede to do ['Evil Dead 2']."
But, something changed between March and now as the current word is that 'Evil Dead 2' is "not going to happen."

'Dante's Inferno' Movie Enlisting the 'Evil Dead' Director as Its Guide

by Nick Romano September 17, 2013 @ 3:31 PM
EA Games
When you think of 'Dante's Inferno,' one commonly thinks of the epic poem from Dante Alighieri we all read in high school. However, that's not what Universal is adapting with its upcoming live-action movie. It's instead based on the video game, and this adaptation of an adaptation has just found its director.

'Evil Dead' Clip: "You're All Going to Die Tonight"

by Damon Houx March 22, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Sony Pictures
What's surprising about Fede Alvarez's reboot of 'Evil Dead' is that it's currently got a fresh rating. As both a horror movie and as a remake, that's rare that a film like this isn't torn to pieces. Perhaps that will change after more people get a look at it (it premiered at SXSW, and we gave it a good review), but still. Here's a new clip from the movie.