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UK Release Details, DVD Art, and Exclusive Photos from Dennis Bartok’s Feature Nails

Just ahead of its Us bow (details forthcoming), we’ve received UK release details and exclusive photos from filmmaker Dennis Bartok’s supernatural feature Nails, releasing this October via Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment on DVD and VOD. Directed and co-written by Trapped Ashes… Continue Reading →

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Rob Zombie’s 31, Black Christmas (1974) & More Movies Coming to Shudder in December

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Gather your fright-loving family members, fill your cup to the brim with egg nog, and find a comfy spot around the TV (or computer) screen, because enough horror movies to fill Santa's sleigh are coming to the streaming service Shudder this December, including Rob Zombie's 31, Bob Clark's Black Christmas, and many more.

Press Release: This December, there’s oh so much under Shudder’s tree. But before you get unwrapping, let’s shake the boxes a bit… We have something special for everyone, inside.

Love clowns? Coming exclusively to Shudder is Rob Zombie’s latest, 31, a vicious and characteristically Zombie film. Which is to say it’s dirty, mean and, from the get, right up in your face.

Looking to stay in? We’ve got a very special Shudder exclusive in Shrew's Nest. Directed by Juanfer Andrés & Esteban Roel (and produced by Alex de la Iglesia), this elegant,
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Dennis Bartok's P.O.V. Wraps Production, Check Two Pieces Of Exclusive Concept Art Now!

Dennis Bartok - writer of horror anthology Trapped Ashes and former programmer at the American Cinematheque - has just wrapped principal photography on his debut directorial effort P.O.V. and we've got two pieces of exclusive concept art for you to take a look at!Shot entirely in Dublin, Ireland, P.O.V. stars Shauna Macdonald (The Descent) as Dana Milgrom, a sports coach, who is nearly killed and completely paralyzed in a hit and run accident while out jogging one morning. While recovering in hospital and imprisoned in her own body, Dana, struggling for her very existence, comes to realize that a malevolent and increasingly violent evil spirit is out to get her. Starring alongside Macdonald is British comedian and stand-up phenomenon Ross Noble (Stitches) in his first...

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Cannes: ‘Closet Monster’ and ‘P.O.V.’ Make Market Debuts at Fortissimo

Cannes: ‘Closet Monster’ and ‘P.O.V.’ Make Market Debuts at Fortissimo
Closet Monster,” the coming-of-age drama that marks the feature debut of Canadian director Stephen Dunn, and Dennis Bartok’s horror movie “P.O.V.,” will both make market debuts in Cannes. They will be handled by Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.

“Closet” follows an imaginative teenager with dysfunctional parents who is unsure of his sexuality. He creates an unusual universe to help him confront his demons; Isabella Rossellini voices a talking hamster in the film.

The film is produced by Rhombus Media (“The Red Violin,” “Blindness”) and Best Boy Entertainment. Dunn is one of Canada’s most promising young filmmakers, winning more than a dozen prizes for his short films and causing a sensation at Sundance earlier this year with “Pop Up Porno.”

Casting is currently under way ahead of a third-quarter start of production in Ireland on Bartok’s directorial debut “P.O.V.” Having previously headed programming
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Bartok to Direct Hospital-bound Horror, P.O.V.

Dennis Bartok, who scripted 2006 anthology Trapped Ashes, will his make his feature debut with P.O.V., the story of a newly-paralyzed woman and the evil presence in her hospital room. Screen Daily reports production on P.O.V. will get underway later in 2015, with Fantastic FilmsBrendan McCarthy and John McDonell (producers on Wake Wood, The…

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Cannes: Fortissimo to sell Dennis Bartok horror 'P.O.V'

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Pre-sales to commence at Cannes.

Ahead of the Cannes Marche, Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Dutch-speaking Benelux) for Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror, P.O.V.

The film, currently in pre-production, is due to commence principal photography in Q3, 2015, for an early 2016 debut. Pre-sales will commence at Cannes.

Casting is currently underway for Bartok’s directorial debut, which will shoot in Ireland and various locations around the UK.

P.O.V follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her - and she may not be the only target.

Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell will produce through their Ireland-based, horror production outfit Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific, House
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Tiff’s 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #2

Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers,
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Thirteen Horror Anthologies You Might Have Missed

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Thirteen Horror Anthologies You Might Have Missed
The “omnibus” horror film – a feature length collection of cinematic horror stories – is one of the most beloved and respected horror movie genres for many reasons; but most importantly, horror is often very effective in concentrated doses (just check out our excellent short film collection for some great examples), especially with a storyline that's designed to set up one good shock or twist, saving the writer the effort of milking more scares out of a single tale. The field is overflowing with some landmark films, including the timeless 1945 classic Dead of Night (still creepy and funny after all these years); Roger Corman's Poe collection Tales of Terror; a ton of cool flicks like From Beyond the Grave from UK studio Amicus; EC Comics-inspired films like the original Tales from the Crypt (actually another Amicus film) and George Romero's Creepshow; made-for-tv faves like Trilogy of Terror; and stylish international
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Ken Russell: Sex, Hallucinogenics, Visual Flair Altered States, Crimes Of Passion

Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Crimes of Passion Provocative, Controversial Director Ken Russell Dead at 84: Women In Love, Tommy, The Devils Valentino (1977) was another much-talked about biopic. (Perhaps not too surprisingly, decades later Ken Russell would write a positive commentary on a horrendously sensationalistic Valentino biography.) Reviews for the film starring Rudolf Nureyev as silent-film idol Rudolph Valentino were mostly negative. Audiences, for their part, opted instead for Stars Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Three years later, Russell went Hollywood with Altered States, a bizarre, philosophical, hallucinogenic sci-fier starring William Hurt as a scientist who undergoes genetic regression. Written by Oscar winner Paddy Chayefsky, with whom Russell clashed on the set, the costly Warner Bros. release was a major box-office disappointment. Another Us-based effort, the Belle du Jour-like 1984 sex drama Crimes of Passion, earned Kathleen Turner a Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association
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Rest in Peace Director Ken Russell

It's a sad day indeed as we are truly sorry to have to report that the great British director Ken Russell is no longer with us. Read on for all the details about the man's legacy, life, and death.

Russell died in a hospital on Sunday, November 27, following a series of strokes. He was 84.

Ken touched our genre several times throughout his illustrious career including such memorable classics as 1971's The Devils, Altered States, Gothic, Lair of the White Worm, and finally an entry in 2006's anthology film Trapped Ashes. Along with those classics, he's best known for adapting The Who's rock opera Tommy along with a myriad of other films.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Ken's friends, family, and constituents. Rest easy, good sir. Your legacy will live on fruitfully!

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Ken Russell, noted director of 'Women In Love,' passes away at 84

Ken Russell, noted director of 'Women In Love,' passes away at 84
Ken Russell is dead. And while I consider Ken Russell a giant, a genuine force to be reckoned with, a man who left a giant shit-smeared mark across the face of cinema like a moustache added to the Mona Lisa, I confess I haven't seen one thing he made in the 20 years since his film "Whore" was released. That's crazy.  According to the IMDb, he's directed 19 things since then.  I knew he contributed to "Trapped Ashes," an anthology film that I still haven't seen, but I didn't see it.  And I've never heard of the other 18 projects.  He...
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R.I.P. Ken Russell (1927-2011)

Flamboyant British filmmaker Ken Russell has passed away in his sleep on Sunday evening, aged 84. Born in Southampton in 1927, Russell started his career in the industry as a photographer and independent documentary filmmaker after spells in the Merchant Navy and Royal Air Force. His attention turned to the small screen in 1959 when he secured a job at the BBC, where he produced a number of successful documentaries including Elgar (1962), Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1967) and Song of Summer (1968), which he later described as the best film of his career. He also began to try his hand at feature films, making his debut in 1963 with the comedy French Dressing and directing Billion Dollar Brain (1967) before his major breakthrough, the D.H. Lawrence adaptation Women in Love (1969). The film proved revolutionary due to a nude wrestling scene featuring stars Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, and it also earned a host of accolades,
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R.I.P. Ken Russell 1927-2011

Director Ken Russell has passed away at the age of 84. According to various sources, he died peacefully in a hospital on Sunday in the wake of a series of strokes. The filmmaker directed the controversial 1971 film The Devils and, later, Altered States (pictured), The Lair of the White Worm and Gothic . In 2006, the genre saw his return with the anthology film Trapped Ashes in which he helmed the segment "The Girl With the Golden Breasts." Click here for a full look at Russell's oeuvre.
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Blogomatic3000 Special: FEARnet Halloween Event

We at Blogomatic3000 love our horror movies, so it’s fitting that we get the chance to bring you the schedule for FEARnet’s exclusive Halloween horror movie extravaganza! So if you’re looking for a good scare in the month of October, read on to see just what FEARnet has planned for you!

On Sunday, October 30th at 9:00 p.m. Et, FEARnet will air a special Halloween episode of Psychoville, the award-winning British black-comedy thriller series written by and starring Reece Shearsmith (Shaun of the Dead) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who). In the Halloween special, four tales of terror unfold as a film crew investigates the abandoned ruins of Ravenhill Psychiatric hospital.

On Halloween, FEARnet will air an all-day marathon of Trick ‘r Treat, starring Anna Paquin (True Blood), Brian Cox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper). Michael Dougherty
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Closer Look: Deep Thoughts for Sossamon in Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere

In Venice this year, there's the more "known" tale of rivalry between young females in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and then we have an additional, lesser-known girls "backstabbing one another" with Monte Hellman's Road to Nowhere. Best known for Two-Lane Blacktop and he helped produce Venice head jury member Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, the 77 year-old Hellman has been inactive for some time (he did direct "Stanley's Girlfriend" - an episode for Trapped Ashes alongside folks such as Ken Russell and Joe Dante, but for the most part, it's been a job in teaching film in California that has kept the director occupied. How will this romantic film noir thriller play out in the Main Competition of a major film festival is anyone's guess. Written by Variety’s Executive Editor Steven Gaydos, this is about a young filmmaker who becomes enmeshed in a criminal scheme while making a movie on location.
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Remembering Horror Maestro Curtis Harrington

Filmmaker Curtis Harrington: 1926-2007.

Our Friend Curtis Harrington

by Jon Zelazny

Curtis Harrington was born in Los Angeles in 1926. He made short films as a teenager, graduated from USC, and began his Hollywood career in the 1950’s. By the end of the decade, he was directing: independent films, studio pictures, made-for-tv movies, and episodic TV. He completed his last short film in 2002, and died in 2007 at the age of 80.

I knew Curtis well in his final years, as did writer-producer Dennis Bartok, the former head programmer of L.A.’s famed American Cinematheque.

Dennis Bartok: I think the most interesting aspect of Curtis’s career is that he was really the only filmmaker to successfully transition from the avant-garde scene of the late 1940’s to directing Hollywood feature films. And when you see how distinctive his movies are, you wish he could’ve made more… but when you
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Enter The New Fear 'Frontier(s)'!

It's about time these hideous cannibal neo-Nazis showed their faces to FEARnettians nationwide! This New Fear Wednesday we're exposing the sick, twisted and remarkably flesh hungry—as usual—in our 10 new Free movies! Start off with the cannibal crazies of After Dark Horrorfest's Frontier(s) and finish off with 9 other titles including The Dentist, The Dentist 2 (online tomorrow), The Graveyard, Gothic, Love Object, Trapped Ashes, Days of Darkness, The Entrance and Restraint. Our 10 new movies this week are added to 10 favorites from last week so be sure to check out FEARnet's Free movie page and check back each and every Wednesday for new titles. And remember, those cannibal neo-Nazis wont wait!
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4Bia (Film Review)

While horror anthologies have fallen on hard times Stateside in last decade, with the very sporadic likes of Trapped Ashes relegated to the most limited big-screen play before heading to DVD, the format has flourished in Asia. The Three movies, Unholy Women and others bespeak Far East producers’ commitment to offering tasty samplers of different kinds of fear, and Thailand has now entered the fray with the cleverly monikered 4Bia, playing this week at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Like all its predecessors, this one’s a mixed bag, but its good far outweighs its bad, and more than any of its predecessors, it offers a genuine variety of stylistic approaches, revealing just how broad the genre’s possibilities are. At Montreal’s Fantasia fest, where the film had its international premiere, one of the quartet of filmmakers remarked that there had been some discussion about how to order the segments,
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Leprechaun Week Proves Lucky for New Fear Wednesday

The luck of the Irish came one day late as FEARnet presents you with this week's pot of Free movie gold! FEARnet's New Fear Wednesday has just gotten a whole lot bigger with the jump from 10 Free movies to 20 Free movies per week! And this week, we're doing anything but coming up short—sorry to our Leprechaunian viewers, that was literarily a low blow. We've got Neil Marshall's The Descent, Trapped Ashes, Restraint, Waxwork, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Soul Survivors, Near Dark, Joyride, The Amityville Curse and finally, Blackwater Valley Exorcism. As if that weren't enough, we're adding those 10 new titles to our overflowing brew from last week including Darren Lynn Bousman's Saw III, J.T....
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