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Fantasia 2017: Lowlife's Ryan Prows on Murder, Locations and more

Great films often come out of nowhere. Such as the case with Lowlife, a thrilling crime caper directed by Ryan Prows. After its world premiere at Fantasia 2017, the director and his team have a very bright future ahead of them indeed. I spoke with him about making an indie film, what it feels like to be called the "next Tarantino," his cast, and more. Check out the trailer after the interview. ScreenAnarchy: You have a cast of veritable unknowns, which is a huge part of what makes Lowlife work. Mark Burnham, in particular, is terrifying. Tell us about why you cast who you did. Ryan Prows: I’d seen Mark in Wrong Cops, and loved his performance and presence in that film. I think...

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Horror Highlights: The Crooked Man, Night Of The Living Dead: Genesis, Stalkher, Blanc/Biehn Productions, XLrator Media & Blue Fox Entertainment

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Excited for the Halloween season yet? Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween kicks off this Friday and will feature The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn). Also in today's Horror Highlights: trailers for both Night of the Living Dead: Genesis and StalkHer, festival screening details for films from Blanc/Biehn Productions, and details on a distribution agreement between XLrator Media and Blue Fox Entertainment.

The Crooked Man Airing on Syfy's 31 Days of Horror: "The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (Spawn), Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) kicks off Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween [on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 p.m. Et.]

Synopsis: While at a slumber party, twelve year old ‘Olivia’ is blamed for the horrific and mysterious death of her friend after singing a song, created by a reclusive mastermind, ‘Milo’ (Michael Jai White), which summons a demonic figure known as "The Crooked Man". Returning to her hometown six years later,
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Fantasia Review: Let Me Make You A Martyr

This year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia Film Festival has been hitting home runs, left and right, with films like The Alchemist Cookbook, Slash and now Corey Asraf and John Swab’s Let Me Make You A Martyr. A southern noir thriller, as dirty and grimy as it gets, the film really goes for the jugular, offering viewers a one of a kind of film that truly shows how subtlety and the idea of the quiet sky can be just as intense and frightening as a loud scream.

Told in a non-linear fashion, Let Me Make You A Martyr follows Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera), a young man being questioned about situations that we as viewers haven’t seen yet, so as the story goes on and we learn and discover all of the puzzle pieces, we in turn learn about Drew, his quest for vengeance and to escape
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‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Simon Killer,’ ‘The Loneliest Planet’ & More Indies Headed to Hulu in July — See Our Curated List

‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Simon Killer,’ ‘The Loneliest Planet’ & More Indies Headed to Hulu in July — See Our Curated List
A great many shows and movies are coming to Hulu next month, some more notable than others. To skip the chaff and go straight to the wheat, allow us to collate and curate a selection of the most notable titles available to stream in July:

“48 Hours” and “Another 48 Hours”

“The Aviator”

Berberian Sound Studio

Broadway Danny Rose

The Brothers Bloom

“Devil’s Pass”

Dirty Wars

“Dirty Work”

“‘Don’t Look Now”

Escape From Alcatraz

Finding Neverland

Fish Tank

“Flashdance”

Gimme the Loot

“Glory”

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Reed Morano To Direct Elisabeth Moss In The Hulu Series

“Hackers”

“Hunger”

The Hunt for Red October

“In the Loop”

“Jimmy P”

Liberal Arts

Like Someone in Love

The Loneliest Planet

Lonesome Jim

“Manderlay”

Me and You and Everyone We Know

Mommie Dearest

“Phoenix”

“Rosemary’s Baby”

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“Sightseers”

Simon Killer
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‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’ Exclusive Trailer: Marilyn Manson Plays A Hit Man On A Mission From Mark Boone Junior

‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’ Exclusive Trailer: Marilyn Manson Plays A Hit Man On A Mission From Mark Boone Junior
Let Me Make You a Martyr” follows Larry Glass (Mark Boone Junior), an abusive father, drug dealer, and pimp who hires hit man Pope (Marilyn Manson) to kill his rebellious adopted son Drew (Niko Nicotera) and his lover and adopted sister June Glass (Sam Quartin). The film also stars Michael Potts (“Conspiracy Theory”), Slaine (“The Town”), William Lee Scott (“Pearl Harbor’), Michael Shamus Wiles (“Fight Club”), and more. Watch the exclusive new trailer above.

Read More: 19th Fantasia International Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners

Marilyn Manson is best known as the frontman of the Marilyn Manson band, whose music garnered much controversy from politicians and the public for their nihilistic lyrics, graphic imagery, and provocative statements. Manson got tied up in the aftermath of the deadly Columbine shooting when he was blamed by politicians and the media for inciting the violence with his music. Manson has appeared in many films including David Lynch’s “Lost Highway,” Michael Moore’s “Bowling For Columbine,” in which he discussed the media’s interest in scapegoating rather than focusing on broader societal issues, and a recurring role on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”

Mark Boone Junior is best known for his role on “Sons of Anarchy,” along with his performances in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and “Batman Begins,” Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line,” and David Fincher’s “Seven.” He will soon appear in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” about Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831.

Let Me Make You a Martyr” will premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal next month. Manson will be in attendance.

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Related storiesFirst Reviews: 'The Birth of a Nation' Electrifies SundanceWatch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del ReyMarilyn Manson Heads To 'Californication'; Kristin Schaal Voices 'Cloudy 2'; Cobie Smulders Finds 'Safe Haven' & Christopher Meloni Joins 'They Came Together'
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Realitism, Films Distribution Team On ‘Casablancas’ Hybrid Docu (Exclusive)

Paris– Realitism Film is on board to produce Hubert Woroniecki’s “Casablancas – The Man Who Loved Women,” a hybrid documentary feature portraying the glamorous and colorful life of John Casablancas, the New York-born creator of the Elite modeling agency.

Budgeted at $800,000 and sold by Films Distribution, the docu is narrated by Casablancas based on an interview which he gave to Woroniecki two years before passing in 2013. The doc weaves exclusive archive stills from Casablancas’ life, footage from TV interviews and animation.

Casablancas launched the careers of such supermodels as Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss. Through the Elite agency, Casablancas turned these models into pop culture icons.

Diane Jassem, Christine Ponelle and Grégory Bernard are producing at Paris-based Realitism Film, the shingle behind Rodolphe Marconi’s “Lagerfeld Confidentiel” which played in Berlin in 2007 and Quentin Dupieux’s movies such as “Wrong Cops” and “Realité.
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25 great directors working outside mainstream cinema

Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...

Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.

Here are 25 examples.

Lee Hardcastle

Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up,
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Review: Reality

When Quentin Dupieux arrived on the scene with his surreal (and Very weird)”slasher tire” film, Rubber, it was instantly apparent that this was a filmmaker who had absolutely no intention in making a point A to point B kind of film. It was a breath of fresh air, and his following films, Wrong, Wrong Cops both full explored that marriage of humor, satire and an imagination that feels almost like it was straight from the mind of a child. Continuing that approach once again, in in the most effective way to date, Dupieux’s Reality (which opened in NY/VOD on May 1st and here in La on May 15th via IFC Films) is quite easily Dupieux’s most accomplished piece of work to date, a laugh out loud surrealist comedy filled to the brim with wit and intelligence.

A series of scenes involving characters that seemingly have nothing
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Watch: The Nightmare Begins In U.S. For Quentin Dupieux's Totally Weird 'Reality'

It's not every day that you'd expect to find the likes of Alain Chabat, Jon Heder and Eric Wareheim in the same movie. Then again, films from French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux don't come down the pike every day. Hold on to your hats —your Friday is about to get pretty weird. From the man who brought you "Rubber" and "Wrong Cops" comes a picture about the business of making movies. When young cameraman Jason decides to make a horror movie, he finds a benefactor in a wealthy producer who agrees to help him out on one condition: he must find the most perfect scream in 48 hours. And so begins Jason's journey, which turns into the stuff of nightmares in which reality and surreality blend and overlap. "Reality" opens in limited release and on VOD on May 8th. Watch below.
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Independence Day 2, Deep in the Darkness Blu-ray / DVD, Treachery

Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! This time around we have word of two big cast confirmations for Independence Day 2, details on Scream Factory's Deep in the Darkness Blu-ray / DVD release, and information on the new Blanc/Biehn Productions film, Treachery.

Independence Day 2: Last night it was revealed that the first official cast member had signed on to star in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2, the sequel to his 1996 film that featured massive alien-induced destruction and larger-than-life characters. It's now been confirmed that one of those characters will be coming back, as Emmerich tweeted last night that Jeff Goldblum will appear in the sequel, likely reprising his role as the brainy and dryly humorous David Levinson, who teamed up with fighter pilot Captain Steven Hiller to take down the mothership in the original film. Smith will not be coming back to reprise his role as Steven.
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2015 Sundance Trading Card Series: #1. Diego Ongaro (Bob and the Trees)

Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2014 discoveries”… Diego Ongaro: French singer Bertrand Belin, the town of Terlingua, Texas on the edge of Big Bend National Park, “Wrong Cops” by Quentin Dupieux.

Lavallee: Was the idea of the feature born from the short, or was the short an exploration of an eventual feature length film and what kind of work was involved in coming back to the character and story?

Ongaro: The idea of a feature film around the character of Bob sprouted as soon as I finished the short in 2010. The short already had a feature pace to it, despite being 28 minutes long. It already had the ambition to be a bigger film, I just didn’t know it yet. I was pleased with the very specific tone of the film and its unique setting and it was important to keep that style of storytelling, one that
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Watch: First International Trailer For Quentin Dupieux's Oddball 'Reality'

There's the world of movies, then there's the world of movies as seen through the eyes of Quentin Dupieux. His films have concerned killer tires ("Rubber"), missing dogs ("Wrong"), and bad cops ("Wrong Cops"), and as you might've guessed, they're far from grounded. Odd, unique, and distinctly his own, you either let Dupieux take you by the hand, or get left far behind. And that goes for his latest "Reality," which is coming off the 2014 festival circuit and into cinemas in France, and the first international trailer has arrived. Featuring an unlikely cast that includes notable French thesp Alain Chabat, American comedy weirdo Eric Wareheim, and Napolean Dynamite himself Jon Heder, the story follows a cameraman who is given the chance to direct his first horror movie, thanks to the kindness of a wealthy producer. The catch? He has 48 hours to find the perfect scream. Welcome to the world of Quentin Dupieux.
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Indie Spotlight: Tales of Halloween, Psychophonia

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new poster from Psychophonia, casting and production details from Tales of Halloween, a trailer for The Sugar Skull Girls, and more:

Psychophonia First Details and Poster: “Lony Ruhmann, Blanc/Biehn Productions and Give & Take Productions have announced the new thriller Psychophonia. With a story from Lony Ruhmann and screenplay by Nicholl Fellowship winner Barbara Stepansky, the new film will be helmed by Brianne Davis, who earlier this year directed The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story.

Psychophonia stars Vedette Lim (Chicago Fire, True Blood) in the lead role of Lilly Tarver. Rounding out the cast; Andrew W. Walker (The Torturer, 2 Bedroom One Bath), Kellee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2, The Soul Man) Adam Rose (Up In The Air, The Bounty Hunter), Daniel Quinn (Fetish Factory, Wrong Cops
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Awesome first poster & details on ‘Psychophonia’

Lony Ruhmann, Blanc/Biehn Productions and Give & Take Productions have announced the new thriller Psychophonia. With a story from Lony Ruhmann and screenplay by Nicholl Fellowship winner Barbara Stepansky, the new film will be helmed by Brianne Davis, who earlier this year directed The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story.

After her husband Jeremy is brutally murdered, artist Lilly Tarver struggles with his secret sex life and coming to terms with who he really was. While diving into his dark and potentially dangerous world, a mysterious caller might hold the answers to his death.

Psychophonia stars Vedette Lim (Chicago Fire, True Blood) in the lead role of Lilly Tarver. Rounding out the cast are Andrew W. Walker (The Torturer, 2 Bedroom One Bath), Kellee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2, The Soul Man) Adam Rose (Up In The Air, The Bounty Hunter), Daniel Quinn (Fetish Factory, Wrong Cops), Mark Gantt (Hidden In The Woods,
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Afm: IFC Midnight Acquires Quentin Dupieux’s ‘Reality’ (Exclusive)

Afm: IFC Midnight Acquires Quentin Dupieux’s ‘Reality’ (Exclusive)
IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Quentin Dupieux’s “Reality” following its screening at AFI fest on Saturday.

“Reality,” which world premiered at Venice and won the Critics nod at Sitges, toplines Eric Wareheim, Alain Chabat (“Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami”), John Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Elodie Bouchez (“Happy Few”) and Jonathan Lambert (“Love Lasts Three Years”). It’s produced by Gregory Bernard at Realitism Films.

“IFC released Dupieux’s previous movie, the Sundance-preeming ‘Wrong Cops’ and did a great job so we’re very happy to team up with them again on Reality,” said Bernard.

Nicolas Eshbach’s Indie Sales, which handles worldwide, has also sold the movie to Germany, Pierrot Le Fou, Praesens in Switzerland and O’Brother in Benelux.

Shot in Los Angeles in French and English, “Reality” weaves together the journeys of a trio: an 8-year-old girl who finds a mysterious VHS tape,
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5 must see films in Fnc’s Temps Ø Section

The Festival du Nouveau Cinema has arrived and because of it’s strong line-up, there is no way it is possible to see everything worth watching. Faced with an impossible task I proposed myself to focus on just one section of this year’s festival, Temps Ø, which is celebrating it’s 10th year in 2014. This section features the more obscure and rebel films of the Fnc, programed for an audience who enjoy witty cinematic experiences. My most anticipated films from the Temps Ø section this year is a mix of genres and styles that explore different themes and influences.

Der Samurai (Last Samurai)

Directed by Till Kleinert

Der Samurai directed by Till Kleinert, who will be present at the festival, is an under 80 minutes long feature set in a wooded region of the German-Polish border. It is a neo-giallo cat and mouse tale of Samurai (Pit Bukowski), a cross-dressing
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Treachery – New Dark Thriller Starring Michael Biehn

alent Management, Production, Distribution and Marketing Company Traverse Media, announced today the North American release date for Blanc/Biehn Production’s latest Movie Treachery on Video on Demand (VOD).

Treachery stars Michael Biehn along with a fantastic ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Blanc Biehn (The Divide, Everly, Wrong Cops), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave remake), Caitlin Keats (Kill Bill Vol. 2, Broken English), Chris Meyer (Among Friends) and Matthew Ziff (Truck Stop, Altered Perception).

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Venice Reviews: Golden Lion winner 'Pigeon,' 'In the Basement,' 'Reality'

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Venice Reviews: Golden Lion winner 'Pigeon,' 'In the Basement,' 'Reality'
Venice — As the festival wraps up for another year and prizes are announced, time for my final Venice 2014 report. On a personal note, I'd like to say I've had a blast writing for HitFix for the first time, and huge thanks to everyone who said that they enjoyed the coverage; it always means a lot. "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Contemplating Existence" Grade: A+ Reaction: Given its Golden Lion-winning status, you'd be forgiven, sight unseen, for assuming that "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Contemplating Existence" was one of those films that sends festival critics into paroxysms of delight while largely eluding a broader audience. You know, the sort of films where a pigeon actually does sit on a branch contemplating existence for a lively three-hour stint and then a jury says how refreshing it was to be freed from the shackles of conventional characterization, narrative or incident and gives it a prize.
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Venice Film Review: ‘Reality’

Venice Film Review: ‘Reality’
A director buys a ticket to a horror movie he hasn’t made yet and asks the projectionist to stop the screening so he can improve the sound mix. A little girl watches her dad gut a wild boar in the kitchen and swears she sees a bright blue VHS cassette among the entrails. Wearing a giant rat costume, the guy who played Napoleon Dynamite can’t stop itching while hosting a cooking show. Most people don’t laugh in their dreams, and they won’t here, either.

Weird is easy, and in Dupieux’s case, it’s what this cult helmer’s supporters have come to expect from his small but nonconformist oeuvre, accepting even lazy eccentricity as a welcome break from cookie-cutter cinema. “Reality” was backed by the same producer who enabled “Wrong” and its even-less-right spinoff, “Wrong Cops,” and though it’s less outwardly gonzo, this bizarrely
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Travis Romero's Treachery Hitting VOD on September 1st

At the end of last year we got word that Traverse Media had acquired the rights to writer-director Travis Romero's Treachery, but then things got quiet. Today the silence ends as the film now has a North American VOD release date.

From the Press Release:

Talent management, production, distribution, and marketing company Traverse Media is pleased to announce a September 1st North American release date for Blanc/Biehn Productions' Treachery on Video on Demand (VOD).

Treachery stars Michael Biehn along with a fantastic ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (The Divide, Everly, Wrong Cops), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave remake), Caitlin Keats (Kill Bill Vol. 2, Broken English), Chris Meyer (Among Friends), and Matthew Ziff (Truck Stop, Altered Perception).

Bringing to life real family drama, Treachery dives into the deep roots that bind a family and the darker secrets that family can create. Travis Romero (TV’s “White Collar,
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