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Without any more witching and bitching – the title of another decent flick from this year – here are the ten horror films that affected me the most in 2014.
This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best after the jump.
When a certain costume piece succinctly defines an actor's most iconic role, they might well shy away from it as they try to be seen for a wider range. Michael J. Fox might avoid red puffer vests, for example. Or Harrison Ford may never again wear an Indiana Jones-styled hat. But for Daniel Radcliffe, that means glasses. The Harry Potter star has instituted a bit of a ban on the prop that ties him too closely to his most iconic role.
Halloween had a spate of horror, thriller and just plain creepy dramas in theaters, but none of them performed very well. That might be because getting candy for free going door to door is way better than taking out a second mortgage to be able to afford the kinds sold in movie theaters, but more likely audiences are just saving their pennies for bigger entries set to roll out in the next few weeks.
Just days ahead of the theatrical release of Horns, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe sat down with his fans to answer some questions about his life and work.
For more than a decade, French director Alexandre Aja has been delivering scares, gore and occasionally, a bit of dark humor with films like The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha and more recently, the feature adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns. But how does being French impact his perspective when telling American horror stories?
Alexandre Aja's adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns has a lot of things going for it, a good cast included. And at the center of that cast is Daniel Radcliffe, an actor who continues to impress as he steps out from under the shadow that is The Boy Who Lived. So, how did the Harry Potter star land the dark role of the horned Ig Perrish in Horns?
Following up on the new trailer for the feature adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns comes the international trailer, which takes a different approach in terms of the tone of the film. While the trailer that released at Comic-Con showed off a mixture of humor and horror, this one takes it to full horror and suspense, as we see Daniel Radcliffe getting in touch with his dark side...
The Fear Monger: A Hellishly Great Horns Trailer And A Trip To The Further With Insidious: Chapter 3
Good day, ticklers of all things ribless. This weekend, San Diego is the scariest place to be in the entire country. Not only because of The Walking Dead’s "Escape" attraction that Comic-Con is offering, but because there are entirely too many people out there, and I’m guessing most of them are hiding very dark secrets beneath their Wonder Woman and Game of Thrones costumes. Be careful out there.
Fans of Joe Hill's novel Horns have been anticipating the release of Alexandre Aja's feature adaptation for a while now. Today, RADiUS has passed along a very creepy looking poster for the film, which will open in select theaters nationwide this Halloween.
At long last, Horns has a trailer, and though it doesn't give a whole lot away about the plot of the film, which is based on a novel by Joe Hill, it does look like something out of a nightmare, complete with fire, snakes and -- obviously -- horns!
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
The feature adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns made its festival debut at Toronto last year, and we know the U.S. rights were picked up not long after, but we're still waiting for word on when we'll see Daniel Radcliffe and his horns on the big screen.
Horror fans know that Hollywood rarely gives the genre the kind of attention that more than $100 million calls for, so let's highlight eight of the most promising horrors of 2014, many of which still don’t have release dates.
With the feature adaptation of Joe HIll's Horns having made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, we were left to hope that -- in addition to positive buzz about the movie -- there would be some news about U.S. distribution. The buzz has ranged from mixed to positive from what I've read, which is ok. Better than ok is the news that the film finally has a distributer.
While we have yet to see an actual trailer for the feature adaptation of Joe HIll's Horns, a clip from the film has made its way online, and gives us a look at Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role of Ig Perrish, a man who finds himself sprouting a mysterious set of horns, which give him the ability to draw people's darkest desires and confessions from them.
Just last week, we shared some new stills from the anticipated feature adaptation of Joe Hill's novel Horns. While the film screened this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actual release date has yet to be set, contrary to what IMDB stated. Writer Joe Hill shared a vague update on the status of the movie for those of us who weren't able to be at TIFF to see it.
The feature adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns makes its grand premiere tomorrow at the Toronto Film Festival. As exciting as that is, particularly for those of us who've been anticipating this movie since last year, which is when production wrapped on the film, we still haven't seen a trailer for the movie yet.
Benedict Cumberbatch isn't the only U.K. actor with multiple films lined up for the Toronto Film Festival this year. Daniel Radcliffe will also be featured in more than one movie screening at TIFF, one of which is the anticipated adaptation of Joe Hill's dark mystery Horns, which will make its world premiere at the festival. The other film is John Krokidas' drama Kill Your Darlings, in which Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsberg.
The fun of moviegoing is often in the surprises, in thinking you've got the lay of the land only to walk into a theater completely thrown off. At the same time, you can at least do your best to be prepared, and to keep a mental note for those movies that could sneak up on you in the end. Yes, everyone on the Internet is already anticipating Man of Steel and Pacific Rim and Saving Mr. Banks and the year's other heavyweights, but what about the smaller movies you might not see coming?
Fans of Joe HIll's novel Horns are likely to be eagerly anticipating the release of the feature adaptation, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as the horned lead character Ig. While the film is still without a release date, word is, production wrapped on the movie this week, and there have been a few interesting updates and glimpses of the movie in the last week or so that are well worth sharing.
In Alexandre Aja's Horns, based on the novel by Joe Hill, Daniel Radcliffe will be working with a much different kind of magic than what we saw him use in the Harry Potter series. In the movie he stars as a young man named Ignatius “Ig” Perrish who wakes up one morning to discover that a pair of devilish horns has sprouted from his head and that's he's wanted for the brutal rape and murder of his girlfriend.
The cast for Alexandre Aja's upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns just got a lot bigger. While it was previously announced that Daniel Radcliffe would star in the movie, it has now been officially announced that he will be joined by the likes of Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Joe Anderson (Across The Universe), and Kelli Garner (The Aviator).
No one knew quite where Daniel Radcliffe’s career might take him post-Harry Potter. Given how recently the beloved series ended, it would probably be unfair to make a larger commentary on what type of movies he prefers, but I think it’s probably fair to say he has no interest in taking the safe route.
Alexandre Aja broke out in 2003 with his well-crafted - albeit strangely ended - thriller High Tension, but there's been a strange pattern to his career since. In the last five years, Aja has directed The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, and Piranha. If you haven't already picked up on it, the pattern is that he's been stuck in a seemingly endless series of remakes, and while two out of three of the films didn't turn out half bad, originality is always preferred over the rehash.