BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The V/H/S series is finally making the jump to the Internet, because video tapes only last so long and YouTube is a much easier tool to spread terror across the land. Epic Pictures Group has our first look at the latest film to make us afraid to watch anything that doesn't come in a red envelope, and it looks like a movie ready to haunt your nightmares.
Though he’s never directed a feature-length film, you may still be familiar with Bruckner’s work,as one of the three directors behind 2007’s vastly underrated horror/comedy The Signal, which features one of the most amazing uses of a baseball bat on film. More recently, he directed “Amateur Night,” the first segment of 2012’s found footage horror V/H/S
Holiday Blu-ray and DVD releases have been touted left and right over the last few weeks, and the main flurry of releases is about to begin, with some titles popping up around the Thanksgiving holiday. The whole deal won't end until after Santa shimmies down a bunch of chimneys and gets his suit all sooty. There’s plenty of holiday releases to choose from, and horror fans should be pleased as punch to add V/H/S to the list.
Gareth Evans (The Raid), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, >i>Lovely Molly), Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Adam Wingard (You’re Next), and Simon Barrett are planning to direct or co-direct segments for the horror sequel.
With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. And so we offer this bi-weekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair nicely with the latest theatrical releases. This week we've selected a trio of time travel tales, competition-fueled comedies and found footage frighteners for your home-viewing pleasure.
Even the most dedicated horror fan is probably a little burnt out on found footage features by now. But as any true devotee of the genre knows, horror is all about rebirths and returns, and who better to resurrect the found footage device than a cadre of horror's emerging auteurs.
There is something kind of creepy about older film technologies. While Blu-rays and DVDs are so clean and digital, VHS, beta and film have this strange worn quality of antiquity where secrets can hide. We've seen recent horror movies take advantage of it already, from movies like The Ring to Paranormal Activity 3, and now another one is coming down the pipe and it looks rather terrifying.
Last year, SXSW saw the debut of Attack the Block, Kill List and The Innkeepers. Standouts in the late-night category for 2012 look to include Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End, V/H/S, and a Super Secret Screening of a feature that will be heading to theaters … in time.
That brings us to this bit of news out of Sundance, which is unrelated to Chuck Palahniuk other than that it inspired me to flash back to a story I once heard about a kid having a bad experience in a pool. From the sound of it, V/H/S takes place in a house and what happens in the film may be horrible enough to cause people to lose consciousness.