New Horror Trailers: 'Jessabelle' Haunts the Bayou While 'As Above, So Below' Scares Paris
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT
A pair of trailers for new horror movies hit the web today, and while they take on very different topics, there is something about both films that caught our eye: Location, location, location.
For a stretch most Hollywood horror movies took place in one of two locations: A safe, cozy, boring neighborhood in the suburbs where all the houses look the same or in a rundown warehouse or hotel. Thankfully, neither of today's films fits that bill.
First up is Jessabelle, from prolific horror producer Jason Blum (Sinister, Insidious) and director Kevin Greutert (Saw VI). It's about a young woman (Sarah Snook, who was the best part of the SXSW sci-fi movie Predestination) who uncovers a potentially terrifying message her mother recorded for her before she died...
Here's Who's Starring in That 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) has landed her first major film role as Jem in the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms movie. Additionally, Stefanie Scott (Disney's A.N.T. Farm) has been cast as Jem's sister, Kimber, while Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) and Kayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) will play other Hologram band members, Shana and Aja, respectively.
And here's our first tease of them in their respective roles:
Catch up on Jem and the Holograms with our original story on the movie below.
Rocking '80s cartoon icon Jem is getting her own live-action movie thanks to producer Jason Blum (Sinister, Paranormal Activity) and director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), but that's not the real news here. According...
Update: 'Friday the 13th' is Getting a 'Bates Motel'-Like TV Show
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
Update 4/24/14: We now have confirmation that a Friday the 13th TV show is indeed in the works. Original director Sean Cunningham will be onboard as an executive producer for the series, which will reimagine the Voorhees family in different time periods.
Before you start picturing a time-traveling Jason though, it sounds like the show will follow Jason as a kid when he was at Camp Crystal Lake and then the citizens of the town when he returns years later. Focusing on the community that has to deal with the (decades later) aftermath of a slasher could actually be a pretty promising format. At least it keeps them from having to find a new victim every week if the entire town is the victim (kind of like how A&E's Bates Motel approaches the Psycho story).
See What It Would Look Like if Wes Anderson Directed 'Forrest Gump'
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:00:00 GMT
This one goes out to all the Wes Anderson-obsessed nostalgia nuts who wish life was like a box of chocolates — but only the artisanal kind from Brooklyn, hand packed in a box à la 1965. Video-maker Louis Paquet re-created the opening credits for the 1994 film Forrest Gump, about a naive Alabamian whose life surprisingly helped define 20th-century history, in the style of Wes Anderson.
It’s a faithful remix, right down to the credits font and music — courtesy of the great Mark Mothersbaugh, who has scored a number of Anderson features. The vintage-friendly vignettes portray aspects of Gump’s life, right down to the Ping-Pong tournament and the shrimping boat (The Life Aquatic with Forrest Gump, clearly). Get your object-fetish fix by...