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Here’s a new feature here at FTS that satisfies your thirst for blood. No this isn’t a Twilight series post, it’s your up to date info on all things that go bump…during the week! Click throught to read all about the latest horror news, see new trailers, check out movie stills and read what other bloggers are talking about.

 

For geeks like me, it’s pretty exciting to hear when Simon Pegg has a new project coming out. And even though his film A Fantastic Fear of Everything has already opened in the UK (and to less than positive reviews) the movie stills that have surfaced recently are still drawing my attention. Has anyone out there already seen the flick? Thoughts?
See the new photos for the upcoming film A Fantastic Fear of Everything.

It’s funny because I was JUST talking about this the other day. When are they going to spoof the Paranormal Activity franchise? Well, Marlon Waynes and Cedric the Entertainer aren’t wasting any more time with the idea and are currently developing the movie.
Read the details concerning the new Paranormal Activity spoof flick.

I really didn’t know a whole lot about the film Red Lights when I came across it in the horror news but finding out that it’s directed by the guy that did Buried and it stars Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Robert De Niro made me do my homework.
Watch the new clips from the Rodrigo Cortés directed film Red Lights.

The Tall Man
Directed by Pascal Laugier. Starring: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland and Stephen McHattie.


There are a lot of people shouting about this trailer, saying it’s boring and disappointing. I assume that’s largely due to the fact that The Tall Man’s director Pascal Laugier is best know for the gore soaked film Martyrs. Obviously The Tall Man doesn’t have many similarities between that film, but that’s a plus for me. I’m probably in the minority when I say that I think this trailer displays some genuinely intriguing tension. It keeps the mystery short, which I dig, and hints at the idea that something really sinister is going on behind the scenes. I could be off and this film could be a dud but I actually want to give this a chance and find out. Or I don’t know, maybe I just want to see Jessica Beal succeed at something.

The Awakening
Directed by: Nick Murphy. Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton


This looks like a lovely little creeper. I have a feeling the film might be leaning a bit more towards the thriller/drama genre but that certainly isn’t a bad thing. Again, there’s no harm adding Rebecca Hall into the mix who I can easily fall in love with any time she’s on screen. Maybe this film can work to help get the bad taste of The Woman In Black out of my mouth.

Compliance
Directed by: Craig Zobel. Starring: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy.


A film that could easily slip into the classification of exploitative, Compliance is packing a hidden punch: the true story. While it looks like audiences could easily write this film off as nonsense, it is downright horrifying when you take a look at the real life events. Obviously the film is a work of fiction, but if you read up on the true crime it was based on I think you will have a completely different outlook on what is possible. Nick reviewed this movie during his coverage of the Maryland Film Festival and noted that the film’s effect was quite powerful.

Entity
Directed by: Steve Stone. Starring:  Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley and Branko Tomovic.


I can’t stress enough how off putting the found footage feel is starting to become. Though, I have tried to overlook it as much as possible recently because it seems unavoidable. Beyond that annoyance, the trailer does give me a bit of other interesting elements. I can get down with the haunted house vibe, and the over all tone of the trailer feels like there is dread lurking in the serenity of an untouched landscape. But there isn’t a lot else to focus on or set it apart from other paranormal endeavors. More likely than not, the film will get lost in the shuffle of a Netflix queue.

Bait 3D
Directed by: Kimble Rendall. Starring: Phoebe Tonkin and Sharni Vinson.


Who the hell took a look at Shark Night 3D and thought “Why don’t we have more of this?” Apparently the creators of Bait 3D, that’s who. There’s not anything noteworthy here, even on the campy side of the film, other than the scene where the annoying lap dog gets devoured.


Screen Insight runs a feature detailing incredible film soundtracks. In the 24th installment, Simon takes a look at the soundtrack for Hannibal and explains why the soundtrack holds personal importance. Read the write up for the Hannibal soundtrack @ Screen Insight.

The Movie Log has a review for one of my favorite guilty pleasure films. Mr. Darko dissects the film Species and tries to pinpoint what makes it so enjoyable. Read the review for Species @ The Movie Log.

Lasso The Movies chronicles Paul’s reviews as he makes his way through the AFI    100 Years 100 Movies list. Number 48 is the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear WindowRead the review for Rear Window @ Lasso The Movies.

Man, I Love Films contributor Jason Soto provides the site with it’s weekly horror injection with his column Horror Thursdays. Every Thursday Jason write a new review for a different horror film. Read the entire column of Horror Thursday reviews over @ Man, I Love Films.

Kl5Film runs a feature that solely compares film’s trailers. In the latest installement of Dueling Trailers, Dave takes a look at the trailer for the original The Fly film and matches it with the trailer of the 1986 remake. Read the Dueling Trailers feature for both versions of The Fly @ Kl5film.

Goregirl’s Dungeon is currently running through an enthralling list of her favorite directors. The list is 50 names long and is spread out over multiple posts. She what you think of her top picks. Read the list of Goregirl’s top 50 directors @ Goregirl’s Dungeon.

2 Dollar Cinema produces another awesome review, this time from the horror side of the aisle. M. Brown reviews the zombie flick The Dead and has a lot to say on the subject of zombie films. Read the review of The Dead @ 2 Dollar Cinema.

Fear Itself

By: Whitestone Motion Pictures

This is a really cute short that works as a nice exercise in suspense. The homage to Hitchcock is obvious from the opening credits and the rest of the short keeps the level of style up high. Give it a watch and enjoy a nice break from the daily youtube sludge.

Fear Itself from Whitestone Motion Pictures on Vimeo.

 

Do you have a link, short, or trailer you’d like me to discuss in this feature?
Send it over to lindsay@frenchtoastsunday.com and I’ll be sure to get to it!

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6 thoughts on “The Gore Report – Simon Pegg, The Tall Man, Compliance, Hitchcock and More

  1. Hoping to see A Fantastic Fear of Everything at a festival soon, and Red Lights looks really good. Haven’t been able to bring myself to watch The Awakening yet, maybe you mentioning it will.

    Thanks for the link. :)

    • I am little worried that Red Lights doesn’t seem to be getting a positive response from critics but I am not usually in line with the mainstream on horror films in general so I’m still excited about it.

      And np!

  2. Bah! Bait 3D looks awful. For a second I thought it was something else; I heard a while back about a movie in which a man kidnaps rich people and feeds them to sharks. But this isn’t that. And it looks like a pile. Poor dog.

    I’m thinking that The Tall Man is catching flack because yes, it looks nothing like Martyrs, and also because the name is suggestive. Any horror fan worth their salt thinks of the Tall Man as the legendary antagonist of the Phantasm series. The name means something. But this looks nothing like either of those films. Not that that means it lacks any merit of its own, but I’m betting that’s where the early backlash is coming from.

    • Bait 3D – What you described sounds a hell of a lot better than the trailer.

      The Tall Man – My friend asked me if I had seen a trailer for a movie called “The Tall Man” and I immediately was like “They’re making a new Phantasam movie?!?” Apparently there was another source of backlash coming from the similarities the Tall Man story had with an internet legend known as Slender Man.

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