Ahead of the World Premiere of his latest film BLOODLANDS at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow 2017, Steven Kastrissios discusses the challenges of making the world’s first Albanian / Australian horror film.
What makes a great road film? Is it a charismatic leading man who can be incredibly charming while sticking a knife deep inside of you? Is it the idea of the eternal and psychotic romantic that no matter how hard he tries to leave his insidious past alone, it always seems to pull him back? Does the cinematography, score and/or characters make the film an unmistakable portrait of long highways, sleazy motels and gun fights?
Ahead of Horror Channel’s UK premiere broadcast of WE ARE STILL HERE on Saturday, January 14, legendary actress Barbara Crampton talks exclusively on the revival of her career, her approach to challenging roles and why she loves the genre, but NOT the over-used label ‘Scream Queen.’
Taking on any project or puzzle can be a mission of patience, frustration, skill and learning. The practice of autopsy – a macabre science throughout the ages – takes an authentic hand, even when performing before a camera. A profession taught and handed down for generations of families; the stories and experiences cutting into true horror happening to those unfortunante souls can chill anyone to the bone. Playing the character Austin, a son, an apprentice and young man at a crossroads in his life, is talented actor Emile Hirsch who embodies the mystery, conflict and connection in the critically acclaimed THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE currently released for screenings through IFC Midnight. Emile took some time coming off the set of one of his many film projects to talk a return to horror. Working with André Øvredal and Brian Cox as well as the chilling ring of a bell for CinemaChords.com….
Helmer Darren Lynn Bousman’s latest neo-noir shocker, Abattoir, based on the Radical Publishing graphic novel of the same name, is by far one of the most original “haunted house” concepts to have come along in years, boasting all the trappings of a hallowed horror franchise.
The importance, impact and power of a performance can be measured differently in each viewer’s eyes. The idea of casting is an art for some and a science for others. However, finding that perfection to elevate and solidify a film is so crucial, especially in dark dramas. Stunning, deadly and fragile as a snowflake, actress and performer Kika Magalhaes terrified as well as enchanted in Nicolas Pesce’s black and white horror tale THE EYES OF MY MOTHER which has been playing to critical acclaim. Playing the adult version of the lead female, Francisca, who is lonely and starves for love in any way she can obtain it, this coming of age story is sweeping with powerful actions, visuals and emotion so thick it’s palpable. Kika took some time out to talk with Jay Kay of CinemaChords about her Portuguese heritage, her character’s perspective of love and what is in the barn and how it impacts…
For all those pussy lovers out there who can’t get enough of the cute kittens, crazy cat compilations and kitten yoga calendars, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a new comedy horror in town that features one beautiful cat called Angel! But don’t be fooled, as Angel is her name but not her nature.
Following the acclaimed home invasion shocker The Strangers, and more recent sleeper hit Mockingbird, writer/director Bryan Bertino brings us The Monster, a chilling creature feature that pits a ferociously strong mother and daughter duo against two very different kinds of monsters: One being the titular creature itself and the other the relationship most toxic that said siblings share.
For many of us, that long term adage ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ can hold true when it comes to such matters as human trafficking. Regarded as the fastest growing illegal business in the world, it is happening right here, right now, right under our very noses.
There’s something about a true story being played out on the big screen that makes a film heightened in some way, as if the audience is experiencing the drama through the real-life characters and, if done properly, feel everything that they feel too.
Prepare to be submerged in a piping hot telekinetic bloodbath whilst reveling in the weapons-grade firework display as Joe Begos’ violent revenge thriller The Mind’s Eye releases in cinemas and digitally today.