Clear your minds, be afraid, here’s a new ‘Poltergeist’ trailer

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Earlier this week saw the release of the creepy new UK poster for the Poltergeist remake, and now comes a brand new trailer, with brand new footage and brand new scares.

I was dubious about this remake, yet each and every trailer I see makes me really want to see it. This remake actually looks pretty decent, so I am very interested in seeing this on curiosity alone. I adore Tobe Hooper’s original, and this remake looks to be keeping the spirit of the original well and truly, with some added mayhem.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot, which arrives in cinemas on 22nd May.

Jared Harris (Fringe, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men, The Quiet Ones) star as Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners”.

Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, and Jane Adams also star in a revisionist take on the classic horror film.

Kenan directs from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Synopsis:

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

 

 

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First ‘Poltergeist’ TV spot arrives, what are you afraid of?

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The first TV spot for the Poltergeist remake has crept on-line, and you can view it below.

While I am still a little unsure about this remake based on the directors previous work (City of Ember, Monster House), the first trailers really peaked my interest, and suddenly this remake actually looked OK.

This new TV spot goes even further to convince me that this could very well be worth looking forward to. There’s no denying that this Poltergeist is really going for the scares, and upping the madness of the original film, so there is a good chance that Poltergeist might, just might be good.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot, which arrives in cinemas on 22nd May.

Jared Harris (Fringe, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men, The Quiet Ones) star as Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners”.

Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, and Jane Adams also star in a revisionist take on the classic horror film.

Kenan directs from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Synopsis:

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

 

 

Leave this house!!! Here’s TWO trailers for the ‘Poltergeist’ remake, and it actually looks pretty good

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Yesterday saw the release of a number of images from the Poltergeist remake, and with it we were promised a trailer shortly. We now have that trailer, but we don’t just have one trailer to show you, we also have a UK trailer also!

I was in two minds about this remake, and hearing it was going to be a fairly tame horror film kinda had me worried. Saying that though, the original film, while incredibly scary in places, was clever with holding back so that to never become just a film for horror fans. However, talk of the new film being a more family aimed affair have gone right out the window with the arrival of these trailers.

Yes the US trailer has a few cringeworthy moments and a few almost desperate looking scares, but the UK trailer is awesome, and delivers some great jump moments and full on scares. This updated version looks to be keeping close to the original film, but it also appears that the makers are on some sort of drug as it really looks like they are going for it with this remake.

The tome is still quite easy for the casual horror fan not to be turned off, and judging by the trailers, this could become a massive hit. I just hope all the best bits were not in the trailer, and there is a lot more to see.

The Poltergeist remake, which is being directed by Gil Kenan, was originally due for release on 13th February 2015, but will now be released during the peak summer season on 24th July 2015 in the U.S. followed by the UK release on 31st July 2015. Naturally, it appears that Fox are trying to repeat what The Conjuring did last summer with its record breaking box office figures.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot.

Jared Harris (Fringe, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men, The Quiet Ones) star as Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners”.

Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, and Jane Adams also star in a revisionist take on the classic horror film.

Kenan will direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Synopsis:

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

 

THE BOXTROLLS [2014]: in cinemas now [short review]

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RUNNING TIME: 97 min

REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic

 

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The town of Cheesebridge has deemed the Boxtrolls, underground creatures who roam the streets at night finding anything they can to make into useful devices, a menace and a scourge, so its head Lord Portly Rind, who along with his fellow white hatted aristocrats cares more about cheese then the welfare of the citizenry, employs the Red Hats, a team of brutal goons led by Archibald Snatcher, to rid the town of them, not knowing that Archibald wants to climb the social hierarchy and swap his red hat for a white one. However, one night the Lord’s daughter Winnie sees a strange boy called Eggs, who lives with the Boxtrolls, and realises that the Boxtrolls may not be the bad guys after all….

After their Coraline and especially their Paranorman, easily the best animated film of 2012, I looked forward to the next film from stop-motion geniuses Laika with great anticipation. They seemed to have carved their own niche in the over-populated animated movie genre with their unique look, mature themes, dark feel and a refusal to fall into the trap of easy slapstick [though humour still remains] and pop culture references which is common with this genre. The Boxtrolls isn’t really up there with Paranorman, but is another treat that adults should enjoy along with their kids, though this one is even creepier in places, especially with the early scenes as well as the distinctly grotesque look to some of the characters [some of which have Burtonesque spindly legs], though we should all know that most kids love gross visuals like maggots being eaten and a character who balloons horribly when he eats cheese. The film’s chief message of tolerance is handled in quite a complex fashion – the Boxtrolls are ugly, eat bugs and live in a skanky place, but that’s the point, that there are different ways of life and even if other way of life looks weird to you, that doesn’t excuse genocide – and other themes , such as class, the possibility of change, and the positiveness of being ‘Green’, are effectively transmitted without beating you over the head.

The steam punk setting is superbly evoked with fantastic attention to detail, and the title characters, who sound a bit like Critters and are perhaps influenced by Despicable Me’s Minions, quickly rather endearing despite their ugliness. Characterisation is mostly strong, though you can tell where much of the story is going after a while, and, while the stop-motion sometimes reaches new heights of technical brilliance, especially during an elaborate dance sequence, while still retaining as Aardmann-style hand-made vibe, some of the action is a bit blurry and has too many close-ups. Whether the former is due to the techniques used or it being filmed in 3D [which, as usual, I didn’t bother with] I’m not sure. Very Terry Gilliam-influenced [and Eric Idle wrote a song for it too to go along with Dario Marionelli’s superb score], and acted with relish by its voice cast [though as usual Richard Ayaode almost steals the show], this never becomes quite as good as you want, but still stands out in what hasn’t been too good a year for animated movies so far [though The Book Of Life is nearly here!] and is another intelligent, yet still entertaining, animated fantasy with some depth from this studio.

Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆

International Trailer Revealed for THE BOXTROLLS

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An international trailer has been revealed for animated movie THE BOXTROLLS.

The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, EGGS (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator ARCHIBALD SNATCHER (Acadamy Award winner Ben Kingsley) who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kind-hearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and an adventurous rich girl WINNIE (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

Starring Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Richard Ayoade, Nick Frost, Jared Harris and Tracy Morgan, THE BOXTROLLS hits UK cinemas on 12th September 2014.

Poltergeist reboot to be released in 3D

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It’s been announced today that MGM’s reboot of Tobe Hooper’s classic 1982 horror, Poltergeist, will be released in 3D.

In a video interview with Beyond The TrailerJared Harris, who stars in the film revealed the announcement but didn’t say if it will in fact be shot in 3D or post-converted.

 

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot, which has already cast Rosemarie DeWitt as the female lead, and Sam Rockwell.

Jared Harris (Fringe, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men, The Quiet Ones) star as Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners”.

Kenan will direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Synopsis:

In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.

THE QUIET ONES [2014]: in cinemas now

IN CINEMAS NOW

RUNNING TIME: 98 min

REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic

 

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Oxford, 1973. Student Brian MacNeil attends the class of Professor Coupland, who wishes to prove there is no supernatural. He shows a video of a boy obsessively drawing the portrait of a man, seemingly possessed, then explains that more research should be done to find a cure for this kind of disease and that if they can heal one person, they would be able to heal the entire world. Invited to film Coupland’s experiments, Brian encounters his two lovebird assistants Krissi and Harry as well as their experiment subject Jane Harper, a depressed young woman who is usually generally locked in a room with rock music playing very loudly during the daytime. After a disturbing first encounter with her, Brian is left scared but intrigued. Then the experiment funding is cut, and Coupland and his now three assistants leave Oxford to settle in an isolated house in the countryside to keep experimenting on Jane’s case….

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The Philip Experiment. It’s certainly a great idea for a horror movie. Back in the 1970s, some Canadian parapsychologists attempted to prove that ghosts were only the creation of the human mind, and that, under the right circumstances, a ghost could be made. They soon began to ‘create’ a ghost called Philip Aylesford. He lived in the 17th century, had a wife, a mistress and suffered a tragic death at the battle of Diddington. Footage of one of the supposed happenings can be viewed on YouTube. Supposedly Phillip made contact by rapping on a table and levitating it, but having watched it, it looks a bit questionable to me. Opinions differ as to whether it was all fabrication or not. Though I do certainly believe in ghosts, I’m quite sceptical about The Philip Experiment. Still, the premise of ghosts being things created by human trauma and rage is a strong one, and should result in a really scary movie….shouldn’t it?

Well The Quiet Ones isn’t it. It’s not actually a bad film. In fact it has some very good things in it, such as the acting which makes the sometimes thinly drawn characters seem like real people, and its most intriguing premise. However, it just doesn’t frighten, and, while I know that different people get scared by different things [folk still look like they’ve seen a ghost when I tell them that The Blair Witch Project didn’t scare me one bit], you can usually tell when you’re sitting in a cinema screen and the majority of the audience are frightened. When a horror movie seems like it’s about to get scary, and then fails to follow through, it’s extremely frustrating. It’s like being led on by a member of the opposite sex. Just think back to Paranormal Activity 4. What an irritating experience that was, though The Quiet Ones is maybe even more exasperating because it seems like it’s going to be a much better movie than Paranormal Activity 4 and not just another sequel hurriedly dashed off to continue a popular franchise. Add a whole load of other flaws such as the whole film seeming very disjointed, so much so that it sometimes seems like scenes have been inserted in the wrong order, and The Quiet Ones becomes a major letdown, especially considering the newly revived Hammer’s films have all been promising and have been getting better and better, so much so that the studio seems to be on the verge of releasing a truly great horror worthy of their classics of old. The Quiet Ones, though, is a major retrograde step.

It’s certainly pretty promising at first, what with its set-up, though it’s soon obvious that they haven’t really used much of the ‘maybe true/ maybe not’ story the film is supposedly based on. The video of the possessed boy drawing the picture of the man had as a real evil charge to it and Jane, the seemingly possessed woman who is the willing subject of Professor Coupland’s experiments, is immediately both creepy and sympathetic, a combination which shouldn’t’ work but which does. When Coupland’s work in the college is stopped and they relocate to one of those big old country houses which can be eerie whether ghosts exist in it or not, The Quiet Ones seems to be working its way up to being a really effective horror movie. However, it doesn’t really follow through on its promise. There are lots of instances where you hear a loud BANG and the camera of Brian, who is filming much of what is happening, waves all over the place, and some occasions where Jane does some uncanny things, like cutting herself and smearing the blood everywhere, plus a silly out of place bit where she reveals a Dead Silence-type long tongue, but the film just seems to sit there and repeat itself. It’s slow, but without enough atmosphere for that to be a good thing, but nor does it seem to build to a higher level of excitement.

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Of course there are some very good moments, like a lengthy nocturnal  walk through the house where you’ll probably be on edge for quite a while, but oddly enough the best bits  are often the quiet ones [sorry], like the brief scenes between Brian and Jane which are touching yet full of tension. Much of the film’s interest is in trying to work out whether Coupland is right in his methods or not, and whether we are seeing properly supernatural events or not. The script does have a few twists and the story certainly ends in an effective fashion, though some bright sparks will probably be able to predict it. The film is awkward in other respects though. Much of it is basically Found Footage, though some of it isn’t – the trouble is, it looks like you’re watching two very different versions of the same film, and towards the end it’s sometimes hard to tell whether we are supposed to be seeing stuff that’s being filmed or not, director John Pogue going in for extreme close-ups and shakycam even if it’s not actually  ‘filmed’ footage. The film is jarring in its stylistic differences, but nor does it really make the most of its main setting, the cinematography not really taking advantage and resulting in a film that is rather drab to look that, even if one appreciates that they obviously went for a realistic look.

The film really scores with its performances though. Jared Harris is especially good, making you believe that his character really thinks he’s doing the right thing even when it often seems like he’s really being horrible. Olivia Cooke is also superb as Jane, somehow creating a very compelling portrait of someone who might very well be sane and normal if it wasn’t for the terrible events in her life. Lucas Vidal’s music, often coming off like some deranged satanic techno, is quite disturbing. However Pogue’s dull direction really lets things down, just failing to create the necessary suspense, though the film really is a missed opportunity overall. It should be terrifying. It should be disturbing [for a start it’s partially about a girl being tortured to prove a possibly crackpot theory]. It should be really edge-of-seat, but it’s not any of these things. ~In fact, it’s just a bit drab. There are things in the film to appreciate, and it’s all interesting enough to just about keep the attention and not become actively boring, but while I was watching it, I was constantly thinking of how a much better horror film could be made from the same premise and even portions of the same script, which certainly isn’t a good thing.

The Quiet Ones is not unenjoyable, and me criticising it so heavily is probably partly because I expected so much from it. There are traces of a really strong chiller in there. However, it’s let down by so many things, especially from constantly seeming that it’s holding back. It’s fine for a horror film to not have much blood, or take itself in a leisurely manner, but The Quiet Ones just doesn’t achieve enough despite the many incidents that take place during its running time. It’s simply too tame for a modern horror audience but also lacks the charm, style and fun factor of much old Hammer, and it suffers from both trying to do too much and not succeeding in doing enough at the same time. It’ll certainly pass the time pleasantly, but you could probably take the friend or relative you know who finds horror films too terrifying to enjoy, or who is scared by the very idea of ghosts, and you won’t get any recrimination from them.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

New TV spot released for Hammer’s The Quiet Ones

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A new TV spot has been released for Hammer’s new horror production, The Quiet Ones, entitled “God save”. Check it out below.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014.

New clip for The Quiet Ones shows us a very disturbing seance

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Another new clip has been released for Hammer’s new horror production, The Quiet Ones, entitled “A very disturbing seance”. Check it out below.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014.

US TV spot for ‘The Quiet Ones’ wants you to see evil

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A new US TV spot for Hammer’s soon to be released The Quiet Ones has arrived, and like everything before, it is rather chilling.

The Quiet Ones arrives in UK cinemas next Thursday, April 10th.

Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014

 

New clip released for Hammer Horror, The Quiet Ones

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A new clip has been released for Hammer’s new horror production, The Quiet Ones. Check it out below.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014.

‘The Quiet Ones’ featurette takes you behind the scenes, if you are brave enough

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A new featurette for Hammer’s new horror production, The Quiet Ones, has landed on-line courtesy of Buzzfeed, and if you are as excited as I am for this terrifying horror, then you’ll want to check this video out.

Running at two minutes, the featurette has interviews with the films cast, and offers up tons of new, scary footage and serves as a sort of trailer as well. Check out the video below, but be warned, its rather frightening!

Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014

 

 

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‘The Quiet Ones’ continues to terrify with new TV spot

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As the release of Hammer’s new production of The Quiet Ones creeps up on us, so does a new TV spot. Covering old and new ground, the TV spot continues with the creepy atmosphere and general sense of being terrified.

Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014

 

 

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International Trailer Lands for THE BOXTROLLS

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The international trailer for THE BOXTROLLS has just been revealed and we have it right here to share with you, our dear readers!

The Boxtrolls is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters. The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi (co-director of the hit animated feature Open Season) and Graham Annable (story artist on Coraline and ParaNorman), and produced by David Ichioka and Mr. Knight. The voice cast includes Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Elle Fanning (marking her fourth movie with Focus), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris (Mad Men), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (of Focus’ upcoming The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock).

THE BOXTROLLS IS OUT IN UK CINEMAS ON SEPTEMBER 12TH 2014


The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Mr. Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Mr. Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Ms. Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

New clip & stills released for haunter The Quiet Ones

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A new clip and stills have been released for Hammer’s production of The Quiet Ones. Check them out below.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

The Quiet Ones is released in UK cinemas on 10th April 2014 and US Theatres on 25th April 2014.

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Prepare to scream with the latest trailer for ‘The Quiet Ones’

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A brand new trailer for Hammer’s production of The Quit Ones has just landed, and as with everything we have seen so far, it is terrifying.

The trailer is short, and to the point, and doesn’t hold back on the scares for a second, so a strong, brave soul is needed to watch this frightening new trailer. You will find it below if you are man enough!

Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 10TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014

 

 

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Two terrifying TV spots arrive for Hammers ‘The Quiet Ones’

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Hammers new production, The Quiet Ones, is shaping up to be one of my most anticipated horror films of the year, and today two new and utterly terrifying TV spots have been released.

Both spots cover what has already been seen in the chilling full length trailer, but still manages to send a shiver down your spine and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Hammer are making one hell of a comeback over the past few years, with films like The Woman in Black, Let Me In and Wake Wood proving the production company has lost none of its edge. The Quiet Ones just might be their most terrifying film yet, and the new TV spots certainly suggest that.

Check out the spots below, but don’t watch them alone!

Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 11TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014

 

 

 

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Posters: Creepy UK quad for ‘The Quiet Ones’ and amusing new ‘Cheap Thrills’ posters arrive

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A creepy new UK quad poster has been released for Hammer’s latest horror production, The Quiet Ones, plus a couple of posters have also been released for the highly praised Cheap Thrills.

 

Inspired by true events, THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realises they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

Directed by John Pogue, the film stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke.

THE QUIET ONES IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 11TH 2014 and US THEATERS ON 25TH APRIL 2014

 

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Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills became one of the highlights of FrightFest in London this year, with many attendees naming it their top film of the whole event.

E.L. Katz directs, and David Chirchirillo and Trent Haaga are on writing duties. The cast includes Pat Healy, Sara Paxton, Ethan Embry, David Koechner and Amanda Fuller.

The UK will have to wait until May 2nd to see the film in cinemas, but the US will see it arrive on VOD from February 14th, and then in selected cinemas from March 21st.

For more information, check out the Press Release below:

DRAFTHOUSE FILMS RAISES THE STAKES WITH “CHEAP THRILLS” IN SELECT THEATERS MARCH 21

AUSTIN, TX – December 17, 2013 – Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announces the theatrical release of the dark comic thriller Cheap Thrills in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and additional topmarkets on Friday, March 21, 2014 with a platform release throughout Spring.

Cheap Thrills was acquired by Drafthouse Films, in partnership with Snoot Entertainment, following its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival where it won the “Midnighters Audience Award.”  The directorial debut from E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills, has been hailed as “a black comic masterpiece….brilliant and furious piece of filmmaking” (Drew McWeeny, HitFix) while First Showing says Cheap Thrills is “a dynamite charge of fun.”

Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Inkeepers). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.

 

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