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Leiden 2018 Dispatch: International Favorites THUNDER ROAD, PROFILE and More Are Sure-Fire Crowd-Pleasers

The Leiden International Film Festival came to a close on Sunday November 11 but we were lucky enough to attend its final weekend, which was jam-packed with quality films. The festival, taking place in a college town in South Holland...

Review: UPGRADE, Smart, Violent Science-Fiction For Action Film Fans

A little bit David Cronenberg, a little bit Taylor/Neveldine, Leigh Whannell's Upgrade is a future-shock action horror film sure to keep fans of high intensity science fiction happy.   Logan Marshall-Green is Grey Trace, a technophobic retro-gearhead in a near...

Review: INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, Less Than What Came Before

As with the first two films in the series, Insidious: Chapter 3 delivers a very audience-friendly experience, which bolsters a tepid movie that is only occasionally effective. Writer Leigh Whannell, making his directorial debut, includes an abundance of moments intended...

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: COOTIES Stars On Bringing The Horror of The '80s Back

From many people who attended the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend, I heard that Cooties was a stand-out among the features. I spoke to writer and actor Leigh Whannell, actor and producer Elijah Wood, and actor Alison Pill on tainted chicken nuggets,...

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: Directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion Talk COOTIES

[Cooties directors Jonathan Milott, left, and Cary Murnion, right. Photo by Jessica Bartnhouse/Wicked Bird Media.]Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion have gone from sentient boobs to creating a good horror comedy to zombie children. Next, they'll terrorize Jane Levy on set this...

Stanley Film Fest 2015 Review: COOTIES Is Icky, Side-Splitting Fun

After a taxing day of travel, my fellow festival brethen and I were already exhausted, but looking for some big flick fun. The Stanley's opening night film, Cooties sold out. Thankfully, there was a press screening and the opening night...

All You Have To Do Is Go To The Loo, Twice, In This Clip For THE MULE

Aussie crime flick The Mule will be available on VOD and iTunes, and in select theaters, on November 21. It is the directorial debut from Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson. Sampson (the Insidious films and 100 Bloody Acres) also wrote the script...

Get Your Fill Of Bums, Gangsters And Cops With A Key Art Premiere And These Stills From THE MULE

As Xlrator Media prepares to release the Aussie thriller The Mule on November 21st in cinemas and on VOD and iTunes we will have lots of goodies to share with you. It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in...

First Teaser Trailer For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 Suggests Sequel Scares

The first teaser trailer for horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3 paints a familiar prequel picture. Dermot Mulroney stars as a paternal figure with a lovely teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott). They've recently moved to Chicago, next door to a family with a...

First Trailer For THE MULE Gets It Right Up In There

It all comes down to a battle of wills in The Mule, the Australian drug comedy written by and starring Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson with Sampson (who also directs) in the title role as a drug mule with half...

Xlrator Smuggles THE MULE Into The U.S. For Distro

The U.S. rights for the Aussie comedy thriller The Mule have been picked up by Xlrator Media from Entertainment One Films International's newly launched boutique sales arm Séville International. Xlrator will release the film on their 'Macabre' label later this...

SXSW: Take A First Look At Fabulous Poster Art For THE MULE

Though the year is still young, here's one thing we already know about 2014: It's the year we throw out everything we thought we know about Leigh Whannell. It's perfectly understandable that people thought they had the Australian talent figured...

Sundance 2014 Review: COOTIES Delivers Bloody Laughs

What happens when the creator of Saw and Insidious teams up with the creator of Glee? Cooties happens, a gleefully bloody crowd pleaser of a horror-comedy weighted more towards the comedy end of the spectrum blessed with a sterling cast...

COOTIES: Check The Poster And Stills For The Sundance Selected Horror Comedy

What happens when the creators of Saw and Glee team up? Cooties happens, that's what, the new horror comedy written by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan soon to premiere at Sundance with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer,...

Review: INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 Teeters On The Edge Of Horror Hokum

Less nerve-jangling than nerve-nudging, Insidious: Chapter 2 nontheless tweaks horror conventions with verve and surety of craft, taking the sequel into the realm of confrontational thrillers with a supernatural twist. It is a very bizarre realm, indeed. James Wan has...

Hey Chicago! Win Tickets For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 Screening

I am stoked for three reasons: (1) James Wan makes fun movies that have tons of re-watchability; (2) He has a penchant for paying homage to Mario Bava; (3) I got to interview him and Leigh Whannell for Insidious and...

Dare To Watch The Trailer For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2

Aww, I wanted to use the roman numeral "II" but that made it look like we were talking about Insidious going Chapter Eleven. Anyway, a sequel to James Wan's Insidious is indeed in the making and here is a trailer...