George A Romero says he can’t make “a modest little zombie film” because of the Walking Dead

He only wants to make “a modest little zombie film”.

When you think of zombie films a lot of what comes to mind is the work of the great writer, director and producer George A Romero, who gave us the iconic 1968 independent film Night of the Living Dead.

This seminal horror film has inspired many, including Frank Darabont, creator of The Walking Dead. And, yet, it is this cult TV show that’s stopping Romero from making a new zombie thriller.

“I can’t pitch a modest little zombie film, which is meant to be sociopolitical,” Romero told Indiewire.

“I used to be able to pitch them on the basis of the zombie action, and I could hide the message inside that. Now, you can’t. The moment you mention the word ‘zombie,’ it’s got to be, ‘Hey, Brad Pitt paid $400 million to do that’,” he said, referring to big budget picture World War Z.

Though he has many similar credits to his name – including Survival of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Day of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead – the director thinks that the focus on films making money is a large part to blame for zombie films not having much of a message to them these days.

Well, that and The Walking Dead.

Source: George A Romero says he can’t make “a modest little zombie film” because of the Walking Dead

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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (New Trailer 2016) – In cinemas for Halloween | BFI

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Get ready to be frightened in a big room full of people all over again as Stephen Kings classic Stanley Kubrick masterpiece returns to selected theatres this Halloween.

All the claustrophobia and downright terror is played out as it should be, on the big screen,

The Shining will be shown in select cinemas from October 28-31

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The story behind Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s speech from Full Metal Jacket

Family-Based Cults in Horror Movies | Loud Green Bird

In the opening post of this series, Ti West’s The Sacrament serves as an example of a movie that depicts a textbook “dangerous cult.” But a sinister sect doesn’t have to be as large as Father’s (or as diverse) to induce a reaction of horror in audiences. In other recent and effective horror films, the cultic groups have been as small as the nuclear family.

Source: Family-Based Cults in Horror Movies | Loud Green Bird

Alien Covenant: Everything you need to know about Prometheus 2, including release date, cast and spoilers

Prometheus 2 mostly comes out in 2017. Mostly.

 

It’s official. After initially distancing Prometheus from the Alien franchise, Ridley Scott has embraced his prequel and given it a sequel entitled Alien: Covenant which may just bring the gap leading to his original Alien franchise.

Details might be scarce at the moment, but consider this your one-stop shop (which will be updated as new info arrives) for cast, plot rumours and potential spoilers on the new Alien movie.

Alien: Covenant director: Ridley Scott is back in the director’s chair

Despite arriving to a mixed reception from critics in 2012, Prometheus banked a hefty $400 million at the worldwide box office to all but guarantee a sequel.

Scott, who kick-started the Alien franchise way back in 1979, is directing Alien: Covenant following 2015’s The Martian. Prometheus marked Scott’s first sci-fi since 1983’s Blade Runner – now he can’t get enough of the genre.

“I thought I’d left science fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in.Prometheus was a great experience for me,” he told Empire. “Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea.”

Alien: Covenant cast: Michael Fassbender is back, so is Noomi Rapace (probably), and there’s a whole new crew.

Source: Alien Covenant: Everything you need to know about Prometheus 2, including release date, cast and spoilers

Saw 8 is coming and will start filming in September

What fresh hell is this?

 

The next instalment in torture behemoth Saw is due to start shooting in Toronto this September.

Saw: Legacy, the 8th part of the long-running horror franchise, will be produced by Dan Heffner and Oren Koules who have overseen the rest of the series. There’s no cast or director confirmed yet, though, according to Bloody Disgusting.

James Wan’s first Saw movie – which he co-wrote with Leigh Whannell – was a low budget hit that became a massive breakout success way back in the early ’00s.

Now the franchise is a cash cow complete with merchandising, spin-off games and comics and its own ride at Thorpe Park.

Source: Saw 8 is coming and will start filming in September

The Neon Demon review trailer: Movie Man Jackson

Beauty isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Roughly a short month after turning 16 (but passing off as 19), small-town girl Jesse (Elle Fanning) has decided to attempt to make it in Los Angeles. She wants to get into the modeling industry, an industry that is notoriously cutthroat.

She does have two things that put her a cut above everyone else. She’s a fresh, undoctored face, and she’s “19.” In an industry so hellbent on the next big new thing, her footing is found quickly, and many are willing to bend head over heels for her. However, not everyone is so accommodating. Will Jesse own the runway and the neon lights, or will she become the next flash in the pan?

If there’s one thing that is a lock to be received with a Nicolas Winding Refn directed film (Drive,Only God Forgives), it’s that it is going to be quite the visual spectacle. Not in a blockbuster sense, but in a very trippy and experimental sense. That certainty is taken to the nth degree in The Neon Demon, a film that’ll add to Refn’s unique filmmaking style that isn’t for everyone.

Source: The Neon Demon: Movie Man Jackson | MovieManJackson