Stunner Genesis Rodriguez is once again joining writer and director Kevin Smith on a horror project. The duo most recently wrapped Tusk, a twisted tale about a young blogger abducted by an old sailor looking to turn him into a walrus.
The new film is titled Yoga Hosers and marks the second entry in Smith’s “True North Trilogy,” a collection of Canada-set thrillers kicking off with this year’s Tusk. Yoga Hosers finds two 15-year-olds teaming up with an old man-hunter to fend off demonic forces threatening to destroy their town and senior dance.
No word on what role Rodriguez is playing.
Rodriguez, daughter of international pop idol José Luis Rodríguez (aka El Puma), can be seen inthe Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner The Last Stand and in the highly underrated thriller Man on a Ledge, in which she plays the hottest heist babe ever.
“Rookie Blue” star Missy Peregrym toplines writer and director Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry. Set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the survival frightener pits a young urban couple against a bloodthirsty bear.
Peregrym plays Jenn, a corporate lawyer dragged to the Canadian wilderness by her idiot boyfriend (Jeff Roop) who would rather risk their lives doing stupid nature stuff instead of making sweet, sweet butt love to his hot girlfriend. Needless to say, things go badly when a bear and a horny woodsman start tracking them.
I’m guessing the boyfriend, who fancies himself a seasoned outdoors man, dies quickly, leaving Jenn to fight off both predators… in a clingy, low-cut tee that gets wet while she runs and falls into a stream, soaking her heaving bosom—and giving viewer’s a couple more reasons to care for her survival.
“Leverage” star Beth Riesgraf is set to topline Shut In, a home invasion thriller produced by people who coughed up dough for Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Lone Survivor, and Book of Eli. Directed by a guy named Adam Schindler, the film rolls camera this week in Shreveport, La.
Riesgraf plays an agoraphobe to scared to flee her home when three hooligans break into her house. Unbeknownst to the home invaders, she also suffers from deadlier psychosis. Written by TJ CimfelandDavid White, the script was on the 2012 Blood List of Hollywood’s top unproduced horror screenplays.
Riesgraf is best known for her role as expert thief and safe-cracker Parker on TNT’s “Leverage.” She’s also starred on the CBS crime procedural “Criminal Minds” as geneticist Dr. Maeve Donovan, and had bit parts on the short-lived Sofia Vergara produced “Killer Women” and the truly horrific Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing) is set to star opposite John Goodman (Big Lebowski) in producer J.J. Abrams’ new psychological thriller The Cellar. Winstead plays a woman who wakes up after a car accident trapped in a cellar by a man who claims he has saved her from the apocalypse outside.
Winstead’s character must decide whether she believes the outside world has gone to shit, or if the fat bastard holding her captive is pulling off the greatest pick-up line ever.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released a new trailer for director Sergei Bodrov’s TheSeventh Son, an adaptation of author Joseph Delaney’s “The Wardstone Chronicles,” the first volume in his young-adult series “The Spook’s Apprentice.”
Jeff Bridges stars as Master Gregory, a knight who centuries ago imprisoned the evil blood-witch Mother Malkin, played by the still bewitching Julianne Moore. When the witch escapes, Gregory must face her once again. Chronicles of Narnia’s Ben Barnes co-stars as Tom Ward, Gregory’s young apprentice.
Rounding out the cast are Kit Harington (”Game of Thrones”), Djimon Hounsou (The Island), Olivia Williams (Last Days on Mars), Antje Traue (Man of Steel) and Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina). The film arrives in theaters on Feb. 6, 2015.
“Walking Dead” star Sarah Wayne Callies is starring alongside Nicolas Cage in Voltage Pictures’ Pay the Ghost. Directed by Uli Edel (Body of the Evidence) from a script by Dan Kay (Timber Falls), the supernatural thriller tells the story of a vengeful ghost that abducts children on Halloween.
Callies and Cage play a separated married couple come together in the hopes of rescuing their son from the sinister force. Cameras are slated to roll next month in Toronto.
Callies is best known for starring in the first three seasons of AMC’s acclaimed zombe-drama “The Walking Dead.”She played the annoying and adulterous wife of wonderful and noble hero Rick Grimes. Callies also played prison doctor Sara Tancredi on Fox’s “Prison Break.” She currently stars in the disaster flick Into the Storm.
20th Century Fox has released a trailer for The Pyramid, a survival frightener from producer Alexandre Aja (Piranha, High Tension) and first-time director Gregory Levasseur, writer of Maniac, Mirrors, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension, and the underrated P2.
Ashley Hinshaw stars as a member of a team of U.S. archaeologists trapped in an ancient pyramid underneath the Egyptian desert. Making matters worse are the underground dwellers hunting them down. Genre fans will recognize Hinshaw from roles in Chronicle, +1, Rites of Passage and porno tale Cherry.
Along with being talented filmmakers, one of the other things that make American Mary directors Jen and Sylvia Soska so damn awesome to male horror fans is their ability to perv out like dudes. Proof of that can be found in this clip for their new movie See no Evil 2, starring the very hot Katharine Isabelle.
See No Evil 2 finds a group of friends partying at the morgue where their mortician friend works… and the not so final resting spot for serial killer Jacob Goodnight. In the clip, Isabelle gets a little too excited ::ahem:: coming across Jacob’s corpse.
See No Evil 2 will hold its world premiere at this year’s Screamfest L.A.
Lionsgate has released a trailer for its new Big Foot frightener Exists. The film marks director Eduardo Sanchez’s return to the found-footage genre he ushered in with 1999’s game-changer The Blair Witch Project. Written by Jamie Nash (Lovely Molly), the film follows a group of friends stalked by Big Foot.
The synopsis reads:
For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road.
In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.
Exists stars Dora Madison Burge (”Friday Night Lights”), Roger Edwards (Bad Kids Go to Hell) and Denise Williamson (pictured above), who spoke with Clatto about her experience in an exclusive interview late last year. She told us about her character, working with Sanchez, shooting in the woods, and what monsters truly terrify her. To peep the interview, click here.
The Purge and “Teen Wolf” star Adelaide Kane takes The Devil’s Hand on Oct. 10 in LD Entertainment’s new supernatural thriller from director Christian E. Christiansen (The Roommate). Kane plays one of six girls born on the sixth day of the six month, and meant for sacrifice to the Devil on their 18th birthday.
The film is written by Karl Mueller (The Divide) and co-stars stunners Jennifer Carpenter (”Dexter”), Leah Pipes (Sorority Row) , Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm) and Katie Garfield (Stuck in Love). Rufus Sewell (Gods of Egypt) and Thomas McDonell (Life After Beth) round out the cast.