Don’t Kill It will have its Los Angeles premiere Tuesday at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles, running through Oct. 27. Helmed by Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider), the supernatural actioner pairs Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) and Kristina Klebe (Halloween, 2007) as mismatched demon hunters out to save a small Alaskan town from an ancient evil.
The synopsis reads:
An ancient evil is unleashed in a small Alaskan town leaving a trail of death and destruction as it passes from host to host. The only hope of survival lies with a grizzled demon hunter (Lundgren) who has faced this terror before. Together with a reluctant FBI agent (Klebe) he has to figure out how to destroy a demon with the ability to possess its killer.
Lake Bodom will have its U.S. premiere tonight at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles, running through Oct. 27. The film is directed by Taneli Mustonen and inspired by the true 1960 unsolved murder of three teenage campers in a forest lake west of Helsinki, Finland.
Lake Bodom follows a new group of teenagers as they visit the campsite to reconstruct the murders in an attempt to solve the case, which has become a creepy urban legend passed down generation to generation. Things go badly when some of them are too zealous in their recreation of the horrifying events.
Screamfest presents Lake Bodom’s U.S. premiere at 8 p.m. tonight. Don’t miss the pre-screening cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. where you can toss back a free drink with presentation of your ticket. For more info and tix, visit the Screamfest website.
Carla Gugino (Sin City) is set to star alongside Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) in director Mike Flanagan’s (Ouija: Origin of Evil) film adaptation of the 1992 Stephen King novel “Gerald’s Game.” Produced for Netflix, production is underway in Mobile, Alabama.
Gugino plays Jessie Burlingame, unhappy trophy wife of successful attorney Gerald, who in an attempt to rekindle their romance takes her to their cabin in the woods to indulge in some kinky BDSM action. Things go badly and Jessie soon finds herself alone and tied to the bed, trapped.
Gugino is coming off the M. Night Shyamalan produced mystery series “Wayward Pines” and last year’s San Andreas. She’s starred in a long string of notable genre movies, but horror fans fell in love with the busty brunette when she popped up very naked in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City.
Saxon Sharbino is one of five teens who download a smartphone app connecting them to a demon eager to feed on their fears in the Vang Brothers’ Bedeviled. Described as being in the vein of The Ring, Bedeviled holds its L.A. premiere tonight at Screamfest, the largest and longest running horror film festival in the U.S.
Bedeviled synopsis reads:
A group of friends download a Siri-like “App” which, at first, seems like a harmless way to get directions or a restaurant recommendation. But the sinister nature of the App soon reveals itself.
The App not only knows each person’s deepest, darkest fears, but is able to manifest these fears into the real world to literally scare the kids to death.
Sharbino made her feature film debut at 11 in the revenge thriller Red, White, & Blue and went on to hold roles in 2010’s I Spit On Your Grave remake and Julia X. A recurring role on Fox’s short-lived series “Touch” followed and she played the eldest daughter in 2015’s reboot of Poltergeist.
The Bedeviled screening will be followed by a Q&A and raffle giveaway. Get your tix at the Screamfest website.
Thandie Newton plays brothel madam Maeve on HBO’s “Westworld,” a re-imagining of the 1973 sci-fi classic about androids run amok in an amusement park for humans to indulge in their lust for blood and sex. Newton goes nude in the show’s second episode, “Chestnut.”
Though the nudity is handled tastefully and with a lot of regrettably strategic shadow, performing the scene appears to have put Newton in touch with the power of her vagina.
When I was naked, people were really respectful and in awe of my “bravery.” The thing about sexy, lacy undies is that you’re covering up the sacred stuff, so that you can forget about that. You’re inviting people to think about what’s underneath, but not see what’s underneath.
It’s the allure of the unknown. You’re inviting hysteria with your boobs that are nearly showing nipple and your skirt that’s nearly showing muff. You’re exciting this hysteria that leads to a lack of control, which then leads to, “It wasn’t my fault.”
But naked, I have all the power because I got there before you did, and what is actually there is vulnerable, life-giving and hasn’t been tampered with. I don’t wax or anything. All of the hosts have full body hair because it’s more period, and even that it shocking.
I haven’t done anything to try to invite you in to think about my clitoris, my labia or my vagina. I’ve left myself as I am. And that was really empowering.
Screamfest on Wednesday, Oct. 19 will host a special two episode screening of “Wolf Creek,” POP TV’s new six part limited series based on Greg McLean’s gruesome 2005 slasher. A Q&A with Wolf Creek star John Jarratt, a.k.a. killer Mick Taylor, will immediately follow the screening.
But… get there early for a pre-screening party featuring costume and props display, specialty drinks, photo-ops, trivia games, and popcorn! Tickets are free. Reception begins at 8:30 p.m. with screening at 9:35 p.m. To request tickets and more detailed information, visit the Screamfest website.
“Wolf Creek” is POP TV’s small-screen adaptation of Greg McLean’s film series and finds outback killer Mick Taylor hunted down by an American teen out to avenge the senseless slaughter of her family. Read Clatto’s review here.
Screamfest runs Oct. 18 – Oct. 27 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Los Angeles.
Screamfest kicks off its 16th annual horror film festival tomorrow with the L.A. premiere of Trash Fire, a darkly humored thriller from director Richard Bates Jr. (Excision). Adrian Grenier (”Entourage”) and Angela Trimbur (The Final Girls) play a young couple making amends with his past before starting a new life.
Trash Fire also features an impressive supporting cast that includes Ray Santiago (”Ash vs. Evil Dead”), Matthew Gray Gubler (”Criminal Minds”), Alexa Hamilton (Poseidon Adventure), Molly McCook (”The Ranch”), and AnnaLynne McCord (”90210″).
The Trash Fire screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Richard Bates Jr. and cast. Screamfest runs Oct. 18 – Oct. 27 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets for the festival are now available and can be purchased here.
A trailer has gone online for The Monster, a new creature feature from Strangers director Bryan Bertino. “Bored to Death’s” Zoe Kazan plays a young single mom trying to protect her 10-year-old daughter from the ravenous and mysterious beasts hunting them down in a black forest.
While it’s not the eagerly awaited Strangers sequel horror fans have been waiting for, The Monster looks pretty intense and has garnered early positive buzz. Set to release Nov. 11, The Monster co-stars Scott Speedman (The Strangers), Aaron Douglas (”The Killing”), and Ella Ballentine as Kazan’s daughter.
Proving what every 12-year-old boy with a Wonder Woman comic and a box tissues already knew, Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka outed the Amazonian princess as longtime lesbian in an interview with Comicosity.
Rucka’s reasoning in a clam shell is that Wonder Woman has been living for many years on the all-female inhabited island of Themyscira and would only have hot lesbian action as a means for sexual and emotional fulfillment.
We agree with this rational and think it’s fair considering the number of male gay superheroes crammed into every Avengers, X-Men, and Justice League movie (those dudes are gay right?).
We only hoped Warner Bros. would follow suit and make Gal Gadot’s Wonder Women a hot lesbian in their upcoming movie. We prayed they would include numerous lesbian hookups and, maybe, even a few hot all-girl wrestling matches! Hell, why even have her leave the island?
Sadly, Gadot has commented on the matter and things don’t look good.
It’s not something we’ve explored. It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what he said makes sense. In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.
Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil) stars in Dead Awake, a new sleep paralysis thriller from noted fright writer Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination 1-5). The film finds Donahue tormented by a supernatural entity that feeds on fear and attacks in one’s sleep.
Sounds like Donahue has got quite a fight ahead of her. Fortunately for us, our sleep paralysis ended after cutting out those late night Taco Bell burritos.
Donahue is a familiar face to horror fans, starring in a string of notable features including Insidious: Chapter 2, anthology Holidays, wild west thriller The Burrowers, slasher Summer Camp, and Ti West’s The House of the Devil.