Radha Mitchell and Stephen Moyer are toplining director Olatunde Osunsanmi’s (The 4th Kind) Evidence, a found-footage frightener that follows two police detectives (Mitchell, Moyer) as they attempt to put together a portrait of a mass murderer by utilizing his victims’ camcorders, flip cams, and smart-phones.
Set in desert outside of Los Angeles, Evidence is written by newcomer John Swetnam and costars Torrey Devitto (”Pretty Little Liars”), Harry Lennix (“Dollhouse”), Dale Dickey (Super 8), Caitlin Stasey (Tomorrow, When the War Began) and Nolan Gerard Funk (Deadgirl).
Mitchell, who starred in last year’s remake of George Romero’s The Crazies, is best known for her portrayal of doomed milf Rose Da Silva in TriStar’s big-screen adaptation of Konami’ s popular horror game Silent Hill. She will next be seen in its sequel Silent Hill: Revelation and in the Erzsebet Bathory bio-pic The Countess.
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Moyer, who is coming off season four of HBO’s vampire soap “True Blood,” recently wrapped on director Darren Lynn Bousman’s The Barrens, an ode to the Jersey Devil legend. His additional fright creds include the apocalyptic actioner Priest, the supernatural thriller The Caller and the home invasion flicks Restraintand Open House.
Evidence is being shopped this week at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA.
Halloween may be over, but try telling that to horror legend William Castle. The man won’t even acknowledge the fact that he’s been dead for over 30 years. As those who knew him best will say, Castle does what Castle likes … and what Castle likes most is terrifying the pants off people.
That’s why the infamous producer of Rosemary’s Baby has released “House on Haunted Hill: A William Castle Annotated Screamplay,” a 248-page book featuring the working script from his 1959 classic horror show House on Haunted Hill, complete with his very own hand-written notes and original formatting. An introduction from renowned producer/director Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins) is also included.
“House on Haunted Hill: A William Castle Annotated Screamplay” is now available at Amazon and selected retailers (visit the William Castle website for more info). But, those living in Los Angeles can pick up a copy autographed by Castle’s daughter Terry at Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30pm.
Those attending the event will be treated to trailers, clips and secret surprises … who knows, maybe, even a William Castle ghost sighting.
Castle returned from the dead last May during the 33rd anniversary of his death and has since published the young-adult novel “From the Grave: The Prayer” and set up Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay in touch with fans.
Sony Screen Gems has released a second trailer for producer Len Wiseman’s Underworld: Awakening, the fourth installment in the popular vampires-vs-werewolves franchise that sees the return of original star Kate Beckinsale as death-dealer Selene.
This time out we get a glimpse at Selene’s weepy pain-in-the-ass daughter, played by India Eisley (”The Secret Life of the American Teenager”), discover that humans have declared war on both vampires and lycans, and are reminded why we still watch this series at the 1:56 mark.
Underworld: Awakening is directed by Swedish filmmakers Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein (Shelter) from a script by John Hlavin (”The Shield”). It arrives in theaters on Jan. 20, 2012.
“Chuck” recurring Mekenna Melvin (pictured center) stars in writer/director Joe Robert Cole’s feature film debut Amber Lake, a murder mystery co-written by Melvin and costars Polly Cole (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) and Natalie Smyka (Across the Hall).
The synopsis reads:
Three half-sisters, after being invited to their father’s lake house to meet him and each other for the first time, are each questioned by a local sheriff to explain the events that took place leading up to the discovery of their father floating dead in the lake.
Using a Rashomon effect, each sister gives a slightly different account of the events, with each version pointing a finger at a different sister, while the sheriff must sort through the details to find out what really happened. What he discovers in the end is not what he expected.
If, like me, you thought Rashomon was a Jewish holiday, it’s not. The Rashomon effect refers to how different people remember shared occurrences with a varying degree of details. The term’s origin goes back to renowned Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 crime film Rashomon.
Melvin is best known for her work on the NBC’s comedic spy series “Chuck,” now on its fifth and last season. She plays Alexandra McHugh, daughter to super-spy Alex Coburn/John Casey (Adam Baldwin) and love interest to Chuck’s (Zachary Levi) BFF Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez).