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Terrifier 2 Director Aims to Deliver One of the Most Shocking Scenes Ever

Terrifier 2 Director Aims to Deliver One of the Most Shocking Scenes Ever
Well, it looks like writer/director Damien Leone's sequel to his cult hit killer clown flick Terrifier starring David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown is officially heading our way. The movie just kicked off an IndieGoGo campaign a couple of days ago, and the film has already more than doubled its goal of $50,000 with a current total of $114,837 raised by 673 backers. Better yet is that with Terrifier 2 "adequately" financed, Leone and producer Phil Falcone will now be able to bring one particularly "epic" scene of "mass casualties" and "destruction" to the screen.

Damien Leone says of the scene in question.

"I wrote an Epic scene in the screenplay for Terrifier 2 that... without spoiling all the juicy, gory details... will involve mass casualties and the destruction of its location, But it is the context of the scene that truly makes it so original. We're aiming to create
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DVD Review – Terrifier (2017)

Terrifier, 2017.

Directed by Damien Leone.

Starring Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell, Margaret Reed, David Howard Thornton, Michael Leavy, and Katie Maguire.

Synopsis:

It’s Halloween night and a psychopathic clown terrorizes the streets, homing in on three young women.

A success on the festival circuit last year, Damien Leone’s Terrifier certainly hit at the right time, coming in the wake of the hugely successful It remake, although clowns have been a mainstay of horror movies for decades, from the possessed toys of Poltergeist to Sid Haig’s iconic Captain Spaulding character in House of 1000 Corpses and even the various incarnations of The Joker that have instilled a sense of fear and dread since the 1940s. One look at the posters and trailer for Terrifier tells you all you need to know about main antagonist Art the Clown and the type of film this is going to be, and, thankfully,
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‘Terrifier’ VOD Review

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Stars: Jenna Kanell, Catherine Corcoran, David Howard Thornton, Margaret Reed, Katie Maguire, Sylvia Ward, Gino Cafarelli, Michael Leavy, Samantha Scaffidi, Erick Zamora | Written and Directed by Damien Leone

Clowns always send alarm bells through us because there is something unnatural about them. The fake smile created by a mask that hides the true feelings underneath, it is disconcerting. Sure, they can be happy and make you laugh, but would they do the same in the middle of the night while trying to rip your head off? Terrifier poses this question in an old school gory bluntness that bashes you in just the right spots.

When Tara (Jenna Kanell) and Dawn (Catherine Corcoran) find themselves stalked by a creepy clown (David Howard Thornton) the last thing they need is for their car to break down. Finding her way into a building in need of the toilet, Tara soon finds herself once
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Guest Post: How to Stay Open to Collaboration When Your Film is Deeply Personal

Gold Star

Guest Post by Victoria Negri

My debut feature film “Gold Star” is loosely inspired by my experiences as one of my father’s caregivers in the last year of his life following an intense stroke. And because of how personal this film is, and how many hats I chose to wear for the production as writer, director, producer, and lead actor, it was imperative that I bring in the best possible collaborators to offer new and thoughtful perspectives.

Gold Star” evolved so much over pre-production, during the production process and in post, and I credit my collaborators for challenging my vision, questioning my choices, and making the suggestions necessary to transform the movie from one chronicling a fictionalized version of my own specific life experience into something more universally relatable.

The first person I brought onto the project, producer Katie Maguire, helped me understand that I did not need to be wedded to the biographical details and it would be Ok to change the character of Vicki and her story in the movie to the point where she could deviate from my own experience. Through the process of working on drafts of the script, she helped me focus on what to heighten and what to cut, and she helped immeasurably in the process of turning the narrative of a specific woman faced with a specific burden in a particular time and place into something bigger: the complex challenges of caregiving and carving out a distinct identity for yourself in the midst of losing your parent.

It was terrifying to open myself up to other perspectives, but I knew I’d need them, especially during the shoot itself. Cinematographer Saro Varjabedian and associate producer Greg White helped me through extraordinarily difficult, emotional scenes, some of which incorporated my real father’s hospital equipment, others that were shot in the rehab hospital that cared for him after his stroke, and still others that used real articles of clothing and props from his life.

Here’s just one example of many: During one challenging day on set in September, 2014, I had to lift Robert Vaughn, who plays my father in the film), into a bed using a Hoyer lift. Because this was something I did in real life for my father just one time, and felt ill-equipped to do it even then, essentially reliving the experience was becoming increasingly stressful take after take. After about an hour or two of shooting, I spoke with Greg and Saro and we decided that after we finished an angle and wrapped my close-up, we would take lunch and move to Robert’s close-up to break it up for me and give me a chance to process what I had been doing.

Catherine Curtin, who plays my mother in the movie, also had an enormous impact. She suggested a major change to a scene’s blocking that ended up being one of my favorite scenes in the film. I opened up a lot of myself personally in private to Cathy and Robert, speaking with them individually about why scenes mattered beyond the dialogue or merely filling in the blanks in the story. The scene between Cathy and I was crucial to the film, as it’s a moment in which the roles of mother and daughter are abolished. Cathy and myself, as characters in the film, became equals, both in denial and fear of losing a loved one.

After wrapping the production and moving into editing, this same ethos applied. Working with my editor Chris Steele-Nicholson was an exercise in further staying open to changes in the film. There were many personal, emotional moments for me that didn’t necessarily work once we were watching the edit, and in going through the footage with Chris and hearing his thoughts on the film, and specifically what kind of film we were making, I had some huge epiphanies.

The final film you will see is far from what was on the page. The beginning and ending are completely different than what I initially conceived. They’re ideas that came through conversations, talking about other films, relaxing and staying open, and most importantly, trusting my collaborators and giving them room to offer their input.

Gold Star” screens at Cinema Village in New York City November 10–16 and begins streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime on November 10. For additional theatrical dates and more information, visit the film’s official website.

Victoria Negri is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and actress. “Gold Star” is her feature directorial debut. The film won the Audience Award at the Buffalo International Film Festival and Blue Whiskey Film Festival (Chicago), as well as Best Feature Film at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Negri has directed and produced numerous award-winning short films, music videos, and web series featured at festivals around the world, including the Lower East Side Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, and Nitehawk Shorts Festival.

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Exclusive: UK’s FrightFest to Show Terrifier and We’ve Got the Poster and Trailer; Coming Stateside via Dread Central Presents!

In honor of the UK premiere of Damien Leone’s new instant “slasher” cult-classic, we’ve got a new one-sheet poster and trailer for Terrifier, starring Jenna Kanell, Catherine Corcoran, Margaret Reed, Katie Maguire, and David Howard Thornton. When will you be… Continue Reading →

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Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2017 event

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its lineup for the 7th annual West End Halloween chillorama, an all-day shocktoberfest at the Empire Haymarket on Sat October 28th 2017, which this year features one world, one European and five UK premieres.

“After FrightFest’s successful return to central London in August for our biggest and most acclaimed event yet, we’re pleased to announce our equally ambitious, and extended Halloween spooktacular,” said Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director. “The line-up is a heady cocktail of horror, fantasy and sci-fi, which we hope haunts your nightmares until our Glasgow grindhouser next March”.

Here’s the full line-up…

10:00 Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare (European Premiere)

Director: Gary Doust. Cast: Craig Anderson, Dee Wallace, Gerard Odwyer, Bryan Moses, Robert Anderson. Australia 2017. 99 mins.

A funny, sad, candid and revealing documentary on the making of Red Christmas, a recent FrightFest favourite. Sick of playing quirky roles on Australian TV shows,
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FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up announced

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The line-up for this years Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 event has just been announced and features seven choice shockers for the 7th annual West End Halloween event. This year, the all-day shocktoberfest is at the Empire Haymarket on Saturday October 28th and embraces one world, one European and five UK premieres, spanning three continents… And what a selection! The latest film from Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears); the UK premiere of Beyond Skyline And the UK premiere of It Came From the Desert!, the giant ant movie based on the classic Cinemaware video game!

From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightmares, Gothic horrors, an outrageously strange mind cult, a sci-fi alien action extravaganza, a comic strip creature feature and the last word in Killer Clowns, this year’s line-up is an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and extreme. Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director said today:

After
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Nightmarish Artwork Arrives for All Hallows' Eve

Attention, Coulrophobics. Don't read this story. You don't want to see this artwork from Damien Leone's All Hallow's Eve. It would be a big mistake. Unless of course you're a glutton for punishment. In which case... have at it.

The film stars Catherine A. Callahan (“Third Rock,” “Are We There Yet?”), Marie Maser (Terrifier), and Katie Maguire.

Synopsis

Jesse Baget’s Ruthless Pictures is producing All Hallows’ Eve, Damien Leone’s debut feature. All Hallows’ Eve features Leone’s menacing signature villain, Art the Clown, who populates his chilling short films Terrifier and The 9th Circle.

In true classic slasher fashion, in the vein of Halloween and When A Stranger Calls, Leone unleashes his twisted creation, Art the Clown, upon an unsuspecting babysitter. While watching two children on Halloween night, the babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror,
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. This week’s feature includes a trailer for The Cabining, details on All Hallows’ Eve, and much more:

The Cabining: “Todd and Bruce, a hapless screenwriting team, get one last shot at success thanks to Todd’s wealthy stepdad, Serge. If they pen a worthy horror script, Serge will fund the entire project. But there is one condition – the script must be complete in two weeks. With the deadline looming and no fresh ideas, Todd and Bruce head to Shangri-La, a serene artist’s retreat, with the hope that the peace and company of fellow artists will inspire greatness… or, failing greatness, at least enough for straight-to-dvd. Shangri-La proves to be anything but serene, as the artists die off one by one, seemingly by accident. Bruce convinces Todd to soak in this
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Evil Isn't Clowning Around on All Hallows' Eve

Coulrophobics needn't read this story. If you're not sure if you have Coulrophobia, well shit, look it up! You are on your computer after all. Do we have to do everything for you? Really, dude! Read on for the first details and a frightening still from Damien Leone's All Hallow's Eve.

From the Press Release

Jesse Baget’s Ruthless Pictures has started production on All Hallows’ Eve, Damien Leone’s debut feature. All Hallows’ Eve features Leone’s menacing signature villain, Art the Clown, who populates his chilling short films Terrifier and The 9th Circle.

In true classic slasher fashion, in the vein of Halloween and When A Stranger Calls, Leone unleashes his twisted creation, Art the Clown, upon an unsuspecting babysitter. While watching two children on Halloween night, the babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror,
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DVD Review: Red Canyon

Red Canyon

Guest review by Dog Ate My Wookie

Stars: Christine Lakin, Justin Hartley, Katie Maguire, Tim Draxl | Written by Giovanni Rodriguez, Laura Pratt | Directed by Giovanni Rodriguez

Justin Hartley, he’s starred in the past couple of seasons of Smallville, he’s competent in his craft and obviously he’s looking for a little more exposure but why on earth would he pick a half assed project like this?

Red Canyon is the debut feature from Director Giovanni Rodriquez. Regina and Devon are brother and sister, they return to their mother’s home town soon after her death in order to take care of her possessions. Having survived a vicious attack a year earlier, both Regina and Devon are unsure about the return to their old stomping ground and so bring along a few friends for the ride. Suffering from anxiety and flashbacks, Regina returns to the scene of
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