Aneesh Chaganty’s thriller ‘Searching’, which we gave a good review for here, is making headlines again, and this time it’s for a hidden subplot that apparently went unnoticed to just about everyone who saw the film when it dropped.
The film’s co-writer/producer Sev Ohanian explained a hidden alien invasion subplot, during an interview with io9.
“Like most amazing ideas, it started off entirely as a joke,” Ohanian said. “[The] joke was the idea that since we had to write a bunch of stuff [for the faux website articles throughout] anyway, maybe we could use the background of our movie to tell a completely separate plot from the main story. Maybe something REALLY crazy, ‘like aliens, how funny would that be?’ Aneesh laughed at the idea. After a beat, I said, ‘No, but seriously Aneesh, what if we did it for real?’ And then Aneesh laughed even harder. And then I said, ‘Yeah I think we should definitely do an alien plot in the background of Searching.’ And then Aneesh stopped laughing. I don’t think he’s laughed since.”
Ohanian goes on to explain that he and Chaganty created “a massive Hollywood-style alien story using only snippets of news articles, or Facebook comments, or hashtags”.
Uncork’d Entertainment Drops Trailer for ‘The Darkness of the Road’
Uncork’d Entertainment has unveiled the brand new trailer for their brand new horror ‘The Darkness of the Road’ which will make it’s premier, just in time for the holiday season, on DVD and Digital on December 14th.
Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and starring Najarra Townsend, the film is about: “A single mother and her young daughter are driving on a desolate road in a moonless desert. After meeting a young female hitchhiker at a gas station, the mother realizes her daughter is missing. As they search for her, a merciless force begins to torment the two women, unraveling a world of terror they must survive if they are to discover the terrifying truth behind the daughter’s disappearance.”
Hammer Films Forms Hammer Studios Ltd.
Hammer Horror is synonymous with the horror genre in a way that not many brands are, with Hammer Film Productions behind the releases of a number of horror classics with their spins on iconic characters such as Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Mummy.
Despite being in the horror game for as long as they have they are still churning out movies, some of which include ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Let Me In’ in recent years, and a now they are taking another step towards the future.
According to Variety, Hammer Films has teamed up with Network Distributing to form Hammer Studios Ltd.
Per the report: “The new entity will manage and control Hammer’s interests in its vast library of content such as “The Woman in Black” (2012), “Let Me In” (2010), “Dracula” (1958), “The Abominable Snowman” (1957) and “The Quatermass Experiment” (1953).”
“Hammer Studios will invest substantially both in restoration and new production development from both its owned and newly created IP.”
“This partnership is a really exciting opportunity to merge Hammer’s amazing library with Network’s infrastructure” according to a statement by Network Distributing’s Tim Beddows. Whilst we work our way through restoring its entire back catalogue for future generations’ enjoyment, we’re equally excited about the development of new productions from the Hammer canon.”
ARROW December Lineup Includes ‘The Last Matinee’
Arrow Video has unveiled the December lineup of horror movies set to his their new subscription-based platform, which is available for subscribers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Among the films arriving to the platform include Maximiliano “Maxi” Contenti’s stylish neo-giallo love letter ‘The Last Matinee’, which made its US premiere at Panic Fest and screened at Sitges and the Cleveland International Film Festival. The movie will make its debut on ARROW on December 1st.
Here is the full press release:
ARROW Stories will be home to a number of exclusive extras this December. Extras for The Last Matinee include an interview with director Maxi Contenti and Killer Attractions: Maxi Contenti & Ricardo Islas in Conversation, a discussion between the film’s director and star Ricardo Islas, director of Frankenstein: Day of the Beast.
- Trailer for ‘Chucky’ Season Finale Shows Small Army Of Killer Dolls
- EPIX Drops Trailer for ‘From’
- Uncork’d Entertainment Drops Trailer for ‘The Darkness of the Road’
- Hammer Films Forms Hammer Studios Ltd.
- ARROW December Lineup Includes ‘The Last Matinee’
- New Trailer Arrives for ‘The Unkind’
- Lionsgate’s ‘Amityville Uprising’ Features Acid Rain Fueled Zombies
- News2 years ago
REVIEW: The Wretched
- Reviews4 years ago
- Movies3 years ago
‘Daddy’s Girl’ Is Keeping Torture In the Family
- Netflix3 years ago
Netflix Original Sci-fi Series ‘Osmosis’ is Heartbreakingly Painful
- Movies2 years ago
Exclusive: David Howard Thornton Talks ‘Terrifier’ Sequel, Art the Clown
- News2 years ago
REVIEW: In the Tall Grass
- News2 years ago
REVIEW: I Am Mother
- Reviews3 years ago
REVIEW: The Hollow Child