The director would love to take the films in a different direction.
David F. Sandberg is no stranger to the world of horror, with the renowned director bringing critically-acclaimed flick 'Lights Out' to genre fans across the globe last year. Then recruited by the team behind the 'Conjuring' movie universe to take on 'Annabelle: Creation', the director was given perhaps his biggest task in film to-date.
David F. Sandberg has some big ideas
Giving the doll of the 'Conjuring' film series an origin story may have looked like a huge risk to some from the outside looking in, but we've learned to never underestimate this franchise. In fact, in its opening weekend, 'Annabelle: Creation' doubled the budget allowed to the film in the box office and became an instant success.
We never though this show would make us go, 'Awwww!'
We are so not looking forward to a weekend without 'Ash vs Evil Dead' now that season one has wrapped and we have no idea when to expect season two. A re-watch of the final episode may be in order, just to get a glimpse of creator Sam Raimi's last homage to his horror hero Wes Craven.
Sam Raimi shows true respect for Wes Craven
Raimi has always been a huge fan of Craven, with his movies 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' getting honourable mentions in various contexts within his 'Evil Dead' movie series. Now with the latter newly reprised as 'Ash vs Evil Dead', featuring the return of star Bruce Campbell 30 years later, he's seemingly made one last tribute to the late Craven by featuring the glove of 'Elm Street''s Freddy Krueger in the basement of that old cabin.
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The legendary horror director passed away on Sunday at the age of 76.
MTV series ‘Scream’ paid tribute to late director Wes Craven at the beginning of Tuesday’s first season finale. The episode began with some fittingly spooky piano music as the message, ‘In memory of Wes Craven 1939-2015. Thanks for the screams,’ appeared on screen.
Wes Craven passed away on August 31st.
The series, which premiered on MTV, in June is based on the string of horror films Craven directed in the 1990s, starting with Scream in 1996. The late director had also worked as an executive producer on the series, although his involvement was said to have been minimal.
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The legendary horror director had been suffering from brain cancer.
Filmmaker Wes Craven has died at the age of 76, his family has announced. With a career spanning over 40 years, Craven was one of the most prolific horror directors of his generation and is responsible for slasher classics including A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.
Filmmaker Wes Craven has died aged 76.
The 76 year old died on Sunday afternoon surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer, his family said in a statement. “It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away,” the statement read. “Our hearts are broken.”
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Wes Craven is in talks to direct the pilot for MTV's Scream series.
A year after it was first reported that MTV was eyeing up a television adaptation of the Scream franchise, the cable network is finally moving forward with the idea, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Produced by Dimension Films, MTV is currently searching for writers for the one-hour project, while Scream director Wes Craven is in talks to direct the pilot.
Should the series receive the greenlight - which is probable given the amount of time it's taken to get it into pre-production - it would be slated for a summer 2014 release and would join the network's current scripted offerings Teen Wolf (also adapted from a film franchise) and Awkward. DiGA Vision will produce the show, with former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley serving as executive producers.
Last November, director Craven was asked by his Twitter followers about making a new Scream movie. "No news on Scream 5 yet," he tweeted. "You guys really want another one?" The horror franchise was created by Kevin Williamson, who also penned the screenplays for three of the four movies. The early films were a hit with both audiences and critics, though the satirical Scary Movie films seemingly watered down the fright factor.
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Over the course of three seasons, Greenlight made mountains out of molehill-sized production problems for the benefit of its drama-craving audience. The program also took joy in vilifying bullish producer Chris Moore, a headstrong professional whose chief crime was trying to keep unfocused amateur film makers on track. Not surprisingly, the weekly episodes ended up being more entertaining than the theatrically released films.
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It's a shame, too, because computer-centric horror is usually a good bet for ridiculousness. Here, the computer stuff isn't detailed enough to really bug the geeks; they'll be too busy pointing out how the movie's screenplay could be improved, and how Kristen Bell takes one of the most disappointing baths in horror history.
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This documentary is precisely what it's title purports to be, an in-depth and instructive look at movie editing that literally spans 100 years of film history, from The Great Train Robbery to Cold Mountain. Through interviews with a copious number of directors and editors, The Cutting Edge covers everything from basic editing techniques like the matching of cuts to modern editing theory as inspired by MTV and The Matrix. The film goes into extreme detail in parts, like when we get to see James Cameron's trick of removing one frame per second out of Terminator 2 to give it more momentum and realism. It's all a little bit insidery and self-congratulatory, but the movie works far more often than not. Any film buff will find it hard not to like.
Continue reading: The Cutting Edge: The Magic Of Movie Editing Review
Somewhere out there in the cinematic ether there's an elusive line between lewdly moronic raunch comedies like "Tomcats" or "Freddy Got Fingered" and sophomoric, low-brow sex and gross-out romps that can make even intellectual types laugh until $3 concession Coca-Cola comes out of their noses.
I don't know where that line is exactly. All I know is that "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is hilarious.
The latest low-budget, high-dialogue laffer from Kevin Smith -- writer-director of "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma" -- this film puts his perennial cameo characters front and center for a combination road-trip/ruthless Hollywood satire that is so blanketed with ribald raillery it feels like machine-gun fire hitting your funny bone.
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