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Here’s What’s Going On 07/16/2013: MEGA-SHARK Wants to Eat You

Here’s What’s Going On 07/16/2013: MEGA-SHARK Wants to Eat You

Prove your love and the producers of SHARKNADO will give you a walk-on role… Slipknot founder to direct immortal cop OFFICER DOWNE… Red band trailer for OLDBOY…

From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of fantastic film and TV.

THIRST - Horror Film Interview with Park Chan-wook

THIRST – Horror Film Interview with Park Chan-wook

Turns out in Park Chan-wook’s universe, revenge may be sweet, but blood is just plain tasty. In THIRST, a priest’s benevolent attempt to aid medical researchers turns around to bite him in the… well, let’s say neck, when a blood transfusion transforms him into a profoundly conflicted vampire. Adding to Sang-hyun’s (Song Kang-ho) confusion: his [...]

Thirst opens July 31 – Watch the Trailer

THIRST - the bloody vampire-drama-tragedy from Korean writer-director Park Chan-wook – has been scheduled for a July 31 release in the U.S., courtesy of Universal Studios’s boutique label, Focus Features. Fans of Park’s earlier work (OLD BOY, SYMPATHEY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, LADY VENGEANCE, THREE EXTREMES) will see much that is familiar, but this time the meticulous cinematic [...]

Foreign horror heads to Hollywood from Cannes

Variety reports that IFC Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights for ANTICHRIST, Lars Von Triers’  symbolic shocker, which recently screened at Cannes. From advance descriptions, the film sounds as if it will easily fall into NC-17 territory, so we can only hope that IFC puts it out uncut (and probably unrated, as they most [...]

HR decribes Cannes' blood-soaked red carpet

HR decribes Cannes’ blood-soaked red carpet

Hollywood Reporter film critic Kirk Honeycutt thinks the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival is running red with blood, thanks to a series of violent flicks unspooling in competition, including Park Chan-wook’s vampire film THIRST and Lars Von Trier’s art house horror film ANTICHRIST.
In such cases as a razor-blade murder in Jacques Audiard’s finely [...]