Horror Thriller – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:49:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://horror-fanatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/horror-fanatics-icon-150x150.jpg Horror Thriller – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ 32 32 Kevin Bacon Promises ‘A Safe Space’ in ‘They/Them’ Trailer https://horror-fanatics.com/kevin-bacon-promises-a-safe-space-in-they-them-trailer/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:38:05 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/kevin-bacon-promises-a-safe-space-in-they-them-trailer/ When Kevin Bacon in the trailer for “They/Them” welcomes a group of queer teenagers to a gay conversion camp and promises them “a safe space” that will be inclusive for everyone, “safe” barely means that. you will not be murdered. “They/Them” is an LGBTQ+ horror-thriller from writer/director John Logan and the team at Blumhouse Productions, […]]]>

When Kevin Bacon in the trailer for “They/Them” welcomes a group of queer teenagers to a gay conversion camp and promises them “a safe space” that will be inclusive for everyone, “safe” barely means that. you will not be murdered.

“They/Them” is an LGBTQ+ horror-thriller from writer/director John Logan and the team at Blumhouse Productions, and the title itself even plays around with some pronouns, as it’s pronounced “They SLASH Them.” , like in a slasher movie.

But the story actually comes from a personal place for Logan, the writer of “Skyfall,” “The Aviator” and “Gladiator” who makes his directorial debut on the film.

“‘They they’ germinated in me all my life. I’ve loved horror movies for as long as I can remember, I think because monsters represent “the other” and as a gay kid I felt a powerful sense of kinship with those characters who were different, off limits, or off limits,” Logan said. “I wanted to make a film that celebrates homosexuality, with characters that I never saw when I was little. When people leave the film, I hope they will remember the incredible love that these children have for each other and how that love should be protected and celebrated.

Kevin Bacon plays the mysterious conversion therapy camp counselor. “They/Them” also stars Anna Chlumsky, Theo Germaine, Carrie Preston, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim, Anna Lore, Cooper Koch and Darwin del Fabro.

The film is produced by Jason Blum and produced by Logan, Scott Turner Schofield, Howie Young and Jon Romano.

“They/Them” will be released exclusively for Peacock and will launch on August 5. Check out the trailer above.

Jason Blum donates $10 million to Alma Mater Vassar College

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Emma Roberts cuts down on the horror with ‘Abandoned’ thriller https://horror-fanatics.com/emma-roberts-cuts-down-on-the-horror-with-abandoned-thriller/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 04:43:13 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/emma-roberts-cuts-down-on-the-horror-with-abandoned-thriller/ Kate Arrington plays the real estate agent who introduces couple Sara (Emma Roberts) and Alex (John Gallagher Jr.) to an old country estate in “Abandoned.” (Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment) A Scream Queen with a host of full-throttle horror credits, Emma Roberts changes expectations with Friday’s “Abandoned.” A low-key horror-thriller that culminates in a claustrophobic […]]]>
Kate Arrington plays the real estate agent who introduces couple Sara (Emma Roberts) and Alex (John Gallagher Jr.) to an old country estate in “Abandoned.” (Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment)

A Scream Queen with a host of full-throttle horror credits, Emma Roberts changes expectations with Friday’s “Abandoned.”

A low-key horror-thriller that culminates in a claustrophobic ending, “Abandoned” begins as a couple – Sara de Roberts and her husband, Alex (John Gallagher Jr.) – move into a new home in the deserted countryside with their new son. -born , Liam.

Sara struggles with postpartum depression, but when the past of this country house is revealed to her – as the site of a double homicide and suicide – she is undeterred and moves in.

“We start by looking at these people in the middle of an emotional crisis,” Roberts, 31, said. “There is clearly some tension between them as they ask themselves, where do we want to live?

“They definitely love each other. There are laughs. I don’t think it’s hopeless. The ups and downs are portrayed, but the reward in the end is seeing it all.

“There is a lot of hope and expectation. This is a couple that really wants a fresh start,” Gallagher, 37, said. “Alex in particular has this idea that if he could find the perfect, ideal setting for his family, everything would be completely perfect and they would live happily ever after.

“That’s why he ends up moving his family to the middle of nowhere. Of course, things start to get a little worse, as they often do.

Mental health becomes a major concern as Sara’s baby cries often and refuses breast milk.

“I would say there are problems ahead. But the rationale for her to dismiss all those red flags,” Roberts said, “is really that she’s a woman who clearly says ‘no’ a lot. I think she’s trying to say “yes” and make her husband happy.

“When things are not going well, she wonders, how could they possibly get worse? That is of course the question posed at the beginning of any great work that shows you how things get worse.

Roberts in real life is a single mother with an 18-month-old son. “Abandoned” often sees her hold the baby cast as Liam.

“We got along really well, she was so sweet and so cute. There were times when we were laughing with each other and we had to stop because this movie is not a comedy. But it kept things very lively and fresh. .

“We would only have it for a few minutes at a time and we had to be ready and get what we could. It was definitely the pressure. But pressure in a good way.


“Dropped” streams on Friday.

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The best horror manga without an anime adaptation https://horror-fanatics.com/the-best-horror-manga-without-an-anime-adaptation/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/the-best-horror-manga-without-an-anime-adaptation/ Horror is a popular genre in media, and in the realm of anime and manga, there have been several influential titles. Junji Itō is famous for his ability to create haunting horror titles, but since their emergence, Itō’s horror titles have seen various forms of adaptation over the years. Despite the quality of some horror […]]]>

Horror is a popular genre in media, and in the realm of anime and manga, there have been several influential titles. Junji Itō is famous for his ability to create haunting horror titles, but since their emergence, Itō’s horror titles have seen various forms of adaptation over the years.

Despite the quality of some horror manga, they, like Itō’s works, had to wait extremely long to be adapted, and some may never see the bright light of an anime adaptation. Here are some of the best horror manga that haven’t gotten an anime adaptation yet.

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I am a hero (2015)

This slow-building zombie series was adapted into a live-action released in 2016. The series follows 35-year-old Hideo Suzuki, a manga wizard whose life doesn’t go as planned. His poorly paid job is the least of his worries, as he is also plagued by hallucinations and low self-esteem.

Things change forever when a strange virus turns people into zombies, throwing the world around Hideo into unprecedented chaos. The manga is a slow burn, and the descent into the apocalypse is interesting because the manga builds there slowly, but once the cat is out of the bag, the manga becomes a major thriller with an unusual protagonist.

Jagaaaaan (2017)

Shintarō Jagasaki is a jaded neighborhood policeman who is tired of his monotonous life. He often fantasizes about shooting people who annoy him with his gun, much like the eggplant mascot of his resident town of Buppa, Master Buppanasu. He also plans to marry his girlfriend, but he lacks the joy of life until the day he witnesses a horrific murder committed by a monstrous man. The creature also kills Shintarō’s partner, before turning its gaze to Shintarō himself.

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As he accepts death, Shintarō finds himself firing a mysterious projectile with his finger, his arm taking on a strange new shape. An owl observing the developments explains that the monstrous man has been affected by Mad Xenopus, dangerous parasitic frog-like creatures that take over their hosts and cause profound changes in their physical form. Shintarō is initially disinterested in the Xenopus; however, when one of them takes his fiancée back, he swears to eliminate them and ensure the survival of mankind. This horror, written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Kensuke Nishida, has shōnen elements that make it exciting, but also various horror elements like intense gore and body horror that can be haunting in certain settings.


Kill Morphe (2017)

One day, in the busy streets of Ikebukuro, Madoka Murasaki witnesses the grotesque killing of a masked murderer. As one of the few survivors of the massacre, she is haunted by him, with his murderous gaze etched in her mind. Nicknamed “M” by the news and media, the killer is soon apprehended and thrown into solitary confinement; however, despite being detained, his murderous rampage does not end as Madoka sees him in various places, initially assuming herself to be delusional.

However, Madoka is anything but delusional and M’s reign has just begun. Killing Morph is heart-pounding horror that uses supernatural elements to up the stakes by creating a murderous villain who can seemingly be in multiple places at once.


Blood on the Rails (2017)

The author of Blood on the tracks, Shūzō Oshimi, excels at creating suspense and having a huge payoff in his thriller-horror manga. Blood on the tracks follows the story of an ordinary middle school boy who lives with his parents. His mother is extremely passionate and overprotective, traits that as the story progresses take on more extreme and violent forms.

A certain incident alerts Seiichi to how dangerous his mother’s affection can be, and the trauma and psychological damage of witnessing his mother’s actions causes huge disruptions in Seiichi’s life. Seiichi and his mother become increasingly unstable as the story progresses, with his mother’s severe lack of remorse for his actions being a defining aspect of the discomfort the story brings.


Fort of the Apocalypse (2011)

This is a unique zombie apocalypse story written by Yū Kuraishi and illustrated by Kazu Inabe that begins in a junior detention center. The protagonist, Maeda, having been accused of murder, is admitted to Cell 4 of the Shōran Academy Juvenile Detention Center. While in custody, inmates are protected from the chaotic outside world, which descended into chaos as a virus turned the masses into zombies.

The virus eventually lands at Shōran Academy when a van carrying infected inmates crashes into the facility, exposing the inmates inside to the horrific virus turning people into flesh-eating zombies. Released in 2011, Fort of Apocalypse boasted a unique zombie storyline, with linguistic references to the Haitian origin of the zombie concept.

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Why The Quarry’s Ted Raimi Loves Being “The Horror Guy” https://horror-fanatics.com/why-the-quarrys-ted-raimi-loves-being-the-horror-guy/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/why-the-quarrys-ted-raimi-loves-being-the-horror-guy/ As Until dawn, The career follows a set of characters as they fight to survive deadly stalkers and various other threats. The fates of nine camp counselors lie in the hands of the player, and the story splits into wildly different narrative paths based on decisions made at pivotal moments. It’s a familiar formula for […]]]>

As Until dawn, The career follows a set of characters as they fight to survive deadly stalkers and various other threats. The fates of nine camp counselors lie in the hands of the player, and the story splits into wildly different narrative paths based on decisions made at pivotal moments. It’s a familiar formula for fans of Supermassive’s work, with fun additions like a customizable movie mode (in which you don’t take direct control of the characters but can alter their behavioral tendencies to affect the plot as you go). as it unfolds on its own). Your choices could ultimately ensure that most characters in the game survive, most of them die, or pretty much any other outcome that falls between those two extremes plays out instead.

Joining Raimi on screen is a burgeoning cast of young actors and screen veterans. David Arquette, Ethan Suplee and Lance Henriksen bring their experience to the production, with new faces like Skyler Gisondo, Brenda Song and Ariel Winter rounding out the main group of unhappy teenagers. In fact, Raimi really enjoyed playing alongside his younger counterparts.

“Miles Robbins is a really interesting actor, and you can just tell Justice Smith is passionate about what he does,” he says in admiration of his co-stars. “There’s this new generation of young actors, but what’s interesting is that in my time, actors mostly stayed in the genres they started in. That’s how it’s If you did a few romantic movies, you were the romantic guy or girl. Now actors tend to do it all. They can do horror, romance, thriller, and sci-fi But in my time it wasn’t like that. I became a “horror guy”, which I love, because I love the genre. But I’m kind of the last of a breed. I don’t know if all of these young actors, who are all amazing, will stick around in horror, but I guess we’ll find out.

The good thing about being immersed in horror filmmaking for so long is that you know good material when you read it, and Raimi knew early on that the script was something he could sink into. His character, Travis, may be a cop in a horror storyline, but Raimi immediately noticed that his dialogue wasn’t as stuffy as he expected.

“Having been on crime shows before as killers and sexual deviants, I was expecting corny lines like ‘Deliver ’em!’ and ‘Shut your mouth until trial!’ “says Raimi. “But none of that was in that script. This character has a life outside of the cop, which good writing recognizes. After reading a few lines, I knew the story would be something different. I was right, but I can’t tell you why because I would give something away. But I can tell you that my character maximizes the horror of many of the scenes I’m in.

For Raimi, the quality of the writing gave him the belief that the game would be a worthy addition to his resume.

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Dramatic Poster Sets Stage For ‘Beast’ Premiere In August https://horror-fanatics.com/dramatic-poster-sets-stage-for-beast-premiere-in-august/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:20:08 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/dramatic-poster-sets-stage-for-beast-premiere-in-august/ Who is the real king of the jungle? The beast– a savage survival film from Universal Pictures which hits theaters on August 19 – unveiled a poster this week that shows what one man will do to protect his family from the terrors of the real world. Check out the poster — courtesy of collider.com […]]]>

Who is the real king of the jungle?

The beast– a savage survival film from Universal Pictures which hits theaters on August 19 – unveiled a poster this week that shows what one man will do to protect his family from the terrors of the real world. Check out the poster — courtesy of collider.com — on this page.

Director Baltasar Kormakur’s thriller (Everest) and screenwriter Ryan Engle (Carnage) – stars Golden Globe Award winner Idris Elba, Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, Sharlto Copley and Riley Keough.

In The beastrecently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels (Elba) returns to South Africa – where he first met his wife – on a trip with his daughters to a game reserve run by family friend Martin Battles (Copley).

But, according to the synopsis, “what begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome struggle for survival when a lion – a survivor of poachers who now considers all humans enemies – begins to stalk them.”

The beast— filmed in the Limpopo and North Cape provinces of Cape Town — is produced by Will Packer and James Lopez, with Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The beast.

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Best Horror Romance Movies, Ranked https://horror-fanatics.com/best-horror-romance-movies-ranked/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/best-horror-romance-movies-ranked/ The horror genre is as versatile as it is unique. Although it is considered the most detached from other film genres, it successfully encapsulates a fusion of other genres. Like thriller, comedy and, above all, romance. The addition of romance elevates the experience of a horror movie, whether used as a simple plot device or […]]]>

The horror genre is as versatile as it is unique. Although it is considered the most detached from other film genres, it successfully encapsulates a fusion of other genres. Like thriller, comedy and, above all, romance. The addition of romance elevates the experience of a horror movie, whether used as a simple plot device or in a full story arc.



Showcasing the best of both worlds: the charming and the terrifying, here are some of the best horror romance movies, ranked:

8 Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Anita “Needy” (Amanda Seyfried) is a quiet girl who is best friends with the very popular Jennifer (Megan Fox). When an encounter with a sleazy rock band turns Jennifer into a bloodsucking demon that targets men, it’s up to Needy to stop Jennifer’s blood trail, even if it means jeopardizing their own unique bond.

Directed by Karyn Kusama, Jennifer’s body has recently been seen in a whole new feminist light, despite the mountains of criticism she has faced before. Jennifer’s body was previously mocked for its characters, and is now hailed for its inherent symbolism through gore and a very twisted sapphic relationship that transcends just providing cheap thrills.


seven A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

A Chinese Ghost Story follows a young debt collector named Ning Caichen (Tony Leung), who has no money and decides to spend the night in an abandoned temple. Unbeknownst to him, the temple is haunted by various demonic spirits and ghosts, especially the handsome Nie Xiaoqian (Joey Wong). Charmed by her beauty, but too dense to interpret her seduction, Ning Caichen is unaffected by her tricks. Frustrated, Nie Xiaoqian falls in love with this ordinary man, though she is forever bound to the demon tree.

Directed by Ching Siu Ting, this Hong Kong film is a classic and the poster child for romantic horror cinema. When it first aired, it captured everyone’s hearts by seamlessly merging the realms of Chinese mythology and Wuxia, with a simple and tragic romance. Despite numerous attempts to adapt and remake this story, no other work has managed to maintain the original spark of horror and innocent romance.


6 Crimson Peak (2015)

Set in Edwardian England, the story follows Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), an heiress and aspiring author who, much to her father’s dismay, falls in love with the elusive Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Despite many objections, the two marry and move to Sharpe’s, a secluded mansion in the hills. Caught between strange in-laws and even stranger supernatural entities, Edith’s sanity is tested beyond her limits.

Directed by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (The form of water), this gothic romance is a chilling cautionary tale mixed with horror and mystery. With praise received for its grotesquely beautiful cinematography, Crimson Peak is an example of fusion horror at its finest.

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5 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

In 1462, Vlad the Impaler (Gary Oldman) returns home after the war to find that his wife Elisabetta (Winona Ryder) has committed suicide, her soul doomed to hell. Overcome with grief, Vlad vows to avenge Elisabetta, giving in to the dark side and becoming an immortal.

In 1897, Vlad, now called Count Dracula, sees the photo of his lawyer Jonathan (Keanu Reeves) Mina’s (Winona Ryder) fiancée, believing she is the reincarnation of Elisabetta. Thus follows a series of trials, tribulations and deaths, as Dracula tries to find his long-lost love.

Directed by Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), Dracula pays homage to the 1897 novel with its own creative liberties. Hailed as a cult classic of horror and romance, the film delivers incredible performances and doesn’t hold back with its most important agenda; that the ruthless Dracula always had a heart.


4 Thirst (2009)

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) is a Catholic priest who volunteers for a vaccine treatment experiment against a deadly virus. When the experiment goes horribly wrong, Sang-hyun is the sole survivor, but his life takes a supernatural turn when he finds himself craving human blood.

Sang-hyun volunteers at a hospital to quench his thirst, where he meets Tae-ju (Kim Ok-bin), the wife of his childhood friend. What starts out as kindness turns into something more sinister as Sang-hyun struggles to hide his desire for her.

Directed by Park Chan-wook, winner of a Cannes prize (Old boy), The thirstexplores the blurred lines between good and evil, weaving its love story into an otherwise gory horror film. With stellar performances of the award-winning song Song Kang-ho (Parasite) and Kim Ok-bin (The meanie), the film is dark and brooding, but with a carnal innocence in its otherwise illicit affairs.


3 Hot Bodies (2013)

The story is told from the perspective of R (Nicholas Hoult), a young zombie with incredible taste in music. When he encounters a group of humans on a treasure hunt, he feels a strange, instant connection to Julie (Teresa Palmer). With the rule to shoot all zombies on sight, Julie struggles to protect R from humans, while he does his best to protect her from other zombies, sparking an innocent romance that knows no bounds.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Isaac Marion, and directed by Jonathan Levine, WarmBody is like the light at the end of a horror tunnel. A tale of timeless romance in a world that has been completely destroyed by a zombie virus, this film offers redemption to the villain, an act of deliberate subversion that explores discrimination and love beyond the boundaries set by nature in a Shakespearean take on a classic horror movie. film.

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2 The Odd Family: Zombie on sale (2019)

The film tells the story of a dysfunctional family who owns a gas station in a village. Man-deok (Park In-hwan) is a grumpy old man who is the father of three children: the eldest Joon-geol (Jung Jae-young) who is married to Nam-joo (Uhm Ji-won), the middle child and town boy Min-geol (Kim Nam-gil) and eccentric younger girl Hae-geol (Lee Soo-kyung).

When a strange young man (Jung Ga-ram) enters the village, not everyone understands that he is a zombie, which leads old man Man-deok to devise a plan to make a profit by… using. Trapping the zombie, the family enacts an elaborate plan, while the loner Hae-geol forms a romantic bond with Jjong-bi (the name she gives him).

In a superb debut by Lee Min-Jae, The Odd Family: Zombie on sale is the perfect mix of horror, absurd comedy and romance, packed into a two-hour time frame. Featuring an ensemble cast with incredible chemistry, the film breaks from the typical zombie movie formula, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.


1 The Fly (1986)

The eccentric Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is a scientist who conducts research into teleporting subjects between two controlled environments. He meets science journalist Ronnie (Geena Davis) at a press event, and the two strike up a relationship.

When an experimental oversight causes a fly to enter one of the pods, Seth’s body undergoes a molecular transformation, his cells fusing with the fly’s cells. With his body transformed into a rapidly deteriorating time bomb, Seth and Ronnie face a terrible hurdle in their relationship.

Directed by the award-winning actor and Palme d’Or – director named David Cronenberg (feloniesfrom the future), TheFly is a cinematic masterpiece that combines horror and sci-fi, creating an utterly unique blend with a tragic romance at its heart.

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Five influences on the horror movie “Watcher” https://horror-fanatics.com/five-influences-on-the-horror-movie-watcher/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 04:42:30 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/five-influences-on-the-horror-movie-watcher/ I recently watched “Watcher,” Chloe Okuno’s unnerving new horror flick, in a vaudeville-era movie palace during the Cleveland International Film Festival. Even better, seeing it in a cavernous 2,800-seat theater made the bloody screams of a lady behind me sound like we were in the screening room of hell. Okuno burst out laughing when I […]]]>

I recently watched “Watcher,” Chloe Okuno’s unnerving new horror flick, in a vaudeville-era movie palace during the Cleveland International Film Festival. Even better, seeing it in a cavernous 2,800-seat theater made the bloody screams of a lady behind me sound like we were in the screening room of hell.

Okuno burst out laughing when I told him that.

“That’s what you want – people screaming and squirming in their seats,” she said in a recent phone interview. “What I really want to do is go to the theater and give people a 3D experience by leaning forward in my chair and breathing down their necks.”

“Watcher” doesn’t need his help because he scares people on his own. Writing in The New York Times, Lena Wilson called it “tense, unwavering, unrelenting” and “one of this century’s most gripping tales of female anxiety”.

Filmed and set in Bucharest, Romania, “Watcher” (in theaters) is a psychological thriller about a young woman, Julia (Maika Monroe), who tries to convince her husband, Francis (Karl Glusman), that the strange man (Burn Gorman) who watches her from her apartment also stalks her in the streets. Neither Francis nor the police are convinced by Julia’s claims, but a neighbor, an exotic dancer named Irina (Madalina Anea), befriends and believes her.

In one of the film’s many heartbreaking scenes, Julia sits across from the man on the subway, unsure if the outlines of her grocery bag are shaped like fruit or a human head. The truth about this creep, when it comes, is a punch.

‘Watcher,’ Okuno’s feature debut, joins a long tradition of scary films, from ‘Gaslight’ (1944) to ‘Men’ (2022), that explore what happens when women aren’t heard or believed. . It also draws inspiration from “Rear Window” and “It Follows” (in which Monroe starred) in its calculated approach to voyeurism, harassment, and the terror of slow, deliberate pursuit of an antagonist – themes that Okuno also explored in his unnerving revenge horror short “Slut” and his rattling segment of the found footage anthology “V/H/S/94”.

Okuno, 34, said she was not allowed to watch horror movies growing up in Pasadena, California, and it wasn’t until her early teens that she sought horror because “it seemed legitimately dangerous”.

“I’m pretty sure I started with ‘Evil Dead’ and it opened my eyes to that other world,” she said.

While in New York directing an episode of “Let the Right One In,” an upcoming Showtime series, I asked Okuno to pick five movies that influenced “Watcher.” Here are his edited and condensed selections and commentaries.

There are a lot of filmmakers who have been influenced by this, because it’s set in a big apartment and it’s a paranoia story. But what he did very well was that it was a film told from a singular point of view. It invites you to emotionally experience everything that the character of Mia Farrow experiences. It was our mission statement.

Visually, in its composition, there are these wide shots in which Farrow is framed in frames, and you feel a combination of loneliness and psychic claustrophobia.

This Japanese animated film is about a pop star who tries to become an actress but is harassed by one of her fans. The imagery of this woman alone in her apartment is constructed with a feeling of dread. The man who pursues her, we only see him fleetingly. It gives us the dread we need while keeping it at bay for most of the movie.

“Watcher” was originally set in New York, but when we moved it to Bucharest, I rewrote the script and this film became a huge source of inspiration. I saw it in high school and it spoke to me.

I have lived abroad before and Sofia was able to accurately capture that bittersweet, melancholic feeling of being alone in a city and having a sense of fantasy and romance. But it also gives you loneliness and a strange sense of voyeurism.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

This looks like the most unlikely benchmark. But on a narrative level, this movie unlocked another side of “Watcher.” It’s so good to capture her main character’s emotions using color, design and composition to help us see how she feels.

Also, the woman meets her neighbor, a sex worker, and they have this connection when she goes to the sex club where she works. It made me create a character that Julia could have a relationship with – that was a direct result of watching that movie.

Director: David Fincher

Here we looked at the character of John Doe, who we don’t really meet until the end. It was a model for “Watcher,” in that we don’t have a face-to-face encounter until the third act. He builds at that time.

It’s one of my favorite movies. My whole career, I’m going to chase after David Fincher and try to do something that’s an 18th as good as his movies.

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‘Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko’ Anime Movie Arrives As Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack July 19 – Media Play News https://horror-fanatics.com/fortune-favors-lady-nikuko-anime-movie-arrives-as-blu-ray-dvd-combo-pack-july-19-media-play-news/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 03:07:11 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/fortune-favors-lady-nikuko-anime-movie-arrives-as-blu-ray-dvd-combo-pack-july-19-media-play-news/ Fortune favors Lady Nikuko Justin K. Arnold June 7, 2022 GKIDS and Scream! Factory on July 19 will be released Fortune favors Lady Nikukoa Japanese animated film by famous director Ayumu Watanabe (children of the sea) and STUDIO4°C (MFKZ, Psychological game). The film will be available in a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack that […]]]>

Fortune favors Lady Nikuko

Justin K. Arnold

GKIDS and Scream! Factory on July 19 will be released Fortune favors Lady Nikukoa Japanese animated film by famous director Ayumu Watanabe (children of the sea) and STUDIO4°C (MFKZ, Psychological game).

The film will be available in a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack that can be pre-ordered from GKIDS.com and ShoutFactory.com.

Based on a novel of the same name by Kanako Nishi, Fortune favors Lady Nikuko follows the story of a brash single mother named Nikuko who is well known for her daring spirit, and her pensive yet imaginative daughter Kikuko. Unlike her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the daily social dramas of middle school. Their peaceful life in the harbor is threatened when a shocking revelation from the past begins to challenge the couple’s tender relationship.

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The film won the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation at the Fantasia International Film Festival and was also nominated for Best Independent Feature at the 49th Annual Annie Awards.

Bonus features include a “making of” documentary, trailers, and footage from various events.



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Jurassic World Dominion Should Kill Owen Grady (But Won’t) https://horror-fanatics.com/jurassic-world-dominion-should-kill-owen-grady-but-wont/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 12:40:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/jurassic-world-dominion-should-kill-owen-grady-but-wont/ Jurassic World Dominion might bring back the horror tone of Jurassic Park, but that would mean killing off Chris Pratt’s franchise hero Owen Grady. Although Jurassic World Dominion won’t kill off Chris Pratt’s hero Owen Grady, this would be the best way for the sequel to get back to the original jurassic park trilogy horror […]]]>

Jurassic World Dominion might bring back the horror tone of Jurassic Park, but that would mean killing off Chris Pratt’s franchise hero Owen Grady.

Although Jurassic World Dominion won’t kill off Chris Pratt’s hero Owen Grady, this would be the best way for the sequel to get back to the original jurassic park trilogy horror edge. For all the Spielbergian moments of wonder from the 1993 blockbuster, jurassic park is basically a horror movie. Michael Crichton’s adaptation features plenty of comic relief and some sweet moments between its characters, but the fate of jurassic parkDennis Nedry, Muldoon, Ray Arnold and many other park techs make sure this is a monster movie first and foremost.

While the suites The lost World and Jurassic Park 3 mostly retain that horror vibe, the tone of the franchise changed with the arrival of the late 2015 reboot jurassic world. This long-awaited return to the world of jurassic park is more of an adventure story with horror elements. However, the attacks of the Indominus Rex have ensured that there are still plenty of terrifying scenes. However, Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomThe story of, which focuses on saving dinosaurs rather than escaping them and introducing sci-fi story elements like human cloning to the series, is more of an action-adventure and less of a movie. horror than ever before.

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For Jurassic World Dominion To end the reboot trilogy well, the sequel would have to go back to the roots of the franchise and offer some horror sequences in their own right. However, it is unlikely that Jurassic World Dominion will be able to pull this off for many reasons. For one thing, the film’s massive budget means the studio won’t want to alienate any demographic with gore. On the other hand, the franchise is so far removed from its horror genre origins that it would take a huge twist to make Jurassic World Dominion just as scary as the original jurassic peerk. This would require the film to kill off a character so central that his death proved no one was safe. From Chris Pratt Jurassic World Dominion Hero Owen Grady is the character most indicative of the gradual gender shift the reboot trilogy has put the franchise through, his death would be the perfect way to reverse that shift. However, that doesn’t mean it will happen.


Jurassic Park started out as a horror franchise


the original jurassic park the films tone down the horror of the source novel with less gory and less objectionable characters. However, at their root, jurassic park the movies are horror with action-adventure elements, not action-adventure movies with horror elements. The original movie’s high body count, Eddie’s brutal death in the sequel, and the very fact that the sequel was underrated Jurassic Park 3 ditches the theme park premise for a survival thriller/rescue tale that all betrays the original jurassic park trilogy horror leanings.

It’s something that’s lost in the reboot trilogy, which strays further from the source material than ever before. While John Hammond is a greedy and malevolent villain in the novel, he’s a well-meaning grandfather in jurassic parkthe film adaptation of. This means that it is not surprising that jurassic world replaces it with a comically arrogant blunder, broadening the franchise’s humor and distancing it from the real threat.


Jurassic World is an action-adventure franchise (of sorts)


2015 jurassic world admirably retains some of the horror elements of the original franchise (as anyone shocked by Zara’s brutal death scene can attest). However, Pratt IndianaJones-esque hero and sound Romanticize the stoneStyle romances with Claire are more action-adventure than horror. Dr. Grant’s character arc in jurassic park sees him struggling to save a pair of children from certain death, while in contrast, Owen Grady’s character arc features him charming a tense colleague in the midst of a dinosaur outbreak.

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Pratt’s Grady is an unflappable matinee idol hero, while Sam Neill’s character is much more grounded, shifting the tone of the surrounding film from a tense survival thriller to an adventure story. 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom double down on this approach. Although the finale is bizarrely set in a gothic mansion, the premise of rescuing and freeing the dinosaurs instead of escaping and running from them makes the sequel another action-adventure with horror elements rather than the other way around. .

Killing Chris Pratt’s Owen Would Make Jurassic World Scary Again


Chris Pratt as Owen in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Of all the new jurassic world trilogy characters, Pratt’s Owen Grady is comfortably the most bulletproof. He’s a classic action hero in a way Grant, Sattler, and Malcolm were never presented. His ease and comfort around dinosaurs is unmatched by any other character in either jurassic world Where jurassic park series. That’s why seeing him devoured by a T-rex would firmly plant Jurassic World Dominion back in the horror genre and would shock audiences so much that the sequel wouldn’t need to kill off any other major characters to keep the tension high throughout the story. The twist would work much like Samuel L Jackson’s infamous early exit from The deep blue sea, proving that no one is safe once and for all by killing off a character who the film has tacitly implied cannot die. However, much like Jurassic World Dominion should bring back Hammond’s villainy but probably won’t, the sequel is just as unlikely to take the bold step of killing off Owen Grady.


Why Jurassic World Dominion Won’t Kill Owen Grady


Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion won’t kill Owen Grady for the same reason the sequel should kill him. He’s played by major movie star Chris Pratt, and even with the recent backlash against him, Pratt is one of the most popular actors alive. Jurassic World DominionThe trailers for make it clear that the final chapter of the trilogy is an adventure movie all the way, so there’s no way the sequel to the end of the trilogy will change genres when it’s last released. . While the dark tone of Camp Cretaceous prove it jurassic park The franchise may yet surprise viewers, it was a lower-stakes animated spin-off series. Jurassic World Dominion is one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, and viewers anticipating an action-adventure from the franchise would likely be annoyed to see its main man eaten alive. As such, Jurassic World Dominion is more likely to cling to their hero and let go jurassic park the franchise’s horror roots for good in the final movie of the reboot trilogy.


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Mia Goth’s Best Performances, Ranked https://horror-fanatics.com/mia-goths-best-performances-ranked/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/mia-goths-best-performances-ranked/ Mia Goth is an English actress and model whose first role was in the erotic art film Nymphomaniac in 2013, when she was still a teenager. She would go on to make a name for herself after starring in several international horror films and thrillers like Gore Verbinski’s. A cure of well-being (2016) and marrow […]]]>

Mia Goth is an English actress and model whose first role was in the erotic art film Nymphomaniac in 2013, when she was still a teenager. She would go on to make a name for herself after starring in several international horror films and thrillers like Gore Verbinski’s. A cure of well-being (2016) and marrow bone (2017) by Spanish director Sergio G. Sánchez. Goth’s most recent project was in the slasher movie Xwhich was released this year, and a prequel film titled pearlwhich was filmed at the same time, should also be released this year.



She met her now partner Shia LaBeouf, on the set of Nymphomaniac, and the couple recently welcomed their first child in March 2022. So far, Goth hasn’t announced any upcoming plans since the birth of her baby. Although she appeared in the period romantic comedy Emma. in 2020, it’s clear that Goth is more comfortable in darker roles. Fans will have to wait and see if she decides to tackle a new genre when she returns to the big screen. For now, let’s take a look at some of its best performances so far.

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6 High Life (2018)

The sci-fi horror movie of 2018 high life from director Claire Denis, centers on a group of criminals serving life sentences, who are forced into space to extract energy from a black hole while undergoing fertility experiments. Mia Goth plays one of the passengers named Boyse, who becomes pregnant and gives birth on the ship. high life is a graphic, confusing, and deeply human take on the space horror genre, with enough violence and a high enough body count to satisfy fans. The film was well received by critics and called “extraordinary, difficult, hypnotic and repulsive” by Variety. The film stars Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in the lead roles.


5 Suspiria (2018)

Suspiria is a supernatural horror film by Luca Guadagnino based on the 1977 Italian film of the same name. The story centers on an American Mennonite woman who travels to Berlin to attend a prestigious dance school run by a clan of witches. Suspiria failed to impress at the box office and received extremely polarizing opinions from critics. Those who didn’t enjoy the film thought the witchcraft depicted in the film was absurd and were overwhelmed by the gore. However, the film’s extensive choreography was praised, as were the performances of lead actresses Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. Mia Goth played one of the young dance academy students, along with Elena Fokina and Chloë Grace Moretz. Suspiria premiered at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival and was nominated for nearly 50 awards, 14 of which won.


4 Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013)

Nymphomaniac is a two-part European erotic art film by renowned Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. The film follows a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Joe in his older years and Stacy Martin plays young Joe) who meets a middle-aged man named Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) and begins to regale him with stories of his sexual exploits. The film boasts a large ensemble cast who play Joe’s memories. Mia Goth stars as P, a young woman who becomes Joe’s protege in his sadomasochistic endeavors, and later, his lover. Von Trier was widely praised for his vision for the project, and he was nominated for several international awards. Nymphomaniac also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, and Connie Nielsen, among others.


3 The Survivalist (2015)

The survivalist is a post-apocalyptic thriller film directed by Stephen Fingleton, and centers on the experience of three people who fight for food and survival in an isolated cabin. With such a small cast, each actor is able to shine brightly. Martin McCann plays the man only known as the survivalist; he makes a deal with a woman named Kathryn (Olwen Fouéré) in which he will let her live with his daughter Milja (Mia Goth) in his cabin in exchange for having sex with Milja. Soon, Milja finds herself more loyal to the survivalist than to her mother, and moments of ruthless violence intersect with solemn contemplations of morality. The survivalist has won several film festival awards and Stephen Fingleton has been widely celebrated as an up-and-coming director. Mia Goth was also nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Newcomer.


2 Emma. (2020)

Emma. is a 2020 period drama from director Autumn de Wilde, based on Jane Austen’s classic novel of the same name. The film is a Regency-era romantic comedy, and Mia Goth plays Harriet Smith, housekeeper to esteemed lady Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy). The privileged Emma meddles in the love life of her naive new companion and miscommunication inevitably ensues. When asked how acting in a period drama differed from her previous roles, Goth told Wonderland magazine, “I think there’s something really rejuvenating and very wholesome when you are on a plateau such as Emma. . . there was something very therapeutic about it. And something very soothing about being able to laugh and create humor on set every day. Emma. was well received by audiences and critics and was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyle.

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1 X (2022)

The recent slasher movie X was written, directed, produced and edited by Ti West, known for its work in the horror genre. It is set in 1979 and focuses on a group of people planning to film a pornographic film on a rural property in Texas. The elderly couple who own the property soon turn out to be violent killers and the bodies quickly begin to fall. Mia Goth portrays both the film’s protagonist and antagonist – playing young Maxine Minx as herself and donning heavy prosthetics for her supporting role, aged Pearl. Goth was celebrated for her exceptional ability to embody the spirit of each character, bringing both hunter and prey to life. Critics praised X for its fresh and contemporary take on the slasher genre, and compared it to the 1974 classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film also stars Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure and rapper Kid Cudi. pearla prequel to X was filmed at the same time and is currently in post-production.

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