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Web series Marble Hornets flying to big screen

Popluar web series MARBLE HORNETS, whose YouTube channel has more than 250,000 subscribers with over 55 million views of its 65 episodes, has just been tapped to become a feature length horror film from production company Mosaic, Variety has reported.

Joining Mosaic on the production is Kirill Baru and John Zaozirny with James Moran, the second unit director on the past three PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films, set to direct from a script by Ian Shorr. The film is being financed by Mosaic topper Jimmy Miller and his partners Mark Attanasio, Ken Sacks and Michael Sacks. Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane’s Good Universe will be handling international sales.

So for the uninitiated, the series synopsis of MARBLE HORNETS reads:

 

When a film student decides to look through the tapes of a canceled project his friend Alex had directed, and he had participated in, he discovers that his friends have been stalked by a paranormal entity known as the Operator and decides to get himself involved.

 

Production on the film is set to begin in the spring. We’ll keep you up to date on the news on this fun sounding project as it rolls in.

– See more at: http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/web-series-marble-hornets-flying-to-big-screen#sthash.mJx7P7iF.dpuf

Last Exorcism II Featurette Reveals Nell’s Story

THE LAST EXORCISM PART II hits theaters this Friday and CBS Films has released a new featurette titled “Nell’s Story” that recounts the tragic events in Nell Sweetzer’s (Ashley Bell) horrific life leading up to the new film and we have a look at it below.

“Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean herlast exorcism was just the beginning.”

THE LAST EXORCISM PART II is directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and is produced by Eli Roth. The film stars Ashley Bell, Andrew Sensenig and Spencer Treat Clark and possesses movie goers this weekend.

 

Movie Review: Madison County

               

Well the first thing I have to say is kind of a personal pet peeve I have with horror movies that take place out in the countryside or wilderness.  I notice in most horror movies where our main protagonists are placed in a very rural setting they also tend to act as if the residents of such places are ignorant hicks with no education and nosey.  Madison County also suffers from this a bit when they arrive into the small community of Madison County.

Hey film makers, here is a note to take.  Just because people live in non-urban places and don’t have the latest technology doesn’t mean they are dumb or backward.  Many people from these types of communities are very hard working, smart and kind people.  I think it’s time for people who don’t live in such places to do a little research or at least know a bit about people from such backgrounds instead watching Beverley Hillbilly or Green Acres Episodes as a reference guide. Continue reading Movie Review: Madison County

Movie Review: The Awakening

Movie Review: The Awakening

Director: Nick Murphy

By: TJ Fowler

I recently saw some blurbs around the internet for the British movie called The Awakening and after reading its description I thought it sounded interesting and so I decided I would give it a view and see what was being woke up.

So what did I find with The Awakening?  I found what seemed like a ghost story, wrapped in a psychological analysis story of the main character ,which was also wrapped in a multi-layered story that seemed at times would sink the movie with its effort to be too intellectual.  Amazingly, the film is not sunk by all the twists and turns that it presents to the viewer and I even found that one story angle the movie presented later in the film was really interesting and didn’t see it coming in any form. Continue reading Movie Review: The Awakening

Movie Review: The Possession

Movie Review: The Possession

By: TJ Fowler

Movies based off “real events” or actual things sometimes can be sketchy in terms of how truthful the story you see on screen is, i.e. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The Possession is a movie which is not based on an actual story as it’s more based on the legend of a dybbuk box, an old Jewish Wine box which has a demon imprisoned within.  I’m a paranormal buff so I am familiar with the item the movie is based off of and there is such an item that is floating around out there with stories attached to really make you wonder about such an item.  So how does The Possession translate this urban legend to the big screen?  Do we get some Old Testament vengeance delivered or do we get a big empty wooden box with the Yiddish word, “Schmendrick” engraved on it?  Read on! Continue reading Movie Review: The Possession