Horror - 6/8 - Big Story Group
“Rosemary’s Baby” is a new miniseries is not an adaptation of the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby by Roman Polanski. NBC has stated their four-hour miniseries is based on Ira Levin’s best-selling suspense novella. The new adaptation follows a young marries couple who leave New York for Paris to leave their sad past behind. They are soon offered an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city…and it comes complete with a haunted past. The couple meets their neighbors who become very involved with their lives.
“Proxy” follows a pregnant young woman who is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant while walking home from a doctor’s appointment. She turns to a support group where she finds consolation and possibly friendship. A chance encounter reveals that nothing in her life may be as it seems.
Directed by Zack Parker. Written by Kevin Donner and Zack Parker. Starring Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Faust Checho and Joe Swanberg. Releases April 18th, 2014. Return to Thumbnail View.
Premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival(Larger Player)
“Deliver Us From Evil” is inspired by the actual accounts of a NYPD sergeant. Based on a 2001 book entitled “Beware the Night” by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool, the film details the events of a case in which Sarchie is convinced by a priest that there are demonic forces involved. Sarchie investigates a series of crimes and joins forces with the priest to fight the paranormal forces at work.
“Alien Abduction” is a found-footage style science fiction thriller based on events reported in North Carolina – the Brown Mountain Lights. When a vacationing family on a camping trip in the Brown Mountains sees strange lights in the sky, they soon face an alien threat, missing people and encounters with…something alien.
Directed by Matty Beckerman. Starring Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Jillian Clare, Jeff Bowser, Riley Polanski and Peter Holden. Releases April 4th, 2014. Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)
“The Sacrament” is a slow-burning found-footage horror film that follows a fashion photographer who travels to a remote location to visit his sister at the Eden Parish commune. His co-workers tag along thinking they can get a story. The sister only recently left a drug rehab program and has found happiness in Eden Parish. Although happiness and family are its focus, there seems to be something ‘Jonestown’ lurking under the surface.
Written and directed by Ti West (The Innkeepers, V/H/S). Starring Kentucker Audley, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz and Gene Jones. Releases on iTunes and On Demand May 1 and in theaters June 6th, 2014. Return to Thumbnail View.
Premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival(Larger Player)
“Oculus” is the supernatural horror story of a family torn apart by murder. A woman attempts to prove her brother innocent of killing their parents by proving it was a supernatural phenomenon – a malevolent force unleashed through an antique mirror in their childhood home – the ‘Lasser Glass’. Twenty years after the murders, the brother is released from protective custody with hopes of moving on with his life, but the sister tracks down the mirror only to discover other deaths have resulted in the mirror’s history of ownership over a century.
“Hannibal” season 2 finds Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the outside of the prison bars. Locked up in previous films Manhunter, Silence of the Lambs, and the Manhunter remake Red Dragon, the series is a dramatic shift for the Thomas Harris franchise. Bryan Fuller’s “operatic” adaptation for NBC finds Dr. Lecter looking in, and FBI profiler Will Graham looking out from behind the bars. Graham’s boss, Jack Crawford, took Graham into custody for murder in season 1 – framed for Lecter’s crimes. Now Graham wants to prove that Lecter did it. Starring Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen with new guest stars Jeremy Davies (Lost, Justified), Jonathan Tucker (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction, Catching Fire) in season 2. The show premiered February 28th.
NBC announced May 9th, 2014 that it has renewed Hannibal for another season. Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)