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    [Sundance 2014] Full “KILLERS” Trailer: Bonded by Murder

    World Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in just over a week, the new film from the Mo Brothers (Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel) looks to present a tale of two men brought together by violent impulse. While the film’s latest, full trailer isn’t as graphic as the strobing teaser we previously shined a light on, it’s no less enticing of what’s hopefully a thrilling, gruesome portrait of male competition… and a little bit of bromance.

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    New Photos: Bana and Ramirez in Derrickson’s “DELIVER US FROM EVIL”

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated major horror titles of 2014. Not only is it director Scott Derrickson’s follow-up to the highly praised SINISTER, but it’s slated for early July, a month that was a wonderful fit for 2013′s THE CONJURING and one that boasts confidence in the film on Sony’s part. Not to mention, Jaume Collet-Serra’s awesome ORPHAN did pretty well for itself there in summer 2009. Thirdly, and this is entirely more specific to me, DELIVER US FROM EVIL was shot on location, and takes place in, The Bronx. Hometown horror is a highly exciting prospect, and moreover, good, urban, city-based horror is all too rare. 

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    IFC Midnight Releases No-Frills Alien Slasher, “ALMOST HUMAN” this February

    Throwback is a dangerous proposition in our game. Often, horror films made by horror fans are then marred by devotion to their favorite films. Homage gets in the way, leaving a sour taste and a failed film. Here’s why ALMOST HUMAN is refreshing, and not what I’ve just described: It’s affection and knowledge of genre is clear, without direct, explicit reference to the films it and filmmakers Joe Begos and Josh Ethier love. It’s a brisk, simple mesh of slasher and alien abduction whose lack of bullshit allows the room to get fun, and get weird.

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    First Look: SEGA’s “ALIEN: ISOLATION”

    The concept is something of a no-brainer. While James Cameron’s lauded sequel and its balls to the wall aesthetic might be more suited to an action-heavy experience, there’s an entirely rich, haunting atmosphere to be mined from Ridley Scott’s original, better ALIEN film. Dripping with steam and dread, ALIEN’s original intent is as noble as ever and provides just one reason why SEGA and the team at Creative Assembly crafted the latest series game in its image. This isn’t that action-heavy experience. With ALIEN: ISOLATION, they want to scare the shit out of you.

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    Trailer: Darkly Comic Slamdance Thriller “GOLDBERG & EISENBERG”

    Israel’s entrance into the international genre cinema game has been bold, fearless and absolutely thrilling. RABIES and subsequently this year’s BIG BAD WOLVES from directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are fierce, absurd thrillers chronicling how we never fail to get in our own way. And now, currently making the festival circuit is Oren Carmi’s GOLDBERG & EISENBERG, a too close for comfort piece exploring similar themes with jet black humor and harsh, Lynchian style. Its next appearance, after making a big impression at Fantastic Fest and Screamfest LA is Park City’s alt-cinema celebration, Slamdance. If you’re heading out, find screening info and the new trailer below.

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    Exclusive “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE” Clip talks Spectacular Finale

    If you’ve seen Jim Mickle’s stellar refashioning, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, you know it’s a beautiful, melancholy American Gothic horror story that builds to something of an operatic finale. Now available on VOD and coming to Blu-ray and DVD this month, FANGORIA presents an exclusive look at an accompanying special feature, in which actors Bill Sage and Julia Garner talk the bloody set-piece and dive into both the reality of shooting it and their characters’ mindsets.

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    “RITUAL” (Movie Review)

    A heavy sense of dread is cast over films in which terrible things befall characters that inhabit a sunny, 50s-esque world. It’s not an unfamiliar tactic, coating events in a false, nostalgic cheer that, by contrast, emphasizes the evil that men do (and have always done) even more. Or, maybe it just hurts to see violence toward someone introduced in such an adorable bathing suit. Whatever the case, writer/director Mickey Keating opens RITUAL on such an aesthetic—but not before a Gaspar Noé homage/onscreen warning of the violence to come—in which the film’s leads romantically meet on the beach. It’s an ideal moment, a single push in as the two flirt, that’s sandwiched between that explicit cautioning and their dialogue drowned out by foreboding noise. This being a horror film, we know that perfect moment cannot last, and here it is dissolving before us. Only the image remains, like a memory. Which, ultimately it is; Lovely (Lisa Marie Summerscales) and Tom’s (Dean Cates) courtship doesn’t even make it through the opening credits.

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    Wow, This Full Trailer for “THE RAID 2: BERANDAL”

    THE RAID 2: BERANDAL’s full trailer has a shot I just can’t get over. I’m sure you’ll know it instantaneously, and it’s only surrounded by more dazzling depiction of hyperviolence and anticipation of crime saga. At 148 minutes, it doesn’t seem outlandish to expect that Gareth Evans’ highly anticipated sequel is going for something of an epic. Once you see this clip, there’s no doubt.

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    “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES” (Movie Review)

    As a spin-off of sorts, and the latest entry in what’s currently the (possibly waning) horror franchise du jour, there are essentially three things that surprise in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES. Lamentably, none of them are its scare tactics. While undeniably more energetic in its approach—a godsend compared to the tedious fourth film—there still resides the spookhouse formula of a camcorder capturing a) an unforeseen jolt; b) something shadowy someone who wields it doesn’t see; or c) someone being aggressively tossed directly at it. And for what it’s worth, it works. The familiarity of the technique almost effortlessly creates a good time for a packed house.

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