Horror film – Caligari Movie http://caligarimovie.com/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:25:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://caligarimovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-63-150x150.png Horror film – Caligari Movie http://caligarimovie.com/ 32 32 James Wan to Produce AI Horror Movie ‘M3GAN’ Starring Allison Williams https://caligarimovie.com/james-wan-to-produce-ai-horror-movie-m3gan-starring-allison-williams/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:20:30 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/james-wan-to-produce-ai-horror-movie-m3gan-starring-allison-williams/ The Atomic Monster joint is set to release on Friday, January 13, 2023. By 2023, Allison Williams will be a true scream queen. The star of get out and Perfection will now headline and produce M3GAN alongside another icon of fear, James Wan. Deadline reports that the AI-infused horror flick now lands on Friday, January […]]]>


The Atomic Monster joint is set to release on Friday, January 13, 2023.


By 2023, Allison Williams will be a true scream queen. The star of get out and Perfection will now headline and produce M3GAN alongside another icon of fear, James Wan. Deadline reports that the AI-infused horror flick now lands on Friday, January 13, 2023. Presumably yet another F13 with no sightings from Jason. Sigh.

Universal Studios, Blumhouse and Atomic Monster are teaming up for the tech thriller starring Allison Williams. It’s only his fifth film to date and his third high-profile horror title. The stats look good and we’re always happy to welcome Williams back to The Further.

Gerard Johnstone of Confined at home fame directs M3GAN, the dark thriller written by the incredible Akela Cooper. Cooper is also responsible for writing clever, Who dread center had on our list of the best movies of 2021. With Cooper and Johnstone on the creative end of things, our attention is unquestionably piqued.

Deadline reports that M3GAN follows Williams who plays Gemma, a brilliant roboticist at a toy company who uses artificial intelligence to develop, M3GAN, a realistic doll programmed to be a child’s best companion and a parent’s best ally. After unexpectedly being granted custody of her orphaned niece, Gemma enlists the help of the prototype M3GAN – a decision that has unimaginable consequences.

Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Crazy Rich Asians) will also star in the film.

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David Arquette Stars in Horror Movie Coming in February https://caligarimovie.com/david-arquette-stars-in-horror-movie-coming-in-february/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:12:48 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/david-arquette-stars-in-horror-movie-coming-in-february/ David Arquette reprises the role of Dewey Riley in the new Scream movie, which is now in theaters, and horror fans will get to see it in another new horror release in less than a month. Arquette plays in Ghosts of the Ozarks, to which XYZ Films will offer a theatrical, digital and on-demand release […]]]>

David Arquette reprises the role of Dewey Riley in the new Scream movie, which is now in theaters, and horror fans will get to see it in another new horror release in less than a month. Arquette plays in Ghosts of the Ozarks, to which XYZ Films will offer a theatrical, digital and on-demand release on February 3rd, and you can watch the trailer in the embed above!

Directed by Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long from a script written by Long with Tara Perry and Sean Anthony Davis, Ghosts of the Ozarks is described as being an “exciting new take on the ghost story of the south”. Here is the synopsis:

In post-Civil War Arkansas, a young doctor is mysteriously summoned to a remote town in the Ozarks to discover that the utopian paradise is filled with secrets and surrounded by a menacing, unearthly presence.

Arquette is joined in the cast by Tim Blake Nelson (O brother, where are you?), Angela Bettis (Can), Thomas Hobson (12 hour shift), Phil Morris (Doom Patrol), and co-writer Tara Perry (Fortunate).

Glass and Long have a 7 minute short titled Ghosts of the Ozarks on their filmographies, so it appears to be a “feature expansion” situation. The director duo made their debut with the 2018 comedy thriller Squirrel. Hobson and Perry were both in Squirrel and the short version of Ghosts of the Ozarks also.

Ghosts of the Ozarks Sounds interesting to me and Glass and Long were able to put together a solid cast for the movie, so I’ll probably check this one out when it comes out next month. What did you think of the trailer? Do ghosts of the ozarks looks like something you would like to watch? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Modesto CA Stars in New Horror Movie ‘Scream’ https://caligarimovie.com/modesto-ca-stars-in-new-horror-movie-scream/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:10:00 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/modesto-ca-stars-in-new-horror-movie-scream/ Modesto officially has more to “scream” as the Central Valley town flexes its pop culture prowess once again – this time in the acclaimed horror franchise. Two of the main characters in the new reboot of the “Scream” movie series currently in theaters are from Modesto. The characters, played by Melissa Barrera and Jack Quaid, […]]]>

Modesto officially has more to “scream” as the Central Valley town flexes its pop culture prowess once again – this time in the acclaimed horror franchise.

Two of the main characters in the new reboot of the “Scream” movie series currently in theaters are from Modesto. The characters, played by Melissa Barrera and Jack Quaid, begin the film while in the county town of Stanislaus, before heading to the fictional town of Woodsboro, California, where all the mayhem unfolds.

The latest film, released 26 years after the 1996 original became a cultural phenomenon, follows a new group of young people terrorized by the so-called Ghostface killer who wears the franchise’s ghost mask and cape.

Modesto is also briefly depicted, as Barrera’s character, Sam, is shown at work around town in what appears to be a bowling alley.

Sam’s boyfriend, Richie, (played by Quaid) is also from Modesto. This is the second time the actor, who is the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, has played a Modestan. In 2020, he made his debut in the animated comedy series “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, where the character he voices (Ensign Brad Boimler) is from Modesto.

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Jack Quaid and Melissa Barrera play a couple from Modesto in the latest installment in the “Scream” horror franchise. Brownie Harris PA

Modesto’s “Scream” endorsements aren’t the first time Modesto has featured prominently in movies, music and more. In November, singing superstar Adele released her new album “30,” and her deluxe edition includes a bonus track that names the town of Central Valley.

His song “Wild Wild West” features the chorus: “From LA to San Francisco / I lost my mind in San Bernardino / Even Chula Vista and Modesto / I broke my heart in San Diego”

The city has also been referenced on TV in “Saturday Night Live” sketches and on shows such as “CSI”, “Criminal Minds” and “The Simpsons”. Some of Modesto’s other cinematic references include the 2007 thriller ‘Zodiac’, the 2009 animated feature ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ and, of course, the 1973 classic ‘American Graffiti’ – although George’s film Lucas on Majority never mentions his hometown by name.

A sampling of some of Modesto’s other prominent mentions in pop culture over the decades:

1963: “It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world”, film; Jonathan Winters’ trucker character drives the Modesto-Yuma race.

1972-1977: “Streets of San Francisco” series; Michael Douglas’ detective in San Francisco was from Modesto.

1985: Murphy’s Romance”, movie; Sally Field’s divorced mother character is from Modesto.

1994: “Modesto”, song; Beck’s track from his album “Stereopathetic Soulmanure” loosely refers to “contaminated lawns” and “browsing the city of supermarkets”.

2001: “The Man Who Wasn’t There”, film; Billy Bob Thornton’s character goes with his wife to a wedding reception for a cousin who has just married a “winemaker near Modesto” in the Coen brothers’ film noir.

2015: “Watching” series; The HBO show about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco has characters road tripping to Modesto for a family funeral and was filmed in town for some scenes.

2017: “Glorious”, music video; Rapper Macklemore actually came to Modesto, where his grandmother lives, and recorded the clip with her in and around town.

2020: “Ratched” series; The Netflix drama, based on the infamous Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” stars Sarah Paulson as the title character who goes on a trip with his girlfriend (played by Cynthia Nixon). They make a pit stop in Modesto to watch a puppet show called “Lew Klassen’s Marionette Theater”.

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Jack Quaid and Melissa Barrera (center) play a couple from Modesto in the latest installment in the “Scream” horror franchise. Brownie Harris PA

This story was originally published January 14, 2022 12:10 p.m.

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Asa Butterfield and Natalia Dyer to Star in ‘All Fun and Games’ Horror Film for AGBO https://caligarimovie.com/asa-butterfield-and-natalia-dyer-to-star-in-all-fun-and-games-horror-film-for-agbo/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:32:31 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/asa-butterfield-and-natalia-dyer-to-star-in-all-fun-and-games-horror-film-for-agbo/ ‘Sex Education’ star Asa Butterfield and ‘Stranger Things’ actress Natalia Dyer will star together in ‘All Fun and Games,’ a high-concept horror-thriller produced by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and producer and Financier Anton. Ari Costa, who worked on both “Extraction” and “Avengers: Endgame,” will co-direct “All Fun and Games” with Eren Celeboglu in their directorial […]]]>

‘Sex Education’ star Asa Butterfield and ‘Stranger Things’ actress Natalia Dyer will star together in ‘All Fun and Games,’ a high-concept horror-thriller produced by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and producer and Financier Anton.

Ari Costa, who worked on both “Extraction” and “Avengers: Endgame,” will co-direct “All Fun and Games” with Eren Celeboglu in their directorial debut. The two co-wrote the script based on an original spec script by JJ Braider which AGBO acquired at auction.

Perhaps capitalizing on the success of “Squid Game”, “All Fun and Games” follows a group of siblings who find themselves embedded in a series of children’s games with a demonic twist, games such as Flashlight Tag, Hangman , Simon Says and more, and how sometimes kids can take these games too far.

Principal photography will begin at the end of March.

The film’s producers include Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud and John Zois, as well as AGBO’s Kassee Whiting. Executive producers are AGBO’s Anthony and Joe Russo, Anton’s Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot and Holly Hubsher.

“It’s been a great experience developing this project with Eren and Ari and we couldn’t be more excited to continue the journey with them on their feature debut,” said John Zois of Anton. “Asa and Natalia are perfect for the film and with guidance from Joe, Anthony and AGBO, there’s no doubt this will be a fan favorite.”

The film is being fully financed by Anton, with the company’s Cécile Gaget overseeing global sales and pitching the project to buyers at the 2022 Berlin European Film Market (EFM) next month. Anton and CAA Media Finance co-represent national rights. AGBO will also release “All Fun and Games” through its independent film banner “Gozie Agbo,” which also includes the upcoming “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” and “The Legend of Ochi,” both with A24.

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“We are thrilled to collaborate with Sebastian, John and the entire Anton team on this visionary horror thriller,” said AGBO’s Anthony and Joe Russo. “Through Gozie Agbo, we strive to mentor and cultivate bold new voices; Ari and Eren are the epitome of next generation filmmakers. We have been privileged to watch Ari grow in all facets of filmmaking through our work together over the years and most recently at AGBO. We are very proud to support him and Eren in their first feature films. »

Asa Butterfield also stars in the upcoming “Curs>r” for Netflix, another high-concept horror film that Anton also produced and sold at Cannes last year.

Dyer will next be seen in the fourth season of “Stranger Things” on Netflix.

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New horror movie from Relic director to star Ozark’s Julia Garner https://caligarimovie.com/new-horror-movie-from-relic-director-to-star-ozarks-julia-garner/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:23:00 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/new-horror-movie-from-relic-director-to-star-ozarks-julia-garner/ Not much is known about the plot at this point, but “Relic” is the only summary Natalie Erika James needs. A slow-burning exercise in building dread, the story involves three generations of women living in their family home, as the two youngest take care of their demented matriarch. Starring a triple threat from Emily Mortimer, […]]]>

Not much is known about the plot at this point, but “Relic” is the only summary Natalie Erika James needs. A slow-burning exercise in building dread, the story involves three generations of women living in their family home, as the two youngest take care of their demented matriarch. Starring a triple threat from Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin and Bella Heathcote, “Relic” creates benign tension, making the daily devastations of dementia more grotesque and gruesome. “Relic” is currently available on VOD and deserves a spot on your watchlist. It’s also positive proof that James can squeeze a lot of tension out of just one frame, possibly a skill needed for an upcoming movie that has an apartment number as its title.

Since launching in 2017, Paramount Players have continued to add horror to their roster, starting with Ciarán Foy’s “Eli” in 2019 and most recently releasing “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin” in 2021 in tandem with Blumhouse. Then, the distribution label works with Dark Castle Entertainment (those who are behind the millennial remakes of William Castle’s films “Thirteen Ghosts” and “House on Haunted Hill”) on “Orphan: First Kill”, with Isabelle Fuhrmann which is currently slated for release on January 28, 2022.


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The must-see Nordic horror movie https://caligarimovie.com/the-must-see-nordic-horror-movie/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:42:28 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/the-must-see-nordic-horror-movie/ Last year there were some big horror productions that came from both to integrate only by lesser known means. Just think about what were the launches of Smart from James Wan |, The Conjuration 3 (with Van as a producer) or The black house, to understand what we are talking about. As if that wasn’t […]]]>

Last year there were some big horror productions that came from both to integrate only by lesser known means. Just think about what were the launches of Smart from James Wan |, The Conjuration 3 (with Van as a producer) or The black house, to understand what we are talking about. As if that wasn’t enough, the small screen also had big exhibitors, with series such as Midnight Mass, Them Yes Lovecraft Country.

If you’ve seen all of these productions before and are looking for an alternative, Norwegian cinema is the way to go. Eskil vogt released his second film as a director with amazing results. In Rotten tomatoes It has a 100% approval rating (with just 10 reviews) and while it’s fair to say it’s not a perfect job, it’s one of those worth seeing. . Especially for those who like psychological thrillers.

Is about Innocents, a production that was launched in 2021 and which still has no release date in Latin America and it is not known which platform will be able to put it in its catalog, but it is easily available to watch online. The story takes place in the summer in a wooded town in Norway, where a couple move in with their two daughters, one of whom has the autism spectrum and has completely lost the ability to communicate. The younger of the two will go in search of friends and meet Ben, a strange boy who seems to have telekinetic powers that he likes to show off.

From this moment when the children cross each other, the level of fantasy will increase, as well as the darkness of this story not suited to impressionable people. For animal lovers, there will be some very uncomfortable and painful moments, throughout a story that without resorting to scares (in fact, there are no scares, let alone jumpscares) will have you goosebumps, while putting on the table the debate around morality, evil and the education of the youngest.

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If you prefer to wait until a platform is available Innocents, you can use Netflix where they tend to put online several productions of Nordic origin. One of those that have arrived in recent years was the miniseries Equinox, centered on the mysterious disappearance of a bus full of students, which remains for years without progress and which will begin to be unmasked little by little when the sister of one of the young missing women is surprised by an anonymous call to the radio show which she runs. Good folk horror in just 6 episodes you can watch in a weekend.

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Twitter feed turned into a horror movie Cher David wraps up filming https://caligarimovie.com/twitter-feed-turned-into-a-horror-movie-cher-david-wraps-up-filming/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/twitter-feed-turned-into-a-horror-movie-cher-david-wraps-up-filming/ The upcoming thriller Dear David, with Justin Long, Augustus Prew (whose exciting upcoming projects include the upcoming the Lord of the Rings series) and Andrea Bang (best known for her performance in ABC’s A million little things), has just finished filming. The film, based on a viral ghost story posted to Twitter by a BuzzFeed […]]]>

The upcoming thriller Dear David, with Justin Long, Augustus Prew (whose exciting upcoming projects include the upcoming the Lord of the Rings series) and Andrea Bang (best known for her performance in ABC’s A million little things), has just finished filming. The film, based on a viral ghost story posted to Twitter by a BuzzFeed employee, is produced by BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate.

Augustus Prew will play protagonist Adam Ellis and Justin Long will head BuzzFeed.

The story of “Dear David” took Twitter by storm when it debuted in the summer of 2017 and continued throughout the winter of 2018. It was a thread started by the former Buzzfeed employee. Adam Ellis and spanning countless spooky tweets. While many believe it to be a hoax, he undoubtedly went on to become one of the first and most successful urban legends on Twitter. Basically Ellis started a thread on him being haunted by the ghost of a dead child who was seemingly determined to kill him.

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The rather long thread quickly gained the attention of the Twitter community and went viral, earning Ellis over a million followers on the platform. According to the thread, he first saw “Dear David” in a dream, as a result of which the character apparently made his way into the “real world”. Ellis’ son was quite alluring, and many of his followers kept suggesting that he should “cash in” this story and make a movie of it.

Finally, in November, Lionsgate and BuzzFeed announced the film version of this “urban legend”.

Dear David is a terrifying and sensational story that will translate perfectly on the big screen. It achieves our goal of reaching Millennials and Gen Z global audiences by raising new, contemporary and authentic voices. – Lauren Bixby, Vice President, Co-productions and Acquisitions, Lionsgate.

Richard Alan Reid, Head of Global Content and Head of BuzzFeed Studios, added: Ellis’ story captivated audiences on the internet and built a passionate global fan base waiting for the film adaptation. We look forward to bringing this much anticipated and poignant story to the big screen next year.

Although Dear David was originally intended to be produced under the New Line Cinema banner, with Dan Lin as producer, it was ultimately Lionsgate and BuzzFeed’s third collaboration after 1UP and My fake boyfriend. Richard Alan Reid of BuzzFeed will produce the film with Jason Moring, Michael Philip and Naysun Alae-Carew. New Line’s Dan Lin is still an important part of the project, as he will chair as executive producer.



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Vertical Entertainment obtains rights to horror film THE CURSE OF LA PATASOLA https://caligarimovie.com/vertical-entertainment-obtains-rights-to-horror-film-the-curse-of-la-patasola/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:54:54 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/vertical-entertainment-obtains-rights-to-horror-film-the-curse-of-la-patasola/ The producers of horror film The Curse of La Patasola have announced TODAY that Vertical Entertainment has secured the distribution rights for the independent thriller across North America. The film is slated to hit theaters in 10 major markets and will be available on streaming media and other platforms on January 14, 2022. Shot over […]]]>

The producers of horror film The Curse of La Patasola have announced TODAY that Vertical Entertainment has secured the distribution rights for the independent thriller across North America. The film is slated to hit theaters in 10 major markets and will be available on streaming media and other platforms on January 14, 2022.

Shot over a 21-day span in a COVID-free “bubble” just outside of Orlando, Florida, La Patasola follows two struggling couples who are haunted by a famous vampiric monster from South American folklore, testing their relationships , their morality and their will to survive.

Marking the directorial debut of actor / screenwriter AJ Jones (The Game, Lovecraft Country), with a story co-created by Jones and Florida native Daniela Gonzalez (Frenemies), the film also stars Luciana Faulhaber (Shades of Blue), Patrick R. Walker (The Resident) Najah Bradley (Black Box) and Gillie Jones (Mr. Frost), who is making his film debut. Gonzalez, Jack Young (The Perfect Race) and Mark Pettit (True Detective, Mindhunter) round out the cast of La Patasola.

Broadway actress and songwriter Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Hadestown, Grease Live!) Wrote and performed the theme song The Curse of La Patasola, and the film’s original score was developed by Kelsey Woods.

“The Curse of La Patasola is a character-driven thriller that we believe will appeal to a wide audience,” said Tony Piantedosi, senior vice president of acquisitions at Vertical Entertainment. “We were drawn to the story, the mythology and the way the monster came to life – and we think fans are going to really enjoy this movie.”

Tom Malloy, President of Glass House Distribution, commented, “Now that Vertical Entertainment has signed up as a distribution partner in North America, we are confident that dominoes will fall worldwide and The Curse of La Patasola will be appreciated by a worldwide audience. in 2022. “

As its partners strive to distribute the film worldwide, the film’s producers will work on promotional partnerships and other dynamic programs to generate awareness and interest.

“From Halloween costumes and energy drinks to SUVs, camping gear and quick-service restaurants, we believe there are endless ways to link promotional partners to this movie,” Mark said. Pettit, executive producer of The Curse of La Patasola. “We are in active discussions with potential partners across multiple industries and look forward to working together to bring The Curse of La Patasola franchise to life.”

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Animated horror film “The Spine of Night” gets February 1 disc, digital release – Media Play News https://caligarimovie.com/animated-horror-film-the-spine-of-night-gets-february-1-disc-digital-release-media-play-news/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 06:08:54 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/animated-horror-film-the-spine-of-night-gets-february-1-disc-digital-release-media-play-news/ The spine of the night Kirk sanderson December 28, 2021 RLJE Films and Shudder to release animated horror film on February 1 The spine of the night on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook including DVD and standard Blu-ray. The film premiered in theaters, on demand and via […]]]>

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RLJE Films and Shudder to release animated horror film on February 1 The spine of the night on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook including DVD and standard Blu-ray.

The film premiered in theaters, on demand and via digital retailers in October. RLJE Films and Shudder are both owned by AMC Networks.

The spine of the night stars Richard E. Grant (Can you ever forgive me?), Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”), Patton Oswalt (Young adult), Betty Gabriel (Get out) and Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”).

The film was co-written and co-directed by Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King.

The DVD will be available for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $ 27.97, the Blu-ray at $ 28.96, and the SteelBook 4K UHD DVD / Blu-ray at $ 35.97.

The film is an epic fantasy about the history of a country that never existed. It begins when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant. He succumbs to his darkest temptations and in doing so unleashes centuries of suffering upon humanity. As its power grows over the years, it falls to people of different ilk and cultures to attempt to stop it. Among those who rise up against him are a daring tomb raider, cursed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an eternal guardian.


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Harris Theater Provides Extra Chills This Winter With Januscary Horror Film Festival | Screen | Pittsburgh https://caligarimovie.com/harris-theater-provides-extra-chills-this-winter-with-januscary-horror-film-festival-screen-pittsburgh/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 13:01:42 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/harris-theater-provides-extra-chills-this-winter-with-januscary-horror-film-festival-screen-pittsburgh/ Click to enlarge Photo: Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Master of Hell Holidays are difficult for various reasons. The stress of traveling, dealing with family and shopping for gifts, not to mention the pressure of planning New Years Eve, can really take its toll. In January, trade the horrors of artificial mirth for the […]]]>

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Holidays are difficult for various reasons. The stress of traveling, dealing with family and shopping for gifts, not to mention the pressure of planning New Years Eve, can really take its toll. In January, trade the horrors of artificial mirth for the real horror when the Harris Theater presents a series that is sure to get you out of the holiday spirit.

The historic downtown theater has announced its Januscary Film Festival, a week of films to help horror fans start the year off right. From Saturday January 1 through Thu January 6, 2022, the event will feature new and classic films, one of which makes its fully restored debut to local audiences.

A press release promises that Januscary will be the “only festival of its kind in the Pittsburgh area”.

“Most theaters show classic horror movies around Halloween, but once the holiday craze wears off, horror fans still want to see their favorite movies and brand new releases outside of. scary season, ”Joseph Morrison, programming and venue manager at the Harris Theater, said in a press release. “This is where the inspiration for Januscary came from, and it gave me the opportunity to bring in some underrated cult classics and overlooked new movies that true horror fans will love.”

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The festival kicks off with a free screening of director John Carpenter’s film The thing. Set in a remote Antarctic station, the 1982 film pits a group of scientists against an alien entity and has become known for its masterful practical creature effects by Rob Bottin.

The range also includes Master of Hell, a 2021 film about a teenage girl whose mysterious illness prompts her to delve into “dark secrets of her family’s past and the ancient power of her lineage,” according to a synopsis. Fans of cult movies should expect eyes of fire, a little-known folk horror gem from 1983 that recently received a 4K restoration from Severin Films.

Other titles include the new vampire horror comedy Let in the bad (the title is a play about the Swedish film Leave the one on the right in) and Night driving, a thriller about a driver who endures a fateful and deadly night in Los Angeles with a mysterious passenger.

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The conclusion of the festival is a preview of We all go to the World’s Fair, a film about a high school student embarking on an online horror role-playing game with the “alleged power to adopt real body modifications and emotional effects.”

A press release states that Morrison originally created Januscary for the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, where he previously worked. Once known for its carefully curated lineup, including independent film premieres, cult movie screenings, interactive events, and more, Hollywood was acquired by the Theater Historical Society of Pittsburgh in 2018 and has since been converted into a first cinema room.

Morrison says that for this January he worked with Rich Dalzatto and Sandy Stuhlfire of Horror Realm, Sticks Downey and Gerrell Marsh, and John Marek, who created the logo for the 2022 Januscary Film Festival.


January Film Festival. Hours vary. Sat Jan 1-Thu Jan 6, 2022. Harris Theater. 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $ 9-11, free for The thing. TrustArts.org/Film


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