Original German magazine ad for NOSFERATU (on auction at Heritage Auctions)
In 2006, a small horror movie premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival to much studio frenzy and bidding wars. ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE became a cult classic with audiences across the globe, launching the careers of director Jonathan Levine and star Amber Heard.
American fans weren’t so lucky, as the movie was tangled in legal knots for years. It still gained fans in the United States, even though the only way to watch was by downloading the movie for free from BitTorrent and other file-sharing platforms.
7 years later, VHX is proud to partner with Radius/TWC to make sure that you get to see this clever creepshow in full HD. US customers can now purchase ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE for digital download and streaming. Come see what you were missing!
Really excited to be working with Radius/TWC and VHX on this. Hope you enjoy the movie!
- Reblogged from vhxtv
Official Trailer for YOU’RE NEXT (comes out August 23rd)
I survived YOU’RE NEXT at SXSW
Why can’t Hollywood make great original films like they used to in the 1970s?
In previous films, you have worked within the conventions of specific genres (science-fiction, thriller, war film, etc.). Were you attracted to The Shining because it gave you the opportunity to explore the laws of a new genre in your career?
Stanley Kubrick: About the only law that I think relates to the genre is that you should not try to explain, to find neat explanations for what happens, and that the object of the thing is to produce a sense of the uncanny. Freud in his essay on the uncanny wrote that the sense of the uncanny is the only emotion which is more powerfully expressed in art than in life, which I found very illuminating; it didn’t help writing the screenplay, but I think it’s an interesting insight into the genre. And I read an essay by the great master H.P. Lovecraft where he said that you should never attempt to explain what happens, as long as what happens stimulates people’s imagination, their sense of the uncanny, their sense of anxiety and fear. And as long as it doesn’t, within itself, have any obvious inner contradictions, it is just a matter of, as it were, building on the imagination (imaginary ideas, surprises, etc.), working in this area of feeling. I think also that the ingeniousness of a story like this is something which the audience ultimately enjoy; they obviously wonder as the story goes on what’s going to happen, and there’s a great satisfaction when it’s all over not having been able to have anticipated the major developments of the story, and yet at the end not to feel that you have been fooled or swindled.
Amazing advice from Kubrick (of course) on working within the horror genre.
- Reblogged from strangewood
Just saw this poster for the first time. I love it!
- Reblogged from beautyandterrordance
I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you’re making a horror film doesn’t mean you can’t make an artful film. David Cronenberg