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Jason Patric, Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Dina Meyer to Star in Landon Williams' Thriller 'Black Nightshade'

Jason Patric, Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Dina Meyer to Star in Landon Williams' Thriller 'Black Nightshade'
Filmmaker Landon Williams has found his cast for the indie feature Black Nightshade.

The film, described in a press release as "a supernatural, psychological noir thriller," is currently in production in Los Angeles with a cast that includes Jason Patric (Narc), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (Swat), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Kenzie Dalton (Feud), B.J. Britt (Agents of Shield), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) and Jaime Gallagher (Dreamcatcher). Rounding out the cast are James Duval (Donnie Darko), Thyme Lewis (Days of Our Lives), Eryn Rea (Grey’s Anatomy), Madison Russ (Star Trek: Renegades), Robert H. Lambert ...
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Best of Frightfest: ‘Donnie Darko’ Dir. Richard Kelly

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. First up is Donnie Darko.

Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, screened at Frightfest in 2002. Frightfest have always had their finger on the pulse of films that embrace the dark heart of cinema and they proved this early on when they picked Donnie Darko for the line-up in their third year.

Now Donnie Darko isn’t just one of the best films to ever screen at Frightfest, it’s one of the best films ever made. A true example of a cult classic, the film quickly amassed fans after a limited UK release in October 2002. Since then, it’s been re-released in cinemas several times, including a limited run of
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Now Apocalypse

Network: Starz.

Episodes: 10 (half-hour).

Seasons: One.

TV show dates: March 10, 2019 — May 12, 2019.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, Roxanne Mesquida, Tyler Posey, Desmond Chiam, Jacob Artist, Rj Mitte, Taylor Hart, Evan Hart, and James Duval.

TV show description:

From creator Gregg Araki, the Now Apocalypse TV show is a surreal, coming-of-age comedy. The story centers on Ulysses (Jogia) and friends Carly (Berglund), Ford (Mirchoff), and Severine (Mesquida). In one way or another, each of them is in pursuit of fame, love, and sex, as they try to make their way in Los Angeles and all the bewilderment therein.

An aspiring actress, who secretly makes her living as a cam
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Starz categories for ‘Outlander,’ ‘American Gods,’ ‘The Spanish Princess’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomer “Now Apocalypse” (Kelli Berglund), “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons), “Outlander” and “Vida” and limited series “The Spanish Princess” (Charlotte Hope) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEESam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are gorgeous in green in this first photo from ‘Outlander’ Season 5

America To Me

Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Gods

Drama Series

Drama Actor – Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle

Drama Supporting Actress – Yetide Badaki, Emily Browning

Drama Supporting Actor – Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Bruce Langley, Pablo Schreiber

Drama Guest Actress – Laura Bell Bundy,
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Why Starz’s ‘Now Apocalypse’ Is Gregg Araki’s ‘Imagination Unleashed’

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Why Starz’s ‘Now Apocalypse’ Is Gregg Araki’s ‘Imagination Unleashed’
Gregg Araki has agreed to meet at the coffee shop where he does most of his writing. It’s a Starbucks in Hollywood — we won’t say which one — and frankly, it’s amazing that he can get any work done here without being recognized.

“It’s not like I’m famous,” he insists.

Try telling that to the queer kids, punks and rebels whose minds were blown by the director’s films back in the ’90s, when Araki unleashed such anarchic grenades as “The Doom Generation” and “Nowhere” — movies, bright as gumballs but laced with razor blades, in which angry, oversexed teens and twentysomethings try to figure out where they fit in the world.

“More teen angst,” teases the title card that opens his 1993 indie “Totally F***ed Up” — a phrase that neatly sums up Araki’s career, even if today’s teens were not yet born when he started terrorizing mainstream values.
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‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 5 Guest Stars: A Visual Guide to Who Played Who in Hollywoo

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 5 Guest Stars: A Visual Guide to Who Played Who in Hollywoo
Welcome back to this amazing animated universe! As with previous seasons, “BoJack Horseman” continued to astound us with the level of voice talent brought into play; new cast members this year include Oscar winners, comedy legends, family members, and meta commentaries on the series. Below is a look at both the new and returning faces featured this year, all of which were wonderful contributors to one of our favorite shows.

[Editor’s note: Mild spoilers follow for “BoJack Horseman” Season 5.]

Returning Characters Rami Malek – Flip McVickers

We met the creator and showrunner of “Philbert” in Season 4, but Malek really gets a chance to shine here as Flip descends into full-fledged megalomania.

Natalie Morales – Yolanda Buenaventura

Todd’s seemingly perfect partner in asexuality returns this year, a brutal reminder that just because someone shares your preferences doesn’t mean they’re ultimately a good match.

Kimiko Glenn – Stefani Stilton

The founder of Girl Croosh is still Crooshing it.
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20 Crazy Behind-The-Scenes Revelations About Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko is a 2001 movie that was written and directed by Richard Kelly. It follows Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he tries to navigate high school and life, only to discover that the world he lives in is not exactly what he thinks it is on the surface.

When the movie initially premiered, it didn't do well in theaters, largely due to its subject matter. It debuted just after 9/11 and featured a plane engine crashing into a house.

Eventually, the beautifully intriguing and original movie found its audiences and it has steadily grown in popularity over the years.

In 2017, it was re-released to a successful run in theaters, in 4K, for its 15th anniversary. There's also talk that Richard Kelly will write and direct a sequel to the film.

The movie stars Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal (as Donnie and Elizabeth Darko), Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross), Drew Barrymore (Karen Pomeroy), Noah Wyle
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Watch the trailer for Spreading Darkness starring Eric Roberts and Dominique Swain

With just three weeks to go until its digital release, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy crime thriller Spreading Darkness. Written and directed by Josh Eisenstadt, the film stars Dominique Swain, Eric Roberts, Bonnie Aarons, James Duval, and Robert Davi; check it out below…

Darkness is calling…Alarms shriek as the sexy, pistol-packing Harriet Skelp and her eccentric partner Otto Jeter search out a mysterious technology. Businessman, Stu Undercoffler (Eric Roberts) receives some very bad advice that will take him from upstanding entrepreneur to ruthless racketeer. His dealings become shady, his methods unconscionable. Stu finds the riches he seeks but has no idea that–Darkness has started to spread. It’s gone viral, infecting everyone Stu comes in contact with, the darkness has taken root. And once it begins, it’s impossible to stop. Suicides, cars wrecked, madness, killers stalking the streets of Los Angeles. Darkness is all around.
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The Doom Generation Screening at Schlafly Bottleworks June 7th – ‘Strange Brew’

“ Oh my God. If i don’t find my skull lighter, I’ll, like, slit my wrists!”

The Doom Generation screens Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5

‘90s queer teen cinema at it’s best to kick of Pride Month! Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation (1995) is an intelligent and satirical look at American youth culture and its relationship with the media. It’s one hell of a journey into oblivion – pure teen angst on speed. With an excellent debut performance from Rose McGowan. Araki takes viewers on a voyage into mayhem. Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (McGowan) , two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
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Donnie Darko

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

When high school kids get into creative writing
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Blu-ray Review – Donnie Darko: Limited Edition (2001)

Donnie Darko, 2001.

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, and Noah Wyle.

Synopsis:

Donnie Darko has been released on Blu-ray a few times, but this new Limited Edition from Arrow promises to be the ultimate release for fans. The theatrical version and the Director’s Cut are included, along with the previously released bonus features, a new documentary, a 1996 short film by director Richard Kelly, a hardcover book, and some pieces of art printed on cardstock, found inside an envelope marked “Roberta Sparrow.” (Hmmmm…)

Donnie Darko is a perfect example of how a great movie will find its place in the world, even if it experiences a troubled theatrical release. (See The Iron Giant and The Shawshank Redemption for two other such examples.) In the case of Donnie Darko, any movie that used a plane crash
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April 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Donnie Darko 4-Disc Set, Tales From The Hood, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

Other notable releases for April 18th include Scream Factory’s stellar collector’s edition of Tales From the Hood, Contamination .7, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Mephisto Waltz from Kino Lorber.

Donnie Darko: 4-Disc Limited Edition Set (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko.
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Exclusive: Director Richard Kelly and Jake Gyllenhaal on Why ‘Donnie Darko’ Still Resonates Today

Exclusive: Director Richard Kelly and Jake Gyllenhaal on Why ‘Donnie Darko’ Still Resonates Today
On Oct. 26, 2001, Donnie Darko, director Richard Kelly’s sci-fi film about a despondent teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal in his second major film role) who befriends a giant bunny named Frank (James Duval), was released in theaters. The film told a cryptic narrative of a high schooler who is sent on an existential journey after he escapes death from a falling jet engine and learns that the world has just over 28 days before it ends. In that time, Donnie fends off the torments of being a teen -- a testy older sister (Gyllenhaal’s real-life older sister, Maggie), concerned parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), overbearing teachers (Beth Grant), mild flirtations with a new female student (Jena Malone) -- while trying to figure out, in some ways, how to save the world.

“That was a movie that was more about the psychological journey of adolescence and the confusion of it all,” Gyllenhaal tells Et. And while it
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Trailer for Horror Film 'The Black Room' Starring Natasha Henstridge

"It will try to seduce you, trick you with pleasure, make you want more. It feeds off your desires." Check out the official trailer for a gore-filled horror film titled The Black Room, from filmmaker Rolfe Kanefsky. The film stars Natasha Henstridge (where has she been recently?) and Lukas Hassel as a newly married couple who move into their dream house, only to discover there's something evil in the "black room" in the cellar. Also starring Lin Shaye, Dominique Swain, James Duval, Auggie Duke, and Caleb Scott. From the looks of it, this doesn't seem like anything particular special. There's new horror films being made all the time, and this one seems forgettable despite the marketing. The flaming title card really tops it off. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Rolfe Kanefsky's The Black Room, direct from YouTube: Paul (Lukas Hassel) and Jennifer Hemdale (Natasha Henstridge) have just moved into their dream house.
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Horror Highlights: Gears Of War Pop! Vinyls, Zombie Clown Circus, Check Point, The Mortecarni

Funko's Pop! vinyl figures of Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, Oscar Diaz, and Brumak from Gears of Wars are coming in May, and you can check out images of the Delta Squad collectibles! Also: a look at Zombie Clown Circus preview pages, Check Point release details, and info on Kelly Evan's medieval zombie novel, The Mortecarni.

Funko Reveals New Gears of War Pop! Vinyl Figures: From Funko: “Introducing a brand-new wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the hit video game series Gears of War!

Collect the older and more grizzled Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 and his Delta Squad comrades Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and Augustus Cole! You can also collect Oscar Diaz, uncle of Kait Diaz, and the iconic Brumak, the reptilian-like creature from the Hollow!

The Brumak is a super-sized Pop!, standing 6” tall!

Coming this Spring!

Coming in May!”

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Preview Pages and the
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Arrow’s April Blu-ray Releases Include House / House II and Donnie Darko Box Sets, Wolf Guy

Arrow Video isn't playing any April Fools' Day joke on horror and thriller fans with their Blu-ray releases for next month, which include the respective House: Two Stories (previously scheduled for a March 21st release) and Donnie Darko box sets, Wolf Guy, Caltiki the Immortal Monster, and more.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several titles for April 2017. On April 18th comes The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled Killer Dames. Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses.

One of Emilio P. Miraglia's supernatural,
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Horror Highlights: Splathouse Podcast, The Abduction Of Jennifer Grayson, Atomic Blonde, The Mason Brothers, Fashionista Q&A, Nightmare

Featured in today's Horror Highlights, we have Splathouse podcast's discussion of the 2001 movie The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, DVD release details for The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson, the SXSW Film Festival poster for Atomic Blonde, details on The Mason Brothers' upcoming theatrical run, a Q&A with Fashionista director Simon Rumley, and a look at the short film Nightmare.

Splathouse Podcast Discusses The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: From Splathouse: "Sleepy skeletons, spirited space aliens, and super-scientists are the focus of this week's show! That's right, we're profiling Larry Blamire's excellent comedy "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra".

Two of the film's featured performers, Brian Howe ("Westworld") and Fay Masterson ("50 Shades Darker"), stop by to talk about their careers and their work on "Lost Skeleton..."

Our good friend Sarah Jane (aka @fookthis on Twitter and Letterboxed, and she of the Talk Film Society) stops by with her cinematic picks for fans of “Lost Skeleton.
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Wild Eye Releasing mastermind ‘The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson’

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Wild Eye Releasing has announced the March 28th DVD release of The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson; which stars James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer, Nick Principe (Hatchet II, Laid To Rest) and Rachel Jane Conn (Model Hunger) as the titular victim, Jennifer. The film centers on a conflicted young woman standing between justice and a pathological killer.

Kidnapped after spurning a man’s advances, a young woman slowly falls for the charms of her captor. He eventually sets her free, but is he the serial killer the police have been hunting for? Only Jennifer Grayson can help them stop him once and for all.

Writer-director Corynn Egreczky’s debut feature is currently available across the Us on cable and digital platforms, including DirecTV, FiOS, Dish, iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu and more. The DVD release of The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson will exclusively include a feature-length commentary with writer/director Egreczky,
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Watch the trailer for The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson starring James Duval and Tommy Dreamer

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the release of the kidnapping thriller The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson, which marks the feature debut of writer-director Corynn Egreczky and stars James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer, Nick Principle (Hatchet II, Laid To Rest) and Rachel Jane Conn (Model Hunger). Take a look at the poster, synopsis and trailer below…

A young woman is kidnapped after spurning a man’s advances, but slowly falls in love with her charming abductor, who eventually sets her free. But he may also be the serial killer the police are hunting for, responsible for several kidnappings and murders, and now only Jennifer Grayson can help them stop him once and for all.

The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson is currently available on VOD and is set for release on DVD on March 28th.
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Donnie Darko 3 Planned with Original Director Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko 3 Planned with Original Director Richard Kelly
Will we finally get Donnie Darko 3, a true sequel to the Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi classic? Last year, the 2001 thriller Donnie Darko celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a 4K re-release in select U.K. theaters, although it never made it to the U.S. Now that the re-release is available on Blu-ray, writer-director Richard Kelly revealed in a new interview that he does have plans for a true follow-up that will return to this unique universe. While he doesn't offer specifics, the filmmaker explained that it will be even bigger and more ambitious than the original.

"I think there's something much bigger and more ambitious to do in that universe. It's big and expensive and I think there's time to get to that. I want to make sure we've got the budget to do it justice and not to compromise anything. Another story in this world needs resources and we need to have that in place.
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