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tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

There was a pretty lame trailer for this put out a while back, but Magnet has just released a new Red Band trailer for the film that really lets you get an idea of what this is really about.

Trailer

I’ve been very interested in this for a while because not only is it supported by Joe Swanberg, Ti West and Adam Wingard, but several other up and coming directors that seem to be doing interesting things with the genre.

Yeah sure, I’m certain there will be a handful of people that don’t give a damn about it, but with the likes of West, Swanberg and Wingard attached, I’m pretty hyped. I feel these guys are doing some of their best work right now and will continue to watch what they put out.

edit – it’s not letting me embed.

Drunken Father Figure of Old

almost 2 years ago

Yeah I’ll definitely check it out when I can – Have they announced any playdates yet? I couldn’t find them on Magnet’s website.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

August 31st for VOD and October for theatrical I believe. More than likely a limited thatrical release.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

Anyways, Adam Wingard has assisted Swanberg with the cinematography on several of his films and co-directed two if the short stories that make up AutoErotic. His film, and the only one I’ve seen, A Horrible Way to Die is really quite impressive. And stars Swanberg is a very unusual role. I hear Wingards latest feature, Your Next, is excellent.

Swanbergs latest films have been strange. Strange not in a bad way though. He’s he’s moving into a whole other world unlike some of his earlier so called mumblecore aesthetics. Often these latest films transcend the boundaries of several genres. AutoErotic weaves fantasy and dramatic elements. But it’s in Silver Bullets that I realise he’s capable of something that works on so many levels. It makes me interested to see what he can do with a full fledged horror picture. Stars Swanberg, Ti West and an incredible performance by Kate Lynn Sheil who I love and recently had the chance to chat with.

Drunken Father Figure of Old

almost 2 years ago

I really need to see Silver Bullets – I haven’t seen any of Swanberg’s movies yet.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

Well if you start with these new ones, you may not dig his earlier films. Don’t know how you feel about that mumblecore stuff, so yeah. Silver Bullets and Art History are his most complex films.

Drunken Father Figure of Old

almost 2 years ago

Yeah, I’ve kind of avoided him so far because of his mumblecore associations. I guess I’ll start with Silver Bullets and Art History and move to his earlier stuff if I just can’t get enough.

Bijoux Alexand​erplatz

almost 2 years ago

I really want to see Vhs. I’m glad it’s getting the VOD treatment.

I’d been wanting to see Silver Bullets but I didn’t like the trailer that much. I’ll still watch though because the idea sounds great.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

The trailer doesn’t do the film any justice. But it’s amazing. Ti West basically plays himself and gives some pretty good insight to his methods as a filmmaker. Swanberg acts very unlike himself here. And Kate Lynn Sheil O_O <3

Judicial Joe

almost 2 years ago

Silver Bullets is his best film. I need to see Art History and Caitlin Plays Herself – own both through the Factory 25 limited release.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

Yeah I got that set too. I don’t find Caitlin Plays Herself all too different from much of his previous work, but I think the main features that will be released in that set will be significant works in his filmmorgraphy.

Bijoux Alexand​erplatz

almost 2 years ago

I had a feeling the trailer wasn’t my best bet to judge the film.

I hope Vhs gets the HOTD Vhs treatment when it’s released.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

Yeah that’d be cool. The ABC’s of Death is another anthology that’s should be released soon with a wider array of directors. West has a short in that one too.

Bijoux Alexand​erplatz

almost 2 years ago

I hadn’t heard of that one. I really love anthology films and feel like horror anthologies kind of died off in the ’80s for the most part.

Steve "The Schmuck​" Pulaski

almost 2 years ago

Told you before, Tommy, I’m definitely looking forward to this, and glad to hear its VOD release is in the very near future. First day rent for me.

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

Don’t really know what to expect about ABC’s of Death. I’d imagine that it’s going to be extremely violent with the likes of Xavier Gens and Srdjan Spasojevic which turns me off the film a bit. But I’m interested in what West, Ben Wheatley, Pisanthanakun and Nach Vigalondo will be bringing.

Bijoux Alexand​erplatz

almost 2 years ago

Oh wow that’s a lot of people. Is each one doing a separate segment??

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

From what I understand is that there is a short film for each letter of the alphabet, made by a different director. All have made some significant modern horror films.

Angela Bettis
Hélène Cattet
Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
Jason Eisener
Bruno Forzani
Adrián García Bogliano
Xavier Gens
Noboru Iguchi
Thomas Cappelen Malling
Jorge Michel Grau
Yoshihiro Nishimura
Banjong Pisanthanakun
Simon Rumley
Marcel Sarmiento
Jon Schnepp
Srdjan Spasojevic
Timo Tjahjanto
Andrew Traucki
Nacho Vigalondo
Jake West
Ti West
Ben Wheatley
Adam Wingard
Mikael Wulff
Yûdai Yamaguchi
Lee Hardcastle

tomas.roges

almost 2 years ago

People who are in the Bloomington, Indiana area and surrounding cities, from what I understand this will play August 24th at midnight at IU with Swanberg in attendance. Not entirely sure, but it’s what I heard.

tomas.roges

over 1 year ago

V/H/S gets an onDemand release in two days. I’m getting pretty excited and have been looking forward to it for some time. I just met with Joe Swanberg last Friday and he had some good things to say about this experiment. His segement is apparently a filmed Skype conversation which has never been done before so I’m very interested. Swanberg is very interested in the tools that we use to communicate and utilizes them interestingly throughout his films.

Very cool, Tommy. Watching it tonight. Very excited. Ti West may be the key to the revival of horror.

Ricky Everett

over 1 year ago

Recently saw V/H/S at Frightfest; to be honest the film didn’t really fulfil its potential; the shorts don’t seem to all that well blend together with the tie-in piece that creates the film itself, the horror at times though brilliant is let down by some rather dull moments and the beginning of the film is filled with excessive amounts of Jock-Type annoying assholes that the film really suffers from getting off to a very slow pace and serves more to annoy the audience rather than entertain. Overall it wasn’t a bad film just didn’t quite live up to the hype that the film had surrounding it. I’d give the film a solid 6/10

tomas.roges

over 1 year ago

I guess I’m kind of oblivious to hype and what not. This is just something I really want to see because I like everyone involved. I don’t expect it to be great, I never really have expectation for most of anything I see. The firing together of the stories was something I was thinking they were going to have issues with.

Watched it last night and plan on constructing a review soon. I enjoyed it for the most part. McQuaid’s vignette and Swanberg’s were definitely the highlight, but the concluding one and the opening one were not very good in my opinion. Ti West’s vignette was also interesting, but not as good as The Innkeepers. I definitely recommend it, but not as terrific as some of its festival-viewers claim.

tomas.roges

over 1 year ago

Aside from quite a bit of nausea inducing camerawork, collectivelly this was an alright film. There was only one story that I didn’t particularly care for and I enjoyed trying to figure out what story belonged to which director.

I did too. What was the story you didn’t like. The two I didn’t particularly warm up to were “Amateur Night” and “10/31/98.” The two best were McQuaid’s and Swanberg’s though.

tomas.roges

over 1 year ago

The one that really didn’t work for me was what I believe was Ti West’s film Tuesday the 17th, the one about the people in the woods and the glitch killer. To me, that was one that just didn’t fit with the others. The others seem to be concerned with how we see and use technology and this one just didn’t fit. It was just too campy considering the others. I really like the last one by Radio Silence which at first I believed to be Ti West’s film because that house looks exactly like the house from House of the Devil.

That was Glen McQuaid’s. Ti West’s was the one in the apartment. I actually really liked the slasher one. Found it to be enthusiastically campy and surprisingly pretty suspenseful. Unfitting, yes, but fun to watch.

tomas.roges

over 1 year ago

Oh ok so his was the one with Swanberg acting in it, which I liked. It was just that one in the woods I didn’t care for.

House 0f Leaves

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over 1 year ago

LIked it. Best new horror film I’ve seen in a while. I knew nothing about it before seeing it, which is rare nowadays. Creepy, effective horror anthology film which was well-acted and despite being a “found-footage” film and therefore having lots of shaky-cam, had some inventive shots and the gimmick really didn’t bother me much.

A good un,