Go 'Behind The Couch' with Shadowland Writer/Director Wyatt Weed

Shadowland PosterInterview with Shadowland writer/director Wyatt Weed: Part 1

by Behind The Couch

Shadowland is director Wyatt Weed’s low-budget and provocative feature debut. The story follows the plight of Laura, a young woman who emerges from a makeshift burial ground during a raging storm, with no idea of who she is or how she got there. Is she reincarnated? Resurrected and risen from the grave? As she makes her way across the city – seemingly drawn to a particular part of it – Laura begins to slowly piece together her story; all the while hiding from someone who seems intent on killing her at all costs.

Shadowland provides a strikingly original twist on the vampire film, combining gothic grandeur and tragic romance with post-Buffy feistiness and action. The film played at Belfast’s first annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival last August and went on to win the award for Best Director. I was very privileged recently to catch up with the writer and director of Shadowland, Mr Wyatt Weed and to have a chat with him about film making, the eternal allure of the vampire, shooting on a shoestring and the desire to create something genuinely original on one’s own terms and against all the odds…

Behind the Couch: How did the idea/story for Shadowland come about? What inspired it?

Wyatt Weed: I was walking through LA one night - yes, WALKING in LA - and I passed by a construction site. There was this enormous dark hole in the ground. At that time in LA there had been a civic arts project where angel statues had been given to various artists and businesses to decorate as they saw fit, and then the angels were displayed around town. Well, there happened to be about 3 or 4 of those statues on nearby buildings and steps, and they all seemed to be watching over this deep pit. My mind goes racing off, and I thought, "What are those angels keeping watch for? What on Earth is down in that pit?!?"

This inspired the image of a woman, dark and mysterious, crawling from the pit. Know one knows who she is, no one sees her come out. Is she evil? Is she a monster? That was pretty much how it started.

Wolfman Prize Pack Contest

Wolfman Movie PackMovieMaker Magazine is running a movie prize package contest for The Wolfman, in theaters now. Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.

Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

Prize:

Enter for your chance to win The Wolfman prize pack, which includes:

*The Wolfman Poster

*Black, 100% cotton hat with brass fastener. The Wolfman title treatment is embroidered in white glow-in-the-dark thread on the front panel

*100% Cotton T-shirt with The Wolfman teaser face image screened large on the front of the shirt and The Wolfman title treatment screened large across the back

*4" round disposable The Wolfman drink coaster with full moon image, title, release date and Web address printed in black

*Disposable plastic 22oz cup with custom full color The Wolfman art...

Music of Horror Contest Announced

Music of HorrorMusicOfHorror.com has announced the first Music of Horror contest since 2007. In preparation for their upcoming Indy Horror Film Festival and the launch of Shriek Speak Radio 24/7, they want to bring attention to their portal for Horror/Gothic Musical Compositions (many people would refer to them as songs) and to the bands that create them. They also want to find a great band to add to our line up for the upcoming Indy Horror Film Festival.

The Indy Horror Film Festival will take place May 1st and 2nd at the Egyptian Theater in Dekalb. On April 30th, at the House Cafe, they will have their first Music of Horror showcase. They will be running a contest for the co-headliners of the show. The winning band will be co-headlining with Bloodstream Petal.

The Contest will start with Phase I of a three Phase contest.

Phase I - Submit Your Music!

They will be accepting Music uploaded to their website until March 5th. However, the contest begins February 21st.

Each week, they will place songs that havr been uploaded on www.musicofhorror.com. If they have a large amount of music submitted, they may not list all tracks in the first week. They hold at their discretion, the right to spread out the tracks as they see fit.

Horror and Sci-Fi Themed Posters Surface

Some creative Horror/Sci-Fi themed posters have surfaced over the internet for many popular television shows and movies. The posters range from Californication, to Kill Bill, True Blood and Dexter.  Below are some of the horror themed TV shows that were found.  Enjoy..

Dexter Poster

True Blood Poster

A Free Horror Video Valentine's Day Gram

The Shadowman Wishes You His Best

Shadowman for Horror Valentines DayIf you are feeling sick of all the love and commercialism today, check out this new short directed by Drew Daywalt, titled 'There's No Such Thing'.

On this day, nothing could say 'I Love You' more than a Mother, her daughter, some bedtime stories and, oh yes, the Shadowman.

A little bit of humor and horror on this day of fake offerings and ritualistic donations of the heart. Enjoy.

The Wolfman - Behind The Scenes

Creating the Creature

The Wolfman is a remake of a classic horror movie from 1941 which is titled the The Wolfman as well. It was initally released on February 10, 2010 in France, and is directed by Joe Johnston. The movie features Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Geraldine Chaplin.

Wes Craven Rumored to Direct Horror Film Called 'Sunflower'

Wes Craven to Direct Scream 4 and SunflowerCraven Presumably to Direct Scream 4

Wes Craven is still presumably going to direct the original cast in Scream 4, now that the producers have gone to all the trouble of getting them all on board. But there might be another project getting in the way first.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Craven is considering directing a horror film called Sunflower, about a woman abducted by her professor and forced to "play a part in his twisted world."

Craven's attachment to the project at this point is pretty much nonexistent, as he's just interested, and presumably he could knock out Scream 4 before taking this on.

Horror fans will probably just be delighted that one of the original masters is still working so much; so long as he can put himself fully into Scream 4, is anyone seeing a downside to this?

After Dark Horrorfest 4 presents 8 Films To Die For coming in March

8 Films to Die For - After Dark Horror Fest 4THE FOURTH INSTALLMENT OF THE AFTER DARK HORRORFEST 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR DEBUT ON DVD FROM LIONSGATE.

Movie Titles:

LAKE MUNGO
THE GRAVES
DREAD
ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION
HIDDEN
THE FINAL
KILL THEORY
THE REEDS

Street Date: 3/23/10
Order Date: 2/24/10
DVD SRP: $19.98
DVD Box Set SRP: $159.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Lionsgate presents the fourth installment of the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For with a new horrifying collection of DVDs from the popular national film festival. The DVDs included are Lake Mungo, The Graves, Dread, Zombies of Mass Destruction, Hidden, The Final, Kill Theory and The Reeds. These films will be released theatrically nationwide in top markets around the country the week of January 29. Each year, the collection brings together some of the best in independent horror filmmaking. After Dark Horrorfest 4 - 8 Films to Die For is available as single DVDs for $19.98 or all together as a DVD box set for $159.98, and as Digital Downloads on March 23, 2010.

Lionsgate Reports Revenue of $371.8 Million

Lionsgate LogoLionsgate (studio behind such horror movies such as Daybreakers) D Reports Revenue of $371.8 Million and Net Loss of $65.3 Million for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2010, Compared to Revenue of $324.0 Million and Net Loss of $97.8 Million in Prior Year Third Quarter.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 9 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, continued to strengthen its financial performance for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2009, based on growing television production revenues, new revenue from TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com and reduced theatrical marketing and overhead costs, the Company announced today.

The Company reported revenues of $371.8 million and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $65.3 million for the fiscal 2010 third quarter ended December 31, 2009. Revenues increased 15% from the prior year third quarter's $324.0 million due primarily to increases in television production revenues and new revenue of $29.3 million from TV Guide Network and www.TVGuide.com.

Zombieland 2 Goes 3D

Today the writers behind the smash hit Zomieland, Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick spoke with MTV about the sequel to the film. They confirmed that there will "absolutely" be a sequel and it will be shot in 3D. They also shot around some very cool ideas with what could possibly be in Zombieland 2.

Check out the interview below.


Fangoria Magazine Cover #291 and Details

The Wolfman, Freddy and Cabin Fever 2

Fangoria, Cover #291
FAST TRAIN TO “CRAZIES” TOWN There’s more insanity in store as we continue our exclusive location coverage.
“FROZEN” STIFFS Adam (“Hatchet”) Green relocates from the Louisiana swamps to a wintry mountainside for his new bone-chiller.

METHODS TO MADNESS Up-and-coming actor Noah Segan adopts multiple mental states in a string of new fright films, starting with “Cabin Fever 2.”
“DEMONS” DO-OVER The cast names are bigger in the “Night of the Demons” remake, and its makers hope the frights—and laughs—are too.

MABERRY SCARE YOU? Writing of zombies, wolfmen and more, Jonathan Maberry is making quite the literary splash.
STALKING THE “SLITHIS” It lurked in the waterways of LA but terrorized drive-ins nationwide in the late 1970s.
THE “WOLFMAN” PACK Benicio Del Toro et al. talk up their roles in the megabudget monster movie.

FEARnet Talks Horror with Scorsese

Martin Scorseseby Joseph McCabe

It's not always easy to believe someone when they tell you they love many different genres of film. For how can any heart, no matter how big, adore experiences as disparate as that of the crime drama and the musical, or the romance and the horror film? With Martin Scorsese, however, nothing could be easier.

America's greatest living filmmaker makes no attempt to hide his limitless affection for movies, having worked in at least a dozen different film genres – and championed the preservation of many others – in a career that now spans six decades. His latest work, Shutter Island (based on the novel by Dennis Lehane), is at once a police procedural, a suspense thriller and a psychological drama. But a good portion of it is infused with the look and feel of the horror films of directors like Mario Bava and Jacques Tourneur.

I asked Scorsese about these influences when I spoke with him at last weekend's press conference for Shutter Island in New York City.

Scorsese first addressed my question about his bold use of color in the film, which is very reminiscent of the work of Mario Bava and creative progeny like Dario Argento.

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