The weather outside is frightful. In honor of this frosty time o' year, let's come in outta the cold, thaw out by a nice fire, and get the blood pumpin' with some bone-chilling horror films. I surveyed over five billion people, and using an equation only the world’s top scientists can comprehend, I arrived at the following list of the top fifteen wintery films that use snow, ice, and/or plummeting temperatures to ramp up the atmosphere, peril, and/or terror. They are listed in order of release.
12/04/2013 - 6:00pm
I've known Mr. Jason Christ for 18 years... longer, if you go by his version of the story instead of mine.
12/03/2013 - 8:00pm
Last month, Dark Sky Films and XYZ Films announced the production of an historic film: Xx, the first horror anthology written and directed entirely by women. Filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic is one of the directors on this trail-blazing film - and she's in good company.
11/27/2013 - 6:00pm
One of my primary tasks last month was creating a "lookbook" for a film project I currently have in development. I've noticed that making a lookbook to lure investors or production companies to a film project has become more common in recent years.
11/21/2013 - 8:00pm
Once again, it is time to dig into the screeners that have piled up on my desk, select a few truly indie films worth your attention, and recommend 'em heartily.
11/15/2013 - 11:30am
The decision to co-direct it was based on two things: my stress levels and my instinct that China White Serpentine (2003) was going to be a pretty cool movie.
11/13/2013 - 7:00pm
I always intend to take a lot of time off around Halloween, as it is indeed the best holiday on the calendar. Sadly, year after year, the workload simply refuses to let up, and I find myself taking only a fraction of the time off I'd intended. In addition to other Halloween antics, I always plan to wallow in a sea of horror films throughout October, yet each year I seem to only find time to enjoy a portion of the fright flicks on my list.
10/30/2013 - 5:00pm
Two decades ago, I embarked on a journey of transition, discovery, and debilitating sleep deprivation. I set out to make a gory little horror movie called Savage Harvest (1995)... my first non-student filmmaking experience.
10/29/2013 - 2:30pm
George Romero and his film Night Of The Living Dead (1968) have had an incalculable impact on horror cinema, and the way filmmakers attack the genre.
10/24/2013 - 11:00am
Director, writer, producer, and actor Larry Fessenden has slogged his way to becoming a prominent force in the horror genre over the course of more than two decades. His first film to really start turning heads was the provocative thriller No Telling (1991). He secured his place on the horror film map by writing, directing, and starring in the gritty vampire nightmare Habit (1995), which was followed by Wendigo (2001) and The Last Winter (2006).