Producer Jason Blum was quoted as saying, “There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror”. It wasn’t long before Blum had to backtrack on his statement when it was pointed out to him how many female directors there were in horror, all of which were eligible to create imaginative horror features. Recently added to that group is Rose Glass, who has set her first feature, Saint Maud, in the traditionally male-dominated horror genre and was named the winner of the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award.
A24’s Saint Maud is set to be the first horror movie back in theaters when it opens nationwide on 17th July. The unholy possession thriller is the first feature from writer/director Rose Glass.
“Your savior is coming.”
A lonely woman, recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous.
“The dress is your image…onto what you project…through an illusion.”
Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl, don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife and his daughter are suspicious already. From a screenplay by Billy Chew, director Daniel Scheinert expertly balances the hilarity and heartache of what happens when dark secrets are dragged kicking and screaming into the light.
“The night things went very south.”
Watch the new official trailer for A24’s The Lighthouse; a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of nautical psychodrama that brought festival audiences at Cannes and Toronto to their feet, from Robert Eggers – the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch.
The Lighthouse stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s; arriving in cinemas, 18 October.
“He believed that there was some enchantment in the light. Went mad, he did.”
Let the festivities continue. The unrated Midsommar Director’s Cut – featuring new scenes and extended footage – opens in select US theaters nationwide this weekend!
“Sommar never ends.”
The new official trailer and poster for A24’s nautical psychodrama The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, have finally arrived! “How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Help me to recollect…”
From Robert Eggers – the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch – The Lighthouse is a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s; arriving in cinemas, 18 October.
“There is enchantment in the light.”
A new toy from A24 – the Midsommar Bear in a Cage™ – features a 6″ x 3″ x 4″ hand-stained pinewood cage with Midsommar engraving; a resin grizzly figurine trapped inside; and comes wearing a custom hand-stitched flower garland and mini bell. Limited edition of 75.
“In the cage is a bear. What’s he doing in there? Locked inside, no room to play. On this lovely summer day! It’s a bear… It’s a Bear in a Cage™”
A24 has shared this brand new trailer for Ari Aster’s “Scandinavian folk horror film”, Midsommar, starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor as a young American couple with a troubled relationship on the brink of falling apart. This relationship is about to be tested further when they embark on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. You see, the insular villagers only celebrate Midsommar every 90 years, and this land of eternal sunlight is about to take a sinister turn…
“It’s sort of a crazy festival… Special ceremonies and dressing up… Sounds fun.”
In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they’ve been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown.
“You despised I Stand Alone. You hated Irreversible. You loathed Enter the Void. You cursed Love. Now try Climax.”
The new official poster for A24’s Midsommar, from Ari Aster – director of Hereditary – has been released and I’m psyched up for when it arrives in cinemas 3 July. Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn…