TRAILER AND POSTER HIT FOR HISTORICAL HORROR SHOW ‘THE WITCH’

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The-Witch

Unlike some other filmmakers and film buffs, I wasn’t able to attend Sundance (or any of the big Film Festivals as they cost a stump and a head to get to and into). I reckon the only way I’ll get into one is when (note that I say “when,” not “if”) a film I’ve made gets into one. Enough of my lamentations, however, as I initially had a point. Oh yes, if I’d gone to Sundance, the film on the top of my MUST-SEE list would’ve been THE WITCH, as everything I’ve seen and heard about the film makes it look like one of the creepiest horror tales to come along in some time. It doesn’t hurt that the one of the lines is: “There’s evil in the wood(s).” I’m a sucker for shit like that.

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And then, in the trailer and on the poster, is that black goat (which could very well be a reference to the Devil and/or Lovecraft’s Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat Of The Woods ((though in an intensely literal form as opposed to the shapeshifting being from beyond the stars)))! That thing alone is amazingly wild and horrifying! While the trailer does display a few insane bits, its true mastery is the way in which it sets up the terror and dread that, according to everything I’ve read, permeates this film to a masterful degree. Stay tuned, boils ‘n ghouls, as I’ll continue to report on this film as more comes along. Without further ado, however, here’s the trailer:

SYNOPSIS:

New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children.  When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. In his debut feature, writer/director Robert Eggers painstakingly designs an authentic re-creation of New England — generations before the 1692 trials in Salem — evoking the alluring and terrifying power of the timeless witch myth. Told through the eyes of Thomasin, the teenage daughter (in a star-making performance by Anya Taylor-Joy), and supported by haunting camera work and an ominous score, The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

The Witch features a cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson.

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BRAND NEW TV SPOT FOR RIDLEY SCOTT’S ‘PROMETHEUS’

PROMETHEUS, Directed by Ridley Scott, opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

NEW PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE REVEALS SCOTT RIPPED OFF WHEDON’S SHIP SERENITY

While I’m looking forward to PROMETHEUS as much as the next boil ‘n ghoul, the ship concept and design and, thus, the name of the film, is a complete rip-off of Joss Whedon’s masterful SERENITY. For a while now I’ve been wondering why the ship felt familiar. IT’S BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A FIREFLY CLASS VESSEL from the show FIREFLY and the film version of said show, Serenity. While Prometheus obviously has a completely different storyline, there could be some legal issues at work here if anyone’s actually paying attention. This featurette is specifically about the ship Prometheus and all it’s innards ‘n outtards. Give it a look. If you know anything about Firefly or Serenity, I think you may see more than a few similarities.

The film, Directed by Ridley Scott, opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

RIDLEY SCOTT GIVES MORE DETAIL IN NEWEST PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE

In the latest behind-the-scenes featurette for PROMETHEUS (yeah, yeah, I know, another one), Ridley Scott discusses his vision for the film, stating that he’s thrilled to be directing another sci-fi feature and he can’t wait to “scare the shit out of you.” In addition to scenes of Scott shooting behind the scenes, we’re privy to a few new scenes from the movie due out in just a few weeks. Check out the featurette above.

The film opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

SYNOPSIS:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

2 NEW PROMETHEUS SPOTS HIT THE WEB

As we near ever closer to the release date of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS, a virtual deluge of marketing media has been hitting television and the web. In that fashion, here are 2 new television spots going by the titles “Invitation” and “Explain.” Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

In PROMETHEUS, a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.