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I have worked with children on horror films/thrillers and, having found no official guidelines from SAG other than payment policies such as Coogan's Law, I have usually employed a number of tactics. Firstly, I'll go over the scene and storyboard very carefully with the child's parents/guardians (although this isn't always constructive as many parents will ...
A fun example from "The Shining": Because Danny Lloyd was so young and since it was his first acting job, Stanley Kubrick was highly protective of the child. During the shooting of the movie, Lloyd was under the impression that the film he was making was a drama, not a horror movie. He only realized the truth seven years later, when, aged 13, he ...
Elm Street is one of the most common street names in the United States. If you exclude numbers (because numbers in a title are strongly connoted to having several in a series, whether it's streets or movies), the most common names are Park, Main, Oak, Pine, Maple, Cedar, Elm. So “Elm Street” has a “generic street” feel to it. In fiction, Elm and Pine have ...
The editing, filming techniques, and set attitude can seriously change the perception of what is actually going on. In various horror movie "behind the scenes" (last I can think of is Sam Raimi commentary on Evil Dead), it seems like casts for horror flicks are very upbeat and everybody is having fun. With many horror films it's only once the scenes are ...
I've always seen it as just a very generic suburban name. There's a complete difference in tone and setting between (for example) A Nightmare on 5th Ave, A Nightmare in the Bronx, and a nightmare in peaceful suburbia. To my knowledge there's nothing deeper to it, and my guess is that it just helps set the tone.
That is one of four stories in Twilight Zone: The Movie from 1983. As IMDB plot summary describes: "a young woman on the road gives a ride to a mysterious 10-year-old boy to his house and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy's imagination."
It sounds like the third segment of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie - A despondent artist named Preston (played by James Remar) witnesses a gruesome murder by a gargoyle-like monster. The monster gets Preston to swear to never speak of what he saw in exchange for a promise to spare his life. After making the promise, Preston meets a beautiful ...
The wiki page says that maybe a 1968 student film project made by students of Craven's at Clarkson University inspired the movies. The student film parodied contemporary horror movies, and was filmed along Elm Street in Potsdam, New York. I'm not sure if it's true or not, maybe it was just for the tone, like Stephan Muller said.
TV Tropes provides a good starting point on the subject: An entity often seen in Japanese horror movies is a ghost, usually that of a young woman, with long, stringy black hair that covers her face, clad in a white burial kimono or shroud. Her face itself is often quite ghastly to look upon. This is actually a type of ghost known as an onryo, the ...
Yes and no. Raimi and co wanted to make a film, but felt that going for a comedy wasn't a great idea - and after doing their research at the local drive-in, knew that horror was the way to go. They made a short horror promo, Within the Woods, and the positive reaction they got from this propelled the development and shooting of Evil Dead. Even though they ...
Sounds like Prince of Darkness (1987) by John Carpenter. Wikipedia's description matches the details you remember, including the creepy ending: At the end of the film, Marsh has the recurring dream again, except now an apparently possessed Danforth is the figure emerging from the building. Marsh appears to awaken, rolling over to find a gruesomely ...
The movie you are looking for is called Triangle (2009) starring Melissa George Those are not the bodies of herself but of Sally played by Rachael Carpani.
It's worth noting that mirrors (and any other reflective material for that matter) are a well-used narrative tool for presenting the duality of characters on screen, whether they are protagonists or antagonists (or, more likely, somewhere in between). As DForck42 has already pointed out, there are many urban legends and stories connected to mirrors as well ...
Ghost stories and mirrors have shared some common ground. Take the Bloody Mary urban legend (turn the lights off and say "Bloody Mary" three times and her ghost will come rip your eyes out). Some mirror urban legends I can't find a good list, but there are a few ghost stories and urban legends tied to mirrors.
I think you are referring to the people under the stairs, imdb link also. This started with some kids who enter a house and are then pursued by a deranged brother/sister/man//wife, the brother wearing a creepy gimp outfit, the film played on the actors roles in Twin Peaks at the time if I remember correctly. links to some images
The movie you are looking for is probably Infested. I have seen it and I remembered the song("Da Da Da" by Trio). It does not say anything about zombies in the description, but I think that this is the one. I will edit my answer later to provide a trailer or some video. EDIT Here is also the trailer(thanks to VoT): ...
I think you are talking about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. But this just has a couple moving into a house. Not exactly a group of friends But the fireplace and the big headed creatures remind me of this Here is the trailer in which the trolls turn up in the end.
I have also worked on film sets and I concur with @Nobby. I think a larger point, though, is that situations are generally only “scary” when actors are in character. For example consider Halloween. An adult dressed like a corpse and covered in bruise makeup and fake blood isn’t scary to most children if she’s chatting and laughing and walking around as if ...
I'm almost certain it comes down to parent permission and what they are comfortable allowing the child to see when working with the directors. Some are naturally more lenient than others while I'm sure some are only allowed on set to film their scenes and they never get to see what they filmed after post-production because of it being too graphic. (The ...
Could it be Hellgate from 1990? From the IMDb synopsis: A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her seduce any young man that comes to visit the small town and ...
This sounds to me like Hostel: Part 2. The three main characters (all female) go to a local Harvest Festival. One of them, Lorna, gets intoxicated and goes for a boat ride with a nice guy. He ends up kidnapping her and selling her to a woman who ends up killing her and using her blood for a bath.
There have been many films based on Richard Connell's 1924 story, "The Most Dangerous Game", from 1932 to the present. The buggies/motorbikes in this one would seem to make it relatively recent, so I'm going to guess that you're thinking of Surviving the Game (1994). This user review describes the plot in some detail; it seems to coincide with what the ...
The movie is Into the Mirror(Geoul sokeuro), 2003, The Hollywood version of it is Mirrors, 2008 Into the Mirror (Hangul: 거울 속으로) is a 2003 South Korean horror film about a series of grisly deaths in a department store, all involving mirrors, and the troubled detective who investigates them. It was the debut film of director Kim Sung-ho. ...
Sounds like the excellent Brain Damage. Here's an image from the bathroom scene: and here's the "creepy snake" from his ear (it's not a snake): NSFW - Gore
This sounds a bit like Naked Lunch. From one of the user reviews: It's a ride, a drug-induced nightmare full of horribly funny visions (the sort of visions that artists used centuries ago to represent hell). Anuses talk. Aliens sip alcohol in bars. People get impaled. Typewriters turn into bugs. Liquids ooze.
Here's the original 1961 episode of Twilight Zone, also on IMDB. I recall the actor who played the boy went on to star as Will Robinson in Lost In Space. IMDB confirms, actor Bill Mumy. I recall the boy had a line while foisting his evil on some helpless guy "You're a bad man! You're a very bad man!" as the guy dies a slow painful death or something. ...
"House of Blood" (AKA "Chain Reaction") from 2006 contains most of these elements, right up to the vague demonic nature of the cannibal family attacking the escaped convicts in the cabin. They seem to be more like zombies, or vampires. You can watch the trailer HERE.
It should be Madhouse (2004 film). It matches you description. In the movie main protagonist is an psychiatric intern comes to Madhouse where mysterious murders take place and have a unexpected twisted ending as psychiatric intern turned out to be a split-personality-disorder with a killer second personality. Movie also have some cell for most dangerous ...
Your recollection matches a section of the IMDb synopsis for House (1986). There are too many details to quote it all, but it mentions the father seeing his son behind a mirror in a painting, breaking the real mirror, entering "another dimension" where there is water, rescuing his son from monsters and emerging through a swimming pool.
You watched Hellraiser: Hellworld. The youngsters Chelsea, Allison, Derrick and Mike are grieving the suicide of their friend Adam, who became obsessed with an internet game called Hellworld. Their former friend Jake blames the group since they have not stopped playing the game even when Adam was unstable. When they receive an invitation to a Hellworld ...
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