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Eli Roth Agrees With Tarantino About ‘It Follows’

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Last month, New York Magazine and Vulture published a lengthy interview with Quentin Tarantino in which the filmmaker spoke about a great many topics. Among them was this year’s indie horror hit It Follows.

The director noted that he really liked the film, adding, “It was the best premise I’ve seen in a horror film in a long, long, long time. It’s one of those movies that’s so good you get mad at it for not being great.”

 

Tarantino’s comments got a lot of attention, and Vulture later published more of what he said:

He [writer-director David Robert Mitchell] could have kept his mythology straight. He broke his mythology left, right, and center. We see how the bad guys are: They’re never casual. They’re never just hanging around. They’ve always got that one look, and they always just progressively move toward you. Yet in the movie theater, the guy thinks he sees the woman in the yellow dress, and the girl goes, “What woman?” Then he realizes that it’s the follower. So he doesn’t realize it’s the follower upon just looking at her? She’s just standing in the doorway of the theater, smiling at him, and he doesn’t immediately notice her? You would think that he, of anybody, would know how to spot those things as soon as possible. We spotted them among the extras.

The movie keeps on doing things like that, not holding on to the rules that it sets up. Like, okay, you can shoot the bad guys in the head, but that just works for ten seconds? Well, that doesn’t make any fucking sense. What’s up with that? And then, all of a sudden, the things are aggressive and they’re picking up appliances and throwing them at people? Now they’re strategizing? That’s never been part of it before. I don’t buy that the thing is getting clever when they lower him into the pool. They’re not clever.

Also, there’s the gorgeously handsome geeky boy — and everyone’s supposed to be ignoring that he’s gorgeous, because that’s what you do in movies — that kid obviously has no problem having sex with her and putting the thing on his trail. He’s completely down with that idea. So wouldn’t it have been a good idea for her to fuck that guy before she went into the pool, so then at least two people could see the thing? It’s not like she’d have been tricking him into it. It’s what I would’ve done.

Filmmaker and Tarantino collaborator Eli Roth, who’s The Green Inferno hits U.S. theaters this week, did a reddit AMA this afternoon.

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Someone asked him what he thought about It Follows. He backed up Tarantino’s comments, responding:

Awesome but I agree with what Quentin said. I wished it followed its own logic. He should call it “It Follows (but not its own rules during the pool and movie theater scenes). Love the director though. I’m just nipicking (sic) it now in retrospect, I loved it.

While to fans of the movie it ultimately doesn’t really matter what either of these guys or anyone else thought of the movie, it is interesting that the movie has inspired so much discussion, including among notable filmmakers. Besides, they both say they liked the film, and praise from Tarantino and Roth has to feel pretty good if you’re director David Robert Mitchell.

Mitchell, by the way, did his own reddit AMA earlier this year, and offered up his own explanation (sort of) of the film.

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Linda Hamilton Says She Is Done With Character Sarah Connor And ‘Terminator’ Franchise

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This may be disappointing for fans of the franchise. Actor Linda Hamilton stated in an interview with Business Insider that “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say…”. She starred in 3 of the 6 Terminator films. Check out more of what she said in the interview below.

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She stated that: “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say. The story’s been told, and it’s been done to death. Why anybody would relaunch it is a mystery to me. But I know our Hollywood world is built on relaunches right now.” (source Business Insider)

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The Terminator first debuted in 1984 and was a success. The film went on to make $78.3M on a $6.4M budget. It went on to earn a rare 100% Critic and 89% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to a sequel titled Terminator 2: Judgement Day that debuted in 1991 that was an even bigger success than the first film. It went on to make an estimated $520.9M on a $100M budget. It earned a 91% Critic and 95% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to several more sequels titled Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). It would also produce a tv series titled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles that debuted in 2008. It produced 2 seasons before being canceled in 2009.

Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

While this may be disappointing news, it may be for the best as the last film was a box office flop. Are you disappointed by the news and do you think that it’s best to let the franchise rest? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailer for the last film below.

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Lionsgate Reportedly Remaking ‘American Psycho’ And ‘The Dead Zone’

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This is definitely controversial news to horror fans. In a report from Dexerto, Insider Jeff Sneider tweeted that Lionsgate is looking to do a modern day American Psycho film and has interest in remaking The Dead Zone. Check out his tweets and more about the films below.

American Psycho first debuted in 2000 and was a hit with critics and audiences. It currently sits at 68% Critic and 85% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make $34.3M on a $7M budget. It has since gained a huge cult following. A direct to video sequel titled American Psycho 2 debuted in 2002 and was a major flop. It received an 11% Critic and 18% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Dead Zone first debuted in theaters in 1983 and was a huge hit with critics and audiences. It went on to receive 89% Critic and 77% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make an estimated $20.8M on an estimated $10M budget. There would also be a The Dead Zone TV show that debuted in 2002 and was a big hit with critics and audiences as well. It went on to receive 77% Critic and 88% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It would produce a total of 6 seasons before being canceled in 2007.

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Movie Scene from The Dead Zone (1983)

One thing that can ease your cravings for more American Psycho is a comic series that you can read more about here. Do you think they should remake these films or leave them alone? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailers for American Psycho and The Dead Zone below.

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Doug Bradley Wants To Play Pinhead Again In A ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ Movie Adaptation

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This is exciting news for fans of the actor and the franchise. In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Doug Bradley says, I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. Check out more of what he says in the interview below.

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Doug Bradley says, “I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. I’ve never said I’m retired from it. I’m sensible about these things, too. I was in my mid-30s when I first played the character, and I was just turning 50 when I played him the last time. I ain’t in that age range anymore. I’m now in my 70th year, and to some extent, I think special effects makeup is a younger man’s game.”

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Then, when talking about a movie adaptation of The Scarlet Gospels, he says “If we did that, we could maybe present an older Pinhead to be aware of the fact that I am the age I am, that time and gravity does what time and gravity does. An older, darker Pinhead would intrigue me, one not so much in love with the flippant one-liners and the witty comebacks and so forth.”

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The Scarlet Gospels is a novel written by Clive Barker that was published in 2015. It served as a continuation of his novel The Hellbound Heart and the Harry D’Amour stories. The book followed the story of the Hell Priest, the demonic Cenobite nicknamed “Pinhead”, and his efforts to gain power. Occult detective Harry D’Amour must journey into Hell to rescue his friend and stop the Hell Priest’s plans.”

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While Bradley does state he is too old for the role, The Scarlet Gospels follows an older pinhead which would work perfectly for the actor. Are you excited about the news of him playing the character again if this adaptation happens? Let us know in the comments below.

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