This week will see a number of indie projects open in select theaters across the country. The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a mystery thriller from horror director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) surrounding a psychologist working with a boy young boy who suffers after a near-fatal fall. The film was penned by actor Max Minghella (The Social Network, The Ides of March), whose late father Anthony was an Oscar-winning screenwriter responsible for such gems as The English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Jamie Dornan (Marie Antionette, Fifty Shades of Grey), Aiden Longworth (Cut Bank, Hector and the Search for Happiness), Sarah Gadon (The Amazing Spider-Man, Enemy), and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Exodus: Gods and Kings) star in the film, which is based on a novel by Liz Jensen. Continue reading →
Some recent buzz has been going around the horror movie scene about a renewed interest in the Jeepers Creepers series from director Victor Salva. The original film was released in 2001 and starred Justin Long and Gina Phillips as siblings driving across country on their way home when they come across the Creeper dumping some bodies down a drainage pipe and become his new prey. Jeepers Creepers 2 came out in 2003, and both films combined earned a total of around $120 million worldwide, but since the second film was released to (as I recall) disappointed audiences, another installment was halted or shelved from production. Time has done another number on movie-goers and a renewed interest in the series may mean a third movie coming some time in the future, although there is no telling how soon at this point; this is all in spite of a statement from director Salva, who has stated that he has actually finished a full day of shooting on a third project, but nothing is moving forward without a complete script, cast, or go-ahead for further production. The first two films were released through MGM and United Artist, so maybe they’ll get behind Salva for a third movie, but as I said before, nothing is set in stone.