Your Facebook Posts Could End Up Inside Emmy Rossum’s New Horror Movie –


Your Facebook Posts Could End Up Inside Emmy Rossum’s New Horror Movie –

Yesterday, I blogged about Frances Ford Coppola and his new interactive upcoming Gothic movie, Twixt.  Well, looks like he’s not the only one.  DJ Caruso, the man that brought us I Am Number Four, Eagle Eye and Disturbia is calling his upcoming move, Inside, the “first interactive social horror film experience,” and is promising that Facebook and Twitter users can play their own role in dictating the plot of the film. One of them will even be lucky enough to land themselves a cameo role.”  Interesting….

Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow), plays Christina who finds herself trapped in a room with a laptop.  She uses social media to try to find help and get rescued.  And before you say anything, the internet connection is untraceable, so she can’t get help that way.  And we the audience, and here’s the exciting part,get to take part:  Starting on July 25th one piece of the film will be released every couple of days across different social media platforms. Users will respond to those pieces of the film with tweets, Facebook postings, and other methods. That input will be woven into the film itself to help the Emmy Rossum character unravel her mystery. Then on August 14th, the entire project, with YouTube videos, tweets, and all will be edited together into one single film and released in its entirety.

I gotta say, and no offense to Frances Ford Coppola, but this “interactive” movie certainly captivates the attention better than Twixt.

Here’s the trailer:  

Take Part in the experience:

TIFF ’11: Which Bloody Piece of Art Will Become the Official ‘Twixt’ Poster?!


TIFF ’11: Which Bloody Piece of Art Will Become the Official ‘Twixt’ Poster?!.

Frances Ford Coppola has a new Gothic Horror called Twixt inspired by the gothic horror of Edgar Allen Poe.  Val Kilmer plays a has-been writer on a book tour.  He gets caught up in a small town murder mystery of a young girl.  While in town, he dreams of a young girl who calls herself V. Starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ell Fanning, and interestingly enough, Val’s former spouse, Joanne Whalley.  (btw, I totally loved them together in Willow).

The Good:  Frances Ford Coppola is legendary, Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern and Ell Fanning are solid actors.

The Bad (maybe):  Coppola is taking the movie “on tour”  and making the movie interactive.  It sounds kind of like those choose your own adventure stories from the 80s.  You know, go to page 5 if you choose the left path, go to page 8 if you choose the right.  One path leads to your death, the other continues the story.  But Coppola’s in charge, using a touch pad to select the scenes he wishes to show.  Only certain scenes are 3D.  So far, the consensus with the test panels is that the interactive movie is “glitchy” but interesting.  Side note: I think Coppola’s on to something.  A few more years and we’ll all have Holodecks à la Star Trek.

Upcoming Horror Movies (that look promising)


Well, I don’t know exactly if they are promising or wheether they will actually be any good, nevertheless, I will watch them.

Sequels and Remakes

If a movie is vaguely good we can expect a sequel.  If a movie is really good, we sure as hell can expect a remake sooner or later.  These are the upcoming Sequels and Remakes that I am going to see this year.  Hopefully they are good.  Considering the remakes of the past decade have been pretty darn decent for example, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the revamping of TCM and Halloween.


Don’t be Afraid of the Dark (Aug. 26, 2011)

Remake of a 1973 movie of the same name.  The original is made for t.v.  So yeah, it’s slightly campy, but only slightly.  Pretty darn good for a made for t.v.  Pretty damn good considering it was filmed in two weeks.

The upcoming movie stars Katie Holmes and Guy Pierce.  Already, kinda iffy.  I am not the biggest Katie Holmes fan.  The original story has the main character, a young housewife Sally opening a closed off chimney and inadvertently letting demons loose.  And now they want her soul.  The new movie modernizes this by making Sally a younger girl, and the daughter instead of wife.  This young Sally makes more sense by today’s standards in my opinion.  Also, having more of a family fleshes out the original into a more promising story line(at least I hope so).  The original helpless young wife who just waited for hubby Alex to help her would not fly today.

Fright Night (Aug. 19, 2011)

The original 1985 version is one close to my heart.  I love it.  It’s kinda over-the-top ala Roddy McDowell’s character, an homage to Vincent Price.  But it was a good story and just an overall 80s movie.  

The new version:  Basically Charlie Brewster thinks his neighbor is a vampire.  Same as the original so far.  It’s got decent reviews. And Colin Farrell and Toni Collette are in it.

5nal Destination (Aug. 12, 2011)

First off, love the first two.  Second, it’s pretty annoying to continue to have sequels for movie entitled FINAL.  Oh well.  Pretty sure the premise is the same, Death is after a group of people who cheated him in a series of inventive, sometimes complicated deaths. Word is that it’s better than the 3rd in the series.  Expect the gruesome bar to be raised.

The Thing (Oct. 14, 2011)

The original 1982 version is in my opinion perfect as is.  So I am trying really hard not to go into this new movie with hard feelings.  Before anyone says anything, I am aware that this version is a remake of an even earlier version.  

So the good news is, this isn’t a remake, but a prequel.  But I can’t think of any really good prequels can you?  Big differences with this prequel, is that some ladies are actually in it, and well, the cast is younger.  I’m curious to see this.  Weird side note-should we call this The Thing 2011? It’s unusual that the 1982 and upcoming version have the same name.  Hopefully this lack of imagination isn’t any indication of what to expect from the movie.

Paranormal Activity 3 (who cares, really?)

This movie franchise can go to hell. I was bored to tears by the first and then subjected against my will to the second by a so-called friend.  I am pretty sure someone will sucker me into watching this one as well.  But really people why?  Why? How are you entertained?  Is it the night vision?  I don’t think I will ever get it.