Exclusive: Robert Englund scares new nightmare for Gen-Y in ‘Last Showing’

Robert Englund scares up a new nightmare in 2014's 'Last Showing'.

Robert Englund scares up a new nightmare in 2014’s ‘Last Showing’.

You thought you were safe from the nightmares on Elm Street…well  not anymore!

2014 Freddy Krueger promo

The man of your dreams (Robert Englund) returns THIS HALLOWEEN — (YES 2014!) — to cause new nightmares for Gen-Y in new psycho-chiller ‘Last Showing’.

Last Showing Art Promo

I know I’m THRILLED!

Plot centers around Stuart Lloyd — a cinema projectionist ‘Lifer’ played by Englund who goes out exacting revenge on the new gen of movie-goers when he’s laid off at the multiplex due to his outdated skill set.

Robert Englund Last Showing still promo

Using CCTV cams, Stuart creates his own Horror film using real people he ‘stalks’ off the street for a very *special* midnight  screening…

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‘Last Showing’ was recently acquired by SONY Pictures Home Entertainment for a UK release — BUT: RUMOR HAS IT ALL U.S. territories have also been acquired — sooo…here’s hoping this new nightmare SCARES AUDIENCES BACK INTO THEATRES.

I know I’m THERE!

Written & directed by Phil Hawkins —  starring ‘Horror Legend” Robert Englund (aka: Freddy Krueger) — Brit actors Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) & Emily Berrington (24, The White Queen) — ‘The Last Showing’ hits London screens as the OFFICIAL SELECTION AT FRIGHTFEST ON AUGUST 22ND (!!!)  and world-wide screens on VOD August 25th followed by DVD in November -December.

Frightfest Promo for Last Showing

*Frightfest 2014 runs August 21-25 @ ONE OF MY FAVE LONDON CINEMAS:  Vue West End Cinema Leicester Square.

Until then…check out the sweet trailer:

 

 

 

‘Gravity’ Leads BAFTA Noms by Trace De La Torre

20140108-010841.jpg   Los Angeles — KUDOS to “Gravity” for leading the pack with 11 BAFTA noms — followed by 10 each for “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” — “Captain Phillips” earned 9 noms.

The BAFTAs will be hosted by the AMAZING Stephen Fry on Feb. 16th at London’s Royal Opera House.

And the nominees are…

•BEST FILM
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen.
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman.
-PHILOMENA: Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward.

•OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón.
-MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM: Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson.
-PHILOMENA: Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope.
-RUSH: Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan.
-SAVING MR. BANKS: John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith.
-THE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan.

•OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
-COLIN CARBERRY (Writer)
-GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) ‘Good Vibrations’.
-KELLY MARCEL (Writer) ‘Saving Mr. Banks’.
-KIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) ‘Kelly + Victor’.
-PAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) ‘For Those in Peril’.
-SCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) ‘Shell’.

•FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
-THE ACT OF KILLING: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen.
-BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR: Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval.
-THE GREAT BEAUTY: Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima.
-METRO MANILA: Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier.
-WADJDA: (MY FAVORITE!!!)
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul.

•DOCUMENTARY
-THE ACT OF KILLING: Joshua Oppenheimer.
-THE ARMSTRONG LIE: Alex Gibney.
-BLACKFISH: Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
-TIM’S VERMEER: Teller, Penn Villette, Farley Ziegler.
-WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS: Alex Gibney.

•ANIMATED FILM
-DESPICABLE ME 2: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin.
-FROZEN: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee.
-MONSTERS UNIVERSITY: Dan Scanlon.

•DIRECTOR
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Steve McQueen.
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: David O. Russell.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Paul Greengrass.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón.
-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Martin Scorsese.

•ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.
-BLUE JASMINE: Woody Allen.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón.
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.
-NEBRASKA: Bob Nelson.

•ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: John Ridley.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Richard LaGravenese.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Billy Ray.
-PHILOMENA: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope.
-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Terence Winter.

•LEADING ACTOR
-BRUCE DERN: Nebraska.
-CHIWETEL EJIOFOR: 12 Years a Slave.
-CHRISTIAN BALE: American Hustle.
-LEONARDO DICAPRIO: The Wolf of Wall Street.
-TOM HANKS: Captain Phillips.

•LEADING ACTRESS
-AMY ADAMS: American Hustle.
-CATE BLANCHETT: Blue Jasmine.
-EMMA THOMPSON: Saving Mr. Banks.
-JUDI DENCH: Philomena.
-SANDRA BULLOCK: Gravity.

•SUPPORTING ACTOR
-BARKHAD ABDI: Captain Phillips.
-BRADLEY COOPER: American Hustle.
-DANIEL BRÜHL: Rush.
-MATT DAMON: Behind the Candelabra.
-MICHAEL FASSBENDER: 12 Years a Slave.

•SUPPORTING ACTRESS
-JENNIFER LAWRENCE: American Hustle.
-JULIA ROBERTS: August: Osage County.
-LUPITA NYONG’O: 12 Years a Slave.
-OPRAH WINFREY: The Butler.
-SALLY HAWKINS: Blue Jasmine.

•ORIGINAL MUSIC
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Hans Zimmer.
-THE BOOK THIEF: John Williams.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Henry Jackman.
-GRAVITY: Steven Price.
-SAVING MR. BANKS: Thomas Newman.

•CINEMATOGRAPHY
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Sean Bobbitt.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Barry Ackroyd.
-GRAVITY: Emmanuel Lubezki.
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: Bruno Delbonnel.
-NEBRASKA: Phedon Papamichael.

•EDITING
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Joe Walker.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Christopher Rouse.
-GRAVITY: Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger.
-RUSH: Dan Hanley, Mike Hill.
-THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: Thelma Schoonmaker.

•PRODUCTION DESIGN
-12 YEARS A SLAVE: Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker.
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Howard Cummings.
-GRAVITY: Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard.
-THE GREAT GATSBY: (MY FAVORITE!!!) Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn.

•COSTUME DESIGN
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Michael Wilkinson.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Ellen Mirojnick.
-THE GREAT GATSBY: Catherine Martin.
-THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: Michael O’Connor.
-SAVING MR. BANKS: Daniel Orlandi.

•MAKE UP & HAIR
-AMERICAN HUSTLE: Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell.
-BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin.
-THE BUTLER: Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal.
-THE GREAT GATSBY: Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn.
-THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: Peter Swords King, *Richard Taylor* (!!!) Rick Findlater.

•SOUND
-ALL IS LOST: Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur.
-CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney.
-GRAVITY: Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro.
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
RUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse.

•SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
-GRAVITY: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny.
-THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds.
-IRON MAN 3: Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick.
-PACIFIC RIM: Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner.
-STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett.

•BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
-EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE: Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor.
-I AM TOM MOODY: Ainslie Henderson.
-SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES: James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa.

•BRITISH SHORT FILM
-ISLAND QUEEN: Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema.
-KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim.
-ORBIT EVER AFTER: Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles.
-ROOM 8: James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner.
-SEA VIEW: Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot.

•THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (Public Vote)
DANE DEHAAN
GEORGE MACKAY
LUPITA NYONG’O
WILL POULTER
LÉA SEYDOUX

•NOMS PER FILM [40 FILMS]:
12 Years a Slave 10
The Act of Killing 2
All Is Lost 1
American Hustle 10
The Armstrong Lie 1
August: Osage County 1
Behind the Candelabra 5
Blackfish 1
Blue Is the Warmest Colour 1
Blue Jasmine 3
The Book Thief 1
The Butler 2
Captain Phillips 9
Despicable Me 2 1
For Those in Peril 1
Frozen 1
Good Vibrations 1
Gravity 11
The Great Beauty 1
The Great Gatsby 3

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2
Inside Llewyn Davis 3
The Invisible Woman 1
Iron Man 3 1
Kelly + Victor 1
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 1
Metro Manila 1
Monsters University 1
Nebraska 3
Pacific Rim 1
Philomena 4
Rush 4
Saving Mr. Banks 5
The Selfish Giant 1
Shell 1
Star Trek Into Darkness 1
Tim’s Vermeer 1
Wadjda 1
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks 1
The Wolf of Wall Street 4

CONGRATS EVERYONE & GOOD LUCK!!!

FILTH is Good! Tops ‘Trainspotting’ by Trace De La Torre

Filth 11 RAT! It’s hard to believe there could ever be a film that tops Danny Boyle’s 1996 ‘Trainspotting’ as far as unapologetic FILTH goes — but Director Jon S. Baird’s ‘Filth’ does just that in his current film release starring Scottish actor James McAvoy.

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Recently preemed in Edinburgh on Sept. 27th — Scottish audiences showed up in force at theatres knocking out cult classic ‘Trainspotting’ (starring Ewan McGregor) numbers  — $150,000 ($94, 460 in 1996 money) — by nearly double on its opening weekend earning $250,000 at the Scottish Box Office.

Filmed in Edinburgh and Glasgow, ‘Filth’ probes the deteriorating psyche of a damaged man who completely loses his moral compass.

Adapted from the novel by the same name and penned by Scottish writer  — Irvine Welsh — (also penned ‘Trainspotting’) ‘Filth’ sees James McAvoy play against type as depraved Police Officer — Bruce Robertson — indulging in the basest of pleasures — cocaine, alcohol, sexual abuse, mind games — in order to better his chances of winning a much sought after promotion to Detective Inspector and to fill the void left after his wife abandons him, taking their child with her.

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Left to console himself with all these blind, pure, unadulterated pleasures, Bruce fully channels his Machiavellian energy into scheming and undermining the competition at work who set out to solve a racially charged murder case in which Bruce may or may not have played a role in.

Despising his colleagues, Boss, and obsessed with his wife, in time it becomes more evident that Bruce is a drug addicted socio-path suffering from Bipolar Disorder whose mental decline leads to an ultimate breakdown that exposes a twist ending to this sordid tale.

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Also starring Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, and James’ sister — Joy McAvoy — taking a turn as ‘Estelle’ — Filth’ definitely packs a punch.

With no American distributor — YET — early rave reviews predict high box office earnings this weekend when it hits the rest of UK screens — TOMORROW — Oct. 4th.

The depravity of Bruce’s character is bound to make you squirm in your seat — you have been warned.

Here’s a look at the Trailer:

Joe Eszterhas to Head 2013 London Screenwriters’ Fest — by Trace De La Torre

Prolific. Irascible. Legendary. — Joe Eszterhas to headline the ‘2013 London Screenwriters’ Fest’ for 3 days at the prestigious – Regents University School of Drama, Film & Media – a world centre for the media & creative industries located in Regents Park (one of the most popular Royal Parks in London).

Here’s a look at some of Eszterhas’ best known films — along with the Theatrical Trailer of his 1995 psycho-sexual thriller & MY FAVE: Jade — starring: Linda Fiorentino, David Caruso, & Chazz Palminteri.

Joe Eszterhas

‘JADE’ 1995 Theatrical Trailer:

London Screenwriters’ Fest runs October 25th – 27th   www.LondonScreenwritersFestival.com