FUN SIZE HORROR Film #7: Josh C. Waller’s “The Collection”

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This is it, our very last Fun Size Horror short film.  We’ve caught a late-night sacred ceremony, heard voices, seen what happens when you pop in the Ninja Masters IV: The Possession VHS, watched two zombie apocalypse survivors go head-to-head, seen a hand with a face on it puke up bad eggs and experienced the wrath of Mr. Hendrix, but now it’s time to find out what horrors Lance Reddick is capable of in “The Collection,” a short about a young woman who’s thrilled to do a modeling session with a famous photographer (Reddick).

This one comes from Josh C. Waller who made his feature directorial debut with Raze starring Zoe Bell.  He’s also behind the crime drama McCanick with David Morse, Cory Monteith and Mike Vogel and is also busy developing three new projects – a genre-bending action film, another about what it takes to save a crumbling marriage and an action-comedy within a formerly exploitative sub-genre as well.  Hit the jump to check out what Waller’s capable of in his Fun Size Horror segment, “The Collection.”

New to Blu-ray: LINCOLN, JURASSIC PARK, KILLING THEM SOFLTY, and More

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Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

Hit the jump for details on the extras included on the aforementioned Blu-rays.

Weekend Box Office: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, SKYFALL and LINCOLN Claim Top Three for Third Week in a Row

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Box office rankings were frozen in time this weekend as the top three films remained unchanged for a third straight frame. Once again, top honors went to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, closely followed by Skyfall.  Spielberg’s Lincoln claimed third. There were also two new releases, though neither hailed from a major studio. The Weinstein Co.’s Killing Them Softly had the most promise, but not even Brad Pitt’s presence could push the drama to $10 million on this notoriously low-grossing weekend.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Breaking Dawn Part 2 $17,400,000 $254.5
2.  Skyfall $17,000,000 $246
3.  Lincoln $13,509,000 $83.6
4.  Rise of the Guardians $13,500,000 $48.9
5.  Life of Pi $12,000,000 $48.3
6.  Wreck-It Ralph $7,020,000 $158.2
7.  Killing Them Softly $7,000,000 $7
8.  Red Dawn $6,550,000 $31.3
9.  Flight $4,140,000 $81.5
10.  The Collection
$3,400,000 $3.4

Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick Talk THE COLLECTION, Surviving a Horror Shoot, What Attracted Them to the Film and More

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Opening this weekend is The Collection.  The film is a sequel to 2009′s The Collector and centers on returning survivor Arkin (Josh Stewart), who is coerced into helping a team of mercenaries rescue a young woman, Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick), after she is captured by The Collector.  The first movie was a lean, ruthless horror-thriller; this time around the characters are thrust into a brutal action-horror with a broader scale, bigger guns, and buckets of blood.

At the L.A. press day I sat down with co-stars Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick.  We talked about the most difficult scenes to shoot, the satisfaction of surviving a horror film shoot, the grander scale of the second film, being afraid to watch their own movie, what makes Elena a standout horror heroine, what drew them to the project, and their memories of working with David Fincher.  Check out the full transcript after the jump. 

Writer/Director Marcus Dunstan and Co-Writer Patrick Melton Talk THE COLLECTION, Shooting on 35mm, Turning THE COLLECTOR on Its Head, and More

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Opening this weekend is The Collection.  The film is a sequel to 2009′s The Collector and centers on returning survivor Arkin (Josh Stewart), who is coerced into helping a team of mercenaries rescue a young woman, Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick), after she is captured by The Collector.  The first movie was a lean, ruthless horror-thriller; this time around the characters are thrust into a brutal action-horror with a broader scale, bigger guns, and buckets of blood.

At the L.A. Press day, I sat down with writer/director Marcus Dunstan and writer Patrick Melton.  We talked about how the sequel makes a complete 180 from its predecessor, why 35mm was their medium of choice, their approach to the action-horror sub-genre, bringing back Josh Stewart as Arkin, why they opted for practical effects, and more.  Check out a transcript of the full interview after the jump.

First Trailer and Banner for Horror Film THE COLLECTION

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The first trailer and poster banner for the horror film The Collection have been released.  Written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Saw IV, V, VI, and 3D) and directed by Dunstan, the sequel to 2009′s The Collector centers on a woman who is abducted by a psychopathic killer and taken to a hotel that he has transformed into his own private maze.  Her wealthy father hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her with the help of the only man to have ever escaped the killer’s lair.  The trailer looks like it could be pretty fun, but it’s quite similar to the set up of the Saw films.  The clip opens with a terrifying rave trap and there are murderous booby traps rigged throughout the killer’s house that look to do some serious damage.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the banner.  The film stars Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), and Christopher McDonaldThe Collection will have its world premiere this weekend at Fantastic Fest and is set for release on November 30th.

Fantastic Fest Announces Final Wave of Films Including the World Premiere of THE COLLECTION

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We’ve already seen two waves of film announcements for the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, including Dredd 3D, Room 237, The Shining, Looper, Sinister, The ABCs of Death, and Red Dawn as the festival’s closing film.  Now the festival has announced the final wave of films including the world premiere of the horror film The Collection. This final wave of films also includes Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, the remake of Pusher, and the bizarre World War II film Danger 5.

Hit the jump to check out the press release, which includes the full final wave of film announcements.  The 2012 Fantastic Fest will take place September 20 – 27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse.

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