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Review: Supernatural Thriller '+1' Is Not A Party You'll Want To Be Invited To

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 22, 2013 11:04 AM
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It’s the end of the world and the kids can’t stop partying in “+1,” the new horror whatzit from director Dennis Iliadis. Not that you’d know it from the reactions of the characters involved in this slightly off-center genre picture, all young partygoers who may or may not be emblematic of the youth of today. When it’s emphasized that there is danger afoot, their drunken cries to keep the music playing bellow in unison. God help us if Iliadis actually does have his finger on the pulse of Generation iPod, or whatever they’re ironically (post-ironically?) calling themselves. And get them off our lawn.

John Carpenter To Direct Comic Adaptation 'Darkchylde'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2010 9:26 AM
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First Look At 'Trespass'; New Films From Jennifer Lynch, Dennis Iliadis & Niels Arden OplevEven though "Fangland" with Hilary Swank seems to have fallen apart, John Carpenter seems well on his way with a new project, an adaptation of the comic "Darkchylde." Created by Randy Queen, the comics follow "a young girl named Ariel Chylde who regularly sheds her skin and turns into her deepest, darkest nightmares." Richard Taylor of WETA recently dropped some test footage from the film (which you can watch below) and indicated they hope to get things going on the film within the year. We've never really paid much attention to the comic, and considering Carpenter hasn't made a film worth caring about in over a decade (this year's "The Ward" was dead-on-arrival at TIFF) we're finding it difficult to muster up too much excitement about this one. But in case dorks start complaining about the CGI in the WETA clip, it's test footage guys, nothing close to final, so relax.

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