For “Smile” Star Sosie Bacon, Horror Genre Runs in the Family

Cinematic terror is something of a family business for Sosie Bacon, the lead in Paramount Pictures’ terrifying horror thriller Smile. Her father, Kevin Bacon, has appeared in several iconic genre films, including Stir of Echoes, Flatliners, and the all-time classic Friday the 13th. “My dad is  a big scary movie fan, so I gained an appreciation for them early …

Director Says “Smile” a Horror Film That Feels Like a Panic Attack

Some horror movies aim to subtly spook audiences. Others try to make viewers squirm in their seats. But filmmaker Parker Finn had a far more ambitious goal in mind when he set out to write and direct his debut feature, Smile. “I wanted to make a movie that felt like a sustained panic attack from start …

Go Inside the Making of “Smile” With New Featurette for the Horror Film

Evil has a brand new face in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming horror-thriller Smile.  Go behind-the-scenes with writer-director Parker Finn, star Sosie Bacon and the cast of Smile as they discuss the creation of the psychological terror in the newly released featurette “It’s Smiling at Me” which may viewed below: About Smile  After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, …

Thomas Doherty, the Mysterious Lord of the Manor in “The Invitation”

Scottish actor Thomas Doherty (HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot) stars as Walter, the lord of the manor holding court over the wedding events in Columbia Pictures’ terrifying horror-thriller The Invitation (now showing in Philippine cinemas). Watch the film’s trailer In the film, after the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a …

“Smile” Announced as the Opening Night Film at Fantastic Fest 2022

August 17, 2022 — Paramount Pictures’ terrifying new horror feature “Smile” is set to make its world premiere as the Opening Night Film at the Fantastic Fest 2022, running from September 22nd – 29th in Austin, Texas. To mark the announcement, Paramount has unveiled the main poster art for Smile which may be seen below. Smile has been described as …

Nathalie Emmanuel Attends the Wedding of Her Nightmares in “The Invitation”

Emmy-nominated actress Nathalie Emmanuel is best known for her remarkable performance in the role of Missandei in the critically acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. She also made a mark as Ramsey in the seventh and eighth installments of the blockbuster film series Fast and the Furious. Now, Emmanuel stars in the lead role of Evie in Columbia …

First reality horror movie ‘Kuta’ explores the mystical Mt. Banahaw

What if you have a chance to win P500,000 just by vlogging? But the catch is… your vlog or video blog must catch a ghost on camera. Would you still grab it? Kuta is the first reality horror movie in the Philippines produced by ECL Multimedia Productions. The film stars Buboy Villar, Krissy Achino, Nico …

Jordan Peele transcends sci-fi horror genre with ‘Nope’

Filmmaker Jordan Peele, also known for Get Out and Us that disrupted and redefined the horror genre, reinvents the sci-fi horror genre this time in his latest film Nope. Shot with large-format and IMAX cameras, Peele, along with the film’s director of photography Hoyte Van Hoytema (whose work includes Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Tenet) teamed up …

‘Nope’ director Jordan Peele rewrites script for Fil-Puerto Rican actor Brandon Perea

Brandon Perea, born from a Filipino mother and Puerto Rican father is an affirmative rising star in his his latest film role in Jordan Peele’s horror thriller “Nope” alongside established Hollywood actors Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. From the movie’s world premiere, Perea received rave reviews for his performance as one of the …

“The Invitation” — Horror Told From a Female Perspective

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson directs Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller The Invitation starring Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious 7 & 8). Watch the film’s trailer: Thompson made her feature writer-directorial debut with The Light of the Moon, which won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at SXSW. The film holds a 97% Rotten …