Month: October 2023

The Kinky Horror Movie About a Body-Swapping Sex Demon

By Brenna Ehrilch October 28, 2023 IT WAS A moment film nerds could only dream of: Actor/director Joe Lynch was seated next to Quentin Tarantino at an event, and they were going deep on lenses. Specifically, how Tarantino had gotten his mitts on Ultra Panavision 70, a 70mm format from Ben Hur, for his 2015 Western The Hateful Eight. Not …

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How Joe Lynch Made ‘Suitable Flesh’ Feel Like a 1980s Horror Movie Through Comedy and Erotic Thrills — Horror Film School

By William Earl October 27, 2023 Horror Film School is a feature in which talent in front of and behind the camera share the ins and outs of creating the biggest onscreen scares. “Suitable Flesh,” the newest film from “Mayhem” and “Point Blank” director Joe Lynch, is an unconventional tale. The movie, a modern spin on H.P. …

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Blue Eye Samurai Review: An Exhilarating Revenge Tale That Plays It Mostly Straight

By Ross McIndoe October 27, 2023   Mizu (Maya Erskine) is very good at fighting. So good that she can cleave trees in half with a single swipe of her sword and cut down entire armies single-handedly. So good that no matter how outnumbered or overpowered she seems to be, victory is never out of …

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‘Suitable Flesh’ Review: Heather Graham’s Femme Fatale Elevates Bloody Body Swap Thriller

By Isabella Soares October 26, 2023 THE BIG PICTURE  Heather Graham and Barbara Crampton deliver outstanding performances in the chaotic and erotic horror film Suitable Flesh, showcasing their ability to instantly change personalities while maintaining the same mannerisms of the unknown spirit.  Director Joe Lynch’s purposeful direction creates a pattern for the body swap sequences, utilizing …

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Joe Lynch On (Love)Crafting Truly Erotic Horror With SUITABLE FLESH

By Michael Gingold October 26, 2023 When Suitable Flesh arrives in theaters and on digital platforms this Friday, October 27 from RLJE Films and Shudder, it will mark the end of a long odyssey for the screen adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Thing on the Doorstep.” First written for the late Stuart Gordon to direct a …

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Renny Harlin Action Thriller ‘The Bricklayer’ Sets U.S. Release With Vertical; Aaron Eckhart, Nina Dobrev Star

By Matt Grobar October 25, 2023 EXCLUSIVE: The Renny Harlin action thriller The Bricklayer, starring Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), has been picked up by Vertical for a day-and-date release in the U.S. early next year. An adaptation of the same-name novel by former FBI agent Paul Lindsay — who used the pen name Noah Boyd — the …

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‘Samaritan 2’ in the Works From Amazon MGM (Exclusive)

By Borys Kit October 25, 2023 Amazon MGM Studios is going back for superhero seconds. The streamer is developing a sequel to Samaritan, its 2022 action movie starring Sylvester Stallone, and has hired Bragi F. Schut to pen the script. Schut also wrote the first movie. Stallone is returning as producer, as is his Balboa Productions partner …

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‘Suitable Flesh’ Director Joe Lynch Talks His Lovecraft Adaptation and Bringing Eroticism Back to Movies

By Brian Davids October 25, 2023 Suitable Flesh director Joe Lynch has the resilience one needs to be an indie genre director. Lynch’s new horror film starring Heather Graham and Barbara Crampton is currently sporting his best reviews since his certified fresh action-horror film, Mayhem (2017). Suitable Flesh spiritually picks up where Crampton left off in the ‘80s, alongside director Stuart Gordon and screenwriter Dennis Paoli. …

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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Review: Maya Erskine in Netflix’s Gorgeously Violent Adult Animated Revenge Drama

By Angie Han October 23, 2023 If death is an art, as sword maker Eiji (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) tells his erstwhile assistant Mizu (Maya Erskine), it’s one Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai renders particularly beautiful. The adult animated series savors the peal of clashing swords like it’s music, frames blood spatters like brush strokes, twirls around battling warriors like …

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Netflix Sets Skydance Animation In Multi-Year Deal, First Up is Alan Menken Musical ‘Spellbound:’ Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem Star

By Mike Fleming Jr October 18, 2023 That didn’t take long. Skydance Animation has found a new home, signing a multi-year agreement with Netflix to develop and produce animated movies to be released directly on Netflix. This deal means Skydance’s full existing animated feature slate will be released exclusively on Netflix. Deal comes as a multi-year pact with Apple …

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