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Movie Review – Charlie Says (2019)

Charlie Says, 2019.

Directed by Mary Harron.

Starring Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón, Merritt Wever, Matt Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Chace Crawford, Annabeth Gish, Kayli Carter, Cameron Gellman, Matt Riedy, and Grace Van Dien

Synopsis:

Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them – and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

It’s clear from the beginning that the purpose of Charlie Says is to examine the mental well-being of the various women known psychopath Charles Manson had under his spell. However, problems arise from the very beginning, as Leslie is introduced to the California ranch, cult, and leader himself, all of whom don’t have to do much of anything to brainwash her into sticking around.
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Arrow’s Willa Holland returns to the big screen

  • Nerdly
Arrow‘s Willa Holland will make a return to the big screen in the upcoming film Pacific Standard Time, appearing opposite Alex Russell, Matt Riedy, Miguel Gomez, Julie Dretzin, David S. Lee, Stelio Savante, Charlbi Dean Kriek, and David Newton.

Pacific Standard Time is written and directed by Ben Cummings and Orson Cummings, and has been described as being “a dark and sexy thriller involving 20-somethings trying to live above their means and getting involved in a love triangle that goes terribly wrong.”

It is expected that the new movie will hit the big screen sometime during 2015.
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Arrow’s Willa Holland to star in Pacific Standard Time

Arrow star Willa Holland is set for a return to the big screen in the upcoming film Pacific Standard Time, where she’ll appear alongside Alex Russell, Matt Riedy, Miguel Gomez, Julie Dretzin, David S. Lee, Stelio Savante, Charlbi Dean Kriek, and David Newton.

Written and directed by Ben Cummings and Orson Cummings, Pacific Standard Time is been described as “a dark and sexy thriller involving 20-somethings trying to live above their means and getting involved in a love triangle that goes terribly wrong.”

Pacific Standard Time is slated to arrive on the big screen some time next year.

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Pacific Standard Time producers eye 2015 release

  • ScreenDaily
Mitch Sandler, Mitch Solomon and Magnet Management’s production arm Pull Pictures have earmarked 2015 for the love triangle thriller starring Willa Holland from Arrow.

Holland (pictured) stars opposite Alex Russell, Matt Riedy, Miguel Gomez, Julie Dretzin, David S Lee, Stelio Savante, Charlbi Dean Kriek and David Newton.

Ben Cummings and Orson Cummings directed Pacific Standard Time from their own screenplay. The feature is currently in post.

Gigi Causey, Jennie Frisbie, Zach Tann and Bob Sobhani are the executive producers.
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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Den’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Matt Riedy, Adam Shapiro, Victoria Hanlin, Matt Lasky, Brian Bell | Written by Zachary Donohue, Lauren Thompson | Directed by Zachary Donohue

It may seem, given my past reviews of found footage movies, that all I do is spew bile and vitriol when it comes to a lot of these particular movies but that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to still give the genre a a fair shake. Good job too, otherwise I would have missed out on a great example of it in The Den.

The idea of using the internet (and webcams) is nothing new in horror, it’s cropped up in dozens of movies, some good, a lot bad. With the advent of webcams, CCTV and “always-connected” devices, any good horror movie villain would – given that using the net is his or her modus operandi – have almost total control over their victims lives.
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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins.
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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

  • Nerdly
Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show
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The Den is Dark and Entertaining: A Movie Review

Tagline: "He wants to watch you." Director: Zachary Donohue. Writers: Zachary Donohue and Lauren Thompson. Cast: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Matt Riedy and Adam Shapiro. The Den is a film from first time director and scriptwriter Zachary Donohue. This title was released through IFC Midnight's online platform in mid-March. And, this film fan wished he heard of the film earlier. The Den focuses on the protagonist Elizabeth (Melanie Papalia), who is exploring the internet's dark underbelly. Elizabeth loses control of a research project. And, Donohue films all of her failures through an interesting collection of mediums. Shot with an innovative style, The Den is one of the best found footage films to come by way of Los Angeles in awhile. The story is a character study of Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a bright, young woman with a brilliant future. However, her choice of study is a poor one. You see, there
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Exclusive Alternate Poster - The Den

It never ceases to amaze me when total strangers will send me Skype requests, like I'm really gonna go have a conversation with someone I don't know. Maybe I should hire the big bad of the new flick The Den (review) to handle my calls? Speaking of which... check out this exclusive alternate poster!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her
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Insert Yourself and Friends Into Interactive Poster for The Den

It's the little things that keep us going here at Dread Central, like promotional gimmicks for new horror flicks. Hot on the heels of the release of IFC's The Den (review) comes this bit of interactive fun, which allows you to insert yourself and your friends into the film's poster.

All you've gotta do is upload some pictures, and voila, you become a part of the voyeuristic thriller, which is being described as Rear Window for the internet age. Head over to The Den's official website to get started!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a
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The Den Now Open in Select Theaters and VOD

The Den Now Open in Select Theaters and VOD
The Den,” IFC Midnight’s tech-thriller, is now available for thriller fans on VOD and in select theaters. The film, directed by Zach Donahue, written by Donahue and Lauren Thompson and starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen and Matt Riedy, could be seen as a commentary on today’s video-chat culture. In the film, a girl realizes that she’s witnessed a heinous act while on a video-chat site, but no one believes her when she says what she saw. “After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During [ Read More ]

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New Clips Lead You Further into The Den

Today marks the limited theatrical and VOD release of Zach Donahue's The Den (review), which takes you on a trip to the dark side of modern technology.

If you're not yet sold on giving the flick a VOD rental, check out a trio of brand spankin' new clips below, which should whet your appetite for voyeuristic violence!

The films stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her life
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Exclusive Interview with Melanie Papalia for ‘The Den’

Be careful on who you meet on the Internet.

The Den” is a thriller horror movie about a young college student studying social networking on random video chat rooms similar to Chatroulette. And then unexpectedly, she witnesses a murder in one of the chat sessions as strange events follow the incident.

The film stars Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen and Matt Riedy. It marks the directorial debut for Zachary Donohue.

Latino-Review had an exclusive telephone interview with actress Melanie Papalia on her experiences with the film and Chatroulette. She recalls the creepiness of socializing on the Internet and the reflections back towards the movie.

The Den” is playing in select theaters and available on VOD.

Read the interview transcript below.

Latino-Review: What attracted you to the script for “The Den?”

Melanie Papalia: I think one of the main things that attracted me was that it’s not often a movie
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The Den Director Zachary Donohue Talks Voyeurism, Found Footage, and Webcams

The film The Den (review) brings a whole new, and much-needed, twist to the found-footage sub-genre of horror. Recently director and co-writer Zachary Donohue sat down with Dread Central to talk about his film.

For starters, Donohue discussed what he hoped to convey to the audience with The Den. "This is unlike any found footage movie you've ever seen," he said. "We wanted to create a movie that felt like you were on your own computer screen."

He added, "We wanted to convey this voyeuristic sense that maybe you shouldn't be watching this movie because you're privy to this character's emails, her chats. We really just wanted to tap into that idea of voyeurism."

But more than just peeping in on someone's life, Donohue also wanted The Den to portray the internet as it actually exists. "We wanted to create a funhouse," he said. "This is a movie about the internet,
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New One-Sheet for The Den Is a Multi-Screen Experience

The official details and a brand spanking new one-sheet have arrived for the social horror film The Den, and we have that and everything else you need to know about this flick right here for ya! Dig it!

From director Zach Donahue comes The Den, starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Look for it from IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Papalia) logs on to a video chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.
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'The Den' Poster

'The Den' Poster
'He wants you to Watch!' We have the first poster for the thriller The Den, which stars Melanie Papalia as a college stundent working on her graduate thesis who gets swept up in a twisted online game of cat and mouse.

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in
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First Poster for IFC Midnght's The Den Starring Melanie Papalia & Adam Shapiro

Directed by Zach Donahue off a screenplay by Donahue and Lauren Thompson, The Den stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen and Matt Riedy. The upcoming thriller opens in select theaters & VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014. After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And...
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The Den Trailer

The Den Trailer
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. We have your first look at The Den, which will be in select theaters and on VOD this March.

The Den was released March 14th,
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New Trailer for The Den Is Looking for Friends

If most people weren't batshit stupid, then we probably wouldn't have much to talk about in terms of horror movies. For instance, if you're using a service like Skype or something similar to make friends, then you're just asking for it! Speaking of which...

From director Zach Donahue comes The Den, starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Look for it from IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it
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First Trailer from IFC Midnght's The Den Starring Melanie Papalia & Adam Shapiro

Directed by Zach Donahue off a screenplay by Donahue and Lauren Thompson, The Den stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen and Matt Riedy. The upcoming thriller opens in select theaters & VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014. After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And...
See full article at The Daily BLAM! »
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