Universal cancels release of violent satire The Hunt after Trump criticism

Studio scraps movie about a group of elites hunting deplorables following gun violence across US and tweet by Trump The Hollywood studio behind a violent satire depicting a dozen supposedly red state Americans who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals, is to scrap the movies release , days after announcing it Blumhouse, the independent film house known mostly for low-budget horror films such as Paranormal Activity and The Purge as well as also the Oscar winner BlacKkKlansman, was due to come out on 27 September. News of the decision was first the Hollywood Reporter. But a string of extremist gun massacres in Ohio, Texas and California which resulted in more …

Ads for ultra-violent satire The Hunt pulled in wake of US mass shootings

Promotion for movie, in which humans are hunted for sport, is stalled after El Paso and Dayton killings and studio reported to be rethinking strategy TV ads for The Hunt, an ultraviolent political satire in which elites stalk and kill deplorables, have been pulled in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. A poster for the The Hunt. Photograph: Universal Pictures Original Article : HERE ;

Zombie movies ranked!

The dead just keep on risin on the big screen. But which are the grisliest, bloodiest, most skin-crawling flesh eaters ever? 20. Oasis of the Zombies (1981) The zombie genre has long had a vehemently offensive Nazi subsection and this is a perfect example. Members of Rommels Afrika Corps are still alive in the desert as zombies, guarding a cache of Nazi gold. So at least they are preoccupied with something other than their own selfish flesh-hunger. 19. Zombieland (2009) This zombie comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as the nervy, obsessive-compulsive survivor of a zombieocalypse, who goes on the road with Woody Harrelson. 18. Burial Ground (1981) AKA Le Notti Del Terrore, or The Nights of Terror, and a ripe example …

Mood music: how a jaunty pop song can ramp up movie terror

In Us, Jordan Peele shuns ominous chords for a breezy ditty and follows in the bloody footsteps of film-making greats Ever since the first trailer for Jordan Peeles could elicit such unsettling emotions? Peele did, and he managed to transform this chilled-out party tune into a sinister symphonic trigger-warning telling us bad things are about to go down. Then theres the Beach Boys Good Vibrations, which is played during a particularly violent scene. The thrumming melody that would normally fill you with joy and calm suddenly becomes a claustrophobic din as you watch people brutally murdered in their own home. The lyrics Im pickin up good vibrations are jarringly at odds with the images on screen; nothing is good about …