Horror films 2014: “To reckon with real-world horror”, according to horror master Scott Derrickson

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Edgar Ramirez in "Deliver Us from Evil" ¬†Screen Gems One of my Facebook friends is the director and filmmaker Scott Derrickson who made "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" and "Sinister." I have watched Scott's movies ever since he interviewed Wes Craven on horror films at the City of Angels Film Festival about the year 2000. They talked about why people go to horror films ("They are already afraid"), or don't go, and it was fascinating. Scott has a new horror film coming out this year entitled … [Read more...]

‘Beyond the Hills’ finds the devil in ignorance, fear

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In "Beyond the Hills," a young woman, Alina (Cristina Flutur), returns home to Romania after living and working in Germany for several years. She visits her childhood friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), who is a novice in a Greek Orthodox monastery in a remote area. Both women were raised in a state orphanage and seem to have had an intimate relationship in their teen years that Alina now wants to rekindle. Voichita, however, wants to be kind but is focused on dedicating her life to God and … [Read more...]


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