John Cho last entertained horror audiences in Season Two of The Exorcist. This summer, he’ll return to suspenseful territory with Sony Pictures’ Searching, a missing person thriller with an interesting visual twist. In the movie, David Kim’s (Cho) daughter goes missing and he becomes desperate to solve her disappearance. What makes this movie different from other missing person stories is that Searching is told from the point of view of Kim’s computer! The movie was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it was quickly purchased by Sony Pictures for release in cinemas.
In a genre that was once helmed almost entirely by men, it is awesomely refreshing to see the amount of women making huge strides in horror. Jovanka Vuckovic is no stranger to the horror genre; she made her bones as Editor-In-Chief of Rue Morgue magazine and thrilled audiences and film festivals alike with her 2013 short film, The Captured Bird, which was executive produced by the legendary Guillermo del Toro.
Now the horror world awaits her latest effort in the anthology film XX. The film is made up of four different stories from four female directors. The stories are: Jovanka Vuckovic’s The Box, Roxanne Benjamin’s Don’t Fall, Karyn Kusama’s Only Living Son and musician St. Vincent (Annie Clark) rounds out the foursome with her directorial debut Birthday Party. read more
Sundance Film Festival announced that A Ghost Story, directed by David Lowery and starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, will have it’s world premiere at the festival as a part of its NEXT program. The Sundance Institute described NEXT as:
“Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling populate this program. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity promises that the films in this section will shape a “greater” next wave in American cinema. “ read more