There’s a reason I love the horror genre so much, and it’s not because of the quality of the films. In one of the most unlikely combinations of people to ever collaborate on a project, Clancy Brown, AKA Kurgan from Highlander, has officially joined the cast of Nothing to Fear, a horror thriller being produced by none other than former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash. Along with the Steve Niles-directed Wake the Dead, the movie is one of the first from his company Slasher Films.
Directed by creature and storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III, Nothing to Fear also stars Anne Heche (Rampart, the upcoming That’s What She Said), James Tupper (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and another new cast member, Ethan Peck (In Time). The plot focuses on a family trying to start a new life in a small Kansas town, only to find out that their new home is one of seven gateways to hell. Peck plays a local man with a past, while Brown will portray a “charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth.” The role should be a cinch for Brown, who wowed me as Depression-era preacher Brother Justin Crowe in the underrated HBO series Carnivale.
Producing with Slash are Rob Eric of Scout Productions and Michael Williams. According to Eric, Brown, a seasoned character actor known for playing weirdos and villains, and the young Peck are welcome additions to a project already ripe with interesting possibilities.
“He’s in one of the movies we remember as kids that make us do what we do now,” said Eric, referring to Brown’s memorable turn, to the genre fanboy crowd at least, as the Kurgan in 1986′s action fantasy Highlander. “He’s evil to the point that he believes he is doing good.”
Regarding Peck, Eric said, “It’s a very hard thing to go up against an actor who is so strong and embodies his role as Clancy does but Ethan is that man. Ethan will have really intense scenes with him.” [THR]
As we reported last month, Nothing to Fear was recently acquired by Anchor Bay, which has yet to set a release date for the film.
Now that Brown is on board, does it make you more interested in Nothing to Fear?
Film has always been inherent to hip-hop superstar RZA, whether it be the numerous samples from classic martial arts movies that appeared in a variety of Wu-Tang Clan songs, or his acting and scoring collaborations with Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. Though his latest film, Brick Mansions, sees him taking on an antagonistic role, allowing [...]
As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]