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    Film4 Backs Ben Wheatley's Cops & Monsters Flick 'Freakshift,' Director Also Planning English Civil War Drama

    It's a good day to be Ben Wheatley. The director, who's become one of the most talked-about new directors around thanks to "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," is making his Cannes debut today with his dark, Edgar Wright-exec-produced comedy "Sightseers" -- a press screening is underway as we speak, and ...

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    CANNES: Ben Wheatley's Hot Directors' Fortnight Title 'Sightseers' Goes to IFC Films

    IFC Films has bought North American rights to the dark comedy "Sightseers," directed by Ben Wheatley ("Kill List"). The Directors Fortnight film premieres today in Cannes. Written by the film's stars, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump, "...

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    Watch: Tense & Funny First Clip From 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    After pushing audiences to the brink last year with "Kill List," director Ben Wheatley has returned with something he promises is "lighter" -- though, of course, that could mean anything. And while we're still yet to see what will unfold in "Sightseers" -- the detai...

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    Time Out Name 'The Exorcist' Greatest Horror Movie Ever: Read Top 10 Lists From Guillermo Del Toro, Drew Goddard, Ti West & More

    Today sees the opening of "The Cabin In The Woods," one of the freshest, most enjoyable horror movies in years, one that we can only urge you to go see (read our review here). To mark its release, Time Out have polled critics, programmers and filmmakers as to their favorite horror movies, and collat...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Talks About 'That' Ending and Why the Film's So Personal

    "Kill List," Ben Wheatley's follow-up to critically acclaimed debut "Down Terrace," has been generating love from horror aficionados since premiering at last year's SXSW. Bloody Disgusting went so far as to dub it "the best horror film of 2011," while Indiewire's Eric Kohn called the film a "brutall...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Talks Sneaking In Script Rewrites, Influences & How Hard It Is To Make Naked People Scary

    When we saw "Kill List" back at South by Southwest last year, well, we almost pooped ourselves in fear. Not really. But it was close. The movie, a clever-as-fuck mash-up of suburban domestic drama, hitman thriller, and occult horror film, really left an impression on us (one Playlist team member was...

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    First Look At 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    While Ben Wheatley’s grim and disturbing “Kill List” isn't exactly an awards season kind of movie (though it did earn some nods from the British Independent Film Awards) this low-key British thriller has propelled the director onto many cinephile lists of rising directors to wa...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Reveals Plot Details For 'Freak Shift,' Has Director's Cut Of 'Sightseers' Ready To Show Edgar Wright

    EXCLUSIVE: One genre movie that electrified almost all of us at The Playlist last year was "Kill List," from writer/director Ben Wheatley. A kind of domestic drama/hitman thriller/suburban comedy/horror movie, it wowed us when we first got a gander of it at South by Southwest, and then tic...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Working On "Cops Versus Monsters" Sci-Fi 'Freak Shift' For 2013

    Five Things We Learned From The Fast-Rising British HelmerAfter claiming awards at Fantastic Fest, Raindance, and IFF Boston for his debut feature, “Down Terrace,” U.K. director Ben Wheatley premiered his follow-up at this year’s SXFantastic to similar adulation, and rave reviews. (Read ours here.) ...

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    Empire Big Screen '11: 'Kill List' Helmer Ben Wheatley's Next Is Edgar Wright-Produced 'Sightseers'

    Comedy 'I, Macrobane' With Nick Frost Will Follow In 2012Perhaps the biggest homegrown hit of Empire Big Screen over the weekend was Ben Wheatley's "Kill List," a low-budget hitman/horror flick from the director of the excellent, terminally underseen crime film "Down Terrace." More than perhaps any other British film that had footage shown, the clips had people talking for much of the weekend, and director Ben Wheatley hit the event on Saturday, along with stars Neil Maskell and MyAnna Buring, to get the buzz going. If you've read our review from SXSW, you'll know that it's a film worth getting very excited about (it even made one member of T...

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