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'THE WOMAN' TAKES HOME NIGHT VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD 2011 IN HELSINKI
Posted November 9, 2011
THE WOMAN, director Lucky McKee's merciless evisceration of the traditional American family values has won the Night Visions Audience Award 2011 at the Night Visions Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland. This marks the second time in a row - and the second time ever - that the award goes to a North American feature with a distribution deal already in place in the territory. The first one to break the barrier was MACHETE, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, that went on to win the award in October 2010. Continue Reading!
 
'THE WOMAN' MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK IS NOW AVAILABLE IN SPECIAL EDITION VINYL
Posted October 31, 2011
Limited, Numbered Edition Red Vinyl of "The Woman Movie Soundtrack" including digital download code available from Amazon.com. Or buy the album on iTunes and Amazon.com!
 
THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEWS 'THE WOMAN'
Posted October 18, 2011
In the horror movie “The Woman” Chris Cleek is a prosperous country lawyer with oil industry contacts and a secretary he flirts with. He runs his handsome home with almost military efficiency, having trained his family — Brian, in middle school, a chip off the old block; Peggy, a wary, withdrawn teenager; Darlin’, his charming post-toddler daughter; and Belle, his docile wife... Continue Reading!
THE NEW YORK POST REVIEWS 'THE WOMAN'
Posted October 18, 2011
I knew I was in for a wild viewing when the producers of “The Woman” sent me a DVD of the movie wrapped in a barf bag. I didn’t need the bag, but it was comforting to know it was there. Directed by Lucky McKee from a novel by horror maestro Jack Ketchum (McKee and Ketchum penned the screenplay), “The Woman’’ is disturbing, lurid and perverse... Continue Reading!
SHE'S NOT THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Posted October 18, 2011
When the new horror movie "The Woman" opened this weekend at a 42nd Street multiplex, Dallas Mayr ranked it as a major accomplishment. The novelist, who writes under the name Jack Ketchum, was a frequent visitor to the once-sleazy circuit of movie houses in the 1970s, when the screens overflowed with disreputable genre films. Continue Reading!
'THE WOMAN' MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK IS NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE
Posted October 11, 2011
The Woman Motion Picture Soundtrack features music and lyrics from indie veteran Sean Spillane. Spillane, best known for his time in Subpop’s critically acclaimed band ARLO, his role in electro-pop/rock band Midway, and soundtrack work on films such as The United States of Leland, blends synth pop, Americana roots and an aura of sinister melodies to capture the eerie and gruesome atmosphere of one of this month's most anticipated films... Continue Reading!
THE WOMAN TAKES HOME TWO AWARDS AT 4TH STRASBOURG EUROPEAN FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
Posted September 20, 2011
After the closing ceremony from the 4th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival that happened on the 18th of September 2011 at the cinema Star-Saint-Exupéry, the following movies have been awarded by the various jurys.For the International feature film competition: Golden Octopus for the best International fantastic feature film : The Woman (USA) de Lucky MCKEE... Continue Reading!

FIRST SINGLE FROM THE WOMAN SOUNDTRACK IS HERE
Posted September 16, 2011

Music and Lyrics written by veteran indie songwriter Sean Spillane

The time has come for the debut of Distracted the first single from Sundance’s most controversial selection, The Woman. The eerily calm, dark yet melodic track tapped to be featured as the first single for this season’s most anticipated horror film will be available at on iTunes, Amazon and many other online retail outlets this Thursday, September 15th! Continue Reading!

BLOODY DISGUSTING SELECTS: FULL THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR 'THE WOMAN' AND THEATER LISTINGS
Posted August 31, 2011

Opening in limited theaters October 14 from Bloody Disgusting Selects, the film starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis prompted furious debates and walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say that the film "ought to be confiscated, burned. There's no value in showing this to anyone." Whether a “wonderfully bizarre tale” or an “inhumane degradation of women,” you’ll have to decide for yourself. Continue Reading!
TRAILER FOR LUCKY MCKEE'S THE WOMAN!
Posted July 28, 2011
We're fans of Lucky McKee here at AICN, and I freaking adore MAY, which in my opinion is one of the finest horror films of the Aughts, with a tremendously brave (and terrifying) performance by Angela Bettis. This film got quite the reaction at Sundance, with our own former Moriarty, Drew McWeeny, nearly getting into a fight with an audience member because of their offended reaction at the post Q&A. It's based on the novel co-written by McKee and Jack Ketchum, and from what I can tell, it's a harsh... Continue Reading!
THE COLLECTIVE, BLOODY DISGUSTING NAB 'THE WOMAN'
Posted June 7, 2011
The Collective and horror website BloodyDisgusting.com have acquired North American rights to "The Woman," whose graphic content prompted walkouts at Sundance. Horror pic will be distributed theatrically in at least 15 key markets through the Collective and Bloody Disgusting's partnership with AMC Theaters. Continue Reading!
SPECIAL EFFECTS ARTIST FOR 'THE WOMAN' ON SYFY'S 'FACE OFF'
Posted February 9, 2011
An Astoria native is trying to scare his way to the top of the special effects mountain. Anthony Pepe, 35, competed against 11 other makeup and special effects gurus on the SyFy reality show "Face Off," which airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. Contestants turn gorgeous models into freaks of nature and then have their work critiqued by some of the top SFX (special effects) artists in the industry. The winner gets $100,000 and a year's supply of makeup. Continue Reading!
WEGOTTHISCOVERED.COM REVIEWS 'THE WOMAN'
Posted February 3, 2011
The Woman is written, directed, and portrayed with a heavy hand. When everything is done with speakers blasting, and not just the soundtrack, then it is hard to have any moment of surprise without blowing an eardrum. I can’t say people won’t like the film, because I heard chuckles in the audience. And even I jumped a few times at the wild, dirty grimaces that flashed on the screen. But the whole bloody mess felt like just that: a bloody mess. Is The Woman a horror film? Is it a dark comedy? I don’t think it can be both, or at least director Lucky McKee struck out trying to do it here... Continue Reading!
JOHN WILDMAN FROM FILM THREAT TALKS SUNDANCE AND 'THE WOMAN'
Posted February 3, 2011
Lucky McKee is one of those distinctive filmmakers in the genre world with a very specific vision and aesthetic that deserves the kind of attention non-genre filmmakers are given, yet due to his non-publicity heat seeking personality and the artful direction (as opposed to the exploitative direction) of his films – he flies successfully under the radar... Continue Reading!
'THE WOMAN' AND THE WHITE KNIGHT
Posted February 3, 2011
After a midnight showing of horror director Lucky McKee's The Woman at Sundance this past Sunday, right before the scheduled Q and A with the director, one irate moviegoer stood up to denouce the film, the director, and Sundance itself. According to film blogger Drew McWeeny, who was there, the unidentified man shouted... Continue Reading!
CONFISCATED & BURNED: AN INTERVIEW ABOUT 'THE WOMAN'
Posted February 1, 2011
This year at the Sundance Film Festival our friend Jack Ketchum premiered his new film THE WOMAN to a crowd of unsuspecting press, filmmakers and festival-goers. The Woman was co-written with Lucky McKee, who also directed it. Lucky is, in my opinion, one of the best horror filmmakers working today. With films such as May, The Woods, Red and what was easily the best entry of the Master's Of Horror anthology... Continue Reading!
LUCKY MCKEE RESPONDS TO THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE WOMAN
Posted January 28, 2011

You put so much stuff in this and watch the audience, and obviously there are a lot of people walking out. And I knew that would happen, it’s happened with stuff I’ve made in the past, so I get it. Some stuff is a little too much for some people, and there’s stuff they don’t want to confront. I was sitting there watching the movie, and the ending is pretty intense, and I saw this girl trying to get out of her row but the seats are so tight in that theater that she was having trouble getting out. She was getting kind of panicky and she walked right by me and heard this terrible sound. I got up and walked back there and this girl had really taken a bad spill, I guess she just fainted. I was like, “Stop the movie, somebody help this girl!” Nobody seemed to know what to do, and they didn’t stop the film. Continue Reading!

 
MAN IS OUTRAGED AT SUNDANCE SCREENING
Posted January 28, 2011

During a recent screening of THE WOMAN at Sundance one gentelemen started yelling and had to be escorted out of the theater. He says something to the effect of - This movie isn’t art, it should never have been screened. Who approved this screening anyways? You don’t know how upsetting this film is! This film should be burned!

We actually have footage of the man talking with security and producer Andrew van den Houten's video response.

 
SUNDANCE REVIEWS ARE POURING IN
Posted January 26, 2011

FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
"Lucky McKee has made a low-budget horror masterpiece that blends in drama, comedy, and gore unlike anything you see before."

AIN'T IT COOL NEWS
"Lucky McKee's THE WOMAN is bizarre, crazy, offensive and incredibly well made!"

GEEK TYRANT
"The Woman left me speechless when I walked out of the theater after seeing it. What in the hell do you say about a movie as sadistically jacked up as this one? I thought I Saw the Devil was a pretty disturbing, demented, and violent film, but The Woman was far worse, and I honestly didn't think it could get any worse. The film was just a terrifyingly hard movie to watch, but I would gladly watch it again because it was so damned entertaining!"

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"No one would accuse McKee of subtlety, but the filmmaker does prove fully capable of evoking dread and turning stomachs: Pounding low-frequency oscillations, head-on views of his dead-eyed title character, and a liberally deployed pair of needlenose pliers all ensure a deeply unpleasant viewing experience. "

HIT FLIX
"It's elegantly made, and while I found the movie intellectually engaging, what surprised me was the visceral reaction I had. Not only did I find myself adrenalized by the last half hour of the film, it was to such an extent that I was literally shaking by the time McKee brings the entire thing to a conclusion."

GORDON AND THE WHALE
"It’s a deeply feminist film, with a heroine who is the only salvation within its blood red sea of misdirected anger and belief. It is certainly not a film for everyone, but it’s a perfect match for gutsy midnight movie programming that looks for both brains and blood."

 
SUNDANCE SHOWTIMES NOW AVAILABLE
Posted January 6, 2011

As you know by now, THE WOMAN will be screening at the Sundance Film Festival this January. Below are the showtimes available. Visit the Official Site for Sundance to purchases tickets.

THE WOMAN In Wild Release at Sundance
Posted December 22, 2010

The new horror film with that simple title will appear at the prestigious Utah festival next month in the “out-of-competition” category—though noncompetitive is not a word you’d likely apply to the movie’s title character. “The Woman,” from film director Lucky McKee and producers Andrew van den Houten (of the MODERNCINÉ production company) and Robert Tonino, concerns a feral female human (Pollyanna McIntosh). She is discovered by a lawyer (played by Sean Bridgers) who lives with his family in an isolated country house. McKee co-wrote the screenplay with novelist Jack Ketchum, whose extreme horror novels “The Girl Next Door” and “Offspring” were turned into feature films produced by MODERNCINÉ. Continue Reading Article!

 
THE WOMAN Accepted Into 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Posted December 3, 2010

PARK CITY, UT - Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections, Spotlight, New Frontier, Park City at Midnight, as well as a new Native Showcase. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival.

 
THE WOMAN Facebook Fan Page is Up!
Posted July 28, 2010
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Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Update
Posted February 8, 2010
Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. announced today that it has acquired all distribution rights outside North America to MODERNCINÉ’s new feature film Offspring: The Woman, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee.