Three major films this October feature our Emmy and Academy Award-winning SpeedTree technology to bring vivid new worlds to life.
Guillermo Del Toro’s films can be separated into two categories, the English language monster flicks (Hellboy, Pacific Rim), and his more serious foreign films (Pans Labyrinth, Devils Backbone, Cronos) that tend carefully explore a genre. Where Pans Labyrinth explored fairy tales, Crimson Peak is an incredibly well crafted gothic horror story. Taking place in the eponymous haunted mansion, the film has all the hallmarks of Del Toro’s distinct visual style. Crimson Peak stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.
VFX: Mr. X
If you grew up in the 90’s, you likely need no introduction to RL Stine’s classic nightmare inducing book series. The new movie adaptation features the same blend of child-friendly horror and humor to temper the jump scares. Rather than adapting the individual stories, Jack Black plays a fictional version of R.L. Stine who keeps his haunted Goosebumps manuscripts under lock and key. When some meddling neighbor kids accidently unleash the terrors within, a menagerie of CGI monsters wreaks havoc on the town.
Joe Wright’s take on the eternally youthful hero Perter Pan ratchets up the visual intensity featuring flying pirate ships, mermaids, slave children covering Nirvana, and a host of characters that aren’t yet the villains and heroes that you know. Starring Garret Hedlund, Mara Rooney, and Hugh Jackman, this reboot features an incredible reimagining of the dangerous world of Neverland.
VFX: MPC, Rising Sun Pictures, Scanline VFX
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