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Ti West's new film The Side Effect scores Liv Tyler to star

Jan. 19, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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LivTylerPoutTi West is one pretty cool dude, having brought genre lovers THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL with THE INKEEPERS coming up. The former is a very worthy expenditure of time and masters the tone it shoots for rather perfectly, while the latter looks to continue that trend. 

And now a synopsis for his next film THE SIDE EFFECT has been released which reads as follows: Liv Tyler (LOTR, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) "will play Catherine Rigby, a woman who spends several months alone in space as an experimental subject for a global pharmaceutical company, and finds herself inexplicably pregnant. Paranoia and hysteria reign as the truth behind conception grows more elusive and she remains stranded in space." 

I caught THE STRANGERS recently and a large part of my interest both in wanting to see it and then sitting through it was the strength and life in Tyler's performance.  Says West of his new film: “Although it is still somewhat of a horror film, it is much more psychological than any of my previous efforts... It was essential that I find an actress who could portray a wide range of emotion and always earn the audience’s sympathy no matter what the situation. As soon as I sat down with Liv, it was obvious she was the one.”

Extra Tidbit: The next film Steven Soderbergh will shoot is called THE SIDE EFFECTS (previously entitled THE BITTER PILL). It's a thriller that is set in the world of psychopharmacology. Interesting semi-trend.
Source: Deadline

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5:03PM on 01/19/2012
I'm a fan of House of the Devil, so hopefully this will be another hit from West. We need more (decent) space/horror cross-overs.
I'm a fan of House of the Devil, so hopefully this will be another hit from West. We need more (decent) space/horror cross-overs.
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3:55PM on 01/19/2012

Hopefully Better than The Innkeepers

I love 'House of the Devil' and I love Ti West, but 'The Innkeepers' had no payoff. The tension and mood he creates are fantastic and the performances are great but the ending reminded me of how pissed I was at the end of 'The Last Broadcast.' Hope his foray into sci-fi will turn out better.
I love 'House of the Devil' and I love Ti West, but 'The Innkeepers' had no payoff. The tension and mood he creates are fantastic and the performances are great but the ending reminded me of how pissed I was at the end of 'The Last Broadcast.' Hope his foray into sci-fi will turn out better.
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11:34AM on 01/19/2012

Sounds good

I thought House of the Devil had an incredible mood and atmosphere, but ultimately, wasn't my thing. This sounds like it has more potentially to be much more badass and much more disturbing.

Haven't heard anything about The Innkeepers. Will look it up now...
I thought House of the Devil had an incredible mood and atmosphere, but ultimately, wasn't my thing. This sounds like it has more potentially to be much more badass and much more disturbing.

Haven't heard anything about The Innkeepers. Will look it up now...
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