Michael Peterson

Toni Collette Shot Each ‘Staircase’ Death Scene in One Take After Speaking to Kathleen Peterson in Her Head

Each morning as Toni Collette brushes her teeth, an owl stares back at her. The stoic bird of prey is not perched outside her window but rather ornately…

‘Honeycomb,’ ‘CAMP’ Helmer Avalon Fast Is a Double Threat at Fantasia

Avalon Fast was a young director to watch at this year’s Fantasia, bringing her 2022 feature “Honeycomb” to the Canadian fest as well as upcoming horror “CAMP,” presented…

Frontieres Market Welcomes ‘Films for Women by Women,’ Gets Tipsy on ‘Space Beers’

Frontières International Co-Production Market – back to an in-person event after four online editions – has unveiled this year’s projects, including 18 titles in its official selection, all…

Berkley Brady Talks Adapting ‘Halfbreed,’ Debuts First Clip for Thriller ‘Dark Nature’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Calgary-based filmmaker Berkley Brady is working on an adaptation of Metis author Maria Campbell’s memoir “Halfbreed.” The book, published in the 1970s, recounts a life of difficulty, struggle…

Fantasia Adds ‘Next Sohee,’ ‘Final Cut,’ Other Final Titles to a Varied Lineup

Canada’s Fantasia International Film Festival will close its 26th edition with a screening of July Jung’s “Next Sohee,” an interesting take on exploitation starring the Wachowski siblings’ regular collaborator,…

‘The Staircase’ Music Supervisor on Finding Right Tunes for Crime Drama

HBO Max’s “The Staircase” marks the fifth collaboration for music supervisor Randall Poster and creator Antonio Campos. Poster says that the journey has helped build a musical rapport.…

Horror Gets Personal at Cannes Fantastic 7 Showcase

Things got personal at Cannes Market’s Fantastic 7 showcase this year, highlighting upcoming genre projects selected by seven festivals including Spain’s Sitges, Bucheon in South Korea, Cairo, Guadalajara…

‘Batman Unburied’ Hits No. 1 on Spotify Charts Worldwide, Beating Joe Rogan (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast roundup, “Batman Unburied” flies to the top of Spotify’s charts; HBO Max’s “The Staircase” gets a companion podcast; Slate’s “Slow Burn” Season 7 will unpack…

‘The Staircase’: Bizarre twists and theories of Kathleen Peterson’s death

There are several outrageous twists and theories — including an owl did it — in the mysterious death of Peterson, who was found at the bottom of a staircase.

‘The Staircase’ Stars Sophie Turner and Odessa Young Still Aren’t Sure Whether Michael Peterson Is Actually Guilty

Sophie Turner and Odessa Young took their roles as sisters on HBO Max’s “The Staircase” seriously. “I would feel anxiety if I wasn’t with her on set for…

‘The Staircase’ Writers on Michael Peterson’s Queerness and Expanding on the Infamous Owl Theory

Nowadays, it’s harder to not land on a scripted true crime series while scrolling through your chosen broadcaster. There’s “The Girl From Plainville,” “Inventing Anna,” “The Thing About Pam”…

‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and what else to watch in May

May brings a new “Stranger Things,” Ewan McGregor’s return as “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and spooky new shows with Colin Firth, Jessica Biel and Tom Hiddleston.