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Quad-Cities’ ‘Quiet Place’ Duo Beck And Woods Release ‘Haunt’ Friday The 13th!

September 13th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the authors of the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” will be back this week, opening their first major motion picture they’ve written AND directed, “Haunt.” The film, about an extreme haunted house that isn’t quite what it seems, opens Friday, Sept. 13, and stars local actor Justin Marxen. It’s produced by Eli Roth.  Read More

Beck And Woods’ “Haunt” Local Theaters This Week!

September 12th, 2019

Since they were boys growing up in Bettendorf, devouring Stephen King novels and vintage chillers, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have loved thrillers and horror films. With “A Quiet Place,” the two created a screenplay for a classic of their own. And this week, they take it to a new level. “Haunt” is the latest major studio film from the duo, and the first they’ve written AND directed. It also stars a Quad-Cities actor with whom they’re quite familiar – Justin Marxen, with whom they’ve worked for close to two decades going back to their time in the Quads. Most of Marxen’s role and... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into the Quad-Cities

September 11th, 2019

It’s alive! It’s terrifying! It’s MIDWEST MONSTER FEST! The product of the Dr. Frankensteinian mind of creator and producer Jeff O’Neil, the festival features everything from a tribute to “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” featuring a number of its stars to a costume contest, podcasting, merchandise booths, horror-themed events and more. It’ll creep into the Spotlight Theater in Moline Sept. 14-15, with show hours of Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “If you like horror movies as much as I do, this is everything you would want in a festival,” O’Neil said. “There... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 4th, 2019

We’re falling into fall, but we’re also falling into a lot of great things that are going to make it an awesome autumn in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community! Haunt Opening Friday The 13th! “Haunt,” the directorial debut of Scott Beck and Brian Woods, the former Quad-Citians who go by the name Bluebox Films, will debut in theaters worldwide Friday, Sept. 13. Beck and Woods, who wrote the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” also wrote “Haunt,” which was produced by Eli Roth, popular for the “Hostel” films and his work with Quentin Tarantino. While... Read More

Quad-Cities’ ‘Quiet Place’ Duo Beck And Woods Release Trailer For ‘Haunt’

August 8th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the authors of the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” will be back this fall, opening their first major motion picture they’ve written AND directed, “Haunt.” The film, about an extreme haunted house that isn’t quite what it seems, opens Friday, Sept. 13, and stars local actor Justin Marxen. It’s produced by Eli Roth. Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbMf01_KDfY  Read More

New Concerts, A KISS For The USO, Soccer Stars And More Are Among The Good News!

March 19th, 2019

There’s so much bad news in the world, how about some good stuff? There’s always plenty of good news happening around the Quad-Cities, and here in What’s The Good News?, our cooperative effort with the good folks at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we highlight some of the awesome things happening around our area! Have something you want included next time around? Email Sean Leary at Sean@QuadCities.com. We’re happy to help! Now let’s get started in taking a look around the local spots for some positive and upbeat news…   A KISS for the USO, from the Q-C Storm! The Quad City... Read More

Quad Cities’ Beck And Woods Win Critics’ Choice Award For ‘Quiet Place’

January 15th, 2019

Former Quad-Cities filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods took home the Critics Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film for their blockbuster hit “A Quiet Place” at Sunday’s trophy ceremony in Los Angeles. Beck and Woods co-wrote the screenplay for the smash hit, which was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, losing to legendary veteran filmmaker Paul Schrader for his script for “First Reformed.” Beck and Woods grew up in Bettendorf and began their career producing films around the Quad-Cities area, featuring local talent. After winning the MTV Young Filmmakers... Read More

Beck and Woods’ ‘A Quiet Place’ Opens This Weekend

April 5th, 2018

Iowa screenwriters Scott Beck & Bryan Woods’ “A Quiet Place” will be released nationwide on April 6 through Paramount Pictures. The thriller stars Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and John Krasinski (“The Office”), who also directs. In addition to penning the film, Beck & Woods serve as executive producers alongside Michael Bay (“Transformers”) and his Platinum Dunes banner. In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their... Read More

Q-C Filmmakers In L.A., Scott Beck and Bryan Woods Celebrate Huge Week

December 12th, 2017

Former Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have had an eventful week. The longtime filmmakers, their careers exploding in Los Angeles, saw two huge milestones in those journeys. Last week, Paramount Pictures released the trailer for Beck and Woods’ screenplay, “A Quiet Place,” which stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. To date, the trailer has generated over 4.5 million views and has been featured in theaters around the globe in front of “Justice League.” The duo are also happy to announce that they wrapped principle photography on their new horror film and their major studio directorial... Read More

Q-C Filmmakers To Helm New Eli Roth Horror Flick

July 7th, 2017

Quad-Cities born and raised filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have been signed to direct “Haunt,” a new horror-thriller also written by Beck and Woods. They also penned Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” which stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt and marks Krasinski’s major studio directorial debut. Production on “Haunt” is eyed for a fall start. The plot: On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house which promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real. A Quiet Place,... Read More

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