Last Week in Horror News: 8/23 to 8/30

Posted by Peter Hall - August 30th 2009 @ 1:24 pm

Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • THE DESCENT: PART 2 – I’m just going to assume this is going to end up in theaters.  A lot of people are shitting on this trailer, but I dig the idea of having her go back down in the caves, which is surprising considering I still hate that stupid movie.
  • SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD – New promo clip.

Studio News and Attachments

  • DEADMAN – Guillermo Del Toro will be producing for Warner Brothers an adaptation of the DC Comics series Deadman about the vengeful ghost of a slain trapeze artist.  Someone named Nikolaj Arcel to direct.
  • LAKE MUNGO – After Dark films announces Australia’s LAKE MUNGO will be it’s third title for January’s Horrorfest. It joins THE GRAVES (shitty poster here) and Clive Barker’s DREAD.
  • DREAM HOUSE – Daniel Craig is the next big name actor to relocate his family to a house in the countryside that was previously, but unbeknown to the new owners, host to all kinds of cheerful murders.  Get a new fucking storyline, Hollywood.
  • MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16 – MTV gets in on the slasher game.  No one else wants in.
  • VANISHING ON SEVENTH STREET – Hayden Christensen is heading towards Brad Anderson’s return to horror by way of a ghost town that specializes in making, well, more ghosts.
  • BURKE AND HARE – Simon Pegg joins John Landis’ return to feature length horror, a “true-story” period piece about men who sell the dead to universities.


  • SWAMP THING – I suppose this might not technically count as a remake of the previous film(s), but Joel Silver wants to bring back Swamp Thing.  And it being 2009, he of course would like to do that in 3D.
  • THE BLOB – Rob Zombie will be remaking THE BLOB, though he’s sick and tired of that stupid, big, red, blobby thing killing people.  He’ll just leave that part out.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • SPAWN – Not a lot of solid facts here, but according to Todd McFarlane’s Twitter feed, SPAWN will be returning to the world of TV animation.
  • PHANTASM V? – Seems there is a new PHANTASM project on the horizon, but there are no solid details as to what that means.
  • STAN HELSING – Because we all need non-theatrical SCARY MOVIE wannabes in our life, STAN HELSING comes out October 27th.
  • HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN – The GRINDHOUSE competition winning fake trailer HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, from the gents behind TREEVENGE, is going feature length.
  • HOUSE OF THE DEVIL – The new poster is a beautiful work of art.
  • THE SHOCK LABYRINTH – Japan’s first live-action 3D movie, directed by JU-ON’s Takashi Shimizu, picked u p international distribution.
  • “FEAR ITSELF” – FEARnet will be airing the five unaired “FEAR ITSELF” episodes starting early september.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

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  1. August 30th, 2009 | 1:43 pm | #1

    God, these things are always so boring.

    Just kidding. Thanks for keeping me informed.

  2. August 31st, 2009 | 2:21 am | #2



  3. adam charles
    August 31st, 2009 | 8:52 am | #3

    Is McFarlane planning to pickup the Spawn HBO series where it left off, or all new stuff?

    I’m guessing Zombie’s THE BLOB will have some really fat carnival freak eating people. Which would sound kinda cool if it weren’t supposed to be THE BLOB. Call it THE FAT.

    I didn’t even know Angus Scrimm was still around to do another PHANTASM. The guy’s gotta be pushing 80 to 85.

  4. Matt J.
    September 1st, 2009 | 3:25 pm | #4

    Zombie..Zombie..Zombie…of all the classic 60’s nuclear fall out mutation/space alien (I forget which one the Blob is) you chosse to remake…did you not see what happened when they tried it in the 80’s, what the hell are you doing man? Bring on the giant women in a ripped nightie…hubba. Wait, even better, giant woman in a ripped nightie vs the blob…in 3D!!

    Stan Helsing eh…I wonder if he’s related to Craig Christ???

  5. September 1st, 2009 | 3:40 pm | #5

    Woah there, Matt, I think you need to go rewatch the ’80s BLOB. That movie is incredibly badass.

  6. Matt J.
    September 1st, 2009 | 10:25 pm | #6

    Are we thinking the same flick…Kevin Dillon…Shawnee Smith…there was’nt another one was there?

  7. September 1st, 2009 | 10:26 pm | #7

    Yep, that’s it and it’s fucking awesome. Seriously, you need to take a second look at it. I LOVE that movie.

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