Last Week in Horror News, February 1st to the 8th

Posted by Peter Hall - February 8th 2009 @ 1:54 pm

Trying out a new format this week.

Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • DRAG ME TO HELL – Test screenings are going out for both a PG-13 and R cut of Sam Raimi’s return to horror.  Rut roh.
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Exec producer John Dunning tells Fango he originally he gave Lionsgate a script for a sequel to the original MBV, which may soon be repurposed as a sequel to MBV3D.
  • THE KILLER INSIDE ME – Kate Hudson rounds out the cast for THE KILLER INSIDE ME, which now includes Casey Affleck, Elias Koteas and Bill Pullman.
  • ZOMBIELAND – Speaking of casting, Amber Heard joins Woody Harrelson and all the rest.
  • HACK/SLASH – Nick Principe will be playing 4 of the 5 slashers (though no description of who they are from the comic series), hints that the role of Cassie Hack is now between three high profile actors.  Guess they’re really going this thing.
  • BEASTLY – CBS Films wants some of thems Twilight’s monies, is putting young adult horror/romance novel BEASTLY on the big screen.
  • “VAMPIRE DIARIES” – Kevin Williamson has penned the pilot for CW’s new supernatural show.


Plenty of news this week on sequels to remakes, but no remakes themselves.

Indie, Foreign, and Random News

  • …OF THE DEAD – Romero says the social cross hairs of his new zombie opus will be on ‘tribalism’.
  • PONTYPOOOL – IFC Films will be releasing the ‘rage virus spread by the English language’ flick in May, which likely means IFC will be putting it OnDemand as well as in theaters.
  • CABIN FEVER 2 – Ti West talks CF2, reveals its status languishing in the post-production hell of ‘creative differences’.
  • SAVANT – Blair Witch’s Daniel Myrick’s next film is about a smooth talker who can turn anyone into a mass murderer after simply having a chat with them.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • TRIANGLE – Trailer for Christopher Smith’s (aka the guy who made CREEP, aka the banner for this site) new film.  I’m excited despite this trailer being gobbledygook.
  • INFESTATION – Trailer.  Giant bugs and Ray Wise.  Sold.
  • DEADLINE – Indie starring Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch that looks like a female version of James Van Der Beek’s FINAL DRAFT.  Sad that I’ve seen FINAL DRAFT.
  • DARK ISLAND – Stilted acting and stiff direction, but it looks like a lot of fun and sports the “LOST” smoke monster to boot.
  • SURVEILLANCE – Jennifer Lynch directed and produced by her father.

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  1. February 12th, 2009 | 8:59 am | #1

    Once I read that Hack/Slash was going to go the “scary” route, I realized it’s probably going to fail.

    Not that that will stop me from seeing it.

    Is there a way to petition Warner Bros. for Trick ‘R Treat? Or do they listen to those like Uwe Boll does?

  2. R.J. Sayer
    February 12th, 2009 | 11:31 am | #2

    i still don’t understand what alternate reality the people who green-lit HACK/SLASH came from.

    but i thank the scientist who built the interdimensional portal they used to cross over. from the bottom of my heart.

    though, my guess is, it’ll go the route of TRICK ‘R TREAT once it’s finished.

    interesting, Sean, that you mentioned both titles in your comment…

  3. February 13th, 2009 | 8:16 am | #3

    I think Hack/Slash will come out, I just don’t think it’s going to be as good now that theyre taking the comedy part of it out.

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