Last Week in Horror News: January 17th to the 24th

Posted by Peter Hall - January 25th 2010 @ 12:40 am

Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION – After Dark rolls out a new trailer for their Horrorfest titles.
  • HIDDEN – One of the ADF Horrorfest titles I’ve seen.  Not bad, kinda slow.
  • THE REEDS – Chalk up another ADF title.
  • THE FINAL – One more ADF Horrorfest trailer.
  • BURIED – I believe I read earlier today that Lionsgate just bought the Ryan Reynolds trapped-in-a-coffin flick.

Studio News and Attachments

  • PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 – Kevin Greutert, who made the surprisingly solid SAW 6, is directing PA2.
  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL – Sam Jackson and Josh Duhamel may be stuck battling heaven and hell in Boaz Yankin’s Louisiana-set supernatural thriller.
  • Spielberg’s new Alien TV show – No title yet, but Spielberg will be throwing down for another Taken-esque miniseries; this time for TNT.
  • DREAM HOUSE – Naomi Watts joins Jim Sheridan’s “city folk shouldn’t move to creepy houses in the country” flick alongside Daniel Craig.
  • BURKE AND HARE – Casting for John Landis’ graverobbing comedy gets more awesome.  Joining Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis are Tom Wilkinson and Isla Fisher.
  • THE FURTHER – James Wan’s next film to be produced by Oren Peli.
  • THE WALKING DEAD – Frank Darabont’s TV-series adaptation of Kirkman’s comic got the greenlight at AMC.
  • DRACULA: YEAR ZERO – Alex Proyas is budgeting and scheduling his take on the origin of Dracula.

Remakes

  • THE WOLFMAN – Danny Elfman’s score has been re-instated for Joe Johnston’s WOLFMAN.
  • PLANET OF THE APES – Despite recent news to the contrary, Fox does indeed still plan on rebooting PLANET OF THE APES.  Again.
  • CONAN – Marcus Nispel’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN remake gets its hunk.  It’s that guy from that STARGATE show you never watched.
  • FRANKENSTEIN – Not so much a remake as another adaptation, but Danny Boyle will be directing a stage play of the classic tale in London.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • BLACK SUNSET – The Butcher Brothers, AKA the guys who made THE HAMILTONS and THE VIOLENT KIND, have pegged their next project about a “betrayal-filled nightmare” that plays out during a surfing trip to Mexico.
  • BLACK DEATH – Christopher Smith’s movie about the bubonic plague slips a little on its UK release.
  • MY NAME IS BRUCE 2 – Bruce will be fighting Frankenstein.  I’d be interested if MY NAME IS BRUCE was anything less than a clunking piece of shit.
  • ENTER THE VOID – IFC picks up Gasper Noe’s latest film for US distribution.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • EATERS – Italian zombie flick produced by Uwe Boll.

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  1. Matt J.
    January 25th, 2010 | 12:34 pm | #1

    PA2…why…how? It pretty much wrapped it self up in the end…both endings?

  2. R.J. Sayer
    January 25th, 2010 | 2:05 pm | #2

    aaaaand once again i’m the only person in the world who liked MY NAME IS BRUCE.

  3. January 25th, 2010 | 2:12 pm | #3

    Get out of here, Sayer!

  4. Matt
    January 25th, 2010 | 10:30 pm | #4

    R.J. I’m with you. Loved MY NAME IS BRUCE.

  5. January 26th, 2010 | 8:33 pm | #5

    When will Uwe Boll die for God’s sake

  6. February 2nd, 2010 | 2:01 pm | #6

    Anyone checked out this book yet, entitled “Hells Aquarium” by Steve Alten?” Would make one hell of a movie. Pretty good stuff in it, judging from what I’ve read. Ever wonder what the ancient relative of the great white was. This book has it and its called Megalodon, scary creature from the past. Spotted it yesterday on http://www.amazon.com/Meg-Hells-Aquarium-Steve-Alten/dp/1935142046

  7. peter
    February 25th, 2010 | 10:14 pm | #7

    John Landis and Simon Pegg? Awesome, i’m in.

    Found a trailer for a new indie survival horror flick called Deadfall Trail. Looks sweet, hope it gets some sort of release.
    http://www.trailerwars.com/videos/view/289

  8. March 2nd, 2010 | 2:39 am | #8

    Hey Peter, what do you think of the new Nightmare now that they have the newest trailer on it?

    …and why is it pg-13?

  9. March 2nd, 2010 | 2:50 am | #9

    I’m digging the look of it. I really like Haley in the role, particularly his voice. It also looks to have a solid cast and enough spins on the original Craven flick to be fairly unpredictable (one would assume).

    I don’t think it is PG-13. Platinum Dunes, to their credit, knows when to make R-rated horror and I doubt they’d pussyfoot around the rating for ANOES.

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