Welcome, mortals, to The Weekly Offering. Here, we present our dark gifts in hopes that we please the Ancient Ones, that they might spare us. They are satisfied with our humble sacrifices of news, images, reviews, and commentary through the week, but on Fridays, they desire more. Their weekends, their unholy Sabbath, know no bounds. And so, to satisfy their bloodlust, as well as yours, we bring you these short, savory offerings.
Amy Adams May Be Heading for Some Dark Places
The ever-adorable and very talented Amy Adams is in talks to cross the threshold of horror, and star in the film adaptation of the acclaimed novel Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. The film adaptation was written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, who is also directing. If confirmed, Adams will star as a woman named Libby Day, who witnessed the murder of her entire family when she was a child; days later testifying that her brother was the killer.
A quarter of a century later, a mysterious organization known as the Kill Club, who attempt to solve the worst of crimes, confronts her and forces her to face the truth.
In the eyes of the Ancient Ones, Adams is always a joy to behold, and to see her take on a darker role will hopefully be the start of something bloody beautiful.
Eli Roth Returning to Horror with The Green Inferno
He shocked us with his breakout film Hostel, he threw us a curveball when we discovered that he knew how to act in Inglourious Basterds, and now he surprises us again with his return to horror.
Roth will be draping his butcher’s apron over the director’s chair again for his new film, The Green Inferno. The story is based on an idea Roth had while filming in Chile, and he co-wrote the script with Guillermo Amoedo, who also wrote Aftershock, in which Roth starred. The story is currently locked deep within the vault of Roth’s mind, but he did share that the idea came while filming in Chile.
The Ancient Ones found Hostel delightful (for obvious reasons). I found Hostel to be very intriguing for slightly different reasons. Roth managed to make us care about a character who, along with his companions, had been built up throughout most of the film as the worst possible type of person, a person whom we think we would enjoy seeing tortured…until he is actually under the knife. Suddenly, we sympathize, and cheer when he decides to shed some blood in revenge.
Will Roth bring this same character intrigue to The Green Inferno? We see nothing stopping him from doing so.
The Possession Gets a Trailer
The release of The Cabin in the Woods not only proved that horror’s not dead, but it gave it a new reason to live. Can Lionsgate hope to match the excitement, terror, and originality of that fateful trip to the woods? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t try.
The plot of The Possession is more than slightly clichéd. A young girl becomes possessed by an unknown evil after opening a box she found at a garage sale. As usual, mortal medical science is of no assistance, and the family must take more unorthodox methods to confront the monster inside (literally). We do have an interesting twist time around. The demon mythology appears to be centered around that of Judaism. We can therefore expect a different type of demon, and a different method of spiritual combat, than what we are used to seeing.
In addition, the visuals and story-telling method seem to hold promise. All this in spite of the dubious “based on a true story” label. Ugh. Deliver, Lionsgate, or suffer the wrath of Cthulhu.
Check out the official trailer below!