October 2009 Horror DVD and Blu-ray Guide


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Yes, I know I’m two weeks late on this, but better two weeks than never.

Last Week in Horror News: May 3rd to May 10th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • THE APPARITION – Dark Castle films slates up another, this time the ambiguously titled haunted house’r.
  • DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK – Katie Homles is headlining the Guillermo del Toro produced creature feature?
  • JEKYLL – Keanu Reeves is now taking on the roles to be written by REVOLUTIONARY ROAD scriptor Justin Haythe?

Remakes

  • H2 – Michael Myers is not a Necromancer.  Michael Myers is not a Necromancer.  Michael Myers is not a Necromancer.
  • MOTHER’S DAY – Three production shingles, including Brett Ratner’s, are planning a franchise, the first of which will be directed by Darren Bousman.
  • CHILDREN OF THE CORN – Is that Officer Dualla with hair growing out of her eyes?

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • DEAD LOSS – Chris Gorak, who made the admirable RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR (review), is directing DEAD LOSS which is basically “DEADLIEST CATCH” with a horror twist.
  • David Slade is Diplomatic – And also a liar.
  • MANDY LANE – Senator has once again shelved ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (review)from its July 17th release date.  The region free Blu-ray is down to $15.
  • [REC] – A US DVD finally comes out on July 14th.

Non-Theatrical Trailers

Last Week in Horror News: March 1st to March 8th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • PANDORUM – I’ll watch anything on a spaceship.

Studio News and Attachments

  • WORLD WAR Z – After the seizure that was QUANTUM OF SOLACE I want director Marc Forster as far away from Max Brooks’ novel as possible.  My fears are being confirmed:  IGN found he’s still working on the script.  Last I recall Moriarty was praising J. Michael Straczynski’s script up and down.  Has the woeful tinkering begun?
  • THE HUNGER GAMES – Just got picked up for adaptation.  Never heard of it, but now I’ll be heading to Amazon to grab this tale of a future in which counties must pay tribute by way of offering boys and girls for a televised death match.
  • WELCOME TO HOXFORD – 1492 Entertainment picked up the IDW comic series about werewolves who run an insane asylum…
  • THE HORSEMEN – Remember that Platinum Dunes flick about the apocalypse?  No?  Well it starred Dennis Quaid and recieved a chupacabra-esque release last week.

Remakes

  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Jackie Earle Haley is exchanging a few words with Platinum Dunes over possibly taking on our favorite oven toasted pedophile.  I’m not convinced we’re that lucky.
  • HELLRAISER – Pascal Laugier reveals that his first draft is in and that his HELLRAISER will be a reboot combination of Barker’s film and the original HELLBOUND HEART novella.
  • RE-ANIMATOR – Remember the news that there was a 3-D remake of Stuart Gordon’s classic in the wings?  Well its bullshit.
  • HEBERT WEST: THE SERIES – Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the O.C.ification of Lovecraft’s entire works.
  • MOTEL HELL – Steven C. Miller of AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION says he’s doing a remake of MOTEL HELL for MGM.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • THE REVENANT – I was indifferent to the story of an Iraq vet resurrecting with a blood lust Stateside, until this bit from the official site, “Bart will learn that he must eventually embrace the path of his own horrific destiny… all while cruising in a 1979 Camaro with a surfboard on the roof.” Now I don’t know whether to laugh or set a time machine to its release.
  • MEGA SHARK VERSUS GIANT OCTOPUS – Starring not only Lorenzo Lamas but Debbie Gibson.  Yes, that Debbie Gibson.
  • IT’S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE – Is not actually a scary version of IT’S A WONDERFUL life, rather a horromedy about a mother who kills off unsuitable suitors for her daughter.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Last week in Horror News, February 8th to the 15th.


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • THE DESCENT 2 – Trailer.  Gander it quick as it keeps getting yanked from YouTube.  Despite severely hating the first one, this looks like like a solid flick.

Studio News and Attachments

  • SUBTERRANEAN – Sean Hood has scored writing duties on Marcus Nispel’s next film, as explained by this amusing anecdote from the writer himself.  A plot set in an underground labyrinth of tunnels below NYC helps explain Nispel’s need for Jason to run around tunnels of his own.
  • UNTITLED SHITTY MOVIE – Dimension Films wants to do a thriller based around some kind of social networking app.
  • JONAH HEX – Josh Brolin now vs. John Malkovich.

Remakes

  • THE GATE – Alex Winters, yes that Alex Winters, will be directing a remake of the Tibur Takacs flick from ’87.
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH – Surprise, there was material left out of the theatrical cut!  And not just an extra dollop of karyo syrup.  Also, it now holds an opening weekend slasher record at over $42mil.
  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Samuel Bayer, perhaps best known for creating the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video, will be calling the shots on Platinum Dunes’ next remake.
  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – If you believed that Lindsay Lohan was going to star in the reboot you are a sucker.
  • DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS – BBC is doing a two-part mini-series remake that will star Brian Cox and Eddie Izzard.  Sold!

Indie, Foreign and Random News

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips




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