Posted by: Peter Hall
The hardest part of making a Best-of-the-Year list is establishing the parameter of the year, so I’m just going to make this simple and do two horror lists. The first is exclusively films that had either a theatrical, DVD or VOD release in the US of A. The second will simply be the unreleased films I saw in 2010, be they via film festival, import disc or screener, that did not receive Stateside distribution.
Posted by: Peter Hall
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.
- 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.