Last Week in Horror News: 8/23 to 8/30


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • THE DESCENT: PART 2 – I’m just going to assume this is going to end up in theaters.  A lot of people are shitting on this trailer, but I dig the idea of having her go back down in the caves, which is surprising considering I still hate that stupid movie.
  • SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD – New promo clip.

Studio News and Attachments

  • DEADMAN – Guillermo Del Toro will be producing for Warner Brothers an adaptation of the DC Comics series Deadman about the vengeful ghost of a slain trapeze artist.  Someone named Nikolaj Arcel to direct.
  • LAKE MUNGO – After Dark films announces Australia’s LAKE MUNGO will be it’s third title for January’s Horrorfest. It joins THE GRAVES (shitty poster here) and Clive Barker’s DREAD.
  • DREAM HOUSE – Daniel Craig is the next big name actor to relocate his family to a house in the countryside that was previously, but unbeknown to the new owners, host to all kinds of cheerful murders.  Get a new fucking storyline, Hollywood.
  • MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16 – MTV gets in on the slasher game.  No one else wants in.
  • VANISHING ON SEVENTH STREET – Hayden Christensen is heading towards Brad Anderson’s return to horror by way of a ghost town that specializes in making, well, more ghosts.
  • BURKE AND HARE – Simon Pegg joins John Landis’ return to feature length horror, a “true-story” period piece about men who sell the dead to universities.

Remakes

  • SWAMP THING – I suppose this might not technically count as a remake of the previous film(s), but Joel Silver wants to bring back Swamp Thing.  And it being 2009, he of course would like to do that in 3D.
  • THE BLOB – Rob Zombie will be remaking THE BLOB, though he’s sick and tired of that stupid, big, red, blobby thing killing people.  He’ll just leave that part out.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • SPAWN – Not a lot of solid facts here, but according to Todd McFarlane’s Twitter feed, SPAWN will be returning to the world of TV animation.
  • PHANTASM V? – Seems there is a new PHANTASM project on the horizon, but there are no solid details as to what that means.
  • STAN HELSING – Because we all need non-theatrical SCARY MOVIE wannabes in our life, STAN HELSING comes out October 27th.
  • HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN – The GRINDHOUSE competition winning fake trailer HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, from the gents behind TREEVENGE, is going feature length.
  • HOUSE OF THE DEVIL – The new poster is a beautiful work of art.
  • THE SHOCK LABYRINTH – Japan’s first live-action 3D movie, directed by JU-ON’s Takashi Shimizu, picked u p international distribution.
  • “FEAR ITSELF” – FEARnet will be airing the five unaired “FEAR ITSELF” episodes starting early september.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Last Week in Horror News: April 5th to April 12th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • MOON – Trailer.  Love me some Science Fiction.
  • THE COUNTESS – Considering Lady Bathory inspired countless threads and scenes in horror films, it is only fair to link up the trailer to a period piece about her.  That and it is the directorial debut of Julie Delpy.

Studio News and Attachments

  • THE ORPHAN – For what looked like a creepy-kid-plays-to-teens film, I’m surprised to learn THE ORPHAN earned an R rating.
  • H2 – First Laurie looks like a junkie and now Michael Myers is without the mask for “a great portion” of HALLOWEEN 2?

Remakes

  • TERROR TRAIN – Turns out a TERROR TRAIN remake has a house, but that’s it.  No script, no director.  Insert pun about missing their stop here.
  • PIRANHA 3D – Normally I don’t care about casting rumors, but I dig Elisabeth Shue so I’d love to see her in Aja’s dimension busting remake.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • FEARnet – The campaign to bring FEARnet back to Time Warner Cable now has an outlet on Facebook.
  • TRICK ‘R TREAT – A WB Press Release detailing plans for a Buy 5 Get 1 Free Blu-ray promotion lists TRICK ‘R TREAT as an eligible title.  Of course no date is set and the promotion runs until 2010, so who the hell knows when it will come out, but this is at least confirmation that the long awaited film will eventually find its way into our hands.
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER – Seth Grahame-Smith, the guy who wrote PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES just signed a two book deal with his publisher, the first of which will be retelling the life of Lincoln with the caveat that he was a vampire hunter.
  • ALTITUDE – Marketing to HND 101: Plane in flight + tentacles in sky = sold!
  • DARK HOLLOW – Brian Keene’s novel is hitting the screen under the helm of director Paul Campion.
  • Wii Horror FEEL – Takahashi Shimizu will be the horror consultant for a Wii exclusive adaptation of Shimizu’s never-ending hit JU-ON, retitlted FEEL.  Could be an interesting experience, actually, as it seems one or two players explore the world of THE GRUDGE with the Wiimote functioning as a flashlight.  If done right, creepiness will definitely abound.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • THIRST – Second trailer for Park Chan-Wook’s return to darker territory looks fantastic.
  • SMASH CUT – Starring David Hess and a porn gal.

Last Week in Horror: May 31st to April 5th


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Either this was a weak week for news or I just missed a ton of crap because I was busy buying a house.  Austin here we come!

//end brag


Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • THE BOX – Richard Kelly gives some bullet points on his adaptation of the Matheson story.  A few interesting bits, the most important of which is the October 30th release date.

Remakes

  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – It’s now just a matter of signing on the dotted line for Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger.  Great, great, great news!
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Kyle Gallner staged to take on the revamped Johnny Depp role?
  • H2 – I really, really, really, really hate this.
  • THE STEPFATHER – I actually like this poster.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES – Elisabeth Rappe reviews the buzzed book.  Is not blown away.
  • NIGHT OF THE CREEPS – Is most certainly coming to DVD and maybe even Blu-ray!!  Includes the original ending, which I’ve never actually seen.
  • FEARnet – Help get FEARnet back on Time Warner Cable On-Demand.
  • ANITA BLAKE – IFC is doing a TV movie of ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Help Get FEARnet Back on Time Warner Cable.


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I’m reposting this verbatim from FEARnet.  I’ll be contacting Time Warner Cable when I get home and you should too if, like me, you’ve enjoyed their free flicks over the years.  I don’t even have Time Warner and I think this is bunk.


To all FEARnet fans who subscribe to Time Warner or Bright House Cable –

Time Warner and Bright House have dropped FEARnet from your cable line-up.  They have eliminated your on-demand access to horror, thriller and suspense movies 24/7.  If you want to once again see FEARnet on your cable system, your cable operator needs to hear from you.  Call 1-877-FEAR-247, we’ll connect you with your cable operator and you can let them know you want FEARnet (And be aware that for some customers, FEARnet is available on AT&T U-Verse and Verizon Fios). We hope you will be able to enjoy the premiere on-demand destination for horror, thriller and suspense films, uncut and unedited, including the following titles coming soon.

5 Never-Before-Seen Episodes of ‘Fear Itself’
Hostel
Hostel 2
Army Of Darkness
Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train (Director’s Cut)
Bug
Boogeyman
Resident Evil
Candyman
Darkman
Christine
Vacancy 2
Frontier (s)
Phantasm
Captivity
Child’s Play
I Know Who Killed Me, starring Lindsay Lohan
Darkman
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror




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