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


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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: April 19th to the 26th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • CASE 39 – This Renee Zelwegger vehicle has been bounced around so many times I’m not positive it’ll ever end up theatrical.
  • H2 – Trailer for Zombie’s HALLOWEEN sequel looks even more unnecessary than his first go at running a treasure into the trailer park mud.

Studio News and Attachments

  • BIOSHOCK – Gore Verbinski’s adaptation of the wildly popular retrofuture first person shooter has been stonewalled by budget concerns.
  • ECLIPSE – David Slade, he of HARD CANDY and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, will be directing the third installment of the TWILIGHT series.
  • 30 (more) DAYS OF NIGHT – Steve Niles tells MTV that a script has been turned in and that the lights are getting closer to green.
  • SILENT HILL 2 – Having not heard anything in what feels like a long time, I’d of assumed a sequel fell by the wayside, but now Horror-Movies.ca claims things have stopped entirely in an attempt to retool the haunter with a teen cast.
  • THE NYE INCIDENTS – Todd Lincoln, who still has HACK/SLASH on his bill, will be directing an alien abduction flick for Dark Castle.

Remakes

  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Kata Mara’s younger sister, Rooney Mara, will take on the role of Nancy.
  • PREDATORS – What I thought must be bullshit is now confirmed. Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios is producing a reboot of the intergalactic head hunter(s).

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • BUBBA NOSFERATU – Ron Perelman thinks that he’ll be stepping into Bruce Campbell’s shoes for the role of Elvis this fall/winter.
  • THE WAR OF THE WORLDS PLUS BLOOD, GUTS AND ZOMBIES – Alright this insert zombies into classic literature malarkey is out of control, as evidenced by this forum post-cum-press release.
  • DANTE’S INFERNO – Game trailer looking great, except for the complete lack of gameplay.
  • THE STRAIN TRILOGY – In addition to having his name attached to every supernatural project of the next millennium, apparently Guillermo del Toro still has time to help write a trilogy of books.
  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL – Ti West, understandably, does not appreciate having producers excise scenes from his new movie.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Last Week in Horror News: April 12 to the 19th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • HALLOWEEN 2 – Clip from Entertainment Tonight.
  • CREEK – Lionsgate has yet to pin a release date for Joel Schumacher’s Nazi experiments flick once titled TOWN CREEK.

Studio News and Attachments

  • Fox Atomic Dies – Fox Atomic is, in all likelihood, getting folded back in to 20th Century Fox.  How this alters plans for JENNIFER’S BODY or the hypothetical 28 MONTHS LATER is unclear.
  • OFFSPRING – Ghost House Pictures picks up Jack Ketchum’s OFFSPRING, joins already acquired THE CHILDREN and SEVENTH MOON.
  • DRAG ME TO HELL – Looks like Ghost House opted to release the PG-13 variant.  Don’t blame ‘em.
  • ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE – Has a US theatrical date of July 17th, which is 361 days after the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK; oh, and those discs are only $8 and $15, respectively.  Despite having a region listing on the back, my Blu of MANDY LANE plays just fine in a PS3.  This wait is ridiculous.
  • THANKSGIVING – Eli Roth is currently pitching a deal to direct a more accessible disaster(ish) film for $80mil if the studio involved will also pay $5mil for a feature length do-up of the hit trailer.

Remakes

  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D – Lionsgate has no plans for a sequel, but has 30 minutes of deleted scenes and an alternate ending ready for the disc due in May.
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH – Out on DVD and BRD June 16th.
  • EYES OF LAURA MARS – Chris Fischer, writer of S. DARKO tells fans at Weekend of Horrors that he has writing duties on the John Carpenter remake.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • HATCHET 2 – Adam Green says the sequel is happening likely next winter, but is unsure the extent of his involvement.
  • I, FRANKENSTEIN – Classic monsters in a neo-noir mystery produced by Ryan Rotten of Shock and Robert Sanchez of IESB.net.

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!

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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

Last Week in Horror News: March 22nd to the 29th.


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Studio News and Attachments

  • EVIL DEAD 4 – Sam Raimi admits to spitballing pages back and forth with brother Ivan for a hypothetical part 4.
  • THE GOON – David Fincher’s produced CGI adaptation of the comic is, apparently, not in actual production.
  • STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT – Ron Howard is being courted to direct the adaptation of the ongoing comic series.
  • PSYCHO KILLER – Fred Durst is directing a script from Andrew Kevin Walker?!?!?  Is the apocalypse nigh?
  • NONSTOP – Len Wiseman will produce the plane abducted mid air flick for effects man turned director Patrick Tatopoulos.

Remakes

  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Latino Review gives the script a review, praising it rather uniformly and pointing out a few of the new introductions.
  • THE THING – The man who did the rewrite for NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is also doing the rewrite on THE THING, after Universal shrugged Ronald D. Moore to the side.
  • H2 – Rob Zombie is ditching the Carpenter score?

Indie, Foreign, and Random News

  • WORST CASE SCENARIO – Don’t worry, the movie with the greatest promo real ever is still not anywhere close to being finished.
  • THE GRAVES – I do not believe that either of these girls love Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman.
  • THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT – Directed by C. Thomas Howell.  ’nuff said.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • THE TELLING – Starring one of the ex-GIRLS NEXT DOOR.
  • THE DEAD – One of the more interesting looking zombie flicks out in the indie world, methinks.
  • SKELETON CREW – DVD Art and trailer.
  • PSALM 21 – Teaser



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