Okay, our minds are officially blown. Blown we tell you. The strangest and probably most interesting report out of Cannes today has come in the form of news that legendary filmmaker George Romero will be remaking the also legendary Dario Argento's Deep Red in 3D. Two words ... holy shit.
You know what's sad? Here in the Dread Central offices we've always loved 3D. When used correctly, it's a campy and fun experience, but now Hollywood is looking to cram the effect down our throats any chance they get whether a movie is filmed in 3D or not. The next potential flick to get the jump off the screen treatment? The remake of the Tom Holland classic Fright Night. Sigh.
It has been a couple of months since we last spoke about David R. Ellis' (Final Destination 2, Snakes on a Plane, Asylum, The Final Destination) next three-dimensional terror fest Shark Night, but the first plot details have come to light so it's time to head back into the old trusty cage to get dirty!
Some startling news out of Cannes today. While milling about the event, one of the DC faithful managed to snap a picture of some really, really early sales art for what will be Dario Argento's stamp on the most famous vampire of them all. In 3D of course.
We already knew the fourth entry into the creature-laden Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife, would be hitting theatres on September 10th in glorious 3D, but now comes word from Sony Pictures that they'll be booking the film into Imax theatres simultaneous with its conventional theatre release.
As should be obvious from my screen name, The Woman in Black is a big favorite of mine, as well as several other members of the Dread Central staff, so today's confirmation that a new 3D version of the film is on its way from Hammer Films was met with much rejoicing.
Nu Image is certainly no stranger to giant spiders, having produced the fun 2000 nature gone amok flick Spiders and its much less fun sequel.
For a while now we've been hearing nothing but the promise of lots of "boobs and blood" coming out of Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D camp. Well ... in this latest NOT SAFE FOR WORK viral video featuring star Jerry O'Connell and lots and lots of naked heaving breasts, you can consider half of that promise totally fulfilled.
"Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania! Such a scary place. Such a scary face. Plenty of doom at the Hotel Transylvania! Any kind of fear. You can find it here!" There. Now just try and get that shit out of your heads!
If you're thirty-something like me, one film that keeps popping up from your childhood is Jim Henson's much beloved 1982 classic The Dark Crystal. For a kid's flick it was pretty dark and disturbing.
We've seen a lot of strange pairings in our day, but Bill Geist of the "Sunday Morning" show and Birdemic director James Nguyen take the cake! Yet, there they were yesterday on CBS talking about whether or not Nguyen has, in fact, crafted "The Worst Movie Ever Made".
Dread Central recently caught up with writer/director John Skipp during the Never Sleep Again event this past weekend and talked to him about his brand new project he has coming up, Rose. The creator describes the project as "a freaky shot-in-3D feature with a radically whacked-out approach to the undead. Call it Pee Wee’s Playhouse meets Night of the Living Dead".
Remember last year when the equally as abysmal Friday the 13th remake made bank at the box office, raking in just over $40 million its first weekend? Sequel talk was on fire! The following weekend Friday dropped a monumental 80%. Sequel talk is now dead. Yet, we're hearing some all too familiar echoes coming out of the Platinum Dunes camp.
You know what this weekend taught us? That there are no more sacred cows left in the horror genre. When the powers-that-be in Hollywood get it in their heads that they want to remake something, for better or for worse, there's nothing that's going to stop them. Even lesser hits look like they're next up for the ever homogenizing remake machine. We know. You're totally excited.
No more of that old trailer that has been jumping on and off the Internet for months! The full official trailer for Alexandre Aja's remake of the Roger Corman classic Piranha in 3D is here -- mean and meaty!