Remakes. We hate them, we love them, we just cannot seem to get away from them. Hell, some of our most cherished horror films are remakes: The Thing, The Fly, When a Stranger Calls ... all right, maybe not that last one.
Magnolia Pictures will be releasing Shrooms in a very, very limited capacity this Friday, February 8th. To celebrate, or just get you in the mood for its March 25th DVD date, we’ve got four clips from the film for your ocular enjoyment! Check ‘em out below and be sure to visit the official Shrooms site for the theater listings and a lot more!
Richard Kelly just updated his MySpace blog with some very good news last night; The Box is a wrap! The horror movie starring Frank Langella, Cameron Diaz (pictured) and James Marsden and has been shooting in Boston (d’oh!) and Virginia for the past few weeks and is now officially in the can!
Nothing like seeing two monsters getting ready to duke it out in serious smackdown action. That is, except for actually seeing said smackdown action. Now that’s fun.
Those young hipsters over at MTV just got their well-manicured hands on the latest trailer for Funny Games, Michael Haneke’s remake of his own 1997 original. Naomi Watts and Tim Roth take the roles of a couple who are taken hostage while on vacation by a pair of very disturbed yuppies. Check out the new trailer, with an intro by said yuppies (Michael Pitt & Brady Corbet) below! Funny Games is in theaters March 14th!
Yesterday we got official word from Warnrer Bros that Raw Feed entry Otis would be making its premiere at this year’s South by Southwest festival, running March 7th-15th. But Otis is just one of many new horror entries making their debut, as we found out today when the official lineup was announced.
Holy Cowboys for Christ! Whose butt did we really see doubling for Britt Ekland in Robin Hardy's 1973 Wicker Man (review)? Jane Jackson, right? No?! Oh my God, who?!
Now this is what I’m talking about! Though we’ve not seen much from SOTA Toys in a long time, they made up for their silence with the badass Old Ones you see below. Super Cthulhu! A brand-new resin statue that’s a whole new look at your real god. Sideshow will also be carrying a variant of the figure, so you get a choice of your Cthulhu! The statue will be making it’s way out in June of this year, so look for it, people!
Lots of good stuff coming our way from Raw Feed’s Otis today; first up, the good news that the Tony Krantz-helmed movie is opening this year’s South by Southwest. Obviously Warner Bros. is pretty damn happy with Otis, made for their direct-to-DVD line, if they’re premiering it in front of such a hip crowd.
The fine folks over at Devil's Due Publishing are granting some of us our wishes and bringing back the pre-Rob Zombie Michael Myers via comic book form (“New Images From Halloween: Nightdance!” – December 2007).
"After years of attacks, and several without, the citizens of Barrow have become united against random attacks on their city by the undead. Unfortunately the same does not apply outside of Barrow or the rest of the mysterious Arctic Circle."
I know we ran a story long ago about Robert Englund directing another adaptation of Nikolaj Gogol's "The Vij", but it vanished. At least I know I didn't make it up because Daily Variety confirmed today that Mr. Krueger will be helming the project and principal photography is scheduled to begin in April.
M. Night Shyamalan’s first R-rated venture, The Happening, will be upon us before we know it (well, June 13th to be precise). It’s never too early for the hype machine to start running, though, as is evidenced by iKlipz’ acquisition of the first Happening trailer. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, we know it’s about a family on the run from a crisis that could be a large-scale threat to humankind. Check out the trailer below!
Hey, check it out; we’ve been nominated for an award! About damn time, I have to say. Dead Lantern’s 1st annual Splatcademy Awards have now kicked into full gear, and Dread Central is on the list of nominees! We’re under the “Best Horror Blog/Site Not Named DeadLattern.com” category; crafty title, that.
Attention all shambling masses! Now is the time to begin practicing your zombie makeup and your shuffle-walk. Pittsburgh's "The It's Alive Show," who for the last two years have set Guiness World Records for Largest Gathering of Zombies, has decided to go global, and is coordinating the first ever World Zombie Day.