Not that there was much doubt due to the mass appeal of Woody Harrelson and comedies in general (even those of the splatterific variety), but we're happy to report that Zombieland (review here) grossed an estimated $25 million this weekend, landing it in the No. 1 spot for box office receipts.
The little film that we have been raving about for over two years, Paranormal Activity, has been throwing Hollywood for a complete loop these last couple of weeks, and we couldn't be happier for all parties involved. In fact, the film is doing so well that in response to all of your DEMAND IT feedback, Paramount is opening the film even wider and in regular all-day rotation.
A source close to the pre-production goings-on of Zebediah de Soto's Night of the Living Dead: Origins called in with some exclusive updated casting news that makes the 3D "American anime" sound better and better all the time. Mos Def is confirmed as Ben, and four more parts are in the final stages of negotiation.
New Moon, the second installment in The Twilight Saga, looks to be putting its bloodsuckers on the back-burner and focusing on the wolf pack, which should bode well for expanding its fanbase to those who prefer lycans over vamps. And if the newly released photo of Tinsel Korey as Emily Young, who is like "a second mother to the pack", is any indication, those wolves have some pretty nasty claws!
You'd think by now we would have heard about more cast members being attached to Nimrod Antal's Predators reboot than just Danny Trejo, but the filmmakers have been taking their sweet time in that regard. As a sign that maybe things are about to speed up a bit, we are able add one additional name to the list: Walton Goggins, better known as Detective Shane Vendrell of the acclaimed FX TV series "The Shield".
Every once in a while the stars align and good things happen to this genre we all call our own -- and to the people who make the movies we love. Case in point: Every single screening of Paranormal Activity sold out last night, and the film is looking to rake in $500,000 for the weekend. Hearty congrats to filmmaker Oren Peli and to Paramount, which has executed a textbook successful marketing campaign for the film.
Dread Central (in this case scribes Heather Wixson and yours truly, Sean D.) hit the red carpet for the Chiller-Eyegore Awards and opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA, and brought back some ocular candy, including video interviews, from the rather boisterous festivities that you can see below.
Well, this week is about to end with a bang. Yahoo! Movies has just exclusively debuted the new theatrical trailer for Saw VI. As they say, Halloween means costumed kids at your front door and Jigsaw terrifying everyone at a theatre near you!
If you thought the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island held promise of a taut, spooky thriller, then you ain't seen nothing yet! Wait until you get a look at Trailer No. 2, which debuted today on Apple.
This weekend sees two showings of the better than it should have been Wrong Turn 2 on Syfy as part of the channel's "31 Days of Halloween" programming. You can catch it Saturday, 10/03/09 at 9PM ET/6PM PT and again on Sunday, 10/04/09 at 5PM ET/2PM PT. Normally we wouldn't report on a film being shown on TV -- after all, that happens every day -- but this one has an added bonus. Read on for more details.
We don't know about you guys, but one remake we're completely on board for is Louis Leterrier's version of the creature-laden classic Clash of the Titans. Sure it's gonna be missing that stop-motion Harryhausen charm the original had, but the story is so timeless that an update with current day effects work could be pretty interesting. Ready for a peek?
If you live in or around the Los Angeles area, you're one of the lucky few who have an opportunity to attend a free public screening of Godkiller: Walk Among Us, Episode 1, the first installment of the dark animated series directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Pizzolo.
The fourth film in this year's After Dark Horrorfest has been announced, and it's ready to inject a bit of international flavor into the proceedings.
As you guys are well aware, we've been following the progress of Paramount's "Demand It" campaign for Paranormal Activity closely, and today we got an update.
Given the success of this year's remake of Friday the 13th (it did, after all, rake in a total domestic gross of $65 million), we figured we'd be seeing a sequel at some point. And now we know exactly when Friday the 13th Part 2 -- the 13th film in the series -- will be making its box office debut.