Issue #85 December 2008 As is my tradition, allow me to first point out how incredibly badass the art is for the latest issue of Rue Morgue. Another spectacular piece by Ghoulish Gary Pullin!
We, as horror fans, actually now have a damn good reason to give thanks to Twilight. According to Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, the planned remake of Near Dark has been canceled because of it.
After taking a self-imposed sabbatical following the “demoralizing” experience of making League of Extraordinary Gentleman, which I felt demoralized just watching, Variety reports that Stephen Norrington is returning to filmmaking with a new film based on James O’Barr’s classic antihero, The Crow.
The sad truth is we still have no idea what the status is on Kyle Rankin’s follow-up to Battle of Shaker Heights, the giant bug movie Infestation, but when new key art for the film shows up online that’s usually a good sign.
Warner Bros. has some good-looking horror planned for 2009. Of course, films like Whiteout and The Box that have been sitting around for a long time now are part of it, but still it’s nice to see so much to look forward to.
Can you believe Todd McFarlane still wants to see Spawn 2 made? Considering his idea for the sequel is not a direct follow up to the atrocious first film I guess it’s not too surprising, but it just seems like this ideas been rolling around forever without it getting any closer to reality.
We just got a heads up that there’s another new teaser online for the indie anthology Edges of Darkness, which is comprised of three tales set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. Still no word on a release for the film yet, but I’m sure we’ll hear more soon.
I've never been much of a fan of all those ghost hunting shows but if more ghost hunters looked like Charisma Carpenter I might start tuning in. Until that day arrives I'll have to settle for House of Bones, in which the former "Buffy"/"Angel"/"Charmed"/"Veronica Mars" starlet will play a ghost hunter getting more than she bargained for.
The holiday season is in full swing here at Dread Central, and already we've all got too much to do in too little time, so this edition of the Wrap-Up is just gonna hit the highlights of the week of December 6-12, 2008, with a minimum of editorializing. I'll save it for the end of the year instead.
Two of this year's best films are set to hit DVD next year, and we've got a look at the artwork and the official date for each! Get to pre-ordering! These are two flicks you don't wanna miss!
As you may have noticed, I got a chance to check out the new film starring The Signal’s Lewis, A.J. Bowen and From Dusk Till Dawn sheriff Michael Parks, Maidenhead. The off-kilter vampire movie is definitely unique and although the poster you see below may make it seem like a Odd Couple-esque comedy, trust me when I say it’s anything but. Keep it here for more on Maidenhead soon!
In a move that I hope is only the first of many, Twitch Film are the sole proprietors of Robert Pratten’s Mindflesh, which will only be up for viewing for a small window, specifically December 12th- 14th, so you’d better get over there and check it out now!
How long can a company who produces movies like Zombie Strippers (DVD review) keep kicking?
For reasons that should be pretty obvious, I like the new poster for Voices, the final film After Dark has chosen for next year’s Horrorfest, running January 9th-15th, 2009. There are some similarities to artwork that’s very near & dear to us that makes me smile.
Amid all the other projects the Platinum Dunes boys have their hands in as of late, including the Nightmare on Elm Street remake that was confirmed yesterday, it’s good to see they’re still working on original concepts as well.