The horror DVDs coming out on Tuesday, February 24th are strange. Some good re-issues, some odd new releases, and a helluva lot of indie and Italian stuff I’ve never heard of. But only one or two, sadly, that I would want for my birthday (which is this weekend, FYI)...
Man, Toby Wilkins just can’t catch a break when it comes to DVD releases for his films. First Splinter gets pushed up a few months with nary a word from the studio, and now The Grudge 3 has been relocated from March to May.
It may not be 100% horror, but since the possible next film for Watchmen director Zack Snyder is described as ”Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”, I can’t help but think horror fans will find something to dig about it.
It’s a small thing, but at this point we’ll take any updates we can get regarding Ghostbusters 3, which has gone from wild rumor to solid fact in the course of a few short months.
Some interesting news came in earlier tonight from someone close to the production of Rob Zombie's Halloween 2. Despite the film rolling tomorrow, yet another cast member has signed on to increase the sequel's horror pedigree, this time it's The Exorcist's Eileen Dietz.
A steep drop-off in box office is not all that surprising after a film opens to huge numbers, but an 80% drop-off? That cuts worse than a machete to the head. Jason must have worn out his lower half doing all that running in his new film because he sure doesn't have any legs.
The full trailer for S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale (as it’s now being called) showed up this weekend over at the film’s official site, but you can just check it out below if you like. This time there’s actual footage from the film, unlike in the "teaser trailer" we showed you a few days ago!
Now here’s some news I didn’t expect to stumble upon any time soon: EA Games has announced that development has officialy begun on a sequel to American McGee’s Alice, the 2000 game that put players in the shoes of Alice, all grown up and fighting to defend an even more twisted version of Wonderland.
Insanity is the rule of the day over at Summit Entertainment, which has just announced that the third movie in the Twilight “saga” (which is an insult to the word “saga” if you ask me), Eclipse (book review), will be out in theaters on June 30th, 2010.
A demon sorceress and her vampires ... heroes ... villains. Plus gore, blood, and naked damsels. A typical weekend in DC's offices? Maybe, but it's also what we were promised by Albert Pyun as filming of his Sword and the Sorcerer follow-up, Tales of an Ancient Empire, progressed. Last we heard of the production, they were "almost at the stretch run" and awaiting Christopher Lambert's arrival to shoot the finishing shots.
I'm not sure how many wine aficionados we have around Dread Central, but after reading about a new offering from Redheads Studio of McLaren Vale in Southern Australia called "Return of the Living Red," I just had to share the details.
I will admit it’s not really horror, but I can’t help but get excited for the new Chronicles of Riddick game, Assault on Dark Athena. Today Atari dropped a new trailer for the game and defying all logic (since it’s really not horror), I’ve added it to our video playlist. So check it out, damnit!
One more quick update on next month’s Boston Underground Film Festival, March 19th – 25th; the programmers have added Adam Mason’s Blood River to their already impressive horror lineup, which includes Deadgirl, Bad Biology and Plague Town!
Though no one over here has heard much about him, Wes Craven is certainly a fan of Last House on the Left remake helmer Dennis Iliadis. While attending the film’s premiere the other night, the Bloody Disgusting boys got wind of a new project the duo are ramping up, a remake of the Spanish film Before the Fall.
I really don’t get why people are so obsessed with the Twilight sequel, New Moon, especially since the first film was more or less universally slammed for sucking, but we just go with the flow ‘round here most of the time, even if it is confusing.