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Death Race Sequel Drives Directly to Home Video

In case you didn't have enough of finding out exactly who shits on the sidewalk the first time out, the sequel to the remake of Death Race is now on its way from Universal.

The Video Dead (Almost) on DVD

You remember the VHS cover: a zombie, clawing its way out of a TV set. And that title? Totally 80’s, totally in blue neon with drippy, gruesome, haunted house lettering: The Video Dead, my friends. Heck it used to be on USA every Saturday growing up, hawked by Rhonda Shear or Commander USA. Well, as you know, it’s not on DVD ... yet.

Universal Will Pay for Fabricating News Stories to Promote The Fourth Kind

One of the selling points of the recently released The Fourth Kind was its ambiguity. Was it really based on actual news reports about and research into alien abductions in and around Nome, Alaska, or was Hollywood pulling a fast one? According to the legal agreement reached between seven Alaskan newspaper companies and Universal Studios, we're definitely leaning toward the latter.

AFM Wrap-Up! The Sights! The Sounds! The Scares!

Horror has always dominated the American Film Market and 2009 was no exception. And while there was a considerable shortage of titles this year, the overall quality was a huge step up from previous AFMs. I guess there’s something to be said for the lack of over-saturation.

Twilight Saga: New Moon on Track to Achieve #1 Spot in Advance Ticket Sales

Teams Edward and Jacob are seemingly about to overtake the fans of Harry Potter, Batman, and even Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader by claiming the #1 spot on Fandango's advance ticket sales list. They're currently in 4th place but steadily rising.

More Stephen King News: Under the Dome Heading to HBO; Cell Script Written

Oh, man, Stephen King fans are in heaven right now. Along with the release of his new novel Under the Dome (look for a review soon) has come the news that Dome is heading to HBO. In addition, we now know the tentative title of the eighth installment of King's Dark Tower series as well as getting an update on the status of an adaptation of Cell.

Clock Ticking for MGM; Logo and Library Heading to the Auction Block?

If the word coming out of Hollywood this evening is correct, we are about to lose a huge piece of cinematic history. MGM, which boasts one of the best known logos in the entertainment business and a library of some 4,000 films, could be placed on the auction block due to its massive $3.7 billion debt.

Dollhouse Cancelled; Whedon Responds

In what should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following the show's rocky road since Day One, Fox TV has canceled Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse". But at least they're letting it run its course and will air all 13 of this season's episodes, enabling Whedon to give it a proper send-off.

Screenwriter Named as Fright Night Remake Inches Forward

If there's anything that can make the prospect of a Fright Night remake by DreamWorks more palatable, it's the name of the screenwriter who's been tapped for the redux - Marti Noxon. Ms. Noxon has been in the business of writing about vamps and how best to bring them down since 1997, when she started working on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" over the course of 23 episodes.

Dante Harper to Polish Script for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

It's been about six months since we first heard about Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the brainchild of Dead Snow co-writer/director Tommy Wirkola under the auspices of Gary Sanchez Productions and Paramount. Now finally the project has a writer to take Wirkola's idea and smooth it out a bit: Dante Harper.

Make a Date with Saw VII in 3D

I almost feel bad for Saw VI. The flick delivered on all counts; yet, it performed really badly at the box office. We can only hazard a guess that the damage done by the abysmal Part V left audiences so cold that the new film was something they weren't going to bank on this year. David Hackl, director of Part V, now has a date for redemption with his new flick Saw VII 3D.

New Stills from Exorcismus

Spanish production house Filmax previously announced it would be following up [REC] 2 with the Manuel Carballo-helmed Exorcismus, and today the first photos from the flick have appeared online.

New Posters / Stills for After Dark's Hidden

Two new posters and stills for the 2010 After Dark Horrorfest's Norwegian entry, Pål Øie's Hidden (or Skjult), were released today; and we have them for you cold and spooky.

Mill Creek Launches Scream Scenes on iTunes

Now that it's November, most people's thoughts have turned from Halloween to Thanksgiving, but thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment, the scary season doesn’t have to end. The company has launched "Scream Scenes”, a fun and spooky application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Indie Filmmakers Channel That Coveted 80s Vibe

One thing greatly missing from modern genre filmmaking is kid-friendly horror. I’m not talking about PG-13 mall-horror, but films geared toward younger audiences that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. We had The Gate and The Monster Squad in the 80s. What do today’s kids have?