Director Henry Selick is bringing Neil Gaiman's Coraline (script review) to the big screen and in stop-motion! The Nightmare Before Christmas director is certainly showing that he can still create spooky and fluid animated features as we saw in the pic's new trailer. Coraline is looking to bring us something that should please horror fans in 2009.
What or who, you might ask, do TV's "Dexter" and the Hellraiser series have in common? Composer Daniel Licht, that's who! And on March 1st, if you live in Southern California, you'll have a chance to meet him in person.
Way back last year was the last time we had any news on Jason Horton's zombie anthology, Edges of Darkness. We knew that the film had entered post production, but the trail went cold after that (“Edges of Darkness Tease Us” – June 2007). Then out of nowhere came an e-mail from the director himself with an exciting update.
In case you missed our interview with him, Ken "Kincaid" Sagoes of Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4 is out to help inner city kids via the Giving Back Foundation and by participating in the L.A. Marathon on March 2nd. You can help too, ya know?
The first image from Michael Roesch and Peter Scheerer’s Alone in the Dark II found its way into the clawed hands of the Fangoria fiends today, a sample of which you can see on your right.
A while back Sega announced two Aliens titles. One, a first person shooter based around the Colonial Marines from Gearbox Software, was slated for 2009. I remember doing a triple take over that when reading the press release, as it seemed ridiculously early to announce a game for 2009 so many years in advance.
And just in case you haven’t had enough of us bashing you over the head with Signal stuff, Magnolia just put up a new interview clip from the film on YouTube! Check it out below, then click here for the full theater listing for tomorrow’s release of The Signal!
All right, seriously, no more screwing around. The Signal (review) opens in theaters tomorrow, February 22nd, and we just learned that Magnolia Pictures has added an assload of theaters to the original, somewhat paltry list.
In case you missed the big news yesterday, or whenever it was officially announced, Stephen King will releasing a new collection of his short stories this November called Just Past Sunset. The collection will feature about 13 of King’s previously unpublished scary tales, including “The Gingerbread Girl”, “Graduation Afternoon”, “The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates” and more.
The trailer for the Irish horror movie Bog Bodies, which stars Vinnie Jones, The Descent’s Nora Jane-Noone and Jason Barry, found its way online today via UHM, and I have to admit it looks a helluva lot better than I expected when Foy did the first story on it over a year ago (“Death by Bog Body” – January 2007)
It’s small, but effective. How many times have you had to explain that in your life? Personally I never have (ahem), but this time I will because I’m talking about the poster for Carter Smith’s The Ruins.
Michael Haneke’s remake of his own 1997 thriller Funny Games will be getting a limited release on March 14th, so expect to see more promo pieces like this between now and then. The story follows a couple (Naomi Watts & Tim Roth) trying to have a peaceful weekend when two charming psychos show up and make their lives hell.
Much like the movie, the figure based on the monster seen in Cloverfield (review) was met with mixed opinions (“Hasbro's Cloverfield Monster Figure Revealed” – February 2008). The toy just didn't quite look like what we saw in the film.
If there's one thing we need more of today, it's Judge Dredd. The movie blew, the games blew, but the comic book has been kicking major ass for decades. Personally, Dredd is one of the very few comic book characters I can tolerate making really strange cross-overs.
Last month we pointed you in the direction of the UK Toy Fair, where merchandise from the new CGI movie Igor was being shown off (“Igor and His Toys” – January 2008). Obviously the hunchbacked little scamp didn't stay overseas because he just showed up in New York!