Somehow the trend of remaking horror flicks from the Far East still isn't dying down (thanks Shutter). When will studios jump on another remake bandwagon? Why not bring us some good old slashers involving camps or campers? Oh well, it looks like that area of the horror genre will be left up to the indie filmmakers for now.
What won't people turn into musicals these days? What films won't studios decide to remake for that matter? Not even Troma is safe from this weird trend!
After months of seemingly nothing going on, finally we’re getting updates fast and loose from the Haunted World of El Superbeasto people. The animated film from Rob Zombie is due out later this year.
So this past Friday George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (review) finally made its way to theaters, and to say it had a polarizing effect on the Dread staff is likely one of the biggest understatements of the year.
How much this will appeal to horror fans is really up to their level of patience, I think, and how the film is going to be pulled off, but The Hollywood Reporter learned this morning that Stone Village Pictures and producer Scott Steindroff are bringing Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master & Margarita to the big screen.
Seems like this one’s been done before, no? Variety reports that Barbarian Film Fund has decided to back Urge, a psychological thriller written by Guy Busick. The story is another tale of humanity going bad thanks to the government.
Oh, man, two words always put fear into my heart, and not in a good way: Urban Horror. So very rarely does it work out in the favor of us horror fans; seriously when was the last time you saw a truly good movie labeled “urban horror”? I’m gonna go back to Bones (pictured), and even that’s stretching it a bit.
I’ve honestly never heard of Jun Planning, they may not even be from the U.S. for all I know, but they’re making some damn good-looking Gremlins figures and that’s reason enough to pay attention.
Gentle Giant Studios has been floating around out with the other toy companies for a while now, slowly building a reputation as one of the best when it comes to their design and photo-realistic quality sculpts. So how cool is it that they’re finally getting into horror?
Paul Andrew Williams' The Cottage looks like a lot of fun (check out the trailer below to see what I mean). For a while we weren't sure when, if ever, it would hit the States, but things are looking good.
Not a whole helluva lot to report, but the official site for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening is now online. Nothing is there save a link to the trailer and the option to sign up for updates, but it’s a start. Check out the official Happening site right here! The first R-rated flick from the one-note director hits theaters on June 13th.
Here’s a movie that look like it might have some promise; Killer Movie from writer/director Jeff Fisher. I’ve seen various things about it randomly for a few weeks now, but today reader “Hunter” sent us a link to a red band trailer that convinced me it was worth pointing out.
NECA’s always been about the players, you know? No, not the playas, rather the players; video game players that is.
All right, so NECA’s stuff is pretty cool, but I can’t help but geek out a bit for Mezco’s Cinema of Fear series. Looks like they’ll be back in force in 2008, as Action Figure just posted the first pics from the upcoming lineup.