It’s been five months since Glenn McQuaid’s 18th Century period horror film I Sell the Dead has been in front of cameras, but over the weekend we learned that finally all is back in place to continue making what promises to be the most interesting of Larry Fessenden’s Scareflix film lineup to date.
Not a lot of good will be out on Tuesday, November 20th, but then you'll be too tired from all the turkey to care...
One thing, I think, that’s always set Dread Central apart from our fellow horror sites is our focus on horror in literature. I would venture to guess, of all the general horror news sites out there, we have more book reviews and stories about books than most. It’s something I’ve always been proud of, even though at times it was a struggle to keep such coverage alive.
For those of you who have never had the occasion to visit Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, you really don’t know what you’re missing. It’s been years since I was there, but I remember it as the kind of shop I could see myself spending hours in and was very glad it wasn’t any closer to my home otherwise I’d be a very poor man in no time.
Though we’ve heard a lot of good stuff about the upcoming prequel to Steve Mena’s Malevolence, the folks over at Icons of Fright have actually got the video to prove how well things are looking on the film, which is currently filming down in Pennsylvania.
Finally some movement has happened on Henry (The Nightmare Before Christmas) Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. I know it takes a long time to make stop-motion come to life, but it seems like it’s been way too long for this project.
This one’s really for the ladies when it comes down to it. Sure, it’s cool to see some early footage from Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, and studio sessions of star Johnny Depp singing his heart out, but we guys aren’t going to gush about how cute Depp still is (despite being in his forties … the bastard) like the ladies will. So girls, consider this an early Thanksgiving present!
I’ve not seen Ivan Zuccon’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's Shunned House, though I have heard some good things about his follow-up feature, NyMpha. So I was intrigued when I heard of yet another Lovecraft story the man is bringing to the screen, The Colour From the Dark, based on the author’s "The Colour From Out of Space".
Some cool DVD news has come down in the last few days so instead of just putting the stories up one at a time, I thought it’d make more sense to keep it all in one place. Does that make me lazy? Probably!
I guess since H.P. Lovecraft’s work is public domain, anyone and their mom can feel free to adapt it into film however they see fit, but is it really a good idea to try and redo From Beyond after Stuart Gordon made such a badass film from it once?
Literally about 10 minutes ago, Eduardo Sanchez updated his MySpace blog with the fantastic news that his next film, Seventh Moon, has officially wrapped!
Well, it seems Terminal Reality is a bit further along on their Ghostbusters game than we first thought… G4 managed to get their hands on some very cool gameplay footage from the upcoming game, which we just heard the first word on ("First Ghostbusters Game Screenshot!" – November 2007). Check it out below and tell me it doesn’t kick ass up and down Park Avenue!
Still waiting for release news on the Death Note movies here in the States? So are we ... Now we’re closer to another Death Note movie we’ll have to wait for info on, the Hideo Nakata-helmed prequel L, which has been silent for a while, too ("Death Note Prequel Helmer Named!" – April 2007)
So it seems, much like the internet, Camp Crystal Lake is really just a series of tubes. Who knew?
If you listened to the new Dinner For Fiends, in which we discussed the After Dark Horrorfest, then you heard quite a bit of discussion about the movie Lake Dead (review), primarily comments along the lines of how utterly wretched the film was and disbelief that it got selected for the fest.