First things first: March 13th, 2009. Yes, that’s a Friday so you’ll want to plan not to spend that evening watching counselors at Camp Crystal Lake being slaughtered. Instead you’ll want to keep that evening, nay the whole weekend, free for the follow-up to the best reviewed horror game to date.
It’s E3 week, which means tons of gaming news. I’ll be back later today and tomorrow with any horror centric news from the big three’s press conferences. Microsoft is up first today with its press conference, and then tomorrow Nintendo and Sony unveil their future plans.
We love James Wan around these parts. Not only has he made a few kickass horror films, but he’s also a great guy. EA Games seem to be on a mission to show us horror fans that despite having rarely entered our genre, this October’s Dead Space comes from a team of people that really know their stuff when it comes to horror.
Jack Ketchum. A man whose name has been synonymous with horror for as long as I can remember. A man whose works, when I was growing, were spoken of with reverence by those who knew everything there was to know about horror writing, works so terrifyingly real that they were too much for even the most hardcore of readers.
Douglas Buck, director of Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America and the Sisters remake, is less than confident in mankind’s ongoing destructive relationship with mother earth. His in-the-works opus The Broken Imago has the earmarks of a terrifying new entry in a subgenre of increasing relevance, the Eco-Horror film.
Our man Andrew Kasch reported in this past weekend with news that the one and only Clu Gulager, father of John and actor in more roles than I care to count, is starting up his very own film festival in Los Angeles. Running August 27th-30th, the craftily titled Clu Gulager Film Festival will feature some great movies and even better guests.
It’s all about the traps this week. Check out what horror flicks are hitting DVD on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008...
What is it? What’s going to be on it? My God, has it really been 20 years since this show was on?
Gold Circle Films, which has been known for producing some duds (White Noise 2) and some under-appreciated classics (Slither) in its time, has just nabbed a new script that will hopefully appeal to us genre freaks. It’s called Inside Passage and was penned by Jonathan W.C. Mills (pictured).
I bet Universal’s pretty happy with itself right now for stepping in when Sony couldn’t be bothered with the Hellboy franchise. Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army (review) kicked some serious ass at the box office this weekend, to the tune of $35.9 million.
When we last reported that Andrew van den Houten, producer of The Girl Next Door and director of Headspace, was set to start filming Jack Ketchum's Offspring
The second Saturday of the festival brought us the much hyped teen slasher, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Korea’s answer to Guinea Pig, The Butcher, the crap cauldron witch movie that is Wicked Lake
Did you know the devil had a cell phone? I can’t imagine why you would think otherwise; they are a tool of evil for most. But did you know if you call his cell phone at midnight, he will grant your wish? Yep. The only catch is he controls your life for the duration of the call.
We just got some interesting news in from Bloodsuckers From Outer Space (review) director Glen Coburn. A familiar face from the 1980s has come out of retirement to entertain the masses via YouTube!
I’m baaaack. Not since four years ago, the first time we started the Fantasia blog has anyone had to do the coverage solo, so props to McCannibal for keeping the train rolling last week. It’s a tough job fitting in two, three, and sometimes four films a day, choking down a grease laden meal, drinking the skuzzy yeasty swill that is all you can get after leeching a beer ticket or two off of Mitch, and heading home at midnight to start writing.