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The Weekly Wrap-Up: June 7-13, 2009

Most notable this week was all the back and forth about Creepy's review of the "Killer Cut" of Friday the 13th 2009 (which generated more comments than we've seen around here in quite some time).

More on the Buffy Remake - Whedon Doesn't Want to be Involved

In a rare display of common sense, it seems that the powers that be behind the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer big screen remake tried extending an olive branch to creator Joss Whedon in the hopes of getting him involved in the project.

A Night of Horror Announces Call for Entries

Dust off your shorts, feature films, and music videos; the Australian horror film festival A Night of Horror has announced their call for entries!

How to Be a Serial Killer to Debut at SDCC 09

San Diego Comic-Con 2009 is still six weeks away, but already news is starting to trickle in with regard to the who, what, when, and where of the pop culture blowout. And considering this is the Con's 40th Anniversary and all four days are already sold out, there's sure to be a LOT going on!

As Darkness Falls, a New Horror Anthology Premieres Soon

Those of you pining for the days of anthology horror a la The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits might have a reason to rejoice. Beginning on July 3rd, you can see whether or not As Darkness Falls measures up to its peers.

Antichrist Staying As-Is for UK Release

I guess we'll see soon enough what cuts, if any, Lars von Trier's controversial Antichrist will endure upon its US release. In the meantime, however, it warmed my heart to learn that British censors are allowing UK distributor Artificial Eye to release the movie as-is with an "18" certificate.

Bruce Evans to Dive into Diver for Intrepid

Director Bruce Evans' psychological thriller Mr. Brooks was pretty well received, so it must have been a no-brainer for Intrepid Pictures to offer him a return to that particular sub-genre with the upcoming Diver.

Gory Piranha Images Turn the Water Red

Violence! Mayhem! Fish with teeth! Bodies shredded! We really like what we're seeing coming out of Arizona lately as another set of behind-the-scenes photos have surfaced from Aja's 3D Piranha, this time depicting a healthy bit of carnage!

Behind-the-Scenes New Moon Footage

And what work week would be complete without a dosage of the sparkly phenomenon that we have to put our nuts in our purses in order to write about? Yep, that's right, kids! Some behind-the-scenes footage from the second film in the Twilight franchise, New Moon, has just hit online; and we've got every last tweener-slaying second of it for ya!

Michael Cunningham Sells a Beautiful Girl

Michael (The Hours) Cunningham has decided to try his hand at terror, and Screen Gems apparently really liked what they saw! After all, who could resist a Beautiful Girl?

Four Clips From Surveillance

Surveillance, director Jennifer Lynch's on-the-trail-of-a-psycho thriller, is now playing on VOD, and on June 26th you'll even be able to dig on the film on the big screen as intended. To celebrate and whet your whistle a bit, we've hunted down four clips!

See Some Zombies from Zombieland

Things have been a bit quiet in Zombieland lately, but today a couple of stills showed up online and give a pretty good idea of what we're in for from this zom-com starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

First Look at Ramzi Abed's In a Spiral State

Ramzi Abed showed a real affinity for experimental, highly visual films with his The Devil's Muse (review), and we at Dread Central are pleased to provide the first official look at his follow-up, In a Spiral State.

Read Your Book of Blood DVD this September!

Reading through Clive Barker's Books of Blood was some of the most fun I've ever had with the genre. Sure, not every story was a winner, but the sheer imagination on display was astonishing. With director John Harrison having lensed two stories for an anthology film, I had some hope of seeing the adaptation hit the multiplexes.

Imminent DOOM on your iPhone!

Remember when the only game on your cell phone was Snake? It's hard to believe how evolved cellular gaming has become in the past seven or so years, but today's announcement from IGN raises the bar even higher! Now, you can wield the BFG and slaughter droves of pissed off demons all from the palm of your hand thanks to the iPhone!