The Weekly Wrap-Up: March 22-28, 2009

Looking over the news from the week of March 22-28, 2009, quite frankly, not much of it sparked a lot of enthusiasm. But there were a few items that made me go hmmmm, especially compared to the rest. First up is a low, but in an effort to keep things moving in a productive direction, the rest of the list are (cross your fingers) highs.

Ramis Talks New Ghostbusters

Amidst all the talk about the next installment in the Ghostbusters saga, it's hard to know what's what, who's in, who's out, and generally just what the hell is going on. All we know for a fact is that there's a script being penned by the two writer/producers of "The Office" -- Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Hungry for an update? How about one from Harold Ramis himself?

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction Trailer

Remember when were talking about Red 5 Comics' ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction being turned into a feature film? Well, this isn't it. Instead it's the trailer for another film of the same name that was already in production at the time of that announcement. Confused? Us too.

Update: Amanda Crew NOT Elm Street's New Nancy

A little news cruised in from a source close to the production of Platinum Dunes' remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. It seems Amanda Crew is being strongly considered to play the role of Nancy in the redux.

Dark Woods Trailer Now Live

Straight out of the Dark Woods a trailer has come forth to try and send a shiver down the old spine. Will it succeed?

New NOTLD: Reanimated Trailer

It's been several months since we last told you about Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. Too long if you ask me. Being that I know a thing or two about what it takes to be a Romero zombie, this project has had me pretty damned excited.

The Site on Sorority Row

If you've been searching for a spot online to hang out with some hot chicks with a penchant for fun, games, and death, look no further! The official Sorority Row has just opened its doors for business!

Event Report: Boston Underground Film Festival 2009

This past week Boston was witness to the 11th annual Boston Underground Film Festival, which kicked off on March 19th and ran until the 26th.

H2: What Would Michael Do?

Another day, another behind-the-scenes picture from Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, this time celebrating the mindset of some of the citizens of Haddonfield.

No Right Turn Premiere Info and Trailer

When you think of film festivals, Copenhagen isn't necessarily the first place that comes to mind, but from April 16-26, 2009, it's the place to be for CPH:PIX. Along with John Waters performing his stand-up show "This Filthy World - Dirtier & Filthier" on April 24, the fest will present over 170 films including No Right Turn, about which writer/director David Noel Bourke recently dropped us a line.

Five Minutes of The Mutant Chronicles

Looking for some mutant action? No, not your typical Friday night in New York's East Village; we're talking about the new Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman flick The Mutant Chronicles (review)! The first five minutes of the flick are now available on line, and that means it's time for you to take a gander!

Red Hot Sauna Trailer

The trailer for IFC Entertainment's latest horror V.O.D. offering Sauna hit the Net today, so you know we've got a look at it for ya! We're good like that!

Hollywood's Horror Drive-In Series Returns

Last fall the Steve Allen Theater teamed up with Hollywood Mobile Movie to bring fans one hell of a drive-in horror movie festival. Good news, California horror fans -- starting next week the mayhem begins anew!

Summit Calls on Elevator Men

Official details have been released for Elevator Men, a new thriller that traces the exploits of a single mom in pursuit of Mr. Right, who ends up meeting a horrific creature in a human guise. This, my friends, goes way beyond beer goggles!

Playboy Playmates Telling Scary Stories

Do you like anthology horror films? Do you like Playboy Playmates? Then you might like The Telling, a new horror anthology flick shot at the Playboy Mansion that's coming to DVD April 14th.