2009 still seems like a long way away, but the rewards that year will bring to the horror genre make it seem worth the wait. With '08 flooded by teen slashers and pointless remakes, it is comforting to know some filmmakers and studios are still willing to take a chance on projects like Splice.
Matthew Reel's Jessicka Rabid has been something that's been haunting me with morbid curiosity for some time. My fascination with this project got even stronger when we got word that the film's trailer was finally online. There may be something wrong with Jessicka, but there's certainly nothing wrong with her trailer!
These past few years have seen a lot of Edgar Allan Poe's works come to life on film. A certain tale about a heart and a murder looks to be the most popular with about five retellings currently finished or recently starting production. A lot of these listings appear to be indie films, but there is one that sticks out as being a bit more of a studio title (“Lucas Tells Tale” – November 2007).
Director Neil Marshall, one of our headlining guests at Fear Fest 2, just put up a slew of new behind-the-scenes pics from his next feature, Doomsday, on his MySpace page. Doomsday hits theaters on March 14th!
In celebration of both the February 26th DVD release of The Rage and the contest we just launched today for it, Screen Media Films was cool enough to send us over an exclusive clip from Robert Kurtzman’s new splatter epic. In it, you’ll witness just how vicious birds of prey can be when they’re both hungry and pissed off!
All right, just under a month to go before Fear Fest 2 invades your consciousness, and you know you’re going to be hearing about it non-stop between now and its official kick-off on Friday, March 7th! Lots o’ updates to get through this morning, so here goes:
A small selection of digital disc delights coming your way this Tuesday, February 12th...
As the Berlin Film Festival goes down, deals are happening left and right for both old and new films.
While the flick is going to be more of a hard sell here in the states, Warner Music has jumped on Chemical Wedding, the directorial debut of Monty Python editor Julian Doyle which was scripted by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, with plans to give it a major theatrical push in the UK according to Variety.
Two-time Oscar nominee Roy Scheider has passed away at the age of seventy-five at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
I've been waiting and waiting for the DVD art to be revealed for The Mist (review), which hits DVD on March 25th (pre-order it here), and this is all I get for my troubles: a slightly tweaked version of the theatrical poster.
Paddy Breathnach isn’t waiting around to see how well his first film, Shrooms, does when it's released here in the States on DVD this March 25th; Variety is reporting that he’s already moved on to his next project, a supernatural thriller called Red Mist.
All right, just what the horror world needs more of: spoofs. As if the Scary Movie franchise isn’t annoying enough on its own, now one of the series’ producers, Bo Zenga (pictured), is planning on spoofing monster movies, too, in Stan Helsing, according to Variety.
Ellen Page is sure making a name for herself in our genre. Starting off with Hard Candy, then An American Crime and now Drag Me to Hell, the next horror film from Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, she's showed a real interest in genre roles.
Whoa, now that’s what I call an eye-catching poster. Matador Pictures put up the first teaser images for Books of Blood, the next Clive Barker story headed for the big screen. John Harrison directs from a script he wrote with Dan Slivermann. The story follows a paranormal investigator who starts an affair with one of her cases, a man who appears to be channeling messages from the dead.