Icons of Fright made me smile today. In a recently interview with 2001 Maniacs (review) director Tim Sullivan they got him to spill the beans regarding a sequel and a re-release of the first one ... with some major changes:
I've yet to see SAW IV (review) and it is still in a few theatres, but that isn't stopping Lionsgate from getting the buzz out in regards to the DVD.
Our Fear Fest cohorts over at Pit of Horror are readying up for a winter slay ride with their holiday themed Friday Night Frights. This time around you can catch Romero's original Dawn of the Dead on December 14th and Silent Night, Deadly Night on the 21st. The doors of Studio Movie Grill in Lewisville, TX open at 7:30PM and the flicks begin at 8:00PM.
When you've stuck a man unjustly in jail, it's best not to let him open up a barber shop once released. He couldn't possibly hold a grudge or two ... could he? That's just the case in the upcoming Tim Burton and Johnny Depp musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Just less than a month to go. Are you ready for AVP: Requiem? You better be! If this movie comes in last place at the boxoffice, we can kiss a space marine sequel good bye.
I really never thought I’d see the day that, not only would there be a filmed adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s seminal novel about a true suburban nightmare, The Girl Next Door (review), but that it’d also be on the cover of one of the most widely-distributed genre mags out there.
Recently I had the chance to visit the set of a local film called "Peekers", directed by Dead @ 17 (review) helmer Mark Steensland, where I was witness to a scene being shot using the green screen equipment at Mercyhurst College here in Erie, PA (pictured, see more pics from the set below!). Peekers is based on a short story written by Kealan Patrick Burke. I won’t give too many details about the movie’s content, but I will say this much; Peekers is by far the best work I’ve seen from Steensland.
Word came down that a new teaser for Crewless Productions’ Interplanetary, their follow up to the underrated Hide and Creep (DVD review), has found it’s way onto YouTube. This time out the Crewless gang are way overstepping what most would say are their low-budget bounds, creating an epic scifi/horror piece, but they’re a talented lot and I bet they’ll pull it off admirably.
See what I mean about Ghost House? All of a sudden they just want to churn out sequels instead of focusing on, I don’t know, something original. *UPDATE: So we learned this stuff isn't exactly new but what the hell, it's new to us!
After waiting for so long on info for Catacombs, the movie Twisted Pictures produced shortly after the first Saw, it’s so anticlimactic for it to just drop to DVD with nary any fanfare.
So far the lineup for Fear Itself is looking very promising, even if the Writer’s strike has caused the series’ creator, Mick Garris, to step away from the creative control for now.
Why are they making more Boogeyman films? Remember when it was cool and exciting that Sam Raimi was forming his own production house? Now Ghost House has become just as generic and buck-hungry as everyone else, as is evidence by yet another sequel to the tepid Boogeyman being in the works.
Very little has been said about The Poughkeepsie Tapes because it’s been flying way below the radar despite the fact that MGM picked it up for release. Or maybe it’s because of that fact?
Like it wasn’t strange enough that there are two organ repossession movies being worked on right now, the second one is getting a much classier cast than I expected.
The Mist (review) is one of those films that, we hope, is going to be discussed and dissected for years to come. It’s a fantastic adaptation of a Stephen King story with just the right amount of liberties, but that ending ... Wowzers.