Now this is the kind of news I just love reporting. Other than my overall adoration for all things horror, it's news like this that makes me happy to have the job I have, allowing me to share this kind of information with our community.
Jason Cuadrado, the Los Angeles filmmaker who made one of the most impressive indie films I’ve seen in a long time, Tales From the Dead (review) dropped me a line last night with some exclusive pics from and news on his latest venture, the short film called “Monstrous Nature”.
New artwork came down today for two new French horror films that both seem more than worthy of us keeping an eye on.
An article in this morning’s Variety lays out all the projects Guillermo del Toro is attached to between now and 2017(!). Aside from the five years he’s set aside for The Hobbit, Universal has some huge plans for his post-Tolkien work. Doesn’t look like he’ll be making any small, Pan’s Labyrinth-sized films anytime soon.
One new project that we've been keeping close tabs on is Albert Pyun's Road to Hell, an "unofficial" sequel to the 1984 Walter Hill classic Streets of Fire.
After Dark Film’s third annual Horrorfest has just added another film to its lineup, Phedon Papamichael’s From Within (review). The film is the story of a small town hit with a rash of suicides. One young girl begins to distrust everyone and believes she will be next.
Cloverfield (review) remains one the most divisive films of 2008. Some loved it. Others hated it. But I think we can all agree while there were plenty of boobs on the screen (the characters, I mean), they weren't the sort of boobs we'd have preferred. Cleavagefield looks to correct that jiggly oversight.
Nothing beats a hot girl in a Freddy Krueger outfit (maybe it's some Freudian thing), and we at Dread Central saw plenty of 'em when Universal Studios Hollywood held the casting call for "Freddy's Fly Girl Dancers" to kick off the festivities at this year's Halloween Horror Nights.
We just got a heads-up from the guys behind The Eternal, the feature film version of the kick ass short “Ending the Eternal” that’s in pre-production now, that the first casting decision has been made; and it’s unexpected to say the least!
Finally word has come down on when and where we’ll be able to experience My Name is Bruce, the long-awaited Bruce Campbell-helmed film in which Bruce Campbell plays Bruce Campbell, actor, sent to a town to defeat evil that’s much more real than the evil he’s used to dealing with.
Word came down the wire today that filmmaker Elizabeth Lucas (director of the award-winning short "Isabella Rico") has decided to jump into our genre with a feature film called Red Hook.
Those bunker-dwelling agoraphobes over at Quiet Earth just dropped us a line with a heads-up on something very cool those of you living in the UK better be on the lookout for. It’s called “Dead Set” and tells of a zombie apocalypse going down at the same time as the hit show “Big Brother” is being filmed. Wacky hijinks ensue.
Exit Speed, the horror/action hybrid we first told you about a while back, just had its premiere screening in Dallas. Word has it that the showing went so well distributor Peace Arch has decided to give it even more theatrical play, throwing it in 13 theaters across the lower part of our country.
Ever since the news that the rights to make Stephen King’s ultimate horror/fantasy series The Dark Tower into films are in the hands of “Lost” producer Damon Lindelof came out, I’ve been sleeping better at night. Just knowing that it hasn’t gotten into the wrong hands, like Preacher did, is enough to make the wait worth it.
Four words you don't often hear together: 3D Canadian horror movie. But such a film exists. It's called The Mask (no relation to a certain Jim Carrey flick), it came out in 1961, and now it's coming to DVD in its original 3D format.