I've said it before and I'll say it again, Jamie Blanks has spent too much time away from the horror genre (“Storm Warnings Tease” – September 2007). Teen/college slasher films aren't usually my type, but back in 1998 Urban Legend was a fun ride as long as you saw it in a packed theatre.
Now here’s a fresh idea for a poster! That’s sarcasm, by the way. Below you can see a slice of the new poster for M. Night (“What a TWIST!”) Shyamalan’s The Happening, quite possibly the lamest title in the man’s cannon to date, courtesy of Coming Soon. Hit it to see the whole thing!
Yakuza. Drill Bra. Ninjas. Tempura. Just some of the things you’ll see in the most insane trailer I might have ever had the pleasure of witnessing; that for Noboru Iguchi’s The Machine Girl, the story of an ordinary school girl whose family is killed and arm severed. She replaces the limb with a machine gun an goes out for some badass, blood-soaked revenge. Seeing is believing! Thanks to Twitch Film for the high-quality glory!
A slew of upcoming horror films have both been given ratings and moved release dates in the last few days. Instead of trying to make sense of it all narratively, I’ve decided to give you all a nice, easy-to-read chronological list! That’s how much I care.
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra was one of those cult movies so tailored to a particular cross section of the cult movie audience that you either really dug it or found it to be a bore. Filmmaker Larry Blamaire's loving homage/parody of 1950's sci-fi monster movies about rigid scientists, obtuse aliens, a lovelorn monster, and a diabolical skeleton plotting to conquer the world is about to get sequalized in The Lost Skeleton Returns Again.
The brothers Strause, who have stepped behind the camera for the potentially franchise-saving Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem, recently took part in an Australian Q&A with fans, and the folks over at IGN were lucky enough to be there for it! Below you will find the video of said event, in which the brothers answer queries sent in by fans as to why their movie won’t suck. Check it out!
The upcoming CG animated monster comedy Igor, about a hunchback with aspirations to someday be a mad scientist, has signed a unique game deal with Interactive Game Group according to this morning’s Daily Variety.
I am not sure why we really haven't been following the developments as far as the X-Files film is concerned. Maybe I'm the only fan of the former Fox show or the news just hasn't been interesting ... until today.
Remember the untitled movie Jason Connery (son of Sean) is directing that we told you about recenlty ("No Title, Huge Cast for Gehenna Project" – November 2007)? A quick check for it on the IMDB has some info that we wanted to squash before it goes too far.
Repo! The Genetic Opera will be upon us before we know it; though director Darren Bousman’s been carrying this one around with him for a while now, to us it’s only been a few short months of anticipation. But damn it sounds cool.
Indie films are really what our genre is all about. That’s where the Next Big Thing almost always comes from; just a guy (or a gal) with a vision and enough money to get it on screen. It’s a staple of what makes us horror fans, and something we talk about way more often than any other sub-genre.
Remember James Van Der Beek? Remember "Dawson's Creek"? Remember Varsity Blues and The Rules of Attraction? Van Der Beek sure did seem poised for superstardom. How quickly things change. Welcome to the Sci-Fi Channel, bucko!
Call it a good or bad thing, but according to Daily Variety this morning the big screen adaptation of Castlevania is now officially on hold.
I can’t tell if this is supposed to be a comedy or not, but this morning Daily Variety reported that Hilary Swank is in final negotiations to star in Fangland, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by John Marks.
Know what makes us happy here at Dread Central? Violence! Eviscerations, slashed throats, skinned bodies, broken bones, things like this just make us smile. Especially when said violence is mucho over-the-top! Such is the case with Darren Ward's upcoming film, A Day of Violence.