Demonic possession. It is the stuff of Hollywood movies and nightmares, inspired by the belief in something dark and ominous that can invade the body and damn the soul for all eternity. It makes a great story, the struggle of good versus bad, right versus wrong, light against the dark.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed by Debi Moore Starring Katie F. and Micah S. Edited by Oren Peli Dread: (1) awful: causing fear or terror; (2) apprehension: fearful expectation or anticipation; (3) fear: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of.
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke Directed by Tobe Hooper Distributed by Warner Home Video
”Some doors ... Should never ... Be opened!”
All right, just a mere day after the official announcement of Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition, Warner Bros. has released the artwork for it. Good turnaround, that! Check it out below, and be happy we’re finally getting a decent release for Tobe Hooper’s big budget classic. The new disc streets on October 9th! - Johnny Butane
We gave you the news about a new Poltergeist disc yesterday (“Belial & Poltergeist to Prom Night” – August 2007), but there was one fairly important element of Warner Bros’ plans to finally deliver a special edition of the Tobe Hooper classic no one seems to have caught; it’s coming back to theaters, too!
Michael Grais, writer of Poltergeist and Poltergeist II: The Other Side, now has a producer credit notch to add to his bed post; the thriller-horror film (as Variety calls it), The Wall.
More casting news for the Tale of Two Sisters remake has landed in the trades today, and it’s hot. Namely, said casting is Arielle Kebbel (The Grudge 2), who has signed on as one of the two sisters mentioned in the film's title. And that, friends, is hot. Bit of a change from the original since the girls seemed much younger in that, but then Koreans never do show their age very accurately, do they?
Wow, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard hide or hair about Brett (Ginger Snaps 2) Sullivan’s second feature, The Chair. I mean it's been a long time. Today, however, that silence was broken when Fangoria heard from producer Doug Patterson, who delivered the good news that a new trailer is online (see it below) and that they just screened the film for industry folk in Toronto and got a great response.
I question if anyone still cares about a remake of A Tale of Two Sisters nowadays, when J-horror (and yes, I know it's technically K-horror) finally seems to have run it’s course with US audiences, but I guess it depends on if they can make it as good as the original.
Now that Picturehouse, the first venture between HBO and New Line Cinema, have proven itself to be a success with the slow but steady release of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, how do they follow up? More Spanish thrillers, of course, and we’re fine with that!