MGM Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

And the financial woes continue for MGM. The company that has given us so much wonderful horror fare over the years has officially filed for bankruptcy. Yet, there is a bit of a silver lining. Not much of one, mind you, but enough to stay optimistic for now.

Cabin in the Woods Bumped Again. No Release Date in Sight.

So what if the movie has been done for like two years now? Fans looking forward to The Cabin in the Woods are going to have to wait a while longer for the film's release. A long while.

Saw Scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan Head to MGM's The Outer Limits Feature

Now this is what we call news, my friends! Around the Dread Central offices it's an endless debate over which was better: "The Twilight Zone" or "The Outer Limits". Personally I have to side with "The Outer Limits", if only because of the sheer amount of monsters and aliens the show hurled at us with reckless abandon. Well, that and the fact that they are controlling the horizontal. They are controlling the vertical.

Release Date Shuffle: Priest and Cabin in the Woods

Quick updates on a couple of movies that have been bouncing around like an out of control rubber ball for a long while now -- Sony Pictures' Priest and MGM's Cabin in the Woods have been moved around yet again.

The Cabin in the Woods Gets a Rating

We're still waiting for an official synopsis beyond "a twisted and unusual take on the familiar 'cabin in the woods' formula, but thanks to the MPAA we now have a little bit more of an idea of what to expect when Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods hits theatres next year.

Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods to Feature Creatures?

If there's one film that's been tightly kept under wraps, it's "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon's seemingly forever upcoming The Cabin in the Woods, at least in terms of plot points. But as you know, nothing stays quiet forever!

F/X Remake Update

The 1986 thriller F/X was one of my absolute favorite films of the Eighties. Anyone who has seen it and remembers it can pretty much vouch that it was the goods. There's been talk of a remake happening for some time now, and now there's a little bit of new chatter to report on.

Update on MGM's Financial Woes

While MGM's financial troubles are far from over, the studio has issued a statement that provides a brief update on the situation and gives us hope that the rumored "fire sale" has been forestalled and maybe, just maybe, the company won't be going down in flames after all.

The Video Dead (Almost) on DVD

You remember the VHS cover: a zombie, clawing its way out of a TV set. And that title? Totally 80’s, totally in blue neon with drippy, gruesome, haunted house lettering: The Video Dead, my friends. Heck it used to be on USA every Saturday growing up, hawked by Rhonda Shear or Commander USA. Well, as you know, it’s not on DVD ... yet.

Clock Ticking for MGM; Logo and Library Heading to the Auction Block?

If the word coming out of Hollywood this evening is correct, we are about to lose a huge piece of cinematic history. MGM, which boasts one of the best known logos in the entertainment business and a library of some 4,000 films, could be placed on the auction block due to its massive $3.7 billion debt.

Cabin in the Woods Delayed, Goes 3D

We all thought we were only a few months away from the February release of the Joss Whedon scripted slasher flick, Cabin in the Woods. Unfortunately MGM has other plans. Looks like we're gonna be shopping for a new horror valentine this year.

Poltergeist Remake Hits Fast Track

Word has broken from MGM about their proposed remake of the classic film Poltergeist. The studio has slated the film for release on November 24, 2010, just in time for Thanksgiving weekend. Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) is attached to direct.

SDCC 09: First Look -- Three Teaser Posters -- The Cabin in the Woods

And a late night slice of goodness rolled into our inbox tonight showcasing not one but three teaser posters for Joss Whedon's latest project ... The Cabin in the Woods.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Gets X-ray Eyes

Who here remembers Roger Corman's classic X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes? Anyone? If you do, you're either an uber-fan like me or well on your way to (or past) middle age. In any event the film is up next for the old remake treatment with a great name attached to direct.

Five Cast in Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods

MGM finally let the proverbial cat out of the bag tonight in terms of the casting of the Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's latest film, The Cabin in the Woods, and I have to say things are shaping up quite nicely.