The Weinsteins Looking to Bring Their Horrors Back – New Halloween Sequel, Hellraiser Remake and More!

The Weinsteins Looking to Bring Their Horrors BackSay what you will about The Weinstein Company, the bottom line is that they have their hands firmly gripped upon some of horror’s top franchises, and they’ve always done their best to be kind to the genre. True, some efforts have been better than others, but you have to take the bad with the good, man! That being said, when news broke of their financial woes, we were all pretty saddened that our favorite franchises could be drowning in hot water, but it seems as if Bob and Harvey just may be on the rebound!

In a recent article over at The Hollywood Reporter, the brothers reveal that plans are still under way for remakes of Hellraiser and Children of the Corn along with sequels to Scary Movie and Halloween.

They’re not out of the woods just yet, though, as a lot is riding on the box office tallies for Piranha 3D, which opens on August 20th in more than 2,000 domestic theaters with a marketing campaign of about $30 million. Apparently TWC has been able to book the number of 3D screens it needs.

Bring it on, guys! We’re rooting for ya!

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  • theGoldenSimatar

    They’re still in the middle of lots of financial problems last I heard, big question is if they’re gonna be able to finance them. A sequel to ‘Scary Movie’, I really cannot see happening as Friedberg/Setlzer have completely sucked the ‘Something Movie’ series dry with their brand of crap.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    I just remembered something, there was already a remake of Children of the Corn…straight to SyFy. Wonder how the rights are gonna work out for that, if the folks behind the SyFy one hold rights to the original film and the Weinsteins to the book….vice versa?

    Damn curious.

  • PelusaMG

    “The bottom line is”… they’re only interested in the ‘bottom line’!
    Please consider the environment before printing this message…

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  • will graham

    They’re not even close to being out of the woods yet.

    The only reason Piranha and Scream 4 got greenlit was because of pre-production sales to international countries.

    I can’t see them raising enough money for Hellraiser and Children. They don’t have the same worldide appeal Scream and mutant killer fish have. Hell I’m not even sure they would raise enough for another Halloween unless they were making it for under $10 mill.

    No one wants those assholes, the Weinsteins around anymore….. and yet nothing good is going to come out of them going under.

  • Shambling_in_Bandages

    “they’ve always done their best to be kind to the genre”

    Shurely shome mishtake? Unless “being kind” is a euphemism for the Weinsteins’ attempts to euthanize the genre?

    • Uncle Creepy

      Say what you want, dude, but they’ve put out just as many good movies as they have bad, and during a time when no one else was making them either.

      • Shambling_in_Bandages

        Go ahead and list the good ones, Uncle C. I’m pretty confident that the bad ones will outweigh them by an impressive margin.

        As for “during a time when no one else was making them”… Hollywood isn’t the horror genre. Horror didn’t stop just because a few Hollywood studios were no longer pumping millions into high-profile projects.

        • Uncle Creepy

          No horror didn’t stop but it sure was scarce for a while. Especially good horror.

          Just to name a few off of the top of my head …

          From Dusk Till Dawn, The Kill Bill movies, Scream, Halloween H20, Feast, Martyrs, Rambo, The Mist, Diary of the Dead, The Phrophecy, The Zombie Diaries, Automaton Transfusion, Nightmare Detective, Inside, Black Sheep, Scary Movie, Wolf Creek, Planet Terror, Death Proof, 1408 and the list can go on.

          As for your point about them releasing more bad than good please name for me ANY studio that has a track record of more winners in comparison to losers. Everyone’s pretty much in the same boat.

          In the end I guess I just don’t hate The Weinsteins as much as you guys, if only because they never shied away from turning out horror flicks.

  • Caterpillar

    Which good genre films have been produced by Dimension Films? Help me out here because I sure can’t think of a single one. That company and the Weinstein Bros. in particular stand for everything that is wrong with the movie industry.

    • will graham

      Grindhouse, From Dusk Till Dawn, Scream, The Propechy.

    • The Woman In Black

      As for films they’ve distributed, 1408 wasn’t too bad; Feast was fun; and The Mist, The Road, and Grindhouse were all excellent. Going farther back are the Mimic and Prophecy films. Yeah, there’s a lot of crap mixed in, but what studio doesn’t have their fair share?

  • Sirand

    “they’ve always done their best to be kind to the genre.”

    I know about a dozen genre screenwriters and directors who might disagree with that notion.

    • LifeMi

      Exactly; for every Mist or 1408, we get at least 5 Halloween Resurrections or Hellraiser Sevens. They don’t give two fucks about the genre and I can’t believe Creepy would write something like that.

      • Uncle Creepy

        The blame for a movie turning out bad goes far deeper than just the two studio heads. Likewise for when a movie turns good.

        Say what you want about the Weinsteins, they never once pretended that they were too good or big to make horror movies, and that’s a lot more than I can say about a few other studios horror put on the map that have all but forsaken the genre.

        • LifeMi

          Good point, but you can primarily blame the Weinsteins in this case because it’s well known that they tend to meddle with their movies (Halloween 6 anyone?). True, they might have the balls to do horror films but that’s only because they know they can make good money to keep them afloat; it’s the same thing that happened with Paramount and Friday the 13th. I’ll grant you that they’ve had a few good ones here and there and they haven’t gone the way of Screen Gems with PG-13 Lifetime movies. Still, calling them kind to the genre is a bit of a stretch.

        • Vanvance1

          Pardon? They exhibit an obvious contempt for the genre. Horror is where they go for money to fund pretentious Oscar race movies.

          If good things like Feast have come out of the studio it’s in spite of the Weinsteins, not because of them.

          The butt munchers couldn’t even be bothered to release region 1 Martyrs or Inside blu rays. Sighs.

          • Uncle Creepy

            Yet, if it weren’t for them we wouldn’t have a region 1 DVD of either.