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Three More Ghost House Sequels

Ghost House joins FearnetSee what I mean about Ghost House? All of a sudden they just want to churn out sequels instead of focusing on, I don’t know, something original.

*UPDATE: So we learned this stuff isn’t exactly new but what the hell, it’s new to us!

In addition to the Boogeyman 3 story we did earlier today, Fangoria has learned some plot elements for three more sequels, namely Rise 2, The Grudge 3 and The Messengers 2. The former will be directed Gary Jones (Spiders), and will tell of a girl and her brother who are kidnapped by vampires, turning her and endangering her brother. It will be hard to top a frequently-nude Lucy Liu movie, but best of luck to them nonetheless.

Meanwhile, The Grudge 3, the sophomore effort for director Toby Wilkins, will follow a Japanese woman who travels to the very same Chicago apartment complex that was plagued by ghosts in The Grudge 2 (the U.S. one, of course), teaming with the tenants to fight back the pissy spirit.

Finally, The Messengers 2 will prequelize the first film; laying out the story of how John Rollins first managed to bring the evil spirit down upon himself.

I couldn’t be less excited about all four movies but, since we’re the horror loving whores we are, you can expect to hear more about them as we learn it.

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  • Azrael

    If Cloverfield has not much more going for it than what we’ve seen in the trailers, then it will tank.

    But as I said earlier, it’s being pushed pretty hard and doesn’t open against any real competition. It will most likely be the number 1 film that weekend regardless of how good or bad it is.

    But then it had better be good or it will get killed the next week when the new Rambo movie opens (especially since the two films draw from the same basic demographic).

  • PelusaMG

    That’s why I think Cloverfield might tank… which brings us back to the beginning!

  • Azrael

    Pelusa,
    Yeah, but how well did ‘Snakes on a Plane’ do? ;-)

    You know, this brings up another point. When all the big set pieces and scenes show up (quickly) on YouTube, the movie better have a lot more going for it than just that in order to cause people to pay their money to see the whole thing.

  • PelusaMG

    Of course, there is also gore made by a tit!

  • Azrael

    IMHO, and it’s only that – my opinion – I think the great horror films have more than just T&G. It’s not that T&G make a film ‘immature’, but a film that ONLY has T&G, I believe, is immature (or T&G that is gratuitous and has nothing to do with the plot of the movie).

    What we need are movies that take some time to develop characters so that we are concerned and worried about them. Think about it – we, the audience are never in any danger from what is happening in the film (unless, of course, it’s “Le Fin Absolue Du Monde” :wink: ). The fear and horror have to come from our empathy and/or identification with the characters on-screen.

    Think about all the great horror films like ‘Alien’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Exorcist’ for example. All of them spend time getting to know the characters before they are put in jeopardy.

    Now, throw in a coherent plot, a monster/threat that is scary and at least somewhat believable and viola! you have a pretty good horror film!

  • Kryten Syxx

    I love tits and gore, but the problem is that many of these horror flicks don’t have either. No gore, tits, character development, solid plot … so what’s the upside?

  • PelusaMG

    Ahh yes, but what if we are all still children?

    I agree that there is more to life than T & G (hang on, just re-reading that last bit). I saw The Mist the other day and thought it was an intelligent and well-crafted suspensful flick – with no T & G. But then again Halloween (original) is also a well-crafted and suspensful flick, but that has T & G in it and is far from being an ‘imature’ film.

  • Azrael

    Pelusa,
    I’m not saying there is anything inherently wrong with T&G horror. It’s been a money-making staple for a reason.

    But as a wise man once said – ‘When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.’

  • PelusaMG

    ‘Tits and gore’ sums up my teenage dating years!!! :-0

  • Azrael

    Kryten,
    I, unfortunately, agree. There will always be an audience for T&G horror (Tits and Gore).

    Of course, as long as we spend our money on these cheap, insulting movies the more of them they’ll make.

  • Kryten Syxx

    Plot and characters don’t mean shit when you’re trying to scare the teen crowd. Hell, continuity and logic don’t even figure into the mix. Just look at Darkness Falls.

  • Azrael

    I thought ‘The Messengers’ had a lot going for it until the silly twist ending.

    I swear that if movie makers spent half as much time on plot and character development as they do making scary set pieces they might actually make a couple of bucks.

  • Sirand

    So what about more 30 Days of Night dammit?!?!