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The Weekly Wrap-Up: December 13-19, 2008



The Weekly Wrap-Up: December 13-19, 2008

In keeping with the holiday spirit, this week’s Wrap-Up is being delivered in verse a la The Twelve Days of Christmas. If anyone else wants to throw out some ideas for The Eight Nights of Chanukah or The Seven Days of Kwanzaa in the comments section below, feel free. And let’s not forgot about the winter solstice. While some complain about it being the shortest day of the year, horror fans appreciate the other side of the coin — the longest night. With so much to celebrate, let’s get cooking!

From December 13-19, 2008,

My true love sent to me,

Twelve pairs of 3D glasses (the better to watch the new My Bloody Valentine 3D trailer),

Eleven needless remakes of foreign films hardly anyone’s even seen yet (Danish thriller Mørke (Murk) is the most recent casualty of this craze),

Ten long months to wait before we finally get to see The Wolfman (in the meantime read what Rick Baker and Benecio Del Toro have to say about the film),

Nine new stills from upcoming Warner Bros. releases (Whiteout, The Box, Friday the 13th, Orphan, and Final Destination: Death Trip 3D),

Eight horror/comedy shorts on Xbox Live from Adam Green, Peter Cornwell, James Wan, James Gunn, Lucky McKee, Marcus Nispel, David Slade, and Andrew Douglas (Green’s sharp and clever “Fairy Tale Police” is now available for download),

Seven cheers for Third Rail Releasing giving Outlander a theatrical release (Again I say: Vikings and aliens! Perlman and Hurt! Sign me up!),

Six plus twenty pieces of artwork from Coraline floating around the interwebs (Dread Central was awarded the “D”),

Fiiiiive biiiiitchiiiiin’ toys (Freddy Krueger from Gentle Giant, Mattel’s The Birds Barbie, the original Predator (and maybe a Jesse and an Arnold) from Hot Toys, a ridiculously cool 3D Godzilla poster from the geniuses at Organic Hobby, and Living Dead Dolls Series 17),

Four more Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes coming to DVD (Box Set No. XIV is set to hit shelves February 3, 2009),

Three time’s the charm to finally get Michael Sheen on an Underworld 3 poster (considering the subtitle is Rise of the Lycans, it only makes sense to showcase your lead character — and best actor — right?)

Two trailers for movies with “Eden” in their titles (French horror/sci-fi hybrid Eden Log directed by Franck Vestiel, who was the first assistant director on Ils (aka Them), and Eden Lake, whose director James Watkins was a co-writer and second unit director of the forthcoming The Descent: Part 2),

And an Oscar for Repo! The Genetic Opera! (C’mon, Academy; it’s just as hard out there for a graverobber as it is for a pimp. Would anything be sweeter than to hear “Zydrate Anatomy” performed live during the ceremony? This Woman can’t think of a thing!)

As the snow falls and the winds grow colder, remember that one kind word can warm three winter months. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and do your best to stay safe and sane during this hectic time of the year. Until 2009 …

The Woman In Black

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Investigate The Paranormal In The X-Files: Deep State Mobile Game



“The X-Files” franchise will turn 25 next year, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of a new video game? That’s right, the mobile game The X-Files: Deep State will be released in February 2018, and, in the style of the show, will feature a story about aliens and government conspiracies. The events of the game will take place in the year 2010, between seasons nine and ten of the show.

The X-Files: Deep State is being developed by Creative Mobile Games and will be published by FoxNext, and as with the majority of mobile games these days, will be free to play with in-game purchases.

Meanwhile, season 11 of “The X-Files” TV series will premiere on January 3, 2018. Which may be its last hurrah, because I dread to think what Disney will do with the franchise if they ultimately do end up purchasing 20th Century Fox.

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Inside Remake Gets New Poster and U.S. Release Date



It’s about time.

It has been a whopping four months since we shared with you guys the red band trailer for the upcoming English language remake of Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring.

Today we have an all-new poster for the film (via our buddies at Arrow in the Head), and the one-sheet also boasts the remake’s U.S. release date. Yes, Inside will be hitting Stateside on January 12, 2018.

You can click on the poster to the right to check it out in higher-res. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re planning to check out this remake in the comments below!

Miguel Ángel Vivas directed the Inside remake.

Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Valls at Spain’s Nostromo Pictures, the remake was written by Manu Diez and [REC] creator/co-director Jaume Balaguero. “We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcock-ian than a splatter-fest,” said Guerra.

Again, Inside hits U.S. theaters and VOD January 12, 2018.

Pregnant and depressed, a young widow tries to rebuild her life following the fateful car accident where she lost her husband and partially lost her hearing. Now, about to go into labor, she’s living in a remote house in the suburbs when, one Christmas night, she receives an unexpected visit from another woman with a devastating objective: to rip the child she’s carrying from inside her. But a mother’s fury when it comes to protecting her child should never be underestimated.

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Rated R for Creature Violence/Gore and Language



Five months ago we shared the news that there was a secret sequel to the 1999 killer sharks vs. Tom Jane and LL Cool J movie Deep Blue Sea filming, and today we have the sequel’s rating.

And it’s about what you’d expect. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Yes, the upcoming shark attack sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 has been rated R by the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.”

Not only that, but we have a few words on what we can expect from the sequel via a creative executive over at Warner Bros. named Matt Bierman.

“We are a true sequel,” Bierman said regarding the sequel. “We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it. The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and storyline of the first movie. We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the storytelling and the narrative in a way that [the] first one didn’t. Deep Blue Sea 2 has a slightly slower build, but once the rubber band snaps, things go boom really quickly!”

The lead shark has a personality? How could that be a bad thing?

Let’s just hope there aren’t scenes of the rugged Tom Jane stand-in lovingly hugging/stroking the shark after it does something cool and telling the new guy how the shark (nicknamed Bruce) is just “misunderstood.”

…And then the shark saves everyone at the end. Called it.

The sequel is directed by Darin Scott from a screenplay by Erik Patterson, Hans Rodionoff, and Jessica Scott and stars Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, and Michael Beach.

The movie is set to premiere on Syfy sometime next year. Once we know the exact date we’ll let us know so stay tuned!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…”

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