How do you apply a bandage to an ailing company? Simple, you go back to what made it strong in the first place, your franchise titles. At least that's the Weinsteins' latest formula for success. Starting with Scream 4 and the now returning to the series Neve Campbell.
The Children of the Corn franchise really does have supernatural powers. It must. They just keep making these flicks - no matter how badly they do or how dismal they are. Which brings us to the remake that's just about ready to make its debut on SyFy.
The above headline kind of makes our heads hurt a little. Just a little. Two questions beckon ... Why remake a remake? and If you're going to remake a remake, who better than the director of the original remake to remake his own remake into a brand new remake? Okay. I'm gonna need some Advil, stat!
Joining the remake cavalcade is a retelling of Tony Scott's 1983 vampire flick The Hunger. Not surprising considering how vamps are Hollywood's new "it" things. The news was teased today via THR, and the only detail we know about it is that the film is now in development over at Warner Bros.
On October 16th Sony and director Nelson McCormick will be bringing us their remake of The Stepfather, which will hopefully rise above its PG-13 rating and deliver a taught and suspenseful little thriller. Hey, it could happen!
There's one thing no one can deny about filmmaker Darren Bousman: When it comes to getting the word out about whatever project he's working on, he's an equal opportunity kind of guy. Whether he's tweeting the latest news to the public at large or releasing photos and other such goods to the horror websites, he makes sure everyone has evenly balanced access to information. Case in point -- two new behind-the-scenes stills that debuted on Brian Collins' "Horror Movie a Day" review blog.
Darren Bousman knows all about torturing folks. I mean, come on, after three Saw sequels how could you not become adept at it? His latest casualty? The sultry Jaime King who recently starting blogging about her on-set experiences while making Mother's Day.
A couple more stories for you today came crawling out of the land of Twitter, or, as it is also known, the Twitterverse, concerning casting on two upcoming flicks we're all pretty excited about: Resident Evil: Afterlife and Darren Bousman's Mother's Day.
Didn't we just get treated to a 3D remake of Night of the Living Dead a few years ago, and didn't it pretty much suck to high heaven? Here we are once again, and for the record George A. Romero has nothing to do with this production either. This time it's being produced by Simon West, director of the abysmal remake When a Stranger Calls and the equally atrocious Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Oh, Sorority Row, how you let us down. Most of us went in hoping/expecting it would live up to its R rating with boobs, blood, and a big finale. Instead, we got (as Nomad wrote in his Sorority Row review) "a butt-numbing experience, watching the ladies be picked off in the lamest ways possible (save one shining moment that is too little, too late)." Now it's Trembles' turn to weigh in.
A few years ago Forest Whitaker won a Best Actor Oscar for his spellbinding performance as dictatorial mass murderer Idi Amin. Now he's starring opposite 50 Cent in the latest re-telling of Jekyll and Hyde. I'd roll my eyes, but the director is Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Driller Killer, Ms. 45), someone who can be a cinematic Jekyll and Hyde in his own right.
On the fence about whether or not you should check out Stewart Hendler's Sorority Row? Well then, maybe our interviews with some of the cast will help make your decision a little easier.
Some interesting word came down today regarding Darren Bousman's remake of Mother's Day. It seems the cast has filled out a bit. Quite a bit even. Andrew Bryniarski, whom fans will best know as Thomas Hewitt AKA Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, has joined Bousman's cast in what is said to be a "mysterious role". I'm thinking Queenie! Read on for more!
So, can the one slasher movie that, well, no one was excited for save the end of summer horror season? Could it get much worse? We give you our take on Stewart Hendler's Sorority Row.
Reviewed by Nomad Starring Briana Evigan, Shedrick Garrett, Margo Harshman, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Leah Pipes, Audrina Patridge Directed Stewart Hendler