It’s been a while since anyone’s been talking about Texas Chainsaw Massacre, since the last thing that came our way tended to underwhelm and no plans for anything new have been in place. Then Fangoria talked to Kim Henkel, writer of the Tobe Hooper original, who gave them the word that he’s working on a new Leatherface adventure.
Here’s a project I never expected to hear about again: Toolbox Murders 2, the sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 2003 remake of the 1978 original. Fangoria got to chatting with long-time second unit director and FX vet Dean Jones recently, who revealed that he’ll be helming Toolbox 2, possibly as early as May.
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke Directed by Tobe Hooper Distributed by Warner Home Video
It's hard to believe that the haunted house classic, Poltergeist is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year. I remember seeing this puppy in theatres way back when. Holy Christ, I feel old! In celebration of this momentous occasion, and the release of the new Poltergeist: 25
Those generous ladies and gents over at Anchor Bay were cool enough to forward on a look at the artwork for their next scheduled Masters of Horror release, Tobe Hooper’s “The Damned Thing” (review), this weekend. Pretty snazzy, no?
All right, just a mere day after the official announcement of Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition, Warner Bros. has released the artwork for it. Good turnaround, that! Check it out below, and be happy we’re finally getting a decent release for Tobe Hooper’s big budget classic. The new disc streets on October 9th! - Johnny Butane
We gave you the news about a new Poltergeist disc yesterday (“Belial & Poltergeist to Prom Night” – August 2007), but there was one fairly important element of Warner Bros’ plans to finally deliver a special edition of the Tobe Hooper classic no one seems to have caught; it’s coming back to theaters, too!