Well, here's some news we weren't expecting this weekend. While on stage yesterday for the Tokyo premiere of No One Lives, director Ryuhei Kitamura made the unexpected announcement that he’ll be making a sequel to his internationally beloved 2000 action/horror film Versus sometime next year.
One of the best damned film festivals on the entire planet, Fantastic Fest, has announced the first wave of films for their 2011 event running from September 22nd to the 29th, and if you've never been, do yourself a favor ... do whatever you have to do to get there and experience the madness first-hand!
The New York Asian Film Festival turns ten years old in 2011, and while this year's offerings are light on horror, we'd be remiss if we didn't recognize the fest's decade-long contribution to Asian cinema buffs. Read on for what will be available to genre fans from July 1st-14th, 2011.
When it comes to DVD releases, August 18th marks a week of threes. We get the third chapter in the Death Note series, the third season of "Dexter", a re-release of the first three Final Destination flicks, three Icons of Sci-Fi, and a trio of zombies.
In the year 2000 a Japanese zombie action epic called Versus exploded onto the scene, thereby putting director Ryuhei Kitamura on the map of just about every horror fan who knows their stuff. Now he's ready to give us Westerners a Versus of our very own!