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Exclusive First Details: Hatchet 2 (click for larger image)While talking to Adam Green about his upcoming film Frozen, it was only a matter of time before the big question was going to come up — What’s the deal with Hatchet II? Of course I asked it, and what follows are the first real details about the movie, its plot, and whether or not Green will be returning.

“Hatchet II is actually in space. We were gonna send him to Manhattan and then make a bunch of bad movies, but then we said fuck it, we’re just gonna go right to space. This will definitely further along our race to continue what’s already been done.”

With that out of the way, it was time to get the hard facts about the sequel we’re all dying for. So without further interruption, let’s let Green do the talking.

“The first Hatchet movie is still the biggest success for Anchor Bay that they’ve ever had. So you can bet whether I am involved or not, they’re going to make a sequel. As for my involvement it’s still a little too soon to say, but it’s really not about money or anything like that, it’s just my schedule. They wanna do it, and they wanna do it fast, but I was producing Grace, I was writing the animated Aquaman movie for Warner, and I was doing Frozen. Contractually my next movie is still God Only Knows, which got pushed once Frozen came to be.”

“What I don’t want to do is rush a Hatchet movie between two other movies and rip everybody off because I’m trying to just get it done. I wanna wait and I wanna do it right and it’s looking like there might be an appropriate window of opportunity to shoot it this coming winter, where everybody who needs to be there can be there. It’s not just me either, as much as people look at me like the guy behind Hatchet, it’s the whole crew that made that movie, and I need them back. So, it is looking like winter could be a possibility.”

Exclusive First Details: Hatchet 2 (click for larger image)“If that doesn’t work out because something else pushes, then I think we’ll probably end up seeing a new director on Hatchet II, but again, we’re not there yet; it’s still too early to say for sure one way or the other. No matter what, though, the movie is happening. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed and hope that schedules all work out and we get to do it the way that we want to do it.”

From here I asked Adam what would happen if he didn’t direct. “If I don’t direct, the story I have in mind is still the story I’ve had in mind since the first one, which is why the original ended the way that it did. Some people were like “What the fuck; there was no ending!” Just fuckin’ wait. But if I don’t come back, that could create a domino effect of other key people who don’t come back, and then the story might have to change. But what I don’t want to do is see anyone make a movie that’s ‘A new group of tourists go in the Swamp…’ We already did that one, so let’s go somewhere with it. As people saw in the first film, there were a lot of things left unanswered which were unanswered on purpose — What is Victor Crowley? Is he a ghost? Is it like a Jason thing where he’s just this guy back from the dead? What’s Mr. Crowley’s deal? Where was his mother? There’s this great shot in the original – Right before Victor Crowley’s gonna kill the tour-boat driver, he stops and just makes eye contact with Mary Beth, the main character Tamara, and there’s like this face-off. A lot of people would ask me ‘What was that?’ … just wait!”

“The sequel isn’t going to be a cash-in. We’ve been meaning to do it. I really hope that’s the story that we actually get to make. Again — It cannot be just another group of tourists in the swamp. We need to step it up a notch. The budget’s gonna be bigger, we’re gonna get to do more of what we wanted to do, and maybe we’ll get to even shoot more than just one take of things! *laughs* That would be awesome! We might actually have some lights this time around too! I do hope it happens. I owe Hatchet II to the fans. It sounds like such a cliche thing to say, but I wouldn’t have a career if it wasn’t for the horror community. Nobody else stepped in and did anything. It’s not like we had TV commercials and billboards when the movie came out. It was all the fans and their word of mouth. Hatchet II will be about giving the loyal people what they deserve. That’s why we’ve been waiting so long. We want to do it right.”

Hey, Anchor Bay! Don’t screw this one up! Let nature take its course. Do the movie when Green and company are ready to and not a second before. Please … I beg of you!

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PREACHER Season 3 Teaser Trailer Arrives in Angelville

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I don’t know about you but I’m excited about the upcoming third season of AMC’s Preacher. It will begin airing on AMC Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and today we have the show’s season three teaser trailer.

It’s really just a motion poster but it reveals some of the most classic characters from the Garth Ennis comic book series so I suggest checking it out now.

After that, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Preacher stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett and new series regulars Betty Buckley and Colin Cunningham. Jeremy Childs, Liz McGreever, Jonny Coyne, Adam Croasdell, and Prema Cruz are recurring guest stars.

The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). The series is executive produced by Catlin, as well as Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film and Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair and Ken F. Levin.

Preacher Season 3 begins airing on AMC Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

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First Look: Sheri Moon Zombie in Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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It was just the other day that we shared with you guys your first look at Bill Moseley from Rob Zombie’s upcoming sequel to House of 100 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects called 3 From Hell. And today we have your first look at Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby!

Like the Otis post from yesterday, this first look image comes to us via Zombie’s Instagram page and you can check it out below. Looks like Baby and her brother are locked up Manson style and going through a trial of the century type deal as Zombie writes: “A Three From Hell exclusive! A somber Baby is escorted from court and back to prison. Justice! Free The Three!”

Again you can check out the post and the pic below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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Oy! HANNUKAH THE MOVIE Aims to Get Made After Nearly a Decade

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This menorah has nothing to do with the story but, c'mon! It's a freaking T-rex menorah!

As a Jew, seeing holiday-themed horror movies is both a wonderful and bittersweet occasion. I love seeing my friends celebrate the holidays that are near and dear to their hearts but elevated with the viscera, gore, and terror that I so dearly love. But while Christians have films like Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay, Gremlins, Red Christmas, Krampus, etc…, the amount of horror films centered around Jewish holidays is slim to none. Don’t get me wrong here, okay? I’m well aware of population dynamics and, therefore, interest in a given subject/life experience. It’d just be nice to see something like that now and again.

Oh, but what’s this? Looks like writer/director Eben McGarr is ready to move forward on his near decade long project Hanukkah The Movie, a “TORAH-fying new tale of HORAH!” I get it. Sensible chuckle awarded.

Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukkiller. In 1983 Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.

A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.

The film has supposedly taken care of the majority of pre-production, so they’re now on Indiegogo with the goal to raise $100,000. Not a small amount but certainly not an unachievable goal. If a potato salad Kickstarter that wanted $10 ended up with nearly $56,000, I think this has a chance.

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