Entries from April 2009 ↓

Friday the 13th Helmer to Captain ‘The Last Voyage of Demeter’

It's happening, it's finally happening! A captain has finally be found to take the heed of The Last Voyage of Demeter for Phoenix Pictures. Originally set to be helmed by Patrick Tatopoulos, we've been following this project since we saw a bunch of casting shots on the set of Underworld: Evolution back in 2005! As the movie never came into fruition, maybe the director of Friday the 13th will have better luck? Transylvania awaits!

Warner Bros. Writes Your ‘Death Note’

While I'm not a huge fan of the Japanese live-action adaptation, it's a pretty cool premise that, with some work, could become a really intriguing franchise. It was announced back in June of 2008 that Vertigo Films would be producing the American remake of Death Note, just today it was revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures will release. Read on for the skinny.

A Bunch of ‘Piranha’ Casting Splashes In!

This afternoon our regular tipster just banged on my door and unloaded a bunch of casting for Dimension Films' Piranha 3D, which begins lensing next month in Arizona under the direction of Alex Aja. Read on to see who will be joining the previously announced Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Ving Rhames and Richard Dreyfuss in the forthcoming reboot that takes place in Lake Havasu, Arizona, where a tremor causes the lake's floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas...

Harper’s Island Star Joins ‘Elm Street’ Cast

Some new A Nightmare on Elm Street casting hit the web today as Katie Cassidy has been cast as "Kris" in the reboot being filmed next month in Chicago, reports Shocktillyoudrop. Cassidy can currently be seen Saturdays in CBS' murder mystery Harper's Island and has appeared in films such as Black Christmas and Taken. She'll join the previous announced Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara and Kellan Lutz in the pic that centers on Freddy Krueger, a serial child molester murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams. New Line Cinema will bring us all new nightmares on April 16, 2010.

May 1, It’s in the Blood

It was Bela Lugosi who hooked me on horror. At four years old my father (a horror fan as well, but not quite an addict) and I watched Dracula (1931)

May 1, Hippie Cult Kills Babysitter

Does anyone know of a movie from the early 80's, possibly late 70's, in which a woman witnesses some sort of hippie cult kill someone? Later in the

May 1, Boy Drowns in Sea, Comes Back Evil and Stalks Mom

This is a movie from the 70's. A little boy drowns in the sea and comes back to stalk his own mother. Apparently the mother never gets over her son's

A Long ‘Road’ to Get This New Release Date

Dimension Films has finally given John Hillcoat's long-delayed adaptation of The Road a new release date - nearly a year after it was original slated to hit theaters. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Robert Duvall, Dimension will put the film in theaters on October 16 of this year, assuming the date sticks this time. The story centers on a man who embarks on a nightmarish road trip after a nuclear explosion in an attempt to transport his son to safety while fending off cannibals. Click the title for the first stills.

Craven Producer Heads ‘Miles To Nowhere’

Production Weekly reports that Wes Craven's long-time assistant turned producer Carly Feingold has teamed with Brooke Fisher to bring you a new film by the name of Miles To Nowhere. While the details are thin, the project revolves around a group hiking The Pacific Crest Trail are threatened by a pair of twisted fugitives. I think it's safe to assume (although not confirmed) that Midnight Pictures will produce as Feingold has worked with Craven on Cursed, Red Eye, The Hills Have Eyes, The Hills Have Eyes II, The Last House on the Left and the forthcoming 25/8. Watch this spot for more details as it comes in.

Apr 30, The Inspiration Behind Tom Sissons

I became interested in horror films at the age of ten, merging my earlier interests in Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe with classic slasher films like

Multiple Offers to Bring ‘Spawn’ Back to the Big Screen?

The boys over at IESB have been on scoop fire lately as today they've got a hot little blurb from Spawn creator Todd McFarlane about the potential much needed remake that's been in talks for quite some time now. "Todd McFarlane tells us he has five offers on the table to do a new Spawn film. From big special effects studio budgets to a smaller indie budgets that he hopes to be able to write and direct himself." For those of you who aren't familiar with the franchise, it was one of the first Image comic books released when the company launched in 1992 and at the time was the all-time highest selling comic. It featured an African American CIA agent killed by his own boss for witnessing his corruption, Al Simmons was sent to hell. To see his wife one more time, he made a deal with the devil Malebolgia to become an undead "hellspawn".

Silent Hill 2 be, or not to be?

OMG, see what I did with that post title? It's thisclose to being clever!

Anywhatevers, Horror-Movies.ca is reporting that Silent Hill 2 has been scrapped. Or not. For now. Maybe. According to their "source":
...plans for Silent Hill 2 have been cancelled...the film is dead in the water...although the film will not be shooting soon it will still very likely happen.
So...err...not sure what that all means. Maybe simply filming has been postponed because they missed their shooting window? It seems like it's all up in the air. Radha Mitchell may or may not return, blah blah blah. I'd welcome another SH flick, if the script was a wee better than the first. By "wee", I mean "a big wee". I dug the movie and all- the visuals were narf (I think I just made that up...I mean it to be similar to "neat" or "rad" or "boss". Use it in a sentence today!)- but the script was weak with a capital Plug Your Ears. There was a great setup for a sequel in the ending , though, so my fingers are crossed.

In related news, man Horror-Movies.ca is a busy-looking website.

In other related news, how come I don't have any sources? I totally want to meet some shadowy figure in a parking lot who'll fill me in with kinda sorta news that's really just page filler. You know: "Platinum Dunes is talking about remaking Rob Zombie's Halloween. There's no writer...or director...or star...or even anything concrete yet, but still." Then I can yell "Whatta scoop!" and high tail it back to my keyboard to bring you all the latest exclusive news. Sigh.

Speaking of Rob Zombie's Halloween, have you seen the trailer for H2? Here it is. Go. Watch.

Back? Alright. Now, I know that despite the childhood romance we shared, my relationship with the original Halloween 2 hasn't exactly been on fire lately. The hospital setting could be mined for gold, though, and for a split second of the H2 trailer it seems as if Zombie might be tapping a vein (which sounds hot). Then...then...a bewigged Sheri Moon-Zombie shows up and...well, my mom taught me that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all- so I'll let my pal JA at My New Plaid Pants say it for me:
...that is so fucking stupid looking I can barely believe it. I mean, my god. Just. My god.
Wait. My mom never taught me any such thing!

WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH THE WHITE WINGED DOVE WIGGED GHOST MOM? Yes, Rob Zombie, your wife is hot. Yes, it's understandable that you want to put her in your movies. But Michael's mom died in the first film...not to mention that Michael was already a homicidal kookadook in the first film, so having Mrs Myers become some sort of Mrs Voorhees in the sequel is a craptacular idea with a capital FUCKING CRAP. Also not to mention that her violent urgings go against the slim characterization she had in Halloween and in light of the mother-son relationship it makes no sense and arrrrgh white wigggggggghiusafsduva;vKscjd;C.

Umm. Well. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out.

‘Rachel Returns’ in New Low Budget Indie Feature

Nunzio Fazio is getting behind the camera this June in Los Angeles to direct his low budget indie horror film Rachel's Return. For Rachel Martin, life as a high school senior is no different than other. Day to day pressures of promiscuity and fitting in. One night while making out with Matt, her boyfriend of two years, she is given an unexpected ultimatum. When she refuses to give into his demands, she flees the scene and reaches out to a motorist for refuge. Unbeknownst to her he is a serial rapist. In her final moments of life Rachel makes a promise to return and seek revenge. Her soul is now lost between this world and the next as she seeks justice. Casting is now underway.

Two New Images From French Film ‘The Pack’

Alongside The Horde, one of the other French horror films I'm uber-excited for is Franck Richard's The Pack, which comes from the same production company behind Inside (La Fabrique Films). With Cannes only weeks away, new art and stills from all of these movies are finding their way online. While we brought you the first ever image from Pack, beyond the break you can check out two more. Hopefully we'll see a trailer later this month.

30 Days of Night Director Still Has ‘Cold Skin’

Maybe selling his soul to the devil was the best thing he could have done? It was revealed today that 30 Days of Night director David Slade - right off the heels of the announcement that he'll get behind the camera the third Twilight film, Eclipse - is attached to helm a new horror film Cold Skin, for Madrid and Paris-based Kanzaman. Read on for the first ever details on this horror/psychological thriller.