** THE LAST OF US: Here's the trailer for the upcoming series.
** BUBBA HO-TEP 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 2/7/2023 from Scream Factory.
** SKINAMARINK: The film will receive a theatrical release January 13th from IFC Midnight followed by a streaming release on Shudder.
----- December 2nd, 2022 -----
** MARTIN 4K UHD: Coming soon from Second Sight Films featuring a new Second Sight 4K restoration supervised and approved by Director of Photography Michael Gornick in UHD presented in HDR10+.
** TERRIFIER: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/8/2023 from Umbrella Entertainment.
** SNOW MONSTER: With the rapid development of science and technology in the future, a Gene Research Company sent Shen Yiqin and others into the mysterious snowy area on the edge of the Arctic. Unexpectedly, they were attacked by unknown giant creatures.
----- December 1st, 2022 -----
** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS at Netflix: Guillermo del Toro's stop-motion PINOCCHIO for Netflix is riding high on a wave of stunning reviews. The film has clocked up a stunning 97% (8.4/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and is being praised as one of the year's best. But it may just be the start of del Toro's long-gestating passion projects being turned into Netflix features. It's now looking possible that del Toro's most elusive white whale an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS could be in reach.
Speaking to the IndieWire web site about his stop-motion love, del Toro revealed that he has spoken to VFX and stop-motion legend Phil Tippett, coming off raves for his experimental film MAD GOD, about translating his AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS adaptation into a stop-motion animated feature:
"I said it would be ideal to do AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS as stop-motion. You watch the animation in a more rapturous way than live action. It's almost a hypnotic act, and the relationship to the story becomes more intimate in that way."
del Toro has been trying to make an adaptation of Lovecraft's 1936 horror story for nearly twenty years, and recently shared test CG footage created years ago of one of the creatures. However, he has been unable to make the film due to concerns over budget and tone issues that are far less of a problem in terms of animation, and stop-motion animation in particular, is suited for horror tales.
Lovecraft's story follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures, neither plant nor animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground cause something to stir from its slumber. Tom Cruise and James Cameron were linked to work with del Toro on the live-action adaptation that failed to get the green light back in the mid-2000s. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 4K UHD: Both THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE and THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II are coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory.
** THE MEAN ONE: The Grinch steals a lot more than Christmas in this forthcoming horror parody/sequel to the classic Dr. Seuss yuletide tale. TERRIFIER 2's David Howard Thornton plays the titular green meanie while Krystle Martin plays an adult Cindy You-Know-Who out for revenge twenty years later. Director Steven LaMorte's THE MEAN ONE opens in theaters on December 9th.
** THE HARBINGER: When her oldest friend is plagued by horrific nightmares from the beyond, Monique is forced to travel to NYC. On the first night of the visit, Monique learns the dreams are contagious and so is the HARBINGER, the plague mask-wearing demon who not only feeds on its victims' souls, but warps reality itself to remove any trace of their existence.
** THE VAGRANT: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Arrow Video. Brand new 2K restoration by Arrow Films from a new scan of the original camera negative in High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation.
----- November 30, 2022 -----
** BARBARIAN director next horror film: In an interview with ComingSoon, BARBARIAN director Zach Cregger gave a progress update on his next horror film. When asked about the progress of his next film, Cregger offered a positive update about his upcoming untitled horror project.
"Oh, thank you for asking. I'm staying now at a friend's house on the east coast in a secluded cabin and I'm writing it and it's coming along," Cregger stated. "I'm not there yet, but I'm making way more progress than I don't know where you heard me say that, but every day is getting better and better. So yes, I am awesome. Feeling very positive." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** LA PETITE MORT: Three friends find themselves in the "Maison de la Petite Mort" where brutal torture, thrill kill murders, and the twisted fantasies of high class degenerates are daily business. Will there be any chance for an escape? Coming December 13th from Unearthed Films!
** THE DENTIST collection: Behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay. THE DENTIST Collection, which includes both THE DENTIST and its sequel THE DENTIST 2, will be released for the first time on Blu-ray + Digital January 24 from Lionsgate.
Where there's a drill, there's a way. Corbin Bernsen stars as homicidal dentist Dr. Alan Feinstone in these two horror favorites, available for the first time on Blu-ray. In THE DENTIST , Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Feinstone seems to have the perfect, ordered life until the discovery of his wife's affair with the pool boy sends him off the deep end, unlocking the killer inside. THE DENTIST 2 finds the evil doctor in a maximum-security mental hospital... but not for long, as he escapes to a small town and turns his attentions to a new love interest and new victims.
** SAW X: Production is underway on SAW X, the tenth entry in the horror franchise and one which sees the return of Tobin Bell as the infamous serial killer Jigsaw (aka. John Kramer). New photos from the production of the Kevin Greutert-directed film have captured Bell filming scenes in which his character sits on a park bench and speaks with a small child.
Bell was absent from the last film SPIRAL, whilst his character was killed off in the third film. After that, he appeared in the subsequent films in flashbacks. Kevin Greutert directs the new film from a script by Josh Stolberg & Peter Goldfinger, who penned the most recent two films. The project is due for release on October 27th 2023. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 29, 2022 -----
** George A. Romero's MARTIN 4K UHD: The limited Edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray plus standard 4K UHD/Blu-ray editions will be released February 27th, 2023 from Second Sight Films.
** TERROR TRAIN 2: Incendo and Tubi have announced TERROR TRAIN 2, a sequel to this past Halloween's Tubi Original film which served as a modernized remake of the Jamie Lee Curtis-led 1980 horror classic TERROR TRAIN.
In TERROR TRAIN 2, it has been over a year since a series of gruesome murders took the lives of multiple college seniors aboard the now infamous Terror Train. Alana (Robyn Alomar) is coerced to join The Magician (Tim Rozon) and other remaining survivors on a New Year's Eve redemption ride aboard the very same train, where once again the terrified passengers fight to survive.
Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (SLASHER) return as the writing duo, as does director Philippe Gagnon (AMBER ALERT). It's likely this was shot back-to-back with this year's remake as a December 31st release date has already been set. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** BAMBI THE RECKONING: Rhys Frake-Waterfield, the filmmaker behind the upcoming horror film WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY, has set his sights on another childhood classic a film already considered one of the darkest for children. Just like with Winnie The Pooh, the original "Bambi" source material the 1923 Austrian novel "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" has entered the public domain. It can now be used in various ways beyond their creator's original intent.
Cue a horror film reimagining titled BAMBI THE RECKONING which Frake-Waterfield will executive produce and Scott Jeffrey (THE CURSE OF HUMPTY DUMPTY) will direct. Speaking with the Dread Central web site, Jeffrey promises a quite different take on the classic tale: "The film will be an incredibly dark retelling of the story we all know and love. Finding inspiration from the design used in Netflix's THE RITUAL, Bambi will be a vicious killing machine that lurks in the wilderness. Prepare for Bambi on rabies!" (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** KNOCK AT THE CABIN: Here's the one-sheet for M. Night Shyamalan's forthcoming KNOCK AT THE CABIN, which adapts Paul Tremblay's "The Cabin at the End of the World".
Opening on February 3rd, the story sees a young girl and her parents taken hostage in their remote cabin getaway by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost. Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Rupert Grint, Ben Aldridge and Nikki Amuka-Bird star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 25, 2022 -----
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: The 4K UHD and 4K UHD Steelbook are coming 2/28/2023 from Dark Sky Film.
** BOLLYWOOD HORROR: Here's a first look at the hard-box case for the Mondo Macabro BOLLYWOOD HORROR Blu-ray set.
** THE FRIGHTENERS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 12/2 from Turbine. Director's Cut & Theatrical Cut Restored in 4K on UHD & Blu-ray - Approved by Peter Jackson+ HDR and Dolby Vision + Sound in Dolby Atmos + Completed Dubbing + 2 Bonus Blu-rays + New bonus material and much more.
** THE MEAN ONE: Atlas Film Distribution has announced a December 9th release date for THE MEAN ONE, the upcoming slasher parody film starring TERRIFIER actor David Howard Thornton as an unauthorised darkly comedic spin on classic Dr. Seuss character The Grinch.
The story takes place in the little town of Newville where a green monster lurks menacingly in his home in the mountains above. Every holiday season, the beast dons a red Santa suit and pays a visit to the village to wreak havoc among its citizens. Young Cindy You-Know-Who lost both of her parents to the monster twenty years ago and has now returned to Newville in search of vengeance. With the grumpy, green-skinned menace ready to kill once again, Cindy has to figure out a way to defeat him before he can ruin Christmas.
Steven LaMorte (BURY ME TWICE) helms the project from a script by Flip and Finn Kobler. Chase Mullins, John Bigham, and Erik Baker co-star. The film follows in the wake of other horror spins on notable childhood properties including THE BANANA SPLITS and the upcoming WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 24, 2022 -----
** THE LAST OF US: Here's a new poster, which features Pedro Pascal's Joel and Bella Ramsey's Ellie as they go on a journey through post-apocalyptic America. The series is set to premiere on January 15 on HBO and HBO Max. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Dario Argento's DARK GLASSES: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/14/2023 from RLJE Films.
** RAWHEAD REX 4K UHD: Coming February 21st on 4KUHD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
** SCREAM 6: Here's the first image from the upcoming film. Radio Silence's Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct the project, which doesn't have an official title at this time. It is due for release in cinemas on March 10th 2023. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 21, 2022 -----
** FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on Black Friday from Severin Films. 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) both The Director's Cut and English Language Version now fully restored in 4K from the original 2-perf negative.
** ACCION MUTANTE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on Black Friday from Severin Films in 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible).
** RENFIELD: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.
** SALEM'S LOT remake: The MPA has given the upcoming new film adaptation of Stephen King's SALEM'S LOT an R-rating for "bloody violence and language". Gary Dauberman directs the project, which hasn't set an official release date as yet. The story follows a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers a vampire and his familiar plan to convert the town into vampires. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 17, 2022 -----
** Blumhouse Productions & Atomic Monster: The two biggest companies in theatrical release horror films Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and James Wan's Atomic Monster are reportedly in advanced talks to merge according to The New York Times.
Over the past fifteen years, Blumhouse Productions titles have generated about $5 billion in ticket sales. Meanwhile, James Wan is the man behind SAW, INSIDIOUS and THE CONJURING franchises. His first-look deal with Warner Bros. expired in June after seven years, and films from his production company have taken in at least $3.5 billion in ticket sales.
Jason Blum wants Blumhouse to grow fast and plans to make at least eight horror movies for release in theaters each year up from the three or four annual titles it has delivered to date. In addition, he wants to make another slate of horror flicks for Peacock as well as television series. Blum says in an interview at Universal headquarters: "James is probably 70-80% artist and 30-20% a business person, and I am the reverse. We really do complement each other, yin and yang, which is part of what makes this so exciting."
Specifics of the deal are vague, but from the sounds of it, Atomic Monster would become a creatively autonomous label inside of Blumhouse and have a first-look deal with Universal. A source for the outlet says Wan would hold a substantial ownership stake in Blumhouse, with Blum still the majority owner and NBCUniversal a third stakeholder. They hope to close the deal during the first quarter of next year.
Atomic Monster first pitched the idea for the upcoming killer AI doll film M3GAN to Warner Bros., who passed. Wan brought the project to Mr. Blum, who pounced and Universal is said to be so happy with the result that they're already talking a sequel. That film is set for a theatrical release on January 6th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE: STRANGER THINGS fourth season break-out star Joseph Quinn will join Lupita Nyong'o in the A QUIET PLACE spin-off film at Paramount Pictures. Serving as something of a prequel, this will show more of those events briefly glimpsed at the start of the second film where the creatures first arrive on the scene.
Emily Blunt and Krasinski aren't expected to reprise their roles for the new film which will offer a larger canvas to set up a potential A QUIET PLACE universe. Michael Sarnoski (PIG) will direct, based on an original idea from John Krasinski. Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce. A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE is due out on March 8th 2024. A third installment of the main franchise is in the works for 2025. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** PREY FOR THE DEVIL: Experience the true horror of exorcism when PREY FOR THE DEVIL arrives on Digital December 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate.
Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist... but who, or what, called her? In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, Ann seeks out a place at an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until now these schools have only trained priests in the Rite of Exorcism but a professor (Colin Salmon) recognizes Sister Ann's gifts and agrees to train her. Thrust onto the spiritual frontline with fellow student Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl, who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years ago. Determined to root out the evil, Ann soon realizes that evil has been expecting her.
** THE BREACH: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.
----- November 16, 2022 -----
** SMILE: Fans of the terrifying and mind-bending box office smash hit film SMILE can buy it on Digital to watch at home beginning November 15, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 13.
The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases come packed with over an hour of heart-pounding bonus content, including the award-winning, chilling short film by writer/director Parker Finn that inspired SMILE. Face your fears with deleted scares not seen in theatres, go behind the scenes with the cast and crew, then fully immerse yourself in the escalating nightmare with the director's commentary.
** Paramount Pictures horror films: Former president of DC Films Walter Hamada has signed an exclusive, multi-year production deal with Paramount Pictures. Kicking off on New Year's Day, Hamada will spearhead the studio's mainstream horror films with the aim of releasing several low-to mid-budget films per year across theatrical and streaming.
Hamada says in a statement: "I am thrilled to collaborate with Paramount Pictures with the singular goal of creating exceptional movies in the horror genre. Over the course of my career, nothing has been more gratifying than discovering emerging, first-time filmmakers and writers and unleashing their brilliance in a studio setting. Thank you to Brian and the entire team at Paramount Pictures for this tremendous opportunity, I can't wait to get started."
Paramount is coming off the strong box-office success of SMILE which has grossed $209 million to date worldwide off a small budget. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HAPPY HELL NIGHT 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Terror Vision. A fraternity-hazing prank goes terribly wrong and a psychotic killer is set loose. Now a relentless evil has been unleashed, and the coeds of Winfield College will face the bloody horror of HAPPY HELL NIGHT.
** ATTACK OF THE KILLER REFRIGERATOR: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision. A group of teenagers get drunk and abuse a hapless refrigerator. The machine then goes on a killing rampage, eating the ones who beat him up.
** THE DEVIL'S GAME: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Severin. In 1981, RAI-TV presented six hour-long films based on stories by 19th century horror/fantasy authors from such directors as Giulio Questi (DJANGO, KILL!), Marcello Aliprandi (A WHISPER IN THE DARK) and Giovanna Gagliardo (STREET OF MIRRORS), starring actors that included Veronica Lario (TENEBRE), Saverio Vallone (ANTHROPOPHAGOUS) and Stefano Madia (THE DEVIL'S HONEY). But it was the mini-series' second episode that remains its most celebrated: The final work of legendary director Mario Bava and the debut of his son Lamberto Bava as co-director LA VENERE D'ILLE/THE VENUS OF ILLE stars Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED) and Marc Porel (DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING) in an elegantly chilling tale of supernatural love. Five episodes have been sourced from broadcast masters, with Bava's swan song restored from a 16mm print discovered in the RAI vault by film preservationists Simone Starace and the late Michele De Angelis.
----- November 14, 2022 -----
** Linnea Quigley's horror workout: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision. After a nice shower, Linnea does some warm-up stretches and then goes for a run. She encounters some flabby zombies who follow her back to the house, where she leads them in some poolside aerobic routines. Later she unwinds by inviting some girlfriends over for a slumber party and some exercise. When something goes bump in the house, her friends begin experiencing an attrition problem.
** SANTA CLAWS: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision. Raven Quinn is a scream queen with a couple of problems... her marriage is falling apart and her next door neighbor is not the nice guy he seems to be. You see, he is obsessed with Raven and wants to do anything to make her happy. This includes anyone he feels is exploiting her in even the slightest way. He gets nuttier and nuttier and eventually begins dressing up like Santa Claus and killing people with a claw.
** DARK PLACES: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/27/2023 from Nucleus Films.
** BLOOD ON MΙLIΘS' MOON: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Intervision Picture Corp.
----- November 10, 2022 -----
** HALLOWEEN ENDS 4K UHD: Here's the various 4K UHD editions coming out December 27th.
** CREEPSHOW Season 3: Coming soon to Blu-ray on December 6th.
** CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS: It's Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself. Playing In Theaters, On Demand, and Digital December 9th, 2022.
** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS: Every filmmaker has a dream project that seems to stall in development for years, decades, and sometimes forever. For Guillermo del Toro, that has been his long-gestating adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's famed 1936 novella AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS.
The story follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures, neither plant nor animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground cause something to stir from its slumber.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker spent many years struggling to get the project going, at one point coming incredibly close with Tom Cruise to star and James Cameron to produce back in the mid-2000s. However, a $150 million budget and an R-rating were too much of a risk at the time for Universal Pictures, who balked and scrapped it. Del Toro, however, remains committed to making the movie whenever he gets the chance.
Today, del Toro has released a never-before-seen CGI test that ILM did while they were prepping the movie all those years ago. The 25-second clip is an entirely 3D animated sequence made as a test to show what ILM could do with the VFX on the creatures. del Toro indicated last year he wants to rewrite his original script to be doable as a cheaper and weirder work that a streamer might warm to. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 9, 2022 -----
** DON'T BREATHE 3: Coming to the attention of many with his villain role in the AVATAR movies, Stephen Lang has since gone on to various projects, including the 2016's acclaimed home invasion thriller DON'T BREATHE.
In the latter, three friends get trapped breaking into the house of a veteran of the Gulf War who was blinded by shrapnel. Lang was a pure villain in the first, but ended up being a little bit more heroic when he reprised the role for last year's far less well-reviewed follow-up. That film took in only one-third the box office of its predecessor but still made three times its budget. Recently speaking with the ComingSoon web site, he pondered on his role before teasing that there is more to come with the character:
"I find with the sequels you're talking about, DON'T BREATHE. It's not difficult for me to open the door into the Blind Man's brain, you know? It's not a place I want to spend a huge amount of time [laughs] unless that's what I'm doing, and when I'm doing it, when I'm in the Blind Man, it's a very interesting place to be. I've enjoyed if that's the right word, but I guess it is, I enjoyed filming DON'T BREATHE and DON'T BREATHE 2 very, very much. Just as I plan to enjoy filming DON'T BREATHE 3."
No official third film has been announced as of yet. The second ended with a post-credits scene in which his character appears to be alive after the rather brutal events play out. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM): Shudder, AMC Network's premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired rights to the Malaysian horror BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) from director Dain Said. The film, an official selection of Fantastic Fest and the Sitges Film Festival, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
"One of next year's most frightening films, BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) is a special kind of haunter. We're thrilled to bring the bold voice of director Dain Said to the service, and to make BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) our first Shudder Original from Malaysia."
BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) tells the story of Iqbal, a 16-year-old apprentice faith healer and exorcist, tormented by visions of the dead and spirits from other dimensions. When a malicious spirit begins to wreak havoc around him, Iqbal is forced to harness his supernatural gifts to save his family and friends.
** THE MUMMY remake: Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is on a bit of a horror bend following his SUSPIRIA remake and this year's cannibal romance thriller BONES AND ALL. Out promoting the latter film ahead of its November 23rd theatrical release, the Collider web site asked him if, having done SUSPIRIA, is there another horror classic he'd like to tackle as a remake.
The celebrated filmmaker reportedly got quite excited about the question and settled on Universal's original 1932 monster movie classic THE MUMMY. Why that property? Guadagnino explains:
"It's a rotten body in rotten bandages, so what's inside is [as] interesting as what's outside. It should be very scary and very, very terminal. It should be a little movie but with a lot of depth and very scary. There is a Joe Dante Mummy that never happened that I feel so bad about because Joe is such a master, and I am sure he would have made something incredible." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 7, 2022 -----
** FRIDAY THE 13th series: According to CRYSTAL LAKE's showrunner Bryan Fuller on a recent episode of The Kingcast podcast, despite what fans may have initially thought, the team behind the upcoming prequel series can use whatever they want for the show.
"Everything. We can use everything. We can go to Hell, we can go to space. That's not to say that we will do those things although if we do go 10 seasons, I will be lobbying hard to go to space," Fuller joked. "A24 and Marc Toberoff, who is Victor Miller's lawyer, have beautifully and excruciatingly assembled all of the FRIDAY THE 13th rights. As a streaming series, we have the rights to do everything underneath the Friday the 13th umbrella. The movie rights are a completely different thing. They are tied up at New Line and are super, super messy and probably won't be untangled anytime soon, but as far as us chickens in the television industry, uh, roost, we have access to anything and everything that FRIDAY THE 13th has done up until this point."
Fuller also gave fans a small hint on what to expect from the series, saying it was less of a prequel series and more of "a pre-remake-uel series," whatever that might end up meaning. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE LAST OF US: Here's the poster for the upcoming series.
** SALEM'S LOT remake: Warner Bros. Pictures still hasn't committed to a fixed release date yet for its upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's iconic novel SALEM'S LOT.
Gary Dauberman helms the new take on the famed vampire tale, which has seen two previous adaptations in 1979 and 2004, both of which came in the form of mini-series and neither of which was that well received. The new take is a single stand-alone film, and one of the film's stars Lewis Pullman recently told Comicbook.com that the project aims to be true to the original book as much as possible:**
"For the most part, [Dauberman's] really true to the book and [is] keeping a lot of the original dialogue in there. He's a Stephen King hound dog, so he doesn't wanna do Stephen dirty. The previous adaptation was a two-parter because it's such a hefty book, and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to press and find what was really at the heart of the movie to keep in."
Pullman stars as author Ben Mears, a man who returns to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot only to find it is slowly being taken over by vampires. Alfre Woodard, Bill Camp, William Sadler, Makenzie Leigh, John Benjamin Hickey, Pilou Asbζk, Jordan Preston Carter, and Spencer Treat Clark also star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SCREAM 6: The film was moved to a March 10th, 2022 release. The sixth SCREAM directly picks up with the survivors of the fifth film, which debuted earlier this year. The four survivors (Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega) leave Woodsboro behind to start a fresh chapter. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 3rd, 2022 -----
** 28 MONTHS LATER: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original 28 DAYS LATER, the film's director Danny Boyle and breakout star Cillian Murphy spoke with the NME about the famed zombie horror film and what's next for it.
The original was released in 2002 and was then followed up by the still solid if less well regarded 28 WEEKS LATER in 2007. Murphy says of the franchise that he "loves the idea, and it's very appealing" and adds that another entry is always on his mind. Boyle meanwhile revealed that the original's screenplay writer and filmmaker in his own right, Alex Garland, has already written the script for a third entry titled 28 MONTHS LATER. Boyle says the project has a 'lovely idea' at its core, and adds:
"I'd be very tempted [to direct it]. It feels like a very good time actually. It's funny, I hadn't thought about it until you just said it and I remembered Bang, this script! which is again set in England, very much about England.
One of the things that's happening in the business at the moment is it has to be a big reason for you to go to the cinema. It's hard for companies distributing films and for cinema chains to show films, they're struggling to get people into the cinema unless it's something like TOP GUN MAVERICK or a Marvel. But a third part would get people in, if it was half-decent."
That would suggest if another one's coming, a theatrical release would be mandated by those involved. Actress Imogen Poots, who appeared in the second film, has also expressed interest in returning in the past. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** DUST BUNNY: Mads Mikkelsen will reunite with his HANNIBAL series creator Bryan Fuller for the newly announced film DUST BUNNY at Entertainment One and Thunder Road. The project will tell the story of an eight-year-old girl who enlists the help of her intriguing neighbor to kill the monster under her bed that she believes ate her family.
The project is said to be a "throwback to the family horror films of the 1980s". Fuller will write, direct and produce alongside Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee and filming is set to begin in January. The project will mark Fuller's directorial debut. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE ASPHYX: Coming January 31st from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
----- November 2nd, 2022 -----
** EVIL DEAD RISE: The first official photo has been released from EVIL DEAD RISE, the upcoming new entry in the fame horror franchise. The shot sees a female Deadite smiling through an apartment door peephole. Franchise star and producer Bruce Campbell, who won't appear on screen in the new entry, posted the photo.
The story follows two estranged sisters after they have an overdue reunion. They stumble upon the dreaded Necronomicon and have to survive through a "twisted version of motherhood". The story mostly unfolds in a Los Angeles apartment highrise where the elder sister lives. Lilly Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher, and Mia Challis star. EVIL DEAD RISE will hit cinemas on April 21st next year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE: BLACK PANTHER star and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is in final negotiations to play the lead role in A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE at Paramount Pictures. A spinoff of 2018's A QUIET PLACE, the project is based on an original idea from that film's star director John Krasinski. Plot specifics are under wraps.
Michael Sarnoski (PIG) will direct the film which is due for release March 8th 2024. Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will produce. The two previous films in the franchise have earned $638.6 million to date. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in 2023 from Dark Sky Films.
** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY: The slasher horror film based on the iconic character, will be getting a theatrical release before its online premiere early next year. Fathom Events announced on Tuesday that it would be releasing the film for a special one-day event across hundreds of U.S. theaters on February 15, 2023. The film will also be going international, as Altitude announced that it has acquired the rights to the film in the United Kingdom, while Mexican and Canadian chain distributors Cinemex and Cineplex are also planning to show the film off in their respective countries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
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** FRIDAY THE 13th prequel series CRYSTAL LAKE: Peacock has announced that the streaming platform is developing CRYSTAL LAKE, a prequel show to the FRIDAY THE 13th series of slasher films.
The prequel series is set to be helmed by Bryan Fuller, who's best known for developing and writing HANNIBAL. It will be produced by A24, which has also produced a wide variety of horror films, including the recent hits X and PEARL.
"I discovered FRIDAY THE 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old, and I have been thinking about this story ever since," Fuller stated following the announcement. "When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope, and I'm thrilled to be exploring the campgrounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And [NBCUniversal's] Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It's a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD: The producers of Paramount's hit horror film SMILE are lining up the next project in the genre with the rather self-descriptive title CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD.
Temple Hill Entertainment (THE MAZE RUNNER) is backing the project, which centers on a fading midwestern town, in which Frendo the clown a symbol of bygone success re-emerges as a terrifying scourge. TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL director Eli Craig will helm the project whilst Carter Blanchard is adapting Adam Cesare's novel of the same name. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN: Coming from Mondo Macabro is the 1973 Spanish horror oddity THE WITCH'S MOUNTAIN! Region free and a new HD transfer from the best available film elements.
** Mondo Macabro: Coming soon from Mondo Macabro is a six discs set of Bollywood horror. The seven Ramsay brothers sons of the radio manufacturer Fatehchand U. Ramsay were India's biggest producers of horror movies. They were active between 1972 and 1994 and produced 25 films, the vast majority of them in the horror genre, although they also worked on thrillers and even a children's film which also included a monster of sorts in a huge friendly Yeti
This box set is the first collection of their films to be released on Blu-ray and is packed with extra features and interviews with cast and crew along with an 80 page full color book written by Indian film expert Tim Paxton. The films are; AATMA (2006), PURANA MANDIR (1984), PURANI HAVELI (1989), TAHKHANA (1986), VEERANA (1988) and BANDH DARWAZA (1990).