** A QUIET PLACE sequel: John Krasinski's critical and commercial smash hit original horror film A QUIET PLACE worked in many ways due to some very careful world building. The film spent much of its time detailing how humans lived and functioned in this now dangerous world of silence populated by dangerous sound-detecting monsters, but barely touched upon anything about the origin of the monsters themselves.
The upcoming sequel however sounds like it will go into further detail as to said origins, with the new film's co-star Brian Tyree Henry telling The Observer this week:
"We'll see more of that family continuing to survive and finding out that they're not the only ones. And I think that we're also going to get a few answers to the origin of where and how this whole thing happened. I think that people want to know that. But I think you're just going to see another side of it more of humanity that survived this thing in this next story."
Original film cast members Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe are returning as the Abbott family while Cillian Murphy is also joining the action. Further plot details however remain under wraps. A QUIET PLACE 2 opens March 20th next year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** AMITYVILLE 1974: The Wonderfilm Media Corporation announced that AMITYVILLE 1974 has been greenlit with filming to begin in November. The film will deal with the real-life rampage murders that would become the background story for author Jay Anson's 1977 bestseller THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and its many subsequent film adaptations.
Casey La Scala will direct from a script he wrote which shifts the focus back to the traumatic murders when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family in a spree killing that reputedly set the supernatural stage for the haunted-house legend. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE 3RD EYE 2: Here's the trailer for the new Indonesia horror film now available on Netflix.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster taking a stab at TOY STORY 4.
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** Another BLACK CHRISTMAS remake: The beautiful Imogen Poots is set to lead the second remake of BLACK CHRISTMAS for Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures. Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt will also star in the horror film which has already set a December 13th release date.
The original 1974 film is considered the first true slasher feature and starred the likes of Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder and John Saxon. It follows a female sorority who finds themselves being stalked by a menacing killer during the holidays.
The property was remade in 2006 by Dimension Films with Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the main roles. Sophia Takal is directing the new remake and co-wrote the script with April Wolfe. Jason Blum, Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks will produce and shooting will take place in New Zealand. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** DOCTOR SLEEP: The world will shine again. DOCTOR SLEEP only in Theaters November 8.
** READY OR NOT: The upcoming film follows a young bride (the beautiful Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming remake.
----- June 16, 2019 -----
GOREZONE is 21 years old today!
Twenty one years ago, the Internet was totally different. There was no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Smartphones... actually most people had never "surfed" the world wide web. Back in June 1998, I decided to start GOREZONE because of the lack of coverage for the horror genre on the Internet. There was tons of sites dedicated to STAR WARS and STAR TREK, yet apart from a few good horror sites such as HorrorMovies.com and HouseofHorrors.com, the net was leaving me wanting for more. GOREZONE was born as the first web site dedicated to daily horror news. 21 years later GOREZONE is still alive, independant and true to its original concept. Never sold out. Never gave up.
Twenty one years is a long time. Not surprisingly I remember the first day, working on my computer, creating the images in Photoshop and layout in Pagemill. I'd love to thank all the readers and everyone who helped the site through all these years! It means a lot to me. Thank you for believing in GOREZONE and making it the #1 source for bloody daily horror news!
----- June 13, 2019 -----
** DOLLS: Dee Wallace (E.T., CUJO, THE HOWLING) stars in DOLLS, a new supernatural thriller from first-time feature director Cuyle Carvin that will be released on DVD and VOD in the U.S. on July 2.
** THEM THAT FOLLOW: Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Academy Award Winner Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church. Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann, and Lewis Pullman.
** THE BLUE DOOR: The Hollywood Reporter brings word thatTHE BLUE DOOR horror short has been picked up by Amblin Partners. Paul Taylor, the director of the original short, will helm the feature film version of the story.
The short revolved around a nurse assigned to an elderly woman living in a dilapidated home. The nurse unwittingly becomes the focus of the dark entity that is connected to a secret blue door, that once opened, has devastating consequences. GAME OF THRONES Gemma Whelan starred as the caring nurse in the short film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEADCON: The horrors and isolation of being a social media influencer run rampant when a collection of YouTube and Instagram stars soon discover there are things scarier than thousands of teenagers armed with phones asking for selfies.
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** Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL: Here's the teaser trailer for the upcoming film.
** DANIEL ISN'T REAL: Here's the poster for the upcoming horror movie directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer based on a script he co-wrote with Brian DeLeeuw and starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Hannah Marks, and Mary Stuart Masterson.
** BLAIR WITCH: Experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story set in the BLAIR WITCH universe from the creative minds behind critically acclaimed LAYERS OF FEAR. Inspired by the lore of the genre defining film series, BLAIR WITCH is a first-person psychological horror game that studies your reactions to danger and stress.
** DYING LIGHT 2: This is Aiden. A survivor in an infected world. The fate of The City is in your hands. Coming Spring 2020.
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** ESCAPE ROOM 2: Sony Pictures has pushed back the sequel to August 14th 2020.
** SVALTA: Orion Pictures has successfully acquired the rights to comedic duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's horror pitch titled SVALTA which centers on family stuck on a foreign island. The film is co-written by Frost along with Stolen Picture's creative directors James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders.
"We are unbelievably excited to be partnering with Simon, Nick and Miles on Svalta," Orion Pictures President John Hegeman said. "The story is scary, awesome and crazy, and their unique voice is perfect for this movie. We can't wait to bring this to the big screen with them." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CANDYMAN reboot: Ian Cooper, a creative director at Jordan Peele's production company Monkeypaw, appeared at a producers panel the other day and was asked if the new film will deal with a social issue in a way their films like GET OUT and US did. He responded to the Deadline web site:
"We talk a lot about fans and the idea of appeasing fans and when you do that and how do you do that and when do you not do that. I think my issue with fandom is that it's really problematic. It's probably the most problematic thing facing the genre. It typically comes with a dogma that is abrasive and that is more resistant to change and permutation than you would think. I think what we're trying to do with CANDYMAN is both be mischievous in how we address the relationship to the first film but also be very satisfying.
What we're doing with CANDYMAN and how Jordan is crafting it on the page is going to be very exciting and rewarding to audiences that haven't seen the original film as well as people who've seen the original film. In a broad sense of the word, this film will stand alone if you've never heard of a film called CANDYMAN and will dovetail in a pretty complicated and interesting way to the original. In short, I think this will really fit in with what we're doing with US and did with GET OUT in a way that will be circuitous."
Cooper adds that the new "Candyman" has gone through various iterations whilst in development, including some "so high concept they're basically a Gus Van Sant film". Cooper would also not elaborate on original series star Tony Todd's potential involvement saying: "Tony Todd is just no comment, full stop." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
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** BLOOD MACHINES: The project has been acquired by Shudder. Here's the first teaser with the Original Music.
** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Here's an international spot for the upcoming film.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster making fun of TOY STORY. Chucky returns to the big screen on June 21.
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** Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL: Fans have been anxiously waiting for the return of Rob Zombie with the long-awaited sequel to 2003's HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and 2005's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, and the 54-year-old rocker/director took to Instagram to reveal that the first trailer will finally debut next week! (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CANDYMAN reboot: The film is expected to commence production in Chicago, Illinois August 20 with hopes to wrap filming by September 20 a short span of time to film, but as a relatively low-cost horror project it makes sense. Universal Pictures will release CANDYMAN theatrically in the U.S. on June 12, 2020. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** ANNABELLE COMES HOME: The Warren Artifact Room - A 360 Experience!
** SATANIC PANIC: RLJE Films has acquired SATANIC PANIC, the latest pickup for the indie distributor of a pic from the recently relaunched Fangoria horror label. Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Michael Polish, Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn star in the pic, which had its world premiere earlier this year at the Overlook Film Festival. It will now hit big screens and digital day-and-date September 6.
Chelsea Stardust directed the film, about a pizza delivery girl (Griffith) at the end of her financial rope who has to fight for her life and her tips when her last order of the night turns out to be for high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. The story is by Grady Hendrix and Ted Geoghegan and Hendrix penned the script. (thanks to Deadline.com)
** ASHES: After a family's estranged aunt passes away, they're reluctant and creeped out to receive her cremated ashes. But when a series of supernatural misfortunes beset them, they'll have to go through Hell to be rid of her angry spirit.
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** CREEPSHOW TV series: David Arquette, Tricia Helfer and Dana Gould have joined Shudder's first longform original series the series reboot of the CREEPSHOW anthology franchise. The new cast join Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell. In addition, Tom Savini will be helming an adaptation of Joe Hill's "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain". (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: Here's the new trailer. CBS Films, Lionsgate and eOne will release SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK in theaters everywhere AUGUST 9, 2019.
** BLACK CIRCLE: The lives of two sisters change dramatically, since they were hypnotized by a mystical vinyl record from the 1970s. Starring Christina Lindberg from the Swedish cult classic THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)