** INSIDE remake: From director Miguel Angel Vivas. Young mother-to-be Sarah is trying to rebuild her broken life: recently widowed in a shattering car crash that left her partially deaf, with her baby's birth uncomfortably long overdue and alone, unpacking in unfamiliar surroundings having just moved home. She can only just stay afloat. As night descends on her deserted suburban street, there's an unexpected arrival at the doorstep: Sarah receives a most unwelcome visitor.
** MANIAC COP remake: While it looks like the Nicolas Winding Refn remake is cancelled, check out this beautiful poster they made for it.
** INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY: Here's some of the posters for the upcoming film, which comes out January 5, 2018.
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** AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON remake: Last year, screenwriter Max Landis confirmed the rumours that he would be rebooting his own father's film. Now, the writer has offered an update on his progress and even teased some changes he may have already made. "Finishing my first draft of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON today," he wrote on Twitter. "Took me way longer than usual because every time I opened the Final Draft file my laptop would slam closed under the weight of my father's expectations."
A fan posed a question to Landis about a sequence in the original film, specifically about the village of East Proctor, its citizens, why they didn't attempt to stop the werewolf before the events of the film, and whether they knew him as a person or not. Landis replied: "Answering this question and the nature of the village's role in the plot in the second and third act as of now are the biggest changes I've made to the original structure… I always wondered about that Pentagram. Doing some fun stuff." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY: In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. In theaters January 5, 2018.
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** Stephen King's PET SEMATARY: A remake of the Stephen King classic, has been given a slot on April 19, 2019. The following is how the 1983 book is described as follows: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed's rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: André Řvredal, director of THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and TROLLHUNTERS, is set to helm the upcoming horror film SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, according to Deadline web site. The original plan was for Guillermo Del Toro to direct the pic, but instead he'll now produce with Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave. Back in late 2013, CBS Films nabbed the rights to develop Alvin Schwartz's beloved children's book anthology SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK into a feature film.
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK follows a group of teens who have to solve the mystery of the deaths occurring in their town. The most recent draft of the script was written by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman. Production is set to begin next summer. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE HOUSEMAID: Eureka Entertainment to release THE HOUSEMAID, a refreshing update of the gothic-horror genre, as part of its new Montage Pictures range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 February 2018. First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with THE HOUSEMAID.
Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille – Sebastien's late wife—and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.
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** ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?: Paramount Pictures have set their feature film adaptation of the '90s horror series ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? for October 11, 2019.
** HALLOWEEN: Andi Matichak has been cast in David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's HALLOWEEN, according to Deadline web site. The Blumhouse and Universal Pictures production also stars Judy Greer and Jamie Lee Curtis. Andi Matichak will play Allyson, the daughter of Greer's character. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CRYSTAL EYES (MIRADA DE CRISTAL): Buenos Aires, 1985. It's the first anniversary of the death of Alexis Carpenter, the unstable supermodel who died tragically when she was set on fire while closing a runaway show.
Lucia L'uccello - Editor-in-Chief of the most important magazine in Buenos Aires - chooses supermodels Eva Lantier and Irene del Lago to honor Alexis on the cover of the anniversary issues dedicated to the famous model. The night before the photo shoot, Alexis's original dresses that were going to be used by the models are stolen. From that moment, members of the important fashion magazine and the agency begin to disappear, one by one, at the hands of a stealthy, sinister female silhouette in a long black leather raincoat. Is someone seeking revenge? Or has Alexis returned from the grave?
----- December 4, 2017 -----
** STRANGER THINGS Season 3 confirmed: Netflix announced on friday that STRANGER THINGS Season 3 has been given the green light!
** HALLOWEEN reboot remake sequel: Comedian and writer Danny McBride has spoken some more about the HALLOWEEN film that he and director David Gordon Green are working on. As we know it's a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original, one that ignores all the others, and sees Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role of Laurie Strode. McBride tells Charleston City Paper that they also intend to keep the first film's focus on tension over gore:
"We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We're trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)