New George Romero Zombie Novel Arriving in 2019

George Romero zombie novel

The Living Dead, an unfinished George Romero zombie novel, will infect bookstores in 2019. Romero died last year before he could complete writing. Now, The Shape of Water novelization author Daniel Kraus will finish the book in time for release.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alex Garland says not to expect another 28 Days Later sequel
  • M. Night Shyamalan? provides an update on Glass
  • Piper Perabo joins the third Olympus Has Fallen film
  • A new Pacific Rim Uprising video
  • Sci-fi miniseries V is being rebooted as a movie
  • Mile 22 already has a sequel in the works
  • John Wick Chapter 3 begins filming soon
  • J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is a “crazy movie”
  • Zach Galligan really wants Gremlins 3
  • Henry Rollins‘ cannibal flick He Never Died is getting a sequel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis appears to have wrapped on the new Halloween 

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A Head Full Of Ghosts

Oz Perkins, director of the super-creepy slow-burn horror movies I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House and The Blackcoat’s Daughter, has his next tale of terror lined-up. The filmmaker will adapt Paul Tremblay‘s novel A Head Full of Ghosts to the big screen. The book tells the story of a suburban family thrown into chaos when their eldest daughter apparently becomes possessed by supernatural forces.

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teddy bears are for lovers movie

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the nightmare of forgotten exes will never die. In fact, it may come back to stab you in the leg.

Two years ago, a viral short film made in the vein of Gremlins caught the eye of the internet,  and of Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain. We wrote about the funny and smart horror short Teddy Bears Are For Lovers when it was released in 2016, which offered a premise — of vengeful teddy bears from ex-lovers — that was good enough to be a feature film. And lo and behold, Bonvillain will be turning this great short into a bonafide feature film.

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Fangoria

For decades, Fangoria was the number one name in horror, offering in-depth looks at horror movies of every shape and size. Then it all ended. But like a slasher in a never-ending horror franchise, you can’t keep Fangoria down for long. Today comes word that the iconic horror magazine will rise from the grave and launch new print issues.

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Best Movies Streaming Feb.

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Looking for something to stream this weekend and beyond? I’ve got you covered. This latest edition of Now Stream This has scoured streaming services to bring you back a variety of films: comedy, horror, drama, as well as modern-day movies and classics from Hollywood’s yesterday.

Here you’ll find the directorial debut of Amber Tamblyn; a classic screwball comedy; a horror anthology film; a forgotten Nicole Kidman thriller; a recent highly acclaimed sci-fi flick; an intense indie drama; yet another incredible performance from Michael Stuhlbarg; and much more. It’s time for best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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love in horror movies

Given my thematic body of work here on /Film thus far, I’m sure you’re expecting a February essay that analyzes Valentine’s rosiness through a horror lens. Have I already become that predictable? Yeah. Let’s absolutely talk about why love and horror create the most exquisite, developmentally rich bond(age)s in all the genre world. Why? Simple: there’s no scarier plot device in horror than “love.”

Love is often described as many things – a battlefield (Pat Benatar), the answer (John Lennon), a motherf*#@er (Old School) – but cinema audiences largely attribute love’s on-screen representation to Gerard Butler rom-coms or Hallmark tear-jerkers. Guy meets girl unexpectedly, they fall in love, happily ever afters all around. If it’s December, said man is probably also Santa in disguise. Picture perfect, just as in reality. Right?

For all its butterflies and “You complete me” sentiments, love can also be a savage monstrosity that tears at our gushy insides. This is where, amidst a sea of overtly-saccharine lifestyle pornography pics, the horror genre keeps us in check – unafraid of love’s flip-side intimidation. Call me a cynic, emotionless, or unsalvageable if you must, but to me, we rob ourselves of crucial understanding by not facing our fears and exploring the shadows light doth create.

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Passion and anguish, true love lost and mourned over oceans of time, unrequited love felt so strongly that it drives one to darkness and despair…ah, the horror of love. These sentiments may not appear in the glittery pink and red Hallmark cards littering your local supermarket, but in a year where del Toro’s strange and unusual love story The Shape of Water swept the Oscar nominations, this Valentine’s Day deserves something a little different, a little darker, a little more…gothic.

Gothic isn’t always spiderwebs and haunted mansions or that weird kid in the back of your classroom. From poetic bloodlust to loneliness so crippling you can almost feel your chest caving in, from Universal Monsters and Goblin Kings, from headless horseman to robots, the romances of this list take the phrase “it’s better to have loved and lost” to tortuous new heights. They embody the characteristics of a Victorian era genre full of mystery, desire, and the macabre, more tantalizing and real than a thousand shades of grey.

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AMC Theatres free Get Out screenings

Get Out has seriously gone the distance. February 24 will mark one year since the film has been released, and just over a week after that we’ll see the directorial debut from Jordan Peele vying for Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. That’s a rare feat for a film that hit theaters so early in the qualifying year, especially a horror movie, and that calls for a celebration.

Universal Pictures and Jordan Peele are thanking fans for their support over the past year by teaming with AMC Theatres for special free screenings of Get Out on Presidents’ Day this month, February 19. So if you somehow haven’t caught the compelling and masterful horror thriller, now’s your chance. Get more details on the AMC Theatres free Get Out screenings below. Read More »

‘Unsane’ Clip: Claire Foy Calls For Help

Unsane clip

Steven Soderbergh‘s iPhone-shot thriller Unsane is going to put Claire Foy through hell. The actress stars as a woman committed to an insane asylum, fighting to convince everyone around her she’s not insane. In a new Unsane clip, Foy’s character attempts to leave the asylum, with miserable results.

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