Arnold Schwarzenegger in Maggie

If nothing else, Maggie deserves credit for approaching zombies from a whole new angle. While the angst of watching a loved one get infected is a common trope of the genre, it is rarely if ever the main focus of a zombie movie. But as Maggie shows, it’s a premise with great potential. Unfortunately, Maggie also shows there are many ways to sell that potential short.  Read More »

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Human Centipede 3 trailer

Has writer/director Tom Six gone full Sharknado with The Human Centipede 3 [Final Sequence]? This latest Human Centipede 3 trailer shows that this second sequel to the conceptually-disgusting original film is not only self-referential (Tom Six is even in this one) and histrionic, but deliberately goofy and tongue-in-cheek. I guess that’s better than the tongue being lodged somewhere else, as this trailer will show.

Note: This isn’t a red-band trailer but it is a trailer for a Human Centipede movie, so you’ll have to apply your own wisdom with respect to watching at work. Read More »

The Strain S2 trailer

This full trailer for the new season of The Strain is full of big makeup and effects shots, and a promise that the show’s concept of Manhattan overrun by vampires will really boil over into insanity this year. And that’s half of what we want to see from the show; the other half is something that’s harder to get across in a one-minute trailer, and that’s further character development. But we’ll take the thrill of the effects for now. Check out The Strain S2 trailer below. Read More »

Will Poulter Pennywise

The enduring image from the television adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It has been Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown. For all the failures of that mini-series, Curry’s Pennywise remains bizarre and frightening. He’s perhaps even more unsettling in still images than in motion, thanks in part to his Buster Poindexter-like approach to the character.

Now, the new version of It, a two-film affair to be directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) will feature a very different vision of Pennywise. This time the clown will be played by Will Poulter, of The Maze Runner, We’re the Millers, and Son of Rambow. And evidently it was the Will Poulter Pennywise audition that swayed the director away from much older actors. Read More »

The Nightmare trailer

Rodney Ascher made his big-screen debut with the documentary Room 237, which gave voice to crazy fan theories about The Shining, and in the process explored the ways we interact with films and our assumptions about filmmakers. Now Ascher is tackling a subject that is much closer to home for some people: sleep paralysis.

In The Nightmare, Ascher interviews subjects who suffer from sleep paralysis — where one is awake, but completely unable to move, and sometimes beset by hallucinations — and then recreates these very personal visions and terrors. The result is a film Germain called “absolutely horrifying” when it premiered at Sundance.

Check out The Nightmare trailer after the jump. Read More »

X-files 2016

Fox’s upcoming The X-Files revival will bring back quite a few beloved figures from the old days, including series creator Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. But one who won’t return is Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.

Although Gilligan was a writer and executive producer on The X-Files before Walter White was even a twinkle in his eye, he confirms he won’t be involved with the new episodes. Find out why the X-Files Vince Gilligan return isn’t happening after the jump.  Read More »

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Ouija movie

Ouija 2 is officially happening. Universal has set Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard (Oculus) to script the board game-based horror sequel, which is now scheduled to arrive next year. Get more details on Ouija 2 after the jump.  Read More »

Gabz - Texas Chainsaw Massacre poster

There’s a very fine line between making a poster that’s artistic and beautiful, but also recognizable as something from a movie. If you go too far one way, it might be obscure. The other way? A lazy, photoshop mashup. It’s a true talent to be able to ride that line, and the latest piece by Grey Matter Art shows that talent.

The company has been releasing posters for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the latest one is by Grzegorz Domaradzki, aka Gabz. He goes the untraditional route of doing something kind of traditional – a huge title logo – but gives it his own spin with amazing detail within that space. The poster goes on sale Thursday in three different editions. Read more about it below. Read More »

Adam Wingard to Direct ‘Death Note’

Death Note

After You’re Next and The Guest, Adam Wingard has found his next creepy movie premise. He’s signed on to direct Death Note, a live-action feature based on the popular Japanese manga series. At the center of a story is a notebook that causes the death of anyone whose name is written in its pages. More on the Adam Wingard Death Note news after the jump.  Read More »