The Ring

In a way, The Ring was its own prequel — much of the plot was devoted to figuring out the origins of the killer tape, and uncovering Samara’s tragic childhood in the process. Then the 2005 sequel revealed still more of Samara’s backstory. But apparently there’s still more to her tale that needs to be told.

A new report indicates the upcoming Rings will be a prequel. F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing the new film with Matilda Lutz starring. Learn more about The Ring prequel after the jump.  Read More »

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Lucy Lawless Joins ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’

Lucy Lawless in Evil Dead

Lucy Lawless will fight Bruce Campbell in Ash vs. Evil Dead, as she takes a part in the new Starz series that acts as a sequel to Army of Darkness. Campbell repeats the title role of Ash, the affable and often-abused guy who keeps getting into fights with the reanimated dead. And in the TV series, he’ll also have to contend with Lawless, who’ll play a woman who thinks that Ash is responsible for the latest plague of deadites. Read More »

The Blob

A few months back, news broke that Con Air director Simon West was going to be remaking The Blob. It sounded like a smart move as The Blob is a horror franchise that’s somehow simultaneously incredibly well-known, but also not incredibly popular. Everyone has heard of it and knows the premise just based on the title, but the number of people who actually champion the films is much smaller. That’s just the right formula for a remake.

Now, the director has explained a few more details about his Blob remake. He compares the Blob itself to the villains of the Alien and Predator franchises and says, in the same way dinosaurs are made believable in Jurassic Park, The Blob will be believable in this. Read more about the Blob remake below.
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UK Actor Sam Strike Is the New ‘Leatherface’

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Behold, the new face of Leatherface. 21-year-old British actor Sam Strike has ben set to lead Leatherface, an origin story about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre killer.

The new film is being directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, a French duo who received high praise for their 2007 horror Inside. More details on the Leatherface casting after the jump.  Read More »

Dead Rising Movie Clip

Every zombie story needs that scene, when the characters find out the world they know has changed forever. The scene when the dead rise from the grave or, at the very least, the characters see their first zombie. That familiarity makes this scene a good barometer to distinguish zombie projects and is probably why it was chosen as the first clip from Zach Lipovsky‘s Dead Rising: Watchtower, the online adaptation of the popular zombie video game series.

In the clip, we see the some of the main characters (played by Jesse Metcalfe and Keegan Connor Tracy) shockingly discover that zombies are about to mess stuff up in a big way. There’s some slick camera work and violence giving a nice tease of what to expect when Dead Rising: Watchtowers hits Crackle on March 27. Check out the first Dead Rising movie clip below. Read More »

Fish Friend
Fish Friend is a short film about the tender relationship between a young girl and her murderous pet piranha. But this isn’t (quite) a horror story. It’s more like a sweet coming of age tale set in a world that is equal parts ’50s Americana and subversive ’90s animation thrown in. It just happens to have some blood, skulls, and a lot of teeth. Oh, and a stop-motion piranha who is as oddly endearing as he is menacing. Watch the short Fish Friend film after the break.

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Lady Gaga Checks Into ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

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It was a shockingly toned-down Gaga who took the stage at this weekend’s Academy Awards, but fear not, little monsters. The pop singer hasn’t lost touch with her weird side. Lady Gaga is set to star in the new season of FX’s American Horror Story, subtitled Hotel. Watch the Lady Gaga American Horror Story announcement after the jump.  Read More »

The Walking Dead

The all-female cast won’t be the only thing distinguishing the Ghostbusters reboot from the original Ghostbusters movies. It’ll also be taking inspiration from an unusual source.

During an appearance on AMC’s The Talking Dead, director Paul Feig revealed that The Walking Dead would be an influence on the new film. Well, he did promise his Ghostbusters would be “scarier than the original.” Read Feig’s Ghostbusters Walking Dead comments after the jump.  Read More »

What We Do in the Shadows

If you’ve seen enough vampire shows and movies — and there are always plenty to choose from — you’ve probably noticed that they feature some conflicting mythology. Do these creatures of the night sparkle when exposed into sunlight, or burst into flames? Can they control your mind, or just read it? Fortunately, the real vampires of What We Do in the Shadows are here to set the record straight.

In a new Funny or Die video, Viago (Taika Waititi) and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) lay out 7 vampire truths. Along the way, they dispel stereotypes (they don’t all wear capes… except the ones that do) and reveal personal tastes. (Evanescence is big with bloodsuckers, apparently.) Watch the What We Do in the Shadows vampire rules after the jump.  Read More »

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