Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
The CW is already home to superheroes, vampires, aliens, and, uh, tomorrow people, whatever those are. Now the genre-friendly network is adding a whole bunch of other things that go bump in the night to their lineup.
Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are teaming with Locke & Key writer Joe Hill to reboot Tales From the Darkside, the horror anthology series created by George A. Romero in the ’80s. Hit the jump for more details on their new take.
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Kevin Smith is just over a week into production on Tusk, his true-life inspired horror film starring Michael Parks and Justin Long, the latter playing a man who is forced to dress up as a walrus.
You can read a bunch more about the film here, but Smith just tweeted the first image of the set featuring himself, and co-stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Iconic movie directors: They’re just like us! They also get spooked by well crafted horror films, or ranty about their favorite Bond films.
Martin Scorsese recently listed his 11 favorite scary movies, name-checking some less famous titles along with the usual classics. Meanwhile, Steven Soderbergh has taken to his online shop to defend his James Bond movie of choice. Hit the jump to find out what these filmmakers love to watch in their spare time.
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Briefly: American Horror Story, which kicked off with the Murder House storyline in 2011 and passed into the Asylum and current Coven incarnations, will get a fourth season in 2014. No surprise there, as Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s series has continued to grow its audience with each season. Coven sees the show becoming far more popular than Asylum.
The fourth series doesn’t have a name yet, and there is no clue as to the storyline, or even the time period in which it will be set, but it will feature 13 episodes, according to Variety. John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, says,
Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better.
Horror films are big business, and we’re entering into a phase where we’ll probably see more action movies influenced by the real-world exploits of special forces such as the Navy SEALs. So why not combine the two tendencies?
That’s what SEAL Team 666 is going to do. Weston Ochse wrote a book in which military special ops forces fight the supernatural — it’s basically a special Call of Duty mode put on the page. And now it will be put on screen as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached to star in an adaptation of the book. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Universal put a second The Purge film in motion almost the moment the first one opened, because that’s the kind of thing a studio does when a $3 million horror flick rakes in ten times that on opening weekend alone. But progress has been pretty quiet since then, until now.
Original writer/director James DeMonaco is set to return for the sequel, which is once again set up at Universal with Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes producing. Hit the jump for more details on the new film.
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Sorry fans. No matter what Bruce Campbell says, Bruce Campbell says don’t get too excited about Army of Darkness 2. After the actor was recently quoted saying “Yes,” the film will happen, he has now backtracked on that. Campbell now says despite the “random comments” that slip out of his mouth sometimes, the film is not a reality until we hear something from the production company, it’s given a release date or a start date. And, as of yet, none of that has happened.
He also doesn’t seem too hopeful about a sequel to this year’s Evil Dead remake, talking about how director Fede Alvarez (himself a subject of uncertainty regarding the franchise) has moved on to other things.
Listen to Campbell’s quotes below.
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After almost a decade of Jigsaw, torture and traps, the Saw franchise took a hiatus back in 2010. The seventh film, Saw 3D, was a bigger financial success than the previous installment, but critically it was trampled and producers felt after seven years in a row, it was time to take a break.
Three years have now passed sans-Saw and this past Halloween was the first in a while without a proper horror film for audiences to enjoy. Lionsgate executives have acknowledged a desire to bring the franchise back and it seems those wheels have now started to turn. An eighth Saw film has been put into active development. Read More »