joe dante ombra amor

Pitting vampires against werewolves isn’t a new thing, and it has even been done recently, in the Underworld series. But it can be done a lot better than Underworld managed, and Joe Dante (Gremlins, Burying the Ex) is going to see if he can be the one to do it. Dante has announced a film called Ombra Amor, which is in fact a relaunch of an idea he was working on a few years back. It will shoot in Rome and present a classically-influenced version of the supernatural battle. Read More »

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Thriller 3d rerelease

Michael Jackson passed away in 2009, but you almost wouldn’t know it from his output since then. He’s released two posthumous albums and starred in a documentary. Now he’s headed back to the our screens again as his seminal 1983 music video “Thriller” prepares for a 3D rerelease.

In a new interview, director John Landis confirmed his plans to revive the video in 3D next year on Blu-ray or even in theaters. Should that go well, the Michael Jackson estate has even bigger plans for the property. Get details on the Thriller 3D rerelease after the jump.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season Six

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The fifth season of The Walking Dead returns this weekend but, almost a week before that, AMC has already renewed the show for another. Not a surprise for what continues to be one of the most popular shows on all of cable TV. Read more about The Walking Dead Season 6 below. Read More »

The Purge Anarchy

The first two Purge films cost $12 million combined and together they’ve grossed nearly $200 million. That’s what you call “good business,” so Universal and Blumhouse have made The Purge 3 official. This itself isn’t a surprise. What is a bit of a surprise is the news saying James DeMonaco, the writer and director of the first two films, is returning to fill the same roles on the third movie. In an industry where directors can move from six digit budgets directly into nine digit budgets, it’s awesome to see the same person continue on with a franchise. Read The Purge 3 news below. Read More »

Annabelle

Simply by virtue of being an evil doll, Annabelle from Annabelle can’t help but inspire comparisons to the most famous evil doll of them all: Chucky from Child’s Play. But Chucky creator Don Mancini doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he hopes to see the two freaky toys join forces someday, if all the legal issues can be sorted out.

Hit the jump to read Mancini’s thoughts on a potential Chucky Annabelle crossover.

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Horns review

All good films get two things right: pace and tone. You can have the most gorgeous visuals, best performances, incredibly well-written script, but if the director doesn’t keep the movie moving forward with a consistent feel, it can all fall apart. Alexandre Aja‘s Horns is a textbook example of this.

Based on a revered novel by Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King), Horns tells the story of a man named Iggy. Played by Daniel Radcliffe, Ig’s accused of killing his long time girlfriend (Juno Temple). His whole Northwestern hometown is sure he did it and, in his despair, Ig mysteriously begins growing a pair of horns. The horns give him incredible powers, and Ig uses them to try and solve the murder.

Right there, you can tell this is going to be difficult. How do you make a murder mystery with religious overtones, a pop sensibility, humor, and Harry Potter? The truth is there’s no real answer as Aja’s film combines lots of strong elements that never quite come together in a cohesive manner. Read More »

Home Sweet Hell red-band trailer

So Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson star in Home Sweet Hell, a vision of a very messy marriage. Wilson plays the former used-car salesman husband, and Heigl the woman who has smoothed him out over the years. But he’s having an affair, with Jordana Brewster, and when she claims to be pregnant, Heigl’s character responds with murderous intent. Heigl is actually in a sort of Lisa Kudrow mode here as she orders murder in the most peppy, up-beat manner. (Shades of Serial Mom come to mind, too.) This Home Sweet Hell red-band trailer is somewhat cute and not safe for work. Read More »

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You know Rodney Ascher from his documentary Room 237, which gave theorists the chance to air their oddball concepts about meaning in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. In between prepping his next film, a documentary about sleep paralysis, Ascher took the time to shoot a segment for The ABCs of Death 2.

The sequel to last year’s genre anthology is a massively-improved collection of horror, sci-fi, and flat-out weird short films. It features Ascher’s contribution at the two-thirds break, and we’ve got an exclusive still from his story, just in time for the film to premiere on VOD.

(Note: as the headline implies, the pic isn’t work-safe for some people.)

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