A ‘True Blood’ Musical Is In the Works

True Blood musical

HBO’s True Blood will end its run after the upcoming seventh season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of Bon Temps. Like the bloodsuckers it portrays, True Blood could just come back in an altered form.

Composer Nathan Barr has revealed that there’s a True Blood musical in the works. While he cautions that “there’s no guarantees” about the project at this point, he has already gotten as far as pitching the show. Hit the jump for more details.

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James Wan Malignant Man

That James Wan guy is everywhere. After influencing the horror genre multiple times in the past few years (with Saw and Insidious) he’s currently producing the third Insidious, directing Fast and Furious 7, and now selling the rights to a graphic novel he wrote with an eye to direct. The graphic novel is called Malignant Man, and follows a man who thinks he suffers from cancer, only to realize his aliment is actually a mysterious, powerful parasite that gives him powers. Read more about James Wan’s Malignant Man below. Read More »

First Look Dracula Untold

Luke Evans is one of those actors who constantly seems to be on the verge of breaking out, without quite getting there. He’s appeared in lots of high-profile projects (Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeers, Immortals, The Raven) and even a couple of pretty good high-profile projects (The Hobbit, Fast & Furious 6), without achieving household name status.

But he continues to try, and his next stab at superstardom will be this fall’s Dracula Untold. Directed by Gary Shore, Dracula Untold chronicles the origin story of the world’s most iconic vampire. As it turns out, he wasn’t always evil incarnate. In fact, the new Dracula Untold poster and image, released today, have a strong Dark Knight vibe to them. Get your first look at Dracula Untold after the jump.

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Texas Chain Saw Massacre restoration

I’m with Nicolas Winding Refn on the subject of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre —  it is among the very best horror films, and a unique film achievement regardless of genre. There’s simply nothing else like it, sequels, remakes and imitators be damned. If you’ve never seen the film on the big screen, it’s an experience that can’t be recommended highly enough. This summer you might have a chance to catch it in cinemas, thanks to a new re-release. Check out a trailer for the Texas Chain Saw Massacre restoration below, and prepare yourself. Read More »

refn is off the bringing

We were excited for a minute at the idea of Drive and Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn making a horror movie with a base in reality. And it seemed like that could happen, as Refn had entered talks with Sony to make a film called The Bringing.

The script that put the project in motion, written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy, has an odd and possibly exploitative idea at its core. See, the story is based on the real life and death of Elisa Lam, a Canadian woman who traveled to LA, and ended up dead in a water tank on the roof of a downtown hotel. But now the deal has reportedly broken down, and Refn is moving away from the project.  Read More »

Leprechaun Origins Trailer

Growing up, few characters scared me from the video box alone more than the Leprechaun. Much like Chucky, there was something terrifying about seeing such a familiar, even lovable icon twisted into a new, frightening form. After a bunch of sequels though, the Leprechaun of my youth became a joke. As horror icons often do.

Enter WWE Studios, which has co-produced a remake with Lionsgate that they surely hope will terrify kids in much the same way as the original film. It’s called Leprechaun: Origins, directed by Zach Lipovsky and written by Harris Wilkinson. WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl plays the lead character, who terrorizes two American couples on vacation in Ireland.

Leprechaun: Origins opens hits VOD on August 26, followed by a Blu-ray release on September 30. Check out the first Leprechaun Origins trailer below. Read More »

Hemlock Grove season 2 trailer

The Eli Roth-produced show Hemlock Grove returns to stream on Netflix for a second season starting in July. Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen, Madeline Martin and Tiio Horn star, and the show was developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman based on the novel by McGreevy. The ten-episode season remains centered on a Pennsylvania town in which several monstrous events have reshaped the relationships between people in the little burg. (And in many cases the relationships between life and death.) A new trailer features such lovely sights as leech-eating, eye experiments, and a lot of flesh ripping and tearing. There’s a bit of sex and at least one explosion, too. Watch the Hemlock Grove season 2 trailer below.

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caligari restoration

One of the landmark works of genre film — hell, of film, period — has received what looks to be a brilliant new restoration. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was a sensation upon release in 1920, and has remained a sensation for almost one hundred years, thanks to its intense atmosphere and stunning sense of design. Mere stills from Caligari have inspired entire careers, and now we have a chance to take a new look at the film. The first trailer for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari restoration is out, and while it doesn’t show much, it suggests that this is a remarkable bit of film preservation.

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