Leatherface directors

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury turned heads and stomachs with their intense debut feature Inside, but their follow-up films Livid and Among the Living didn’t reach quite the same audience. The two have flirted with other properties over the years since Inside debuted — most notably, they were attached to a Hellraiser film for some time, and there was a point where they might have directed the Nightmare on Elm Street re-do — but never signed a deal.

Now they have chosen a next film, and it is one with a long genre history. Bustle and Maury are reportedly set to be the Leatherface directors, so they’ll explore the origin story of the boogeyman of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre films.  Read More »

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Ryan Murphy has just confirmed what American Horror Story viewers have long suspected: All of the seasons are connected. How exactly they’re connected remains unclear for now, but if you’re the kind of person that pores over fan theories about your favorite TV shows, Murphy admits you may have already guessed.

Hit the jump for more on the American Horror Story connections.

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Blood List 2014

There are thousands of writers out there pounding away at their scripts, most of which are destined to be read by only a few people. While more movies are getting made now than ever, at the same time that reflects only a small percentage of the work put to page by aspiring writers. Anything that can help draw attention to unproduced scripts is a great thing. And while there are some well-known options for your basic drama script, there aren’t so many for genre projects. In the last five years, The Blood List has worked as a resource to highlight un-produced horror and genre scripts. The Blood List 2014 features thirteen new titles, and expands to include TV pilots, novels, and a set of new voices.

Check out a set of this year’s Blood List selections below, several of which you’ll almost certainly be seeing in theaters over the next couple years. Read More »

Hellraiser reboot

Like the torn-apart Frank Cotton in the original film, Hellraiser keeps trying to pull itself back together. Harvey Weinstein has experimented with reboot and sequel ideas for the past few years, attaching a couple different directors at different times for projects that ultimately failed. But a year ago Clive Barker revealed that he had pitched Weinstein on a loose remake idea that the producer liked. Suddenly, Barker was reunited with his directorial debut and working on the newest version of the tale.

Now Barker has finished the second draft of the film that will reboot and expand upon the story seen in the original Hellraiser. (And which was created in Barker’s novella The Hellhound Heart.) A few details are below, thanks to the author. Read More »

Rob Zombie Shoots ’31′ in February

Rob Zombie 31

Rob Zombie launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new film, 31, earlier this year. (The film’s title, perhaps obviously, references Halloween, but this is not a Halloween film.)

That campaign, despite launching with an undefined financial goal, was evidently a success. Now Zombie is pushing forward with international sales planned for the American Film Market, starting next week. And then, assuming things go well the film, about a kidnapped group of people forced to compete in and hopefully survive a place called Murder World, will shoot in February of next year. Read More »

The White Board cabin in the woods references

Ask any horror fan worth their weight in blood and they’ll say The Cabin in the Woods is one of the best horror films in the past few years. That’s mostly because it’s not only a horror movie. It’s a satire, a comedy, a mystery and a sci-fi action film all rolled into one. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods is a film that lives and dies on not only the audience’s knowledge of horror films, but each character’s knowledge as well.

A new video has been posted online that breaks that statement down. It attempts, and admittedly comes close, to calling out every single reference in The Cabin in the Woods. Check out The Cabin in the Woods references video below. Read More »

James O'Barr The Crow

From the very moment it was announced, The Crow remake had some fans up in arms — including James O’Barr himself, creator of the original The Crow comics. But he’s since come around on the film, and in a new interview he explains why. Gotta say, his case is fairly convincing.

For one thing, O’Barr says, the new film is not a remake but a “literally page-for-page adaptation” of the book, with a slightly different lead. (I’ll let him explain.) And according to O’Barr, the new Crow will be “closer to Taxi Driver or a John Woo film.” Intrigued yet?

Read the James O’Barr The Crow comments after the jump.  Read More »

Starry Eyes trailer

Starry Eyes answers an old question — what would you do for fame? — with brutal and visceral intensity. The film, written and directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, features Alex Essoe in a figurative and literal star-making turn. She plays Sarah, a young woman whose own self-destructive tendencies play right into the odd desires of one casting director, leading to what could be her big break as the lead actor in a horror feature. But things get really really weird as Sarah is asked to do more than she ever expected to keep her new gig. The film also stars Noah Segan, Pat Healy, Amanda Fuller, Shane Coffer, Fabianne Therese; check out a great Starry Eyes trailer below.

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