Perfect casting alert: John Lithgow has joined the Pet Sematary remake cast. Lithgow will play Jud Crandall, the kindly old man who introduces his new neighbor to an ancient burial ground that has the power to resurrect the dead.
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Zero Dark Thirty and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Jason Clarke might be getting ready to raise the dead as word comes that he’s in talks to join the cast of the Pet Sematary remake. Clarke would play Dr. Louis Creed, who discovers a cursed ancient Indian burial ground bordering his property.
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Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
We’ve been hearing about a new adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary for years now as directors have come and gone. All it took to give it some momentum was another King adaptation becoming an unlikely box office juggernaut.
In all official statements, Paramount setting a release date for the new Pet Sematary surely has nothing to do with It grossing nearly $700 million worldwide earlier this year. But come on, let’s get real. We’re going to see a whole bunch of new Stephen King adaptations arrive in the next few years and they’re all going to be chasing that sweet, sweet It money.
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Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
If middling ensemble rom-coms are your preferred method of celebrating the holidays, Garry Marshall’s recent output should have you covered. But if you’d prefer to be scared senseless on all the special days of the year? Well then, the new horror anthology Holidays might be more in your wheelhouse.
Directors Kevin Smith, Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet) all contributed to the film, which consists of different segments corresponding to different holidays. The first Holidays trailer has just hit, along with release date details. Check it all out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Universal is finally making some real progress on their Mama sequel. Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) are reportedly in final talks to rewrite and direct a follow-up to the horror sequel. They replace Andres Muschietti, who directed the Guillermo del Toro-produced original. Read More »
Summit has been developing a film called Exorcism Diaries for a couple years, originally recruiting Barbara Marshall to write back in 2013, with other writers tackling it in the meantime. The film was originally said to be based on a book that purports to chronicle the true stories behind the film The Exorcist, and while that may be just a good marketing angle from Summit, we’ll always take a good exorcism movie.
Now Exorcism Diaries has an even better chance to be good, as the two people who made Starry Eyes, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, have been brought on to rewrite and direct. Read More »
The holidays and horror go together like peanut butter and jelly. They seem totally opposite, but end up fitting just right. A day like Halloween makes clear sense but several holidays have been given the horror treatment over the years. Now, all of them will come together in one massive movie.
XYZ Films and Distant Corners Entertainment are teaming up to make Holidays, a horror anthology film that’ll feature segments based on holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Mother’s Day. Among the directors participating are Kevin Smith (Clerks), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest), Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes), Nicholas McCarthy (At The Devil’s Door), Sarah Smith (The Midnight Swim) and Anthony Scott Burns with more on the way. Below, read more about the Holidays horror anthology. Read More »
Starry Eyes is a great independent horror film that follows a young woman who goes further than she ever imagined possible in her quest for fame. Alexandra Essoe turns in a killer performance in the lead role, and we see her character Sarah go through real hell as she abandons all anchors to her past life in the pursuit of her dreams.
We’ve got an exclusive extended Starry Eyes clip, in which Sarah is invited for a meeting with her producer, and finds that she just might be in over her head. One unwelcome aspect to his overture is not entirely unexpected, but there’s a wrinkle that suggests Sarah is facing a weirder situation than most would be prepared for. Read More »
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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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