There has been much speculation surrounding which director would take the reins of the remake of Poltergeist. With Sam Raimi tied to produce, it was soon confirmed that he would not be directing the film as well. With the release of Evil Dead edging closer and closer, it would have been great to see Raimi's vision of Poltergeist and have him return to directing horror for the first time since 2009's Drag Me To Hell.
Nonetheless, a director has been chosen in the form of Gil Kenan (Monster House).
In Hollywood, you just can't keep a terrible idea down. This stubborn determination to ruin Western culture explains the unkillable movie adaptation for Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Since the Harry Potter franchise ended Daniel Radcliffe has tried to leave behind his image as a bespectacled and rather geeky wizard, not helped by a full rendition of the periodic table of elements on The Graham Norton Show. His first post-Potter outing was in James Watkins' horror adaptation, The Woman in Black and now, according to Variety, it seems that Radcliffe will star in another horror adaptation. The wizard no more is said to be up for the part of Igor, the usually hunchbacked assistant in a new version of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
Its release coinciding nicely with the appearance of Mama in the cinemas, here's a movie from Norway that covers somewhat similar ground – with the difference that it deals with the theme of perverse paternal instincts. The protagonists are part of a heavy-duty cleaning crew who mop up dead bodies (well, someone's got to do it). Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) is a poker-faced veteran who's seen everything, Elvis (Erlend Nervold) a queasy last minute replacement for the regular guy. Searching for the scattered (by what?) remains of an old man at a remote farmhouse, they stumble upon an underground cellar stocked with tinned food and strange equipment. Within, lurching suddenly at them out of a bath of milky fluid, is a naked girl (Silje Reinamo). Unable to speak, she can only communicate telepathically through a series of jarring images, but the man who kept her down here has left a stack of audio tapes recounting his thoughts and experiments. From these, they learn that her name is Thale.
We have a little news regarding Eli Roth's new NetFlix-exclusive show, called Hemlock Grove, coming out early this year.
Film fans all over the world are probably flatlining at the thought of it but Niels Arden Oplev, the Danish director of the original 2009 adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo is rumoured to be directing the remake of Joel Schumacher's Flatliners.
The first trailer for James Wan's latest horror, The Conjuring, has been released.
Horror filmmaker Eli Roth may have cocked up slightly. A tweet sent to Sinister creator Scott Derrickson seems to suggest that a sequel to last year’s superb horror hit is in the works.
Well, at least one DC based team-up movie is heading along nicely.
Whilst promoting Mama, Guillermo del Toro (Executive Producer) spoke about his work on Justice League Dark (formerly known as Heaven Sent).
The Carrie reboot has been a long time coming. It was late last year that we got a peak of Kimberly Pierce's adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. Originally scheduled for March, the date was then pushed towards the end of the year, undoubtedly so it can cash in on US Halloween enthusiasts willing to pay a tenner for a bowel movement.