When it was released in 2008, ‘The Strangers’ became an instant horror favorite, immediately inspiring talk of a sequel thanks to its thrilling ending—but that’s all it’s been in the last seven years: talk. That appears to have changed, as Relativity Studios has finally hired a director to come aboard the project, which is now officially moving forward, bringing back those masked maniacs to scare our pants off once again.
It wasn’t that long ago that we heard about the possibility of Luke Evans departing the long-gestating reboot of ‘The Crow,’ which seemed like odd timing, given that the project had just attracted a new (and Edgar Wright-approved!) director. But this weekend makes the news more official, as the ‘Dracula Untold’ star has decided to move on from the project, leaving the iconic role open once again.
It may still be a long while yet before Eli Roth’s cannibal horror flick ‘The Green Inferno’ is finally released (we saw it at Fantastic Fest back in 2013 and really enjoyed it), but there’s a new Roth film on the horizon: ‘Knock Knock,’ starring Keanu Reeves as a doting husband and father who gets in over his head when two beautiful young women come to his door. The film just premiered at Sundance last night, where it’s already garnering some mixed reviews (as all Roth films do), and though it has no official U.S. release date just yet, you can watch the first teaser right now.
Just yesterday ‘Hannibal’ season 3 served up a hearty appetizer in the form of its first trailer, but it seems Bryan Fuller’s dark and dreamy drama has yet another bloody morsel to offer. ‘True Blood’ star Rutina Wesley will de-fang for an arc as another major ‘Red Dragon’ character, but what’s her connection to ‘The Hobbit’ star Richard Armitage’s Francis Dolarhyde?
‘The Walking Dead’ has barely lifted the veil on season 5's second half, let alone the LA-set spinoff to arrive sometime this year, but already major intel on the AMC horror-drama’s sixth season may have leaked. A new report suggests that one of the spinoff’s characters will feature into season 6 of ‘The Walking Dead’ proper, but what might it mean?
Seemingly through with shouting into the mist, ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's 2015 return scrounged up fresh footage by the latest trailer of its February 8 premiere, but the newest photos of the as-yet-untitled installment move right back to mystery. Find out what’s got Rick and Michonne so serious in our first photos of ‘The Walking Dead’'s 2015 premiere!
NBC ‘Hannibal’ fans were left with a sour taste by news of the good Dr. Lecter’s return being pushed to summer 2015, but this should wash that right out. ‘Hannibal’ returns and heads abroad in the first full trailer for Bryan Fuller‘s darkly delicious third season, but who's going to wind up on a slab?
Like most things these days, it all comes back to Clint Eastwood. ‘American Sniper’ reigns supreme at the box office, and the only movie that would seem to have a fighting chance of dislodging it from the top spot this weekend—the Jennifer Lopez thriller ‘The Boy Next Door’—owes its very existence to the movie that Eastwood was finishing up when he got cast as “Dirty” Harry Callahan. That’d be ‘Play Misty for Me,’ which has earned its place in cinema history as the answer to a trivia question—What was two-time Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood’s first movie as a director?—but is also one of the most influential American movies of the 1970s; the primal scene of an endlessly replenishing sub-genre of sexy stalker movies.
No one knows what fans of classic horror films did to anger the movie gods so much, but right now, they’re enduring trials and tests of will that feel like they’re out of the Book of Job. First, Universal decided to transform their monsters into superheroes, and now the guy who directed ‘The Expendables 2’ is remaking ‘The Blob.’ We know not why we suffer.
And with that, the curtain falls on another season of ‘American Horror Story,’ as ‘Freak Show’ does its best to come full circle and remember that it had established some plot threads that it should probably tie up. “Curtain Call” is filled with inevitable moments punctuated by maudlin theatrics, which should seem appropriate given the context of the fourth season—but with how much ‘Freak Show’ has meandered aimlessly from plot to plot, delivering half-baked ideas and even lesser-baked themes, very little of tonight’s season finale feels worth the journey.