American Horror Story: Hotel may end up feeling tonally different from its predecessors, but the cast seems more familiar then ever. Despite a bit of initial uncertainty, franchise veteran Evan Peters has officially been confirmed for American Horror Story Season 5, and we’ve even got his Hotel room number.
June is fast approaching, and we haven’t checked in with the good Dr. Lecter after the first Hannibal Season 3 trailer. Nevertheless, our beloved cannibal antihero is always watching (and blinking) at us, evidenced by an unnerving new motion poster for the third course of NBC’s darkly delicious horror.
Like the famed government site itself, Oren Peli’s Area 51 film was something that’s existed for a while now, but has remained shrouded in secrecy and hidden from the public. The director began working on the project in 2011, and the last update we received was sometime in 2013. Since then, the film has been stuck on Paramount’s shelf, and it wasn’t clear if Area 51 would ever see the light of day. Coinciding with today’s abrupt announcement of the film’s upcoming May release date, we finally have an official trailer.
After a brief intermission, M. Night Shyamalan is back. In addition to the new Fox series Wayward Pines, the twist-y filmmaker also has a new movie coming out: The Visit. We first heard about the film last year, but other than the casting of Kathryn Hahn, production has remained fairly quiet. With Shyamalan’s latest hitting theaters in just four months, the first trailer has arrived to reveal just what The Visit is all about.
We’re still in a bout of disbelief over Starz returning Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell to their respective grooves for Ash Vs. Evil Dead, but that certainly won’t stop the Deadites from rising. Now, the trio of Campbell, Raimi and Rob Tapert have opened up on details of the new series, also revealing the first production photo.
AMC’s Preacher adaptation finally nailed down its main anti-hero in casting Marvel alum Dominic Cooper for the title of Jesse Custer, but all good heroes need a villain or two. Enter Deadwood alum W. Earl Brown, playing town sheriff Hugo Root and a major thorn in Jesse’s side, along with Elizabeth Perkins as a mysterious new figure.
Following his detour into action on Furious 7, director James Wan is heading back to the horror genre — not that he ever really left. In addition to acting as producer on the upcoming flicks Insidious: Chapter 3 and Demonic, Wan is directing The Conjuring 2. That’s a solid slate of new projects, and Wan has just added another one to the pile: the director will reunite with the writers of The Conjuring to produce a remake of classic horror film The Entity.
Certainly one of Showtime’s more ambitious swings in years, horror mash-up Penny Dreadful will officially return for Season 2 on May 3, having been pushed back from an earlier April premiere. Hungry fans can get their fix right now however, as Showtime has placed the full Season 2 premiere online!
AMC’s Preacher adaptation has raised holy hell in casting its supporting players, keeping its main main in the shadows up until now. Following weeks of rumor, Agent Carter and Captain America star Dominic Cooper has officially nabbed the title role as Jesse Custer, getting AMC’s Preacher ready to step into the light.
After watching this intense teaser, I sincerely hope that the fine folks at Blumhouse Productions do not release another trailer for The Gallows. Work whatever other marketing magic must be worked, but this teaser is seriously more than enough to get people in theater seats. The people who brought you Paranormal Activity and Insidious are at it again with their latest, a film that looks like it picked up the right tips from its predecessors.