For those interested in film industry inside baseball, World War Z was genuinely fascinating. The production was plagued with one disaster after another, Brad Pitt clashed with director Marc Forster, and the final 40 minutes of the film were completely scrapped, rewritten from scratch, and reshot. And yet the finished film was pretty good and a big financial success. In fact, it’s the highest grossing film of Pitt’s career so far, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s back for the sequel, which has officially landed a release date.
Everything that goes wrong in Poltergeist stems from an act of desecration; the building of a cookie-cutter housing development on top of an old cemetery. Some might find the sheer act of attempting a remake of Poltergeist similarly disrespectful; the 1982 original is something of a masterpiece of suburban terror. But if viewers can look past the sheer audacity of attempting another Poltergeist, they’ll find a solid modernization, the cinematic equivalent of a decent cover version of a great rock song. It’s totally superfluous, and not nearly as satisfying as the original, but well-performed and effective in its own way. It’s nice (or, in this case, deeply unsettling) to revisit an old classic in a new arrangement.
The last time we saw Keanu Reeves, he was the unstoppable title character in the instant action-classic John Wick. So watching the trailer for director Eli Roth’s Knock Knock is bound to give you whiplash, as the beloved actor has never looked weaker or more vulnerable. Reeves is odd casting for an ordinary father and husband who finds himself terrorized by two insane women, but that may very well be the point. He’s the last guy we’d expect to see so thoroughly wrecked.
Few have managed to successfully capitalize on TV’s zombie outbreak after The Walking Dead, but if anyone could raise the dead, it’d be George Romero and Marvel. A new report suggests Romero is looking to develop a TV adaptation of graphic novel Empire of the Dead, which bites into a shocking twist on the undead apocalypse.
Found footage horror isn't going anywhere anytime soon, so the best we can do is embrace it and hope for the best. The new trailer for The Gallows features all of the tropes we’ve come to associate with this kind of movie, from extreme close-ups of crying faces to obnoxious teenagers getting yanked through the air by invisible forces. But hey, when these things work, they work. It’s the execution that matters.
NBC’s Hannibal will return for a third course as soon as June 4, but the lion’s share of promos have focus on the dark doctor’s new life abroad. Now, the newest look at Bryan Fuller’s third season introduces The Hobbit star Richard Armitage as the famed Red Dragon, simultaneously spoiling a few more outcomes from the Season 2 finale bloodbath.
Content as they were to reveal one returning guest star at a time, American Horror Story: Hotel seemingly suffered a mishap in recent months, as a purported cast-list leak gave away not only roles, but the likes of such stars as Donald Sutherland and Michelle Pfieffer. Now, series mainstay Sarah Paulson has debunked at least part of the list, but how much?
A remake/reboot of The Crow seemed like a fairly lame idea, but after years of director changes and actor switches, we finally seem to have something interesting on our hands: with a director personally recommended by Edgar Wright, as well as Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston in the title role, The Crow sounds like it could be, I don’t know, kind of cool? Add another item to the pros column: Andrea Riseborough has been cast as the main villain — a role originally intended for a man.
Remember cooties? That made-up disease that we used as an excuse to avoid kids when we were in grade school? The new horror comedy Cooties takes that fictional, juvenile ailment and turns it into something deadly — and hilarious. Clearly none of these people got their annual cooties shot.
FOX hasn’t exactly been shy about promoting Ryan Murphy’s new Scream Queens series with plenty of promos and photos, but in the interest of keeping blood pumping until fall, the full trailer has finally arrived. See star-studded Scream Queens from the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Emma Roberts and more, and find out who takes a lawnmower to the face!