American Horror Story will begin its fifth chapter this coming Wednesday (early review forthcoming!), its first without Jessica Lange at the center, and pop icon Lady Gaga stepping in to run the Hotel in her place. That said, one has to wonder if a potential AHS Season 6 would land us right back in the search for a new female lead, though creator Ryan Murphy seems to have gone Gaga, through and through. Oh, and confirmed Season 6, while he's at it.
The frost is on the pumpkin, a chill is in the air, and a deranged serial killer in a creepy mask is haunting our nightmares. Yes, that’s right; it’s Halloween season — and after ranking the 25 best superhero movies, comedy movies, and sci-fi movies of the last 25 years, it’s the perfect time for the staff of ScreenCrush to compile the 25 greatest horror films of the modern era as well.
If anyone can make us interested in a prequel to The Shining, it’s director Mark Romanek, who translated a successful music video career into a curious film career. Romanek has only directed two — arguably perfect — films, but the time between One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go proved to be well worth the wait. When Romanek was announced for The Overlook Hotel, it hardly mattered that he was making a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece — but according to producer James Vanderbilt, he’s technically not doing that.
The idea of a Flatliners remake inspires mixed feelings: it is both predictable in our ongoing remake- and nostalgia-driven pop culture landscape, and...kind of confusing, since we basically already had a remake of Flatliners earlier this year with The Lazarus Effect. But that film was fairly underwhelming, so perhaps a straight remake of the ’90s classic will succeed where The Lazarus Effect failed, starting with the casting of Ellen Page.
The actor who played Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Ted White, said that while he was working with Corey Feldman on the movie, young Corey was so annoying, he actually wanted to kill him in real life. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the not-at-all final chapter of the Friday the 13th franchise with Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter!
Fear The Walking Dead closed out the last of its inaugural six episodes last night, much like the mothership series unfurled its brief first season, with the promise of an uncertain new direction ahead. The second season will debut as close as 2016, but producer Gale Ann Hurd promises not to cover the same ground as its predecessor, and certainly not the same cast.
AMC “companion series” Fear The Walking Dead may have closed out its first season at only six episodes, but the West Coast angle of our zombie apocalypse will carry on through The Walking Dead Season 6 to come. Watch the first chapter of web series Flight 462, potentially introducing our first Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 character!
American Horror Story: Hotel premieres this week, and early casting information has given us a few clues about the terrors we can expect as the hit FX series enters its fifth season. Among the new cast of characters are Lily Rabe’s Aileen Wuornos, inspired by the real-life serial killer previously portrayed by Charlize Theron in Monster. That’s not the only bit of true life horror that has inspired Hotel, nor is it the only time American Horror Story has taken inspiration from real, terrifying events. Here, we take a look back at some of the more notable American horror stories that have been used in the four previous seasons, as well as a couple of true stories that we can anticipate in Hotel.
Although we previously heard that Joaquin Phoenix might be reuniting with his Signs and The Village director M. Night Shyamalan for a new thriller, it would appear that those plans never progressed beyond the discussions stage. Instead, X-Men star James McAvoy will lead Shyamalan’s next project, simply described as a “supernatural thriller.”
I don’t know how make a sequel to The Cabin in the Woods. But apparently a second Cabin (2 Cabin 2 Woods?) is possible anyway, at least if the film’s distributor, Lionsgate gets its way.