It’s been a while since Andy Muschietti crept up on audiences with Mama, and since then, we’ve been curious to see what the director would deliver next. Today brings some particularly exciting news, especially if you’re a well-read fan of Stephen King. Muschietti is attached to direct a big screen adaptation of King’s chilling short story The Jaunt for Brad Pitt’s Plan B productions.
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We previously assumed that the upcoming Rings was a sequel to the 2002 film starring Naomi Watts, but that’s not the case. The new horror film from director F. Javier Gutierrez will actually serve as a prequel to the first film, giving you an origin story for that creepy little dead girl in the TV—but didn’t we already get that origin story over the course of the first two films? What gives?
The last few years in horror have felt rather stale, but hot on the heels of watching the terrifying and refreshing 'The Babadook' at Fantastic Fest comes 'It Follows,' the sophomore effort from writer/director David Robert Mitchell. Similar to the lo-fi tone of his debut film, 'The Myth of the American Sleepover,' the comparisons end there for Mitchell's follow-up, which smartly and horrifically explores the politics of young adult sexuality.
Not long ago, it was announced that Con Air director Simon West is working on a remake of The Blob, the 1958 horror classic which was remade in 1988. Since that announcement, we haven’t heard much (or anything) about West’s plans for the remake or if it’s actually still happening. The Blob is still very much happening, and West has opened up about his new project, revealing some details about the tone and how he’s approaching the iconic monster.
Several years ago, a fake trailer for a new Eli Roth-produced horror film called Clown hit the internet, attracting a bit of attention. Roth himself was so impressed by the fake trailer that he struck a deal with the directors to make a full-length version of the terrifying short, featuring a father who dons a clown costume only to discover that he’s actually becoming a horrifying clown. Although the film doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet, a new trailer for Clown has debuted online to give you a legitimate case of the creeps.
Another installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise didn’t seem very appealing, especially once we heard that the new film is a prequel. But that was only until French horror directing duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo came aboard, inspiring a healthy amount of optimism. The upcoming film is moving along quite nicely, and has just cast its most important role: that of the chainsaw-wielding psychopath, Leatherface.
Just when you thought the Ash vs Evil Dead reunion of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi offered enough Starz for one lifetime, another major Raimi reunion makes things even groovier. Xena herself, Lucy Lawless will join the Evil Dead TV series in a major role, but will she prove friend or foe?
The Walking Dead shows no signs of decay building up to its fifth season finale, and AMC isn’t about to stop that gravy train. Not only has the untitled spinoff, er … “companion series” been given an official series order, but already a Season 2 renewal and a summer 2015 premiere. Let jokes about “eating a dead horse” commence!
The Walking Dead’s adjustment to Alexandria has taken a toll on Rick’s group, though the limited runtime has prevented us from checking on on every inhabitant. So while Rick and Carol run around stealing guns and scaring children, next week’s “Spend” looks to catch up with Eugene and Tara, judging by the latest sneak peek.
The Walking Dead season 5 brings its 13th episode to life with Sunday’s “Forget,” as the group attempts to settle into Alexandria, secretly plotting to take back some of their guns, while Daryl and Aaron bond outside the walls.