You know that annoying movie trope where the story begins with something wild and crazy before flashing back to explain how we got there? The new ‘The Lazarus Effect’ trailer may be the first movie preview actually guilty of utilizing this tired device. Thankfully, the rest of the film actually looks like a pretty solid mash-up of a bunch of various horror concepts that we happen to dig starring a bunch of people we like, so we’re on board.
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You may recall a horror film from 2007 called ‘Teeth,’ about a teen girl coping with the discovery that she’s been afflicted with the fabled Vagina Dentata. The director of that film, Mitchell Lichtenstein (yes, the son of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein) has returned with a new horror film, and this one looks way more atmospheric, but still appears to deal with sexual and gender politics, much like ‘Teeth.’ Bonus: it stars Jena Malone, who most recently appeared in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘Inherent Vice.’
I cannot tell you the year and I cannot tell you the location, but I can recall just about everything else. I'm young and I'm in a store and I'm looking at a rack of VHS tapes for sale. Wedged between the other titles is a cover that has caught my attention, chiefly because I feel like I caught it’s attention. It’s a movie called ‘Monkey Shines’ and the cover depicts a cartoonish monkey wielding a bloody knife, it’s eyes large and murderous and staring deep into my young, innocent, unblemished soul.
NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ season 3 won’t be served until summer 2015, but the fan-favorite Bryan Fuller drama has provided plenty of appetizers to tide us over. The latest juicy morsel will see ‘True Detective’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ baddie Glenn Fleshler taking yet another villainous role as ‘Hannibal’'s incarnation of literary character (and Mason Verger’s caretaker) Cordell.
In a move that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Paramount has delayed the release of ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ yet again. Meanwhile, the studio is also mixing up their horror schedule a bit, announcing an official release date for ‘The Ring’ reboot, ‘Rings,’ and moving up the release of their new ‘Friday the 13th’ installment. Given that the shifting of ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ has become something of a running joke, we wouldn’t be shocked if the date changes at least a few more times before this thing finally hits theaters—if it ever does.
'The Walking Dead' will return to its fifth season in just under two weeks' time, but despite a number of shouty trailers and mysterious castings, we don't yet know what Rick and his group will get up to on February 8. Now, AMC has confirmed a unique title for 'The Walking Dead''s 2015 return, while the episode synopsis suggests a bit of light on the horizon for once.
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?