Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are heading the brain trust for Universal’s reboot of its classic monsters properties. Kurtzman is directing The Mummy, which will kick off the new, connected universe of films, but previous reports indicated that Universal was going for more of an action-adventure approach with the franchise instead of honoring their classic horror origins. Not so fast, says Kurtzman, who assures fans that these films will definitely have some horror to them.
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Where The Purge was a bit more of an intimate, home invasion-style thriller, The Purge: Anarchy expanded the sandbox with Frank Grillo’s Sergeant, a man out for revenge who gets unwittingly caught up in saving the lives of other people instead. Last week we learned that Grillo will be back for The Purge 3, and while a formal plot has yet to be revealed, the actor teases more political elements and a very dangerous mission.
American Horror Story franchise vet Lily Rabe was among the last confirmed to return for Hotel, and wasn’t fully identified by the TCA panel’s recent rundown. Now, we’ve learned that not only will Rabe appear in the traditional two-part Horror Story Halloween arc, but she’ll do so as famed Monster killer Aileen Wuornos.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 seems like one of the more unlikely sequel developments in recent years, but perhaps Paramount is seizing on the increased popularity of Jeremy Renner…or something. Like many commercial directors before him, Bruno Aveillan will leap from TV commercials to commercial filmmaking, as he’s just been tapped to helm the new sequel.
The fifth iteration of FX’s American Horror Story hasn’t yet filmed enough Hotel footage for a proper trailer, but Ryan Murphy and the expansive cast took to TCA with plenty of new details on the fall premiere. Not only do we know what each character will be, we’ve also learned that past Horror Story characters will check in over time. Plus, free poster!
Now that FX’s TCA presence has fully gotten underway (infecting us all with a third Strain), some of the fall’s most anticipated releases have their official premieres. Not only does the hotly-awaited Fargo have a Season 2 date to slide into the ‘70s, but so too will the American Horror Story: Hotel open for business alongside The Bastard Executioner.
Whatever you make of FX’s Guillermo del Toro-adapted vampire thriller The Strain, the vampire apocalypse isn’t about to end with Team Eph’s current run. The network has officially infected the series with a Season 3 renewal, bringing more eye-worms and towering Strigoi to New York City streets in 2016.
By now you’ve surely read our review of Fear The Walking Dead (and if you haven’t, why won’t you let us love you?), but the Walking Dead companion series’ strengths are best expressed by the cast and crew themselves. Go behind the scenes of Fear The Walking Dead with loads of new footage and intel on a new breed of psychological horror.
It was only five years ago that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes released their reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley as iconic boogeyman Freddy Krueger. That reboot didn’t go over so well — Haley was the only highlight in an otherwise drab and underwhelming horror flick. It seems New Line didn’t learn much from that attempt at restarting the franchise, as the studio is currently plotting yet another reboot.
Per E! Online, Criss has entered negotiations to guest in the Hotel Halloween installment as Silver Lake hipster Justin, who books a stay at the titular hotel with his girlfriend in hopes of escaping trick-or-treaters, only to end up on Kathy Bates’ bad side for demanding too much of room service. Bates’ character heads the establishment, and in turn offers “a Halloween trick they will never forget.”