The upcoming remake of Poltergeist is attempting to “contemporize” the original story for a more modern audience, since, you know, young modern audiences generally take issue with anything “old.” The first clip from the film gives us a taste of what they mean by that with a new take on an iconic scene, swapping “they’re here” for “they’re coming,” which is kind of the same, but different.
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First announced last year, Damien is the forthcoming television series which serves as a sequel of sorts to classic 1976 horror film The Omen. The series was originally set up over at Lifetime, which has recently dipped its toe in the genre with Lizzie Borden Took an Ax follow-up The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. Damien is now being ported over to sister network A&E, where it’s been given an order for four more episodes.
On paper, The Last Witch Hunter seems silly, but you know who can handle silly action well? Vin Diesel. The leader of the Riddick franchise is taking on witches and supernatural forces in his upcoming film, and judging by the trailer there’s going to be lots of sword-wielding, flames, and flaming sword-wielding action. Did we also mention Michael Caine is in this? Michael Caine is in this. Let’s go.
Just a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that James Wan is producing a remake of ‘80s horror treasure The Entity, and now another beloved vintage horror classic is getting a redo: Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now. We seem to be in a new era of horror remakes, in which directors and studios are choosing cult titles and those which appeal to the more discerning crowd. We may finally be out of the slasher reboot woods.
Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett are keeping pretty busy following their well-received genre features You’re Next and The Guest. Up next, the filmmaking duo are working on a new horror movie called The Woods, and before that project is even wrapped, the pair have already selected their next: Death Note, a live-action feature based on the popular Japanese manga.
Recent comments from Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus suggest that their collaborative survival horror project with Hideo Kojima, Silent Hills, has been cancelled.
American Horror Story: Hotel may end up feeling tonally different from its predecessors, but the cast seems more familiar then ever. Despite a bit of initial uncertainty, franchise veteran Evan Peters has officially been confirmed for American Horror Story Season 5, and we’ve even got his Hotel room number.
June is fast approaching, and we haven’t checked in with the good Dr. Lecter after the first Hannibal Season 3 trailer. Nevertheless, our beloved cannibal antihero is always watching (and blinking) at us, evidenced by an unnerving new motion poster for the third course of NBC’s darkly delicious horror.
Like the famed government site itself, Oren Peli’s Area 51 film was something that’s existed for a while now, but has remained shrouded in secrecy and hidden from the public. The director began working on the project in 2011, and the last update we received was sometime in 2013. Since then, the film has been stuck on Paramount’s shelf, and it wasn’t clear if Area 51 would ever see the light of day. Coinciding with today’s abrupt announcement of the film’s upcoming May release date, we finally have an official trailer.
After a brief intermission, M. Night Shyamalan is back. In addition to the new Fox series Wayward Pines, the twist-y filmmaker also has a new movie coming out: The Visit. We first heard about the film last year, but other than the casting of Kathryn Hahn, production has remained fairly quiet. With Shyamalan’s latest hitting theaters in just four months, the first trailer has arrived to reveal just what The Visit is all about.