FX’s ‘The Strain’ first played things close to the chest with some clever viral teasers, but the second season of Guillermo del Toro’s vampire horror-thriller will be all-out war. Watch New York burn as millions of Strigoi overwhelm the living in our first look at ‘The Strain’ season 2!
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Tim Burton has teased the return of ‘Beetlejuice’ for years now, but only over the course of the last year has the director seemed more committed to making the sequel to his 1988 film a reality. Now would probably be the best time, since ‘Beetlejuice’ star Michael Keaton has once again become a household name, picking up a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for his comeback performance in ‘Birdman.’ According to writer Seth Grahame-Smith, Burton isn’t wasting much time, and will likely begin filming ‘Beetlejuice 2’ as soon as later this year.
FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ has admittedly struggled a bit in recent seasons, ‘Freak Show’ displaying some initial promise over the directionless ‘Coven,’ but similarly losing steam before this week’s coming finale. Now, with a fifth season confirmed for the fall, FX brass says claims the next cycle may reinvent the series far more than any previous.
We still don’t have the clearest picture of Ryan Murphy’s new horror-comedy anthology ‘Scream Queens’ for FOX, but its cast will certainly draw some attention. Following initial selections of Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts, ‘Scream Queens’ is adding to its horror-grinder ‘Glee’'s Lea Michele, ‘True Blood’'s Joe Manganiello, pop star Ariana Grande, and more.
As previously reported, Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic horror novel ‘It’ will begin shooting this summer, with Fukunaga filming the first in the planned two-part adaptation. In a new interview with Seth Grahame-Smith, the producer has confirmed that the film is moving rather swiftly into production, and tells us a little more about what we can expect from this highly-anticipated adaptation.
You can either thank or blame ‘The Blair Witch Project’ for the prevalence of found footage films that have been released in the 15 years since its debut. Although the (sort of) sequel ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’ wasn’t received nearly as well, there’s been talk of a third installment in the franchise for many years. Co-director Eduardo Sanchez, who recently released his new horror film ‘Exists,’ has yet another update on a third ‘Blair Witch’ movie, which Lionsgate is still very much interested in making.
NBC’s ‘Constantine’ has managed impressive turnaround in bringing fan eyes to the DC drama, but the network itself may not be so convinced of the show’s potential for season 2. Following the decision to keep its first season at 13 episodes, NBC executives have offered uncertain, if vaguely promising comments on the fate of ‘Constantine.’
In 2002, a movie terrified a generation with seven simple words: “Before you die, you see the ring.” The ring of ‘The Ring,’ this creepy video tape (and the weirdo ghost attached to it), was based on a Japanese novel and subsequent movie adaptation but went on the great success and acclaim in its own right. (Many, this writer included, actually prefer Gore Verbinski’s American version to the original.) A not-so-hot sequel followed and then, well, nothing. Maybe the idea of a VHS tape that kills everyone who watches it started to lose its cache after VHS went extinct. Just a guess.
For four seasons now, without fail, the penultimate episode of ‘American Horror Story’ has always delivered. Tonight’s episode of ‘Freak Show’ is no different, except in that it stumbles perhaps more than the others, the dark humor and melodrama wrestling with the horror in ways that can be a little jarring—and not in a great way. But “Show Stoppers” does feature at least a couple of show-stopping numbers, and it’s the kind of stuff that our old pal Dr. Hans Gruber’s dreams are made of.
One of the more curious horror releases arriving this year is the remake of ‘Poltergeist,’ starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris. Remake or no, that is one enticing cast of talented people. The remake is based on the 1982 horror classic directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, and up until now, we haven’t known a whole lot about it—aside from the fact that it will be presented in 3D (insert eye roll). A new interview with Rockwell provides some new details about the project, and doesn’t make it sound all that scary.