Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks. Temporary Ed @thezoverlord here with a round up of the main horror news this week…
It’s been a busy week for horror fans, what with Halloween and all, so here’s some of the exciting bits and pieces you may have missed (while you were stitching yourselves into various exotic outfits or, maybe, taking advantage of all the mayhem to murder a few people – Mr Myers, we’re looking at you….).
Trick r Treat sequel gets the go-ahead
At a special screening of the original, writer/director Michael Dougherty (via everyone’s favourite pumpkin-headed child, Sam) announced that there was indeed to be a Trick r Treat 2 and that he would be return to both write and direct.
He did say that the script has yet to be written and the only detail he would give is that we would be exploring Sam more, who/what he is and where he came from etc.
If you haven’t seen the original (a lot of studio pissing about meant that it didn’t get a theatrical release) then I strongly suggest you take a look. I watched it for the first time this week and it is a pretty original movie with some horrible deaths and darkly comic humour. What more could you want?
Hammer’s next gets a trailer
The Quiet Ones, the legendary Hammer Films’ next attempt to scare people witless, got a teaser trailer this week, just in time for Halloween. Funny that, you might almost think they planned it that way…
For those of you who are intrigued, here’s the Hammer synopsis:
‘Inspired by true events,THE QUIET ONES tells the story of an unorthodox professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.’
Personally I question whether these guys really were the brightest students the professor had. Doesn’t sound like a fucking good idea to me.
Evil Dead 2 Reboot Runs Into Problems?
This one is a bit confusing. At first it seemed all was well, we would be getting a sequel with recent franchise rebooters, Fedo Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues both attached. Then Alvarez announced that neither of them were involved. Then he announced that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the net. So now we’re all completely baffled. Plus there might be an Army of Darkness 2, with Bruce Campbell. *Head explodes*.
Sleepaway Camp Getting a Reboot?
|Yes love, that’s how we feel about reboots too….
80s cult slasher classic Sleepaway Camp is getting the reboot treatment, if producer Jeff Katz has anything to do with it. He has recently acquired the remake rights and intends to reboot the movie, set in the current day while maintaining the themes of the original.
What do you think? Yay or nay to this one?
Open Grave Gets a Trailer
The Sharlto Copley starring movie about a man who wakes up in a pit surrounded by corpses with no memory of what he has done (stop moaning mate, we’ve woken up in worse places), received a trailer this week.
The premise sounds interesting and the trailer looks suitably atmospheric and violent and I’m a fan of Copley so I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.
Released in the US January 3 2014 the film does not yet have a UK release date.
I, Frankenstein Gets Another Poster
As a fan of the original novel, I would happily push Aaron Eckhart off this gargoyle to prevent this film ever seeing the light of day, but I’m sure there are plenty of fans out there who are keen on this take on the story.
Impressed by the poster? Tweet us on @HaddonfieldHor with your thoughts. I hate it (no surprises).
OK – News round-up over. If I missed your favourite horror titbit of this week then I humbly apologise.