The Fear Monger: Leatherface In 4K, A Horror Musical With Meat Loaf, And A Freaky New Oculus Trailer
Good day, magnifiers of all this maudlin. I wish I could say I was writing this from Austin while getting ready to spend the day watching great movies with the city's finest at SXSW, but alas Iíve been sitting here in the same chair and wearing the same outfit for like a week now, and I think my socks are actually becoming one with my feet. Perhaps Iíll get some sun/exercise/food/soap once Iím done with this weekís edition of The Fear Monger.
Mark Bomback, one of the screenwriters behind The Wolverine and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has been hired by TWC-Dimension to handle writing duties on their feature adaptation of Ira Levinís Broadway thriller Veronicaís Room. Thatís potentially good news, but not nearly as horrifying as Jersey Shoreís Jenni "JWOWW" Farley executive producing Paul Tarnopolís "three years too late" horror comedy Jersey Shore Massacre, due out in June. But save most of your disgust for Tom Sixís upcoming The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) , which debuted its first still with EW recently. Thankfully itís only of actors Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, and not the 500-person centipede that Six has been touting for years.
Oculus Pulls Freaky New Trailer and Clip From Behind the MirrorThough thereís a small chance Mike Flanaganís upcoming supernatural horror Oculus will be disappointing, I have huge hopes for this flick, and this trailer is exactly what Iím looking for in jump-scare-heavy thrillers. The preview does a great job of letting viewers into the trippy story itself without seeming to sacrifice any of the major twists and turns that arise. Any film that features someone eating a light bulb instead of the preferred apple gets my vote of approval. Check out the filmís recently released poster below.
In Oculus siblings Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim Russell (Brenton Thwaites) are teenagers when their mother (Katee Sackhoff) brings a haunted mirror into the home that plays a large part in both parentsí murders, which Tim is accused of. (Rory Cochrane plays the father.) Ten years later, Tim is released and Kaylie is determined to prove that her brother was a patsy to something much more evil and inhuman. The mirror appears to do quite a number on everyoneís minds, as time fluidly floats back and forth between the past and the present. Itís a device thatís paired with the "itís only a dream" trope in the clip seen below.
This article was first published on March 8, 2014 and was last updated on August 10, 2014.
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