BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Good day, deviliers of all things eggy. Has everybody run out to watch Deliver Us From Evil yet? Not that reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, even from horror fans - but any horror given the chance to go big on Fourth of July weekend deserves some attention. I guess you could go and watch Tammy with a Scary Sounds of Halloween tape playing through your headphones, but that doesn’t seem as effective.
Fox and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes are coming together to wring out another Omen remake, presumably also about a young boy with a numerical birthmark that happens to be a living, breathing antichrist.
Good day, collectors of all things invokable. Some of you may have noticed The Fear Monger wasn’t creeping around the website last weekend, and maybe you feared the worst and thought that it was dead and quartered, laid out to fertilize the land where a garden of eternally rotten vegetables would grow. Maybe some of you even hoped that had happened. It’s good to be back.
Tyler Shields’ directorial debut Final Girl stars Abigail Breslin as a teenager who stands up and fights back against a group of too-cool-for-school dudes who use murder as an initiation into their exclusive club. And as full-length trailer seen above shows us, she isn’t just some helpless damsel who suddenly becomes a super survivor in third act: she was trained since childhood by Wes Bentley
H.P. Lovecraft had a pretty active imagination, I think we can all agree. But even his great mind probably never considered his greatest creation, Cthulhu, would ever exist within the lady parts of a hooker. (Or maybe he did. Nudge, nudge.)
Good day, invokers of all things ectoplasmic. It’s Memorial Day weekend, so while you’re honoring the brave men and women who keep our country safe, cozy up with some military-themed horror, like Jacob’s Ladder or Deathwatch, or something with Nazi zombies if that’s more your taste.
We’ve only last year seen a second theatrical iteration of a Stephen King novel, with more remakes on the way, and wouldn’t you know it, his upcoming thriller novel Mr. Mercedes has already been snatched up by Media Rights Capital and the Twilight producers at Temple Hill
While the Maniac Cop reboot route is unfortunate, there is a huge silver lining in comics mastermind and Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriter Ed Brubaker taking on scripting duties for the flick.
It’s been five years since Rob Zombie underwhelmed the majority of audiences with his second trip into the world of Michael Myers with Halloween 2, and The Weinstein Company apparently feels enough time has passed before moving forward with the next installment in the franchise, Halloween 3D,
Good day, crafters of all things abyss-filled. This weekend saw the wide release of John Pogue’s The Quiet Ones, the latest return to form from iconic horror studio Hammer Films, and while the movie was an exercise in style over substance – especially Jared Harris’ overly dramatized version of substance – it’s hard to rail against big-screen horror in any form.
One of the latest films to get the arguably unnecessary update is Eli Roth’s 2002 gross-out horror comedy Cabin Fever, which BloodyDisgusting reports is in the cards thanks to Indomina Releasing. Evolution Entertainment, who is best known for the first three Saw films and James Wan’s thrillers Dead Silence and Death Sentence, is on board to produce.
High-profile horror comedies are more prevalent now than ever, and Persepolis co-director Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices sounds like it could be one of the best, or at least the strangest. If nothing else, the most Ryan Reynolds-iest.
The Fear Monger: Jesus Destroys Zombies, Keanu Reeves Teams With Eli Roth, And Pumpkinhead Gets A Remake
Having written for this site for a while, I recognize that I use some phrases more often than I’d probably like to, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never referred to something as “slapstick religious splatter” or “the greatest short film that will ever exist.” And that’s because we’ve never talked about the superb comedic gorefest Fist of Jesus.
Good day, throttlers of all things pulsing. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we head towards that most important of all holidays, April Fool’s Day. Fred Walton’s April Fool’s Day is almost required viewing as you stuff peanut cans with spring-filled snakes and inundate Twitter with fake Marvel casting rumors.
I suppose we’re all sitting on the edge of our seats, waiting to see which studio or indie filmmaker (or Syfy, elder gods willing) will be the first to bring Malaysian flight 370 to theaters in a horror film. Will it be aliens? Will it be ghostly hijacking? Perhaps a genre twist on a Non-Stop sequel?
The Fear Monger: The Changeling Remake, Claymation Haunted Houses And German Samurai Attack This Week
Our genre is generally free from rumors, and also free from budgets and mainstream attention, so I guess there’s a tradeoff. That said, this week actually has a couple of premature news items of note, so I guess these times, they are a-changin’. Or whatever.
The Fear Monger: Leatherface In 4K, A Horror Musical With Meat Loaf, And A Freaky New Oculus Trailer
We already knew that MPI/Dark Sky Films and Tobe Hooper were celebrating the 40th anniversary of his seminal 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre by debuting a restored version of the film at this year’s SXSW on Monday, followed by a limited theatrical run. But we weren’t quite sure just how big a restoration project this was until now.
Shyamalan hasn’t given away too much on the plot, unsurprisingly, but he announced a crew who previously worked on Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated movies: The Wrestler cinematographer Maryse Alberti, Black Swan production designer Therese DePerez and costumer Amy Westcott, who worked on both of those films.
Creator of the often stellar comic that inspired AMC’s The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman extends his creative reach into cinema, as he’ll produce the upcoming thriller Air for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
Welcome, vexers of all things virtuous. Hope your Valentine’s Day went swell, and that you aren’t swelling from all the fun. Those allergic to flowers, chocolates and love don’t always fare well on that day, and most of the people we’ll be talking about here also don’t fare well. No one ever wins it all in horror movies. But fans get to reap all the benefits.