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.

One of the more interesting tidbits revealing itself this week is the always excellent Stacy Keach joining John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in Tod Williams’ adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell. Speaking of King, his story "Gramma" was turned into the upcoming feature Mercy from director Peter Cornwell, who just landed a job directing Minion, about a possessed martial arts coach. Ghost roundhouse to the face! Finally, King fans should be pumped that producer Dan Lin recently told Collider that Cary Fukunaga, who has been blowing everyone’s minds recently with his work on HBO’s True Detective, is still very much behind writing and directing a big screen version of IT. Now to head down to where everything floats.

X-Men Writer David Hayter’s Wolves is Dead Serious About its Wolves
Writer and voice actor David Hayter has made a career out of pleasing comic book fans (some of them anyway) writing screenplays for Bryan Singer’s first two X-Men films and Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. He also wrote the fang-bearing upcoming horror Wolves, which will serve as his directorial debut, distributed domestically by Ketchup Entertainment. The film’s first trailer recently took a bite out of the Internet, and what it left was a mild amount of interest for a sub-genre that I don’t usually get into.

Starting out like Teen Wolf with actual consequences, Wolves centers on Lucas Till as Cayden Richards, a high school student who sees his parents get murdered and then finds himself getting all wolfy and hungry. Guided by the batshit spewing madman Wild Joe, Cayden then enters the testosterone-driven town of Lupine Ridge, where Jason Momoa’s Connor is the self-appointed judge and executioner and Stephen McHattie’s John Tollerman is something of an overlord. There are mysteries and secrets in this city that will probably only pertain to werewolf things. I’m not entirely sold on it, especially that awful-looking green screen shot of Cayden riding past a sunset, but this could potentially be the flick to knock Twilight, Hemlock Grove and the most recent Wolfman remake out of our heads for good.

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