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.
On the small news tip, Juno Mak’s acclaimed haunted house action flick Rigor Mortis has been tapped for an almost immediate July 8th release on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD, from Well Go USA Entertainment. According to Box Office Mojo, Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: Chapter 3 has pushed its release date back from April 3, 2015 to May 29, 2015. Finally, the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment-produced The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, the sequel to 2008’s lackluster The Haunting of Molly Harley, began production this week with new cast additions Devon Sawa (Final Destination) and Gina Holden Final Destination 3.
And now, everyone’s favorite young adult cosmic horror author, P.G. Lovecraft.
Guillermo del Toro May Lighten Up At the Mountains of Madness To Get It MadeDuring a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal’s SpeakEasy, the imagination-oozing filmmaker Guillermo del Toro got monster movie fans in a tizzy over Pacific Rim 2 updates, but horror fans will be a lot more interested in another piece of the interview where he’s asked about the long-gestating H.P. Lovecraft adaptation At the Mountains of Madness. His response, both disheartening and invigorating, was this: they may have to turn it into a PG-13 movie in order to make the studios happier to back it.
"I think that now, with the way I’ve seen PG-13 become more and more flexible, I think I could do it PG-13 now, so I’m going to explore it with [Legendary] to be as horrifying as I can, but to not be quite as graphic.
I’ll forgive you for barfing in your mouth, but it may not be so bad. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness is a professor’s warning to others of the horrors hidden in Antarctica, as told through one man’s account of disappearances, aliens and elder things. Now that the previously interested Legendary and Universal Pictures are in cahoots, it’s more likely than ever that they’ll agree on putting the flick into production, so long as they can guarantee themselves the widest audience possible. If anyone can make a PG-13 movie legitimately frightening, it’s del Toro. There’s really no point in complaining or championing the rating, since it’s all still years away anyway. Sorry to start this feature off with such a bummer, guys.