First up this week was some new developments surrounding Paranormal Activity 4. It is set for release on October 19th, and Matt Shively is in talks to play the lead role of ‘Alex’.
We got some casting news for Scary Movie 5 too, Craig Bierko who also appeared in part four will be back. He will be joining Erica Ash and Ashley Tisdale in the film which will spoof Paranormal Activity.
Next up is the exciting news that many of Universal’s classic monster movies will be released in a Blur-Ray box set. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon will all be included in the box set, with many interesting extras (including the creature in 3D, a documentary on the restoration of Dracula and original posters.
Finally, I’m getting curious about Dead Sushi. A whole collection of pictures has been released, and they defiantly made it look…interesting. Here’s an extract from the summery to give you an idea of what to expect – “Fatty tuna chews into human tongues; flesh hungry salmon roe leaps about with gnashing fangs; and the sashimi pieces laid across the bodies of beautiful women devour them before the eyes of the stunned guests”
Have a great weekend everyone!
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Awake. Asleep. Dead (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Bruce Campbell’s Chin (The Evil Dead)
Encouraged me to stop showering (Psycho)
Create. Suffering. Witness. (Martyrs)
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Tarantula (1955 USA)
Chucky has become one of the most recognisable horror characters. But after the first of his films Child’s Play, the series took a much more slapstick, comedy route rather than being straight up horror. Universal Home Entertainment however, have announced that a brand new film Curse of Chucky will be released directly to DVD.
This film will apparently take Chucky back to his routes, abandoning the campy style of the sequels and try to make Chucky genuinely frightening. It is scheduled to begin filming in Canada in September
Ultra low budget zombie film ‘Colin’ was made for just £50. The crew claimed that the most expensive thing in the film is a crowbar, and the majority of the budget was spent on tea and biscuits. Over a hundred actors and crew members worked on the film for free and played multiple role.
One of the big stories this week was V/H/S, the controversial found footage film. More information has been made public, including the red band trailer, an on-demand release on August 31st and the new cinema release date of October 5th.
We found out a bit more about the upcoming release of Jaws on Blu-Ray. The box set will include a two hour documentary on the making of the classic, a look at the restoration process in depth, a documentary of the legacy of the film, plus digital copies in the form of Ultra Violet and Pocket BLU.
We were given a release date for the intriguingly titled ‘Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader’. The film will be released in August, and will screened at Comic-con.
Finally, Rob Zombie announced the sad passing of his friend Richard Lynch. Lynch appeared in over 100 films, including The Premonition and Zombie’s remake of Halloween.
With The Woman in Black becoming the most successful horror film of the past twenty years, it was fairly obvious a sequel would be in the works. The next instalment will be called Angels of Death and is planned for release in 2014. Here’s the latest synopsis
“Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh House has awoken its darkest inhabitant.
Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients, but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.”
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‘Ardath Bey’ (the name Imhotep assumes after his exhumation) is an anagram of ‘Death by Ra’ (Ra is the Egyptian sun-god).
First up, Hideo Nakata, director of ‘Ring’ has announced he will direct the live-action adaptation of The Suicide Forest, a graphic novel from IDW Publishing. The plot centres on a vast forest outside Tokyo which is called the most famous suicide spot in the world.
An official synopsis to the upcoming Woman in Black sequel was unveiled - “Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.”
Finally Prometheus has exceeded box office predictions making $49 million in it’s opening weekend, well over the estimated $30 million.
Mr. Blob In The Universe (1988 Poland)