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The news comes from Schmoes Know, but there isn't much information on what The Next Chapter will bring, but it will be the 11th film in the franchise that was started by John Carpenter in 1978. The movie is also sure to have Michael Meyers going around killing people with a butcher knife.
The last two Halloween films were done by Rob Zombie, and I didn't really care for them. They didn't even feel like Halloween films. It is suspected, though, that The Next Chapter will continue from the events of the 2009 release, which is a bloody shame. They should make the next film as if those last two movies didn't exist.
There's also no word on when we might expect the film, »
- Joey Paur
Recent reports of Halloween – The Next Chapter turned out to be false. However producers have used the opportunity to go on Facebook and clarify that although a follow up to Rob Zombie’s rebooted franchise is as redundant as a drawer full of rusty knives, the team at Dimension fully intend to revive iconic slasher Michael Myers for an eleventh picture:
We’ve been getting a lot of e-mails/tweets/Facebook messages lately about a project called Halloween: The Next Chapter. It seems that’s the latest buzz surrounding the next Halloween film and again it’s just not true. As we stated before, a new installment of Halloween is indeed in on track and moving forward and we are currently developing a script, to finally bring Michael back to the theaters!
For those who’ve been hiding in a wardrobe over the past thirty years, Myers is the ultimate problem child, »
- Steve Palace
Long after the apparent death of Halloween 3D, it looks like the killer in the William Shatner mask, Michael Myers, will is will return. Bloody Disgusting and First Showing report Dimension Films and producer of the franchise since Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Malek Akkad, are reviving the series with Halloween: The Next Chapter.
Little is known about the project and the title is very vague, leaving us with more questions than answers. Schmoeville points out that Scout Taylor-Compton, the star of Rob Zombie’s Halloween and its sequel, said she was coming back, but that was several months ago and there has been no official word on it since.
Halloween has remained one of horror’s most iconic franchises since John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. Michael Myers was last seen in Rob Zombie’s surreal 2009 film, Halloween II. It is unclear if The Next Chapter is the sequel to that, »
- Max Molinaro
Continuing through our month-long series of sci-fi comedies, Cargill and I decide to take a few cues from good ol’ Jack Burton. So this week, we’re broadcasting from our own Porkchop Express and talking to anyone who’s listening about the triumphant weirdness of John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China. Now we aren’t saying we’ve been everywhere and seen every film, but we do know Big Trouble is a pretty amazing flick and a man would have to be some kind of fool to believe we’re all alone in that opinion. If you’ve paid your dues, and if you were born ready, join us for an in-depth chat about one of the greatest genre-bending cinematic rides of all time. It may not shake the pillars of heaven, but you can bet your mullet it’ll be a whole lot of fun. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the »
- Brian Salisbury
Over the years, writer-director Mick Garris has accumulated a wealth of insightful and frank interviews with his colleagues like Wes Craven, John Carpenter and others. Now, he's filtering them all to a website and a YouTube Channel. Garris, whose roots in the genre world began as a journalist, tells Shock that these interviews will be culled from his Z Channel days (these are going to be good) and when he was shepherding the series Post Mortem which formerly lived at FEARnet.
The post Mick Garris Launches YouTube Channel, Interviews Genre Vets appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Writer/director John Michael McDonagh follows up his critically acclaimed debut The Guard with another winner, Calvary. The film tells the story of a priest (played by Brendan Gleeson) in a small Irish town who is told by one of his parishioners that he will be murdered in a week. In the process of Gleeson’s character trying to help the town’s inhabitants, any of which could be the killer, McDonagh explores themes of faith and the darkness of humanity, and he looks deeply into what it means to be a good person in this day and age.
Recently, at the film’s La press day, I had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with the director and pick his brain about the film. We discussed, among other things, where some of the dialogue came from, reactions from audiences to the ending, Brendan Gleeson’s method acting and more. »
- Ben Kenber
Horror filmmaker Mick Garris is about to launch an all-new way for you to check out lots of his past works. Including things like his interviews for Z Channel way back in the day and the "Post Mortem" series on FearNet, MickGarrisInterviews.com will have plenty of great content.
MickGarrisInterviews.com launches on August 18 and will be accompanied by the MickGarrisInterviews YouTube channel. In addition to "Post Mortem" and the interviews from the past, MickGarrisInterviews.com will include all kinds of fun docs and oddities from over the years.
Be sure to check it out. The fun kicks off with a John Carpenter interview.
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- Scott Hallam
Keep an eye out for some very interesting decisions made by writerdirector Stewart Thorndike. Youll notice atypical technical decisions in motion like holding the cam rather tripoding the rig for certain (not necessarily all) stationary shots. The decision to hold shots and drag them out as long as possible building the tension a la prime John Carpenter. The stark color contrast that ultimately toys with the mind in a unique and almost undetectable manner. The haunting but noticeably thin score. »
With Beyond Fright, we like to focus on things somewhat on the fringe of horror. Whether it be great music or just films that might be on the tip of something based in genres that might not be considered “horror” by most standards, but still have that great genre vibe. While brainstorming ideas for articles, it occurred to me that I write with rituals in the back of my mind. Now before you jump to conclusions and picture me with a black and red robe on while sacrificing a virgin, let me clarify: I don’t mean rituals in that sense, but in the terms of specific things that i find myself doing before and during the actual writing of an article, review or various other forms of doing what I enjoy: creating. Music has always played a huge part in my life, and when sitting down to write something for Icons, »
- Jerry Smith
The image above is taken from the upcoming Halloween Complete Collection — specifically from the newly restored “Producer’s Cut” of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers — and it’s just one of the reason’s why horror fans should be ridiculously excited for this release. Until now the only way to see this version of the film which includes 43 minutes of alternate footage and a different ending was via bootleg DVDs and VHS tapes. The difference in picture clarity is astounding and can be glimpsed further down the page. The entire Halloween film series is captured in this box-set including all eight original films, TV edits of the first two films, the alternate cut of the sixth film and both of Rob Zombie’s reboots. Some of the films have seen HD transfers already from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory, but now the two labels are joining forces to give that same treatment to each entry in »
- Rob Hunter
Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set was recently announced to come out on September 23rd. The 15-disc collection includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. An updated list of special features have been revealed that should please fans of genre favorite Tom Atkins and Sean Clark’s Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.
“Now that the Michael Myers have returned from Comic Con, work resumes on Anchor Bay Entertainment’s and Scream Factory’s Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, we are still adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release. Also, as a small taste of what to expect, please see the comparison photos below from an previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set is finally giving the movie back to fans.
While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, the powers-that-be are still(!) adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release.
Also, as a small taste of what to expect, see the comparison photos below from a previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and a screengrab from the all-new high-definition master from the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut Blu-ray, available for the first time on September 23rd!
Below you'll also find updated special feature and tech specs. The new additions are noted.
Halloween Box Set Release Details
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the »
- Steve Barton
Shock Value: The Movie—How Dan O’Bannon and Some USC Outsiders Helped Invent Modern Horror has been added to HorrorCal L.A. (Los Angeles' horror event calendar).
This is a two-hour special event taking place on October 17th and that is organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Inspired by Jason Zinoman's "Shock Value" - essential reading for every horror fan - the program looks at a collection of rare short films from Dan O'Bannon, John Carpenter and others. Read on for the official description...
The post See Foster’s Release & Shorts from John Carpenter, Dan O’Bannon This October! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Here we are at what is a surprisingly modern list. At the beginning of this, I didn’t expect to see so much cultural impact coming from films so recently made, but that’s the way it goes. The films that define the horror genre aren’t necessarily the scariest or the most expensive or even the best. The films that define the genre point to a movement – movies that changed the game and influenced all the films after it. Movies that transcend the horror genre. Movies that broke the mold and changed the way horror can be created.
10. El laberinto del fauno (2006)
English Language Title: Pan’s Labyrinth
Directed by: Gullermo del Toro
It’s more a dark fantasy film than a horror film, but it would be tough to make a list of 50 of those. Plus, it has enough graphic, nightmarish images to push it over the threshold. »
- Joshua Gaul
Robert Rodriguez has been busy lately. He's launching the TV network El Rey, he's finally delivering a long-awaited sequel, “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” Both projects have yielded news recently. Back in May, the Rodriguez-hosted show “The Director’s Chair” premiered on the Univision-owned network. Described as “Inside The Actor’s Studio” with directors, the program has seen Rodriguez holding hourlong conversations with John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro and Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” co-director Quentin Tarantino. It’s rare to have a long-form interview with a director on TV, and it's even more enticing for another director assuming the interlocutor's role. The installment featuring Tarantino premieres on August 27th. Watch the trailer for the show below, alongside some clips of the Carpenter and Del Toro interviews. Turning to Rodriguez’s main job, a new clip from the 'Sin City' sequel has been posted online »
- Cain Rodriguez
Fantasia International Film Festival 2014 runs July 17 to August 6. Follow all of our coverage here. The Taiga Cordillera is a big and lonely place along the top half of Canada. The northernmost part is even sparser with a population that caps off under a hundred souls, but it’s here where perhaps the greatest archaeological find of the century has been discovered. At least that’s what the on-site team believes and the reason why Peter Olsen (Michael Dickson) has arrived at this godforsaken place by helicopter. They’ve uncovered what looks to be the top of a stone monument belonging to a culture with no previous record of being in this part of the world. Olsen and the team debate the validity of the find, play poker and make plans for the fame in their future, but their celebration is short-lived. The group’s pet cat is murdered and splayed out like a sacrifice before the stone »
- Rob Hunter
Terminator: Genesis, while not an exciting title, made sense given the rebooting-nature of the plot we've heard thus far. There was a rumor a little while ago that the studio would be dropping the Genesis subtitle and might simply call the film Terminator. I think I would have preferred that. Instead of dropping Genesis, the creature from John Carpenter's The Thing got a hold of it and morphed it into something unnatural. Check out this Instagram update from Arnold: The Terminator »
- Sean Wist
The 18-wheeled Pork Chop Express is rumbling into another adventure with the trusty Jack Burton behind the wheel. In the new comic book series Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter and Eric Powell follow Jack and friends in continued escapades after the events of the 1986 film. For those who want a taste of what’s to come, we have a look at the first pages of the third issue.
“Why We Love It: Big Trouble In Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story. You can’t beat that!
- Derek Anderson
Something I didn’t realise was happening is that Netflix UK and Ireland actually has a blog and what they have been doing on the rare update is providing information on which ISP’s are actually providing the fastest service. For the last couple of months the top two have always been Virgin and BT with BT coming out on top. Surprisingly though this month it’s switched around and Virgin is on top, considering the negative feedback I always hear about them this is very interesting.
If you google ‘Netflix News’ then you can usually find this blog and check the updates because otherwise it’s not the easiest thing to find via the site. It’s not only a good way of checking that you will get a reliable service if you are just starting out but a good way of seeing whether or not it is worth »
- Chris Holt
Written and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer
Sometimes a person wants something so badly they are willing to go to extreme lengths in order to live their dream. It compels them, drawing them in like hypnosis. They feel incomplete and unfulfilled if they fail in their self-ordained mission to reach whatever goal they set their eyes on. Some things require more commitment than others. Visiting a coveted destination requires but some funds and a passport. Staying in shape is a little trickier because of the consistent demand of time and energy. Changing jobs can be another, but trying to land steady career in a field as treacherous and unsecure as acting is a whole different ballgame. In the latest American independent horror film Starry Eyes, from the directing duo of Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, viewers are taken on a fantastical and nightmarish »
- Edgar Chaput
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