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Author: Zehra Phelan
Patti Cake$ producer, Chris Columbus has finally finished his script for the third in the Gremlins saga, Gremlins 3, revealing the next instalment will be more twisted and dark than you have seen before with a minimal use of CGI for the franchise.
Whilst on the junket circuit for Patti Cake$, Columbus revealed the details to Slashfilm stating he is proud of the way the script has ended up.
“I’m really proud of the script. It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.”
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- Zehra Phelan
Simon Brew Aug 16, 2017
Amongst the list of projects missing presumed dead was a revival of the Gremlins film series. Chris Columbus, who penned the original film, had been working on a screenplay for a new movie, but nothing had been heard of it for some time. It had been assumed that its moment had passed.
“I’m really proud of the script”, Columbus said. “It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see”.
“It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. »
It has been nearly three decades since Gremlins 2: The New Batch was released and yet, we still haven't had another entry in the franchise. But it hasn't been for a lack of trying. Director Chris Columbus, who is executive producing Gremlins 3 and writing the sequel, did not particularly enjoy the second movie. Columbus, who created the original Gremlins characters and story, as directed by Joe Dante, has he's been working on reboot for a while now. He's now confirmed that he's finished the script. According to him, it is pretty dark and even addresses the possibility of killing off the lovable Mogwai Gizmo.
Chris Columbus recently spoke with Slash Film while promoting the festival hit Patti Cakes, which he produced. He was asked about Gremlins 3 and where that currently stands. He says that the script is done, but as usual with these things, it keeps coming down to budgetary conversations. »
Back in 2016, Gremlins star Zach Galligan revealed that Chris Columbus – the writer of that original 1984 movie – was hard at work on a script for Gremlins 3. This was somewhat surprising, given that Columbus is known to have been unhappy with the direction in which 1990’s Gremlins 2 took his foundational ideas. It was exciting for the same reason, though – if anyone could bring the Gremlins property back on track, it’s the man who invented it in the first place, right?
For those unfamiliar, Gremlins is the popular horror-comedy, written by Columbus and directed by Joe Dante. It follows the adventures of Billy Peltzer (Galligan), as he gets to grips with a strange and mysterious pet Mogwai named Gizmo that his father acquires for him from an antique store in Chinatown. Billy is told, in no uncertain terms, that there are three rules when it comes to owning a Mogwai: »
- Sarah Myles
[Photo of King Cohen's world premiere at Fantasia by King-Wei Chu. L-r: Mitch Davis, Larry Cohen, Steve Mitchell, Michael Moriarty] While attending Fantasia's 2017 season, I was able to catch the hilarious doc King Cohen --- an informative and entertaining look into Larry Cohen's life and work. (Don't forget to check out the trailer below!) There are lots of Cohen's friends and collegues in the doc, such as: Martin Scorcese, John Landis, Fred Williamson, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, and many more. Directed by Steve Mitchell (yes, the writer of Chopping Mall!), King Cohen's world premiere not only hosted the director, but Larry Cohen himself, as well as his usual onscreen right-hand man, Michael Moriarty. The venerable actor presented Cohen with the festival's Lifetime Achievement award, which is...
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1985 / 1:85 / Street Date August 8, 2017
Cinematography: Mac Ahlberg
Film Editor: Lee Percy
Produced by Brian Yuzna
Music: Richard Band
Directed by Stuart Gordon
Released in 1985, Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator remains the grandest of Grand Guignols, a viscerally entertaining comedy that is just grindhouse enough for fans of Blood Feast and arthouse enough for connoisseurs of Francis Bacon’s more grisly canvases.
Originally scripted for Chicago’s Organic Theater Company by Gordon and co-writers Dennis Paoli and William Norris, Re-Animator was based on H. P. Lovecraft’s short story, Herbert West – Re-Animator, first published in 1922. Set in the blandly generic college town of Arkham, Massachusetts, the action revolves in and around the classrooms of stately Miskatonic University’s medical school and the sterilized atmosphere of the academy’s dank morgue evoked so well by Mac Ahlberg’s lush cinematography. »
- Charlie Largent
Tagline: "They Don't Care If You Don't Believe." A concept poster was released last week for Camp Cold Brook. It shows a supernatural element, at a remote cabin. Andy Palmer will direct this feature. And, Camp Cold Brook involves a failing television show. The producers head out to a nearby lake, where young campers drowned years ago. Big mistake. As well, the film features: Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, 2005) and Danielle Harris (Hatchet III). Joe Dante (Gremlins, 1984) will produce, along with his production company - Renfield Productions. A look ahead at this ghostly feature is hosted here. From the synopsis, producer Jack Wilson (Murray) is desperate to increase his show's ratings. Fearing cancellation, Wilson drags a television crew out to the legendary Camp Cold Brook. Camp Cold Brook is an underwater graveyard. Here, several campers were unable to escape the waters. Now, it is Wilson's turn to sink or swim. »
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Upcoming horror film Camp Cold Brook has some new cast additions. Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV's One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet III) will headline director Andy Palmer's Camp Cold Brook, from Joe Dante's Production company.
Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV's Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You) help make up the ensemble.
Check out the full details below as well as a snap of some of the cast.
From The Press Release
Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, pic tells of a reality »
An official poster for the upcoming horror film Camp Blood Brook from director Andy Palmer (Alien Strain) has been released and can be seen here. The film is produced by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole, The Howling). Camp Cold Brook… Continue Reading →
The post Camp Cold Brook Gets a Sinister Poster appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Gremlins director is co-producing this creepy new indie horror movie
- Chris Alexander
The ’burbs can be one spooky place to live. Megan Freels Johnston's The Ice Cream Truck release details, trailer, and poster leads today's Horror Highlights! Also: Camp Cold Brook casting details, Blu-ray / DVD release details for The Lift, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride announcement, Red Christmas theatrical info, and the new Wtf! trailer.
The Ice Cream Truck Trailer and Release Details: Press Release: "Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theaters August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. A new trailer and poster have been released to coincide with the release.
The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work. As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, »
- Tamika Jones
We announced last week that Joe Dante is attached to produce Camp Cold Brook, a new film from The Funhouse Massacre director Andy Palmer. Danielle Harris (Halloween 4,5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Hatchet II) stars in the film alongside another horror vet, Chad Michael Murray, who appeared in the excellent House of Wax remake. Above is the first shot of the cast on set, while we have […] »
- Brad Miska
Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV’s One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet) will headline director Andy Palmer’s Camp Cold Brook. Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, the film also stars Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV’s Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You).
Based on a script by Alex Carl, writer-director of Reeves Road, Camp Cold Brook tells of a reality TV crew that get more than they bargained for when they decide to film the next episode in the legendary Camp Cold Brook.
- Phil Wheat
Both Danielle Harris (Halloween) and Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax) have joined the cast of Camp Cold Brook, the new film from director Andy Palmer (Alien Strain). The film will be produced by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole, The… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
Joe Dante (Gremlins, so much great stuff) is attached to produce! It’s pretty awesome that Danielle Harris, who of course got her start as a child star in the Halloween franchise, is still kicking ass in the horror genre to this day. What’s next from her? Deadline reports today that Harris and Chad Michael Murray […] »
- John Squires
Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) and scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween) are set to topline horror film Camp Cold Brook, from director Andy Palmer. Gremlins helmer Joe Dante is attached to produce the film, which is currently in production. Murray stars as reality TV producer and host Jack Wilson, who finds himself in a tough spot when his show is about to be cancelled. In a last ditch effort to spark ratings, he and his producers Angela (Harris) choose to film… »
In February of 1989 a fantastic gem from director Joe Dante was released into theaters called The Burbs.
Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun starred in what has become a Saturday night, cult classic where suburbanites at the end of a culdesac in Everywhere, U.S.A. went a little nuts when they began suspecting their neighbors of nefarious activities.
“Remember what you were saying about people in the ‘burbs, Art, people like Skip, people who mow their lawn for the 800th time, and then Snap? Well, That’S Us. It’S Not Them, That’S Us. We’Re the ones who are vaulting over the fences, and peeking in through people’s windows. We’re the ones who are Throwing Garbage In The Street, And Lighting Fires. We’Re The Ones Who Are Acting Suspicious And Paranoid, Art. We’Re The Lunatics. Us. It’S Not Them. It’s us. »
- Melissa Thompson
Long Live The King is a feature documentary about the enduring popularity of the character King Kong, and how the 1933 film has inspired countless artists, writers and filmmakers. The film is now available to rent or buy on Amazon.com.
Check out all the details about this great documentary from the official release below.
About Long Live The King
The 8th Wonder of the World! The name King Kong immediately brings to mind images of the mighty Beast whose legendary love for a Beauty was his undoing. Since 1933, this majestic, tragic character has enthralled moviegoers and inspired creativity.
Long Live The King is a new documentary that explores our fascination with the great ape, and his impact on pop culture throughout the world. Featuring interviews with dozens of celebrated writers, actors, artists and filmmakers, this is a highly entertaining celebration of the greatest monster movie icon of all time. »
In today's Horror Highlights, we have a Q&A with The Gracefield Incident at Mathieu Ratthe, new stills from Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories, and details on Famous Monsters of Filmland's presence at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Mathieu. How and when did you first come up with the idea for The Gracefield Incident?
Mathieu Ratthe: First of all, thank you, Derek, for your interest in our film. I wanted to create a suspenseful story that scared the crap out of the audience, but also made them emotionally involved, which is really tough to do in this kind of movie, but I think we achieved it pretty well in our film.
The conceptual idea (or I liked to call it the “technique”) came after I realized how many days I was given to shoot our film with the budget that I had. »
- Derek Anderson
Hey, Ib Melchoir’s Opus Mars-us is back, in a not-bad new scan and color-grading job. If the nostalgia bug has bitten you deep enough to appreciate a fairly maladroit but frequently arresting space exploration melodrama, this may be the disc for you. Let’s be honest: Nobody can resist the allure of the fabulous Bat-Rat-Spider-Crab, and in glorious Cinemagic, no less.
1960 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 17.28
Cinematography: Stanley Cortez
Film Editor: Ivan J. Hoffman
Original Music: Paul Dunlap
Directed by Ib Melchior
Unjust though it may be, not all Savant reviews make the national news feed, but my old 2001 coverage of the pretty miserable MGM DVD of The Angry Red Planet got quoted all over the place, »
- Glenn Erickson
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