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The delightfully hot Charlize Theron ('Monster') is set to star and produce the remake of Dutch horror flick 'Zwart Water'. The Summit Entertainment production is set to be directed by Scott Derrickson ('The Exorcism of Emily Rose') will helm the project from the script adapted by scribe Paul Harris Boardman, who also penned 'Hellraiser: Inferno' and 'Urban Legends: Final Cut'. Charlize (below) will also be steaming up the specs of many-a sci-fi geek next Summer when she stars in Ridley Scott's new 'Alien'-esque prequel 'Prometheus'. The original ghost story from writer/director Elbert van Strien was released last year as 'Two Eyes Staring' internationally, which is surprising due to the actual translation being 'Black Water', and starred Hadewych Minis, Barry Atsma, Isabelle Stokkel and Charlotte Arnoldy. Check out the plot info from the original below. »
Tucker and Dale are gearing up to fight evil, but thankfully they've got some help from comic book artist Tony Moore. The "Walking Dead" co-creator supplied this fantastic poster for "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil," which debuted exclusively over at our brother blog Splash Page earlier today. Click the teaser below to see the full poster:
Sink your teeth into the rest of this week's horror news after the jump!
Universal's Halloween Gets Horrifying
Lady Luck has seen better days in a new promo for Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. The director for the haunted house, scarezone, and live show extravaganza delivers a message about the new attractions for this year's event. Halloween experts have crafted scenes from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, "The Thing", and more. Your luck begins to run out on September 23, but you have until October 31 to pay your debt. Dig into the teaser trailer for more haunted shenanigans. »
- Alison Nastasi
According to the La Times, Insidious producer Jason Blum is working with Scott Derrickson on "a horror story with a crime at the center." That's all we know. No title, plot, etc, but they plan to use Insidious' model of a low budget and scary story over big stars and pricey FX. Riveting, huh? So let's use the rest of the space to talk about Derrickson's output so far. Hellraiser: Inferno is probably the best of the Dtv Hellraiser movies, which isn't really saying much, but still worth noting (I like that it borrowed plot points from Nightbreed). I also think The Exorcism of Emily Rose is one of the best exorcism-based movies to come along since, you know, The Exorcist, but the less said about The Day The Earth Stood Still, the better. »
Well, this week doesn’t fare much better than last. However, you can pick up the first Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration From Dusk Till Dawn as well as some other flicks that may tickle your fancy. Read beyond the break for all the media from the crypt.
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- Andy Triefenbach
Scott Derrickson, the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose , is aligning himself with one of the hottest producers in horror right now. Jason Blum - part of the team behind Paranormal Activity , Insidious and the upcoming films Lords of Salem and The Bay - told the L.A. Times that he's working with Derrickson on a new film that is "a horror story with a crime at the center." That's all he's willing to say for now. Insidious is currently the most profitable film of 2011, so Blum and his partners are enjoying their success and trying to maintain a similar budget model on their upcoming efforts. Low cost. Great execution. High profit. Derrickson also direct Hellraiser: Inferno and The Day the Earth Stood Still . More on his project as it comes! »
With the announcement of Echo Bridge Entertainment bringing Dimension flicks to Blu-ray, we knew that there would be a parade of sequels headed our way. The only question was when. Now we know.
Then, a couple of days later on May 15th, Echo Bridge will be dropping a bunch of double feature Blu-rays on us in the forms of Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror/Children of the Corn 666: Isacc's Return, From Dusk Till Dawn/From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers/Halloween: H20 and Hellraiser: Bloodline/Hellraiser: Inferno.
It's a pretty safe bet that either the packages will be bare bones or extras from the DVD's will port over. »
- Uncle Creepy
Tremors? Nightbreed? Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat? 976-evil? Are all on the list this year. And though there were not huge horror wins in sound editing through screenplays, the Technical Awards never cease to bring out the horror veterans. Notably Tim Drnec who contributed to such VHS classics as Alien Seed, Destroyer, and Prison won for his work on “Spydercam 3D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies.” An award also shared with Ben Britten Smith and Matt Davis who both also worked on Constantine.
But among all the winners, the Academy also honored some great loses in 2010. And though they mentioned some of our heroes, Dennis Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and Dino de Laurentiis (King Kong), they did not mention Zelda Rubinstein or Corey Haim. But we will in this last section and the others lost to us last year.
So farewell fight fans and remember, »
- Heather Buckley
7 items from 2011
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