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It's fun to think about who might win in a hypothetical fight between horror movie icons, but most of the time there is never any definitive way to settle those arguments. In the case of Halloween's Michael Myers vs Hellraiser's Pinhead, there was almost a movie that would have shown us the outcome of that exact scenario. Yes, according to Doug Bradley himself, a Halloween and Hellraiser crossover movie almost happened.
Doug Bradley is an absolute horror legend, having played Pinhead in the Hellraiser franchise ever since the first movie came out in 1987 up through 2005. The actor recently did an interview with Your Move Magazine and discussed in detail plans that existed for a Halloween and Hellraiser crossover movie that almost happened in the early 2000s. Here is what he had to say.
"I was told that the year before Freddy vs Jason was released, Dimension Films rejected »
"I always get the shakes before a drop." The Bug War might be making its way back to the big screen, as another adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's seminal science fiction novel Starship Troopers is in the works at Columbia Pictures.
THR reveals that Columbia Pictures has hired Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (2017's Baywatch, 2009's Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason) to write the screenplay for a new movie based on Heinlein's epic tale of responsibility, space marines, and killer bugs from above. The new film is not expected to be a remake of 1997's Starship Troopers or its three sequels, but will instead be a new take on Heinlein's 1959 book.
Matthew Milam will supervise the project, with Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe on board as producers. Moritz and Jaffe also helped bring 2012's Total Recall remake to the big screen, and back when they were promoting that film, »
- Derek Anderson
The studio tapped screenwriters Mark Swift and Damian Shannon to write the film with the hopes that it could become a new franchise. The pair previously wrote the 2003 horror mash-up Freddy vs. Jason, as well as the 2009 Friday the 13th remake. They're currently at work on a Baywatch movie and were reportedly tapped to write Disney's live-action Aladdin prequel, Genie.
31 years ago, the sequel to the surprise hit A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was rushed into theaters to capitalize on that film’s box office success. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) made $21 million at the box office, a mere $4 million less than its predecessor, and certainly more than enough to keep the burgeoning franchise going. But alas, for poor Freddy, the wrath for this film over the years has withered its reputation to whispers and snickers, with the occasional outburst of foaming conjecture. I don’t get it. I love Freddy’s Revenge.
So why all the shade? First of all, Freddy’s Revenge has the misfortune of sitting in-between the original classic and a follow-up that most consider the best of the sequels, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Both of those films have the involvement of the late horror guru Wes Craven »
- Scott Drebit
So much for the Scream franchise finally leaving a killer alive. Kieran lasted all of about 30 seconds.
We still don't know who killed him, but we did get a fun Halloween special out of the deal.
Sure it was a little predictable, but there were some surprises, too.
Scream Season 2 Episode 13 felt more like a TV remake of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer than an installment of the Scream franchise.
The group was stranded on an island in a storm during the offseason, there was a fisherman, Gina arrived late just like Ray did, and shears are close enough to a hook.
It's like the killer is combining these two legends into one brand new murder spree. »
- Stacy Glanzman
During an interview with Florida Today to promote his appearance at the Spooky Empire convention, Robert Englund has revealed what he’d have like to have seen in his “dream” Nightmare on Elm Street sequel.
“If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie I have an idea I would have liked to see,” said Englund. “I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat, or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, »
- Gary Collinson
It’s no secret that I adore MTV’s Scream: The TV Series, as I recently prattled on about its virtues here. The second season recently wrapped up, and it was during the final Scream: After Dark (the chat/spoof show that airs right after each new episode of Scream) when we learned that all the Lakewood survivors would be reuniting in October for a very special Scream Halloween two-hour episode.
The special airs on Tuesday night (10/18) at 9:00pm Et, and for those of you who enjoy Scream: The TV Series, you should undoubtedly have fun with this special series event, as it does a great job of keeping the initial Scream storyline going, but also gives us a bit of a one-off storyline as well, just in time for everyone’s favorite horror-filled holiday.
*Spoiler Warning: While I would never include spoilers related to the Scream Halloween Special here, »
- Heather Wixson
Halloween is almost here. This is the time of year for putting your favorite horror films in the DVD player. When you think of horror movies over the decades, there are certain actors whose names are indelibly linked to the horror genre. In honor of Halloween 2016, Cinelinx looks at the nine greatest horror films stars of all time.
9) Robert Englund: He made a name for himself as the burnt-faced dream demon Freddy Kruger. His body of horror work includes...A Nightmare On Elm Street, Anoes 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Anoes 3: Dream Warriors, Anoes 4: The Dream Master, Anoes 5: The Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy Vs. Jason, The Phantom of the Opera, Nightmare Café, Night Terrors, Mortal Fear, The Mangler, Urban Legend, Sanitarium, The Funhouse Massacre, etc.
8) Jamie Lee Curtis: The woman who created the trend of females »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
The remake of the 1992 classic “will keep many of the musical elements of the original” and is described as “an ambitious and non-traditional take” on the material, which will incorporate Ritchie’s signature non-linear style. The report goes on to state that the approach to the Genie – portrayed by the late Robin Williams in the animated movie – is still to be determined.
See Also: A rundown of all of Disney’s live-action remakes in development
This is the second live-action related Aladdin project in the works at Disney, with the studio also developing the prequel Genies, which is based upon a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th) and will “focus »
- Gary Collinson
*Updated with the full synopsis and photos.* "Call me crazy, but I think we're in Freddy vs. Jason territory here." The Lakewood survivors face threats both old and new while stranded on an island in the official trailer (originally unveiled by EW) for MTV's two-hour Scream Halloween special. *Spoiler warning for those who aren't caught up with season 2.*
The Scream Halloween special will air on Tuesday, October 18th at 9:00pm Et. The two-hour special will pick up eight months after the blood-soaked events of the season 2 finale. Below, we have the official synopsis and trailer for the special, which looks to have an April Fool's Day meets Clue vibe.
"Just in time for Halloween, MTV unleashes a horrifying new 2-hour special that picks up eight months after Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) arrest. Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) is struggling to focus on her future and who she really is after everything that has happened. »
- Derek Anderson
AMC is bringing the horror this Halloween season with their annual FearFest. Kicking off on October 13th, the 20th anniversary of FearFest will include more than 80 movies, over 400 hours of cinematic programming, a massive The Walking Dead marathon, and a special retrospective that will look back at the iconic living dead series.
Press Release: New York, NY, October 11, 2016 – To mark the 20th anniversary of AMC FearFest, one of TV’s longest-running annual thematic programming celebrations, the network will offer the largest collection of horror and genre film titles in its history. AMC FearFest, which provided a launching pad for “The Walking Dead” when the show premiered in 2010, this year will feature more than 400 hours of horror and genre programming, including a full 88-hour six-season catch-up marathon of every episode of “The Walking Dead,” an all-new two-hour retrospective special and the highly anticipated season seven premiere on October 23.
AMC Fearfest runs on AMC for 19 days, »
- Derek Anderson
Way back in 2003, the unexpected success of Freddy vs. Jason, which earned $114.9 million worldwide from a $30 million budget, lead to a number of different projects being bandied about, one of which was Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. This would have brought Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams into the fold. There were initial discussions to bring both Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi to the table for this crossover sequel, but it never came to pass. Today we have word from Bruce Campbell himself about why the project didn't come together.
New Line executive Jeff Katz revealed in a 2004 interview that he had written a treatment for Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, but nothing moved forward on the project. There had also been rumors that Halloween slasher Michael Myers may be included in the follow-up as well. During a recent Reddit Ama session, Bruce Campbell was asked about why this project didn't happen. »
Shortly after the box office success of Freddy vs. Jason, rumours started to fly that a sequel could feature the famed Deadite hunter Ash from the Evil Dead series. Jeff Katz even wrote a treatment for the movie which eventually became the comic book series Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, but the film never materialised. In a recent Reddit Ama, Bruce Campbell answered the question horror fans have been asking for a while now: what the hell happened?
“I’ll be honest with you. I’m not real interested in cross overs,” he admitted. “One of the main reasons why Ash vs. Jason vs. Freddy did not come to pass is because we couldn’t control any other character other than Ash. That felt like a creatively bankrupt way to go. Not to mention, you’re splitting the proceeds three ways with partners you might not want.”
This is a »
- Luke Owen
Luke Owen looks to the future of Disney’s live-action output…
Following the announcement of a live-action version of The Lion King [read my thoughts on that here], I thought we should collate together all the information we have on Disney’s other upcoming live-action adaptations. To date, there are a whopping seventeen of these in development, but all are at very different stages.
We’ll try and keep this page as updated as possible.
Beauty and the Beast (release date: March 2017)
Based on the Award-winning 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast features an impressive all-star cast and is directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2). Emma Watson will play Belle against Dan Stevens as The Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston with Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor Ian McKellen, Josh Gad Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald and Gugu Mbatha-Raw providing supporting roles. A teaser trailer was released a few months ago [watch it here] and we got our first »
- Luke Owen
With Halloween Horror Nights 2016 off to a such a busy start at Universal Studios Hollywood, a new early entry has been added for guests, and we have details on the new addition to the schedule. Today's Horror Highlights also features a teaser trailer for Dead Draw and DVD release details and cover art for She Who Must Burn.
Halloween Horror Nights 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood: Press Release: "Universal City, CA, September 26, 2016 – Universal Studios Hollywood touts a greatest hit lineup for “Halloween Horror Nights” 2016, headlining with gruesome mazes based on “The Exorcist,” “American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead,” “Friday the 13th,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Halloween,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Purge” that translated to two consecutive sold out weekends.
“We’re grateful to the many guests who came to ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and contributed to the event’s incredible success,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood »
- Derek Anderson
Last week, I was invited to attend the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, which this year boasts a total of six movie and TV-themed mazes: The Exorcist, American Horror Story, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Freddy vs. Jason, Halloween and Krampus, in addition to a "Terror Tram" attraction "presented" by Eli Roth. It was a free ticket! Of course I went. Truth be told, I sort of loathe theme parks. Or at least, I loathe the interminable lines that you're forced to stand in when you visit one. I'm also not particularly fond of the kind of monstrous, stomach-destroying roller coasters that have seemingly become more and more life-threatening with each passing year. Once, at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, I foolishly rode X2, described on the park's official website as "a trail-blazing fifth dimension roller coaster." I can't be certain of this, but »
- Chris Eggertsen
This year marked the ninth time I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights here in Hollywood, and this latest iteration of nerve-shredding mazes and haunts delivered some rather unique experiences that I absolutely loved. While not every maze was a home run for me this year, by and large, I had a fantastic time at Hhn 2016, and it felt like a great way to kick off every horror fan’s favorite season.
Our night began on the Terror Tram, which was the brainchild of Eli Roth this year. The horror filmmaker designed a cavalcade of demented clowns with various themes (the hooker and firefighter clowns were among my favorites because those folks were really into their roles and endlessly tormented attendees as we walked through), and while it may not be the most original idea these days to just do something with clowns, I was »
- Heather Wixson
Ahead of the theatrical and VOD release of Tell Me How I Die on September 16th, Daily Dead has an exclusive clip from the film. Also: details on YouTube Spaces and Blumhouse's horror Vr collaboration, Child Eater's world premiere at Brooklyn Horror Fest, Destination America's Mountain Monsters season five renewal, and Iris Prize Festival screening details for Kill Pill.
Watch an Exclusive Clip from Tell Me How I Die: "When a group of college students takes part in an experimental drug study, an unexpected side effect gives them terrifying visions of their own murders… which begin to come true. As they scramble to outsmart and outmaneuver their date with death, they realize that the killer is among them and shares their ability to see the future – only he seems to be one step ahead in their race to survive."
- Tamika Jones
Along with several other journalists, Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to chat with John Murdy, the Creative Director of Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, as he gave us a tour through their upcoming American Horror Story-themed attraction that opens this Friday night in Los Angeles. During our tour, Murdy filled us in on a few details about what fans can expect from the American Horror Story haunt, and he gave us a few tidbits on several other attractions as well.
Here are some highlights of what we learned from speaking with Murdy, and below is a photo gallery from both the American Horror Story and Krampus mazes (as well as a sneak peek at the Freddy vs. Jason facade) to give you guys a look at just some of what you can expect from the 2016 Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. For more information and to get tickets, visit: http://www. »
- Heather Wixson
Since Horrorwood still hasn’t graced with a Freddy Vs. Jason sequel – or a Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash production while we’re at it – Japan stepped up and delivered their own legendary horror throwdown. Sadako vs. Kayako pits The Ring demon Sadako against The Gruge baddie Kayako (and her ghost child Toshi), in their native forms. American audiences may know Sadako as “Samara,” but that doesn’t mean you’ll be lost throughout Kôji Shiraishi’s supernatural heavyweight bout. Those with a palate for J-Horror will be more in-tune with Shiraishi’s darkly humorous ghost story, as two of the meanest undead ladies in all of cinema collide for a joyride through laugh-along horror fun – intentional, or not.
Mizuki Yamamoto stars as a college schoolgirl named Yuri, who accidentally stumbles upon the famed “Cursed Tape” with her friend Natsumi (Aimi Satsukawa). Unfortunately, their discovery comes after watching the tape, »
- Matt Donato
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