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It had been known for a while that MGM was looking to reboot the 1982 classic fright-fest Poltergeist,and had gone through a cadre of writers, including Scott Derrickson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White and Paul Harris Boardman -all screenwriters of recent horror films such as Sinister, The Possession, Boogeyman and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, respectively.
But when MGM went into bankruptcy in 2009, the plans stalled. When it finally emerged from that nightmare in February of 2011, they announced a list of five films that were high priority to make. One of those five films they felt they should do was the long-gestating remake of the Tobe Hooper classic.
Then quietness fell, as the studio ramped up other films, including The Hobbit (which they had the distribution rights to) and a remake of Robocop –which seems to have many issues during production.
So 14 long months would go by before MGM announced that, »
With news that Gil Kenan (Monster House) will be directing MGM's reboot of Poltergeist, you can finally put to rest the rumors of Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) sitting in the captain's chair. Raimi will still be behind the scenes as a producer on the remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982 classic horror film. Written by committee, the most recent adaptation has seen work by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful), Scott Derrickson (Sinister), Juliet Snowden (The Possession), Stiles White (Boogeyman) and Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose). That's quite the mix of horror writers in there, with Lindsay-Abaire holding it down for the familial aspect of the story that centers on a suburban home possessed by spirits. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Kenan will indeed be directing the Poltergeist reboot, but few other details are available. Kenan, best known for his Oscar-nominated feature Monster House, »
- Dave Trumbore
Divorced Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box covered with arcane Hebrew inscriptions she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, and she starts to indulge in violent acts, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Can the Brenek’s find a way to end the curse upon their child before it’s too late?
Ok, by now I trust you've all seen the brand new red-band trailer for The Evil Dead remake? And if not, what are you waiting for?! Go check it out!
I can honestly say that I haven't been this excited for a horror genre movie in years. And it looks like those of you that were disappointed that 'Cabin In The Woods' wasn't a traditional "cabin in the woods" horror movie may finally have your blood thirst sated with this film. The April 12th release date doesn't seem all that far off, but the road of getting The Evil Dead remade has been a really long and complicated one. And believe it or not, it all can be traced back to Freddy Vs Jason. Let's go back and analyze the time-line.
2003 - Freddy Vs Jason opened on August 15th, 2003 to a stronger-than-expected box office and was a surprise success, so »
- Rob Galluzzo
4 items from 2013
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