11 items from 2015
French filmmaking duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside) told Allocine that their film will be more connected to Tobe Hooper’s original than 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
The plot focuses on Leatherface’s teenage years, discovering the origins of the character in a unique fashion.
They said: “Basically, we could define our movie as a naturalist, brutal and disillusioned road movie, with a quite new narrative structure in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre universe.”
- Tom Beasley
Happy October everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair, so once again, Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the next several weeks.
Unfortunately, not all of the announcements for the upcoming 2015 Halloween television season have been made yet; we’re still missing out on the full details on AMC’s plans for their 2015 Fear Fest that begins on October 18th, and some usual suspects like the Great Pumpkin Peanuts special or The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror have yet to be revealed, so we’ll continue updating this post throughout the month to make sure you guys know what’s coming up. »
- Heather Wixson
Nine years ago Jonathan Liebesman directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Now that prequel to the remake is being overwritten by another Texas Chainsaw origin story. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are behind the cameras this time, and the first poster for Leatherface has just arrived. Reflect on it below.Like Liebesman's film, the new Leatherface is following the hulking killer's early years in the 1970s, although in this case we'll find him in his teens before he dons the mask and picks up the saw. The hook for the plot is Leatherface escaping from a mental institution along with three other inmates, dragging a kidnapped nurse along with them for "the road trip from Hell". Sam Strike, Sam Coleman, James Bloor and Jessica Madsen are the escapees, with Vanessa Grasse the nurse. Stephen Dorff plays the deranged Texas lawman chasing them, and Lili Taylor is Leatherface's mom, »
The slasher flick is about to tread into untested territory with Leatherface. It's not unique for showing us a killer's origin story. Halloween and Friday the 13th both did that right out of the gate. What we've never seen are the teenage years for any of these monsters. Leatherface changes all that by delving into the mythos and early years of the killer at the heart of 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Millennium Films has unleashed the scary first poster for Leatherface, and it promises a gritty, rain-soaked excursion into the mind of a real Psycho.
Leatherface isn't just an origin story for the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's also a Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! type murder-mystery. A young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, »
“Terrence was a consummate actor who was passionate about his art and about giving to others. He projected his strength and humanity into his character portrayals,” said his longtime manager Phil Brock of Studio Talent Group, who reported his death.
The tall, lanky actor had roles in both “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” playing the mute farmhand Baltrim. Also on “Voyager,” he later played Proka Migdal, the adoptive father of a Cardassian boy, as well as playing Ambassador Treen. In “Terminator 2,” he played the tanker driver killed by the T-1000.
The actor appeared in numerous TV series, including “Hart to Hart, »
- Pat Saperstein
It’s a fate worse than any Blockbuster late fee from back in the day: if you watch the tape, you die one week later at the hands of Samara Morgan, the black-haired ghost girl who needs no help getting out of the well she calls home. Though the 2002 American remake of 1998's Ringu unveiled some of Samara's backstory (in addition to the 2005 sequel, The Ring Two), there's still much more to explore about the adopted girl in the well, and Paramount is looking to to shed light on the murky horrors of Samara's past with Rings, the upcoming third entry in The Ring remake franchise that's slated for release late this year. Pre-production on the movie recently kicked off in Atlanta, and director F. Javier Gutiérrez shared some photos that give us new glimpses of the black-haired terror from the TV screen and much more.
Bloody Disgusting recently reported that Rings, »
- Derek Anderson
The Car and Christine may come to mind while reading our exclusive excerpt from Jonathan Wood's Anti-Hero, as seemingly possessed vehicles aim their hoods at Arthur Wallace and friends in the follow-up to 2011's No Hero from Titan Books. In our latest round-up we also take a look at who will be joining Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel, as well as release details for this month's Horror Block, which includes two The Walking Dead items and artwork by Lee Howard.
American Horror Story: Hotel: Deadline reports that at PaleyFest this weekend, it was revealed Matt Bomer will star in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Hotel. Also in attendance at PaleyFest, Jessica Lange confirmed what many expected when she announced that she will not be returning to play a role in the fifth season of the anthology horror series.
Like Lady Gaga's character, Bomer's role is not yet known, »
- Derek Anderson
For somebody to drive a chainsaw through a human body, swing a mallet down on someone's head, and wear another person's skin on their own, they likely had some tumultuous teen years. Though we got a taste of what Leatherface's, aka Thomas Hewitt's, younger years were like in Jonathan Liebesman's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, we haven't had a full helping of those growing pains-filled times, but French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are looking to change that with Leatherface, an upcoming prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. From Millennium Films, Leatherface will at the very least explore a slice of the titular antagonist's teen life and although cameras haven't started rolling on the project yet, a growing cast is being assembled, with one of the actors potentially set to play the legendary backroads killer.
- Derek Anderson
Events of the film reportedly lead into the 1974 original. Strike plays a teenage version of the character who resides in a mental institution until he joins a pack of fellow patients who all break out and go on the run from the authorities.
Seth M. Sherwood ("Black Mass") has penned the film which French helmers Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo ("Inside") will direct. The project marks a second prequel in the franchise following "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" which served as one to the 2003 reboot.
Strike dropped hints that he'd scored the lead role in a major U.S. film yesterday, quickly leading to now unfounded speculation that he'd landed the role of Peter Parker in the Marvel-approved "Spider-Man" reboot. »
- Garth Franklin
It’s a fate worse than any Blockbuster late fee from back in the day: if you watch the tape, you die one week later at the hands of Samara Morgan, the black-haired ghost girl who needs no help getting out of the well she calls home. Last July, it was revealed that F. Javier Gutiérrez will direct the next Ring movie (referred to then as The Ring 3) from Paramount Pictures, and now the film’s new, official name and first cast member have been revealed.
TheWrap reports that Paramount’s upcoming Ring movie is titled Rings and will star Matilda Lutz in the lead role. A reboot of sorts due to the fact that Naomi Watts (who starred in 2002’s The Ring and 2005’s The Ring Two as Rachel Keller) will not return for this next installment, Rings will see Samara once again serving as the eerie antagonist »
- Derek Anderson
11 items from 2015
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