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Over a year since we first heard whispers about a Lost In Space remake, the project has now made a giant leap forward – Netflix has stepped in to provide a home for the new take on Irwin Allen’s classic family-focused sci-fi series.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless – the writers behind Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Gods Of Egypt – are executive producing the new take alongside Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, Marc Helwig from Legendary Television, and director Neil Marshall.
Marshall – who’s believed to be directing the pilot episode, at least – has an impressive CV to back him up. He’s directed episodes of Game Of Thrones, Constantine, Hannibal and Black Sails in recent years, and also helmed the feature films Centurion, Doomsday and The Descent.
Deadline broke the news, »
For all those ’60s kids left out of ’90s nostalgia, Netflix is hard at work on a reboot of the 1965 TV classic Lost in Space, Deadline reports. The project, based on the series that originally followed a family of explorers that end up — you guessed it — lost in space, is described as an "epic but grounded" science-fiction saga. Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) is set to direct with a script from Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold). The original series ran for three seasons and its opening credits were famously scored by John Williams. There's no word on which actors Netflix will force into matching jumpsuits for the new run. »
- Jackson McHenry
Netflix is bringing the classic 1965 cult TV series Lost in Space back to the small screen with a new reboot. Legendary is behind this reworking of the sci-fi comedy, which was created by mater of the genre Irwin Allen. There were multiple bidders for the show, and competition to get the rights was said to be fierce.
Streaming giant Netflix walked away with the show, and they are eyeing a straight to series order for the new Lost in Space. The show is said to be an epic reimagining. But it will be grounded. The science fiction saga will follow a young family of space explorers. They become lost in the galaxy and encounter strange alien lifeforms while trying to overcome insurmountable odds. Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are behind the pilot script.
Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have been hard at work on a remake of the 1960s sci-fi series Lost in Space for a while now, and today, we have the first concrete update on the project in over a year.
Deadline is reporting that the show has been snatched up by Netflix with a straight-to-series order. Furthermore, The Descent helmer Neil Marshall will get behind the camera for the first episode and is also set to executive produce.
In terms of plot, the remake will hew close to the original, and will follow “a young explorer family (and presumably a stowaway) from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.” The only real difference in this remake is that it will be a bit more grounded than the original series was, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. »
- Josh Wilding
Netflix, the reviver of long-dormant television shows, is planning to reboot another beloved franchise: The Sixties sci-fi series Lost in Space. The streaming service won a bidding war to acquire the rights to the Irwin Allen-created series, which ran three seasons from 1965 to 1968. As part of the Netflix deal, the rebooted Lost in Space is in line to receive a straight-to-series order, Deadline reports.
Like the original series, which pitted the marooned Robinson family, the duplicitous Dr. Smith and "the Robot" against the mysteries of the universe, the Netflix »
The best of the bunch in this anthology of vaguely interconnected shorts are the outrageous and uproarious genre pastiches “Friday the 31st” and “Bad Seed.” I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): not impressed by most movies labeled “horror”
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Most horror movies don’t usually do much for me — I tend not to find gore frightening — and the ones that are supposed to be funny typically do even less: I tend not to find gore funny, either. But the little packages of horror and horror comedy that make up the new anthology Tales of Halloween offer among them a few gems that made me laugh out loud or shiver with their creepy atmosphere.
The ten stories here are vaguely interconnected: they’re meant to be occurring in the same Los Angeles neighborhood on the same Halloween night, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Abertoir - The International Horror Festival Of Wales is one of the many such events around the world that gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from the folks here at Twitch. Taking place in Aberystwyth from 10-15 November, this year's line-up boasts an impressive range of new and classic horror flicks, including Bone Tomahawk, Tales of Halloween, The Invitation, The Witch and Aaaaaaaah! with live commentary from director Steve Oram. Repertory screenings include The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Deep Red and a special outdoor screening of Neil Marshall's The Descent.This year's fest also features a large number of Asian titles, including the UK premieres of Nishimura Yoshihiro's The Ninja War of Torakage, Ham Tran's Hollow, Shinagawa Hiroshi's Deadman Inferno and Asato Mari's Final Frame. They will also...
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Directed by Paul Hyett.
A train full of passengers must band together to fight off a pack of bloodthirsty wolf-like creatures.
Two new werewolf movies released in the same month? Must be close to Halloween. But while William Brent Bell’s Wer is an intelligent twist on the werewolf legend, Paul Hyett’s Howl goes for a more traditional approach. Not that there’s anything wrong with traditional because after seeing so many filmmakers try something new with the formula over the past few years it’s actually quite refreshing to have a new film that goes back to basics and doesn’t try to be anything other than a creepily good time.
There are two main positives that work in Howl’s favour, namely relatable (but not necessarily likeable »
- Amie Cranswick
Special Mention: C’est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog)
Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoît Poelvoorde set out to make their first feature film with little resources and little money. In the tradition of filmmakers who can’t afford much film stock, the trio settled for a faux-documentary-style approach – the result is a high-concept satire of media violence that would spoof documentaries by following around a fictitious sociopath named Ben as he exercises his lethal craft. While the cinematic tradition of presenting villains as suave, charming, attractive, and intelligent individuals is nothing new, Man Bites Dog was still ahead of its time. Much like the great Hitchcockian villains such as Joseph Cotten in Shadow of a Doubt, Ben is a man of action and ideas. He expounds on art, »
- Ricky Fernandes
Neil Marshall interview
Neil Marshall is a British director who burst onto the horror scene with the fantastic Dog Soldiers. His brilliant début saw a group of soldiers on a weekend training expedition confronted with a band of werewolves. Marshall followed this with The Descent, a film which is easily one of the most claustrophobic and terrifying movies of the this millennium. He then took a side step and created Doomsday, a science-fiction, post apocalyptic action film in the vein of Mad Max. Marshall’s last feature film was Centurion all the way back in 2010 and starred a then unknown Michael Fassbender.
Since then Neil has been working hard within the world of television and has directed episodes of shows such as Constantine, Hannibal and Game of Thrones. He’s currently promoting anthology film Tales of Halloween, a film that unites several well-known names in the horror circuits and celebrates everything Halloween. »
- Kat Hughes
Horror omnibuses are frequently a mixed bag. Sometimes they’re not even a bag of tricks, let alone treats, but more like a box of inedible rocks. That, unfortunately, is pretty much the story with “Tales of Halloween,” a collection of 10 macabre miniatures that are disposably diverting at best and execrable at worst, despite the participation of some familiar genre faces and directors. Opened on 12 screens around the country Oct. 16, simultaneous with a VOD/iTunes release, the pic will no doubt make a more lasting impact as junk food for buffs in home formats.
Thinly connected by audio input from Adrienne Barbeau as a sexy-voiced radio DJ, the tales here all take place on All Hallow’s Eve, presumably in the same town. Many unimaginatively revolve around a folk tale that turns out to be horribly true, as the characters discover to their mortal peril. In “Sweet Tooth,” it’s »
- Dennis Harvey
Alex Greenfield Interview
If you were following our coverage of this summer’s Frightfest you’ll know that there was one film that caught us by complete surprise, that film was The Sand. On paper the premise sounded silly – a group of teens awaken to find the beach has developed a taste for them, yet the reality was a charming and compelling horror.
There are many writers out there that, were this idea to pop into their heads, would go all out silly – how else do you think we got Piranha 3Dd? – but thankfully they were all kept far away from the project. At the helm instead were writing duo Alex Greenfield and Ben Powell who steered the idea into a more tangible and real direction which really paid off. Much like Frozen that saw three friends stranded on a ski lift, The Sand offers an impossible situation to the »
- Kat Smith
Currently in its tenth year, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival (Tad) is set to run from October 15 – 23 in its home, Scotiabank Theatre. Tad provides essential viewing for genre film lovers, offering a mix of horror, sci-fi, and potential cult-movie classics. Staying on top of all twenty films (as well as the festival’s numerous shorts) is an arduous task, so here is a list of five must-see films that will be screening at Tad 2015.
Deathgasm (Friday, Oct 23 – 9:30pm)
Heavy metal and the occult is a match made in heaven hell, and Jason Lei Howden’s feature film debut, Deathgasm, plays with all the tropes associated with the death-metal genre. Since its SXSW premiere, Deathgasm has been winning over both critics and fans with its lowbrow slapstick humor, endearing characters, and gory visuals. With Deathgasm, Tad has the perfect midnight madness genre picture on its hands, and the festival programmers are savoring this one, »
- Victor Stiff
To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.
With his first feature, 2002’s Dog Soldiers, writer/director Neil Marshall established himself as one of the premiere voices in horror cinema. His 2005 follow-up, The Descent, is widely considered to be among the best—if not the best—horror movies of the 2000s. Marshall closes out Tales of Halloween with his segment, “The Bad Seed,” which pays tribute to ’80s horror and buddy cop movies with a good deal of comedy. It’s a blast.
Can you offer a little background context for how your segment came to be?
Neil Marshall: I can't even remember when I had the idea. Maybe I was cutting vegetables one day and it clicked. All I know is that I was originally »
- Patrick Bromley
ScreamFest La is now in full swing, and I could not be more ready for a week+ of horror movies from some of the best up-and-coming horror producers/directors in the world! I attended opening night on Tuesday and was treated to Epic Pictures & The October Society’s horror anthology Tales Of Halloween. The film included ten short terrifying—and sometimes hilarious—films from the likes of Adam Gierasch (Fertile Ground, Night Of The Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Axelle Carolyn (Centurion, Soulmate), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2-4), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), John Skipp (Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child), Lucky Mckee (The Woman), Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers), Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent), Paul Solet (Grace), and Ryan Schifrin (Abominable).
There are quite a few horror movies reaching the silver screen this weekend, but Tales Of Halloween is the perfect film for the season. »
- Caroline Stephenson
Tales of Halloween, 2015.
An anthology of ten creepy tales set around Halloween night, featuring the likes of candy-munching demons, mischievous imps and a killer pumpkin.
Horror anthologies are back with a bang, led by the twin franchises of V/H/S and The ABCs of Death. The latest compendium of creeptastic shorts to hit the UK is Tales of Halloween, which features ten horror tales set on Halloween night, from a host of different directors, including Neil Marshall (The Descent) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-iv). With dark comedy and gore by the bucketload, this is the sort of film that will immediately become a cult favourite in the world of Halloween movies.
The framing device is a suitably slimline one, taking the »
- Tom Beasley
The film is a horror anthology featuring original music by Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring), Michael Sean Colin (Killjoy Goes To Hell), Christopher Drake (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns video games), Christian Henson (The Devil’S Double), Bobby Johnston (Wristcutters: A Love Story), Jimmy Psycho (The Jimmy Psycho Experiment), Sean Spillane (Jug Face), Edwin Wendler (Unnatural), and Austin Wintory (Dark Summer).
“This film is our love letter to the holiday of Halloween. And to have a main title from the man that wrote the Academy Award nominated score for The Amityville Horror is setting the bar even higher,” said Ryan. “What makes Tales Of Halloween really special is that you have one »
- Michelle McCue
In 2006, Alan Jones of Total Film coined the term "Splat Pack" to identify a group of young directors who were making waves at the box office with a crop of ultra-violent, hard-r horror films like "Hostel" (Eli Roth), "High Tension" (Alexandre Aja) and "Saw" (James Wan). Included in that group was Neil Marshall, who made his feature directorial debut with 2002's well-received werewolf horror-comedy "Dog Soldiers" and hit a high point with 2005's "The Descent," a harrowingly bleak, blood-drenched creature feature about a group of spelunkers being terrorized by pale-skinned humanoid cave dwellers. Though Marshall has dipped in and out of horror in the years since -- his recent credits include the 2010 historical actioner "Centurion" and two episodes of HBO's "Game of Thrones" -- he remains most closely associated with the genre that made him a star. Now he's making a return to form with "Tales of Halloween," a new ten-part anthology film created, »
- Chris Eggertsen
British horror and fantasy filmmaker Neil Marshall talks to Shock about Tales Of Halloween. Neil Marshall needs no elaborate introduction to Shock readers, seeing as his dark visions have birthed such contemporary horror masterpieces as Dog Soldiers and The Descent as well as go-for-broke action scrappers like Doomsday and Centurion, not to mention his efforts quickening…
- Chris Alexander
Written and directed by Neil Marshall
English writer-director Neil Marshall’s value as a commodity in the filmmaking business as cooled off somewhat in the wake of an extraordinary first few years of the new millennium. He mostly concentrates on television now (which, in his defence, is where a lot of incredibly talented people opt to work nowadays), but from 2002 to around 2008, his name was synonymous with terrifically high-octane, bone chilling horror-action films. Things took a turn with Doomsday (2008), which received significant studio backing but flopped at the box office, followed by 2010’s Centurion, which received an extremely quiet theatrical release. Say what one will of his latter theatrical efforts, nothing will quench the lustre of his 2002 debut, the insanely amusing Dog Soldiers.
Set in the Scottish Highlands, Private Lawrence Cooper (Kevin McKidd) is one of a few soldiers assigned to an important drill, the purpose »
- Edgar Chaput
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