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While it was reported earlier in the week that EastEnders star Sam Strike is starring as a teenage Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw prequel, that may not be entirely true. While he is confirmed to be playing a killer in this latest entry in the horror franchise, the movie will actually be a mystery that revolves around 3 teenage psychopaths. And the big question at the end of the movie will be: Who is Leatherface?
Relative unknown James Bloor will play the second teenage psychopath in a role that is described exactly like Sam Strike's character. Both will play budding young maniacs who have an affinity for the chainsaw. And 'saw', as any true The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan knows, is family! At this point, it is unknown if different actors will play Leatherface at different stages of his life, or if it will all take place in one time period. »
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
Art Department veteran and UK filmmaker Melanie Light is gearing up to unleash The Herd. With harsh shorts like Escape behind her, the director has crafted something even darker here, a sordid parable with overt vegan and feminist themes, and starring The Woman and Let Us Prey’s Pollyanna McIntosh. Featuring a score by Gallows guitartist Laurent…
- Samuel Zimmerman
We’re back with another horror news round-up, this time focusing on a recent seance event that took place in Hollywood ahead of Universal’s home media release of Ouija. We also have acquisition details on Joe Dante’s zom com, Burying the Ex, as well as news on another supernatural pilot order from The CW, and new images from Epic Pictures Group’s upcoming horror anthology movie, Tales of Halloween.
A Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes film from Universal Pictures, Ouija comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and to celebrate the film’s home media release, Universal recently hosted a get-together in Hollywood that included Jason Blum and real life Ouija guru Robert Murch (an advisor on the film), who showed those in attendance how to conduct a proper seance:
- Derek Anderson
Do they teach budding directors how to shoot a killer pumpkin at film school? Maybe they should start, given that's just the scenario British filmmaker Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) faced while overseeing his segment of the new anthology horror movie, Tales of Halloween. Due to be released this coming Halloween, the film comprises ten interconnected terror tales, with other participating directors including Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV) and the delightful Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider). The ensemble cast, meanwhile, features Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, »
- Clark Collis
Late last year, Epic Pictures Group teased Tales of Halloween, a horror anthology movie that will feature segments from Lucky McKee, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, and more. Today, we have a new details on the short films, including with the cast list, which reveals planned cameos from Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, and Adrienne Barbeau:
“We have received so much support from the horror community in this film,” said Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald. “Joe Dante and Adam Green and many notable actors came to the set and showed their respect and enthusiasm, even participating in the film with key cameo roles. I can’t wait until the film is finished for everyone to enjoy.”
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- Jonathan James
Last month, we reported the announcement of “The October Society”, a group of horror filmmakers coming together to give fans Tales Of Halloween, a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme. The concept was created by Soulmate director Axelle Carolyn and the list of directors involved is an impressive one, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace) all tackling their own story. Epic Pictures, responsible for Big Ass Spider! and the upcoming (and highly anticipated) Turbo Kid is producing.
“The ten stories will be woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, »
- Jerry Smith
Epic Pictures Group has announced the cast, cameos and titles of the short stories for their the highly anticipated horror anthology Tales of Halloween. And as a special treat they've passed along the first image from the production.
What is Tales of Halloween? It's eleven renowned horror movie directors who have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name "The October Society" to create a series of interconnected stories that each have a unique Halloween theme.
The directors include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The H [Continued ...] »
Horror anthologies are officially back. Recent years have seen the success of The ABCs of Death and V/H/S franchises, and now we're getting a Halloween-centric set of shorts from some of the most exciting working genre filmmakers, including Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman). The project, Tales of Halloween, has landed a pack of horror legends to round out the cast. Directors Joe Dante, John Landis, Stuart Gordon, and Mick Garris are set to make cameos along with Rocky Horror Picture Show's Barry Bostwick, Heroes' Greg Grunberg and genre regulars Lin Shaye, Adrienne Barbeau and Adam Green. Tales of Halloween will hit theaters this October. The film will also feature performances from Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), and Paul Solet (Grace). Hit the jump for more. »
- Haleigh Foutch
Exclusive: Cult filmmakers and familiar genre faces have answered the call of horror anthology Tales of Halloween, the spooky project from Epic Pictures Group helmed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, and nine more directors. As seen in the exclusive peek above, the anthology has cast Rocky Horror Picture Show icon Barry Bostwick as well as horror staple Lin Shaye and Heroes’ Greg Grunberg, while the likes of Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green are expected to stop in for cameos.
More next-gen genre actors have joined the project, including Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human »
- Jen Yamato
Tales of Halloween, which is coming to theaters this October, is a horror anthology that weaves ten scary stories together all with the holiday as a shared theme. The movie takes place over the course of one night, and features quite a few horror tropes, including monsters, aliens and slashers. The project, which is coming from Epic Pictures Group, has lined up an impressive ensemble of horror legends.
Joining the cast are The Rocky Horror Picture Show star Barry Bostwick, Insidious franchise mainstay Lin Shaye and Heroes cast member Greg Grunberg. Horror directors stopping by for a cameo include Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green.
The cast also includes other horror notables such as Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko »
11 items from 2015
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