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Exclusive: Jeff Buhler Updates Us on the Pet Sematary, The Grudge, and Jacob’s Ladder Remakes; Slash’s The Hell Within; and More!

It’s been awhile since we spoke with Midnight Meat Train writer and Insanitarium filmmaker Jeff Buhler, so we thought it time to catch up with the prolific screenwriter, who offered up a slew of updates on a handful of the… Continue Reading →

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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks Remakes of The Grudge, Jacob's Ladder, and More on Pet Sematary

We caught up last week with writer Jeff Buhler, who provided us with updates on his scripted remakes of The Grudge, Jacob’s Ladder, and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Pet Sematary reboot for Paramount.

Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium, said of the script he penned of the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder for Ld Entertainment with director James Foley attached to helm, “The script has been finished for some time.”

“Foley’s enthusiasm is very high, and he’s coming to this project with a lot of ideas,” he expounded.

“From what I understand, when he was up for this job, he basically told [executive producer] Mickey Lidell that if they hired a different director, he would murder them. That’s the level of enthusiasm we are talking about.
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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Enters Pet Sematary Remake

Writer Jeff Buhler tipped us off exclusively this morning to the news that he’s come aboard director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Pet Sematary reboot for Paramount as the project’s screenwriter, and we chatted with him regarding the property. Dive in!

Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium (and who is also penning the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder for Ld Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures’ re-launch of The Grudge franchise), said of Pet Sematary, "I’ve been working with Juan Carlos on his rebooted, re-imagined version."

He added, "Paramount had a script from Matt Greenburg and then brought Juan Carlos on, and they were looking to do some work on the script, and then I came in. Juan Carlos and I collaborated on a new outline for the film,
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We Get Olivia Munn to Remember Her First Role in a Horror Movie

Olivia Munn sat down with me recently to - at first - talk about her role in Deliver Us from Evil, the supernatural thriller opening in theaters July 2nd. But, we went off on a few tangents, as you'll see and we talked about her first role in a horror movie: Insanitarium, which Munn was more than willing to recreate for Shock.

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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake

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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake
With director James Foley, Ld Entertainment and the producers of the 2011 Fright Night remake set to oversee the re-imagining of director Adrian Lyne’s 1990 psychological horror film Jacob’s Ladder, we caught up exclusively with the project’s screenwriter Jeff Buhler (above) in order to get the low-down on the project. Read on!

Best known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium (and who is also penning the upcoming Ghost House Pictures’ re-launch of The Grudge franchise), Buhler said of the feature project (whose source material surrounds a Vietnam veteran suffering Disassociative Identity Disorder), “Jacob’s Ladder came to my attention by the producers Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta, who are friends of mine.”

“Essentially the conundrum (with doing a remake) of Jacob’s Ladder, is that first of all it’s a ‘cult’ favorite, so
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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks ‘The Grudge’ Remake

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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks ‘The Grudge’ Remake
With Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures banner (in conjunction with Good Universe) set to deliver a remake/re-launch of The Grudge property, we sat down exclusively with the film’s writer Jeff Buhler (above) to get the skinny. Read on!

Taking from both the Takashi Shimizu-directed films Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring The Grudge, the new film will be produced by Raimi, along with Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane executive produce.

Said Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium (and who is also penning the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder), “I’ve actually been talking to Ghost House for a couple of years about it. This is something that’s been in the works
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Raimi's Ghost House Reboots "The Grudge"

Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe are teaming to produce a reboot of "The Grudge" franchise.

Takashi Shimizu helmed both the original Japanese "Ju-On" and its 2004 Hollywood remake "The Grudge" starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. That remake scored $187 million worldwide from a $10 million budget.

Gellar played an American nurse working in Tokyo, who is exposed to a dangerous supernatural curse that locks the victim into a powerful rage.

Two further sequels were made in 2006 and 2009, the last going direct-to-video. Jeff Buhler ("Midnight Meat Train," "Insanitarium") has been hired to write the reboot's script.

Sam Raimi, who produced the first remake, will also produce this reboot alongside Rob Tapert and Takashige Ichise. No production schedule has been announced.

Source: Variety
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'The Grudge' Reboot Moves Forward with Producer Sam Raimi

'The Grudge' Reboot Moves Forward with Producer Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Nathan Kahane's Good Universe are rebooting the 2004 horror-thriller The Grudge, setting Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train, Insanitarium) to write the script.

Takashi Shimizu directed both the original Japanese thriller Ju-On and the English-language version The Grudge, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse working in Tokyo, who is exposed to a dangerous supernatural curse that locks the victim into a powerful rage.

The Grudge earned an impressive $187 million worldwide from just a $10 million budget, which helped establish the viability of low-budget horror films, five years before the micro-budget Paranormal Activity franchise took off. Sarah Michelle Gellar returned for the 2006 sequel The Grudge 2, but she did not star in the straight-to-video follow-up The Grudge 3 in 2009. The Japanese Ju-On franchise has spawned six separate features, with the seventh movie, Ju-On: The Beginning of The End, slated for release in Japan later this year.
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Check into the Sanitarium with Our Top 11 Insane Asylum Horror Films

The nut house. The loony bin. Whatever your term for it, we all know it well... the insane asylum. It is one of the more unsettling settings in which a horror film might play out. To celebrate the December 31st release of Image's Sanitarium, we bring you our Top 11 Insane Asylum Horror Films.

As far as honorable mentions, one of my all-time favorite horror moments is in the insane asylum at the end of Psycho when Norman has completely become Mother. As the scene is very short, we kept it off the list and simply gave it an Hm.

Other notable nuthouse films include the Santa-themed sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 and more hillbillies gone awry in Wrong Turn 4. Give us your picks below.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

This film was a turning point for the franchise. In Dream Warriors the Freddy
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Remake of Psychological Thriller 'Jacob's Ladder' in Development

Another day, another remake. This time it's Jacob's Ladder, the psychological horror-thriller from 1990 starring Tim Robbins. THR posted news on development of a new Jacob's Ladder project that at the least has a screenplay and financiers involved, but no director yet. Mickey Liddell's Ld Entertainment (Killer Joe, Black Rock, Disconnect, The Collection) is financing the remake, which comes with a script from Jeff Buhler (Insanitarium, The Midnight Meat Train) who is revising an early draft penned by Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls, The Hitcher). Let's hope they can turn out something edgy and unique that will impress us. The original Jacob's Ladder was directed by Adrian Lyne, from a screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. The story centers around Vietnam veteran Jacob Singer, whose experiences both prior to and during the war have resulted in strange flashbacks and bizarre hallucinations that continue to haunt him in his everyday life.
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Full Tales from Beyond the Pale Live Lineup Announced

As we recently told you, Glass Eye Pix is taking its successful audio dramas Tales from Beyond the Pale out of the studio and onto the New York stage for four performances in October, and we now have the full lineup to share with those of you lucky enough to live close by.

A new twist on the vintage radio shows of yesteryear, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s Tales from Beyond the Pale has already thrilled fans of the macabre with its first season of creepy dramas released last year. Now they are upping the ante and recording eight new original audio shows before a live audience.

Journey beyond the pale the first four Tuesdays in October as Fessenden and Co. present a double-bill of original genre stories performed by an exciting cast of special guests and featuring live music, live foley, and live sound effects by a team of audio artisans.
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Rob Lieberman’s The Tortured Lands on VOD May 11th!

Rob Lieberman’s (Fire in the Sky, Dexter) forthcoming tale, The Tortured, which tells the story of a kidnapped and murdered child and the subsequent crumbling of a family unit, will arrive on VOD May 11th. The picture, which up to this point has maintained status as a certified genre sleeper, stars a slew of promising young talent, including Erika Christensen (Swimfan, Riding the Bullet), Jesse Metcalfe (Insanitarium, John Tucker Must Die), Bill Lippincott (The Graves) and genre favorite Bill Moseley (Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II). Marek Posival tackles the script.
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'Feersum Ennjin' – CD Review

True fans of Tool will definitely respond to the name of Paul D'Amour – the band's original bass player, who introduced that distinctive bottom end on their debut album Undertow, before leaving in the mid-'90s to found the acclaimed psychedelic rock unit Lusk. Musically adventurous horror buffs should also check out his later work as a composer – especially his moody, unsettling score for Jeff Buhler's 2008 cannibal flick Insanitarium. Paul is tapping into that deep, dark well again for the full-length, self-titled debut of his experimental rock band Feersum Ennjin, which takes its name from the novel by cult sci-fi author Iain Banks (The Wasp Factory). Read on for a review of this heavy musical journey into...
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Tales from Beyond the Pale: Season 1 Available Now! Exclusive Trailer!

The first season of Glass Eye Pix's wildly successful and thoroughly badass audio theater presentation of Tales from Beyond the Pale is available Now, and we've got an exclusive trailer for you to dig on to get you geared up for this Halloween treat!

From the Press Release:

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed Tales From Beyond The Pale, audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

“It was very gratifying to challenge these artists to step outside their chosen medium and explore the world of audio storytelling and to get everyone into production without a long fundraising period. With audio tales the only limitation to production value is imagination,” states Fessenden.

McQuaid adds: “Season One of Tales from Beyond the Pale represents a year-long effort
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Tales from Beyond the Pale Digital Download, CD's, and Box Set Coming this October

Glass Eye Pix has announced they will be offering the complete first season of their wildly successful audio theater Tales from Beyond the Pale to audiences beginning October 11th - just in time for Halloween - as digital downloads, compact discs, and a box set. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed Tales From Beyond The Pale, audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

“It was very gratifying to challenge these artists to step outside their chosen medium and explore the world of audio storytelling and to get everyone into production without a long fundraising period. With audio tales the only limitation to production value is imagination,” states Fessenden.

McQuaid adds: “Season One of Tales from Beyond the
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Liv Tyler Offered Lead Role in John Carpenter's The Hell Within

According to Bloody-Disgusting actress Liv Tyler was offered the lead female role in John Carpenter's new horror film project, The Hell Within. Carpenter is only an executive producer on the project, and Dennison Ramalho is attached to direct. He has really done much, just three short films that I can't find online. But, you can't go wrong with Tyler, she's a solid actress who always does a great job in the films that she stars in. 

The movie was written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Insanitarium), and it tells the story of "a woman (Tyler) who goes on a quest into the heart of a Brazilian jungle to save a girl, only to discover that the girl was bait." Making things more complicated for the character. 

Ramalho will shoot the film in the Amazon jungle in Brazil.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/26038)
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Liv Tyler to Face The Hell Within?

Let us be clear ... no matter how much we love someone, there's no way in the world that we'd ever head out into the jungle to try and find them should they become lost. No good could ever come from such an endeavor, but thankfully for horror fans people keep right on trying.

According to Bloody Disgusting an offer is out to Liv Tyler to topline The Hell Within, a new horror film to be executive produced by horror legend John Carpenter.

The story, which is penned by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Insanitarium), tells the story of a woman (Tyler) who goes on a quest into the heart of a Brazilian jungle to save a girl, only to discover that the girl was bait.

Dennison Ramalho is set to get behind the camera in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Look for more soon!

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Liv Tyler Offer Lead in John Carpenter-Produced 'Hell Within'

Liv Tyler Offer Lead in John Carpenter-Produced 'Hell Within'
While The Strangers: Part 2 continues to struggle to get greenlit, star Liv Tyler is a hot commodity among the horrorverse. While Summit is hoping to land Tyler, the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, for The Cure, Bloody Disgusting exclusively is being told that an offer has been made for her to topline The Hell Within, a new horror film to be executive produced by horror legend John Carpenter. The story, which is penned by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Insanitarium), tells the story of a woman (Tyler) who goes on a quest into the heart of a Brazilian jungle to save a girl, only to discover that the girl was bait. Brazilian director Dennison Ramalho is to get behind the camera in the Amazon jungle in Brazil.
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Exclusive - Steven Goldmann Talks the Future of Trailer Park of Terror, DeadFellas and More

In May of 2007 (just prior to the nation’s economic collapse), this writer visited the set of the Bogner Entertainment and Trailer Park Partners production Trailer Park of Terror, a Southern-fried fright flick directed by country-music video director-turned feature filmmaker Steven Goldmann. Produced by Jonathan Bogner and Ralph Singleton (Pet Semetary) and based on the Imperium Comics of the same name, Trailer Park of Terror premiered the following year at Slamdance ’08, and was released to DVD that October via Summit Entertainment.

Starring Lew Temple and Priscilla Barnes (The Devil’s Rejects) and Nichole Hiltz, Duane Whitaker (Feast), Ed Corbin and Michelle Lee (among others), Trailer Park of Terror, regardless of its playfully sadistic EC Comics-vibe and inspired makeup designs by Todd Tucker, didn’t cause the waves its producers had predicted, and due to such, unfortunately derailed the planned feature franchise and television and comic book series. Perplexing, given the gonzo cocktail of sex,
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Exclusive Artwork: Tales from Beyond the Pale - Paul Solet's The Conformation

If you're a fan of old school radio horror like The Weird Circle, Lights Out!, Sleep No More, The Hermit's Cave, there's a new treasure trove of horrific stories being told by some of today's best filmmakers and actors called Tales from Beyond the Pale that is just waiting to keep you up at night!

We've got an exclusive look at the artwork for this week's episode, Paul Solet's "The Conformation". Solet received numerous awards for his short films before writing and directing his highly lauded first feature, Grace, in 2008. Since its premiere at Sundance ‘09, where two men in the audience passed out from the intensity of the film, Grace has played at festivals all around the globe, including SXSW, Brussels, and Gerardmer, where it won the prestigious Prix du Jury.

Inspired by the classic radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles, Tales From Beyond
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