Dimension Films – Neve Campbell onboard for Scream 4; Children of the Corn, Hellraiser sequel and American Werewolf in London retools coming…

Our previous posts on Scream 4 and Halloween 3D here. SO glad Neve Campbell is coming back. American Werewolf in London scared the hexx out of me as a kid. And Children of the Corn creeps out more the older I get naturally. Remember the ST episode with the kids killing off the ‘grups’, Village of the Damned, yeah little kids without adult units controlling them are scareeee alright. The people at Variety who did the piece misspelled American Werewolf in London AND Hellraiser. They need to get a horror fan in there!

Variety:

Promising that “I’m going back to doing what I do best,” Bob Weinstein has unveiled several films to be released by Dimension over the next year, many in 3-D.

“Scream IV” will start production in April or May as the first of a new trilogy and the company is talking to Wes Craven to direct, Weinstein reports. Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette will star

…In addition, the company wants to shoot “Halloween III” in 3-D, aiming to release it in October 2010. Dimension also is remaking the cult classic, “Children of the Corn.”

...“I’m heading back to my franchise films,” Weinstein declared, citing plans to shoot sequels to “Hell Raisers” and “Scanners” in 3D. Also on the slate are “Short Circuit” and “American Werewolf (sp) in London.” “These films are our strength and we are committed to doing them in style.”

The first three “Scream” pictures registered grosses of roughly $100 million a piece in the U.S…

*American Werewolf in London clip courtesy of piterdevries

*Children of the Corn trailer courtesy of MonstersAGoGo

*Hellraiser trailer courtesy of InvalidShadow

September 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. 2 comments.

The franchise is dead. Long live the franchise!! Weinstein Co. to bring Halloween to 3D in 2010…

Halloween montage created by hitmanyr2kHQ

Well! I am SOOOOOOOO glad Rob Zombie did not manage to kill the franchise. It should NOT have to go out with the dreck that is the H2 remake as its last hurrah.

I have read in several places that the Weinstein Co. is having some financial issues. I think ‘Halloween’ may have the lure of the Kavorka! No seriously though I guess that is why they are turning to tried and true box office like Scream and Halloween. Whatever it takes to let the franchise recover from being ‘Zombied’, I am all for it!

SciFiWire:

Further establishing a trend for 3-D genre pictures of a kind not seen since the 1950s, Weinstein Co. co-Chairman Bob Weinstein has announced that the next movie in the rebooted Halloween franchise will be Halloween 3D, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Rob Zombie, the director of the recent Halloween and this past weekend’s strong opener Halloween II, is currently developing a second remake of The Blob and will not be attached.

Okay good news is Zombie is not involved, bad news is Zombie is going after another classic the Blob, Why? Why you do this to me Demme Zombie? The Devil’s Rejects, although not my kind of film, was clearly what he wants to do, so why keep reworking old horror/scifi and pixxing people off? Ahh maybe THAT is why, he LIKES to pixx people off and maybe doesnt get enough juice from the originals? Nah, more likely it is that dopey producers will not underwrite anything without it being YARM today….

Recall the Kevin Dillon The Blob YARM in the 80s? I mean when you are YARMING YARM you really are scraping the bottom of the barrel creatively aren’t you?

August 31, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

High Season for Horror Flicks kicks off…

Here's Johnny!' Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Here's Johnny!' Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The NYDaily News has a great wrap up of its top 10 horror flicks of all time to kick-off this weekend’s Halloween scream season launch.

I have to go with their pick for number 4 as the one that scared me the most, even the trailer which just shows the elevators is scary IMO:

No. 4: “THE SHINING” (1980)
All work and no play made Jack anything but a dull boy.

Director Stanley Kubrick’s masterful adaptation of another Steven King classic (though not very loyal to the source material) divided critic, but left plenty of spilled popcorn on the floors of movie theaters across the country. The story of a writer who is possessed by demons and driven to murder as he and his family are trapped by a snowstorm in a haunted Overlook Hotel, was impossible to overlook due to the meticulousness of the film’s director. One scene was reportedly shot with 148 retakes, easily a world record.

But the final print is worth it: a ghoulish, visually stunning masterpiece that, when paired with Bela Bartok’s creepy score, evokes a terrifying mood.

Two YARM flicks open tonight: Halloween 2 and Final Destination 3D open today marking busy season for we horror fans…

As “Halloween 2” and “Final Destination” are on the verge of slashing their way through theaters this Friday, fans are split on just where today’s horror movies rank against the all-time greats. Is Rob Zombie’s Mike Myers a new, improved model over John Carpenter’s iconic slasher? Did meek (sp) Norman Bates overpower “Friday the 13th’s” Jason Voorhees? Does “Rosemary’s Baby” or “The Exorcist” possess a spot in our rankings? Do zombies or vampires scare us more?

In honor of the recent surge in movie body counts, the Daily News takes a stab at our list of the top 10 horror movies of all time.

Click on … if you dare!

Shining (1980) official trailer courtesy of cofthegs

August 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

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