SCRE4M Sneak Peeks

We’re huge fans of the original trilogy. Glad Wes and the cast are back. If we have to live in a YARM world, let it be with good cast and crew please.

Courtesy of DimensionFilms

March 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

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.

Horror: Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods; another teaser poster…

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Our previous posts on the film and Joss here

See SlashFilm.com for more Cabin tidbits..

When Kevin Williamson’s Scream first hit, the ripples pulsed quickly through the slasher genre and rapidly redefined the audience’s expectations of boogeymen in creepy masks and their cinematic slaughter sprees. It was a pioneering work and one of the genuinely visionary films of the 90s. The idea with Cabin in the Woods is, I think, to do something similar. The means, however, are not as simple and definitely not as fresh.

The film will begin with the “white collar” characters we’ve already had casting for – Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford as Sitterson and Hadley (though they aren’t necessarily taking the roles in that order – there are still some secrets to unlock). It then cross cuts between these two and a group of five college-agers headed up to a cabin for the typical cabin based shenanigans. A cabin, somewhat unsurprisingly, in a wooded area….

Read the whole thing, but BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! They only had the first 30 pgs of script so NO ONE really knows what’s what in the film 🙂

September 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

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.

Horror Update: Confirmed! Wes Craven and original cast on board and Dimension has given the green-light! Scream 4 Update…

Update March 23, 2010: Awesome!! Dimension gave the green-light.Wh was waiting for I dunno, they need the cash that we horror fans give them, lol…

SciFiWire has the scoop via Variety:

…Dimension Films just gave the go-ahead to Scream 4, which will shoot this spring with a release date of April 12, 2011, Variety reported. And not only will Craven direct, but he’ll be bringing back the stars of the first three films in the franchise—Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette— though they’ll be joined by fresher meat (that is, a group of younger actors).

The original Scream grossed more than $170 million worldwide in 1996; Scream 2 also took in more than $170 million in 1997 and Scream 3 topped $160 million when it was released in 2000.

Dimension Films chief Bob Weinstein said, “Scream has been such an integral part of Dimension’s history, and I look forward to continuing the franchise.”…

Oh yay!! Love the Scream trilogy 🙂

AZRepublic:

Courteney Cox-Arquette can’t wait to start shooting “Scream 4” – because it will be romantic. The actress met her husband David Arquette on the set of the original ‘Scream’ movie in 1996, and thinks the horror movie will bring out the pair’s loving nature. She said: “I’m very excited. It will be fun. David and I are going to be right back on the set where we first met. It’s going to be so exciting for us in many ways.” Courteney’s character, TV reporter Gale Weathers, will have a child with Deputy Dewey Riley – played by David – in the film…

But how far along in the process are we??? Conflicting reports. Courteney is ready to go and Kevin Williamson is looking at writing but no one has nailed down Wes!!!

...Now it seems Kevin is working on a fourth which will be the first in a new trilogy. Wes Craven at a press conference said, “Actually, I received a call about that for the first time the other day… obviously, I’ve been asked about that for a long, long time… I think that it’s not completely off the table at this point, as far as the studio making it. I was asked if I’d be interested, but I said it would depend on the script. [Scream 4] isn’t something that’s around the corner or anything, they are now thinking about it.”As far as the script goes with Kevin behind the pencil once again, Wes might be a shoe in. Courtney Cox said on a recent press tour, “I heard the idea for Scream 4, and it’s fantastic. She has a kid now. She’s married to Dewey.”

Some aren’t so keen on the idea. On Kevin’s Twitter page, he posted “Trying to figure out a Sid-less scenario. She won’t do it. This sucks,” so at this time it seems Neve Campbell isn’t in the film. With Wes still on 25/8, and the script still in the works, ghostface is a far future movie, but hopefully it will get made.

Geeks of Doom has the scoop (go read the whole thing!):

…here’s a little more information on Scream 4 and the proposed trilogy that it may be the start of. Writer Kevin Williamson was out talking about his new show, The Vampire Diaries (which has a challenge in front of it, coming out in an already vampire overloaded time period and also being one of the shows that knocked off the fantastic Reaper), and ended up talking quite a bit about the newest chapter in the Scream franchise.Williamson got back into the fact that it was really exciting to know that David Arquette and Courteney Cox were coming back and that their story ten years after the events of the first trilogy would be the “heart and soul” of the new movies. He also revealed that the Ghostface mask would be back, but that it might be “another one,” whatever that might mean. Speaking of picking up the story a decade later, there was even mention of the wonderful Stab movies — the horror movie within the movies that basically parodies Scream — and how absurd that franchise would be.

 

When asked where the project stands and what the chances are that director Wes Craven would return, Williamson had this to say:

Well, I’m going to finish the script in the next couple of months. Then we’ll just start the process. Wes [Craven] wants to read a script before he’ll sign on, which makes sense. We’ve sort of chatted about it. I’m sure he would love to get back in the saddle. We’re kind of a family. We’re a Scream family that still exists, so the idea that we wouldn’t have dad sitting at the head of the table doesn’t make sense, so I’m going to try to. We’re going to make that happen….

They are apparently OFFERING ROLES already???

(AnnaLynn McCord) has been offered a role in the upcoming sequel to the Scream Trilogy Scream 4….

The bloopers! from Scream 1-3 after the break:
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August 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. 6 comments.

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