Wednesday, July 31, 2013

HORROR ON TV - NBC Plans to Revive ROSEMARY'S BABY, MTV Moves Forward with SCREAM

Depending on your stance, this is either wonderful, or very terrible news for the world of horror. Months ago I reported in on the development of a Scream television series that could be headed to MTV. Now, after AMC laid claim to Psycho with Bates Motel (that's actually received raving reviews) and NBC has had mild (if you can even call it that) success with their shotty spin-off of the Hannibal Lecter story, they've decided to set their sights on their next cash cow: Rosemary's Baby

There's not much to say yet other that it will be a 4-hour long mini-series that will be set in Paris, as opposed to the historic Dakota in NYC. Scott Abbott will be serving as the writer. 

As far as Scream goes, the last I heard was that Wes Craven was waiting on a script that he would either approve or deny, however MTV has greenlit it anyway so I have no idea what the hell is going on. I do know that Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds) will be writing it. 

So, what are your thoughts on this? I think that Rosemary's Baby could definitely work in mini-series format, but MTV tackling Scream? Everything about the idea of it makes me want to do just that, scream. 

- Rg Lovecraft

ALMOST HUMAN Looks Like A Bloody Trip Back in Time

This is actually the first I've heard of this one, but Almost Human is debuting at TIFF '13 and I can't wait to feast my eyes on it in it's entirety. Directed by Joe Begos, the synopsis is as follows: “Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is living inside of him."

Head inside for a peek at the one-sheet,  which is an awesome trip back to the early 80's, and the trailer. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sinister (2012) - A Review

“Once you see him, nothing can save you.”

Oh Scott Derrickson and Blumhouse Productions, we meet again. Once again, you’ve lured me into your traps and have successfully devoured yet another slice of my horror soul, one that I will never see again. 

Sinister is a film that I have put off seeing for a quite a while. I’m not a huge fan of this style, I often think that its scares are cheap and its storylines are moronic at best, but I decided to give it an unbiased shot. I hate close-minded horror viewers and I try not to be one. I always love when I can watch a horror movie by a director/production company that I have previously disliked, or avoided, and they are able to make me change my opinion. That’s a sure-fire way to make me a lifelong fan. So last night, I ponied up to a 2 hour viewing of Sinister and here I am, writing this review once again convinced that I need to trust my gut instinct. 

Now, I know a lot of people are huge fans of this film. I will say that I went into this film excited to see it and ready to give it a genuine shot. My views may not be very favorable in this, as a lot of it is venting and expressing personal opinion. If you do not want to read something like that, please do not read past the break. If you want to know my thoughts, I’d love to hear yours as well. I do my best to foster an open minded environment on this blog, so I felt the need to present this warning to anybody who may be a fan of this film.

[LATE] COMIC-CON 2013 HORROR NEWS - Evil Dead, Carrie and I Spit On Your Grave 2

The biggest weekend of the year for neckbeards, fan boys/girls and every other genre fan in the world just passed us by here in Southern California, none other than the great Comic-Con San Diego. While it's mainly a hub for (the quite obvious) comic world, there's always a place for horror at the amazing convention and we got some news that I am happy to pass along to you.

First off: EVIL DEAD

Fede Alvarez and Jane Levy (Mia) were at Comic-Con and they had a few interviews in which they divulged some tasty new details about the sequel, what it was like filming the first one and what they could possibly have in store for the Evil Dead multi-verse. There was also an Evil Dead Blu-Ray fan party, where fans had a chance to get signed blu-rays and posters from Alvarez and the leading lady. Check out the interviews here: 


Shock Till You Drop.

Next up: CARRIE

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this year so my knowledge of news on this one is rather limited but I do know that a new banner was debuted and you can see it right here:


The trailer's been released, and it looks, well, interesting? I can't say it looks terrible, it looks like your standard straight-to-DVD release but only time will tell. Check it out below and let me know what you think! I'll be posting more Comic-Con news as I come across it, things are finally slowing down at work and I have more time to be posting. 


Sunday, July 21, 2013

I've Been Away But I'm Back with Comic-Con News

And it has to do with these two. Am I excited? Hell yes.

I've been away on business for the past week and had been insanely busy preparing the week before but I'm back and I have a ton of stuff in store. Keep posted Monday for a new post!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chucky's Back in CURSE OF CHUCKY - Trailer OUT NOW

Chucky's back, and he's supposed to be better than ever. I can't say that I am the biggest fan of the franchise, but it's exciting news none the less. While Chucky scared the living day lights out of me when I was a wee-tot, he has now become another silly childhood fear. I'll be interested in seeing where they take it after Seed though, they do make great horror-comedies in my eyes.

Brad Dourif is back, with his daughter Fiona, in this updated installation which features a new and improved Good Guy Doll as well. It also happens to look like a fat little Asian girl. No seriously, look:

Read on past the break to check out the trailer!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Classic Review: Re-Animator (1985)

Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders… 
And another on his desk.

Herbert West is a scientific genius with a special gift. He can bring the dead back to life. There is no supernatural hocus pocus, no book of evil or supernatural burial ground involved. His key is his latest project, a serum that he has invented that when injected into the skull of a recently deceased subject, restores motor functions… often to disastrous results. 

Adapted from HP Lovecraft’s (it’s about time I get to something written by my namesake) short story “Herbert West – Reanimator”, Re-Animator went on to become one of the greatest cult-hits of the horror genre. With the lead character brought to life by Jeffrey Combs, it remains a fan favorite and must-see for every horror fan of every age.