Friday, November 5, 2010

Film Horror News

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This Week's Trivia: DRACULA (1931)

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Dracula (1933)

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It has been revealed that the legend that is John Carpenter will be bringing Randy Queen's comic Darkchylde to the big screen, Carpenter will direct the picture and Sandy King's Storm King Productions have joined up with Darkchylde Entertainment to produce the film.This is awesome, I'm just hoping John Carpenter is okay after his recent seizure, the guy is as tough as nails so I'm sure it was just one of those things. I can't wait to see what John has in store for us with Darkchylde, if things go to plan this looks like it could turn out to be quite epic.

Check out the Press Release:

"Master of Horror set to bring you the girl of your dreams. John Carpenter is on board to direct Darkchylde, based on the comic by Randy Queen about a good-hearted Southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.

John Carpenter and Sandy King's Storm King Productions have allied with Randy and Sarah Queen's Darkchylde Ent. to produce the film, following the release of test footage created by Richard Taylor's Academy Award winning Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, King Kong, The Hobbit).

John Carpenter says, “Randy Queen's hijacked angel, Ariel Chylde, is the best young female character since Laurie Strode in Halloween. Bringing Ariel and her dark mysteries to life should be quite an adventure for us all.”

Adds Queen, "I'm beyond thrilled that John Carpenter, one of our most important and legendary genre directors, and the man responsible for such landmark films as THE THING and HALLOWEEN, has come onboard with Weta Workshop to help bring the nightmarish tale of Ariel Chylde to the silver screen. As a horror fan, the thought of Carpenter and Weta together, beautiful dreamscapes, and multiple transformations makes me incredibly excited. There is a reason nearly his entire catalogue has been, or is being, remade, and it's because Carpenter is a genius."


More from Carpenter,There is no stopping him as according to Variety he is set to produce a new horror film titled The Hell Within.The film is set in Brazil's Amazon jungle and follows a woman who on a quest deep into the Amazon jungle to save a girl, only to discover that the girl was bait.It's not much to go on, but Amazon jungle plus a girl used as bait sounds to me we may be in for some cannibal action, I wonder if the woman will be documenting her stuff on a video camera?The Hell Within is to be directed by Dennison Ramalho and written by Jeff Buhler, stay tuned for casting news as it is released.


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre may have been plundered for endless sequels and remakes – and sequels to remakes – but Leatherface is set to return for yet another traveller-butchering slashfest.

Twisted Pictures, who’ve been planning a new Chain Saw Massacre sequel for a while, have finally moved ahead and hired writers Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan to scratch out a script.The pair previously worked together nearly two decades ago to pen the after-thought slasher sequel that was Jason Goes To Hell.The plot of this seventh human-flesh wearing movie picks up 35 years after Leatherface first rampaged in Tobe Hooper’s chilling original, and sees a set of new relatives entering the fold.

“It’s 35 years later, there’s a relative going back,” producer Mark Burg said last year. “Why is he going back? I don’t want to set it in a dusty town. How do we make it more urban but keep that feel.There will be some relatives, some new people. There’s still the subtext of ‘are they eating these people?’ The whole idea of cannibalism, we’re bringing it back.”


Greg McLean's 2005 Wolf Creek was one of the best surprises I had in recent years, and gave birth to the infamous serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) it was an unrelenting ride and I've been waiting anxiously for a sequel and today comes first word of some early plot details.According to STYD "In the sequel, we're told the plot will follow a backpacker seeking an authentic Australian adventure. Then he come to learn the deepest, darkest secrets of the Outback's most infamous serial killer, Mick Taylor." Greg McLean is returning for the sequel to direct the film and he is working with Matt Hearn on the script. John Jarratt is also returning to reprise his role as the serial killer Mick Taylor.It's not much to go on with the early plot, but we know what Mick Taylor is like right? All I needed to know was if Jarratt and McLean are returning, and they are, so sign me down for this one.


Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to play the role of America's first serial killer H.H. Holmes, he will star in the screen adaptation of Erik Larson's novel The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. According to Deadline Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Killoran and Double Features partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have partnered together to acquire the rights to Erik Larson's novel.

Summary: "Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, "The Devil In the White City" intertwines the true tale of two men - Daniel H. Burnham, the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and Dr. H.H. Holmes, the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death in his elaborately constructed "Murder Castle."


According to Variety The Last Exorcism team, Eli Roth, Eric Newman (Both Pictured Right) and StudioCanal will be teaming up once again to bring us a suspense/thriller titled Psycho Killer. It may not be the most original title but it is written Andrew Kevin Walker, the same guy that gave us Se7en.Psycho Killer will be the directorial debut of Zombieland producer Gavin Palone, so it will be interesting to see how he does.Psycho Killer tells the tale of a masked murderer which leaves a trail of victims across America, who kills a highway patrolman. The only witness to the crime is the patrols wife, who is also an officer.Palone told Variety that the first 20% of the film will follow the killer's every move. Also Psycho Killer has started casting and is hoping for a late Spring shoot. The producers are looking for a femme lead, who the audience are aware of but not a big name star.


Michael J. Bassett is sitting in the director's chair on Silent Hill 2.Bassett director Death Watch as well as Solomon Kane, which stirred up excitement from those who saw it on the film festival circuit.The sequel will be called Silent Hill: Revelations and is being geared for 3D. It focuses on a protagonist named Heather Mason who, on the eve of her 18th birthday, is plagued by nightmares and now has to investigate the disappearance of her father. Somehow it all ties into Silent Hill, of course.

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