More news springing from the “horror on television” crypt… ABC is apparently at work on a new series inspired by The Phantom of the Opera.
Desperate Housewives’ Marc Cherry is overseeing the show which is a contemporary take on the Gaston Leroux novel. Says Variety: “The ABC rendition is billed as revolving around the cutthroat world of the music biz and will incorporate musical moments into story lines in the same vein as the ABC drama Nashville.”
The Anchor Bay release Fear Clinic made its festival debut last night at Screamfest and, today, an official poster was released. Written by Aaron Drane and Robert G. Hall (Laid to Rest) and directed by Hall, the film stars Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, and Thomas Dekker and features the acting debut of Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor.
Look for it in early 2015.
Indie horror film Muck has been picked up by Anchor Bay Entertainment, says The Hollywood Reporter. You can watch an early sales trailer here. A new promo is expected to debut at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles.
Steve Wolsh writes and directs the film which stars Kane Hodder, Lachlan Buchanan and Jaclyn Swedberg.
As anyone who follows the genre knows, no horror villain can ever be considered dead. Final Chapters seldom stick to the whole “final” thing and any on screen death, no matter how decisive it may appear, is easily undone as long as a franchise can still be exploited. Given that, it seems inevitable that, despite his long absence from the screen, we haven’t seen the last of Michael Myers. But despite the almost-certainty of Michael’s return, the question of from which point the series will actually continue from is not a simple one.
Putting aside any debates over the artistic merits of Rob Zombie’s Halloween entries, it’s simply factual to say that they exist apart from any other films in the series.
The race to run the revived dead body that is Frankenstein right back into the ground continues unabated, as Deadline reports that FOX has committed to a pilot titled simply “Frankenstein” written by Rand Ravich (NBC’s “Crisis”). The new show, described as a “grounded sci-fi drama” loosely inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel, centers…
Following various teases this week, the first promo for Insidious Chapter 3 has landed via Facebook. You can watch it below or follow this link (as Facebook’s embed system can get a bit wonky).
Insidious Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Leigh Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.
The last day of Rob Zombie’s crowd funding campaign for 31 is closing in. Appropriately, it ends on Halloween day. With only eight days left (at the time of this writing), Zombie is making the press rounds to give the campaign one final push. (I’ll let the FanBacked page do the talking in terms of the incentives fans get for contributing to the film.) And when Shock was approached and asked to speak with the writer-director about 31 I wanted to get a bit more information about the film itself which seems to promise total mayhem on a level we haven’t seen in Zombie’s previous works like House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and The Lords of Salem.
Over the last few weeks, Zombie has been offering glimpses at the violent world of 31 via conceptual art. The dynamic sketches by Alex Horley have introduced us to the many characters that populate the movie which concerns five people who are kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween. They’re subsequently held hostage in “Murder World,” a man-made Hell they must fight their way out of Most Dangerous Game-style.
Ikea Singapore has a pretty stellar commercial making the rounds online. The promo, which is airing overseas in celebration of Halloween takes its cue from a horror classic and its attention to detail is spot-on. Here is the commercial’s description, per Ikea.
Late night shopping may never be the same again after you watch IKEA’s homage to Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, The Shining.