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Cabin Fever – Remake!

cabin_fever_poster_xlgReally, it’s come to this… Cassian Elwes and Evan Astrowsky are producing a remake of Cabin Fever. Whether original creator and director Eli Roth is involved or not, and to what degree the remake/reboot/re-imagining will follow the original is up for debate. It all just seems a bit too soon…

The original film featured a handful of college graduates who vacation at a remote cabin in the woods, where they become infected with a voracious flesh-eating virus… gore aplenty. It was a great horror debut.

This news seems to be tied in with the upcoming relase of Cabin Fever: Patient Zero on June 26th, a prequel to Roth’s original film. The plot for Patient Zero is: A group of friends enjoy a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean and stumble upon a research facility on a remote island where a deadly virus is released.

The remake of Cabin Fever seems to be aimed as a follow up to this prequel…

Eli Roth is in for an incredibly busy year with the long awaited release of The Green Inferno, another horror flick Knock, Knock, about two girls who seduce a married man and make his life hell. He is also developing a sequel to Green Inferno as well as possibly directing the Dracula flick Harker.

On the production side he helped develop a film called Clown directed by Jon Watts who made a fake trailer last year in which he attached Roth’s name. Check out the fake trailer and the genuine one below.



The Creature From The Black Lagoon – By Nick Pill

Check out this ‘reinvention’ of The Creature From The Black Lagoon by concept artist Nick Pill. Click on the image for a close-up. You can see more of Nicks work HERE

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Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick’s “The

The Elstree Project, an oral history project designed to record, preserve and share the memories of people who have worked at the studios of Elstree and Borehamwood.

A 55-minute documentary with contributions from nine crew members who worked on the film and Stanley Kubrick’s widow, Christiane. This is the most in-depth exploration into the making of “The Shining” on film, from the perspective of those who actually worked on the production. Additional content includes memories of the fire at Elstree, a more in-depth look at the Stages at Elstree and the Steadicam, the work of the Second Unit on the film and what it was like to work with Kubrick.

The interviews in this film were recorded over a period of three years, and with eight students getting the chance to gain live work experience as part of their undergraduate degree course in Film and Television in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.


The Passion of the Christ – Storyboards by Miles Teves

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The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ dramatically captures the last 12 hours of Christ’s life on Earth, based on the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Love it or loathe it, believe it or not… the film is an exceptional piece of art and mandatory viewing, especially at this time of year.

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The Green Inferno – Trailer

Open Road Films are set to release the long awaited Eli Roth directed cannibal thriller The Green Inferno on September 5th after aquiring it at last years Toronto Film Festival. It’s Roth’s first directing gig since 2007′s disappointing Hostel 2. He co-wrote the film with Guillermo Amoedo as well as producing the film.

The film follows a group of students who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. Unfortunately the tribe has other plans. The film stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Daryl Sabra. Here’s the first official trailer, which promises some Cannibal craziness but reveals none of it…


Salem – Trailer

“Precious Salem – caught up in a stinking witch panic.” Here’s the two-minute trailer for WGN America’s first scripted series. The producers have apparently taken some flak over their reinterpretation of the actual events of 1692, but what Salem imagines is: The witches were real. And they were in charge… dumb fun. 


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Tyrion Lannister – By David Hardy

Another fantastic caricature from Sydney artist David Hardy (check out his “Rick” from The Walking Dead HERE). This one is of Tyrion Lannister from “Game of Thrones”. Head over to Dave’s facebook page HERE and his online portfolio HERE

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Universal Monsters – Infographic

If you have a monster fan in your life who isn’t quite as in touch with the Universal Monsters legacy as they should be, send them this handy chart, which highlights all of the major films involving these core characters from 1923-1960. Courtesy of  Movie.com

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Shaun of the Dead – FREE Illustrated Script

shaun-dead-screenplayTo celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have released an interactive screenplay that is 100% free for anyone to download and enjoy. The script’s pages are adorned with images from the film and behind-the-scenes stills for extra flair. They’ve also released the screenplays for Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.

Check them out HERE


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Game of Thrones – Poster Art

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LEGO – The Shining

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Ringu – Sadako Figurine

Ringu_The-Ring_Sadako-YamamuraBandai S.H. Figuarts series is releasing a new figure, Sadako Yamamura from 1998′s Japanese classic horror movie, The Ring.

The movie features a cursed video tape that will kill everyone who watches it in 7 days.  The movie is such a hit in Japan, it even has a US remake.

The figure will come with spare hands and heads.  There will even be a television set and VHS tape.  A perfect collection for all horror movie fans. The figure is set to come out in July for 4.


Fangoria – Cover To Cover

Fangoria_banner_headerOnce I’d discovered the magazine in our local comic book store in the early 80′s, I bought as many Fangoria back issues as I could get my hands on… I couldn’t afford the latest ones. That was okay though as I was busy going through all the 70′s and early 80′s horror in the video store at the time and Fangoria was a wishlist bible. So… I really want this…

Since 1979, Fangoria magazine has been the bible for horror fans worldwide.  Combining first-rate writing, reporting with unparalleled expertise on the fright-film genre, and eye-popping color photos, Fango has set a standard and become a name recognized by anyone who knows and loves scary cinema. One of the signature elements of the magazine has always been the eye-catching and controversial covers that have grabbed the attention of readers everywhere for the past three decades.

Fangoria_Cover-to-CoverFangoria: Cover to Cover is a lavish, oversized, and full colour hardcover book that celebrates the magazine’s long history and the genre it reports on, reproducing every one of those terrifying covers in stunning full colour and providing a history of modern horror cinema that has been thirty years in the making. This special edition volume collects a wealth of information, trivia, frightening photos, and every legendary cover of this acclaimed magazine, serving as a celebration of horror and a “coffee table” book that readers will turn to time and time again.

A Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive hardcover edition, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world at this time!

Special Features:
* Massively oversized “coffee table” style book
* Four color printing throughout on coated stock
* Includes a full color reproduction of every Fangoria cover
* Foreword by Bruce Campbell and Afterword by Michael Gingold
* Includes trivia and frightening photos for the diehard fans
* Each edition features a unique dust jacket design to make them more collectible
* A Cemetery Dance exclusive hardcover edition with no other editions planned anywhere in the world at this time


Aquarius – The Manson Family

david-duchovny_Aquarius_Manson-FamilyAs his Showtime dark comedy series Californication, comes to an end (7 seasons!), David Duchovny reunites with Bob Greenblatt for Aquarius, a gritty 1960′s cop drama at NBC about a cop who goes undercover to track Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree. The project has received a 13-episode straight-to-series order.

Aquarius marks the return to broadcast TV of Duchovny, who starred in Fox’s hit The X-Files, in which Greenblatt also was involved while at Fox. The project stems from a script McNamara developed for FX a long time ago with Adelstein producing.

Manson-Family_Murders_Vincent-BugliosiSet in the late 1960′s, Aquarius stars Duchovny as a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The man’s name is Charles Manson. The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead Duchovny’s character and his young partner to the brink of Manson’s crimes that eventually will lead to the Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons. “Event series are a big priority for us, and the combination of a show that charts the lead-up to the Manson murders, along with a television star of the magnitude of David Duchovny, is the very definition of an event,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. Added Greenblatt, “After being involved in the production of both The X-Files and Californication, it gives me great pleasure to work with David Duchovny for the third time on this compelling drama.”Aquarius joins another Charles Manson project, a limited series is in development at Fox with writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie.

It all sounds very similar to the 1976 move Helter Skelter which was based on the best selling book by Vincent Bugliosi who prosecuted the Manson Clan.


Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – TV Spot

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.


The Walking Dead – Season 4 Final

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Amityville Horror… Again

'THE AMITYVILLE HORROR' FILM - 1979Franck Khalfoun (“Maniac”) wrote and will direct the horror movie for Dimension Films and Blumhouse. Fresh off supporting turns in “The Giver” and “Vampire Academy” for the Weinstein Company, “Shameless” star Cameron Monaghan is nearing a deal to join Disney Channel star Bella Thorne in the new “Amityville” horror movie that Blumhouse is producing for Dimension Films, an individual familiar with the project told The Wrap online.

Franck Khalfoun (“Maniac”) wrote and will direct the film, which will star Jennifer Jason Leigh as a single mother who moves her three kids into the “Amityville” house that has a very dark history. Gotta say this is great news as Khalfoun did a fantastic job with Maniac, the most original take on a horror film of 2013.

Dimension had planned on reigniting the popular “Amityville” horror franchise using a found-footage angle but that idea has been dropped in favour of a fresher take. The original “Amityville Horror” was released in 1979 and received a high-profile remake in 2005 that starred Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George and Chloe Moretz. The franchise is based on Jay Anson’s book “The Amityville Horror: A True Story.”


Mystique & The Western X-Tra Bacon Thickburger at Carl’s Jr.

Just because I love Mystique… Man up with 2X the bacon and watch Mystique devour the new Western X-Tra Bacon Thickburger. Served with onion rings, cheese, BBQ Sauce and 2X the bacon on a Fresh Baked Bun. Only at Carl’s Jr. #EatLikeYouMeanIt


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Dracula – By Geraldo Moreno

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Horror Icons – By Diego Parpa

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Evil Dead 2 – Behind the Scenes

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