Dec 17

This Week In Horror

hauntingconnecticut2The Haunting in Connecticut 2: The Ghosts of Georgia will have a limited theatrical release in February 1 and it will also be made available on Video of Demand at the same time. The working title for this one was The Haunting in Georgia and this film does not take place in Connecticut, so I’m not sure why they felt the need to put that back in the title.

Tom Elkins, the editor of the first one, will get his directorial debut here and the film stars Emily Alyn Lind and Chad Michael Murray. I’m not a huge fan of the first one, but I do enjoy haunted house films so I will probably be checking this one out. There is a trailer available on Bloody Disgusting, so check it out.

Speaking of haunted places, Bloody Disgusting is also reporting that A Haunting in Massachusetts will start to film i January. The film will be directed by Matt Hish with Rib Hillis and Dane Hillis attached in the leading roles. The story does sound like an ordinary haunted house story, but when it comes to these things it’s more about what they do with the material than the material itself.

And more hauntings awaits us in the future, Chanthaly will be the first horror film produced in Laos. The film has been shown in Luang Prabang Film Festival where it got a positive response and you can checkout the poster and some stills on Twitch.

Twitch has also had a few reports on upcoming Scandinavian films, my very own country Norway will make a disaster movie called Bølgen (The Wave). It will feature a tsunami in one of our fjords and will be directed by Roar Uthaug who was behind Cold Prey and also directed one of the episodes for the new television series Hellfjord.

Sweden will deliver another new horror film to the world, From The Depth of My Heart is directed by Magnus Hedberg and produced by Magnus Paulsson, who also was behind Frostbite (review to come in the near future). The story seems to be a little bit weird, but the swedes have been good with their genre movies the last years so I’m hopeful that this will be good. Check out a few stills and more info on Twitch.

John McNaughton is returning to horror with his new project The Harvest. The film will star Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Leslie Lyles and Meadow Williams and will be more of a psychological horror film. McNaughton will forever be remembered for doing Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, but it is about time that he delivers something good again. The last movie that gained any interest was Wild Things and that is not a film we remember for the right reasons these days. Source for the news: Shocktillyoudrop.

The weird news of the week is a found footage Frankenstein film which will hit the DVD shelfs on March 26 from Image Entertainment. The film is called The Frankenstein Theory and it is about a documentary crew (of course) who believes that the Mary Shelley book was based on a true story and they head out to the Arctic Circle to investigate… yeah. Source and info on more upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray released can be found on Fangoria.

And the remake of the week news is that The Mummy will be brought back to life. The film will not have anything to do with the action / adventure films starring Brendan Frasier and it is supposed to be a modern-day version of what would happen if a mummy started to roam the streets. Director Len Wiseman, who was also responsible for the recent Total Recall remake is attached to direct. No script or anything is ready yet, so this is still very early on in development. Source: Shocktillyoudrop.

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