This week is actually the last two weeks since I didn’t get a chance to do one last week because of christmas celebration. Even though it’s near the end of the year, interesting news are still being published around the web and here is the ones I’ve found interesting from the last two weeks.
Roger Corman is going back to his early days and will revisit the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The titles that they are working on are House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death and Tomb of Ligela. Production budgets is set to be around 2-2,5 million dollars per film and will be financed by Corman’s own New Horizons Productions. Source: Dread Central.
Dimension has revealed that they hope to release The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes on January 3, 2014 according to Daily Dead. This film will use the found footage angle and is about a female television news reporter who are bringing a team of researchers to find out what is going on in the legendary Amityville house. The film is to be directed by David Bruckner who gave us one of the great segments off V/H/S with Amateur Night. Some poor fans of the series have already endured the Asylum found footage treatment of the film with The Amityville Haunting from last year. If you are one of the lucky ones that have stayed away from that one, then keep doing that and wait for the Lost Tapes instead.
In related Amityville news, Fangoria has reported that the documentary My Amityville Horror is will be released to selected theatres and Video on Demand on March 1, 2013. Be sure to check our their review of the film on their site while you’re at it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the team behind the other great V/H/S segment 10/31/89 are set to direct a new found footage movie produced by Fox. Not much has been revealed of it yet, but surely the horror web will be filled with news on it when more is revealed.
ShockTillYouDrop has posted a news item regarding the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Paranormal Activity 4. The fourth movie of the series will hit stores on January 29 and will contain both the theatrical and the unrated version. Check their site for full details on the release.
ShockTillYouDrop also posted a trailer for the upcoming german horror / thriller called Bela Kiss: Prologue. The germans have been kind of silent while the french has taken over the european horror market lately, so hopefully it will turn out good. The trailer does make it look a little interesting at least. The film is set to be released in its home country on January 10, 2013.
No week without any remakes and this time it’s not a very bad news to report. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that CBS is bring The Twilight Zone back to life. Bryan Singer is on board to develop and produce the project and writers are being searched for as we speak. The last time the show was resurrected was in 2002 and that version only lasted one season.
And finally, we have a trailer for Entity. No, it’s not a remake of the Barbara Hershey film from 1982 but an entirely different… well, entity. This film is directed by the first timers Jadallah Brothers and will be released on June 7th, 2013. After watching the trailer, it honestly feels like something I have already seen several times this year. But if you like it then you can follow the film on its official Facebook page.