Jan 07

This Week in Horror – Week 01/2013

hansel-gretel_poster2The first week of 2013 didn’t provide much interesting news, but there are still some few news bits worth getting updated on.

Some clips and trailers for the upcoming movie Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters have popped up on the web the last week. The film is directed by the norwegian Tommy Wirkola, who is known for his zombie film Dead Snow and a norwegian comedy called Kill Bujo. The film is scheduled for a cinema release in the US on the 25th later this month. Check out the Red Band trailer and two clips of the film on Bloody Disgusting.

The Texas Chainsaw 3D had a very good start at the box office, raking in $23 mill over the weekend, which also means it took over the number 1 spot. That’s already more than it’s production budget of $8 mill and of course that also means that talks about another sequel has started. Whoppedi doo da…

How many Bigfoot movies have been made the last year and are on their way to a DVD which will not find its way near your shelf? 4? 5? Australia doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of this new hairy ape craze and is getting ready to release Throwback by writer and director Travis Bain. You can find out more info on his website here or go to my source for this news item Dread Central, who also got the poster and trailer posted.

I have no interest in it, simply because the original is my favorite movie of all time and I am against the new Hollywood remake craze that has been active for the last ten years, but the new Red Band trailer for the Evil Dead remake is up on the web and I can’t deny that most horror fans are excited about it. You can check it out on practically any horror site, including Bloody Disgusting.

This weeks trailer is Dr. Frankenstein’s Wax Museum of the Hungry Dead, which is the upcoming film from Scorpio Film Releasing. It will be directed by Richard Griffin and he says that he was inspired by Jess Franco while making this movie. For more details and still shots, check out Dread Central.


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