Jan 20

This Week in Horror – Week 03/2013

mamaAnother week, another horror film on top of the box office!

This week saw the Guillermo del Toro produced Mama, directed by Andres Muschietti, reach number #1 in the US box office, grossing a little over $28 million on its first weekend. The film had a production budget of $15 million, so this is looking very good for the film.

The Hollywood Reporter has posted information regarding Blumhouse Productions next project. The film will be called Peachfuzz and it is a found footage horror / comedy about a young man who answers a Craigslist ad and gets much more than he bargained for. The film will be the first feature length effort from director Patrick Brice and it will star Mark Duplass. Blumhouse has been involved with a lot of successful horror films the last years, including Sinister and Paranormal Activity.

Machete Kills, the sequel to the 2010 film Machete, has gotten its release date. The film will be released in theatres on September 13. It is produced by Robert Rodriguez and will star Danny Trejo who returns as the ex-Federal agent Machete who will this time be on a mission to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who wants anarchy on our beloved planet. Source: Shock Till You Drop.

Shock Till You Drop has also posted the trailer for Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead which is about a group of horror fans who find themselves trapped inside one of their favorite horror films when they attend a “horror fan” party. The film will also be featuring music by the Insane Clown Posse and is scheduled to be released from Anchor Bay on February 12th.

Bloody Disgusting has news regarding a new indie found footage horror film called Do Not Watch, which is scheduled to start shooting in February. Head over there to see the teaser poster.

Last week the poster for Jug Face was revealed and this week we also got the trailer. It didn’t make me excited, but head over to Fangoria and give it a go.

Dread Central has posted a trailer, poster and still images for the upcoming film Dark Circles. The haunted house thing has been done quite a lot lately and I don’t see anything in the trailer that makes this stand out, but check it out and see if you disagree with me.

In this weeks remake news, Vulture can report that Warner Brothers are out to destroy the Gremlins. They are in talks with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to make a deal for a reboot of the series. There has been talks about this for a few years and it seems that Warner is hoping to go with CGI Gremlins instead of puppets. Yeah…

The trailer of the week is a teaser for the horror anthology sequel S-VHS, which is being shown on Sundance Film Festival this weekend. I’m very curious to see if they could improve it over the first film and hopefully I’ll have the answer soon.


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