Mar 24

This Week in Horror – Week 12/2013

hatchet3A new project that will be directed by Takashi Miike has been announced. The film is called The Torturer, The Cleaner and The Gravedigger and according to Screen Daily it will be written together with actor Juno Mak. It will be produced by Mak’s very own Kudos Films.

I just love Amityville films. You can find reviews of every Amityville done so far and I’m always keeping myself updates on new movies based on the true or not true story of the haunted house. The third out of the three new Amityville movies is called The Amityville Asylum and it surprisingly enough comes from Britain. This film is not to be confused with either My Amityville Horror of The Amityville Horror: Lost Tapes, which are both also on their way. The trailer for this one looks very bad, but it can’t possibly be any worse than The Amityville Hauntings can it? See for yourself at Dread Central.

Twitch posted a news article regarding two new horror films from Thailand that was announced at the Hong Kong Filmart recently. The first one is Ghost Coins from Pawat Panangkasiri and The Second Sight from Pornchai Hongratttanaporn (awesome name). Check their site for more information on both films.

Bloody Disgusting will proudly present the Swedish slasher film Blood Runs Cold as part of their Bloody Disgusting Selects film series. It will be available in selected theatres on March 22 and on VOD March 26. The DVD release is set for July 2.

Tired of possession films yet? I am, but this British film called Molly Crows switches away the demonic entity and goes for an evil witch instead. It is directed by Ray Wilkes and looks interesting to me. Head over to Dread Central to check out the trailer for the film.

Keeping it indie, Shock Till You Drop has posted the trailer for The Midnight Games, directed by A.D. Calvo. The film stars Renee Olstead, Shelby Young, Guy Wilson, Valentina De Angelis and Spencer Daniels. No release date is announced yet.

Deadline can report that MGM and Paramount has confirmed that there will be a sequel to Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter. The film did alright in the states, but has found a big audience worldwide and has currently gone over the $200 million mark. It’s unsure yet if Wirkola will return or if they will get another director for the second one.

Shock Till You Drop posted a trailer for the upcoming slasher film documentary Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever, which is set to be released on DVD on May 13th.

While Evil Dead is still anticipating its release, other remakes are still being worked on and the John Carpenter Escape from New York is one of them. Talks about a remake of this film is nothing new, but Deadline could report this week that Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures is teaming up with Studio Canal to build a new franchise based on the 1981 movie. New Line was the last company that worked on bringing this back to the big screen, without managing to materialise something worth of producing before their option ran out.

The Norwegian television show Hellfjord is coming over to the US. Well, not the original show but of course a remake of it instead. Twitch reports that Tommy Wirkola will join forces with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to bring the show over to Showtime.

Wes Craven did an interview with Crave where he talks about the new online service Yeah!, gives some interesting small bits and pieces of information about his films and also mentions that he would like to do a remake of Shocker.

I honestly didn’t find any of the posted trailers this week to be all that exciting, so I’m going for the teaser to Hatchet 3 as the trailer of the week. While I’m no fan of the first and haven’t seen the sequel yet, it does have the lovely Danielle Harris so it can’t be all that bad? Hatchet 3 will be released in US theatres on June 14.


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