Apr 01

This Week in Horror – Week 13/2013

theconjuringBefore I go into the horror news of the week, I want to show some love and support for the lovely actress Karen Black, who is currently fighting cancer. She has created a GoFundMe page where she is hoping to raise enough money for treatment. Head over to her page and give it a read.

The talk of the horror community is still on Evil Dead and this week Bruce Campbell himself spoke with Empire about the possibility of an Army of Darkness 2. Later in the week in WonderCon, the Evil Dead panel revealed that the remake world and the original world might meet after Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness 2 in a final crossover entry. Check out Shock Till You Drop for more info on what they said to the fans. Even if I’m still not convinced on the remake (and honestly, nothing can convince me 100% on an Evil Dead remake), it is hard not to be a little positive when there is already talks about three more films after the remake which hasn’t even come out yet.

The second most anticipated horror film of the year is arguably The Conjuring. I can’t wait for this film and this week saw the very cool old school poster for it hit the internet and it has also been revealed that the film got an R by the MPAA just because it is so scary. The release date for it is so far set for July 19th.

Twitch has gotten a hold of the trailer for Hideo Nakata’s new horror film The Complex. It looks like another creepy J-horror film and I do wish that I saw some other type of J-horror films being made these days.

Fangoria has reported that the upcoming horror anthology film The Profane Exhibit has been expanded into 13 segments and will now see the addition of actors Tony Todd and Bai Ling. Check out the Fangoria article for a full list of directors, which include Italian genre hero’s such as Ruggero Deodato and Sergio Stivaletti.

Speaking of Italian horror, a new found footage film is coming from the beautiful country. Dead Eyes aims to be the Italian answer to [Rec] and V/H/S and is currently in post-production. You can check out the trailer on Dread Central.

Go Goa Gone is a new zombie film from… India! It’s called a zomcom and is obviously a mixture of horror and comedy. Twitch has the trailer for the film, which will see its premiere on May 10th.

Last year saw a couple of found footage Bigfoot movie and even though I hardly noticed that Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes got released, it does seem like we will get a sequel to it. Bloody Disgusting has an early poster for the sequel, which are called Bigfoot: Beyond the Lost Coast Tapes.

A trailer for Curandero: Dawn of the Demon has hit the net and can be seen on Bloody Disgusting. The film is written by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, who is also attached to do Fright Night 2. The film is available on DVD and VOD already by Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Miramax.

I haven’t seen the two first ones, but Fangoria has made a post about a kickstarter project for Malevolence 3. The filmmakers are hoping to gather $175,000 to finish their trilogy.

Bloody Disgusting has posted the trailer for Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. The producer of the film swears that this, like the first one, is done 100% seriously by director and self-proclaimed Master of Romantic Thriller James Nguyen. I recently saw the first Birdemic and I can’t imagine that this sequel even exist. If you are a “fan” of the first one then head over there to check this one out.

The trailer of the week is the highly anticipated You’re Next by Adam Wingard. The early words on the film sounds very promising and it should be interesting to see if it will live up to its hype when it gets released on August 23.


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