Gremlins 3 graced with a twisted script

Chris Columbus, the man behind the pen which scrawled the first 2 iconic Gremlins movie has finished a script for the much awaited third addition, and by his reports in a  recent interview, it is ‘twisted’!

Columbus deliberated on /Freak, saying he wanted the ‘twisted sensibility’ that Gremlins had.

The movie is still in the works with no other word, but we have a script, and that is more than exciting.

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Friday Night Fright – August 18th

Due to some research i carried out this week in relation to some of the scariest movies ever created (for the purpose of doing an upcoming list (stay tuned)), this weeks recommendations will all be scary in one way or another. Make sure to have a buddy for this week.

Horror Buffs: The Orphanage (2007) – This Spanish gem by the original name of El Orfanato went under the radar for majority of English speaking countries due to it’s non English audio, unfortunately this made itself a victim of it’s own beauty. Regardless of the need for subtitles if you do not speak the language, this dark and sinister horror will stick with you. It is utter terrifying and very individualistic in it’s directing. A real indie surprise for many that skipped over it.

 

Beginners: The Descent (2005) – A group of girls embark on a rock-climbing adventure through a vacant cave, and what do you know, it turns horribly wrong. Despite the premise and plot not surprising in any way shape or form, the claustrophobia and exuberant scares throughout the film will keep you gripping tight to your pillow/drink/lover/dog. This is action horror that all fans need to watch, as it has been claimed to be one of the scariest movies ever created, and one of the best horror films of the 21st century.

 

Casual Fans: Evil Dead (2013) – I know it’s game to challenge the idea that originals are always better, but Fede Alvarez did an amazing job to remake a cult classic and the original of one of the greatest horror franchises in history. With an update in effects and acting, Bruce Campbell would even be proud of how well this remake was done. Fast, some jump scares, classic horror tropes and a bunch of gore, this splatter/supernatural horror will provide some great in movie scares. This non-stop excitement machine is one of my all time favourites, and makes for great group viewing.

 

Upcoming horror remakes and their movements

Whether it is due to the fact that the lake of imagination is drying up, or some significant money is found in remakes, more and more horror greats and ageless films are being recreated within the new realm of horror. Here is a list of a few names that may catch your eye.

The Fly

J.D. Dillard, his directorial feature debut Sleight  had a fantastic reception at Sundance. He is the man looking to recreate this epic.

Escape From New York

Fox is targeting summer for the start of production yet the film has been been at the studio for over 2 years. Robert Rodriquez is supposedly going to re-write the iconic Carpenter film.

An American Werewolf In London

The film is being handed down to Landis’s son Max for a remake. recently speaking on a podcast, Max said he would update the CGI and the overall look of the wolf.

Pet Sematary

As reported last week by All Things Horror, Andres Muschietti, the new IT director is very keen on tackling another giant Stephen King adaptation.

The Orphanage

This one we have very little information, as 2014 was the last time we heard that a English language oriented remake was coming. But as we know, only time will tell when a remake of this hit film will be created.

Cujo

Lang Elliot who is the head of Sunn Classic Pictures is set to direct the remake. There is no whispers whether it is in the pre-production stage or not, yet we know the remake is titled C. U. J. O. which stands for Canine Unit Joint Operations. Huh???

Pumpkinghead

Peter Block who helped produce Saw is now searching for a director and exec producer to create a reboot of his recently obtained rights to Pumpkinhead.

The Birds

He is the master of slasher remakes and he is the genius behind the Transformers franchise. Now, Michael Bay is taking on the task of recreating one of the most original horror films ever, Alfred Hitchcock’s, The BirdsDiederik Van Rooije has been put in charge to direct the film.

Nosferatu

Much the same here, the film is untitled, but director Robert Eggers who created The Witch, has been brought on to help create a remake that pays homage to the great silent horror of 1922.

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Since New Lin are firmly locking their gaze on their flurry of Conjuring films, there has been words from the company that says they won’t quit on this franchise, it just depends who what and when another reboot is within the works.

Whats the goss with Jeepers Creepers III?

Jeepers Creepers and its sequel became a much heftier and grander horror series than many expected. It’s encapsulating fear factor, being the ancient creature, ‘Creeper’ and it’s sequential hunting pattern terrified audiences since it’s inception.

14 somewhat patient years later and after numerous scripts, re-writes, production errors, and on top of what has been a plethora of plot changes we are finally moving towards the newest addition. Victora Salva is the original director and has returned to direct the third instalment, which in actual fact will be fall after the first and before Jeepers Creepers II. Although the plot has been leaked to an extent, all we know for sure is that the extinction of the Creeper which will be run by the local sheriff.

It is currently in production and is on date for what was expected from this last attempt. and to all our delight Jonathan Breck is returning as the infamous god like beast.

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Denmark Flesh Eating flick ‘Escaping The Dead’ has a new trailer

Inspired by the ruthless flesh devouring drug ‘Krokodil’, this 5 year work in progress is finally making it’s way to screens, with it looking to make it’s first appearance in late August in Las Vegas.

It was written, produced and directed by Martin Sonntag and Bastian Brinch Pedersen, while starring Bastian Brinch Pedersen as David, Lloyd Kaufman and Lone Fleming.

Watch the trailer here.

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Dan Bush’s ‘The Vault’ red band clip unleashes supernatural horror

This 2017 supernatural bank robbery is nothing like we’ve seen before. So far the film has been mysterious in what exactly is different about this bank, and why this heist will be much much different to others. This intrigue is encapsulating, and a mixture of hostage horror and the supernatural is making for something unique in all of our imaginations.

The red band clip that went viral through horror streams this morning is the first real glimpse of the supernatural we have seen, and boy is it exciting.

The film is primarily going VOD but there will be a limited theatrical release on September 1. The movie stars Taryn Manning (8 Mile, OITNB), Francesca Eastwood (Final Girl) and of course, James Franco (127 Hours, Spider-Man).

Watch the full trailer here.

 

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‘The Gracefield Incident’ review

I hate doing negative reviews, especially when someone has worked so hard to usher their baby into this world, but writer, director, producer and star of this film, Matthieu Ratthe……..your film was a viewing conundrum.

A group of friends and family are searching for a fun time away in a secluded cabin in the woods of Quebec, Canada. Of course, something goes wrong. But this is where for one time only, i will take my hat off to Ratthe for being original. A meteorite slams into the woods nearby and following this an extraterrestrial being begins to haunt their every move. To survive and create something new there has been a cool additive, incorporating the unknown from outer space being his X factor, and i say that this idea is quite diverting when adding his own flavour, so for that cudos Ratthe.

Now, why this movie is both bizarre, puzzling and laughable is based solely around it’s production, because so far, the basic plot sounds pretty sound and standard right? It’s a hand held film, which usually gives us as fans a great POV scare factor, but unfortunately the acting is a bit broken and a lax of emotion, meansthe actual prompted scares are far from confronting. What’s cool and different is the main character, played by brainchild, Ratthe. His character Matthew Donovan has a prosthetic eye with a camera inserted inside of it, which makes for a cool little difference. Yet, the found footage adage relies heavily on scares and it’s realism, but with the acting, poor dialogue and really average voice overs/acting in this film, even in the stressing scenes it just seems droll.  On top of this, which does kill majority of the point, especially due to the last 40-50 minutes relying on scaring their audiences through chase scenes and deranged behaviour.

Although the outline sounds reasonable, the films natural path takes a sharp u-turn with an odd ending where we see an alien nestling an egg, everyone escaping safely, and a similar design in a crop field, reminiscent of Signs. With the final scene being Matthe and his partner, nursing their newborn child which has to do with the sub-text that is also very apparent one second, and not the next.

The movie jumps in and out of scare tactics and humorous dialogue, moves from a sci-fi to a haunting/paranormal sort of found footage film and is all over the shop. Why this movie is so in-explainable is due to it’s theme and sub-text overload. I wish this movie was better, i really do, but it just had me shaking my head one too many times to believe it really was worth watching.

5.5/10