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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Top 10 Stephen King Film adaptations

Stephen King is universally known as the literary king of horror. Not all his horror books have become horror movies, with his cinematic world ranging from dramas, to horror, and stopping in between with thrillers. Although privy to straight horror here at All Things Horror with rare mentions of other genres, today i will be ranking  King’s work regardless of genre on the eve of his newest instalment, The Dark Tower.

10. Christine (1983)

 

9. Pet Sematary (1989)

 

8. The Dead Zone (1983)

 

7. Misery (1990)

 

6. Green Mile (1999)

 

5. 1408 (2007)

 

4. Stand By Me (1986)

 

3. Carrie (1976)

 

2. The Shinning (1980)

 

1. Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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.

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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Friday Night Fright – August 11

The Dark Tower is upon us. Muschietti’s IT has been creating news almost daily, and every second place i look, Stephen King himself is being honoured. I myself am a fan of the novelist, him producing some of my favourite books. Therefore this week’s recommendations are going to be in similar taste, so lets take a walk down the perilous mind of one of the world’s all time horror writers.

 

Horror Buffs: Children of the Corn (1984) – Murderous cult of children, isolated farm town, award winning, and directed by a relatively unknown filmmaker at the time (Fritz Kiersch). One of King’s earlier works that didn’t carry as much weight as some of his other big titles has a unique plot that makes this worth a watch. Not over or underrated, but a film nonetheless that is often spoke about in reference but rarely for what it’s worth. Bad-ass liberation for teenage angst.

 

Beginners: The Shining (1980) – This is a no brainer. Undoubtedly the most well known, fan favourite and received horror adaptation of Stephen King’s work. Although King himself wasn’t impressed with the adaptation, the visual stimuli and the outstanding portrayal of the protagonist by Jack Nicholson is noteworthy.

 

Casual Fans: 1408 (2007) – With celeb actors in John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson, this fast paced crime/haunting horror has a sound plot and enough of a budget to wow you with it’s appearance for a 2007 film. One of the first cinematic released haunting movies to excite and spook fans.

 

‘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

Isolating thriller ‘Rift’ full trailer announcement

Iceland’s Rift (Rökkur) is a horror film centred around a damaged couple who are inhabiting a cabin in the secluded wildness of Iceland. With it encompassing the LGBTQI community and entailing a high tension aura, this thriller is set to stand out for more than one reason.

The movie stars Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Björn Stefánsson and Guðmundur Ólafsson.

It has been written and directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen, an up and coming and award-winning filmmaker native of Iceland.

Watch the full trailer here.