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Welcome Back To Silent Hill

Welcome Back To Silent Hill

Silent Hill movie director Christophe Gans has announced he’s making not one but two new video game-themed movies – one based on the foggy town of Silent Hill, and another featuring the unsettling Japanese horror series, Fatal Frame/Project Zero.

Talking to French-language news site Allocine about his career and future aspirations, Gans said it was time “to make a new [Silent Hill movie]” and revealed he’s once again teaming up with Victor Hadida for both projects. According to my GCSE French and a little help from Google Translate, it seems the movie will once again focus on the cult as Gans says the Silent Hill movie will always be anchored in the ambience of a small American town “ravaged by puritanism“.

“I have two horror film projects with Victor Hadida. I’m working on the adaptation of the video game Project Zero. The film will take place in Japan. I don’t want to uproot the game from its haunted house setting We are also working on a new Silent Hill. The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town ravaged by Puritanism. I think it’s time to make a new one. ” Gans also took the opportunity to tackle the sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation , released in 2012:”Honestly? I never saw it. I had to make it, but when I understood that the producers wanted to make the film a sort of Resident Evil, I refused. I wanted to stay true to my orthodoxy. [. ..] Unfortunately for the rest of Silent Hill, the public’s verdict was brutal, so once again, no regrets (laughs) “.

Released 14 years ago, in April 2006, Silent Hill is undoubtedly part of the top of the basket of adaptations; not to say probably THE best adaptation ever made to date, even if it is not free from defects. Christophe Gans’ film had collected around $ 100 million at the time, for a bet of around $ 45-50 million. A pretty little success, if not a triumph. In 2016, we also returned at length to the film, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the film’s release.

In other big Silent Hill news, Konami confirmed last week that while it “cannot share anything at this point” about the Silent Hill games rumoured to be in development, it is “listening to customer feedback and considering ways to provide the next title”.

 

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Team Ash Brings Death To The Army of Darkness

Team Ash Brings Death To The Army of Darkness

Death To The Army of Darkness is an upcoming comic book limited series from Dynamite Entertainment, written by Ryan Parrott and will feature art by Jacob Edgar. The first issue will be released on February 19, 2020.

“It’s been six months since the events of the Army of Darkness film…Ash is just trying to settle down and get back to his groovy ways. But dammit, Deadite-possessed strangers keep attacking him at every turn. Why is evil following everywhere he turns, and what happens when an awful splinter spell causes Ash to become…Team Ash?”!

“Together they must travel through time to Ancient Egypt and prevent the Necronomicon from ever being written in the first place. Along the way, can Ash solve his split personality predicament – and how would the others feel about that? Could one of the party members be hiding something? Fans will just have to read to find out!

Parrott claims it was Dynamite editor Nathan Cosby who came to him with the idea of wanting to do a Team Ash book.

“At first we talked about it being different from Ash’s other realities, but I think character-wise we really gravitated toward the idea of forcing Ash to face different parts of his own personality,” Parrott tells SYFY WIRE.

“There was already kind of a precedent there with Evil Ash, so it didn’t feel like we were stretching things too far. And that’s the nice thing about Ash being a loudmouth braggart; you wanna believe that deep down he might be something more. So once we locked in on that concept, it was just about combining the different facets of Ash with interesting visual characters. We pared it down from something like 12 characters into the six that are in the book. I won’t tell you which ones we didn’t use because … I’m desperate to find a way to put them ALL in the story at some point.”

“In crafting the story, the fun part for me was figuring out all the ingredients of the Army of Darkness movie, and then hopefully remix them in a new interesting way,” he adds. “That meant a bunch of chainsaws, boomsticks, and Deadite battles. We’ll see some familiar characters and locations, like S-Mart and the cabin, and of course you have to have a little time travel. But instead of medieval times, we’re going all the way back to the creation of the Necronomicon itself, and what that means to Ash, Team Ash, and the world itself. If there’s one thing my editor keeps telling me, it’s to push it farther, seeing how much we can stretch the mythology, and hopefully we succeed.”

“This series is a love story dedicated to the concept of beating the ever-living hell out of evil demons and breaking as many things as possible and pouring buckets of monster blood on everything!” said editor Nate Cosby. “And I think Ryan, Jacob, Kike, and Hassan should be ashamed of themselves. Buy it in February!”

Dynamite has also recruited a gregarious gang of talented cover artists, including Ben Oliver (Vengeance of Vampirella, American Carnage); the “Zombie King” himself, Arthur Suydam (DCeased, Marvel Zombies); and Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural, Catwoman).

Issue #1 launches on February 19, followed by #2 on March 11 and #3 on April 15.

 

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March  Premiere For ‘True Terror’ with Robert Englund

March Premiere For ‘True Terror’ with Robert Englund

Tvweb is reporting The premiere episode of True Terror with Robert Englund is titled Twisted Relationships and it will air on Wednesday, March 18th at 10 PM ET.

The story begins with a North Carolina storekeeper who is tormented by a prophetic countdown to his doom. Did he will his own fate, or was there a higher power at play? Then, a New Orleans teenager finds himself literally trapped inside a waking nightmare, unable to save himself from his horrific fate. Finally, an Atlanta police station becomes a battleground for a killer… and a vengeful spirit. There are plenty more terrors in store for horror fans in the other five episodes.

Real Screen was the first to announce the Robert Englund and Travel Channel partnership. Reel Screen reported Discovery-owned adventure network Travel Channel has greenlit the six-part True Terror with Robert Englund from Los Angeles studio Workaholic Productions.

The docuseries will feature veteran actor and legendary horror movie icon Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) as he scours newspaper reports to weave together a trilogy of “spine-tingling tales” – from flying monsters and creatures in the night to evil possessions and hauntings – that prove that truth is stranger than fiction. Each episode will also feature commentary from historians and experts.

Workaholic’s Luke Ellis, Kurt Knutzen and Jeff Kuntz serve as executive producers on the series alongside Travel Channel’s Ron Simon.

For Travel Channel, Daniel Schwartz is VP of production and development, Matthew Butler is GM and Henry S. Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

“Revealing the sinister side of our history, I’m thrilled to bring nightmares to life on True Terror,” said host Englund in a statement. “These are tales so terrifyingly twisted, we can only hope they stay on the blood-soaked pages of the newspaper headlines from our past.”

“We’re delighted at Travel Channel to have the true icon of horror films, Robert Englund, take a ‘stab’ at leading our viewers through these hair-raising tales,” added Travel Channel’s Butler. “In his signature spooky storytelling style, Robert resurrects the creepy and odd of America’s past, bringing viewers real stories that reveal sometimes our fears aren’t mere figments of our imagination after all.”

Horror fans saw Englund on the small screen in late 2018 to reprise Freddy for an episode of The Goldbergs, leading to rampant rumors that he was going to be getting into character again.

Personally, I’m excited…unless Mr. Englund pulls out a spirit box and night vision cameras.

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Dario and Asia Argento Together Again With ‘Black Glasses’.

Dario and Asia Argento Together Again With ‘Black Glasses’.

 

In an interview with the Criminology Festival website, Argento confirmed the following details on his new giallo horror film Occhiali Neri – Black Glasses:
“Yes, I will shoot it in the spring. There are many outdoor scenes, surrounded by nature, in winter it is too cold to shoot,” Argento told the site. “As announced there will also be Asia. I remember her 8 years debut for Sergio Citti, then the whole journey that brought her to America. I wrote for her “Trauma”, she acted with me at 13 years old. A collaboration lasting five films. Our paths have crossed many times.”

Argento tells Spettacolo in a new interview that the relationship with his daughter on the set hasn’t changed:
“Nothing has changed: she’s always my daughter anyway, Asia remains Asia in any case. After all, she started acting with me and today she is happy to be able to work with me again, she is really happy. I am also very happy to work with her, also because there is a very strong understanding between us: she always manages to understand perfectly what I need, to understand me. This is why I can say that absolutely nothing has changed from this point of view.”

Their last flick together was DRACULA 3D. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use and brief graphic nudity, the film marked the return of Argento with a bloody, luridly creepy 3D version of the classic vampire tale, drenched in gore and sex.

Argento is also preparing ‘Loginus’, a horror series that will include mysterious murders, esoteric elements and ancient puzzles. The title refers to the Roman soldier that pierced the side of Jesus with a spear when he was crucified to make sure he had died. The series will be set between the French Alps and Palio de Siena.

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Corey Taylor and Tom Savini Team Up For Terror!

Corey Taylor and Tom Savini Team Up For Terror!

 

Last month, Taylor told Kerrang! magazine that he recently completed his first horror screenplay. The singer revealed: “I wrote a script for a horror movie that I’m really stoked about.

Taylor also mentioned his script to Rolling Stone, saying: “I’m actually working on a movie right now. I finished a script and I’m aggressively looking for investors and producers. I’ve got all this stuff that I still want to get out of my system.”

Now according to Daily Dead, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has teamed up with Tom Savini Studios for his upcoming horror film. Savini is a horror filmmaking icon, who made his name working on makeup and visual effects for “Dawn Of The Dead” (1978) and “Friday The 13th” (1980). He’s also recognizable for acting in several Robert Rodriguez-directed projects, including the “Machete” films and “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn”.

Taylor’s directorial debut is currently in pre-production, and both Savini and his right-hand man, Jason Baker, will be joining forces with Taylor for the project.

According to Baker, “I am thrilled that we are able to finally start slowly talking about the fact that Tom and I are going to be involved with Corey Taylor’s new horror movie, and that we will be handling the special makeup effects for it. We’re not allowed to talk about plot details or titles or anything like that right now, but I will say that the script is totally f–ked up, Corey’s got some really sick things planned for this, and I’m super excited to be a part of it.”

“We have always had such a great time collaborating with Corey, doing his masks and everything, but the best thing about working with him is that I made a friend. Corey’s such a wonderful, fun person to be around. The guy has been through hell, and to come out of everything that he has laughing about it, those kinds of people are such unicorns. So, when they come into your life, you just want to hold on to them with everything, and of course you want to work with them and do whatever you can to support their creativity. We’re extremely excited.”

Taylor is a longtime horror fan and even appeared as a supporting character in the 2014 horror movie “Fear Clinic”, which starred “A Nightmare On Elm Street” legend Robert Englund.

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Blabbermouth, Loudwire
Rolling Stone, Kerrang

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Chuck’s Back and on Syfy !

Chuck’s Back and on Syfy !

Sharknado, Lavalantula, Z Nation and now Chucky! Syfy made the announcement of the straight-to-series order at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Saturday. Directing the first episode will be Don Mancini, who wrote the film franchise on which the series is based. Mancini will also serve as showrunner and executive producer.

If it’s in the yard it’s for sale. Variety reports, In the series, titled “Chucky,” after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

“The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years,” said Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks USA & Syfy for NBCUniversal. “The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years. We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new Syfy series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”
David Kirschner and Nick Ancosta will also executive produce, with Ancosta producing via his Eat the Cat banner. Harley Peyton will also executive produce. Universal Content Productions (UCP) will serve as the studio. Ancosta is currently under an overall deal at UCP.

The project had been in development at the network for over a year. “I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” Mancini said at the time. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”

Chucky hit the big screen in 1988 with Child’s Play, which was based on a story by Mancini and produced by David Kirschner (who also serves as an executive producer of the new series). Six sequels followed, all which Mancini wrote: 1990’s Child’s Play 2, 1991’s Child’s Play 3, 1998’s Bride of Chucky, 2004’s Seed of Chucky, 2013’s Curse of Chucky, 2017’s Cult of Chucky, and 2019’s Child’s Play remake.

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Jaws: The Remake (You know this will be personal)

Jaws: The Remake (You know this will be personal)

Reports are saying this will be a broad adaptation of Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name, taking us back to the summer resort town of Amity Island and its smorgasbord of shark-bait tourists. There’s not a lot of information yet. However, We Got This Covered, reports that Universal is hopeful Steven Spielberg will produce.

Steven Spielberg said in a 2015 Deadline interview

I would never remake one of my movies – starting with Jaws – but there are Amblin titles in the library that could inspire new stories that were made popular by the films. There isn’t a single title that I’ve earmarked, but yes, I would like to. I will be discussing that with Jeff (Skoll) and Ronnie (Meyer) and Donna (Langley). I would never remake Jaws.”

There isn’t currently a director reports are saying Universal is looking at It director Andy Muschietti.

I believe by 2015 we were supposed to be on, Great Scoot, Jaws 19. However, there hasn’t been a plethora of memorable shark movies. With the dumbing down of this sub-genre, I feel like 1999’s Deep Blue Sea was the last decent ‘mainstream’ efforts with our dorsal finned friend(s). A couple of current polls I’m running on good old social media seems to indicate most folks would rather see the great white remake stay sunken, down with Ben Gardner’s boat.

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House a mess!

House a mess!

I’m a Rob fanboy…he gets lot of hate for being a well rounded artist in the genre and beyond. In an interview, Zombie expressed his opinions about House of 1000 Corpses being a failure in his eyes. Zombie said, “The first film [I directed], which people seem to love, is just a calamitous mess. Well, when it came out it seemed like everyone hated it. Now everyone acts like it’s beloved in some way. All I see is flaw, upon flaw, upon flaw… upon flaw.”

Though this may come as a shock to fans, there could be numerous reasons for Zombie’s feelings about the film. Rob Zombie is typically known for his sharp tongue and brutal honesty, and doesn’t seem to pull any punches here.

He’s cited difficulties with production before, which appears to be standard fare for horror productions that have gone on to be very successful, like Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Tarantino reveals to Consequence of Sound: “I am a big fan of the Rob Zombie Halloweens. When I saw the first one, I wouldn’t say I liked it at all. I was not too fond of the aesthetic. I didn’t like everything that he added to it, and then the last hour becomes this fast forward remake of the first one. What the fuck is all this shit? Eight months later, I watched it on video… and I really liked them once I got all the preconceptions out of my head. That kid [Daeg Faerch] is really good. I mean, what did I think Rob Zombie was going to do with it? Do I want him to do something else? I like his Sam Peckinpah aesthetic. So, now that I didn’t have a bug up my ass about it, I was able to appreciate it. And again, it’s that kid who got me into it, and Danielle Harris is fantastic.” 3 From Hell made 10.2 million over a 3 million dollar budget on a minimal release. Proving yet again, love him or hate him, Rob is here to stay! The consequence of Sound, Screen Rant.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark…2?

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark…2?

My sources – the same ones who said a new Scream is in development and Swamp Thing movie is in progress, both of which have since been confirmed – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 is now beginning to come together. And better yet, it’s expected to bring back most of the original cast, along with director André Øvredal.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 will be most likely be a continuation of the first film.

During Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’s climax, the Jangly Man attempts to kill Stella’s new friend Ramón Morales, who revealed to be a draft dodger. At the local hospital, audio recordings show that Ephraim Bellows conducted experiments on his sister at that exact location during the late 19th century. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark reaches its primary conflict, as Stella convinces Sarah that she was victimized and inadvertently turned in a monster full of rage. Stella writes a new story in blood and states that she and Ruth Steinberg will attempt to find Auggie and Chuck.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark grossed $20.84 million in its opening weekend. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if a sequel were put into development soon. After all, there’s plenty more source material to use.

Assuming that Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 is “fast-tracked,” the sequel could begin filming in the first half of 2020 for a 2021 release date.

Personally I…enjoyed it!!! However, I like bad movies…take me with a massive grain of salt….and an enormous love of the genre!

4 out of 5 coffins

Fun story…great artwork!!!

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