Just saw The Innkeepers at the DTLA Independent, pretty good movie if you like Horror movies. If you see it at the DTIndy, just see it before the 9pm showing, the club next door sometimes adds its own soundtrack if you see a late movie...
Takashi Miike To Make American Serial Killer Film, In 3D? | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
The forever prolific and recently creatively reinvigorated Takashi Miike is being sought to direct House of the Damned 3D, a Louisiana-set horror film with what sounds like a “body count” set-up. Here’s the plot blurb:
Five friends band together to save the historic part of their town and inadvertently become targets of a serial killer after uncovering the truth behind a series of grisly murders that went unsolved … Until now!
This comes from MarketSaw, the passionate 3D advocates. They’ll be all over this project because it’s due to be shot in native stereo video.
They also have a quote from one of the film’s producers, Ethan Terra:
Our goal is to cross utilize the 3D to submerge the audience so they feel like they are apart of the movie, and of course to pull off some really cool in depth 3D effects. Because this film is controlled by an independent studio we have more creative control over what we can and can not do, and this film is aimed right at the horror fan in all of us.
Of course, he would say that. And, to be honest, those are pretty modest ambitions for 3D. It’s capable of much, much more than just creating a sense of depth and space. What about the potential for controlling that depth and space to manipulate audience attentions and sympathies and responses?
Miike staged his recent remake of Hara-Kiri in stereo, and to great effect. At least, that’s what Craig Skinner tells me – I’m still waiting to see for myself. But I think he’s a pretty solid choice for a 3D horror film, particularly in the very thoughtful mode he’s adapted of late, where the craftsmanship of his films has truly excelled.
A March shoot date is apparently already inked, with a director yet to be signed. Whoever comes on won’t have much time to work on the script, or contribute to the casting. We’re having to trust that the producers have set that all up okay.
At the moment, the only actor known to be signed up is Booboo Stewart, a member of Twilight’s Wolf Pack.
I’m thinking there’s a lot to still be nailed down with this film, a lot of holes to be filled. Should it maintain an interesting course (ie. if this Miike talk isn’t just hot air), I’ll keep you updated.
Kaare Andrews to Direct CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO
Overexplain much. See, this is the problem with prequels to nice ambiguous horror flicks.One of the two Cabin Fever prequels is almost ready to shoot, as director Kaare Andrews (Altitude) is in final talks to helm the project. The first prequel, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will trace the roots of the deadly virus witnessed in the 2002 original directed by Eli Roth. The plot will follow passengers aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean as they deal with an outbreak of the virus following a collision with an abandoned research vessel. Andrews will direct from a screenplay by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher) and filming will take place in the Dominican Republic. Hit the jump for more.
Heat Vision reported on Andrews directing Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. Best known for his work in the world of comics, Andrews grew up shooting Super 8 films, much like Cabin Fever-director, Roth. Andrews has previously worked on Marvel Comics’ “The Incredible Hulk,” “Ultimate X-Men” and “Spider-Man: Reign,” and is currently drawing up covers for the Ultimate line. His feature debut was the high-flying horror movie, Altitude released in 2010 by Anchor Bay. Currently, he has an entry in alphabetical horror anthology, ABC’s of Death; his entry is entitled, V is for Vagitus.
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is expected to pave the way for the second prequel, Cabin Fever: Outbreak. That story, written by Adam and Deborah Marcus (Leatherface 3D), tells the story of a doctor and his family who investigate a flu outbreak on a Caribbean island. Not surprisingly, they encounter the flesh-eating virus and are tasked with preventing a global epidemic. Though the prequels are expected to shoot back-to-back, there are no reports yet as to whether or not Andrews is attached for both films.
BD Horror News - TV: It's The Full Promo For 'Holliston'
Adam Green's (Hatchet, Hatchet II, Frozen) long-time dream project comes to life with horror pal Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom, Wrong Turn 2) when their horror sitcom "Holliston" premieres on FEARnet television Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012, at 10:30 p.m. ET.
While horror fans have heard quite a bit about the project, Hitfix has now premiered the first full 60-second promo that's been added below.
"Holliston" is a riotous and offbeat multi-camera, buddy comedy set in the town of Holliston (near Boston). Described by its creators as ""The Big Bang Theory" meets Evil Dead II," the series shines a light on the post-college life where everything is a struggle, and nothing works out like it's supposed to, with terrifyingly funny results as Adam and Joe struggle to become big-time horror filmmakers and make ends meet.
"Holliston" stars Green and Lynch along with Corri English (Unrest, The Bedford Diaries, lead singer of Brokedown Cadillac), Laura Ortiz (The Hills Have Eyes, Horton Hears A Who), Dee Snider ("Celebrity Apprentice", Twisted Sister, Strangeland, radio/television personality), and Oderus Urungus (Alien lead singer from legendary heavy metal band GWAR). The regular cast will welcome a bevy of guest stars and celebrity cameos during its first season. Upcoming guest appearances include: Colton Dunn (Hatchet II, "Parks and Recreation"), Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 and 5), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Parts VII and VIII, Hatchet), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Animal House), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Brian Posehn ("The Sarah Silverman Show"), Parry Shen (Hatchet, Better Luck Tomorrow), Tony Todd (Candyman, Hatchet), Ray Wise (Chillerama, "Reaper").
Savini, Bradley, Pertwee Flick The 4th Reich is Getting Rolling | Shock Till You Drop
Ha, Nazis are the new zombies/vampires. I can only guess that Sean Pertwee will find another spectacular way to die in this...he's good for that.You might recall this is the film Sean Pertwee, Tom Savini and Doug Bradley are locked to appear in for director Shaun Robert Smith and executive producer Michael J. Bassett (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D).
Smith will direct from a script he penned. Here is the synopis...
During the early hours of June 6th 1944 a bloody but victorious offensive took place in occupied Western Europe that would claim thousands of lives. Codenamed 'Operation Overlord' the armies of the combined allied forces would begin their long push to Berlin, with the aim of bringing down the despised Nazi regime.
But the chilling realities of Hitler's true intentions are exposed, to create a force that can never be beaten, a 4th Reich - The New World Order. A team of Nazi doctors and scientists were charged with generating a superior race. Their experiments and research would produce unspeakable evil and change the face of humanity forever. A small select brigade of soldiers from the British 3rd Infantry Division, under the command of the battle hardened Captain Bathurst embark on a dangerous quest to liberate Europe. Fighting their way through the French countryside, villages and war ravaged towns. Every advance they discover increasingly strange events until they reach an abandoned research facility where the true horrors begin.