Because when I think “torture porn,” I immediately think “good-time family fun.” Don’t you?! Horror auteur Eli Roth is teaming up with Universal Studios to create a theme-park riff on his 2005 genre-reviving film, Hostel. “Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season,” takes its bloody bow at Universal Studios’ Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights on Sept. 23 and will run through Halloween. READ FULL STORY
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Say what you will about the seemingly odd pairing of Freddy Krueger with Mortal Kombat, but the addition of the razor-gloved psychopath is certainly going to shake things up. Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios released a promo yesterday welcoming the horror icon to their franchise. Decked out with not one but two razor gloves for extra carnage, Freddy maintains his spooky sense of humor, issuing his opponents a casual wave goodbye and a menacing laugh after he slices and dices them. This addition brings new meaning to the idea of “dream warriors” from the third Nightmare on Elm Street film. Freddy joins the Kombat universe on Aug. 9. See the full promo after the jump. READ FULL STORY
I don’t believe that the world is coming to an end on Saturday, but I’m a strong proponent in being prepared. Sooner or later, some doomsday alarmist is going to be right — I guess? — and it can’t hurt to be ready. While others might brace for the End by spending time with loved ones or in houses of worship, I’m preparing for what comes after the End by watching movies. There’s a lot that can be learned from Hollywood about what awaits the unfortunate survivors of a looming apocalypse, and I’d like to suggest the following mini-marathon to get your mind right. READ FULL STORY
Now, it’s scary how many Butterfingers I could eat in one sitting, but I certainly wouldn’t expect anyone to make a horror movie about the peanut butter-y candies. But, apparently, someone has. In fact, “the modern master of psychological terror” has. That’s right: Rob Lowe has directed Butterfinger the 13th, the “first-ever film produced not by a major studio or filmmaker, but by one of America’s iconic candy brands,” according to the candy company. (Butterfinger sees your Candy Land adaptation, Universal, and bypasses you one further!) No, this isn’t the subject of a Parks and Recreation episode: Lowe really has directed a film for Butterfingers, according to his publicist. Specifically, the film is a 25-minute-long comedy-horror, complete with the tagline, “You can’t scream with your mouth full.” So not only does Lowe have eclectic tastes when it comes to his career (jumping from brat pack flicks to Tommy Boy to The West Wing to Brothers & Sisters to Parks and Recreation to buying Miramax), but he also has good taste when it comes to candy. See the trailer after the jump — the film will be available on Facebook Oct. 13. READ FULL STORY
There was a time when even Stephen King didn’t think he’d finish the tale of Roland the Gunslinger and his quest to reach The Dark Tower. It took the near-death experience of getting hit by an out-of-control driver to finally spur him toward a resolution.
Now come rumblings that an ambitious plan by Ron Howard to make three movies and two TV mini-series out of the six-shooter-and-sorcery books — first suggested in April 2010 — may never even begin, as Universal Pictures, NBC and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment try to come to terms on how much it should cost, who pays for it, and what they’ll likely get in return.
It’s official. Gary Busey, recently seen as the cock-eyed Pepperoni Profit on Celebrity Apprentice, has joined the cast of Piranha 3DD.
It’s safe to assume Busey won’t be representing the “DD” portion of the film (we hope?) but the details of his character are yet unknown. The pic, helmed by The Weinstein Company, is set to bow November 23.
Though Tara Reid has denied her reported involvement with the film, the veteran actor still joins an edible young cast announced earlier this week. Attached to the project are Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) and Matt Bush (Adventureland), as well as David Koechner (Hot Tub Time Machine).
So is Busey a perfect fit for the campy gore fest? READ FULL STORY
There was a time — let’s call it “two weeks ago” — when the only people interested in The Human Centipede were humorous musicals writers, parodical video game constructors, eccentric foot tattoo devotees, tongue-in-cheek sock monkey manufacturers, the folks over at Funnyordie.com, and fans of extreme horror. But this twisted 2010 tale of a crazy German surgeon who stitches together three unfortunate victims to form a, yes, “human centipede” has now invaded mainstream TV comedy.