Last Week In Horror | Aug 20th - Aug 26th
'Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich' Producer Teases Future of the Franchise
"When Dallas [Sonnier] came to me from Cinestate, and I already knew Dallas for a few years for just 'cause we were hanging out, he says, 'You know, Charlie, I wanna do a Puppet Master remake. We have a really cool idea. It's gonna be very dark and unlike those other offers you've been telling me about, we'll make you an offer, we'll make this movie and it's gonna be on its own separate track. It's gonna live in its own world. You can continue making all your Puppet Master movies and we'll keep making these if they're successful.' So it was very unique."
The Terrifying Zelda Will Return in ‘Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation; Alyssa Brooke Levine Cast in the Role
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Lifetime is making a horror movie that's definitely not about Slender Man
For real, though, this is a straight-up “ripped from the headlines” drama, as the story goes on after the brutal attack and continues to mirror what happened in real life. The girl that got attacked survives (like in real life), but as the police investigate this terrible incident, discussions come up about whether or not anyone can really blame the internet for inspiring it. The girls were tried as adults in real life, which is and was very fucked up, but maybe Lifetime’s version will take the opportunity to address the mental health issues that probably drove the attack in the first place (since they were tragically sidelined in the real case).
Source: AV Club
'Dark Pictures: Man of Medan' Looks to Shake Up the Horror Game
The trailer introduces us to a group of young protagonists, one of whom is portrayed by Shawn Ashmore (X-Men 2), as they prepare to go deep sea diving for sunken treasure in a plane wreck. Of course, the treasure is harder to come by than they initially imagined and their dive takes a surreal turn, which one character describes as feeling like “traveling through time.” The footage teases the group’s relationship beginning to break down as fingers are pointed and accusations made. Whatever they found in the wreck has an “essence” that promises dire consequences for these treasure hunters, and plenty of chills for game players. Given the amount of surprises Until Dawn had in store, expect similar twists and turns in Man From Medan, and a narrative that goes far beyond what this initial trailer suggests.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Asia Argento denies sexual assault of 17-year-old actor
Argento said that she and Bennett had been “linked in friendship only”, but that Bennett had made the claims after she had made her own allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein last October. Argento alleged that Weinstein assaulted her in a Cannes hotel in 1997. Weinstein has denied all claims of non-consensual sex made against him.
Source: The Guardian
James Gunn's New Sony Horror Movie Is Coming This November
Details on the project are pretty scarce right now. The news comes via a recently revealed release schedule from Sony, which includes an untitled James Gunn horror movie set to hit theaters on November 30. The studio has confirmed that the release date is accurate. Beyond that, no more details were divulged. We should expect that some concrete details will be released sooner rather than later, given that this movie will be released in about three months.
Source: Movie Web
Release: August 31st, 2018
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers - more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge - must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.
Release: August 31st, 2018
When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid's worst nightmare: A creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive.
THE LITTLE STRANGER
Release: August 31st, 2018
THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
Horror At The Box Office
Pumpkin spice season is among us folks. Soon there will be a massive overflow of horror films coming our way and we won't even know what to do with it when it hits us. But until then, we`re stuck with only a few theatrical options. One of which is `The Meg`which some aren't even considering to be horror, while the other `Happytime Murders`is more in the vein of a murder mystery mixed in with a comedy.
Regardless of it’s a puppet being killed of not, who the hell cares. We will take the gore any way we can get it here and to have it in such a fun and unique way, we’ll take it and we will run with it.
As for results. “Crazy Rich Asians” has taken the top spot at theaters leaving “The Meg” is second place and newcomer “Happytime Murders” sadly starting off their beginning run in the third spot.
Follows the story of a disgraced children’s puppeteer who returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.
In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked tunneller must lead an Allied team into a hidden German base…100 hundred feet below the trenches. The Germans have lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon that turns its victims into deranged killers. The Allies find themselves trapped underground with hordes of the infected, a rapidly spreading disease and a team of German Stormtroopers dispatched to clean up the mess. The only thing more terrifying than the Western Front… is what lies beneath it.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
This week on Beyond The Void Horror Podcast they sit down with Director Anthony Diblasi about his upcoming horror movie "Extremity". Plus review "Dread" & "The Midnight Meat Train". It's a big episode you won't want to miss. You can listen here or you can Listen/Subscribe on iTunes here!