Happy 2018 horror fans! And welcome to the first edition of Last Week In Horror for 2019, so you can think of this as season two, issue one.
I hope you all had a great holiday break but I'm back to bring you the news and trailers released. Which you potentially may have missed over the course of the last few weeks. Everything that's coming out for us next week in new releases and the return of Horror at the Box-Office.
Netflix set 2019 release for their movie based on one of Stephen King's most disturbing horror stories
Netflix and Stephen King are obviously having a very productive partnership, with the streaming service housing two fantastic adaptations of his works in the last year or so, with both Gerald's Game and 1922 proving to be pretty great chillers.
Peter Jackson Would Be Very Happy to Be Disgusting Again
Will we ever see a new Peter Jackson horror movie? Maybe! Jackson recently used his Weta Digital VFX studio to restore old World War I footage for the documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, and he decided to use the same tech on his early horror films, like Braindead (aka Dead Alive) and Bad Taste.
Netflix Issues Warning Against #BirdBoxChallenge As Viewers Start Blindfolding Themselves in Real Life
The #BirdBoxChallenge takes its inspiration from the movies universe, in which a group of people must band together in order to survive against monsters who make people kill themselves when they look at them. In the film’s most notable set piece, Sandra Bullock’s character travels with two young children down a river to seek refuge from the monsters. The characters are all wearing blindfolds as to not accidentally look at the monsters.
EXCLUSIVE: DAN AYKROYD AND BILL MURRAY SET TO JOIN ‘ZOMBIELAND 2’
Exclusive: ‘Ghostbusters’ stars Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray are currently set to join the cast of ‘Zombieland 2: Double Tap,’ The GWW has confirmed.
Source: Geeks Worldwide
Bruce Campbell: Meet Ripley’s Believe It or Not's new host!
Campbell will be the face of the brand following in the footsteps of the late, great Jack Palance in the 1980’s and Dean Cain in the 1990’s. This is terrific news for fans who were wanting to see more of the actor after his recent enjoyable return to the small screen as Gary Green in AMC’s Lodge 49. Go to the 38:48 mark to view the Campbell footage.
Source: 1428 Elm
STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3 PREMIERE DATE AND FIRST POSTER REVEALED
A summer premiere is fitting for the spooky series, which is set in the summer of 1985 (just in time to ruin Eleven and the rest of the gang's vacation) and has ominously been described in the show's official companion book as "the final summer of their childhood." A lot of the action will likely take place around the new Starcourt Mall opening in Hawkins in the new season, as promised in the first Season 3 teaser trailer.
Chloë Grace Moretz Reteams With Luca Guadagnino For ‘Blood On The Tracks’
Scripted by Richard LaGravanese (The Fisher King, Erin Brockovich), specific plot details are still under wraps, but it appears that the 1970s-set film will have a fictional narrative with characters devised from Guadagnino and LaGravenese, and will be a “multiyear set story.” The script clocks in at 188 pages. “When they’re repressing, we dramatize the repression, and what that does to them,” LaGravenese said, speaking to the album’s themes. “And we dramatize what happens when you let your passions take over too much.”
Source: The Film Stage
First Look at Guillermo Del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
We have our first official look at the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie. Guillermo del Toro has been working to bring the beloved horror book series to the big screen for quite some time and, even though he's only producing, that dream will finally be realized in 2019. Now, we have our first look at the movie adaptation in the form of a behind-the-scenes image that was taken during production.
Remembering CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Star Robert Kerman (1947-2018)
According to his colleagues, Kerman never considered his work groundbreaking or history-making; he was a hard-working and ambitious performer with an eye on Hollywood success, building up a diverse resume in films that mostly flew under the mainstream radar (though porn’s peak era briefly lent the genre a bit more legitimacy among more permissive audiences), but horror fans never forgot his intense work in Holocaust, as well as his role in Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox (a.k.a. Eaten Alive) the following year.
Source: Dread Central
Tony Todd Would Play Any Role In Jordan Peele’s Candyman [Exclusive]
There’s still no word on whether director Nia DaCosta would cast Todd as Candyman again or create a new Candyman. Todd told us he would be happy to play a different role should they decide to recast Candyman.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Although Aquaman is tearing it up in the Box-Office at the moment, the big surprise film this past weekend was Escape Room.
With an opening weekend of nearly $18 million dollars against a budget of $9 million, the film has been a massive success and considering I, as someone who is knee deep in horror related news on the daily, personally had barely heard anything about it up until its release is completely shocking.
With a pretty heavy cast including Tyler Labine and Deborah Ann Woll just to name a few, it's not unimaginable that they alone could pull in movie goers thanks to their filmographies both in and outside of the genre.
One of the biggest things I want to point out as well is the IMDB rating of 6.4 (as of this writing) which is high praise when it comes to horror films. For a quick example, both the original Friday the 13th and The Amityville Horror have a 6.5 and a 6.2 rating respectively.
If you get the chance, check this one out, cause I know I will when the opportunity presents itself!
Release: Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
College student NATALIE is visiting her childhood best friend BROOKE and her roommate TAYLOR. If it was any other time of year these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween which means that like everyone else they will be bound for HELL FEST a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. Ever year thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares. But for one visitor, Hell Fest is not the attraction, it is a hunting ground. An opportunity to slay in plain view of a gawking audience, too caught up in the terrifyingly fun atmosphere to recognize the horrific reality playing out before their eyes. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowds continues to rise, he turns his masked face to NATALIE, BROOKE, TAYLOR and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.
Release: Friday, January 11th, 2019
Three friends get the chance to live the college dream when they’re invited to join an elite fraternity—but first they’ll have to survive the hazing from hell. Freshman social misfits Ethan, David, and Justin are desperate to improve their terminally uncool reputations by pledging one of their university’s prestigious Greek houses. When every frat on campus turns them down, they are unexpectedly recruited by a shadowy social club offering them access to an exclusive world of raging parties, eligible coeds, and VIP social status. The catch? A sadistic initiation ritual that goes from depraved to deadly over the course of 48 booze- and blood-soaked hours.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
Every 25 years, it begins. Bound to an ancient pact, a family of powerful witches must perform a family ritual: human sacrifice. Among the people who must dies, one member of their own family. The rest are chosen specifically for the wrong doings they have committed.
The Haunting of Sharon Tate
Pregnant with director Roman Polanski's child and awaiting his return from Europe, 26-year-old Hollywood actress Sharon Tate becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death.
A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.
In the near future, the President of the New United States of America hires a team of military veterans to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top secret research facility orbiting the Earth.
This week on Beyond The Void Horror Podcast It’s a NEW YEAR! Clint Carney joins to talk about his new movie Dry Blood. Plus Patrick returns to guest co-host for a special #GravePlots movie making segment! This one is called “The Attic Door”. It’s a big week and you are invited! You can listen here or you can Listen/Subscribe on iTunes here!