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Cover Art and Details for Icons of Horror: Sam Katzman DVD

Icons of Horror: Sam Katzman

DVD Drive-In has posted the cover art and a lengthy article about Sony's upcoming Icons of Horror: Sam Katzman box set. As previously reported, the box will feature four of Katzman's horror films for Columbia: The Giant Claw, Creature with the Atom Brain, Zombies of Mora Tau, and The Werewolf (1956). The set will also have a nice spread of special features, including:

  • Chapter Two of Katzman's 1951 serial Mysterious Island
  • Trailers for all four films
  • Bonus trailers
  • 1959 Mr. Magoo cartoon: "Terror Faces Magoo"
  • Midnight Blunders, a rarely-seen two-reel horror-comedy from 1936

Icons of Horror: Sam Katzman is set to be released to stores on October 16th, with a list price of $24.95.

JJ Abrams to Produce Supernatural Thriller

JJ Abrams, already hard at work producing the untitled horror film codenamed Cloverfield as well as directing the latest Star Trek film, will produce a supernatural thriller for Paramount, Variety.com reports. The as-yet untitled film will be based on a pitch by Josh Marston (Maria Full of Grace), who is also set to write and direct the film. No details are known about what the plot will involve, but a tight lip has become a trademark of Abrams' producing deal with Paramount.

Marston is also developing a movie based on the Jonathan Lethem novel "Fortress of Solitude."

Nicole Kidman Set for Remake of Colombian Horror Film

Universal is developing a remake of Juan Felipe Orozco's Al final del espectro for Nicole Kidman to produce and star in, Variety.com reports. Orozco's original film, which does not yet have distribution in the United States, involves a woman who, after a traumatic incident, becomes an agoraphobic shut-in -- which is the least of her problems once she starts seeing a ghost around her apartment. Orozco is expected to direct the remake as well. Fernley Phillips (The Number 23) will write the screenplay.(read more...)

"Hatchet" Director Adam Green Interview

Adam Green newsreel pic

Director Adam Green's Hatchet is making waves in the horror community more for what it isn't than what it is: it's not a remake, it's not a sequel, and it's not PG-13. It's an honest-to-gosh R-rated slasher movie, starring honest-to-gosh horror icons Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, and Tony Todd, about a group of tourists who run afoul of  Victor Crowley (Hodder), a deformed killer who haunts the bayous of Louisiana. The film's fans have built the "Hatchet Army" to show their support for fresh material on the silver scream. Television star Milo Ventimiglia could be seen in a Hatchet Army t-shirt during the "Heroes" panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and after witnessing the Hatchet panel (check out Julia's full report) at the same convention, I'm ready to get a shirt for myself.(read more...)

Future Goodies from Classic-Horror

Classic-Horror.com is a small site, but we're getting bigger all the time. I just thought I'd take a second to give you all a heads-up on what we have planned for the next few months.(read more...)

Cover Art for "Death Proof" DVD

Death Proof DVD

DVD Active has posted the cover art for the Weinstein Company's 2-Disc Special Edition of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, the second (and lesser) of the two films in Grindhouse. According to Fangoria.com, DVD is expected to include the extended Cannes cut of the film, including the "missing reel" and other new scenes. A number of featurettes will populate the second disc, as well as a trailer for the documentary Double Dare.

Sony to Release Sam Katzman DVD Box Set

DVD Drive-In received word that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing "Icons of Horror: Sam Katzman", a set of four films made by the legendary producer for Columbia in the 1950s. Titles in the set include The Giant Claw, The Werewolf (1956), Zombies of Mora Tau, and Creature with the Atom Brain. As a bonus, one installment of Katzman's 1951 serial Mysterious Island will also be included in the set. Expect this collection to hit your local retailer on October 16th, with a suggested retail price of $24.96.

Poster for Frank Darabont's "The Mist" at SDCC 2007

If you wander behind the SpikeTV booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, you can take a peek at the poster art for Dimension Film's upcoming adapatation of Stephen King's short story "The Mist." Starring Thomas Jane, the film involves a freak storm that unleashes bloodthirsty creatures upon an unsuspecting small town. A group of people hole up in a supermarket to fight for their lives. The Mist comes out November 21, 2007.

Poster Art for "The Strangers" at SDCC 2007

The Strangers Poster #1

In addition to the Doomsday posters, Rogue Pictures booth at San Diego Comic-Con had two new posters for Bryan Bertino's thriller The Strangers.

The Strangers

 

The Strangers is a terrifying suspense thriller about a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.

Doomsday Poster Art at SDCC 2007

The Rogue Pictures booth on the San Diego Comic-Con exhibition floor showed off four excellent posters for Neil Marshall's upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, Doomsday:

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