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Nakata & Ichise Working on "Inhuman" Film

The masterminds behind Ringu will team up for a new horror movie, according to the Hollywood reporter. Hideo Nakata (Dark Water '02) will direct and Taka Ichise (The Grudge) will produce Inhuman for 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises. Inhuman is based on a true Japanese crime story. We'll be covering more on this film as it comes in.

"Joshua" One-Sheet Revealed

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Fox Searchlight has released the one-sheet poster for its new horror-thriller Joshua, coming out July 6, 2007. Joshua is the tale of Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby (Vera Farmiga) Cairn, perfect Manhattan parents in a perfect Manhattan apartment whose perfect life begins to crack after the birth of their second child Lily.  Shortly after Lily arrives home, a dark side of prodigy son Joshua slowly begins to reveal itself. 

The new promotional one-sheet appears to the right.

"Cannibal Holocaust" Companion Film Synopsized

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Bloody-Disgusting.com has posted the official synopsis for Ruggero Deodato's new Cannibal Holocaust film. To quote:

The film is about Professor Harold Moore, a New York anthropologist traveling to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew shooting a film about cannibal tribes.

Deodato directed the original Cannibal Holocaust, released in 1980. Despite the similarity in plot, this new film is not being described as a remake, but as a "companion."

Death with a Brutal Kick: 10 Sadistic Ways to Die in a Horror Movie

Brutal Feature: Black Sunday 1960

Sometimes, we get contacted to do an article to coincide with the release of a theatrical film or DVD. Most of the time, we don't do it because we either don't have any ideas or there are no good ideas for that particular movie. The PR folks for Universal's recent remake of The Hitcher (coming out on DVD May 1st -- check the cover art at the bottom of the page) had something different, however -- a good idea. They said, "Hey, guys, we have somebody getting yanked apart by two semi trucks in our movie. What about listing off some other brutal and/or sadistic deaths?" I was intrigued, which is often enough to get me to put fingers to keyboard, so here we go.

The list presented below isn't definitive. These aren't necessarily the ten most brutal or sadistic deaths in a horror movie, just the ones we thought were notable. Your mileage may vary. Each entry is accompanied by a screencap that can be accessed by clicking the thumbnail icon below the film title.(read more...)

April 2007 DVD Preview

Welcome to Haunted Newsreel's DVD Preview for April. This edition is sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment's upcoming discs for Dead and Deader, Masters of Horror: Family, Noein: Volume 3, and their theatrical release Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. (read more...)

"28 Weeks Later" Trailer Preview Online

Whoever heard of a preview for a trailer? Apparently Fox Atomic did. According to the good people over at Dread Central, Fox has unleashed a snippet of the new trailer for 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle's hit not-a-zombie film 28 Days Later.... Check out the sneak preview now or wait and see the full trailer before The Hills Have Eyes 2 on March 23rd.

March 2007 DVD Preview

Welcome to what I now expect to be a monthly feature: Haunted Newsreel's DVD Preview. Our March edition is sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment's upcoming discs for Death Row, Masters of Horror: Pro-Life, Re-Animator, and Tokko.(read more...)

February 2007 DVD Preview

Welcome to a special edition of the Haunted Newsreel, sponsored (for we must all eat) by Anchor Bay Entertainment's upcoming discs for Masters of Horror: Pelts, Devil's Den, and Night of the Living Dorks. In this installment, we'll be dishing information on the joyful cornucopia of Region 1 DVD releases heading down the pike in February 2007.(read more...)

Apples and Blood Oranges: The Texas Chainsaw Article

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 poster

With the prequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning coming out on October 6th, 2006, I thought it was just about time to take a look at the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre and its 2003 remake (The Beginning is connected to the remake).

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (henceforth referred to as TCM03) should come with a warning label on it. "Do not consume within 2 months of ingesting 1974 version." The problem is that if you look at TCM03 up against the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TCM74), the newer film will appear to be complete crap. The social commentary is gone, the story is juiced up with sex and drugs, and it misses the almost nihilistic "s**t happens, then you die" philosophy of Tobe Hooper's seminal classic.(read more...)

San Diego Comic-Con International 2006 Report

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Yes, the Haunted Newsreel is back for a one-shot look at the news and highlights of San Diego Comic-Con 2006. This week, we'll be looking at Skinwalkers, Grind House, The Reaping, Pan's Labyrinth, The Wicker Man, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, and, oh yes, Snakes on a Plane.

The Con:

The 2006 San Diego Comic-Con was held from July 20th to July 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center in sunny Southern California. Each year, tens of thousands attend, and 2006 was no exception. The Fire Marshal actually shut down onsite registration on Saturday because there were simply too many people in the building (online registration had been disabled the previous night).(read more...)

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