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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...)

Midnite Movie DVD Covers Galore Redux!

Burning, The on DVD

DVD Drive-In has even more DVD cover art for the September 11th explosion of horror DVDs from 20th Century Fox and MGM, including Return of Dracula/The Vampire and The Burning! See it all in their Midnite Movies gallery.

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.

Sneak Look at Vampire Detective Show "Moonlight" at SDCC 2007

Friday afternoon at ComicCon, Joel Silver presented a look at Moonlight, a new vampire detective show that premieres on CBS this fall. (Fridays, 9 pm.)

The show focuses on Mick (Alex O'Loughlin, The Shield), a vampire who was turned by his wife Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon) on their wedding night sixty years ago and still hasn't forgiven her. He now works as a private investigator and refuses to drink from living people. Internet reporter Beth (Sophia Myles, Doctor Who) meets Mick at a crime scene (unaware that she had met him previously as a small child) and he becomes her protector.
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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.

"Reaper" Pilot Premieres at SDCC 2007

Friday evening at the San Diego ComicCon, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) presented the new show Reaper. Slacker Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison) has always taken the easy route. But on his twenty-first birthday, he discovers his parents sold his soul to the Devil (Ray Wise). Now Sam is a bounty hunter for Hell, capturing souls that escape and sending them back where they belong.

Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have created an irreverent horror-comedy show. In the pilot episode, directed by Kevin Smith, Sam discovers his destiny and develops supernatural abilities. Along with friends "Sock" (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez), Sam tracks down a fire demon with the help of a demonic Dirt Devil and a portal to Hell through the DMV.
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Hatchet promises "Old School American Horror" at SDCC 2007 PICS UPDATED

Writer-director Adam Green is using San Diego Comic-Con 2007 to get the word out about his new R-rated slasher film, Hatchet, which is being touted to signal the return of “Old School American Horror”. With a planned theatrical release on September 7th to only 80 theaters nationwide, this Anchor Bay production is already making waves in the film festival circuit,  winning awards at both Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal and the Austin Fantastic Fest.(read more...)

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