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Lionsgate SDCC 2007 Panel

Lionsgate presented a look at Midnight Meat Train at their Comic-Con panel Thursday. Based on Clive Barker's short story from Books of Blood, the movie follows photographer Leon Kauffman (Bradley Cooper) as he stalks serial killer Mahogany (Vinnie Jones).

Mahogany works in a meat factory by day and on the subway at night, where he "gets victims on the train and takes them to a special place to feed people." Further research outside the panel clarified that Mahogany is turning his victims into meat to feed subterranean cannibals.

Director Ryuhei Kitamura says his goal was to "make something better than Hellraiser and Candyman." Apparently he has succeeded - Clive Barker says of Midnight Meat Train, "This is the best adaptation - and I'm including my own work - of any short fiction that I've ever seen."

Shooting for another Books of Blood short story, "Pig Blood Blues," begins in October.
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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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Spotlight on George Romero at SDCC 2007

George A. Romero

The horror highlight of San Diego Comic-Con's opening day of panels was Spotlight on George A. Romero. Hosted by Max Brooks, author of bestselling novel World War Z, George Romero discussed everything from why he makes zombie movies to the loss of the Night of the Living Dead copyright to his upcoming production, Diary of the Dead. The event even included a surprise visit by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5).(read more...)

Comic-Con International 2007 Has Begun!

San Diego Comic-Con International, the biggest popular arts convention in the world, started its 2007 incarnation with Preview Night, where holders of the four and three-day passes were able to wander the Exhibition Hall before things launch properly tomorrow.

A couple pictures to tease you for the coverage we have in store throughout the next four days:

Faux Cherry Darling
A faux Cherry Darling from Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" segment of Grindhouse entertains onlookers at the Weinstein Company booth.

Resident Evil: Extinction Motorbike
A specially customized motorcycle used to promote Resident Evil: Extinction at the Sony Pictures booth.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Classic-Horror.com as San Diego Comic-Con International 2007 continues.

Trailer for Argento's "The Third Mother"

Yahoo! Italy has the official trailer for Dario Argento's The Third Mother, the long-awaited follow-up to Suspiria and Inferno. You can see it here. Be warned that the trailer is heavy on text, and all of that text is in Italian. Still, you can get the basic gist of things from context. The Yahoo! page also contains some exceptional-looking stills and the official poster.

Monster Squad Screening at San Diego Comic-Con International

We've just received word that Lions Gate will be holding a screening of Fred Dekker's The Monster Squad at San Diego Comic-Con International to promote the new 20th Anniversary DVD. In attendance will be Dekker and Squad members Andre Gower, Ashley Bank and Ryan Lambert, who will all participate in a panel after the screening.

When: Saturday, July 28th, 2007 at 7:30PST

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Lamberto Bava Talks "Room 213", "Masters of Italian Horror"

Lamberto Bava, director of Demons and son of Italian horror legend Mario Bava, talked to Fangoria recently about his upcoming project, Room 213. “It's a psychological thriller about a girl who is studying a serial killer,” Lamberto said. "The killer is still alive, but he has been in a coma for six years. However, someone starts to kill again in the same style as him—but is it just a copycat or could it be something else? It is very strong—very bloody."(read more...)

Twisted Terror DVDs from Warner Bros.

Twisted Terror collection

Warner Bros. has announced the "Twisted Terror" collection, six horror DVDs available as either a set or individually on September 25th. Included in the collection are a number of much-awaited titles making their DVD debut, such as Wes Craven's Deadly Friend (1986), Oliver Stone's The Hand (1981), the Amicus anthology From Beyond the Grave (1973), the John Carpenter TV movie Someone's Watching Me (1978), and Eyes of a Stranger (1981), featuring makeup effects by Tom Savini. The only film in the set that has had a previous DVD release is Manny Coto's Dr. Giggles (1992), although the old Good Times disc has been out of print for some time.

The films should retail for $14.97 individually or $49.92 collected in the box set.

Big Budget "Troll" Remake

Bloody-Disgusting.com just confirmed that there are plans to remake John Carl Buechler's 1986 film Troll with a much larger budget. The original film stars Noah Hathaway as Harry Potter, Jr., a boy who discovers that his sister is housing an evil troll, looking for the ring that will give him the power to transform the world. The film also features Michael Moriarty, Sonny Bono, and June Lockhart. There's also a sequel available, Troll 2, directed by Claudio Fragrasso.

No word yet on who is putting up the money for this remake, nor do we know about any attached cast or crew.

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