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Midnite Movie DVD Covers Galore!

The folks over at DVD Drive-In have posted a treasure chest's worth of covers for the September 11th Midnite Movie releases. The most interesting thing about the images is that it looks like 20th Century Fox is using their distribution deal with MGM to co-opt the Midnite Movies brand-name. Expect to be completely broke by September 12th.(read more...)

Website for "Skinwalkers" Fully Launched

Classic-Horror received an email from the fine folks at After Dark Films the other day letting us know that the website for James Isaac's Skinwalkers is complete (Skinwalkers.com). A cursory glance around the website reveals that most sections are still "coming soon", but expect that to change, well, soon. At the moment, you can access the film's trailer, synopsis, and message board.

In Skinwalkers, a young boy has the power to change the destiny of the werewolves. One faction of werewolves, seeking to end their curse, protects the boy. The other faction, which revels in bloodlust and savagery, will do anything to protect their way of life. For them to continue, the boy must die.

Skinwalkers comes out nationwide on July 27th, 2007.

New "Misery" Collector's Edition DVD

Misery, Rob Reiner's 1990 adaptation of the same-named Stephen King novel, will be receiving a brand-new collector's edition DVD, according the King fansite Lilja's Library. The disc will contain two commentary tracks, one by Reiner and the other by screenwriter William Goldman, as well as numerous featurettes. The featurettes include:

  • "Misery Loves Company"
  • "Marc Shaiman's Musical Misery Tour"
  • "Diagnosing Annie Wilkes"
  • "Advice for the Stalked"
  • "Profile of a Stalker"
  • "Celebrity Stalkers"
  • "Anti-Stalking Laws"

The theatrical trailer and teaser trailer will also be included in the package.(read more...)

DVD Art for Dark Sky's "Spider Baby"

Fangoria.com has the cover art for Dark Sky's new Spider Baby DVD, to be released on September 25th. As we reported earlier, the disc will include audio commentary by director Jack Hill and star Sid Haig and three featurettes. Additionally, there will be a still gallery, an alternate opening sequence, and an extended scene featuring footage not seen in the film.

Universal and Alex Proyas Team for "Dracula Year Zero"

Alex Proyas (I, Robot and Dark City) will direct Dracula Year Zero for Universal, reports Variety.com. The movie will be about Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure that served as an inspiration for Bram Stoker when he wrote Dracula in the late 1800s. Proyas was reportedly attracted to the screenplay, written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, saying that it plays off the horror and sympathy you have for Vlad, a man who "sells his soul to the Devil to save his kingdom and family."

Regarding the film, screenwriter Sharpless said, "One of the cool things about this is that we're doing it at Universal. This is the home of monster movies."

Scott Glosserman to Direct "Playing House"

Variety.com reports that Scott Glosserman, writer-director of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, has been tapped by Paramount Vantage to direct Playing House, a film he pitched to the studio with Macy Raymond. Glosserman and Raymond will also write the screenplay together. The story of the film involves a couple who move into an empty island mansion and are preyed upon. Glosserman is also working on the script for the fantasy film Tal.

Strike Entertainment in Pre-Production on "Black Lagoon" Remake

Buried in Variety.com's news story about Brothers of Invention is the tidbit that Strike Entertainment (Dawn of the Dead '04, Slither) is in pre-production on the long-rumored remake of Universal's 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Producer Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Big) has already written the screenplay, and Breck Eisner (Sahara) is set to direct.

More on MGM's Vincent Price and Roger Corman Box Sets

DVD Drive-In has the scoop on MGM's upcoming Vincent Price and Roger Corman box sets. The Price set is being advertised as part of MGM's "Scream Legends Collection", which indicates we could see more box sets of a similar nature in the future. Films in the set include The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Tales of Terror, Twice-Told Tales, Theatre of Blood, Madhouse, and the new special edition of The Witchfinder General. An extras disc will contain a documentary ("Vincent Price: Renaissance Man") and two featurettes ("The Art of Fear" and "Working with Vincent Price"). The set will be available on September 11th.(read more...)

Final Poster for "The Invasion"

Cinematical has posted what they report as the final poster for the upcoming Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake, The Invasion. The film, due to come out August 17th, stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. The plot concerns an alien disease which robs the infected of their humanity.

New Universal Classic Horror Box Sets

DVD Drive-In reports that Universal Home Video will be releasing two five-movie box sets as Best Buy exclusives sometime before Halloween. The sets will retail for about $20 each.

The first set, a "Horror Collection" will contain several sought after titles, including The Black Cat (1941), Man-Made Monster (1941), Horror Island (1941), Night Monster (1942), and Captive Wild Woman (1943).

The second set will be skewed towards science fiction and will include Dr. Cyclops (1940), Cult of the Cobra (1955), The Deadly Mantis (1957), The Land Unknown (1957), and The Leech Woman (1960).

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