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Sweet Cthulhu! Guillermo Del Toro's Next Project is "At the Mountains of Madness"

Astounding Stories - At the Mountains of Madness

Guillermo del Toro has been attached to more projects in the past five years than I have fingers, but the one that I've always been most excited to see happen is finally finally coming to pass. Deadline New York reports that del Toro's next movie as director will definitely be an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness for Universal. James Cameron will be a producer on the film, which should come in handy since it will be shot in 3D. Cameras will start rolling next summer after what I'm sure will be a necessarily lengthy preproduction period.(read more...)

Interview: June Lockhart on "She-Wolf of London"

June Lockhart #1

"Would you let me interview you about She-Wolf of London?" I asked the always charming and ebullient June Lockhart.

"Yes!" she answered immediately.

"And, in preparation for the interview, can I get you to watch the movie?"

One Mississippi. Two Mississippi. Three Mississippi. Four Mississippi. Five Mississippi.

"...Yyyyes..." came the 21st-century-to-date's most hesitant acquiescence.

Well, who can blame her? Universal's monster movie makers weren’t exactly covering themselves with glory at the end of the studio's legendary 1931-46 cycle of fright flicks, and this tale of "werewolf attacks" in a turn-of-the-century London park is related with minimum novelty or quality. Twenty-year-old Lockhart stars as Phyllis Allenby, the last descendant of an aristocratic family that was once cursed by wolves, and begins to suspect that in her sleep, under the spell of the curse, she rises as a werewolf and terrorizes the foggy park.(read more...)

Three Horror Classics Screening at Landmark Loew's Jersey City This Weekend

Loew's Landmark October Horror

Landmark Loew's Jersey theater in Jersey City, NJ has some exciting screenings lined up for this coming weekend, starting October 23rd at 8:00PM with a 35mm print of Brian DePalma's Carrie and continuing October 24th with a  showing of George Waggner's The Wolf Man at 4:00PM and then Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby at 7:30PM. Tickets are $6 per screening ($4 for seniors age 65 and older), but combo packages are available for those who want to take in multiple films. More details can be found at the Landmark Loew's Jersey webpage.

Trailer and Pictures for Universal's "The Wolfman"

The Wolf Man in The Wolfman (2010)

Universal has released the trailer for their upcoming remake The Wolfman to Yahoo! Movies. Well, they call it a trailer. I call it a plot summary. While it's exhilarating to see so much of the original 1941 The Wolf Man in place (Larry Talbot having an American accent, the gypsy woman, the Welsh setting), it also feels like all of the elements that are new to this version have been spelled out. I won't divulge what these new elements are, in deference to those who avoid the trailer to remain unspoiled. (read more...)

Universal is Remake-Happy: "Bride of Frankenstein" Up Next

Elsa Lanchester as The Bride

The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog broke the inevitable news that Universal is developing a remake of James Whales's Bride of Frankenstein. In fact, it turns out that Universal's been kicking around the idea for at least five years, although never with any success. The new Bride would be co-produced with Imagine Entertainment. Neil Burger (The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones) is in talks to write and direct; he would likely partner with Dirk Wittenborn on the screenplay. (read more...)

Keanu Reeves is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Woah.

Keanu Reeves

First of all, I apologize for the subject line. I'm sure there was a way to work in "I know kung fu" instead, but it's late and I'm tired. Moving on. Keanu Reeves will star in Universal's Jekyll, described by The Hollywood Reporter as a "modern retelling" of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) will write the script and Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher I-III) is in negotiations to direct.(read more...)

Universal Remaking "Videodrome" as an "Action Thriller"

Videodrome poster

Universal will remake David Cronenberg's Videodrome, according to this Variety.com article. If you suddenly feel waves of anger coming at you from you computer screen, well, that's me. I'm transmitting my own Videodrome signal. I'm a pretty laidback guy when it comes to the remake machine. I wish they'd stop, but I'd rather occupy my time with the original films. However, when I see a sentence like, "The new picture will modernize the concept, infuse it with the(read more...)

Rondo Winners for 2008 Announced

Rondo Awards

The seventh annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced last night during a special chat session over at the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com). Presenting the awards was the founder of the Rondos and owner of the CHFB, David Colton (known as taraco on the boards). Some of the attendees included Video Watchdog writers Tim Lucas and Shane M. Dallmann, Embodiment of Evil actor Raymond Castile, Cinema Suicide proprietor Bryan White, and many many more (read this as, if I'd thought about it, I'd totally have written some names down instead of relying on my frequently faulty memory). (read more...)

Universal's "The Invisible Man" Joins National Film Registry

The Invisible Man 1933 poster

Every year, the Library of Congress chooses twenty-five films that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant to be preserved in the National Film Registry. This year's selections, announced today, are a varied lot, ranging from comedies (So's Your Man) to film-noir (The Asphalt Jungle) to satirical dramas (A Face in the Crowd). Significant to genre aficionados is the inclusion of James Whale's 1933 sci-fi/horror romp The Invisible Man (1933). One of my favorites of Universal's golden age, the movie follows the transparent Dr.(read more...)

Tribute Video: Universal Monsters

Universal Monsters vid banner

Under my vidder alias "Jetpack Monkey", I recently created a fanvid for Universal's classic monster movies, set to Rob Thomas's "Ever the Same." I chose the song because I wanted something modern and poppy to create a juxtaposition with the Gothic imagery (in point of fact, I really kind of hate the song). I've embedded it below.

If you have trouble viewing the video on Classic-Horror, it is also available as a 26MB Quicktime file (right-click the link and select "Save as..." from the menu).(read more...)

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