The Week in Classic Horror: March 21 - 27, 2009
Another week, another set of interesting articles and news bits from around the web. Inside there's more information on Rob Zombie's Halloween sequel, a controversy surrounding the English subtitles in the American DVD release of Let the Right One In, a few thought-provoking reviews, and more!
- Bloody-Disgusting.com has a look at the cover of Dr. Loomis's book on Michael Myers, which will feature in H2 (or Halloween 2: The Devil Walks Among Us as it's being called in some places).
- Icons of Fright explores Magnolia's dumbing-down of the English-language subtitles on Let the Right One In in DVD and Blu-ray releases of Let the Right One In, comparing the new subs to the ones present in the theatrical release.
- Bloody-Disgusting followed up on the LtROI subtitles debacle and found that Magnolia will be putting the superior theatrical subtitles on all future copies of Let the Right One In -- but current owners of the film will not be able to exchange their copy for a corrected one.
- Variety.com reports that Universal and Imagine Entertainment will adapt the upcoming comic book series The Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft into a feature film. Director Ron Howard, who heads Imagine with producing partner Brian Grazer, is considering directing the film himself.
- Scott Essman contributes a special report to Zombos Closet of Horrors, arguing that the upcoming remake of The Wolf Man would be better served by using practical effects for the man-to-wolf transformations rather than CGI.
- The Vault of Horror finishes up its look at the Showa era of Godzilla films, examining Destroy All Monsters through Terror of Mechagodzilla.
- Arbogast blogs about a much-overlooked death scene in Mario Bava's Black Sunday.
- James Gunn reveals some of the unused poster concepts for his 2006 film Slither.
- The Sci-Fi Block - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
- Horror's Not Dead - a rather unique and hilarious take on The Unborn (2008)
- Cinema Suicide - The Cremator (1968)