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New Images from "Funny Games" Remake

IGN.com has posted new images from Michael Haneke's remake of his own 1997 thriller Funny Games. The new version stars Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as a couple who are terrorized in their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved serial killers (Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet).(read more...)

"Buffy" Spin-Off "Ripper" Is More Likely Than Ever

At Collectormania Glasgow, attendee Anthony Stewart Head told SyFyPortal that "Ripper", the long-rumored BBC series featuring his "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" character Rupert Giles, may finally be a go. While certain rights issues still stand in the way -- the BBC still has to get clearance from "Buffy" owner Fox -- they are apparently keen to do the series at this point. You can read the complete story at SyFyPortal.com.

Kevin Smith's "Red State" Written

Kevin Smith told NewsAskew.com that the first draft of his upcoming horror-thriller Red State has been completed. According to Smith, it's the shortest script he's ever written in terms of page count, with the least amount of dialogue. "Unlike any other script I’ve ever authored, to say the least," Smith wrote. "Very f**ked up. If I’d never said anything about it in the press and put it out under a pseudonym, I doubt anyone would ever connect me with it."

Smith has been tight-lipped about the details of the plot, although he has compared it to The Shining in terms of mood.

Cult Movies in the Phoenix Area Every Weekend in September

Classic-Horror.com is based out of Phoenix, AZ, so occasionally we'll be providing horror news that is specific to that region. In this case, we wanted to give everyone the heads-up that the Midnite Movie Mamacita, a local cult movie advocate who hosts screenings of classic grindhouse cinema here in the Valley, has an amazing slate of strange cinema lined up for her Reels of Fury event, going on every Friday and Saturday in September at the Chandler Cinemas (2140 N. Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85224).(read more...)

Trailers for "Mist" and "Missed"

Yahoo! Movies has posted trailers for Frank Darabont's The Mist (due out on November 21st from Dimension Films) and One Missed Call, an American remake of Takashi Miike's Japanese horror film (due out on January 4, 2008 from Warner Bros.)

The Mist trailer

One Missed Call trailer(read more...)

Final "Hatchet" Poster

Hatchet Poster (Final)

Anchor Bay has released a new poster for their upcoming theatrical release Hatchet. The new art isn't that different than the old art; the main differences are the tagline at the top ("It's not a remake, it's not a sequel...") has been changed to Harry Knowles' quote about Victor Crowley and the axe has been subtly altered to increase its impressiveness.

Hatchet comes out in limited release on September 7th. Find out where you can see it at the official Hatchet website.

New Posters for "Sisters" Remake

Sisters Poster A

Bloody-Disgusting.com has posted two new, high-quality posters for writer-director Douglas Buck's remake of Sisters, courtesy of Buck himself. The film follows Grace, a reporter, who is investigating a psychiatrist who maintains a disturbing relationship with one of his patients, Angelique. Sisters stars Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), Chloe Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry), Lou Doillon (House of Voices), and William B. Davis ("The X-Files").

Director for "The Descent 2"

Speaking at Film Four's FrightFest in London, director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers) revealed that he would not be directing a sequel to his film The Descent, Fangoria.com reports. Instead, The Descent 2 would mark the directorial debut of the original film's editor, Jon Harris. Marshall said that although he will not be taking the director's chair this go-around, he would be involved in every aspect of the production. One assumes this also means the script, which has not yet been written.(read more...)

Rob Zombie Signs Two-Picture Deal with Dimension

Days before the release of Rob Zombie's newest film, Halloween, the director and rocker has signed a deal with Dimension Films under which he will write and direct two features for the studio.  His manager and producing partner Andy Gould will produce both films. No details are available yet as to what those films may be or if they will even be horror. Zombie said the deal is a "natural step in the evolution of my film career."

Zombie's Halloween, a remake of John Carpenter's seminal slasher film, will open this Friday, August 31st.

"Illustrated" by Zack Snyder

Illustrated Man book

Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300) is attached to directed Warner Bros. upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man. Snyder will also produce the film, written by Alex Tse (who also wrote the screenplay for Snyder's current project, Watchmen), under his production shingle Cruel and Unusual Films. Co-producing will be Denise DiNovi (Edward Scissorhands), Frank Darabont, and Snyder's wife Deborah.

The original book was a collection of short stories narrated by a man whose living tattoos told the future. A previous adaptation from 1969 stars Rod Steiger in the title role and also features Claire Bloom.

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