Welcome to the FTS feature that brings you a bi-weekly helping of all things horror. If you are looking for things that go bump, bite and boo be sure to click through. Read all about the latest horror news, see new trailers, and read what other bloggers are talking about.
I’m not really a big fan of re-releasing old films in 3D but I do like the chance to see some classics on the big screen. This upcoming October some of us will get a chance to see the horror classic Halloween in theaters again! Read about the theatrical re-release of John Carpenter’s Halloween.
It’s always nice when the horror genre gets the love it deserves. This year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting month long screenings of some of Universal’s most memorable horror films. See how the Academy is celebrating Universal’s Legacy of Horror.
With so many Hitchcock related projects currently in the works, the upcoming TV series Bates Motel might be getting lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, the casting of talented actress Vera Farmiga seems to be giving the show a boost in the curiosity department. Read the casting info for the upcoming Psycho TV series Bates Motel.
Directed by Joe Dante. Starring: Teri Polo, Chris Massoglia, and Nathan Gamble.
Sadly, this is a trailer that I would care less about if Joe Dante’s name wasn’t attached to it. I dig some of his work but this films seems too uneven. Maybe the trailer is holding back on some campy sensibilities that I’m sure run throughout the film, but in doing so it makes the movie look like it wants to be taken more serious than is likely its intention.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D
Directed by: John Luessenhop. Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood.
I get it, I do. Chainsaws are scary. People love Leatherface. I see where studios come from when they decide to make more of these. Too bad this installment doesn’t seem fresh at all, regardless of what time period it takes place in. It’s reminiscent of the recent Friday the 13th re-whatever and I basically thought that blew chunks.
Directed by: Michael J. Gallagher. Starring: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia and Shane Dawson.
Holy YouTube stars Batman! Um, this doesn’t look terrible? It seems to be getting some negative feedback but I think that the villain seems creepy enough. The trailer is light in the plot department but to be honest I wouldn’t mind giving this a shot. I am I missing something? Does it actually look like shit but I’m not seeing it?
Directed by: Barry Levinson. Starring: Kristen Connolly, Jane McNeill and Anthony Reynolds.
Oh yay, another found footage trailer to review! Everyone’s gushing about this one like “Oh it’s Barry Levinson, yall! This shit gonna be tight!” but I’d like to remind those people that the same dude also made Envy. I do like the story here – flesh eaters are certainly creepy, but there appears to be like 10 million characters in this film. I hope it’s not just a smattering of vid clips pieced together to describe some government conspiracy thing.
Directed by: Andres Muschietti. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier .
This trailer shaped up nicely. It does a great job selling me with the imagery as well as the performances. Chastain looks unrecognizable with her black bob hairdo and that helped to shift focus from her as an actor too her character in the film. It’s presented by Guillermo Del Toro, who continues to stay in my good graces with his push for The Orphanage despite his totally disappointing approval of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. I’ll be very eager to see this once the release date draws near.
Attack From Planet B has a list of some of their favorite mad scientists in film. Read the list of their Top Mad Movie Scientists @ Attack From Planet B.
Freddy In Space always comes out with some inventive post ideas. This one combindes two great things in life: Horror films and ice cream. Read the article about the history of ice cream horror films @ Freddy In Space.
Goregirl’s Dungeon just makes me wanna shout “You go, goregirl!” Recently she put together one of those badass lists she likes to do, this time putting her focus on zombie films. See the list of five great moments in the history of zombie cinema @ Goregirl’s Dungeon.
Deep Red Rum writer Erin Lashley wrote an awesome list for morehorror.com about some of horror’s biggest out there moment. If you’re searching for a list of scenes that are guaranteed to have you cursing in disbelief, then this list is for you. If that doesn’t intriguing you, I’m not sure what will. Read the list for seven great WTF moments in horror history @ More Horror
The Movie Log has been churning out a ton of horror review lately but I decided to feautre a film most of FTS watched together recently. Read Mr. Darko’s review for the new horror anthology V/H/S @ The Movie Log.
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