Welcome to the FTS feature that brings you a monthly 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.
A little while back, The Human Centipede director Tom Six argued that the film’s star Dieter Laser was in breach of contract. It seems that the two have settled their differences now and Laser is set to return for the third film. ['Human Centipede' director Tom Six and star Dieter Laser end legal battle, 'HC3' to start filming in May -- EXCLUSIVE]
Is it possible that practical effects still reign supreme in the Evil Dead franchise? Yes, according to the new Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez who says there is absolutely no CGI in the movie. [No CGI At All In The New ‘Evil Dead’?!!]
Monsters director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot is shaping up. The latest casting news has Aaron Johnson (Kick Ass) at the top of the pack to play the lead in the new film. [Aaron Johnson set for the lead in Godzilla?]
[Series] Starring: Eliana Jones, Emilia McCarthy and Aaron Douglas.
Cheating a bit with a TV-ish series trailer but this seemed like a good thing to bring to the forefront. This new made-for-Netflix series is from gore guy Eli Roth but the trailer here suggests something much different. It sort of looks like a cross between some Vampire Diaries type show and American Horror Story. Stylistically, that’s a bit generic but it feels like there is enough mystery encapsulated within the characters to warrant a viewing. Hopefully this will be engaging and a solid addition to the new Netflix lineup that I’m truly looking forward to.
Directed by Don Coscarelli. Starring: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes and Paul Giamatti.
What sparked my initial interest in the project is that it’s based off a book written by David Wong, a talented writer I was turned onto thanks to his work on Cracked. As for the trailer, there is a lot going on and not a lot to help you through it. That’s okay though, because I reckon this is the kind of movie where you’ll still be figuring it out as you go. It gets high points for originality and a bonus score for Paul Giamatti.
Directed by Fede Alvarez. Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas.
The trailer for this has been out for a while now but they just released a new one so I decided to talk about it now. I’m pretty sure anyone shunning this film has never seen the trailer or read anything about it’s production. It looks like a disgusting masterpiece and it is the biggest, baddest trailer to come out in quite some time.
Directed by Brad Anderson. Starring: Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut.
I love the concept behind this. It’s a little bit over the top, what with the whole ‘going above and beyond the call of duty’ concept but it’s not too outlandish. There is a lot of great tension in the trailer that reminds me of solid 90′s thrillers. Halle Berry looks good here and it’s also awesome to see Abigail Breslin working on something a little outside her element.
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. Starring: Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark and Andrew Sensenig.
I was a huge fan of The Last Exorcism but I’ll be the first to admit how silly the title “Part 2″ sounds here. The first film does leave enough room for a sequel but is it necessary? Probably not. The sequel jumps away from the found footage camerawork from it’s predecessor and gives the whole experience a very different vibe. There’s nothing egregious about what the trailer highlights but there isn’t anything that stands out either. I will probably check this out because I was a fan of the first film but based on this trailer alone, I don’t expect anything as thrilling as part one.
Bloody Disgusting has a badass infographic by Andrew Barr that shows off all the deaths in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre universe. [A Graphic Of Every Kill In The ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Universe!!]
The Droid You’re Looking For has an article that explores when a movie ‘goes too far’ and what is acceptable when making the viewer uncomfortable.[When is it Acceptable for a Film to Make You Feel Uncomfortable?]
The Cinematic Katzenjammer has a list honoring the new Texas Chainsaw movie that picks out six film characters that would wear your face if given the chance. [Pick Six: 6 Movie Characters That Will Wear Your Face]
Public Transportation Snob keeps coming with great stuff. This time writer Dan Heaton explores twisted films like Jacob’s Ladder for the I’m So Confused! Marathon. [I'm So Confused! Marathon: Jacob's Ladder (1990)]