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.
I don’t know about you but I sure was excited at the idea of a Scream 5. The last Scream installment was a lot of fun but it looks like any additional stories may end up on TV. [‘MTV Greenlights ‘Scream’ TV Series; Wes Craven in Talks to Direct’]
More TV news? You betcha! Looks like TV is the new place for horror. Now Robert Rodriguez is reportedly working on a show based on From Dusk Till Dawn. [‘Robert Rodriguez Working on ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ TV Series’]
Remember when Francis Ford Coppola had a new film out? No? You remember, the really bizarre ‘choose your own adventure’ type theater screenings of the film starring Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning? Well, it’s coming to home video. [‘Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt is Coming to Blu-ray’]
Director: Katie Aselton / Stars: Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth
Admittedly, this is a film I would normally be interested in, plot-wise. But I’m not a fan of any of the three actresses involved here. The trailer isn’t exactly titillating either, although it does seem so lean closer to a suspense thriller than a horror flick. I will probably still check this one out at some point but my hopes aren’t soaring.
Director: Sonny Laguna / Stars: Ralf Beck, Elin Hugoson, Hanna Oldenburg
Well, micro budget sure is accurate. Cabin in the woods/death is coming for us all generic-ness aside, I don’t know if I’ll be able to hang with the amateur acting/crappy characters for the full run time. I’ll let others bite the bullet on this one and check out reviews before settling in with this one.
Director: Peter Strickland / Stars: Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Cosimo Fusco
Color me impressed. I haven’t looked into many reviews yet for this one (I’m trying to stay in the dark) but the trailer is fantastic! I like Toby Jones a lot but moreover I dig the feel of the film. It sounds great as well which is fitting considering it’s interesting plot. Hopefully I can see this sooner rather than later.
Director: Jay Lee / Stars: Jade Dornfeld, Tamara Feldman, James Duval
This isn’t the craziest trailer I’ve ever seen or anything but it is original enough to pique my interest. I found the acting and camerawork on display to be pleasing but the water seem murky as to where the plot may go. That’s okay though, because a trailer should do just that: set the mood and entice.
Director: Nicolás López / Stars: Nicolás Martínez, Eli Roth, Ariel Levy
This doesn’t look bad but it isn’t intriguing either. If Eli Roth didn’t have any involvement in the film, I doubt I would have given it a second look. The story is tired but perhaps a few gruesome deaths will amp up the experience.
Freddy in Space makes a plea to his readers to pledge to a Kickstarter campaign that would help out the practical effects community. [If You Only Donate To One Kickstarter Campaign In Your Life, Make Harbinger Down That One…And Help Save Practical Effects!!!]
Forced Viewing podcasted about a few interesting movies including one film I’m anticipating quite a bit and another that the gang seems really into. [Podcast Episode 16: Berberian Sound Studio / Edison’s Frankenstein / Sushi Girl]
Cinefessions continues the Summer Scream Challenge for a second year in a row. See if you are up to the task! [Second Annual Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge]
Ligts Camera Action has a hilarious reviewish type piece up about just how bad Texas Chainsaw 3D is. [“Everything that is wrong with Texas Chainsaw 3D.”]
Both Sound on Sight and Forgotten Flix devote some of their web space to well deserved Ray Harryhausen tributes. [‘Remember Me: Ray Harryhausen (1920 – 2013): Master of Illusion’] / [‘Thanks for the magic, Mr. Harryhausen’]