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Yes, this is more Ti West news. This time he has nabbed John Travolta and Ethan Hawke for his next project. [Ti West Recruits John Travolta and Ethan Hawke for ‘In a Valley of Violence’]
The Grudge is getting another reboot, this time from Sam Raimi? What’s this all about? [Producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert to Reboot ‘The Grudge’]
I really enjoyed 2010’s Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and from what I can remember, it seem like a sequel could offer up even more laughs if done right! Let’s classify this news under HOPEFUL.[Tucker & Dale vs. Evil sequel in the works]
Director: Zachary Donohue / Stars: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro
At this point, I don’t even feel like mentioning the fact that this is found footage film fare. Pushing all of that aside, this trailer doesn’t look bad necessarily, just not too interesting or scary. It reminds me of that awful movie Untraceable with Diane Lane and I feel like the movie will just end with the camera on our left-for-dead protagonist.
Director: Scott Derrickson / Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, with Sean Harris, and Joel McHale
Maybe it’s because I just recently rewatched The Conjuring but I can’t wait for another haunting flick. This looks likes it’s right on the cusp of being proper creepy or utterly generic. I love that stupid stuffed owl, though. It looks so disturbing in the dark.
Director: Daniel Stamm / Stars: Mark Webber, Ron Perlman, Rutina Wesley
Maybe it’s just because I like Mark Webber so much but this actually looks like it could be a good time. It seems to be towing the line of wild/fun and genuinely dramatic. I’ll definitely give this one a chance, if not in theaters then certainly at home.
Director: William Eubank/ Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet, Jeffrey Grover
I know that this seems to be more of a science fiction film but I had to share it. This is one of the best trailers I have seen in a while. The visuals are both beautiful and haunting. It’s rare that a trailer nowadays skips on giving away all of the plot details so I plan to just keep this under my belt and avoid any further marketing for fear that the movie might be spoiled.
Director: Jerome Sable/ Stars: Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf
I love this! The campy (no pun intended) vibe is so spot on here and as long as they aren’t too heavy on the singing/musical aspect of the movie I should be able to handle it. It looks like a legit slasher that doesn’t take itself seriously. I can’t wait to check this out.
Cinema Axis is talking about the throwback film The People Under The Stairs. [RACE, VIGILANTISM, & ZOMBIES IN WES CRAVEN’S THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS]
Forced Viewing chats about a lot of films in this podcast episode – including one of my biggest disappointments from 2013.[Podcast episode 26: THE CELL 2 / MURDER PARTY / PACIFIC RIM]
My Film Habit looks at the movie Hitchcock based on the famous director’s decision to shoot Psycho.[HITCHCOCK – A HISTORICAL FIGURE WE’RE SUPPOSED TO CARE ABOUT]