Thursday December 5, 2013
Dracula isn't exactly setting ratings records for NBC, but that isn't stopping the network from developing another show based on a legendary Universal monster movie -- this time, it's The Wolf Man. Technically, the show will be based on the 2010 remake starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, so I guess we should expect something along that storyline and aesthetic. If it makes it past the pilot stage, the plan is to team The WolfMan (apparently, that's the spelling they're going with) with Dracula and Grimm for a horror-themed Friday night lineup. Fans of Dracula might take that as a good sign that the vampire series will get renewed, especially considering The WolfMan is coming from David Knauf, head writer and executive producer of Dracula. Interestingly, this won't be Knauf's first foray into TV werewolf territory; he previously wrote/produced the short-lived CBS show Wolf Lake.
Wednesday December 4, 2013
© Magnet Releasing
If you're bemoaning the lack of major theatrical horror releases between Halloween and the new year, you may want to give The Last Days on Mars a shot. It may technically be a small independent film, but it's got a big-screen feel and is certainly superior to recent major-studio sci fi horror fare like Apollo 18. Read about it in my review of The Last Days of Mars.
Tuesday December 3, 2013
© Anchor Bay
This week, the sci fi thriller The Last Days on Mars gets a limited theatrical release, while the LONG-delayed All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Trail of Blood and a host of re-releases land on home video.
Monday December 2, 2013
© The Weinstein Co.
Horror movie remakes are so yesterday. Horror TV remakes is where it's at these days -- or more specifically, TV versions of horror movies. Last season, Hannibal and Bates Motel made a splash; Teen Wolf has been a hit on MTV for several seasons; and Dracula is currently airing on NBC. Now, following recent news that there are series being developed based on Ghost, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and Lifeforce (not to mention the long-gestating Scream, From Dusk Till Dawn and Hellraiser), comes word that The Weinstein Company is planning a series based on its 2007 film The Mist -- itself based on the 1980 Stephen King novella of the same name. Read More...