Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. Before we delve into the recap of the previous week in horror, I have a bit of a bittersweet announcement that I need to make.
Due to various engagements surrounding the limited theatrical release of Raymond Did It I will be taking a hiatus from Horror Talk.
I have thoroughly enjoyed bringing you weekly recaps of horror news for the past four months and I really wish that I could find a way to keep doing it while self-distributing and self-promoting my film, but unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day and something has to give.
I will still be visiting horrornews.net when I can and doing guest columns here and there, but for the foreseeable future I just do not have time for a weekly column. I hope you, the readers, have enjoyed my run here as much as I have, and I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you at Raymond Did It screenings as we hit cities like Rockford, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Madison and Seattle. To keep up to date on where and when you can see Raymond Did It visit www.raymonddidit.com and check out the “Screenings” page.
So let’s get bloody together. One last danse macabre, for the road?
In Movie news, the internet was abuzz this week with reports that director Wes Craven is filming a few additional scenes for the highly anticipated Scream 4.
Craven insists that the additional filming is not so much reshoots as a journey to his “Dark Side” at the behest of Harvey Weinstein. Personally I’m pretty pumped by this revelation and I cannot WAIT to see what is in store for fans. As anyone who has seen the original Last House on the Left can attest, Wes Craven’s dark side can get pretty freaking dark.
It was announced this week that director Anthony G. Sumner’s indie horror anthology 3 Slices of Life will be available through several video on demand outlets on March 1st.
3 Slices of Life is a “a gruesome throwback to old-school anthology horror movies. Director Anthony G. Sumner, along with co-producer Eric Richter, and co-screenwriter Alan Rowe Kelly created a chiller with something scary for everyone. Bloodsucking parasites, disembowelment, zombies, serial killers, demon children, violent vixens, rabid office workers, and angry embryos all spring to life from the flesh covered sketch books featured in “3 Slices of Life”. according to a press release from TinyCore Pictures LLC, The Bosko Group, and Gravitas Ventures.
3 Slices of Life stars Kaylee Williams, Deneen Melody, Jack Guasta and Toya Turner. For more information, visit http://www.slicesoflifemovie.com/
Unless you’ve been trapped on a ski lift all week, you’ve probably heard that Hatchet 2 released on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.
At many retailers, Hatchet 2 sold out almost immediately, prompting the distributor, Dark Sky Films to state “To all those who bought HATCHET II legally we say, THANK YOU!!! If it’s sold out, we’ll make sure it gets restocked ASAP.” Via their twitter feed. Dark Sky also said “Want to see a HATCHET III? Then LEGALLY buy, rent or download HATCHET II. That’s the only true way we’ll know there’s a demand for one.”
There you have it Hatchet fans. Get out there and BUY this DVD or Blu-Ray so we can get more Hatchet!
At the Box Office The Rite opened in the number one spot, bringing in over 14 million dollars on 2985 screens. It would seem that the combination of Sir Anthony Hopkins, religion and sheer terror has proven infallible.
That brings our time to an end. But before we call the time on this week’s Horror Talk, I would like to wish a very happy birthday to the Leprechaun himself, Warwick Davis.
Mr. Davis, you have thrilled two generations of audiences with horror and fantasy and for that you will always be in our hearts. Whether as an adorable Ewok or a terrible Leprechaun, you create characters that leave a legacy in the minds and hearts of the viewer. Happy birthday, sir!
Many Bloody Returns,