Author Archives: Cara Madison

John Luessenhop in Talks to Reboot ‘THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE’ in 3D

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Tobey Hooper conceived the idea behind one of his most popular and lucrative film franchises while trapped in a sea of humanity inside a department store. While pondering over the quickest means of escape from the crowd, Hooper’s eyes wandered to the chainsaw display. It was then, as Hooper stood envisioning the carnage he could create by carving his way through the crowd, that THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was born. Years, and numerous remakes with … Continue reading

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Low-Budget Horror Comedy ‘ATTACK OF THE HERBALS’ to Screen at Cannes

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Director David Keith’s low-budget horror-comedy ATTACK OF THE HERBALS is going to Cannes. Billed as an EVIL DEAD style horror comedy, the film mixes gore with giggles on the big screen, and is David Keith’s first feature length film outing. ATTACK OF THE HERBALS was made for less than $18,000 dollars and stars Liam Matheson, Steve Worsley, and Calum Booth. The film will make its Scottish premier at Aberdeen’s Queens Link Cineworld on May 22, … Continue reading

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Terror Comes in Cardboard Boxes in ‘BLOOD SHED’

Director Patrick Hasson has a dream, and it is a unique one. His dream is to create a horror film centered around the evil that lurks inside storage sheds. Enter the world of Hasson’s low-budget independent horror film titled BLOOD SHED. No, it’s not a film about hoarding knickknacks or husbands hiding their sports memorabilia collections from their wives, there is an unspeakable evil lurking behind those cheaply constructed walls. The premise is fairly simple, … Continue reading

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in James Wan’s Next Horror Flick

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Variety is reporting that Nicole Kidman is currently in negotiations to star in the latest film offering from James Wan titled SPECTRE. Details about this upcoming film project are very hush-hush at this time, but SPECTRE reportedly has a budget of under $10 million, making it yet another low-budget outing for Wan. No stranger to the world of low-budget horror, Wan directed the box-office darling INSIDIOUS. INSIDIOUS was made on a shoestring budget of merely … Continue reading

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‘INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS’ Actress Dana Wynter Dead at 79

Actress Dana Wynter died of congestive heart failure on Thursday, May 5 at the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Continuing Care Center, she was 79 years old. Best known for her portrayal of the tragic, and sleepy, Becky Driscoll in Don Siegel’s sci-fi cult horror classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, Wynter was born on June 8th, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. The daughter of renowned surgeon Dr. Peter Wynter and Jutta Oarda, Wynter once aspired to … Continue reading

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‘FINAL DESTINATION 5’ Poster and Trailer

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Ah, FINAL DESTINATION, the film franchise that made us all fear manhole covers, tanning beds, and even the innocence of a coat hanger. In FINAL DESTINATION 5 , Death is back for more souls and will be offing the unsuspecting survivors of a terrible suspension bridge collapse. Odds are their deaths will probably be some of the most random and ridiculous “accidents” moviegoers will be privy to all summer. Once again, like in the fourth … Continue reading

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‘SERU’ Brings Shaky Cam Horror to Malaysia

Video can be captured with digital camcorders, webcams, and even cell phones, so it’s no small wonder that “shaky cam” films are making their way around the globe. When it comes to horror films, people want it gritty, they want it real, and they want it presented to them in a manner that they can relate to because the more believable a scenario is, the more frightening it becomes. That does not mean that fantastical … Continue reading

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New Poster for Horror Movie ‘S’

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A new poster is out for Devang Dholakia’s shaky cam jaunt simply titled S. Similar to the motion poster we showed you earlier, fractures in the glass surrounding the video screens give the impression that an evil entity has smashed the very poster itself. S. tells the tale of a group of college students who go out looking for ghosts and they find them. Based on true story, S. was filmed in only nine days … Continue reading

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Katrina Bowden to Swim with the Fishes in ‘PIRANHA 3DD’

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Katrina Bowden of NBC’s 30 Rock has joined the cast of John Gulager’s PIRANHA 3DD. In addition to starring on the popular primetime television program, Bowden was also recently named Esquire Magazine’s 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive which makes her a shoo in for sexiest fish food in PIRANHA 3DD. Bowden’s arrival was announced in a press release on Tuesday and listed the actress as “on the menu.” Directed by John Gulager, PIRANHA 3DD will star … Continue reading

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‘LORD OF THE CROWS’ Looking for Funding

On April 21 Tony Gibson launched a crowd-fund raising campaign in the hopes of rustling up enough money to give financial wings to his new project, a low-budget horror film titled LORD OF THE CROWS. Gibson needs approximately $24,000 to shoot a promotional trailer, and released a video on his youtube channel utilizing concept art to depict the gory scene. In it a man savages the face of a woman ensnared in what looks like … Continue reading

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MTV Movie Award Nominees Announced

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The 2011 MTV Movie Award Nominees were announced and surprise, surprise the TWILIGHT and HARRY POTTER franchises lead the pack. Happily for horror fans, BLACK SWAN picked up four nominations including BEST MOVIE and BEST KISS for the lip lock shared by costars Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman. Other notable nominations include, Ashley Bell for Best Scared-As-S**T Performance in THE LAST EXORCISM, Leighton Meester for Best Villain in THE ROOMMATE, and Natalie Portman for Best … Continue reading

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‘DEMENTIA 13′ Actor William Campbell Dead At 87

William Campbell, star of the cult classic film DEMENTIA 13 died Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Campbell was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 30, 1926 and served with the Navy in World War II. He married his first wife Exner in 1952 and the couple divorced in 1958. Campbell is survived by Tereza, his third wife. Campbell had a long career and starred … Continue reading

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New Clip from ‘PRIEST’

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Synopsis “Set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires, Paul Bettany is Priest, a legendary warrior priest during the last Vampire War, who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities controlled by the Church. But when his 18-year-old niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires in the desolate wastelands outside, Priest breaks his sacred vows and ventures out to find her and … Continue reading

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Israel Gets Infected With a Zombie Virus in ‘ANOTHER WORLD’

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As WINTER OF THE DEAD: METELETSA was Russia’s first take on a zombie horror film so too is ANOTHER WORLD a groundbreaking film for Israel. Many times filmmakers have used zombies as a means of commentating on society by using the monsters as a way to deconstruct what society has created. So, in a sense, the advent of the zombie film could be seen as a bloody window into different lands and cultures allowing viewers … Continue reading

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‘DEAD WEIGHT’ Now Filming in Wisconsin

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Last week, the low-budget horror film DEAD WEIGHT from Head Trauma Productions began filming in Oshkosh, Fisk and Pickett, and is expected to wrap up in May with a final shoot in a Neenah alleyway. Production on the film began on April 17, and in the film, a man named Charlie is desperately seeking to reunite with his girlfriend Samantha. Unfortunately for him, several hundred miles stand between him and the woman he loves as … Continue reading

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Zombies Trail a Blast of Artic Weather in ‘WINTER OF THE DEAD: METELETSA’

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The zombie cravings have made it all the way to Russia. Billed as the first ever Russian zombie movie, WINTER OF THE DEAD: METELETSA is set during one of the hottest summers on record in Russia, and then the unthinkable happens. It begins to snow. In an interesting twist on the infected rain method used in such films as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, this snow ushers in a zombie horde, but it is uncertain … Continue reading

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