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2011 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW: DIMENSION FILMS

And so it begins, the first of our many “2011 Horror Movie Preview” pieces that will unroll through the New Year! Kicking everything off are the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, who after nearly closing their doors, have risen from the grave prepared to take over the horror world by the end of 2011. The year sees the release of the hotly anticipated Scream 4, along with the eerie found footage sci-fi thriller Apollo 18, and a new low budget Hellraiser movie (while we wait for the big budget remake). What else do they have cooking? Read on and see. What most excites you?

–DIMENSION FILMS 2011 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW–

SONY / LIONSGATE & AFTER DARK / SUMMIT / WARNER BROS. & NEW LINE
PARAMOUNT / UNIVERSAL / DIMENSION / RELATIVITY / VARIOUS

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Dates Subject to Change

SHELTER (March 25, Dimension)


The film follows a female forensic psychiatrist who specializes in debunking multiple personality disorder. When she discovers that her latest patient’s various personalities are all murder victims, she struggles to find a logical explanation for the man’s delusion.

APOLLO 18 (March 4, Dimension)


The only info is that it’ll be an extraterrestrial film that was greenlit when Bekmambetov presented film footage purported to have been shot by the crew of Apollo 18. That moon mission from the early 70s was officially canceled by NASA, but according to urban legend, it actually happened. Timur’s footage shows signs of alien life, and the events of the mission are built into a thriller story line.

SCREAM 4 (April 15, Dimension)


The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 Million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original SCREAM trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with a group of new stars – Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, and Marielle Jaffe – who can hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise.

PIRANHA 3DD (August, Dimension)


NO DETAILS YET. John Gulager directs from a screenplay by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The trio worked together on the Feast trilogy. It’s said to be utilizing actual 3-D this time around.

HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS (TBD, Dimension)


Being directed by Victor Garcia (Mirrors 2, Return to House on Haunted Hill) from a screenplay by special effects artists Gary Tunnicliffe, the plot will follow two friends who unleash Pinhead, who becomes their master of pain. Apparently, one of the friends has a change of heart. He backs out on his oath hoping to swap himself out with one of hi friend’s family members.