News Bits: Rachel Wood as a Vamp, H2 Rating, Demons Bumped & MUCH more…

When there more horror than we can handle, we’ve got a news post dedicated to the tid-bits of news floating around the web. Yesterday we told you about Paris Hilton in “Supernatural” and a few other bits, now we’ve got the official rating for Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, a first ever look at Evan Rachel Wood in HBO’s “True Blood”, the first hi-res images from Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones and Univeral’s Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, along with the new trailer for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are and a bump for the remake of Night of the Demons. Read all about all of that, and more inside!Let’s kick things off with the brand spanking new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Where the Wild Things Are, the hotly anticipated Spike Jonze film arriving in theaters October 16, courtesy of Yahoo!. The film will combine voice performances, live-action puppetry and computer animation to dramatize the ad-ventures of Max, a rebellious young boy who runs away from home after a fight with his mother and finds himself in a forest where the wild things roam.


Just when we thought True Blood could not get any sexier, Evan Rachel Wood joins season two of the HBO hit as Sophie-Anne, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. Wood will make her first appearance in the August 30 episode when a desperate Bill (Stephen Moyer) seeks Sophie-Anne’s advice. TV Guide has your first look.

Nobody’s ever entirely happy to see her” character, Louisiana’s blood-sucker boss lady, Queen Sophie-Ann, says series creator Alan Ball. “She’s very powerful, capricious and most likely insane.


In other news, Rob Zombie writes that Halloween II is rated R for “strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, some crude sexual content and nudity.

Check out a drunk Uncle Seymour below.


Fangoria is reporting that Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson’s Night of the Demons has been bumped to an undetermined February 2010 date. The film was slated to open again Zombieland on October 9th. It will premiere at the Film4 Frightfest UK Film Festival this month.

In the remake Angela Feld is throwing the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties at the infamous Broussard Mansion in New Orleans, where dark events transpired almost a century ago. But when the packed party gets busted by the police, Angela and her friends Maddie, Lily, Suzanne, Colin, Dex and Jason are the only ones left behind. Soon Colin and Angela make a grisly discovery in the basement and inexplicable events start to take place. With the mansion gates mysteriously locked, the seven find themselves trapped for the night…and soon they’re fighting ancient demons for their very souls.


DreamWorks Pictures provided Bloody-Disgusting with the first four hi-res images from Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, which arrives in theaters December 11. The film centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Watch the trailer here.

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The Lovely Bones


Below you’ll find the first batch of stills from Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, which was retitled to appeal more to the Twilight crowd. If you missed out on the trailer and opfficial poster, dig on ’em here. The Vampire’s Assistant tells the frightening tale of a boy who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.

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John Hughes, the Chicago-based filmmaker who redefined the teen movie in the ’80s with his sympathetic comedies about the joys and heartbreak of high school life, died Thursday of a heart attack in New York. He was 59.

Hughes suffered the heart attack while taking a morning walk while visiting family members in Manhattan, his representatives said.

With films like “Sixteen Candles” (1984), “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), all of which he wrote and directed, Hughes treated teens with respect. In contrast to raunchier teen movies like “Porky’s,” Hughes reached beyond the conventional stereotypes to create idiosyncratic characters that spoke to a generation. In the process, he nurtured the careers of such young actors as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy – continue reading here.

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