Freddy Vs Jason DVD Winners!

The time has come, and we’ve picked the winners to our Freddy Vs Jason DVD contest. Five entries were picked at random to win a copy of the movie on DVD, read on to see if your name was picked. If not, don’t worry.. look to the right and enter the Cabin Fever DVD contest which ends Feb 2.
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A 'Dawn' of a New Ending...

Wet N Wild Radio has some interesting news regarding the Dawn of the Dead remake, “I just received an Email from Producer Eric Newman, everything is going well and on schedule. They are shooting some cool new stuff for the ending of the film and for the DVD. So I guess the scoop I got a few days ago is true. A new ending for Dawn of the Dead.” This rules, because now we know we’ve got some goodies for the DVD if the movie kicks ass! The dead will walk the earth on March 19.
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'Snaps II' Unleashing More Fury on the Web

Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed, one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2004 hits Canadian theaters this Friday, while everyone in the US has to wait (now we know what it feels like). To continue the hype for the long-awaited film, the official site has been regularly updated with new images and stats. If you head on over there now, you can see another five new images, some bloody, and some hairy! Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed hits US video shelves April 13th. Thanks to Taylor for the heads up.
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Jaume Serra to Helm 'House of Wax 3-D'

Good ol’ Film Jerk has some news on the latest developments from the Dark Castle camp about their next flick, House of Wax 3-D. “Further details are now emerging on Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver’s remake of the 1953 film House of Wax, which is scheduled to begin mid-April in Australia. The feature will be directed by first-time filmmaker Jaume Serra, the Dark Castle-financed project will be presented in 3-D. Little has been known about the film outside of a three-line summary released earlier this year-until now.” Follow the link for the story!
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Naomi Watts Confirms her Role as Ann Darrow

TheMovieBox reports that E! News Daily interviewed The Ring star Naomi Watts and director Peter Jackson at the BAFTA/LA luncheon on Saturday, and Watts confirmed she is set to star in Universal’s insanely large budgeted King Kong. “I will sit in the hand of King Kong,” she stated. King Kong hits theaters December 14, 2005.
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The Jason Voorhees You NEVER Saw in 'FvJ'!

Creature-Corner stumbled onto something quite amazing today, and as a mater of fact, I’ve seen it too, but I had no idea what I was looking at. Inside is an image of a special mask from Latex Mask Central of the redesigned Jason Voorhees face – yes the deformed boy under the mask. The image is of the original makeup from the movie Freddy vs Jason. The shots of the face wound up on the cutting room floor, but the original artist, Conor McCullah, has recreated it for the fans to purchase! Read on for a look at this beauty – or should I say disturbing beauty – and a link on where to buy it.
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McFarlane's Monsters Series III Announced!

Both Tadd and Darknessfalls informed me that over at the Spawn Messege Board, the McFarlane staff made a major announcement on a the third series of McFarlane’s Monsters. The line-up will include the following: ATTILA the HUN, JACK the RIPPER, VLAD the IMPALER, BILLY the KID, RASPUTIN, ELIZABETH BATHORY. Interesting series, But I’d still rather see that Movie Hero’s line that’s been talked about for years now. Even better, I’d rather see a Mickey and Mallory box set than any of these “reimagined” beasts McFarlane’s been putting out for years now. Either way, I’m sure these will kick ass.
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McFarlane's Monsters Series III Announced!

Both Tadd and Darknessfalls informed me that over at the Spawn Messege Board, the McFarlane staff made a major announcement on a the third series of McFarlane’s Monsters. The line-up will include the following: ATTILA the HUN, JACK the RIPPER, VLAD the IMPALER, BILLY the KID, RASPUTIN, ELIZABETH BATHORY. Interesting series, But I’d still rather see that Movie Hero’s line that’s been talked about for years now. Even better, I’d rather see a Mickey and Mallory box set than any of these “reimagined” beasts McFarlane’s been putting out for years now. Either way, I’m sure these will kick ass. READ MORE

VH1 Takes on the Horror Genre in 'Slashers'

Tadd informed me that this Saturday at 10/9 central, VH1 will be airing an episode of their new “Super Secret Movie Rules” show and their first episode will be the “Slashers” episode including all of our favorite horror villians. According to the VH1 website, the show will include interviews with Joe Bob Briggs, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles & Heather Langenkamp. The movies include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scary Movie & Freddy Vs. Jason. VH1 writes, “Why are slasher movies a cut above other genres? Is it the fact that in these films, sluts die and virgins live? Is it the way these killers can be shot, stabbed, burned and decapitated but still never seem to die? Is it the way spooked teenager peers seem to view dark, empty rooms as welcome mats? The answers to these and many other pointed questions can be found in the Slashers episode of VH1′s newest series, Super Secret Movie Rules, which injects some new blood into a popular film format.”
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Bring the New York Horror Film Festival to Your Home

Inside is a review by SuperHeidi for Killer Shorts, which is a compilation of short films shown during the 2002 New York City Horror Film Festival. The films range from surreal, to hysterically funny to absolutely terrifying. The DVD contains nearly two hours of great short films and extras, including the crowd pleasing New York City Horror Film Festival Opening, the making of the film “Subway”, and a 2002 wrap-up. Read on for Heidi’s review.
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Can Peter Sarsgaard Handle the 'Skeleton Key'?

The Hollywood Reporter writes that best supporting actor Golden Globe nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass) is in final negotiations to star in a lead role opposite Kate Hudson in The Skeleton Key for Universal Pictures. Shooting is scheduled to start in April with Iain Softley at the helm. Penned by Ehren Kruger, the New Orleans-set story follows a young woman (Hudson) who begins to experience spooky things in the home of the elderly couple for whom she’s caring. Sarsgaard plays the love interest of Hudson’s character.
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Groundhog Day 'Turns' Darker and More Twisted

Variety reports that Texas Chainsaw Masssacre director Marcus Nispel will be remaking a Japanese thriller named Turn for Radar Pictures at Paramount. Turn is a supernatural thriller about a woman who slips into a coma after an accident and finds upon waking that she is in a parallel reality — a completely empty city, where she is forced to relive the same day over and over again. Did they cast Bill Murray in this one? Why don’t they just call it Groundhog Day? Speaking of Groundhog Day, I decided to quit whining and read on, “Executive producer Roy Lee calls it a “horror version of ‘Groundhog Day.’”.. so there ya go. The Endeavor-repped Nispel will focus on Turn after helming Diane Lane in Need, also at Paramount.
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Forget Charlize Theron.. Bring on Christian Bale

It’s easy to eat day and night to gain a few pounds for a role, but try losing 63 pounds when you’re already skinny and in shape (yeah, I’m mocking you Theron fanatics out there)! Film Threat calls Brad Anderson’s The Machinist, “brave and visually impressive, it should demand an audience.” Filmmax’s flick – that premiered at Sundance 2004 – stars Christian Bale (American Psycho), whom lost 63 pounds for his role as Trevor Reznick, an insomniac who hasn’t slept in over a year.. or so it seems. If you haven’t read my brother “Jam’s” collaborative review yet, click here. He calls Christian Bale’s performance “immaculate.” Keep your eyes and ears open, because this film promises to be a heavy hitter sometime this year. Maybe Bale will finally get the recognition he deserves after he makes a “Hollywood” film – like Batman – which is next for the up and coming star.
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Mike Epps Speaks on Surviving the Genre

Mike Epps told SCI FI Wire that he plays a good guy in the upcoming horror sequel movie Resident Evil: Apocalypse. “It’s been so great, man,” Epps said in an interview. “I get to hold some guns and shoot them without going to jail.” Later he continued with this unthought out comment, “This is the first horror movie where a black man didn’t die,” Epps joked. “Ain’t that amazing? Usually, we die in the first five minutes. We’re making a big move up in horror movies.” Is it me, or didn’t Ken Foree survive at the end of Dawn of the Dead in 1978? Follow the link for more on his character. Resident Evil: Apocalypse is slated for an October release.
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'Boo' Scares Back to the Basics

Steven Felti, who plays the villainous spirit Jacob in the supernatural horror film Boo, told SCI FI Wire that the film relies on basic scares rather than hi-tech digital work. “We’ve got some in-camera things,” Felti said in an interview. “Mostly we’ve got some great stuff that’s just lighting. Just the lighting, [where] I’m in a corner, almost invisible, and this light just shoots across me. I’m standing there and the kids don’t notice me. Stuff like that, which really hearkens back to some of your early ghost stories, the real basics of the scare. You’re walking in a dark hallway in a deserted building, you have your flashlight, and you [notice something]: What the hell was that?” Graveyard Filmworks plans to screen Boo at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July, then release it theatrically. Follow the link for more.
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Bill Pullman Joins 'The Grudge' Cast

The Hollywood reporter had a little addition to Film Jerk’s report on the addition of Clea DuVall and William Mapother to the cast of The Grudge, “Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall and William Mapother have joined Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr and KaDee Strickland in helmer Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge, the English-language remake of Ju-on produced by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures for Columbia Pictures. Shooting starts in Tokyo later this month. The film centers on a curse that befalls someone who dies in the grip of a powerful rage. Those who encounter this murderous supernatural curse die, and a new one is born — passed like a virus from victim to victim. DuVall and Mapother play a husband and wife living in Tokyo who unwittingly encounter the violent curse of their home’s previous owner. Pullman plays an English professor.”
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Damn.. Contemporary Retellings Are In

Variety reports that Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. Jekyll, also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (The Last Days of Disco,) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (Judging Amy), Desmond Askew (Go), Abigail Spencer (All My Children) and John Rubenstein (21 Grams). His script for the film, has Jekyll as a computer scientist who collaborates with his female lab assistant to create a powerful computer program that transforms him into a lustful and violent alternate personality that jeopardizes his marriage and friendships. Zakarin describes the film as “a genre horror film with the heart of an art film.”
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Tim Roth Enters the 'Dark Water'

Variety reports that Quentin Tarantino’s buddy, Tim Roth, is set to join Jennifer Connelly, Pete Postlethwaite and John C. Reilly in Dark Water, the remake of the ultra scary Japanese flick directed by the Hideo Nakata. The US remake is being directed by Walter Salles for Bill Mechanic’s Pandemonium. Dark Water revolves around a mother and daughter who escape a custody battle by retreating to a run-down apartment building. There, they are haunted by the ghost of a former resident.[img]
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Leatherface Gets Lean and Mean in 12"

Tadd informed me Sideshow Toys has added new images of the 12″ Leatherface figure that ships this June/July. The Leatherface 12 inch figure features the re-imagined classic skin mask, as worn by Andrew Bryniarski in the 2003 remake of the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Also included- his infamous chainsaw, trusty axe, hands with rings collected from his victims, and a film accurate costume, complete with apron and leather arm wrappings. And for the first 500 retail customers to order directly from SideshowCollectibles.com, Leatherface will also include an exclusive sledgehammer accessory, courtesy of Sideshow! Read on for a look at the figure.
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Review: 'The Butterfly Effect'

Although I may not always agree with our reviewer Lyle’s opinions, I do respect them, and that is why you can read his negative review for New Line Cinema’s The Butterfly Effect here. Personally I thought the movie was very well done – the directing and acting were way above what I expected to see. But, not everyone can agree with me, so follow the link for an alternate opinion and then post your thoughts on the film for others at our Butterfly Effect review thread.
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Sick New Images are 'Unleashed'

Holy crap does this movie look better and better with every image posted? Head on over to the official website for Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed and head to “Gallery” for five new images that were just added. But be warned, two of them are bloody, and sick.. just the way we like it! Snaps II hits Canadian theaters January 30th and US video shelves this April!
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'Butterfly Effect' in Theaters Now with High Praises!

New Line Cinema’s emotional roller coaster ride, The Butterfly Effect (review), hits theaters today with much anticipation, and not because Ashton Kutcher is in it. The film is receiving high praises from film sites far and beyond, averaging about 8 out of 10, which is high coming from some serious critics. The film stars Ashton Kutcher as Evan Treborn and Amy Smart as Kayleigh Miller, in a film, which is supposed to be filled with many twists and surprises. Visit the official site for more or head on over to our Butterfly Effect messege board thread to post your opinion on the movie.
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'Ring' Sequel Being Broken Up into Two Films!

There has been a lot of talk on what storyline The Ring 2 would take on, since it’s a remake of a Japanese trilogy. According to numerous past sources, it would be a blend of the original stories, and something new – since the Japanese sequels suck (and they do). Well Dark Horizons has some news on how this might change – for the better, “Ehren Krueger, is obviously writing the sequel. The script is part prequel/part sequel with the first thirty five pages being a fleshed out backstory. Right now this is being jettisoned as Dreamworks wants to make that section of the script into a completely independent prequel film (which Ehren will at least write the treatment for, if not the whole film) and thus is busy trying to come up with a beginning for the movie and still be able to make its march start date. While he works on that, Dreamworks is looking for a hire end closer to do a couple steps on the second and third acts”.
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A Lot Better Than the Japanese Version

After I saw the teaser for Kill Bill Volume 2 over at the official Japanese website, I lost a little faith in the second half of the movie. But Tarantino must have had a different vision for advertising to different people on different sides of the world, because the teaser over at Movie Box is a lot better and a lot more “Tarantino” than the crap showed on the Japanese website. Follow the link and take a peak. The Bride Kill’s Bill on April 16th.
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