I’ve been slamming this movie since day one, and I’m still finding it incredibly odd that Fred M. Andrews’ flick is being pushed out into “theaters everywhere” on September 9.
Entitled Creature, the film has been known under various monikers from Blood is Blood to Lockjaw.
The “studio” releasing the film is called “Bubble Factory,” a company allegedly known for putting missing money into troubled productions and completing them (for a huge ownership percentage).
Does this mean the movie is bad? Not necessarily, but red flags are being raised from coast to coast. Being a horror fan to a fault, I can’t help but feel like something’s “off”. I’m still doubting this will actually hit theaters on September 9, but I guess time will tell. I can’t wait to see the film and offer my honest assessment. If it’s awesome, I’ll scream “I was wrong” from the rooftops (TwitVid?)
Check out the official “theatrical” trailer below, which utilizes a hilarious quote that’s obviously NOT from a review. Get more on Creature at the film’s official website. READ MORE
In an interview with the Daily Blam, Rosewood Lane director Victor Salva opened up about the long-gestured Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral, which is sounding more and more unlikely with each passing month/year.
“It has come close several times to going before cameras, and I hope someone sees the wisdom in shooting this, the third and final Creeper tale, I still can’t tell you what the fate of this third film will be,” said Salva sorta implying that he’s nixed the fourth film that was to shoot back-to-back.
“3D would absolutely devastate the script – since the added 2 to 3 million in production costs would strip the screenplay down to a point where it would be smaller in scale than the original ‘Jeepers Creepers,’ ” he added. “And then even that money dried up. I would say the film has been on and off the front burner at least nine times during the last few years.”
The film is said to take place 20 years after the last and would bring both Jonathan Breck and Ray Wise back into the mix. READ MORE
In cooperation with Syfy and Lionsgate, this Saturday After Dark Films is releasing a new “After Dark Originals”, in a bid to take the “horror festival concept to a higher level”. Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team.
Now, in anticipation of their release, B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the films, in a series we’re calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”.
In this installment we interviewed Scream of the Banshee director Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion) about his film which follows an archeology professor who unwittingly releases a mythical banshee with the ability to kill through the power of her ear-splitting scream. READ MORE
On Saturday, March 26, at 9PM (ET/PT) SyFy will premiere their 200th Saturday Original Movie, Scream of the Banshee, their co-production with After Dark Films from Automaton Transfusion director Steven C. Miller.
In Scream of the Banshee: “When a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee.” Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) both star.
If the cast of Kristoffer Aaron Morgan’s H.P. Lovecraftian horror The Home wasn’t already out of this world, Indiewire has learned that Battle: Los Angeles star Michelle Rodriguez might be checking in as well.
When asked about joining the cast of The Home for Dimension Films, Rodriguez told the site, “More likely than not I’ll be doing that this summer over there, they’re getting production set up now.”
Should this become official, she’ll join Louise Fletcher, Louis Gossett Jr., Edward Asner, Fionnula Flanagan, Brian Cox, and Cloris Leachman in the pic penned by AICN vet Eric Vespe (Quint).
“ ‘The Home’ unfolds after a young man is nearly killed during a horrible accident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the elderly residents appear to be suffering from delusions. But after witnessing a violent attack, he soon realizes that the screams behind the walls are caused by more than hallucinations, and the residents are being preyed upon by twisted, monstrous nightmares that lurk within the home itself.” READ MORE
Maybe it’s because Rick Baker and Dave Elsey just won an Oscar for “Best Makeup” at this year’s Academy Awards, or maybe the home video sales alone were through the roof, but Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned that Universal Pictures’ is planning to retool The Wolfman yet again.
Universal is out to writers for what they’re calling a period piece reboot (again) of George Waggner’s classic 1941 film starring Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolf Man.
The only details I have is that it’s supposed to start a fresh direct-to-disc franchise like what they’re doing with Death Race, although their direction is still unconfirmed.
The 2010 Joe Johnston-directed remake starring Benicio Del Toro took in $140 million worldwide. Not all that impressive.