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Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner: FEB 12-18

Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner is a weekly roundup of recent horror-related posts from around the web; a handy guide to the notable horror happenings of the past week.  Enjoy…


CBS News shows us the first bit of footage from the highly anticipated, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. (Bloody Disgusting)

Bloody Disgusting  interviews Kevin Lehane and Jon Wright, makers of the forthcoming horror/comedy Grabbers.

The makers of Vigilandia reveal the plot details to Bloody Disgusting.  Dystopian sci-fi is almost always entertaining territory and with the filmmakers’ background in horror I think they can add a lot to the film’s bleak story.

The trailer for the Korean anthology film Doomsday Book was released, promising unique vignettes exploring the end of the world. (Bloody Disgusting)

Bloody Disgusting interviews Nicolas Cage on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Just when we thought we’d seen the last of him, it looks like Hannibal Lecter is returning for a series on NBC based on characters from Red Dragon. (Hollywood Reporter)

I know video game movies generally aren’t well-received, but, like it or not, here comes an adaptation of the beloved Twisted Metal franchise. (Bloody Disgusting)

Oren Peli’s Chernobyl Diaries finds a distributor in Alcon.  I’m thrilled to see more from Peli, he’s a huge talent! (Hollywood Reporter)

The prequel for Cabin Fever is in the works and has a director.  Cabin Fever was one of my favorite horror films from the early 00s, and I also felt that Ti West’s sequel was sadly overlooked.  I’m excited to see where they go with the story. (Hollywood Reporter)

The first film of The Melancholy Fantastic trilogy hits VOD in April.  Judging by the trailer and the early details, this should excite you. (Dread Central)

The hilariously titled Rat Scratch Fever hits DVD in April. (Dread Central)

Dread Central showed us the trailer and the poster for the Halle Berry starring Dark Tide.  It seems the horror world has sharks on the brain these days…

Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton talk Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. (Twitch)

The trailer for the Indonesian film, Modus Anomali, promises a generous helping of psychological scares. (Twitch)

Bloody Disgusting reports on the unique and relevant horror film, The Mooring.

Subject 17 takes a found footage approach to Frankenstein.  This has huge potential! (Bloody Disgusting)

I Am Legend grossed an impressive $584 million back in 2007.  Warner Brothers’ plan to move forward is only curious in that it didn’t happen much sooner. (Deadline)

News has been flying in about Darren Lyn Bousman’s The Devil’s Carnival, and on Friday, we were treated to the first teaser trailer. (Hollywood Reporter)

Dread Central reports that filming on the first segment of The Profane Exhibit has wrapped.  The segment is The Hell Chef, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura who brought us such delightful fare as Tokyo Gore Police and Helldriver.

The cult film Battle Royale hits the road in a series of screenings. (Dread Central)

Joss Whedon talks the hotly anticipated Cabin in the Woods. (Dread Central)

Dread Central gives us the early info and a teaser for the low-budget horror film Delirium.  It looks really interesting and shows a lot of promise.

A butcher, a lawyer, a Marine, a waitress and a hacker struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse in Dead Team. (Dread Central)

Slash Film gives us a list of little-known, but excellent, satanic films to honor the release of a well-known, and critically panned, satanic themed film, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

I am a huge fan of the work of John Skipp & Craig Spector.  The Book of the Dead anthologies they edited in the late 80s/early 90s were excellent.  That being said, one can only imagine my delight at seeing Elizabeth Massie’s zombie tale, Abed, (from the second of those anthologies) get the film treatment. (Twitch)


Feel free to e-mail Lucas with links of interest.


About Author

Lucas Mangum is an author from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His flash fiction has been published in Death Head Grin, MicroHorror, and his short story "Goblins" is available as an ebook. He also hosts the bi-monthly Awesome Reading Fests in Doylestown. Read his blog, The Dark Dimensions, or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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