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Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner: FEB 26 – MAR 3

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…

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Bloody Disgusting interviews Michael Nickles, director of the forthcoming limited release Playback.  This one sounds like it’s going to be a winner.

Brian Keene’s Ghoul is a great novel and one of my personal favorites.  Dig into this trailer for the upcoming film. (Bloody Disgusting)

In sad news for fans of the Hellboy series, Ron Perlman reports that a third film is very unlikely. (Bloody Disgusting)

Leprechaun’s Revenge is a forthcoming SyFy original picture.  Airing on 3/17, it is the debut feature from acclaimed short film director Drew Daywalt.  I’m pretty pumped for this.  For those of you horror fans who don’t know who Daywalt is, I suggest checking out the Daywalt Fear Factory. (Dread Central)

I’m originally from San Diego where the Whaley House was a tourist attraction.  I’m very fascinated to see a horror film based on it.  It will star Lynn Lowry of George Romero’s The Crazies. (Dread Central)

Cannibals as a threat are nothing new to the horror genre, but that is a great poster. (Dread Central)

The independent film, The Complex, is now available on DVD.  The story is about a man who wakes up in a building with no memory of his past.  It looks interesting enough.  I like the fact that the others in the building who’ve suffered the same fate seem to have accepted their situation while the main character is determined to escape. (Dread Central)

While not horror, the trailer for Junkie boasts enough cultish weirdness to appeal to genre fans. (Bloody Disgusting)

You asked for it (well, somebody did):  the full trailer for Piranha 3DD.  No, that extra ‘D’ is not a typo… (Bloody Disgusting)

Variety reports that a remake of Day of the Triffids is in the works.  The original is a SciFi staple.  I could go either way on a remake.

Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne star in the post-apocalyptic film, The Colony. (Deadline)

Contracted.  If you want to sell me on a film, calling it Cronenberg-esque is a definitely a good start.  According to Bloody Disgusting, this gory sex-thriller begins filming on May 13th.

This trailer for the Columbian/Spanish horror film, The Hidden Face, is enough to make us hope that the film isn’t hidden from U.S. audiences for long. (Dread Central)

As part of Indie Horror Month, Dread Central interviews Joe Raffa, director of Six Degrees of Hell.

Strippers vs. Werewolves, a title that is worth the price of admission alone, has found stateside distribution through Well Go USA. (Dread Central)

Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson has been tapped to play Janet Leigh alongside Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

Bloody Disgusting interviews Justin Kurzel, director of The Snowtown Murders.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Tom Six is set to up the meta ante in Human Centipede 3, casting both leads from the first two films AND himself.  Oh boy…

In an interview with Assignment X, Kevin Williamson revealed that he will have nothing to do with Scream 5.  Apparently the Weinsteins want a new crew behind the production.  I, for one, adored the fourth film, but also thought it would have been a nice high note to go out on, one last hoorah for the franchise.  One can only hope that the fifth entry can be taken in a fresh, enjoyable direction.

The insane-looking film, Darkest Night, is currently in post-production and looking to hit theaters in April. (Dread Central)

This is a great interview by Dread Central with indie director Justin Russell.

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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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