Features — 13 February 2012 » Written by
Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner: FEB 5 – 11, 2012

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 John Dies at the End director, and one of my favorite filmmakers, Don Coscarelli.  This is going to be a fun film, folks.

Machete was one of those films that are impossible not to like.  Danny Trejo is always enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to more of the silliness that made the first film so memorable. (Deadline)

The horror world was shocked and saddened last week by the news of Bill Hinzman’s passing.  He was best known as the Graveyard Zombie in George Romero’s seminal film Night of the Living Dead. (Dread Central)

The long-awaited 3D shark movie Bait lends us its first behind-the-scenes look. (Dread Central)

Just shortly after the passing of Bill Hinzman was announced, another zombie alum from Night of the Living Dead also passed away.  Josephine Streiner, mother of two of the filmmakers, was one of the zombies in the film, and it was her car that was featured in the opening sequence. (Dread Central)

Audience response was mixed on Devil Inside, but the found footage genre is one that I feel can still be effective when used right.  The same folks behind Devil Inside seem to think so as they plan to bring that filmmaking style to their next film, Wer. (Deadline)

Next month, anime studio ufotable brings us Gyo, an adaptation of another weird manga from the creator of Tomie and Uzumaki. (Twitch)

Bravo clued fans of American Horror Story in on where the next season will be set, that Jessica Lange will return in some capacity, and not much else.  The first season was a dream come true for some horror fans (this one included), and it should be interesting to see which direction the filmmakers end up taking it next time around. (Bloody Disgusting)

Fans of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles had reason to rejoice last Monday when it was announced that Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment had optioned Tales of the Body Thief, the fourth book in the popular series. (Hollywood Reporter)

Excision has been generating a ton of buzz since its showing at Sundance.  Popular company Anchor Bay has acquired the distribution rights for the film. (Dread Central)

Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead is on the list of remakes that didn’t suck.  To take it farther, it was fucking awesome.  Unfortunately, the planned sequel Army of the Dead appears to be dead in the water. (Slashfilm)

What happens when you take Jack the Ripper, Dracula, and elements from Silence of the Lambs?  My answer would be:  something fantastic.  Hammer would call it a forthcoming film called Gaslight. (Bloody Disgusting)

IFC’s Room 237 is a documentary exploring theories about the meaning behind Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.  I can’t help but wonder if their theories will bear any resemblance to what this guy has to say. (Bloody Disgusting)

Long after his role in The Terminator, Michael Beihn has become a B-movie darling of sorts lately.  Dread Central gives us the details of his production company’s first feature, The Farm.

Blu-ray release date for Ti West’s critically acclaimed horror film, The Innkeepers. (Dread Central)

Variety reports that Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost has been cancelled.  Bad news for those who wanted to see Bradley Cooper play Satan. (Bloody Disgusting)

Ghost Sweepers, a Korean film about shamans battling evil in a small village, found distribution in Seoul-based sales company Finecut. (Screen Daily)

Bill Mosely is always a pleasure to watch in horror films.  He has just been announced as the newest addition to the cast of Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich’s upcoming The Devil’s Carnival.  Horror/goth wackiness is bound to ensue. (Bloody Disgusting)

If the images and artwork are any indication of what to can expect from Murder University, genre fans are going to be very pleased. (Dread Central)

The Aggression Scale, the upcoming film starring Derek Mears and Ray Wise, just produced us a trailer.  The story consists of a group of teenagers squaring off against four hitmen over $500,000 cash.  Not exactly a horror film, but seems to have a dark, gritty edge to it. (Hollywood Reporter)

The idea of Christopher (Silent Hill) Gans directing a dark version of Beauty and the Beast certainly has potential.  Time will tell, of course, but I’m certainly intrigued. (Bloody Disgusting)

We know Roland Emmerich for big-budget action/scifi films.  Hell marks his endeavor into low-budget filmmaking.  This film about sunlight gone lethal is set to be released this year through Arc Entertainment. (Bloody Disgusting)

That’s just what I need: creepy little Sadako crawling out of a television in 3D.  My nights of sleeping with the TVs unplugged are bound to return. (Bloody Disgusting)

After reading the synopsis for this one, I have to admit, I’m speechless.  Osombie.  Yeah, it’s exactly what it sounds like… (Twitch)

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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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