Features — 06 February 2012 » Written by
Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner: 1/30 – 2/3

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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The director of Saw VI and VII brings us ghosts in Louisiana with his new film Jessabellem (Bloody Disgusting).

The Walking Dead has really caught on with fans of the genre, and if these first three minutes from the new episode are any indication of what’s in store for the rest of the season then viewers are bound to be pleased (Bloody Disgusting).

The creepy-looking short film The Halloween Kid premieres at BUFF in March, but right now you can watch the trailer (Dread Central).

If we’ve learned anything from Night of the Comet and the Heaven’s Gate suicide cult, nothing good ever comes from comets.  If you need a reminder though, Dead Shadows, a film about the passing of Haley’s Comet turning people into mutants is aiming for a release this year.  Click the link to see the trailer (Dread Central).

Fans of indie horror have been waiting a long time for the Blu-ray/DVD release of Dead Hooker in a Trunk.  On January 31, the wait was over.  Fango reviewed it on the eve of its release, reassuring us that it is as every bit as over-the-top, unique, and entertaining as we all hoped (Fangoria).

Everybody remember in 2008 when director Bryan Bertino gave us The Strangers and reintroduced suspense-driven horror into the mainstream?  I, for one, do, and it’s been disappointing to not see anything else come from him since.  Interestingly enough, his next endeavor will be the found footage horror film, Mockingbird (Shock Till You Drop).

Fans of the Halloween series were given good news and bad news on Tuesday.  The good news was the announcement of a comprehensive book being released on the franchise (ala Crystal Lake Memories).  The bad news is that production on the next installment of the series, Halloween 3D, seems to be picking up little momentum (Bloody Disgusting).

Hollywood’s obsession with the end of the world endures with the announcement of The Panopticon, a film in which a man receives a video that tells him the world is going to end and that he must stop it.  This one’s from the director of The Uninvited and the forthcoming 7500 (Bloody Disgusting).

I loved Martyrs!  Laugier’s next film, The Tall Man, premieres at the Berlin Film Market later this year.  I’m excited for it to come stateside (Dread Central).

Interview with Daniel (Harry Potter) Radcliffe on his new film The Woman in Black (Dread Central).

While I don’t personally like the idea of a Robocop remake, Nick Schenk is a writer who could bring something unique to the mythology (Hollywood Reporter).

Platinum Dunes, known for their remakes of staple horror films, takes on the science fiction genre with Vigilandia.  And the plot’s a secret.  Shhh… (The Wrap).

Oren Peli talks The River and Paranormal Activity (The Stream).

Insidious 2 was inevitable given the success of the first one.  It’s nice to see that Leigh Whannel and James Wan returning (Bloody Disgusting).

Dread Central gives us the full transcript of a Q&A with the director of the Sundance horror hit, Excision.

Bloody Disgusting reveals the full cast of Riddick.  The film shows Vin Diesel returning to the character that made him famous.  Here’s hoping it lives up the hype.

The synopsis of The Moth Diaries promises a unique vampire film.  The cast alone is enough to anticipate this one (Bloody Disgusting).

You can’t go wrong with a title like The Happytime Murders (Bloody Disgusting).

The Evil Dead remake gets a leading lady (Deadline).  And Harry Knowles has read the script (Ain’t It Cool News).

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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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