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…
Fans of Herschell Gordon-Lewis received quite the treat last week when 3 of his lost films were released on Blu-ray. They include The Ecstasies of Women, a torrid comedy/drama set in the swinging world of late 60s Los Angeles, Linda and Abiliene, which combines the savagery of a classic Hollywood western with sequences if intense eroticism, and Black Love exposes the lovemaking habits of the contemporary black couple through a series of amusing and creative vignettes. The films are accompanied by liner notes and original trailers. The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis is now available.
According to Guillermo del Toro, there may still be a shred of hope for his adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness. In an interview with The Playlist, del Toro said he’s going to try one more proper kick at the can soon. “I’m going to try it one more time. Once more into the dark abyss,” he laughed. “We’re gonna do a big presentation of the project again at the start of the year and see if any [studio’s] interested.” And yes, Tom Cruise is still game to be on board if they can find a home for it. “Yeah, Tom is still attached. I think it would be so fantastic to make it with him. He’s been such a great ally of the project.”
David R. Ellis, director of Final Destination 2 (my personal favorite in the franchise) passed away last week. He’ll be missed by fans for the wicked sense of fun he brought to what might otherwise be stale projects (Snakes on a Plane, Shark Night). (Fangoria)
The official trailer for The Last Exorcism II waves ‘goodbye’ to found footage and gives us a traditionally shot feature.
Fangoria gave us these excellent photos and a NSFW trailer for Cross Bearer, a film featuring Philly’s own Isaac Williams as a religious maniac who has made it his mission to purify sinners. With a hammer.
According to Variety, not only is Jurassic Park IV alive and well, but it’s set to be released in June of next year. It remains to be seen if Spielberg will once again take the director’s chair, but it’s not unlikely. With the right script, this could be really cool. It’s hard for me to turn down dinosaurs.
Deadline reported that a sequel to Texas Chainsaw 3D was in the works following the film’s opening weekend… and then killed the story the next day. If you’re already anticipating Leatherface’s next rampage, you should probably get comfortable as you’ll be waiting a while.
Feast your eyes on the trailer for The Call, the new one from Brad Anderson starring Halle Berry.
From James Bond to Frankenstein! Sam Mendez and John Logan, the duo behind Skyfall are set to do a high concept drama for Showtime. It’s described as a psychological horror drama series with literary underpinnings, including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, set in the 1800s. Sounds pretty beast to me! (Deadline)
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