Features — 21 March 2012 » Written by
Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner: MAR 11 – 17

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 Dark Tower is one of the most epic stories ever told and it practically begs for a screen adaptation.  I was one of the many King fans who was disappointed last year upon hearing that Universal Pictures had cancelled production on the films.  Now it looks like the script is in the lap of Warner Bros. Ron Howard is still slated to direct and the rumors of Javier Bardem starring as Roland have not died down at all.  This one could be a knockout if it ever gets off the ground. (Deadline)

The TV show Knifeman was just announced with Sam Raimi and David Cronenberg both named as executive producers.  Maybe they’ll make a Deadite/Brundlefly baby… (Bloody Disgusting)

Bloody Disgusting gave us a glimpse of the forthcoming indie film, Absentia.  Check it out!

The Tall Man, the film from the makers of Martyrs just found a distributor in Image Entertainment.  While there is no release date yet, we can at least rest in the knowledge that we are one step closer to seeing this flick. (Bloody Disgusting)

Dread Central interviews Drew Daywalt about his film Leprechaun’s Revenge.

As part of Indie Horror Month, Dread Central interviewed Leigh Whannell about his collaboration with James Wan on SawPart 2.

Monster Squad fans lost an iconic character actor when Leonardo “Scary German Guy” Cimino passed away at 94. (Dread Central)

Blood Shot boasts a cast of B movie favorites Christopher Lambert, Lance Henriksen and Brad Dourif.  I expect this to be at least moderately entertaining. (Twitch Film)

Tom Six reported via Twitter that Human Centipede 3 will feature a 500-person centipede.  Yum.

Bloody Disgusting sat down with Drew Goddard to discuss the hotly anticipated Cabin in the Woods.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks as though Sin City 2 will finally start production.  I know I’m not alone when I say, “it’s about time!”

It was announced that Zack Estrin, producer of The River, will pen the next installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise.  A new entry is likely to be the Halloween tradition for the next few years, so I’m glad they seem adamant about bringing new talent aboard each time.  It will be interesting to see how long the momentum keeps up. (Hollywood Reporter)

You can’t go wrong with a title like The Dead Want Women.  On May 15th, the world will get to see if the film is as amusing as its title. (Dread Central)

The lineup for the new Stephen King anthology film was announced via the Fire Wire Blog, and it is glorious.

Dread Central interviews Oren Peli on the ups and downs of making Paranormal Activity.

Here’s a great interview with director Don Coscarelli about John Dies at the End. (Dread Central)

Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface, sat down with Fangoria and talked about the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. (Fangoria)

Fangoria gave us our first look at The Collapsed.

On Friday, Bloody Disgusting subjected us to the trailer for The Chernobyl Diaries.  I’m beyond excited for this.  Oren Peli rocks!

Abraham Lincoln versus Zombies… Uh oh, could we be seeing a new subgenre in the making? (Bloody Disgusting)

After a week of teasing, another full trailer for Prometheus was finally released thanks to Bloody Disgusting.

Dread Central gave us news of Cool Air, a new Lovecraft adaptation by one of my favorite directors, Albert Pyun.

Warwick Davis discusses Leprechaun franchise, Harry Potter, and more! (Dread Central)

So apparently, they’ve finished and are releasing the long unproduced Sleepaway Camp 4… I’m a fan of the series, but wow… (Fangoria)

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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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