Welcome all to the latest installment of the world’s most riveting and significant column in the horror geek universe, Horror Hunting! In this edition we’ll examine in-depth one of the original scary monsters in literary and film lore, an iconic ghoul that was at the forefront of the undead revolution. Of course, it’s none other than the Frankenstein Monster! Throughout the decades, Frankie has been depicted in various forms and images in movies, books, comics, television, nightmares…..you get the picture. Lined up in this installment we have two classic and pop-culture relevant toys that would make Mary Shelley jump in the air with excitement. Maybe she wouldn’t be that crazy, but you should be…..
Marvel Comics has provided us a preview of the new Return of the Living Deadpool comic.
Oh man – there’s a zillion Deadpools and a zillion zombies!
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Nicole Virella
Cover by Jay Shaw
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported today that Lionsgate is remaking the 1997 sci-fi cult hit ‘Cube’. Saman Kesh (Controller) is directing the re-imagining of the film, entitled ‘Cubed’. Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) are producing. ‘Cubed’ will follow the original story about seven strangers who are trapped in a massive cube-like building. The new film is being described as “a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of the new “digital” race.” Using Kesh’s original idea, Phil Gawthorne is penning the script. Adam Stone (Vertigo) is over seeing production. The original film, which came from the Canadian Film Centre’s First Feature Project was directed by Vincenzo Natali.
Take-Two Interactive, the video game publisher behind classics such as Grand Theft Auto, and Borderlands is branching out into comics with a new line of Night of the Living Dead books.
The company’s publishing imprint is called Double Take and is led by former Marvel Comics publisher Bill Jemas.
We caught up with Bill to talk about these upcoming comics.
Horror News Network: Do you recall the first time you saw Night of the Living Dead?
Bill Jemas: No, but I remember the last time I saw it. Recently. What a great piece of work. Schlocky, fun, scary in bits, but ultimately iconic.
The sequel to last year’s ‘Ouija’, which starred Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), is moving along at Universal. ‘Oculus’ writers Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard are penning the script. It will be hitting theaters Oct. 21, 2016. Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, Platinum Dune’s Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, and Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing. The first film centered around a group of friends who inadvertently awaken a malevolent presence when they use a Ouija board to attempt to contact a classmate who died recently. The horror hit had a budget of $5 million and grossed $50 million domestically and $100 million world wide.
Angela Bassett joins ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’. Showrunner Ryan Murphy announced the news today via his Twitter account. Murphy posted “In October, Angela Bassett will be making lots of trouble with Lady Gaga in the ballroom and elsewhere.” This will be Bassett’s third season with FX’s American Horror Story. She co-starred in ‘Coven’ and ‘Freak Show’ previously.
Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer star in season five, which will take place in a haunted hotel. This is the first season without star Jessica Lange. Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Chlo Sevigny, Wes Bentley and Cheyenne Jackson also star in the upcoming season, which will debut in October.
From The Press Release:
‘FINAL DESTINATION’ AND ‘AMERICAN PIE’ PRODUCERS CRAIG PERRY AND SHEILA TAYLOR SET TO PRODUCE ACTION/THRILLER ‘ENTRY LEVEL’
TO BE DIRECTED BY FRANCK KHALFOUN
13 FILMS TO HANDLE INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS
Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2015) – Veteran Hollywood producers Craig Perry and Sheila Taylor (FINAL DESTINATION series, AMERICAN PIE franchise) of Practical Pictures announced today that their next production is the action/thriller ENTRY LEVEL.
Perry and Taylor will produce alongside Tom Butterfield (upcoming WELCOME TO ME, LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS). The Producers are currently casting the project, which is set to start shooting in the Fall.
Syfy’s ‘Z Nation’ has cast Matt Cedeño (Devious Maids) as a series regular for the upcoming second season premiering this fall. He is playing a mysterious bounty hunter named Vasquez who joins the team of zombie fighters. However he has questionable motives. The Asylum (Sharknado) produces the action horror series, which takes places after a zombie apocalypse and centers around the fight to save the human race.
From the Press Release:
James Cullen Bressack’s ‘Pernicious’ headed to cinemas and VOD June 19; new poster released
Benetone Films releases ‘Pernicious’, the new film from James Cullen Bressack, June 19 in theatres and On Demand.
‘Pernicious’, starring Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (Young and the Restless), Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers) and Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street), is “a carnival for the eyes” (Dread Central) and “sexy, bloody, and heinous” (Horror News). The movie tells of three young girls, holidaying in Thailand, who unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge.