Entries by Chris Conway

Jamie Lee Curtis to Direct an Episode of Scream Queens

Jamie Lee Curtis is set to direct an episode of FOX’s Scream Queens in October.  In conjunction with producer Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation, the Queen Bee herself will helm episode 8 of season 2.  The Half Foundation was founded by Murphy to create opportunities in the entertainment industry for women, people of color and members of the LGBT community.  While this is not Curtis’s first time in the director’s chair, it will mark her debut effort in the horror genre.  This season Curtis will also be returning to some familiar horror stopping grounds.  Similar to the film Halloween II (where she reprised her role of Laurie Strode) season 2 of Scream Queens is set in a hospital.  The episode is scheduled to shoot in early October with an air date sometime in November.  Scream Queens can be seen on FOX, Tuesday nights at 9 PM (EST). read more read more

The Toxic Avenger Remake Announced

The cult-classic The Toxic Avenger is getting a face-lift with a remake.   It was announced today that Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon has be tapped to direct the re-imagination of the ultimate Troma film.  It has been over 30 years since 98 pound weakling Melvin Ferd (Mark Torgl) fell into a drum of toxic waste to emerge as the Toxic Avenger.

Little else is know about the reboot of the horror-comedy, which spawned the sequels The Toxic Avenger II, The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie:  The Toxic Avenger IV.  Troma Entertainment founder Lloyd Kaufman will executive produce along with his co-director of the original film, Michael Herz.   Archer creators Mike Arnold and Chris Poole will be penning the script.  No release date has been confirmed. read more read more

New Trailer for Rob Zombie’s 31 Lands

The latest spot for Rob Zombie’s new gore-fest 31 is a tight, frenetic, blood-splattered hatchet to the face. The trailer opens with the unmistakable voice of Malcolm McDowell (Halloween 1 & 2) announcing, “Tonight, we are going to play 31!”  What follows is a series of quick cuts showing torture, screaming, spraying blood, cackling, a white human-sized bunny rabbit and even an apology from Richard Brake (Game of Thrones) for not sharpening his ax before firmly planting it into the neck of his victim.  The film has the look of Zombie’s prior efforts such as House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. In spite of rumors to the contrary,  Zombie has said 31 is not a continuation of those earlier films. The plot follows a group of kidnapped carnival workers who are forced to endure a deadly 12-hour game of cat & mouse. read more read more

The Rings Trailer Has Emerged

After an eleven-year hiatus, The Ring saga literally returns to the well with the release of the Rings trailer! The spot begins with a young woman ripping her television off the wall to stop the all too familiar black & white video of a faceless girl climbing out of a well and walking toward the camera.

Paramount Pictures released the 2 1/2 minute trailer this week.  The clip serves as a primer for the legend of the “ring’.  We are reminded that there exists a disturbing video that people watch and, once they do, their phone will ring. They will hear an eerie voice saying, “Seven days.” The viewer will then die seven days after watching the video. read more read more

Stars Shine in the Season 2 Trailer for Scream Queens

In a recent tweet referencing her appearance in the last seconds of the new Scream Queens season 2 trailer, Lea Michele used the hashtag #HannibalHester. Check out why right here:

Obviously, taking its cue from Halloween II, season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens is hospital-centric. Along with the Hannibal Lecter mask, the one-minute trailer is riddled with horror icons. This season will enlist the talents of Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga), Jerry O’Connell (Scream 2), horror royalty Jaime Lee Curtis (Halloween, I, II and H2O) and John Stamos for good measure.  Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Coven & Freak Show) will reprise her role of Chanel Oberlin. read more read more

Fox Unleashes Holy Hell with The Exorcist TV Series

Following in the footsteps of A&E’s Damien and Bates Motel, Fox will unleash holy Hell with The Exorcist TV series this fall.  Based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and the 1973 film adaptation, the series focuses on two priests, Fr. Thomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Fr. Marcus (Ben Daniels), who want to take very different approaches to ridding a family of a demon that possesess their young daughter.

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis stars in a small screen version of the story, which promises to place a greater emphasis on the toll the possession takes on the family.  The pilot was penned by Jeremy Slater ( The Lazarus Effect) and will premiere on Fox on Friday, September 23rd. read more read more

The End is Nigh! Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Trailer Released

After a four year screen absence, Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns to close out the The Resident Evil film franchise with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.  Sony Pictures and Screen Gems just unleashed the teaser trailer for the film.  With several years and multiple missed release dates passed, we now have a confirmed January 27th, 2017 premiere date.  The film will be shown in IMAX 3D.

The trailer reveals a plot, which brings Alice full circle with her return to Raccoon City and more specifically, The Hive. Paul W.S. Anderson once again takes the helm, directing RE veterans Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts and Iain Glen. The 2 minute, 35 second peek shows a return to the dark tone of the earlier films combined with the high-energy action of the later installments. read more read more

Kill of the Week-CTHorrorFest-Featured Guest Edition-Ricou Browning

We are just a few weeks away from Connecticut HorrorFest 2016! One of our featured guest is truly a living legend.  Ricou Browning played The Gil-man in The Creature from The Black Lagoon (1954) as well as its sequels, Revenge of the Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).  He is last living actor to have played a classic Universal Monster. Beyond playing the Gil-man, Mr. Browing is an accomplished director and choreographer.  He directed the the iconic underwater fight scenes in the James Bond films Thunderball and Never Say Never Again. read more read more

Kill of the Week – CTHorrorFest – Special Guest Edition – Kevin Van Hentenryck

With Connecticut HorrorFest almost upon us, we continue to feature some of our special guests and some of their most memorable on-screen kills.  This week we feature Kevin Van Hentenryck, who played Duane Bradley in the cult-classics Basket Case (1982)

The Plot: Duane arrives in NYC carrying what appears to be simple basket.  We soon discover that it hold his horribly disfigured Siamese twin brother Belial.  The two are on a quest to exact revenge on the medial staff that forcibly separated them years earlier. read more read more

Kill of the Week – CTHorrorFest Guest Edition – Carmine Capobianco

CT HorrorFest 2016 is almost here!  To help build the excitement, we will feature our guests and some of their best kills!  To start us off, we feature comedy-horror legend, Carmine Capobianco (Disconnected, Sins of Dracula).

Here is the trailer for Psychos in Love (1987)

You can meet Carmine Capobianco at CTHorrorfest 2016 at the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT on Saturday, August 27th.

CT HorrorFest

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