Alred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho Coming to the Big Screen

In case you haven’t heard yet, “Alfred Hitchcock and the making of Psycho,” a book by Stephen Rebello is coming to the big screen. The film will be distributed by Fox Searchlight after years of development at Paramount. Sacha Gervasi will be in the director’s chair. It is set to begin production in April. The film, lie the book, will be a chronicle of how Hitchcock decided to make the 1960 horror classic. At the time, no studio wanted any part of such a movie. Anthony Hopkins is set to play the man himself, and Helen Mirren has just signed on to play Hitchcock’s wife.

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Harolds Going Stiff Trailer

Harolds Going Stiff Horror movie

A new trailer for the UK “zomedy” Harold’s Going Stiff, written and directed by Keith Wright, has arrived.  The film has won acclaimed along the festival circuit the last few months.

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Underworld: Awakening One-Sheet Released

Although mostly leaked earlier in the year (like most art these days) leaking earlier this year, Sony Screen Gems has finally released the official one-sheet for Underworld: Awakening. The movie, which will be released January 20th, will have Kate Beckinsale back in in front as Selene. For Underworld fans, this is a much welcomed return, and highly anticipated comeback. The pleather suit never gets old. Here’s the official word: “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.”

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Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story Season Two

No one can argue that “American Horror Story” was one of the most talked about shows of 2011. People got it, or they didn’t. The finale had many fans scratching their heads though. Last week, co-creator Ryan Murphy let the world in on a secret as to how AHS will move forward. He explained that the FX series would be an anthology consisting of new characters and news haunted locations. In an interview with EW, Murphy reveals that the secret to season 2 can be found in “Birth,” the second to last episode of the season and the one in which Vivien went into labor. Says Murphy, “Go through it frame by frame. I planted it in there. I will never reveal it.”

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Fatal pictures presents FAMILIAR

Familiar horror movie

Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own…

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Hammer Horror Director Don Sharp Passes at 89

Director Don Sharp, who helped revive Hammer Horror in the 1960’s., passed away on December 18th at age 89. Sharp directed “Kiss of The Vampire,” as well as Christopher Lee in six movies, including “Rasputin the Mad Monk.” A tribute on the Hammer site by Marcus Hearn reads: “Don Sharp had never seen a horror film before producer Anthony Hinds screened a selection for him at Hammer House in 1962. Despite Sharp’s lack of experience in the genre, Hinds saw potential in the Australian director and his faith was rewarded in three Hammer productions over the next few years: The Kiss Of The Vampire, The Devil-Ship Pirates and Rasputin The Mad Monk.”

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The Devils Carnival Teaser Trailer

Devils Carnival Horror Movie

Darren Lynn Bousman’s “The Devil’s Carnival” Trailer was just released. Besides 2012’s “Mother’s Day” and “The Barrens,” Bousman begins production on this one soon.

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – New Images Released

Sony has released a couple new images from the forthcoming “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence” Check it out:

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Update on Frankenweenie by Tim Burton

A heartwarming tale about a boy and his undead dog.  Another image from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has surfaced, an early peek at this black and white film opening on October 5 from Disney. Synopsis below:

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

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Devil Inside Happy Holidays trailer

The Devil Inside horror movie

In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth) to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria.

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