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‘Invisible Man’ Trailer Now Visible

Fans of Universal Monsters may want to disappear after watching the first trailer for Leigh Whannell’s (SawInsidious) adaptation of the 1933 James Whale film, starring Claude Rains as the robe wearing mastermind.

Judging by the trailer, it appears that Blumhouse has gone the teen horror route with Invisible Man, veering as far away from the failed attempt at a new Universal Monsters franchise, 2017’s disastrous The Mummy.  Last January, Variety reported that  the new Universal Monsters films would succeed “By not mandating a unified, connected universe of monster stories, the studio will be able to open up the characters to filmmakers who will be inspired to create their own unique stories.” read more

Universal Monsters to Return to the Silver Screen with Leigh Whannell, Blumhouse ‘The Invisible Man’ Film

On May 8th, 2017, I stood up on my Horror News Network soapbox and declared that, “Universal Monsters Fans Deserve Their Very Own La La Land.” In my article, I recapped the various factors which made La La Land such a tremendous success, and dreamed of a world where the same level of respect and considerations were given to the classic Universal Monsters we all love so dearly:

“…the formula kind of makes sense, right? Find a young writer/director who is passionate about the history of film but has an eye for contemporary conventions, and- voila!- you have a movie that resonates with fans and critics alike! read more

Insidious: Chapter 4 Delayed Until January 2018

Unfortunately, Insidious fans are going to have to spend a little more time in The Further, waiting for Chapter 4 to hit theaters! Variety reports that the film has been pushed back from its planned October 20th, 2017 released date to make way for Universal Pictures’ and Sony Pictures’ “darkly comic” murder mystery, Half to Death. Apparently, the studios felt that moviegoers wouldn’t want to see two horror films during the Halloween season! Both films come from Blumhouse, hot off its massive success with Get Out. read more

SAW 8 To Hit Theaters Halloween 2017

News hit the web today that Saw 8 is hitting theaters October 27th, 2017. The series is well known for it’s Halloween release dates. The sequel is tentatively titled Saw: Legacy. Michael Spierig and Kevin Spierig, who previously directed Daybreakers, are direct the film. Shooting begins this October in Toronto.

Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger are penning the screenplay for the sequel, which series co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell will be producing. Stolberg and Goldfinger are known for writing Sorority Row and Piranha 3D.  No other information has been released about the film as of yet. read more

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4 Confirmed!

Blumhouse has confirmed Insidious: Chapter 4 today, with the release of a new video.   Premiering   October 20, 2017, fan favorite Lin Shaye will be returning to reprise her role as Elise Rainer.  

Co-creator of the series Leigh Whannell is writing the script. Jason Blum, Oren Peli and co-creator James Wan are producing.   Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) is directing. Executive producers include Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton.

You can view the new video on the official Blumhouse website.  read more

‘Saw’ Franchise Resurrected by Lionsgate

Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger have been tapped by Lionsgate to write a new installment to the ‘Saw’ franchise.    Entitled ‘Saw: Legacy’, original director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell will serve as executive producers on the film.  

Goldfinger and Stolberg are known for the work on horror films such as ‘Sorority Row,’ ‘Piranha’ and ‘Piranha 3DD.”   It is unknown whether the film will be a continuation of the original series or a reboot.  The first ‘Saw’ premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2004. read more