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Margot Kidder Dead at 69

We have some sad news to announce today as Deadline is reporting that Margot Kidder has passed away at her Montana home at 69 years of age. Known to genre fans for such classics as Black Christmas and The Amityville Horror, Kidder

Kidder appeared in over 60 films since her start in the 1968 film The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. She was propelled to new heights when she took the role of Lois Lane in the 1978 film Superman. She would go on to reprise that role three more times in the films Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. read more

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Says They’re Done Rebooting Classic Horror Films

Since the company was founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, Platinum Dunes brought contemporary remakes of classic horror films like The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Hitcher, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to the big screen. But now, coinciding with the success of their new film A Quiet Place, the studio says they’re done with horror reboots.

In a recent interview with Cinepop, both Form and Fuller expressed their commitment to new, original content over rehashes of classic properties. When asked directly about upcoming reboot projects, Brad Fuller did not mince words: read more

Broad Green Pictures Begins Production on ‘Amityville Horror’ Film Entitled ‘1974’

The Amityville Horror has had a difficult time at the multiplex lately. The 2005 remake somehow managed to earn nearly $22 million less than the 1979 original, and HNN’s Nick Banks recently chronicled the series of unfortunate events which have plagued The Weinstein Company’s Amityville: The Awakening (which is still unreleased to this day, despite an initial premiere date of January, 2015). Despite the brief glimmer of hope in the form of a brief appearance in Warner Bros.’ successful film, The Conjuring 2, interest in the “true story” franchise appears to be at an all time low. With the release of Amityville: The Awakening looming somewhere out there on the horizon, Broad Green Pictures has decided to take a different approach to the famous horror story: Deadline reports that the studio is preparing a film called 1974, which will focus more heavily on the real life murders which triggered (or inspired, based on your opinion of the case) the classic ghost story. read more