Here’s a new trailer for the Trick ‘r Treat. The Halloween themed flick that everyone and their horror-addicted brother is talking about. It looks great.
Archive for horror films
This week, John Carpenter began directing his first film since 2001′s Ghosts of Mars. The film, entitled The Ward, takes place in a mental hospital where one of the inmates in haunted by a ghost. The film stars Amber Heard and Danielle Panabaker. Shooting had been delayed since March.
Horror fans have been displeased with Carpenter’s last few efforts. But everyone’s pleased to have Carpenter helming a new project.
Wonder what Danny Devito does in his spare time? Would you be surprised to learn he writes, directs, and edits short horror films?
Don’t believe us? Stop by the The Blood Factory and get a taste of the Giallo inspired shorts and webisodes he’s creating. This is prime stuff. It will grab you by the neck, and squeeze till you beg for mercy.
Horror fans may all be sick of J-Horror after being inundated by countless of these films in recent years. But these two new films could reignite interest.
Called Teke-Teke and Teke-Teke 2, the films focus on the story of the ghost of a young woman cut in half by a train, prowling earth in search of her legs. Anyone who sees her will be dead in three days.
Friday the 13th is estimated to gross $45.2 million this weekend, making it both the highest opening for a horror remake and the highest opening for a slasher film. If estimates hold it could also be the second highest President’s Day opening in history.
But as Box Office Mojo notes:
Adjusted for ticket price inflation, though, Scream 2, Scream 3, and Freddy Vs. Jason had higher initial attendance, and, unadjusted for inflation, there have been bigger horror openings, including I Am Legend, Signs and The Village.
Whether or not this a good thing depends on how you feel about the genre, remakes, etc..
But the weekend in general has offered good news for the movie business with overall box office of $193 million, smashing last years take by almost 40% — proving that in these hard economic times people are choosing to spend their money at the movies.