Howard and Jonathan Ford are at work on a sequel to last year's The Dead. ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned a script for The Dead 2 is now complete and the Ford brothers intend to begin shooting in February/March of 2013. You can watch a teaser trailer now inside.
Howard Ford says, “We have been receiving so much enthusiasm and demand for a sequel we owe it to the fans of The Dead 1 to deliver something that goes way beyond what we could achieve first time around and the starting point was to find the most stunning and varied landscapes where we have not seen the dead walk before! This teaser trailer is just to give people a little flavour of where we’re heading and to find out if the fans are behind it…"
Jon Ford added, "We want part 2 to do something few sequels can rarely achieve by surpassing the first film in every way! We want to give the fans unique and stunning locations, more intense story and action, while maintaining the emotional heart that runs through the whole film. It's still a journey movie which will have a controversial edge and a lot more scares!”
The Dead concerned Brian Murphy, a man whose plane crashes in the South African bush, forcing him to cross the vast desert by any means necessary. A daunting task under normal circumstances becomes particularly challenging after the zombie apocalypse.
AMC has released the first clip from episode 4 of The Walking Dead season 3, entitled "Killer Within." In this chapter, the group is severed and lives are put in jeopardy. In Woodbury, Merle has a request for the Governor. As for the clip, the gang pokes fun at Glenn and Maggie for spending too much time in the guard tower. Look for the new episode to air next Sunday.
When the original Fright Night hit in 1985, fans of the Tom Holland film would not see a sequel until three years later in '88 when Fright Night Part II opened, reuniting its main cast members Roddy McDowall and William Ragsdale.
Now, it appears the 2011 Fright Night remake is spawning a sequel of its own, Fright Night 2, however, don't expect Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin to make a return. ShockTillYouDrop.com pursued rumors that hint over the weekend that a follow-up was in the works and learned that Eduardo Rodriguez (Curandero, Fear Itself, Stash House) is in line to direct.
The direct-to-DVD sequel will be a stand-alone story and begin shooting in Romania soon.
Fright Night told of a young man who learns a vampire has moved in next door. The remake spun off of that idea and set the events in Las Vegas where Charlie Brewster enlists Peter Vincent, a Vegas illusionist, to take on the vampire who has targeted his family.
The American Film Market is upon us this week and during that time we'll be bringing you the early details on many projects that are either in development, shooting or in post-production. One title we've been tipped off about is Treehouse. Michael Guy Ellis is making his directorial debut with the horror film which was penned by Alex Child and Miles Harrington. The film is currently in pre-production; head inside for a detailed synopsis!
TREEHOUSE is a dark, coming-of-age thriller set in the heartland of rural America. The film follows the journeys of two teenagers, ELIZABETH and KILLIAN, whose lives intersect one cold night in an old treehouse, deep in the forest.
After the sudden disappearance of a local brother and sister, the town of Westlake is put under a curfew by local law enforcement. The annual fair is canceled, much to the annoyance of KILLIAN and CRAWFORD, two brothers attending Bayscout High. They decide to sneak into the woods that night to meet some local girls and shoot off some fireworks.
When their friends do not show up, the two brothers decide to paint the sky. When the fireworks illuminate a structure high up in the trees, they discover a treehouse. Inside it is ELIZABETH whom they recognize from local news reports as the missing sister.
ELIZABETH is badly injured and unable to recall what has happened. All she is able to articulate is that 'things' took her little brother. CRAWFORD runs for help, while KILLIAN waits with her. Crawford never returns.
What follows is a nightmare journey into Hell as the “things” within the woods lay siege to the treehouse. It is only a matter of time before the treehouse – their sanctuary – eventually becomes their tomb. ELIZABETH and KILLIAN are forced to find a way out in order to survive and learn the fates of their brothers. Their escape ultimately leads them to a shocking revelation, culminating in a brutal finale with their attackers.
The Spanish thriller (slasher?) After Party is complete and we have a look at the poster which teases the killer from the film.
Pan's Labyrinth and The Orphanage's Álvaro Augustin produced After Party which comes to us from director Miguel Larraya.
In the film, Carlos, a TV star and teen idol, is invited to a wild party packed with girls and excesses of all kinds. The morning after, he wakes up trapped in a sinister house with three girls that he had several encounters with the previous night. With communication cut off and escape impossible, they come to realize that they are not alone in this house and they may never be able to escape.
Just in time for Halloween, Paramount has released a red band trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, due in theaters on January 25, 2013.
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the eponymous pair in a story that takes place 15 years after the siblings' incident at the gingerbread house. The two are now specialized bounty hunters looking to put down the cackling black-hat set.
Tommy Wirkola directs; this is his first U.S. film after helming the Nazi zombie flick Dead Snow.
Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) is back and he's got a new film on the way called John Dies at the End. The distributor, Magnet Releasing, unveiled the official trailer today and you can view it inside. The film hits VOD on December 27th and opens in a limited theatrical release February 3, 2013. Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones, Glynn Turman and Daniel Roebuck star.
In John Dies at the End, it's all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes)and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.
The Sacrament, written and directed by Ti West (The Innkeepers) is currently in its third week of shooting in Savannah, GA and the cast has finally been revealed.
Joe Swanberg (V/H/S), AJ Bowen (The House of the Devil), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (The Signal) and Gene Jones (You're Next) will star.
The Sacrament is produced and will be presented by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). Plot details for the film are being kept securely under wraps.
“Eli Roth and Ti West are the top filmmakers in the horror genre, consistently taking their films to the next level, and with The Sacrament we expect their fans will get nothing less,” said Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, who is overseeing the production.
Oliver Blackburn, who made his feature film debut with 2008's Donkey Punch, has lined up his next project as a director with Kristy, a suspense thriller from screenwriters Gary Fielder, Scott Rosenberg and Anthony Jaswinski. Today, Variety reports that the project has locked its lead in actress Haley Bennett.
Bennett will star as the titular college student who, remaining on campus over Thanksgiving break, becomes the target of a violent gang.
Bennett is known for roles in films like Marley & Me, The Haunting of Molly Hartley and The Hole and will soon appear in Terrence Malick's still-untitled next film (formerly known as Lawless).
Kristy will be produced by Lynette Howell, David Kirschner, Jamie Patricof and Corey Sienega.