August 30, 2006
Poster & Plot for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning"
I was among the initially-skeptical and eventually-impressed who actually really liked Marcus Nispel's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake. Do I think it's even remotely as effective as Tobe Hooper's original? Heck no, but it was a pretty intense horror flick all the same. And now that I'm freshly skeptical for the upcoming prequel...
June 7, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
If you're not a hardcore horror fan, this could get a little confusing: In the beginning there was Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and it was good. It was followed by sequels (of varying quality) in 1986, 1990, and 1994. Then came the remake, and that, too, was surprisingly good. And NOW comes a prequel to the remake, the trailer for which you can only watch after 10pm ... cuz it's spooooooky.
February 22, 2006
"Darkness" Director to Helm Jason's Origin Tale
New Line has hired "Darkness Falls" director Jonathan Liebesman to helm the as-yet-untitled "Friday the 13th" prequel which is being fast-tracked in an effort to make a 10/13 release date. Mr. Liebesman also just got finished directing the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel, which is currently scheduled for a 10/6 release date.
February 6, 2006
Arquette "Trips" into Directorial Debut
Character actor David Arquette will make his directorial debut with an indie horror flick entitled "The Tripper," which he wrote with Joe "Darkness Falls" Harris. Cast members include (get this) Thomas Jane, Jaime King, Jason Mewes, Paul Reubens, and Mrs. Arquette herself: Courteney Cox.
July 13, 2005
Beautiful Brewster to Tangle with Teenaged Leatherface
Nothing pleases me more than the phrase "Bloody Disgusting Exclusive," and here's a pretty solid piece of news from one of horrordom's finest websites: The amazingly gorgeous and conveniently quite-talented Jordana Brewster (best known for her work in "D.E.B.S." and "The Fast and the Furious") will play the lead role in the upcoming (and as-yet-untitled) prequel to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Yes, it's a prequel to a remake of a movie based on actual events.
April 19, 2005
Fincher Looks to the "Zodiac"
Variety brings news of filmmaker David Fincher ("Fight Club," "Se7en") and his next movie project. The well-admired director will helm "Zodiac," which is a Paramount / WB co-production based on the non-fiction novels by Robert Graysmith. The movie is based on an actual killer who "terrorized the San Francisco area from 1966-78, committing at least 37 murders and documenting his exploits in taunting letters sent to the (San Francisco) Chronicle."