More coolness from Clark Collins at EW.com — watch out for some slight spoilers. No matter how much V/H/S let you down, we promise that this one is a must-see.
(Featured image = reactions of Horror Boom and many other 80s horror fans across the net upon reading/hearing this news item)
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… yeah, they’re re-making Poltergeist. Ooooh goodie. OK, Ghost House Pictures is involved as a glimmer of hope, but after The Possession (2012), that’s not a guarantee of an impressive, fun horror film anymore. Read on for more details…
- MGM Partners With Fox On ‘Poltergeist’ Reboot (variety.com)
- Poltergeist Remake Announced (nerdist.com)
- ‘Poltergeist’ reboot to be shot in Toronto (globalnews.ca)
- Poltergeist Remake a Go (horrorhorde.com)
Oh, Alamo Drafthouse! Let’s be bestest friends! You can also find more details on the announcement here on the official Drafthouse Films blog.
Elijah Wood: “I’ve been a fan of the genre for a long time. [Wood’s new producing partners and he] quickly realized that we shared a mutual love and appreciation for horror. A lot of the best films in the last 20 years have come from Europe and other parts of the world. And we were really inspired by those movies as well as films from the ’70s and early ’80s when it felt like people were taking the genre seriously. I love movies where you can have great storytelling and a great script with a really wonderful cast and yet still tell a compelling, horrific story. Those are the kind of movies that we’re inspired by and the kind of movies that we want to make.” Who knew Elijah Wood was not only a horror fan, but one who knows great horror when he sees it? ONE OF US! ONE OF US!
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the FIRST trailer for The Conjuring. Scary as hell… the second one is impressive, too, but we’re worried it gives away every jump scare in the movie and then some. The first trailer keeps it nice and simple …and ultimately nightmarish.