Uruguay is submitting Gustavo Hernandez‘s low-budget horror film La casa muda (The Silent House) for a foreign-language film Oscar nomination. The Silent House, a film that consists of one single shot that is 84 minutes long,has been a critical success and festival audiences who have been lucky enough to see it sing the film’s praises as well.
Despite its disappointing opening weekend, Scream 4 ended up making twice its budget, which was enough of a success that Wes Craven recently told Movieweb that the film is the first in a new trilogy. He said, “Yes. The odds are that there will be (a Scream 5). It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be (another sequel). Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know. My contract gives me the first look. If they show me something that is really wonderful? Of course I will be a part of it.”
This week scientists confirmed Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s account of the inspiration for her tale.
This past week Rick Baker was at Fantastic Fest. Slashfilm has images from the event (a special screening of An American Werewolf in London) as well as interview clips with the Academy Award-winning special effects artist. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of American Werewolf, storyboards of the groundbreaking transformation sequence have been unearthed and can be viewed here.
New pictures from the set of Dark Shadows have surfaced, making the film look more like a horror film than last week’s family portrait suggested.
This week in trailers: the first full-length trailer for The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) and the teaser trailer for the big screen adaptation of the acclaimed novel John Dies at the End.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has a haunted house inspired by their upcoming prequel to The Thing; a video tour by the film’s star Mary Elizabeth Winstead can be seen here.
This week horror legend Stephen King officially announced he has written his long-rumored sequel to The Shining, titled Dr. Sleep. King’s official website posted clips from King’s appearance at George Mason University, which include King reading an excerpt from the unpublished novel.
In a move reminiscent of J.J. Abrams’ viral campaign for Super 8, the team behind Paranormal Activity 3 has sent out the first of its viral clips on VHS.
A fan-made one sheet for Piranha 3DD appeared on the web, and made waves as fans and bloggers picked up on the fact that it was not “official,” making fun of the film’s co-producer Josh Stolberg. However, it turns out that the makers of the film encouraged fans on their Facebook page to create posters and they picked this one as the official poster.