It Sitting at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
September 9, 2017 8:24 P.M.
The remake of Stephen King's It was just released yesterday, and so far has surprisingly good reviews. The 2017 release is said to be very different from its 1990 predecessor. The updated version of the story has a much darker tone and was done closer to the way Stephen King wanted it to be.
Admittedly, I've yet to see the new movie but plan on doing so soon. I've seen a number of mixed reviews so far that for the most part have been positive. The movie seems like a promising watch, and I'm excited to see it for myself.
Read the reviews here.
John Carpenter Creating New Series: Tales For a Halloween Night
August 9, 2017 8:58 P.M.
It was announced this summer that John Carpenter has joined with United Cable Productions for his new project, Tales For a Halloween Night for SyFy. The horror series will be adapted from his graphic novel of the same title.
Carpenter expressed that he is excited to be partnering with UPC on his venture into television. Carpenter and UPC are also working on a series based on Simon R. Green's Nightside.
Read more at IndieWire.com.
Leatherface- A Prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre
August 9, 2017 9:02 P.M.
Leatherface, the prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) will be an origin story directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside). The plot centers around four escaped mental patients that kidnap the main character, Lizzy, who portrays a nurse in the movie.
The second trailer has just been released online, giving fans a closer look at the gore to come. It is set for exclusive release on DirectTV on September 21 and release in select theaters on October 20, 2017.
Watch the trailer here.
August 9, 2017 9:08 P.M.
John Carpenter, the director of the original Halloween (1978), is currently working on a remake of the beloved classic. It has been revealed that the movie will bring Halloween back to its roots and make Michael Myers' character more threatening and less supernatural in nature.
This news comes nearly a decade after the Rob Zombie remakes that disappointed fans, as well as Carpenter. In a 2016 interview he commented, "I thought he took away the mystery of the story by explaining too much about Michael Myers. I don't care about that. He's supposed to be a force of nature." The movie is set to hit theaters on October 19, 2018-- Just in time for Halloween!
Update 10/1/17- The movie is being directed by David Gordon Green with Carpenter as executive producer. Filming is scheduled to begin in about 6 weeks in South Carolina. Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her role as Laurie Strode in another final battle with Michael.
Read more at HalloweenDailyNews.com.