Frightful News

The remake/reboot of 1980’s horror hit, Fright Night starring Colin Farrel is getting good advance reviews. The word is that the film will be much darker and far more serious than the original.

There have been nine movies so far in the Amityville Horror series — the last being the pedestrian 2005 remake of the original 1979 classic . But within the past week, there’s been word of not one, but TWO additional Amityville movies in the works — Miramax are behind Amityville: the lost tapes and the movie is reported to be shooting in a Blair Witch style, while Hannibal Classics are behind Amityville: The horror escapes.

Buzzle.com have just published an entertaining list of what they consider the best horror movies of the previous decade HERE

Burn Hand Films are nearing completion of Neil Jones’ The Reverend which promises a new take on the vampire mythos. The movie stars Rutger Hauer and Hellraiser icon, Doug Bradley. I’m chuffed to say I also have a small part in this one.

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Vintage Books, an offshoot of publisher Random House, has just released a new imprint of classic sci-fi and horror novels that have anaglyphic 3D covers that leap out at the reader when viewed using traditional red-and-blue glasses (which are included with each book).

The five titles in the series are Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by HP Lovecraft. Each features a 3D artwork created by a different illustrator, plus 3D typography.

“The 3D cover is an idea I thought of a long while ago and had been holding onto until the right book came along,” says Suzanne Dean, creative director. “This sci-fi project, with all its B-movie connotations, was the perfect match.”

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