don't be afraid of the dark

Find out why this summer horror film has the crew all in a tizzy.

"Don't be Afraid of the Dark", a remake of a 1973 made-for-tv movie by the same name, is ultimately a film about childhood innocence, fairy tales-turned real life evil, and how ignorant adults are of things that go bump in the night… in other words, it's a Guillermo Del Toro movie. Except it isn't, because this one was directed by first timer Troy Nixey, under the tutelage of Del Toro, serving as producer. It centers around Sally, a young girl played by Bailee Madison, who's sent away by her mother in Los Angeles to live with her father in a big, creepy house in Rhode Island.

Corbin Blue, who you all probably know from "High School Musical" has signed on to a new flick titled "Nurse 3D" along side "30 Rock" star Katrina Bowden. Bowden will play a nurse (shocker I know) who has some murderous tendencies in her free time. Blue will play her love struck boyfriend. I can't believe this is the first time a "High School Musical" tag has been used on the site.

Mother of god it angers me to no end when a red band trailer is released and there's nothing you couldn't show in a normal trailer. Ladies and gentlemen the people behind "Wrong Turn 4" have gotten it right. The newly released trailer for the lost in the snow flick is chock full of blood and boobs. I almost cried tears of joy. Feel free to use that quote for the DVD box.

Billy Zane and Danielle Harris in the same movie? I was so excited when I heard about this I pass out and busted my head open. After a solid 3 hours in the emergency room I returned to my computer to tell you all about "The Ghost of Goodnight Lane". The film is about a film crew who discover a dead body at their studio and quickly realized they're being haunted. Wait this is straight to DVD? How the hell is that possible?

I've never hid that fact that I am moist with excitement about the upcoming spooky mansion flick "Don't be Afraid of the Dark". Seriously, I've gone through 37 pairs of underwear in the past week alone. And the new clip that's just hit the tubes has got me absolutely gushing now. All kinds of creepy with little demon looking things hopping around. Oh man! This has to be the most disgusting post I've ever written.

The website for the Guillermo del Toro co-written frightfest "Don't Be Afraid Of the Dark" has hit the tubes for your time wasting enjoyment. Normally I wouldn't give a crap about a website launch but this one is actually pretty cool. Spooky voices that whisper your name and some hot webcam action make it all kinds of fun. Although it's probably going to be a giant let down after I built it up with promises of "hot webcam action".

All kind of news around "The Walking Dead" seems to be flying out of Comic-Con and probably the most exciting is that season 2 now officially has a premiere date of Sunday, October 16. The second most exciting thing is that a trailer for the upcoming season has been released. Third most exciting is a bunch of stills. Fourth most exciting is that to date I have not been notified that I won't be signed on to the cast for season 3.

AMC has officially announced a four part mini-series based on Stephan King's "Bag of Bones", a story that focuses on a man haunted by the loss of his wife. Pierce Brosnan and Anabeth Gish are both confirmed for the project which begins filming next month. Proof once again that if you wait long enough every book will be turned into moving pictures. The point here is reading is dumb.

The first trailer for the live action role playing kiddnapping succubus flick (seriously) "Knights of Badassdom" has hit the net thanks to all things Comic-Con and it looks hella good, son. Do people still say hella good? Ya know, like that No Doubt song? Is No Doubt still popular? They broke up?! Oh god.

The Guillermo del Toro produced and co-written film "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" has been kicking around for so long I honestly thought I saw and loved it 2 years ago. Of course I spent 3 years in the jungle surviving mostly on peyote and strange mushrooms so I'm not sure which memories are real anymore. But a full trailer has hit the net and honestly it looks even better then I remember it. I think.

Tom Savini has decided to dust off his makeup tools and come out of retirement to work on a couple of Australian independent horror films. "Redd Inc" is a revenge film that focuses on an online stripper who gets kidnapped and "Mary Doe" is about a woman who gets lost in the desert and finds herself smack dab in the middle of a zombie outbreak. Of course now that he's doing FX again we can only hope Savini decides to dust off the golden speedo one more time. The world needs it now more than ever.

If you're excited for this Sunday's premier of "True Blood" Season 4 than I'm sad to report you are officially off my Christmas card list. But while you sob about that loss you can check out the first 3 minutes of the new episode. I didn't watch it but I assume it's full of ridiculous accents and dry humping. The formula apparently works well.

Word around campus is an TV mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" could begin filming as early as July. The book follows a man who returns to his summer home after the loss of his wife to try to break his writer's block. Unfortunately his wife's ghost isn't done with him yet and things don't go according to plan. Women, they'll even nag ya from the grave! Am I right, fellas? Is this thing on?

Miramax is pushing the release date of Guillermo del Toro's "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" to sometime in January because of changes in ownership at the company. Normally I'd say this means the film is going to be a pile of doodie but it looks awesome so I'm confused. What does it all mean, Hollywood?!

Jamie Kennedy is going to be producing a horror/comedy currently titled "Granny". There's even a promo clip already made for the flick and it was created over a couple hours in a grocery store parking lot. So there's the quality we're shooting for folks.

For those of you across the pond The Prince Charles Cinema will be screening the critically acclaimed film "Big Tits Zombie". What's better is if you dress up as a "Big Tit Zombie" you'll get in free. Everyone else you're going to have to pay your own way.

Finally, for those of you in the NYC area or who are just a fan of good things in general the NYC Village Halloween Parade needs your help. The organizers are looking for donations to help keep the parade alive and if you don't donate you're pretty much saying you hate Halloween. Is that what you want me to think?

Good morning folks! Want to download the score of "Martyrs" for free? Well, apparently the composer of the film has given it up, temporarily, for free on the internet. Click on the link and start downloading!

Katie Holmes to star in the Guillermo Del Toro produced "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"? Yup, it became official yesterday. The remake follows a young woman who moves back in with her father and his girlfriend, only to be hounded by a supernatural entity. It's about to start shooting, which should give me a good 6 to 8 months before the release to chastise those who preferred turtle-faced Maggie Gylenhaal in "The Dark Knight". Prepare yourselves.

Endearing Indie title of the week: "It Ate His Face". I also like how they misspell "Michigan" in the synopsis... good times.

Due to some impending financial trouble for Senator Distribution, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" has been moved yet again to the "to be determined" block of their releases. I officially give up. It's a fun movie that won't do well in theaters... why not just put it out on DVD and make some money? At this rate, everyone and their brother with a modicum of computer skills will have already seen it by the time it gets released. Use your heads, people.

Jerry O'Connell, he of fat-kid in "Stand By Me" fame, joins the cast of Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" remake, thereby solidifying this as the silliest horror film currently in production. I can't wait.