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Carmen (Cindy Sampson) an aggressive young journalist comes across the story of a young American who has vanished in a remote Polish village. Going behind her editor’s back she enlists her boyfriend Marcus (Aaron Ashmore) and her intern Sara (Meghan Heffern) to investigate. Once they arrive they encounter hostile locals that tell them in no uncertain terms to leave. Undeterred, the trio stumbles onto a much deeper mystery centering on a demonic statue shrouded by mist in the middle of the forest.  By the time they uncover the truth, they’re in too far over their heads to retreat to safety.

The official website for "The Stepfather" remake has gone live. This film gets my nomination for the "Prom Night" of 2009, but we'll see when it gets released October 14th.

Here's a teaser trailer for the "Plan 9 From Outerspace" remake. And they released it on 9-9-09. Oh, I see what they did there.

Just to balance out all of the remake news, here's new stills from the indie film "Imago Mortis", which stars "Nightmare on Elm St." parts 4 and 5 star Lisa Wilcox, and follows a young woman who is investigating the disappearance of her brother.

Here's another teaser for you today, for Jon Knautz's "Shrine". You may know Knautz from last year's Indie hit "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer".

David Twohy has confirmed what I've known all along, that most "director's cuts" are just extended cuts put together for the sole purpose of the Studio releasing another DVD and making some money off of it. Not sure it makes me happy to be right on this one.

The duo behind "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer" is moving on to a new project called "Shrine". It sounds like your basic "hikers get lost in shady European country" deal, and occult wackiness ensues. The news to me is that they're not working on a "Jack Brooks 2", although based on conversations I've had with Knautz I assume that they've just put that project on the backburner for now. I'll let you guys know when we have confirmation on that.

Robert Englund and Kane Hodder to star in 5 episode web series for FearNET called "Fear Clinic". The story follows a doctor (Englund) using controversial and potentially dangerous methods to help patients overcome their biggest fears. It will debut this October and is being directed by Robert Hall of "Laid To Rest" fame.

Matt Reeves talks about directing the "Let the Right One In" remake. He sounds like a big fan and genuinely into the material, but every director seems to know how to sing the right song when it comes to genre fans these days, so I remain skeptical.