BURTON’S ‘DARK SHADOWS’ IN THEATERS MAY 2012

Of course, a release date is always subject to change, but the boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop have scored a date for Tim Burton’s cinematic re-vamping (if you will) of the long running television series DARK SHADOWS. From STYD:

Tim Burton’s adaptation of the long-running television series Dark Shadows is rolling into theaters on May 11, 2012.
That places the gothic horror film smack-dab at the outset of the summer movie season.
It opens one week after Marvel’s The Avengers, a week before Battleship and two weeks before Men in Black III.
Ouch.
With Burton at the helm and Johnny Depp starring, it’s possible the film will hold its own during what is expected to be an incredibly crazy summer movie season.

Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcoate, Thomas McDonnell, Helena Bonham Carter and Chloe Moretz co-star.

‘TOOLBOX MURDERS 2′ EARLY ART AND TEASER TRAILER

Remember kids, back in 2003, when Tobe Hooper directed a rather blah remake of THE TOOLBOX MURDERS? Well, after a few (perhaps too many) years, the sequel from director Dean Jones has shown at Cannes (the film market, more than likely, not the actual festival, but hey, it goes together like meat ‘n potatoes).  THE TOOLBOX MURDERS 2 is also going by the title TBK, a not-so-clever play on the BTK killer, no doubt. Below is some art from Cannes (lifted from Google from someone who lifted it, apparently, from Dread Central), and a teaser where it looks like the gore has been turned up to 11…you know…if you like that sort of thing, and I think you do. More news to come…

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ROB ZOMBIE’S ‘LORDS OF SALEM’ PLOT UPDATE

Posted on 16th May 2011 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

The boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop have uncovered a bit more about Rob Zombie’s mysterious upcoming LORDS OF SALEM. To sum it up for you, going by the synopsis alone, I’m a bit worried about this one. What happened to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Biker/Wrestler/Devil Worshiping Cult insanity he had been working on. THAT looked like it would’ve been a badass flick. Anyway, a bit of typo’d synopsis for ya:

Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.”

A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord’s record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Later, Whitey plays the Lord’s record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners.

The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords or Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.

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TRUE BLOOD SEASON 4 TRAILER

Wow, it seems to be a day of trailers here at Backwoods Horror. I’m not entirely sure why I’m still following the show after all that fairlyland Sookie’s a fairy from glittery woo woo fairy town bullshit, but True Blood has a way of sucking me in. Might be the Anna Paquin tits. In fact, I’d say that’s more than likely it. For a prime example of what I’m talking about, read on after the break. Oh, NSFW and all that jazz…

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‘FRIGHT NIGHT’ REMAKE TRAILER…DOES IT SUCK?

So, I just took a gander at the new trailer for the upcoming FRIGHT NIGHT remake (see below) over at Bloody Disgusting and, from the trailer alone, I’m not too terribly impressed. Like other glitzy remakes, this one seems like more sparkly, hunky vampire bullshitery that attracts teenage girls and lonesome soccer moms who wish the pool boy was a brooding, sparkling douchebag. I mean, the original FRIGHT NIGHT is a work of horror canon and it really looks like, as with most remakes, this one is going to suck…in 3D.

Here’s a synopsis from BD:

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic


‘STRAW DOGS’ REMAKE TRAILER

Saw the trailer had been posted for the upcoming (September 16th, 2011) STRAW DOGS remake. Major changes seem to be setting (the south, which I can appreciate), the male lead’s job, and it more than likely ups the violence and grue. All good, good changes. After viewing the trailer, I’m actually REALLY looking forward to it. Here’s the synopsis from Bloody Disgusting (be sure to check out the trailer below):

David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård), leading to a violent confrontation.