FIRST OFFICIAL FRANKENWEENIE CLIP

While perhaps not precisely horror, per se, FRANKENWEENIE is most assuredly genre friendly and perfect for getting the little boils ‘n ghouls into horror. And you can bet your rotting arse I’ll be there to see it as well. It looks like another amazing animated film from Tim Burton that walks that slight line of darkness. FRANKENWEENIE hits theaters October 5th, 2012 and features a voice cast that includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!), and Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow), along with Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer.

SYNOPSIS:

A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, ‘Frankenweenie’ will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

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ZOMBIFIED DISNEY PRINCESSES

Earlier this month, we here at Backwoods Horror happened upon the art of Rodolfo Loaiza and his DISASTERLAND display of Disney Princesses vs. Famous Horror Icons. Not to be outdone, now it would seem DeviantArt artist Witit Karpkraikaew has created a series of zombified Disney Princesses. Check ’em out below, and click on his name above to check out more of his dark art.

CHECK OUT THE OTHER ZOMBIE PRINCESSES AFTER THE BREAK (more…)

DISNEY CHARACTERS MEET FAMOUS HORROR ICONS

Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Esmerelda and other famous Disney icons meet up with some of the Icons of Fright such as Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees in Rodolfo Loaiza’s tribute cross over of Disney icons and classic horror icons.

From the official site:

DISASTERLAND is Mexican artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity. The stage is set for fantasy to collapse and surrender to the inevitable apocalypse of 21st century Hollywood. Fairytale characters continue to dominate his latest project –this time caught in the headlines of our favorite tabloid stars.

You can check out two of his best examples below and head over to his official site if you want to purchase one of these awesome cross-over paintings. But be nimble and quick boils ‘n ghouls as his work is selling out fast!

TIM BURTON DEBUTS COMIC-CON RETRO HOMAGE FRANKENWEENIE TRAILER

Hot on the heels of a special edition retro poster for Tim Burton’s upcoming stop motion film FRANKENWEENIE, a new trailer has hit the web in homage to monster trailers of the 30’s and 40’s. Check it out below! FRANKENWEENIE hits theaters October 5th, 2012 and features a voice cast that includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!), and Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow), along with Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer.

SYNOPSIS:

A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, ‘Frankenweenie’ will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

NEW FRANKENWEENIE POSTER HITS FOR SDCC

Just in time for the San Diego Comic-Con, Tim Burton and Walt Disney have released a new one sheet for their upcoming film FRANKENWEENIE (in theatres on October 5th, 2012) that harkens back to posters from the good old Universal Monster days. Check it out below, along with a full SDCC panel schedule. The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!), and Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow), along with Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer.

Comic-Con Panel Info:
July 12th, 2:05-3:05 Walt Disney Studios: Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful, and Wreck-it Ralph— Walt Disney Studios hosts a Q&A panel featuring the imaginative director of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland); a special look at the world of Oz The Great and Powerful with director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy); and the illustrious voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, including John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), and director Rich Moore (Futurama). Hall H

JOHNNY DEPP, EDGAR WRIGHT STALK ‘NIGHT STALKER’ REMAKE

Though we probably won’t be seeing it until 2014, Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD) has been tapped to direct a remake/film adaptation of ABC’s classic TV movie and series KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER for Disney. In talks to potentially play the lead of tenacious reporter Carl Kolchak, originally played to perfection by Darren McGavin, is none other than Johnny Depp (DARK SHADOWS, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and almost everything Tim Burton has done for the past 15 years or so). Details are few and far between right now as Wright is currently working on WORLD’S END with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (re-united again, their previous collaborations being SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ) for a 2013 release, but the project has recently acquired writer D.V. DeVincentis (HIGH FIDELITY, GROSS POINTE BLANK) to work on the screenplay based on characters originally created by Jeff Rice, with the first tele-film written by Richard Matheson and produced by Dan Curtis who went on to create the television series.

Synopsis for the original show:

 Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak—who investigates mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly ones law enforcement authorities won’t pursue. Often these crimes involve some element of the supernatural or science fiction, such as werewolves, vampires, and zombies. Though he’d always put his life on the line to investigate and stop evil, he was always met with disbelief by his editor and was never allowed to write the entire story for his paper, leaving out the more supernatural details

It’s safe to say I’m a HUGE fan of the original NIGHT STALKER series. Darren Gavin played Kolchak with a dry wit, humor, and intelligence whether arguing with his exasperated editor, or in the face of danger (an obvious model for the Mulder character on THE X-FILES, Chris Carter having said in the past how he was influenced by the series). While I often dread remakes of classics, I have a feeling that with Edgar Wright at the helm and Johnny Depp (in a non-Burton role) playing Kolchak, this may very well be an incredible film. Fingers crossed, boils ‘n ghouls…I’m excited!