TOM SAVINI’S GRANDE ILLUSIONS SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP BOOKS TO GET A RE-RELEASE

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It’s book central here at Backwoods Horror today it’d seem. I’ve had a copy of both of Tom Savini’s amazing GRANDE ILLUSIONS books for some time (one signed by the man himself), having found them in a box of books donated to the library I was working in at the time. You can imagine the freak-out that followed for yourselves. It was like finding buried treasure. On the inside cover of both, it said that the books were published by Morris Costumes specifically for the costume trade and have been, for the longest time, difficult to get ones claws on. It’s always been one of the high points of my collection. Now, it would seem, the rest of you finally get your chance to check out these amazing books in a re-release that combines both books into one mighty tome you’d be proud to have on your horror shelves.

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CHECK OUT THE FIRST CLIP FROM THE JOE HILL ADAPTATION ‘HORNS’

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While we have yet to feast our eyes upon a trailer for the film adaptation of Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) novel HORNS, directed by Alexandre Aja, a clip has surfaced thanks to the good boils ‘n ghouls over at Collider. I’ve been hesitant thus far to write much on the project as, other than a few stills and a good idea of the general plot outline from folks better than me who’ve actually read the book, not much news has come from the set. For the longest time, all I had rattling around in my brain about the film was, “Harry Potter grows horns and is out for revenge,” but after reading more about it, I have to say I’m rather intrigued. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Heather Graham, James Remar, & David Morse and was scripted by Keith Bunin based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name.

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CONTINUE READING FOR MORE FROM ‘HORNS’ INCLUDING THE FIRST CLIP SHOWING, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, A VERY, ERM, HORNED AND AGITATED DANIEL RADCLIFFE!

NEW CARRIE REMAKE FEATURETTE GIVES A FURTHER GLIMPSE AT THE CARNAGE TO COME

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Opinion seems divided on the upcoming CARRIE remake. I, for one, am excitedly looking forward to it as (sacrilegious as it may seem), I have never been much of a fan of the DePalma version. I never felt a connection with the actors portrayals, even Sissy Spacek who did a good job, certainly, but even as a young outcast myself, I could never connect with her portrayal of Carrie White. I am, however, a fan of director Kimberly Peirce, and actors Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

We here at BackwoodsHorror.com have been following news of this remake since its early rumors and now, thanks to the folk over at DreadCentral, we have a mini-featurette with the director and some of the cast commenting upon the film. Check it out below! CARRIE will be hitting theaters October 18th. For more information, check out  WhatHappenedToCarrie.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY H.P. LOVECRAFT!

Today is the birthday of the greatest American writer of the 20th Century. I am, of course, talking about Howard Phillips Lovecraft, born August 20th, 1890. I couldn’t let it pass without writing some form of tribute to the man who, without his limitless imagination of cosmic horror, the horror world would’ve never been as we know it today. He was contemporaries with Robert Bloch (PSYCHO), Robert E. Howard (CONAN THE BARBARIAN), and Fritz Leiber, amongst others, going on to influence every great horror writer we revere today. Stephen King called Lovecraft “the Twentieth Century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale,” and Neil Gaiman has called him “Rock and Roll.” That last quote could be taken quite literally as Lovecraft has been referenced in bands such as Black Sabbath and Metallica, amongst many others, with a psychedelic band in the 60s/70s even naming themselves after the man.

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PET SEMATARY DOCUMENTARY ‘UNEARTHED AND UNTOLD’ RELEASES FIRST TRAILER

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Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary, the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King’s work. In addition to featuring many cast and crew members never before interviewed about their involvement in the film, this documentary will also take fans on a tour of all the filming locations. With never-before-seen photographs and footage from behind-the-scenes, original props from the film, media coverage of the 1988 production, and new stories about the Hollywood production being on location in Maine, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an all-encompassing documentary by fans for the fans.

Be sure to check out the Official Facebook Page for Unearthed & Untold: The Path To Pet Sematary!

BLOODY CARRIE COMIC-CON BANNER REVEALED

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I know, I know, I’m a little late on Comic-Con scoops, but unfortunately I was unable to attend this year and I’m STILL finding so many incredible things I sadly missed out on. One thing I missed out on (but now get to pass on to you boils ‘n ghouls) is a reveal of a banner for the upcoming Sony remake of CARRIE. Remember, folks, the remake, directed by Kimberly Peirce, and starring Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me in), Julianne Moore (Hannibal), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Judy Greer (The Descendants) and Portia Doubleday (Youth In Revolt) was originally slated for a March 13, 2013 theatrical release that has now been pushed back (as apparent by the banner) to October 18th. While I personally HATE waiting, particularly for something with such promise, I think October really is a better time for a horror genre release date!

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SYNOPSIS:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE BLOODY NEW COMIC-CON ORIGINAL BANNER FOR THE UPCOMING CARRIE REMAKE!

THE NEW TRAILER FOR THE CARRIE REMAKE HAS HIT THE WEB

Over the weekend I happened to catch a showing of the new EVIL DEAD remake (more on that later…I’ve taken to calling it LET’S JUST COVER EVERYTHING IN BLOOD AND GET ON WITH IT) and before the feature, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse at the new trailer for the CARRIE remake. I’ve gotta tell ya, it’s looking better and better than the original ever hoped to be. Check it out after the break!

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NEW VIRAL IMAGE OF THE TORTURE ROOM FROM THE CARRIE REMAKE

Over on the official facebook page for the CARRIE REMAKE, they’ve recently uploaded a viral image of the room Carrie’s mother puts her in to punish her and think about her sins. It comes along with the caption: “Where Margaret put Carrie when she was bad…  No wonder she was angry.”

The remake, directed by Kimberly Peirce, stars Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me in), Julianne Moore (Hannibal), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Judy Greer (The Descendants) and Portia Doubleday (Youth In Revolt) is slated for a March 13, 2013 theatrical release. And be sure to check out the official site!

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THE NEW TEASER TRAILER FOR THE CARRIE REMAKE HAS HIT THE WEB!

Screen Gems just recently revealed the international poster and banner for director Kimberly Peirce’s CARRIE at the New York Comic Con. Lucky Con goers were able to check out the trailer at the panel and now, lucky boils ‘n ghouls, we have the first official teaser trailer available for  you below. Check it out after the break.

The remake, directed by Kimberly Peirce, stars Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me in), Julianne Moore (Hannibal), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Judy Greer (The Descendants) and Portia Doubleday (Youth In Revolt) is slated for a March 13, 2013 theatrical release. And be sure to check out the official site!

SYNOPSIS:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

READ ON FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER FOR THE CARRIE REMAKE!

THE NEW INTERNATIONAL POSTER FOR CARRIE REVEALED AT NYCC

Screen Gems revealed the international poster and banner for director Kimberly Peirce’s CARRIE at the New York Comic Con. Check ’em out, along with the Comic Con panel after the break.

The remake, directed by Kimberly Peirce, stars Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me in), Julianne Moore (Hannibal), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Judy Greer (The Descendants) and Portia Doubleday (Youth In Revolt) is slated for a March 13, 2013 theatrical release.

SYNOPSIS:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.

KEEP READING FOR THE NEW CARRIE INTERNATIONAL POSTER AND COMIC CON PANEL