It’s finally October! Now that it is officially Halloween season, lets check out what’s been going on in film and television for our favorite spooky genre.
American Horror Story: Freak Show Shows Us Its Opening Credits From Under the Big Top
In less than a week the fourth season of American Horror Story and the reported last for Jessica Lange will premiere and FX has released the gorgeous and grotesque opening credits sequence featuring a beautiful circus-style interpretation of the classic AHS theme. American Horror: Story Freak Show premieres on FX Wednesday, October 8. [YouTube]
Zombieland 2 May Be Happening After All
Fans of Zombieland, the hit horror-comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, have been clamoring for a sequel since the film hit theaters in 2009. For some reason, the studio was hesitant to move forward with a follow up on the big screen and instead an Amazon digital pilot was made with none of the films cast. While the pilot was technically more in line with what the creators originally planned for the project (actor Kirk Ward was the first choice to play Tallahassee and was written with him in mind), fans revolted and the pilot didn’t make it past the first episode. Deadline is now reporting that a proper sequel to Zombieland has not only hired a writer but has been fast tracked and director Ruben Fleischer will return. No word on if any of the cast will reprise their roles.
Dracula Untold Is Part of Universal’s Avengers-Style Monster Universe
When the announcement was made a few months back that Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Sleepy Hollow) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) would be taking over the task of rebooting all of the classic Universal Monsters, it was also revealed that all of the movies would be part of an Avengers-style shared universe. But this posed a question: would Dracula Untold, put into motion before any of this was announced and before Kurtzman and Morgan had come onboard, be part of the shared universe or was Universal really going to reboot their reboot? Badass Digest confirmed that due to a handful of reshoots, Untold will, in fact, fit into the larger Monsterverse.
More I AM LEGEND Coming Your Way Without Will Smith
You could probably make a whole documentary on the film adaptations of Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend. From The Last Man On Earth with Vincent Price to The Omega Man with Charleton Heston to the Francis Lawrence directed film starring Will Smith, I Am Legend has been brought to the big screen a total of four times and yet no one has ever really done the brilliant horror novel justice. Now, Warner Bros. is repurposing a Black List script titled A Garden At The End Of The World written by newcomer Gary Graham to be a Smith-less re-quel to the 2007 hit. If you say so, WB…
Elvira: Mistress of The Dark to Host New Hulu Series This Month!
She’s baaack! Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is coming to Hulu October 19 for a brand new project titled 13 Nights of Elvira. The series which will stream exclusively on Hulu will feature Elvira intro-ing all of her favorite B movies as well as providing her comedic commentary including George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Other titles include Evil Bong, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death and more.