7 September 2012

Cinehouse of Horrors #2


First up, fans of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series will be happy to hear that a poster and image for the seventh instalment of the franchise are now circulating the web. Texas Chainsaw 3D, out January 4th, is a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic first instalment and will star a plethora of stars, not unrelated to the series, including Tobe Hooper, Bill Moseley, and  original Leatherface Gunnar Hansen! Click here for a plot synopsis and the exclusive first photo. 
                On the subject of classic series, it is a pleasure to announce that the sixth Child's Play film has commenced principal photography. The film, Curse of Chucky, will see Brad Dourif back as the voice of the demonic doll, and Don Mancini (writer/co-writer of the series) back writing and directing.
                The film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic fantasy saga The Dark Tower has met more strife in the form of Warner Bros dropping the project.  Thankfully Media Rights Capital seem pretty serious about taking up the opportunity, with Ron Howard still attached as director. Russell Crowe has expressed interest in playing the lead character Roland, a gunslinger in an apocalyptic world trying to unearth the mystery of the dark tower.
               2009’s gory booby-trap horror The Collector has finally spawned a sequel, the gruesome poster for which can be found over at Bloody Disgusting. The Collection is due out October 30th and is again helmed by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the team that brought us Saw’s 4-7.
                Going back to Stephen king, the upcoming remake of the classic 1976 prom-horror Carrie, which was based on King’s debut novel of the same name, has finally given us glimpses of the new vision. The film stars Chloe Grace Moretz as the abused girl with telekinetic powers and Julianne Moore as her religious zealot mother. The web is rife with debate over the validity of a remake, but hopefully the film will prove a useful and well-executed update. Due out March 15 2013. Catch the rest of the images over at BloodyDisgusting 
                For fans of Asain horror, 9-9-81 will be just the thing for you. Thai film exports tend to angle more towards art-house, but when they do horror they get it pretty spot-on.  The film is composed of nine short movies each nine minutes in length (hence the title) and as far as I can tell will revolve around a vengeful bride.  Catch the trailer bellow.

Special Announcement

For those of you familiar with Robert Rhine or Girls and Corpses, the magazine of which he is “Deaditor-in-Chief”, we have something special to announce. Rhine’s super-sized four-years-in-the-making graphic novel horror extravaganza ‘Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell’ shall be re-released for Halloween. The anthology is jam-packed with gore and peppered with a gleeful black comedy that makes it a must for all hard-core horror fans, add that to the fact that it’s 43 different stories are illustrated by 43 of the top horror graphic artists and we shouldn’t have to say much else apart from… miss it at your own risk!

Weird News

And now for what will probably become my favourite part of our newsletter: Weird News! There’s been whispers on the web of an upcoming Toxic Avenger remake, something that will perhaps confuddle all you cult fans out there who have seen the original and its three sequels. Why would it need to be remade? Still, I’m interested to see how it goes. More interesting than the news of the remake is perhaps who has been linked to play the Avenger this time round, none other than John Travolta! We hope to God this thing happens.


Starring: Ethan Hawke and directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose).Desperately in need of a best seller to revive his struggling career, true crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke), moves his family to the scene of his most recent story; the unsolved, gruesome murder of a loving, happy suburban family. Shunned by the local community and strained by his obligations to his family, the discovery of a batch of home movies in the attic offers Ellison shocking proof to the crime he is investigating. Ellison notices the same unidentified figure appearing in each of the 8mm films, leaving him convinced that all the incidents are linked by a truly bizarre connection. As his investigations uncover the terrifying truth he starts to lose his grip on reality and it soon becomes clear that he is placing his own family in harm’s way.
Release Date: 5th October 2012

Silent Hill Revelation 3D 
Starring: Sean Bean, Malcolm McDowell, and Carrie-Anne Moss Directed by Michael J. Bassett. When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. Source IMDb

Release Date: 26th October 2012

9-9-81: Not much going around for this just now, all we have is a trailer sans subtitles, but at least it looks nice.

Upcoming Releases

As we are now well into the Autumn months you can expect a slew of horror releases in the build up to Halloween. We've have handpicked some of the most exciting upcoming releases of September.

The Devil's Business -10th September
Low budget British horror, The Devil's Business, has already been compared to the works of Harold Pinter and Dennis Wheatley - high praise indeed. Part hit-man thriller, part occult horror - Sean Hogan's upcoming character driven feature sounds incredibly promising.(read our review)

The House Of The Long Shadows - 17th September
This forgotten masterpiece should be watched for four reasons: John Carradine, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price & Christopher Lee. Yes all four horror superstars teamed up for this atmospheric haunted house chiller, now being released on DVD for the first time ever.

Silent House (2011) - 17th September
This surprisingly entertaining US remake of Uruguayan production La Casa Muda, may lack the nerve shredding tension of the original but delivers on scares. It also features a stellar turn from Elizabeth Olsen.

The Cabin In The Woods - 24th September
This Joss Whedon produced gem proved a surprise highlight for many horror aficionados flipping the rules of the genre. Beginning as a tense forest set slasher, Whedon's film transforms into so much more - that for the sake of spoilers shouldn't be discussed.


Cinehouseuk would like to invite readers to join in with the competitions we are running at the moment. First off theres an opportunity to win Truth or Dare on DVD, Deadling is 16th of September, click here for the question and details.

Second, we have a Blu-ray copy of The Aggression Scale up for grabs, if your interested you can find the question and details here. Deadline is 23rd of September.
Last but not least we have DVD copies of [Rec]3: Genesis available as prizes, all you have to do is submit your answer to our question and one of them could be yours! Click here to participate in Cinehouseuk’s competition. Deadline is 23rd of September.

Good Luck!

Scott Clark & Andrew McArthur

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