On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (airing on November 15, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Mark Reilly, Jon Schnepp and Perri Nemiroff will discuss the following:
- J.A. Bayona gives Jurassic World 2 updates
- Body horror movie Replace trailer
- Don Mancini teases Chucky 7
- Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell star in Solace Trailer
- HBO’s Beware the Slenderman trailer
- Monster of the week: horror as a stress reliever
- Twitter questions
There have been lots of updates on Jurassic World 2 over the past week, set to be directed by A Monster Calls’ J.A. Bayona. In addition to learning that production will begin in March 2017, Bayona was able to reveal to Coming Soon that Jurassic World 2 was a very personal film for him. Bayona also told Cinema Blend that while his movie would absolutely serve as a sequel to Jurassic World, it also works as Jurassic Park 5, or, part of a longer saga, wanting to connect Jurassic World and Jurassic Park more than Jurassic World did.
On Monday, the trailer for the new body horror movie Replace found its way onto Entertainment Weekly’s website and from the looks of it, actress Rebecca Forsythe has found herself in an unpleasant situation. From EW, Forsythe’s character Kira is stuck with a disease that causes her skin to age quickly then crumble away. She then discovers that she can replace her skin with another person, making her choose between falling apart of giving into temptation. Replace co-stars genre icon Barbara Crampton.
Last week Don Mancini gave hope to horror fans looking for more from Chucky, everyone’s favorite Good Guy, by way of a cryptic tweet: Could Chucky 7 be on the way? And will it feature a franchise reunion? Bloody Disgusting has begun to put the pieces together after Mancini shared a photo of himself outside the house where Curse of Chucky takes place. With a caption that reads, “Chucky is finally coming home,” and tags Fiona Dourif, Summer H. Howell, Jennifer Tilly and original Andy, Alex Vincent.
When you put Anthony Hopkins, Jeffery Dean Morgan and Collin Farrell together, some would say you’ve assembled a pretty solid cast of actors. Add them to what was supposed to be the sequel to David Fincher’s Seven and you have yourself an interesting cinematic prospect. Lionsgate released a trailer for the supernatural serial killer movie Solace which sees Hopkins as a psychic doctor working with Morgan’s FBI agent to track down a dangerous serial killer, played by Farrell, who also has psychic abilities. While the premise might sound a little goofy, the cast is filled with heavy hitters and morbid curiosity has me interested in what was originally slated to be rewritten into the sequel to Seven appropriately titled Eight.
What’s In The Box?!:
We often say, truth is stranger than fiction, and in this case, probably more terrifying. HBO dropped the trailer for their documentary Beware The Slenderman, the true story of 12-year olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times, and then confessed they did it to appease a tall and faceless man known online as Slenderman. The haunting film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their actions, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society’s most impressionable young consumers of the media. Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, Beware the Slenderman premieres on January 23, 2017.
Finally, this week Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis was able to give updates on both his pilot for a potential series adaptation of the Swedish novel Let The Right One In at TNT as well as his involvement with MTV’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds. Speaking with Forbes.com’s Merrill Barr, Davis spoke to War of the Worlds, noting that it’s not a huge sci-fi, special effects heavy series but more a POV from survivors on the ground, trying to figure out how to stop the invasion. Davis compared the project to a Michael Crichton-type thriller and praised Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds as underrated.
Switching gears, Davis then sang the praises of his cast leading the pilot for Let The Right One In, noting that while he loves the original Swedish film, it wasn’t until he read the book that he realized how the story could be a TV series. Davis said that the story is about Dracula’s seduction and Renfield, the caretaker. He added while this was a dark, adult story, it tells the story from the eyes of the kids. Davis concluded by stating that TNT would be deciding if Let The Right One In would be going to series pretty quickly.
Monster of the Week:
I don’t know about you, but I have been stressed lately! And Sunday night I found myself slowing down, taking a breath and thinking, What can I do to relax? And the answer I came up with was pleasure reading Stephen King’s IT. Now, this doesn’t sound like the most relaxing thing on the surface, as anyone familiar with the horrifying deeds of Pennywise can tell you. But I thought about the idea of a controlled environment in which to experience fear, anger, aggression, etc and I thought about the plot of a bunch of outsiders banding together to fight evil and it made sense why that might calm me down. So panel, have you ever experienced this or a horror catharsis before? And if so, what was it?