Nightmares: Remakes for ‘Train to Busan’, ‘Housebound’; New Release Date for ‘Cloverfield 3’

     December 14, 2016

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On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (Wednesday, December 14, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Jon Schnepp, Perri Nemiroff and Mark Reilly will discuss the following:

  • Jump Scares: What was your gateway horror movie?
  • Twitter questions

Fresh Meat: 

housebound-posterRemakes! This week two non-American horror movies were announced to be getting the remake treatment. First, according to Tracking Board Housebound, the New Zealand horror comedy that saw a young woman placed on house arrest alongside her mother in a home that may be haunted, will be penned by Chris Borrelli.

Next, after a long battle with various other studios, French production company Gaumont has won the English language remake rights for Train to Busan. The company had been pursuing the film rights since Train to Busan screened at Cannes and became an industry favorite.

Two very interesting projects have locked in their hotly anticipated release dates. The horror anthology XX which has been in the works for several years will finally hit the big screen in 2017. After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in just a few weeks, XX will be released just in time for Valentine’s Day from Magnet Releasing on February 17. XX features short horror films from directors Karyn Kusama, director of the indie favorite The Invitation, Jovanka Vuckovic, Roxanne Benjamin and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

Later in 2017, Cloverfield fans will be treated to the third film in the anthology franchise as Paramount has announced the release date now standing on October 27, 2017. The God Particle has now been removed from its February release and it remains to be seen if the film due out in October will be The God Particle or a completely different movie that ties into the Clovefield universe.

Trailers galore for two genre offerings: both making their internet debut last week, The Circle, starring Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karan Gillan and Tom Hanks. While promising to make the world a better, more perfect place, The Circle sees social media surveillance taken to dangerous levels. What appears to be a cautionary tale, The Circle is in theaters this April.

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Later in the summer comes probably my most anticipated movie of the year, Matt Reeves’ latest, War for the Planet of the Apes. Since we have last seen Andy Serkis’s Caesar and the crew, the Apes have continued to evolve but it would also appear that the surviving humans have organized fast, led by franchise newcomer Woody Harrleson. While Matt Reeves has stated that in theory his movies are still fairly far removed in timeline from the 1968 Charlton Heston film, Harrleson’s VO in the first trailer seems to lead us to believe that if this battle ends in the humans favor, we might not be so far from a Planet of Apes after all. The tension is echoed in the international trailer, as well.

Don’t think it, don’t say it, don’t think it, don’t say it… Coming in just a few weeks to theaters is Stacy Title’s The Bye Bye Man, one of the first major horror releases in 2017. Doug Jones stars as the titular boogey man and in anticipation for the movie going wide next year, STX has released a clip titled Nightstand which is the first of many clues of what’s to come for the unsuspecting potential victims of The Bye Bye Man. Many digital outlets also ran a fun contest that saw this very same nightstand being given away in local Craigslist ads. Do a little googling and you might be able to get one for yourself… if you dare!

What’s In The Box?!:

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Last week Collider Nightmares hosted a screening of the penultimate episode of The Exorcist with the cast – including Oscar winner Geena Davis – and Jeremy Slater in attendance. For those who couldn’t make it, you were missed, but fortunately the amazing Collider production crew was there to capture the conversations for us. Here’s a piece of our chat with Ms. Davis previewing what is to come on the season one finale airing this Friday, December 16 on Fox. Warning to our viewers! Geena is previewing the season finale so if you’re not caught up through episode nine, you may want to skip this part.

On Sunday night season two of the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead came to a close. While the team gets ready to shoot season three, our panelists have been recapping and reviewing each episode right here on Collider Video. The spoiler filled review of the season finale featuring Dana DeLorenzo is up along with reviews of every other episode this season, but we wanted to give you guys a little spoiler-free taste of what you can expect from season two’s big finish.

Jump Scares: Prompted by Lucas on Twitter, he said, I was introduced to horror when my dad showed me The Haunting (1963). What was your gateway horror movie?

Twitter Questions 

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