Horror Director Neil Marshall in Talks to Helm CBS Films’ HELLFEST

     December 8, 2011


Director of such recent horror films as The Descent and Doomsday, Neil Marshall is looking to bring a little terror to your favorite family theme park. Marshall is currently in the early stages of discussion with CBS Films to direct their new horror project, Hellfest. The plot of Hellfest follows a costumed killer who singles out unsuspecting theme park attendees to slaughter on Halloween night. The studio plans to start production by the summer of 2012, making this Marshall’s next movie project. If successful, there are hopes to turn the project into a franchise to fill the void that has been left by the Saw, Final Destination and (hopefully) Paranormal Activity series. Hit the jump for more.

game-of-thrones-season-twoDeadline reports that Marshall is in talks to direct the project, his first since 2010’s Centurion. While Hellfest would be Marshall’s next movie, he is currently finishing up his directorial effort for “Blackwater,” an episode in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on the popular series of novels by George R. R. Martin. The second season of Game of Thrones will start in April of 2012, with the Marshall-directed episode slated to be the ninth of the season. Get caught up with all of our Game of Thrones coverage by clicking here.

  • Old Soldier

    A void that has been left by, how about a void that has been caused by. There hasn’t been a good horror movie since…. I don’t remember. The only “scary” movies that come out anymore are slasher flicks and gore porn like SAW and Hostel. Paranormal Activity is one of the few exceptions.

    • Dave Trumbore

      Sadly, “good horror” and the mass market don’t always coincide. I’m convinced there are good horror flicks still being made, but you’ll have to dig to find them. While its not scary, “Tucker and Dale vs Evil” was a great twist on a tired tale and should have had a wider release. I am looking forward to “Cabin in the Woods” and the “Evil Dead” remake, however.

  • Dsimolke

    Um, The House of the Devil? A Horrible Way to Die? You’re Next? The Descent? Session 9? Let the Right One In? Insidious? The Host? The Mist? Slither? Hell, even Hatchet and Trick R’ Treat. The Skin I Live In even just about qualifies. I’m sure I could name more. There are plenty of good horror movies still coming out. Just look into Adam Wingard and Ti West for chrissakes. And I’m also pretty certain Paranormal Activity isn’t done. That’s a cash-cow like no other. More of those are certainly on the way.

    • Old Soldier

      Have to disagree with you on ALL of them. However, The Host is a monster movie and not horror movie, that’s why they want to remake it so it’s more like a slasher flick.

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