Collider Nightmares: ‘The Wolfman’ Hires New Writer; Creepy Pasta Series ‘Channel Zero’ Review

     October 18, 2016

On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (October 18, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Mark Reilly, Jon Schnepp and Miri Jedeikin will discuss the following:

  • Kill List: Better the second time – Carrie 40th Anniversary
  • Twitter question

Fresh Meat:

the_wolfman_movie_image_benicio_del_toro_as_the_wolfman__1_As Universal’s The Mummy’s June 9, 2017 release date inches closer and closer, more information is beginning to emerge on the other films in the proposed monster reboot. This week we got an update on The Wolfman, which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been rumored to be circling. The Expendables, Godzilla and Jean-Claude Van Damme scribe Dave Callaham has been hired to work on the previous draft that was turned in by Prisoners and The Red Road writer Aaron Guzikowski. So, yeah, that’s different. Considering all of the tough guys that Callaham has written for in the past, it’s looking like it’s a pretty safe bet that Universal plans on taking The Wolfman in the action-packed The Rock direction as opposed to the more serious and dramatic direction that comes along with a Guzikowski script.

Production has begun on Oculus, Hush and Ouija 2 director Mike Flanagan’s latest horror film, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel Gerald’s Game starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. In an interview with Rue Morgue, Flanagan, a long-time Stephen King fan, told the publication that upon reading the book, it gave him goosebumps and that if he had the chance to adapt it into a film, he would do it.

cage-dive-trailer-530x297All right, Halloweenies: are you ready for some SHARKS!!! Feast your eyes on the trailer for Cage Dive, every person who has been inside the ocean’s worst nightmare. Cage Dive follows a group of friends from California who head to Australia to film an audition for an extreme reality show. Their plan? Partake in shark cage diving. Unfortunately for them, while out on the water their boat capsizes in an area filled with hungry Great White sharks, and their audition tape turns into a survival diary. Cage Dive will swim into theaters in 2017 after screening during the midnight portion of the international genre film festival Sitges last week.

Osgood Perkins is certainly making a name for himself in the independent horror scene. The director of the slow burn festival favorite The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts, James Remar and Lauren Holly, has had his sophomore effort scooped by Netflix. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives In the House will premiere exclusively on the streaming service on Friday, October 28 and Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive first trailer.

What’s In The Box?!:

channel-zero-posterYour latest mind-bending creepy obsession will definitely be the Syfy original series Channel Zero: Candle Cove. Based on the Creepypasta, Candle Cove premiered last week and set the laid the groundwork for a trippy first season. Showrunner Nick Antosca told Collider that the show will become a lot more strange as the show comes to a close. Channel Zero is already renewed for a second season based on “No End House” that is shooting now.

MTV’s Scream has been renewed for a third season however, it’s not without a few adjustments. First, the slasher series will slice up six episodes which is half as much as season two and four fewer than season one. The show will also change showrunners yet again, although announcement on who will take the reigns has not been made. This marks the third new showrunners for the series in as many seasons. MTV recently aired a two hour Halloween special after season two screened its finale a few weeks back.

Meanwhile, as Teen Wolf comes to a close, MTV has hired the series creators Jeff Davis and Andrew Cochran to adapt HG Wells’ War of the World for the network. It is unclear if the show will make it to the pilot stage but Davis and Cochran clearly have a successful working relationship with the network. Davis is currently getting his TV adaptation of Let The Right One In ready for pilot at TNT.

Kill List: Better The Second Time Around

This past Friday, Clarke attended a prom-themed screening in honor of the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray of Carrie. Presented by Shout Factory, they watched the movie and were treated to a Q & A moderated by Bryan Fuller with the editor of the film there, including Oscar nominee Piper Laurie. So, for the Kill List, we discuss three genre movies that have gotten better upon repeat viewing!

Twitter Questions


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