Here is a compilation of all things horror and what mattered throughout the week. This week on The Missing Reel we take a look at a new poster for John Dies at the End, the first stills from The ABC’s of Death, a great trailer for House at the End of the Street and more.
‘John Dies at The End’ Gets A New Poster And Pics
With the Toronto Film Festival right around the corner, many of the films in the Midnight Madness line-up have been dropping new photos in anticipation for the screenings. With that, we get this very cool looking poster for Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At The End. This will mark the long awaited return to the horror genre from the director who has given us such gems like Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm. The film is based on the novel from David Wong of the same name and it has some of the best characters in recent memory. It’s an absolutely hilarious and terrifying novel that if the same chemistry from the novel translates onto the big screen then we are in for one hell of a treat.
In John Dies at the End, it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly, a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t. Adapted from David Wong’s audacious trans-genre horror novel, John Dies at the End is written and directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep) and also stars Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti.
Great New ‘The Lords of Salem’ Pics
At this point there really isn’t much else to say about Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem other than I need to see it… like now. Check out some awesome new pics of the film.
Finally Some Images For ‘The ABC’s of Death’
If the 26-director horror anthology The ABC’s of Death isn’t on your radar then it needs to be asap. It features 26 of the best up and coming horror directors in the genre.
Twenty-six directors… 26 ways to die! The ABCs Of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived, featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. With each director assigned a letter of the alphabet, they were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving a tale of mortality. It’s an alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by some of the most exciting names in global horror including Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Ti West (House of the Devil), Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Xavier Gens (Frontieres), and Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes).
New Trailer For ‘House at the End of the Street’
The first trailer that released for House at the End of the Street was pretty decent but never quite got me excited to see the film and even the second trailer left me a bit underwhelmed. Well, it looks like the third time’s a charm because this third trailer for the film is fantastic and shows a very creepy element to the film that is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. I can officially say that I am sold.
A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.
Check out the new trailer below.
It’s no secret that Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof originally wanted Prometheus to be the first of a planned trilogy. Prometheus was a big success considering its subject matter and made pretty good change at the box office which is how Scott got the green light for the sequel. I fully understand that it isn’t a movie for everyone and quite a few people were left disappointed. The disappointment is mostly do to the fact that Lindelof’s story telling leaves a ton of questions unanswered. Although not everyone loved the film, it seems to be that many people are actually looking forward to the sequel including myself. The best things about Prometheus were it’s characters in Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace who absolutely stole the spotlight of this film. The good news is that they will be returning for the sequel and Lindelof will most likely be replaced due to his schedule. So if you didn’t like Lindelof’s style of writing then rest assured, he will probably have nothing to do with the next film.
There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered in all things horror this week. As always, thanks for reading and if you happened to have missed the last edition of The Missing Reel be sure to check it out here: