The Missing Reel is a compilation of all things horror and what mattered throughout the week. This week we take a look at a new batch of stills for Sinister, an Antiviral featurette with Brandon Cronenberg, a director found for A&E’s pilot episode of Bates Motel and more.
New Walking Dead Promo Poster
In anticipation for the Season 3 October 24th premier of AMC’s The Walking Dead, they released this amazing poster which plays on the poster for David Fincher’s The Social Network.
First Look at The New Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’
Preparing for it’s January 4, 2013 release Lionsgate has released the very first image of the one and only Leatherface. It’s more of a teaser than anything because all we see is his back as he walks into a meat warehouse with his trusty chainsaw in hand.
“‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.
Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars…“
New Set of Stills For ‘Sinister’
From Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson comes the new Summit Entertainment horror film Sinister. With the nearing release date of October 5th, a batch of new still have release. Check them out.
More Details Emerge for ‘Elysium’
From the moment Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller was announced the film has been a huge mystery. The District 9 director managed to snag an amazing cast with Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga and Diego Luna. The one and only picture we have been given so far is the awesome still of Damon holding the Chemrail gun. Damon recently spoke with Empire in an interview saying,“Neill and the guys at Weta came up with some really gnarly weapons that don’t exist in our world,” he explained. “This one looks like some horrible weapon someone’s going to invent one day
Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy lives on a man-made space station while the rest of population reside on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. “My character is dying,” says Damon. “He wants to get there because they have health care.“
Wicked Poster for ‘The Lords of Salem’
It’s almost becoming a tradition to post something new of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem in The Missing Reel every week. And this week we get yet another poster which abandons the all blue style for a red one. By far the strangest one yet but very cool nonetheless.
In the film, “Heidi, a radio station DJ, receives a wooden box containing a record. Heidi listens and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of Salem’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad or are the Lords of Salem returning for revenge on modern day Salem?”
Director Found For A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ Pilot
The much anticipated series from A&E has just recently landed the lovely Vera Farmiga who will be playing Norman Bates’ mother. Lost, Terriers, Heroes, and House M.D. director Tucker Gates will direct the pilot which serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho that will take us further behind the twisted relationship between future serial killer Norman Bates and his mother.
‘Antiviral’ Featurette With Brandon Cronenberg
Brandon Cronenberg has been extremely quiet in regards to his upcoming body horror film Antiviral. Alliance Films has just released a featurette for the film just in time for its premier at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival where we learn exactly how Brandon Cronenberg came up with the idea for this twisted tale.
Antiviral follows Syd March, an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion – for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.
Chestburster From ‘Alien’ Comes to Life
Some really cool dudes from Fingerfunk have created this insane shirt called an “Augmented Reality T-Shirt” that literally comes to life by using a smartphone app. How it works is once you purchase the shirt and download the app, you just hold up your smartphone to the shirt and it will appear to animate on the device. It’s pretty f-ing cool. Check it out.
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: