The Missing Reel is a compilation of all things horror and what mattered throughout the week. This week we’ve got a fantastic Evil Dead trailer mash-up, the top 10 calorie burning horror films, a new Stephen King film adaptation and much more.
Cast Revealed for Ti West’s ‘The Sacrament’
Only a couple of months ago it was announced that Ti West’s next film would be The Sacrament with producer Eli Roth. The film is currently in its third week of shooting in Savanna, GA with the cast finally being revealed to the public.
Starring Joe Swanberg (V/H/S), AJ Bowen (The House of the Devil), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (The Signal) and Gene Jones (You’re Next). The cast is extremely solid from top to bottom; especially with fan favorite AJ Bowen on board.
Right now the plot is being held top secret which adds to the already exciting horror film. By now it’s quite obvious that Roth is hitting the genre harder than ever and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Roth producing and West behind the camera is a horror fan’s dream come true.
‘Hansel and Gretel’ With a Red Band Trailer
Tommy Wirkola has made a name for himself in the horror genre with his awesomely gory and fun low-budget horror film Dead Snow. Will he be able to capture that same style and humor on the much bigger stage with Paramount Pictures as he directs Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters? There are quite a few people who have expressed their love of the trailer so far and with two promising leads in Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton it’s certainly hard not to have a soft spot for this goofy looking film.
It is definitely going for that B-movie style of fun but some of it looks like they might be trying too hard instead of it just coming naturally. There are some very cool moments in the trailer; one in particular is when a man explodes.
Check it out!
Eli Roth Talks ‘The Green Inferno’
In a recent interview while Eli Roth was promoting RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fists, he spilled some cool information about his upcoming cannibal film, The Green Inferno. When asked about how he plans on approaching the film he said:
There’s a lot of stuff I want to bring into it. I never want to repeat myself. I always want to go to the next level in my evolution as a director. There are certainly things that are just my taste that are going to be done a certain way, just because I like to see stuff that way.
The title reference to Cannibal Holocaust is just that, a reference. This is a completely original story. It’s really based on modern activism and what I’ve seen happen with it. The film is going to be terrifying, people have no idea what they’re in for. Whatever they’ve read, they have no idea what we’re going to shoot. It’s going to be really strong [laughs].
But we’re also shooting in a very dangerous, remote area. As you know, things don’t always go as planned. But that’s part of the fun of it, just going into this wild area where no one has ever filmed before and coming out with a movie.
Be sure to head over to Bloody Disgusting to read the rest of the interview.
The Top 3 Calorie Burning Horror Films
The University of Westminster has done a study on the amount of calories you burn while watching horror films. Yet another reason as to why the horror genre is the best! The top 3 calorie burning horror films should come to no surprise as they are all three heavy hitters.
#1.) The Shining: 184 calories
If you want to see where some of the other horror classics ranked, head over to The Telegraph and check out their list.
Victor Crowley is Back With New Images for ‘Hatchet 3’
Dark Sky Films has revealed the first picture of Victor Crowley in Adam Green’s Hatchet 3. Green will step down from the directing duties as he has opted to produced this horror film with BJ McDonnel becoming the man behind the camera. It’ll be interesting to see what a Hatchet film will look like with a new director. Danielle Harris and Kan Hodder will both be returning to the Bayou.
As a huge fan of the first film I really love the character of Victor Crowley. The second film didn’t have nearly as much fun moments as the first but it was still a solid horror film with some fantastic kills. Kane Hodder is an absolute beast as Crowley so as long as he keeps returning, so will I.
Here’s your first look!
Original ‘Evil Dead’ and ‘Evil Dead II’ Re-cut Trailer
YouTuber Badideaonline has re-cut the original Evil Dead films to the audio from the Evil Dead remake trailer and it is brilliant. Have a look:
Stephen King’s ‘Cell’ Moving Forward
Richard Saperstein is set to produce a film adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell alongside Brian Witten and Shara Kay. This is a project that many people had assumed was dead as it has been so quiet. Now with a producer on board and John Cusack set to star things seem to be moving forward quite nicely for the project.
Stephen King co-wrote the screenplay with Adam Alleca (The Last House on The Left) as the film follows Graphic artist Clay Riddell was in the heart of Boston on that brilliant autumn afternoon when hell was unleashed before his eyes. Without warning, carnage and chaos reigned. Ordinary people fell victim to the basest, most animalistic destruction.
And the apocalypse began with the ring of a cell phone….
I have read many of King’s novels but have yet to get a chance to read this one, but it always sounded like a fantastic premise to me. Have any of you read the novel? If so, does Cusack fit the character? Let me know in the comments.
There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered in the world of all things horror this week and if you happened to have missed the last edition of The Missing Reel, be sure to check it out here: