Friday, September 21, 2012

Horror Pop Culture Sept. 21

Editor's Note: Horror Pop Culture is a weekly round-up of horror genre news, reviews and rumors

Return to Class of Nuke ‘Em High first look

I haven’t heard much about this one. Come to think of it, I don’t know if I’ve heard anything about it besides that it was going to happen eventually. Well, it looks like it did happen and fans of Troma should be more than pleased!

From the press release:

Produced in association with STARZ Media, Return to Class of Nuke 'Em High is a satirical sci-fi comedy concerning idealistic students, overcoming bullying, and love triumphing over prejudice. The themes are in the same vein as other classics such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Carrie, seen through the unique vision of the Troma Team. Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into hideous Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lovers/bloggers, must fight not only mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Will they save Tromaville High School and the world?

(via Dread Central)

Courtesy Esda Ribic
New comic style V/H/S poster

V/H/S has been getting a lot of buzz, as it should. It’s getting good reviews, it's an interesting concept and who doesn’t love anthologies? Anyway, the final poster has appeared online and it’s a very cool comic book style by artist Esad Ribic. Read the synopsis and check out the poster!

Official synopsis:

When a group of petty criminals are hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.

Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/S shatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again. 

Sony’s Evil Dead, Carrie remakes get first looks at NYCC

As if New York Comic-Con couldn’t get any more awesome, on Oct. 11-14 at the Javits Center (655 West 34th Street, New York), Sony will be presenting their very first look at both Evil Dead and Carrie remakes! The panel presentations for Carrie and Evil Dead will take place between 3:45pm-4:45pm on October 13th. The Carrie panel will include the film's stars, Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, along with producer Kevin Misher and director Kimberly Peirce. Evil Dead's panel will include the film's star, Jane Levy (Suburgatory), producer (and star of original) Bruce Campbell and director, Fede Alvarez!

The Halloween remake that never was

Trick or Treat, Halloween comes early, I guess. At the very least this is pretty interesting. You see, a long time ago, Platinum Dunes was attached to reboot the Halloween franchise and the story board artist and animatics supervisor, Federico D’Alessandro (who now works for Marvel Studios) had this to say (along with a cool video of some animated story boards):

"As a lifelong Halloween fan it would be a dream to direct a reboot of the franchise that's so near and dear to my heart ... I created this animatic to show the tone and storytelling that I would bring to the project if I were lucky enough to have that chance." He added, "It turned out pretty cool, but unfortunately while I was in the middle of working on it, talks fell through between Platinum Dunes and the Weinsteins ... so I missed the boat on that one." (via Dread Central)

Halt! First look at Robocop

Well, the day has finally come and how does it look? To be honest, at first I was a bit skeptical. But after a second look, I came around to it. It does look like a sleek, updated version of the previous Robocop suit, which is what they were going for and you can actually see elements of the original in there. That helmet is actually pretty rad looking too. What do you think? Sound off below! (via Coming Soon)