It might not have the low-budget scuzz and critical acclaim of the first movie but, 15 years on, 'Saw II' feels like the high watermark of the franchise.
Samuel L. Jackson has joined Chris Rock in Lionsgate's upcoming "Saw" reboot. Production has officially begun on the film, in which Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes. Jackson will portray Rock's father. Max Minghella, who stars in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and recently directed "Teen Spirit," also joins the […]
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will write the script for the sixth installment in New Line Cinema’s “Final Destination” franchise, the studio announced Friday. The films have grossed almost $700 million worldwide since the first film’s debut in 2000. The “Final Destination” franchise is one of the longest running at New Line, where horror is a specialty. Melton and Dunstan won “Project Greenlight” Season 3 and are best known for writing four of the “Saw” movies (movies four to seven). Their upcoming projects include “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” “The Reckoning” and an Untitled Christmas Horror Project. Also Read: Mischa Barton, Drew Fuller to Star in Supernatural Thriller 'Cloudland' (Exclusive) The “Final Destination” films have starred Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, among many more. James Wong, David R. Ellis and Steven Quale have been directors on the projects. Melton and Dunstan are represented by Verve, Underground and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal. Read original story ‘Saw’ Writers to Pen Sixth ‘Final Destination’ Movie At TheWrap
Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’ is an altogether different brand of horror film. Rather than a film purely about scares and the explicitness of them, Eggers invites us to truly buy into the folklore, lifestyle, and mythology: the witch herself, the notion of religious influence, and the conflicting sets of rules that binds them together.
The king of it, of course, was Peter Jackson, who made it an art-from in his early filmmaking days in New Zealand. The film, about a heavy metal band who accidentally summons an ancient evil force, is packed with more gore, guts and DIY tools to the face than you could shake an eviscerated intestine at. Considering most of his career choices of late, Johnny Depp might occasionally wish his bed would swallow him up.
The rather definitive title of 2010’s ‘Saw: The Final Chapter’ shouldn’t be taken in the literal sense, it would seem. News from big-hitting indie studio Lionsgate suggests that an eighth film in James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s series is now going ahead. The last movie, 'Saw: The Final Chapter’, despite its title, did leave the possibility for future movies, potentially opening up a cult of Jigsaw followers.
In the ever-changing world of horror, it’s a new age (a new dawn of the dead, you could say). And like it or not, when all the dust has settled, all screams have died down, and all the blood mopped up, ‘Insidious’ will be remembered as the defining horror franchise in this generation.