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Trailer for ’Hellraiser: Revelations’ Burns Fans
There’s no kind way to say it: the trailer for the new “Hellraiser” movie sucks. In fact, it’s so terrible that it makes some of the awful sequels to Clive Barker’s 1987 film – which is based off of his fantastic little novella, “The Hellbound Heart”— look like Masterpiece Theatre. Barker took to Twitter to blast the trailer, announcing, “I want to put on record that the flick out there using the word “Hellraiser” is no f*ckin’ child of mine! I have nothing to do with the f*ckin’ thing. If they claim it’s from the mind of Clive Barker, it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butthole.” Alrighty then.
The film was basically created so Dimension wouldn’t lose their rights to the name, before “Drive Angry” director Patrick Lussier can deliver his reboot. Two questions: why wasn’t Clive Barker this angry about some of the supremely ridiculous sequels that came before this, and what is up with Stephan Smith Collins’ Pinhead? Yikes. [Empire]
Rob Zombie Updates Fans on ’The Lords of Salem’
“Casting for ’The Lords of Salem’ is moving along quickly. Hopefully soon I will be able to announce some names,” Rob Zombie recently teased to fans on his Facebook page. He also shared a new photo, which warns: “The Lords Are Coming,” featuring a Viking skull in ominous black and white.
“Lords” follows a DJ named Heidi – a typical blonde Zombie character (who will possibly be played by his wife Sheri Moon Zombie). She receives a mysterious package in the mail with a record that plays backwards, induces strange flashbacks, and tickets inviting her to visit Salem, Massachusetts. She’s expecting her hosts, The Lords of Salem, to be a band, but she’s greeted with something diabolical instead. [Facebook]
Fox Takes on Frankenstein
The same guy who directed “Night at the Museum” and “Date Night” is directing “Frankenstein” for Fox. Shawn Levy will be working from Max Landis’ script based on the classic Mary Shelley monster tale, that studios like Universal and Hammer Films helped make famous. Fox is already in talks to map out their creative plan so the film can be first amongst seven other Frank stories. Yes, you read that correctly. Can we get a big resounding, “Ugh?” [Deadline]
Liv Tyler and John Carpenter Face “The Hell Within”
“Halloween” writer/director, the big J.C., is executive producing a new horror movie and wants “The Strangers” actress Liv Tyler to be his star. Tyler would play a woman who braves the Brazilian jungle to save a girl’s life, but once there discovers it was a trap to get her inside “The Hell Within”. Short filmmaker Dennison Ramalho will be directing the project, which was written by Jeff Buhler of “The Midnight Meat Train” fame. [Bloody-Disgusting]
’The Faces’ is Looking at ’Grace’ Director Paul Solet
From the producers who brought you “The Strangers” comes FilmNation Entertainment’s “The Faces”, and “Grace” director Paul Solet will be taking on the horror-thriller based on Eric Reese’s screenplay. The film has a “Hostel-esque” spin, centering on two newlyweds who survive a brutal kidnapping. One year later, they find themselves facing a horrifying series of events, yet again. This time, the couple encounter “an elite underworld society which uses terror as a means of entertainment.” [Variety]
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