Tim Burton’s ‘Peculiar Children,’ ‘Munsters’ Live Again

“Dark Shadows” director Tim Burton will be adapting a haunted gothic novel about a dark family tragedy (shocking, we know), “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

The story comes from author Ransom Riggs’ book of the same name that feels similar to Edward Gorey by way of a vintage photo nightmare depicting … peculiar children (a few of the misfits include a girl who had the ability to hold fire in her hands, another who always levitated off the ground, and there were twins who could talk without actually speaking … ). Teenage Jacob visits the home in question, located on a remote island off the coast of Wales. Once there he realizes that the abandoned abode holds a darker and more dangerous secret than previously imagined. Get more on the news over here. You can also read what Ransom told Hollywood Crush about wanting Tim Burton to direct the adaptation — looks like he got his wish!

We’ll find out more when Burton collects his cast and crew, but for now visit more Horror Bites past the break.

Night Vision Nightmare for ’The Devil Inside’
If you’ve been anxious for a new exorcism flick, “The Devil Inside” should cure what ails you. Arriving in January, Paramount’s new supernatural menace reunites a daughter with her criminally insane mother. A chilling 911 call from the past has everyone wondering if mom’s really possessed. Enter two young exorcists who face-off with evil — four powerful demons to be exact. The recently released still is a night vision image that will get you excited if you’ve been counting the hours until the new “Paranormal Activity.”

“Hellboy’s” Ron Perlman Joins Del Toro Monster Movie
In 2025 a long-running alien war rages on. The creatures live in the depths of the Pacific Ocean and battle massive robots piloted by humans. Wired revealed in a recent interview with Guillermo del Toro about his new monster movie, “Pacific Rim,” that “Hellboy” actor Ron Perlman will be joining the cast. He’ll star alongside the previously announced Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Diego Klattenhoff, Rinko Kikuchi, and Rob Kazinsky who try to thwart the 25-story-high creatures from a hostile takeover. “It’s really, it’s a very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters,” the director told the magazine. Sold!

Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols Kick Ass in ’Raze’
Described as “Hostel” meets “Fight Club,” Zoe Bell (“Kill Bill”) and Rachel Nichols (“Star Trek”) have gotten everyone’s attention with this new trailer for “Raze.” The kickass female fight fest will start out as a web series, eventually transitioning into a feature film.

’The Host’ Director to Film a Snowy Apocalypse
Bong Joon-ho, who directed creature feature “The Host,” will be directing an adaptation of the French post-apocalyptic novel, “Le Transperceneige.” The movie is being dubbed “Snow Piercer,” and “Oldboy’s” Park Chan-wook is set to produce. The Korean filmmakers will tell the tale about a group of people on a train with no set destination during the dawn of a new ice age. The film starts shooting in Prague next March.

See ’Resident Evil: Retribution’s’ Creature Claw on Set
The cast of ”Resident Evil: Retribution” loves Twitter. Star Milla Jovovich is always chatting about her new movie with hubby Paul Anderson. She’s starring alongside Boris Kodjoe, Shawn Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Li Bingbing, Kevin Durand, Johann Urb, and Colin Salmon for the new installment in the popular videogame-film franchise. Kodjoe Tweeted a pic from the set, which shows the giant claw of “Resident Evil’s” Licker — a deadly, mutated zombie.

’The ABCs of Death’ Finds a Winner
We’ve been telling you about “The ABCs of Death” for a while now, but the gory alphabet contest has finally come to a close. Makers of the new anthology asked 25 well-known genre filmmakers (Ti West, Simon Rumley, Jason Eisner and others) to make 25 short films each. They needed a 26th though (hopefully you figured that part out on your own) and asked people to submit a movie representing a the letter “T.” It was Lee Hardcastle’s “T is for Toilet” that won everybody over — about a young boy using the bathroom by himself for the first time. Watch the claymation short over here.

’The Munsters’ Make it to Back to TV
The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is returning to prime time. We know we’re a movie blog, but this news was too great to pass up. If you’re a fan of the 1960’s family “The Munsters” — who resembled all the classic movie monsters from the past — you’ll be thrilled to know that NBC is releasing a new pilot episode that will reboot the lovable, creepy characters for a possible summer series. There have been several Munsters films, all of them pretty ridiculous, but it’s the TV show that won horror fans over across the globe.

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