Another day, another “Ghostbusters 3” rumor — and this one comes from gossip mag The National Enquirer of all places!
The scandalmongers are reporting that after star Bill Murray was sent the latest screenplay of the project, he mailed fellow ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis a nasty present: a box with the script totally shredded inside like confetti. The note attached read, “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!” The Enquirer reports that Dan and Harold were so upset by his response, that they plan on making the movie without him. Dread Central has more on the report.
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’Hansel and Gretel’ Set to Battle Witches This Fall
“Dead Snow” director Tommy Wirkola makes his Hollywood debut with the upcoming “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” — but Fangoria is reporting that Paramount will be shuffling the release date from March 2 to sometime next fall. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star as the iconic children in the woods all grown up. The whole gingerbread house debacle inspired them to become expert witch hunters. Here’s hoping we’ll get our dark fairy tale fix sooner rather than later.
’The Innkeepers’ Paranormal Viral Clip
Have you been looking forward to “House of the Devil” director Ti West’s latest, “The Innkeepers?” A bit of viral goodness has hit the interwebs to get everyone pumped for the film’s VOD release on December 30. Sara Paxton and Pat Healy star in the chiller about a ghostly hotel and the inn’s employees who try to uncover the secrets of its dark past. This EVP footage should satisfy (and possibly terrify) the supernatural enthusiasts.
New Teaser Images for ’John Dies at the End’
“Phantasm” director Don Coscarelli’s newest “John Dies at the End” — based on the novel of the same name by David Wong (AKA Jason Pargin) — has some new images on their Facebook page that are getting us more excited for the movie’s upcoming Sundance appearance. The “Bubba Ho-Tep” filmmaker’s fans have been waiting for a new project by the director since his 2005 “Masters of Horror” episode. Fans of the book — which began as a web series in 2001 — are also anticipating seeing the horror/sci-fi/comedy story on the big screen.
Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, and Doug Jones star alongside Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes — two slacker buddies that are charged with saving all of humanity. Paranormal creatures and a weird time-traveling drug known as Soy Sauce creates trouble for the friends and the residents of their midwestern town. Hit the Facebook page for a preview.
’Hostel III’ Clip Requires an Exterminator
Whenever we think of the holidays, we always imagine high stakes gambling and perverse games of torture. Perhaps that’s why the DVD and Digital Download premiere of “Hostel III” is coming to you on December 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Friends at a bachelor party in Vegas end up gambling on their lives when they are lured off the strip and into the Elite Hunting Club’s private playhouse. Dread Central has an exclusive clip that should make your skin crawl if you’re curious.
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