Week of September 19th, 2012
By J.P. (Jeff) Hunt
Katniss moves next door to the house at the end of the street
“A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.” (IMDB)
Chucky returns straight to video
Nine years after “Seed of Chucky,” Chucky is back for a sixth installment with next year’s “Curse of Chucky.” Brad Dourif reprises his role as Chucky’s voice, and series creator Don Mancini writes and directs this straight-to-home-video feature. (ScreenRant)
Jennifer Tilly and Billy Boyd aren’t currently attached to the project but Brad Dourif’s daughter is on the cast list. That opens some possibilities for where this this film will head. Although it’s sad “Curse of Chucky” is intended to go straight to video, suggesting Chucky has run the course hellraising leader Pin Head, who doesn’t want to see a new Chucky movie. He is, after all, the coolest serial killing doll ever. Just listen to what he thinks in his own words…
Is “Frankenstein” the new Snow White?
Twentieth Century Fox and Davis Entertainment’s “Frankenstein,” written by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), is said to be a sci-fi take on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel that will highlight Landis’ themes of redemption and the strength of friendship as its backbone. In the meantime, Ghost House Pictures and RT Features are said to be also working on their own versions of “Frankenstein” but no details are currently available. (ScreenRant)
First of all, and I may be mistaken, wasn’t Mary Shelly’s novel already considered Science Fiction? Also, I never thought of the story as being about friendship. Although I do find it interesting thinking of it as a buddy flick. Wouldn’t that make it something like “Young Frankenstein” complete with song and dance numbers? Speaking of song and dance “Frankenstein” creations the video below is from the “Frankenstein” musical a few years ago. It’s actually not too bad…
But all this only adds to the question posed in the title of this news segment, is Frankenstein doomed to suddenly see many concurrent re-invisionings in the next couple years like “Snow White” did? Speaking of “Snow White” versions be sure to check out my alternate zombie versions of some of our favorite Disney princesses complete with artwork by Witit Karpkraikaew. Guaranteed you’ll want these in your collection!
In the horrid-able news…
Independence Day sequel revisited
That’s right, the plans for a new “Independence Day” film is still in the works despite how much we hoped they’d abandon the idea, director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin are still struggling to find financing, but have a pretty good idea where to take the franchise’s next two films. Each movie will exist as one part of a larger story and the films have been titled “ID Forever Part One” and “ID Forever Part Two.” (ScreenRant)
One can’t help but assume that the idea to continue the story arc across two films is helped in part by the success of film series like “Twilight” and “Lord of the Rings,” but doesn’t stop the question “what could possibly be next?” Though “Independence Day” didn’t exactly wrap everything up into a nice little package, it did leave very little to contemplate over what happens next. Unless of course the intended new films will explore the subjects like those in television series “The Walking Dead,” instead of zombies to deal with its stray aliens, and the struggle to establish a working American government. In which case it would be called “Fallen Skies.” In any event there still is no word if any member of the 1996 film’s cast has signed on to the project and it is doubtful that there will be.
Even so, I think we all need President Bill Pullman’s speech to remind us why “Independence Day” is so important to not only us, but the entire world!
Makes you want to load your guns and go to war doesn’t it? I know it does for me, and Jason. It makes us want to go kick alien ass, or zombie ass since that’s more than likely.
In Creepercast News…
Remember we reported last week that there will be no more live shows on Wednesday nights but the recorded shows will still be released on Wednesdays in a timely manner. Well there may be an exception to the rule and only you, the Creepercast Cast members can make that happen! If we get enough people that pledge to join us on Sunday September 23rd for our discussion with Cheryl Compton of The Dark Cinema we will go live with that show. All you need to do is let us know you’ll be there by visiting our Facebook page, emailing us, or voice mailing (503.454.6941) your intention to join us and as long as we have a reasonable amount of people in the chatroom prior to recording at approximately 8pm Pacific Time we will take the show live. We and Cheryl would love to make it an interactive conversation so hope to hear from many of you!
That’s the news this week, Farewell from the beasts and I
’til next we bleed