Horror Buzz: 'Hellraiser' Remake News, 'Leatherface' Directors Set and Rob Zombie (Kinda) Returns to Halloween

Horror Buzz: 'Hellraiser' Remake News, 'Leatherface' Directors Set and Rob Zombie (Kinda) Returns to Halloween

Nov 03, 2014

Hellraiser cenobites

Halloween may be over, but just because it’s November doesn’t mean we can’t still talk about awesome upcoming horror movies. Today, we’ve got the latest on Clive Barker’s Hellraiser reboot, an update on Rob Zombie’s new project, and details on who will be directing the newest Texas Chainsaw Massacre film. Grab your leftover candy corn and let’s dig in.

Hellraiser remake moving forward

The long-in-development reboot of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic Hellraiser has had a bumpy road to the screen, but things could finally be moving again, as author Clive Barker reveals in an interview with EW.

Barker, who’s writing the script, reports that he’s turned in a second draft to the Weinsteins at Dimension Films – and here’s what he had to say about the direction of Pinhead’s return to the screen:

“I think the phrase is ‘reboot,’ although I’ve never really understood what that meant. I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy—the Frenchman Lemarchand—who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. We’re waiting for Bob to come back to us and see when we’re going to actually make the movie.”

We're all for more background on Lemarchand and the origins of The Lament Configuration that calls forth the Cenobites (that was the best part of the otherwise dreadful Hellraiser: Bloodlines), so this is pretty good news. The real question: can this Hellraiser reboot actually escape the evil clutches of development hell? Stay tuned…

Rob Zombie reveals 31 plot details

Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie (Halloween remake) hit his fundraising goals for his latest feature – a Halloween-based movie titled 31 – and now he’s ready to reveal what his backers can expect when his latest twisted vision eventually hits the screen. If you get freaked out by clowns, you’re not gonna like any of what’s to follow.

The premise of the film focuses on a statistic that claims more people go missing on Halloween than any other day of the year – and Zombie’s decided that at least some of them go missing because they’re kidnapped by a group of killer carnies who take them to a place called Murder World, where they must survive a game called 31 that sees them hunted down by murderous clowns.

Sounds like a straight horror version of The Running Man, but it could work. 31 is set to begin production this coming February. [via THR]

French filmmakers look to get Inside infamous slasher icon Leatherface


Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the French filmmakers behind the awesome horror movie Inside, are bringing their gory sensibilities to an iconic character – Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface.

The duo will reportedly direct the eighth film in the franchise for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. The new entry claims to be a prequel to the original film, which will explore the origins of Leatherface and his family. We're interested because Bustillo and Maury blew us away with Inside. Maybe they can breathe new life into Leatherface, too, but we won’t be holding our breath.

[via Badass Digest]




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