The Last Horror Blog: 'Altar' and 'Baskin' Trailers, Heather Langenkamp's Big Surprise and More

The Last Horror Blog: 'Altar' and 'Baskin' Trailers, Heather Langenkamp's Big Surprise and More

Feb 18, 2016

Heather Langenkamp takes on Pinhead? Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp has set the Internet horror community ablaze after revealing that she’s set to shoot scenes in the newest Hellraiser movie next week.

This is big on a number of levels – the biggest being that it appears to mean that Dimension is rushing what is sure to be another awful sequel into production in order to retain the rights to the franchise. While there have been talks of a Hellraiser reboot for years (some involving Clive Barker returning to the fold), nothing has really happened. Dimension’s deal requires a sequel every so many years, so this appears to be a quickie project designed to satisfy that contractual obligation.

Langenkamp broke the news in an interview with Scare Tissue, stating:

“I actually have an opportunity to play a small part in Hellraiser (The NEW Hellraiser).  I’m so excited about it.  I go next week to do the shooting…” she said.  “The script is amazing and that I got the part is something that I find incredible.”

The actress went on to add that the project will be directed by FX tech Gary Tunnicliffe. It appears unlikely that Doug Bradley will be donning Pinhead’s iconic make-up, but we’ll keep you posted on that.

It’s hard to muster much enthusiasm for another low-budget quickie involving everyone’s favorite sadomasochist from Hell, but it’s equally difficult to imagine Tunnicliffe’s new entry being any worse than 2011’s Hellraiser: Revelations.

Langenkamp discusses the new film at the 6:42 mark of the clip below.

 

IFC Midnight invites you to play some Road GamesIFC recently revealed plans to release Abner Pastoll’s thriller Road Games on March 4 in NY/LA as well as on VOD services. Today we bring you the newest trailer for the film.

Looks sort of like the standard “hitch-hikers run afoul of bad folks” flick, but it has Barbara Crampton in it and the trailer has managed to intrigue me enough that I’ll be checking it out.

Have a look at the trailer and see what you think.

 

It’s cops vs. Satanists in this new Baskin trailer IFC Midnight has been busy. Not only are they releasing the aforementioned Road Games next month, but they’re also planning to bring Turkish horror film Baskin to select theaters and VOD services on March 25.

The film, which earned positive reviews as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program, finds a group of cops trapped in an unimaginable nightmare when they’re lured to a building where a black mass is being performed.

Both the festival buzz and this trailer has me excited to see what, exactly, director Can Evrenol has wrought.

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New Altar trailer offers up seven rules for survival I’m not entirely sure what Matthew Sconce’s new film Altar is about, but after seeing this new trailer, I’m curious to see more.

Taking us back to the post-modernist days of Wes Craven’s Scream, Altar offers up plenty of practical advice on how to survive a horror movie. It’s too bad that it appears as though the ensemble cast ignores these tips at every turn. I anticipate bad things happening because of this.

Altar has no firm release date set yet, but everyone expects it sometime during 2016. Enjoy this trailer in the meantime.

 

A&E reveals another Damien trailer It’s all the rage to take popular horror film franchises and turn them into television shows these days, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone got around to making a new version of The Omen.

A&E will launch Damien on March 7 (after the debut of the new season of Bates Motel), and to get you in the mood, we’re sharing the latest trailer. Find it below the synopsis, which should get you up to speed on this project.

The ten-episode “Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.

 

 

Horror on the Horizon

While there’s only one film hitting the multiplexes over the next two weeks, it’s one horror fanatics have been looking forward to for over a year. Yes, after what feels like an eternity of waiting, we’ll finally get an opportunity to check out Robert Eggers’ historical horror flick The Witch.

The creepy period piece has earned rave reviews already and is certainly an early contender for the best horror film of 2016 title. Find out if it lives up to the hype tomorrow, when it opens nationwide.

 

Horror on the Home Video

Things are a bit more active on the homefront as we bid farewell to February and say hello to March.

February 23 brings us a number of notable titles, including cult classic Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things and the rarely seen Sho Kosugi ninja film Pray for Death, but the real highlight is Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release of Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow. I’ve always felt that The Serpent and the Rainbow was Craven’s most underrated film.

March 1 brings us Grindhouse Releasing’s hotly anticipated version of Juan Piquer Simon’s beloved trash slasher flick Pieces, which offers up more chainsaw carnage than your standard Leatherface outing.

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