The Last Horror Blog: New 'Final Destination' on Its Way

The Last Horror Blog: New 'Final Destination' on Its Way

Jan 17, 2019

Final Destination 5

Saw writers tapped for next Final Destination – Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are well known for their work on the Feast and Saw franchises and now they're adding another big-name series to their resume: Final Destination.

The screenwriting duo have been hired by New Line to script the sixth film in the series, which revolves around different groups of characters cheating death -- and then trying to stay alive as death comes for what is owed. The last installment, Final Destination 5 (above), arrived in 2011. 

Dunstan and Melton have made a career crafting genre films, so this feels like a good fit. No word yet on when their entry might be complete, but we’ll be following this one closely.

 

Shout Factory reveals first trailer for I'll Take Your Dead – Shout Factory, the Blu-ray distribution company that horror fans love, has acquired the rights to Chad Archibald’s new genre-bending film, I’ll Take Your Dead.

"We're thrilled to be back working with Black Fawn on what we consider to be a new artistic milestone for them. The emphasis on character and the human story elevates their always accomplished genre-craft to an exciting new level that will easily win new fans," said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.

Shot will release the film on multiple platforms at a later date in 2019, but until then, here's the synopsis and trailer for the upcoming feature. Enjoy.

"William has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes to or even wants to do but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city ...  After a woman’s body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes she’s not actually dead."

 

Fan-made slasher flick Michael Myers vs. Jason Voorhees gets extended cut – It’s been a year since director Mason McDonald's fan flick Michael Myers vs. Jason Voorhees attempted to answer one of horror cinema's great debates: who would win in a fight, Jason or Michael? To celebrate, the team has released an extended and recut version of the film. Check it out in all its glory below.

 

Lindsay Lohan returns in werewolf flick Among the Shadows – Look, you can just insert your own Lindsay Lohan joke here. I mean, there are like a million of them at this point.

Lohan's had a rough few years, but she’s back in action in this new trailer for werewolf flick Among the Shadows, which is hoping to find distribution at the European Film Market later this month. The trailer isn't exactly impressive, but my one takeaway is that Lohan is far and away the best actor in the movie based on this preview. So there’s that. I’d also guess that someone will pick this thing up – if only because the Lohan curiosity factor guarantees people will watch it even if (and probably if, if we’re being honest) it's a complete train wreck.

Read on for the synopsis, then check out the trailer.

"Kristy Wolfe is a Brussels private eye descended from werewolves who must go to work when her uncle Harry Goldtsone is murdered in a politically-motivated attack. Patricia Sherman (Lohan), the wife of European Federation President Richard Sherman, hires Wolfe to investigate Goldstone’s killing, as he was her husband’s campaign manager. Wolfe finds bodies falling all over city and must use her innate instincts to unravel the case and stay alive long enough unmask the conspiracy."

 

Horror on the Horizon

Not much happening on the horror front in your local multiplex for the next two weeks, but M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass does open this Friday. While that’s not a horror film, it does have a lot of crossover appeal to horror fans.

 

Horror on Home Video

Things are pretty quiet on the home video front for the week of January 22.

Fans of cult exploitation films will want to check out Charles Bronson’s 10 to Midnight, wherein the grizzled action hero plays a cop tracking down a Richard Speck-esque serial killer. This one’s an underrated gem; it's sleazy, fun and filled with some great Bronson quotes.


If your tastes run more to animated horror, then you’ll definitely want to check out Death Note: Light Up the New World, which is also available today.

January 29 is full of great releases, so I hope your bank account is ready.

The biggest debut of the week is undoubtedly Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake. Dario Argento's original Suspiria is a bonafide classic, but Guadagnino’s reinterpretation has earned a fair amount of praise too. If you missed it during its theatrical run, now's your chance to catch up with on the biggest horror releases of 2018.

Also available this week, we’ve got a double dose of school-themed horror. Cutting Class kicks things off, and then you can graduate to Splatter University. See? Who said school was a drag?

If you love giallo cinema, there are two new titles headed your way this week as well. First up, Sergio Martino’s beloved All the Colors of the Dark, starring the inimitable Edwige Fenech, gets a Blu-ray release.

Even more interesting, though, is All the Colors of Giallo, a feature-length documentary on the popular subgenre, packed with interviews, trailers and a bunch of other cool goodies. Whether you’re a hardcore giallo fan, or a newcomer looking to get familiar with the genre, there’s going to be great stuff here for you.

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