The Last Horror Blog: New 'Life' Trailer, 'Behind the Mask' Comic Book Series and More

The Last Horror Blog: New 'Life' Trailer, 'Behind the Mask' Comic Book Series and More

Mar 16, 2017

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal discover alien Life in new trailer – I’m not really sure what to say about this new Red Band (and NSFW) trailer for Life…except that it looks a lot like Alien. And since it’s been a long time since we had a really good Alien movie, I’m okay with this (plus, if this is good and Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is good, it’s like we got a great Alien double feature…no one can complain about that).

Life begins on March 24. Here’s the official synopsis:

Astronauts (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds) aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined.


Watch The Belko Experiment get the Lego treatment in a new trailer – Two weeks ago, we got a Claymation trailer for The Belko Experiment. This week, it’s a Lego reimagining. I think that pretty much covers all the bases…

Huxley Berg Studios has taken the film’s original trailer and recreated it using Lego blocks – and the results are hilariously entertaining. Seeing adorable Lego guys meet horrible ends is way more fun than it should be, that’s for sure.

The Belko Experiment invades theaters this Friday (read more about it in the Horror on the Horizon section below), but until then, enjoy this new take on the trailer.


Rumors buzz about another The Fly remake at Fox – While everyone’s been busy being up in arms about a potential rebooting of The Matrix this week, another beloved film finds itself on the remake docket: The Fly.

David Cronenberg remade the original film back in 1986, creating a compelling cult classic that is arguably superior to the source material. Can that magic be recaptured in another go-round? It might be up to Sleight director J.D. Dillard to find out. 

Dillard is reportedly in negotiations to co-write and direct the project for Fox. 

No plot details yet, but Cronenberg’s take was a doomed love story with fairly copious (for a mainstream studio film) amounts of gore. We’ll bring you more details as the project moves along the development track.


Leslie Vernon is back in Before The Mask comic series – it’s been 10 years since Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon wowed horror fans with a new slasher icon. Over the course of the ensuing decade, we’ve heard rumblings of a sequel, but it’s never quite come together. Don’t give up hope, though: Leslie’s set to rise again, this time in comic book form. 

Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon is an eight-issue comic series that will tell the tale of the film that never came together – and may actually serve as a springboard to get that project up and running once again. 

The project has an Indiegogo campaign page, where the project is described as follows:

You’ve been dying to know what happened to Leslie Vernon after you saw him pop back up in the morgue during the end credits of Behind the Mask and here’s your chance! The screenplay for our sequel, Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon is being transposed into a comic series and we are ready to unleash it on you, our fans!

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Swing by the official campaign page and check out the perks for supporting the project.


Horror on the Horizon

After a bit of a lull in theatrical releases, the middle of March brings us one big title and several limited market debuts. All of them happen on March 17.

Things kick off with the release of Greg McLean’s The Belko Experiment. If you’ve been reading the column regularly, then you’re probably already well aware of this one (we’ve covered it quite a bit). It’s essentially Battle Royale in an office building and looks very promising (McLean gave us the Wolf Creek films, and the idea for this film sprang from the imagination of James Gunn). Here’s to hoping it delivers.


Also opening this week are Raw and The Devil’s Candy. Both of those are debuting in select markets, so check your local listings. 


Horror on Home Video

It’s a good thing there are a few theatrical releases on March 17, because the following week is pretty dry on the Blu-ray front. March 21 features new Blu-rays of Robocop 2 and 3, as well as Assassin’s Creed, but those aren’t exactly horror films. 

Things are better on March 28, though. We get new Arrow Video versions of Luciano Ercoli’s gialli Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight, as well as The Wishmaster Collection, which features all four films in one set courtesy of the guys at Vestron Video.


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