May 21, 2011
Now that the Rapture failed to occur according to schedule today, ESplatter can officially return and deliver horror movie news to you again!
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Revelation 9:5
Had the Rapture taken place today, I, Lucius Gore, along with other true believers, would now officially be in heaven laughing as Earth was tormented for five months horror movie style. Then, on June 21, 2011, the world would have ended in a giant fireball while the party continued up in heaven.
Oh well. Maybe next time.
Anyway, here is some of what we failed to cover while I was preparing for the End of the World:
• Yet another remake of Stephen King's "Carrie" is in the work, and King has indicated he doesn't get why they are making it. I had kind of hoped the Rapture would put an end to this project. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the screenplay.
• Pedro Almodovar shocked Cannes with a disturbing horror film that sounds a bit like "Faceless." "The Skin I Live In" is a horror film about a mad doctor working on developing perfect skin that cannot burn.
• John Carpenter's "The Ward", starring Amber Heard, will hit VOD on June 8 and some theaters July 8 -- and just got a new one-sheet.
• Hammer's latest, "The Woman in Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe, will be released January 20 by CBS Films. The film is about a young lawyer (Radcliffe) sent to a remote village to sort out of deceased client's affairs, only to get caught up in a mystery involving a woman who shows up all the time wearing black.
• Thomas Kretschmann ("Resident Evil: Apocalypse") has been cast as the lead in Dario Argento's "Dracula 3D."
• With no remake or sequel for the franchise on the horizon, TikGames and Universal are creating a Chucky "Child's Play" videogame where the player is Chucky on a mission to dispatch victims.
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