A NEW “Godzilla” Movie In the Works!

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Coming in 2014 is yet another remake of the famous monster classic, Godzilla which will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, 2o11).

Seriously? Another Godzilla movie? I mean, I am a fan of Godzilla, but, personally, I think Godzilla is getting a little too repetitive. Since 1954, there have been at least 20 Godzilla films… And now, in May of 2014, another one will be hitting theaters. It would be very awkward if the 21st ‘Zilla movie sucks. The most recent ‘Zilla movie released in 2004 in Japan. It made a total amount $11,878,070.4 (¥862.1M). From the film poster, it looked slightly cheesy (which I am guessing it probably was).

No other Godzilla movie could match the epicness of the original 1950’s classic. NO matter how awesome the CGI is! So let’s just see how well Gareth Edwards could do as he tackles such a classic! Will he ruin it completely or will it be an amazing remake? Tell me your thoughts!

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Scream 5?

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Yes, that is right. The fifth installment of the hit horror movie franchise, Scream, is definitely a go (as of September 20, 2012). But unfortunately, the great and almighty Wes Craven may not be directing it.

Don’t get pouty yet. In an interview with “MovieWeb.com“, Craven said:

“Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know. My contract gives me the first look. If they show me something that is really wonderful? Of course I will be a part of it.” (interview with movieweb.com)

So who knows. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. But if he does not direct this film… Who will? That is another question everyone in the horror atmosphere is wondering.

“(Scream 5) is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be (another sequel).” (interview with movieweb.com)

What are your thoughts? Who do you think will be the director of Scream 5? Tell me in the comments or email me at rhfang.totallyhorror@gmail.com.

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“The Possession” (2012) – Preview & the TRUE STORY

“The Possession” is a new horror flick hitting theaters August 31st! It is centered on a young girl who buys an antique box at a yard sale, is unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child (IMDB). They say this film is based off of a true story… Is it? Believe it or not, it is. According to Horror Film Wiki, this is the true story:

Ebay seller Iosif Nietzke, a Missouri college student, who sold an ancient Jewish wine cabinet box online, and warned buyers of the bad luck that came with it–for example, he was only in his 20s and had started losing his hair when he got the box.

Buyers bid on the box very quickly, even knowing about the “bad luck”. It sold for $280 to a museum curator named Jason Haxton. After he bought the box, The Forward, a 107-year-old Jewish newspaper, published an article about the mysteries behind the box.

Many rabbis and other high-level Jewish scholars have offered to open the box and one even asked Haxton to take all images of the box off the Internet because it would serve as a way for spirits to invade homes. The spirit people are worried about is the “Dybbuk”, which is supposed to be a malevolent spirit of a dead person.

Pretty interesting, right? This upcoming flick looks very horrifying! I am super excited for this new movie which is produced by Sam Raimi! What do you think about this flick? While you’re thinking, check out this chilling clip from “The Possession”!

(youtube channel – MovieclipsCOMINGSOON)

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“ParaNorman” (2012) – Review


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“ParaNorman” is a new stop-motion animated/horror/comedy flick centered on a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse (IMBD). This is another great animated film by the creators of “Coraline” and “Corpse Bride”.

“ParaNorman” is a very fun, entertaining, creepy movie. This stop-motion film has great animation, a good story, and great acting as well. Kodi Smit-McPhee (also from the hit horror film “Let Me In”) was a perfect for the roll. Kodi is a very talented young actor who portrayed the protagonist, Norman’s roll amazingly… as did Tucker Albrizzi (Neil), Casey Affleck (Mitch), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), Leslie Mann (Norman’s mother), and all the other great actors.

This film was much darker than what I and HorrorCrone were expecting. It was funny, scary, disturbing, but also it was a bit dark, if you know what I’m saying. I recommend it for kids 10+ and kids who can handle the scary images!

I rate this movie a good 7.6/10 stars!

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“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (2012) Review

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HorrorCrone and I recently saw the hit vampire film, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. This blockbuster was based off of a best-selling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. And according to my horror companion, HorrorCrone, the movie is nothing like the book! The book is wholly historically accurate (except for the vampires, obviously), while the new movie is not wholly historically accurate, but is for some parts . Although the film and novel were written by the same person, the two are quite different… But I won’t get into more information on the book… That is HorrorCrone’s job.

Anyway; the film’s CGI and stunts were amazing! The way the blood and guts splattered was disgusting yet epic at the same time! The cinematography was fabulous! The way you see all of the fights between Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) and the vampires were brilliant.  The vampires were horrifying! The way they looked and got around was extremely disturbing but in a good way. It kept you at the edge of your seat the whole movie, it was so intense. You really didn’t know what was coming for the innocent victims and Abraham.

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” was directed and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, also produced by Tim Burton and Jim Lemley, and written by Seth Grahame-Smith. Great job to all the people who helped make this movie possible! I rate this film a 4.6/5 stars! I loved it and I hope for a sequel.

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“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” (2012) Trailer and Preview

Breaking Dawn Part 2’s plot: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi. (IMDB)

If you don’t already know, the “Twilight Saga’s” next movie is approaching theaters in November. Yep, that’s right… “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” hits theaters November 16, 2012. This looks like it’ll be a good one! And if you haven’t yet seen the last movie or read the book, you must be really confused.

As you can tell by watching the trailer, Bella has finally been turned and had a child! It was a girl, and Bella named her Renesmee. The way she was born was quite gruesome in Breaking Dawn part 1 and it actually killed Bella… But she’s back and ready to fight!

Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the final movie in the Twilight Saga… Or is it? All the Twilight fans hope not, but according to Stephanie Meyer, it is. But who knows, they could surprise us with a little sequel… I doubt it though.

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“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” (2011) Review

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Guillermo del Toro’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” was another film I just got to see with my horror film companion, HorrorCrone. I must say, this horror (or shall I say, suspense/drama/mystery) was entertaining. It kept me at the edge of my seat. I really don’t understand why it didn’t do so well in the box office. The acting was great -especially from 12 year-old Bailee Madison who played to role of young Sally in the film-, the CGI and stunts were great, and overall I really enjoyed this film.

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” was based off of a film that originally was televised in 1973 directed by John Newland and written by Nigel McKeand. Shockingly (insert sarcasm), the 1973 original got better ratings than the 2011 remake. Although, the remake was still pretty amazing.

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” was one of those films that are great, but you really shouldn’t pay to see it. This is probably why it only made about $24M in the box office. The film didn’t even make to it’s budget ($25M). This is quite rare for a Guillmero del Toro film.

Overall, I rate this film a 7.6/10 stars.

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