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Suicide Forest next stop for Ringu Director

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , , on June 15, 2012 by splatterpictures

Hideo Nakata (director of Ringu ) is going to be directing a film based around the graphic novel “The Suicide Forest”


the story revolves around one of the most famous suicide spots in the world  Aokigahara, a vast forest outside Tokyo. Of course it’s rumoured that the forest is in fact haunted

I’ve always been fascinated by Aokighara and find news of this project very interesting. No word as of yet on actors, release dates or any of that good stuff but I will be keeping an eye on it and keep you all posted.

Alice Hearts Welsh Zombie (Ottawa, ON June 16th 2012 Book Premier!)

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , , , , on June 14, 2012 by splatterpictures

One of the new things we are going to be doing here at splatterpictures is not only shine the light on some fantastic home grown Canadian filmmakers but also moving on to authors as well. As i’ve said often; horror is alive and well in Canada and has been for many years. Even though I love horror content from all over the world there will always be a special place in my heart for stuff coming out of my own backyard. Check it out!

Hey all are you from Ottawa Ontario and looking for a super cool way to spend your Saturday June 16th!?

Here’s the details!
Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
by Victoria Dunn
AKA Victoria Higgins and Meghan Dunn

Saturday, June 16th, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeebar
1242 Wellington Street West (at Holland)
Ottawa (613) 722-1265

I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the book yet but I can tell you the writers seem like wonderful people who are true fans of the genre here is their synopsis!

The World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales is being menaced by shambling hordes of the undead. Fortunately for bog sport enthusiasts, Alice, the former telephone psychic, and Welly, the mostly indestructible man, head up Odyssey International’s Enforcement branch, dedicated to stomping out the supernatural. But Alice and Welly might not even make it to Wales because a fervent zombie rights activist has stowed his zombie best friend in their plane’s luggage compartment. Now the zombie plague is spreading at 25,000 feet, complicated by the moral dilemma that zombies just might be people too! Decaying, infectious, bitey people…

There is also going to be a super fun Zombie Beauty contest, so dress up as a zombie and show up!

Sinister (not Insidious)

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , , on June 14, 2012 by splatterpictures

Okay so the trailer doesn’t really seem that different from Insidious and the title is basically the same and it was produced by the same people who made Insidious but honestly I am really digging this trailer. It’s dealing with some familiar themes but they happen to be themes I gravitate towards anyways. The film is to be released October 5th but before then here’s all the details!

The film stars James Ransome, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Fred Dalton Thompson, Clare Foley and Juliet Rylance.

Synopsis BAM!

“The Story follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clues about the murders. Ransone will play a deputy.”



World War Z re-shoots (Ruh-Roh)

Posted in Horror News with tags , on June 9, 2012 by splatterpictures

Never a good sign at all when a film that has already been shot is going back for re-shoots. World War Z was probably one of my favorite books of all time and if anybody hasn’t read it yet I recommend you do so without hesitation. When it came to the idea of a movie being shot about it I was really interested in two things. One; how much of the book could they fit in to one movie and two; why the hell is Brad Pitt in it?

Those questions will have to wait though because the release date is being pushed back about a year which is sad because it was supposed to come out this December.

It’s things like this that makes a films budget balloon out of control when you consider everything involved with making that happen. I guess the silver lining to anybody looking forward to this is that at the very least they are trying their hardest to get the best possible product out the door. Or at the very least throwing money at it.

Paramount has grabbed Damon Lindelof who was the guy who did the script for Prometheus. Which I hear has plot problems. I also remember he was the dude who did Lost and I find it funny that he has been asked to  fix the third act of the film which apparently isn’t testing well. I think the third act of Lost was what everybody hated the most.

Anyways, like I said if you haven’t read the book I wouldn’t bother waiting for the movie. Read it now! You shan’t be disappointed.