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Max Landis Hopes To Court Original Stars Back For American Werewolf In London Remake

Though there’s no official guarantee that his proposed remake will see the light of day, filmmaker Max Landis continues to field questions on his rendition of An American Werewolf in London.

Almost a year has passed since Landis took on the somewhat daunting task of modernizing a cult classic, and we understand he’s already drawn up the foundations of a screenplay. Beyond that, little is known about the mooted redo, though the writer did provide a brief status report while appearing at New York Comic Con earlier this month.

Perhaps in an effort to honor the spirit of the original, Max Landis revealed his ambitions to court many of the stars back for cameos, including Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter. In fact, if the outspoken writer and director had his way, he’d bring back the entire cast from John Landis’ 1981 horror flick.

Griffin Dunne… what about Jenny Agutter?
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Even John Landis Doesn’t Want His Son to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’

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Even John Landis Doesn’t Want His Son to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’
An American Werewolf in London is a horror classic that hit a chord with audiences that couldn’t be struck twice. It spawned the abysmally received An American Werewolf in Paris nearly 16 years later, and it seemed like the franchise was dead in the ground. But in the age of remakes and cinematic universes, it was inevitable that […]

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Not Even John Landis Wants His Son Max Landis to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’

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Not Even John Landis Wants His Son Max Landis to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’
The last time somebody tried to mess with John Landis’ landmark 1981 horror movie “An American Werewolf in London,” audiences got the abysmal spiritual sequel “An American Werewolf in Paris.” The less said about that 1997 movie the better, but it did prove just how impossible it is to capture the revolutionary magic of Landis’ original.

Somebody should probably tell that to John’s son, Max Landis. The outspoken young Landis announced last fall he is planning on writing and directing a new remake of his father’s “An American Werewolf in London,” which sounds kind of cute until you realize just how perfect the original is and just how unqualified Max Landis is to be doing anything remotely related to his legendary father. John may be his son’s biggest supporter, but he also realizes a “An American Werewolf in London” remake is a bad idea.

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Horror Highlights: 5 Nights Of Fear on Shout! Factory TV, Creepy Co. Pin, Horror Movie Night Podcast’s Fundraiser to Fight Als, Jasmine

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Rabid, and Clive Barker's Nightbreed are just a couple of films in the lineup for Shout! Factory TV's 5 Nights of Fear. Prepare thyself. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new Beistle Cat special edition pin from Creepy Co., details on Horror Movie Night podcast's fundraiser to raise money for FamilyStrong4ALS, and Jasmine release details.

Shout! Factory TV's Five Nights of Fear Details: Press Release: "Scream Factory™ is celebrating five years of fear with the special screening event 5 Nights of Fear airing on Shout! Factory TV. In celebration of the now-iconic horror brand’s fifth anniversary, Scream Factory will present nightly screenings of cult favorite films Nightbreed, Bad Moon, The Exorcist III, Hellhole, and Rabid. 5 Nights of Fear will air from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 each evening at 10 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Pt at, and on Pluto TV Channel 512.

On Monday, the terrifying celebration
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Julie Delpy, Christina Ricci to Be Honored at Vail Film Festival (Exclusive)

Julie Delpy, Christina Ricci to Be Honored at Vail Film Festival (Exclusive)
The Vail Film Festival has announced that it will celebrate women filmmakers, honoring Julie Delpy and Christina Ricci and opening with Susan Johnson’s coming-of-age story “Carrie Pilby,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The 14th annual festival will run from March 30 to April 2, closing with Amanda Sharp’s family drama “Sticky Notes,” which stars Rose Leslie as an emotionally detached backup dancer living in Los Angeles who returns to Florida to take care of her estranged father, played by Ray Liotta.

Julie Delpy will receive the Vail Film Festival Vanguard award in recognition of her having directed, written, or acted in more than 50 films. She wrote and starred in the Richard Linklater trilogy “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight,” with co-writer and co-star Ethan Hawke, and received Oscar nominations for “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” for Best Adapted Screenplay.


Julie Delpy: ‘I Don’t Want to Be in My Films Anymore,
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American Werewolf Remake Moves Forward with Director Max Landis

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American Werewolf Remake Moves Forward with Director Max Landis
Hollywood is about to remake another classic, but this time they are keeping it in the family. According to a new report, prolific screenwriter Max Landis is set to write and direct a remake of the classic horror/comedy An American Werewolf In London. His father John Landis wrote and directed the original and this time, he will serve as an executive producer.

The news comes courtesy of Deadline who claim that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is also set to produce the movie through his Skybound Entertainment production company for Universal. Max Landis did indirectly address the report on Twitter shortly after the news broke, saying that he couldn't add any further details on the project, but also that the story had "multiple factual errors" in it. It isn't clear if he was talking about this Deadline report for sure, but here is what he had to say.
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'Walking Dead' Creator Plots 'American Werewolf in London' Remake

'Walking Dead' Creator Plots 'American Werewolf in London' Remake
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will co-produce a remake of John Landis' 1981 horror comedy, An American Werewolf in London, Deadline reports.

Landis' son, Max, is slated to write and direct the film. The younger Landis recently made his feature film directorial debut with the romantic comedy, Me Him Her, which he also wrote. Landis has also written several movies including Mr. Right, Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra.

Kirkman will produce the remake with Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert through their production company Skybound Entertainment. News of the
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An American Werewolf In London: Max Landis is Remaking His Dad's Cult Classic

Deadline has just dropped a huge bomb on fans of John Landis' cult classic An American Werewolf in London. He is passing on the remake rights to his son, Max, his 'hair' apparent if you will. Landis the Younger will rewrite the remake and direct according to the report.  The film is being produced by The Walking Dead's David Alpert and Robert Kirkman. John Landis had secured the rights for his 1981 horror comedy with An American Werewolf in Paris filmmaker, Anthony Waller. John Landis will executive produce his son's film.  The original film, loved by genre fans around the world, (Landis was just at the Morbido Film Festival to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this film and his career) told the story of two...

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‘American Werewolf in London’ Remake in the Works With Max Landis and ‘Walking Dead’ Producers

‘American Werewolf in London’ Remake in the Works With Max Landis and ‘Walking Dead’ Producers
Universal is looking to reboot one of its cult classics, beginning development on a remake of “An American Werewolf in London” with Max Landis and “The Walking Dead” producers Robert Kirkman and David Albert.

Landis, whose father, John Landis, directed the original, will pen the script and direct the pic with Kirkman and Alpert producing through their Skybound Entertainment banner.

The 1981 horror-comedy followed two American college students who are attacked by a werewolf while traveling in London. One student is killed in the attack while the other survives, only to realize he has attracted the gene that transforms him into the terrifying creature every full moon.

John Landis and Anthony Waller, who helmed “An American Werewolf in Paris,” recently closed a deal with Universal for the remake rights. Sources press that this project is still very much in early development.

Max Landis is a writer/producer on “Dirk Gently’s
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‘An American Werewolf In London’ Remake On Way With Max Landis & ‘The Walking Dead’ Producers At Universal

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‘An American Werewolf In London’ Remake On Way With Max Landis & ‘The Walking Dead’ Producers At Universal
Exclusive: An American Werewolf in London is officially getting a remake with The Walking Dead‘s David Alpert and Robert Kirkman producing through their Skybound Entertainment for Universal Pictures. Filmmaker John Landis’ classic 1981 comedic horror film will be written by his son Max Landis, who also is attached to direct. The news comes after the elder Landis and filmmaker Anthony Waller (An American Werewolf in Paris) sealed a deal with the studio on the rights. The…
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American Werewolf in London Remake Happening with Original Director's Son?

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American Werewolf in London Remake Happening with Original Director's Son?
Is infamous writer/director Max Landis about to remake one of his dad's all-time classics? That's what the prodigal son is teasing on Twitter. John Landis wrote and directed An American Werewolf in London way back in 1981, and it succeeded as one of the first horror comedies of that era. Now, it sounds like the movie might get resurrected. But it will be staying in the family.

An American Werewolf in London is considered one of the best werewolf movies of all-time, and even won Rick Baker a Best Make-Up Oscar. It should come as no surprise that in our current cinematic state of affairs that someone would eventually set out to remake or reboot the franchise. What makes this one a bit more interesting than the typical remake is that the script is coming from the original director's son.

Max Landis has a pretty solid resume, delivering the screenplay for the critically praised Chronicle.
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Comic-Con 2016: Z Nation Prequel Comic Book Series Announced by Dynamite Entertainment

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Dynamite Entertainment has announced Z Nation: Black Summer, a prequel comic book series to the events that unfolded throughout Z Nation’s two seasons, written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente. Set in the second year of the zombie apocalypse, the comic series will be released in early 2017:

Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the world gears up for Season Three of the fan-favorite SyFy series Z Nation, Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces an all-new canonical comic series, entitled Z Nation: Black Summer, co-written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (The Mocking Dead, Big Trouble in Little China)! Set one year prior to the events depicted in the television series, the Black Summer storyline will reveal previously untold tales from the post-apocalyptic wasteland, events that shaped the characters that fans know and love.

ZNation: Black Summer is set in Year Two of the Zpocalypse,
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Silver Scream Fest: American Werewolf Reunion

Silver Scream Fest: American Werewolf Reunion
It’s been 35 years since a certain werewolf terrorized London, and to celebrate that anniversary, we gathered director John Landis, special effects guru Rick Baker, and actor David Naughton to discuss the production of An American Werewolf In London with Maniac Cop’s William Lustig moderating.

Screening the film for old fans and newbies gave the panel a rush of energy, and the three men laughed heartily at the remembrances. Landis recalled that he had been working on a film called Kelly’S Heroes when he saw some gypsies burying a man covered in rosaries and garlic and incense — and they were burying him feet first! — all to keep the corpse from coming back from the dead. He found it fascinating, and wondered how these superstitions could be so strong two months after we’d gone to the moon.

So he wrote the script for over a decade before the film finally went into production.
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Spotlight on the films of Women Horror Directors

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Although relatively scarce, horror movies directed by women are out there. You may have to turn over a few rocks to know who they are and their material might be a little more difficult to get your hands on, but these directors deserve just as much attention and scrutiny as their male counterparts, who have long dominated the genre. The following discusses selections of female directors’ forays into the business of terror. (This post contains spoilers)

Antonia Bird

The late director Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a bizarre amalgamation of humor and horror that explores cannibalism with warped nuance. The strangely cacophonous score builds up tension as craven outcasts face a glutinous and depraved attacker whose strength seems fortified by his consumption of human flesh. Set during America’s westward expansion, the metaphor of humanity’s insatiable appetite for power is plain to see, but its execution indulges in such
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Blu-ray Review – Killing Zoe (1993)

Killing Zoe, 1993.

Directed by Roger Avary.

Starring Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gary Kemp, Tai Thai, Bruce Ramsay and Ron Jeremy.


A safecracker arrives in Paris to help a friend with a bank heist but things spiral out of control very quickly.

The Pov camera driving through the streets of Paris, the pulsing techno beat ascending in the background and the name ‘Quentin Tarantino’ plastered across the screen in big letters – yes people, we are back in the early-mid ‘90s. However, Tarantino’s name is under the title of Executive Producer as Killing Zoe was written and directed by Roger Avary, who co-wrote Pulp Fiction with him.

In a role written specifically for him, Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction/The Fly II) plays Zed, an American safecracker in Paris on the request of his old friend Eric (Jean-Hugues AngladeBetty Blue). After an encounter in his hotel room with
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Sordid Cinema #94: ‘Spring’ and ‘Wild Tales’

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This week we sit down to discuss Spring, the sophomore feature from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, a mutant hybrid between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in Paris. But first we welcome guest Guido Pellegrini to help us review the Academy Award nominated Argentinian film, Wild Tales – a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film.


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Shelf Life: Dog Soldiers

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Every week, Shelf Life sees Tom White select and talk about a movie that lives on his DVD shelf, one he thinks we should all see. If werewolf movies ever had a heyday, it was the 1980's, with An American Werewolf in London and The Howling showing off the best of what this particular sub-genre had to offer. Other than those two classics, it hasn't fared that well though. An American Werewolf in Paris was an unwanted horror sequel (surprise, surprise), and two high profile attempts to kick start the werewolf movie again, Wolf and The Wolfman, just fell flat. But in 2002, a movie came in under every ones radar that really embraced all the fun a werewolf movie can offer. I am, of course, talking about Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers. With Luxembourg standing in for the Scottish Highlands, Dog Soldiers sees British soldier Cooper (Kevin McKidd) and the
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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: a horror institution

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The home of monster cinema, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights continue a grand scare legacy…

Read about what happened when Den of Geek went along to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Orlando Resort, here.

In October 1991, Universal’s latest horror release was little-loved sequel Child’s Play 3: Look Who’s Stalking. The studio that had dominated the classic monster era of the thirties and forties, immortalising the careers of Boris Karloff and Bela Legosi, was pushing a tired franchise through multiplexes stuffed with sequels to eighties slasher movies. But in its recently opened Orlando theme park, a seed was being planted that would grow into a worthy homage to Universal’s cinematic roots: the annual Halloween Horror Nights.

A year earlier, Universal Studios Florida had opened after a bumpy few months of delays, rethinks, and set-backs. In its very early days, a more accurate version of
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Cursed (2005) Review

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Reviewed by Kevin Scott,

Cursed (2005)

Written by Kevin Williamson

Directed by Wes Craven

Cast: Christina Ricci (Ellie), Joshua Jackson (Jake), Jesse Eisenberg (Jimmy), Milo Ventimiglia (Bo), Judy Greer (Joanie), Scott Baio (Himself), Craig Kilborne (Himself), Portia de Rossi (Zela), Mya (Jenny), Shannon Elizabeth (Becky), Derek Mears (Werewolf)

Here I am once more, potentially defending something that is much maligned as a catastrophic fail. I often find myself having to do that for films, (sequels especially) that did not find a collective acceptance among its target audience. Friday the 13th part 5, Halloween 3, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, just to name a few. “Cursed” stands alone, but still made a difficult road for itself by being part of a genre that has had its share of epic triumphs and hard disappointments. Werewolf films have broken new ground with “An American Werewolf in London” with its landmark special effects, and “The Howling” with
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Master Creature Effects Artist Rick Baker Unveils Spooky New Mac Makeup Collection

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Master Creature Effects Artist Rick Baker Unveils Spooky New Mac Makeup Collection
Rick Baker, the legendary effects make-up artist behind the creatures from An American Werewolf in Paris, Mib, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video has teamed up with Mac Cosmetics to make Halloween a bit more ghoulishly glamorous. He has put together a line of Halloween makeup kits that come in one of three spooky flavors: A Frankenstein inspired Monster’s Bride, a Gruesome Zombie, and a Day of the Dead style Spider Queen. Each kit has everything you need to create a head turning look and features Mac’s vivid colors and quality makeups. A few of the featured items in the collection are Mac’s Cyber lipstick, Monster FX , acrylic paints, [ Read More ]

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