The Week In Horror: ‘Leprechaun,’ Don Coscarelli, ‘Cold Hell’ + More

On the one hand it’s one of the directors of The Void, but on the other hand it’s just another Leprechaun movie. That’s right, children, Astron 6’s Steven Kostanski will make the next chapter in the long running Leprechaun franchise called Leprechaun Returns. I’ve yet to see a single film from this series and I don’t see that changing regardless of who is in the director’s chair. If you’re a fan of Leprechaun, I hope you get a great movie!

The man behind the Phantasm films, Bubba Ho Tep, and John Dies At The End, Don Coscarelli, will release an autobiography this October called True Indie. It’s described as not just an autobiography, but also a crash course in indie filmmaking, tracing Coscarelli’s work from his first feature through four decades in the industry.

Jackson Stewart (Beyond The Gates) and Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Society, Return of the Living Dead 3, Faust: Love of the Damned) on last week’s episode of Shockwaves Podcast to announce their next project, The Day After Halloween, described as a story of what happens to a final girl after the end of a slasher. I’m a long time fan of Yuzna and Beyond The Gates really impressed me, so this is something to look forward to. Better still before this one, we’re getting Beyond The Gates II as well!

Hex Studios, the Scottish production house behind indie gems Lord of Tears, The Unkindness of Ravens, and The Black Glove are premiering a new show called Hex Presents,an anthology series on YouTube hosted by writer/director/producer Lawrie Brewster showing short indie horror films. The series will open with Kate Shenton’s Egomaniac. With a current viewership of 128k, Hex’s channel will be a hell of a platform for rising talent. You can watch Egomaniac now.

And new this week as a Shudder exclusive, is Cold Hell. It’s a neo-Giallo about a woman who witnesses a murder and the murderer witnesses her witnessing the murder… We don’t get many Giallos (Gialli?) these days, so a new entry into this great sub-genre is always welcome. If you’re still on the fence about subscribing to Shudder: I’ll tell you, I love it. Tons of great films, from big hits to obscure gems. As Shudder exclusives go, they’ve all been winners thus far.

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