Good morning, afternoon, or evening, fiends. Welcome back to The Week In Horror. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks catching up on some remakes and 90s horror films I’d originally turned my nose up at or just never got around to seeing (The Crazies, The Omen, Final Destination, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, to name a few) and one thing I came away with is A) why do we keep having a knee jerk reaction to remake announcements when they generally end up pretty good and B) 90s horror films need to be re-released without their terrible soundtracks. Terrible. Every one of them. Also, last night, we sat down with The Girl With All the Gifts and if you’re like me and you’ve lost all faith and hope that there’s still life in the zombie genre after the horrid tidal wave of bad CGI laden, straight-to-VOD fare, this one does Romero proud. I loved every single second of it and the cast, especially the lead girl, Sennia Nenua, were fantastic. I wish I had been on board with this film when it came out so I could be one of the many beating their drum in support.
But what’s happening in horror right now?
Adrienne Barbeau, who starred in many great films, like The Fog, Swamp Thing, and Escape From New York, will be hosting a podcast on women in horror on Shudder, called She Kills! According to Consequence of Sound, “The series focuses on female representation in horror and pairs Barbeau with legendary actors, directors, writers, and journalists. Among the many guests include Barbara Crampton, Jennifer Tilly, Dee Wallace, Karyn Kusama, et al.” (click the link above for the full article) How frigging exciting is that? All ten episodes will be available March 1st!
John Krasinski will be returning to direct A Quiet Place 2. I can’t imagine where they can go with this story after the first had such a nice ending. I mean, I can. I can think of a number of places they can go next, but the first felt like such a singular film and not the precursor to a big franchise. But, hey, whatever they do, I’m on board for now. One thing I don’t want is a greater exploration of the monsters. Give me more character driven tales and don’t explain it all like I’m five. That’s what I want from horror. No release date yet, as production hasn’t even begun.