The Week in Horror; Sabrina, Richard Stanley, and Possessor

Happy Sunday, fiends! Nice to see you back for another dose of the horror high lights of the week. Let’s get current…

Hands up if you’ve already binged all of season 3 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! Not me, not yet – I like to space these shows out over a week or so, but even if the Netflix series is aimed at more my daughter’s age group, it continues to tiptoe on the line that separates young adult and simply adult (not in the porn sense!) viewing. It’s still one of the coolest shows aesthetically, with a great cast and I don’t think they could have found a better Sabrina. I’ve been saying this since the show premiered, has there ever been a better opening credit sequence for any show?

In Richard Stanley news, with The Colour Out of Space opening this weekend, Stanley got into some more details about his trilogy of Lovecraft films. The director told Rue Morgue that he hopes to start shooting The Dunwich Horror this winter, which will take us back to Miskatonic University (previously seen in the first two Re-Animator films and in The Unnamable). Also, he’d be giving us the Necronomicon. Now, for Evil Dead fans who may not be familiar with HP Lovecraft, the Necronomicon, written by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, was a magical book of apocalyptic dark power that figures into many of Lovecraft’s stories, helping to stitch together a cohesiveness between all his disparate stories along with a frequently mentioned role call of indescribable cosmic beings, called The Old Ones, who live in the voids between universes. Finally, Stanely revealed that all three films would be connected and existing in the same universe. As a Lovecraft and Stanley fan, it hardly gets more exciting than that! The Dunwich Horror was previously adapted for the big screen in 1970 by Daniel Haller. A fairly good film, a bit dry, but worth a watch. No official word on what the third film might be, but I think it’s safe to say, most of us are hoping The Call of Cthulhu.

With Color Out Of Space out this weekend, you can also read BBP!’s interview with co-star Madeleine Arthur right here.

The new film by Antiviral director, Brandon Cronenberg (son of David), premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. Starring Mandy’s Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott, Possessor is a body-swap/body-horror film about corporate assassinations on the surface and identity and being an imposter in your own life at its core. The film sounds like it’s going to be a gory, trippy ride and Antiviral was fantastic so I’m in as hell. There’s no trailer available online for Possessor yet, so how about revisiting Antiviral?

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