The Week in Horror: ‘Stream’, ‘Suitable Flesh’, ‘Cobweb’, + more!

Lots of new trailers, and a couple of adaptations of classic horror are on the menu today! Check it all out in The Week in Horror!

The folks that brought you the Terrifier films are back with something new to shock you out of your pants, in the form of a new film called Stream. Terrifier‘s director Damien Leone is doing the makeup effects, and the cast is packed with horror legends like Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Jeffrey Combs, and many more.

In the movie, When Roy and Elaine Keenan realize their family is drifting apart, they decide that something needs to be done. Roy forces his work to take a back seat and they seize the opportunity to recreate a vacation from their past. A peaceful stay in a quaint hotel is just what they need, however, that is not what is in store for them. With four deranged murderers patrolling the seemingly mundane halls, the odds are definitely not in the Keenan family’s favor. Roy must fight for his life and those of his family as their simple weekend getaway truly turns into a vacation to die for!”

You can follow the progress of Stream at their Twitter, and their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is still open.

One of the strangest horrors in history (which, I gotta say, covers a whole lot of ground), Jack Hill’s Spider Baby (1967) is headed for a remake. Filming has just wrapped from director Dustin Ferguson, and he’s bringing several members of the band back together for this new version. Jack Hill will step into an executive producer role, original star Lon Chaney Jr’s grandson Ron, and original star Beverly Washburn will also step in front of the camera for this one. Brinke Stevens also stars in this reimagining of Spider Baby.

In Spider Baby, Lon Chaney’s Bruno is a caretaker who is charged with taking care of the three Merrye siblings after the death of their father. All three suffer from Merrye Syndrome, which causes a person to act in a childlike manner.

While we wait for release, check out this teaser trailer for the remake of Spider Baby!

Fresh off the second season of Yellowjackets on Showtime, Sophie Thatcher has joined the cast of Companion, which is being produced by Barbarian director Zach Cregger. The film will be directed and written by the debuting Drew Hancock and it’s been described as a sci-fi horror, with the plot details being kept very secret.

Joining Thatcher on Companion is Harvey Guillen, Lukas Gage, Megan Suri, and Jack Quaid.

After a premiere at Tribeca, Joe Lynch’s adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Thing On The Doorstep, called Suitable Flesh, has a brand new teaser this week, courtesy of Fangoria.

Suitable Flesh was written by Dennis Paoli of Re-Animator and From Beyond fame, and stars Barbar Crampton, Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech, and Jonah Ray. In the film,  “After murdering her young patient, a once-esteemed psychiatrist helplessly watches her life spiral into a nightmarish maelstrom of supernatural hysteria and gruesome deaths, all linked to a seemingly unstoppable ancient curse.”

Take a look at the teaser here, and keep an eye out for Suitable Flesh when it hits theatres and VOD later this year!

Speaking on his in-progress adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower this week, Mike ‘M-Flan’ Flanagan said this week that “[Dark Tower is] the one I want to do the most. I have the rights. We’re on strike. But I’m very optimistic that we’re on a great path with that, we have good partners, we can’t talk about it, but I think it’s going to happen. I can’t say for certain, but we look good. So I’m hoping that’s up there.”

At the same panel, which was part of the Tribeca Film Festival, Flanagan also revealed that “The pilot script is one of my favorite things I’ve ever gotten to work on. It’s been surreal working on that. So we’ve been floored and grateful that Stephen King trusts us with such an undertaking, something so precious to him, and we hope to find the right partners to realize it.”

Keep an eye on this space for more about Flanagan’s adaptation!

Finally, one of my most anticipated horrors of the year is Samiel Bodin’s Cobweb, which hits theatres on July 21 and which has an awesome new trailer this week. The film stars Lizzy Caplan, Antony Starr, Woody Norman, and Cleopatra Coleman. In Cobweb, “Eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall — a tapping that his parents insist is all in his imagination. As Peter’s fear intensifies, he believes that his parents (Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr) could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. And for a child, what could be more frightening than that?”

Check out the new trailer ahead of Cobweb‘s release on July 21!

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