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    Q&A: Producer Jason Blum on “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2”

    There are few producers who’ve had a hot streak in the modern horror business as long and as solid as Jason Blum—one that continued this past weekend with the $41-million-grossing INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2. After establishing himself with 2007’s sleeper smash PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, Blum and his company Blumhouse Productions have been responsible for financing and developing low-budget hits such as SINISTER, THE PURGE and the initial INSIDIOUS.

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    Fecal Matters: Fantastic Fest’s “SEPTIC MAN” debuts Trailer and Phantom City Poster

    From the writer of the brilliant PONTYPOOL and the director of creature crowd pleaser MONSTER BRAWL comes something of a strange, makeup heavy, contained and contaminated thriller. SEPTIC MAN finds the plumber of  bizarre town trapped in a septic tank and the snippets of his ordeal and subsequent transformation hinted at below seem repulsive in all the right ways.

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    “THE FLY” (1958) (Blu-ray Review)

    It’s almost impossible to believe if you’re a younger horror fan, but Vincent Price was not yet a horror icon when he appeared in a supporting role in 1958′s THE FLY. His only big horror role prior to this was in HOUSE OF WAX.  But if you’re unaware of its placement in his filmography, and someone tells you that Price was in THE FLY, you’d probably assume he’s the unfortunate sod that has to walk around with a fly head for the second half of the movie, only to be disappointed that he’s the brother that sits all of the monster action out.  It wasn’t until a bit later, when he did a couple pictures for William Castle and then began his long association with AIP, that he became one of our most iconic genre stars, the likes of which we may sadly never have again.

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    “HOSTEL”‘s Boaz Yakin to produce Scott Spiegel’s “ZOMBIE WEDDING”

    Boaz Yakin (pictured above, on set of SAFE), co-writer/executive producer of the summer hit NOW YOU SEE ME, will produce director Scott Spiegel’s latest horror film, ZOMBIE WEDDING. Announced last year, the new high-concept project from the EVIL DEAD II screenwriter and INTRUDER director is based on Marc Selz’s screenplay of the same title, which Spiegel rewrote with Selz’s collaboration. Fango’s editor emeritus Tony Timpone will co-produce. ZOMBIE WEDDING follows a couple of young horror lovers who decide to hold a zombie-themed wedding on Halloween night only to have “real” flesh-eating ghouls crash their celebration.

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