Update Rundown: “RINGS”, “THE EYES OF MY MOTHER”, More…Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As the wicked world turns, FANGORIA continues to sink our teeth into the latest and greatest in horror happenings. And to keep fright fans informed in a timely fashion, FANGO has rounded up the head-turning headlines from across the lurid landscape for your reading pleasure!
First up, Paramount Pictures’ bad luck with the horror genre continues with the announcement of more delays to the long-awaited franchise reboots RINGS and FRIDAY THE 13TH. While the latter is a bit expected- who really expected the film to get shot, edited, and marketed in 3 months?-, the former does come as a bit of a surprise, considering the marketing campaign and the film’s Halloween release date has already been sealed. This leaves Paramount virtually without horror in 2016, outside of the thriller 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, with their last genre-centric release being SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE last October. RINGS is now set to debut on February 3rd, 2017, while FRIDAY THE 13TH is tentatively set for October 13th, 2017; stay tuned for more updates on those fright flicks.
Meanwhile, Magnet Releasing has offered up a pair of updates regarding upcoming releases in the indie horror space: Nicolas Pesce’s THE EYES OF MY MOTHER and M. Shawn Crahan’s OFFICER DOWNE. In terms of the latter, recently included on FANGO’s Dreadful Ten for scare fare you should see in 2016, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER has been set for a VOD release on December 2nd while launching the film’s first trailer, which you can see below. But for those who look for something with a bit more pulp, the over-the-top action flick OFFICER DOWNE was picked up by Magnolia for a day-and-date release on November 18th, giving fans to see the Mark Neveldine-produced romp sooner rather than later.
Lastly, for horrorheads who prefer their fright fix live, former FANGO staffer Kier-La Janisse’s Miskatonic Institute for Horror Studies is coming to New York City, opening a residence at Brooklyn’s The Morbid Anatomy Museum. The program currently offers monthly classes featuring live guests from the horror community, including RE-ANIMATOR scribe Dennis Paoli on 10/20, horror author Maitland McDonagh on 11/17, and former FANGORIA Editor-in-Chief Michael Gingold on 12/8. All events begin at 7 p.m. on their scheduled date, and admission is $12. For more information on Miskatonic’s NYC expansion, you can visit their website HERE.