Texas Chainsaw Massacre director to helm Arabian horror DJINN

Tobe Hooper, the iconic director behind the legendary cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the Oscar-nominated, Steven Spielberg-produced Poltergeist, will helm Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s Arabian horror film DJINN. Written by David Tully (Hepzibah), this unique new take on the haunted house thriller uncovers the dark truth behind classic fairytales of the Genie. …

Guillermo Del Toro joins guest list of Fangoria fest in NYC

Fangoria announced today that superstar director/producer/writer Guillermo Del Toro has joined the guest list headlining the upcoming Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors, which is slashing its way back into New York City on June 5 to 7, 2009 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Guillermo’s incredible work includes directing Hellboy I & II, Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade …

Poltergeist remake close to landing director

The Hollywood Reporter followed up on a Bloody-Disgusting.com story about Vadim Perelman being in negotiations to develop MGM’s Poltergeist remake as a potential directing vehicle. If it happens, Perelman would join writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, who came on board last week to revamp the 1982 classic horror film. The original Poltergeist was directed …

Two writers board Poltergeist remake production

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, who penned the script for the 2005 horror Boogeyman, are writing MGM’s planned remake of the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. The original film was directed by Tobe Hooper, from a script co-written by Steven Spielberg.

New York Horror Fest screenings announced

I don’t usually put festivals under news, but this one just sounds like too much fun! The New York City Horror Film Festival, now in it’s sixth year, will be in downtown New York at The NYU Cantor Film Center, on East 8th Street, for some good ole horror fun, from October 24th through the …