According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of VAMPS, a bloodsucker comedy to be directed by Amy Heckerling. The actress beloved by genre fans for the ALIEN movies will play Ciccerus, a vampire queen.
Independent animator Bill Plympton has been bringing his unique, off-kilter comedic sensibilities to the screen for a few decades now, and several years back, he ventured into genre territory with the feature HAIR HIGH. Yet the film hasn’t managed to break out past the festival/limited-release circuit—until now; Fango got the scoop that it’ll finally hit DVD this summer.
Argentina has been an occasional supplier of horror fare, from the films of Daniel de la Vega (CHRONICLE OF THE RAVEN, DEATH KNOWS YOUR NAME) to the Fango Video title PLAGA ZOMBIE to the recent U.S. DVD release THE APPEARED, and now Pampa Films, one of the country’s major production houses, is getting into the genre in a big way.
One more revisitation of classic ’80s horror is moving closer to fruition with the news that a director has signed on to FRIGHT NIGHT, the update of the 1985 favorite about a suburban vampire, for DreamWorks.
After Dark Films has announced that it has pacted with Lionsgate (its regular DVD distributor) and the Syfy channel for another lineup of features. As opposed to the 8 Films to Die For in After Dark’s previous Horrorfests, however, these will not be acquisitions but original productions.
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