We’ve good some news for fans of horror films. In this edition of development news, we’ve got the skinny on two very different types of horror films headed our way.
First up... well, that was fast! Mere weeks after learning that Rob Zombie was shooting a new movie, 3 From Hell, filming has apparently wrapped, according to a Facebook post by one of its stars, Bill Moseley.
“Exhausted but happy, Rob Zombie masterpiece, 3 from Hell, in the proverbial can (nowadays I guess it's in the hard drive),” Moseley wrote on the social media site. “Great time last night, got all the shots we needed before we picture wrapped … and now the trucks are packed and rolling, the actors all changed out of their wardrobe & makeup and off to new adventures.”
3 From Hell is a sequel to Zombie's 2005 film The Devil's Rejects, which in turn was a sequel to his directorial debut, 2003's House of 1,000 Corpses.
In 3 From Hell, Moseley reprises his role of Otis Firefly, the patriarch of the serial-murdering Firefly family from Corpses and Rejects. Just last week, we learned that Danny Trejo had joined the cast that includes Moseley, Sid Haig, and Sheri Moon Zombie (Rob's wife), who also starred in Corpses and Rejects.
Though we still must wait for Zombie to edit and add all the final post-production touches to the film, Moseley assures us in his Facebook post that “when this movie comes out, your guys's mindsies are gonna be big time blown!” Fortunately, based on the pace Zombie’s on with this film, it doesn’t look as though we’ll have to wait too long.
But enough about visceral grindhouse horror; now onto development news about psychological horror. FilmNation has acquired feature film rights to Paul Tremblay’s psychological horror novel, The Cabin at the End of the World, according to Deadline. The book focuses on a vacationing family that is terrorized by four strangers who claim to be attempting to either avert or bring about the apocalypse.
The studio has hired screenwriting team Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman to adapt the book. Their spec script, Harry’s All Night Hamburgers, was reportedly sold to Warner Bros. last month in a bidding war.
Tremblay’s previous novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, which apparently “scared the living hell out of” Stephen King, is over at Focus Features with Robert Downey Jr.’s shingle, Team Downey, producing.