Release Date: 30 April 2010
Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara
Director: Samuel Bayer
The most anticipated/dreaded horror movie of the year. PlatinumDunes, the producers of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th remakes, have got rid of Robert Englund, but replaced him with serious acting talent in Jackie Earle Haley. The movie is going forscares over camp, a good move, but the trailer suggested a lack of imagination in the dream sequences. The make-up is likely to prove controversial as the new look Freddy looks a little too much like areal life burns victim.
Release Date: 12 February 2010
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Art Malik, Hugo Weaving
Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Andrew KevinWalker
The Wolfman got rid of its original director at the last minute (One Hour Photo’s excellent Mark Romanek) and replaced him with the bland Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III). The fact thatthe release date has been pushed back so many times, and that it recently hired a new editor, is not a good sign at all. But it has a strong cast, a screenwriter capable of greatness, and make-upeffects by the maestro Rick Baker, so hopefully it will surprise us. And it’s set in the 1880s, which is a brave choice.
Release Date: 26 February 2010
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, RadhaMitchell
Director: Breck Eisner
In this remake of George Romero’s 1973 chiller, a plane crash spills a biological weapon into the water supply of a small Kansas town, causing the inhabitants toturn murderously insane. Imagine a small town version of 28 Days Later. Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell are capable actors, but can the director of Sahara do horror?
Release Date: 1October 2010
Starring: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Not to be confused with Legion, which also stars Paul Bettany as an...