In Case You Missed It:

Just in case you missed some of yesterdays bigger Horror news. Here's what we call a brief recap:

The biggest news to break yesterday was the revelation that Sam Raimi will produce a remake of the 1982 haunted house film 'Poltergeist.' Some reports had indicated that Raimi would also be directing the remake but those reports turned out to be erroneous. Originally directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and produced by Steven Spielberg, 'Poltergeist' chronicled the difficulties the Freeling family has with some resident ghost in their new home. Things come to a head when the ghosts actually kidnap their youngest daughter.

The original film scared the shit out of me when I was younger. The guy in the mirror whose face is melting off, the tree eating the kid, the girl stuck in the t.v. all pretty fucked up things. The problem with remaking the film is that it doesn't really "feel" old while you are watching it. I trust Raimi, he's certainly earned his horror merit badge many times over by now, but he should be using his powers to establish new properites not update old ones that don't necessarily need it.

Also of note from yesterday was some expected but weolcome news on the 'Carrie' remake front. We posted a couple of weeks ago about Jullianne Moore being in the lead for the role of 'Carries' mother. It appears as though Moore has been offered the roll, which is great news for those of us that want to see the remake succeed. Moore joins the previously cast Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In) in the update of Brian BePalmas classic.

Another small peice of news about the film broke yesterday as well, Bloody Disgusting stated that there may be some "found footage elements" in the new version of the story. It's the "hot" trend in horror right now so I can't say I'm surprised. I just hope the new style won't take away from the tone of the film.

And because it ooks so damn awesome, here's a look at the new trailer for the Jon Gulager directed Piranha 3DD:

Have a great day folks...

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