Tony Timpone, the EiC of Fangoria Magazine, has the first of a three-part series on the American Film Market in Los Angeles.
In this in-depth piece, he talks about some of the seriously creepy movies that are stalking their way into studios nationwide:
“The AFM is the proud home for the smaller guys, foreign and art-house features and B- to Z-grade movies. Just about everything stars Michael Madsen, C. Thomas Howell and/or Billy Zane. Best of all, the number of genre films has increased substantially over the 11 years I’ve been coming here, thanks to horror’s ongoing box-office resurgence. Unlike before, companies are proud to be selling horror flicks, and there’s no shortage of them here.”
Timpone discusses some interesting films, including a proposed sequel to 30 Days of Night written by Steve Niles. Another cool-looking movie in the works is Riot, a Nicholas Cage prison movie directed by horror legend John Carpenter. My favorites, however, are Gnaw and Death Bell — while the first one is about vacationers attacked by cannibals, the second is “a Korean hit about students locked in their high school with a maniac, billed as “SAW meets BATTLE ROYALE.’” That sounds like my idea of a good time. Posters are below.