Horror Movie Updates: Toxic Avenger, The Mole People, and More…

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No doubt about it, the upcoming THE TOXIC AVENGER remake/reboot, written and directed by Macon Blair, will deliver what fans of the original 1984 horror-comedy are looking for.

According to sound editor Casey Genton, the film maintains the spirit of the original while also offering something for people who have never seen it. The cast, which includes Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, Elijah Wood, and Kevin Bacon as the villain, adds to the anticipation. Troma fans will be pleased to hear that the film promises plenty of blood, guts, puke, and slime, with a particularly gross “butt guts” scene. There is no release date yet, but this positive update has fans eagerly anticipating its arrival.
Source: Slashfilm

Eiza González and Aaron Paul will star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, ASH.

The film is being produced by the rapper/filmmaker Flying Lotus. The original cast, Tessa Thompson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, previously announced last summer, have now been replaced by Elza González and Aaron Paul. González will play the lead role of a woman who wakes up on a faraway planet to find her space station crew viciously killed. Paul will play the man sent to rescue her, but the woman must decide whether or not she can trust him. Ash is based on an original screenplay by Jonni Remmler and is being produced by XYZ Films and GFC Films. Neill Blomkamp and Echo Lake are onboard as executive producers. González will also be seen in the upcoming Netflix series Three Body Problem, while Paul recently starred in Sundance’s sci-fi film Dual and HBO’s Westworld.
Source: Deadline

Digging Deep: Universal to Remake Cult Classic THE MOLE PEOPLE with Skybound and Robert Kirkman at the Helm

Hold onto your hard hats, folks! Universal is remaking the cult classic THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) and we can’t wait to dig in. Excited to see what Chris Winterbauer and the team at Skybound, along with Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert, have in store for us. Who’s ready to explore the depths with us?
Source: Deadline

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.