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It is unusual that a filmmaker who made classic entries into the horror genre would be as well-known for creating films (and film franchises) that fall into so many other genres. Bob Clark is the unique and versatile filmmaker who stakes claim to that honor more than nearly any other director.

I'm pretty sure the most memorable thing about 1991's "Popcorn" is the awesome video cover. It's because of that VHS video cover that I've always had a soft spot for this movie. Maggie (Jill Schoelen) is a college student who plans an all night horror movie marathon at a local theatre with her film club. As luck would have it, there is also a pyscho killer on the loose.

The 3-D craze has donned its leather jacket and pointed its motorcycle towards the ramp as Paramount Pictures has announced plans to make a new "Ring" movie, this time in 3-D. David Loucka has already been tapped to pen the script in what Paramount hopes is a reinvention of the franchise.

"Scream" scribe Kevin Williamson put to rest the rumors that Jamie Kennedy will be returning for "Scream IV". "We're not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat." Good to see that there's still some integrity in Hollywood!

While not really news in and of its self, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this sweet "Nightmare on Elm Street" popcorn bucket when you head out to catch the remake this weekend!

In a recent press junket for his latest feature "Robin Hood", director Ridley Scott let slip that the both of the upcoming "Alien" prequels will be released in 3D. If you're paying attention, you'll notice that I used the word 'both'. Scott also let it be known that he is planning on two prequels for the franchise.

"Machete" is no longer the only feature to spawn from the fake trailers shown in 2007's "Grindhouse". The next trailer to be stretched to full length will be "Hobo With a Shotgun" starring none other that Rutger Hauer.