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With talks of "Scream IV" and the release of the all new "Nightmare on Elm Street", Wes Craven is on a lot of people's minds. The latest rumors say that there is a remake in the works for Craven's "Deadly Friend". Though still in the preliminary stages, the word is that Warner Brothers will be shooting for 3D on the film as well.

Hollywood carries on the status quo as there is even more remake news about. The next horror oldie on deck? George Romero's semi-realistic vampire tale, "Martin". Lending a small bit of legitimacy to the rumor, the film is said to be produced by original Romero backer Richard P. Rubinstein.

Horror author John Skipp plans to step into the directors chair as he announces plans for his first film, a 3D horror comedy entitled "Rose".

Adam McKay spills the beans on an upcoming project titled "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters", produced by McKay and directed by "Dead Snow" helmer Tommy Wirkola. Set 15 years after the pairs escape from the wicked witch, McKay promises that the movie will be a Sam Raimi style shocker with steam punk elements. Most frightening of all; they've already offered roles to many members of the "Twilight" cast.

The original "Evil Dead" was 85 minutes long and about 2% claymation. This new remake, made for an Empire Magazine contest, packs 97% more claymation in only 60 seconds time. Unfortunately(?), the tree rape scene didn't make the cut.

If you got to the movie theater 40 minutes early for "Daybreakers" this past weekend you probably caught a clip of the new Starz series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand". You may have also noticed one Mr. Sam Raimi's named tossed in the long list of producer credits in the preview for the show.

The Raimi name is synonymous of horror of course, but that is in large part because of Sam. He's a big name these days in director circles. There's another Raimi out there though that has plugged his face into many a background scene; that would be Sam's brother, Ted.

Director Steven Monroe talks details about his upcoming "I Spit On Your Grave" remake. Among his promises is a great performance from lead actress Sarah Butler, more brutality and more lead characters.

Sam Raimi signs on to produce "Alien Invasion". This is news worthy because Raimi's Ghost House Productions signed first time director Fede Alvarez to a multi million dollar deal based on his youtube short "Panic Attack".

Early rumors point to the possibility of Seth Grahame-Smith's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" becoming a six part TV mini series.

If you were thinking you could use some more teenage vampire romance in your life, check out the teaser trailer for "We Are The Night".

"Heroes" and "Halloween II" co-star Brea Grant discusses her new zombie comic book that she penned with her brother, "We Will Bury You".

Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" is a film that I've sort of soured on as time goes on. I gave it a pretty high score back when it was out theatrically, but the more I think about it the more I think it was a highly overrated film that benefitted tremendously from having Sam Raimi's name attached to it. Pretty fun? Yes. Amazing? Hardly.

Platinum Dunes, in their Bloody Disgusting-sponsored blog (HMMMMMM...), has announced that Friday the 13th Part 2 will be released on August 13, 2010. So how does that work? How does a film website, which published reviews on a regular basis, sponsor a blog for a studio? Isn't that akin to “payola”? When asked, Mr. Disgusting had this to say: “Brah, we here at Bloody Disgusting pride ourselves on honest, no bullshit reviews and we will always stand by that. So, with that being said, the NEW NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET IS TEH GREATEST HORROR MOVIE OF ALL TIME BUY FOUR TICKETS FOR YOURSELF AND THE TSHIRT AT HOT TOPIC!!!”

One of the few things I have ever agreed with Eric about, besides Asian chicks, is that the original Crazies is a pretty entertaining, chilling movie. I am looking forward to the remake but am far too lazy to upload this Apple trailer and watch it. Eh...the poster looks good though.

According to Variety, Sam Raimi is launching a family friendly sub-Ghost House imprint called Spooky Films. Their first movie will be The Substitute, directed by Scott Derrickson who looks like a reject from Tool Academy. Seriously, Google this douche's picture. This news follows on the heels of Disney's news that they are teaming with Guillermo del Toro to form a production company called, ahem...Double Dare You. Really, guys? Really?