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It's a nightmare... on OUR street! We dissect the latest horror remake.

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.

Wes Craven is a busy man this month! Rogue Pictures has announced that they will release his next film "My Soul to Take" on October 29th. Here's hoping that grand master Wes can give us horror fans a better Halloween treat than 'Yet Another Saw Movie'.

Lars von Trier has let it be known that he will next be visiting the end of the world with his apocalyptic thriller "Melancholia". Few details are certain at this time but early rumors claim that the movie will involve Earth colliding with another planet. So far, there has been no mention on whether or no Willem Dafoe's penis will make an appearance or not.

"Alice in Wonderland" scribe Linda Wolverton is working on a live action "Maleficent" screen play. If you're currently scratching your head, Maleficent is the evil queen from Disney's 1956 classic "Sleeping Beauty". Even stranger, Tim Burton is said to have taken keen interest in the project and may be lining up to direct.

After finally un-wedging his bulk from the seats of Soutwest Air, Kevin Smith lets it be known via his twitter account that they are finally ready to begin on "Red State". From Smith, "Looks like we start shooting this July. Took nearly three years, but we're finally ready to roll on Red".

In case you were worried about it, you can stop; "Scream IV" is now official and Wes Craven is coming along with it. Screen Gems has greenlit the project aiming for an April 12, 2011 release date. There's no word yet on if Jamie Kennedy is coming back or not, unfortunately.

Classic horror mag "Famous Monsters of Film Land" is coming back! Around for decades in the past, the magazine should be a welcome sight on news stands everywhere.

Straight from the 'does anyone still care' news desk comes word from actor Ray Wise that a script for "Jeepers Creepers 3" has now been finalized.

There's been a lot of talk about "Scream IV" as of late but according to Wes Craven via his twitter, he still hasn't signed to direct the film. "I'm still in talks but nothing has been finalized." You'd think that would be high on the list of things to get done when they started discussing a fourth film with him.

Starting this weekend, you'll have a new place to find some horror on your cable dial. MTV will start a weekly horror block every Saturday night at 10pm. The new programming kicks off this weekend with "Land of the Dead" which will be followed by "The Hills Have Eyes" remake, "The House of the Devil" and more.

In case you've forgotten, Rob Zombie has directed an episode of "CSI: Miami" which will be airing soon. In a recent interview, the director showed off a new trailer for the episode and made comments that he's not sure how much TV he will direct since he's geared more towards movies. In Rob Zombie interview speak, that means he'll be directing an entire season of "CSI: Rednecks" by next fall.