Here at iHorror, we don’t really talk about superheroes or comic book movies much, for obvious reasons. However, sometimes the world of comic book adaptations and horror intersect, such as with the iconic half-human/half-vampire hero Blade.
Nicknamed the “Daywalker,” Blade was played by Wesley Snipes in three feature films in 1998, 2002, and 2004. This was long before the MCU was a reliable source of billion dollar superhero movies, but the overall series was still quite successful.
Blade hasn’t starred in a film since 2004’s terrible Blade: Trinity, and has only appeared on TV in a pretty forgettable one-season show. It’s about time for Blade to make a come back, and as THR reports, he’ll soon do so as played by Mahershala Ali.
The news of both a new Blade film being in the works and Ali’s casting as the character was revealed during Marvel Studios’ massive Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Fans were shocked, as a new Blade project hadn’t even been rumored.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said later on that it was actually Ali himself who asked for the role, a request Feige was only too happy to oblige. However, don’t expect to see the actual movie anytime soon, as it won’t be coming out until MCU Phase 5.
The Grinch Goes for Gore in ‘The Mean One’
The Mean One takes The Grinch and inserts a lot of gore and horror into its foundation. Recently, movies like this one and Winnie The Pooh’s Blood and Honey are taking beloved tales and turning them to horror. We can totally get behind the new trend. The Mean One stars Terrifier’s Art the Clown actor David Howard Thornton as The Grinch. That’s just one more reason to be excited about the macabre take on the classic Suess tale.
The synopsis for The Mean One goes like this:
“a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but when the Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – trapping and killing the monster.”
We can’t wait for the trailer for this one. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long since the full teaser drops on Monday (November 28).The Mean One arrives in theaters beginning December 9.
‘Fear’ Trailer Introduces an Entity That Makes Your Worst Fears Come True
Deon Taylor is severely underrated as a director and producer. His work has been a penchant of horror, thriller and social commentary that is absolutely biting. These have included Fatale, Black and Blue, The Intruder, Traffik, and more. His latest film, Fear takes a group of friends on a vacation who come across an entity that is capable of making your worse fears come true.
Taylor’s work is a tapestry of a throwback to grindhouse thrillers combined with a strong current of the strongest of black filmmaking voices in the 1970s. I’m always on the lookout for what Taylor is up to next.
The synopsis for Fear goes like this:
In this psychological horror film, a group of friends gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel. Celebration turns into terror as one by one, each guest faces their own worst fear.
The film stars Joseph Sikora Andrew Bachelor, Annie Ilonzeh, Ruby Modine, Iddo Goldberg, Terrence Jenkins, Jessica Allain and TIP “T.I.” HARRIS.
Fear arrives in theaters beginning January 27.
Netflix’s Stalker-Focused ‘You’ Gets Season 4 Release Date
Joe is heading to London. The strangely loveable stalker (words nobody ever dreamt they would say before watching You) is in hiding following the finale of season three. He has taken on a new identity and has hopped over the pond. The new season will undoubtedly find Joe smitten with an all-new unfortunate human being. Penn Badgley is once again taking on the challenging role.
The new season of You announced its two-part release date. The first half in February and the second half launches not long after in March.
The synopsis for You season 4 goes like this:
“After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his messy past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, to pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…“
You arrives on Netflix beginning February 4 followed by the second half on March 9.