“The Star Wars of Horror” – New Line’s ‘Phantasm’ Trilogy That Never Was [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a peek at New Line Cinema’s mooted but ultimately unproduced big screen Phantasm trilogy that was first announced in 2005. Rumored to have been a rebooting of Don Coscarelli’s (The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho-Tep) beloved sci-fi/horror franchise, this new set of films was said to have seen […]

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Drew Barrymore as Barbarella? Writer John August Details the Unmade Movie [Phantom Limbs]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a peek at Drew Barrymore’s developed but eventually jettisoned Barbarella and the Second World, a feature film adaptation of the Jean-Claude Forest comic book previously brought to screens as Roger Vadim’s classic ‘60s Jane Fonda vehicle. Joining us for this talk is John August, the celebrated […]

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‘I Know What You Did Last Summer 2’ – Mike Mendez Recalls His Unmade Pitch [Phantom Limbs]

For this installment of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be diving back into the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise with filmmaker Mike Mendez, the director behind The Convent, The Gravedancers and Big Ass Spider!. As Mendez noted during a recent appearance on the Best Films Never Made podcast, he had pitched to write and […]

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“I Know What You Did Last Summer” Season 2 – Sara Goodman Explains Where the Story Would’ve Gone [Exclusive]

For this entry of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a look at the planned but sadly unproduced second and third seasons of Amazon Prime’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. Though the show’s initial outing tied up its central murder mystery by revealing its killer and their motives, there were still plenty of plot […]

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‘The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Scream’ – Creators Peel Back the Curtain on the Bloody Slasher Musical

In our most recent Phantom Limbs, we discussed the unproduced third and fourth seasons of Scream: The TV Series with showrunners Michael Gans and Richard Register. In the course of our chat, the writers revealed that they had previous experience with the material, having written and produced a musical version of the original Wes Craven […]

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“Scream: The TV Series” Showrunners Slash into the Unmade 3rd and 4th Seasons! [Exclusive]

This installment of Phantom Limbs finds us cutting into the intended third and fourth seasons MTV’s Scream: The TV Series. While the first two seasons of the film series-inspired television slasher followed one particular group of characters whose stories were left unresolved when MTV rebooted the series with the unrelated Scream: Resurrection, the initial plan […]

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‘Batman Returns’ Writer Claws into the Unmade ‘Catwoman’ Spinoff Movie Starring Michelle Pfeiffer

For this installment of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be taking a peek at Catwoman, the Batman Returns spinoff which was intended to bow during the mid-90s after the flagship franchise’s massive successes at the box office. To have featured Michelle Pfeiffer reprising her iconic role from that earlier Tim Burton comic book opus, the Catwoman movie […]

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‘Leatherface’ – Stephen Susco and James Wan Tear into the ‘Chain Saw’ Sequel Trilogy That Almost Was [Exclusive]

This installment of Phantom Limbs tears into Twisted Pictures’ initial attempts at tackling the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, developed during the early days of the company’s success with the Saw franchise. Joining us for this talk is Stephen Susco, writer of The Grudge and writer/director of Unfriended: Dark Web, who details the origins of the […]

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Leatherface vs. Scarface – Adam Marcus Details the Wild Original Pitch for ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’! [Exclusive]

In yesterday’s installment of Larval Ink, we learned the history behind the original draft of Texas Chainsaw 3D penned by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan. In addition to detailing the project’s inception and the many differences between their draft and the finished film, Mr. Marcus and Ms. Sullivan also discussed a tantalizing original pitch that […]

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‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ – Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan Slice into the Crazy Movie That Almost Was!

With this installment of Larval Ink, we’ll be hacking into 2013’s much maligned horror requel pioneer Texas Chainsaw 3D, peeling back its skin and rummaging around its viscera to reveal the film’s bloody beginnings as a much different script from husband and wife screenwriting team Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Marcus […]

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‘My Bloody Valentine 2’? George Mihalka Reveals the Unmade Sequels [Phantom Limbs]

With this installment of Phantom Limbs, we’ll be digging into The Return of the Miner, the long-planned sequel to director George Mihalka’s classic 1981 Canadian slasher film My Bloody Valentine, which sadly went unproduced after years of development. Mr. Mihalka has joined us to discuss not only this unmade My Bloody Valentine 2, but also […]

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The “Dexter” Spinoff We Never Saw – Scott Buck Details His Original Plan for Dexter’s Return [Phantom Limbs]

This installment finds us cutting into the first proposed spinoff of Showtime’s popular serial killer series Dexter, featuring Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall as the eponymous murderer-of-murderers. While that show eventually received a follow-up late last year in the form of original Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips’ Dexter: New Blood, its executive producer Scott […]

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‘The Crow 3: Resurrection’ – The Unrelated Action Movie That Almost Became a Sequel [Phantom Limbs]

phantom limb /ˈfan(t)əm’lim/ n. an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated. Welcome to Phantom Limbs, a recurring feature which will take a look at intended yet unproduced horror sequels and remakes – extensions to genre films we love, appendages to horror franchises that we adore – that were […]

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‘Days with Ghosts’ – Alexandra Smith Stuffs Stockings With Her Spooky New Children’s Book [Interview]

It’s tough, letting go of Spooky Season. While every horror fan’s favorite holiday is nearly two months gone now, the feeling of this recent loss is still palpable, as it has been before and shall always continue to be from year to year. That yearning to hold onto Halloween can be intense, even through the […]

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‘Hellraiser: Bloodline’ – Writer Peter Atkins Talks Production Nightmares and the Original Screenplay You Can Now Read [Interview]

Widely known as a deeply maligned production, 1996’s Hellraiser: Bloodline was the last theatrical feature in the Clive Barker-originated franchise, and the last to boast its creator’s input, before the ensuing sequels went the direct-to-video route with a number of low budget follow-ups which often suffered from diminishing returns. For years, fans have wished for […]

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