Just a couple of weeks ago, our pal Nathan Rabin pointed out the horror anthology film has become a bit of an endangered species–which is a shame, considering how much fun we’ve had over the years with the likes of Creepshow and Tales of Terror. But there’s good news for those of us who love those movies: another one is on the way, with some pretty formidable talents at the helm.
The project, titled Nightmare Cinema, was announced (via Facebook) by co-director Mick Garris, Stephen King’s longtime filmmaker of choice (his credits include Sleepwalkers and TV miniseries of The Shining and The Stand).
“Nightmare Cinema will begin shooting in early 2016,” Garris wrote Sunday. “It is a collection of five stories from five esteemed horror filmmakers from around the world (okay, four plus me). Joe Dante, Japan’s Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train, Versus) David Slade (Hannibal, 30 Days of Night, Hard Candy) from from the U.K., and the Cuban director Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead) will each be directing scripts from RC Matheson, Mexican author Sandra Becerril, David Slade, and myself!”
Dante, of course, is the beloved cult director behind Gremlins, The Howling, The ‘Burbs, and arguably the best segment of the 1983 anthology Twilight Zone: The Movie. Garris is also a frequent contributor to Dante’s cult movie trailer site Trailers From Hell.