Short Ends – SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR author Greenlee passes away, OCULUS director plays ‘Gerald’s Game,’ GODZILLA reactions and more

THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR writer Sam Greenlee has passed away at 83.

final terrorScream Factory announced THE FINAL TERROR Blu-ray/DVD combo pack to street July 1. Features on the release of the 1983 slasher flick including Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Daryl Hannah and Joe Pantoliano include interviews with Zmed and actor Lewis Smith, a commentary with director Andrew (THE FUGITIVE) Davis and a theatrical trailer.

Random Roles talks to Terry O’Quinn about HEAVEN’S GATE, THE ROCKETEER, SILVER BULLET, the STEPFATHER films and more.

The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr argues that the problem with GODZILLA wasn’t needing more Godzilla.

DG’s Chris Domico talks to SPACE HAPPENS writer/actor Alyson Grauer about technology on the Campfire Project Podcast.

Casey Scott, the curator of the great “In the Flesh” series at New York’s Anthology Film Archives, talks about adult films, sexuality and the program itself at The Sword. (NSFW link) The most recent line-up in June includes Chuck Vincent’s MISBEHAVIN’ and ROOMMATES, with cinematographer Larry Revene and stars Veronica Hart and Candida Royalle in person!

Mike Flanagan, the director of OCULUS, readies an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Gerald’s Game.”devilsknot

Meanwhile, TNT is turning King’s “Firestarter” into a TV series following Charlie McGee twenty years after the events of the book.

Image announces Atom Egoyan’s DEVIL’S KNOT, based on the story of the West Memphis Three and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and Stephen Moyer, for release on June 10.

“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” gets a dark reboot along the “Afterlife with Archie” lines.

The Primal Root’s Rotten Reviews takes a sampling of ROCKTOBER BLOOD.

DARK DUNGEONS, a film based on the Jack Chick tract(!) is coming – check out Wired’s in-depth report. Here’s a trailer:

And one for the U.K. lie detector-themed horror pic SHAME THE DEVIL:

Got some noteworthy genre media related news? Let us know at paul@dailygrindhouse.com!

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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