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Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters Skewer Box Office Competition, January Eyed As…

Another January weekend and another horror project hitting the top of the box office.  

This weekend, it was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Tommy Wirkola’s horror-actioner starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

The film grossed an estimated $19 million – not quite hitting the projected numbers analysts were putting it at (on Friday, some said it would hit $25 million), still, not shabby for a film that is at 15% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Mama came in at number two with an estimated $12.8 million bringing that film’s total to $48.6 million.

Give Some Love to a Propaganda Poster for Warm Bodies

The promo campaign for Warm Bodies has adopted the “propaganda poster” route and you can find the latest one-sheet inside.  The zombie love story starring Nicholas Hoult and Theresa Palmer opens on February 1st and we’ll have a lot more coverage coming next week.

Three Clips for Warm Bodies Exhumed

Summit has revealed three clips (and some b-roll footage) from Warm Bodies, the adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name.

When a highly unusual zombie rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts, their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict star; Jonathan Levine directs.  Head inside for the clips!

Over 25 New Images from Warm Bodies

Summit Entertainment has provided ShockTillYouDrop.com with even more images from Warm Bodies, the adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel which is opening on February 1st.

In the film, a highly unusual zombie rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts, their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’s Jonathan Levine directs; Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict star.  Head inside for the pics!

A Day in the Life of a Zombie Extra on the Set of Warm Bodies

Over the years, I have done many set visits for this site, but Warm Bodies offered two firsts for me: My first trip to Montreal, Quebec, as well as my first onscreen role in a major motion picture. The part? Zombie.

I and several other intrepid journos arrived on location at the former Olympic Stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, which had been transformed via movie magic into an abandoned airport for the post-apocalyptic love story between the fetching young Julie (Teresa Palmer) and a bonafide member of the undead named simply “R” (Nicholas Hoult).

We began by picking out our wardrobe, and even though we were merely extras, I decided to give myself some backstory as a hipster zombie, decked out in plaid and rolled up sleeves. With the ensemble in place, I headed to the makeup chair, where an extremely talented British painter named Charlotte Greenwood spent a good 20-30 minutes applying pale skin and purple veins with a brush. Because this is more of a comedic love story the creatures are mostly human looking, not given the “full works” zombie treatment a la The Walking Dead.

A Bunch of New Photos from Warm Bodies to Warm Up To

See what I did there with that headline?  Yeah, it’s awesome.  Anyway, Summit Entertainment dropped some new photos on us from Warm Bodies, opening February 1st.

And if you’re one of those people who yell at us for covering the movie, cancel that noise.  I’m hearing good things and it’s the latest genre film from the director of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Jonathan Levine.

Set after a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human

Six Genre Movies I’m Eager to See in 2013

This piece was originally posted in November, but with 2013 nearly upon us…why not dust it off?

My annual “most anticipated” list is upon us – I’m just switching up the headline to make it a bit more personal as the following titles, yes, represent the movies I’m eager to see in 2013.  Now, I’ve done this long enough to know I have to set down certain criteria or run the risk of comments like, “You idiot!  What about [insert title here]?  I’m excited about it and you should be, too!”  

Here is how this list breaks down.

The following represent films that have locked release dates.  It also represents films I have not seen – that means You’re Next and Maniac are off the list (but both come recommended).  If it’s not on the list, I’ve either seen it or I just don’t give a damn.  There are some films that are either shooting now or are in post-production that are likely to hit in the latter half of 2013, but that’s not for certain, so those are off the list, too.  I’ll make mention of a few “in the works” titles I’m curious about at the end.

That said, head inside for my random thoughts on what is to come and what’s getting me excited.  We’ll start with my #1 pick…

Watch the First Four Minutes of Warm Bodies Here!

Summit Entertainment has released the first four minutes of Warm Bodies, the studio’s February 1st release based on the novel by Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.

After the jump, meet the zombie known as “R” (Nicholas Hoult).

After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human

The 2012 – 2013 Winter Horror Movie Guide

Winter officially begins December 21st and we’re thrilled to see that the season is going to be jam-packed with horror releases!

What was once a dumping ground (some might argue it still is) for genre titles is now prime real estate (The Devil Inside raked in big bucks in its debut at the start of 2012).

ShockTillYouDrop.com breaks down the films you can expect to see later this month through March 19th, when winter concludes.  As usual, we weigh in with our thoughts on what is to come and provide you with links to photos and trailers (if available).

Use our comment boards below to sound off on what you are looking forward to!

A New 60-Second Preview for Warm Bodies

A new 60-second trailer for Summit Entertainment’s Warm Bodies has arrived and can be watched below.

Written and directed by Jonathan Levine, the February 1st release stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict.

A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human

The Trailer for Warm Bodies Presents a Zombie Love Story

Jonathan Levine, who landed on the genre scene with All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, has a zombie film on the way called Warm Bodies (based on the novel by Isaac Marion) and ET has premiered the trailer for this February 1, 2013 release.

And it looks kind of fun (I’m sure Bill Lustig is thrilled to see his Blue Underground Blu-ray for Fulci’s Zombie get some screen time).

Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict star in the film.  

Hoult plays a highly unusual zombie who rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts.  Their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

The Teaser Poster for Warm Bodies Features a Cold Body

You remember Warm Bodies, yes?  That was the adaptation of Isaac Marion’s zombie-filled novel directed by All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’s Jonathan Levine, due to hit theaters over the summer but was pushed to a February 1, 2013 release (y’know, it’s kind of a love story – perfect for Valentine’s Day).

Well, a teaser poster has hit the web (via MTV) and it features Nicholas Hoult looking quite…undead.  Either that, or he’s just really dirty.

Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict co-star in the film.  Hoult plays a highly unusual zombie who rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts.  Their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

Head inside for a look at the teaser poster.

Warm Bodies Moves to 2013

Summit Entertainment has moved the release date of their upcoming zombie romance Warm Bodies. Previously set for release on August 10th, the film will now arrive on February 1, 2013.

Written and directed by Jonathan Levine, Warm Bodies adapts Isaac Marion’s novel and is officially described as follows:

When a highly unusual zombie rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts, their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

*Update* New Warm Bodies Images Feature Zombified Nicholas Hoult

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and 50/50 director Jonathan Levine has Warm Bodies hitting theaters later this year.

Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, the film finds Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) playing a highly unusual zombie who rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts.  Their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

The first official stills of Hoult in the film have been released, you’ll find them after the jump along with some added plot details.

Updated: Head to our film page where you’ll find even MORE images, in hi-res!