Untold Horror is a multi-media brand for genre fans that’s dedicated to exploring the greatest horror tales almost told – and bringing some of the stillborn stories back to life. The brand is anchored by the currently in-production Untold Horror multi-part documentary series, created, produced and written by former Editor-in-Chief of Rue Morgue magazine Dave Alexander and Mark Pollesel, and produced and directed by Bob Barrett.
Hosted by Alexander, the multi-part documentary series – which currently has interviews with George A. Romeo (Night of the Living Dead), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer), William Lustig (Maniac), Joe Lynch (Mayhem), Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein’s Army), Larry Fessenden (Depraved), Richard Stanley (Color Out of Space) and dozens of others – will examine a variety of filmmakers, from Hollywood heavyweights, to independent legends, to award winners and stubborn mavericks, delving into the projects that they’ve spent months, years and, in some cases, decades attempting to breathe life into.
What happened to David Cronenberg’s Frankenstein? Roger Avery’s legendary Phantasm script? The dozens of George A. Romero projects announced over the years that disappeared? Why couldn’t the combined powers of Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron and Tom Cruise create At the Mountains of Madness? Has there ever been an unmade film with more talent attached to it than The Creature From the Black Lagoon remake? Why did these passion projects die, and what killed them? Can any of them live again in some form or another? Untold Horror looks beyond the frustration and heartbreak, however, to celebrate the spirits of these projects, the passion in their creators’ hearts, and often the other projects – film or otherwise – that rose from the ashes. We ask not just the creators, but experts in the industry, studio decision makers and passionate fans if these buried movies could – or even should – rise again. We’ll even discover that, thanks to fervent fandom, some of them already are coming back to life. Join us as we look at the Untold Horror of genre filmmaking and how we all play a part in the most fascinating genre of them all.