Dark Castle DTV Titles NamedGoon
Joel Silver and his Dark Castle Entertainment label have just inked a deal with Warners to produce two or three films a year for direct to DVD only. The first title that will come out of this deal will be the previously mentioned movie on this site, Return to House on Haunted Hill.
Dark Castle will also create original digital content for the Internet and wireless platforms to complement their releases. That probably means we will be getting little short films like what Ghost Pictures did with The Grudge 2.
Something else that became apparent in the trade is that it looks like only the hi-def versions of Return to House on Haunted Hill will get the special multi ending treatment. With those hi-def formats they will be introducing "navigational cinema" technology that will allow viewers to interact with the storyline. That includes seven viewer choices leading to over 90 iterations of the storyline.
Now to the good stuff. They have named three other titles that they are currently working on. A supernatural thriller "Widow Whisps", a psychological suspense tale "Odds" and "Cheerleaders in Trouble," an homage to 1980s slasher pics. How long has it been since there has been a movie with a kick ass name like Cheerleaders in Trouble? Too long.. way too long.