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Man vs. machine sci-fi short Rise is getting expanded into a feature

A year ago, director David Karlak released the sci-fi short RISE , which starred the late Anton Yelchin and was scripted by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. This short offered a glimpse into a dystopian future, 2043, where  man’s attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine. Warner Bros....
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03.08.2017
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Platinum Dunes, Melton and Dunstan set up horror project at Paramount

While Platinum Dunes, the production company behind such films as the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE , AMITYVILLE HORROR , HITCHER , and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remakes, gears up to go into production on the next FRIDAY THE 13TH movie for Paramount Pictures next spring (they were also behind the 2009 FRIDAY THE 13TH ), they have already set up another project to work with Paramount on...
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10.26.2016
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Knock knock! It's the trailer for Marcus Dunstan's The Neighbor

The official trailer for Marcus Dunstan's newest nightmare THE NEIGHBOR has arrived! We've already seen the creepy paper mask in the artwork, but now we can check out the man behind it in action! While the protagonist in this movie might fear his , you'll certainly love thy NEIGHBOR if you check out the backwoods fright flick's trailer below! Starring...
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07.15.2016
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Exclusive: Home video art and release date revealed for The Neighbor

With three FEAST films, four SAW sequels, PIRANHA 3DD , THE COLLECTOR , and THE COLLECTION to their names, screenwriting partners Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton may be the most prolific duo working in the horror genre today. Dunstan also directed THE COLLECTOR and THE COLLECTION, and again took the helm for their latest collaboration, the suspense thriller THE NEIGHBOR...
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07.13.2016
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First images from Marcus Dunstan's The Neighbor come knocking

Genre regulars Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton have a new thriller coming our way called THE NEIGHBOR . We haven't heard much about this project since reporting that filming had wrapped back in January, but now its first batch of stills and promotional art have arrived online. The images can be seen above and below, and they certainly look intriguing. Directed by Dunstan,...
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07.01.2016
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Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton investigate The Neighbor

  Though it would appear their shot at making HALLOWEEN RETURNS has vanished, writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan ( THE COLLECTOR , THE COLLECTION ) have moved on to a new project titled THE NEIGHBOR . In fact, according to Bloody Disgusting, the duo already completed the film, right under all of our noses! (To be fair, the project was first announced back in 2013.)...
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01.04.2016
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Development of Halloween Returns starting over from scratch

Back in June, Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced that a new HALLOWEEN film entitled HALLOWEEN RETURNS would soon be entering production, with Marcus Dunstan ( THE COLLECTOR , THE COLLECTION ) directing from a screenplay he wrote with Patrick Melton. We have gathered bits and pieces of information over the months, like a synopsis -  HALLOWEEN...
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10.26.2015
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The next Halloween film has been delayed for refiguring

It's been a tough week for two of horror's biggest slasher icons. First came the bad news that Paramount Pictures has pushed back the release date (for the third time) of the new FRIDAY THE 13TH , and now producer Malek Akkad has revealed to Daily Dead's Heather Wixson that the next HALLOWEEN movie, HALLOWEEN RETURNS , is also being delayed. The hold-up on Jason...
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10.22.2015
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Director Marcus Dunstan discusses Halloween Returns

Things have been very quiet on the HALLOWEEN RETURNS front since the franchise "recalibration" was first announced in June. Shane Poole, Darnell Weeks, and Dan Chase recently caught up with Marcus Dunstan, who will be directing the film and is writing the screenplay with Patrick Melton, and got him to break his silence on the project over the course of a two hour...
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09.08.2015
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Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan's Monstropolis set up at ABC

Prolific genre screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are preparing to go into production on the franchise recalibration HALLOWEEN RETURNS (which Dunstan will also direct) later this year, but they've got other plates spinning at the same time, including projects at CBS Films (SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK) and Disney (the Boogeyman story THE STUFF OF LEGEND).  Add...
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08.04.2015
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Halloween Returns may start filming later than expected

When HALLOWEEN RETURNS was officially announced a couple weeks ago, it was said that the franchise recalibration from THE COLLECTOR director Marcus Dunstan and his screenwriting partner Patrick Melton would begin filming in July. This start date was seemingly confirmed by a posting on Backstage, which had the project listed as starting production on July 15th in Louisiana. The...
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06.30.2015
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Halloween Returns in continuity with John Carpenter's original?

Yesterday, Moviehole's scoop on the title and plot of the eleventh HALLOWEEN movie, HALLOWEEN RETURNS , opened the gates for news on the project to come flooding through. We then learned that screenwriter Marcus Dunstan, who is writing the script with Patrick Melton, will be directing as well, and Dimension Films made the official announcement that filming will commence in...
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06.16.2015
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