Where've you been, Joe Dante?

The filmmaker's last effort, a 3D horror movie titled 'The Hole,' vanished into some sort of distribution hell (it remains unavailable in the United States), and his previous film was the criminally underrated 'Looney Tunes: Back in Action' from waaay back in 2003. It's a shame that the mad genius behind 'The Howling,' 'Gremlins' and the original 'Piranha' seemingly has to struggle to get projects made.

This makes the news that he's attached to direct 'Monster Love' (via Shock Til You Drop) almost feel like a sigh of relief -- at least the universe has decided to let the man keep working! The film itself, described as a horror comedy, doesn't get any help from the press release, which opens with "A werewolf and a vampire fall in love, igniting a war between their respective communities. It's ROMEO AND JULIET with fangs." Taken by itself, the premise sounds like 'Underworld' by way of 'Twilight,' which doesn't sound too enticing, but Dante's mere involvement makes this one to keep on your radar.
categories Movies, Horror, Cinematical