Peter Martin already gave the heads up to the first official still of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy, but now that the convention is in full swing we've got eyes on the first poster as well. Even better, if you can forgive the quality of the recording, over at Dread there's a video of the Nightmare on Elm Street panel.
The Hills Run Red:
IGN is hosting the first trailer for The Hills Run Red, which looks like a self-aware deconstruction of recent horror and will be coming out straight to DVD at the end of September. Bouns points for William Sadler!
Peter Jackson Back to Horror?
Lord of the Rings master, and master to geeks in general, Peter Jackson was on hand in San Diego to talk about District 9, a very original looking sci-fi style blender produced by Jackson. During the panel the Dead Alive director dropped word that he'd like to return to horror with an, "urge to create a unique horror film higher than ever". Oh, and do check out Cinematical's reaction to District 9 here.
Paul W. S. Anderson may have dropped out of the running for bringing the classic video game saga Castlevania to the big screen, but Saw starter James Wan is picking up the gauntlet.
The Cabin in the Woods
The Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard teamup, once paraphrassed as 'the horror movie to end all horror movies', was absent from this year's media convention save for these three posters, each of which are bound to put a smile on your face.
Sony Screen Gems has an apocalyptic trilogy on their horizon, the first of which will be Legion. A panel at the SDCC confirmed that the film, about a group that must stop the fulfilmnet of an ancient prophecy involving demons and other not-good things, will have a, "hard R" rating. Personally I hate the phrase "hard R", but if they'll be stoping on some demon guts, I'll be there.