And Speaking of THE LAIR

Neil Marshall, the guy who gave us DOG SOLDIERS and THE DESCENT, two of the best Horror movies of the past two decades, is working on a new flick entitled THE LAIR. I’m in, already. This guy’s resume sells it for me. And the title. And the fact that it’s described by him as a “return” for him to those kind of movies.

Said Marshall: “I’m making something scary as hell, pulse-pounding and great fun. This is a crowd pleaser. An adrenaline-pumping roller-coaster ride. Spectacular and loud; inspired by classic genre movies like Aliens, Predator and The Thing and their incredible use of practical creature FX… The story centers on a downed Royal Air Force pilot who escapes a terrifying bunker in Afghanistan containing mutant man-made biological weapons and unwittingly brings the creatures back to a US Army base.” So basically it’s CHUD meets John Carpenter’s THE THING. Sold!

Marshall, you may recall, was the director for the recent poorly-received reboot of HELLBOY, which I enjoyed but did have some problems. I don’t think any of that was his fault, though, or the fault of star David Harbour. I think there was too much creative meddling from the character’s creator, Mike Mignola, among other things. It’ll be nice to have Marshall back working with full creative control over a project he himself creates.

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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