When it comes to making scary films, inevitably filmmakers will draw on the paranormal to make you feel uncomfortable. If you want true horror though, filmmakers should rather focus on making movies about paying bills and tax, traffic jams and office deadlines. For King fans who are anxious for more horror movies based on the author's books, they can look forward to Doctor Sleep, It: Chapter 2, a Pet Sematary remake, and Strawberry Spring; all films are in post-production and will be released between 2018 and 2020.
Amblin and James Wan's Atomic Monster are the early stages of a remake of Arachnophobia, the 1990 Frank Marshall-directed horror-comedy film about a species of South American killer spider that crosses the US border in a coffin.
The original Arachnophobia followed an incredibly venomous South American spider accidentally smuggled into a small Californian town in the coffin of one its victims. That movie drew on people's fears of spiders to fill its audience with fright and much like Jaws had people not waiting to go into the water, it had people second-guessing what was in their shower drains. The project has no writer or director attached at this point in time, but Amblin is expected to tap a screenwriter to get started on the script in the near future. With producer and director credits including the Saw, Insidious, and Conjuring franchises, James Wan is a leading filmmaker for the horror genre.
If you've never seen the original, take a look at the trailer.