WITHER: SWEDISH CABIN IN THE WOODS HORROR
The influence of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) is global as evidenced by the countless imitations and the excitement of the upcoming release of the remake, Evil Dead. I have been reading about a Swedish film called Wither for a few months now and after seeing the trailer I couldn’t help but be excited. Yes, it is a low budget film but it looks pretty damn creepy judging from the trailer. The synopsis reads a lot like The Evil Dead as people head to the woods to stay a cabin… Continue reading
WORLD WAR Z: ZOMBIES… HOLLYWOOD STYLE!
I have been reading about this film for a few years now. Mostly you found stories about production woes encountered by those involved. I have been skeptical because of the involvement of Brad Pitt. I respect Mr. Pitt and but big names in Horror cinema does not necessarily mean success. Having now seen the trailer I am now very hopeful. The trailer looks amazing and sounds incredible. I come away excited for the release of the film but am a little cautious with my enthusiasm because of the way the zombies move. They… Continue reading
EVIL DEAD REMAKE: THINGS ARE LOOKING GREEN
Its HERE! Its finally here. Yes, it is finally here. Normally I would be up in arms against a remake of a beloved film such as Evil Dead (1981) but the more I heard about the remake the more excited I became about the prospects of a successful remake. Having seen the NY ComicCon Panel that featured Bruce Campbell and his statement to fans that they will be happy with what has been produced, I am hopeful and even optimistic that the remake will deliver. Now having seen the Red Band… Continue reading
LORDS OF SALEM TEASER: NICE
Rob Zombie may not be your favorite filmmaker but he always delivers something interesting to the catalog of American Horror films. When the foreign Horror film market is kicking our ass all over the place with unique titles like Let the Right One In (2008), REC (2007), Macabre aka Darah (2009), Cold Prey (2006), High Tension (2003), Inside (2007) and Martyrs (2008) we need all hands on deck. Rob Zombie, love him or hate, knows and appreciates Horror film. You can see influences in his films. He is not just a rock… Continue reading
THE HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: BACK TO MIDDLE EARTH
After a long wait, a return to Middle Earth is almost here. Its been almost Ten years since Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. I like many other people ate up the LotR trilogy with a spoon and asked for seconds. Well… the second helping is almost here an I for one am eager and ready to sit in the theater and let all of the Tolkien goodness wash over me. The trailer looks great and makes me feel like I never left Middle Earth. I… Continue reading
MAMA: GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND CHILDREN BRING THE TERROR
I went to the movies this weekend and while waiting for the movie to start, we in the audience were treated to the usual set of coming attractions. I am one of those people that must get to the theater in time to see the coming attractions otherwise I am not a happy camper. This time around my silly little rules paid off. I was treated to this little gem of a trailer for a film executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Andres Muschietti. Mama is co-written… Continue reading
STAR WARS ANIME SAMPLE: OH… MY… GOD… NERDGASM
Hey peoples, I stumbled across this while trolling Youtube yesterday. I almost fell out of my chair. The nerdgasmic joy that this clip brought to my heart can not be measured. I WANT MORE! This is apparently a work in progress but man does it look and sound amazing. Someone support and throw a ton of money at this guy and help him finish this so I can own the Blu Ray. It looks amazing. I have watched it a bunch of times now and it just does not get old.… Continue reading
HANSEL AND GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS: WITCHES, RENNER, ARTERTON… YES!
I love the ladies, let’s be clear but I must confess that I have a bit of cinematic man-crush on Jeremy Renner. He has been making his mark in films now for over a decade. Recently, he just seems to pop up in some big films and hitting it out of the park to boot. Renner gave a great performance in The Town (2010), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal (2011) and of course this summer’s biggest hit The Avengers (2012).
Gemma Arterton makes a nice pairing with Renner given that… Continue reading
TIKTIK THE ASWANG CHRONICLES: JAW DROPPING ASWANG COOLNESS
Coming across this trailer further re-enforces my belief that if you want fresh and interesting Horror cinema then you have to look to the foreign market. The U.S. market has become stale. Sorry its the truth. It is a miracle that we get the occasional interesting film here and there. TikTik: The Aswang Chronicles looks amazing and more importantly… fun. The premise of the Aswang employs Filipino folklore to deliver the Aswang creature; a mix of vampire and werewolf that has a taste for newborn flesh. What is even more … Continue reading
COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES: WE KNOW WHERE TO EFFEN SHOOT’EM!
In 2004 writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg delivered Shaun of the Dead directed by Edgar Wright. Shaun of the Dead was a Comedy within the context of zombie film. Normally I would poo poo this kind of effort making the case that although chocolate and peanut butter may be great together mixing Comedy into my favorite genre, Horror, diminishes one or the other… or both. Shaun of the Dead destroyed my point because it was great as a Comedy and it did not short change the viewer on the… Continue reading
KILLING THEM SOFTLY: PITT IN THIS CONTEXT SOUNDS DAMN COOL
Watching the trailer for Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly all you can say is, “…This is going to be awesome.” I could not be more optimistic for this film. It just looks cool and having Brad Pitt play an enforcer for the Mob is just to intriguing to pass up. Right up front I have to say that I normally avoid Mob or Italian gangster movies as a general rule of thumb. They just don’t interest me. I find them tedious. I will definitely be breaking this personal… Continue reading
PUNISHER DIRTY LAUNDRY: A TRAILER, A SHORT… I DON’T KNOW BUT IT KICKS ASS!
It may be that Thomas Jane knows his 2004 The Punisher film was weak. Ray Stevenson’s Punisher: War Zone was violent and punishing as it should have been but still not a big money maker. I enjoyed War Zone much more than the 2004 Punisher but I concede that War Zone had its issues but I appreciated the extra attention to the violence.
Now Thomas Jane and some friends, Ron Perlman, have put out a fan made film that runs a bit over 10… Continue reading