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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Twisted & Trippin’ Trailer For “Killer Motel”


We are all familiar with how awesome some Asian films can truly be but have you ever considered them as horrifically funny as well? Lately Pan Asian horror films have been slowly catching up to western cinema and cashing in on the overtly hilarious style of horror/comedy. Which brings me to this little gem from Japan.

On your next visit try staying at a killer hotel. Check out this cool trailer for Kazuya Ogawa’s “Killer Motel”, and remember “Don’t eat the mushrooms”.



Synopsis:

“There is a Japanese style inn located in an out-of-the-way area near Mount Fuji. No one knows if it’s in business or not, but the inn is owned by two people: the expressionless host, and his bewitching daughter.
The host lures six patrons to stay at his inn for one night. All the guests feel the inn has an odd feel to it, but none of them pays attention to it in particular.
In reality, the host and his daughter have a hidden agenda. They are hunting in order to feed the host’s son: a huge living zombie hidden away in a locked room, whom these cruel hunters dote on as if he were still part of the family.
A twisted tale illustrating conflicts of consciousness, cold-blooded insanity, and the depths one will sink to for the love of one’s family is about to begin…”

Matteo Garrone’s Reality


It seems that Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S rights to Matteo Garrone’s dark comic portrait  of Luciano, a fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on Big Brother leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. Oscilloscope will take the film to additional festivals this fall with a theatrical, DVD, and digital release to follow early next year.

Mario Bava's “Planet Of The Vampires” Watch For Free


Directed by Mario Bava this interplanetary nightmare shows why some planets we may discover could really suck the life out of the traveler. A cult classic to enjoy for shear frightful fun.


In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Argos - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world.

“Modus Anomali” Picked Up By Toronto’s Raven Banner Entertainment



According to the Anything Horror site Joku Anwar’s “Modus Anomali” has been picked up by Toronto based Raven Banner Entertainment. Asian horror is something that I recently learned to appreciated with a passion. Starting with my late night find of the original “The Grudge” film on Sundance a few years back. Before that I never gave the Eastern world much thought outside of old B-movie nods. Now back to today and “Modus Anomali” which is a great Indonesian nightmare flick. The film is about a father taking his family camping into the wilderness and the horrors that unfold. This film is far removed from the normal vengeful spirit stuff and closer to grinhouse gore films. Now on to the cool news that applies to the western world.

Press Release:

Toronto based genre specialist Raven Banner Entertainment has landed international rights to SXSW Midnighter Modus Anomali. Directed by Joko Anwar, Modus Anomali is an Indonesian English-language thriller that gives viewers an exciting puzzle to solve as they witness a man desperately search his surroundings in an attempt to piece together what just happened to him and his missing family. Managing partners Michael Paszt and James Fler negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin and Todd Brown of XYZ Films on behalf of the producers.
“Joko is a visionary filmmaker who has the unique ability to take token genre conventions and turn them completely inside out” stated Paszt. “It’s a real honor to be working with him and his team.”
“Raven Banner is a unique and exclusive agency with an eclectic taste. Having the chance to work with them on Modus Anomali will be a great ride” said the film’s producer, Sheila Timothy.
XYZ Films is handling Domestic rights
Plot CrunchDuring a vacation in the woods, a man tries to find his family, who mysteriously disappeared, while being hunted by a sadistic killer. His only clues are several alarm clocks which seem to tell him about a deadline to something he doesn’t know.

Newsflesh Trilogy Optioned By Electric Entertainment


Mira Grants sci-fi/horror thriller trilogy Newflesh has been optioned by Electric Entertainment. The series is a little more intricate than just a sci-fi titled could really justify. I only use it because of the fact that in reality we have to cured diseases.  These books are so much more that other than reading them for yourselves there is no true way to express the depth at which the story draws you into it. Thankfully someone recognized the brilliance of Mira’s work and soon we will see the story play out in all it’s characteristic glory. Here is the official statement: "Film rights: Mira Grant's trilogy, Feed, Deadline, and Blackout, optioned to Rachel Olschan, producer at Electric Entertainment, by Pouya Shahbazian of FinePrint, on behlf of Diana Fox at Fox Literary."


In 2014, two experimental viruses - a genetically engineered flu strain designed by Dr. Alexander Kellis, intended to act as a cure for the common cold, and a cancer-killing strain of Marburg, known as "Marburg Amberlee"—escaped the lab and combined to form a single airborne pathogen that swept around the world in a matter of days. It cured cancer. It stopped a thousand cold and flu viruses in their tracks. It raised the dead.

Millions died in the chaos that followed. The summer of 2014 was dubbed "The Rising," and only the lessons learned from a thousand zombie movies allowed mankind to survive. Even then, the world was changed forever. The mainstream media fell, Internet news acquired an undeniable new legitimacy, and the CDC rose to a new level of power.

Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection. Danger, deceit, and betrayal lurk around every corner, as does the hardest question of them all:
When will you rise?

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My Review Of “Theatre Of The Deranged” 2012



“Theatre Of The Deranged” is a horror anthology containing five short films from some of todays most twisted and most talked about indie story tellers. This collection comes complete with it’s own demented host Andy the Arsonist. Welcome inside Andy’s dark place as he unleashes five nightmares from his movie projector. Brian Dorton, Creep Creepersin, Liz Gilbert, James Cullen Bressack, and Shawn C. Phillips have brought five of the most truly deranged tales ranging from a trip to the countryside, a sinister carnival, and homicidal maniacs. The cast includes Cory Jacob, JD Fairman, Shawn C. Phillips, Sophie Dee, and Veronica Ricci.

The first short called “Lust For Blood” is directed by M. Kelly and Shawn C. Phillips. This is a no budget film that is both comical and bizarre. The soundtrack and style of this gory little play reminds me of the TROMA films in the early 80’s. The jokes are funny, the acting is over the top exaggerated and the effects are cheesy. I found it entertaining and demented which is what is is intended to be.

“Bad Dennis” directed by Liz Gilbert is an intense mindfuck psychotica flick that is filmed with gory vision and plenty of screams. This short is a sinister trip that finds four travelers taking the English countryside on a battle for survival or did they. This film has a twist at the end that leaves you guessing.

“Speak Easy” directed by James Cullen Bressack is a dark dubstep into betrayal of the man-code. A surreal journey into the psyche of what you would do if you found out your best friend was fucking your lover. This short was a brilliant blood sprayed tale.

“Doll Parts” directed by Brian Dorton is psycho melodrama that is twisted deliciously. The story is Americana warped into pure insanity and the gore is gloriously rich. My favorite of this anthology. When it ends I wanted more. A great body count and full frontal with a sadistic twist at the end. Great stuff.

“Cannibal Blood Girl” directed by Creep Creepersin is total punk rock indie gore. A hilariously cheesy karmic tale of terror. The insanity in this joint is beyond the norm. This was a killer blood soaked treat.

Andy the Arsonist delivers on his promise to bring truly twisted tales in “Theatre Of The Deranged”. The stories are original homages to classic indie filmmaking. This is one of the coolest low budget/no budget anthologies and I only hope there will be more deranged tales to come.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Grim Sleeper Movie In The Works



James Cullen Bressack has just announced that he has started writing his notes for the script of one of his upcoming projects about the South Central Serial Killer known as the Grim Sleeper entitled “Dancing With Rip”.

Synopsis early details: Inspired by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case, “Dancing with Rip” is about a by the book, second-generation Los Angeles detective who discovers that he might have to break the rules to win over a distrustful community and capture an idiosyncratic serial killer at large for over 25 years.

Right now the film is slated for 2013 according to  the movie’s Facebook Page. I love me some Serial Killer movies so I am super excited about this one. You can keep up with the latest on this as I will at Twitter for “Dancing With Rip”, Like it on Facebook and check out the movie website “Dancing With Rip”.

New Images And Clip From “Haunted Poland” Film


Check out the Russian poster for “Haunted Poland” as well as five new movie stills and a graveyard clip from the film that chronicles the horrors surrounding some tourists quest to visit the haunted sites of Poland.

A hand held recorded tape of a couple who visit Poland, find themselves disturbed by strange phenomena when the girl returns to her home town where she had once played the Ouija board.





















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Snow Shadows By Mick Garris


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Mick Garris has even been given high praise from the King of horror himself, Stephen King. Here’s what he had to say about Garris’ writing, "Mick Garris writes like a combination of Robert Bloch and James Ellroy, hardboiled noir with a ghastly little prick of the devil's own pitchfork."



About the Book:
Nicholas, a painter and teacher at the Ravensbrooke Youth Academy for the Arts, is having difficulties in his marriage.  He also fears he's losing his artistic inspiration. A brief dalliance with a fellow teacher doesn't solve his problems—especially when Miss Featherstone takes the affair more seriously than he does.
Enter David Sutcliffe, a young and gifted student who imagines himself as the true object of Miss Featherstone's affections.  His jealousy causes him to view Nicholas as a rival, and the boy becomes increasingly unhinged as he seeks to eliminate the competition.
Snow Shadows is an unusual and haunting story of love and obsession, with many shocking surprises along the way.
 
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Torn By Lee Thomas

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About the Book:
How do you go on when something like that happens to your child?
Bill Cranston is a family man, whose marriage is falling apart, eroding under his wife’s constant bitterness and her retreat into alcohol and drugs.  He is also the sheriff of Luther’s Bend, a generally quiet town. When a little girl is abducted from a local park and carried into the woods, Bill leads a desperate search to find the child. But the little girl is only bait, and something vicious waits in the woods for her rescuers.
I am me. Can’t you see?  I am me and he is he. When he is he, I can’t be me.
Douglas Sykes is insane. He sits in Bill Cranston’s cell, speaking in rhymes and riddles. Though a stranger to Luther’s Bend, Sykes seems to know a lot about Sheriff Cranston. Through his ramblings he reveals secrets about Bill, and secrets about himself. Sykes claims to be a mythological creature – a monster – and a handful of his victims have finally tracked him down, victims who now share Sykes’ affliction.
A pack is descending on Luther’s Bend. They are hunting Sykes, and they will not stop until everyone near him is left broken, bleeding, and torn.
 
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Voices From The Dark By Gary William Crawford


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"Voices From The Dark" by Gary William Crawford is a brand new retrospective poetry collection from the Bram Stoker nominated poet.

Poems of madness and the stars, from this world to others millions of miles away... A sense of profound loss mingled with horror .. A place beyond death that is almost insane in its realism ... Visions of cities and planets of pure evil ... The loneliness of the outcast and the artist of dreams -- poems that haunt you long after you've closed the book.

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Troma’s “Class Of Nuke “Em High” Free To Watch





The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Love this Film4 Frightfest Poster


Considered the best Film Festival in the UK “Film 4 Frightfest the 13th runs from Aug. 23-27th. So fuckin’ wish I was in the Kingdom right now!

From the Press Release:
Not unlucky for us, top illustrator Graham Humphreys and designer Paul Johnstone have come up with this stunning poster to help us launch our 13th event in August.
Graham said, "This year's 13th FrightFest illustration took its obvious reference point and gave it a Royal Jubilee, Tower Of London beheading. It is an affirmation of who is top dog in fearstakes - and a medal winning gesture."
Paul added, "We've taken Graham's fantastic illustration and framed it within the FrightFest template so that it's instantly recognisable to fans of the festival. Also we’ve started to number the posters this year to create a ‘collectable’ of the posters for FrightFest fans”.
Don’t forget. This year’s opening and closing night films will be announced on Friday, June 8 and the full-line up on Friday, June 29.
For more information visit the official Film4 FrightFest website.

Anchor Bay Picks Up “Shadow People” At Cannes


Darclight Films supernatural thriller “Shadow People” has been picked up by Anchor Bay Entertainment. This movie is Matthew Arnold’s big screen debut and is based on true story about a small town radio personality who unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings. Such "shadow people" were the cause of hundreds of unexplained deaths in the 1980s in the U.S. Most notably is a case in Kentucky that is the bases for this film which is actually shot in Louisiana.

Anchor Bay Films has acquired all rights for North America, U.K. and Australia/New Zealand to the picture in a multi-territory deal struck with Darclight’s sales agent Arclight Films.







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The Official Trailer For “Torture Chamber” Goes Online



Dante Tomaselli , creator of Satan’s Playground and Desecration has released the official trailer for “Torture Chamber.

 Here is the synopsis: “Hallucinatory horror shocker about an unholy bond between a mother and her two sons. A Catholic priest, devoted to saving his family, tries to cure his deranged younger brother -- but 13-year-old Jimmy Morgan is possessed by an evil too powerful to be exorcised by any religion. After escaping from a mental institution, Jimmy is back with a vengeance -- and an army of children who follow his everymurderous desire. The town trembles in fear as the youths attack and abduct its residents -- innocent and guilty alike -- dragging their victims to an abandoned castle and subjecting them to grisly torments deep within its underground tunnels. Those who discover the terrible secret behind the disappearances and deaths don't live long enough to tell it. The teacher, the doctor, even Jimmy's own brother and mother, will all confront their fates in the Torture Chamber.”

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New British Kids Of Horror Literature


This Is Horror is the newest horror literature group solidifying their place in the genre. The British company sent out this press release on some of their new exciting stuff. If you haven’t heard of them and you love horror literature then check them out. They are a great addition indeed. I have found out about plenty of authors thanks to them over the past several months.

From the Press Release:
The This Is Horror Premium Chapbooks are released every quarter from the UK’s horror website This is Horror. The first year will see releases during summer 2012, autumn 2012, winter 2012, and spring 2013.
The first chapbook, David Moody’s Joe & Me, is currently available to pre-order from the This Is Horror online store in an exclusive Signature Edition limited to 500 copies. Once they’re gone, they’re gone – but you can also find details there on becoming a Premium Subscriber, ensuring that you receive both physical and digital editions of each chapbook as they’re released, amongst other benefits!
About Joe & Me:
“This is compulsive reading, a story you can’t put down unless someone hacks both your arms off!”
JASPER BARK, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR

“Satisfyingly morose. Takes a lo-fi route to an unavoidable apocalypse.”
STARBURST MAGAZINE

Joe is anything but an ordinary eight-year-old. His father’s a stay-at-home Dad, and his mom’s going to save the world.
Forced to live in cramped quarters after the military pull funding on his mother’s research, Joe is thrown into the midst of a race against the clock to save mankind. As tensions rise and the family disintegrates, they must face an uncomfortable ultimatum.
Do they save each other or humanity?
Cover Artwork by Neil Williams
Publication Date: 18 June 2012
Limited Edition Signature Paperback (Limited to 500 copies)

“The Glass Circle” Casts DeeDee Bigelow



The grindhouse/exploitation styled action thriller “The Glass Circle” which is scheduled for 2013 follows the story of a Las Vegas drug dealer who lives a crazed drugged out lifestyle along side many gonzo cronies. Eventually he decides to opt out of the business before it kills him. Obviously there will be drugs, violence and blood or I would not be excited about this project. Okay I probably would simply because of the gratuitous drug use. I am a sucker for silver screen sins that lead down fiery dead end paths.

Now it is reported that DeeDee Bigelow from Horrorween, A Night At The Silent Movie Theatre, and the Machete Betty short will be joining the cast.  Others in the cast are Corinna Harney, Scott L. Schwartz, and Brett Wagner. “The Glass Circle” begins filming this fall. Cannot wait to see the progress as more stuff is released on this project.

Please check out the page at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2397595/.

New Image Of Jessica Biel In “The Tall Man”


“The Tall Man” stars Jessica Biel (New Years Eve, The A-Team), Jodelle Ferland (The Cabin in the Woods, Silent Hill), Stephen McHattie (Immortals, 2012), William B. Davis (“The X-Files,” Passengers), Samantha Ferris (Along Came a Spider), and Katherine Ramdeen (The World, The Flesh & The Devil). This film comes out Aug. 31 and is directed by Pascaul Laugier.


"In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace - abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical…until her young son, David, disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller."

OBEY Poster For “The Bunny Game”


“The Bunny Game” is probably one of the most controversial films around these days. Finally we have a release date and this new S&M poster to help us submit to the time until it comes out on combo pack in July, the 17th to be exact. There will be a limited theatre run sometime this summer and the cover art for the combo pack should be out soon. This is already on my list.

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New Horror Bringin’ The Nightmare To The Theater



“The Last Showing” is still in the stages of development but here is what we know so far according to their twitter. The Producer is still seeking funding but if all goes well this film will combine cctv film footage style horror into the theater literally. Listen to the synopsis: “A projectionist traps a couple in a cinema and uses the CCTV cameras to create his own twisted horror movie. The projectionist traps two movie goers on the perfect date in his theater and forces them into unwilling roles of his new shock horror project.” Hope this gets its funding and we get to see this idea flourish into the real nightmare it teases to be! This project will be produced by Phil Hawkins at Philm Company.

“Killing The Shadows” Movie Based On Val McDermid’s Novel



There is a new serial killer coming! Right now the adaptation of “Killing The Shadows” is in development according to Philm Company. Based on the best selling novel by Val McDermid the creator of ‘Wire In The Blood’ TV series.

Synopsis: A serial killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey – the writers of crime novels. His method – killing in the same manor the author killed the characters in those novels. Phil Hawkin will be directing this project on a screenplay written by Adain Magrath.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Tribute To Jeffrey DeMunn


Jeffrey DeMunn is best known for his more recent work on ‘The Walking Dead’ quite frankly one of the best things to happen to television since ‘The Twilight Zone’. I am a zombifan now more than ever thanks to the show. Sadly his character has passed on to more spiritual fields and will no longer be our moral compass and backbone. Yet many may not know that DeMunn has been Scream King royalty for some time. So I thought I would explore some of his extensive career by looking back at the nightmares he endured on his long journey to the zombie apocalypse.

In 1980 DeMunn played the character Joe in the movie “Resurrection” which starred Ellen Burstyn. Burstyn’s character experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context. Jeffrey DeMunn’s character was a smaller part but it did begin his trip into the supernatural genre. The next project however firmly placed him into the world of darkness as Sergeant Fernandez Correlli in the 1980 movie “The First Deadly Sin” a film about a serial killer stalking the citizens of New York.

Also in 1980 he played in more known and cult classic horror flick that goes by the title now of “Christmas Evil” yet sometime ago it was called “You Better Watch Out”. A horror movie about a psychotic santa suit wearing killer. It is one of my favorite films and I watch it always at the holiday season as part of my Christmas festivities. DeMunn played Peter Stadling. This alone would make him Scream King royalty in my book. He took a small hiatus from the world of terror before coming back to the genre in bio-terror flick “Warning Sign in 1985. A film in which he plays Dr. Dan Fairchild. The movie is about a serious accident that occurs, spreading a sinister bacteria in a top secret government laboratory known as Biotek. The security guard of the complex, closes and seals the building, with all the personnel inside, making very difficult the struggle for survival, not to mention the actions that the relatives of the enclosed people are thinking to do.

After “Warning Sign” Jeffrey moved back into TV where he played on an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ in 1985. The episode was called “Kentucky Rye”. DeMunn’s character was named Bob Spindler. Then in 1986 he once again found himself on the big screen in the sadistic psycho flick “The Hitcher” which is one of the best performances by Rutger Hauer ever. The film is about a boy who is hired to take a car from Chicago to San Diego and makes the mistake of picking up a deranged killer who makes his life a living hell. Jeffrey DeMunn plays Captain Esteridge  the one officer in the film that manages to go unharmed by the violent experience.

He went on to play Sheriff Herb Geller in the 1988 remake of “The Blob”. A film that I feel is one of the better attempts at a remake. I still watch it at least three times a year. The film is about a strange lifeform that consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. Sadly DeMunn’s character does not survive the movie. The blob gets him and we find out as it goes for his girlfriend as she is trying to call him from a payphone booth.

After “The Blob” he stared in the TV 1991 movie “The Haunted” were he played the patriarch of the Smurl family who move into a duplex only to find out it is haunted. This is actually a pretty good ghost story. I have seen it a few dozen times over the years. In 1995 he played the TV movie killer in “Citizen X” based on an infamous Russian serial killer who ended the life of 50 people.

After “Citizen X” DeMunn was in the paranormal flick that starred John Travolta “Phenomenon” before starring in an episode of the TV series “The Outer Limits” a series that you can still find on Chiller. The episode was called “Fear Itself”. He played Dr. Adam Pike in a story about a man who is able to project fear into others after being treated for his own phobia. Then again DeMunn was in another cult classic series known as “The X-Files” where he played Ben Bronschweig, M.D.
In 2007 Jeffrey DeMunn once again became a character of horror in the Stephen King film “The Mist”. A movie that found a group of stranded citizens fighting unspeakable creatures from a parallel dimension while trapped in a grocery store. Of course he is best known for his more recent role as Dale Horvath in the AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’ from 2010-2012 . Which has guaranteed that Jeffrey DeMunn is and always will be a Scream King and a true icon of the best damn genre movies the world of entertainment can offer. Oh and R.I.P: Dale Horvath.

“The Tall Man” Release Date News


Pascal Laugier’s “The Tall Man” will be released August 31st of this year. The film stars Jessica Biel. The film will be released courtesy of Image Entertainment and will also star Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis and Samantha Ferris.

In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace – abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as “The Tall Man.” Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical…until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare.


The official website is up but not fully running just yet. Check it out here!

“Prometheus” Clip From Jay Leno



The story follows a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Full “Maniac” Trailer Hits The Web



Just a few short days after the teaser trailer from Cannes came out of Elijah Wood in the remake to the cult horror flick “Maniac” we now have the full official trailer so that we can bask in the shear brutality of it’s nature.

Casper Van Dien Clip From “The Pact”



Givin’ us a moment of paranormal activity is Casper Van Dien in this clip from horror flick “The Pact”. On VOD and digital outlets nationwide May 25th before hitting theaters July 6th 2012 this story is about sisters Nicole and Annie who reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects after their mother dies. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams – visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.




More “Hatchet III” Details



Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sean Whalen (Laid to Rest), Diane Goldner (The Collector), and Jason Trost (The FP) will be joining Kane Hodder as well as Danielle Harris to round out the cast for the third film in the Hatchet franchise. The most well received new horror franchise out there. Great stories, kick ass casts and buckets of blood splattered death scenes by one awesome horror fan Adam Greene who just happens to be one awesome entertainer as well as a great director. Can you tell I have a crush on the guy.

Although Adam has handed over the director’s chair to BJ McDowell for “Hatchet III” he will still be pretty involved in the project. Here is the synopsis for the third installment that is slated for release in 2013.

“The new movie continues where Hatchet 2 left off, as a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.”

Logan Marshall-Green’s “Prometheus” Featurette


Probably the hottest member of the Prometheus crew I would have to say is Logan Marshall-Green who plays Charlie Holloway. Now we can bask in in the word that is Holloway thanks to this featurette where Logan talks about his character in “Prometheus”.

Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” also stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba (the second sexiest member of Prometheus).


Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.






So Wet Right Now Over Sneak Peek AT Season 2 “Teen Wolf” Clip





Season Two begins when a new member of the Argent family arrives in Beacon Hills, and Scott and Allison are forced to continue their blossoming romance in secret. Derek Hale, obsessed with gaining strength as a new Alpha, begins recruiting for his pack, including newly bitten Jackson. While Derek's final goal includes bringing Scott into his fold, the Argents have begun molding Allison into a skilled werewolf hunter.
“Teen Wolf” stars Tyler Posey (Scott McCall), Crystal Reed (Allison Argent), Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale), Dylan O’Brien (Stiles), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin), and Colton Haynes (Jackson Whittemore).

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Pea Soup, Head Spinning, Cross F@cking On A Weekly Basis?



Rumor and media report, as if there is any difference these days, suggest that a TV series is in development based on the iconic film ‘The Exorcist”. So we can only hope that there will be a hell of a lot of pea soup splattered priests, bone cracking headpins and that all invigorating cross fucking morning workout routine.

Sean Durkin is currently adapting the story into a 10 episode series but the project is still in early development. Vulture noted that this adaptation will follow “the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it: In short, not well (really, after you start seeing stuff like this, can you blame them?), and when medical and psychiatric explanations fail, the desperate family turns to the church, with Father Damien Karras finally brought in to attempt the exorcism.”

Don’t We All Feel A Little Tortured?


Not as literal as what this post is about but my way of tying in this movie. IFC Midnight Presents “The Tortured” . The film that is directed by Rob Lieberman and stars Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe will be available Digitally nationwide, VOD Friday, May 11th 2012. It hits theaters later on June 15th.


Craig (Metcalfe) and Elise (Christensen) had all the ingredients for an ideal life: a great marriage, a wonderful five-year-old son, a charming home and a bright future.
Then, on one sunny day, their perfect world is irrevocably shattered . Leaving their five year old son, Ben, alone for only a moment, Craig is horrified to see him being abducted from their own front yard. Sadly, the desperate police search for the kidnapper proves to be in vain when the child is found dead. Craig is wracked with guilt and Elise cannot forgive him. Their relationship crumbles under the strain and Elise moves out – leaving each of them alone in their private hell.

Months later, a chance tip leads police to the suspect’s door, catching him red-handed with another victim. Although Ben’s murderer is soon brought to trial, the grieving parents are stunned when his sentence is considerably reduced by a plea bargain. Utterly shocked and reunited by their outrage, Craig and Elise agree that they cannot live another day until they rectify this miscarriage of justice. Together they decide to seek their own retribution, hatching a plot to kidnap the man and subject him to the same monstrous acts he perpetrated against their helpless son.
 
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Red Band Trailer For “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”





“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.”

“The Lost Coast Tapes” Coming To Soon


The new found footage styled Sasquatch creature feature while hit the shores of North America courtesy of XLrator Media for a fall release. I have seen a lot of Bigfoot movies over the decade with some disappointment but this one seems to be one of the better monster movies surrounding the legend. “The Lost Coast Tapes” stars Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg and Frank Ashmore.


“The Lost Coast Tapes” follows “a disgraced investigative TV reporter, is on a mission to debunk a famed “Bigfoot Hunter” who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch — and when the reporter and his crew arrive in Northern California, they are thrilled that the hunter’s zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy paranormal TV. However, when the hunter’s partner is mysteriously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in.”

My Review OF “The Funhouse” 1981



1981’s “The Funhouse” is Tobe Hooper’s solid positioning into the realm of horror story telling. The film stars Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermontt, Cooper Huckabee, Largo Woodruff, Miles Chapin, and Wayne Doba. Very different from his more famous and heralded flick “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” which had a grindhouse feel this more tradition tale of terror stays true to the whole 80’s vibe of horror by focusing on straight forward set-ups to graphic and dramatic kill scenes that are the crème of horror. The story follows four young people who decide to hide out in the carnival’s funhouse so that they may spend the night and have a really good story to brag to friends about later, and get laid of coarse. Things go wrong as soon as the lights go out and the closed sign hits the ticket booth in this dark, somewhat twisted story.
The opening scene is an iconic tribute to earlier films such as “Psycho” and “Halloween”. The view point style the scene is shot with is as if the killer has already got down to business for anyone that hasn’t seen the movie and is one of the best fake out scenes in classic horror movies. Personally I  would  not sleep well if Joey were my kid brother after this prank. It is a fun and somewhat disturbing opening scene.

Hooper manages to bring fear to small town life in this standard tale of horror in his portrayal of a darker side to the carnival. Much like another cool classic film did. Remember “Something Wicked This Way Comes”? A classic nightmare as well yet instead of collecting souls here we have more earthly monsters. The carny. “Funhouse” manages to play on social stereotypes that prevailed around carnival folk successfully bringing the scary to Americana once more.
The casual stroll through the attractions is an entertaining lead up to the actual nightmare soon to unfold. The steady pace is disarming as the build to more darker scenes begin. The really cool stuff happens when the carnival goes dark. Once the nightmare begins it doesn’t slow down. The death scenes are worth the wait with iconic and original kill sequences that stand the test of time. The gore and realism give some vintage shock moments that I enjoy each and every time I watch this movie. To many times to count.

“Funhouse” is a classic horror movie that gives good scare. It is greatly underrated. There is a lot of complaints that the grindhouse feel not shown in this film that Tobe Hooper brought us with “Chainsaw” is a big let down. I disagree with that belief. This is a classic portrayal of American horror. Not to mention that the make up FX is some of the most iconic work. The deformity creation in this film is still one of the most recognizable around.

*****5/5*****

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