Friday, October 14, 2011

“Class Of Nuke ‘em High IV” In Production!

'Class of Nuke Em High IV' keeps with the spirit of the original 'Class of Nuke Em High', with the Cretins being the definitive stars of the film. This time, anyway, the Cretins are the ones that must save the situation with a high-school ruled by mutant teachers that want to transform all the students into subhumanoids.
'Class of Nuke Em High IV' has every element Troma is known for: the sardonic satire, the sex and violence, the lesbians, the politics, the monsters and the gore; and does not forget the debt the franchise has with the 1980s in the music and aesthetics. At this very moment 'Class of Nuke Em High IV' is in pre-production.
'Class of Nuke Em High IV' is written and directed by Marc Gras ('Troma is Spanish For Troma') and Dani Moreno ('Amazing Mask'), and executive produced by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, founders of Troma Entertainment. Nae Esteban (costume design) and Mónica Mansilla (makeup) are also part of the crew.
'Class of Nuke Em High IV' is the first Troma movie made in Spain, by a spanish cast and crew, in 40 years. Troma filmed outside the US in the past, like Japan, but this is the first time ever a low-budget Troma classic will be made completely in Spain. Distributed worldwide by Troma Entertainment, 'Class of Nuke Em High IV' is produced by Mushnik's Entertainment in collaboration with Chaparra Entertainment, both from Barcelona, the same place the movie is going to be filmed, for Troma Entertainment.
'Class of Nuke Em High IV' will be filmed in english and then dubbed into english and spanish.
'Class of Nuke Em High IV' is the fourth installment in the succesful franchise known is Spain as 'Mutantes en la Universidad'. The original 'Class of Nuke 'Em High', directed by Richard W. Haines and Lloyd Kaufman in 1986, was one of most succesful Troma movies in its 40 years of history and sold about 500.000 videocassettes back in the day just in the United States. It was followed by two sequels, made in 1991 and 1994: 'Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown' (Eric Louzil & Donald G. Jackson) and 'Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid' (Eric Louzil).
'Class of Nuke 'Em High Part IV' comes in a moment when Hollywood has showed strong interest in Troma movies. To the 2010 already made remake of Troma’s original ‘Mother’s Day’ with Rebecca de Mornay, ‘The Toxic Avenger’ will join in a new movie directed by Steve Pink (‘Hot Tub Time Machine’) and produced by Akiva Goldsman (‘A Beautiful Mind’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’). 'Class of Nuke Em High' is another possible remake, being negotiated now. That would attract more attention and publicity to 'Class of Nuke 'Em High Part IV'. The money we are asking for now will be for fx, costumes, models and props (monsters, prosthesis, etc.)

My Stephen King Picks!

AMC have been having a 3 day 3 night Crazy for Stephen King thing and for a countless number of hours I have been brain hemorrhaging King cinema. I thought I would list my 10 choices of Stephen psychotica to flip out to this Halloween!
1. The Shining (1980)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
2. Cujo (1983)
A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

3. Salem’s Lot (1979)
Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

4. Christine (1983)
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

5. Children Of The Corn (1984)
A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.

6. Silver Bullet (1985)
Werewolf terrorizes small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.

7. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

8. Pet Semetary (1989)
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetary, and for good reason too.

9. Secret Window (2004)
A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

10. 1408 (2007)
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

From The Disturbed Minds Of Belgian Artists!

Meet Jerry, an obsessive but frustrated director who decides to turn his back on the theatre in favour of a controversial new project. But things soon start to go wrong. As he struggles with the demands of his role as leader, he is plagued by surreal dreams conjured up by his guilty conscience.
Monkey Sandwich is a portmanteau film with a captivating tangle of stories involving the search for an unborn child, a disturbing hunting trip, a haunted LP, a screaming piglet and a river gone rogue.
The title of the film refers to the Dutch description of urban myths as ‘monkey sandwich stories. The stories in Monkey Sandwich are urban myths or stories created with or by the actors. The film was originally part of a stage performance of the same name.
DIR Wim Vandekeybus EXEC Marteen Le Roy, Tatiana Pierre, Bart Van Langendonck PROD Kristien De Coster SCR Wim Vandekeybus DP Patrick Otten
CAST Jerry Killick, Carly Wijs, Davis Freeman, Wim Vandekeybus, Guy Dermul, Mauro Pawlowski, Janie Gibson, Anja Herden, Anja Lais ED Benjamin Dandoy, Dieter Diependaele, Octavio Iturbe, Greet Van Poeck
PROD DES Yves Verstraete MUSIC Elko Blijweert SOUND Pieter Deweirdt, Charo Calvo
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“Voice From The Stone” Teaser Poster

“Voice from the Stone is the beautiful and haunting story of Verena, a solmn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimley passing of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father in a massive stone manor in central Italy, he not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the walls. As Verena’s relationship with the captivating father and the enigmatic son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by the same austere force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must first face the phantom hidden inside the stone.”

“Woman In Black” UK Trailer

US theatres on February 3rd and UK theaters on February 10th, 2012.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paranormal Activity Videos

Uploaded by RIPFILMS on Oct 9, 2011
Strange things have been happening a lot more now, so I decided to set up my camera with night vision to see if i could catch any paranormal activity on tape. I was amazed at the footage I captured. I was expecting voices or shadows not things flying around the kitchen. The part that really freaked me out was when the poltergeist printed a note telling me to get out. I am not sure what I am dealing with here. It is definitely some sort of paranormal activity. Am I dealing with a poltergeist, ghost, or demon? My house is haunted and I'm scared to be here anymore. I will try to capture some more ghost activity when it happens.

Trailer for “11-11” Movie

We Are All Fucked!
Plot Synopsis:
After the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain, to reunite with his estranged brother, Samuel, and dying father, Richard. However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life becomes plagued with strange happenings and the constant sightings of the number 11. Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself but possibly to all of religion. Isolated in a foreign country with only the support of his companion, Sadie, Joseph soon realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date; it's a WARNING!

Ten Modern Tells Of Terror For This Halloween!

1. 28 Days Later (2002)
Undoubtedly one of the best modern spins on apocalyptic zombie infestations of the 21st century. Even if this film had not been such a blockbusting breakout star of the early days of horror revisionism in post Scream era cinema it would be hard pressed to fined a horror enthusiast today who did not appreciate this film! 
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

2. Wolf Creek (2005)
This film probably single handedly put my perception of Australia’s poor mental health care neck to neck with America’s. David Bowie wrote a song titled “I’m afraid of Americans” well this film made me afraid of non-American’s just a little bit more!
Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

3. The Horde (2009)
The Horde for me is one of the best zombie films ever made since George A Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead. It is gruesome and balls out hardcore bloody good horror. While watching this film you don’t even mind the subtitles or the dubbed version because the fx and cinematography is just that good.
An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

4. Laid To Rest (2009)
This film has introduced me to a new slasher to fear and someone become obsessed with as a horror character much the way Jason, Michael, and Freddy did in the 80’s.

A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer and in an isolated rural town she must survive the night and outsmart the technologically inclined killer who is hellbent on finishing what he started.

5. The Gates Of Hell (2010)
Just an all out good and gory slasher film that brings out the noticeable demented potential of humanity!
Five young film makers venture into the hills to
shoot their on-line horror movie. Their location is
an abandoned country mansion surrounded by an
impenetrable blue-stone wall.
The mansion has a checkered past, particularly its era as a home for unwanted babies in the 1940’s.
But that was 60 years ago and our budding film makers are now using the mansion both inside and out to film their movie and stream “the making of” to the 1000’s of fans on the web.
The camera’s roll, everything is proceeding to plan,
but when they discover their actor playing a monster, beheaded in the forest, they realize that there is evil here that makes their movie pale into insignificance.
Their escape is blocked by a new set of chains and
locks on the 20 foot high gates and as each one of
them comes to a grizzly end, we start to see the sordid truth and learn the secret behind the “The Gates of Hell".

6. Stake Land (2010)
This film is lattened with social commentary and the obvious riffs between fueding culture views. Without being preachy this film brings a new vision to vampirism and its invasion of humanity. It is a great story .
Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

7. Insidious (2011)
Insidious is a glorious and terrifying story that in much the same way that American Horror Story does the same, makes you scared of your own house! A great horror film.
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

8. Yellow Brick Road (2010)
Another great and twisted nightmare vision that is both original and refreshing in both story and fx quality.
1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.

9. Zombie Undead (2010)
One of the best new zombie films to come out since 28 Days Later and Resident Evil. It keeps its pace fast and furious and has plenty of gore and intensity.
A car roars through the darkened country roads. Inside, a distraught Sarah, holding her stricken dad, Mark, is desperately trying to stem the flow of blood. Having been re-directed to an Evacuation facility on the edge of town, Steve, an off-duty Paramedic is in a race against time fully aware that Marks chances of survival are rapidly slipping away. The scene that greets them on arrival is one of chaos. The floor, awash with blood, is covered with the bodies of the dying and injured, doctors dart back and forth, clearly overwhelmed. A violent convulsion causes Mark to lose consciousness, heart stopped he slumps to the floor. As the adrenalin needle slams into her Fathers heart Sarah stumbles back and her world fades to black. Upon regaining consciousness Sarah is greeted by the uneasy silence of a seemingly deserted building. Bleeding and dazed she stumbles through the darkened corridors unaware of the fate that awaits her...

10. The Loved Ones (2009)
Hands down the best modern tell of demented and twisted horror to come to America from Australia. This film finished that beginning thought that non Americans are scarier! A truly dark and delightful revision of the old notion “what Lola wants, Lola gets!”
When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

When Worlds Collide Monsters No Longer Hide.

From Colton Tran comes a somewhat nod to Tim Burton whose influence is definitely visible in this twisted and completely original tale of terror and humor and demented delightfulness.
"Monstrosity" is a trailer produced to help finance the feature script based off the same premise. MONSTROSITY, was inspired by Colton Tran's concept, of two worlds colliding, in the short film UNPEASANTVILLE.
Earth and a planet inhabited by Monsters collide, when a scientist's experiment goes wrong.
No Release date yet, however, a 2012 time frame is rumored.

New “Six Degrees Of Hell” Will Have You Screaming No More!

The image above has Kelly’s (Ashley Summer) muffled screams halted as she lays upon blood soaked sheets which a look of shear terror!
Six people and their lives are stitched together by a supernatural force that has laid claim to one of them. A Halloween haunted establishment is ground zero for a supernatural perfect storm that is inadvertently touched off by a seemingly random series of events.
   Set against the backdrop of a real Halloween haunted establishment, terror reaches beyond the traditional experience to pull the viewer into the maelstrom...making this an experience like no other.

“Six Degrees Of Hell” is due out in 2012.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

“The Night Eternal” Coming in Oct.25th!

Fans of The Strain Trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan should be thrilled to here that the final chapter, The Night Eternal, is coming out on October 25th.
From the authors of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Strain and The Fall comes the final volume in one of the most electrifying thriller series in years.
It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain, and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There is only night as nuclear winter blankets the land, the sun filtering through the poisoned atmosphere for two hours each day--the perfect environment for the propagation of vampires.
There has been a mass extermination of humans, the best and the brightest, the wealthy and the influential, orchestrated by the Master--an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers--who selects survivors based on compliance. Those humans who remain are entirely subjugated, interred in camps, and separated by status: those who breed more humans and those who are bled for the sustenance of the Master’s vast army.
The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters: Dr. Eph Goodweather, former head of the Centers for Disease Control’s biological threats team; Dr. Nora Martinez, a fellow doctor with a talent for dispatching the undead; Vasiliy Fet, the colorful Russian exterminator; and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to rescue Eph’s son, Zack, and overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans.
Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst... And only one man holds the answer to the Master’s demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice so that others may be saved?
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My 5 Fave Val Lewton Produced Films!

1. Bedlam (1946)
Bedlam brings out that core fear of the thin line between what is sane and what is insanity. This film introduced me, as a kid, to the notion that those in charge of care may be more demented than those who are to be cared for. The idea that someone could be placed and destroyed for personal gain through manipulation and institutional corruption is more frightening than the lunatic running around screaming vile and threatening things. The lunatic shows you up front what to expect but the corrupt one greets you with big teeth and polite conversation! Plus this film gave me a sense that right always wins out in the end and karma can be a crazed bitch!
Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries to bring support to reforming Bedlam, but the cruel Master Sims who runs it has her committed there. The inmates, however, have the last say.

2. I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
This film was pure emotion and drama at its best. The melodrama and the musical score combined to keep me suspended in a frozen state. Late night on TBS I watched this film and learned of Voodoo, which was the first time I ever heard the word and that then lead to countless hours in the library that following morning researching the stuff. This film also helped solidify my love for old black and white horror movies.
Hired as a nurse to go to a San Sebastian sugar plantation to care for a patient, Canadian-born Betsy Connell (Frances Dee) is instructed by Paul Holland (Tom Conway) to care for his invalid wife Jessica (Christine Gordon), a woman who appears to be in an extreme state of aloofness. Paul is guilt-ridden by the thought that his wife's condition is his fault, and the knowledge that his alcoholic half-brother Wesley Rand (James Ellison) has been in love with Jessica for many years. Betsy begins to consider possible cures for Jessica, but Mrs. Holland (Edith Barrett) asserts that everything has been tried by every expert, event the private doctor on the plantation. Eventually Betsy begins to believe that Jessica is a zombie, a condition cured only by the mystic Voodoo high priests of the island. Betsy takes Jessica to a local voodoo encampment but Mrs. Holland is there consulting with the local priests who distrust Betsy and make her take Jessica home. Later that night a zombie slave Carrefour (Darby Jones) comes to take Jessica away but he is rebuffed by Paul who confesses to Betsy that his love for Jessica has died and that he wants to take Betsy away from the island. Mrs. Holland then confesses that she entered into a voodoo ritual to cast a spell on Jessica when she threatened to run away with Rand and destroy the marriage between her and Paul.

3. The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)
I only watched this film because of the first film “Cat People” which I only saw after the 1982 film “Cat People”.  I was one of those kids glued to late night television clinging to the traumatic and melodrama’s of the tortured souls in the tube. Still am, too!
4. Cat People (1942)
For me this film was just as good as the later 1982 version minus the nudity and maturity that came with later thrillers that I love! It brought out a fear that every damn cat running the neighborhood just might be some lady that was gonna eat me. I had a very vivid imagination as a child! This is a classic dramatic and emotional story that gets to the heart of Anglo-pean fear of ethnic peoples that our ancestors warned us about because they were prone to loose moral character and deviance. What a silly and prejudicial thing to think but it is how they felt for the most part and that is what I come away from this film thinking. However it is a great entertaining piece of cinema.
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

5. Isle Of The Dead (1945)
A great film about old world superstitions during a little mentioned event in American History, The First World War. This film brought to me the notion that dead people could come back and plagues could transform the normal into the paranormal. This was of coarse before my later days as a youth watching countless video rentals where I stumbled upon Romero's “Night Of The Living Dead”.
On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka.

“Gingerclown 3D” Trailer

1983: A group of high school students are having a great time near Hollywood Hills at the weekend when they bump into the Loser from their school, Sam, who’s just on his way home. Sam would do anything in order to get Jenny’s attention, one of prettiest girls in school. Unfortunately she’s also the girlfriend of the school’s bully, Biff, the quarterback of the football team.
Biff and his buddies are keen to take Sam to the old abandoned amusement park to make him prove his courage as part of their initiation ceremony. They involve Jenny in their cruel game as the grand prize of the competition. Sam accepts the challenge, but the girl wouldn’t let him go in by himself; she follows him into the amusement park and a night they’ll never forget.
Because in the old park, hidden in the darkness, are frightening and somewhat eccentric monsters who love to torture innocent human beings while intensively annoying each other.

“Starship Troopers: Invasion”

In Starship Troopers: Invasion, a distant Federation outpost protected by the Starship John A. Warden comes under attack by bugs and the team on Fast Attack Ship Alesia is assigned to help evacuate the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Before the attack ship can rendezvous with the starship, Carl Jenkins, now at the ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission and goes missing in the nebula. The battle-hardened troopers are then charged with a rescue mission that may have much more sinister consequences than they ever could have imagined.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Decorating for Halloween!


“Rites Of Spring” Trailer

Premiering Saturday, Oct 22 at 12:00 PM at ScreamFest 2011 is “Rites Of Spring”.
After kidnapping the nine-year-old daughter of a wealthy socialite and hiding out in an abandoned school,the kidnappers fall prey to a recurring terror in this place, a bloodlust that comes every first day of spring.  

Bring Leslie Vernon Back!

From the Press Release
Fans of the 2006 horror hit Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon have united on Facebook to pre-order merchandise totaling $15,000, so far, for the making of the next Mask installment, titled Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon. In June 2011 Glen Echo Entertainment and Scott Glosserman, director of Behind the Mask, set a goal to co-finance the film through crowd funding on Facebook, requesting the help of Leslie Vernon’s loyal fans. With the Before the Mask campaign reaching a $15,000 milestone, it has triggered an investor group that has agreed to now match all cash raised by community funds up to half a million dollars. This new partnership brings filmmakers and fans $30,000 closer to the production of Before the Mask.
The Before the Mask Facebook campaign grants Mask fans the opportunity to pre-order limited edition DVDs, Blu-rays, merchandise, and experience packages ranging in price from $25 to $7,500 with all of the money raised through pre-orders to serve as funding for the film. Among the pre-order items is a Supporter’s Edition version of the film in DVD and Blu-ray formats as well as the unique opportunity for a select number of fans to be killed in the movie. Once the film is completed, the original print will be diced up, and each Supporter’s Edition DVD, Blu-ray, and poster will include its own unique frame cut from the print. These unique collector's items will come with stamps serializing their authenticity and their film frame's sequence number.
In 2006 director Scott Glosserman received critical acclaim for his horror mockumentary Behind the Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon. In Behind the Mask a fictional documentary crew is given access to Leslie Vernon’s life as he trains to join the ranks of great slasher villains and plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, while also deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them. The film had a limited release in theaters but received huge success with film critics and the horror community through appearances at film and horror festivals. Before the Mask will pick up where Behind the Mask left off with Vernon disappointed that his fame did not catch on but ready to get back to work. With Before the Mask, Glosserman seeks to create a spreemake, or a mash-up of a sequel, prequel, and remake, that will deconstruct and comment on the archetypes of prequels, sequels, and remakes. The original team of filmmakers and actors, including all-stars Nathan Baesel (Leslie Vernon), Angela Goethals (Taylor Gentry), and Robert Englund (Doc Holleran), are anxious for the second Leslie Vernon installment.
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