Thursday, March 29, 2012

"NightBreed" For TV? YES PLEASE!

I loved the movie even though it was considered a big fail. I loved the whole possibility of a world of dark and supernatural creatures trying to co-exist with man and the whole stereotyped fear mongering from both sides almost as if man where the ultimate monster in the closet- and yes we are! Any way during a recent interview on his website Clive Barker had this to say about 'NightBreeds' coming to cable TV:

“We are also actively in conversation about doing a Nightbreed television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be. For example, do you have Spartacus over there? Oh my God, it redefines gruesome… I also applaud them for finally realising it’s not a bad thing to see a manhood once in a while – it’s not as if half the world doesn’t see it daily…”
“The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with Nightbreed. I don’t wish to be immodest but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn’t want to associate with the monster and I think our culture has changed – I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity. You’ve only got to look at Twilight where obviously the monsters are the good guys – I’m not a huge fan but I’m enough of a fan to watch and see monsters being celebrated. There’s something very satisfying about seeing the evolution of the werewolves…”

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Total Recall" Poster

The guys over at JoBlo have got their hands on the first poster for "Total Recall" and here it is!

Total Recall is an action thriller between reality and memory, inspired again by the story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” of Phiip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can make your dreams come true memories. For Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), an employee of the company, although a lover of his beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale), the journey of the mind seems to be the ideal remedy to its real-life frustrating memories as a super- Spy seem perfectly match their needs. But when the process is dead wrong, Quaid becomes a prey. He was sued not the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teamed with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to reach the head of the clandestine resistance (Bill Nighy) to stop Cohaagen. The boundary between fantasy and reality becomes blurred and destiny hangs by a thread when Quaid discovers his true identity, his real love and true destiny .”

Look for this one in theatres this August 3rd.

"The Monk" Poster and Trailer

 “The rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk (Vincent Cassel) in 17th century Madrid.
Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, he’s also bitterly envied for his success by certain fellow monks.
Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation…
Until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio, an apprentice monk who has the miraculous gift to relieve Ambrosio’s splitting headaches and hides his disfigured face under a wax mask?”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Collision Earth"

 "Collision Earth" has completed production and is due out this year. The film stars Kirk Acevedo, Diane Farr, Andrew Airlie and is directed by Paul Ziller.

When a massive comet collides with the Sun, the explosion jettisons the planet Mercury from its orbit and sends it on a fatal collision course with Earth. With each passing day, Earth’s unstable gravitational field creates catastrophic disasters that threatens to tear the planet apart. The only hope for survival is a hidden top-secret military weapon that has the power to destroy Mercury before it slams into Earth. It becomes a race against time to find the weapon the military has kept hidden for 20 years and save the planet!

"Embrace Of The Vampire" In Pre-Production

 "Embrace Of The Vampire" is from CineTel Films and is expected to be complete later this year.

Charlotte is a timid and sheltered girl trying to forget her past. But she'll soon discover that her future and her past are forever linked to a dark and dangerous truth.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Review Of "Junkfood Horrorfest" Horror Anthology

    Scarlet Fry's "Junkfood Horrorfest" kicks off with a punk rock indie vibe, a street wise horror anthology hosted by Scarlet Fry a twisted nightmare character that leads us on trip through the demented minds of Brian Crow and Walter Ruether. The first short is entitled "Blood Thirsty Butcher". A story of a cannibal who lures an unsuspecting woman into is apartment for lunch. The only problem is she is his lunch! It is a simple and demented joint that is followed by "The Solution" a short that centers on a cruel nurse with a plot to kill her aging patient. It is a dark story filmed in black and white with no dialogue reminiscent of 50's b-movies. Next we find ourselves watching a day in the life of "Street Punks". This short is crude and nearly offensive as three skaters embark on a journey to find some bud that ends in one killer day.  After "Skater Punks" we follow our host into a "Wasted Life". This is a short scene that has us looking in on the very day a guy filled with despair decides to commit suicide. It is simple and straight forward and perfect. Next is a dark story called "The Devil Made Me Do It". A tale centered around a woman who makes the mistake of killing her abusive boyfriend during one of his satanic rituals. The last of the tales hosted by Scarlet Fry is just after he dismisses us and is titled "Love Is Blind". A story about a girl who flips out when her boyfriend doesn't respond well to the news of becoming a daddy.
    The stories are modern, gritty tales of humans pushed to the breaking point. Written and directed by Brian Crow and Walter Ruether "Junkfood Horrorfest" is a horror anthology reminiscent  of the old television series "Night Gallery". Most of the tales are genuine stories of the macabre mind and I found them entertaining and deserving of attention save one- "Street Punks". The short came off more like a glorified hate crime and I found it offensive. Other than that single short the anthology served up fresh organic scenes of horror I believed to be authentic and entertaining.
    As a bonus the disc came with Scarlet Fry's "Horrorama". An anthology from Walter Ruether's early days in the 1980's. A collection of gory and twisted tales filled with big hair and bad lighting. I loved it! After the anthologies I was treated to the classic black and white indie classic "Carnival Of Souls". Both anthologies where highly entertaining and current to daily urban life however several of the shorts seemed a bit rushed. Still I liked the gritty and raw style the tales carried. A very pleasurable collection of demented tales from the twisted mind. "Down With Scarlet Fry!"


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