Saturday, December 29, 2012

Poster Released For "Resolution"

The horror flick "Resolution" hits theatres in limited release on January 25th 2013 and will be available for VOD on January 23rd. Bloody Disgusting snagged this cool theatrical release poster for the film directed by Justin Benson.

Michael (Peter Cilella) is committed to getting his best friend Chris (Vinny Curran) to sober up and get his life back on track. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control. Expertly balancing dark humor with genuine thrills and unexpected pathos, Resolution is an utterly unique cinematic experience that defies genre classification.

My Top Ten Sci-Fi Flicks Of 2012!

Here is a list of my top ten favorite science fiction films of 2012. I saw a lot of cool movies that ranged from mad science, space advancements, aliens to dystopian futures. It is never easy to come up with favorites but these are the films that always have me coming back to watch again and again. Even if I felt that the hype was a bit bigger and powerful than the actual film.

10. Total Recall

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

9. Lockout

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

8. The Bay

This 'found-footage' film is set in 2009 in the town of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where something has infected the water there. But it's not 100% known what it is or how it is transmitted. But when people start turning up dead and others start to do strange things, fear turns to panic and the town is shut down. The Government confiscate all video footage from every source possible. The Government didn't want you to see this. This is that footage which is put together by a news reporter who was there.

7. Grabbers

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

6. Dredd

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

5. The Day

A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack.

4. Iron Sky

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.

3. Resident Evil: Retribution

The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

2. The Divide

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

1. Prometheus

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.

My Top Ten Flicks From Psychotic Saturdays! Picks

Throughout 2012 I dedicated Saturdays to the truly psychotic in Cinema. These posts were headed as Psychotic Saturdays! Saturday. So here is my look back at the top Flicks from my posts as we leave 2012. I have to say that I didn't start doing this until January and tried to keep with a theme in psychosis each week. So some of the classic obvious films are not here but they will probably make my list eventually in 2013! Here are the Top Ten Flicks On this last Psychotic Saturday of 2012!

10. What Have You Done To Solange? /Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)

A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the teacher suspects that he may be the cause of them. Directed by Massimo Dallamano and starring Fabio Testi, Cristina Galb√≥ and Karin Baal.

9. Blood Rage (1987)

“Blood Rage” was directed by John Grissmer and stars Louise Lasser, Mark Soper and Marianne Kanter. The film was originally shot in 1983 but wasn’t released until 1987. It has a man’s evil twin committing the murders that he is suspected of.

8.  To Scared To Scream (1985)

Directed by Tony Lo Bianco this little gem of brutality stars Mike Connors, Anne Archer and Leon Isaac Kennedy. Detective Dinardo a New York detective is investigating a series of ghastly murders of various residents in a high-rise apartment complex. With some suspicion pointing to the strange doorman, Dinardo recruits police rookie Kate as bait to lure the killer into the open.

7. Strait-Jacket (1964)

The film is directed by William Castle and features Miss Crawford. Also in the cast are Diane Baker and Leif Erikson. Lucy Harbin has been in an asylum for 20 years after axing her husband and his mistress during a crime of passion, witnessed by her young daughter, Carol. While trying to renew ties with Carol, who is now a young woman about to be married, heads begin to roll again. Is Lucy repeating her past?

6. New Guy (2003)

Gregg's first day at his new job starts off strangely, as he discovers his cubicle is covered in a sea of Post-Its left behind by his predecessor, who he soon discovers did not leave on amicable terms. His co-workers don't seem quite normal either, standing aimlessly or endlessly chatting nonsense on the phone or gossiping by the coffee machine. Grown men cry in this office and as Gregg tries to stay on top of his new job, fighting a toy car that runs around the office, arguing with a janitor, and trying, repeatedly, to send out an all important fax; things gradually go from bad to worse in this corporate wasteland. As day turns into night, Gregg begins to realize this is no ordinary workplace. It can be very lethal...

5. Trip With The Teacher (1975)

Directed by Earl Barton and starring Edward Cross, David Villa, Susan Russell, Jill Voight and Jack Driscoll. A pretty young teacher and four of her pretty students take a minibus to some Navajo ruins, little suspecting another kind of ruin awaits. A trio of bikers begin to flirt with the gals, and when their bus breaks down, they helpfully tow the vehicle to a deserted shack. The chief biker, Al, chews up the scenery, kills folks, and rips off the teacher's clothes before raping her. The poor schoolgirls are also in for their share of abuse.

4. Hunter’s Blood (1986)

Five "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters to be the hunted, and they need all the ammo and wits they have to get out of the woods alive. Directed by Robert C. Hughes and starring Sam Bottoms, Kim Delaney and Clu Gulager.

3. Hysteria (1998)

The inmates of an insane asylum are subjected to experiments using collective consciousness and surgically implanted chips in an attempt to create perfect citizens.

2. American Translation (2012)

A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocher√®) fall instantly and passionately in love but it’s not long before their intense connection is consumed by Chris’s dark obsession with gay men. Before long, the pair embarks on a violent and sexual journey filled with seduction and destruction of young gay hustlers. Hard-hitting, intensely sexy and wildly controversial, American Translation is a twisted Bonnie and Clyde for a new generation.

1. Twisted (1986)

One evening the Collins find their maid Mrs. Murdock at the end of their steps: dead, neck broken. Obviously she had an accident. Consequently they need a new babysitter for an upcoming big party. The sensible Helen meets little Susan Collins at the discount market and likes her, so she offers to do the job. She doesn't know Susan's teenage brother Mark - technically skilled and good in school, but restive and cunning. As soon as the parents have left, he starts psychologically terrorizing Helen and his sister with electronic tricks.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Check Out The First 6 Minutes Of "Maniac"

Check out the first six minutes of Elijah Wood's killer transition into genre film making that isn't sci-fi or fantasy. This is one of my most anticipated films for 2013! One: I love the original "Maniac" and Two: Elijah Wood as a psychotic killer!

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.
Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

My Top Ten Horror Movies Of 2012

Here is a list of the Top 10 Horror movies that I enjoyed this past year. Actually I enjoyed a hell of a lot more but these are the films that made it into my tops list.

10. Hate Crime
A Jewish suburban family is terrorized and tortured by several racists.

9. 6 Degrees Of Hell
Six individuals are caught up in a supernatural perfect storm, as an evil lays claim to one of them while threatening to tear apart the soul of a small Pennsylvania town.

8. Smiley
After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved 'smiley' on his face, a mentally fragile teen must decide whether she is going insane - or will be the next victim.

7. Stitches
A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

6. V/H/S
When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

5. The Collection
A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped warehouse.

4. The Cabin In The Woods
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

3. Sinister
A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm "snuff" films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960's.

2. Silent Night
The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

1. found.
Based on the novel by Todd Rigney, "Found" centers around Marty, a shy, bullied fifth-grader who takes refuge in horror films... until his life turns into one. After finding a human head in his brother's closet, Marty fears for the safety of his family while making a desperate effort to reconnect with Steve, the big brother whose homicidal cravings threaten to destroy life as Marty knows it.

My Top Ten Most Read Stories Of 2012

Whether Reviews, News or Interviews 2012 really allowed me to form my blog into what I wanted it to be. A cool fan driven (me) place where I could express my love for the genres that I obsess over and have a strong passion. That in return generate more views for my little blog. Here are the top 10 most read stories that have been posted to A Southern Life In Scandalous Times. Click the image to go to the story.

Check Out The Trailer For “The Mulbury Project”

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'The Mulbury Project' is a movie and comic series being developed by the the creative team of writers Martin Brennan, Michael B Jackson and director Richie Smyth, with the support of the Irish Film Board, and Northern Ireland Screen. In the aftermath of an alien invasion, an orphan boy braves the disease ridden landscape to help a young girl find her way home and hide from the ruthless corporation that is chasing her. Check out the trailer below for this Invasion Apocalypse thriller.

Check Out This Teaser For Indie UK project “Christmas Slay”

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'CHRISTMAS SLAY' is a unique take on the slash and stalk genre, a film inspired by so many great movie such as FRIDAY 13th, HALLOWEEN, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and so many other cult horror classics of the 1980's. The film is currently promoting the project through a funding campaign at Sponsume.

The story of CHRISTMAS SLAY begins on a wintry Christmas Eve in the picturesque Kentish countryside, the horrific murder of a loving family, and the capture of a Santa Claus obsessed blood thirsty killer. As Christmas dawns closer the following year, a group of collage girlfriends decide to get away from it all and relax and party over the Christmas holiday, they decide to escape to the idyllic Mistletoe Lodge nestled within the beautiful snowy mountains of the Scottish Highlands, but what starts off as the perfect festive getaway of fun in the snow and a glass of eggnog or two, suddenly descends in to gruesome blood bath of terror, and a fight for survival.

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First Look At “Hong Kong Phooey” And “Marvin The Martian” Live Action Films

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Check out the first look footage of both “Hong Kong Phooey” and “Marvin The Martian” live action films that were scheduled for next year. The “Marvin” film is cancelled but no word yet if the “Phooey” one is dead as well. The site I read this story on seems to think it may be since both clips are on a combined reel and allowed to be released online.

New Images From “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Thanks to Empire Magazine who has been covering the “Star Trek” sequel we have a lot of new images from “Star Trek Into Darkness”. Check them out below.

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

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