So, About This New Rob Zombie Horror Movie Announcement……

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Ok, I’m in.  Even though I’m somewhat deathly afraid of creepy clowns, I can’t help but to get excited when it’s insinuated that a horror movie will revolve around them.  The speculation is running wild on this one though, because the poster is just so damn cryptic.  Rob Zombie did confirm that the title is 31, even though the letter ‘I’ on the poster is a bit confusing, so we can get that speculation about the title out of the way.

First thought that pops into my head is a Captain Spaulding prequel, based on the fact that the face paint on that clown up there is very similar to his.  But I don’t think that’s what we’re getting here. Second thought is that considering it’s called 31, it could be a Halloween-themed outing, but maybe not in the Michael Myers realm (this has somewhat been confirmed on some sites according to word from Mr. Zombie himself).

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So let’s say that it is a Halloween-themed movie.  And let’s say that this creepy ass clown is our main villain.  And let’s also say that Rob ditches his art house cinema dreams that were prevalent in The Lords Of Salem, and goes back to his true old school horror ways that made House Of 1000 Corpses enjoyable. Well, if you add all of that up and carry the 1, then in my horror opinion we’ll have something that will make true horror hounds and Rob Zombie enthusiasts very happy.  Time will tell I suppose, but I for one am excited that Rob Zombie seems to be going back to his roots with 31.  Now if only he can kick that nasty habit of putting Sherri into all of his movies……

Review: The Sacrament (2014)

Having a rough life?  Are you down because you lost your job and your wife left you?  Don’t worry!  Come on down to ‘Eden Parrish’ and drink your troubles away.  Just be prepared to die a quick, agonizing death because there is cyanide in that drink.  Welcome to director Ti West’s new film, The Sacrament, which is basically a modern day re-telling of the Jonestown massacre from the 70’s the revolved around a crazy religious commune in South America.    Continue reading

This New Poster For ‘The Drownsman’ Brings Good News If You Like A Lot Of Hands!

Being toted as a throwback to the original A Nightmare On Elm Street and Hellraiser days, a film called The Drownsman is getting some buzz courtesy of a grabby new poster.

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One hand.  Two hands.  Three hands.  Four…..ok, you get the idea.  There are a lot of creepy hands pulling this poor, defenseless, naked lady into the water while she tries to take a relaxing soak in a tub.  And I could be wrong, but one of those hands looks to be going for a little ‘second base’ territory if you know what I mean (nudge, nudge….wink, wink).

Anyway, The Drownsman revolves around a girl who has hydrophobia:  a fear of water.  I’m sure you can guess where this story will go and I’m sure that there will be an abundance of our friend H2O to make things more complicated for the leading lady who hates getting wet.  Limit the use of CGI (I know that’s a tall order nowadays) and I could be down for this, but we shall see.  Look for the trailer coming soon and stay tuned for more info on The Drownsman.

Anticipation Alert: Oculus (2014)

If you ever had a fear of accidentally biting into a lightbulb when you thought you were biting into an apple, then you might not want to watch the trailer for the new supernatural horror movie, Oculus.  If you do have that fear and are still brave enough to give it whirl, feel free to click below and we’ll discuss afterward why this is on my Anticipation Alert radar.

Even if I didn’t know that Oculus was receiving high praise from it’s early screenings, that trailer would have sold me anyway.  Sure, I’m kind of over the whole supernatural sub-genre of horror movies, but something looks right about this one to me.  The creepy ass antique mirror perhaps?  The creepy ass lightbulbs?  As I was driving in to work today, I saw a billboard up on the side of the road.  And the other night there was TV spot on.  So it looks like Oculus is getting a proper push after all of that good buzz from the festival outings.  Is it this year’s The Conjuring?  Seems like a definite possibility. Look for it to hit select theaters on April 11th and until then, eat your apples carefully.

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Review: In Fear (2014)

Word to the wise if you want to take your girlfriend of two weeks for a romantic getaway to a secluded hotel in the woods:  Check the reviews on Trip Advisor first.  Just saying, because you might get lost and have some psycho playing head games and stalking you if you don’t.  Welcome to Jeremy Lovering’s tense little independent shocker, In Fear.   Continue reading

Anticipation Alert: Stage Fright (2014)

If you want a successful trailer for your movie, you have to incorporate the song “Ode To Joy” and you need a healthy amount of Meatloaf.  That’s good news for the new horror and comedy hybrid Stage Fright then!  Now when you hear that title, you might think of one of Hitchcock’s lesser known films.  Or maybe the 1987 Italian slasher about a guy who kills people wearing an owl costume. But no my friends, this is an all new movie about a musical camp that is terrorized by a killer wearing a kabuki mask who hates the theater.

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I’m sold on the poster and luckily if you are too, there’s a brand new red band trailer that just came out!  Now a word of caution before you watch it because there are spoilers abound.  Minnie Driver is in the movie and Minnie Driver according to the trailer, dies.  Meatloaf is in the movie and Meatloaf might die as well.  There’s a bukkake joke, so if you’ve already had your bukkake joke fill for the day, you might be disappointed.  Some of the gore gags are also shown, but hopefully Stage Fright doesn’t blow it’s load in this trailer.  It’s quite an impressive load though if it does.  Stay tuned for more info and buzz because it will be screened at this weekend’s SXSW Film Festival and will hit VOD on April 3rd.  Check out the red band goodness below!

Anticipation Alert: In Fear (2013)

Thank god for Rotten Tomatoes.  If you’re not familiar with that website, then you must think that I have strange addiction to smelly, disintegrating vegetables.  Oops, I’m sorry.  I mean fruit.  Or vegetable.  The debate will rage on.  Anyway, thanks to RottenTomatoes.Com for tipping me off to a little British horror flick called, In Fear.

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Making festival rounds in 2013, In Fear is at an impressive 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and seems to be a home invasion type movie, substituting a car for the home.  Naturally, I love the poster because it stands out and who wouldn’t love a 100% positive review rating……but what really sold me was the trailer.  So before you leave this post, do yourself a favor and click below and hopefully you’ll be anticipating this one as much as me.  In Fear is scheduled to hit limited theaters (and most likely VOD) on March 7th.

Review: Cabin Fever – Patient Zero (2014)

One of the highest compliments that a third movie in a horror franchise can get is “Well, at least it was better than the second one.”  Welcome to that compliment and welcome to Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the third film in the Cabin Fever franchise and the second one that is going straight to DVD.  But as the great Harvey Keitel once said, “Well let’s not start sucking each other’s dicks quite yet….”   Continue reading

Anticipation Alert: The Babadook (2014)

How could I not be anticipating a movie called The Babadook?  I mean, seriously.  Try saying the name three times without laughing or smiling.  The Babadook.  The Babadook.  The Babadook.  Ahhhh – but this movie looks like much more than a funny name.

This little Australian gem just had it’s Sundance premiere and is quickly getting big buzz around the horror world.  Set up as a new spin on The Boogeyman storyline, it revolves around a mother dealing with her 6-year-old son who has hallucinations involving a monster straight out of a children’s storybook called, The Babadook.  Obviously, the name grabbed my attention first.  Then the poster grabbed it some more.  But the ultimate grabbing came from the trailer below:

I’m in.  Love the overall tone and it definitely seems as though it will have more than enough creepy moments.  This one is definitely on the radar for 2014, and if I’m ever having a bad day, I’ll just say the name of the movie and everything will be alright.  The Babadook!

Anticipation Alert: Cooties (2014)

Being that the mainstream horror outlook looks pretty grim this year, we’ll have to rely on our Independent film friends to fulfill our horror needs.  And what better way to start things off than with one of the best posters I’ve seen in a long time:

Yes, it’s Cooties!  A horror-comedy coming to the Sundance Film Festival and hopefully to a theater near you soon.  Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) wrote this one and stars in it alongside Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, and Alison Pill.  Here’s a brief synopsis below:

A mysterious virus hits a small Illinois town, affecting only the prepubescent population, transforming them into violent, feral little monsters. The virus centralizes in the town’s elementary school, and quickly the infected students have the teaching staff under siege, acting out deadly revenge fantasies with an eerie sense of childlike glee. Finally, the teachers band together, led by a hapless substitute who grew up in the town, realizing they must do the unthinkable if they hope to survive.

Murderous kids and teachers doing the unthinkable to survive?  I’m in!  Just the name Cooties alone pretty much sold me.  It actually reminds of when I was a kid and played the game by the same name.  A little odd now that I think about it, considering the point of the game was to construct your own Cootie. Doesn’t seem too kid-friendly.  Can you imagine if those Cooties from the game came alive and wreaked havoc on everyone???  They look like they would move pretty slow so you could most likely easily get away, but it would still be terrifying nonetheless. Anyway, I went off topic again which seems to happen often.  Stay tuned for more info on the Cooties movie and be on the lookout for a trailer coming soon!