Dirty Horror’s Best & Worst Of 2020!

Not gonna sugarcoat it: This year was fucked. On more than one level personally, mind you. But throughout all of the bullshit, we still were offered up a pretty good slate of horror movies in 2020 (thanks in large part to Shudder). I still did not get to see my Antlers (insert crying emoji), but I was pleasantly surprised by what I did see. So, let’s start it off with the good stuff:

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Oh How I Miss Going To The Movies…….I Think.

One of the biggest travesties to come out of this quarantine lockdown besides beating people up for paper towels, is the fact that we cannot go to the movies to watch a horror movie!  Oh sure, 2020 brought us The Grudge remake to tide us over earlier in the year.  Wait, that just makes it worse!  Oh, the horror (or lack thereof).

Unfortunately, we will have to wait to see the Candyman reboot on the big screen.  And also A Quiet Place 2.  Oh, and Spiral.  Omg, and Antlers!  No, not Antlers!!!  That was actually my most anticipated movie of the year (sorry, Halloween Kills).  The truth is, none of us know what the future holds for the rest of 2020 when it comes to horror movie releases.  Some might pop up on a streaming site like Shudder.  Others might eventually get released into theaters, but with new guidelines to follow the social distancing rulebook.

I for one, can’t wait to get back into a movie theater with my ghoulfriend so we can be interrupted while watching the movie by people looking at their bright-ass phone screen.  Or listen to someone talking loudly to the person next to them instead of at least having the common courtesy to fucking whisper a little.  Or hear a baby crying during an R-rated horror movie that has several decapitations and bludgeonings.  Wait – why the hell do I want to go back into a movie theater again?  I dunno.  But stay safe, everyone!  Especially you ‘loud talkers’ in the theater.

Hide Your Picnic Baskets! ‘Grizzly 2: Revenge’ Is Finally Coming!

While ‘Bear In A Cage‘ was all the rage courtesy of Midsommar last year, we all know what we were really wanting on the bear front.  And that would be……..a long-awaited sequel to the 1976 killer bear movie, Grizzly!  Ah yes, and what better title for a sequel than Grizzly 2: Electric Boogaloo.  Wait, that’s not it.  I meant to say Grizzly 2: Revenge. Ooooh – anything with the word ‘revenge’ in the title has to be good, right?

Long story short on this, is that this movie originally started production in the 80’s – but due to a shady producer and no money……the film was never completed.  One of the original producers has taken it upon herself to finally finish Grizzly 2: Revenge and you can see it soon!  And judging from the trailer below, it’s a bare necessity that you do.

Let’s digest that trailer for a minute.  Here are a few of my takeaways:

– Oh hey, look!  It’s George Clooney & Charlie Sheen!  I wonder if they die early on in the movie?  Spoiler alert:  They do. 

– Nurse Ratched!

– Oh, it’s that guy from Raiders Of The Lost Ark and he’s talking about a devil bear or something. 

– Insert random gigantic 50,000 person concert with 80’s music HERE. 

– Not the forklift!  

– Every good trailer needs an unnecessary slow motion grappling scene.

– Sweet bear sound effects, man. 

Ok, well – for better or probably worse, Grizzly 2: Revenge will be yours to see very soon!  Go to the official website HERE to stay in the know about everything Grizzly 2. Speaking of grizzlies, Grizzly Adams DID have a beard!

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Anticipation Alert: Antlers (2020)

Finally!  A horror movie about a killer moose!  Wait, what?  Antlers is NOT about a killer moose?  Goddammit.  Well, regardless – the new trailer is out and it got that horror bone in my body twitching.  Watch below and let’s discuss afterwards:

Glad to see Felicity still getting some work.  But anyway – kudos to whoever did the sound design and music for the trailer.  And only having one word of dialogue definitely amped the intensity factor.  Obviously, attaching Guillermo del Toro’s name to the project is a plus, but that same name was also attached to Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (slight eye roll).

Antlers looks like a whole different beast though (literally), and even though the trailer somewhat showed the creature – I’m still super intrigued as to what might be going on. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until next year (more specifically April) to get a better look at that creature and everything else.  Until then, I shall hold out hope for that ‘killer moose’ movie that is just begging to be made.