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.


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: You’re Next (2013)

For over two years now, I’ve been hearing about this “fresh” and “inventive” horror movie called You’re Next.  In my eyes, it sort of fell into the category that Cabin In The Woods and Trick ‘r Treat occupied, as it was another horror movie that was getting rave reviews from various festivals but just couldn’t seem to get a big enough push to get on the big screen.  Then it finally happened.  The animal masks starting appearing.  The hype train started rolling down the tracks.  And before you knew it, ads and posters and a marketing machine for Adam Wingard’s You’re Next were everywhere.  The hype was real, but would the movie accept the daunting task of living up to it?   Continue reading

Anticipation Alert: The Purge (2013)

Ever wonder what the United States would be like if crime was at an all time low and the unemployment rate was at 1%?  Well, there would be one night out of the year where the public would be able to kill whoever they want and get all of that pent up anger and frustration out of their system of course! Welcome to The Purge, and no, it’s not a horror movie about a psychotic bulimic.  Sorry, that was in bad taste….and I’m sorry for that unintentional ‘bad taste’ pun.  But yes, The Purge is a new take on the over-saturated home invasion genre starring Ethan Hawke and the evil queen from Game Of Thrones, Lena Heady.  It revolves around a family on that one night of the year where all hell breaks loose, allowing an outsider into their home and then dealing with the consequences from random masked psychopaths.  But enough of my babbling – check out the trailer below if you haven’t seen it already:

Now I really shouldn’t be that excited for this movie since like I mentioned earlier, the home invasion genre is getting flooded as of late.  And since I’m slightly more interested in the upcoming and long delayed “similar” looking movie, You’re Next, I’m actually surprised that The Purge made the Anticipation Alert.  But it did, and I do think that it looks intriguing and well done.  Seems like a definite ‘turn your brain off and have a good time’ flick. Solid actors, creepy masks, and tense atmosphere usually make for a decent time (see The Strangers).  Curious to see what sets The Purge apart from the rest of the pack though, so stay tuned for more info and hopefully a review or two popping up.  The release date has been pushed back a week now to June 7th.

*insert finger snaps and West Side Story music*