Monday, May 31, 2010

Trailer for Grimm Love: based on the real life german cannibalism case

This is the German trailer for the film Grimm Love, set to be released in the US this fall and starring Keri Russell. It is based on the real events of the Armin Meiwes cannibal murder story and is reportedly extreemely disturbing. There is the possibility of a limited theatrical release. It was originally banned in germanyn in 2006 but the ban was overturned in 2009 The ban was not so much due to content but was banned on the grounds it impeached the rights of Armin Meiwes the subject of the film.

The Star of Oldboy returns in this Korean thriller!

A hard-boiled thriller, I Saw The Devil stars Choi Min-sik (Oldboy) as a psychopathic serial killer up against Lee Byung-hun as a special agent whose fiancée becomes one of his victims. Lee’s cool-headed and intelligent character in turn becomes a monster in order to avenge the killing.

Memorial Day salute

Here's to all those who have given their lives in defense of their homeland.  To those who are right now giving everything they have and everything they ever will have.  This day is for you.  Salute

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Horror hottie Kristy Swanson

Kristy will be making a personal appearance at Horrorfind Weekend
Check her out!!!

Altitude to be rated R see the trailer

In a win for those tired of PG crappy horror, Altitude has received a "R" rating. Still could be a crappy movie but it looks good and smells of Lovecratft.  Just take a look at the poster and the trailer.  It is hinted at in the trailer that it could all be the effects of altitude causing hallucinations, but I'm hoping they don't go that way.  Start with the jokes, Squids in Space or Chthulu on a Plane.  Thanks to Rebecca Herzberger for origianlly posting the video on her Facebook or I might not have heard about it

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Julia Stiles to join Dexter in season 5

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that negotiations are ongoing to have Julia Stiles join the cast of Dexter for season five.  No word on her character but sources say she will not be the villian of the season.  The creators want to try something different and not focus on one nemesis for Michael C. Hall's lab tech/serial killer Dexter Morgan.

RIP Dennis Hopper

The world lost a film legend today when Dennis Hopper passed away.  Hopper had such a diverse and eclectic career, it is hard to pick out any one film as his most damous.  He starred in films that will forever be a part of Hollywood history.  Films such as Easy Rider, which he also directed and Aapocalypse Now.  Horror fans however may best remember him as Lefty from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 or possibly as Kaufman in George Romero's Land of the Dead.

The Last Exorcism - Trailer

Updating this post the movie has been slapped with a PG-13 rating which will not please hardcore horror fans.  It will make it more accessible to younger audiences which should mena a bigger box office and more controversy.  Once again in appears content and quality take a back seat to profit.

Brand new, hot off the presses trailer for the new film The Last Exorcism.  Really looks good, looks to be a dark film, and the body effects look pretty damn good.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Baghead - Theatrical Trailer

BagheadI went into one of the locla Subway sandwich shops this week. I was wearing one of my Horrorfind Weekend shirts, which I do regularly, as I was checking out the lady behind the counter asked " Do you like Horror films?" I braced myself as having heard this asked so many times it can go many ways. Very rarely it is a kindred soul, more often here in the deep south it comes with a look of revulsion that implies they will feel better when you exit the premises. Well this was closer to the former, she was at leasta casula horror fan who had recently seen Quarentine. I bit back my tongue to stop from trying to start a discussion about how Quarrentine was good but Rec was better. She told me about a trailer she had seen and apparently was not on the rental of Quarfentine or I just missed it)of a film called Baghead. So I went home and looked it up and it looks interesting. Lower budget comedy horror that looks to have some serious scares. Check out the trailer

The Divide teaser trailer

A friend brought this to my attention. Thanks Brian. It's by the director of Frontiers so it has the potential of being extremely brutal. It looks to be an end of the world, apocalypitic thriller but looks can be deceiving and I am expecting some type of twist. The movie is currently in production so no clue when we mighgt see it. It is on my radar now and I will try and drop an update when I find one. For now enjoy the teaser trailer

Kristy Swanson will be at Horrorfind Weend 12

Yes the insnely beautiful Kristy Swanson from Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( the movie) is the latest big name added to the Horrorfind Weeknd Convention in Gettysburg this Labor Day weekend.  Horrorfind Weekend is billed as the Spookiest Show on Earth and this years lineup definitely fits the bill.  For more info including a full lineup and tickets go to

Saturday, May 22, 2010

George Romero to remake Deep Red

According to variety magazine, George Romero is in “advanced negotiation to direct a 3-D remake of Dario Argento’s Deep Red. The screen play is being written by Dario’s brother Claudio, who also is co producer. Dario reportedly has no involvement with the script.

The two directors have a long relationship with each other and honestly if the film has to be remade, then I’d guess George is the man to do it. However I despise remakes in general and Argento’s work will be extremely hard to do properly in my opinion.

Argento’s film are a product of that era, a era that is no longer her or in vogue with the movie going audience. I simply cannot see an English language version of Deep Red playing in America if it is faithful to the original. I can see George trying to make a good film I just don’t think the studio will let him. If it is faithful, I don’t see American audiences rushing to see it. I could be wrong and hope I am for Romero’s sake.

Original article here

REC 2 Teaser Trailer (english)

Hisss - Official Trailer

Written and directed by Jennifer Lynch,daughter of David Lynch and director of Boxing Helena,Hiss is a film about the legendary Naga. Not your typicla American horror fare.  Check out the trailer below.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Solomon Kane OFFICIAL TRAILER [HD] English 2010

The Dead - Official Trailer

Just found this trailer and a little info on a movie called The Dead. It is the first zombie movie that I know of set in Africa. There is no release info yet and as far as I know no US distribution. It really looks good. Looks can be deceivingbut this bring me back to the glory days of Romero. A film that takes a prehaps global zombie outbreak but focuses on the effects it has on an indivual. Found three trailers and some pictures. Enjoy!

Official synopsis 
"An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead. Joining forces with a local military man, desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos, they fight together to survive"

The Evil Dead comes to Blu-ray!

On August 31 the film that made Sam Raimi a hero to horror fandom comes to Blu-Ray. The Evil Dead is a horror classic that brought both director Raimi and star Bruce Campbell to fame. No word on waht features will be available. Anchor Bay is releasing

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Underground 2010 Trailer

I haven't heard a lot about this but a friend directed me to the trailer. It really looks like it might be good. Like we elarned in The Descent, trapped underground in the dark is a great setting for horror. Will it be the next descent? Or will it rival Alone in the Dark for most boring film of all time. Most likely soemwhere in between but hopefully much closer to The Descent.

'Splice' Trailer 2

Brand new trailer for the sci fi/horror film Splice starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. Looks a lot like Species to me.

We Started this Op'ra Sh*t! Trailer for Repo!

Come to Horrorfind Weekend 12 where we are going to start this Op'ra shit with Bill Mosley, Nivek Ogre and Terrance Zdunich

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (1972) trailer

Cult classic from the same man who directed A Christmas Story, Bob Clark. Bob was also the director of Porky's and the original Black Christmas. Unfortunately thiscampy little film is rumored to be sullied with a remake in the near future

Tombs Of The Blind Dead Trailer

Trailer for the classic Spanish horror film Tombs of the Blind Dead/ What horror awaits when the blind Knights Templars rise from their grave?

Why do we watch disturbing films.

I actually got asked this not long ago. I was compiling a list of the most disturbing horror films. I had my draft printed out and a friend found it and read a few of the descriptions. Apparently just my short synopsis of films such as Cannibal Holocaust, Martyrs, and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer were enough to disturb her. “Why does anyone watch films like this?” She asked me. Well anyone who has been posed a similar question to a person who is not a horror film fan knows it is really impossible to make them understand. Most of us probably aren’t exactly sure why we are driven to the more extreme elements of horror.

Recent films like The Hills Have Eyes remake have pushed the envelope of the casual horror fan. Still these films are for the most part extreme only in the amounts of blood and gore on the screen. There is a huge difference between a film like Saw and a film like Takashi Miike’s Imprint. Saw is bloodier and gorier yet, it and it’s sequels play regularly on premium cable. Imprint meanwhile, was considered too disturbing for Showtime’s Masters of Horror. Then there are the incredibly disturbing films like Martyrs and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer that transcend the genre and become works of art. Sill why do we put ourselves through the emotional torment?

They elicit an emotion is us. They change us just a bit. Just like any work of art. As a lover of fine art can be transformed by a Van Gogh, we can be changed by the emotions we feel in a film. The more brutal and disturbing the stronger the emotions. Are fans moved by a film like Hostel? Possibly. What about a film like Friday the 13th? Not likely. That doesn’t mean it is a bad film, but it lacks the emotional content that other films contain. It is impossible to set through Martyrs and not be moved.

It is hard to sit through Martyrs, but if you manage it, just like the heroine Ana, you will be transformed. Maybe just a bit but you will come away changed. The emotions are just too strong. The characters too real. We care for them and we watch them destroyed. It is not that we enjoy them being destroyed, we don’t. But in their destruction we gain something. Some deep understanding of ourselves and our world. We gain an understanding of our own inevitable death.

Fans of horror have long understood that these films force us to confront our own mortality. They allow us to look into the abyss and walk away. To understand that one day that abyss will claim us. These disturbing films work in a similar way only much more potent than the average horror film. If The Wolfman is a Tylenol, then Audition is a shot of morphine. We have so desensitized ourselves to horror that just like a junkie the weak stuff just doesn’t work any longer.

Critics of the horror genre have long accused it of desensitizing us to violence. I think it is the other way around. The world is numbing us to horror. In 1931 Dracula was horrifying, in our modern age Bela Lugosi hamming it up in a cape just will not suffice. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with child killers, genocide, and global terrorism we need something stronger than a Hungarian count and fake spider webs. We still need that emotion, but we need a stronger drug. Because we need to be forced to look at death in order to fully live. We need to be reminded that mortality is what makes our lives so special.

So we watch horror films and as we get more and more doses of the nightly news, just like an infection we get resistant. We get closer to the abyss. Maybe sometimes we get too close. I felt way to close to the abyss after watching Oldboy. I also felt that elation that comes with standing on the edge of the void. We crave that feeling and even though we might not admit it, we crave that queasy disturbed feeling. The same people who look at us funny for enjoying Inside will rush out to see Marley and Me, leaving the theater in tears. They have gotten that same look into the dark, just from a different angle. I believe they are more like us than they, or we, want to acknowledge.

They flirt with the dark side. Watching light weight fare like Twilight and calling it horror. Others rush to see the latest bloodied up remake and say they love horror. While many true horror fans get pushed by the wave into deeper and darker frontiers. Maybe those of us who watch these films just need them more. Just like the addict we need our fix. Maybe instead of heroin it’s the Zoloft that keeps us sane. The drug that allows us to let our darkest side out in a safe environment. The valve that keeps us from going critical.

So ask me again why I like I like I Spit on Your Grave and I will just ask you why you like The Notebook. As different as they are, they both share certain similarities. They both look into the abyss. They both remind us that life is short lived. That dignity can be stripped away, by age and disease in The Notebook and by people in I Spit On Your Grave. So when you look at me and turn up your nose, try and remember this. We aren’t that different after all.

The Graves trailer and mini review

Well the story was predictable, but damn it was great to watch Bill Moseley in all of his awesome insanity. He plays crazy better than just about anyone. Bill has crazy down. Plus the two girls are really hot especoially Claire Grant. Tony Todd is always fun to watch and agreat guy in person but he really hams it up in this film. I think if he had been less dramatic and more animated I would have bought his preacher character a little more. While not great, over all I liked the movie. It was directed by Brian Pulido the guy who created Lady Death. Check it out

The Good Sisters Teaser Trailer

April Monique Burril Chainsaw Sally) and Debbie Rochon star as The Good Sisters

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

True Blood Season 3 "The Hunt Begins" Promo

True Blood Season 3 Official Trailer

Its almost time. Get ready for True Blood season 3

Jonah Hex rides from the comics onto the big screen

Comic Book characters are currently making their way to the big screen faster than a speeding bullet and the latest comic property to make the big screen is Jonah Hex. Not familiar with Jonah Hex? He might not be as recognizable to the general public as Spiderman or Iron Man but within the comics world Jonah has a loyal following. Jonah is not a superhero in the traditional sense as he doesn't wear a costume or have any super powers. Jonah is a wild west bounty hunter, an ex Confederate soldier who surrendered but refused to remove his colors. He is an anti hero closer to the Punisher than Batman.

Jonah first appeared in DC comics back in 1971. He was the central character in DC's Weird Western Tales until he got his own comic book, Jonah Hex in 1977. Jonah's most distinguishing characteristic is the horribly scarred right side of his face. Clint Eastwood based his look and mannerisms in 1976's The Outlaw Josey Wales on Jonah Hex. Besides looks their origins are similar, both men fought for the Confederacy, both rode with Quantrill's raiders, and both surrendered to the Union only to be betrayed and see their men massacred.

In 1985 Jonah was transported into the 22nd century for a 18 issue series called Hex. It was a huge success in Europe and Asia and while not as popular was a moderate success in the US.

In the mid 90's DC's Vertigo imprint released three Jonah Hex miniseries written by horror author Joe R. Lansdale and drawn byTim Truman. The series took Jonah into a more supernatural setting where he faced zombies, ghosts and the Autumn Brothers, two half breeds based loosely on H.P Lovecraft's stories. The Autumn Brothers stories published as Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such, resulted in the creators being sued by Musicians Johnny and Edgar Winters in 1996. The Supreme Court ultimately sided with DC comics in 2003 that the creators were protected as parody under the First Amendment.

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