Thursday, February 17, 2005

Get Xombified!

Just by blind luck I ran into this website the other day and it contains one of the best animated flash series I've ever seen. I just can't wait for the next installment! The story centers around a little girl named Zoe who wakes up on a beach to find the world overrun by xombies. A xombie named Dirge comes to her aid and tries to take her to the last remaining human outpost. They meet alot of creatures along the way and you can tell the trip is not going to be easy. But what is easy is heading over to the website and checking it out. The guy who makes the series, James Farr, does a great job and really puts his heart in this thing. Watch it and get hooked like me.

Horror/SciFi DVD Releases for 2/22

Cube Zero
God, Man, and E.T.
Journey to the Hollow Earth
Mansion of Madness
Red Riding Hood
Sixteen Tongues
Terror Theater
The Way of the Vampire

Looks like alot of B-Movies coming out next week. If your Blockbuster is anything like mine, you'll have a hell of a time seeing any of these.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sequels and Remakes, Oh My!

Lions Gate Films announced that Saw 2 will begin shooting in Vancouver in the coming months and is being helmed by Darren Bousman. He is most known for his commercial work, Static-X music video, and his own short films.

Sony is remaking The Fog and it is being directed by Rupert Wainwright. It is to begin filming March 14th also at LGF studios.

Final Destination makes it a trilogy as FD3 makes it's way before the cameras March 21st. The third installment brings back James Wong directing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Movie of the Week: Wrong Turn

Texas Chainsaw Massacre started a genre unto itself back in the 70's. I like to call it the "70's Hillbilly Slasher", and recently it's been revived by some decent movies. The TCM Remake, House of 1000 Corpses and here with Wrong Turn. Not to mention Devil's Rejects later this year. This film came out with little or no fanfare and word quickly spread that it was good. There is a good amount of gore and some of the kills are very inventive. The acting is capable with Eliza Dushku(T.V.'s Buffy) leading the ensemble. If when thinking about the West Virginia hills makes you think about cannibilistic inbred hillbillies (don't act like you don't relate the two), then this movie is for you. Lots of action, lots of killing, lots of running and lots of fun. If you haven't seen it, see it. Wrong Turn turns right with **** out of *****.

Book of the Week: Brimstone by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast returns in this white knuckle thriller from one of fiction's great writing tandems. The novel features tons of international intrigue, great escapes, historical facts and the devil in the background throughout. I'm a big fan of everything Preston and Child. They have the ability to deliver a great read every time, and the Pendergast series is the best of the lot. Brimstone also marks the return of Vincent D'Agosta, the grumbly and somewhat dishelveled detective frim The Relic and The Reliquary. It was good to see the two working as a team again. Many other odd characters return for cameos as well here. Their website says they are at work on another Pendergast book and I know I can't wait. I loved this book, but if you want to read Pendergast from the beginning, start with Relic, Reliquary, Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows and then Brimstone. As good a series as there is. I give it ***** out of *****.