Saturday, April 16, 2005

Shallow and Bloody

Check out this trailer for the upcoming Shallow Ground from Universal. One year after the unsolved murder of a local girl, a naked teenager covered in blood shows up on the sheriff's doorstep. Who the boy is and what he's doing there is anyone's guess but people start getting killed before you know it! Click the link for the trailer.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Book of the Week: The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon

The late, great Richard Laymon published some real humdingers in his time and this one is one of my favorites. The Traveling Vampire Show is one of those books that make you think back to when you were young and the world was full of wonders. In a small town, flyers begin appearing describing an adults only show featuring Valeria, the worlds only captive vampire. Well this is right up Dwight, Slim and Rusty's alley, being adventurous 16 year olds in 1963. They find a way to check out the show and all hell breaks loose. Full of action, sexual situations and violence (as if Laymon writes any other way!) this book is a quick, fun read. This is a show I recommend you check out. It gets **** out of *****.

Zombies, Zombies and more Zombies!

I know I didn't care for Tobe Hooper's last outing The Toolbox Murders, but if his next project titled Zombies is half as freaky as this poster for it, then it should be killer! More details to follow on this film when information is made available.

Movie of the Week: Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers is one of the best werewolf movies ever made in my opinion. There was alot of buzz on the internet about this movie when it was released, but it didn't garnish any big time reviews like all the crappy big budget films that we get swamped with. Plain and simple, it's a werewolf story, no lovey dovey romance hidden inside a horror movie, just werewolves killing people. My kind of movie! The plot follows a group of soldiers who are supposed to be on practice maneuvers, when one group of soldiers gets slaughtered. The second group winds up locked in an old house in the woods with a mysterious lady, and oh yeah, the place is werewolves. After some plot twists and turns, the action gets hairy as the werewolves get busy. The make-up FX are pretty good despite the low budget and the settings have atmosphere. The acting is good, albeit, the sound isn't the greatest on the disc so sometimes the dialogue gets muddied, the accents take a while to get used to as well, but after a few minutes you can understand it. Simply said, the best werewolf movie along with the Ginger Snaps trilogy. There's a sequel due for this film soon and I am anxiously awaiting it! ****1/2 out of *****.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Day Watch Trailer Online

The trailer for the Russian film Night Watch was just released earlier in the week and now the trailer for it's sequel has been released. The film is called Day Watch, and it has much of the same arresting visuals that the first one has. The films will be shown in their native Russian language with subtitles when they're released here in the States.

Land of the Dead out Earlier!

George A. Romero's upcoming Land of the Dead, originally scheduled to be released on or near October 18th, will in fact coming to your local cemeteryplex on June 24th. All I can say is--Bring it on!

Movie Quick Bits

Michael Bay and Stephen Spielberg are teaming up to bring The Transformers to the big screen. Let's wait and see if it will be "More than meets the eye!"

Ryan Reynolds, hot off the Amityville remake and Blade: Trinity, is being courted to play the lead in the upcoming big screen version of DC's The Flash. He also reportedly turned down a chance to reteam with Jessica Biel in the Blade spinoff, Nightstalkers.

Frank Langella is replacing Hugh Laurie (TV's House) as Perry White in the upcoming Superman Returns. Apparently, Laurie's House filming conflicted with the movie's filming schedule.

Famke Janssen will return to X-Men 3, along with Hugh Jackman. Halle Berry, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are expected to return, but nothing is definite as of now.

After making 75 million domestically and 114 million from foriegn moviegoers, it's no surprise that Garfield 2 is preparing to be made with Tim Hill to direct again.

Monday, April 11, 2005

MEG is a GO!

One of my favorite authors, Steve Alten, has been trying for years to get his debut novel Meg made into a motion picture and now it seems his perseverence has finally paid off. New Line has completed the option for the movie and it will have Jan De Bont (Twister, Speed) directing. What's really exciting is that Hellboy's Guillermo del Toro is on board to co-produce and everything he has a hand in turns out to be a good quality project. Meg is about a giant, long-thought extinct ancestor to the great white, and the terror it spreads as it finds a way to the surface after living in the Mariana Trench and the adventurer who makes the discovery. The book is outstanding, along with it's sequels: The Trench and Meg: Primal Waters (reviewed earlier on the site.) Currently, the studio is planning a July 4th, 2006 opening. Get ready to fear the ocean again.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

New Trailers for Upcoming Films

Red Eye

The Island

High Tension

DVD Review: Goth

I can't believe I just sat through this entire movie. The acting was deplorable, unimaginable, unconstitutional, unreliable, incouragable, and bad. This stinker follows a young goth couple out clubbing, when low and behold, they meet a girl named Goth. By the looks of her, she should have been named Schnozola! Goth turns out to be one tough chick as she kicks anyone's ass she happens to come across. Her goal is to teach the couple what it really means to be goth (If you're wondering what goth is, don't watch this movie). Bad things happen to old women with big saggy boobs in this film, so veiwer (I hope not) beware! If you're constipated and the suppositories or ex-lax aren't getting it done, then I whole-heartedly recommend Goth. If you're regular, then skip it. It gets * out of *****.

DVD Review: Suburban Nightmare

Well, after watching this DVD from Shock-O-Rama Pictures I'd have to say that the goriest thing about this film is it's cover. It was a real surprise to me that this was a Shock-O-Rama picture because it actually had decent acting, writing and cinematography and it didn't have all the hokey effects and gore they are well known for. The film centers around a young married couple who just happen to be serial killers. As their relationship begins to unwind, they're killer tendencies start to pop up, at each other. It's a dialogue driven movie, as there is little action until near the end, but that's ok because even though you signed up for a gorefest, you find yourself wanting to know what's going to happen to these two. The main characters play their parts believably, and deliver some realistic actions and reactions. The film doesn't work as a horror film but does work on a character study level. I give it **1/2 out of *****, would have got ***, but I don't like being fooled by the box art.