Word circulating around this year’s Sundance Film Festival is that Australian horror movie The Babadook is scaring the bejesus out of audiences and critics alike.
Judging from the trailer it certainly has an unsettling and creepy atmosphere, no word yet on an official release date.
Excuse me a second.
*sits down on leather wing back chair, adjusts smoking jacket and lights up Dr Plumb Classic Bent Briar pipe*
Far be it for me to criticise the current state of modern cinema but recently it feels like a deluge of tawdry films, which only a few years ago would have found themselves in the bargain bin at Woolworths, have been released nationwide. It seems these films run on a cultivated checklist rather than pure imagination and ingenuity and judging from the trailer above for Barry Levinson’s, (Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man), new film The Bay it looks like someone’s been busy ticking boxes.
Unknown parasites? Check.
Viral outbreak? Check.
Found footage? Check.
The only thing missing from this film is a flying CGI Great White Shark in a cape.
This latest video from montage genius Harry Hanrahan is a complete and comprehensive collection of the greatest 100 horror movie quotes and lines in cinematic history.
For a list of the movies featured throughout this video chart a course for HERE.
‘The happiest day of your life is about to become your worst nightmare.’
Eh, we think you’ll find that’s what most weddings are without all the screaming zombies. In fact this looks like just another ordinary wedding day in Paisley.
This of course is the trailer for the third film in the Spanish Rec franchise; Rec3 Genisis. We were fortunate to watch the very first Rec film, when it was released in 2007, which is a genuinely decent entry to the horror genre, but the sequel passed us by and now three looks to be taking on a whole new angle to the story, with the infected now out of the building and into the surrounding neighbourhood, all the while maintaining the shaky hand held POV element which the franchise is primarily based upon.
The plot rattles around like so:
Génesis encompasses the events of the first two films. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film a completely new disturbing atmosphere. The infection has spread out of the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies. This third part of the saga also works as a key to reveal previously unknown information from the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future REC: Apocalypse, which will possibly tell the events occurring after the three films, presenting a viral deadly infection spread over unknown territory. The setting of the Génesis, according to the trailer, is set on a wedding where, possible, virus spreads out and starts infecting everyone.
So there’s to be a fourth and final installment of the Rec franchise, no doubt that will take place at the court house during the couple’s divorce case.
Before Joss Whedon, the man behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Firefly, unleashes his vision of Marvel Comics The Avengers on us later next year there is the small matter of the release of his directorial debut movie Cabin In The Woods.
There has been a lot of buzz about this film over the Internet and rightly so as it looks, from the trailer at least, to be more than just your standard, vanilla flavoured hack n’ slash. Starring Chris Hemsworth Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison and Fran Kranz it tells the story of five friends who embark upon a quiet, relaxing country break complete with cabin retreat but it’s not long before the group realise something is amiss and that the history surrounding their chosen holiday location is far more horrifying than they can possibly imagine.
Is it just us or has Whedon deliberately put together a Mystery Inc style team from the Scooby-Doo cartoons. Just look at Fran Kanz’s character again and tell us that’s not meant to be Shaggy.
Here’s an interesting video which documents the reaction of an audience in a cinema watching John Carpenter’s seminal horror movie Halloween, for the very first time back in good ole 1978.
As you will hear their screams and response to the film is hilarious, when you consider the scenes they’re watching are quite tame in comparison to the torture-porn horror flicks we’ve become accustomed to.
We along with many others were too young to see this film when it was first released and ended up watching it years later on grainy VHS in secret, so our parents wouldn’t find out. Didn’t sleep for weeks thanks to Michael Myers.
(via I Heart Chaos / Geek Tyrant)
Here it is your first official look at the much talked about remake for the classic 1985 horror movie Fright Night.
This time around the cast consist of Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette and David Tennent who reprises the role of Peter Vincent originally played by Roddy MacDowell…although we can’t quite imagine Rodders stripped to the waist in a skin tight pair of black leather trousers.
The official film synopsis reads:
Senior Charlie Brewster (Yelchin) finally has it all going on. He’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.
Just in case you were interested the piece of music which is used in the trailer is a song called Letters Vs Numbers by My Turn For Evil. Here it is below in all it’s Gothic, Lost Boysesque glory, don’t ever say we aren’t good to you.