Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

hemlock grove

Today we see the release of latest lycanthropy infused series  Hemlock Grove on Netflix. The story revolves around a small Pennsylvania town where a girl is brutally murdered and the villagers come out with torches  and pitchforks search
ing for the killer. Oh, and there’s also werewolves, Nazis (at least they look like Nazis), heavy sex, drugs, necrophilia (apparently), vomiting and a whole lot of weird stuff judging by the red band trailer released a few days ago, that I’ve kindly embedded below. It’s safe to say it sparked my interest. It also looks a lot like True Blood and I was bored by that one after four episodes so who knows… Anyway, I’ll give Hemlock Grove a chance. Eli Roth‘s movies haven’t exactly blown me away but the man does deliver on what he promises and he does have a certain vibe that I like also let’s not forget that he’s one of the most influential horror directors of our time, like it or not. He said that he plans to fuck up a generation with Hemlock Grove, that’s an obvious marketing ploy to spike interest but he did achieve something to that effect with Hostel.

Keeping with Netflix standard of releasing the whole series at the same time we’ll be able to watch the entire 13 episodes right now. Which will certainly cause many people to lose a good night sleep tonight while they watch with bloodshot eyes at the depravity that is sure to fill the screen. I’m still not sure if I’ll be able to watch it right now or not, Netflix outside the USA is still a difficult thing to get, but I’ll sure try.

By the way that poster is amazing!!


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Immediately stop whatever you’re doing.zombieland

2009 saw the release of Zombieland a fantastic zombie comedy that was funny enough to laugh, had action to entertain and still managed to provide enough zombie goodness to satisfy horror fans. Recently Amazon has announced plans to produce a series picked from 7 pilots by viewers. One of those pilots is based on Zombieland and today is the big day. The trailer is out sure (and below for your viewing pleasure), and we can all see it, but more importantly, Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to see the Pilot right now.

The trailer shows us that gone are Woody Harrelson, Jesse Einberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. To replace them came Kirk Ward, Tyler Ross, Maiara Walsh and Izabela Vidovic. The original cast played a great role in giving Zombieland it’s deserved place under the spotlight. This doesn’t mean that the new guys aren’t good, it just means that we’ll all feel a certain uneasiness when watching the series, but it will pass. Luckily the creative team writers and producer remain the same, plus we get Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs Evil) directing the pilot.

Now I’m not sure if the pilot is good enough or not, I don’t know if the story will remain funny and entertaining, I don’t know if Kirk Ward will be able to fill Woody Harrelson’s shoes, but I do know this. I’ll watch the hell out of this pilot as soon as I possible can and I sure hope you do too.

So if you still remember the rules do no.8 then no. 31, sit back and enjoy the series.


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Go-Goa-GoneBollywood is known for songs, dancing, bright colors, large mustaches and over-acting at soap opera levels. So not a normal breeding ground for horror movies. But things may be changing, if only in baby steps, which is exciting because it’s a huge industry with very little to offer in the horror genre. I’ve recently watched Ragini MMS, which is not exactly a good movie when compared to other found footage offerings but it’s not bad either. Go Goa Gone however is a zombie comedy movie. You know how Shaun of the Dead is clearly an UK zomcom and Zombieland is clearly an USA zomcom? Well, Go Goa Gone is clearly an Indian zomcom. There’s no mistaking it, especially when the obligatory unshaven-sunglasses-wearing man appears.

Hardik (Kunal Khemu) and Luv (Vir Das) are two dope heads who tag along to Goa with their buddy, Bunny (Anand Tiwari), on his business trip. Luv comes across a free-spirited girl, Luna (Puja Gupta) who casually invites them to an exclusive underground rave party on a remote island! The party is the brainchild of the macho Indo-Russian Mafioso, Boris (Saif Ali Khan), to launch the ultimate party drug. But something is not right on this island! All of a sudden, they are accosted by zombies! Where did these zombies come from? And who is Boris really? And why has this cold-hearted drug-dealing don come to save their lives? Together they need to get the hell out of the infected island!

Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK and starring Saif Ali Kha, Kunal Khemu and Vir Das, the movie is set to open on May 10 this year.

I’m sorry for not getting a subtitled trailer (if you can find one let me know), I can’t understand Hindi either, but it looks more or less like you’d expect, fun, over-the-top, not too graphic and colorful.


Spidarlings

Every once in a while we come across something so utterly strange and yet so enthralling that we can’t really describe it. Spidarlings is that kind of thing. A movie described as a blood splattered musical with gags, gore, extravagant music numbers and a giant tarantula that alters the fate of everyone. All of this coupled with a love story between two unusual girls living on the edge.

Produced by Après Vague Productions, directed by Salem Kapsaski and entirely filmed in the UK comes this tongue-in-cheek satire about the British Welfare system. It stars Sophia Disgrace and Rahel Kapsaski as the two lovers and a veritable who’s who of the most diverse type of cast I’ve ever seen. You’ve got Rusty Goffe, Gypsy Lee Pistolero, Bloody F Mess, Toshio Maeda, Jeff Kristian and Lloyd Kaufman among others. So prominent actors, rock legends, gypsy punk singers, drag queen singers, japanese hentai artist, and the father of Troma in the cast.

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days. Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at “Juicy Girls”, the place where Matilda works…  but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Spidarlings has the look and feel of a dream (or nightmare depending on perspective) and something so strange that can only be achieved through the world of indie film making. It’s not everyday that you come across a movie in the horror/comedy/musical genre with topics of LGBT in it. It feels like the director was trying to find the most off mainstream movie he could. The interesting is that sometimes it’s from these dark corners of film making that appear the rarest and roughest of gems.

You can find Spidarlings this summer at the Detroit Underground Film Festival (DUFF) and Film 4 Frightfest when it premieres. But for now take a look at the trailer and some still for Spidarlings.


Stills from Spidarlings:

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Álex de la Iglesia is no stranger to fans of horror and has proved many times his directing skills. Now he delivers the first trailer for his new movie Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching). As you’ll see the movie looks like a blend of action, comedy and horror genres and it looks mighty fun!

Straight from Turkey we get this wonderful trailer for El Cin (The Djinn) a movie by Hasan Karacadağ. It appears to be a perfect mix of found footage and normal camera work and it showcases what looks like a fantastic story of demonic possession and some very interesting scenes.

Enjoy!