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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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This short has been around since 2008 and you’ve probably seen the feature film by the same name it originated still it’s a great piece of horror. Clocking in at just over 3 minutes it’s amazing how scary and dreadful it is. The continuous shot sure helps, but sound and the young girls do play a big part. It was directed by Andy Muschietti and produced by his sister Barbara Muschietti.

This video starts with a small commentary from Guillermo Del Toro explaining why the short made him want to produce the feature film Mama that premiered back in January, which gives it that DVD extra feel.

I have yet to see the feature film, including reading the reviews (I stay away from those before seeing the movies), but if this short is any indication of the quality of the final feature then I know I’ll enjoy it. I especially like the way the mother moves while chasing the girls.

You can also check it on Vimeo here (without the commentary) or pre-order it from Amazon: Mama.

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House of good and evilThe new trailer and poster for indie production House of Good and Evil was just released on their facebook page this week. It’s directed by David Mun from a screenplay by Blu de Golyer, and stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Marietta Marich, Jordan Rhodes, Rob Neukirch, and Bo Keister. Director David Mun as extensive work behind the camera as assistant camera and is now doing his directorial debut with House of Good and Evil. The movie is part of the 2013 Arizona International Film Festival’s Official Selection, and is premiering on the 27th of April. The synopsis taken from the AIFF site is as follows:

After losing their unborn child, Chris and Maggie escape the pressures of the city to live in a secluded country home.  But soon Maggie begins to experience strange events in this mind-bending countryside horror about dedication, grief, and insanity.

The trailer shows what we all know by heart, moving to an old house is never a good idea. Especially an isolated one. Never mind one that has false panel walls. Oh and if your spouse is planing to leave you there alone for some time then run, unless you had a family tragedy just before moving, in that case take the little time you have to plan your own funeral. Anyway, joking aside, the trailer looks good and is capable of creating a really intense atmosphere, I hope the full movie can do the same. In reality even though it looks like your average run of the mill haunted house plot, there seems to be some different twist to this one. Remember how The Pact started as a paranormal movie and then took a hard left turn? I might be wrong but this trailer left me with the same feeling.

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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.


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carrie 2013 (300x446)Horror fans are some of the most vocal people against movie remakes. The Evil Dead was the most recent movie to get the remake treatment and was greeted with heated voices demanding Hollywood to leave the original material alone, a few months later and the general opinion is that the movie does the original justice and it stands on it’s own as a horror movie.

Carrie, the 39 years old novel from Stephen King, has been adapted  twice and one of them had a sequel. Besides the first one directed by Brian De Palma the others were poorly received. This year Carrie is going back to big screen with a third adaptation. Let me take a break here to go back to my first comment about remakes and ask what is the difference between a movie remake and a movie adaptation? Ok, break over back to Carrie. This time Carrie shows promise of returning to haunt us with her blood drenched prom dress. For those of you who don’t know who Carrie is or her story here’s the official synopsis:

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

The movie is being directed by Kimberley Peirce of Boy’s Don’t Cry fame, stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mother and its currently set for release on 18th October 2013. Knowing that Chloë and Julianne are in the movie should be reason enough for anyone to see it. The trailer below shows that things have been updated to modern times but the story remains largely the same and it might even be closer to the original source than the 1976 adaptation.


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This clip shows the werewolf transformation and it’s one of the coolest I’ve seen, I especially like the final touch. I’ve got to say I’m not the biggest expert on werewolf movies but I do enjoy them and it’s cool to see them taking some of the spotlight away from the other mainstream horror creatures (pointing a finger at you vampires and zombies!). I haven’t read the novel that it’s based on but I’m confident that, with Eli Roth producing, the show will treat werewolves with the respect and dread they deserve. I hate when werewolves are depicted as a fantasy interpretation of horny, hormone infused teenagers. The 13 episode Hemlock Grove is going to premiere on Netflix on April 19th.