David Gregory on 'The Theatre Bizarre 2' | CraveOnline
Nice. And yet we can't get a Trick'r'Treat 2...**** you Warner Brothers!Quote:
..director/producer David Gregory, the filmmaker had this to say on the subject of the proposed sequel:
"We're actually looking at scripts from various filmmakers. There's people that we had in mind even on the list with the first one, who I've asked. We're doing this again, it's going to be the same thing. We're not increasing the budget, or anything like that. We want to keep it exactly the way the first one was, because it's kind of a challenge. You have to do something at this budget level. You have to deliver something that's the best that you can do with your team of people at this budget level."
Sounds a lot like the Masters of Horror mold, and frankly we imagine Gregory's looking at many of the same people who contributed to that series, or at least their B-movie equivalents.
BD Horror News - 'Kill List' Director Head To Prison For Ultra-Violent 'Megaevilmother****ers'!
Ben Wheatley is THE director to watch as Kill List is easily one of the best films of the year.
Lee Hardcastle is an indie director to pay close attention too much because his "T for Toilet" (watch above) landed a spot in Magnet's 26-part anthology The ABCs of Death.
According to Twitch both filmmakers will collide to produce a new stop-motion animated feature entitled, get this, Megaevilmother****ers. The site calls the project "an ultra violent prison exploitation picture" in the vein of the bloodbath Riki-Oh (you haven't seen that yet? What? Really?).
That's all there is available at this time, but we'll update you with more when revealed..
Sleeper, The (DVD) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
Once we get going, eyes are gouged, heads are lopped off, boobs pop out, and all manner of mayhem ensues, including an obligatory disco dancing sequence. What's not to like? As previously stated, the movie is meticulous in its pursuit of recapturing that bygone era. From the soundtrack by Gremlin to the editing and look of the movie, everything is completely spot on and right now stands as the best homage to early Eighties filmmaking since Ti West's amazing The House of the Devil. It will fit nicely on your shelf with Black Christmas, The House on Sorority Row, The Prowler, and the like.
Once you're done chilling in your time machine and resisting the urge to tease your hair up really high, there are some quality special features on tap. Things kick off with a very lively commentary with director Justin Russell, in which his love for the genre totally shines through, and from there we have an hour long making-of, Joe Bob Briggs' hilarious "Drive-In Total" of the flick, and a couple of trailers. Really good stuff that's not to be missed.
With The Sleeper director Justin Russell has created something special. It's a movie that revels in the glory of being what it is: a balls-out and bloody good time. Sleep with one eye open. You'll probably have to considering your other eye will likely be gouged out via claw hammer by then. Highly recommended!
The name sounds familiar, but I don't remember what I read about this one. JD?Quote:
Well Go USA Entertainment have officially announced that they will release a Blu-ray Combo Pack of Simeon Halligan's Splintered (2010), starring Holly Weston, Sacha Dhawan, and Sadie Pickering. The film will be available for purchase on March 20th.
Did a search, but nothing showed up. Surprise!
which I highly recommend for those who have not seen it.
You're probably right.
Here's more on that Splintered flick( I will see if I can dig up some reviews)
Splintered Finally Makes it Ashore in March | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
First I remember hearing about this, sounds like it could be fun.Quote:
From the Press Release
A group of teenagers exploring a creepy abandoned building discover a terrifying creature on a bloodthirsty rampage in Simeon Halligan's horror-thriller Splintered, debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD March 20th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film stars Stephen Martin Walters (TV’s “Skins”), Holly Weston, Sacha Dhawan (TV’s “Outsourced”), Sadie Pickering, Jonathan Readwin (Dread), Sol Heras and Colin Tierney. The film won six awards at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Special Effects and Best Make-Up. In addition, it was nominated for Best Horror Film at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards and for Most Memorable Mutilation for the arm removal scene at Spike TV's 2009 Scream Awards. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes. Splintered will be available in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack for $26.98 SRP and on standard DVD for $19.98 SRP.
John Dies at the End (2012) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
Don't Care. Must See!!!!!Quote:
This feature contains a slew of oddities including axe slayers, zombies, alien leeches, a “meatbeast” and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately for John Dies at the End, there may have been a few too many beasties as this somewhat confusing and overly long horror/comedy had a fair number of walkouts and nappers with its 110-minute runtime. It may have been the film's length or possibly the ridiculous amount of philosophical dialogue involved in every conversation carried throughout the film. Regardless of the reason it just loses its flavor after the first act. However, John Dies at the End most certainly has some pretty original ideas, but original isn’t always good...
...John Dies at the End is certainly not for everyone; you need a lot of patience to make it through the long narratives and some of the idiocy the film presents. It is certainly not all bad as there are some pretty decent effects, if even most are CGI driven. It is very funny for a good period of time as well. Coscarelli had an interesting vision and used a decent cast with a lot of nice cameos including Angus Scrimm and Malcolm McDowell.
There is even a nice sketched animation scene that was enjoyable, but at the end of the day the flick is still too long and peters out halfway through, leaving you bored and possibly aggravated depending on your taste in conversation. With some cuts John Dies at the End could be a great watch; however, in its current state I definitely recommend an intermission along the way to clear your mind of the lunacy.
Grabbers (2012) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
...It goes without saying that just from the premise this was in no way ever to meant to be a serious story, and it certainly is not. Grabbers is a lot more than that. Grabbers is one of those features that you wish you held a remote control while viewing so you could back it up a few seconds because you just know in your mind that you missed something more hilarious than the last line because you were rolling on the floor laughing. It is not all laughs, however; there is plenty of action along the way to keep you focused on the task at hand. At the conclusion of the opening scene, the film gets off to a bit of a slow start but gets going again at a fairly reasonable pace about two thirds of the way through the first act. There is a little bit of a lull during the second act as well, but everything really gears up in the third act through the grand finale.
These lulls do give plenty of time for some great character development, which is infrequent in our wonderful genre as of late, even inclusive of a minor love story.
Aside from the story and some genius characters, it must be stressed on this budget that the creature effects are stupendous. Though the majority of all of the effects are CGI, they are fairly seamless in nature and very realistic. The fantastic visual effects, along with a pretty solid soundtrack, makes Grabbers one of the most enjoyable creature films we have seen in recent history. Although as previously mentioned it stumbles a few times here and there, you can certainly not miss an opportunity to see this well put together creature feature as soon as you can get your hands on it. So grab a bottle of Bushmills Irish whiskey and prepare to laugh until you cry for an hour and a half. This one definitely delivers.