'Hatchet III' Dated for Blu-ray | High-Def Digest
Hmmm straight to blu?
HEMLOCK GROVE Review. HEMLOCK GROVE Stars Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard | Collider
Despite some seemingly inspired casting (like Famke Janssen as Roman’s mother, as well as Battlestar Galactica alums Aaron Douglas and Kandyse McClure as the Sheriff and a tracker who lead the investigation into the murders), no one really stands out as being all that great. At least half of it is their fault: accents are all over the place (particularly Janssen’s clipped English tones), and almost everyone looks wooden or uncertain in their scenes. The other problem is the writing. Dear Drama Gods hear our prayers. The dialogue is often painful, although the teenagers do often sounds kind of like real teenagers, which is pretty unbearable in and of itself.
The one thing that Hemlock Grove has going for it is that it won’t be mistaken for Twilight: the gore can be intense, the sex is occasionally explicit and monsters are proper monsters (they don’t glitter). In fact, in the second episode when Peter transforms into a werewolf, something genre fans have seen a hundred times in a hundred different ways, the show actually manages to do something new with it, making it even more gruesome than ever before. The effects are also excellent in that moment, and hold out pretty well throughout.
After watching the first three episodes, I found myself actually looking forward to watching more. I’m not a horror fan, and there are plenty of things terribly camp about Hemlock Grove; but at the same time, there’s something about it that actually feels worth watching. Aside from the profanity and nudity, the show would probably have been really successful on the CW. Take that as you will. For me, the overarching gothic nature and bizarre supernatural twists are enough to keep me engaged. It’s worth checking out, and possibly even worth a binge thanks to Netflix’s model of dropping all of the episodes at once … though like a werewolf emerging from a night of mayhem, you might quickly purge it from your mind afterwards and never admit to it again.
Pontypool Reunion Happening in the Hellmouth - Dread Central
Pontypool you say...From the Press Release:
Foresight Features, the studio behind Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, has teamed up with acclaimed writer Tony Burgess (Pontypool) for a 1950's style throwback entitled Hellmouth. Directed by John Geddes (Exit Humanity), the film stars Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, The Watchmen) as Charlie Baker, a dying gravekeeper who’s forced to take one final job. The film also features an eclectic cast including female lead Siobhan Murphy, Julian Richings, Boyd Banks, the star of Exit Humanity, Mark Gibson, and some iconic cameos including Bruce McDonald (Pontypool). An ode to classic horror and fantasy, Hellmouth is a VFX spectacle that chronicles Charlie Baker's dark descent through Gothic landscapes, demonic worlds, and medieval realms as he journeys to discover the secret behind a mysterious cemetery.
"I wanted to create a story-driven film with fantasy and horror combined. Something that was directly inspired by the era of Hitchcock and even Ed Wood. Working with a writer like Tony Burgess was a pleasure as we both love the simplicity in many of the old classic films of the 50's and 60's, and even earlier in films like Nosferatu and Faust. We worked really hard to make Hellmouth something fresh." - Director, John Geddes
The Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead Artist roles are helmed by Toronto's Nick Flook, who has assembled a team of A-list artists who are working around the clock to complete the hefty workload.
"The imagery and style of this film is exactly the type of endless creative opportunity I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time. Dark and moody with dashes of wild fantasy, I can’t think of any artist that wouldn’t want to work on something this cool." - VFX Supervisor, Nick Flook
'Hatchet III': Trailer exclusive (NSFW) | Inside Movies | EW.com
Trailer is nsfw. Looks like a Hatchet flick.
NSFW Red Band Trailer for Hatchet III Hits the Internet with a Splat! - Dread Central
The time for teasing is over as the official full-length red band trailer for Hatchet III has arrived, and it's brimming with gooey red stuff, fire power, and everyone's favorite power tool-wielding swamp ghost! Check it out!
HATCHET III is set to open in New York City's Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall on June 14th. Opening week will feature special appearances by cast and crew, followed by Q&A's at each location. Additional cities will be announced at a later date.
Dark Circles (DVD) Review - Dread Central
The Soter they are referring to is Paul Soter from Broken Lizard.And for those of you who are curious, Dark Circles also delivers a couple of fun gore gags, and one particularly gag-inducing moment in the first few moments of the movie which definitely set the tone for what was to come. In his story, Soter doesn't shy away from violence at all and he lets the blood flow freely throughout the flick as well.
While it may not necessarily be the most original thriller to come long this or any recent year, there's still a lot of good stuff going on Dark Circles that would make for a fun, rainy day movie to enjoy while curled up on your couch. Soter's tension-filled story smartly gives us characters to root for and some great cringe-inducing and surprising moments, making for a rather enjoyable supernatural tale. Dark Circles is by far one of the stronger After Dark titles I've seen in some time and would be up for more from Soter in the future.
Raze (2013) Review - Dread Central
Adgy...Is Raze uplifting? Nope. Is it a nonstop thrill ride? Nah. Raze is a horse of a different color. It’s dark, wet, mean, messed up, painful, devoid of all happiness, and ultimately pretty damn fun to watch. I viewed this one at a 10:30am screening, which meant a 7am wake-up time. Raze not only kept me conscious and alert, but it slapped me in the face a few times and had me smiling on at least a dozen occasions. If you are looking for a pleasing resolution where everyone skips off into the sunset or perhaps a classic Corman romp where soapy prison breasts are plentiful, you’d best look someplace else. Make no mistake. Raze does not have a sweet spot. This is one nasty movie.
Got your nose now don't I????