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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Horror Rundown 2013 So Far

Since we’re halfway through 2013, I thought it would be fun to give you a rundown on all the horror films released so far this year. I am not listing limited release films, films that are currently running on the horror convention circuit or straight-to-Blu-ray films. These are films that had been released on over 2,000 theater screens.
This year was started with Texas Chainsaw 3D, a film that picks up after Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ignoring the two remakes before it, this tells the tale of what happens to the mascot of the series, Leatherface when his long-lost cousin comes to visit. I was excited for this movie but I left disappointed due to the lack of story and huge plot holes.
Next up we have Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This film, at face value, seems silly as the story picks up where the fairy tale left off. The brother and sister duo take up bounty hunting witches. The film is surprisingly fun and not to be taken seriously with high-paced action and a dark comedic tone, it was entertaining.
Mama, shot in Hamilton and the Kitchener-Waterloo area is a middle-of-the-road ghost tale. The plot starts off with two sisters being abandoned in the woods, they are found with the help of an uncle a couple years later but a mysterious ghost called Mama has followed the two sisters to their new home. It’s an OK movie but best suited for young teens that are just curious about the genre and don’t like their horror too extreme.
Dark Skies, basically the 2011 film Insidious with aliens minus the cool parts. If you saw this in the theater then ‘Hi,’ I was the other guy in the theater.
The Last Exorcism Part 2: where do we begin? The title itself was sort of contradictory and as a fan of the first Last Exorcism, this movie was just bad. Except for an unintentionally hilarious last 10 minutes that almost warrants a rent, or an instant stream or whatever the cool kids call it these days. I am old-fashioned and stick with my Blu-rays.
The next film I am going to talk about comes on Blu-ray this month and is currently available on iTunes. It’s the best horror film of the year so far and one of the best remakes to come along in quite some time.
Evil Dead I saw three times in theaters and walked out rendered speechless and full of energy every time, a feeling I have never experienced since I saw the original cut of the 2007 film Paranormal Activity.
The story consists of five friends going down to a cabin to help a friend with a drug addiction, then bad stuff happens of course. I don’t want to say anything more because you deserve to see it fresh. The film just reminded me of what it was like to discover cool horror movies as a kid and then go tell all my friends about it.
Too bad at that point my friends were like “Oh, The Exorcist? That’s not scary - it’s old and boring. The original Halloween is so slow and there was no CGI… lame. But this remake Prom Night or this one The Messengers - now that’s scary.”
It was at that point I realized I needed more friends.
The last film that just came out recently is The Purge. An interesting concept where one day a year, all crimes are legal for 12 hours, even murder. If you buy into the premise, then you will enjoy this interesting take on a home-invasion film.
It’s more of an action film than horror, which will polarize people. The film also gets really preachy with the social commentary but is an overall solid flick.
There you have it folks, some good, one bad, one great. But we still have the second half of the year to look forward to.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


We have the ending of how the remake of Evil Dead.
We recently got our hands on the first draft of the script, and found things that we thought were amazing.
We do know that this is the first draft of the script but given the following section of the script and the scenes that were put in the trailer but not spotted in the film give us good reason to suspect that there is an alternate ending out there that's kicking around.
The images you see to your left are pieces we dug up on that post credit scene. 

 The End.



The sound of thousands of insects buzzing.

CLOSE on a trail of blood that runs next to the deserted road-MIA walk in front of it.

She holds a tight grip on the remains of her left arm.

Her pace is slow and clumsy, her legs and arms are covered in blood.

After a few steps, she faints, falling to the ground-

Seconds later, a big read truck (with a "LAZY MARY" bumper stick on it), stops next to her.

The driver, a corpulent FARMER wearing a flannel shirt and a ball cap comes down from the vehicle and darts toward the body.

Billy Bob
What in God's name...

The Wife looks through the window.

The Wife
What is it Billy Bob!?

Are you okay Kiddo?

Mia opens her eyes and looks at him- she's still alive and extends her severed arm towards her savior.

He spots the horrific wound.

Lord almighty                    

                                 CUT TO:

Mia lays in the back seat. She has a thick piece of rubber around her wounded arm. The bleeding has stopped now.

Don't you worry kid, I'm taking you to the hospital and they'll patch you up in not time...You'll be right as rain.

We stay on Mia's face for an instant.

Sunddenly, she opens her eyes -

They are as black as the night -

She gives us a creepy smile.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blu-ray Releases Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

This week we have a couple blu-rays coming out this week that is worth checking out. The box office bomb Beautiful Creatures is available. Arnie is back on the screen with Johnny Knoxville in The Last Stand. And finally, we have the very unique and very different horror anthology film The ABC's of Death on blu-ray.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Award Winning Zombie Film The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead Hitting DVD and VOD

The European zombie anthology film The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead from Safehosue Pictures U.K has been making the festival rounds and been sweeping up the awards.
Runner up best film at Fantastic Fest U.K, being an official selection at the Killer Film Festival in Massachusetts as well as being an official selection at Grimmfest in 2012.
Director Damian Morter's third film is currently at the Cannes market and we have the official trailer to get you ready for the DVD and VOD release this August.

The population is now scarce...a young man called Matthew now seeks refuge and solitude in the hill tops and mountains, spending his days repetitively picking up the starving dead by the roadside and burning them on his fire. One day he encounters Cal, a mysterious stranger who passes out in his camp. Matthew takes him in, and upon inspecting Cal's possesions, he comes across a journel, which documents 3 stories of horror Cal has experienced upon his search for "THE STORYTELLER" an ancient demon who has caused the death and chaos which now surrounds them...but as Cal sleeps and Matthew reads on, something approaches from the forests around them and soon. they will no longer be alone..."

Scream Factory To Unleash The Prince of Darkness on Blu-ray

Scream Factory has, yet again, dug into the classic horror caves and has brought out a rare diamond to be released on blu-ray. Today, Scream Factory announced on their Facebook page that they are going to release John Carpenter's cult classic Prince of Darkness on blu-ray.
They claim that it's their #1 most requested transfer yet.
The blu-ray and DVD will be released this fall. No further details were released.

Adam Green And The Horror Community For 1 Fund Boston

Adam Green, creator of the Hatchet franchise, Holliston TV series and Frozen is helping victims out of the Boston Bombings in a huge way. If you are in the Boston area then you should defiantly get into one of these events.

1. Holliston Comes To Holliston
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Holliston High School, 370 Hollis St., Holliston, MA 01746
Admission $5
Holliston comes to Holliston: Season 2 with an advanced screening of the three of season 2's episodes, Q&A after the screening with cast members Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Laura Ortis

2. Horror/Boston Strong Party
 Wednesday, May 29, 2013  
The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Admission $5
Horror/Boston Strong party at The Palladium hosted by Adam Green. Special guests include Jason
Vorhees himself Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan and more celebrity guests. A silent auction will be taking place on rare gifts, gift cards and other horror memorabilia. In advance people can bid on the Online auction here

3. Hatchet Movie Marathon Featuring The First Ever Screening of Hatchet III
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
$25 (minimum donation but you can donate more to the victims if you wish)
Adam Green hosts the first ever Hatchet Marathon, which consists of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, An uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II and the first ever Hatchet III uncensored screening.

Tickets will be available to buy at the door for more information call the Palladium box office 508-797-9696

Zombieland Cancelled

The Zombieland has been cancelled after one episode. Amazon released the pilot episode a couple weeks ago and asked for peoples feedback which would determine the outcome of the show. The show was overwhelmed with such mixed comments and mixed to negative reviews of the pilot that Amazon has decided not to go on with the series. 
Co-writer and executive producer Rhett Reese took to Twitter to express his views on the recently cancelled series.

"Our Zombieland series will not be moving forward on Amazon. Sad for everyone involved. I'll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence. Anyway, we did our best, and we're very proud of our team."-Rhett Reese