Friday, 28 January 2011

Not Horror - Endhiran

Okay, it's not horror and it shouldn't be in this blog - but I just had to share this with any of you that hadn't seen it.
It's the finale of Endhiran, the most expensive film in Indian cinema history, and it's absolutley mental.
Please, watch and enjoy...

Horror - Name That Film Take 6

I've decided to up the ante a little.  There's three to guess now; easy, medium and one that's a little harder.
As before, there's no prize I'm afraid it's just for fun, and the respect gained by being the biggest horror geek out there.
First, the easy...
Then the medium....

Then the hard.....

Good luck with your guesses.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Horror - Action Figures

I know, I'm being a big kid, but check out these brilliant American Werewolf figures you can get from Starstore
I'm very tempted...

And now I've just seen this at Monster Galaxy

A snip at only $1800.  I don't think the family would appreciate this on the wall though.
While you're there, take a look at the full size werewolf they've got for sale.  It's 8 feet long for Christ's sake!

Horror - Mr. Rogers

Thanks Mark at The Guano Gallery for sending me this...

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Horror - Name That Film Take 5

Here's one which any self-respecting horror fan should know.

An intelligent film, that's almost a kids horror movie.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Horror - Name That Film Take 4

No-one even attempted the last one (it was Rare Exports, by the way) but I'm not discouraged.
Here's a shot of one of my favorite films of all time, but can you name it?
Come on, it's easy!

Horror - Outcast

Well, I finally got round to watching Outcast, and I was quietly impressed.
A pair of believable young leads, my favorite Scottish hard-man James Cosmo, and a big viscious monster - you can't go wrong.
But James Nesbitt is the man who really makes this film stand out.
By turns derranged, psychotic, incompetent and murderous with rage he plays a man heavily tattooed with mystical Romany symbols, charged with the task of tracking down and killing a woman and her son who are in hiding on a Glasgow housing estate.  Kate Dickie is excellent as the domineering mother who will do anything, including black magic, to protect her son.
Nesbitt exudes menace as he grows ever nearer the pair, and add to that the unseen beast that prowls the estate at night, picking off the locals in grisly ways, then you know the end is going to be bloody.
Director Colm McCarthy and his brother Tom build the tension nicely, and there's a sense of all the characters being lost and knowing they aren't going to find the happy end they want.
Overall, not the best British horror film ever, but no-where near the worst.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Horror - Lynch

Today, I've been left to my own devices, so should I clean the house or watch a David Lynch double-bill?
Mulholland Drive...

Followed by Blue Velvet...

There's always an undercurrent of menace in Lynch's films that I find unnerving.  No-one else's movies have the same disquieting effect on me as his.  Like a slow, rumbling nightmare.
So, cleaning or Lynch?  Cleaning or Lynch?

Monday, 17 January 2011

Horror - Name That Film Take 3

Today is what feels to me like a very rare thing, a day off work.  So I will be watching a film, but can you name it from this still?

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Horror - Gary's Garden

New series Gary's Garden starts on February 14th.

Looks silly but fun.
All the details can be found here

Horror - The Glass Man

I'm a fan of Andy Nyman.  He was great in Charlie Brooker's Dead Set, and I really enjoyed seeing him live in Ghost Stories (he's a renowned expert on mentalism don't you know, co-writing and directing Derren Brown's stage shows).  Now he stars in The Glass Man, a film about a man who is given an offer he can't afford to refuse by a debt collector, the terrifying James Cosmo (Trainspotting).  Neve Campbell plays Nyman's wife.
Looks good.

Horror - The Walking Dead Season 2

If you, like me, were hooked on The Walking Dead and extremely frustrated at the news that it would be a year before next season, then you can breathe a sigh of relief.
Sources close to AMC have revealed that Season 2 will come in July, as there is too much competition on TV in November.  AMC have not confirmed this however, so don't get your zombie-slaying gear ready just yet - just keep however many fingers you have left crossed.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Horror - Condiments

Thanks to Mark for pointing me in the direction of these.
Your ketchup or mustard too plain?  Do they need horrifying?  Then check out these heads to spruce them up a bit.
You can buy them (and loads of other cool stuff) here at Who Killed Bambi?
Just take a look at their jewelry for the emo/serial killer victim in your life...

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Horror - NameThat Film Take 2

Ok, an easier one as no-one had a clue about the last one.
I watched this last night with a bottle of wine and some popcorn, but what's it called?

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Horror - Name That Film

Right, I'm about to watch a film before I go to bed, but I want you to name it from this still...

I know it's difficult, but I didn't want to make it too obvious, and I trust all you horror fans out there to get it right.  Clue?  Its Japanese, fairly creepy, made in 2006.  I wont say who stars or directed it, 'cos you'll simply imdb it!
There's no prize I'm afraid, it's just for fun.  If anyone gets it right they can have the kudos of being even geekier than me.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Horror - Paul Naschy

Can't sleep, am watching Night of the Werewolf, and trying to make the room stop spinning...

Oof, my poor head.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Horror - The Ward

John Carpenter's first feature film in 10 years, The Ward is set in a mental institution where a young girl is kept for treatment, and begins to suspect a malevolent ghost is picking off the other patients.  Set in 1966, and starring Amber Heard, I really (really) hope that this is a return to form from the man who brought us Hallowe'en and The Thing after quite a few disappointments - although to be fair, I did enjoy Cigarette Burns. What are any of your particular favorite Carpenter films?
The Ward is out January 21st in the UK.

Horror - Happy New Year


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