Sunday, 29 May 2011

Horror - A Couple More Trailers

A successful, professional woman goes missing and reappears a week later with no memory of what has happened.  She then begins to descend into madness as she tries to unravel what has happened to her.
The teaser for this one made me wince.  A first.
It's not graphic or horrific, just remided me of a certain scene in Marathon Man...or Oldboy....or Profundo Rosso.  Anything with damage to teeth basically.
 Thanks to Horror News for this
Bait (3D)
Tsunamis? Well, they're topical.  Shark movies?  Everybody loves them!  Hold-ups gone wrong? Why not, throw that in too.
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
A remake of a 1973 'classic' about tiny little ghoulies that terrorize a young girl in her spooky new home.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Iron Sky

In 1945 the Nazis went to the moon.  In 2018 they came back!
Nazis in space?  Starring the bonkers, but brilliant Udo Kier?  I'm in.
And if you want to help get this movie finished, then you can invest here.
From 1 euro to E1000, you too can be a (tiny) film producer - you have to be a European citizen to invest the full amount though I think.
I haven't the cash, but I'll show them some support by telling all you guys to take a look, and maybe even pre-order the DVD.

Horror - Name That Film Take 20

Saturday, Sautrday, Saturday Is Quizwas Day!
Here, for all you horror film related quiz maniacs (all 4 or 5 of you) is the latest edition of the bi-monthly head scratch that is Name That Film.

And Hard...
Good luck, and good night.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Horror - Table

Not exactly horror I know, but take a look at this gorgeous coffee table inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm.
Now, where's that £500 I had lying around? I want one!
You can buy one here at Duffy London

Horror - Upcoming Horror

So if you're all still here and the world hasn't actually ended, here's a couple of trailers for you that some of you may have missed...
Los Infectados

Rabies (Israeli horror film)

One Way Trip (Germany does 3D Shrooms)

Grimm (NBC's new series for the Fall) Warning full of MASSIVE spoilers - Do not watch till the end if you don't want to know how the first episode ends!
Provided they don't pull any punches, and make it too kiddie-friendly a la Buffy and Angel, this looks quite good.

Behind The Walls (French ghost story)

Hypothermia (Sort of Creature From The Icy Lagoon)

The River (ABC's new spooky Amazon based series)

Inkubus (A bit of silliness from Robert Englund)

Apologies for the lack of subtitles on some of these.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Horror - Psycho Model Part 2

Well, as promised, here is the finished article now I have gotten around to buying some paints.
Complete with dirty 'weathered' walls and a mummified Mother, all it needs now is the hill it sits atop.
As you can see below, the light shines through a bit too much, so I think I'll paint the inside black, but apart from that it's not too bad.
 (The last photo is a crappy one from my phone, but I changed the light inside to a softer yellow light to make it more natural)
I've seen on Ebay a collection of tiny figures, used for model railways, so I think I'll adapt them for our next project - a diorama of  a cursed village, complete with an army of the undead.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Horror - Fright Night Trailer

OK, for all you that haven't seen it yet, here is the first trailer for the upcoming Fright Night remanke.
While it all looks well and good, where the Hell is David Tennant?
The main attraction with the first movie wasn't the nerdy lead, the dorky sidekick  Evil Ed (yes, that is McLovin!), the paint-by-numbers romantic interest or the devilishly good looking vampire.
No, it was the humorous element injected by the cowardly 'fake' vampire hunter Roddy Mcdowell.
This films saving grace, in my opinion, is David Tennants performance as Peter Vincent.  If he fails, the movie fails, if he delivers then so does the film.  So why isn't he in the trailer?
Edit: I've just spotted Tennant!  He's at 2 minutes 10 seconds.  Blink and you'll miss him.  Literally!

Oh, Christ on a Bike!  While we're watching trailers of remakes together, I've just noticed they've only gone and remade Straw Dogs!
After all, who needs Dustin Hoffman, when you've got James Marsden. FFS!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Horror - Name That Film Take 19

Three classic films for you this time.  Any self-respecting horror fan should know these in a blink of the eye.
Now there's a challenge.
And Hard...

As I said, three great little movies that you all will get fairly quickly I'm sure.
Good luck with your guesses!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Horror - Confessions

Tonight I'm watching Confessions.

I've read good things about this one, so I'll let you know how it went.

Horror - Hungry?

Next time you're anywhere Manchester UK, you could do worse than visit the horrific restaurant The Hellfire Club.
It's not a flattering photograph I'll admit - apart from the hearse parked out front.             
Inside though it's all dark walls with flaming torches, lead-covered menus, a bar festooned with voodoo fetishes and crucifxes, and on Fridays sexy zombie girls provide 'table service'.  Close-up magicians work the floors and downstairs is the deepest cellar in Manchester adjoining the (real) cemetary next door.
Here's a selection from the menu...

"Death is upon us, our day of reckoning is here. To celebrate our passing the cauldrons of hell have been prepared and are full to the brim with our fresh homemade soup of the dead.

Down in the belly of the Hellfire Kitchen, the chef wrestles with a cows severed torso. Triumphantly he holds up his trophy, an over-sized monster steak burger with Porto mushroom, served with chunky chips. Also available with cheese and bacon."

Next time I'm in Manchester a trip to the Hellfire might just be order.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Horror - Psychoville Returns

Thursday saw the start of series 2 of Psychoville here in the UK, from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.  All the usual dysfunctional, amoral characters are there, from the blind toy collector Lomax, hook-handed clown Mr Jelly, derranged nurse Joy, to the best (in my opinion) characters the serial-killer obssesed David Sowerbutts and his mother.
It's a new character that was the most interesting though, the Silent Singer,
Seen only by Shearsmith's librarian character (with an anguished plea of "Not now, Silent Singer!") he/she moves about jerkily singing into a walking stick, as you guessed, silently.
There's more than a touch of David Lynch at work here.  The (presumably) backwards filmed movements and menacing air of the Silent Singer reminded me of Bob in Twin Peaks.  Just something dangerous only glimpsed from the corner of your eye, and then it's gone.
Some of it was a little over the top, but that's not a legitimate criticism of the guys who brought the visceral humour of The League of Gentlemen to the screen, it's meant to be outlandish.
Overall, a decent start to the series.  A little bit of humour and horror to fill an otherwise bland Thursday evening.

Horror - Awards

I've just noticed that the brilliant Hollys Horrorland has awarded this blog this nice little bauble..
Thank you very much Holly, I shall try and be worthy of it.
Apparantly I am to tell you 7 things about myself and pass the award onto 15 other bloggers who I feel deserve it.
Ok, here goes.
1) I accidentally broke a boys arm once.

2) I saw my first horror film around 30 years ago when I was 7ish, and was then hooked.

3) I once met Clive Barker in a Liverpool bookstore, and had a nice little chat.

4) I am in the process of writing a correspondence work of fiction with m'collegue Mark

5) I find writing lists about myself rather difficult.

6) Daniel Kitson makes me laugh more than any other comedian.

7) How many's that?

15 blogs who I think are great?  Thats a tricky one.  In no particular order...

1) The Guano Gallery  (not horror, just random drivel, but he's a friend and he makes me laugh as he may do to you)

2) Cavalcade of Perversions  (The encouraging, tattooed Jenn)

3) UMUSTBEBORED (Jason is a fountain of horror knowlege)

4) At The Mansion of Madness  (Has already been nominated by Holly, but he's great so why not?)

5) The Girl Who Loves Horror  (She always has a go at my terrible quizzes)

6) Krell Laboratories  (Dr. Morbius - very interesting, say no more)

7) Fly Paper Dungeon (Johnny Zombie's brilliant blog that more people should see)

8) Eternity Kidz  (Imaginative and amusing)

9) Behind The Couch (James, a prince among men)

10) Totally Jinxed (Clever, saucy Geordie)

11) Knifed In Venice (All things Roeg)

12) Strange Spanners (Strange and mind expanding)

13) Stabford Deathrage (As angry as his name suggests)

14) The Zombie Hunter (Useful advice on surviving a zombie apocalypse)

15) Set Phazers to Fun (Not much there, but he's also a friend, who needs a kick up the arse to do more - go shout at him!)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Horror - Stormhouse

The military have captured a supernatural entity, and it's trying to escape...

Horror - The Woman In Black Trailer

I've read the book, then I watched the TV adaptation, finally I went to the theatre and saw the stage play.
But I don't recall any of these things happening in any of those.

Still, doesn't look too shabby at all.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Horror - Name That Film Take 18

I've been a bit slack lately (not like that!), not keeping up with the blog.  I can only apologise dear follower.
I've been catching up on plenty of movies though. 
Night of the Demons (remake) - poor.
13 Hrs - abominable.
Burke and Hare - could've been so much better.
Night of the Eagle - fantastic.
Biutiful - depressing but couldn't tear my eyes away.
I Come With The Rain - disjointed and pretentious but very watchable.
Ringu Saishusho (not a movie, but a Ring inspired TV series) - cheap.
13 Assasins - exciting and action packed (I like Miike)
There you go, 8 reviews in less than a minute.
Now, back to business.


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