It may be complete and utter madness, but this year I’ve decided to start with a “retrospective” theme again. Last year was Wes Craven, but this year I’m focusing on horror films based on the works of Stephen King … which is likely to get very, very painful since so few of them are great.
Man oh man. I finally caught Splinter the other day due to my friend Carl’s recommendation and HOLYCRAP WAS IT AWESOME. It’s about a couple who gets kidnapped by an ex-con – only to end up trapped inside a gas station by the craziest parasite ever put on film. I mean, this thing is BRUTAL.
Joining the list of horror movies that are a whole lotta fun is James Gunn’s Slither, which combines laughs with over-the-top special F/X that rival even Cronenberg’s grossest creations. Michael Rooker stars as Grant Grant (ha!), the wealthiest man in small town whose hot wife, Starla, is the envy of everyone else, in particular police
I thoroughly enjoyed Adam Green’s Hatchet, and I was really looking forward to seeing the sequel – especially because of all the “banned from theaters” controversy – but also because, HELLO: Tony Todd rules. Unfortunately, Hatchet II didn’t quite live up to the hype. [SPOILERS] It started out really strong, picking up right where the first movie ended with
It’s October! Which means it’s time for 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days. Last year I did a post every day on about a horror movie I own, but this time I’m gonna mix it up with stuff I own and stuff I’m watching on DVD. First up – Offspring, which I checked out on
Due to a serious of very fortunate events, I got to see Lucky McKee’s The Woman – which I had been DYING to view since its Sundance controversy. Anytime you have a guy blowing up after a screening saying, “This is degradation of women, in the absolute way…I would say this film outta be confiscated,
More horror-vertising! This one is by a Dutch Animal Rights group. Pretty gruesome, yeah? Man, why don’t we have advertising like this? Check out the stills over on Animal also. (Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)