Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm was one of my favorite movies of 2015. Who am I kidding, it’s one of my favorite movies of the last ten years. It’s a the demonic, heavy-metal horror movie I’ve always needed in my life. So, of course I’m incredibly pumped about his follow up, Guns Akimbo. If you saw photos going around the internet of Daniel Radcliffe with guns bolted to his hands, that’s where those images came from. And now, finally, we have a trailer, and it looks insane in the best possible way.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Gillie Klabin’s gonzo indie sci-fi film, The Wave, opens with Frank (Justin Long). Celebrating a big work win, and because he hates his home life, he goes out for a weekday night of drinking with his pal Jeff (Donald Faison). They have some drinks, meet some nice ladies, Theresa (Sheila Vand) and Natalie (Katia Winter), and wind up at a party where Frank takes a mystery drug from a mystery man (Tommy Flanagan). Always a good choice. Then things go off the rails. Frank comes unstuck in time, bounces in an out of hallucinatory fits, screws up his marriage, screws up his job, and maybe robs a drug dealer, he’s not entirely sure. You know, an average Tuesday.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
A new André Øvredal movie is always going to be worth getting excited over. The Trollhunter and Autopsy of Jane Doe filmmaker already has his Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follow up, Mortal, in the works, and it looks like a perfect fit in the director’s canon. And a nice treat for horror fans. Check out the partially-in-English trailer below.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Deep sea creature features tend to take a lot of guff for trying to be Alien but wet. I, for one, have zero problem with that. Space is hazardous, and the deepest reaches of our terrestrial oceans are equally harrowing in many of the same ways. So if movies like Leviathan and Deep Star Six (people often throw in The Abyss to concoct a trilogy, but James Cameron’s movie is in a whole other stratosphere) want to make shitty Alien-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea riffs, I am here for that. Director William Eubank’s Underwater definitely falls into this category, and it’s precisely as shitty and awesome as I wanted it to be.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Written by Joe Hill, who just so happens to be the son of horror legend Stephen King, Locke & Key is one of the best comics in recent memory, horror or otherwise. It’s also been a cursed project in terms of adaptations. But finally, against all odds, and after an absurd number of tries, it’s coming to Netflix and this new trailer looks incredible.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
January has a reputation as being a dumping ground, a place where studios toss movies that didn’t turn out as well as anticipated. We see a lot of films that have been delayed or plagued by interference from overzealous executives or that have been endlessly tinkered with because they just don’t quite work and the studio hopes to recoup at least a little bit of their investment. But it’s also a time where we often find some cool horror and genre movies, and 2020 is no exception. I’m looking forward to Nicolas Pesce’s The Grudge, the Richard Stanley/Nicolas Cage take on Lovecraft’s The Color Out of Space, and Oz Perkins’ Gretel & Hansel, which just dropped another creepy new trailer.