Mean, nasty, bloody, violent, funny, vicious, unexpected, twisted, vengeful…I don’t know, I’m trying to collect words that will make you want to watch the crazy new Russian action film Why Don’t You Just Die!. That’s my goal here, to get you to watch this damn movie.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A funny thing happens when you make a movie about fighting and actually cast people who know how to fight, the fighting looks good. Such is the case for writer/director/star Vincent Soberano’s Blood Hunters, AKA Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids. That’s the good news. The less good news is that’s basically all the film has going for it.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Adam Bolt’s new documentary, Human Nature, watches a bit like prequel to dystopian science fiction. His cameras tells of the rise of CRISPR. What is CRISPR, you might ask? Don’t worry, the film explains that. The acronym stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. What it is, is a revolutionary new development in genetic manipulation, one that has epic, sprawling, far-reaching implications across numerous fields.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’ upcoming horror mind-bender, Antebellum, is one of our most anticipated movies of 2020. It’s looks strange and twisted and terrifying and full of big ideas and concerns. And this new trailer does nothing to dispel our enthusiasm. Check it out below.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Rose Dooley (Maeve Higgins) has a special talent, she can communicate with the spirit world. But after a tragic accident took her similarly gifted, paranormal-investigator father from her as a child, she chose to shun her abilities. Instead, she subsists as a driving instructor in a small Irish town, deflecting constant supernatural requests from locals. All that changes, however, when washed up one-hit-wonder Christian Winter (Will Forte) attempts to call forth evil forces to resurrect his career and, in the process, possess a young girl to serve as a virgin sacrifice. With nowhere to turn, the girl’s frantic father, Martin Martin (Barry Ward), himself tormented by the bitter ghost of his dead wife, turns to Rose, who, nurturing a serious crush, decides to pitch in and help.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Matthew Pope’s Blood on Her Name drops us right into the middle of a situation we don’t fully understand and forces us to cobble together the puzzle. We see a battered woman, a pool of blood, a wrench, a body. And for the rest of the movie, we’re left to cobble together various bits and shards. Only just when we think we have an idea, we’re handed a new corner piece that changes the image completely.
People often complain about zombie movies. To be fair, there are a lot of trash zombie movies to wade through. But there’s a reason we keep looking, because when they’re good, they can be great. Once in a while a film comes along and reminds us what can be done within the subgenre confines and breathes a bit of new life into the walking dead. Think Train to Busan, Girl With All the Gifts, or The Night Eats the World, among others. By all accounts, Jeff Barnaby’s First Nations horror tale, Blood Quantum, is one such film. It’s finally getting a release, so check out the red band trailer.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman. For horror kids growing up in the 1990s, these were five of the most terrifying words you could here. Who among us didn’t gaze into a dimly lit mirror, say the name four times, and hesitate with a shiver before we squeaked out the fifth? We have a new Candyman on the way from producer Jordan Peele and director Nia DaCosta, and thus far, things have been kept relatively under wraps. But now the first trailer is here and it’s terrifying.
One of my most anticipated upcoming movies is the gonzo Russian action flick, Why Don’t You Just Die! It played a few festivals and folks who have similar proclivities in this particular cinematic arena haven’t stopped raving about it. Well, it’s finally getting a release and there’s a new trailer. If you’re into bonkers, brutal, bloody action, this looks like the movie for you.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Becoming a stepparent can be difficult and awkward. Especially when the kids in question blame you for their mother’s suicide. And when your childhood was marked by being the only survivor of a doomsday cult led by your father. And when you’re either losing your mind or being tormented sinister forces. Told you, it’s tricky.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Knights, monsters, puppet beheadings… you had me at puppet beheadings, The Green Knight. Director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story) once again teams with A24. This time for a fantasy epic based on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. And this first trailer looks as fantastic as that sounds.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Joe Begos’ VFW feels like it crawled out of a grimy, urine-soaked 1980s gutter. And I mean that in the best possible way. This mutant-punks-versus-grizzled-war-vets opus is so dirty and sweaty it practically has a smell. Think the scummy, hungover offspring of Assault on Precinct 13. Again, this is all good.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Now that the Oscars are in the rearview (yay, Parasite), we can return our attention to our regularly scheduled programming: ultra-violent international genre cinema. To that end, here is the trailer for South Korean director Park Hoon-jung’s The Witcher: Subversion. (Or The Witch: Part 1—The Subversion if you prefer.)
In case you missed it, the Oscars were last night. Hollywood celebrated itself at the 92nd annual Academy Awards and, for the most part, it was fine.
Friday, February 7, 2020
If you’re familiar with this website, you already know damn well that a DTV action movie starring Randy Couture, Billy Zane, Danny Trejo, and, for some reason, Dr. Drew, is very, very, very in our wheelhouse. So without further ado, here’s the trailer for Final Kill, it’s…exactly what it looks like.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
A Saw film written, produced, and starring Chris Rock, three years after the last film (and ten years after the one before), sounds like a weird proposition. But it’s happening, and what’s more, the first trailer for Spiral: From the Book of Saw looks really damn good. Check out that and an awesome new poster below.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) used to live his life a quarter-mile at a time, but now he has a secret love baby, so apparently that’s off the table. For a moment anyway. As illustrated by the trailer for F9, the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, the allure of going vroom vroom and ignoring the laws of physics will always win.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m pretty damn into this idea. Hear me out. There’s a possibility—in reality, I assume it’s a very, very, very remote possibility—that the Safdie Brothers, Josh and Bennie, the directors of Uncut Gems and Good Time, could make a Pee-Wee Herman movie. And it weirdly makes a lot of sense to me, and sounds awesome.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Sometimes a movie is very much my shit, as the kids probably don’t say anymore. That certainly appears to be the case with Sadistic Intentions. It has everything: romance, murder, metal, and Larry Fessenden. What else do you need? Check out the trailer below.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Now this, this is the stuff. Back in 2018, Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto back-to-backed us with pummeling action saga The Night Comes for Us and the Raimi-esque demonic creeper May the Devil Take You. It was a hell of a one-two punch. While that first one hasn’t yielded a sequel (fingers crossed, fingers crossed so damn hard), in 2020, Tjahjanto delivers May the Devil Take You Too, and that’s pretty rad. Now we have a trailer that should start horror fans salivating. Check it out below.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
'Guns Akimbo' Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Teams With 'Deathgasm' Director For This Insane Looking Movie
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.
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.