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Nothing kicks off baseball season better than rage zombie infected gore-fest horror movies. Peelers looks to scratch that itch with some violent, blood soaked, strip club horror. Take a look at the synopsis below and the exclusive clips along with the trailer. Review also on the way!
From Sevé Schelenz, director of Skew, comes the gooey, gory instant classic Peelers premiering on VOD this March.
Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko and Madison J. Loos star in “a pretty damn fun trip” (Dread Central) that ‘’any horror fan is going to love from start to finish” (HEAVY Magazine).
Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club, turns into a blood bath. With time running out, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to try and put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.
Peelers, directed by Sevé Schelenz and written by Lisa DeVita, available On Demand March 28 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Is it too late this evening for another trailer? No? Well then take a peek at Unhinged. A remake (wasn’t I just msing about remakes?) of the 1982 film by the same name. As all of you are aware, the 1980s generated literally hundreds of slasher films, many of which are not well known to film fans of that era let alone you up and comers. Lets see if 2017 can be a bit kinder this hidden gem. Oh, and believe it or not, you can pick up the original on DVD at Amazon.
Here is the summary of the new iteration…
Plot: Melissa and her three American bridesmaids decide to take the English back roads whilst travelling to her wedding in the countryside. On the way, a deadly secret forces the girls to be stranded in the woods. They discover a house, occupied by Miss Perkins, who promises to look after them until they find help. Little do the girls know, a dark evil lurks in and around the grounds of the house. Only when the girls come face to face with ‘it’ will they truly discover what real horror is…
The cast includes; Kate Greer (Neighbours, Fox Trap), Lucy-Jane Quinlan (Cage, The Cutting Room), Becky Fletcher (Fox Trap, Lucifer’s Night), Lorena Andrea (Papillon, The House on Elm Lake), Michelle Archer (12 Deaths of Christmas), Louisa Warren, Faye Goodwin and more.
Unhinged is Dan Allen’s directorial feature debut and is currently in final stages of post production, having shot in England September 2016.
Unhinged has signed a distribution deal with 88 Films and ITN Distribution for world wide sales, set for a September 2017 DVD/VOD release.
As many of you are aware (or not aware), I have little problem with studios remaking, rebooting, reviving or re-imagining existing IPs. The problem I have is that too often they are either disjointed, poorly written or simply fail to conjure the essence of what made the original so noteworthy. Mix that with the annoying Hollywood habit of showing far too much of a film in the trailers and my response is lackluster at best. (Wanna see a well made trailer? Click here)
Today a new trailer for Universal’s newest attempt at The Mummy dropped. Needless to say it looks like a the standard summer tent-pole film. Big name actor, lots and lots of CG and a trailer that gives away so much of the story that you could probably show up thirty minutes late to the theater and still have little difficulty picking up the plot.
Still… I’m cautiously optimistic about this one due to the fact that I really want to see Universal’s monster-verse work. Casting Sofia Boutella as the Mummy is also a really cool idea. Take a gander at the trailer and let me know what you think.
Wow. I have to admit that I was lukewarm on the idea of a remake. Stephen King’s book is terrifying and complex and barely came across on the first iteration. Even with the amazing performance of Tim Curry as Pennywise.
So imagine my surprise when the first trailer for IT (2017) came out and just blew me away. We’ve yet to really see or hear Bill Skarsgård play the homicidal clown, but I have to admit… they have my attention.
A Netflix original film that is far better than you could ever expect.
Set in what can only be assumed is a near future, the story revolves around American troops who come under contact with apparitions of dead soldiers. Naturally standard light armor and infantry weapons do little against an enemy that is ethereal, so the military brings in a key scientist to study the phenomenon and develop so way to effectively defeat the new enemy.
For a movie that was initially to have a theatrical release, only to be delayed several times before ending up on Netflix, Spectral is surprisingly good. I’ll caution you that it is a full blown war film that feels very much like any number of console shooter games such as Call of Duty, but behind the endless grim battle sequences is a fun supernatural/science fiction story.
With some decent acting and a third act reveal that was not only cool but surprising, I found my self thoroughly enjoying this film. Take a peek and let me know in the comments what you think. You shouldn’t be terribly disappointed.
Produced by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring), Lights Out is full length horror film inspired by a 2-minute short film created by Jason F. Sandburg. Apparently Wan was so impressed by the short film he helped Sandburg develop it into a full length film.
According to an io9 article on the film:
They asked Sandberg, who made the short film with his wife in their apartment, to come to Hollywood and make the feature as his directorial debut. He admits it was scary to walk into the set with so much power, but Wan said horror is the rare genre where that’s not just okay, it’s encouraged.
Not only is that awesome, but awe inspiring. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
If you’re in the market for a midnight short movie you are in luck. Flesh Eating Film Reels was a staple on HBO for years. Its brilliant, fun and way ahead of its time. Hope you enjoy.
Described as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre meets House of 1000 Corpses , Betrothed is an upcoming hostage horror film from Jim Lane, director of Deadly Famous.
The official synopsis:
A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Now Audra West finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert, and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous clan. As a determined detective conducts a frantic search, Audra realizes the only way to survive is to escape. But even if she could get away, almost two hundred miles of desert lies between her and help.
Jim Lane directs from a script by Jeff D. Rosenberg. Greg Munsell, Carole Vesely, and Marie Lemelle produce. The film also stars Mikayla Gibson, Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds, Circus of the Dead), Trae Ireland (13/13/13), Omar Gooding (Barbershop), Reatha Grey (Chocolate City), Joey Bell, David Brown, Elizabeth Castillo, Jamie B.Cline, Adam Dunnells, and Bunny Gibson (Creepshow III).
VOD release date is scheduled for July 16th.