Welcome to the FTS feature that brings you a bi-weekly helping of all things horror. If you are looking for things that go bump, bite and boo be sure to click through. Read all about the latest horror news, see new trailers, and read what other bloggers are talking about.
Remember the Tarantino / Rodriguez double feature frenzy that was Grindhouse? And remember how some cool directors made a bunch of awesome fake trailers to go with it? Yes, everyone knows Machete was one of those trailers as well as Hobo With A Shotgun. Both trailers have now become full length feature films and ever since the phony previews premiered, people have been clamoring for Eli Roth to direct Thanksgiving. After initial positive assertions were made that he’d like to make the film, there was no further word on what was going on until now. Eli is confirming and I am pleased. Read the latest info on the Eli Roth Thanksgiving film.
Earlier last week the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D film was given and R rating. I was all like “well duh, of cour…wait, they’re making anothe Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie?” Yeah it seems I was completely in the dark about this one. Later, the films first poster emerged and it’s about as gruesome as you’d expect. See the poster for the new-ish Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie no one knew was in production.
Ok so Birdemic has been sitting in my Netflix queue for some time now. It’s not that I don’t want to watch it drunk with my friends, it’s just the convincing everyone else part I’m struggling with. Now that number two is so totally happening, I think a double feature is on my agenda. See the trailer and such for the most anticipated sequel OF ALL TIME Birdemic 2: The Resurrection.
Hammer Horror, now known as Hammer Films is a British horror production company that has been delighting audiences for years. With titles under it’s heading ranging everywhere from Dracula to The Woman in Black, the company is a giant institution of scares. Just this past week, Hammer released their own youtube channel! See the press release and check out the new youtube channel for Hammer Films.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Starring: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner and Erik Knudsen.
The best thing I can say is that I’ll watch it. It doesn’t look too out there and it seems to have solid acting running throughout. But if you want to sell me on a movie where you don’t want to give too much plot away you need to shove some scares or badassery my way. I didn’t collect on either with the trailer.
Directed by: Eoin Macken. Starring: Emmett J. Scanlan, Sean Stewart, Natalia Kostrzewa & Brian Fortune.
This started off alright: Monster Pictures had a sweet logo and I thought the select statistics they showed about missing persons & unreported crime set a chilling mood. Then the trailer shifts in to an all too familiar territory with it’s (hate saying this recently) found footage style camerawork. Still it finishes strong and makes me ready for more. It looks like the movie’s downfall will lie in the performances but that doesn’t push me to miss it completely.
Directed by: Jamie Bradshaw and Alexander Doulerain. Starring: Anna Abonisimova, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Mariya Ignatova.
This shit looks wild! It’s obviously not a big budget production but that isn’t stopping Branded from reaching for the stars. It’s something new and I really like that. I don’t know what to expect and I don’t want to. And it has Leelee Sobieski doing something with herself so what the hell, why now? Also, random awesome sidenote: Even though this movie doesn’t really have anything to do with it, it reminded me of the totally rad short that won an Oscar in 2010 call Logorama. Watch that shit here!
#Hold Your Breath
Directed by: Jared Cohn. Starring: Katrina Bowden and Randy Wayne.
Holy shit what the fuck is the hashtag for?? I’d only watch this to assure that everyone in it dies.
Directed by: Brian De Palma. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace and Paul Anderson.
This came out of no where. The trailer is fun, there’s a talented cast and an intriguing concept at work. I’m essentially over-fucking-joyed at all the gaillo overtones flowing throughout the trailer visually. There is still a disconnect though that’s hard to nail down but I think it is coming from the construction. There’s an unevenness and confusion about it but it’s not deterring me from the movie itself. I’m ready for a steamy sex scene Mr. De Palma!
Cinehouse has a new feature called Cinehouse of Horrors where they discuss recent goings-on in the world of terror. Check out the new Horror Round-up over @ Cinehouse.
Eat Sleep Live Films is celebrating one of my all time favorite horror directors: Dario Argento!! Read all the features on Celebrating Argento @ Eat Sleep Live Films.
The Large Association of Movie Blogs picked the badass Battle Royale for their Movie of the Month and recorded a great episode for the Lambcast podcast. Listen to the Battle Royale podact @ The Large Association of Movie Blogs.
Deep Red Rum hooked me with their recent review for a made for TV movie I hadn’t heard of called Don’t Go To Sleep. The review starts off saying “Don’t Go To Sleep might be the most disturbing TV movie of all time. This movie, which traumatized a generation of kids, would never ever ever be made for TV today.” If that doesn’t intriguing you, I’m not sure what will. Read the review for Don’t Go to Sleep @ Deep Red Rum.
Top 10 Films is doing what they do best with another top 10 list. This time they’re lending their expertise to slasher films! Read the list of the Top 10 Slasher films over @ Top 10 Films.
The Movie Waffler has a whole slew of posts dedicated to showing off beautiful poster art for all of Alfred Hitchcock’s films throughout the decades. See the collection of Hitchcock movie posters @ The Movie Waffler.
By: Alexis Wajsbrot
This is so good! It’s based on an urban legend that I actually wrote a short story about in high school. It centers around a lone babysitter watching a child on a stormy night. I’d rather not ruin anything from the short because it’s a delightful must-watch little flick. It takes it’s precious minutes seriously and gets right to crafting the suspense. I’m sort of obsessed with urban legends and I’d love to see this as a full length feature.
Send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be sure to get to it!