I found the inspiration for Edgar Wright’s fake movie trailer DON’T…here is the trailer for ’80s B Movie The Burning:
But here is Edgar’s…far funnier.
Holy mother, that was hardcore, but in an incredibly subtle way that I wasn’t expecting. Except for those last ten minutes, they were hardly subtle. I watched the end with my hand over my mouth, I audibly gasped. That ending…I had a feeling it was going to happen the whole way through it but honestly didn’t think it would. Anyway, no spoilers…that was an excellent film.
What is it? Excision…
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
Sharp, funny, disgusting, intriguing and tender.
Great supporting cast includes John Waters, Malcolm McDowell and Matthew Gray Gubler, but the lead from AnnaLynne McCord was amazing. I’ve never seen her in anything else and when I heard she was in 90210 I couldn’t believe it! However, top performance has to go to Traci Lords, this woman is a damn fine actress and needs to be in more mainstream films she has the freaking talent.
Anyway great film, stunning visuals.
As many of you take down your Halloween decorations and put away your scary films for another year, it just carries on for me.
Watching some Criminal Minds in these bad-ass PJs…
Eating Halloween sweets…
From a haunted house…
Listening to some ghostly tunes…
It never ends, hope you’re doing the same!
The Lords of Salem gave me what I like to call “The Prometheus Effect”. I’m still completely unsure of what I really thought of Rob Zombie’s latest film, and I know it will probably need a second viewing…but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to do that either. Anyhow! Check out my jumbled thoughts on HorrorTalk here.
A first glimpse at the Evil Dead remake has surfaced online via Entertainment Weekly and I’m unsurprisingly bored by it. Looks far too CGI for my liking, reminds of the new Freddy in the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street.
And even less surprisingly, the new poster for the remake of Carrie fills me with a sick sense of dread that I am becoming used to these days. You’d honestly take this:
I’m not going to bitch and whine, who knows until we see them, they might be decent. But looking at all this just reminds me how the good the originals were, maybe this will introduce a new batch of people to some great classics. It is the season, let’s get them out for the 100th viewing eh?
Next week is a busy, busy film week and that makes a happy Charlotte.
First up I should be seeing Paranormal Activity 4. Scoff all you want, I like this kind of shit. I’d rather have these each year than a man pulling his intestines through his nose a la Saw. Too many people are quick to rip on these films but it’s good cheesy fun and that’s what horror should be about sometimes, y’know? Not saying this looks that great but if there’s some decent jumps and I’ll be happy.
Now, we’re getting to the good stuff! Next week will see the start of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and they’re playing a film I’ve been anticipating for a while, American Mary. The Soska Twins are back and this looks creepy and intriguing, I was so glad to see it on the list of films for this year’s festival. Check out the trailer below.
The day after, Rue Morgue is presenting a night of horror with the British film, Inbred which looks gory, sick and twisted so that should be up my ally.
More you say? Ok then, a few days after that I will be going to see the documentary My Amityville Horror, where Daniel Lutz for the first time on camera, recounts his experience of living in the Amityville house and the terror it caused his family.
This is actually me holding back. I could have also gone to see Grabbers,the Irish monster movie, but I decided I can’t really afford that. Also, Simon Pegg’s last film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, is playing on the last day of the festival so it depends on my work schedule for that one. All in all though, this is a DAMN fine time of year for horror and I couldn’t be happier!
If you’re in Toronto, check out the festival listings here and get yourself a ticket…or five…
You know what looks like a bad-ass horror film fest? This year’s Abertoir Film Festival.
I’ve just had a look through their lineup, which was announced today, and I could see myself sat down for everything they’re showing. It’s a great mix of old and new films, some super interesting looking seminars and Q&A’s.
Some stuff that jumped out at me was their seminar “Horrible History of Italian Horror”, Todd Browning’s The Unknown with live organ accompaniment, Gavin Baddley’s talk “The Horror! The Horror?” on what makes a horror movie a horror movie and then there’s a Q&A for The Beyond and Nightbreed.
Film wise you’ll know I’m super intrigued by American Mary so that would definitely be on my list along with John Dies at the End, Sleep Tight and an interesting little film called True Love.
They even start the festival with a screening of The Shining so you know you’re in for a treat here.
The festival runs from Tuesday 6th November to Sunday the 11th November. More info is here at their website.