Genre fans can't fail to remember Beatrice Dalle's terrifying turn in the devastatingly brutal French flick Inside (A' L'interieur), and she also stars in the upcoming Livide from the same Directing team of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, but for me she will ever be ingrained in my mind from the 1986 movie Betty Blue. It was, and still is, a truly iconic flick and put Dalle on the movie map, and I watched my Dad's copy several times as a teenager. On April 17 she will be returning to our screens in the 2009 movie Domain.
March 10, 2012
March 8, 2012
Coming later this year from Full Moon is the latest Puppet Master movie. The 10th, believe it or not, in the series is entitled Puppet Master: Axis Rising and I have all four of the new puppets to share with you.
Director Justin McConnell's follow-up to his apocalyptic flick The Collapsed is the documentary entitled Skull World. It follows the antic of Greg Sommer, aka Skull Man, and his love of the madness that is Box Wars. The documentary is presently in post-production as McConnell works on the final cut, getting it down to feature length from the 270 hours of footage he started with.
March 7, 2012
I quite often post news about certain movies and state how excited I am about said movie. This is usually because I try and focus the majority of news content on stuff that does indeed excite me. This is most definitely the case for Tyrannosaur, which is the feature length directorial debut from Paddy Considine. More familiar in front of the screen, in movies such as Dead Man's Shoes, Submarine and Hot Fuzz, this is his first foray behind the camera.
March 6, 2012
Hitting DVD on March 27th from the terrific Vicious Circle Films is The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol. This is a flick I have been meaning to watch, unfortunately I have not had the time as of yet, but I will have a review soon. My previous viewing experience of Tommy Pistol, who plays himself, was starring opposite Joanna Angel in the Horror/Porn hybrid The XXXorcist!
March 5, 2012
AMC's The Killing, which was a remake of the Danish show Forbrydelsen, kind of lost me towards the end of its run, although I do want to re-watch it sometime as it did have a lot of promise. The show which followed the investigation into the murder of a young girl in Seattle is back on April 1st with the second season. All I can say is that I hope it does not clash with the season 2 premiere of Game of Thrones!
The Killing Season 1 hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 13th.
Some news here for the collectors among you; the 3 disc set of Troma's upcoming Father's Day has been pushed back from Easter until Father's Day (so June 12th). The reason being for this is that it has had extended successful theatrical screenings. And quite frankly what better day to release it?
Anyone else out there remember the movie that wasn't; Worst Case Scenario? Thought you might. That looked as though it could have been one hell of a decent flick, just a shame the financing fell through. Well, now the director of that, Richard Raaphorst, is back with Frankenstein's Army in which the Nazi's start messing about with the content of Dr Viktor Frankenstein's journal.
March 4, 2012
Well, I say a vampire flick with balls if the teaser, attached below, is anything to go by as The Eternal is still in development at the time of writing this. I first saw the teaser trailer a couple of years ago, give or take, and it stuck in my mind. Unfortunately I forgot the movie's name, but I did not forget the trailer; it's crisp, visceral and great to look at.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Review by Jude Felton
As a general rule I do not watch sequels without having watched the previous movie, or movies, in the series. Occasionally it happens though, and this is the case with 2010’s Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. After watching the movie though I can honestly say that I did not feel as though I was at all lost in what was going on. Saying that though, I do plan on catching up on 2007’s Elite Squad in the very near future.
The film is set in sunny Rio, but this isn’t the postcard version that is all carnivals and tourists. Instead it features a grim drug-infested and very violent world in which the dealers rule the roost; at least they think they do.
Review by Jude Felton
Infusing comedy into zombie flicks, or zombies into comedies if you prefer, have proved to be quite popular of late. Films such as Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland and Night of the Living Dorks amongst others have all tried it, and some have fared better than others. Whilst the apocalyptic nature of the undead movie can be terrifying, it does also lend itself quite comfortably to comedy. Zombies by their very nature can be exceptionally humorous. Well, I think they are anyway.
DeadHeads, from the directing team of the Brothers Pierce (Brett and Drew T.), is a movie that first came to my attention quite a while back and quickly found itself on my “to see” list. This was due in part to the fact that it had snappy artwork, but more to the fact that it did not look like a cheap and cheerful hatchet job made for a buck fifty, with no idea of what does and doesn’t work in a zombie movie. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding though, so with that in mind I slapped the disc in.