Bela Lugosi DRACULA Poster From Mondo

The guys over at Mondo are fucking brilliant. They never cease to amaze me, and seem to get better with each poster that they release. Here is their newest design, a Dracula poster featuring the one and only Bela Lugosi in his most famous role. Unfortunately they're all sold out already, so if you want one you'll have to go check out eBay and probably pay a ridiculous amount of money. But go check out their official website anyway, and see all of the awesome posters they're released over the years. And look forward to more Universal Monsters posters as we head into 2012.


THE LAST OF US (PS3) Trailer And Details

Give me any sort of post-disaster, survival story and I will be all over it. Movies, games, books you name it.  Fallout, Resident Evil, The Last Man on Earth, Mad Max, The Road are all favorites of mine. I don't know why but I've always loved these kind of survival horror, against the odds type of stories. This new game THE LAST OF US from Naughty Dog looks like it's going to be a combination of all of the above, so of course I am fucking excited and glad that I chose a PS3 over an X-Box 360. The trailer which you will find below, was revealed a couple of weeks back as Naughty Dog's new project. The trailer was revealed, but that was all. No storyline or other details, although just by watching the trailer it's pretty easy to see what the game will be about. But just in case, here are the latest details released by Naughty Dog.

"Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague. Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. 
Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US."

UPDATE: Here are the latest story details I've snagged courtesy of DreadCentral -

The world presented in The Last of Us takes place 20 years after an apocalyptic event has made civilization slowly fall apart.

 - The story begins in one of the last remaining military sanctioned quarantine zones where martial law is in effect and every preventive measure is being taken to prevent its collapse.
 - Joel is introduced in this quarantine zone as a man in his late 40's who has taken on a hardened exterior from the brutal events that occur in the new world. Joel works within the city doing any jobs that pay good money, and his latest assignment is to smuggle a 14-year-old girl out of the city.
 - Ellie is the 14-year-old girl in question, and she has never ventured outside of the quarantined walls of the city. Ellie is raised in an orphanage with many other kids, and she constantly gets into trouble.
 - The duo are soon discovered outside of the quarantine zone, and Joel is marked as a enemy of the military. Since reentering the city is no longer an option, the two set off to find one of Joel's friends that may watch over the girl for him in the outside world.
 - The outside world presented in The Last of Us imagines and closely imitates a world that has been forgotten by man and reclaimed by nature. Busy cities have now been taken over by vegetation, wildlife and other forms of nature.

Check out the official website for more videos and downloads.


SECONDS APART (2011) Review

Directed by: Antonio Negret
Starring: Orlando Jones, Edmund Entin, Gary Entin

I've always found identical twins to be a little creepy. But add some psychic powers into the mix and they can be downright scary. This is the case in SECONDS APART.

Seth and Jonah are identical twins born just seconds apart. They both possess an amazing and dangerous ability. Telepathy. While working on a project, things begin to spiral out of control for the twins when their classmates start dying in mysterious circumstances, and one especially sharp and intuitive cop suspects them. The pressure from the police officer and the addition of a love interest finally gets too much and the twins find themselves fighting against each other.

When it comes to movies involving telepathic abilities, the odds always seem very unbalanced and this is why the characters with these abilities have to have some sort of limitations. In this case the full power of their telepathy can only be brought forth when the twins are together. When pressure and jealousy divides these two boys, that is when things start falling apart.
The story isn't very original. Mysterious deaths and a smart cop hot on the trail of the killers, but still I thought this movie was a great attempt at a telepathic horror film. In fact I don't think I've enjoyed one of these telepathic horrors this much since I first saw Carrie.
One of my favorite aspects was the decision to use real twins in the lead roles, rather than a single actor playing two separate characters. This allows a wider variety of camera shots and scene construction. And the twins actually did a pretty decent job too.

The movie starts out with a bit of excitement and holds your attention pretty well for the first portion, but then it sort of slows down a bit in the middle. Thankfully toward the end it picks up again and it finishes with a great twist. There aren't any really scares or shocks here, it's more of a thriller/mystery but it does a better than decent job and it is certainly something worth watching.

PROMETHEUS Official Teaser Trailer Revealed

Finally!! I am so fucking pumped for this movie. In fact I'm so excited for PROMETHEUS that I'm just going to let the official teaser trailer do all the talking. Check it out below courtesy of ShockTillYouDrop.

Synopsis: Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

PROMETHEUS hits theatres June 8th 2012.

5 Of The Best: Movies Of 2011

2011 wasn't exactly the best cinematic year and although I didn't see anywhere near all the films I would have like to, most of what I did see was pretty disappointing. Nevertheless here are my top 5 choices, 5 movies that rocked my socks off in 2011 -

The links to the full reviews are in the titles.


"This film is about Audrey and her brother Marcus. When they were children their parents were killed by some burglars in a horrific break-in. So as a result they were sent to the Saint Michael's Orphanage. Soon after Audrey is adopted by the policeman who saved them. Marcus has been very violent (understandably) because of what happened when they were younger. He is left behind and made to wear a mask by the Nuns who work at the orphanage because of his destructive behavior. Flash forward and now Audrey herself works at the orphanage. But Marcus is hell bent on getting his revenge on those who he thinks treated him wrong. Nobody is safe, including his sister who he thinks abandoned him. Let the blood bath ensue"

My favorite slasher of the year, although Chromeskull would be a close second. A great independent horror movie and the gore and practical effects are phenomenal.

STAKE LAND (review)

"Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden"

Like Zombieland meets The Road. But with lots of vampires and religious nuts and no irritating Jesse Eisenberg.

THE DEAD (review)

"When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. On the run in a hostile and inhospitable parched landscape, where sudden death lurks around every sun-burnished corner, Murphy has to use his wits and ingenuity if he is to get home alive to his family."

The best zombie movie I've seen since the original Night of the Living Dead. Period.


"An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town"

A serial killer movie with a difference, and a filming style you will either love or hate.

SNOWTOWN (review)

"Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder"

These are in no particular order, but I can tell you that this is my personal favorite movie of the year across any genre. The most powerful, disturbing and bleak movie of 2011.



Directed by: Steven Quale
Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Tony Todd

I'm not ashamed to say that I love the FINAL DESTINATION franchise. I guess it's one of my guilty pleasures. I know that they are all basically the same movie with different characters and different death scenes, but I just find them so enjoyable and satisfying. So obviously I was really looking forward to the fifth installation, although I wasn't too keen on the 3D aspect. Luckily I had a chance to see it in regular old 2D, and I loved it.

I guess I don't really need to go into too much detail about the story because as I said they all have the same basic plot. Every movies starts off with somebody having a vision, which then leads to themselves and their friends avoiding a huge disaster. In this case it's a bridge collapse while a group of colleagues are taking a trip to a business retreat. The remainder of the movie then follows these survivors as they try (and usually fail) to survive. Death doesn't like being cheated.
In this case however, the storyline is given a bit of a twist when these survivors realise that they can save themselves by killing somebody else in their place.

FINAL DESTINATION 5 was obviously made for 3D. There are things constantly flying toward the camera, but even watching it in 2D was fine for me. The acting is what you'd expect, not great but not too bad to frustrate or piss you off. The death scenes are over the top of course and somewhat unbelievable but there are plenty off inventive uses of environment as always and a few suspenseful moments where you expect something to happen but it doesn't. But the one part of this movie that made it (for me at least) the best of the franchise was the ending. It's clever, unexpected and cool how it brings the whole franchise full circle. I hope that's not too much of a spoiler..

Anyway. FINAL DESTINATION 5 is exactly what you'd expect, nothing more, nothing less. If you're a fan of the previous instalments then you will enjoy this. If you haven't liked any of the other films then you will probably want to stay away.


SNOWTOWN (2011) Review

Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris

I actually saw this movie way back in May when it first came out in theatres here in Australia, but for some strange reason I have neglected to post a review of it yet. Since I'm trying to cram in as many more 2011 reviews before the end of the year I thought now is as good a time as any. Fortunately this isn't the kind of film which is easily forgotten.

In case you're not familiar with the true story on which this is based, I will briefly fill you in. On the 20th of May 1999, eight bodies were found in barrels of acid inside a disused bank building in Snowtown, South Australia. This eventually led to the discovery of a further four bodies and the subsequent arrest and conviction of four people for their part in the murders. This movie tells the story of how the bodies ended up there.
But it tells so much more than just that.

Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. John moves from the role of Jamie's protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends.  (IMDb)

I can honestly say that SNOWTOWN is the most powerful and disturbing film I have seen all year. It will either have you totally immersed and riveted to your seat, or you will find yourself walking out of the theatre (as many did). The violent scenes are few and far between, but when they happen they are gruesome and hit with the force of a sledgehammer. But the violence is not the aspect which has the most impact. It is the relationship between Jamie Vlassakis (Pittaway) and John Bunting (Henshall) which at first starts off very paternal and friendly before growing darkly sinister and twisted. Bunting slowly leads Jamie into his world of bigotry and righteousness before revealing his homicidal plans. Jamie then finds himself struggling with Bunting's ideals (which seem to have some kind of a moral base) and his own conscience.

SNOWTOWN is beautifully shot, perfectly written and every single actor plays their part perfectly. What's extraordinary is that almost all of the cast were effectively taken off the street with no prior acting experience. And amazingly this is director Justin Kurzel's debut feature film.
There is no doubt that this movie will have some kind of impact on every one of its viewers and will stay lodged in your mind long after it has been seen. This is both a recommendation and a warning.


Directed by: Adam Wingard
Starring: AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg

A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE may sound like a cheesy slasher flick or an over the top torture movie, but I can assure you that it is miles away from either. Instead you will find yourself descending into a lonely, cold and desperate character piece with a dynamic presentation and a simple but incredibly well executed story.

Two main stories make up the bulk of the film, with a third being the glue which binds them together. First we have the story of Garrick Turrel, a prolific serial killer who has just escaped police custody and continues his murder spree as he makes his way through back-roads and lonely highways to his ex-girlfriend.
Next we have Sarah's story. Sarah is Garrick's ex whom after ending their relationship is trying to get on with her life as best she can. She regularly attends AA meetings to help cope with her alcoholism, and it is at these meetings that she meets and begins a relationship with the kindhearted Kevin.
Thirdly is the area in between. Every now and then we see flashbacks of Sarah's life with Garrick and we find out why Sarah is so screwed up.
I won't say anymore, because honestly I think the less you know bout the movie, the better.

At first I found the story a little confusing and difficult to follow, because it chops and changes between current happenings and flashbacks so often and sometimes seamlessly. But eventually I settled into a groove and it all went pretty smoothly after that.
Obviously the movie has put style above substance when it comes to the more violent scenes, with most murders actually happening off screen. But I actually felt that this worked well and fit in with the whole mood of the film. And speaking of style, the camera work is one aspect of this movie which will definitely divide viewers. You'll love it or hate it, there really is no middle ground. I personally loved it. It's deliberately shaky and often moves in and out of focus, and for the most part it seems as though a stranger is filming these characters from outside a window or behind the bushes. It is intimate yet somehow detached at the same time. I thought it worked extremely well, but I know a lot of people will find it terrible.
Still on the subject of style I have to comment on the sound and color grading, both of which I loved and both of which fit the whole desolate mood perfectly.

All of the actors played their parts perfectly. AJ Bowen was especially great as Garrick, and the contrast between the scenes of his sinister side and his more loving side while with Sarah is both frightening and powerful. Amy Seimetz and Joe Swanberg as Sarah and Kevin were also great, and their more personal intimate scenes were very organic and believable.

If you're looking for a lazy horror film which requires zero thinking and unfolds effortlessly before you, then look elsewhere. But if you want a dark and disturbing thriller which will challenge you and leave you feeling satisfied then I highly recommend this.



Well the inevitable has finally happened. After being initially banned in multiple countries THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 (FULL SEQUENCE) is now available 100% uncut and 100% legal!
It's available from Bounty Films to rent for $5.99 or purchase for only $14.99.
Unfortunately it isn't available in all countries (including the U.S) but if you are in Australia or the U.K then you are in luck! So go check it out in all of it's original full length glory!

PROMETHEUS Official Poster

PROMETHEUS is probably the number one movie I am really looking forward to next year, and I know a lot of people feel the same way. Everything has me excited. The premise, the Alien connection, all of the stills I've seen and especially the leaked trailer. Now we have a slick looking poster for you to feast your eyes upon courtesy of Horror-movies.ca.

Synopsis“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”

Look for it in theatres June 8th 2012.


Tobe Hooper MIDNIGHT MOVIE Book Review

Earlier in the year I read Wes Craven's first (and so far only) foray into the world of novels, and I was pleasantly surprised. Now I've read the debut novel of yet another legendary filmmaker, Tobe Hooper.
Actually the book is actually a shared project, co-written by Alan Goldsher, but whatever. Here goes.

"The good news: Director Tobe Hooper has been invited to speak at a screening of 'Destiny Express,' a movie he wrote and directed as a teenager, but that hasn't seen the light of day in decades. And Hooper's fans are ecstatic. 
The bad news: 'Destiny Express' proves to be a killer . . . literally. As the death toll mounts, Tobe embarks on a desperate journey to understand the film's thirty-year-old origins—and put an end to the strange epidemic his creation has set in motion."

MIDNIGHT MOVIE opens with Tobe Hooper (yes he is one of the characters in the book as well as the author) receiving a mysterious phone call, inviting him down to Texas for a very special screening of Destiny Express. Destiny Express is a film Tobe made as a teenager, and even though he doesn't know how this strange caller got their hands on it, he agrees to attend the screening, which takes place at a tiny, shitty little bar as a part of the SXSW festival. 
All goes relatively well and when the screening is over Tobe goes home. But that's when some really fucked up shit starts to happen. A string of meth lab explosions, people fucking themselves to death, zombies and blue pussy juice. The whole country begins to fall apart at the seams, and where can all of this be traced back to? The screening of Destiny Express. Soon enough Tobe Hooper and friends realise they need to find a way to undo the mess caused by his movie, before it's too late.

For a first time author, this book is pretty damn decent. It's written in a very easy to follow conversational style, and rather than just being a single long narration it's actually presented from multiple view points and in multiple formats. Some paragraphs are presented as news stories, others are text messages or emails, there are diary entries and even Blogger and Twitter posts. Admittedly some of the news articles don't seem very professionally written, but they work well enough to get their point across. And it helps that Tobe is writing about characters he knows (himself, film critics and fans) and subjects he's familiar with (horror film). Some times, particularly at the start of the book it seems that Mr Hooper may be talking himself up a fair bit, but honestly I think the man responsible for the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre can be forgiven for that.

With stories that are told from multiple points of view, I often find myself getting bored with one character's chapter and praying that it finishes so that I can get back to the more interesting character. With MIDNIGHT MOVIE however, I found all of this chopping and changing between characters and formats kept me reading because it was ALL interesting.
This novel isn't a revelation, it won't change your life. But it is an easy and fun read and will appeal to fans of old school horror for sure.

I also thought it was worth mentioning that I actually read this on my Kindle. I'm not sure about the physical book, but the ebook has a 'bonus material' section at the end, which is an interview with Tobe Hooper. It's actually an interesting read and explains that some elements in the novel are actually based on reality. Not the zombies and blue pussy juice of course, but you can read it yourself and you'll see what I mean.


Upcoming Horror Movies 2012 - Part 2

Here are another 10 upcoming movies to look out for next year, As with the last list, it's a mixed bag containing 3D films, book & videogame adaptations and a couple of sequels. Hopefully you can all find something to look forward to.


The 'scariest movie of 2012' has me really excited. I just hope it doesn't disappoint because that's a pretty big claim to make especially at this early point. But after seeing all of the stills and the trailer I do have faith that this will be great movie even if it doesn't scare the shit out of me.
SIX DEGREES OF HELL is directed by Joe Raffa, written by Harrison Smith and stars Corey Feldman, Jill Whelan, Brian Anthony Wilson, Joe Raffa, David J. Bonner, Brian Gallagher, Nicole Cinaglia, Ashley Sumner and more. Expect an October 2012 release.

Synopsis: Six individuals are caught up in a supernatural perfect storm as an evil lays claim to one of them while threatening to tear apart the soul of a small Pennsylvania town.


The original REC was a fantastic movie in my opinion and REC 2 was a great follow up. Hopefully bringing the series out of the apartment building will bring an entirely new angle to it. REC 3: GENESIS is due out in Spain on March 30 2012. 

Synopsis: “The original REC crew are back, ready to submit their ensemble cast to another fight for survival against the zombie infection. This time to the backdrop of an original soundtrack. The new chapter will see the film “open up” by using a more traditional cinematographic style. However, the film’s roots have not been forgotten, and viewers will still be immersed in the action watching certain events unfold through the eye of the video camera. The action in REC 3 GENESIS encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experienced.
The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future, REC 4 Apocalypse.“


Synopsis: As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on.

This remake is said to be more faithful to the book "We Can Remember it For You Wholesale" than the original and a lot different to the original film. Len Wiseman is directing. Stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale,  Jessica Biel & Bill Nighy. Expect to see it in theatres August 2012.


Synopsis: Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

I've always been a fan of the Silent Hill games (well most of them) and I thought that the first movie was pretty well done, but it was still a bit disappointing compared to the games. Hopefully this sequel (loosely based on the game Silent Hill 3) can improve on the original, and as long as it's available in 2D I'll be watching it. And Pyramid Head will be making a return.
Stars Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Carrie-Anne Moss & Malcolm McDowell. Release in 2012.


Synopsis: A UN representative, writing a report on the great zombie war, interviews survivors in the wake of World War Z.

Based on the Max Brooks novel World War Z which I haven't yet read but definitely will soon. The novel is essentially a collection of interviews with survivors in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. The movie's success will probably depend on how faithful it is to the book, after all I don't think anybody wants to see another generic zombie film.
Stars Bradd Pitt, Eric West & Matthew Fox. Release date is set for December 21 2012.


Synopsis: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

The fourth Underworld movie sees the return of Kate Beckinsale as Selene, which is great because she is basically the only reason I would even consider watching this. Also starring Charles Dance, Michale Ealy & Kris Holden-Ried. Hits theatres January 2012.


Synopsis: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

I don't care if this movie ends up being shit, I still want to watch it just to see Honest Abe slaughtering a bunch of vampires. Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the screenplay. Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch) is directing. Rumour had it that Trent Reznor would be in charge of the score and even have a cameo, but he has unfortunately denied this.
Hits theatres June 21 2012.


Synopsis: By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby's actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect to justice.

Paz de la Huerta plays a nurse who cares for patients by day, but spends her nights 'targeting and punishing' evil men. Kinda sounds like a female Dexter to me.
Also stars Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson & Boris Kodjoe. Set for release some time in 2012.


Synopsis: A group of rude and insensitive city kids take a weekend vacation to Briar Lake, a picturesque town overlooking a beautiful lake, which to most outsiders would appear to be a peaceful small town. Having zero respect for anyone outside of their group, they are confronted by the hostile and eccentric residents. Following a bizarre experience in the town's diner, they quickly retreat to the protection of their borrowed vacation lake house, where they plan to let loose and celebrate their weekend out of the city. After an unexpected visit from the local police, the long weekend is cut short. Two of the locals have been brutally murdered, and this group of "outsiders" become the prime suspects. When the string of murders spins out of control, the group must come together to unravel Briar Lake's sordid past and uncover the hidden secrets. A vacation is always fun until you die!

Directed by David R. Ellis, this movie is set for an October 5 2012 release. THE BRIAR LAKE MURDERS stars Sara Paxton, Jonathan Jackson, Ivana Milicevic & James Remar.


Synopsis: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Not really a huge fan of the RE movies, but as far as videogame adaptations go you could do a lot worse. Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory & Bingbing Li star. Set for a September 14 2012 release.


Upcoming Horror Movies 2012 - Part 1

2011 is almost over and it's time to start looking forward. After a lot of research I've compiled a list of well over 100 films coming out (or rumoured to be coming out) in 2012. I won't be posting them all but I will be posting some, and they won't all be straight up horror but will all be somewhere within the realm. I'll be doing a few list of around 10 movies each. There are plenty of remakes of course, plenty of 3D films, sequels and a few 'originals' on the way. Here are the first 10, a bit or a mixed bag but hopefully you'll find something worth looking forward to.


Synopsis: Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With 'Prometheus' he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

One of the most anticipated movies will finally hit theatres on June 8th 2012. Apparently not an Alien sequel as a lot of people suspected but still clearly linked to Ridley Scott's Alien franchise. After seeing the stills and the leaked trailer this is definitely a must-see for me.


Synopsis: After the events at Lake Victoria, the prehistoric school of bloodthirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Get ready for more blood, breasts and bite than ever before when this 3D sequel hits theatres next year.
The release date only says 2012 currently, but keep checking for a more specific date in the near future.
This sequel stars Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Danielle Panabaker, Gary Busey and of course David Hasselhoff. See the teaser trailer below.


Synopsis: Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the "Big H Radio Team." A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they're expecting. The original Lords of Salem are returning and they're out for blood.

Rob Zombie's movies have been a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion. I think he did a better job on his originals rather than the remakes so let's hope this one turns out good. Stars Clint Howard, Sheri Moon Zombie, Maria Conchita Alonso & Sid Haig. Coming some time in 2012.


Synopsis: In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

Liam Neeson stars in this isolation/survival film which pits man against beast. I don't know about you, but I like Liam Neeson and I like these type of survival movies so suffice to say I'm looking forward to this one.


Synopsis: Three kids release a horde of demons from a hole in their backyard. What follows is a battle between good and evil as the kids struggle to overcome a hell that is literally taking over the Earth.

A 3D remake of the 1987 film which was one of my favorites when I was a kid along with Monster Squad and The Goonies. Alex Winter is directing from a script by Kerric MacDonald and H.R Geiger will be designing creatures for the remake. It's said to be keeping faithful to the original, while bringing the script and fx in line with 21st century sensibilities. Expect a release sometime in 2012.
Here's some of the early concept art.


Synopsis: The year 1695. A young maiden by the name Johanne Nilsdotter is accused of witchcraft. Her persecutors end her life in the bottomless pits of the remote Djupkista waters in the Dunderland valley. In the years to follow, numerous horrendous events and tragedies strike the valley. More than three century's later, the young, aspiring theater director Laura arrives in the Dunderland valley. Together with an ensemble of Norways premier actors she will put up a play on the witch-processes.

This Norwegian film is 'inspired by true events' which probably means that around 5% of it will be true and the rest will be fiction. But from the trailers I've seen it looks pretty cool and creepy so let's hope it's another film to join the ranks of some of the great horror coming out of Europe. Release is set for February 2012.


The synopsis for this film is like a fucking novel, so I won't post it but you can read it here.
Horror legend Dario Argento is directing this 3D take on the classic vampire tale. Rutger Hauer,Asia Argento and Thomas Kretschmann star. No trailer yet but there are plenty of still shots here.
Closest thing to a release date I can find currently is sometime in 2012.


Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.

The premise is one that's been told over and over, but this movie promises to be a 'game changer' so let's just hope it can stay true to its word. The trailer has me convinced that maybe it can. Release date is April 13 2012.


Synopsis: The MIB duo of Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.

I really enjoyed the first MIB, but I thought the second one was a bit of a stinker. Hopefully the third instalment will be a step up. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the film will star Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson and Josh Brolin. Release date is set for May 25th 2012.


Synopsis: Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are.

Robin Hardy's companion piece to his cult classic The Wicker Man. THE WICKER TREE stars Sir Christopher Lee, Graham McTavish, Clive Russell & Honeysuckle Weeks. It is set for a January 27th 2012 release from Anchor Bay.


Brandon Cronenberg's ANTIVIRAL First Still

It seems the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree after all. Brandon Cronenberg is following in his father's footsteps with his first feature film ANTIVIRAL, a high-concept horror film about celebrity obsession. See the first still below courtesy of DreadCentral.

ANTIVIRAL is currently filming in Toronto and stars Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Gadon, Caleb Landry Jones, Douglas Smith, James Cade, Nicholas Campbell and Matt Watts.

Synopsis: Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion - for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.


Thanks to Horror-Movies.ca for bringing this to my attention.
A new RESIDENT EVIL web series from April Choi and Ross Peacock has hit the Internet with its first episode. Essentially it's a live-action fan film which is described as a re-imagined prequel to the videogame Resident Evil 2. It follows Leon Kennedy and a couple of other officers who find themselves trapped on a farm outside Raccoon City, fighting for their lives against an undead horde.
I haven't watched it yet but I'll get around to it soon. In the meantime check out the first episode below and let me know what you think.

Episode Synopsis: “Fresh from the academy, Leon Kennedy turns up in Raccoon City only to make his first mistake and turn up at the wrong station. Unperturbed he makes a routine call to a farm outside Raccoon with his fellow officers, only to find something more horrific than he could ever imagine…”