Tag Archives: horror

Scream 4 Teaser Trailer

19 Oct

 

by Captain Oblivious

 

If you don’t want to wait for the trailer premiere at the 2010 Scream Awards here is the leaked version which finds out old pal Ghostface getting all stabby with a new group of fresh meat as well as Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell and David Arquette. Will Office Doofy make it through another flick unscathed? Does Wes Craven still have “it”?

Scream 4 opens up April 15, 2011.

 

 

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2010 Movie Preview- Paranormal Activity 2

30 Jun

by: Captain Oblivious

When Paranormal Activity opened last year it did two things that people thought couldn’t happen. It garnered almost all of it’s attention from viral marketing and word of mouth from audiences and quite possibly put the death nail into the Saw coffin.

The movie which was made for under 20,000 dollars ended up grossing over 200 million worldwide so a sequel was all but assured. Hell five sequels are all but assured because like the Saw franchise these can be made on the cheap and will certainly pull a profit.

While I am really not sure what all they can add to the formula of the first one at least from the preview it appears to take place in a nice sized home with security cameras and that this couple has a small child…which I will admit was a nice touch to the preview.

Take a look.

2010 Movie Preview- The Last Exorcism

26 May

by: Captain Oblivious

Well Eli Roth is back from beating Nazis with a bat. While I loved his performance in Inglorious Basterds I was never a fan of either of the Hostel films. He serves as producer in the new film The Last Exorcism which looks to combine a track camera and the Cloverfield home video look together.

Exorcism movies are more miss than hit because no one will ever surpass The Exorcist. Although I did enjoy The Exorcism of Emily Rose a lot more than I thought I would.

Take a look at the preview below.

The Descent Part 2 Quick Review

18 May

by: Captain Oblivious

Direct to video sequels are not very tricky. A smaller budget with a new crew almost always ensures a weak movie that is easily forgotten. So imagine my surprise when I kind of enjoyed The Descent Part 2.

Picking up two days after the events of the 2005 original the film opens with Sarah, whose status was left up in the air in the conclusion, coming out of the woods and taken to a local hospital. Rescue workers continue searching for the other missing women unknown to them that they are looking in the wrong cave system.

After a pendant that Sarah has is shown to have blood on it from one of her friends the sheriff believes she has possibly murdered them and orders Sarah to accompany him and his deputy with three of the rescue workers into the mines to find the other women.

Sarah begins having flashbacks about the creatures and runs off with the sheriff close behind. A cave in splits all parties up and the creatures begin to take out the party one at a time.

I was skeptical as to how they would get Sarah to return to the caves hoping they would not pull a Sigourney Weaver “you need to face your demons” story like in Aliens. Luckily the way she is taken to the caves against her will works out well. As she begins to remember more and more about the events of the first movie you begin to see a different person emerge. One that knows what is coming for them and that survival, while very unlikely, is never out of the question.

The film’s first hour moves along a little on the slow side but the last half hour really turns up the intensity and while it is not near as tension filled as the first it does a good job of picking up the pace that leads to a pretty good last 15 minutes.

Is this movie on par with the first Descent? No not really. But this does make a nice companion piece to it and if you like The Descent and are not expecting greatness you should enjoy the return to the caves.

Score: 6.5/10

A Nightmare On Elm St. (2010) Quick Review

5 May

by: Captain Oblivious

Some movies must be given a few days to settle in your mind before making final judgment. Horror movies are a snap decision. You pretty much know instantly if you got your true ten bucks worth or not. With A Nightmare On Elm St. I believe I got my money’s worth.

I know most reviews have been scathing and even the horror community is not fully behind this flick but I really enjoyed this latest remake from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes studio. I know, I know I am not the biggest Bay fan and I am giving him no credit. Because he is a figurehead for the production company. I give credit to producer Brad Fuller. After the excellent remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003 Fuller and Platinum Dunes have amazingly put together a string of decent to good horror movies. From 2005’s The Amityville Horror to last years Friday the 13th.

But it hasn’t been all been candy and nuts for Dunes because for every Amityville or Chainsaw they released The Hitcher and The Unborn. But still left on the docket was what a lot of horror fans, including myself, thought was the horror movie that defined the 80’s, A Nightmare on Elm St. With this there was little room for error. And for the most part Fuller and first time director (and sometimes douchebag) Stuart Baird got it right.

Casting Jackie Earle Haley was a true stroke of genius. He breathes new life into a character nearly 30 years old and make him truly hated and frightful. His updated look takes a more realistic approach to someone that looks to have been burned alive. His voice echoes all the right tones and his timing for delivering lines is awesome. Just like every movie Jackie Earle Haley has done since his comeback to Hollywood in 2006’s Little Children he truly shines even in a horror movie environment.

The rest of the cast does their best to keep up with Haley. With the way some of these “teens” in horror movies are cast these days I actually found the main four to be a pleasant surprise. Especially Kyle Gallner who some folks may know as Impulse from Smallville and relative unknown Rooney Mara as Nancy. And a small spoiler alert if you are a Twilight fan and are going to see this movie for Kellen Lutz then your paying ten bucks for about 6 minutes before you will be leaving.

With remakes or reboots or redo’s or whatever you like to call them all the rage in Hollywood theses days I know that it is a toss up as to what we as film watchers will get but I can safely say that with Nightmare I would have no problem taking a return trip to Elm St.

As long as Rob Zombie has nothing to do with it…….

Score: 7.5/10

Does A 3D Freddy Interest You?

4 May

by: Captain Oblivious

After Freddy Krueger’s return to the box office netted 32.9 million dollars last week producer Brad Fuller is already talking sequel. And Freddy looks to join the 3D party that is sweeping (i.e. over saturating) Hollywood these days.

Says Brad Fuller:

“We think that 3D movies have to be designed and written as such. If Eric (Heisserer) and Wesley (Strick) came to us with a Nightmare sequel script that is for a 3D movie, we’d be fools not to make it. Using 3D for a Nightmare sequel has to work conceptually for us, though. I don’t want to shoehorn the story just so we can use 3D technology. I do really think this movie and the visual style would work well within a 3D environment, though, so you never know.”

With Jackie Earle Haley already signed up for two sequels I think this is in better shape than the now defunct Friday the 13th sequel.

Dead Space 2. Now With More Dead And More Space.

29 Apr

by: Captain Oblivious

Here is the new trailer for EA’s follow up to their excellent survival horror in space tale, Dead Space. I’m loving the look of this trailer. It’s like a fu**ed up rorschach test. And it looks like Isaac got a new transforming helmet…sweet. I am really looking forward to this game because the first one was the first games in a long while to truly give me some chills while I was playing.