Archive for the ‘Sequel’ Category

Rec4 The young reporter Ángela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unbeknown to the soldiers that she carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus.
Director:Jaume Balagueró
Writers:Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Héctor Colomé, María Alfonsa Rosso

Being a huge fan of REC 1&2 (I didn’t say 3), I have been literally frothing at the mouth every time a tidbit of news, teaser poster or in this case trailer is released. Now the trailer is pretty much just a mash-up of the previous films; minus the trainwreck that was Genesis, it does whet the appetite for some blood soaked chaos. Doesn’t it! Here’s a bloody pic from the set and the “Trailer”. UPDATE new official trailers added! Check it.




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Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.

Blah, blah, blah…for me and most people I know St. Patricks day is about one thing and one thing only; getting absolutely stinking drunk! While I have adhered to this tradition of excessive alcohol consumption for most, if not all of my adult years, I decided to stray a little this year. Irish themed horror! What better way to celebrate St Patricks day! My original choices for Irish horror were Shrooms (which was a great psychological drugged out horror-fest), Isolation (not a bad genetic experiment type horror flick) and Wakewood (which I have yet to see), all horror flicks from the emerald Isle. Something went sideways and I ended up settled on the Leprechaun saga. Yep all 6 films back to back, a great Irish themed horror marathon. That was the plan; 12 hours of bloody Leprechaun madness. Things didn’t go exactly as planned. (more…)

Howling V

Howling V: The Rebirth. 1989.

Howling V: The Rebirth is a 1989 direct-to-video horror sequel to The Howling. It was directed by Neal Sundstrom from the screenplay by Freddie Rowe and Clive Turner, and filmed in Budapest, Hungary.
Director: Neal Sundstrom
Writers: Gary Brandner (books), Freddie Rowe
Stars: Philip Davis, Victoria Catlin, Elizabeth Shé
Release Date: 22 February 1990
Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) on IMDb

Bored outta my mind last night and in the mood for some old school horror, I scrolled crackflix in search of some bloody nostalgia. I came across many tempting entries along the way; The Stuff, Terrorvision and Phantasm. Undecided in which direction I should go; monster, slasher, alien goo or zombie I flipped a coin and settled on Howling V: The Rebirth. It’s been years since I’ve watched a Howling flick, and I was stoked for some werewolf mayhem. Wow. The Howling V was absolute 80’s cheese (filmed in 89 released in 90). (more…)

Silent Hill Revelation

Silent Hill Revelation. 2012.

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.

Director: Michael J. Bassett
Writer: Michael J. Bassett
Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean
Release Date: 26 October 2012
Runtime: 94 min
Budget: $20,000,000
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012) on IMDb

Silent Hill

Christopher, Rose and Sharon from the First Film.

I caught Silent Hill Revelation on demand recently, a little late and unfortunately not in 3D; but having been a big fan of the original Silent Hill and all it’s hellish glory, as well as the intensely creepy video game series, I immediately rented it when it popped up. Silent Hill Revelation takes places some years after the original; Sharon (Adelaide Clemens) and her father Christoper (Sean Bean) have been living under assumed identities after the events of the first film. Rose (Radha Mitchell) discovers a doorway linking the world of Silent Hill and the real world; using it, she sends Sharon back, trapping herself in Silent Hill in the process. We learn all of this in a very short flashback, featuring a young Sharon and a grieving Christopher. Christopher, now going by the name of Harry, promises Rose that he will protect their daughter from the evil forces of Silent Hill that are seeking her. Sharon, now 18, is plagued by constant visions and waking nightmares of a dilapidated town and it`s demonic inhabitants. We find out that she has no recollection of the past events or her role in the first film. Silent Hill is calling her back. Read review…

S-VHS. 2013.

S-VHS. 2013.

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student’s disappearance.
Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener
Writers: Simon Barrett, John Davies
Stars: Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Samantha Gracie
Runtime: 96 min

I truly enjoyed V/H/S so when I stumbled across it’s sequel, the aptly named S-VHS, I instantly added it to my watch list.  Like I’ve said earlier I’m not a huge fan of anthologies but V/H/S and the soon to be released The ABC’s of Death are changing my mind on this type of film.  Check out the trailer and see what you think, personally I think it looks pretty cool.  I’ll get a better poster up when one is released.  Enjoy.  S-VHS @ IMDb.



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The Last Exorcism Part 2. 2013.

The Last Exorcism Part 2. 2013.

As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Writers: Damien Chazelle (screenplay), Ed Gass-Donnelly (screenplay)
Stars: Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark and Andrew Sensenig

I’ve read that The Last Exorcism Part 2 has abandoned the found footage, documentary stylings of the first film for a more traditional approach. The first film was a decent FF supernatural entry so I will be watching the sequel. Who knows it might even be good. If your into demonic possession films or just interested in the subject, The Last Exorcism Part 2 will be hitting theaters in March of this year. Check it out at IMDb.



Next Up: may god have mercy on us all….. (more…)

20121202-003038.jpgAlice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez
Release Date: 14 September 2012 (Canada)
Runtime: 96 min

Resident Evil Retribution begins immediately after its predecessor, Afterlife. Exploding onto the screen in a heavily cgi’d battle scene done in reverse slow motion as is the usual style of Anderson and the Resident Evil Franchise. Heavy on the pleather clad Milla (not so bad), heavy on the bullet time and heavy on the cgi; the films remind me of a video game trailer. Yeah. I liked Resident Evil 1, hated Apocalypse (2), liked Extinction (3) and tolerated Afterlife; so really not a bad series overall (yeah yeah I know, you either like em or hate em). Did I like Retribution? Well I do like zombies, hot tightly clothed women gunfighting, post apocalyptic settings and action flicks; but this whole thing just felt like I was watching someone playing a video game. Really. One dimensional characters fighting one dimensional zombies in front of a green screen. It was just tiring and overplayed. Glossy not gritty. There were a few cool moments (cool Russian commie zombies), but having seen those same stylistic gun fights played out four times previous, it lost its edge. I don’t even know what genre this is? Milla promo shots, Resident Evil game marketing video or a really long action film trailer? Who knows! Resident Evil: Retribution @ IMDb.

Next Up: more horror……

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. 2013.

A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.  (IMDb)

The long awaited sequel to the 74 classic Tobe Hooper bloodbath has opened this weekend.  I was unfortunate enough to miss the opening night due to some unforseen circumstances but will be catching the next showing  tonight.  I will be honest I have been itching badly for a good TCM flick since 2006’s Texas Chainsaw the beginning.  God I love a villain who chops up victims terribly and uses their skin for masks, don’t you.  We have had scary leatherface’s, fat leatherfaces (TCMNG), and an awkwardly horny leatherface (TCM3);  I loved em all, so I’m hoping relatively skinny leatherface in TCM3D will be just as loveable and horrendously vicious. In the meantime here a few early reviews and thoughts on the film and some TCM nostalgia to keep you (actually me) occupied until later today. (more…)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. 2013.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. 2013.

It’s getting really close to the release of the new TCM flick, January 4, and I am really stoked to see it.  Found a new TV spot for the film this morning.  Texas Chainsaw 3D is an upcoming 2013 3D slasher film directed by John Luessenhop and written by Debra Sullivan and Adam Marcus, with later drafts by Kirsten Elms and Luessenhop. It is the seventh film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and is a sequel to the 1974 original film, immediately picking up where it left off. Filming began on the summer of July 2011. The film will be released on January 4, 2013.

Texas Chainsaw 3D @ IMDb


 

Rec4: Apocalypse

Posted: November 30, 2012 by puremassacre in Foreign, Movies, Sequel, Supernatural, Trailer
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Rec Apocalypse.   In Development.

Rec Apocalypse. 2013.

Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine. IMDb. I’m really stoked for the latest installment of the Rec franchise to come out, I loved Rec and Rec2. Rec3 was complete trash but by the sounds of things they are bringing things back to the original storyline. Thank god. Here’s the teaser for Rec4 Apocalypse it pretty much just re hashes the first 2 installments but it’s all there is at the moment.

Next Up: “insert funny moniker here”

The Collection.  2012.

The Collection. 2012.

The Collection is a 2012 horror film, a sequel to the 2009 film, The Collector. It stars Emma Fitzpatrick and Josh Stewart, who reprises his role as Arkin. It is written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, directed by Dunstan, and will be released on November 30, 2012. A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as “The Collector” is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer’s booby-trapped warehouse. IMDb. The Collection is a sequel to the 2009 film The Collector.

Looks pretty good, I really enjoyed the first installment….The Collector.

Next Up: I don’t know anymore…..

Zombie Apocalypse Redemption

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption. 2011.

In a world where zombies outnumber humans 10,000 to one, it is impossible to tell the difference between men and the monsters.

Director: Ryan Thompson
Writers: Ryan Thompson, Ryan LieskeNetflix
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 2011 (USA)
Stars: Johnny Gel, Fred Williamson and Joseph Scott Anthony

I can’t resist watching movies involving zombies, zombie apocalpyse’, zombie outbreaks and general gut munching mayhem! With the not-so recent upward trend of all things undead (damn you Twilight, damn you Plants vs Zombies, damn you Call of Duty: Zombies) there has been a plethora of entries into the genre. Quasi Zombie films such as the 28 days franchise, the upcoming World War Z film adaptation by Pitt and company, the excellent Dawn of the Dead remake by Zack Snyder (I don’t care…the Dawn remake is far superior to Romero’s original), the UK zombedy Shaun of the Dead and the phenomenal Walking Dead TV series have set the bar high for genre fans such as myself. Unfortunately the current global fascination of all things Zombie has led to a massive influx of poorly executed and well….extremely bad films into the overly saturated subgenre. So for the discerning Zombie enthusiast it’s really about finding the diamonds in the rough, so to speak. This brings me to the film at hand. Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption; a so-called sequel to the lackluster Zombie Apocalypse (you know, the one starring Ving Rhames. Oh you don’t know).

Lets get to the meat of this thing: It’s 12 years after a global virus transformed the population of earth into flesh eating Zombies. The undead outnumber the humans 10000 to 1. I don’t like those odds! The general breakdown of society has already taken place separating the good from the bad, the groups who want to re-establish a functioning society from the badass rebels who want nothing more than to capture women for sex slavery, to drink and to assemble themselves into some form of quasi-military-roman republic-Fallout New Vegas style raider organization. Fair enough. I for one would tend to lean towards the latter. Now for a $56,000 budget you can’t expect to much, can you? I think you can expect a little bit of common sense and thought. Would everyone in a crumbling broken world overrun with the undead be driving spotless brand new vehicles? Or be dressed in combat gear with not as much as a spot of dirt or stain to be seen anywhere? I guess they had to return alot of that gear after shooting wrapped up. Needless to say that gasoline would be so deteriorated after 12 years that driving anything but a horse would be impossible. I think by this point I had figured out what they spent their budget on. Car rentals and rollback clothing at Wal-Mart. This brings me to the “evil” raiders group and the laughable villain overlord, Roman. This dude had a few things right, he likes to get messed up and he likes his sex slaves dressed in the latest BDSM fashions (brand spanking shiny new btw). I could overlook his horrendous overacting, his confused moments where he stares of into space for no apparent reason and even his sex toy girlfriend who was clearly cast as a Mexican but struggled horribly with her attempts at an accent; making her sound half-Russian mixed with a bit of French and Eastern European. What I couldn’t get over was his costume. Imagine a hockey player crossed with Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Sigh. I really hope these guys weren’t trying to make anything serious here.

Fred Williamson.

There were two things I half-enjoyed about Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption; the 80’s ish synth soundtrack (I’m a sucker for synth) and the leather clad bdsm style catfight between the two main females during the “climax”. Oh and you might recognize Fred Williamson (the leader of the of the “good” guys) former Kansas City Chiefs football star, blaxploitation mainstay and more recently he appeared in Dusk Till Dawn. The film was tiring, boring, uninteresting, comedic, pointless, inaccurate, exhausting, not even mediocre and generally a waste of F#$k’n time. I only hope that by taking time off of their day job’s at Burger King and Wal-Mart they didn’t lose to much in wages……Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption @ IMDB.

Next Up: a smoke…..

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. 2013.

Texas Chainsaw 3D is an upcoming 2013 3D slasher film directed by John Luessenhop and written by Debra Sullivan and Adam Marcus, with later drafts by Kirsten Elms and Luessenhop. It is the seventh film in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and is a sequel to the 1974 original film, immediately picking up where it left off. Filming began on the summer of July 2011. The film will be released on January 4, 2013.

Texas Chainsaw 3D @ IMDb