Posts Tagged ‘remake’

Evil Dead 2013Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. Just got back from the theater, wiped the blood from my eyes and the gore from my clothing before finally allowing Evil Dead to “soak” in. A truly visceral blood soaked joy ride! In all honesty I was absolutely stoked for the film; waiting in feverish anticipation for the release of the remake of Raimi’s classic flick. Most of the time (for me anyway) the hype and build up a film destroy’s the actual experience of the film itself; with this in mind I nervously took my seat (at the back of the theater, of course) and began my journey back to that dilapidated cabin the woods. With dilated pupils I surveyed the frantic opening sequences of the film and a tense grin spread across my lips when the necronomicon was opened and the malevolent spirit began wreaking it’s bloody havoc on our unwary cast. As the madness set in, the massacre began. I was not to be disappointed; Evil Dead was arguably the best remake I have ever seen; a bloody re-imagining if you will. Bloody, insane carnage is the focus of the film and boy does it ever work! Gruesome practical effects, buckets of blood and brutally gory mayhem all combine to form one hell of a horror film. As a fan of hardcore horror and the original Evil Dead series I couldn’t be happier! Absolutely fantastic film! I will be expanding this into a review at some point this weekend so stay tuned…..In the mean time, GO SEE THIS FUCKING FILM! (more…)

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Evil Dead 2013


Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

With about 2 weeks to go until the international release of Evil Dead 2013 (I can’t sleep much these days), IMDB has already seen it’s share of reviews, ratings and rants concerning the film. I wish I had access to this screener or lived in an area where an advanced marketing screening was in progress, but alas that is not the case. Now I don’t really like ruining a film by reading to many reviews or lengthly synopsis’ by critics before I view a film, I like to be disappointed on my own terms. This is where the haters come in. (If I hate haters then am I a hater?). Bitching and moaning that the film is not exactly the same as the original. Whining about the fact that it’s not the same without Bruce Campbell, or Sam Raimi behind the helm. Comments like, “This film should never have been remade”, “Evil Dead for the Xbox generation”, “why should we consistently be subjected to remakes” and “The story is a vacuous imitation of the Raimi classic”. Get over it! It’s a horror film. It’s a remake, so what! Look at it this way, at least we get another horror flick out of the deal. I am trembling with anticipation for Evil Dead so I am going to focus on the postive’s here, Haters be damned. Oh and watch the insane red band trailer, Now! (more…)

Mimesis

Mimesis. Another NOTLD film.

A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.
Director: Douglas Schulze
Writers: Douglas Schulze (story), Joshua Wagner (screenplay)
Stars: Allen Maldonado, Sid Haig, Lauren Mae Shafer
Taglines: Why watch a horror movie when you can live one
Release Date: 12 February 2013
Budget: $500,000
Mimesis (2011) on IMDb

I just stumbled across Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead this morning while surfing Youtube and thought I’d post it. The film is set for a February 12 DVD/Blu-Ray release, while a “sequel”, the unrealated Mimesis 2 is in the works, based on Nosferatu. Being a jaded zombie enthusiast, I am just fascinated by the constant re-imaginings and remakes of the mighty Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead. It seems every year or so a new (usually crappy) vision of NOTLD crops up from the dark corners of the interweb. From the horrible NOTLD 3D to the upcoming NOTLD: Resurrection (sigh), it seems that people will never tire of butchering the classic. Will Mimesis turn out to be another weak re-imagining or a fresh new take on a played out classic? Check out the trailer below, it does look pretty good. Here’s hoping…..



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evil_dead_2013-3Evil Dead has been on my mind a lot these last few days and my anticipation for the films release (which has been moved up a week, thank god) is intensifying; so I squared away a few pages here dedicated solely to the Evil Dead.  News concerning the film, trailers that are being released, posters and stills will be added to the new section.  At the moment I have posted all the trailers I could find as well as some recent news, most of the stills that could be found and all of the posters.  Just click on the link at the top of the page —> Everything Evil Dead or click here.

Evil Dead. 2013.

Evil Dead. 2013.

Official Summary: Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

I’am all about the upcoming Evil Dead remake; for me it is probably the most anticipated horror film of 2013. I’m a huge fan of the first three films and have watched the 1st redband about 30 times since it debuted. Evil Dead 2013 looks right messed up, totally creepy and very bloody. Today I caught the second redband release and let me tell ya it’s f$%^n bloody! Real bloody. Check it out now! Right now!



Next Up: headin to my cabin in the woods……

NOTLD Resurrection

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection. 2013.

In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. As the cities are over run and civilization crumbles, a family take refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. Courtesy of IMDB.

Apparently this is a UK based remake of the original Romero classic. IMDB states that the budget for this flick is estimated at 50k pounds…..that is troubling. I enjoy remakes (ya I know……I’m not one of the haters) but I really don’t see any reason to butcher NOTLD yet again.  Two is enough.  Actually you know what ?   Slap a 50 million pound budget on this thing, attach Michael Bay to direct and produce; viola there’s your remake.  If your going to butcher something, butcher it right!  Anyway check the trailer…….yikes!

Next Up: Lotsa Beer….

Carrie Teaser Poster

Carrie. 2013.

Carrie is an upcoming 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel of the same name. It stars Chloe Moretz as Carrie White, and Julianne Moore as her mother, Margaret White. The film is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2013. The film will be the first co-production between MGM and Screen Gems. (Wiki)

For those of you who don’t know already:
Plot The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter, Carrie. Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher, Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls lead by the popular and haughty Chris Hargensen but only Chris’ friend, Sue Snell regrets their actions. In an effort to make ammends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob, Tommy Ross to take Carrie to the prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the prom, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. (Wiki) Carrie @ IMDB

Next Up: F%^kin anything!

Evil Dead Poster

Evil Dead. 2013.

New poster is out for the upcoming Evil Dead remake, which I for one am extremely excited for. The tagline on the poster does make a pretty bold statement though don’t you think. Anywho, pretty cool!

Next Up: no work for a week!

Maniac (2012)

Posted: November 17, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Remake, Slasher, Trailer
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IFC Midnight has acquired all North American rights to director Franck Khalfoun’s remake of the 1980 chiller “Maniac,” starring Elijah Wood.

Wood takes on the role of Frank, a withdrawn mannequin-store owner whose obsession with a young female artist unleashes long-buried murderous tendencies. “High Tension” screenwriters Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur wrote the screenplay for the film, which first screened out of competition at Cannes. Courtesy of Indiewire

Maniac Remake

Maniac. 2012.

I for one am very excited for this, hopefully it will be faithful to the original 80’s pyscho sleazefest. Can Frodo top Joe Spinell? We’ll see. If you haven’t seen the original do it and do it now it’s a bloody mess!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 2003.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 American slasher film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name. The 2003 film was directed by Marcus Nispel and produced by Michael Bay. It was also co-produced by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, co-creators of the original 1974 film (Wikipedia).

Just finished hour 10 of chainsaw buzzing craziness and my brain is turning to a bleeding pulp. I had to use some visine to keep my eyes from lighting on fire, which brings me to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003. I know there are alot of remake haters out there but I for one like them, especially TCM2003. The film is a dark, violent and brutal reimagining of the classsic Hooper film. R.Lee. Ermey stands out in the film as does the stunning Jessica Biel. Im gonna go sharpen my chainsaw now………The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 at IMDB.

Next Up: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Evil Dead (Remake) Red Band Trailer

Posted: October 29, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Remake, Trailer
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Evil Dead Remake

Evil Dead (2013)

Killer trailer for the upcoming Evil Dead remake, I am pretty stoked for it….I think I’ve watched it about 20 times. Anyway if you haven’t caught it yet hit play, if you have seen it, hit play. Cheers and welcome to the first post of puremassacre!