Posts Tagged ‘sequel’

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…)

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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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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


 

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…..

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