Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Red Band Trailer For 'The ABCs of Death 2'

Courtesy IMDB
Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing just put out a bloody good new Red Band Trailer for "The ABCs of Death 2" and we dare you to watch. The film is a follow-up to the 2012 anthology film that featured 26 directors creatively displaying 26 ways to die. This one is tackling the same ambitious task "with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between."

From Magnet and Magnolia:
It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s OF DEATH 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre film making.

After the jump, check out the list of directors and the NSFW Red Band Trailer. It contains language and tons of gore so be warned. The film is available on iTunes and On Demand on October 2 and in theaters, October 31.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Monday, September 1, 2014

'The Strain' Recap: 'Creatures of the Night'

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Last week on "The Strain," the grand plan to use Eichhorst to lead Team Abe back to The Master went awry - though I'm still not sure how killing Eichhorst was supposed to accomplish that but no matter. Let's do this.

You missed? What do you mean you missed?! Sorry but these older vampires are harder to kill; sunlight is the best defense. Well, it's night time now so NYC is a walking buffet unless we can simulate the sun. To the nearest medical supply store! What? Someone got there first for the UV lights? That someone is Vasily and I must say he handles his piece as well as he handles rats. Dude, what are you going to do with 12 lamps? Um, probably the same thing you are Eph. Well, I'll give you three. Nah, we'll take six. Okay done. Vasily, you are a terrible negotiator.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Trailer for 'Blair Witch' Director's Bigfoot Film, 'Exists'

Back in 1999, Eduardo Sánchez directed a little something called "The Blair Witch Project" for a very little amount of cash. The found-footage film did pretty damn well (made for $25k and took in about $240 million) and became one of the most profitable independent films ever made. Fast forward 15 years later and now Sánchez is tackling another woodland menace...Bigfoot.

"Exists" is not a documentary-style film but just the recordings of a group of young folks who go camping in the woods and encounter the elusive beast. When will people learn that camping tends to lead to mayhem? Combine that with some sexy time and that's a sure-fire recipe for disaster. According to Blastr, the film stars: Dora Madison Burge ("Friday Night Lights"); Samuel Davis ("From Dusk Till Dawn"); Denise Williamson ("Friday Night Lights"); Roger Edwards ("Captain Phillips"); Chris Osborn ("Lone Star"); and, Brian Steele ("Hellboy") as the Sasquatch.

Here's the film's synopsis...

For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.

The film is being released on iTunes and in theaters on October 24. Will it be as popular at the Blair Witch? Probably not, but as a rule, don't mess with Sasquatch.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Friday, August 29, 2014

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teaser Trailer: 'Head to Toe'

Courtesy EW
A contortionist with three legs goes toe to head in this newest "American Horror Story: Freak Show" teaser trailer exclusive from Entertainment Weekly. She's beautiful, bendy and boasts an extra limb just like the swinger in the "Spotlight" teaser that was recently released.

What do you think of these teasers? FX is certainly being generous. Do you think we'll be seeing these characters in the series or are they just meant to freak us out? AHS returns on October 8 at 10 p.m. ET. Here's a series description compliments of Variety:
“Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Defiance' Recap: 'I Almost Prayed'

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Here we go, the second part of the "Defiance" season finale. Let's do this.

Picking up right where we left off, the onslaught of purple fire continues burning and destroying New New York. Nolan tries to explain to Cai what is going on: in a nutshell, you and Irisa are connected and controlled the Arkbrain. She's got both keys now so we have to get one out and you are the way to do that. Aren't you lucky?

Datak is in a great mood - he's returning home. But oh, Pilar came to pay a visit and she wastes no time taunting Datak and Stahma about their mean beginnings as a magician and a toilet bowl cleaner. I'm not scared of you two; that's wonderful Pilar. Now take your unfortunate son and get out of town. Yes, I'm sure that will work very well, thanks for that Datak.  Pilar gives Alak and Christie a civics lesson on what whill happen to their half-breed child but hey, there's a utopia only 300 km away. And they have horses. Horses I tell you! She let's slip that Datak has been welcomed back home and they rush home to do...what? Not sure but Quentin calls his mother out on making up utopia. She doesn't deny it and clearly Pilar's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top. Christie is apoplectic that Datak is welcomed back after what he did the Alak and Stahma and way to go guys, you just made them both Team Pilar as there is no way Alak is now going against his wife.

'Defiance' Recap: 'All Things Must Pass'

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Last week on "Defiance," Christie offed Treasure Doll and Nolan's energy disruptor fixed everyone but Irisa who took it out on Tommy after he did nothing but love her. Good going Irisa. Let's do this.

Stahma won't let Datak back in the house but has no problem letting him in...other places but it's to further her agenda which Datak actually seems to get. The sticking point? Her running the business; having his wife pretending she's smarter than him smarts. Oh Datak, there is no 'pretending' involved here.  His feelings hurt, he throws Stahma and they both get kidnapped. A house divided against itself blah blah blah.

Nolan's dragging Tommy through the woods to get him back to Defiance for healing. Things aren't looking good as Tommy hallucinates about when he first met Nolan and what a dick he was. Tommy, you're not wrong. Taking a break, he reveals Irisa's diary with Cai's picture and we get a flashback to Cai and Irisa being joined in the Arkbrain. Cai jerks awake. Oh, hello there!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teaser Trailer: 'Caged'

What's in the cage? Courtesy EW
FX is sure keeping us on our toes with these teasers for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" and this latest one is a bit...cagey. Sorry. A caged human, creepy hands and a menacing captor. Why is this happening? Do you really want to know? Perhaps it's one of the attractions? "Birds of a feather...shock together."

We have to wait until October 8 at 10 p.m. ET to watch all these creepy teasers get fully realized. Until then, stay tuned here for the eerie glimpses into the freak show.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Michael Myers Comes Home to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Michael Myers is paying a visit to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights starting September 19. Their newest attraction is, of course, based on John Carpenter's 1978 slasher film, "Halloween" and "follows the story of Michael Myers, a deranged boy from Haddonfield, Il." It's promised that Michael will be setting out for new blood and will stop at nothing as he stalks his victims. "Every scene tells the tale of a different kill and if you’re not careful, you could be next."

The Myers attraction rounds out this year’s lineup for Halloween Horror Nights 24. Some of the other pop culture attractions include experiences inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Robert Rodriguez’s chilling television series “From Dusk Till Dawn,” the cult sci-fi franchise “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” Universal Picture’s upcoming film “Dracula: Untold,” Universal Picture’s “The Purge: Anarchy,” and Syfy’s “Face Off – In the Flesh.”

Here are more details from the release. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights runs from September 19 to November 1. We're also including a complete overview of all the attractions (after the jump). Let us know if you plan on making the trip!

New 'Ghostbusters' Honest Trailer and Theatrical Re-Release Starting August 29

To get you pumped for the 30th Anniversary re-release of "Ghostbusters" this weekend, check out this hilarious new Honest Trailer (courtesy of Screen Junkies) that will definitely make you look at the film in a new way. This 1984 classic that kids as well as adults loved so dearly features cursing, smoking, bewb grabbing and ghost head...because kids films in the 80s were so much cooler than they are today. Well, that's just a sampling of what you'll see in this nerdgasm below. We defy you not to genuinely LOL.

Check it out and let us know what you think and also if you're heading to theaters this weekend. The film runs in 700 theaters starting on August 29 for one week.

-Larissa Mrykalo