Fans of deep sea thrillers and horror films may want to check out the trailer for the feature-film, THE CHAMBER, debut of British film director Ben Parker. (more…)
I watched the trailer from IFC Midnight on their YouTube page and think it may be a potentially entertaining monster wasp movie. I don’t think this will be a mind-blowing monster horror film, but if their is some solid (more…)
Sion Sono, just like Takashi Miike, are my kind of Japanese filmmakers. They make goofy, violent, dark, and off-the-wall oddly addictive and wacky types of films that I generally enjoy. Sadly, I have not been keeping up with Sono’s career and it looks like I need to go back and see all the films in his film resume. This trailer looks like the film is going to be (more…)
All that I know about this is that the trailer was uploaded to YouTube.com back in 2007 and that the trailer is hilarious. There are a couple of other videos featuring ITALIAN SPIDERMAN. Apparently, and sadly, ITALIAN SPIDERMAN is dead.
Here is some (more…)
If one has not seen THE RAID, shame on you. As far as action flicks go, it is one of the best! So run out there and rent, stream, buy, borrow, or do whatever you can to see THE RAID because the sequel to THE RAID is here, THE RAID 2 is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD on July 8th.
Here is the trailer. Check it out! Let’s also hope that (more…)
After watching the trailer, DEVIL’S DUE looks to be a mix of “found-footage” style camera-work, sort of a mix between the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films with hand-held camerawork from the family, but mixed with some cool looking visual effects. I believe THE LAST EXORCISM reminded me of this film, also. Satan and demonic possession seem to be quite the rage in horror films and getting a good cross section of viewers, from those that are hardcore horror fanatics (like myself) and those that only dabble in all the mainstream horror flicks that come to theaters. It just slightly piqued my interest. Will I see it? (more…)
Wild Eye Releasing, whom many readers that read reviews here generally find that I abhor many of their films (but also have recently found a winner amongst them with MURDER UNIVERSITY), are back with a new seemingly low-budget horror flick revolving around the spirit of Christmas and Santa Clause. It has a plethora of B-film actors and actresses one will find familiar and is directed by (more…)
Jackie Chan’s highly-successful and equally entertaining POLICE STORY series is getting a revamp and it looks like its going to be more serious than slapstick! I love Jackie Chan and think he is one of the most talented stuntmen and physical comedy actors of his generation, but I sometimes wish he would kick ass and showcase his tremendous Martial Arts skills without all the jokes and goofing around. I guess now I finally got (more…)
Just got sent a trailer for this new indie horror flick entitled OVULATION, directed by Michael Wade Johnson. One may notice I DRINK YOUR BLOOD’s Lynn Lowry in it, as well as Chicago’s very own Colleen Miller. It is an indie horror flick and it doesn’t look to have a very big budget, but it may have some gnarly scenes in it. The scene with the hot iron to the vagina may have some gruesome potential. Check it (more…)
Young filmmaker Kyle Kuchta has finished the trailer for his upcoming documentary on horror conventions entitled FANTASM. Now the arduous task of editing all the footage from the six conventions he traveled to has begun. Check out the trailer (more…)
I had a chance to meet Michael while working on THE FUNERAL HOME: FIVE FINGER DEATH trailer and the dude seems pretty serious about filmmaking. He is new to the Chicagoland area but it seems like he is wasting no time getting his hands all bloody in finding folks to get involved in upcoming projects, myself included. SHU-IZMZ plans on attending the OVULATION filming and being an extra in some scenes. Enjoy the trailer and news on what is happening with Faux Pas Films! (more…)
As a writer and fan of film (horror and cult movies in particular), I decided to get involved in making some trailers and work on some short horror films. As much fun as it is watching horror and other genre films, I want to experience working on them and seeing how much hard work and dedication goes in to them. I feel creating a horror film and trailer will give me some experience (more…)
If one did not happen to see the news unfold in Florida regarding the guy that was seen eating another man after having taken some bath salts and behaving as if he were a damn zombie, one really did miss out. Google it and look for the footage and photos on-line. I mean, one really can’t make this shit up. After one has done that, then check out this (more…)
Here is the trailer for the Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s release of WILLOW on Blu-ray. For the first time ever, WILLOW arrives on Blu-ray March 12th. Enjoy the trailer and I hope the disc is loaded with special features. Oh wait, IT IS! Here are the (more…)
This film just tossed onto my radar today by a friend and filmmaker from Chicago. I had no idea this film was out there and judging by the trailer, it looks to be pretty badass! Shot on location in Chicago, I am all the more stoked to see this film upon its completion. Here are a couple of screenshots from the trailer, followed by the trailer itself.
There looks to be some blood and gore in the film. I also noticed a shot filmed outside the Debonaire Social Club on Milwaukee in Wicker Park (if I am not mistaken). I love watching films shot in Chicago.
Here is the trailer for CHICAGO ROT, directed by Dorian Weinzimmer and written by Brant McCrea and Dorian Weinzimmer. CHICAGO ROT is a Dakini Production in association with Painted Face. It stars Brant McCrea, Shira Barber, Dave Cartwright, David James Figeroa, and Jo Jo Baby.
A couple friends of mine made a short horror film, LEAF BLOWER MASSACRE, and this is the teaser trailer. It was produced by EL HOMBRE MUERTO PICTURES and is a T-NASTY PRODUCTION. I was asked to be in it with my girlfriend, but we both couldn’t make it when they were filming but I did do some voice work introducing the film. Yeah, the trailer was shot and edited by Josh Stephenson, (more…)
A friend of mine, also a fellow film buff and writer for various websites and publications, recently made a short film and asked me to watch it and maybe write a review of it. I told him I would be delighted to. I love watching friends’ of mine switch spots from sitting on the couch and watching other peoples’ art and projects to getting behind the camera and creating some art of their own. Well, in some cases it is art and in other cases it is pieces of total crap. In fact, my friend Jason Coffman told me just prior to sending me the link to his film that (more…)
Tim Burton has yet to disappoint me with any film he has directed. Yes, I did not loathe his remake of PLANET OF THE APES with Mark Wahlberg (it was not very good, though). I have seen bits and pieces of the original DARK SHADOWS television show, but really am curious as to how Burton is going to do it. The cast is incredible, starring all the Burton regulars like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but also has some actors and actresses in it I am very curious to watch perform such as Jonny Lee Miller (HACKERS) who I thoroughly enjoyed most recently in Season 5 as a professional motivational speaker (like a less annoying version of Tony Robbins) and Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE) whose character also would have worked if Lisa Marie got the role and was still in Tim Burton’s life.
The Fantastical Allegory Comes to Life for the First Time
On Blu-ray March 13
Twentieth Century Fox’s first-ever animated film, created by renowned director Ralph Bakshi, WIZARDS appears in a 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + Book release on March 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “epic fantasy of peace and (more…)