Tag Archives: horror

(Hopefully) Coming Soon – Drop Bears!

13 Apr

People, I bring you exciting news that a kickstarter campaign is currently running to get funding for a film about killer koala bears.

Yes, you read that right.

It’s called “Drop bears”. As you can see, the trailer shows a bunch of er…cuddly toys being thrown on hammy actors and Monty Python-style OTT sprays of blood – always a good start in my opinion! I’m not entirely sure we need an entire feature-length film of this, but then again, did we really need one about a tornado filled with sharks?

Admittedly, we might not be seeing it, as it seems unlikely that they’ll reach their target at this stage – the campaign is sitting at around 6.5k of 90k and has just 12 days to go – but you never know!

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And there was much rejoicing!

2 Apr

At a recent Horror magazine festival (Horrorhound Weekend), Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine let slip that there will be a sequel to everyone’s favourite creepy-cabin-in-the-woods horror spoof – Tucker and Dale Vs Evil (read our review here).

The first film has attained cult status and frankly, I’ve never met a geek who didn’t love it.  While there is that ever-present worry that a sequel might fail to meet up to the standards of the original – which is highlighted by the actors themselves in the discussion panel (see the video) – I’m fairly confident that they’ll ace this one.  I can’t wait!

via Nerdist

Squirrels: The horror movie

20 Aug

I just saw this on neatorama and had to share. Someone is trying to make a feature-length film called “Squirrels” – a horror movie about killer squirrels! I don’t know about you, but I’d watch the hell outta this…

Tucker and Dale vs Evil – review

14 Apr

Movie posterI recently watched The Cabin in the Woods, and found it woefully disappointing after hearing everyone rave about it.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, but I had high expectations – Joss Whedon is normally completely on the ball with my sense of humour and I like most of the actors in it.  Now, don’t get me wrong, there were some really good parts but I came away thinking “Well, that was a load of nonsense”.  I think it was just too much of a deviation from the typical ‘cabin in the woods’ horror film for my liking – it just went too far into silly territory.

That said, I partly hold Tucker and Dale vs Evil for my disappointment.  I know these two films are entirely different but I was expecting Cabin in the Woods to be a bit more like Tucker and Dale.  I’ve seen it a couple of times – I’d never heard of it before, but it came up on Netflix and the lead actor is Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse).  Watching ensued, of course, and I discovered that this is an absolute gem of a film.  It’s written and directed by Eli Craig (who’s also directed the upcoming Zombieland TV series).

Tucker and Dale are two mild-mannered hillbillies on their way to their newly acquired holiday cabin (which just happens to have been owned by some crazy killers 20 years previously).  On the way up the road they encounter the local sheriff (who tells them “Ain’t nothing up there but pain and suffering on a scale you can’t even imagine” – nice) and some college kids travelling to the same woods for some camping capers. The kids think Tucker and Dale are terrifying – which isn’t helped much by Dale’s failed attempt to chat-up the girls while holding a scythe and laughing hysterically.

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Mmph mmphmmph

20 Feb

Dead silence posterOn paper Dead Silence sounds like utter nonsense – a man is investigated after his wife is found dead and he blames a possessed ventriloquist dummy. It was on the Syfy channel – I was lured into a false sense of safety. I was thinking, ‘Oh, this should be funny’.

Now, I’m not a big fan of supernatural horrors (I’d take a psycho over a ghost any day) – in fact, the last one I watched was The Grudge and I found myself sitting in the foetal position holding my breath during the final scenes. Exceptions to the rule usually involve incentive such as say…. Ryan Reynold’s chopping wood shirtless (The Amityville Horror remake). In this case, I must admit I read the plot and thought ‘Maybe’ and then saw the cast list (True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten) and thought ‘Oh, OK then’. Not only did it have a ridiculous plot but it’s acted by an ex-Home and Away star. It had to be silly! Right?

Wrong. You may call me a wuss but I found this film really creepy. Sure, it is really contrived in parts, and it was pretty silly plot-wise – but jeez, those dummies are creepy! And the old woman? Holy crap!

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