Want to see a horror anthology with Robert Englund, Malcolm McDowell, and John Glover? "Sanitarium," a feature by the directing trio of Bryan Ortiz, Bryan Ramirez, and Kerry Valderrama have you covered then, with their upcoming feature which is set to make its debut at the Miami International Film Festival.
"Sanitarium" is set--where else--in a mental institution featuring three stories about three patients with McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange," ask your parents about "Caligula") in the lead.
With his new horror film "Smiley," director Michael J. Gallagher tackles the torment and terror that can come to teens - in the form of slasher Smiley - who choose not to surf responsibly. And according to Gallagher, he experienced some torment and terror himself.
The monsters were out in full force at this year's Toy Fair, especially when it came to Robert Kirkman's mighty zombies. But the BOOths were stocked with other creatures and creepy crawly ghoulies from a host of movies, TV shows, and pop culture. Here are some of the coolest horror toys, action figures, and statues that I spotted while roaming the floor.
In its favor, writer/director Bradley Rust Gray's teen girls in love horror movie is painfully, deeply earnest. About what, it tough to tell based on what ends up on screen, but it feels deeply sincere about the burgeoning love between butch and abrasive Jack (Riley Keough, "The Runaways") and and the addled--let's be nice and not say "ditzy"--Diane (Juno Temple, "The Dark Knight Rises"), even as their bodies are going through monstrous changes that threaten... something.
The problem is that the horror elements in "Jack and Diane" exist as a bait-and-switch to elevate a listless love story between two thoroughly vacant characters. It's a romance between mentally underdeveloped children, substituting brief flashes of expertly-crafted creature FX (and stop-motion sequences from the Quay Brothers) for any kind of deep understanding of its two leads.
Hackers interrupted the airing of a very special episode of the "Steve Wilkos" show (Teen Cheaters Take Lie Detectors!) on KRTV in Montana to release an emergency message to warn viewers of an impending zombie attack!
While chatting about his new film "Would You Rather" with Topless Robot, genre legend Jeffrey Combs dropped some info on the long-discussed fourth "Re-Animator" movie, the proposed "House of Re-Animator" which would've seen Dr. Herbert West (Combs) dropping in the President of the Untied States to re-animate the corpse of a Dick Cheney-esque Vice President.
Want to own a very awesome part of horror movie history? Got $2.1 million? If so, you could own Nancy Thompson's house from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" Parts 1, 2 and "New Nightmare"
The three bedroom home in West Hollywood was built in 1919, and has a swimming pool full of blood (with a badly burned, constantly quipping lifeguard), and a guest house/boiler room full of torture devices in the rear.
"John Dies At the End" is in limited release from Magnolia Pictures. You can find out if it's coming to your city with this handy list Alternately, you can watch the movie via your favorite VOD service.
In a few ways, director Don Coscarelli's adaptation of David Wong's novel "John Dies At the End" is imperfect--it's too short, for one thing, and a major character is given short shrift as a result. But these are the complaints of someone who wanted even more of this strange world of sentient drugs and surreal-comic horrors cropping up in a small unnamed town. In that way, "John Dies At the End" is a success: it's created a world that's so interesting, that by the end of its brief running time, you're wishing for another trip there.