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Chicago – It’s that time of year to figure it out, as 2014 leaks away, and the film year follows suit. Whittling down a list to ten films, after hours of entertainment and provoking of thought, is a fool’s challenge at best. Then who better to do it than Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com.
Best to change it up to first person voice, since I’m writing the actual article. So, I, Patrick McDonald, will attempt to break down the film year into the 10 Best, and my colleagues on HollywoodChicago.com will follow suit in the next several days.
The most difficult slot of any list like this is the 10th position, for it leaves out so many brilliant possibilities for 11th place and onward. At that position are the international films “Bright Days Ahead,” “Force Majeure” and “The Raid 2”; the horror/comic genius of “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
To celebrate the release of Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead aka “The best Nazi Zombie film ever made” 5* (Dread Central) out on DVD & Blu-ray 12th January 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Entertainment One!
Bigger, bolder and bloodier, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is severed heads and shoulders above the first instalment and has some of the most inventive zombie kills ever seen on film. Perfectly balanced with enough blood to fill an army of tanks, Dead Snow 2 has a wickedly dark sense of humour and is truly one of the funniest films of the year filled with laugh out loud moments, outrageous gore and jaw-dropping visual gags that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.
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- Phil Wheat
To celebrate the release of Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Aka “The best Nazi Zombie film ever made” 5* (Dread Central) out on DVD & Blu-ray 12th January 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Entertainment One!
Bigger, bolder and bloodier, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is severed heads and shoulders above the first instalment and has some of the most inventive zombie kills ever seen on film.
Perfectly balanced with enough blood to fill an army of tanks, Dead Snow 2 has a wickedly dark sense of humour and is truly one of the funniest films of the year filled with laugh out loud moments, outrageous gore and jaw-dropping visual gags that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Having crashed his car after fleeing the ski lodge where his friends were all brutally murdered by a battalion of Nazi zombies, Martin wakes up in hospital attempting »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome back to The Stack! While I'm doing gift guide episodes, I also need to do one or two regular episodes covering the other stuff that pours into ye olde office. But the truth is that all of this stuff makes for great gift giving. The following are some horror films that have arrived in in the last couple of weeks. Shock Waves (1977) is the granddaddy of Nazi zombie movies like Dead Snow (2009) and Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (2014) and...uh...you know, all those other Nazi zombie movies. It's also undeniably creepy and stars John Carradine, Peter Cushing and Brooke Adams. Carradine and Cushing are recognizable for their legendary status as horror icons and while they don't have any scenes here it's nice to see them...
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It’s the film of the year for many a genre fan – not least because of its wildly entertaining gore and special effects work. Ahead of the January 12, 2015, UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Dead Snow 2: Red… Continue Reading →
The post Exclusive: Take a Peek at Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead’s VFX Magic appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Gareth Jones
*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by Well Go USA. Director: Tommy Wirkola. Writers: Stig Frode Henriksen and Vegar Hoel and Tommy Wirkola. Cast: Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr and Jocelyn DeBoer. Director Tommy Wirkola returns to the zombie genre with Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead. After dabbling in bigger films, including Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Wirkola returns to where he began, indie horror. This sequel, to the 2009 film, picks up right where the last one ended. Martin (Vegar Hoel) is still dealing with cursed, Nazi zombies. This time, the enemy is growing and seeking revenge, on a small town, in Norway. This sequel utilizes lots of exterior shootings, while relying on a comedic and light tone. Horror elements are minimized. And, any real thrills or scares are forgotten, in favour of over-the-top camp. Still, Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead brings a great »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include one of the most popular films of the year, a wonderfully odd movie starring Michael Fassbender in a mask, the latest season of a sci-fi favorite, a Criterion upgrade for a Terry Gilliam film, and more. Briefly: Guardians of the Galaxy (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) - $19.99 (50% off) Guardians of the Galaxy (1-Disc Blu-ray) - $14.99 (55% off) Time Bandits [Blu-ray] - $29.99 (25% off) Frank [Blu-ray] - $12.99 (57% off) Calvary [Blu-ray] - $14.99 (46% off) Doctor Who: Season 8 [Blu-ray] - $64.96 (35% off) I Origins [Blu-ray] - $19.96 (29% off) Dolphin Tale 2 (Blu-Ray + DVD) - $19.99 (44% off) When the Game Stands Tall [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (51% off) Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead [Blu-ray] - $11.99 (66% off) Night Moves [Blu-ray] - $15.49 (48% off) Under the Dome: Season 2 [Blu-ray] - $42.99 (43% off)
- Adam Chitwood
Here are the new releases for December 9th, 2014.
Guardians of the Galaxy. Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy Disney / Buena Vista. 2014.
An Earth-born outlaw who came of age in space, Peter “Star-Lord” Quill joins with four idiosyncratic aliens, including a bounty-hunting raccoon and a living tree, to recover a coveted infinity stone and fight an intergalactic evil. (Source)
Gremlins. Best Buy Exclusive until Dec 09, 2014 / Special Edition / 30th Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition Warner Bros. 1984.
When a man brings home an adorable creature from Chinatown as a Christmas present for his son Billy, the shopkeeper’s sage advice — no midnight snacks, no water, mood lighting only — goes unheeded. As a result, devilish green creatures with a million vices take over the small town on Christmas Eve. (Source)
Time Bandits. The Criterion Collection Criterion. 1981.
A curious boy named Kevin is whisked away from his dreary English home by six mischievous dwarfs who have stolen »
- Sarah Skidmore
Guardians of the Galaxy Everyone loves Guardians of the Galaxy so I'm sure the DVD and Blu-ray release will be a big hit, but I'm just not interested. Once was enough for me, on to Guardians of the Galaxy 2: The One That Comes Before 3.
When the Game Stands One of those movies you forgot was even released and perhaps didn't even know about at all.
I Origins I still need to see I Origins, it looked like a good one.
Calvary If I were to make a recommendation, I would say watch John Michael McDonagh's The Guard first and then Calvary as I think it will help establish a tone for what kind of world McDonagh is working in, which is very similar to his brother's, though I would say a little darker. Here's a link to my review of Calvary if you're interested.
Dolphin Tale 2 It exists, »
- Brad Brevet
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Calvary Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a small town priest in rural Ireland who receives an oddly unwelcome confession one morning from someone who calmly promises to murder him by the week’s end. The priest goes on with his business, trying his best to do right, but the next seven days are filled with frustration, eccentricity and an unsettling energy in those around him. Writer/director John Michael McDonagh‘s second feature is a slowburn character piece that weaves black comedy and mystery through a soulful rumination on the power of forgiveness. Gleeson is a quietly rumbling powerhouse and gives an immensely affecting lead performance, and the supporting cast is a stellar mix of aggressively engaging friends, strangers and suspects including Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, M. Emmet Walsh »
- Rob Hunter
This list is in alphabetical order.
Only Lovers Left Alive (voted by Rick)
Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest film from cult indie director Jim Jarmusch, stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Adam and Eve, two century old vampires. Adam is an underground musician with a dedicated cult following. In his past time, he drives through the city in his classic Jaguar, collects music memorabilia, photographs, books, vintage musical instruments and old vinyls. He lives in an isolated home in the ruins of Detroit Michigan where he reunites with his enigmatic lover Eve. There, he enlists the help of one of his most dedicated fans (Anton Yelchin) to help collect the analog equipment he needs, and his doctor (Jeffrey Wright) to provide him with a steady supply of his favourite drink, type O-negative. Immortality is weighing on him and thoughts of suicide slowly take over. Not much happens, and not much needs to. »
December 9th is the big day for all you Guardians of the Galaxy fans, as James Gunn’s space epic finally makes its way home on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow 2 is also being released and Warner Home Video is celebrating several of its landmark titles in high def this Tuesday as well, including the 30th anniversary edition of Joe Dante’s Gremlins.
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (Well Go USA, Blu-ray & DVD)
The sequel to the cult horror comedy from director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) stars Vegar Hoel (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Martin Starr (Knocked Up, Superbad), Jocelyn DeBoer (Stuck Like Chuck »
- Heather Wixson
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead!!
Tommy Wirkola’s 2009 spectacularly gory Nazi zombie film, Dead Snow, left quite the impression on horror fans, with its heavy on the practical effects and even heavier on the comedy side of horror approach. While the film dealing with a group of Norwegian friends unleashing a horde of zombies wanting their blessed gold back left things wide open for a sequel, Wirkola went on the helm both the Norwegian Kurt Josef Wagle Og Legenden Om Fjordheksa and 2013’s big budget action/horror film, Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters before finally deciding to pick up the Nazi zombie subgenre for another round with Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead. Fans of the first film wondering if the sequel is as gruesome and fun as the first film can relax, as Red Vs. Dead is not only a splatter-filled good time, it’s one of »
- Jerry Smith
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead is the long-awaited sequel exploding with zombie Nazis, gore, sex, and Molotov cocktails. At Fantastic Fest last year it won Best Picture and Best Screenplay in the “Gutbuster Comedy” section. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray December 9th from WellGo USA
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead is the tale Martin, the sole survivor of the bloodbath that was Dead Snow. He believes the zombie horde has been defeated – and all it cost him was an arm. The good news: A new arm has been attached. The bad news: It’s a super-powered Zombie arm that wants to kill him, and anyone else it can reach! Meanwhile, Colonel Herzog and his zombie troops have reformed to march upon an unsuspecting Nordic town and an American “Zombie Squad” (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas) are preparing for the impending zom-pocalypse. “
- Tom Stockman
What is worse than zombies? Cursed zombies! Tommy Wirkola's sequel to Dead Snow (2009) is more grand than the first film. This time, a whole platoon of the undead are set to attack a snowy town and a group of zombie hunters. As well, Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead will release in multiple territories, shortly. A release in the United Kingdom takes place this January and a UK trailer for the release is available here. The clip shows some of the more exciting action sequences. The character Martin (Vegar Hoel) returns to the sequel. This time his severed arm has been reattached, but it has a mind of its own. Meanwhile, a troupe of Nazi zombies is in search of missing loot. And, Martin possesses some of that gold. Rotting and living flesh will collide, in snowy climes. This title, which was shot in Iceland, has set its sights on a wide release. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Director Tommy Wirkola’s comedy-horror sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead will hit DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK in January, and to celebrate a new UK trailer has arrived online, which we have for you below…
See Also: Read our review of Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
They’re not just zombies. They’re Nazi zombies. And there’s a lot of them. On the orders of a rotten Führer, the zombies from Dead Snow return to settle old German scores. In the continuation of the epic splatterfest from 2009, Martin, the sole survivor of the first movie, prove that there’s more badass shit in Northern Norway than even Nazi zombies would be prepared for. The table is set for a massive revenge epic, where blood, guts, brains and throats are not the only things dredged up from the darkness. Old hatred never rots.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. »
- Gary Collinson
It’s that time again, when all of us at Icons of Fright do our best to bring you loyal readers a giveaway contest to win some free swag! The good folks at Well Go USA sent us a couple Bluray copies of Tommy Wirkola’s badass sequel to Dead Snow, aptly titled Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, and we’re stoked to give them to you fright fanatics! The film hits DVD/Bluray on December 9th, so our contest is going until December 7th, giving you readers enough time to send in your entries and get ready for a fun, blood soaked time!
“Martin (Vegar Hoel) hasn’t had the best vacation. He accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe. He cut his own arm off with a chainsaw. And his friends Still got devoured by a battalion of Nazi Zombies. This morning, he woke up in a »
- Jerry Smith
WellGo USA is releasing Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (review) on DVD and Blu-ray, and right now we have your chance to score a copy on us! That’s right! Free! How could you do any better than that? To… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
by Miss E.
Mile High Horror Film Festival
Oct. 9-12, 2014
The 5th Annual Mile High Horror Film Festival was a twisted cornucopia of live performance artists, vendors, horror icons, FX artists, shorts, full length features, classics, and live industry panel discussions that drew the most rabid of fans. The repetitious problem of this particular festival is that it is structured in such a way it is impossible to see and do everything, leaving the most enthusiastic of attendees with nagging doubts and fear of “missing something”.
Opening night featured the original 1977 The Hills Have Eyes with all it’s glorious, non-pc dialogue. Original star Michael Berryman (Pluto) provided behind the scenes stories in an engaging Q&A session preceding the screening.
Hosted by The Alamo Draft House, Champion of the Independent Film Genre, Mhhff is growing in attendance every year. With over 80 films from 17 countries, »
Shock Waves screens midnights this Friday and Saturday (November 14th and 15th) at The Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117)
Nazi Zombies! – we know you well. Dead Snow 2 just had its St. Louis premiere at the Mx last month, but the subgenre dates back to at least The Frozen Dead in 1966 and maybe earlier than that. But the undisputed king of undead Gestapo cinema has to be the 1977 shocker Shock Waves, a great, low-budget atmospheric gem that will be playing this weekend (November 14th and 15th) midnights at The Hi-Pointe as part of Destroy the Brain’s monthly Late Night Grindhouse
A pleasure cruise goes horribly wrong, two couples and the boat’s three-man crew get stranded on a nearly-deserted island. An aging Nazi scientist orders them to leave before horrible things start happening, the N.Z.’s rise up from their watery graves, and, well, horrible things start happening, »
- Tom Stockman
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