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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
British horror thriller [pictured] sells to the UK, Scandinavia and Greece.
French genre specialist Wtf has secured a slew of sales on British horror thriller Xmoor about two American students who go panther tracking in a remote corner of Britain.
The picture, written and directed by Luke Hyams, has sold to the UK (Signature Pictures), Scandinavia (Njuta Films), Greece (Odeon) and is in negotiation for the Us.
Animal tracker Fox joins them in their quest. Along the way, the trio stumbles across a series of dead bodies. It slowly dawns on them that are no longer the hunters but the hunted.
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Our good neighbors to the North, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival organizers, have just finished tallying over 4,600 votes and are pleased to announce the winners in all categories. Dead Snow 2 and The Babadook took home top honors.… Continue Reading →
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- Scott Hallam
Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte, Karen O’Leary, Mike Minogue, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Ian Harcourt, Ethel Robinson, Brad Harding | Written and Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Day three of Mayhem hosted a sold out screening of New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. This was clearly the most popular film of the festival, confirming there’s a fair amount of interest generated from the reviews at previous screenings.
I will admit to not being overly familiar with Flight of the Conchords. It’s difficult to say for sure how much a bearing that had on my enjoyment of What We Do in the Shadows, but at times I got the impression there were references here I was missing that I’d be more tuned into were I familiar with Jemaine Clement »
- Dan Woolstencroft
The Spierig brothers. Predestination was named best sci-fi film and best screenplay (adapted from the short story All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein) and took the silver prize in the audience choice awards.
Also, The Babadook has been nominated for best independent international feature at the 17th annual British Independent Film Awards. The other nominees are Blue Ruin, Boyhood, Fruitvale Station and Ida. »
- Don Groves
With the arrival of Ken Wiederhorn's Shock Waves on Blu-ray, distributor Blue Underground is bringing the '70s horror film back to the big screen to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It is doing so with a brand-new Dcp and you'll find a complete breakdown of theater listings below.
- Ryan Turek
The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were announced on Sunday. Dead Snow 2, Predestination and horror doc Why Horror? took home the Audience Choice Awards for Best Feature Film. Dead Snow 2 won four other Audience Choice awards rounding the number up to five: Best Make-up, Best Film To Watch With A Crowd, Best Fight (Nazi zombies vs Russian zombies) and Best Gore. And the Aussie fright flick The Babadook took home five awards as well, including Best Director (Jennifer Kent), Best Leading Actress (Essie Davis), Best Monster/Creature (The Babadook), Scariest Film and...
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During a press conference in Mexico City, the Mórbido film fest confirmed the final details regarding its upcoming seventh edition (and first in Puebla). From November 13 to 16, Mórbido will be presenting for the first time in Mexico lots of truly anticipated genre films and the final wave of titles is damn amazing. I think Spring by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, The Babadook, WolfCop, and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead are more than enough to make the trip to Puebla worthwhile, but certainly that's not all. There's also Alleluia, the European film that conquered Fantastic Fest (where it won best fantastic picture, director, actor and actress), the Tribeca selection The Canal, and the Sitges winning film Cub. In terms of special guests, the legendary...
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A new trailer and gorgeous poster have arrived for Monster Fest 2014, Australia's premiere genre film festival, which kicks off for 11 days and nights of depravity in Melbourne on 20 November.Highlights of the event, which will take place at Melbourne's iconic Cinema Nova and the fully customised late night space Yah Yahs, include opening film Charlie's Farm, starring Tara Reid, Kane Hodder and Nathan Jones, and closing out with The ABCs Of Death 2. Along the way there will be screenings of a number of Twitch favourites, including Astron 6's The Editor, Tommy Wirkola's Dead Snow 2, Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer's Starry Eyes and David Gregory's documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island of Doctor...
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Though it saddens to me say, Fantastic Fest 2014 has come to a close. Another year of movies and mayhem has ended and somehow the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse is still standing – even if the crowds partied hard enough every night to make me expect the worse. Fantastic Fest has always shown the best genre films from around the world and this year was certainly no different. In fact, this year’s lineup featured an extraordinary array of bloody slashers, dark comedies, bizarre love stories, and crazy documentaries. Here’s my Top 10 Favorites From Fantastic Fest 2014!
The idea of a film without any dialogue or even a film score can be a tough sell for even a seasoned filmgoer like myself. So it really says something (no pun intended) that The Tribe soars as a unique storytelling experience that showcases pure and raw emotions. The film follows »
- Michael Haffner
Directed by Stuart Gordon
Re-Animator, another obscure zombie flick, questions scientific advancements by revealing potential consequences and effects to the people around us. This last Tombstone Tuesday could have easily been given to Army of Darkness by Sam Raimi, Night of the Living Dead by George A. Romero, Shaun of the Dead by Edgar Wright, Dead Snow by Tommy Wirkola, or maybe even Dead Alive by Peter Jackson. But Re-Animator offers something beyond braining eating and strange noises. Re-Animator is a non-traditional classic that is centered on an underlying message of whether or not science is going too far.
- Samantha Ladwig
Stars: Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Orjan Gamst, Amrita Acharia, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas, Derek Mears, Kristoffer Joner, Christian Rubeck, Charlotte Frogner | Written by Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola, Vegar Hoel | Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Over the years there has been a boom in Norwegian horror with films like Dark Woods, Manhunt, Cold Prey and it’s sequels and, of course, Tommy Wirkola’s Nazi zombie epic, Dead Snow. And now comes the sequel, Dead Snow 2: Red or Dead, which picks up directly where the last film ended. For those that don’t remember, the original film saw a group of horny teens head out to a cabin miles from nowhere, high up in the snowy Norwegian mountains, with no cell phone reception and no car. Being typical movie teens the gang indulge in all the usual “horror movie teenager” behaviour: sex, booze and partying. However their »
- Phil Wheat
Synopsis: If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.
- The Black Saint
In 2009 Nazi zombies resurfaced (because who could keep these genocidal fuckers down?) in Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow. It was a straightforward tale of stolen gold and teenage fodder for the jack-booted undead. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (review) starts… Continue Reading →
- Heather Buckley
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $34.98
Studio: Well Go USA
Picking up immediately where the original left off, the film wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake.
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 hospital bed with a new arm – but it’s a super-powered zombie arm that wants to kill him, and anything else it can reach. Martin’s pissed. And with the help of his new Zombie Squad pals (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas), he’s gonna deliver some »
It may sound crazy but Dead Snow 2 is one of the finest genre films to arrive in 2014. Everything that was awesome about Dead Snow has been amplified and fans are going to absolutely adore this follow up. If you didnt get the chance to see the film in theaters or during its VOD run fret not the film will be headed home on DVD and in a Collectors Edition Bluray December 9th from Well Go USA Entertainment. »
Well Go USA is releasing Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (review) on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the year, and right now we have a look at the artwork along with all the info you need to… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead
Tommy Wirkola’s 2009 film Dead Snow was a fun time, giving horror fans a gory, Nazi zombie-filled horror comedy that fans seemed to really latch onto. Having temporarily moved on to direct 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Wirkola returned to the film that made a genre name for himself with this year’s sequel, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, featuring a bloodier ride and a cast featuring returning star Vegar Hoel, along with Knocked Up/Silicon Valley‘s Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer (Stuck Like Chuck) and Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). Personally, I love sequels that begin the moment the first film ends, as it adds a Real follow-up feeling, almost as if both films were one long, gore-filled adventure.
WellGoUSA is set to unleash Dead Snow 2 on December 9th, with both a DVD and special Bluray collector’s edition, featuring »
- Jerry Smith
The Gore-Filled Splatter Comedy Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Debuts on DVD and in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Dec. 9
Dubbed “Bigger, brasher, bloodier” by Film Threat’s Brian Tallerico, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead debuts on DVD and in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Dec. 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The sequel to the cult horror comedy from Director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) stars Vegar Hoel … Continue reading →
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