Sunday, April 22, 2012
"The Cabin in the Woods" is a Lovecraftian love/hate letter to horror films. It has some suspenseful moments, but for the most part, it's a fun romp through slasher flicks, giant monster movies, creature features and foreign horror films. "The Cabin in the Woods" is clever, snarky and constantly pokes fun at just about any horror convention or cliche you can think of, which makes it the best deconstruction of horror movies since "Scream." In fact, this movie invokes more stereotypes and horror tropes than even "Scream" was capable of doing. And for this reason, "The Cabin in the Woods" is freaking hilarious.
There are major SPOILERS AHEAD after the jump, so if you don't want this movie spoiled before you get a chance to see it, stop reading here.
Friday, April 13, 2012
This July 30th year marks the 13th Anniversary of The Blair Witch Project. "The Blair Witch Project" co-director Eduardo Sanchez has once again brought us a movie and sets the stage by creating a mockumentary about the movie to set the mood for his horror film.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
A cliche, like the monster that will just not die, is an idea or expression that has been so overused that it has lost its strength of emotional impact. A cliche can also be a character stereotype whose actions are predictable and superficial in nature. The zombie horror movie genre is chock full of animated rotting corpses, and with any over-saturated market, it has developed its own cliches that, like the zombie itself, really needs to be shot and put out of its misery.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This teaser picture for "Dead Island 2" from Dead Island's fan page showed up on my Facebook Page today. Last year in November there were rumors about a sequel to "Dead Island" being made when Techland and Deep Silver filed a trademark for the title "Dead World." Is this a hint of things to come?