Thursday, 8 January 2009

News: Last House on the Left TRAILER


Just added to Apple.com is the trailer for Last House on the Left, which will also hit cinemas in the USA tomorrow with The Unborn.

Um. Beg my pardon, but the vibe I get from that trailer is 'THIS FILM WILL SUCK'. There's too much gloss, even the criminals don't look grimy - not even the pretty Hollywood grimy. My main issue is that Mari survives. There had been rumour that would be the case, but to have it really, really confirmed here just makes me think that the parents' revenge will seem a little less justified? I realise we can't rely on the trailer to get minor plot details across, but I'm not a fan of the set up (girls go into town and hang out with random boy) that's a bit changed from the original.

Also, the artwork currently being used (see apple.com or above) better be some sort of place holder art and not an indication of the marketing material. It looks like a LiveJournal layout.

I think it'll take a few more viewings to really pinpoint what bugs me about this trailer, but I don't like it at all. The trailer might just be horribly misrepresenting the film, I know, but I am not holding my breath that this will be a good film.

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Opinion: My Bloody Valentine 3D

January 16th sees the release of My Bloody Valentine 3D in the UK and the US. I've not seen the original film, but I must admit, I'm actually looking forward to this remake.

No, seriously. And I think I know why. It's the whole 3D thing. They're actually doing something a little bit different with the film. Hopefully, that something different will be pulled off well. The trailers make the film seems fun, if not scary, and the 3D factor gives it an interesting twist. If it weren't for the 3D effect, I'm not sure I'd be all that interested in seeing it. As it is, I'm intruiged. I want to know if they can pull off a pick-axe flying into the audience without it looking like crap.

Luckily there's a 3D cinema not too far from where I am, and if it's being shown there (I hope it is) then I'll likely take a day trip to check it out. If the 3D effect is successful, it'll be a shame that more cinemas can't show it the way its meant to be watched.

Of course, it could just be crap. Oh, well. At least we can rely on Jensen Ackles to provide eye-candy.

Monday, 5 January 2009

News: First Images from Sorority Row

Horror-Movies has exclusive images from Summit Entertainment's upcoming Sorority Row. Looks...boring. There's some thigh. Bit of cleavage. Bit of girl-in-peril. Even fire! Guess it'll break even on its opening weekend then.

News: H2...again.

BloodyDisgusting seem to be reporting some sort of H2 'news' every day, but this is an interesting one in the form of a casting breaking down which is full of spoilers (well, I say spoilers. It gives away a few kills). None of the characters in the casting breakdown are returning characters from Halloween, but BD also reported that Danielle Harris (Annie Brackett) is rumoured to be returning for H2.

So much information is surfacing about H2 - is it being speedily put out there to quickly build up hype for a film that seems to be thoroughly rushed? I think so.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

News: H2 and My Bloody Valentine

BloodyDisgusting.com reports today that Dimension Films will be releaseing Rob Zombie's H2 (I still hate that title) on August 28, 2009. This seems incredibly rushed to me, as they've only just started filming - I have a feeling they've announced this date but will push it back to an October/Halloween release anyway. Even an October release would seem a bit speedy.

In other news, My Bloody Valentine 3D is hitting cinemas soon (January 16th UK & US), the official website is fully launched and has some pretty fun features like a personalised Valentine videocard you can send your beloved.

The first clip from the film has also hit the net, and can be found HERE on YouTube. I suspect the film might be pretty lame when not in 3D, so it's a shame that so comparitively few cinemas have the full 3D capability!