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I recently acquired a mini film cell from an up and coming horror store called Horror Warehouse, it was for the ‘I Know…’ film and just looks damn good in my slowly building horror collection.
Here it is in all its glory:
Make sure to stop by http://www.horrorwarehouse.com for all your Horror related needs!
Oh and on Wikipedia on a fourth entry in the franchise:
In 2008, it was suggested that there could be a fourth sequel to the series, ignoring the third film entirely. The film, supposedly titled Last Summer 3D, would mark the beginning of a new trilogy in the series, similar to role of the 2011 film Scream 4, and would feature the main cast of the first two films. Initially, the film was given a release date of April 20, 2011. However, it was later announced that production was cancelled. There are currently no knew proposals for future films in the series.
Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to industrial steam cooker. Is it that spooky weird guy John Hemmit killing off the incidental characters, or is it someone/thing even more terrifying?
An early slasher here from 1982 (released by Vipco as ‘Pranks’), came across this recently again so decided to give it another watch. The film hasn’t aged very well with some minor grain in most scenes but it’s more than watchable with a bonus kill at the start.
The performances are what you’d expect from an 80′s horror but take itself more seriously than other I think. With a little touch-up or remaster it’d be a nice little gem to have.
The only gripe I have is that you never know when it’s night or day as a kill could happen inside (when a few mins before it is night) and next it’s day, nothing big but made me back-track once to see if I missed a scene.
The story is a novel one and with the killer having some good inventive kills (baseball bat with barbed wire) you can’t go wrong for a good bloody night in.
The eerie moments are quite that, which can creep you out a bit – especially with the score that really sets the atmosphere for the stalking and killing off of the cast.
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Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter – only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Ahh Tara Reid this is where you ended up! In the good genre too! All fooling aside we really haven’t heard much from this actress in some time. Hopefully the film will be even half good…maybe.
You’re not actually sure what’s going on at the start as there’s a chase sequence involving two scientists and flashes of someone in a wheelchair who’s eyes suddenly open when one of them dies.
Fast forward a bit to what seems to be a crash that doesn’t seem to be that bad – although how did they end up crashing in a wide open mountain space anyway? Oh and cutting through a forest to ‘save miles’ isn’t a good idea, especially in a horror film (e.g. Wrong Turn). The group of hikers (I think) come across what looks like an old army facility as one of them sets off the lights – do I really need to say where this is going?
The story basically evolves around a ‘sleeping’ deranged killer that hunts each member dow one by one. I must admit the build up was good and the discovery of the two scientists was a nice touch, but really other than the blood and more chase scenes; it’s your average ‘teens in an enclosed space being hunted’ scenario.
Rent before you buy!
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From the Press Release
In an unprecedented move, Paramount Pictures will debut PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 exclusively in cities where the most fans “Tweet To See It First”. This first ever of its kind campaign is open to fans worldwide. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 will premiere on October 18th in the top 20 cities with the most tweets, three days before the film’s global release.
“The support of this franchise from the online community is phenomenal. We again look to reward them for that support by offering them the chance to see it first, this time expanding our reach globally,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.
To vote, fans can go to ParanormalMovie.com and select their city from a global map, which will also serve as the point of entry to create a tweet with a special set of hash tags that link directly to Twitter. Once a tweet posts, it counts as a vote. A leader board will show the top 20 global markets in real-time.
The “Tweet To See It First” competition is available to audiences worldwide and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, October 13th. The top 20 cities will be announced on Friday, October 14th.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 is produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman from a screenplay by Christopher Landon. Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 on Twitter for audience reactions and important announcements.
Click the source page for all the virals so far, plus the trailer!
Source: Dread Central
This is just a small article on a label I have found over the past few years over here in Northern Ireland (UK basically). I used to find these everywhere like in old book and dvd stores, HMV, Virgin Media (when it was still open), NV as well I think, They were cheap indie horror films to say the least.
I will update this article with all my ‘Film 2000 Shock Horror Collection’ films, just to show you the style and substance they’ve had on the B movie genre.
Unfortunately there is no official Film 2000 website anymore – there was one quite a while ago with the full library and new releases on the front page, crude but that just like the label. To be honest there were a select few favourites I loved in the collection, films like ‘Jigsaw‘, and ‘Shower of Blood‘ two good titles that could have had made part of a fun night in.
I miss these days, the thrill of opening a film not knowing anything about other that ‘what a brilliant cover design’ or just the label banner adorning the front of it. eBay here I come!
I could trawl through my film collection and list some others but here’s some more:
- Shadows Of The Dead
- Wax Mask
- Camp Blood
- Blood Gnome (actually pretty good)
- Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader
- Blood Dancers
You could say their releases were crude or schlock horror, but in my opinion it was just your standard indie horror with a few gems thrown in for good measure. I miss theNow my question is, Film 2000 are you still operating? Can’t seem to track down any information on it, or many of their films released through the label. If anyone has any other titles or even a release list, then please contact me using the either the form here or reply to this article – would be very much appreciated.
Right so I booked the films that I’m going to see in belfast in the week or so leading up to Halloween (check other posts to get caught up). Reserved tickets for ‘The Blithe Spirit’ (1945) – ‘The Blair Witch Project’ (1999) – ‘Ringu’ (1998). How cool will this be
Check out all the films showing here.
13 years after the original Ring movie, Sadako will be returning to the big screen in Sadako 3D. Kadokawa Shoten Company announced today the film’s official synopsis, although no director or cast have yet been attached. Koji Suzuki, the author of the original “Ring” novel series, indicated that the new 3D film will include a scene of Sadako coming out of a television set, similar to the original. He penned the screenplay.
“Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone’s suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada.
Kashiwada’s intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori.”
For those of you keeping tally, there have been four Japanese films based on Koji Suzuki’s popular Ring series including Ringu, Rasen, Ringu 2, and Ringu 0: Birthday. Then there are the little known Japanese TV Series: “Ring: The Final Chapter” (12 Episodes) and it’s sequel “Rasen” (13 Episodes). And then there’s the Korean remake The Ring Virus alongside the two U.S. remakes.
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start disappearing one by one. If that sounds too run-of-the-mill, there’s a genuinely shocking plot twist half-way through…
Wasn’t really expecting the punch this low budget slasher gave as it was they first time I had checked the film out after numerous attempts by one friend who shallr main anonymous haha.
The one thing you take away from all the camp slashing and scene splicing (you’ll see it when one second she’s at the bonfire and next second the guy is sat beside her) is the creep-tastic score. God it’s one of those show, brooding scores that builds up to something crazy.
The make-up effects as well were well done for being a bad print on the DVD I have (thin green lines every so often) so I’ll be looking for better print or if there’s a ‘remastered’ version floating about.
Screaming kids in a backwoods atmosphere is never nice and this just seeps and before you think something is abut to happen then BAM – something else does. Think Friday 13th or the weirdness of Black Christmas to truly appreciated this small gem of a film.
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One of my good friends is a big fan of the TCM films so thought I’d put up an article on the site here.
The site is blog based with up-to-date news, a Movies section (information on all the TCM films), a Forum which is pretty active, an Amazon Store, and a Contact area.
If you’re a fan at all then this site has it all, I was impressed with the amount of detail in a lot of the posts o the forum about the films and characters, they definitely know their films.
Check it out here: http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.co.uk
Coming out October 18th (US) is Victor Garcia’s (Mirrors 2) ‘Hellraiser: Revelations’, with isn’t getting too many positive reviews on the net so far – but we’ll see when I get my hands on it soon.
“Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.”
Check out below an image (lifted fromGary Tunnicliffe’s site) of the new Pinhead and some Cenobites:
Source: Gary J. Tunnicliffe.com