Friday, October 31, 2008

The Uninvited (2009)

The Uninvited (2009)

"Fear Moves In"

It's Halloween all week @the Rant and we celebrate by spotlighting new, upcoming horror trailers each day. Today is the flick The Univited, a remake of the scary Asian classic "A Tale of Two Sisters".

IMDB synopsis: "Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home."

The movie is directed by Charles and Thomas Guard and written by Craig Rosenberg and Doug Miro. The Univited stars Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel and Emily Browning.

So here it is ... The Uninvited

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Coming Soon (2008)

Coming Soon (2008)

It's Halloween week @ the Rant and it's all about new, upcoming horror movies. Today is a Thai horror flick titled Coming Soon, which looks to be an interesting turn in the slasher genre.

Synopsis from Enjoy Thai Movies : "What kind of scenes in a horror film scares you the most? When a ghost appears totally unexpectedly? When the main character does not see the ghost sneaking up behind him? When at the very end you find out that the main character was actually a ghost all along? But none of this compares to the feeling of arriving home alone and suddenly being stuck by a feeling of dj vu that you are reenacting the very same scenes in the horror movie you just saw! This movie will scare you from the second you step inside the movie theatre. It will get you wondering if Something or Someone might be waiting for you to let your guard down. The horror movie that you just saw is about to happen to you in real life! Coming Soon." read more

So here it is ... Coming Soon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Midnight Movie (2008)

Midnight Movie (2008)

It's Halloween week and it's new, upcoming horror flicks every day @ the Rant. Today, is the trailer for a low budget slasher flick called Midnight Movie getting small release this fall and DVD in January.

Synopsis from IMDB: "A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater."

So here it is ... Midnight Movie

Monday, October 27, 2008

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009)

It's Halloween week! This week is full of preview trailers for upcoming horror films - it's Friday @ the Rant every day. Today we're looking at the second sequel to Underworld, The Rise of the Lycans.

I've enjoyed the previous two Underworld movies for their style and direction, but mostly for the star Kate Beckinsale. Vampires versus werewolves is an exciting concept and this series plays it well, even if it skews more toward the vampires.

Rhona Mitra replaces Beckinsale (Selene) as a character named Sonja for The Rise of the Lycans, playing it close to what is expected - at least visually. Bill Nighy returns as Viktor.

The movie is directed by Patrick Tatopoulos and written by Danny McBride and Dirk Black Man.

So here it is ... Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans

Sunday, October 26, 2008

House (2008)

House (2008)
It's Halloween week and we're celebrating by covering new, upcoming trailers all week! It's Fridays @ the Rant all week. Today is House, a small independent feature getting limited release this season.

"The Only Way Out ... Is In!"

Synopsis from IMDB: "In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac (The Tin Man) bent on killing them, they flee deep into the woods and seek refuge in a house. They soon realize the killer has purposely lured them to this house and that they are now trapped. As they huddle around an old fireplace, a tin can falls through the chimney. Scrawled on its side is a message from the killer, establishing his House Rules. The rules call for their deaths unless they kill at least one of the four. They have less than 12 hours to find a way to survive. At sunrise the game is over and everyone dies if the killer's demands aren't met. What they quickly learn is that the only way out... is in. But going further into this house--where unknown challenges await them--is equally deadly. "

House is directed by Robby Henson and written by Ted Dekker and Rob Green. The movie starts Allana Bale, J.P.Davis, Jeffrey de Graft-Johnson and Pawel Delag.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

It's Halloween week! This week is full of preview trailers for upcoming horror films - it's Friday @ the Rant every day. Today we're looking at the remake of My Bloody Valentine.

The remake is in 3-D and the trailer and poster celebrate that fact with amazing fervor. It's fantastic ... if you go for such things. We love 3-D @ the Rant, so this scores marks a-plenty for us. This looks like so much stupid fun it's rediculous. Yeah, this movie can't be good, but it does look fun - and the producers and/or marketing team seem to know that. Pushing the 'date movie' aspect looks to be a smart, smart move on getting more movies goers in the theater seats.

My Bloody Valentine is directed by Patrick Lussier and written by Todd Farmer and Zane Smith. The movies stars Jensen Ackles (Supernatural), Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Edi Gathegi and Andrew Larson.

Nothing says Date Movie like a 3-D ride to Hell...heh.

So here it is ... My Bloody Valentine (2009)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday the 13th (2009)

Friday the 13th (2009)

Fridays @ The Rant are for new, upcoming horror films. This week we spotlight one of the most anticipated films in the next 6 months - the remake of Friday the 13th. Wahoo!

If any film is in need of a remake and rejuvination, it may be the Friday the 13th series -- why not? Stepping up to the challenge is the same production team and director behind the wildly successful Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake a few years back. Who better? Ah, this looks to be a fantastic and frightening time at the theater come next spring. Let's not waste any more time...

So here it is ... Friday the 13th

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Unborn (2009)

The Unborn (2009)

Fridays at the Rant are for new, upcoming horror films. Coming January 9th, 2009 from David S. Goyer (Blade Trinity) is The Unborn, a supernatural tale of a girl haunted/possessed by an Unborn soul and the exorcism that follows. The trailer promises scary good times.

This is a surprisingly effective trailer. It starts out slow, but builds into an engrossing and scary few minutes. Its a great tease on what this movie could be. Let's hope the movie can live up.

Written and Directed by David S. Goyer and starring Gary Oldman, Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba, Rhys Coiro and Carla Gugino.

So here it is ... The Unborn

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Okay, how can you talk about 1981 and NOT discuss An American Werewolf in London - what is (arguably) the most successful and enjoyable werewolf film ever created this side of The Wolfman (1941). John Landis expertly combines scares, mode, comedy, music and practical effects for an amazing film. This film stands along side John Carpenter's The Thing as a pinacle of achievement for eighties horror. A must see.

Directed by John Landis. Starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne and John Woodvine.

Below is more of a Cable TV promotion than a theatrical trailer, but it successfully demonstrates what is great about this film.

So here it is ... An American Werewolf in London

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Howling (1981)

The Howling (1981)

1981 was a great year for horror. One of the reasons is The Howling.

So here it is ... The Howling

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dead Snow (2009)

Dead Snow (2009)

Fridays at the Rant are for new, upcoming horror fims. This week is a European Zombie entry, complete with Nazis. Hah, can't beat that.

"A group of eight friends drives to a cabin in northern Norway where German troops where slaughtered by angry locals living there in 1945. Now the undead zombie Nazi soldiers feast on whoever comes there way."

Directed by Tommy Wirkola and written by Frode Henriksen and Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jenny Skavlan, Ane Dahl, Stig Frode Henriksen, Bjørn Sundquist, Charlotte Frogner, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Vegar Hoel, Evy Kasseth Røsten and Lasse Valdal.

So here it is ... Dead Snow

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Another 80's flick on the remake trail is My Bloody Valentine, an entertaining (if flawed) early entry into the slasher genre. The remake, coming next year, promises to be a fun exercise being filmed in 3-D - ironically another odd trend in the early 80's. What comes around, goes around. Heh.

Directed by George Mihalka and written by Stephen A. Miller and John Beaird. Starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy and Rob Stein.

So here it is ... My Bloody Valentine

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hell Night (1981)

Hell Night (1981)

Ah, Linda Blair -- too bad she didn't make more serious horror films.

Directed by Tom DeSimone and written by Randy Feldman. Starring Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy, Jenny Neumann, Suki Goodwin and Jimmy Sturtevant.

So here it is ... Hell Night