Friday, October 31, 2008
"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
So here it is ... Coming Soon
Wednesday, October 29, 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
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
So here it is ... House
Saturday, October 25, 2008
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.
So here it is ... My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Friday, October 24, 2008
So here it is ... Friday the 13th
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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
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
Friday, October 3, 2008
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
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
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