We’ll be looking at the trailers for The Pact, Rec 3, and other Awesomesauce after the jump!
Ok, at first glance, I wasn’t sure what to make of this jumpy, kinetic ghost story – what I can say is I like the idea that the setting isn’t a sprawling mansion (although I love huge spooky Victorian houses). This with the Innkeepers could make a gnarly subgenre of working class ghost stories, and I’m all for that. I didn’t know quite what to make of the floating panic towards the end – Nightmare on Elm Street came to mind, but then a certain awesome sister of mine (the movie’s about sisters as well! Synergy!) reminded me that scene was classic. So we have blue collar horror with a classist vibe. I read some advance reviews. I’m thinking some trust-funder critics aren’t getting it. Fie on them. Fie on criticism for that matter…sometimes (myself included) we take the fun out of things. Onwards!
I joined GetGlue specifically to get stickers for Beyond the Black Rainbow and Rec 3. What’s worse than drunken future in-laws at your wedding? Hordes of the undead, that’s what. Posted in spanish for the extra layer of insanity. Honestly, this movie looks awesome, if anything for the chainsaw wielding bride. Nothing scarier than a ruined dress, smoky mascara, and cannibal guests getting blood all over the cake topper before you had time to get it in the freezer. No matter how many times I watch that trailer, it never gets old. Radness.
Completely unrelated, but I love The Residents, and I love the bizarre mix of collage and live action here. Desperate urban alienation meets uncompromising individualism. But What Ever Happened to Vileness Fats!? Heh Heh Heh…
Speaking of batshit crazy…I’ve seen a lot of shorts, but this one has remained one of the more unsettling ones I’ve seen. It’s almost like Hardware meets Gumby…
Lastly – I was going to post this a while back, but I was worried they would pull it from Youtube. I hate loading a video only to find it’s been yanked and I wasn’t fast enough to see it, and I’m not going to do that to my globsters. It’s simply cruel.
I can’t remember if I got the heads up from Daily Grindhouse or Bloody Disgusting, but I’m excited for Lords of Salem. A Satanic rock band resurfaces and sends a McGuffin to a local radio station. Mayhem ensues. I’ve been a Rob Zombie fan since I was 12, and while I can understand some of the criticisms leveled at him, he has always championed horror films and theatricality, in his stage show and his movies. Mega ups for his art direction alone. Also, he didn’t issue a cease and desist, so I can bring this blurry bootleg straight to your internets. Rob Zombie’s alright.
P.S. catch The Pact on V.O.D. May 25.