Thursday, February 17, 2011

News, News And More News!

Things are finally starting to kick into high gear after a bit of a slow start to the year for genre films.

Two new clips for the fantastic period piece horror flick Black Death (review here) are now available to check out with your ojos. See below.


Our friend Rondal Scott of Strange Kids Club has posted a fun and insightful interview with director Jason Eisener. Haven't heard of him? Have you heard of a little film we are all super duper excited about called Hobo with A Shotgun? Yeah, he's the mad genius behind it.

You can check out said interview here:

And if you haven't yet, be sure to check out the zany trailer below. It's a doozy!

I know it seems like I post one of these about every week but I wouldn't do it if I didn't believe in a particular filmmaker's works and/or projects.

Elisabeth Fies, hot off the success of her last film The Commune is set to turn the slasher sub-genre on it's head. Using the film Maniac as a jumping off point, the film seeks to twist the gender norms that are associated with this style.

A brief run-down is as follows:

'The premise of PSYCHOSEXUAL is to reverse the gender roles of the prototypical slasher/detective movie. Everything will be the same...same erotic kills, same cheesy dialogue, same slovenly middle-aged detective with a bewildering pick of fantastic lovers...only the deaths are happening to men, the weaker species in this world. Puerile feminist exercise, or a big bag of awesomesauce? I'm not sure. I know everyone involved is having a heck of a lot of fun, and the resulting movie is still freakishly frightening and suspenseful.'

To learn more about the film and how you can help the project get off the ground, clicky here:


And lastly, the trailer debut for the film Insidious (original Saw writers/directors, producers of Paranormal Activity) aired last night on Syfy. Folks raved about this film when it was screened at last years South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX.

Whats dos yous thinks?

1 comment:

Strange Kid said...

Thanks for the shout-out, James!

This is the first I've seen of the Insidious trailer and while I'm not a huge fan of ghost stories, the thought of James Wan behind the lens is interesting.