In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Hey everyone. I hope you all are enjoying your holidays, no matter on which side of the 49th parallel you reside. It was a fairly slow week on the news front, but take a gander at these.

Don't Go In The Barn!

Check out the new trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's upcoming thriller Regression.

This is Amenábar's first horror since 2001's The Others, so I am keen to welcome him back into the fold. While the trailer doesn't wow, I eagerly await my first opportunity to see Emma Watson onscreen, as never having been into Harry Potter, I feel her all-too-brief appearance in the This Is The End was not really a true gauge of this lady's talents. Also, Ethan Hawke is currently on good terms with me after the fantastic Predestination washed out the bad taste left by the last act of Sinister. Regression releases August 28th.

Color Me Kubrick.

Thanks to the site Dangerous Minds, I discovered artist Tomer Hanuka's Stanley Kubrick series this week. 

I love this guy's style and attention to detail. It is sublime how well it lends itself to the wonderful tapestries that Kubrick wove over his fifty-year career. There are two more pieces in the series to be released at a later date, so stay tuned to his site for the reveal.

Meet The Monsters.

Here is a cool Kickstarter campaign from UK artist Karen Ruffles.

So please give generously, so Karen can visualize all the monsters that live in the shadows of Northern England. To contribute and check out the various rewards, click here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Warden Of The North.

Happy Canada Day to all my northern brothers and sisters out there. I know I like to bitch about the weather and most recently this upcoming clusterfuck of The Pan Am Games, but man is Canada a nice place to live. I should remember to thanks my lucky maple leafs more often.

Anyway, wherever you are, get out and enjoy this wonderful country of ours!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trailer Tuesdays: Tales From The Darkside

In keeping with the feline theme, here's the trailer for the Tales From The Darkside movie from 1990, which of course features the story “Cat From Hell” by Stephen King starring Bill Hickey and David Johansen.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vote For Muffins!

As I alluded to on Sunday, I made a crazy last minute decision to shoot an entry for the Fantasia Bumper Contest. Please take a gander at Muffins below. It's for all the cat lovers out there.

If you dig it, I'd really appreciate your votes, which are being tallied until the 2nd. Did I mention it was last minute?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Hey all. Today I'm engaged in a last minute shoot - which you'll all be hearing about soon, like tomorrow if all goes well - so today's Messenger post is coming to you from the past. Let's get down to it.

Blood Ten Inches Wide.

I spoke previously that Videogram (Swedish tapehead & musician Marcus Sellegrin) has an upcoming EP for Camp Blood, but now he has some cool art (provided by Andy Grail) to go with it. Check it out below.

Set to release on 2015's third Friday the 13th in November, go can get more info here.

The Other Side.

I wanted to pass along this wonderful short film called Coda by Irish director Alan Holly. This animated exploration of what happens after death is creepy, beautiful and profound in equal measure. Enjoy!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Horrors Worth Your Monies.

Hey all. I thought I'd just post something quick on the cusp of the weekend, as there are a couple of horror crowdfunding projects on the go right for which I wanted to draw your attention.

Wacky Canadian filmmaker Justin Decloux (director of 2014's Teddy Bomb and one-half of the Loose Cannons podcast) is currently fundraising for his next project, Impossible Horror. Created by Decloux & Emmy Milling, the project is a horror comedy “about being creative, grappling with the fear of the unknown and kicking supernatural ass.” These are all things I like! But, let them tell you in their own words.

To hit up the IndieGogo page, click here. There are still nine days left, so go over to help make the impossible possible.

Meanwhile, over at Kickstarter, director Elias Ganster is trying to get his latest feature off the ground. Ayla looks like it comes from an extremely personal place and should make for some really compelling material. Check out the pitch video below.

There are still a few weeks to contribute, so if you'd like to get more info, click here for the campaign page.

And with that, have a great weekend, you crazy cats!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trailer Tuesdays: The Uncanny

I have cats on the brain for a few different reasons right now, so I think today's trailer seems appropriate.

That was like, kind of, the best trailer EVER. It has star power in Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasance and Ray Milland. It has cats. It has cats being thrown on said stars. I may be a man of simple pleasures, but holy smokes what a wonderful world we live in!