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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'Madness 2010

Finally, this year’s crop of Midnight Madness titles has been unleashed.

The biggest ticket is no doubt John Carpenter’s newest. After a nine-year break – save for a couple of excellent Masters Of Horror episodes – the master is back with The Ward.

I’m crossing my fingers that JC will be in the house that night.

Director Jim Mickle moves from the rat-zombies of his 2006 feature Mulberry Street to vampires in Stake Land.

As is often the case, we have MM alumni returning this year. Saw’s James Wan returns with Insidious

and Brad Anderson (of 2004’s The Machinist) brings us The Vanishing on 7th St.

I'm not crazy about it starring Hayden Christensen, but Anderson makes solid films so I'm in.

Also, in the programme is the French/Hong Kong co-production Red Nights featuring some of the people that brought you the infamous 2008 flick Martyrs.

Action is well represented this year with James Gunn’s newest SUPER.

Let’s hope it was worth leaving Scream Queens for!

The colourful revenge flick Bunraku sports the impressive cast of Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson and Ron Perlman.

Dante Lam’s Fire of Conscience and The Butcher, the Chef & the Swordsman, which programmer Colin Geddes described as “martial arts meets food preparation” round out the group.

Also announced outside of the Midnight Madness programme were the two high profile titles Buried and Let Me In, and the Spanish are back with Julia’s Eyes, from Guillem Morales and Guillermo del Toro.


Anonymous said...

Jay, is this the kind of wedding you're going to have when you get hitched?

I don't think people re-enact the "Time of My Life" kind of thing anymore.

Jay Clarke said...

Haha, I'll keep that in mind.