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, November 23, 2014

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Hey all! I'm heading out of town for a music video shoot, but not before I drop these little tidbits on you.

On The Right Track.

Some promising news came down the wire today out the upcoming adaptation of The Stand. Recently, director Josh Boone, while on Kevin Smith's podcast Hollywood Babble-On, talked at length about where they are currently at with the project;

“So I think we are going to do like four movies. I can’t tell you anything about how we’re going to do them, or what’s going to be in which movie. I’ll just say we are going to do four movies, and we’re going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds. We’ve already been talking to lots of people, and have people on board in certain roles that people don’t know about. We’re looking to go into production next year, maybe in the spring.”

I like this development very much, as one three-hour movie - originally the plan - just would've not been enough to fully visualize King's epic masterwork. Now, as long as they don't go for a PG rating, like the sanitized nineties ABC mini-series version did, we'll be good to go. Now all they have to do is snag Matthew McConaughey to play Randall “The Dark Man” Flagg.

Can You Escape?

An activity that has sprung up in the last year or so has been Escape Rooms. These are events where a group of people get locked in a room for an hour and have to solve a series of puzzle before time runs out. The first one in Toronto arrived last Spring, and many more have popped up since. Here are three that I found recently that sound like a gas.

Some friends & I are booked for Claustrophobia next Sunday, so I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. You can check out all the scenarios at Trapped! here and Escape Zone here. Wish me luck and Godspeed!

Well, THAT Happened...

I recently checked out a short film online called Silk. This solid effort from director Rob Himebaugh combines two of my favourite things; horror movies and Homeland. Big ups to actress Elle Alexander, as I can't imagine any of her XXX gigs ever got this crazy. Or at least I hope not!

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