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, December 21, 2014

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Hey everyone! Hope you've got all your Christmas shopping done and are able to enjoy your last Sunday before St. Nick's annual visit. Here's are some horror morsels to chew on while you hang your stockings by the chimney with care.

Last Year, Year After Next.

A while ago, I posted about a Kickstarter campaign for a 5 vs 1 slasher game called Last Year. In it, five players - controlling characters of various genre tropes like jock, nerd etc - face off against a killer, also player controlled. Well, a few days ago, Last Year didn't only reach its goal of $50,000, but doubled it!

I'm sad this will only be available on Steam, but maybe if it does well, it will be ported to consoles. I'm happy about this development. With this and the two other upcoming slasher titles, Until Dawn and Summer Camp, it looks like this horror subgenre will be entering a renaissance.

Trailers, Trailers, Trailers.

This week saw a bunch of horror trailers hit the Web.

A third trailer hit for Steve Wolsh's slasher Muck.

I guess I'd like to see this for two reasons. One, to see Kane Hodder suit up as his sixth - or is it seventh? - maniacal killer and two, to find out why every woman in this movie is dressed in either a bikini or towel. Not a complaint, just a query.

Here's a trailer for Chris Denham's upcoming survivalist horror Preservation.

Denham's debut, 2008's Home Movie, was a solid found footage flick, so I'm looking forward to see him expand his act. Plus, it's got Kenny Cosgrove!

Lastly, here's a teaser for one of my favourite horrors I saw this year, It Follows.

This is a fantastic teaser that does what it is supposed to... TEASE. David Robert Mitchell's film has everything; a great hook, a great lead - Maika Monroe, who some of you may have just seen in The Guest - and a great score. Make sure you go see It Follows when it comes out in 2015.

Bundles of Terror.

With Xmas almost upon us, I figured I'd post this hilariously horrifying video, 20 Creepiest Children's Toys Ever Made. Seriously, some of these... Wow. Like #14, WTF???

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