Archive for May, 2009

Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted in Horror News, Upcoming Horrors with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

I may be slow on the uptake but the adorable Mia Wasikowska who played the title character in I Love Sarah Jane (scroll down, it’s on this page) will be playing Alice in Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland. Depp, Glover, Wasikowska, win!

Also, in a shameless attempt to drive some traffic to my homely horror site I’m making a shout out to http://www.condron.us It’s a neat site that lets you preview many blogs in not many seconds.

Durp.

New day, new province!

Posted in Horror News, My Horror Collection with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

I know, I know.

So I’ve made the shift from Ontario to British Columbia. Even with all the natural splendor, my horror movies keep me in the dark recesses of my mind, and this apartment. I braved the sun and found a pawn shop and some new titles, don’t laugh.

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Von Trier’s Kingdom is growing again

Posted in Horror News, Upcoming Horrors with tags , , , on May 19, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/antichrist/2009/05/19/1242498733956.html

Von Trier (The Kingdom, Dancer in the Dark) is causing a stir with his newest film The Antichrist. The trailer doesn’t give much away but I’m excited both for Willem Dafoe starring and for Von Trier releasing a new film.

Check it out!

It may not be the best idea…

Posted in Horror News, My Horror Collection with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

When you’re moving across the country with nothing that can’t be carried in a backpack or small luggage, it may be a bad idea to continue to pick up horror movies. I can’t help it, I love them.

I guess I'm packing less clothes

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A tale of four sisters.

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on May 13, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

A remake that doesn't suck?

Churned out in the same bowel movement that gave us Americanized versions of Shutter and The Eye we have The Uninvited. Based on the Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters, this movie manages to stream line the story into something a little more cohesive and straightforward than the original.

Those who have seen the original will appreciate the way the material is handled. I found the use of color almost muted compared to the vividness of the original but it fits the darker environment and helps with the increased level of gruesomeness and gore. There are some genuine scares and some uncomfortable imagery, it all makes for an entertaining 87 minutes.

Emily Browning has you feeling sympathetic and unsettled as she fights her way to the truth, she turns in her strongest performance to date. Elizabeth Banks unfortunately doesn’t command the intimidation and poorly veiled hostility that the character would require, her scenes were a bit of a struggle. Maybe she’s just too nice.

My only issue with The Uninvited was very similar to the issue I had with the Wicker Man remake. A big part of the original material were the twist endings, so unfortunately if you’ve seen the original you’re left without that satisfaction as you already know whats coming.

This flick has solid scares, impressive locations and visuals and impressive performances (at least by horror remake standards). Whether you’ve seen the original or not, I would still recommend this movie. It may be the only Asian “re imagining” I recommend.

Back to reviews tomorrow. Today, Rad!

Posted in Horror News, short films with tags , , , , on May 11, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

I don’t know that I can sum this up better than it has been already so I’m going to echo the fact that if you took Gummo and added zombies you would have I Love Sarah Jane. Directed by Spencer Susser and written by Susser and David Michôd.

Enjoy!

My new posts learned a new trick?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7, 2009 by sideshowmassacre

I’ve made three posts today (May 7th, not including this one) they seem to disappear and reappear on the main page but can still be accessed from the categories on the right. So weird, hopefully I can get this figured out (I do understand that this explanation may not help as it might disappear with the others.

Durp!