Thursday, June 21, 2012

Evil Dead: An Animated Tribute

EVIL DEAD: An Animated Tribute from Daniel Kanemoto on Vimeo.

The awesome tribute above is by Daniel Kanemoto of Ex Mortis Films, a studio that specializes in title sequences. Really cool stuff, makes me wish that I had more artistic talent. The Evil Dead remake is slated for an April 2013 release.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

V/H/S Red Band trailer

Anthology horror movies seem to be making a comeback!!! Ever since Trick 'r Treat everyone's been waiting for the next big horror anthology. The Theatre Bizarre was making a big buzz in the horror community about a month ago but it is practically unknown outside of the horror community. I haven't had a chance to watch it all the way through yet but it seems like they were definitely going for bizarre over a solid story. Not to take anything away from the makers of the film or judge a movie before I fully give it a chance to impress. All I'm saying is that from what I did catch of the movie, it didn't exactly seem like groundbreaking horror. I am definitely looking forward to V/H/S as it is making a MUCH bigger buzz than The Theatre Bizarre and might bring the format back into the limelight.

For those of you who are wondering what V/H/S is about, here is the official synopsis from their website:

When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.

Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/Sshatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.
I'm sure if you're a horror fan, you've probably already read about this movie. Although this seems SO awesome I felt I had no choice but to put it up here too. (Though you probably could've guessed by my background that I'd be excited for this movie!)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Updates and New Blog - The Retrospective Geek

My apologies to those who read this blog, as it may seem that I am once again neglecting it. Truth is, I've been busy because I am starting another blog. If you follow my activity on Twitter or Facebook, you will see that I try to post anything horror related that I come across onto the Z-portal page. I just haven't had much of a chance to actually sit down and write as of late. I do have some plans though for updates. So far I have been: