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What we're watching this weekend: Fancy lad edition

This weekend the podcast crew is sitting down to soak in Hammer's remake of "The Woman in Black", buzz seems to be positive so far, although admittedly I go out of my way to avoid anything about films before I see them. "Chronicle" also comes out this weekend, and is likewise enjoying good buzz. If it ends up being good, expect a hearty round of "I told you so's" when we get around to reviewing it on the podcast. This seems to be one time when my uncritical love of all things "found footage" hasn't steered me wrong.

Posters: "28 Days Later" director returns to horror

The latest from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who brought us "28 Days Later", look for "The Intruders" this March

Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.

Snapshots: "Puppet Master" movies still exist I guess

And apparently, they're exploring the possibilities of metal breast protection technology. "Puppet Master X: Axis Rising" will begin production as soon as Full Moon Pictures finds some change in their couch cushions.

Snapshots: "Martyrs" director comes to American shores.

Pascal Laugier's "The Tall Man", starring Jessica Biel, has been completed and is currently being shopped around. I'm guessing it will be easier to stomach than his last film... Good god, the bathtub scene... ugh.

"Jessica Biel plays a nurse living in a small town where children have gone missing over the years, leaving no clues. One night, she finds her son's bed empty and, desperately rushing downstairs, confronts a huge dark figure, with her son in his arms." Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie also star."

Snapshots: "Chronicle" will get its day with us, eventually

This coming weekend we couldn't turn down the chance to see Harry Potter's "The Woman in Black" for review on the podcast, even though another horror-ish film comes out the same week, "Chronicle". The plan, as of now, is to review the odd looking found footage flick NEXT weekend. I may be the only one, but I'm fascinated by the trailers, specifically this shot from the end where they're staring into an underground cavern and exclaiming "oh snap!" to each other. Okay, I'm in. Let's find out what's down there together...

Posters: "When The Lights Go Out", swing and a miss...

I was going to post the trailer for "When The Lights Go Out", but I'm going to level with you, it looks terrible. The poster though sports my favorite promotional phrase of this week, "From the producers of 'Bend it like Beckham' and 'Moon'". I'd like to meet the person that not only loves BOTH of those films, but also wants a horror movie "in the style" of each... combined. I imagine he or she is very eclectic. (click to enhance)

Amazing horror themed typography prints

As it turns out, Etsy isn't just a place to buy horribly overpriced old stuff labeled as "vintage", or hand knitted cat-hats... nope, if you dig beneath the surface, there's actually a great amount of horror/nerd inspired stuff for you waste your money on as well. Check out more prints like this awesome Freddy Krueger one, including a new "Zombie Rules" series, over at Matt Peppler's Etsy store. (click to enhance)

Does "Kindergarten Cop" take place in "Silent Hill"??

5 minutes ago I would have responded to that question with "wha?". Now, I'm not so sure....

What a hilarious little discovery for us all these years later though. I hope more things like this start popping up soon. I’d love to find out the hidden design connections between Turok and The Accused.

Check the article over at CHUD

Gaming: "Aliens: Colonial Marines" has permission to have its way with me

Not sure what brings back more nostalgia for me, "Aliens" or seeing the word SEGA before a game trailer. Either way, seems like as good a time as any to bring back this IP, especially with Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" just around the corner. I'm thinking the gameplay looks like FEAR mixed with Dead Space... Could be fantastic. Look for the game this fall.

Liam Neeson throat punches the box office, plus the week ahead

"The Grey" snagged an estimated 20 million and the top spot this weekend according to Box Office Mojo, who points out that that's a win for the distributor:

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