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Trailer: Hideo Nakata's "The Incite Mill"

Although most people abandoned ship after the J-horror bubble burst a few years ago, I'm still on-board this dodgy vessel, ready and willing to stuff long-haired ghosts and spooky spectral children into my supernaturally-starved psyche. Hideo Nakata, a man whose name is almost synonymous with Asian genre fare, is set to unleash his latest creation, the 2010 slasher "The Incite Mill", on the unsuspecting Japanese masses this October.

Trailer: The Mutant Girls Squad

Noboru Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura are, simply put, extremely badass. The directing duo's upcoming feature "The Mutant Girls Squad" continues in the tradition set forth by "Tokyo Gore Police" and "The Machine Girl", so it's no surprise that I'm overly excited about the project. The teaser trailer is only 30 seconds long, but it should give you plenty of reasons to pee your pants in shameless, unadulterated glee. I know I did. Twice! One can only hope that a full-length trailer will arrive shortly. When it does, you can rest assured I'll blog about it.

Trailer: Takashi Miike's "Zebraman 2"

Do you know what makes me happy? Takashi Miike. Do you know what makes me even happier? The impossibly awesome trailer for "Zebraman 2", which is all sorts of badass. The film, a high-concept sequel to Miike's 2004 superhero comedy "Zebraman", finds the peculiar crime fighter battling an array of dastardly villains on the black-and-white streets of Zebra City. Mark your calendars and plan your vacations accordingly, as "Zebraman 2" is scheduled to invade Japan this May. Insert giddiness here.

Retro Trailer: The Video Dead

Although I'm slightly embarrassed to admit this on a site filled with hardcore horror fanatics, Robert Scott's insanely cheesy 1987 zombie opus "The Video Dead" scared the living daylights out of me as a child. For whatever reason, this title has failed to find a home on DVD, though, for the time being, I'm quite content with the well-worn VHS copy I picked up for next to absolutely nothing at a local flea market last year. Still, it would be nice to have a copy that isn't accompanied by a hissing mono soundtrack and a handful of visually-distorted sequences. A guy can dream, right?

Retro Trailer: "Begotten"

In the history of heady, mind-altering cinema, "Shadow of the Vampire" director E. Elias Merhige's unforgettable black-and-white freak-out "Begotten" ranks among the very best. The picture's so-called plot is more than a little bizarre, as it deals specifically with the God's self-inflicted disembowelment and the Son of Earth's journey through a twisted lanscape populated with twitchy cannibals.

Short Film: "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon"

Richard Gale's thoroughly entertaining short film "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon" is one of the funniest horror spoofs I've seen all year, and that includes the Christmas-oriented gore masterpiece "Treevenge." Presented as a trailer for an upcoming nine hour feature-length motion picture, this insane 10-minute classic is very similar to the absurdist comedy stylings of The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, and The Upright Citizens Brigade. Since I don't want to spoil a single frame of this fantastic short for anyone who's yet to experience its greatness, I'll refrain from giving anything away. It's worth mentioning, however, that this clip isn't safe for work.

Snapshot: "Ice Cream Man" (1995)

Directed by veteran porn guru Paul Norman, the 1995 Clint Howard horror opus "Ice Cream Man" ranks as one of my all-time favorites, though my enjoyment of the picture has absolutely nothing to do with quality. It's cheap, it's stupid, it features a skinny kid in a pathetically obvious fat suit -- in other words, it's beyond fantastic. Howard stars as the titular killer, a deranged mental patient who frequently murders his customers and stashes their mutilated body parts inside his ice cream truck.

Snapshot: "Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl" (2009)

Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu's deliriously bizarre 2009 action epic "Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl" can't arrive on DVD soon enough. The film, which chronicles the battle between two very unusual girls who fall in love with the same boy, promises a vast array of over-the-top arterial sprays and an abundance of gore-soaked mayhem. If you're still perplexed as to why, exactly, I'm anxiously awaiting its release, check out Nishimura's "Tokyo Gore Police." All your questions shall be answered within.

Trailer: "The Crazies" (2010)

Although I wasn't thoroughly impressed with the first trailer for Breck Eisner's upcoming remake of George A. Romero's 1973 shocker "The Crazies," the latest clip is definitely a little more effective. For whatever reason, I happen to think Timothy Olyphant is a decent actor, and it's good to see him recovering from the atrocity that was "Hitman." For those who are arriving late to the proverbial party, "The Crazies" chronicles the outbreak of a mysterious disease which turns ordinary, everyday suburban schlubs into blood-thirsty killing machines. Survivors try to escape, the government tries to keep everyone contained, and all Hell tries to break loose. If all goes according to plan, the film will infect your tender senses on February 26th, 2010. Check out the trailer below.

"The Final" Tackles A Touchy Subject

Although the trailer for Joey Stewart's upcoming revenge flick "The Final" looks somewhat interesting, you can't help but feel that the controversial subject matter is, perhaps, in poor taste. With school-related violence occurring at a brutally alarming rate, basing an entire motion picture around a dejected group of outcasts who torture and torment their teenage enemies might be a hard sell to the general public. Then again, maybe that's precisely what Stewart had in mind.

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