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Streaming Horror For Halloween

I love Halloween. Love it. Although I haven't been able to properly celebrate this creepy little holiday in several years, it still holds a special place in the deepest, darkest chamber of my inky black heart. Besides, it's a great excuse to sit around, stuff your face full of high-calorie candy, and watch an endless stream of genre-related motion pictures.

"Humanimal" Teaser

While poking around the Fangoria website this morning, I stumbled across an article for the upcoming Chilean surrealist horror outing "Humanimal," a strange little genre picture that features absolutely no dialogue whatsoever. What's more, the film is populated with lots of actors wearing very strange, very furry costumes. I doubt I could make this stuff up if I tried. Needless to say, curiosity has settled upon me.

Here's the officials synopsis:

Spanish Poster For "Jennifer's Body"

In case you weren't already hot and bothered by all of the promotion surrounding the upcoming Megan Fox vehicle "Jennifer's Body," behold the Spanish version of the film's theatrical poster. Regardless of how spectacular you think the picture's going to be, you've got to hand it to the marketing team's alluring campaign. They know why you're going to watch, and they're not above exploiting that fact. Way to go!

"Jennifer's Body" opens on September 18th.

BBFC Denies "Grotesque"

Residents of Britain hoping to get their misshapen hands on a copy of Kôji Shiraishi notorious "torture porn" adventure "Grotesque" (aka "Gurotesuku") may have to look elsewhere for their fix. According to The Guardian, the British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) has rejected the film's bid for, well, certification. Why, exactly, have they turned their noses up at this low-budget splatter-fest? Let's have a gander at their explanation.

"[Compound]" Teaser Trailer

Because I have a lot of faith in New Zealand's cinematic output, I'm fairly excited about Dale Stewart's upcoming genre outing "[Compound]" despite the familiar imagery and the strange brackets surrounding the title. Since the trailer doesn't give you a lot to chew on in terms of what's going on, here's a brief synopsis pulled directly from the film's Facebook page.

"The Shock Labyrinth" Trailer

3D and horror: It's just not my thing. However, it appears that the trend is here to stay -- for a little while, anyway. Throwing his tattered hat into this ghostly ring is Takashi Shimizu, the mastermind the "Ju-On" series and the highly underrated and criminally ignored 2004 freakout "Marebito." The latter is one of my favorite genre films of all time, and I'd hoped Shimizu would continue in this general direction. Apparently that isn't the case.

"Don't Look Up" Trailer

Anyone who has bore witness to the unsettling Asian horror anthology "Three...Extremes" should be well versed in the work of Fruit Chan. In case you've already forgotten the specifics or have yet to discover this cinematic treasure for yourself, Chan is the mastermind behind the film's most disturbing entry, namely "Dumplings." Without giving too much away, let's just say you'll always think twice about the crunchy bits buried within your order of steamed dumplings. Make of that what you will.

"Bio Slime" Trailer

Being a fan of both "The Thing" and "The Blob" -- the originals and remakes -- it's safe to say that I have a taste for cheesy science fiction-horror hybrids featuring either large flesh-eating blobs or body-possessing alien lifeforms. Perhaps that's why the trailer for John Lechago's upcoming gorefest "Bio Slime" appeals to me in ways I'm really not comfortable discussing in a public forum such as this. Nevermind the apparent low budget or the shot-on-digital look of the film -- all I'm after is goo, body melting, and campy performances.

"RoboGeisha" Trailer

If director Rob Marshall's 2005 endeavor "Memoirs of a Geisha" was too frilly for your liking, may I boldly suggest an alternative. Noboru Iguchi's "RoboGeisha," powered by the team responsible for "The Machine Girl" and "Tokyo Gore Police," looks positively insane, even by my standards Flesh-eating breast milk, deadly fried shrimp, breast cannons, hip swords, and a plethora of other visual insanities await those brave enough to dive face-first into this remarkably silly picture.

New "Chaw" Poster, Website

It's not very often that the world is treated to a killer swine flick, so we have to take our offerings as they are presented to us. The upcoming South Korean monster movie "Chaw" is poised to supply jaded movie-goers with their flesh-eating pig fix, though I think it may be a while before it oinks its way onto American shores.

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