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Episode 131 - "The Last Exorcism"

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We debate the finer points of first-person filmmaking

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On The Next Podcast: "The Last Exorcism"

Next up on the movie list is the Eli Roth produced "The Last Exorcism". Can the film live up to the hype? We're still not sure but one thing we do know is Eric and Joe go to see the movie together and there's some awkward moments when they both reach for the popcorn.

The Last Exorcism (REVIEW)

The Last Exorcism

Daniel Stamm, director of "The Last Exorcism," must have missed the Hollywood-wide bulletin that 3-D was the new gimmick of choice for genre filmmakers. In "Exorcism," Stamm instead turns to first person perspective to weave his tale -- a choice that is just so 2008. Luckily, it's also a choice that helps make a small, low wattage horror movie more than the sum of its seemingly pedestrian parts.

Horror Headlines: Friday July 2nd, 2010

It's almost the 4th of July and in honor of this glorious celebration of freedom we have the trailer for "Let Me In". For those you no familiar with the film let me school you. A couple years back a bunch of Vikings made a movie where a couple of pale kids talked for two and a half hours and one of them was a vampire. Luckily for them we took that boring film, fixed all the problems and now will be offering it to you on October 1st. Let freedom ring!

With "[REC] 2" already out on VOD and finding it's way to a limited theater release next week, co-director Paco Plaza sat down to give his thoughts on where he sees the film franchise going and what his favorite type of sangria is. Knowing that the film is an import from Spain I was pretty excited to see the entire interview is in English. Either that or I can read Spanish now... No that can't be it. U-S-A! U-S-A! Oh the sangria thing was a lie.

I made myself two promises this week. I wouldn't post anything about "Predators" or "Scream 4". Is that one promise actually? I was never good with math. But honestly it's a really slow day and there is squat for other news out there so here's some info on three new cast members who have joined the good fight in "Scream 4". If one of them was a giant monster alien who hunts people this would of tied in nicely.

The internet is all a-buzz with news that Andrew Garfield will play Spiderman in the next installment of the series which is set to be released in 2012. Really I have no idea who the guy is but he was in two episodes of "Dr. Who" apparently so I figured the nerds would be all damp with excitement about the announcement. The real story here is that "Spiderman 4" is going to be in 3D so that means there's a good chance Kirsten Dunst's tooth is going to poke someones eye out. Watch out kids!

In Real People News: 

Ya know what this world is missing? A "Golden Girls" porn parody. I know I'm pissed I didn't think of it too. Now you can stop using your body as a amusement park to old re-runs like a sicko and watch a movie specifically made for your own personal loving. Ya mental patient.

This might be the sweetest story I've ever read. A women in Hungary refuses to eat a cucumber shaped like a penis because it reminds her of her husband too much. And I thought romance was dead. No these aren't tears. Don't look at me!

On this day in history: 

1961 - Author Ernest Hemingway, 61, shots himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

"Paranormal Activity" Is Here

For those of us who weren't lucky enough to catch one of the limited midnight screenings that have occurred in the last few weeks, today will be our first chance to see "Paranormal Activity". I was finally able to confirm last night through MovieTickets.com that my local theaters will indeed be carrying the film. So, after lunch today with an old co-worker, I'll be checking this out on the big screen.

The Collingswood Story (REVIEW)

For better or worse, horror is probably the most gimmick-friendly genre. From William Castle blurring the line between cinemas and funhouses to Ruggero Deodato pulling a publicity stunt that ended with him facing homicide charges all the way up to today’s digital 3D and First Person POV movies, it’s sometimes hard to tell what came first, the gimmick or the movie.

"Paranormal Activity" Gets Wide Release!

I was just digging through my morning horror news when I saw that the current indie phenomenon "Paranormal Activity", after 2 weeks of sold out midnight showings across the country, has finally garnered a wide release! Paramount Pictures will be pushing the film out across the country on October 16th, which is next Friday!

Evil Things (REVIEW)

Previous to receiving the screener for Dominic Perez's 2009 "lost footage" thriller "Evil Things," I hadn't heard anything about the film whatsoever.

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