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Cold Prey II (Fritt vilt II) (REVIEW)

I'm always happy to see foreign movies at the local video rental place because it usually means a theatrical quality movie and it often means the best of what that particular country in question has to offer the horror world. "Cold Prey II" is a well-made Norwegian slasher movie, and a more than serviceable sequel to the original film, where a group of young vacationers stumble upon a serial killer while snowboarding, and fight the killer down to the last girl.

Thale (REVIEW)

Thale

2012’s Norwegian horror-fantasy “Thale” clocks in at just around 80 minutes, so why did it feel like it took hours to get through? Yes, there are a couple interesting scenes, but you have to sit through a lot of boring movie to get to them.

Horror Headlines: Friday, January 27th, 2012

I don't even know how long ago that Rebecca Black song came out but it still rings in my head every Friday. That's got to mean something to someone. Anyone!

No real surprise here but it looks like " V/H/S", the horror anthology from Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg and Ti West, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures. The film tells the story of a group of burglars who discover a bunch of weird videos in a house they're robbing. From the number of directors I assume each story will be about 3 minutes or the movie will be 4 hours long.

If there's one thing you know about me it's that I freakin love Norway. Corpse paint, trolls, and everything in between. Give it to me! So I couldn't be more excited about the trailer for the new film "Thale" . The movie is based on the mythical Norwegian charter Huldra, which is a sassy minx who lures men into the woods. Sounds fun but unfortunately the men never return. Oh and the Huldra has a cow's tail. God I love Norway.

All you really need to know about "Monster Brawl" is that it's a fake Pay-Per-View battle royal between some classic monsters and Jimmy "Mouth Of the South" Hart is in it. Now that I've got you all excited here's the bad news. Image Entertainment has decided to push back the DVD/Blue-Ray release from March 27th to June 12th and unfortunately haven't given a reason. I need a reason! Maybe it's because they're trying to get Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Let's pray.

I don't know how much you can really believe this but Megan Ellison, founder of Annapurna Films which now owns the rights to "Terminator 5", how promised the next installment in the robot series will indeed be rated R. She let this news out via her twitter account though and I'm not positive but I don't think anything on there will hold up in court.

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Ladies and gentlemen, well mostly gentlemen, and I don't really mean "gentlemen"... here is the greatest invention to ever been imagined. An aftershave specifically designed to hide the smell of a strip club.

Little baby goats are always adorable. Well not always, this one that was born with 6 legs in Europe and is an abomination and should be thrown into a lake.

Horror Headlines: Tuesday March 15th, 2011

I've never hidden my love for Norway. I've never been there but I assume it's mostly made up of Vikings and Black Metal fans running around in corpse paint. Well here's the trailer for the new zombie flick "Dark Souls" which is from the land of of the burning storm and it includes neither off these things but still looks pretty bad ass. And if you're wondering yes I did make up "land of the burning storm" and yes I will sue anyone who uses it.

With "Battle: Los Angeles" in the books producer Neal Moritz has his eye on a new film titled "Agent Ox". Nothing is finalized but apparently the script revolves around an spy who's sent to an alien world where he must top stop their invasion on Earth. After that he's going to do a movie about the aftermath of an alien invasion on earth and the trilogy will be complete!

Michelle Rodriguez looks to have signed up to join the cast of "The Home", a new film about a man who's put into a nursing home where all is not right after he is almost killed during a terrible accident. Not sure yet of what her role will be but if I was a betting man I'd guess angry girl with a heart of gold and just a touch of spiciness.

Shane Abbess will direct a new sci-fi mind f'er titled "7th Day" about a group that's sent into space to start a colony. The production company is calling this "The Shining" in outer space which is weird because I think Jack Nicholson is way too old to join the space program. I guess that's why they invented CGI though. "Here's johnny! In space!" Trademark, Joe.

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Timothy Fattig is apparently a horror film maker but I can't find one damn movie he's worked on. I did find a story about the Arizona native being arrested after the decomposing body of his mother was found in his house though. So they might make a movie out of that. I know, I'm a glass half full kind of guy.

The recession is not over apparently because people are still being fired from their jobs and then showing up at the home of coworkers to stab them with a giant meat clever. Or maybe this is just a one time thing for a 24 year old in Arizona. I'd like to call it a trend though, those are fun. Like Nu-Metal!

Horror Headlines: Tuesday November 2nd, 2010

Be still my beating heart! Leonardo DiCaprio is confirmed to star in "The Devil in the White City", a new film based on H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer. This will mark the first time I've ever had a man crush on a murderer. Mark this down.

Good news and bad news for fans of "The Walking Dead". The good news is the AMC series had a big ass premier with 5.3 million viewers. The bad news, that means instead of going out, getting drunk and going home with some random person you probably sat at home and watched TV. I've never been so proud and disappointed of you in my whole life.

I love every thing that comes out of Norway. Vikings, those weird ass black metal kids and that band that sang "Barbie Girl". Well add the new film "Inside a Whore", which has a new trailer online, to the list. I don't even know what it's about, I got so excited about the title I blacked out for a solid twenty minutes.

Still got "Let Me In" fever? Take a number kids! So here's a deleted clip from the film to keep your chops moist. Just to be clear though, if you're taking a number I think only 17 people went to see the movie so the line might not be too long. 17 people counting the five of us on the podcast. And no, we won't be in the line.

In Real People News: 

A Chinese boy recently fell 20 stories, landed on a car and lived. Impressive maybe for us Americans but have you seen the Chinese Circus? The guys some around like wild animals so honestly I think the kid could have gone 30 floors without an issue.

Before I explain this let me get this out of the way. I was nowhere near Maryland this past weekend. Alright, now here's a story about a man who was there and was very drunk, very much in a diaper and very much screaming profanity.

On this day in history: 

1974 – 78 die when the "Time Go-Go" Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor when a club official barred the doors after the fire started.

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