slashers

Alright, here we go with Harper’s Island episode two. After last week’s opener we can finally hunker down and start to answer some questions. Of course the biggest one is “who’s doing all the killing on the island?” Well we still have 11 more episodes to go so I don’t see the answer to that being thrown out any time soon. But they did give good reasons why everybody could be our killer.

So last night Harper’s Island finally premiered on CBS after weeks of promotion. The station has been hyping up the 13 episode series pretty heavily during primetime and with the site Harpersglobe.com. It's essentially a slasher in miniseries form, something horror fans have been pretty excited about being on network television. The first episode pretty much did what you would expect it to do: Opened up the story and left you with a lot of questions.

Just bringing you the latest in streaming Netflix recommendations. As a Netflix affiliate, if you sign up through us Netflix makes a sizable donation to Bloody Good Horror, and you get the best online movie rental service around. As an added perk, many titles (especially horror for some odd reason) are available for instant streaming online for no extra charge.

In yesterday's news we reported on a story regarding a new film called "Eve", and how its plot bore a striking resemblance to another film in production right now called "Hack & Slash". Both stories involve a sexy female with a dead parent who has made it her life mission to track down "slasher killers".

"Laid To Rest" is a promising looking slasher flick starring "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Lena Heady, that gets released on DVD April 21st. This slick little TV spot showed up online today so I figured it was a good time to remind everyone about the title. Expect an official BGH review to pop up some time next week.

This may be a tad too low budget for my tastes, but I have to give it up for effective trailer editing when I see it. What we have here is the trailer for "Dead Wood", what appears to be a British horror film involving some campers in the woods, possible slashing, and I swear some Asian ghost stalking in there as well. Here's the synopsis:

At first glance, director Jack Messitt's snappy 2008 feature-length debut "Midnight Movie" may seem like yet another tired retread populated with a handful of pretty actors who are probably too young to genuinely appreciate the movies that inspired this surprisingly sharp, blood-drenched excursion into the well-worn slasher subgenre. And, for the most part, your knee-jerk reaction to the film is fairly accurate. However, because Messitt and everyone involved appear to be having such a blast with the material, chances are you'll forgive the picture its trespasses, of which there are a few.

As part of our on-going bid to simultaneously pimp our Netflix affiliation and help you out with finding horror gems to watch, I'm here with today's streaming horror recommendation, "Hatchet". This underground slasher sensation directed by Adam Green took the internets by storm last year. So here's your chance to check it out in case you missed it, or see it for the first time if you're a slacker.

We've got a few independent filmmakers that visit the site from time to time, so I'm sure they can relate to this scenario. You figure you can write, act, and direct. You're working on a shoestring budget. All you need is a few crappy actors, a guy or two to work the cameras and a monkey to work the fog machine. The problem is, everybody else on your crew, they're not quite as into the whole idea as you. They screw off, joke around at inappropriate times and in general slack off. So when the crew quits due to your unconventional temper, you're stuck with half a movie. What to do?