Trailers

I've been making a point lately to send you guys in the direction of Indie horror films that actually look good. I'm not in the business of praising everything I see, but I do recognize how hard it is to make something that's actually good on a small budget, so this is me just trying to do my part. I know, I'm so noble.

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:

If you have IFC On Demand, they're currently streaming the Finnish horror film "Sauna". According to IMDB here's the synopsis:

"Sauna" tells the story of two brothers, who leave a young girl to die and become haunted by her, as she follows them in supernatural form, her face pouring with endless filth.

The reviews on IMDB are positive. Plus, if that image above is any indication, the cinematography and art direction are kick-ass.

I don't know why, but documentaries on the processes and machinations of making Z-grade horror are like crack to me. Whether it's something like "American Movie", "Horror Business", or the recent release "Blood, Boobs & Beast", I find myself absolutely fascinated with the kind of people who make this crap. I would never in a million years want to do what they do, or even watch their movies, and yet there is something so straightforward and genuine about these people you almost always end up falling in love with them by the time the movie's over.

What we have here is some interesting raw footage from an interview with Virginia Madsen, Academy Award nominee and star of Lionsgate's upcoming "The Haunting in Connecticut". Madsen is a pretty fantastic actress, and if you believe this footage, also a huge fan of "scary movies". She of course is most well known to horror fans as the female lead in "Candyman", arguably one of the best horror films produced by the 1990's. She seems genuinely excited about the film, and working with first time feature director Peter Cornwell. Included in her glowing comments:

I was emailed this recently and thought it was too good to pass up. It's literally, and I mean LITERALLY, one of the greatest things I have ever seen. It's a fake trailer for a film called "Gobstopper" starring Christopher Lloyd (!) Check out the description and the video below... you won't believe what you're seeing.

I would also like to thank this video for giving me my new favorite pickup line, "My BONER's got weird old candy bars!"

That title just about says it all, doesn't it? This film is called (naturally) "Black", and here's the trailer. I looked everywhere for a synopsis for you guys but no such luck. I'm pretty sure you can write it yourself though. After watching that I'm generally speechless, so you'll forgive me on the lack of commentary. My one question is this, is it offensive for the French to make a Blaxploitation film, or just adorable?

The film portion of South by Southwest was last week and a few interesting horror flicks screened at Fantastic Fest at Midnight, the genre-themed festival within a festival.

Times are tough my friends. Working in New York City I see people getting shit canned left and right and there’s no end in sight. So what’s a 41 year old Wall Street investment banker to do when he finds himself out on his ass? Write a script for a horror movie and get a freakin camera of course.