VOD

What a Happy Friday! The sun is shining, the birds are singing (and probably crapping on my car), the work week is almost over, and we get brand new images from the upcoming 'Curse of Chucky', which will debut on DVD & Blu-Ray later this fall.

"Buried", "Frozen", "Phone Booth" and countless other horror/thrillers have tried their hand at the 'single location' genre as I'll call it. The genre is a problem in itself; relying exclusively on compelling characters, mysterious motives, or potential plot twists with the setting to provide exciting entertainment. For example "Buried" plays upon the charisma of Ryan Reynolds and his character's everyman plight. "Frozen" adds the wrinkle that the ski resort won't be open for another week and a blizzard is coming.

Jim Mickle's "Stake Land" will finally find it's way to VOD on April 22nd after a solid run on the convention circuit. The film is the follow up to Mickle's much adored "Mulberry Street" and has nothing to do with porter houses and a lot to do with vampires running around after the Apocalypse. Kind of wish there was some actual steak involved here.

For being so friendly the Swedes sure are a sick bunch of M'Fers. Proven completely by the new trailer for "Marianne" which has hit the tubes. The film tells the story of a father who's trying to cope with the loss of his wife, a couple daughters who hate him and the spooking happenings going on in his house. It's a real feel good hit.

It looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger might be making his way back to Terminator land sometime soon or at least that's the hope. Seems Arnold is back in the ring for acting and Chris Morgan wants to kick the series back into gear so all signs are pointing to him... being back. Get it? Like "I'll be back"? That's what he said in the movies. It's funny. "It's not a tumor!"

Looks like Intrepid Pictures, who helped bring "The Strangers" and "Doomsday" to the world are lining up "Skeleton Creek" as their next flick. The movie is apparently a teen romp based on some books that I've never heard of but I guess the kids are gaga for them. It's a group of kids who come across a ghost while exploring an abandon gold mine. I'm pretty sure this was the basis of every live action Disney movie in the 70's. I hope Don Knotts is in this one.