Sneak Peek At Rue Morgue #81

Posted on 31st July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

All I have to say is…HOLY FUCKING SHIT!  An issue dedicated to PUMPKINHEAD and STAN WINSTON?!?!?!  And check out that cover!  Yeah, I can’t wait to pick this up in my local Books A Million.  If you’re reading this and you’ve never read Rue Morgue, what the fuck is wrong with you?  Go out and buy an issue right now!  Now feast your eyes on that cover!

Click on the Pic to see more details on this issue.

New Wolfman Trailer

Posted on 30th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

Hot Damn!  Below is the trailer for the new Wolfman movie as seen at the San Diego Comic Con.  This vid provided by our friends over at Bloody DisgustingUPDATE: The Video From Bloody Disgusting Was Killed, But YouTube Allows The Trailer To Live On. Check it out!

Megan Fox Topless in JENNIFER’S BODY

Photos have leaked of a topless Megan Fox on set.  TOPLESS MEGAN FOX.  Read on and enjoy.

Jennifer’s Body is the sophomore screenwriting effort from Diablo Cody (Juno).  Here’s a brief plot synopsis from Wikipedia:

Jennifer’s Body is an upcoming dark comedy and horror film written by Diablo Cody. The film, described as similar in tone to Heathers, will be directed by Karyn Kusama, and will star Megan Fox as the title character, Amanda Seyfried as her best friend Needy and Adam Brody as the antagonist Nikolai. The film follows Jennifer, a cheerleader possessed by a demon who begins feeding off the boys in a Minnesota farming town. It is then up to her “plain Jane” best friend Needy to kill Jennifer, escape from a correctional facility and go after lead singer Nikolai and his Satan-worshiping rock band responsible for the transformation. Jennifer’s Body has an expected release date in 2009.

Review: WHITE LIGHTNING (1973)

Well, what can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty much any movie set in the great American South (my home).  Well, any movie that’s worth a damn that is.  I’m particularly fond of the “Southern Gothic” sort, or what I like to call the “Dirty South” style of moviemaking.  Any film that shows the other side of the idealized southern charm so often seen in so many shitty flicks.  Any film that portrays moonshinin’, runnin’ from the cops, crazy backwoods antics (Southern Comfort, Deliverance), and darker southern films like Slingblade.  These are movies I can really just sit down, have a beer, kick back, and enjoy.

White Lightning (one of the magnificent early works of a young Burt Reynolds) falls perfectly into that category of Dirty South.  Burt Reynolds plays Gator McKlusky, an Arkansas moonshiner serving some time in the pen for running bootleg whiskey.  While in jail, Gator finds out that his little brother was murdered by some small town asshole sheriff by the name of J.C. Connors (played beautifully by Ned Beatty who worked with Burt Reynolds in 1972’s Deliverance) because he was hangin’ around with some “damn dirty hippies.”  Enraged, ‘ol Gator tries at first to break out of prison, but he gets caught and put on the chain gang diggin’ ditches.  Exasperated, he does what no moonshiner should ever do, he makes a deal with the Feds (tantamount to sellin’ your soul to the devil for these boys).

He makes it clear to the Feds that he has no intention of takin’ down the good ‘ol boys out trying to make a living off of moonshine, but that he’s after Sheriff Connors who has been extorting money from just about everyone in town and running his police force like a gestapo unit.  If anyone crosses Sheriff Connors, they find themselves at the bottom of an old swamp, weighted down with cinder blocks.  Gator’s not going to be intimidated, however.  He’s out for revenge.  Once out of the slammer, he gets in good with a local moonshining outfit in order to work his way up and get some evidence against Sheriff Connors.  Along the way there’s plenty of Hard Drinkin’, Hard Fightin’, Hard Lovin’, and Hard Drivin’, with enough car chases and moonshine to make the Duke Boys proud.

This movie was one hell of a good time to watch.  The acting was actually believable (which seems to be a pretty hard thing to do, trying to convince a southerner like me).  Watching some of the characters on screen reminded me a lot of the characters I grew up around in Mt. Pleasant, NC (my home town).  The film also seemed to use real southern locations.  One thing that’s always annoyed the piss out of me is movies set in “the south” when you can tell it’s California.  The Dukes Of Hazzard, while being one of my favorite shows, suffered from this.  It was supposed to be set in the mountains of Georgia, and in the first few episodes of the first season, it was, but then you can tell, from the barren, dusty hills in the background, that the rest of the show is set in California doubling for Georgia.  But I digress.

This flick has it all: Fast Cars, Faster Women, Moonshining, Fighting, Shootouts, Car Chases.  I’m gonna head on over to Deep Discount DVD and buy a copy (as I got a copy for review from one of the last bastions of hope, a sort of hole in the wall video store that still carries a shit-ton of old VHS flicks you’d be hard pressed to find at any of the chain video rental places).  If you like this site, you’ll most definitely love WHITE LIGHTNING.  Check out the trailer below, along with the poster and a clip from the movie:

UPDATE: THE HILLS RUN RED–First Image Released

Posted on 28th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

The first brand spankin’ new still has been released for the upcoming horror movie The Hills Run Red (Thanks To Shock Till You Drop) which I first reported on here.  Take a look.  The baddy just looks goddamn creepy.  Can’t wait to get a better look!  Keep checking back with Backwoods Horror for more news!

Directed by Dave Parker and also starring Tad Hilgenbrink and William Sadler, Hills follows a film fanatic whose obsession with finding a complete print of an infamous slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended—and now they must survive a nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

More Friday The 13th Remake News

Posted on 28th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

Over on Youtube (for now anyway), you can find a clip from the upcoming Friday The 13th Remake.  Or, you could check it out below:

Um…did I just see Jason Voorhees run?!?!  Bullshit!  Goddamnit, this movie is going to suck sweaty donkey dong!  Sigh.  Well, for anyone who’s interested, here’s a sneak pic of the teaser poster (snapped by Bloody Disgusting at SDCC):

My Name Is Bruce: New Trailer, Poster

Posted on 28th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , ,

Found some nice, new, bloody goodies for the upcoming film My Name Is Bruce, staring the Backwoods Horror fave: Bruce Campbell.  For a reminder on what the flick’s about, I first reported on it here.

The boys over at Shock TIll You Drop got their hands on a pic of the new, official poster for the film.  Check it out:
Pretty Cool. But to top that, the boys over at Bloody Disgusting provided us with a brand spankin’ new trailer.  Friggin’ Sweet!  Check it out:

Can’t wait to see it!  I believe it’s supposed to be hitting theaters this November. If it comes to a town near you, do us all a favor, WATCH IT!  With any luck, there’ll be a sequel.

Intermission At The Drive-In

Posted on 27th July 2008 by aaron in Personal - Tags: , , ,

It’s been pretty damn slow the past few days in the world of interesting horror.  So, as filler, I present to you a crapload of vintage drive-in intermission spots and trailers.  Enjoy kiddos.

The Beyond and Pieces DVD Reissues

Posted on 24th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

From Fangoria:

“Grindhouse Releasing recently announced the details for the DVD of PIECES, plus a new disc of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, both coming October 28. PIECES, the outlandish chainsaw gorefest by director Juan Piquer Simon, will be presented in a two-disc set highlighted by a new hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer of the uncensored theatrical cut, in the original English with an optional Spanish soundtrack that contains a Librado Pastor score. Extras include:

• Alternate audio track: The Vine Theater Hollywood Experience
• In-depth interviews with Simon and actor Paul L. Smith
• Still and poster-art gallery
• Filmographies
• Liner notes by Chas. Balun

Plus more surprises. Retail price is $24.95, and PIECES will receive select big-screen bookings in advance of the disc debut; check out the Grindhouse site for details. The BEYOND DVD features a new hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer of the uncut movie with a fresh Dolby Digital 5.1 sound remix, plus these supplements (some of which appeared on the previous Anchor Bay disc):

• Audio commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck
• On-set interview with Fulci
• Cast and crew interviews
• Optional Italian-language soundtrack and original mono audio
• Lost German pre-credit sequence in color
• Necrophagia music video by Jim VanBebber
• Still and poster-art gallery
• Original theatrical trailers
• Filmographies
• Liner notes by Balun

Retail price on this one is also $24.95”

HOT DAMN!  I’ve only been able to find PIECES on el cheapola discs forever in the dollar bin.  Good to see this classic getting the respect it deserves. I’ll probably get THE BEYOND as well, even though I’ve already shelled out a few bucks for it previously, the new edition has a few little extras I’d like. Check out the cover art below!

The Hills Run Red

Posted on 24th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

The trailer for Dark Castle’s new THE HILLS RUN RED is supposed to be debuting at SDCC today.  The movie was co-written by David J. Schow (Leatherface: TCM 3, The Crow) and is “in the vein of horror classics from the 1970s and 80s, Dark Castle’s The Hills Run Red follows Tyler, a film fanatic whose obsession with finding a complete print of an infamous slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended—and now they must survive a nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.”–Shock Till You Drop.  Might be kind of cool.  Check below for some initial Poster Art and check back later for that trailer: