Posted on 16th January 2009 by aaron in Indie Horror News,News - Tags: , , ,

Just read this juicy little bit on the upcomming horror flick THE HILLS RUN RED concerning the R-Rating the film just recently received from the (hated) MPAA.  From Shock Till You Drop:

Dave Parker is close to completing The Hills Run Red, a Dark Castle and Warner Premiere production that pulls him back into the cinematic horror fold. And although there’s no release date yet, the MPAA has weighed in on his cut. Surprise, surprise…it got an R for “strong bloody horror violence and torture, grisly images, sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.”

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.

This flick sounds wicked cool.  Strong bloody horror violence and torture, grisly images, sexual content, nudity, language, and some drug use…what more could you want?


If you head on over to the kickass horror site Shock Till You Drop, you’ll see a bevy of new pics from the upcoming Platinum Dunes Friday The 13th Remake, including (a personal favourite here at Backwoods Horror) a new pic of our friend TATER SACK JASON.  Click on the picture to find more stills from the film.

Keep it tuned into Backwoods Horror for more news on the Friday remake.  I plan to start the podcast back up soon as well, so be sure to check back or subscribe on iTunes for The Backwoods Horrorshow.


Posted on 11th January 2009 by aaron in Personal - Tags: , , ,



Posted on 11th January 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

Ok, so, it’s not exactly horror, but if you can stand there and tell me that Wolverine isn’t the most ass-kicking comic character ever, then you have serious issues no trained professional can touch.  So, if you haven’t seen it already (again, what’s WRONG with you), here’s the trailer for the upcoming Wolverine flick.  (Oh yeah, and fellow nerds, look out for Deadpool, Gambit, Sabertooth, The Blob and a slew of others, not to mention Wolvy in the civil war and various WW’s…awesome on the screen!):


Ok…”vampire coming of age” kind of flick.  I’ve read review upon review on this flick, and heard nothing but good things, so I felt, good readers, that the article to kickstart my being back on board the Backwoods Horror boat, should be a review of this flick everyone’s been praising.

Well…call me a wuss, but I liked it.  I could probably watch this flick without the vampire element to it (I’m a sucker for movies with a protagonist who’s a little kid who gets bullied and eventually comes back to kick their ass, the underdog kind of flick).  I don’t know if I could say I “loved” it, but I definitely liked it.

Anyone who likes this site will like this movie, I almost guarantee it (almost because there’s always that one percenter out there who HAS to hate it).  So, what’s the movie about?  Ok, there’s this outcast kid who gets bullied.  A vampire that’s always gonna be 12 moves in (oh yeah, and the flick is set in, Sweden, it’s a Swedish flick) next door.  She (Eli) finds the boy (Oskar) outside stabbing a tree one night, wishing for revenge on his tormentors.  They, slowly, form a bond from friendship to love.  Also, there’s a lot of vampire bloody goodness.

This movie did what a lot of vampire flicks do and had us accept the vampire as a sympathetic character, which is blah, but at the same time, it showed the overall monstrousness of the vampire.  I was happy to see that because I HATE when the monstrous, horrible nature of vampires is taken out and replaced with “oh, poor vampy.”  Balancing the sympathy and the monstrousness is always a thin line, and this movie really captured it.  It’s a slow burn, artsy kind of movie set in the frozen wasteland that is Sweden and I actually liked it, just like I find myself surprised, but happy, with a Sigur Ros song (they’re Icelandic, but you get my drift).  This movie seemed like a music video for Sigur Ros for the most part, slow, cold, full of sorrow.  It was just…good.  I really enjoyed it.  I find it hard to bring up anything bad about this film.  It’s not a balls to the wall, rip ’em up horror flick.  It’s at the very opposite end of that, but in a good way.

It was a very refreshing experience and, as I said before, everyone who reads and enjoys this site should really give it a look.