It’s been a bad decade for horror. While the early 2000s gave us plenty of memorable movies, from the original Final Destination to the zombie explosion following 28 Days Later, the years following have been a mixed bag; mostly terrible with a slew of bad remakes, and only a handful of really interesting fright-fests popping up in between (such as last year’s genre-busting Cabin in the Woods.)
Part of the problem, of course, is that we’ve become a generation of genre-savvy viewers who are growing harder and harder to scare. As we become increasingly reliant on technology, we’ve gained access to a great many things that earlier generations never had. We can watch news footage of atrocities from around the world, and the violent media helps to insulate us against the fake blood and gore on the screen. We’re also, as a whole, more cynical, more knowledgeable, and less afraid of the unknown – because in a world connected by the Internet, there’s very little “unknown” left.
All of which is not to say that we can no longer be scared. It just means that the things that frighten us have changed, and horror has taken a while to catch up.
So…I’m not exactly sure how this film is being marketed. It seems like a pandemic flick, a mass plague wiping out mankind; chaos, brutality, and hilarious hijinks ensue. But then, towards the end of the trailer, it almost seems like an American 28 DAYS LATER as it looks like the infected, or, “Carriers” can still move around like crazy, rabid zombies. Because Chris Pine’s in it, the film will more than likely hit the big screen as opposed to a direct-to-DVD route. Here’s hoping it’s more 28 DAYS LATER than DISEASE FLICK. CARRIERS may be one to watch. Here’s the Trailer:
Sorry for the delay folks, but the Backwoods Horrorshow is alive and kickin’. I’ve just been a little under the weather. In this episode we talk about the latest news that matters (i.e., news on my site and a few on some others like my favourite SHOCK TILL YOU DROP). We also review the flicks BRAIN DEAD(aka DEAD ALIVE), 28 DAYS LATER, and a new favourite of mine, STREET TRASH (look for a written review soon, but, you could skip that and just listen to the show). So check out THE BACKWOODS HORRORSHOW SEASON 01, EPISODE 06. You can listen to it in your web browser or download it directly from the link above, right click and “save as” boils ‘n ghouls. Now I need to figure out the fucking xml code to get it up on itunes. Fuck doing that every time we do a show. That really blows ass. Anyhoo, keep it creepy!