THE FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PACIFIC RIM

Photos Courtesy Warner Brothers

I’m not quite certain whether PACIFIC RIM falls under horror or sci-fi…perhaps both. When you have giant space creatures tearing apart the world, that tends to be a rather frightening thing. Guillermo Del Toro has created just that with a somewhat live action Neon Genesis Evangelion, an anime series that follows a similar narrative course. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t heard mention of any lawsuits. But, while I would’ve preferred his dream project: H.P. Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, I do have to say this looks pretty damn cool. Perhaps, if PACIFIC RIM is a blockbuster hit (and why wouldn’t it be? If that hack Michael Bay can make bazillions with horrible giant robot/alien films, why can’t a directorial genius like Del Toro pull it off with PACIFIC RIM?), Del Toro may be able to secure the finances he’s needed in order to make his epic vision of Lovecraft’s fantastic novella (if you haven’t read it, DO IT NOW!).

SYNOPSIS:

In the film, legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea and begin a war that would takes millions of lives and consumes humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

 

PACIFIC RIM stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day and is set to be released in 2D and 3D on July 12, 2013.

 

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UPDATES: MY NAME IS BRUCE, HIS NAME WAS JASON, THE BURROWERS, & More

Howdy ho, folks.  Your favorite backwoods horror fanatic is back with some creamy horror updates from around the ‘net.  So sit back, open a cool, coors 16 ouncer and soak it up.

First up, we have theatrical dates for the upcoming MY NAME IS BRUCE:
• October 26: Austin, TX (premiere)
• Oct. 31-November 2: New York City—Sunshine Cinema
• Nov. 5: Philadelphia, PA
• Nov. 7: Boston, MA
• Nov. 9: Hartford, CT
• Nov. 12: New Haven, CT
• Nov. 14: Baltimore, MD
• Nov. 15: Washington D.C.
• Nov. 19: Columbus, OH
• Nov. 20: Toledo, OH
• Nov. 21-23: Detroit, MI
• Nov. 28-30: Chicago, IL
• Dec. 3: Madison, WI
• Dec. 5-7: Minneapolis, MN
• Dec. 12: Seattle, WA
• Dec. 13-14: Portland, OR
• Dec. 15: Medford, OR
• Dec. 17: San Francisco, CA
• Dec. 18: Berkeley, CA
• Dec. 19-21: Los Angeles, CA

Hopefully, this is just an initial theatrical run because not a goddamn one of ’em is near my neck of the woods in bumfuck North Carolina.  So Texas, Yankees, and Left Coasters get all the action.  Fuckers.

Next up we have an official Poster and Myspace Page for the upcoming kickass documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON.  Check it out!

And here’s a fresh still from the new flick from JT Petty, THE BURROWERS showing a bit of one of the monsters (though, if you ask me, it looks a bit like mongoloid Jason Voorhees trapped in quicksand)

What else, ah yes, we have a Wendigo flick comin’ out pretty soon headlining Superman himself, Dean Cain, called MANEATER.  Fangoria got their mits on a pic of the monster.  Click the Pic for more information and more pics.

Seems as though Guillermo del Toro is owned by the Hobbit for the next billion years, but Variety reports that he’s still in talks with Universal about releasing his definitive vision of HP Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, and if you haven’t read Lovecraft, Fuck You.

Last up is a little youtube fan flick that I found hilarious.  It was featured on SHOCK TILL YOU DROP and showcases the GREMLINS invading various other movies such as The Exorcist, Batman, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, etc.  Cool as hell and done really well, so check it out!

Until next time boils ‘n ghouls…KEEP IT CREEPY!!