IS ‘THE CONJURING’ A HERALD FOR GOOD TIMES AHEAD?

A Guest Post From Zeke Iddon & The New York Film Academy:

 

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.)

Cabin In The Woods NYFA

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.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE ON THE FUTURE OF HORROR!

OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE DOCUMENTARY SLICE AND DICE: THE SLASHER FILM FOREVER

Source: Shock Till You Drop

The documentary Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever – a look at horror’s slasher film boom – is hitting UK DVD May 13th.  While we don’t have any word on a U.S. release, we do have a trailer to share with you.

Filleting-up numerous facts, which will appeal to both the seasoned follower of shock-cinema, and the more passive fan of fear-films, and featuring interviews with Corey Feldman (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Jeffrey Reddick (creator: Final Destination), Adam Green (Hatchet) and Scott Spiegel (producer: Hostel series) to name but a few, this is a documentary which aptly investigates the appeal of the ever-endurable stalk and slash trend. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever explores all of the genre’s most famous features – including Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th – as well as various cult obscurities and long forgotten flops!

NEW POSTER FOR UPCOMING FINAL DESTINATION 3-D

A new poster (one sheet) has hit the internet showcasing the August 28th release date of the upcoming 3-D Final Destination flick, pitting it against Rob Zombie’s new H2.  I wonder how well these two will do against each other.  My money’s on H2, though both flicks are probably gonna blow.  Check out the poster below:

Final Destination Poster 3-D