‘DAYBREAKERS’ TRAILER HITS THE WEB

Just saw this news over at SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:

Yahoo! Movies has posted the first trailer for Daybreakers, the futuristic vampire flick from Peter and Michael Spierig (Undead).

In the movie, Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world’s population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.

Check out the TRAILER RIGHT HERE.

Now, I’m a huge fan of the Spierig’s UNDEAD.  In fact, I should probably do a review.  Unfortunately, I’m thinking these guys’ talent comes from lack of funding and the absoulte necessity to look for other options and become creative.  I’m saying this because, yeah, this film, at this point, doesn’t look that great.  Maybe it’s the shitty EMO song at the end, who knows, but righ NOW, I’m not anticipating this AT all.  Hmmmm.  Maybe I’ll see something that changes my mind.  Still, if you want to check it out, click the linky above.

FIRST PHOTOS FROM 2nd SEASON OF ‘TRUE BLOOD’

Posted on 31st March 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

Click on the pic below for more stills from the upcoming second season of TRUE BLOOD:

SUCKTASTIC SATURDAY WITH ‘VAMPS’

See what I did there, in the title, that thing about “sucktastic.”  Yes, that is indeed, sir or madam, a PUN.  First, here’s the story from SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:

The film and television rights for Nancy A. Collins’ young adult trilogy “Vamps” has been snapped up by Mukerjee-Brown Productions.

Shelley Brown and Lucy Mukerjee will oversee development of the series – which encompasses three books: “Vamps,” “Night Life” and “After Dark” – and are currently shopping the property around to various networks. “Vamps” was published last summer under the HarperCollins’ HarperTeen banner; “Night Life” followed last month and “After Dark” is due this July.

Set on the Upper East Side of New York City, the series looks into the lives of a group of prestigious bloodsucking daughters who attend night school at the elite Bathory Academy. There they learn to hone their abilities before venturing out for a night on the town. But their world is a sea of shifting loyalties, vicious rivalries and salacious revelations.

“With this fantastic series, Nancy has proved she has her finger on the pulse of the current teen sensation. The books of a Gossip Girl appeal with a Twilight edge and are perfect material for a hit TV show.”

After Dark Films founder Courtney Solomon is on board to executive produce.

OK, now, who, from that outline, in the horror community, is going to not take a giant shit all over this?  Come on?  How can you have more suckatude?  Gossip Girl Meets Twilight?  Fucking BRILLIANT!  Oh my GOD, I never thought a show could be worse than FRIDAY THE 13th, THE SERIES, but by golly they’ve gone and found one.  To quote so many YouTube commentors out there, “if you watch this, you are gay.”  Holy shit.  Just, oh fuck that sounds like such a bad concept.  Almost as bad as Stockholm Syndrome.

DVD Release of Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat

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

Shock Until You Drop just released the DVD art and specs for the release of Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat.  I read about this flick in Bruce Campbell’s autobiography If Chins Could Kill, but have never seen it, mostly because it can’t really be found except maybe on VHS on ebay where copies have sold for as much as $100.  But now it’s going to be going into my netflix list when released on September 23rd.  

The special features will include:
• Memories of Moab featurette (an all-new interview with Bruce Campbell)
• A Vampire Reformed featurette (all-new interview with David Carradine)
• The Making of Sundown featurette
• Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and director of photography Levie Isaacks 
• Photo Gallery

According to Wikipedia: A colony of vampires takes over a ghost town of Purgatory, and under the leadership of Jozek Mardulak are developing a method of making artificial plasma. But another elder, Jefferson, who abhors the idea of vampires being anything other than predators, organizes a revolution. At the same time, a descendant of the original Abraham Van Helsing (played by Bruce Campbell) shows up, trying to fulfil his family “destiny.” David Carradine plays the lead Vampire named Jozek Mardulak.

Below you’ll find a “trailer” (made by a fan) I found on YouTube and the dvd art, as well as original poster art…