Posts Tagged ‘horror’

First Trailer for YOU’RE NEXT Arrives

March 28, 2013 Leave a comment


Finally. It has arrived.  After over a year of pocketing this little horror gem, Lionsgate is releasing festival favorite You’re Next.  The trailer is pretty good, mostly focusing on the more intense horror elements of the film while keeping most of the unique aspects on the back burner.  The use of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” is an inspired musical pick that plays into these unique aspects without tipping the hat so to speak.  It’s important to note that You’re Next isn’t your average run of the mill home invasion flick and in fact has a healthy dose of effective humor built in to offset some of the more intense moments.

I was lucky enough to see the film at Fantastic Fest 2011 and again at SXSW 2013. Read my review for more details but I will say You’re Next is a fresh blast of blood soaked fun in a genre that desperately needs reinventing. You’re Next opens August 23rd, 2013.

Thanks to Joblo for the embeddable link.  You can also watch the trailer here.

If you need a synopsis, here you go I suppose:

You’re Next reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped… until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.


Movie Tally 2013: Stake Land (2010)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment



Movie Tally 2013 – Stake Land (2010)

Directed by Jim Mickle

Viewed: 1/2/2013 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Stake Land has some moments but suffers from an unnecessary narration and an emotionless lead performance. Solid, if tired, idea that never amounts to much more than some cool gore and useless characters.

    2.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Peeping Tom (1960)

Movie Tally 2012 – Peeping Tom (1960)

Directed by Michael Powell

Viewed: 6/24/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

One of the first true slasher films ever made.  The film itself is way ahead of it’s time with a sinister and creepy protagonist more at home in the late 70’s and 80’s as opposed to the beginning of the 60’s.  Incredible storytelling and the acting is incredible.

    5.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: The Fly (1958)

Movie Tally 2012The Fly (1958)

Directed by Kurt Neumann

Viewed: 6/21/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Pretty great horror/science fiction and decidedly more tame than Cronenberg’s version. Enjoyed it as a slower burn.

    4.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Viewed: 6/19/2012 (@ Galaxy Highland 10 in Austin, TX)

Terribly executed and incoherent visuals mixed with a sloppy as hell script prevent the ridiculous concept for the film from being truly fun. It has moments and Ben Walker is great as Honest Abe.

    2.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Event Horizon (1997)

Movie Tally 2012Event Horizon (1997)

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

Viewed: 6/14/2012 (@ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Austin, TX)

Not quite a scary as I remembered it being but definitely a chilling and effective space horror film. More hilarious than I remember with great one-liners from Laurence Fishburne.

    4.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Rogue River (2012)

Movie Tally 2012Rogue River (2012)

Directed by Jourdan McClure

Viewed: 6/12/2012 (On DVD)

Read my review at College Movie Review.

    1.0 out of 5