Friday, August 14, 2015

Dr. Wolfula - Remake Reviews

Greetings boys and ghouls. Recently I came across a fellow blogger that posted the top 5 horror movie themed video accounts on Youtube. After looking through the list, one particular account really captured my interest. The Jack Stickman account has a fantastic character called "Dr. Wolfula" that reviews films. He's dressed up in a great costume and delivers some very enjoyable review inter cut with clips from the films he's reviewing/discussing. I'd like to bring your attention to three particular reviews
  1. Because they are of horror remakes and quite entertaining. 
  2. Because I've never seen the reamkes. After being burned by the TCM remake I quickly surmised any upcoming remake would be garbage. These reviews prove it to be true. This is the first time I've seen anything from them outside of the trailers. 
Well... enjoy!

Friday The 13th (2009) - Review

Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) - Review

Halloween (2007) - Review

Monday, August 10, 2015

It Follows (2014) UK Trailer

At long last I finally watched It Follows (2014) and I loved it. It hit all those things that I love in a horror film. Original story, great visuals, great performances and excellent soundtrack. When I would say "I'm sick of remakes, I want to see a good original, solid horror film. Something that could be a classic." This delivers on what I'm looking for.  I'm cooking up a spoiler-free review for this one as I don't think giving away too much on this film a good idea. It's much more fun watching it cold without spoilers.

Hugh: "It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you."

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Deadpool (Official Trailer) 2015

Here is the official, red band, trailer for the 2016 film Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds. There has been quite a bit of anticipation and hype for this film and this trailer. I'm admittedly not versed well on Deadpool. I have always been aware of him, but never read the books so I don't know a whole lot about his story, so I can't speak to how accurate he appears. From fan reaction it seems that they've got the character's look, personality and look of action down pretty closely . The trailer makes the movie look like a lot of fun, and the most intriguing aspect of the movie is that it's going to be rated R as is evident in the trailer. That I think is really cool because all these superheros and villains do live in a violent world, but the movies for the most part keep it very family friendly, even with Chris Noland's Batman movies the violence never seems to take to "that place" and it appears this film will deliver on that.

Since I'm a big rap music fan, I do like the inclusion of Salt-N-Peppa's "Shoop" and DMX's "X Gon' Give It To Ya" in the trailer. It's not the first time DMX's music has been used in film, and here it fits great. X's songs tend to be high energy this track is very fitting. I''m going to embed that DMX track below too as this songs inclusion in the trailer really speaks to my soundtrack love where marriage of visual and music can really make something magical.

DMX - "X Gon' Give It To Ya" (Official Video)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Starry Eyes (2014)
Full Trailer

Recently a friend told me to check out this movie Starry Eyes (2014). He knew I'm a horror fan and fan of the weird out-there type of movies. From his brief info, as I didn't ask too many details, it sounded like something I'd like to check out. He told me the soundtrack definitely I'd love as it's quite synth heavy. Kind of that retro synth sound that I've seen popping up in some "recent" horror films, which I absolutely love. The 70s/80s era of synth scores are my bread and butter. So I'm checking this flick out now and about 1/2 hr from the end. So far it's very interesting and strange I'm hoping it wraps up nicely at the end. So far so good.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Official Trailer

This is the full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 set for release theaterically in the U.S. in November.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Poster Art

One of the official posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Foo Fighters - "My Hero" Music Video
(1999) "Varsity Blues"

I was listening to some old songs today on my pop/rock music playlist and this track, "My Hero" by the Foo Fighters came on. I haven't heard it in quite a while, but listening to it again reminded me how much I liked it. I was never a big Foo Fighters fan, but they had some hits such as this that I liked. I actually liked it more because of it's inclusion in the soundtrack to Varsity Blues (1999).  It just has a very fitting sounds for a late 90s sports centric film. I won't go into the film too much here, it has it's share of familiar faces and stars, perhaps more popular at that particular time. Overall forgettable, except for a some particular scenes... which saw parody in the Not Another Teen Movie film.

Police Officer: "These kids there just running around wild these days. Them kids last night they stole a cop car."

Bar Man: "NO?"

Police Officer: "Yes! And then they exposed theyselves!"

Bar Man: "Exposed theyselves?"