With the January release of Texas Chainsaw 3D, I was secretly hoping we’d see the last of Leatherface. Loved the original film and even the 2003 remake starring Jessica Biel, but somewhere between that and this last edition I am burned out. And I’m sure Leatherface is tired too. It’s time for him to put down that chainsaw and take a long, long extended vacation. Maybe even wife up a nice lady and settle down with some little chainsaw kids. Either way, I’m over it.
Chainsaw 3D went on to gross about $35 million in theaters, and I’m sure about half of those people including myself are waiting for a refund. It was nice to see some of the original cast back in this one to make cameos, but overall this film was a final nail in the coffin as far as this franchise is concerned. *You can read the full review on my other blog HERE.*
But in Hollywood we know nothing stays on the shelf forever, therefore it has been announced that ANOTHER Chainsaw film is indeed in the works. You can go ahead and groan….now.
This film will be a sequel to this year’s version, which is also a sequel to the 1974 original. So if you’re keeping up it’s a sequel to the sequel. If that’s not a reason to quit, I don’t know what is.
Chainsaw 3D stars Alexandra Daddario and Dan Yeager will be reprising their roles alongside newcomer/victims Tommy Hatto and former Hannah Montana star Cody Linley.
For those of you not interested in Leatherface’s retirement party you can look for the newest installment sometime in 2014.
Now on to the return of that other face……
Okay, so I know everyone will not agree with me on this, but I am not a huge fan of Rob Zombie films.
I like him, I respect his work and his take of direction but 9 out of 10 times I leave his films feeling unimpressed and like there was just way too much going on.
Thet 1 film that does stand out to me however is The Devil’s Rejects (2005) ; I didn’t care too much its’ first film House of 1000 Corpses (2003) but the sequel blew me away.
So fresh off of the Halloween remakes, Zombie has released a new film of a different tune, this time taking on the subject of witches in The Lords of Salem.
From the wooded trip turned battle of the flesh in 2002′s Cabin Fever, to the backpackers nightmare in Hostel 1 (2005) & 2 (2007), to the cannibal’s wet dream in The Green Inferno, it is safe to say that Eli Roth is the King of vacations gone wrong.
It won’t be until later this year when we are treated to The Green Inferno, which follows a group of students from the Big Apple who travel to the Amazon for charity work only to find themselves held captive by the people they came to save.
And yes, if this plot sounds somewhat familiar, consider this film somewhat of an homage to 1980′s Cannibal Holocaust. The original film was crazy almost beyond belief, so I can’t imagine what Mr. Roth has in store for his audience.
But before we are taken back to the wild nature of the jungle and back into the eyes of Roth’s director chair, we first can catch him in his presentation along with director Nicolas Lopez in the film Aftershock. Eli Roth stars amongst a various cast, including Selena Gomez, yes THAT Selena Gomez, as a group of friends who end up in an underground nightclub in Chile to party the night away…until a massive earthquake hits and soon they find themselves in the fight for their lives–and not just against nature itself.
Check out the trailer and judge for yourself.
In 2000 when the first of these films were released, I’ll admit it was funny to me. Obviously being a big fan of Horror and the Scream films, it was different to see a film that was scary be spun around into something hilarious.
It was a success, so another film was made.
And another. And another.
And now another.
And I’m sure after this one, there will be another too. Somewhere around the second movie I got annoyed and officially over these films; mostly because I don’t find them funny and the acting is so bad.
With Scary Movie 5 being released this past weekend, this got me thinking into what we actually need more of.
Elijiah Wood has always been kinda creepy to me. He seems like a sweet guy, but it’s just something about him that sets off the Spook Radar. Maybe because his eyes are so fucking wide or he’s just that good of an actor, I don’t know. But upon the announcement that he would be reprising the role of Frank for the remake of the 1980 film Maniac, it made sense.
The original William Lustig film followed the story of a troubled man named Frank, who stalks and kills women in the city of New York and soon finds a battle within himself upon meeting a beautiful photographer named Anna.
It was also the first film I ever remember watching and to this day it still sticks with me.
The remake has only been open to limited release, and overall has got rave reviews under its’ belt. The film will also be released this summer (June 21st) for On Demand for the rest of us and if this newly released creepy poster is any indication, it will be worth the wait.
After some talk and rumors last year about whether or not it was actually going to happen, it looks as if we are officially set for a prequel to the 1980 Stephen King novel adaptation of The Shining, the Stanley Kubrick directed classic that followed writer Jack Torrance and his family to an isolated haunted hotel.
While most of us already know the fate of the Torrance family, this time around we are set to find out what were the events that happened before they arrived. The Overlook Hotelhas been picked up by Warner Bros. and has The Walking Dead producer Glen Mazzara first in line to pen the script; which I am all for.
No other official casting news or release date as been set for now.
Money. It makes the world go round. Without it, one would have nothing and have no real value to their name.
But how far would you be willing to go to get it? Or save someone for it?
The 2012 David Guy Levy directed film Would You Rather plays on that aspect in the tale of a young woman named Iris (Brittany Snow) who is the sole gaurdian of her sick younger brother and stressed beyond her means in medical bills and the scarce job market.
Just when things can’t get worse, Iris seems to catch a bit of a break upon being introduced Shepard Lambrick, a wealthy man who offers to help her and her brother if she comes to dinner hosted at his home. But this isn’t just any dinner, it’s actually a game. A game that will crown the winner and take care of any financial problem they may have.
Sounds easy enough right?