Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Closer Look at Wes Craven's MY SOUL TO TAKE trailer

Inspired by a difference of opinion regarding the MY SOUL TO TAKE trailer (I haven't seen the film yet), I've decided to take a closer look at why it seems so damned familiar.

In the trailer, we see a teenager enter a locker room, where he sees another teenager floating in a shower stall...

... which reminds me of the woman floating in a shower scene from NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5.

The trailer also has walls covered with scratchy drawings...

... which remind me of the walls covered with scratchy drawings in the recent NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake.

This one might be a stretch, but did anyone else see this shot of a girl through the windows of what appears to be a dollhouse...

... and remember this scene of Patricia Arquette - shot through the windows of a model house she was making in NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3?

More obviously, did anyone see these scenes in the trailer...

... and not think of Freddy?

As an added bonus, there's this scene where The Ripperton Ripper breaks through this door...

... which reminds me of this iconic scene from Halloween.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Elvira's Movie Macabre Returns to TV

From Elvira's Official Myspace Blog:

The return of Elvira's Movie Macabre
Current mood:  excited

It's official! Elvira's Movie Macabre will be making it's return to television this Fall with all NEW episodes! All dates, times, and channels are TBA later this summer. The show is syndicated (national) so times & channels will depend on your area/market. Stay glued!

Elvira's Movie Macabre originally began in the Fall of 1981. The show launched Elvira's career as Hostess of Horror and made her a household name on a national scale. classic episodes of the 1980's Movie Macabre are currently available on DVD at

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hellstorm: The Movie!

On a number of horror-related forums (and Twitter), I'm known by the screenname Hellstorm, inspired by Warren Ellis' epic run from Marvel Comics.

(The cover in the top left corner wasn't actually a Warren Ellis issue, but it was the first issue I purchased - mostly because I liked the cover - and is the reason I picked up the next issue, which started Ellis' run.)

So imagine my surprise when I learned that Debbie Rochon is working on a new film titled HELLSTORM!

Despite not being related to the comic, I'm hopeful that I'll enjoy it, if only so I can unapologetically display the film's poster (I'm also hoping for a cooler poster, LOL).

Description (and poster) from the film's website: A group of architectural students, their professor and chaperon are trapped in an abandoned building during a freak storm. Soon they encounter something much more terrifying than the storm itself.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders

In roughly 24 hours, you'll be able to watch Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders online at

Here's the trailer, which makes it look like a campy version of John Constantine: Hellblazer.