Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

Release date: Oct 2, 2009
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin.
This film follows a group of survivors in a post apocalyptic zombie world. Their exploits have them moving from city to city while fending off hordes of zombies. This horror comedy mirrors the film Shaun of the Dead. Gore, laughs and horror can be expected from this film.

Paranormal Activity
Release date: Out now in select cities.
Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Michael Bayouth
This indie film has recently made waves in the horror community. It has been praised as one of the scariest films in years. This film was originally going to be remade by Paramount pictures before Steven Spielberg decided to release the original. Paranormal Activity takes a page out of the Blair Witch project as it is filmed from a first person perspective. In the film a couple decides to setup a digital camera to film what goes on at night as they believe they are being haunted by an evil spirit. If your one of the ones not lucky enough to have it showing in your city request it be played in more cities by going to this link

Night of the Demons (Remake)
Release date Oct 9, 2009
Starring: Edward Furlong, Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena
This remake of the 1988 film follows the basic premise of the original. A group of teens gather to party at a deserted location. They accidentally summon demons during their party and spend the night trying to avoid being killed and possessed by the demons. This time around we have the demon Angela being played by Hottie Shannon Elizabeth. Be on the lookout for a cameo by horror vet Linnea Quigley

Release date Oct 23, 2009
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
This controversial film caused uproar at the different film festivals that it has been screened at. The film follows a couple who go to the woods to escape their everyday lives and to cope with the death of their son. The film has been quoted as being very sexual, and bloody, which sounds like a good time to me.

Other notable releases this month include House of the Devil on Oct 30, and Saw 6 out Oct 23.

--Steven Duarte