Friday, April 29, 2011

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

compiled by Stephen M. Duarte

In Film:

Stake Land
Release date: April 22, 2011
Starring: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Danielle Harris, Sean Nelson, Michael Cerveris
This flick slipped under the radar but is essentially a zombie apocalypse but with vampires in lieu of zombies. So you have your burned down buildings feeling of desolate loneliness pretty much everything Romero made out his old school zombie flicks to be. Not too sure how this one will fare, but, hey, it hss a "Halloween 4" (198) alum Danielle Harris in it.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Release date: April 29, 2011
Starring: Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington, Taye Diggs, Anita Briem, Peter Stormare
Based on the graphic novel of the same name Dylan tells the story of a detective who deals with matters of the supernatural kind in New Orleans. A couple of foes that he meets includes but is not limited to zombies, vampires and werewolves.

Hobo With A Shotgun
Release date: May 6, 2011
Starring: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Gregory Smith, Brian Downey, Nick Bateman
What originally started off as a faux trailer for a contest supporting Death Proof and Planet Terror has been turned into a full feature length film. The director took a page out of Robert Rodriguez’s book to try and capture the feeling of a grindhouse film from the 70’s early 80’s. The gore looks intact and im interested on how the final product turns out.

Priest--in 3D
Release date: May 13, 2011
Starring: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Stephen Moyer, Lily Collins
A renegade priest teams up with two companions without the churches blessing to find a group of vampires who have trapped his niece.

--Steven M. Duarte