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The Crazies

The Crazies is a remake of George Romero’s horror classic from 1973 that I really look forward to see, as it smash into the theaters on February 26, 2010.

This the Sahara director, Breck Eisner has directed this remake, which stars Timothy Olyphant (A Perfect Getaway, Hitman), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, The Surrogates) and Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th, Mr. Brooks).

The story revolves around David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant), who is the sheriff in a town filled with law abiding residents. This abruptly changes one day, as a person attends to a school baseball game, armed with a loaded shotgun, ready to fire.

Next, another resident traps his wife and son inside a closet, before he sets his house on fire, thus burning them alive.

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The Graves

The easiest way of describing Brian Pulido’s, The Graves, is to picture the road movie Thelma & Louise by Ridley Scott, on steroids.

In The Graves, we follow the two inseparable sisters Megan and Abby, as they decide to get on a wild road trip, to blow off some steam, before Megan begins her new job.

Even though Megan and Abby have similar interests, like an obsession with comics, pop culture and rock and roll, they have different personalities.

While Megan is a self-assured, naturally attractive rock chick, Abby is a cute Hot Topic Goth who is afraid of her own shadow.

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ZMD – Horror Fest Poster

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, directed by Kevin Hamedani who also co-wrote it with Ramon Isao, is a zombie movie that is supposed to be both gory and sharp, with a social relevance, attached to it.

The story is set in the conservative and calm island town Port Gamble, where a zombie virus breakout, which turns people into unstoppable flesh eating zombies.

Nevertheless, Frida (Janette Armand), an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist and Tom (Doug Fahl), a gay business man who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, forms a small resistance group, to try to defend their community from the undead.

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3 New Wolfman Stills

Here are three new stills, from Joe Johnston’s, much anticipating monster movie, The Wolfman, which will have its premiere next year.

Even though they doesn’t show us any juicy shoots of Benicio Del Toro going berserk as the werewolf, I enjoy them nonetheless.

I especially like the mystic and creepy scenery in them, which makes me more confident that The Wolfman will rock us in our seats on February 12, next year, or what do you think?

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The Golden Globe Nominations – I’m not pleased

Today the nominations for the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards went public and it contained a big surprise, from my point of view, which made me very disappointed.

I was convinced that John Noble would receive a nomination, given his breathtaking portrayal of Walter Bishop, in Fringe, which I think is one of the best performance, on television, in years. Therefore, I got rather stunned, as I realized that they skipped him and I serious question their judgment.

The way Noble plays his character is awe-inspiring. It’s a joy to see how he uses his body language, facial skills and voice, to present such a magnificent interpretation of, the emotional and psychological rollercoaster, Dr Bishop.

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Season of the Witch Poster

Here is the first poster for Gone in Sixty Seconds / Swordfish director Dominic Sena’s upcoming supernatural thriller, Season of the Witch, starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy.

In the movie, Cage plays a knight who is escorting a witch (Claire Foy), whose powers monks believe is the sole reason for the plague, to a monastery.

I think the poster looks great, with the girl standing before the pentagram, surrounded by fire. However, I feel that Nicolas Cage’s face doesn’t belong there at all, though, or what do you think?

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The Final Trailer

Recently I wrote about Dread, which is one of the movies, included in After Dark’s HorrorFest, starting on January 29.

Therefore, I thought that I should write a little about the rest of the movies, part of the festival, which I find interesting, as well.

First out is The Final, directed by Joey Stewart and stars Marc Donato, Whitney Hoy, Jascha Washington and Justin Arnold. Like Dread, this is a psychological thriller, without any supernatural elements.

The story revolves around a close group of awkward high school friends, whom the other students bullies and taunts, making their life a living hell.

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Supernatural E11 Promo

CW released a new promo trailer, yesterday, titled Screwed. The trailer shows clips from the upcoming episode 11 – “Sam, Interrupted”, which will air on January 21, 2010.

However, the promo has been floating around the net for some time now, but hasn’t been uploaded by CW before, though.

Apparently, the episode would be about a former hunter that has ended up in a psychiatric hospital, where strange things are happening.

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The Lovely Bones Limited Trailer

Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, a gruesome story about the murder of a young girl, wrapped up in an overly sweet imagery, had its limited premiere last Friday.

However, it doesn’t seems that everybody has such lovely things to say about it, though. It’s has been called everything from, a queasy experience to straight-out dumbfounded.

Two things seems to upset the reviewers, the clumsy way Jackson shifts between horrific violence and cloying sentimentality and the excess use of CGI effects.

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Dread Trailer

One thing that you can be certain of, when it comes to a movie adaption of a Clive Baker story is that there will be pain and suffering, mixed into a morbid plot, spiced with occult events.

The indie film Dread, has almost all of those ingredients besides the occult stuff. It’s more like a physiological thriller, where the occult elements have been replaced with common human cruelty, instead.

Which I think can be quite frightening, if not worse.

The movie revolves around three students that will film a documentary about other people’s fears. First, they interviews their subjects about what they fear the most and why. However, one of the students comes up with a rather macabre twist to their assignment; why don’t expose the subjects to what they fear and film that, too!

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