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Top 56 Horror Movies of 2010 (According to you)

Now, when just hours’ remains of 2010 I have put together a list, consisting of the 56 top horror movies, which were released this year.

I have not ranked the movies from my personal opinion, instead I have ranked the movies according to the ratings and score that the audience has given the movies at the biggest movie sites, like IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, etc.

As you’ll see, I have not limited this list too only contain horror films, I’ve also included movies of the genres that I usually write about, therefore the sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers on there.

1. Black Swan

With an IMDB rating of 8,7 and 90% audience score at Rotten Tomatoes,
Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller about two rivaling ballerinas grabbed this list’s top placement in a superior style.

Trailer:

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel.

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

It wasn’t a surprise that the next-to-last Harry Potter movie, in which he sets out to destroy the Horcruxes, would be high up on this list. But I didn’t think it would grab the second place, though.

Trailer:

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

3. Mother (Madeo)

On third place we find the Korean thriller/mystery movie by Bong Joon-ho, about a mother who desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for their horrific murder.

Trailer:

Starring: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won and Goo Jin.

4. Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese eerie movie about two U.S marshals, sent out to an island to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess at a hospital for the criminal insane, got the fourth place.

Trailer:

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley.

5. Let Me In

Matt Reeves’s American version of the Swedish vampire movie Let The Right One In, turned out to be rather popular among the audience.

Trailer:

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz and Richard Jenkins.

6. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

The movie goers really embraced this twisted Christmas tale about an archaeological dig that stumbles over Santa Claus, giving the movie a sixth place on my list.

Trailer:

Starring:Per Christian Ellefsen, Peeter Jakobi and Jorma Tommila.

7. Buried

It appears that watching Ryan Reynolds trapped in a coffin for one and a half hour wasn’t as boring as it first sounded, hence the seventh place.

Trailer:

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez and Robert Paterson.

8. Black Death

Christopher Smith’s mediaeval thriller about a young monk, which is tasked with learning the truth behind reports of people being brought back to life in a small village, landed on eight place.

Trailer:

Starring: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Carice van Houten.

9. I Spit on Your Grave

The remake of the controversial 1978 cult classic, about a young female writer who is brutally raped and then seeks revenge on her attackers, squeezed it’s way into the top 10 of this list.

Trailer:

Starring: Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg and Daniel Franzese.

10. The Book of Eli

The Hughes Brothers post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind, snagged the last top placement.

Trailer:

Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis.

11. The Last Exorcism

Eli Roth produced this horror movie about Cotton Marcus, a troubled evangelical minister who decides to document his last exorcism. Starring: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell and Louis Herthum.

12. [Rec] 2

A Spanish horror movie and the sequel to 2007’s REC, about an honorific zombie outbreak inside a sealed off building. Starring: Jonathan Mellor, Oscar Sánchez Zafra and Ariel Casas.

13. Triangle

A British-Australian psychological horror about the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to be faced with even greater havoc. Starring: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor and Jack Taylor.

14. The Lovely Bones

Peter Jackson directed this thriller about a young girl who, after she’s been murdered, gazes down on her family and her killer, from heaven. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon.

15. The Crazies

A remake of George A. Romero’s movie from 1973 about how the people of a small town go murderously insane after a mysterious toxin contaminates the water supply. Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell and Danielle Panabaker.

16. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

In this third romance vampire movie, Bella continues to be torn between her love for Edward the vampire and her friendship with the werewolf Jacob. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

17. Paranormal Activity 2

The prequel to 2007’s box office hit, takes place a few months before the events in the first movie and revolves around a family that gets more than they bargain for as they set up security cameras around their house. Starring: Molly Ephraim, Brian Boland and David Bierend.

18. Predators

Nimród Antal’s sci-fi action about a group of human elite warriors taken to another planet to be prey for the merciless Predators was better than I thought it would be. Starring: Alice Braga, Topher Grace and Adrien Brody.

19. Resident Evil: Afterlife

The fourth movie about Alice’s never ending battle against her nemesis the Umbrella company and the zombies jumped into top 20 on this top list. Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Shawn Roberts.

20. Devil

An enthralling story with nice cinematography about a group of people, strangers to each other, who gets trapped in an elevator and realize that the devil is among them. John Erick Dowdle directed from a story penned by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring: Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic and Bokeem Woodbine.

21. Hatchet II

Adam Green takes Marybeth back to the Louisiana swamps. This time with an army of hunters, to recover the bodies of her family and see a bloody revenge against the bayou butcher. Starring: Danielle Harris, Tony Todd and Kane Hodder.

22. Daybreakers

The Spierig Brothers’s vampire movie, where the vampires rules the world and are using humans for food, felt fresh and innovative. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill.

23. Monsters

An impressive sci-fi thriller, made with a budget of only $800,000 and a crew consisting of only two people, about a journalist escorting an American tourist through an alien-controlled zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Starring: Whitney Able and Scoot McNairy.

24. Piranha 3-D

Alexandre Aja unleashes a bunch of prehistoric piranhas on a group of wild college kids celebrating spring break at a small town in Arizona, with a bloody and hilarious result. Starring: Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr and Adam Scott.

25. Frozen

Adam Green’s second movie on this list depicts three skiers being stranded on a chairlift and the life-or-death choices they must make. Starring: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers.

26. Doghouse

A group of men head to a remote village, to help one of their friends to overcome his recent divorce, only to discover that all the women in the village have turned into man-hating cannibals. Starring: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke and Lee Ingleby.

27. Saw 3D

In the final installment of the Saw film series we where able to get the slaughterous and limb-ripping traps in full 3D. Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Betsy Russell.

28. Heartless

British horror directed by Philip Ridley about Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London. Starring: Jim Sturgess, Noel Clarke and Clémence Poésy.

29. The Eclipse

A modern ghost story is set in a seaside Irish town, where a widower sparks with a visiting horror writer, while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

30. Case 39

A social worker rescues a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the girl is more dangerous than she could ever imagine. A very good movie by Christian Alvart and Jodelle Ferland is superb as the evil girl.

31. Chain Letter

Deon Taylor wrote and directed this movie about a brainsick murderer who kills teens if they don’t forward a chain letter. Starring: Nikki Reed, Keith David and Brad Dourif.

32. Splice

It seems that the Cube director Vincenzo Natali’s story about two rebellious scientists creating a new spice, didn’t quite fulfill the audience’s expectations. Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley and Delphine Chaneac.

33. The Wolfman

Joe Johnston’s remake of the 1941 monster movie, starring Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, looks grand almost epic, but doesn’t give a scary or nail-biting impression.

34. The Horde

Yannick Dahan gives us a French zombie movie where police officers and gangsters forms an alliance against hordes of flesh hungry zombies. Starring: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins and Eriq Ebouaney.

35. The Descent: Part 2

Jon Harris sends Sarah down the dreadful cave system, she just escaped from, to aid in a rescue expedition trying to recover the others from the first movie. Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Douglas Hodge and Joshua Dallas.

36. After.Life

Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci stared in Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo’s movie about a girl, trapped between life and death, in a funeral home after a car accident.

37. Burning Bright

Carlos Brooks directed this thriller about a young woman and her autistic little brother, trapped in a house with a very hungry tiger, while a hurricane is raging outside. Starring: Briana Evigan, Garret Dillahunt and Meat Loaf.

38. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Personally I think that the remake of Wes Craven’s classic horror from 1984 was surprisingly well-made and that Jackie Earle Haley presented a genuine portray of Freddy.

39. Possession

A psychological thriller, directed by Joel Bergvall, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace about a man who wakes up from a coma, thinking e’s his brother.

40. Legion

Scott Stewart’s feature debut revolves around a group of people, stranded at an out-of-the-way dinner, forming an odd alliance against the legion of angels about to bring on the Apocalypse. Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid and Adrianne Palicki.

41. Lost Boys: The Thirst

The vampire-hunting brothers Edgar and Alan Frog returns in the third Lost Boys movie, to help an author of vampire novels to find her missing brother. Starring: Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander and Casey B. Dolan.

42. My Soul to Take

Wes Craven directed this eerie story about a serial killer who returns to his hometown, to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest. Starring: Max Thieriot, Denzel Whitaker and Zena Grey.

43. Blood Creek

Henry Cavill and Dominic Purcell plays two brothers on a mission of revenge are trapped in a painful occult experiment, which dates from the Third Reich. The film had a limited release in 2009, but wasn’t released on DVD until January 2010, therefore the appearance on the list.

44. The Human Centipede

Tom Six disturbing movie about a demented surgeon, with a vision to create a human centipede, got an enormous buzz but didn’t manage to get the big audience’s approval. Starring: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams and Ashlynn Yennie.

45. The Possession of David O’Reilly

Andrew Cull’s shockumentary about a demonic presence in a young couple’s home in London, seems to have fallen under many people’s radar, which could explain why its low placement on this list. Starring: Giles Alderson, Francesca Fowler and Zoe Richards.

46. Altitude

Directed by Canadian comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews depicting a group of friends and their struggle against a supernatural being, high up in the clouds. Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill and Ryan Donowho.

47. Night of the Demons

Adam Gierasch depicts his story about a bunch of kids attending a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons. Starring: Shannon Elizabeth, Linnea Quigley and Michael Arata.

48. Puppet Master: Axis of Evil

During the height of World War II, young Danny Coogan finds a crate of mysterious puppets and is suddenly thrust into a battle all his own. Starring: Levi Fiehler, Jenna Gallaher and Taylor M. Graham.

49. Survival of the Dead

George A. Romero’s sixth film in the Dead series takes us to an island, off the coast of North America, where its residents simultaneously fight the zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure that will return their un-dead relatives to life. Starring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh and Kathleen Munroe.

50. The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond

Gabriel Bologna hands us a psychologic thriller about nine friends playing a game that brings out worst in each of them, like jealously, greed, hatred and lust. Starring: Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris and Sean Lawlor.

51. Salvage

The story about a mysterious container, which washes ashore near a sleepy cul-de-sac, forcing a single mother to overcome all odds to save her daughter, was inspired by the real-life beaching of the container ship MSC Napoli. Starring: Shahid Ahmed, Dean Andrews and Sufian Ashraf.

52. And Soon the Darkness

When one girl, on a biking trip with her friend in Argentina, goes missing her friend must find her before her worst fears are realized. Starring: Amber Heard, Odette Yustman and Karl Urban.

53. Mirrors 2

The sequel to the Mirrors (2008) revolves around Max, a worn-out man taking a job as a nighttime security guard, begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store’s mirror. Starring: Nick Stahl, Emmanuelle Vaugiér and Evan Jones.

54. Vampires Suck

It seems that the audience didn’t quite appreciated Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer’s funny vampire spoof movie, mainly based on the Twilight movies, as much as I did.

55. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days

In the sequel to 30 Days of Night Stella moves to Los Angeles, seeking the attention of the local vampires, to avenge the death of her husband, Eben. Starring: Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro and Diora Baird.

56. The Graves

Brian Pulido’s movie about the Grave’s sisters and how their visit to a remote mine town turns into a mind-bending fight for survival, is despite uneven acting and a weak story, worth a look nonetheless.

Congratulations, you made it down this mountain of text, well done!

Now, since this list will probably not match your own opinions, you are welcome to leave your thoughts about it and what you believe to be the best horror movie of 2010, in the comments below.

Meanwhile, I wish you a happy new year, filled with new captivating chills from the silver screen!

SAW 3D Review

After the first Saw movie, which presented something genuine and innovative, I have come to enjoy the sequels, which has for the most part felt like bland copies, mostly for the traps rather than the storylines.

I really hoped that Saw 3D would give me something that was up to par with the first movie, but sadly it felt like the creators once again, stepped right into the repetition trap.

The biggest problem, as I see it, is that the story feels rushed like if they have tried to squeeze two movies into one, which makes it comes off as half-baked, instead of a complete movie.

The story contains too many major characters, elements and references to previous Saw movies, which makes it hard to get a coherent grip of what is really going on.

First there is Bobby Dagen, a man who claims to be a Jigsaw survivor and is now earning a good living from that through his books, but is he really the one he claims to be? Then we have Mark Hoffman, Jigsaw’s wife Jill and the internal affairs’ detective Matt Gibson in something that can be described a deadly cat-and-mouse game.

Having two stories, which doesn’t tie into each other in a logical way, makes the movie a bit baffling to follow. I would rather have seen two movies, one with the Bobby Dagen arc and after that, a movie that ties everything together in an epic Jigsaw way.

That way we could have had two good movies, instead of a just one half-decent movie, that way the poster depicting the gigantic Jigsaw structure would make sense, as well.

The Traps in Saw 3D

Since the first Saw movie, the traps have been the series trademark and biggest assets. Even if a Saw movie has been weak, you could always count on the traps to step in to save the day – like they do this time.

And to be perfectly honest, is it not those gory and limb-ripping traps we look forward to seeing, as we sit down to watch a Saw movie?

Of course it is!

In Saw 3D we can enjoy eleven traps, where some are actually the best and most evil ones to be featured in a Saw movie. Like the garage trap, for instance, where a car is triggered to set of a butchery chain reaction, almost in a Final Destination style.

However, even if the garage trap is disturbingly brutal, it pales in comparison with the fish hook trap, though.

The Fish-Hook Trap

In the fish-hook trap, a woman is strapped to a chair, with sharp metal spikes directed to her neck. In her mouth she has a string, which goes down to her stomach, with a key and a fish-hook attached to its end. To get out of the trap, the string must be pulled up through her mouth, within one minute, or else the spikes will penetrate her. The catch is that if she screams, while the hook tears her esophagus to shreds, the spikes will advance toward her.

With all the traps in the series, the fish-hook trap is my favorite and the only one that have made me squirm in my seat.

The Conclusion

In the end I think that Saw 3D faces a weak baffling storyline and mediocre acting, which the glorious traps cannot save it from completely. Therefore it fails to give us that grand finale we were hoping to see, before the clock runs out!

If you are a Saw fan, chances are that you will enjoy this movie, most for its traps, while others may find the gory traps, wrapped up in a jagged storyline, to be just another repulsive second-rate horror flick.

After all the clocks have run out and the blood has dried, my rating of Saw 3D will be two stars out of five.

Saw 3D Trailer & Details:

Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Written by: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan
Staring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell and Sean Patrick Flanery

New Horror Releases – December 28

In today’s crop of new horror movies, I have found two that stands out from the crowd, which will also get a home in my movie shelf.

First up is the indie horror and A.D. Calvo’s feature debut The Haunting of Amelia (a.k.a. The Other Side of the Tracks), which seems that it could be an extraordinary experience.

The story in this supernatural drama revolves around Josh (Brendan Fehr) who lost his girlfriend in a tragic train accident. Although the accident occurred ten years go, disturbing visions and memories, from somewhere between the world of the living and the dead, still haunts Josh preventing him to continue with his life.

As his best friend Rusty (Chad Lindberg) urges him to move on, a mysterious young waitress, who is a spitting image of his late girlfriend, shows up and offers him a seductive alternative.

The movie has received mostly positive reviews, from its screenings earlier this year at various festivals, and has a positive score of 75% at Rotten Tomatoes. Most reviewers seem to find the movie to be powerful and suspenseful, with lots of unsuspecting twists.

The Haunting of Amelia trailer:

Click here to buy The Haunting of Amelia @ Amazon.

Next we have Resident Evil: Afterlife, which is the fourth installment of the Resident Evil franchise. Although I don’t think this is the sharpest installment in the series, it is still a good buy and it will not disappoint a fan of the series.

In Resident Evil: Afterlife, Alice’s calling to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation continues while she also, with a small group of survivors, sets out to find the safe haven Arcadia.

Resident Evil: Afterlife gives us exactly what we can expect, without being too impressive. Yet, it does contain a couple of strong and memorable highlights nonetheless. Like the fierce fight with the Axeman in the shower room, which looks absolutely marvelous in 3D.

Yet the real treat of this movie is its intro, where I think Paul W.S. Anderson really surpassed himself, depicting an Asian girl turning into a complete psycho bitch on a rainy night. It’s so visually attractive that it’s just eye numbing and clearly one of the best intro to a movie that I have seen.

Resident Evil: Afterlife Trailer:

Click here to buy Resident Evil: Afterlife @ Amazon.

Blood Runs Cold – Swedish Horror Movie

The teaser for the dripping fresh Swedish horror movie Blood Runs Cold, has a kind of retro touch attached to it, creating an eerie and suspenseful atmosphere, which looks very promising.

Although the teaser looks groovy, the most impressive about Blood Runs Cold, is that Stockholm Syndrome Film made it with a micro budget of just $5000. Also, during the 34 days it took to shoot the movie, the crew had no access to neither, electricity, heat nor water. That is what I call passion!

The story revolves around Winona, an upcoming singer/songwriter, who heads back to her hometown to recover and rejuvenate her inspiration, after a hectic first year as an artist. Disappointed over the poor standard and strange noises in the house, she decides to go to a bar, where she runs into an old boyfriend and his friends. After a while, they decide to go back to the house to continue their party. At the same time something evil resides inside the old worn-out house, awaiting the right time to strike, and as the group eventually falls asleep, the killing begins.

No word about a possible release date or distributer yet, but I really hope we’ll be able to dig into this one soon.

Impressive what you can knock together with just five grand and a great deal of creative passion, or what do you think?

Thrilling Stills From the Vampire Thriller The Bleeding

Here we have a couple of fierce stills, from the upcoming vampire flick The Bleeding. The rather atypical cast of Bleeding consists of Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Michael Matthias, Rachelle Leah plus Kat Von D from the reality show L.A. Ink.

The Bleeding tells the story of Shawn Black (Matthias), a man who saw his parents and brother being slain by a gang of ruthless vampires, lead by Cain (Jones) and Vanya (Kat Von D). As Black sets out to avenge the death of his family, he meets Reverend Roy (Madsen), who reveals Shawn’s true calling as a slayer and the only one who can destroy the vampires.

I think that The Bleeding reminds me very much of Blade, in which Wesley Snipes turned vampires into piles’ ash with his swords and cool weapons. Also, judging by the stills below, it seems that The Bleeding is trying to adopt that same “rock and roll” atmosphere.

Since a fourth Blade movie doesn’t seem to come along anytime soon, I really hope that The Bleeding can fill that void, as it will come out on DVD on March 1 next year, or what do you think?

New Horror Releases – December 21

Today, another flood of freshly pressed discs will hit the shelves at your favorite movie dealer. This week three movies, managed to catch my attention, thus my hard earned money as well.

Stonehenge Apocalypse (Sci-fi)

The reason to why you should see this SyFy-movie, is that our favorite Angel from Supernatural Castiel (Misha Collins), stars in it. However, he does not play an angel in this one, though.

In Stonehenge Apocalypse, Collins plays Jacob Glaser, a disgraced scientist who goes to Stonehenge and accidently triggers an ancient terraforming machine, which threatens to send the earth down the toilet, if it’s not stopped.

Stonehenge Apocalypse, which has an IMDB rating of 4.2 drew roughly two million viewers to their TVs’ during its premiere.

Stonehenge Apocalypse Trailer

Devil (Horror)

This is not, contrary to popular belief, an M. Night Shyamalan movie. The only thing that Shyamalan contributed to this, besides his name, was the story. It was in fact directed by the Quarantine director John Erick Dowdle, following a script written by Brian Nelson (30 Days of Night).

So if the only reason you have given this one a bland look, then you should look again, since this story sounds really interesting.

The story revolves around five people, unknown to each other, who gets trapped in an elevator. Shortly afterwards, horrible things start to happen in the elevator and someone is clearly not who they appear to be.

Currently Devil has a rating of 6.5 @ IMDB.

Devil Trailer

The Horde (Zombie)

The Horde is a French award winning zombie flick, directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher. I find the story, which contains a brutal mix of gangsters, cops and zombies, appealing.

In The Horde we follow a group of police officers, as they set out to take down a notorious drug dealer and a cop killer. Unfortunately, the mission fails and the officers are captured by the gangsters. Suddenly, a zombie apocalypse breaks out and the cops and criminals must form an unlikely alliance to survive, to stay alive.

Currently The Horde has a rating of 6.0 @ IMDB.

The Horde Trailer

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a Finnish horror movie, which takes the myth of Santa Claus out for a really disturbing spin, which looks way too twisted to withstand.

This tale, written by Jalmari Helander, is set at the Korvatunturi mountain. Where an archeological expedition just has open a grave, which has been hidden deep inside the mountain, releasing Santa Claus himself in the process.

Soon children start to mysteriously disappear in the nearby village and it seems that Santa is not that cozy old grandfather we wish to believe he is. A young boy and his father, with the help of fellow hunters, set out to capture Santa.

After catching Santa, the group tries to convince the company responsible for the archaeological dig, to buy Santa from them. However, they didn’t count on Santa’s elves and they are determined to free their leader.

The movie has gotten mostly positive reviews, calling it dark, creepy and entertaining, with qualities to become a future cult classic. Currently the movie has a staggering rating of 7,6 at IMDB.

Check out the trailer below and see if it’s just the kind of movie that will get you in the right Christmas spirit! Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is playing in theaters right now!

Dare we guess that, if it’s just half as good as people say it’s, that we get a Hollywood remake of it by Christmas next year?

EA & Anchor Bay Unleash Dead Space: Aftermath

Today we heard that Electronic Arts and Anchor Bay Entertainment will releasing their animated horror movie Dead Space: Aftermath, on January 25 to coincide with the release of its tie-in video game, Dead Space 2.

An interesting thing about Dead Space: Aftermath is that it’s said to feature several famous animation directors, which each used their own unique techniques and styles to depict their part of the story. In the trailer below, you can see that the styles in the scenes differ a bit.

The story is told in the perspective of the four survivors, from the rescue team sent out to search for Isaac Clarke the USG Ishimura, depicting their frightening and bloody experiences, buried deep in their minds.

The voice overs are made by a seasoned Sci-fi cast consisting of Christopher Judge (Stargate: SG-1), Peter Woodward (Babylon 5) and Gwendoline Yeo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars).

The release of Dead Space: Aftermath will be preceded by an appetizer, a pre-book, which will hit the shelves later this month, on December 29. The following month, on January 25, this presumed thrill ride can be yours on Blu-ray or DVD for about $30.

Below you can catch both the trailer and the cover art for Dead Space: Aftermath.

The Cover Art for Dead Space: Aftermath

In Anticipation of The Walking Dead Season 2

Now over a week has passed, since the last episode of The Walking Dead aired and I feel a severe zombie abstinence sneaking up on me, or what about you?

However, before you start walking around – drooling and mindlessly – in just your underwear, hissing “I want The Walking Dead,” you should now that there’s help, for you too.

For starters, if you pre-order the first season at Amazon right now, you will receive it on March 8, 2011. That is merely four months away, which you can probably endure.

Still, if your urge, to meet Rick and all the cool zombies again, would grow too painfully big, then you could always seek comfort in the comics, upon which the show is based.

Here is a brief background of the original series, for you. It was created by the writer Robert Kirkman and the artist Tony Moore and has been published since 2003. Earlier this year it also won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at Comic-con.

Now, to the good part of this post. You can lay your hands on all issues of The Walking Dead, spanning from issue #1 to #72, all contained in solid oversized hardcover volumes! I cannot be sure, but I reckon that it would be enough to ease any severe zombie abstinence out there.

For you convince, I have collected links to all the books in the series, below.

The Walking Dead, Book 1 – issue #1-12

The Walking Dead, Book 2 – issue #13-24

The Walking Dead, Book 3 – issue #25-36

The Walking Dead, Book 4 – issue #37-48

The Walking Dead Book 5 – issue #49-60

The Walking Dead, Book 6 – issue #61-72

You can also visit AMCtv.com, as they have plenty of zombie stuff, like The Walking Dead Survival test, to keep you occupied until next season starts.

Thor Poster and Trailer Updates

A couple of fresh updates from Kenneth Branagh’s Thor has shown up on the net recently. Earlier this week a new poster emerged and yesterday Yahoo Movies put up a new trailer, which you can see at the end of this post.

Although the trailer look epic and dashing, it does not offer much new footage, besides some intense scenes with Thor and his hammer, which we haven’t already seen in earlier clips, though.

Anyway, I really enjoy the scene, where a really fierce Anthony Hopkins bawls out at Thor, before taking away his power and cast him down to earth. I’m looking forward to seeing the full scene, since I think it can be awesome.

The trailer also features some brief scenes with, the Frost Giants and the Destroyer, which are two of the villains in this story.

Besides that, I think the trailer shows that Branagh is going to serve us a speedy and an action-packed movie, with a stylish touch. I only hope that he manages to mix the grand sceneries of Asgard with the more realistic scenery of earth, in a good way, so it doesn’t come off as cheesy or blunt.

Here’s the story of the movie, the powerful, yet chesty, warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reignites an ancient conflict. That angers Odin (Anthony Hopkins), who decides to cast his son out of Asgard and down to earth, to teach him a lesson.

On earth, Thor falls for the lovely Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Meanwhile, Thor’s stepbrother Loki, sees an opportunity in his sibling’s disappearance and plans an attack on earth, using the darkest forces of Asgard. That forces Thor to step up and become one of earth’s finest defenders.

May 6, is the date when can see Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, and Natalie Portman battle it all out on the silver screen.

Thor Trailer

Thor Poster

The Poster for Thor

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