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Month: May 2011

First Trailer for Final Destination 5

I like the cozy start of the first trailer, for the next chapter in the Final Destination-series, with this nervous girl, who’s about to have a laser eye surgery, which I think feels utterly creative and uncomfortable at the same time. The teddy bear on the girls’s chest, also brings a nice subtle touch to the scene.

I also have a feeling that Bludworth, which Tony Todd plays quite excellent, will have a much more significant part in this movie, compared with the previous. It could be so that all the rumors saying that Bludworth is actually Death itself, proves to be true after all.

Other than that, the plot-line follows the formula for the series, to the letter, with a group of young people cheating death, by surviving suspension-bridge collapse, and then they start dying, one by one, under mysterious circumstances, as Death sets the records straight.

Overall, I believe the trailer shows that all of us who you like to gloat in macabre, morbid and unlikely accidents, the series’ trademark has something to look forward to on August 12, when the movie will be released, in 3D.

Why don’t you throw an eye on the trailer below and tell us what you think about it?

First Trailer for Final Destination 5

A Serbian Film to be Released in Selected Theaters

I guess it wasn’t a coincidence, that Invincible Pictures decided that Friday the 13th would be a great day to unleash Srdjan Spasojevic’s controversial movie A Serbian Film in a couple of selected theaters. A Serbian Film, is a movie that makes Hostel appears like a charming movie about backpacking in Europe in comparison, and it isn’t a movie for the ones with a weak mind or stomach.

The movie follows Milos, a retired pornstar, who now lives a quiet family life in Serbia, with his wife and six-year-old son, struggling to make ends meet. One day he receives a call from his former colleague Layla, who gives him an offer to be part in an ‘artistic’ film. Since the part would solve Milos financial issues, he agrees to make the film.

Nevertheless, before he fully understands it, Milos is drawn into a maelstrom of unbelievable cruelty and mayhem, beyond belief. To escape the living cinematic hell he’s put into, Milos will have to sacrifice everything – his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life!

Although A Serbian Film is highly controversial, depicting scenes of an extreme nature, I think that if you’re able to, you should definitely take the opportunity to see it, in a cinema, since it’ll give you a sizzling mind-bending experience, which will linger inside you for a very long time.

One tip though – do not bring a date to this one, since the chances are big that you’ll never hear from them again, besides a possible bill from their therapist, that is. After all, A Serbian Film became the most censored film to be released in the UK since Nammavar.

If you think you’re up for it, then you’ll find a list of all the cinemas, brave enough to let the movie house freely in their locales this Friday, below. Also, don’t forget that the movie will also be able exclusively at www.flixfling.com, as well.

New York

Cinema Village, Greenwich Village (www.cinemavillage.com)
Forest Hills, Queens (www.cinemartcinemas.com)
Alpine Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (www.alpinecinemas.com)

Los Angeles

Sunset 5, Hollywood (www.laemmle.com)
Playhouse 7, Pasadena (www.laemmle.com)

Austin

Alamo Drafthouse, South Lamar (www.originalalamo.com) Only at the Alamo: May 13th, 10pm

Phoenix

MADCAP Theater, Tempe (www.madcaptheaters.com) May 13th and 14th, 10pm and Midnight

Ottawa

Mayfair Theatre (www.mayfairtheatre.ca)

 

Screenshots from A Serbian Film:

A Serbian Film Screenshot 1

A Serbian Film Screenshot 2

Photos’ courtesy of Invincible Pictures.

Nispel and Schneider Team up to Make Backmask

Voltage Pictures has announced that they have paired the “remake” director Marcus Nispel (Conan the Barbarian, Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) with Steven Schneider, the producer of Insidious and Paranormal Activity, to bring us their upcoming horror movie Backmask.

The story in Backmask revolves around a group of teenagers, who stumble upon an old vinyl record at a party, which they decide to play backwards, hoping to catch any subliminal/satanic messages. Not surprisingly, they get more than they bargained for.

As they play the record, a vicious spirit is released who infiltrates the group, causing mayhem as it moves from body to body. After a while, the group discovers that the spirit is trying to convey an important message, saying that the real threat not necessarily needs to supernatural, it could be something much closer to home . . .

I like the storyline of Backmask, especially the part of the spirit moving from body to body, which could be quite colorful to see, considering the setting is a wild sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party!

No release date has been set for Backmask yet, but production is planned to start this summer on July 13, so hopefully we’ll get more updates about this one after that.

A Haunting in Salem

I’ve just received some interesting news and still photos from Nicholas Harsin about his latest movie, A Haunting in Salem, which is currently being filmed in a 200-year-old mansion in Pasadena, CA.

A Haunting in Salem, is a gritty ghost tale written by H. Perry Horton, which centers on Kyle (Harsin), who has just moved into the town Salem, with his father the sheriff. In Salem, Kyle discovers that his new home is tormented by vengeful ghosts and that his family is the victims of an old curse, upon which Kyle sets out to rescue his family.

According to Harsin, the movie is done old school, with very few special effects, which sounds to me that it could end up being a rather creepy ghost story, or what do you think? Here you have a couple of photos from the set, depicting Harsin and two of his coactors, Shoshaunna Chagall and Jenna Stone, and the Corwin House.

Nicholas Harsin and Shoshaunna Chagall in makeup

Jenna Stone starring as Ali in A Haunting in Salem

The 200-year-old mansion the Corwin House

Photos’ courtesy of The Asylum Studios.

A Haunting in Salem, is slated to hit us in 3D, nationwide on August 23 later this year, but before that I really look forward to seeing the trailer.

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