About a month ago, I did a September lineup of all upcoming horror films. I think it was a good start, but the idea can be improved. I would like to move to a weekly run-down to keep things more interesting. Let’s get started.
Although I did cover some of this week’s releases in the previously mentioned blog post, I’d like to do a quick recap and cover some new ground. This is a very good week for horror fans. And here’s why…
DVD Releases, September 28th
This is a collection of 8 films, previously exclusive to Blockbuster, hitting DVD today. We’ve only seen one of these so far, but you can expect about the same level of quality found in Horrorfest’s 8 Films to Die For collections. Films available include: Dark House, Fragile: A Ghost Story, Grimm Love, The Haunting, Hunger, Pig Hunt, Road Kill and The Tomb. Trailers on Youtube linked from each title. And you can read our review of Road Kill here. We will be sure to post more thoughts on individual films as we get a chance to see them. Would love to hear recommendations and thoughts if you have them too. http://www.fangoriafrightfest.com/
Mentioned this in the September line-up, but it bears repeating. See this movie. Three people stuck on a ski lift may sound like a laughable premise, but you won’t be laughing. http://www.frozen-film.com/
The Killer Inside Me
Still haven’t seen this, so can’t comment much. I imagine it’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the book by Jim Thompson or crime novels in general. http://killerinsideme.com/
This Rock & Roll vampire comedy, boasting a number of classic rocker cameos, looks like goofy fun. I worry that the jokes could get old pretty fast, but this could be a perfect movie night rental. Just don’t expect too much. http://suckthemovie.com/
Theatre Releases, October 1st
Stay away from this one. There’s a reason Jodelle Ferland, the creepy girl from the Silent Hill film, looks so young in this trailer. It was made 3 years ago and has been condemned to film limbo, seeing at least 5 release date shifts, until now. Paramount knows this film is a mess. Why release it now? http://www.case39movie.com/mainsite/
This looks TERRIBLE. Sorry, you guys. That’s all I’ve got. :) Limited release hits theaters Friday. Looks like they should’ve gone straight to video. http://www.chainletterthemovie.com/
This is a big week for director, Adam Green. His film, Frozen, was released on DVD this week and the long-awaited sequel to his slasher homage, Hatchet, is coming to a limited number of theaters this Friday. I’d personally pick Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon over Hatchet any day, but fans of the original should be happy to see Victor Crowley stalk the swamps once more. http://www.hatchet2.com/
Let Me In
And here’s the big one. Let Me In, the remake of universally applauded Swedish vampire film, Let the Right One In, comes to theaters on Friday. Although I detest the trend of constant remakes, early reviews indicate that this film is excellent. Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks it as 100% if you value those numbers and I’ve even heard it referred to as “a perfect film.” Fascinating. Despite any objections to the film being made in the first place, I am very excited to see what all the fuss is about. http://www.letmein-movie.com/
My pick this week?
Ideally, you should rent Frozen and then go see Let Me In. If I have to pick one, the word on the street indicates that Let Me In is the hot ticket. Let’s go see it and report back here next week. :)