This Week In Horror
It was announced this week that cutting edge UK indie horror Cruel Summer will be released by the appropriately named Sharp Teeth Films. This is an extremely brave move from a relatively tenderfoot distributor.
The movie, starring Danny Miller of Emmerdale fame, depicts the events surrounding a brutal attack on a young Autism sufferer and is one of the most gruelling, yet rewarding, indie horror experiences in ages.
WE ARE THE FLESH
Another of the most controversial horror movies of the year, both in terms of explicit content and narrative conventions, revealed release details this week. Mexican mischief machine We Are The Flesh will be coming to selected cinemas on 18th November 2016.
The film is about a young brother and sister roaming an apocalyptic city, who take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit who takes them on a sexually-charged, nightmarish journey into an other-worldly dimension.
Non-prudish film fans who fancy something diabolically different can create their very own screening, using the people-powered capabilities of ourscreen, in one of 21 cities across the UK – including Brighton, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Oxford. Over half a dozen screenings have already been set up, so visit
Over half a dozen screenings have already been set up, so visit ourscreen.com/film/We-Are-The-Flesh to find out where We Are The Flesh is showing – and buy your tickets now.
An American Werewolf in London
Tuesday saw vast swathes of the horror community up in arms with the kind of sacrilegious remake vitriol not seen since The Thing.
It all kicked off when Deadline announced there would be a second stab at the oscar winning black comedy masterpiece An American Werewolf in London.
Blown in on the chilly winds of nepotism, that sent shivers of foreboding down the spine of any genre purist, was the news it’s to be helmed by Max Landis, son of original director John.
His famous father proved you are never too old to be cleaning up after your offspring by agreeing to executive produce.
Even though a chink of light at the end of the tunnel was provided by the involvement of The Walking Dead‘s David Albert and Robert Kirkman the internet was not happy :
Anonymous • on Deadline says –
“Max is an arrogant obnoxious jerk. He should write his own horror movie and this is further proof of how shallow he is.”
Anonymous • on Deadline says –
“Dude can’t direct for shit. Check out ‘Me Him Her’ on Netflix. This is a garbage fire.”
So Lame • on The Hollywood Reporter says –
“Most sons long to get out of their father’s shadows. Max is quite happy simply crawling up his father’s a$$.”
Doesitdarkmatter • on The Guardian says –
” ‘ Stick to the path, stay off the moors’
Of course, I have GPS on my smartphone.”
Horror Trailer Of The Week
Director Dave Parker’s “unpredictable terror tale” It Watches premieres on Digital this December from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Ivan Djurovic (Zoombies), Rick Irwin (30 Minutes or Less), Sanny van Heteren (Hellraiser : Revelations) and James Duval (Donnie Darko) star in a film that will “keep you guessing the entire time” and “delights in delivering the shivers.”
Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house-sitting job at a creepy home nestled in the hills above Los Angeles. As night comes, the house reveals its insidious nature as Andre begins hearing ominous sounds and experiencing strange occurrences throughout the house that lead him to believe he is not alone, and that someone or something is in the house with him.
From the director of The Hills Run Red and Tales of Halloween , It Watches arrives on digital 12/6 and 2/21/17 on DVD.
Horror Quotes Of The Week
Reaction from some of the horror community in the week that saw Trump become president :
Joe Lynch – Wrong Turn 2: Dead End,Everly
- “Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to watch MAD MAX: FURY ROAD for the latest predictions.“
Scott Schirmer – Found, Harvest Lake
- “Clinton just conceded. It’s official. Trump is president. May all his supporters burn in Hell for all eternity, from the bottom of my heart.“
Stephen King – The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption
- ” One more thing before I drift away for awhile: A common sign in antique stores reading IF YOU BREAK IT, YOU OWN IT.“
Shaun Hogan – The Devil’s Business, Firstborn
- “An authoritarian witch in 10 Downing Street, a populist simpleton in the White House. I always knew no good would come of 80s nostalgia.“
Angelina Armani – Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2, Fear Clinic
- “Donald J. Trump is now our 45th President of the United States. Did this really happen? I’m beyond euphoric! “
Stephen Biro – American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore
- “Ha ha ha ha ha…“
James Wan – Saw, The Conjuring 2
- ” I rarely tweet anything personal. But I have to say this. I have to tell you how much I love you all. I want to believe.“
Horror Home Release Of The Week
Release Date: 7th November 2016
Format: Blu-ray + DVD Studio: Arrow Video
Directed by: Larry Stewart
Starring: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga
A hangover from the halcyon days of student slicing slashers with killer gore effects from Jack Bennett (Deadly Blessing, Flight of the Navigator).
Bizarrely, director Larry Stewart’s next and last gig was The New Lassie for American television.
Poking through the vicious mini-rake stabbings and gratuitous nudity are the green shoots of an unfathomably watchable horror mystery.
Superb transfer and multifarious extras including a first pressing collectors booklet.
Tagline – “Be young, stay young… and die young.”
Classic Horror Scene Of The Week
See you next week.