Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Trailer Park Tuesdays - Goodnight Mommy, Hellions, Cooties, The Keeping Room, and Finders Keepers

Welcome to the September edition of Trailer Park Tuesdays.  Summer is pretty much over and children are going back to school.  Soon it will be full blown autumn and the season for scary movies will be upon us (yay!).

Combining these things and in preparation for October, this month we've got movie trailers for a trio of killer kid flicks, as well as two non-horror films, one a period piece home invasion thriller and the other a strange documentary about a severed leg.  This is a full month and a nice collection of stuff so let's get started:

Goodnight Mommy - In this sure-to-be-disturbing tale, a pair of young brothers turn distrustful of their mother when she returns from surgery and is "different."  Things do not go great.

This one is getting a lot of buzz and looks weird, crazy, and a more than a bit fucked up, which is just how I like 'em!  The creep factor on this one looks high!  God bless the Austrians.

A must-see for genre fans, Goodnight Mommy opened in limited release last weekend on Sept. 11th; it will be in Portland at Cinema 21 starting Oct. 2nd.

Hellions - Also in the "killer kids" vein is Hellions from director Bruce McDonald and I have no idea what the hell is going on with this one.  McDonald made Pontypool which was more. . .subdued and thoughtful, I guess?  Yeah, this doesn't seem to be that...

Hellions looks a little bonkers and a lot bananas.  And honestly, it looks a little cheap.  Add all these things together and I'm sold on watching this just to figure out what it's all about and how Robert Patrick fits into it.

Hellions will be released in theaters/iTunes/VOD starting on September 25th.

Cooties -  Alright, maybe Goodnight Mommy and Hellions both seem a little too bleak and/or extreme for you.  Maybe horror-comedy Cooties is more your speed?  It features zombie school children trying to kill the teachers and staff of their school, played by Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Wannell, Nasim Pedrad, and Jorge Garcia.

This one could be goofy fun, but the quality of horror/comedies can be hard to predict, so we will see.  At the very least, teachers across America will get a kick out of it.

Also, it is hard to deny the greatness of the line "Nap time, motherfuckers!"

Cooties begins to spread in theaters and on demand starting on Sept. 18th.

Let's switch gears here and get out of the horror genre.

I love a good western and The Keeping Room looks to be a winner.  Released by the fine folks at Drafthouse Films this is a feminist western genre tale of three young Southern women defending their home against Union soldier intruders during the end of the Civil War.  Tense home invasion type stuff, the kind with a slow burn and plenty of dread.  I like it!

The Keeping Room opens on Sept. 25th but won't be in my neighborhood until November 6th when it plays at The Living Room Theater.  Check the Drafthouse link above for showtimes near you.

Finally this month we have Finders Keepers, a documentary from some of the people who made The King of Kong and Undefeated.  It's about a severed leg and the battle between two men over the ownership of it.

As ridiculous as that sounds, it appears this story might also be very moving and emotionally affecting as well.  I think it looks great and I can't wait to see it.

Just watch the trailer and keep an eye out for the film (it opens in theaters starting on Sept. 25th and is available VOD on Oct. 2nd).

It looks to be a win win win.

Thanks for visiting the Trailer Park.  See you next month for October movie trailer fun!

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