Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Trailer Park Tuesdays - Bone Tomahawk, The Nightmare, Deathgasm, Tales of Halloween
Hey, welcome to the Trailer Park. We're gonna go smash pumpkins and throw things off the East St. bridge later, but first let's look at some movie trailers for some scary shit that you could maybe check out this month. It's October which means it's Halloween time so get into it!
First up we have a big one, very exciting. Bone Tomahawk is the rare western-horror hybrid, this one getting rave reviews out of its recent showing at Fantastic Fest. Featuring a great cast, including Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, and Richard Jenkins, this is the story of a sheriff and some cowboys heading out on a rescue mission to save some folks from some cave-dwelling cannibals. Sounds awesome, right? Well, yeah, based on description alone my ticket was bought!
Usually I say, here's the trailer, watch it!, but actually from what I've read online this is a spoilery trailer that might give away too much. So be warned, but do what you like. I can't control you.
I've seen it and it's a good trailer but yeah, it might give away a thing or two. I dunno, I haven't seen the movie yet.
The trailer is below, watch it if you still need convincing you want to see a horror-western with Kurt Russell and cave cannibals.
Bone Tomahawk sees release on Oct. 23rd.
A freaky documentary (yes a documentary!) is streaming right now on Netflix Instant (and is also available from plenty of other outlets too) called The Nightmare. From the director of documentary Room 237 (about the movie The Shining), this film focuses on the real life phenomenon of sleep paralysis.
This terrifying condition involves a sleeping/semi-conscious person being unable to move but experiencing frightening hallucinations. These waking nightmares that people experience and the stories that they share in the film are dramatized visually, creating something that is, well, like you're looking at a nightmare.
I'm looking forward to checking this one out! It looks freaky! I thought Room 237 was really interesting and judging from this trailer below, the director, Rodney Ascher, has a keen eye for visuals. If you're looking for something different this Halloween, maybe give The Nightmare a try.
Okay, on the goofier, weirder, stranger, gorier side of horror we have Deathgasm.
Yes, Deathgasm. Hailing from the fine folks in New Zealand this is a splatter horror-comedy about some heavy metal dudes releasing an evil demon after they play some cursed music. The film is being called "shamelessly lowbrow" and "very high energy." Sounds like a New Zealand horror film to me.
Combining horror and heavy metal is a no brainer but it seems like it has been awhile since we've seen a good thrashing fright flick. Will Deathgasm be any good? I dunno, maybe, but it definitely has a great title so that can't be taken away.
Check out the wacky, gory trailer below and visit the website to see if and when Deathgasm is coming to your town.
Finally this month we have the very holiday appropriate Tales of Halloween. This is an anthology film featuring 10 segments that all have to do with the best holiday of the year (Halloween).
Participating in the project are directors Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Paul Solet, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, and others, not to mention a really great cast list (watch the trailer, it's all too many people to name).
Anthologies are always a mixed bag, sort of like what you get trick-r-treating. Hopefully Tales of Halloween offers up more Snickers and Reese's than it does Black Licorice or Wax Lips.
Tales of Halloween can be seen starting on Oct. 16th.
There you have it. Thanks for stopping by, have a great horror holiday and be careful around strangers. A lot of weirdos are here in the Trailer Park. . .