Archive for July, 2012

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D trailer (The Revelation of the Ressurection of the Revenge of the Return)

Posted in Horror News with tags on July 27, 2012 by splatterpictures

Well even though Revelation is possible the laziest sequel name this side of just putting “Two” (actually I’d prefer two over Revelation) the trailer for the movie sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill has arrived. Silent Hill is probably my favorite horror game for the original Playstation and although the movie itself wasn’t perfect I liked it enough to be looking forward to the next addition.

 

Offical Synopsis is GO!

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.”

Who knows how it will do but I’m going to give it a fighting chance.

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American Mary trailer

Posted in Updates with tags , on July 14, 2012 by splatterpictures

Been looking forward to this one based on the buzz I’ve been getting lately and after finally watching the trailer I can say this is definitely one I’ll be checking out.

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”American Mary is the story of a medical student named Mary who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries, which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele.

 

 

 

Top 13 Horror Movie Themes (soundtracks!?)

Posted in Updates with tags , , , on July 13, 2012 by splatterpictures

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a top ten and I felt like today was the perfect day to drop one on my unsuspecting readers. This time I’m doing themes. Music is absolutely imperative for creating mood in films and some themes stick with you and have become as iconic as the movies or characters they represent. Music can enhance the emotion of any given scene or just be fun as hell to listen to. There is no way to just do this in 10 so in the spirit of the Day I give you my top 13 Horror Movie Themes!

13 –  Night of the Demons

One of my favourite Halloween horrors I not only love the theme song for how 80’s it is I just love the intro in its entirety. Just good old fashioned Halloween fun!

12 – Hellraiser

True story: one time I had the menu screen on for the Hellraiser DVD for 3 hours while I was writing something. I found the music very easy to relax to. It perfectly captures the brutal yet dignified sense of the Cenobites.

11 – Puppetmaster

Charles Band and company have made a pretty impressive industry based around their puppetmaster franchise but to me the best aspect will always be how perfectly the theme captures the creepy yet whimsical idea that puppets can kill.

10 – The Blob

Okay, this one just makes me laugh a lot. The 50’s were the heyday for drive-in-cheese and the blob is arguably the best example of it. Complete with its own toe tapping novelty song!

9 – 28 Days Later

The film isn’t perfect but it’s unmistakably brutal. The action and gritty violence were often off-centered by this haunting melody which was a beautiful touch.

8 – Candyman

Philip Glass composed this piece to match with the character of Candyman being an educated and more tragic figure. The gentle music sets the tone perfectly for one creepy bee infested love story.

7 – Zombie 2

I honestly would put this higher on the list if it was a little more iconic but as it stands the theme music for Zombie 2 is probably one of my favorite bits of soundtrack ever. I just love the weird synth tracks. This will always be the official zombie marching song to me.

6 – The Exorcist

The first time I ever saw this movie it was the films re-release in theatres. I remember just being shocked by the very virtue of the era in which this movie came out in the first place. It set the standard for creepy little girls for years to come.

5 – Saw

An undeniably powerful theme, this makes the list by not only being catchy but also mood enhancing. Although the franchise really ended on a whimper it’s hard to deny that in the first Saw movie; this song accompanied one of the best horror movie twists of the modern era.

4 – Jaws

Jaws has one of the most instantly recognizable themes to even the most casual movie goer. When it comes to knowing that something is stalking you to bite you in the ass nobody even comes close to this score.

3 – Nightmare On Elm Street

The purposefully confusing tones that strike out in this melody were supposedly supposed to emphasis that dreamlike and reality bending nature of Freddy himself. As much as I enjoyed the later incarnations of Elm Street and can enjoy the slapstick violence for what it was, the original theme always reminds me that the first Nightmare on Elm Street was there to scare us.

2 – Halloween

Halloween is full of fantastic music. Their use of mister sandman  will never make me able to think of that song without thinking of Halloween. Even the misfit of the franchise Season of the Witch has a fantastic Score. For this entry I’ll go with the theme everyone is most familiar with.

1 – Friday the 13th

Okay so you probably figured out by now that I’m posting this on the 13th and there are 13 entries that the number one theme would probably be Friday the 13th. Well. You’re right smarty pants. When it comes to horror fans there is nothing more instantly recognizable than the “Ki ki ki ki Ah ah ah”.  The story goes that the song came about from the words “Kill and Mom” (You don’t fuck with misses Voorhees). Not only is it well known to horror fans but – like the jaws theme; even casual viewers know of it. My favourite use of his theme was the super funky and fun version from Part 3. So enjoy!

Montreal HorrorFest Deadline coming up for film submissions!

Posted in Updates with tags , on July 5, 2012 by splatterpictures

Here at splatterpictures we love independent horror and I want to bring your attention to a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to get some exposer

On September 14th -16th the Montreal Comicon will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal Quebec, this will be the 6th year the event will be held and the good news for horror fans is it also means Horrorfest will be there. Anyone looking to get their movies out there couldn’t ask for anything easier or more cost effective. They accept both feature films and shorts so if you’re looking to Submit a film follow this link here submit-a-film

Just keep in mind that the deadline to submit a film is JULY 20th

I’ll have more updates on Horrorfest, coming up in the next few weeks so stay tuned!