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Backslasher (The third rule seems like the odd one out)

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , on June 9, 2012 by splatterpictures

Backslasher sounds like one of those movies that had a title before a premise but the trailer does seem to have all the basics for good old slasher fun. Check out the trailer!

Official synopsis time

When blogaholic Becca starts her lingerie business, she thinks she’s got it made. With thousands of contacts already in her online ‘friends list’, and best friend Ruby managing girls at an adult chat channel, she figures she’ll have plenty of customers. But when a slew of seemingly unconnected killings take place, the police get suspicious as their only connection is Becca’s online ‘friends list’. As Becca’s ‘friends’ start adding their bodies to the pile Becca’s made prime suspect. But she’s not the murderer. A homicidal maniac is having a killing spree, adding each victim as a friend before murdering them. When Becca finally makes the connection and uncovers the chilling secret surrounding Backslasher, will she be too late to save herself?”

No idea if it will be good or not but the film comes out in the UK shortly but I don’t have an actual date. I’ll keep an eye on this one though.

Lovely Molly

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , , , on March 31, 2012 by splatterpictures

I’ve been keeping this one on my radar for awhile and have just been waiting for a release date before I bothered posting anything about it. Well the wait is over or rather the wait for the release date is over. Lovely Molly will be released May 18th of this year so you just have to wait until then to see it. It looks part supernatural part psychological horror and I personally anxious to see what the guys who brought us the Blair Witch Project can do considering they haven’t done anything of note since.




Official synopsis time:

Newlyweds Molly (Gretchen Lodge) and Tim (Johnny Lewis) move into her childhood home after the death of her father. Soon after, strange things begin happening. Door alarms are triggered in the middle of the night and footsteps are heard throughout the house.

Tim, a truck driver, believes the sounds must be result of wind, or the neighbourhood children playing pranks, so when he leaves on his next job, he’s not concerned about leaving Molly alone.

With Tim gone, Molly is left alone with reminders of her nightmarish childhood. A malevolent force tirelessly seeks to overwhelm her and she begins a slow descent into depravity, returning to her drug addiction that she’d had under control before marrying.

When Tim returns, he finds Molly in a terrible state and he realizes he has to fight to save them both from the evil that is trying to pull her into darkness.


The Raven (Quoth the Studio “Cha Ching”)

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , , on February 25, 2012 by splatterpictures

Sometimes I feel like Edgar Allen Poe would love to know just how many gothy teenagers lust after him more than a hundred years after he died. Anyways, film is taking a stab (unintentional pun) at his works but instead of a direct or loosely adapted take on one of his stories they are doing the “killer inspired by works of fiction angle”.

Here’s the trailer

My initial reaction was somewhat mixed. It looks decent and James McTeigue is directing who handled V for Vendetta but there is something about it that makes me kinda underwhelmed. What are your thoughts? Are you guys excited for this one?

Frankenweenie (Adorable or -too- adorable?)

Posted in Horror News, Updates with tags , , , on February 22, 2012 by splatterpictures

The poster for Tim Burton’s latest effort. It will be nice to see something coming out of that guy that is an original work considering how long it’s been. You can bet it will be a macabre tale that’s good for the kids and bound to spawn a merchandising machine that is probably the real monster in all of this.

Synopsis: “From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.”