Don’t miss the KICK-ASS Hemlock Grove Featurette: Dissecting the Werewolf Transformation (Shock Till You Drop Exclusive)

Apologies; this was supposed to up on Saturday and we’re still trying to figure out why it didn’t publish, but hey! It’s here now! Click on the big red link below to see just how they did some of the awesome effects. It includes interviews with Eli Roth, Lily Taylor, and the werewolf himself, the easy-on-the-eyes (when he’s not transforming):

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Landon Liboiron as Peter Rumancek …plus lots more. Click on the big red link below to take a gander…

Exclusive Hemlock Grove Featurette: Dissecting the Werewolf Transformation | Shock Till You Drop.

 

Not sure this is the best werewolf transformation in horror as they claim that they aimed for, we’re still partial to The Howling. Guess you never do forget your first (especially if you saw it in a theater when you were probably, in retrospect, too young).  The Hemlock Grove transformation isn’t too shabby, however –especially if you’re sick of seeing the 2-second long (tops) morphs on True Blood.

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‘American Horror Story’: ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe signs on for season 3

Actually, it’s not rumored to be about witches, it’s been confirmed. Can’t wait to see Gabourey Sibide in Season Three! We wish this show would start in August and run every week until April.

Must See: Popcornhorror.com’s Voting Deadline For Your Favorite “Blood Games” Horror Short is April 30th!

We discovered this site today (of course, at the last minute, but it’s still not too late).

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We’ll try to (for now) give you the Cliff Notes version, with more to come. You can also just read the “About Us” section on PopcornHorror.com, but if you’re in a hurry:

Most of the staff either grew up in the 80s like us, or are younger but very well-informed and huge 80s horror fans. You just need to look at their’ favorites’ list under bios.

  • Popcornhorror.com is based out of Scotland, started in 2011, and is a website and an app (we do still recommend, when you’re watching the short films,  that you watch them on a laptop rather than a tiny screen the size of an index card, though).
  • Popcornhorror was made –does this sound familiar?– BY horror fans, FOR horror fans. And we know us horror fans always have the coolest shit, right?
  • They want to help out and encourage all short horror filmmakers, or aspiring ones, to send in their work and get it out there (but they don’t own the rights if they decide to post your submitted film). There’s more of that on the FAQ Page.
  • What’s not to love about all the above?

Anyway, since the clock is ticking, we highly encourage you to click here ASAP to check out six quality horror shorts that are the finalists for a contest they ran called “Blood Games.” The theme was basically, well, like it sounds. For the six finalists the tagline could either be It Started Off As A Game…  or  It Was Just Supposed To Be a Fun Game… or Some Games Should Never Be Played.  I believe the longest was ten minutes, another was a little over four, another two minutes.

From the nail-biting  horror short finalist "Click"

From the nail-biting horror short finalist “Click”

We didn’t feel at all like we were wasting out time after watching any of them. One of the finalists is well-made but didn’t stand out, another contender reminded me of a different, better short I saw on BloodyCuts.uk  last year that blew me out of the water,  another only has one word of dialogue yet definitely gets the message across, but all six of the finalists are better than most horror shorts you’ll watch.  One has a twist ending that I’ll bet… hell, I’ll bet our Park Chan-Wook Vengeance Trilogy Boxed Set on that you will NEVER see coming. I pride myself (and get on my own nerves) by almost never being surprised by a twist, it’s pretty rare when I see something I absolutely couldn’t even begin to second-guess. No, I’m not going to tell you which ones are which, go in clean–and not trying to figure out the twist–and find out yourself. It’s much more fun that way!

If you’re short on time and can watch only two, I’d recommend “Click” (for successfully using a simple, very chilling element to scare the hell out of you, while staying understated; I don’t think there’s one drop of blood spilled) and the recently released “Don’t Move” from our horror pals across the pond at Bloody Cuts. Now THAT one is full of gore and sleep-with-the-lights-on scary. Though the budget was very low, you would never, ever guess it from watching. Crank the sound– not so much for the jumps but the amazing stunning, crisp, and terrifying audio. You won’t see (nor have you seen) anything like it. “Don’t Move” is also currently the top vote-getter.

From the show-stopping NSFW horror short "Don't Move" (Bloodycuts.uk)

From the show-stopping NSFW horror short “Don’t Move” (Bloodycuts.uk)

Those are the two that stick in my mind–the chills and suspense in the simple (but very clever) terror of “Click” (that title is in no way internet-related), and the in-your-face horror show that is “Don’t Move,” with the kind of quality you’d expect from Bloody Cuts at the top of their game. Voting closes April 30th (I assume at midnight) so get in those votes for your favorite and most deserving of the prize package now!

Nope, I do NOT mind waiting for the fresh popcorn.

Film Review: ‘My Amityville Horror’

Yeah… we’re gonna skip this one. If you’d like to see more, though,  Famous Monsters has four clips; click here to check them out.

Sexy French Girl Becomes Giant, Disgusting [spoiler] In Teaser Trailer For New Horror Movie — NSFW VIDEO

BLEEEAAAARRRGH! This looks fun… we have the short film from Corin Hardy they mention, “In the Back” – click here to watch (and it’s scary as hell).

 

V/H/S/2 (Formerly S-VHS) – Tribeca Film Festival Interview With Simon Barrett (Complex)

If you’ve been psyched about the V/H/S sequel (titled, well…guess what) since you read the reviews raving about the Gareth Evans-helmed “Safe Haven”, you’re not alone. Click on the big red link below to read a great interview with more details on the sequel, which will first be released on VOD/streaming June 6th, then in (select) theaters June 12th.

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: “V/H/S/2,” Simon Barrett | Complex.

 

Dread Central gave it 5/5 bloody stabby-knives (review link here). We read a TON of reviews from them, and even the most enthusiastic, rave reviews don’t make it over 4/5 stabby-knives.  Example: both Stoker and The Evil Dead (2013) blew the reviewer’s goddamned minds and elicited nothing but praise, yet still failed to get rated higher than 4/5 knifes.  The posts from readers that follow range from sarcastically dubious to irate, but we’re keeping open minds.

We're guessing this still is from Safe Haven...

We’re guessing this still is from Safe Haven…

 

Guillermo del Toro brings ‘Monster’ to HBO

Well well well!  This should be an interesting mix. Looks like HBO is probably getting something in line in case True Blood ends up not being renewed for a 2014 season (shudder). Hopefully not; and we’re excited to see what del Toro’s vision will bring. Let’s just hope he doesn’t hold back! If you’d like more info, the Deadline.com piece that broke the story can be found by clicking here. Enjoy!

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‘Hatchet III’ EW exclusive: Check out the horror sequel’s new trailer — GRUESOME: ADULT CONTENT AND NSFW

OH HELL YEAH! Gonna miss Tony Todd… but maybe he could have a twin brother too? Look for a gallery of screencaps that flash by WAY too fast in this trailer, coming soon!

 

Check Out The Insane, Must-See “Frankenstein’s Army” (2013) Clip and Trailer!

OOooooooo, this looks like a fun one! Unfortunately, the only official site we can find is the Facebook page for Frankenstein’s Army, and it looks like it’s making the rounds of the festival circuit right now. Well, it could be fortunate for YOU, since you might live within reasonable travelling distance of an upcoming screening.*

Click on the big red link to see the awesome clip and trailer–not to be missed!

Must See Frankenstein’s Army Clip and Trailer! (BestHorrorMovies.com)

 

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Official synopsis:

 Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades — a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

Dread Central loved it; you can read their review (written by Drew Tinnen) by clicking here.  Also there’s this: Complex Magazine ranks Frankenstein’s Army Movie 6 in their 15 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. 

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Fuck!

*we originally mis-typed that as “upcoming screaming” and it was really tempting just to leave it, so we’ll compromise and point it out here.

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Check out the new poster for horror anthology sequel ‘V/H/S/2’ — EW.com EXCLUSIVE

June 6th? We better get that countdown clock ready! Oh, and the featured image above is from, you guessed it, Gareth Evan’s segment, “Safe Haven” – you know, the intense, awesome one critics and fans alike are losing their damn minds over?