New Spooky-Ass Image/Poster from James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2 (BeyondHollywood.com)

Click on the big red link below to read more and see the awesome poster with the ominous tagline You Are Never Alone... oh, and there’s an image here we added, too.

Man, that poor kid has been through a lot!

 

New Spooky Image from James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2 | BeyondHollywood.com.

 

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Insidious: Chapter 2 will be released on September 13, 2013!  BRING IT ON, BABY!

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KICKSTARTER SUNDAY: Darkk Storage by Shay Morgan-Brook

Regularly posting a Kickstarter (or IndieGoGo) horror project? Hmmm, that gives us a great idea…

Cannes Film Review: ‘Nothing Bad Can Happen’

If this was the most horrifying movie at Cannes this year, as reviewer Scott Foundas states in his review (see Heli , among others), then we can’t decide to put it on our watch list, or just play it safe and back off on this one.

“Convinced that Benno is in fact a test from above meant to strengthen his fate, Tore sticks around, which only puts him in line for more grievous harm, the nature of which ultimately leads “Nothing Bad Can Happen” into full-blown “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”/“Last House on the Left” territory. By then, the pic’s initially intriguing ideological clash between a true believer and a heretic becomes little more than a catalogue of human behavior at its most depraved…”

And the downside to that taking place in a movie is…? Just kidding (sort of). Looks like Drafthouse will be releasing the film in the U.S. as Nothing Bad Can Happen, rather than the original English-language title “Rising.”

 

Cannes Film Review: ‘Heli’

Well, doesn’t this sound like a bag and a half of fun! This review from Variety is showing up here because we missed covering some of the genre films that were reviewed at Cannes this year. We actually think we’ll pass on this one, though; “violent despair” coupled with animal cruelty and “sledgehammer miserablism” isn’t really our thing (and we own copies of Inside, Martyrs, and Frontiere/s–all uncut– though we go at least two, sometimes three years between watchings, though).

Heli… just… no thanks. But in case it sounds good to you, now you know about it! Note: The featured image above is not in the movie; it was on our media library and seemed like a good generic messy photo at the time we edited this.

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

Ten More Trailers to Keep You Awake- #2/10 – The Wishing Stairs (South Korea), 2003

NOTE: Yes, this is a re-print of an article originally published on 9/27/2012. Due to missing over a week of postings in late May (got kicked in the ass by pneumonia and the unexpected death of a good friend) things got pretty sparse here as everything else went out the window at the time …so I’m filling them in (and back-dating them for the days we were on the disabled list) in with cool stuff. Enjoy.

HORROR BOOM

 

Do you dare do climb the 29th step?  HELL NO!

…South Korean boarding schools for girls (especially those that focus on the arts) seem like wretched enough places already without having to deal with ghosts suddenly swooping down at you from the ceiling when you’re trying to sleep in a dark, spooky room,  or pale hands slipping out of nowhere to grasp your wrist or ankle in the middle of the night…

More skin-crawling Asian Horror- this time from South Korea.

 

I first saw this movie in Fall 2009, when it scared me so bad it actually kept me awake until I purposely watched the DVD extras to see interviews with the actresses to try to put things in perspective (just a movie…just a movie… ), got up and grabbed both our cats to sleep on the bed with me, and scooted as far over to…

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Scariest Short Horror Film of the Week – “Grace” (2006), Directed By Paul Solet, Is The Short Horror Film The Movie (2009) Was Based On

NOTE: Yes, this is a re-print of an article for 10/27/2012. Due to missing over a week of postings in late May (got kicked in the ass by pneumonia and the unexpected death of a good friend) things got pretty sparse here as everything else went out the window at the time …so I’m filling them in (and back-dating them for the days we were on the disabled list) in with cool stuff. Enjoy.

HORROR BOOM

“Her name is Grace.” -Madeline

Yes, Grace  (2006) is indeed the short film written and directed by Paul Solet  that the 2009 feature film of the same name is based on.  If you’ve seen the 90-minute version, I’m sure you know the plot. Here’s how I would describe it (since the official synopsis is too spoiler-ish): A young woman, Madeline, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy, and her husband have a very bad car wreck, mainly caused by him driving like an asshole. He is killed and she is able to crawl from the wreck, but sadly the baby does not survive. Madeline makes the difficult decision to carry the deceased baby to term. That’s enough horror for at least two feature-length movies already …but, believe it or not, things are about to go downhill and become far more frightening and disturbing from there.

The best…

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‘True Blood’ DVD extra: Russell wants to bathe in Sookie blood! — VIDEO

Oh, man, we miss Russell already, Yes, he was a dangerous psychopath, but man, every time he was onscreen was pure gold. We’re also hearing rumblings about S6 having serious problems (including playing Musical Showrunners) but hell, we’re still gonna watch; guilty pleasure and all that. Plus, Joe Manganiello for Mrs. Horror Boom (hey, I’m not made of plastic, people)! Will probably rent the season just for the extras… RENT.

Ten Trailers to Keep You Awake #9 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

NOTE: Yes, this is a re-print of an article originally published in May of 2012. Due to missing over a week of postings in late May THIS year (got kicked in the ass by pneumonia and the unexpected death of a good friend) things got pretty sparse here as everything else went out the window at the time …so I’m filling them in (and back-dating them for the days we were on the disabled list) in with cool stuff and postings you may have missed the first time they were printed, because I hadn’t fully understood how to publicize properly back then… Enjoy.

HORROR BOOM

I have no memory from the first viewing of Texas Chainsaw Massacre whatsoever of the newscaster voice-over describing this “top news story”. Missed the entire speech …though I definitely remember John Larroquette’s voice-over along with the crawl.

I get the feeling I’m going to be preaching to the converted here. Probably even some of the people who (generously) read Horror Boom and aren’t horror fans have seen this trailer, and I’m willing to bet some have even seen the movie.  The trailer captures everything that made the movie a classic. If  for some really bizarre reason you’re reading this and have NOT seen the original– OK, let me get something off my chest, goddamnit.

As I was composing that last sentence, it pissed me off that I have to even type that: the original. I’d say that I’ve seen worse horror remakes, but horror fans know that’s not saying…

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The Grudge (2004) – VERY Scary Apartment Scene Will Make You Sleep With The Lights On! (HD)

NOTE: Yes, this is a re-print of an article originally published on November 26, 2012. Why a re-run, you ask? Due to missing over a week of postings in late May (got kicked in the ass by pneumonia and the unexpected death of a good friend) things got pretty sparse here as everything else went out the window at the time …so I’m filling them in (and back-dating them for the days we were on the disabled list) in with cool stuff and postings you may have missed the first time they were printed, because I hadn’t fully understood how to publicize properly back then.. Enjoy.

HORROR BOOM

When someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage…

It’s almost impossible to pick the ten–hell, I’d have to really apply myself to get it down to twenty– scariest scenes or moments from the Ju-On (AKA The Grudge) series, let alone the scariest. OK, that’d be the stair-crawl,  but you get the idea. However, I’m pretty sure that this scene would probably make the top ten. Full of creepy moments (seeing Toshio pass by the elevator on EVERY goddamn floor, seeing your husband through the peephole and opening the door to the sight of an empty hall), Shimizu saves the best scare in the scene for last.

We doubt it’s necessary to sell you on Asian horror knowing exactly how to scare you and stand out from 90% of US horror films, but the idea of not even being safe in your own (formerly) cozy warm bed, with…

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Oh, Hey, Speaking Of REC 4 Apocalypse, We Got The Teaser Trailer Right Here (MAJOR SPOILERS FOR REC AND REC2)!

Remember that recent post from Variety? Well, speak of the devil (literally, in this franchise’s case; we have below the teaser trailer for REC 4: Apocalypse for your viewing pleasure. READ THE BELOW BEFORE WATCHING, THOUGH!

Warning re: this teaser…

1. It spoils the ending of REC (which, if you haven’t seen yet, you REALLY need to. Netflix has it …and it is in out personal Top Ten Scariest Movies Ever Made list. And that list was VERY hard to trim down).

2. It spoils the ending of REC 2. (Also worth seeing, unless you hated the first one… but I doubt you’d be here if you did)

3. There’s no new footage, but it is still scary as hell.

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DO NOT WATCH THE TEASER IF YOU HAVen’T SEEN REC AND REC2 AND PLAN TO! YOU WILL THANK US LATER!

Otherwise… enjoy.

More plot details to follow… but it brings things back to Angela Vidale (“IT BEGAN WITH HER. IT ENDS WITH HER.”) and takes place shortly after the events of REC2.

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