The trailer for the new HALLOWEEN movie has finally arrived and I have to admit that all of my trepidation was washed away almost instantly. I was unsure of just how a new HALLOWEEN movie would be handled by Danny McBride (who I loved as Kenny Powers on EASTBOUND & DOWN but wasn’t the first name I thought of when it came to horror) but if this trailer is any indication, McBride and his partner David Gordon Green have the feel of John Carpenter’s slasher classic down and Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back loaded for bear. So click onward fellow horrorphiles to see what I thought were the top 5 moments gleaned from the trailer.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 51% (Critics) / 49% (Audience)
Directed By: Steve Miner
Written By: Robert Zappia and Matt Greenberg
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams and LL Cool J
Synopsis: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance. – (Source)
Earlier this week I saw that there was a list ranking the horror movie franchises on Gawker and thought it would be a good idea to do here. My rules however are a bit different than what the folks at Gawker used. For my list the rules are as follows:
1. To qualify as a franchise there must be at least 3 movies released.
2. Remakes of movies can be counted as part of the franchise.
3. “VS” movies (like Aliens vs Predators and Freddy vs Jason) are not counted.
4. Must be horror flicks. Duh.
So on to my list.
The classic HALLOWEEN movies featured unstoppable madman Michael Myers wearing a modified Capt. Kirk from STAR TREK mask to memorably frightening effect. Now as much as I love that mask I think I have the perfect mask to bring the character into the new millenium once the inevitable reboot of the franchise is given the greenlight.
In a dual THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 promotion and Halloween hijink, over 1000 Halloween and zombie fans got their walking dead on and descended on the streets of Tokyo in what had to have been a cool ass way to spend the holiday. Check out the pics after the jump.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 21% (Critics) / 44% (Audience)
Directed By: Rob Zombie
Written By: Rob Zombie
Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane and Malcolm McDowell
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Synopsis: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister. (Source)
Federico D’Alessandro, head Storyboard Artist and Animatics Supervisor at Marvel Studios, put together this animated pitch for a relaunch of the relaunched Halloween movie franchise (which was so necessary after the absolutely dreadful two films that Rob Zombie slapped together) that was being bounced around. Take a peak at the video after the jump.
For the uninitiated who are not up on their horror movie terminology, the Final Girl is a “horror film (particularly slasher film) trope that specifically refers to the last woman or girl alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story“. So now that the definition is clear here are the ladies who made the cut (so to speak) in my estimation: