I should be asleep in my bed right now, catching up on all my missed beauty sleep, but how can one sleep when the last 10 films were just announced on Innerspace over on the Space Network. Even though I’ll probably be up until the wee hours of the morning now, it’s always my duty to bring you the latest TAD news as soon as possible. At least the kids have a day off of school tomorrow so I can sleep in again. Why wait any longer, check out the final 10 films after the jump!
Alright. There are some films I’m really looking forward to in here and there’s some that I’m not so sure about yet. The first 8 films announced won me over pretty quick. I think there was only 1 or 2 that I wondered about. Let me apologize in advance if I happen to end up getting the wrong flick. I have this strange fear that I’m going to punch in one name and come up with another movie. It’s late and Space limited what we saw to very, very brief clips.
There’s a few flicks here that make me nervous and I’ll start with ABSENTIA. Check the trailer first because I’m tired and don’t want to explain it all.
This one doesn’t grab me. I’ve watched that trailer a few times already now and it’s just not hitting the right spot with me. Super low budget so I’m interested to see where the money goes. Listen, they can’t all be winners and to say I’m looking forward to every single film would be a freaking lie. This just happens to be one of those flicks that doesn’t get me pumped up. Can’t really tell until the film is finished of course!
Next we have THE CORRIDOR. Again, trailer first because I’m lazy. Did I say lazy? I meant tired.
Another one that doesn’t really grab me. It sounds a lot more interesting than it looks. Can’t really judge a flick by its trailer, if you could I wouldn’t have sat through some really shitty films before, I just know that it doesn’t scream at me. The ideas here at least attract my interest, I just hope it translates into the film.
Next we have A LONELY PLACE TO DIE. Trailer first kiddies!
A few years ago I saw Donkey Punch at TAD. The film was so tense that I nearly had a panic attack in the theatre. That’s the kind of vibe I’m getting off of A LONELY PLACE TO DIE. Mountaineers find a girl, kidnappers want her back, the chase is on. If the pace keeps up and the scenes are handled just the right way then I’ll be clutching the arms of my chair and checking to see if I still have pills left in my prescription.
Lets drag another vampire into the light with MIDNIGHT SON. Yup, trailer.
Ah, the vampire. Was the vampire ever really that scary? Twilight has made sure it killed all of that and the vampire keeps trying to come back. This years Fright Night remake didn’t help that much either. Let The Right One In and Stake Land are about the only good offerings of vampires in the recent years. The saving grace for MIDNIGHT SON is the unmistakable scent of Romero classic Martin. Seems like a big ‘is he or isn’t he’ kind of question going on here. That I can appreciate. As long as the vampire isn’t sparkling or whining like a little emo bitch, everything should be fine. Maybe we’re looking at the next Let The Right One In, one of the last vampire flicks I really enjoyed and one that I saw at TAD before.
Alright, lets head into some familiar territory for The Film Reel. How about some MANBORG for everyone!
This one comes from Astron-6. Those guys are fucking ridiculous. Everything I’ve seen from them is hilarious and just terrible, but terrible in that way that is so freaking incredible. If the 80′s raped a two-headed monster made up of horror and sci-fi and that two-headed monster had a baby, it would grow up to be Astron-6 and it would make some of the most insane movies ever. I think that says it all.
Okay, from a film that I really can’t wait to see to the one film that I think is going to disappoint me the most, THE INNKEEPERS. I’d love to give you a trailer but there isn’t one yet. I believe the story follows the last two employees at a haunted inn on the last night it will be open. Everything sounds great to me. Sara Paxton is looking cute in the film, like a grumpier Mia Farrow from Rosemary’s Baby, Kelly McGillis is in there and she had a great role in Stake Land, and the flick is about ghosts. These are all things I like but the entire thing is all put together by Ti West.
The last two films from Ti West were House of the Devil and Cabin Fever 2. While Cabin Fever 2 certainly delivered on the gore, both those films left me wanting plenty in the story department. With THE INNKEEPERS, West is dealing with ghosts. Unless those ghosts start churning up some terrible amounts of blood, I worry that the film will leave me wanting to be a ghost. I want to like this one Mr. West. I hope you don’t disappoint me.
Ah yes, SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE. I’ve wanted to see this one for quite a while now.
Now, John Landis’ name is all over this one but he only produced. I know, that stuff drives me nuts but it sure seems to have that kind of sick American Werewolf kind of humor. Maybe it helps that director Jack Perez was behind flicks like Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus or the TV flick The Mary Kay Letourneau Story. With Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick and Karen Black in there, I’m pretty sure it’ll all work out. Looks hilarious in the most macabre way possible. Perfect for my dark humor.
In terms of WTF, we have VS. Since I couldn’t find a trailer floating around, here’s the synopsis off of IMDB. “Four Super Heroes find themselves abducted by their Arch Nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.”
I believe I read it was Kick-Ass meets The Running Man over at Twitch. I have no freaking idea but anything that references The Running Man is alright with me. This flick has to have a serious streak of humor running through it and I’m ready for this one.
I’m sure I don’t have to say very much about this next film. THE WOMAN.
Really, what is there to say about this one. If I have one fear about this, it’s that it has so much hype around it. Nothing ruins a movie for me more than too much hype. When you go in expecting something incredible, something that is only pretty good doesn’t cut it. You wind up thinking less of the film because what could possibly live up to the expectations in your head. Just don’t wind up being the next Human Centipede and we’ll be friends.
Now we’re at the final film. WAR OF THE DEAD.
Zombies. Nazi’s. Maybe some odd karate shit going on in there. You can’t really go wrong there. Any time you put Nazi’s and zombies together, you usually have a winner. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the combination works out well this time.
There you have it, the last 10 films for TAD. Check here for the first 8 films that were announced and start booking your holiday now. You’ve got, what, 3 weeks until TAD kicks in on Oct. 20th. Seriously, you better all come out!
Under the marquee – Will