Week of September 12th, 2012
By J.P. (Jeff) Hunt
Spanish zombies [REC] wedding!
In theaters September 8th, [REC]³ Génesis
“A couple’s wedding day turns into a horrific event as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.” (IMDB)
“The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future ‘[REC] 4 Apocalypse.’” (DreadCentral)
“REC” creator Paco Plaza brings us the newest chapter in his series of delightfully zombie filled found footage film. It stars Leticia Dolera and Diego Martín as the newly weds and Javier Botet as the trouble making, swinging brother. As with all the “REC” movies, when they aren’t being made into Hollywood copycats called “Quarantine,” it is in Spanish with English subtitles. But as is also true with all the “REC” movies, it too is totally worth watching in all its original glory with subtitles and all… READ MORE…
Of course this film will only receive limited U.S. release but if the big screen version isn’t available you can watch it at Amazon for a penny less than $10, and it is worth it! For zombie fans this is a must see and for those who enjoy action packed, bride kicks ass, love stories its a do not miss!
Norman Bates to be just another awkward teen in A&E’s “Bates Motel”
“Bates Motel is set in the present day, with Norman attending high school, cell phone and all. He has a brother, Dylan, a “rebel” who seems to be estranged from his family. We meet Sam, the Bates patriarch, who is the “catalyst” for why Norman and mom (played by the recently-cast Vera Farmiga) move to California and purchase what we now know as the Bates Motel. As one might expect, Norman suffers from a myriad of experiences that contribute to his sexual psychosis: an overbearing mother with whom his relationship pushes the boundaries of appropriateness; his friends are mostly girls, one of whom he falls for – she doesn’t reciprocate; Norman discovers Japanese manga comics; and there is a rape.” (Fearnet.com)
Isn’t there already a “Psycho” prequel? I mean wasn’t “Psycho IV” mostly comprised of flashbacks that told us a lot about Norman Bates’s upbringing by his crazy mother? IMDB has it listed as a TV movie, which, by the way, is what “Psycho IV” was, and, lest we forget, “Bates Motel” was already a very short lived “Psycho” series spin off in 1987 (which had less to do with Norman but enough to do with the motel). But it appears that this “Bates Motel” is expected to be an A&E series original with ten episodes currently on order. So, even if we do leave out the fact we already know enough about our favorite mommy issued and sexually frustrated serial killer, what does this new series really have to offer? Other than possibly introducing a young Norman Bates to a new world full of updated gadgetry and adolescents looking for a television anti-hero to identify with? Perhaps, since serial killing heroes like Dexter are now all the rage, the intent is not only to humanize a frustrated monster, but help others to come to terms with their own monsters? So many questions! Of course, the worst part about eventually knowing the answers is that another iconic evil villain will have to be humanized. Oh the inhumanity!
Will Smith might be vamping out, in Biblical fashion
“Redemption of Cain is a re-imagining of the Biblical brother tale of Cain and Abel – with “a vampiric twist.” Smith began circling the project two years ago, with plans to both produce and headline the film (then titled Legend of Cain). Reports leaked out earlier this summer, revealing that Smith had also begun making plans to tackle directorial duties; it’s not altogether clear whether that remains the case now.” (ScreenRant)
This project has been in the works for a years. The script was penned by Caleeb Pinkett (Jada Pinkett-Smith’s brother), originally titled “Legend of Cain,” and always had Will connected to it as playing Cain, as well as, producing and now possibly directing. Considering the last vampire films to speak of were tweenie sparkling ones, and that “Redemption of Cain” is an original film idea, there is no current reason to doubt it will deserve inclusion in the vampire mythos… READ MORE…
A darker, deadlier “Walking Dead” for season 3!
“It has been confirmed by TV Line that more than one of our faithful Atlanta Survivors is going to end up as some lucky zombie’s lunch in the upcoming third season… So far, producers on the show aren’t naming any names, but with season 3 expected to travel down a significantly darker path than season 2, it appears that all the characters will experience new forms of hardship and brutality.” (ScreenRant)
Hard core “Walking Dead” fans everywhere rejoice! You can suppose this means that writers/producers of the show intend to keep with the tradition of the comic by killing off major characters as the show progresses. Unfortunately, as the last 2 seasons have demonstrated, sometimes what they consider to be a major isn’t in the elite five but rather the major character of a few episodes, like Sophia. Shane’s demise was expected all along, it was they way they killed him that actually stood out. So the big question is, who of the major characters would you most expect to be killed off this up coming season and why? I know number one on most lists is Lori because she’s lately proven to be a conniving bitch. But I theorize that in order for the writers to do that they have to make us love her first so she will be missed. Stay tuned to “The Walking Dead Week in Review” to hear us discuss each episode after they happen and we can find out together if I’m even a little bit right. The new season starts October 14th on AMC!
In the horrid-able news…
Lebron James the new Michael Jordan in space?
“Warner Bros. execs [are] thinking seriously about it. Although there is currently no word of a sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam being in production, [but] there are plenty of reasons why it could be and should be.” (ScreenRant)
I don’t really think I have to say much about this one. The fact it made the horrid-able news section is proof enough what I think of the idea so I will just let R. Kelly explain to me why this is a good idea with a song…
In Creepercast news…
Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, we must announce that we are bidding adieu to the live Wednesday shows for the time being. But the Creepercast will continue! Long live the Creepercast! After a short recess to reset our gears we will back stronger than ever in your iTunes feed and on the website. If you haven’t been to the website lately you’re missing out on a lot of new and improved content and we pledge to continue providing more and better every week, like news, reviews, and so much more. So have no fear friends, the fear creeps on! Look for a new show on September 19th and never stop being creepy, we won’t!
Til next we bleed,
J.P. (Jeff) Hunt