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Rob Zombie makes a comeback

Watching the teaser for Rob Zombie’s newest flick ‘The Lords of Salem’ one might wonder if he might be trying to follow in the footsteps of the great Stanely Kubrick with his Mozart background music and artistry images, sometimes extremely horrific.

Zombie has always been one to show off his artistic style even if that meant  using blood and gore as his painting tools. But we should not forget that Kubrick used such tools in his famous rendition of ‘The Shining’ where one could find elevators full of blood, ghouls and ghosts and a father hell bent on killing his entire family.

Past works include the remakes of Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as well as the Devil’s Rejects and House of the Dead. Most might say these movies are a gross misuse of movie-maker money, but are we only judging Zombie on his choice of genre as well as past history as a death metal band member?

If Stanely Kubrick had been throating out devil-laden lyrics before he set on his career as a filmmaker would we have appreciated his work as much as we do now?

The movie itself follows a DJ who plays a mysterious record that causes her to have visions of a dead cult of witches in Salem. The conseqeunces of this mental anguish soon take their toll over the week as she obsessively listens to the record more and more.

The trailer itself depicts some rather disturbing imagery but behind that one could find some artistry as well in the depths of death, blood and gore.

Take a look at the trailer for yourself and decide, it may be worth a look. The movie was shown to lucky fans at the Toronto Film Festival but it has a 2013 release date on it which means the rest of the world won’t be far from being able to watch this Zombie masterpiece.

You can check out the trailer and more info on it here.

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Cabin In The Woods makes Blu-ray Debut!

It appears many fans of the Whedon horror masterpiece Cabin In The Woods, will have a chance at a grab at the blu-ray On Demand or you can head to your favourite movie stop and pick it up as of today.

The movie featuring Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and a hodge-podge of other no-name actors was a blockbuster hit before the hot summer releases hit theaters. It was a movie that was able to turn tired old teens caught in a scary-looking cabin in the woods by some murdering psycho or zombies or whatever else, into something much more spectacular and in depth. It made you think, it made you laugh, and most of all it made you piss yourself. And it also had that unmistakable Joss Whedon humor that can only really be picked up on by diehard Whedon fans like myself (been a fan since he first penned Buffy The Vampire Slayer for theaters). But to those who had probably never heard the name Joss Whedon since before Avengers was released (Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, any of these ringing a bell?) it still held the ability to keep viewers attentive and entertained, something that has been severely lacking in the world of Hollywood since 3D became the go-to niche.

Now the Blu-ray will continue with this clever little play on horror and offer tons of behind the scenes, extended cuts, and a bonus view mode that will make any horror fan excited. Not that seeing sexy Amy Acker in all that scientisty gear wasn’t exciting enough. So get out there, get it, and watch the features. I know I will be, and of course I’ll be right back here to give you the scoop on what was hot and steamy about this little diddy of a release.

If you want to check out more I suggest this wonderful site…it’s my go-to in movie fun and facts.

BTW! Halloween is fast approaching and I will be doing a 31 day countdown of movies to watch until the big night along with some classic reviews, so watch for that.